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Tired of losing and gaining

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Yall I am so over this. Idk what to do I need help. TOM was here last week and I gained 1.9 lbs. I stepped on the scale after it went off Monday and I was down 1 lb which is nice but shoot im so tired of this. I just wanna lose consistently. I'm tired of the scale soooooo tired and I am working so hard but only down 18-20 lbs since March. I appreciate my progress but this is starting to work my nerves because I am working so hard.

What am I doing wrong?

Monday and Wednesday is normal Zumba
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday I do Turbo Jam or Fire and get some strength training in
Sometimes I go ride the elliptical at the gym or run
I AM SO OVER THIS. Something has to give.

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LILSHINE 7/3/2013 1:18PM

    emoticon you can do this. I know the feeling. Check your diet, that's where my problem lies. I started cycling calories and wham I started dropping again.

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FATHINSN 7/3/2013 10:36AM

    I usually don't care much what on the scale days before, during and after TOM and especially when I always feel so hungry (something about mood and chemical changes in my body, I guess LOL).

Anyhow, like SPARKLE1908 said, look at your food/diet and how about your change your workout schedule/plan to spice up things? Last month, my weight reducing consistently 1 kg every week and I think the huge factors are keeping my calories in range and doing my workouts every morning before work instead of night after work.

Also, if you already reach your healthy weight range, it will be much harder to go to your weight goal!

Good luck!

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REBIRTHDIVA 7/2/2013 4:43PM

    the scale is evil and will drive you crazy!!! emoticon emoticon i refuse to let the scale determine whether or not i am winning this battle. when i am feeling defeated by the scale not moving, i choose to focus on how my clothes are fitting, my healthier eating habits and how i'm feeling. it has been over a month since the scale moved for me, but i refuse to give up. emoticon

20 pounds since march is amazing! emoticon emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 7/2/2013 3:29PM

    If you are working out consistently, then you might want to look at your food/diet...that is where my biggest "obstacle" is...but don't give'll come together soon...and congratulations on your weight loss so far!

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BANDMOM2012 7/2/2013 1:09PM

    I feel your pain, I have so much trouble around tom too. Keep at it sister! You can do this.

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OCEANMISTCALI 7/2/2013 10:16AM

    the scale flucates especially with tom coming. I relate to that being annoying. sometimes to the weight gain can depend on your sodium intake and other factors sometimes the scale is not accurate.

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It's so mental

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The longer I stay on this journey, the more I realize that losing weight is all mental. Yes we eat right, yes we work out, but if you don't keep your mind in check, you will lose this race. Last week, my mind was not focused. I was focused on so many other things and so busy with life that I did not really work out. I ate ok but only worked out like 2x last week. I realized today that was a mental struggle. My mind was simply elsewhere. I shifted my focus to what was at hand in my life. I actually started thinking like oh well summer is here again I am still fat it's whatever. I had to QUICKLY get my mind right. It's hard and will always be a mental struggle for all of us.

I am happy to report that I am back at it. I don't ever wanna get off track for more than a week. In order to do that, I have to keep my mind focused.

I can and will do this. I was telling my friend that losing weight is the hardest thing I've ever had to do. I have 2 degrees and I've been through a lot but this is the hardest because it takes daily focus and commitment and renewing of the mind.

Well That's all folks. I hope you all have a wonderful week!


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LILSHINE 6/27/2013 9:12AM

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SPARKLE1908 6/25/2013 10:44PM

    Yes, this is definitely a mental battle...losing focus can have a horrible domino effect!!!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 6/25/2013 5:30PM

    It really IS mental emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TJSELLERS 6/25/2013 4:54PM

    I totally agree with you. I think the key is to stay positive. I know you will achieve your goals. You are on the right track. Just continue to make smart decisions on eating and keep moving. Just this weekend, I had a few mishaps. But, as soon as the week started back up, I said to myself, time to get right back on that wagon. I think you are doing an awesome job. Congratulations on your weightloss thus far. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NIKKSJOURNEY 6/25/2013 1:24PM

    You're right: it IS mental. I know that you CAN do this. You have what it takes. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PRETTYPITHY 6/25/2013 12:12PM

    It is absolutely mind over matter! If I'm not 100% percent focused, I veer ever so slightly off course. You have to keep your eye on the prize!

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Finally down 20 lbs

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Hey SP,

It has taken me 16 weeks to lose 20 lbs. I'm not complaining but I thought I'd at least be down 25 or 30 but it's cool. I'm down overall 30 lbs because this is my 2nd Weight Watcher's round. I am just going to keep pressing towards my goal and before I know it, I'll be down 100 lbs. I think I get really frustrated when I don't meet the goals I've set for myself. For example, I wanted to be back down to 209 lbs by the end of July. I am currently 228.3 so I will not be hitting that goal then but it's cool that doesn't mean that I should quit. I need to keep going and I will get to my goals when I get to them.

