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Tired and running low on motivation

Monday, August 08, 2011

I've connected the dots and now know that my weight loss is completely tied to my BC cycle. What this means for me is that I lose weight once every four weeks, and at no time in between. Luckily, this week is my weight loss week. Judging by the results I've had the past few months, I will lose two pounds, which averages to 1/2 pound a week. Is that even worth a 'Woo hoo'? At this rate, it will take me at least another 5 months to lose 10 pounds and reach my goal weight. 13 months to lose 35 pounds just seems a little excessive.

I know ... I know ... scales are overrated. I know ... I know ... a loss is still a loss. I know ... I know ... a healthy, forever lifestyle is my ultimate goal. I know ... I know ... slow and steady wins the race.

Even with all that knowledge, I'm starting to feel worn down. I won't stop exercising and I know I'll lose the weight eventually. But I think I need a bit of a break from all this tracking. Next week, I'll be out of cell range and unable to track my food and exercise electronically. I think I've going to use this time to take a short hiatus from my wellness plan. To eat food without checking the calorie count or serving size. Just a little mental vacation to go with the physical vacation I'll be on.

Can't wait.

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HAVE2LOSE2GAIN 8/8/2011 5:50PM

    I understand your frustrations as well. I had to talk with my dr. about my "abnormal weight gain" We think its main contributor is my bc. Somethings I like but the abnormal weight gain is not one of them. And if a little vacation from your wellness plan is what you need, I would go for it too! Just make sure you get your motivation back and continue what you were doing. : ) Good Luck!

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    The real question is: how much better will YOU feel that much lighter? The longer it takes, the more likely it's permanent and it shows you're committed. I'll give you a emoticon

even if you don't give it to yourself.

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