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Where the motivation?

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

At the beginning of the year I had motivaton aplenty. Even at the beginning of March I still had plenty of motivation....the the weight loss slowed to almost none and motivation has started hiding from me. It's so hard to eat right and exercise when you can't find your partner (motivation). I am still walking although not as much. I am starting to feel depressed as the weight is coming off so slow (I know at the end of the year it will be a big #), but even though I know this, I am depressed. I have an appointment with a new DR (mine stopped taking all insurance) and hopefully once I get back on meds I will feel better. Depression is also my sucks. You can't help when it hits you and then my stupid DR besides not taking insurance now charges to come in just to oick up refills...come on. She won't refill my meds until I see her either, didn't tell her I was going to start seeing someone else. Please make the 29th hurry up and get here. Maybe I should take a nap.

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BASILIC 8/2/2010 7:56AM

    Not to sound redundant, but hang in there. I'm going through something similar. I joined mid-February and was gung-ho about tracking until I hit a plateau in May. But the only way we are going to get past this plateaux is by continuing to do those things that got us going in the first place.

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FRANNIEDID 4/7/2010 4:17PM

    Hang in there, we all go through really tough periods but you can do this. Waiting to see the new DR for meds is a drag but it is not too awfully long and we are here for you!

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MEGANC1988 4/7/2010 12:48PM

    emoticon Focus on the reasons you started this journey in the first place, you were motivated before, what can you do to motivate yourself now? Something that helps me during plateaus is to focus on a fitness goal and make sure to have a reward. Something short-term like "I want to walk at least 10 miles this week", and if you do it, treat yourself to a pedicure for those aching feet!

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THNKS4NOTHING 4/7/2010 11:54AM

    I'm sorry you are having such a hard time with staying motivated. I have issues with it too.

I am also sorry about your doctor and the issues there. I know that sucks. I work in a doctor's office and some of the things you said that are happening sound unethical. Is there a public health office near you? If so, I would contact them and let them know your situation with regards to your medication. If it is something you have to have (like a blood thinner), they may be able to help you. No guarantee, but nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Things will get better. emoticon

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R-U-JELLEN 4/7/2010 11:37AM

    I am the same way. It's so hard to stay motivated when the scale stays the same. Haven't lost anything since the Christmas holidays. But I am ready to get back into it if I can just keep the momentum going.

My doctor takes insurance but he won't he only gives 6 months worth of renewals of daily meds (HBP medicine, arthritis med, etc.) Then I have to see him before he renews. When I do, he does all the bloodwork again, etc. My co-pay pays for the visit only so a little visit to get my meds refilled casts about four hundred dollars!! Insurance pays for part but not all. Hopefully, your new dr. will be more accommodating. In the meantime, try not to get discouraged. The weight Will come off and you will feel better!
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Feeling frustration

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I know fat didn't get on my body all in a week, and it's not going to go away in a week or even a month. But I have been working my ass off and have only lost 15 pounds this year. We are about to be in the 4th month of the year... I am sure my medications and PCOS aren't helping but come on already....why does it have to be so hard? I am starting to get discouraged, I know I shouldn't but I can't help it. I am trying hard not to fall off the healthy lifestyle band-wagon but everyweek when I step on the scale I wonder why it's not more. It makes me want to scream....but what good would that do? I know I am working on it but my goals seem to be moving away from me as fast as I am chasing them!

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STEPUPHEALTH 3/31/2010 10:13AM

  First of all congratulations! You are doing great.
Like MISSTORME said, "5 pounds a month is 60 pounds by the end of the year."

What you eat is 80% of the success equation.
Follow the Isagenix plan, stay within your alloted calories and get in a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise everyday.

Stay consistent and be patient. You're doing great!

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ALEANERME2 3/27/2010 12:46PM

    15lbs isn't bad at all! Don't look at what you HAVEN'T accomplished but be proud of what you HAVE accomplished! A positive outlook and attitude is a big part of the weight loss battle. The other part is what we eat. The eating part is tough for a lot of people (even me) but it counts for more than half vs. exercise when you're trying to lose weight. Exercise is great and we all burn calories but we also build muscle which weighs more than fat. So go for slimming exercises like walking/running, aerobics, swimming, etc.. and eat smart. You've come this far, so don't give up now. I agree with Dasschus. Measure!!! That is definately part of it! Inches, the way your clothes feel make a BIG difference. YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!! Here's to a better week! Cheers!!! emoticon

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DASSCHUS 3/25/2010 6:13PM

    I know it's frustrating. Do yourself a favor and take your measurements. I only lost 4 pounds last month. But I lost 11 inches! The scale is evil I tell you!

