I get so frustrated and then I just give up. Not pretty, but there it is. I was doing okay, and then realized that I was not dropping the weight like I felt I should be for as much work as I was putting into my workouts... so I quit. Not on purpose, just sort of realized that I hadn't worked out in weeks, and then months. Again.
Several times this year I have started off, quick and "perfect" out of the gate, watching calories, eating carefully and healthily, trying new foods, working out like crazy, reading all the books and doing all I can do to get it right, and then... I don't get what I want. 5 pounds in 3 months?! Doing Biggest Loser DVD's or Wii Sports Active til I can't make it up the stairs to bed, and then no real weight loss, and I just quit. Which, you know, doesn't work either.
So I am going to try something new and novel.
I like to walk. I've always liked to walk. When I was a bitty little 100 pound high schooler with an astonishly flat stomach, I walked. I'd get bored and walk all over town, or get restless and walk for hours, or climb the mountain that was nearly in my back yard. I walk. Or, I walked, anyway. So...
I have a treadmill, and I'm using it. 90 minutes, 2 hours, however long I feel like walking, I am walking. I don't know if it will be enough to lose the 25 pounds, but it is something I know I can do and enjoy and will stick with and can keep doing without feeling sorry for myself or hating or wondering why it isn't working yet. So that's my new thing.
What do you think? Is it going to work? Or am I just wasting my time? Do I need to add strength training and DVD's and jogging and all the other stuff to get results? Or can I actually just walk myself back to thin and strong again?