I realize that just because it's not going as fast as I want, doesn't mean it's not going. If I give up, I will gain weight and time will pass just like last time. I lost 50 lbs between Oct 2011-June 2012. In June I gave up and gained weight from June - March 2013. 39 lbs to be exact and time sure did pass but the weight increased. This time, I will work out as time passes so next summer I can look up and say hey, I kept going and I am down 100 lbs!

Welp that's all folks.

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MSMAKEOVER 6/25/2013 2:46PM

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SQUIRRELLYONE 6/18/2013 11:37AM

    The hardest thing is realizing that losing 1lb a week is actually a success!

Great job! Keep on trucking!

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The Scale is Making Me Crazy

Monday, May 06, 2013

Hey guys,

Sooooooooooo what the heck? Ok so my weigh in day is Saturday. I get up and weigh in at home then go in to weigh in at WW. Now since I started, my weight has always been 1 lb higher at WW but now it's just all over the place.

On the 27th of April when I weighed in at home, I was down 1 lb. Yayyyy but then I went to WW and I was UP 0.4 emoticon WHAT THE HECK NOOOOOOOOO. Ok so whatever keep it pushing.

This past Saturday I weighed in at 233 down another lb from April 27th on my home scale. YAYYY Went to weight watchers, I lost 0.2. emoticon UMMMMMMMMM what is going on?

Well I considered getting a new home scale but I figured why waste the money. What does it even matter? I'm going to keep going. I will continue eating right and working out because this is not a diet. This is not something I will just quit when I get frustrated. There will be bumps in the road, but that doesn't mean I should throw in the towel on my WL journey.

Idk what the scale will say on this coming Saturday but I will work harder towards my goals.
Here are my goals for this week.
1. Drink 64 oz of water at least - I purchased a container for 64 oz of water to drink at work and I know I will drink more before and after work
2. Go to the gym 3x a week - Ok I'm really bad at this. I have a gym membership and I barely go but I DO work out at least 5x a week at home. This week I will go to the gym at least 3x this will be my goal every week
3. NO GOING OUT TO EAT - Fast food for me is Tim Hortons or Subway but I am going to cut that out for a min. I'm also not going to go to any restaurants of any sort this week
4. Measure all food - This is key. I have been eyeballing what my 3/4 of chocolate cheerios are. I started measuring them but stopped. I measured this morning and realized, that I was eating wayyyyyyyyy less than I can eat so I am going to start back weighing and measuring everything this week.

Welp, that's all folks. I hope Saturday the scale is down. If not guess what, I will still keep going.


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KIBAISREADY 6/6/2013 2:53PM

    Girl those scales have a mind of their own... don't let that frustrate you keep it moving!

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AEGISHOT 5/9/2013 2:08PM

    Non-Scale Victories rules

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TJSELLERS 5/7/2013 2:49PM

    It sounds like you are doing really good. Don't let that scale get you discouraged. Like you said, this is a NOT a diet. I KNOW you are going to do an awesome job. I'm excited for you. Keep pushing forward and staying positive. You will achieve your goals and even more. Keep us posted!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GAILRUU 5/6/2013 6:44PM

    The month of April was filled with special occasions which involved food. I hope May is easier.

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GIRL*IN*MOTION 5/6/2013 1:40PM

  I know your frustration! Your goals sound great. In my experience I am always the lightest first thing in the AM at home. Any time after that I would be more forgiving and not read too much into what the scale says because once you're up and moving about, drinking water, wearing clothes its going to be different. What matters is your making great changes. The scale is just a tool, don't let it dictate your mood :) You got this! :)

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JENNJO322 5/6/2013 12:34PM

  Good Luck and great job restaing your goals and accountability!! If we keep doing the right things then we will start to see progress. Keep it up.

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What's the goal?

Friday, April 26, 2013

I have been contemplating the idea of weight loss for the last couple of days? I keep wondering to myself, what is the goal. Is the goal to see the scale go down until I get to a size that is acceptable to me? Is the goal to be skinny?

I honestly am trying to switch my mind frame from must getting skinny so I can wear cute clothes, be healthier, and feel better about myself. I get so pressed about the numbers that I need to realize, this is what my life needs to look like ALL THE TIME. I don't need to get to goal and stop. There is no end goal. The end goal is living a healthy lifestyle for the remainder of my life. Yes, I do want to get to a healthy body weight. Yes I want to lose 100+ lbs but the ultimate goal is to create habits that will allow me to do all those things but ultimately so I can live this healthy lifestyle forever.

I have to constantly remind MYSELF that I'm not on a diet. This is NOT temporary. Diets are temporary. This is a life style change and if I keep up with it for the rest of my life, I won't have to worry about the weight.

I think I make haste to get to that 100 lbs. I need to just take one day at a time and realize that if I keep doing what I'm doing which is eating healthy and working out, the weight will fall off, no matter how long it takes. I am making daily strides and these changes will pay off in the long run. I need to truly trust the process and let this journey transform my mind as well as my body.


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MRSBLAK27 4/26/2013 3:51PM

  Its always good to consider why we do what we are doing... your right there's not an end game there is only the journey that never ends, to be happy & healthy whatever you decide that to be.

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