Whoa whoa whoa!!! Failure????? HA! I think not, no way! 62 lbs in one year is something to CELEBRATE!
We have goals to stay motivated, focused and excited. Even though we all treat goals as do or die they are not, and should not be used by any of us as weapons of mental destruction!!!!
Get back on track! Add something different to your routine, to make it different from last year. Buy a food scale, a kettle bell, go vegan for a week per month, get a little dog, join a different gym...whatever. Keep your lifestyle change fresh, so you don't get bored!!!
Tape a note to your scale that says "I LOST 62LBS...BOO YA!"
You did not fail and do not give up. I am in a plateau right now where over the last 2 months I have virtually stayed the same. I will not give up! You have accomplished a lot and should be very proud of this.
Speaking from my own experiences in the past where I did give up after losing 100 lbs. Within two years I had crept back into old habits and gained it all back. That time I was obsessed with the scale and not the transformation. Most of us have been there.
Think of this as a a lifestyle change for life and not a diet to lose X number of pounds by a specific date. Like with everything in life there are bumps in the road.
The most important think is that you do not give up!
62 pounds is a ton of weight! I know it's discouraging when the holidays are a de-railing period but jeez is that a big accomplishment. It's a really great thing to be off the meds for diabetes also. I have a friend in that position and she's been trying to get a handle on it for 12 years. It sounds like you got it under control in about a year. That's great!
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I agree with everything CONQUERGRAVITY said! You are not a failure. Success should not be measured in pounds lost but in not giving up! Look how much you've lost already!? And getting off of your diabetes meds because of the weight loss! YES!
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Trying to add an emoticon, I just lost a nicely written rambling of who I am and why I'm doing this and why the goals as they were and why I changed them. I'm taking it as a sign and I will spare you my rewrite. However, I still need to say THANX everyone for help me to remember who I am, and why I'm doing this.
I AM GLAD CONQUERGRAVITY SAID IT...PLEASE REREAD!!! YOU ARE NOT A FAILURE...NOT EVEN CLOSE. YOU GAINED BACK SOME WEIGHT BECAUSE THIS LIFESTYLE IS NEW TO YOU AND YOU MISJUDGED...NOT FAILED. FAILURE IS GAINING IT ALL BACK AND GIVING UP. YOU HAVE HAD GREAT SUCCESS...TO ME THE BEST IS BEING A TYPE 2 DIABETIC AND YOU ARE OFF ALL YOUR MEDS AND CONTROLLING WITH FOOD!! AMAZING!!! AND A SIZE 16 JEAN FROM A 26...WOWZERS!!! I AGREE WITH GETTING OVER THE NUMBERS. PLEASE MAKE A GOAL WEIGHT BUT NOT A DATE WHEN YOU WILL REACH IT...MAYBE EARLIER OR LATER THAN YOU THINK!! AND TAKE IT IN 10 POUND INCREMENTS! IT IS A LIFESTYLE AND WILL NOT END...YOU NEED FOOD FOR HEALTH, TO CONTROL YOUR DIABETES, AND TO FEEL GOOD...THAT GOES ON FOREVER. YOU CAN DO THIS...YOU ARE A SUCCESS...TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND GOOD LUCK! MARY
That's not failure. 62 pounds lost, down from a 26 to a 16, and off your diabetes meds is success, not failure. Who told you that 62 pounds in 18 months isn't good enough? That's a heck of a lot more than a lot of other people lose, and a whole lot less than you weighed before you started.
Perhaps it's not you that failed, but your goal-setting. 125 pounds is quite a lot of weight. You're only human. You're going to hit stumbling blocks. Try focusing less on an arbitrary number and more on the things that really matter: how do you feel? How is your health? Is your body stronger? Can you work out for longer? Do you have more energy? Do you know better now how to keep your body healthy?
Pounds on a scale ultimately mean very little, and for many of us, they are more demoralizing than they are helpful. Why set yourself a deadline? You have your whole life to work on being healthy. If you focus only on pounds lost as your measure of success, how will you continue to motivate yourself when you reach goal? The people who care only about pounds are often the ones most likely to gain them back. Do a little bit every day, and don't ever, EVER let anybody (especially yourself) tell you that you're a failure because you didn't meet some random number on a scale.
You have lost some of the weight, and you can do it again. Remember that every day you start afresh. Just start tracking food and exercfise like you did when you were losing the weight. It can happen again!!! You can do this!!!!! You are a sparkling gal!
you can do it! dont give up. it is not a race but a life change process. you are making it little side trip to the rest of your life, you have changed by 62lbs but most importantly you recognized the side track. now get back in the game you have 365 days to reach your goal. one day at a time!!
you are never a failure !!!! you have not given up. Be very happy with what you have accomplished so far. You come a long way baby!!!!
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13 5/19/12 7:25 A
Well, Today's the day. I FAILED. :( My original goal was to lose 100#s by my birthday. With 80 gone and time left I upped it to 125. Then, because I was doing SO well, I let myself have the holidays off and couldn't get back on track. Bad enough but I gained some back. All toll, I lost only 62#. That sounds horrible . That IS Horrible in18 months. But still better than if I hadn't lost any. Tomorrow is a new day, a new year until my next birthday and a new goal. Well...same goal 185 by my birthday. Strange how I lost and kept off half of my goal. Thanx for the support along the way gang. Hope you can get me back to being motivated an lose some more. I'm still in my "skinny" jeans (size 16 and I used to b in 26/28) but some of my newer ones are 18/20s. Don't take me wrong, I don't care what the number is. I just know that it's not healthy for me. I did have success along the way. I was a type2 diabetic on two meds and now I'm not!!!! I don't want to go back there That's why I need to get back on track and keep myself there. Not to lose but to gain. To gain Health!
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