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What Stops Me Noticing!

Monday, June 11, 2012

I am again starting all over no not true I am about 14 lbs lighter than my worse ever. However I have put on 50lbs from my best reduction. I know why I stopped (injury to my ankle was the excuse this time) but why did I not stop putting weight back on earlier. Why did I stop measuring myself. Why did I not listen tyo those who love me saying watch what you are eating and do you really need that.

My question no Plea is to ask my fellow sparkers who have succeded what and how did you keep on the right road and what did you do when you fell off your program, and what triggered you to get back on track.

I know that I can lose weight what I cant do is keep it off. Please help me.
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JOYATLAST 1/22/2013 8:50AM

    When I came to sparkpeople, I did what I know and started "dieting" again. It wasn't long before I turned my focus off the weight and onto the ISSUES that eventually would sabotage me making me feel helpless to keep the weight off. With God's help, we dealt with fears and wrong mindsets and even laziness. It's all in there. Today I am not the same person and I know without a doubt success is in my future.

You sound like you are on a steady course. Best wishes!

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SKNYMOMWANNABE 6/11/2012 12:24PM

    What keeps me off the slippery slope of failure?

I hated waking up hurting and achy from knees and joint pain due to my weight, I felt "old" at 44. Now, if i'm achy and sore it's because I hit the gym hard or finished a 10 K, no sense of "old" just a sense of joy and accomplishment as I approach 46!

I like having more options for activities, climb a towering tree? SURE!

I hated seeing myself in pictures, who is that fat lady? Now, while I'm not so photogenic I'm usually grinning, and yes, those are my bi-ceps!

Did I mention shopping? It's become fun again! No Lane Bryant for me! WOOHOO to regular sized clothes and internet shopping! Zipped into a pair of size 12 jeans-dancing wildly here!

Do I stumble, trip, stall and even *GASP* gain weight? Heck ya! I'm human and imperfect. I know that refined carbs or booze will give me 3-6 pounds on the scale for 72 hours minumum and yet I still eat chips ahoy. I still eat when I'm tired or really stressed. This has been a long journey for me, I didn't lose this weight overnight even though people now tell me "how skinny" I look....

I focused on other physical accomplishments outside of the scale. I started running after a blown knee de-railed that 20 years ago. My moniker is Turtle Girl, I'm not fast but in 2.5 years my mile time has dropped from 15+ minutes a mile to my PR of 10:20 at Saturday's race! I ran a half marathon weighing 30 pounds more than I weigh today. I picked TEAM STRONG over TEAM SKINNY to model healthy behavior for my youngest son. My weight loss stalled for a few months but I could knock out 50 Burpees in 3 minutes so BOOYAH!

I weigh daily, not to plex or stress over the ounce but see what type of food reacts badly with my body. When my weight is over by 5 pounds for longer than the 72 hour carb binge I notch it up a bit, cleaner eats-fewer cookies.

Camarderie in sweating was key, I was part of a women's only bootcamp for 18months. My trainer and the other women were encouraging and supportive, it had been years since I had routinely worked out.

I sought out and got the support from my family and friends, I NEED to work out everyday, 5 days a week. Don't worry about what I'm eating or NOT eating.

I found a "race" buddy. Cheetah girl and I run in 10K's, we just finished our first TRi(her) and Du(me) last Saturday. We've added to our team with my BFF for the last two races. It's a challenge, it's hard but on my worst day I haul off to the gym and say, "if after X amount of minutes I'm not feeling it, I'm outta this place:" I've never left because usually I'm feeling pretty good by mninute 20.

Finally, I plan to succeed. You can do this too, we all can. First you need to realize, losing weight is NOT easy. If it was there would be no fat people! I have a lot of blogs about my weightloss journey. Check them out and maybe something will help you out! Tomorrow will arrive whether you are fit or not, why not be the fit and happy person? Sydney



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