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Wallowing....

Thursday, October 18, 2012

I feel like wallowing in self-pity, eating a pound of gummy worms and giving up.

I stepped on the scale today, after struggling against a slowly upward incline to realize I now weigh more than I had on New Year's, when I made my commitment to lose weight. Then I weighed 216....now I weigh 218. I had been down to 192 at my low and was looking forward to 180s....now I just want to see ONEderland again.

How has this happened? Well I know how. This week I gained 7 pounds due to an out of town event which had me drinking wine and eating not-so-healthy options.

But a life isn't built in a weekend. Lack of water, slowly creeping my way back to McDonald's instead of healthier options, lack of time to get to the gym and a few vacations with a less-than-strict diet. All in all, my life options aren't where they ought to be.

I'm working on it, but it's going to take a while. Water...packing lunches...I even dusted off the in-home gym I had gathered (resistance bands, arm weights and a gazelle). I WILL DO THIS!

I need motivation, support and love, but I'm not going to give up!
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EUEK098 11/1/2012 7:17PM

    We're hear, in the same boat, just emoticon

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LJR4HEALTH 10/20/2012 9:53PM

    Maggie you are right it does stinks And that "life isn't built in a weekend" it all about baby steps from time to time we turn on the wrong road all that matters is we head back on course and do our best that we can we are not perfect WE just move forward like you are doing WE know you can do this I beleive in you.

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WALKINGBYFAITH2 10/20/2012 9:00PM

    You are right- it sucks! BUT, I am so proud of you because I saw on your thread that you are tracking food again today! Also, you wrote about how you are feeling instead of just slinking away from SP and giving up! You really can do this- and yes, it is going to be hard. But you are an extremely capable person! You have already achieved so much in life that other people can only dream of doing. You are worth the effort! So step away from the gummy worms, and I will stop heating up pizza rolls in the microwave, and together we will move forward!!

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SAMBIDEXTROUS 10/18/2012 6:08PM

    I know you can do this!!
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BRENJET 10/18/2012 3:58PM

    One step at a time!! We ALL have your back and KNOW YOU CAN DO THIS!!! We will be looking for your new goals blog back at the nest and we will help you stick to them!!! Ask us for help when you need motivation, inspiration, or just a stern talking to---we will help you get to where you want to be!!!

Looking forward to seeing more of you in the nest! We are a team, and we WILL have success together!!!!

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NATPLUMMER 10/18/2012 12:34PM

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HOLLYL7 10/18/2012 11:43AM

    Step away from the Gummy Worms!!! Next, close the door on the woulda/coulda/shoulda's from January until now, make a fresh plan and GO FOR IT!!

I do understand your frustration. I have been stuck on the lose a little/gain a little roller coaster for a year now. One thing I have been doing a little differently these last 3 weeks or so is to very honestly track my food. I am finding that I am consistently eating above my high calorie range and, therefore, only losing because of exercise (when I do lose). I am also trying hard to work a healthy lifestyle into my life, and not give up and have a "cheat day" every time there is a challenge (party, wknd away, get-together with friends, etc...)

Good luck! Holly



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PHOXYM 10/18/2012 11:09AM

    I found myself doing the exact same thing. Last summer I got down to 192 and somehow let myself creep back up to 230. But here we are back and ready to take control of our weight!!

YOU CAN DO THIS!

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MAVSMOM2 10/18/2012 9:54AM

    You can totally do it!! It's so easy to get discouraged, but today is a new day. Recommit today. Put down those gummy worms! Baby steps. Take some time to think about your new plan for our BLC weekend challenge and figure out what needs to change. We are all here for you! emoticon

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RUNNER12COM 10/18/2012 9:03AM

    The weight didn't come on overnight and it won't go away overnight. You know that.

Stick with your plan. Commit to you. And you WILL see results.

You can do this.

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TRICIAE2 10/18/2012 8:17AM

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CANES4EVER63 10/18/2012 6:18AM

    You WILL do it! Make those mini goals to yourself to NOT allow yourself to drink (or minimally), to definitely NOT get fast food, to BRING your own lunch, to GET to the gym! Make a daily plan and stick to it!

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LEELYN95 10/18/2012 2:42AM

  You can do it!! put your mind to it!! emoticon

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GLORIAN31 10/18/2012 2:37AM

    emoticon emoticon Don't get too discouraged!

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