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Please don't

Friday, May 01, 2009

I had my mind made up on the last blog. I have been on 1000 calories or under for 31 days. I only lost 4 lbs. Today I feel like just eating & eating. I may just as well be fat. Who cares when your 74 years old. My get up and go has got up and gone. I am feeling very discouraged. It is so easy to gain and it takes so long to loose a few lbs.

Well the pity party is OVER. Even if its one pound I loose it is one pound gone. I am not going to eat & eat. I need a good kick in the rear. BARBARA PLEASE DON'T DON'T...
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DICHTAS 5/23/2010 2:36PM

  I can't count the times I have felt like you. What's the use??
Don't consider this is a DIET. Take that word and find a trash can. It is a new way of eating to get healthy..
I am 77 and it is really hard for me too. I have been down this path for 30+ years. In the last 5-6 years(I don't remember how long) I have managed to lose 74 lbs. I gained back about 10 and am now trying to lose those pounds.
We can all do this together..
Have a good healthy week...Joanne

Comment edited on: 5/23/2010 2:41:40 PM

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JEANSHEP2 5/2/2009 8:48PM

    Dear Barbara,

No, you are not going to give up! I understand how you feel. I have had to battle those same feeling about once a month ever since I came to SP. And sometimes I just don't think it is worth it, after all when we get to be our age, don't we deserve to enjoy the one thing we have left? But believe me when I start to think of what I have lost over this one year time, I do not want to go back and have to do it again!!

Remember, this is not a DIET - it is a healthy lifestyle change. And over our many years, we have managed to adjust to many other type changes without going over the edge. Just get healthy, no matter how long it takes - that is what I am trying to do - and each new marker gives us new enthusiasm and energy to go forward.

We can do this, and we can do it together. Success is just over the hill, around the next corner, waiting for us to claim it. It has been said that often we quit just before the victory.

Let's go Sparker and win this game.

Hugs,
Jean

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CHAIRUL 5/2/2009 4:26PM

    My advice is STOP THINKING ABOUT LOOSING THE WEIGHT! And focus on eating the best way you know how,the healthiest way, and walk your butt off! You may be 74 but I've seen 74 year olds who still take good care of themselves. I plan to (I'm 54) and I joined Spark not to just loose this excess poundage but to make a new way of eating and exercising a life long change...forever! I could use the same argument that you are...I'm not 24 anymore so who cares if I carry around 50+ extra pounds,it won't really matter...but it does!!! To people who love me and the quality of my life here and now and hopefully tomorrow. I got cancer 10 years ago and every day I spend here on earth is a gift... I'll eat a cupcake when I get to heaven.
Please don't give up.The world needs good people! emoticon

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BABSDOTTER 5/1/2009 8:06PM

    I have to agree with the comments before me. I was eating less than 1000 calories and not losing any weight when I was told that I wasn't eating enough. My body had essentially gone into a starvation mode. I increased my calorie count, and changed to eating 5 or 6 little healthy meals throughout the day and have felt better since. No, I haven't lost all the weight I want, but then I haven't been getting in the exercise like I should either. I think how I feel and look is more important than the actual number on the scale. I wish you luck in your journey to a healthier you.

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LILLYTAME 5/1/2009 5:53PM

    I agree with the Snappy. Try this site http://www.hpathy.com/healthtools/c
alories-need.asp

You can figure out how many calories you need to be getting daily for however much weight you are trying to lose per week.

I hope it helps, good luck!

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SNAPPYSTAMPER 5/1/2009 5:19PM

    I'm sorry you're discouraged, but maybe 1,000 calories is too few? Maybe your body thinks you're starving, so it's holding onto your fat stores...

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