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Lost my motivation :(

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

I don't really know when it happened for sure but somewhere over the past 2 months I lost the momemtum I had and now I can't find the motivation to get it started again! I've still been going to the gym 2 times a week (i wish i had a babysitter so that I could go more!) but my food habits have been horrible! Also I was exercising at home almost everyday that i couldn't make it to the gym and that has stopped as well. Instead of exercising i've been moping around the house telling myself i'll start again tomorrow, but tomorrow hasn't come! I've somehow been able to maintain my 30 pound weight loss but i'm feeling discouraged bc my current goal was to be 50 pounds down by August 4th. It's not looking like that is going to happen :( I don't know what to do to get my butt back into gear. I joined the last bootcamp for the month of May thinking that would help bc when i did a bootcamp in January it was a great motivation keeper! But this time around I only lasted like one or two days and got off track and was never able to get back on. I also used to get on here everyday, but now i'm lucky if i get on here a few times a week and even when i do i don't track my food or exercise! Someone please tell me how to get this thing going again!

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SMILEY1116 6/9/2009 10:02AM

    I'm right there with you. I have started walking with my mom in the mornings. But with my routine changing at home and no money to shop for groceries... I'm just eating whatever is here. And I have only lost around 10 pounds since January. I'm really getting tired of it. When I was trying to push through the last plateau, and lose of motivation, the one thing that really helped me was setting a new realistic goal. So maybe try to make a goal of losing 5 pounds or 10 pounds and exercising so much in a week.

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FIT4MM 6/8/2009 7:31AM

    At times I lose motivation/momentum. You need to find a goal and work towards it. August 4 will be here before you know it. Don't forget to reward yourself along the way. If you have 20 lbs. to lose, at five pounds get a new magazine subscription. I love my Health and Self Magazines. At ten pounds get yourself a pedicure. At fifteen pounds reward yourself with a pair of shoes, and at twenty, you will need a new outfit! OF course you can substitute any item at any stage. I normally reward myself every ten, but if I need more motivation I add in extra.

Good luck on your weight loss journey. You are doing well.

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    Hey, Mama! Don't you fret you're pretty lil head :) I know just how you feel and you're right, it is tough to find the motivation. I'd like to give you some advice on the matter, but I'm afraid I'm not doing too well either. I did join the Couch to 5K program and signed up for a 5K next weekend, and that has given me a bit of motivation to keep going...I don't want to be the last (or only) fat-ass to cross the finish line, lol! Just remember, you can do it!

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Starting bootcamp!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Ok so this was the first optional challenge for Day 1 of the bootcamp, but my internet wasn't working right sunday night and i just got it fixed last night but after doing yesterday's workout i was too tired to blog lol! I did weigh myself on Sunday and i'm down to 229! I can't believe i've lost 30 pounds so far this year with A LOT of help from sparkpeople! I did the New YOU bootcamp in January and it really helped me keep my motivation going so this new bootcamp came at the right time for me since i was starting to plateau and getting a little discouraged! I think i've broke through that plateau now and i'm ready to get moving! I took some new pictures last week that i'm going to post in just a minute of me after 25 pounds lost! I'm so excited to make this happen!!!!!!

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BLUEYEDSURFER 5/5/2009 11:33AM

    That's awesome! I wish I was where you're at! Hope you're having a good week :D

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First goal reached! WooHoo!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Even though I was discouraged this past week I still managed to drop those final four pounds to reach my goal of 25 pounds down by my birthday! And actually yesterday I didn't find any time to exercise and i wasn't all that smart with my food choices either so I was completely shocked when I stepped on the scale this morning and it finally said 234! Lol....i even had to move it around to different spots on the bathroom floor to make sure it was reading right! Alright well i still have a bunch of work to get done and i'm going out tonight so let's hope I can be a good girl and not gain it all back!

