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So hard!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I am getting frustrated with this weight loss journey. It used to be I could exercise and watch what I ate and the weight would come off. When I was overweight it was because I chose to be lazy and eat too much. Now I am trying to do everything right and it is not working.

I know everyone experiences plateaus and discouragement but why is this so hard! My pants all feel too tight. I feel bloated and horrible all the time. I just don't want to do this anymore. I'm starting to feel out of control. Like this whole weight loss thing is not something I can control but sheer luck. I can eat right and exercise one week and lose 2 pounds, then do the same thing the next week only to gain. Stepping on the scale is like playing the roulette wheel - sheer luck, what will the number be this week that I have no control over.

I know I should continue to exercise and eat right to be healthy and feel good but the problem is - I don't feel good. I am sore all the time from working out and hate eating most of the food I am eating. I know people will tell me to find an exercise I like and food I like to eat but the truth is there is no exercise I will ever like so I just have to push myself to do it. I've tried many healthy recipes and not that I hate them but I miss and crave all my old fattening foods. I hate being the person that is always passing up the dessert or extra wine at a party. The one who has to order the plain grilled chicken and salad when everyone else is ordering wings and fries. I know I need to keep pushing through but it would be easier if I was seeing some results.
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  • DAISY443
    It is so hard when that happens! Treat yourself with those wings once in a while, you can fit them in the nutrition tracker. Take a day off from exercise. Start slow to work up to exercising again. Switch off. Walk. Use lots of spices and herbs in your food. I have even learned to like brown rice with enough seasoning. Leave the salty things alone-they will always make you feel bloated.
    Take care of you. Take baby steps until you feel right again.
    I enjoy your replies in the threads.
    2770 days ago
    If you are sore all the time, you may not have recovered from your exercise. You may have inflammation and are holding in the water. Maybe if you mix up the exercise a bit and make sure you get all the water, things will settle down a bit.
    2770 days ago
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