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The Ongoing Struggle


Sunday, May 27, 2012

So once again what took me almost a year to lose has crept back on in a matter of five months. Losing weight is difficult, yes, but the struggle is keeping it off. Millions of dieters out there, millions of books are available, but the ultimate goal is keeping the weight off.

I am so disillusioned with diets and the struggle. I haven't given up, but want I really want is to be healthy, eat reasonably well and keep the weight off. I literally started Weight Watchers in December, and packed on 30 pounds. That point system does not work for me -- may work for Jennifer Hudson, but calculating points is an added chore. Jenny Craig is an easy way to lose weight (no chores), however, I cannot eat boxed meals for the rest of my life.

My new plan is to follow the old Weight Watcher plan of so many proteins, so many breads, so many fats, and start exercising again (I wish I loved exercise but I don't).

It's a struggle but I am determined to figure it out. emoticon
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AKELAZ 5/31/2012 6:04PM

    Oh how I empathise with you!! I've done the exact same thing - and WHY does it take so long to get rid of pounds and so much less time to put them all back on? Guess all any of us can do is keep trying until we find the formula that is right for us.

I read somewhere this week that people who exercise more find it easier to maintain a lower weight - but I know that I'll never be happy to keep at it every day. I've never found any kind of exercise that gives me pleasure - I just find it all very boring, I'm afraid.
So, sadly, I haven't got anything helpful to say to you except that you are certainly not alone. Like you I just want to be healthy and that's what keeps me putting the effort in.

I've been under the radar for a while but am happy to be back in time to wish you good luck with it all Madde. emoticon

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CURLYCURLY62 5/30/2012 9:40AM

    I could have written those three paragraphs myself. It's so difficult to figure out what to do sometimes given that we have so many choices. It's also difficult to keep making the right choices especially when the right choices sometimes come back to bite us...like your point system and my raw vegan stint. It didn't work for me. Now I'm back to the right amount of proteins, carbs and fats per meal. Maybe we can figure this thing out this time? As long as we don't give up, there is always hope.

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CAPECODLIGHT 5/27/2012 7:57AM

    I hear you. The odds are against us, but if we keep at it we can do this. For me the key is finding a way of eating and exercising I can live with the rest of my life and realizing that I will have to be hyper vigilant about this for the rest of my life --- just the cards I've been dealt. Good luck with your efforts.

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EMGERBER 5/27/2012 7:31AM

    As long as you do not give up and keep trying you will be successful in the end. Enjoy your day!

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