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    YOU FREAKIN' ROCK CHICA!!!!! Congratulations on a job well done, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'm soooo jealous! ;)

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Well I got back from vacation late Thursday night and have been sick ever since! I haven't been able to get back into my routine and i'm only a week away from my first goal deadline! Before I left on vacation I was only 2 pounds away from reaching my goal and then I gained 2 pounds on vacation so now I have 4 pounds to lose in 1 week! I'm so frustrated that i gained weight while i was gone bc the entire time we were there i did nothing but WALK for 8 or 9 hours a day! Most of the time i was pushing my double stroller with both of my 35 pound boys in it, UP and DOWN MOUNTAINS! My legs were killing me every day but i kept pushing myself bc i did not want to gain anything! Plus I did not snack at all (ok i had a rice krispie treat 1 night in the hotel room;) ) and I tried really hard to make healthy choices at meal times! I made it to the gym this morning and since my babysitter(my mom) is still on vacation this week i'm taking advantage and am squeezing in at least one more morning at the gym! I need to reach this goal or i'm afraid that i'll lose my motivation and quit!

Plus it's discouraging that i've lost over 20 pounds and I still don't see any difference! emoticon

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MEME102 4/1/2009 6:30PM

    Ok...vacation is over and now you're back! You'll get back into your routine and then you can take it one babystep at a time!! You're doing great on the water challenge at 230ville -- keep it up and that will be one great lifestyle change to make and make it a habit!!
You can do this!!

P.S. I see you're a fellow Hoosier!!

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ALLIEWIGGY 3/31/2009 10:06AM

    Don't be discouraged!! Maybe you don't notice the difference but other people might and I'll bet the difference isn't just visual! I just got over a nasty 2 week flu and have been annoyed because I got off track tracking food and just generally felt like crap and didn't exercise. I'm back today after a complete week off and I'm just gonna get back to work here! I see you are too or you wouldn't have blogged today. The important thing is to just keep trying so don't get discouraged and I won't either emoticon

It'll come if you keep trying and we're all here for you! emoticon from me too.

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_BECA_ 3/31/2009 4:25AM

    Don't be discourage it took me a good thirty pounds before I really saw a big difference and I would recommend NOT to try to lose four pounds in one week WOW! that is just to much too soon. You can lose the weight but first concentrate on making changes that are attainable aka...LIFESTYLE and everything else WILL fall into place. Like you I started off at the same weight more or less and I am now working on focusing on learning more about nutrition.
I think of how I felt when I was my heaviest that was over fifty pounds ago and even though my weight loss has slowed down I am COMMITTED 100% to eating well and moving Remember losing weight is NOT just about wanting to look good but about being healthy and feeling your best that is absolutely PRICELESS, looking good is just an added bonus.
I wish you the very best on your weight loss journey.


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23 pounds down and now going on vacation.......

Sunday, March 22, 2009

My first small goal was to lose 25 pounds by my birthday which is April 4th and I've only got 2 pounds to lose to be able to reach that goal! Problem is i'm leaving for vacation today! Which yes is very exciting and i'm not worried about getting enough exercise as we'll be in the middle of the smoky mountains and I will be pushing a double stroller around most of the day, but i am worried about food! When i'm on vacation i like to go eat at places that i don't get a chance to eat at on a regular basis i.e. Hard Rock Cafe. So i have a mind set that I won't get a chance to eat this food again for a very long time and I tend to lose control and splurge on things that i normally wouldn't eat and things that are NOT healthy! We are already planning to eat at places like Hard Rock for lunch to save money, but i know that will also save me some calories as lunch meals often have smaller portions than the dinner options. I'm just so worried that i'm going to gain a few pounds while on vacation and then only have a week to lose those 2 last pounds and anything else i may gain while gone! Wish me luck!

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LASERENA06 3/24/2009 3:47PM

    Good luck! Being so close to your goal will be motivation for you to keep making healthy choices! Remember to enjoy yourself -- you've earned it!

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BLUEYEDSURFER 3/22/2009 6:56PM

    I agree...don't stress and you'll do fine. Have fun and good luck! :)

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MEME102 3/22/2009 6:50PM

    Just keep doing the walking and enjoy YOURSELF!!! NOT a time to stress but to ENJOY!!
Good luck and have a great time.

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