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It Must Have Been a Skinny Person

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Sometimes I wonder if all my efforts are worth it and after talking with a health professional yesterday, I almost felt that way. I have been working at losing weight most of my life and have succeeded a few times, but never kept the weight off. It always came back. Once again, here I am, much older, not much wiser, but still trying. I know I am overweight and have health problems but I have set daily goals and work at achieving them. I told this person that I am losing weight very slowly and needed some help. She asked if I exercised and I said yes. I told her I do wear a pedometer and I have been reaching between 4000 and 6000 steps daily. She said "oh no, that is not enough! You need at least 10,000 steps daily to promote weight loss". This I know; however, I am trying to get there. I also play music and dance around everyday, walk up and down the stairs, use 5 lb. weights, do stair steps and basically just move. Now I don't want a medal but a little pat on the back for my efforts would have been nice. If she even knew what I was like a few years ago, she might have given me some credit. This person doesn't even know my health history, age, etc. and I felt discouraged after speaking with her that all my efforts aren't helping, so why do it?

On the other hand, I know my efforts are making a difference because I feel better, have more energy, my clothes are getting looser and I have had some nice comments that my loss is beginning to be noticeable. I've lost seven pounds (this time), maybe not much to you, but to me that's 28 sticks of butter!

Walk In My Shoes

I won't be defeated, I'll never quit.
I feel my efforts are making me fit.
Maybe I can't Zumba for 30 minutes
Or log 10,000 steps a day...
But someday I'll get there,
Watch me, I'm on my Way!

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    You do deserve a pat on the back. 10,000 steps is not easy to achieve. It's something you are currently working towards. Good job and forget the haters!
    1964 days ago
    sounds like you are doing fantastic to me !! keep up the great work !! Roc

    PS -- PAT on the BACK to ya !!
    1966 days ago
    I'm with you, sister. I wear my pedometer every day too and I'm glad when it's over 5000 steps. Keep up the good work. Consistency pays off. My challenge is always to keep off the weight I lose too. We can do it!
    1967 days ago
    It WAS a skinny person! They had air where their brain should have been!
    1967 days ago
    Had exactly the same feelings when I got off the phone with a Health coach, from our Medical Insurance coverage. We went over what I ate...She said,,"You are not trying. You need to wipe out all flour, sugar, sweets completely". emoticon
    Then we talked about the little exercise I do. And her comment was " You need to walk 10,000 steps a day,and set aside an hour in the morning to exercise, or 30 min. in the morning and afternoon...everyday. No excuses, You are not even trying. You will never lose the amount of weight you need to lose, at the rate you are going."


    Well, then why try? But then I thought, I am losing a little weight, slowly, I do try, I need to stick with this thing, as I've been doing it so long...Not seeing great results, but I am seeing some improvement. I am trying to move a bit more.

    Don't let someone else's Negativity bring your Self Worth down. Just know that if this is the best you can do, be happy with it. Do your personal best , and you'll be happy. emoticon
    1967 days ago
  • BRENDAF761
    You know that your making changes and thats all that matters! Keep determined to do the best you can daily. Be proud that your trying to make lifestyle changes. You are adding years to your life! I'm proud of you Pat! Keep up the great efforts and you will be successful. I'm cheering you on!!! emoticon emoticon
    1968 days ago
    I think I would change h.c. People! emoticon
    1968 days ago
    You are doing great! Every little bit helps! I rarely get 10K steps, though I still try. Don't worry about one person's opinion who doesn't even know you or your health background! You are the best judge of yourself!
    1968 days ago
    You can't expect to become Wonder woman overnight. However as long as you keep asking more from yourself on a regular basis you will find doing more happens and you feel great. Just keep working at it. You have lost weight and will continue to lose weight emoticon emoticon
    1968 days ago
    Just keep on what your doing and the weight will come off! You can do it :-)
    1968 days ago
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