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just another frustrated rant!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Don't mind me - just here to rant and rave and then I'll move along.

oooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy gooooooooooooooooooooosh! Why is this taking so freaking long??????????? I cant believe how SLOW this weight is coming off. I was just looking back at my weight loss tracker and I'm down like 5lbs give or take over a month. I know it's progress but that is just not good enough for me. And right now I'm up almost 3lbs which I'm hoping and praying is just related to TOM - thats why i was looking at my weight loss tracker to begin with. Because I've been staying pretty consistent with my eating so i dont think i should've gained anything. But still with this extra 3lbs, I'm right about where I was about a month ago.

I'm just continually amazed and astounded with how difficult this process is. And i dont think its like that for everyone. I read some of the stories from motivational spark members and its like "oh i just started walking and counting calories and the weight just started to fall off" That is not how it has worked for me EVER. I feel like I have fought and struggled for every pound and every time I slipped up at all, the weight came right back. I even have this real life friend who just started cutting out junk food a few months ago and already lost 30lbs and shes not even trying all that hard! what the heck?! its taken me like 2 YEARS to get down 40lbs.

I'm so frustrated!! I dont know if i screwed my metabolism up as a teenager and thats why its so difficult or if im delusional and i think im doing better than i actually am. But I cant be any more committed than i am right now. I mean really, this is me trying my best. I feel confident about that. If i get any more obsessive about it- I'll lose my mind. I have kids, a job, a life-- I cant devote every thought to figuring out how to get the weight off.

I have a good plan that i try to follow - and do like 80-90% of the time and I'm trying to work out regularly. This week I did really well in both areas. And I know that I am losing. I just want to rip my hair out over how slowly.

I'm never gonna meet my goal by Feb and that is breaking my heart. I dont know what else to do other than what I am doing. and I know no one really has an anwsers. I wish i could afford like a personal guru to track my every move and show me all the errors of my ways but - thats not the life i lead so -- i am where i am.

anyway, i just had to get that off my chest. thanks, i feel a little better - but not much.
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SCOTTK3000 9/21/2012 8:01AM

    Im with you...slow and steady...keep on truckin!

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BRADMILL2922 9/17/2012 10:59PM

    Keep your head up! Wouldn't it be nice if we could get the weight off as fast as we put it on? Stick to your program and you will see results. It may not be as fast as you'd like but you can get there!

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LAINYC 9/17/2012 4:58PM

    emoticon Take small steps at losing weight. Say I will lose 5 pounds in a month and so and so on. Small goals are sometimes better than big goals. emoticon

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4ME2SUCCEED 9/17/2012 2:43PM

    I understand the frustration. I have even tried to convince myself that my body is behind and so the effort I make this week won't show up on the scale for a week or two. I agree with the comment about mixing things up. I know that most people say that in relation to exercise but I think you should with food too. I started hula hooping with a weighted hoop last year and have enjoyed it.

I know that it is hard to be patient and I have not mastered that at all but every step you take in the right direction is getting you closer to your goal. emoticon

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 9/17/2012 12:46PM

    I have never been one to be a part of "the weight just fell off"...
I think those people starve themselves and just don't admit it!
You are making progress, slow or otherwise.
In the process, you should be setting yourself up for that lifestyle and not just to lose weight.
Make sure you track EVERYTHING for a week or maybe even 5 days.
When I say EVERYTHING, I mean anything that goes into your mouth.
Maybe there are some hidden calories that are getting in there.
You may want to shake up your work out and really kind of put a shock on your body.
If you walk, try running.
If you lift weights, switch to another routine.
It doesn't hurt to experiment to find that one thing that really whips your body in to shape!
But you ARE making progress, celebrate that!!

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SOON2BSMALL1313 9/17/2012 11:36AM

    I am in a very similar situation. The only thing that kept me from being discouraged was I started measuring myself 1 time a month and I saw the inches coming off even though the weight wasn't it took 3 months to lose 10 lbs and even now that 10 wavers down to a 6 and sometimes up to a 12. You can do it. Keep with it GOOD LUCK!

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SWENDY25672 9/17/2012 11:30AM

    Sure wish I could help - it sounds like you are doing the right things and still being challenged. That's where I am. I have a friend who started following the Low GI diet because his doctor recommended it. He has lost over 50 pounds with no other changes in his life. I tried it for six weeks, and began walking a mile or two each day, and gained 4 pounds! That's what brought me here.

For the days that your scale doesn't back you up, consider if you are seeing any other benefits of all your work: sleeping better, more energy, lost inches. And know that you are not alone - in either your efforts or frustrations. I know that doesn't make it better, exactly. Wish I could do more. emoticon

Sending you positive energies!

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LLSHEPARD17 9/17/2012 11:24AM

  AAAAHHH The Rant. It's great to get it out there. I believe that there is nothing like a great rant to start off a week to help with motivation. I have often struggled to lose weight and have done some not healthy things to lose the weight. Even though it may take longer to do it right and maintain it is well worth it in the end.

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