DFHALL, your accounting of dieting successfully until you hit the wall is probably appropriate to most of us here (I know I have done the same over and over). I have also come to the place where I just want to get it done.
I don't have tons of weight to lose but I am just tired of always dieting. I want to get it done and be done with it. Do you know what I mean?
I have gone back to Weight Watchers which seems to be the most realistic program out there but I use Sparkpeople for motivation.
I know you can do it! Keep pushing! And, thanks for posting.
You don't stop doing things because you get old--- you get old because you stop doing things!
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Many of you are probably in the same boat I am. I've been overweight since I was a kid. The weight kept piling on through high school and college. I now find myself a morbidly obese father of a beautiful little girl, and I'm scared I won't be alive to walk her down the aisle when she gets married.
I've tried the weight loss thing before. Every summer for the past several years, I would log on to SparkPeople, track my food, enter my fitness activities, and watch the pounds come off...
Until I hit the wall. I would have one week (usually around week 7 or 8) where the cheeseburger and fries were a little too tempting and I would put a pound back on. After that it was all over. I would dive head first off the wagon and put back on the weight I lost (and then some).
This time is different. Knowing the wall was going to be coming up, I vowed to push through. It helps that my wife got a job in the childcare department at our YMCA and we received a free family membership. Right around the time I started to feel the burnout, our membership was activated. I've been going to the gym three times a week for the past couple of weeks, and I'm hooked. I feel motivated to eat well knowing I worked hard for the hour (or more) I was in the gym. But this really isn't about the gym. This was about knowing myself and where I failed in the past. It took me several years to figure this out. It took a coworker saying, "I'll believe it when I see it." But most of all, it took perseverance. We all have it inside. You just have to dig a little deeper than you thought.
Stay strong, friends!
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