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Stagnant...

Friday, August 17, 2012

Stagnant: characterized by lack of development, advancement, or progressive movement.

That one word pretty much sums up how I feel right now and how I'm doing as well. I've been struggling and my inconsistent efforts leave me in this stagnant condition.

I'm TRYING to stay motivated. But, with me, I lose motivation very easily when I don't see results of hard work. It doesn't take long either. If I work hard ONE lil ole week and I don't see immediate results on the scale--yes, the results MUST show on the scale--I get discouraged and I become unmotivated to try as hard the following week. In actuality, the following week I may do NOTHING. It may be total sabotage.

That's where I am THIS WEEK. But, I shall not remain. I am NOT defeated. I'm always reevaluating...always thinking... always looking deeper into ME. And, I'm always starting over. I'm NEVER down and out. I'm just a work in progress... mentally, most of all. The physical will follow when the mental is in order.

So, my evaluation has led me to come up with a new plan for the next two weeks. I have only 6 weeks until the dress fitting for my sister's wedding. I want to be closer to my goal weight. She has everything planned so early out that we'll own the dresses and have them in our possession well before the date of the wedding. That means, we'll probably not be able to have them taken in or let out after we own them. That's my thinking anyway.

SOOOOOOO...... I have GOT TO BUCKLE DOWN and stop seesawing. It's time to get serious. Well, "getting" serious has never been the problem...it's the STAYING serious that trips me up. So, it's time to BE/STAY serious about the course I'm on and the goals I'm trying to reach.

Don't be surprised if you SEE me soon. I'm gonna try vlogging as an added motivation and accountability factor. A sparkfriend of mine vlogs EVERY single weekly weigh-in. I WANT to do that, but it absolutely terrifies me. LOL I don't know if I'm bold/confident enough to have you all find out (at the same time as me, what my weight is. Also, I normally weigh in naked. LOL Wouldn't that be lovely for all the Sparkers to see? NOT!!! LOL So, I'll have to see how I feel, but definitely I'll be vlogging before, after, or during my workouts. emoticon

Thanks for being there for me!!

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BLKLILY 8/20/2012 4:58PM

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SHAY30114 8/20/2012 8:30AM

  Reading the comments here...It looks like we've all been there. You said something, though, that I believe is so important...

"I'm always reevaluating...always thinking... always looking deeper into ME. And, I'm always starting over. I'm NEVER down and out. I'm just a work in progress... mentally, most of all. The physical will follow when the mental is in order."

You hit the nail on the head and this is why you are successful. This is about the journey!

Because I struggle so much with the scale, I try and weigh in once a month. You are pretty much guaranteed to see results versus weekly weigh-ins. The ups and downs of a weekly weigh-in proved to be more than I could handle...emotionally. It's just like you described. It took me out of the game mentally...and where does that get me? EXACTLY!!!

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CELLO23 8/19/2012 6:45AM

    Sorry to hear about stagnation, but you have a big deadline to motor you on: how about putting a pic of lovely dresses up somewhere, or the old 'two bags of sugar in a prominent place' trick as a reminder of the weight you want to lose?

Wow - Pookasluagh's comment about '20 weeks left in 2012' really hit home. I have let slide too - let's gee this thing up a gear!

BTW I've tried getting into my gym clothes in the morning and going straight there before work - not always possible, but far easier than motivating myself to change halfway through the day or after work. I think the key thing is tricking myself into NOT THINKING, just DOING - might that help in anyway?

Good on you for goal-setting - I always admire your fire and dedication. And results! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOVINSHERRY78 8/17/2012 9:34PM

    i know that feeling all to well. been there and felt that for sure! you def have to press through. it's great that you see the bigger picture and are bound and determined to stay the course. u can do this and u will get there eventually...hang in there!!!!
and yeah, blogging is a great tool to keep you accountable and allows some venting too. we are all here for your ups and downs!! :) u can do this!!

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APOSTOLIC84 8/17/2012 9:17PM

    I know stagnation is a big problem for me . i start off well then get bored, trying to find different ways to stop that, i find if i pay for things that gets me going, and as long as we keep cheering each other on we can do this , you can do this it is not how fast you run the race , just keep going even if this lap is slow , as they say in the wizard of oz , put one foot in front of the other and soon you'll but walking
'cross the floor, put on foot in front of the other and soon you'll be walking out the door! emoticon

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HDHAWK 8/17/2012 8:27PM

    I can relate totally to what you're saying. I've been stagnant for over a year! I lost the weight before and felt awesome. Not sure why I can't stay consistent right now. Let's do this!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 8/17/2012 7:47PM

    Hang in there. I know how hard it is when the scales don't move. Until this week I have been stuck for MONTHS. emoticon emoticon

You can totally do this

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POOKASLUAGH 8/17/2012 7:46PM

    I hear you! This summer has been pure stagnation for me, partly from reasons out of my control, and partly from my own complacency. No more! There are 20 weeks left of 2012 - let's make them fantastic!!

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