Don't give up. Never give up. You can't not lose weight if you are working so hard.

((HUGS)) Hang in there. Do take your measurements and check them in a month!

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MISSTORME 3/25/2010 4:37PM

    I have tried so hard to lose weight so many times I could write a book on it. so many back slides and so many times I have beaten myself up.

this time I am just trying to be healthy and not looking at it as a race or as some kind of diet. I am eating stuff that is good for me and doing my best to ignore what doesnt have some kind thing my body needs.

so far this is working. I still get bummed sometimes when the scale doesnt jump downward but I keep in mind that I am not just snacking on "100 calorie snack packs" which add nothing but 100 calories. I am eating real food that adds nurtients and makes me feel good.

I hope this helps.

and 15 pounds in 3 months (we havent even started month 4 yet!)
is 60 pounds by the end of the year!!!
not too shabby! emoticon

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BUTTERRUM163 3/25/2010 3:26PM

    If it wasn't so damn hard it would not be worth it nor would we want it soooooo bad. Remember nothing taste as good as thin feels.

Been going thru the same thing myself this week, I actually gained a lb. But I just keep remembering the above and trying to keep positive.

I'd rather drive a Mitzubishi Eclipse rather than a U GO.

Hang in there, you'll get thru this!!!!!!


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CHRISNLEE14 3/25/2010 3:11PM

    I had these feelings a few weeks ago. After I finished crying about how hard it was, I decided that I like the fact that it is sooo hard. I want to remember that feeling forever so that when I get to my goal weight, I'll have more motivation to stay there. Also, I read this quote on SP once: "A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner." I don't know what it is REALLY supposed to mean, but to me, it means "If losing weight was easy, I wouldn't have the skills to keep it off." Have a great day!!!

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CHITOWNGURL 3/25/2010 3:08PM

    Just remember your body is changing & your working your a** off might be turning fat into muscle & 15 lbs gone is 15 lbs that will not be coming back.....and the more you lose the closer you are to where you want to be....Keep up the good work!

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Spring break

Monday, March 22, 2010

Well I thought I was ready to be computer free and able to watch what I ate but instead of being at the lake with just me, my daughter and her friend, my 2 sisters in law and 3 nephews came too. We had fun but I was very lax in what I ate, didn't stay on track and drank too much beer. Not a good combination, gained 2 ponds back, now I have to lose it all over again!! UGH! I really had good intentions. Am picking myself up and starting fresh what I must.

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MEGANC1988 3/22/2010 12:28PM

    That 2 pounds may not even be fat gain, you may have just had a high sodium intake (which happens so easily if you're not paying attention) and you may just be holding on to some water. But it is a new week. You can do it!

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DASSCHUS 3/22/2010 12:18PM

    Oh you'll have those 2 pounds gone in no time. No worries. At least you had a great time! :)

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SUNNIE_63 3/22/2010 12:13PM

    Isn't it great that with each sunrise we all get a "do over"!!

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5 days of 5k's

Friday, March 12, 2010

I did it. I am tired and ready for a day off, I walked on Sunday also- total of 18 miles this week. When I started in January my goal was to just walk 3 miles a week...I feel much more energized than I did when I started. It's crazy how that works. Right now I just feel like I need to take a rest, while I am on vacation I am going to keep up with my walkng and diet, but have to rely on what I know- not the computer (there is no service at the lake). So I will have pen and paper to track my progress. I finally feel like I will be ok on my own for a week. It's taken some time to get to this point but with all the work I have been doing I think it's more of a habit now. Well, time to go get ready for my vacation. Have a super week!!!

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HEATHERM38 3/15/2010 2:08PM

  That is amazing. Keep it up!

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HAMMOD 3/12/2010 12:29PM

    good job. I too am at a point where I think I could do it without the computer for a few days. Keep up the good work. :)

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Beginning a streak

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I waalked my 3rd 5k for the week- I am almost 12 miles this week already. Last week I only walked 12 miles. I am determined to walk 2 more 5ks this week. Then I get to deal with the reality of being somewhere I can't use a computer all week... I am going to journal on paper and do my best with food and exercise, lets see how good I can be.
Spring break. Husband is working but my daughter, one of her friends, our 3 dogs and I are going to our lake house for the week. Dog #3 has never seen a deer before and am a little worried that if he tries to take off after one I won't be able to hold him back. If he gets loose he'll either get hurt or lost. He has a microchip but what if no one cares. Oh well, I will just pray it's not some ting I have to worry about. He needs a new home (he's a great dog really) but he is way to rough with the cats and they live in fear of him. I am working on that, no luck yet.
I am really sweaty and I think its time for a shower, until tomorrow.


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