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Getting a Little Discouraged

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Well, this is the 4th week I've been at 220 lbs. Getting a bit discouraged. My grand plan is to lose at least 3 lbs a month until I get to my goal weight. To me 1 lb in a month is not acceptable but I don't quite know what to do about it. This is going to take some thought.

I have been walking around our small MH park - once around is 0.17 mile - at least one lap a day for months. Sometimes, depending on how hot it was out and/or how my ankel felt, I'd do 2 laps around once a day. Recently I've upped it to 3 laps - which equates to 0.5 mile - twice a day and still no weight loss.

I've been basically good with my eating plan. Paying attention to calories etc. . I haven't "cheated". As a matter of fact I've been under my low number a number of times.
Could my body think I am starving it and refuses to lose? That may be it. It also could be that I'm not drinking as much water as I should. I will remedy that.

My goal for August was to lose 3 lbs. I lost 1 lb. Guess it is better than gaining I suppose but that wasn't the goal. I thought 3 lbs a month was doable and I still think so..

I WILL NOT let this get to me.

I AM going to keep trying.

I WILL continue to watch and track what I eat.

I WILL continue to drink as much water as I can every day. I've never gotten to the 8 glasses a day that is recommended but I CAN get 6 into me. The goal is still 8 glasses a day.

I WILL continue to walk 3 laps around the MH park twice a day. Back at it tomorrow. I decided to give myself a day off today after I noticed that, although the humidity is down it was 86 degrees out at 9:00 am today. I may walk tonight after it cools off a bit.

I WILL NOT allow this to defeat all I have done so far.

I WILL NOT give up on myself. I've come a long way in the last 4 months and I owe it to myself to keep on keeping on.

I WISH this site had more fonts to use for expression LOL ... ...

Now that I've gotten it out I feel a bit better about the whole situation.

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    You can do this. Keep working at it. You will make it.
    3001 days ago
  • CLADY326
    Make sure you are eating enough calories to fuel your body into buring the calories to lose the weight. Sometimes when we cut back or try to stay at the low end, thinking eating less is better, it's not. The calories you burn the more calories you will need to eat for FUEL to your BODY.

    Hope this helps. Hugs, Anna
    3001 days ago
  • 1647GINGER
    Good attitude and dropping one pound is great. I know it could be disappointing to drop only one pound a month, but think about what a pound of butter looks like, that's what you got rid of.

    Also, once, when I first started on a diet, it took me 2 months to drop one pound. I was horrified at this thought. But I dropped 6 inches off my waist the first month, I was dropping inches faster than the weight. The weight started coming off very quickly then.

    So hold on to your hat, things will change.
    3002 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/30/2009 1:05:06 PM
  • A2PRIL
    Life is hard yard by yard but it's a cinch ..inch by inch :) emoticon
    3002 days ago
    Yes sounds like to me you are setting yourself up for success. Only do what you can handel. And stay positive. keep up the good work. And you should try the walk away the pounds series. That way you can walk in the comfort of you own home.
    3002 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/30/2009 12:25:32 PM
  • RESULTS361AP09
    You have a good attitude. I am a slow loser too! When I hear about people losing 5 pounds a week, I just want to scream emoticon ! Why can't I do that? But I have finally realized that I will succeed no matter how long it takes. I think that the slower we take it off, the easier it will be to keep it off. We are like the tortoise & the hare-slow & steady wins the race! So keep up your good work & your attitude. You can do this & we are here to help whenever you need us. Kim
    3002 days ago
  • LINDA0229
    I like your positive self talk. It's hard to keep motivated when it takes longer than we'd like. Maybe focus other positive changes until your goal manifests? Good luck!
    3002 days ago
  • SASH1996
    Watch going under your calorie count. That can be more harmful than good. But you have your mind set and are thinking positive so in time you should see positive results. Keep it up!!
    3002 days ago
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