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16 1/23/13 1:48 P
Thank you all so much for your encouraging words! You have no idea how much it truly motivates me to hear from you! I am feeling a little better today and decided not to weigh for 2 weeks. I'm going to "stay the course" and keep eating clean & working out and just see where I am in another 2 weeks. I'd rather go down slowly than not at all..... or worse- go up!!!
It's definitely a good thing you caught it early-like before you could do any MAJOR damage. One thing,and I know it's hard, but don't try to compare it to 'last time'. I know I find it hard to do. In 2011, I came within 6 pounds of losing my 100th pound, and then I gained about 35 pounds, maintained that gain for about a year, and only as of last November seriously started losing again. As much as I keep thinking "oh, if I was only where I was...." but that's not helping me either. Just look at it as 'right here, right now'.
You're doing fine! Don't give up because that won't get you where you need to be either!
Just keep going, KTCANDOIT! I think losing 2 lbs in 2 weeks is a great, healthy accomplishment, so don't overlook that. Try pushing yourself harder during your workouts and really watch your calories. Measure/weigh everything to be as accurate as possible. I'm also finding that measuring myself is an eye opener. While I only have a few pounds that I want to lose after gaining it during my honeymoon late last year, I've actually lost inches...and the inches are what are seen, not the actual pounds. Even though I've lost not even a full pound, I can totally SEE the different in the mirror and how my clothes fit.
You can do it!
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3 1/23/13 10:28 A
I'm 52 and the weight just doesn't budge like it used to. But instead of counting calories like I initially started to, I instead focused on counting CALORIES BURNED. My brother told me about using a calorie-tracking watch (no-chest strap, UGH) and I found it actually motivates me to MOVE MOVE MOVE. I can't lie to myself anymore. The figures are in black and white. If i don't MOVE, I don't LOSE. Try it and don't get down on yourself.
Two weeks ago, I felt the same way you feel right now. I am the girl talking to you from the other side of the plateau! KEEP AT IT! We all have times our weight loss stalls. It's SUPER frustrating - no doubt! But this isn't a race - it's a lifestyle change. As long as you keep doing your best, making the best choices you can as often as you can, the scale will follow suit eventually.
Take a deep breath and look at how far you have come already! Remember what you felt like 20 pounds heavier, and embrace the strides you have made so far. Then, imagine how great you will feel in 3 months, looking back at yourself today.
You are WORTH IT. Keep going! Every day is another chance to make good choices and take good care of yourself.
I am definitely frustrated. I have been doing my best for three weeks... eating as I should... with a couple of bad days (not much over goals), exercising at least 5 days a week, drinking 8 cups of water at least and i have lost absolutely nothing. The scales are stuck . I told my friend today I think I am going to buy some new scales.... That must be the problem. ha ha ; )
It's really hard when our scale doesn't move as much as we'd like it to. I agree--it's discouraging. It does help me to celebrate the healthy changes that I have made (drinking more water or eating more vegetables) when things go that way. I'm also trying to think more about my long-term goals each time I'm faced with a tough choice (eat another warm cookie or quit). I don't always make the right choice, but I know that each good choice helps me get to where I'm going.
Keep at it!
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32 1/22/13 2:12 P
Honestly, THIS could have been my own post! LOL I have always joked that if I'm not trying to lose weight, then I'm gaining weight. But I decided to put a stop to it by embracing the lifestyle change of eating and exercising. I lost 40 lbs before on WW and never exercised one single minute (this was approx 4 years ago). I gained most of it back. So since July, I have been consistent with eating in my calorie range, increasing my activity and exercising. And I have plenty to lose so get dumbfounded at the idea that I cannot lose even one lb in a week with 6 days of healthy eating and exercising. It is difficult to stay motivated when you don't "see" results but I just keep thinking that this is better than adding lbs to the total I need to lose! NEVER give up.......each day can be a victory. The number on my scale is larger than I want but I feel better mentally and physically!! Hang in there and it will happen when you least expect it!
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16 1/22/13 12:34 P
Since last March, I have lost 25 lbs & kept it off---until the holidays. I gained 5 lbs from Dec. 6 to Jan. 14th. UGH! So, for the last 2 weeks I've been excercising and doing a cleanse, and I only lost 2 lbs. (which still puts me 3 lbs over what I already was). PLUS, I still have an additional 20 lbs to lose. So frustrated! I feel like my body is holding on to the weight and it makes me want to give up. I need encouragement!!! Anyone got some???
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