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    THE_BATGIRL   5,881
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Lost my motivation. :/

Friday, June 08, 2012

I've gone mostly off track ever since memorial day weekend. That was supposed to be my big end goal where I would have lost 35-45 pounds and looked amazing, but instead I lost 10 pounds, and stopped caring.
It's definitely a little frustrating when I watch what I eat, log everything carefully, get in an hour of strenuous cardio exercise a day, I either maintain my weight, or maybe lose a pound a month if I'm lucky. I'm also exhausted all the time, and feel like I want to die after exercising. I don't understand that "exercise high" I hear about, because I'm ready to pass out after 30 minutes of sweating heavily.

I don't get it. It's not like I live an extraordinarily unhealthy lifestyle. I walk my dog regularly, I eat a lot of vegetables and eat mostly balanced meals. I do eat more carbs than I should, and I I'm sporadic about strength training. I eat pizza once a week for dinner, but practice portion control. My thyroid is under control. My endometriosis hasn't bothered me for awhile (though it's starting to hurt again) I have to eat a LOT of salt because of my chronic low blood pressure, but aside from that, I just don't get it. :P

Is there some secret I'm not in on? Why don't I get to be in the "I'm losing weight!" club?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
THE_BATGIRL 6/12/2012 2:37PM

    My next bloodwork is due sometime in September, but I think I'll ask if I can get it checked sooner. :) Thanks - I'll keep you posted :)

Also I just read that article, and I'd been debating getting a heart monitor - it's definitely something else I can try! :) Thanks so much!

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YICHE12 6/9/2012 3:04PM

    It wouldn't be a bad idea to have your TSH checked. Maybe your thyroid is not functioning optimally. When is your next check up with your doctor?

Keep me posted! emoticon

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JERZRN 6/8/2012 9:24PM

    I have lost my motivation too!! Trying to get it back!

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DAZZEEDOO 6/8/2012 7:41PM

    I have the same problem, it takes me forever to lose a pound. But- about a month ago a fellow sparker posted this web link

I read all this personal trainer's articles. It made me realize I wasn't exercising aerobically- which is apparently what needs to be done to lose weight. About 3 weeks ago I bought a Heart Rate Monitor(HRM) and put the info into action. I managed to lose a pound so far- pushing myself less, eating a little more, and trying not to stress out.

I don't know if this applies to you, but it helped me a little- it's still hard for me to be overly enthusiastic about exercising- but I don't feel near as tired the rest of the time now.

Good Luck


Comment edited on: 6/8/2012 7:42:08 PM

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    The closer you get to goal the harder it is to lose and you usually have to change things around. When I get closer to goal I have to drop my calories to 1200 to 1400, exercise a couple of hours a day, and keep my carbs below 100.

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