Ready to Give Up!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

So I'm so ready to give up! I feel I just cannot get this right. I'm so stuck at the same weight I've stayed off the scale since my last weigh in but I got on today and I'm 287. I'm super pissed off about this. I just want to say screw it I would just wish this would be easier. Like i want to give up but then I don't want to give up. I know the pounds aren't everthing and I'm feeling better but not that much better. Being this stuck is awful I've been at 286-287 since sometime in August. At some point I was expecting to break through that. And then to top this off I didn't work out today. I didn't do anything productive at all for that matter. I just wish this was easier. My friend today suggested South Beach and I might check that out. I need to find some kind of motivation...well I have motivation I'm just starting to run out of it! Ugh! I just need a kick in tha butt!!! i just needed to vent! Any ideas are welcomed!!!
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    There are soooo many good comments here. And this week you lost 3 pounds! Keep it up. You are doing great even though the results are not immediate. I am also talking to myself. I have been feeling stuck too. Keep on keeping on!
    3403 days ago
    I have to say, that i am so proud of you for not giving up... you did have a break through this week, you lost 3 lbs, and that is awesome... another great workout is turbo jam... i highly recommend it. if you can get the series, i would do it especially the turbo jam 3T... that works for the strength training... toning, and cardio all together... i use it, and i have seen some great results... also, if you just change up your work out a bit... like if you do jumping jacks, crunches, and pushups, try to do it the opposite... push ups , crunches, and jumping jacks... that way, your body doesn't get use to doing it the same way, and you put your body in a mode that is unfamiliar to itself, and it works harder... might not make any sence, since you are doing the same exercises, but it has worked for lots of people that I have had on my teams in the past...

    try it and see...
    3404 days ago
    My suggestion would be to start your day off with a good very high fiber breakfast such a All-bran buds with psyllium it has 12g of fiber in 1/3 of a cup, the most you would need is 1/2 cup add a whole banana, 1 cup berries and milk. I almost never change my breakfast, if I get a craving for pancakes, eggs or a different breakfast cereal I have it for lunch, if we go out for a Sunday brunch I have my regular breakfast before we go.
    The second important thing is always drink your water. Try it hot if you are finding it hard to drink water.
    We all want you to succeed so you can live a long and healthy life.
    3406 days ago
    Don't give up. You aren't gaining and you are still getting healthy. Just because the weight is slow coming off doesn't mean yor organs aren't responding to the good food and exercise. Don't give up you don't want to gain. You are doing well.
    3406 days ago
  • LILRED125
    Don't give up. I'm currently at 265 and have been stuck for a while now. People have been telling me that it looks like I've lost weight, but I haven't-so it's definitely not about the pounds. I'm here if you wanna talk. Message me anytime. And good luck emoticon
    3406 days ago
  • HOKIE2010
    Keep up all of your hard efforts, don't give up! When I first started eating better and exercising, I very slowly started losing weight. I hit a wall for about two-three weeks of seeing no progress on the scale, but I figured what would I gain from going back to the way I was before? I wasn't happy with myself the way my eating and exercising habits were, and realized this is a slow but steady lifestyle change. To kick myself out of my weightloss rut, I started caloric cycling. When you average it out, your weekly caloric intake is right in the middle of your desired calorie range. Some days you eat on the higher end of the range and others on the lower end (but always make sure you don't go into starvation mode). For example, if your reccommended calorie range is between 1500-1800 calories, on one day you eat 1500 calories, the next day you eat 1800 calories, and the day after you eat 1650 calories. It tricks your body so it never knows how many calories you'll be taking in for the day- plus on your higher range days it's almost like a treat. I had become so accsutomed to eating few calories, I think my body appreciates those higher calorie days. Just make sure you make healthier choices to fill up your calories- like some extra fruit or a bag of 94% FF popcorn. I hope this helps!
    3406 days ago
    Heya, are you logging your food? If you do that faithly, no matter what you've eaten, you'll be more aware of what you're eating and why the weight isn't coming off. Write it all down, good bad ugly, and see where you're at in the daily calories.

    I can recommend this: more fresh fruit, more vegetables, only whole grain carbs (bread & pasta), and lay off the sauces, gravy, & soft drink. Forget the fad diets, just eat healthy.

    You can do it!
    3406 days ago
    here's my suggestion: think about what you will feel like if you give up! right now you're just pissed because the scale hasn't gone down right? well if you quit now, stop exercising, start eating unhealthy'll gain weight back and feel WAAAY worse than you do right now! you have to seriously picture it though - like envision yourself stepping on the scale and gaining weight and being lazy and everything. *hopefully* you'll be so repulsed by that idea that it'll spring you back into action! :) also remember, weight loss is a slow process...i'm actually having to remind myself that right now. if i work out for a week and eat healthy, i expect to lose like 5 pounds that week but that's not realistic. so i think we both need to develop some patience lol.

    also, i'd suggest watching The Biggest Loser! i just watched it for the first time tonight and it seriously motivated me!! if they can do it, so can i!

    i don't really know that much about south beach, but have you tried weight watchers? i know at least 3 people that did it and lost a bunch of weight but in a healthy way.

    i hope at least one of those suggestions helps!! just think of how good you'll feel when you get on the scale and finally lose that next pound! make this week the week!! we still have wednesday through sunday, that's 5 days that you have to step it up and exercise and eat healthy! (i do my weigh-ins on monday...i don't know when you do yours but i like doing it on monday because it's the start of a fresh week aaand it makes me eat better on the weekends) anyways, just commit to eating healthy and doing some form of exercise every day until monday, even if it's only 20 or 30 minutes a day. i know you can make it 5 days! :) please don't quit now!!
    3406 days ago
    Don't give up! If it helps you feel better I plateaued for a year! That was somewhat trying. It was on the back of my mind, but I wasn't focusing on it. But I did go to the gym when I could, but I plateaued at 168 for a year! ...Until I gained weight, haha, and now I'm losing it and seem to be past 168, more than a year later! But don't stress. Keep on going and you'll break through it eventually!
    If you didn't check out that "how did you break through your plateau thread" I suggest you do it! It might give you some great ideas!
    3406 days ago
    I just wanted to say don't give up!! I've hit that same wall weight wise, I just can't seem to get past it. But I think it might be my patience level too, I just started working out 4 times a week and I think I thought I'd automatically drop 5 pounds!!! I have been on South Beach and I like it a lot. If you do it right it can be quite healthy. I eat a lot of veggies. So Good Luck and keep in the fight!!! emoticon
    3406 days ago
    Consider this your kick in the butt! You can do this! You know you can, you've said so. Do it now, you will be so thankful you did. I didn't start until I was 54, I wish this site was around when I was 20! Best of luck to you, you CAN do this.l
    3406 days ago
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