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Please wish me luck!!

Sunday, November 04, 2012

i have been working on my weight FOR EVER! My husband can not figure out why, my friends do not see a problem and of course your family loves you for who you are.... which to me, means I have no support. To me (and my doctor) I am 50+ pounds over weight. Now, my goal was never to loose 50 pounds. First to break 200 number, then scooch on down to 180 then 170. I would love to get lower than that even but first things first.

So, here I go again. This time my mother and sister are going to weigh in with me each week while they try and loose weight as well. I am hoping that will make me more motivated either with a challenge or with support. My husband is not supportive of my weight loss journey. He tells me "you have tried that already..." "you are doing it again?" "You are fine the way you are." Then why do I feel so crappy about my weight.

... and if I feel that crappy about my weight, why do I not have the strength to FIX IT???!!! This really is a huge struggle for me emotionally, not to mention physically. When I go for a walk, I feel guilty I am taking time away from my husband. Not my teenage son, he is the only one that will tell me "GO MOM".

So, today is my first weigh in with my sisters and mom. I am hoping that we will be supportive of each other, or challenge each other enough for me to loose some very unwanted pounds.

Wish me luck!!!

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BATCHICK 11/5/2012 2:20PM

    Sounds like you have a great support system!

Good Luck, but luck won't get it done, you will!

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ANDY_54 11/4/2012 6:50PM

    Good luck and a warm emoticon . You can do it--it's within you!

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WALLAHALLA 11/4/2012 6:41PM

    You can do this. Your weight is just a symptom of your health. To get my hubby on board, I focus on "improving my health" so that I will live longer and we will all have more years together as a family. He is never going to see me a fat, for that I am thankful, but it doesn't excuse me from trying to improve myself. The better you feel and the happier you are, the more your family will benefit.

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WILLOWBROOK5 11/4/2012 12:31PM

    Finding the motivation is the absolute hardest part of weight loss for me. Once I have my motivation, I am a pro at losing weight. I should be, I have decades of experience, LOL. But really, the motivation is crucial and for it to last, it needs to come from within us. Please remember you are definitely worth taking the best possible care of your body and that by living a healthier life, you will be more present for you husband and others for a longer period of time, than if you skipped a daily walk. Best of luck!

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HOUNDLOVER1 11/4/2012 11:49AM

    I know that wanting to reduce the weight and the way we look is very important to most women but many men don't experience this. They may have seen us try to lose weight before and have been affected by the emotional roller coaster that this often produces when feelings of deprivation set in.
I found that my husband was supportive when my focus was on health rather than on weight loss.
If you focus on healthy eating and do your grocery shopping to support healthy nutrition and home-cooked meals this may make it easier.
If he is not willing to get junk foods out of the house maybe he could at least put them in only one room in the house that you can avoid.
Maybe you can go for walks together and even find other forms of exercise that you both enjoy.
Best wishes,
Birgit

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SEATTLE58 11/4/2012 10:40AM

    I saw your blog on the side of the Temptation Busters Team and it intriged me enough to check it out! I hear you! I've lost my 60# and have gotten rid of the diabetic symptoms that scared me into losing the weight to begin with, and now I'm stuck! My husband tells me that I'm good at the weight I am, that I could be that way forever. I don't think so. I have that muffin top that I want to get rid of and my doctor wants me to lose 20 more pounds. I don't think that I'd feel so bulky if I could get down to a size 12! So, like I said, I hear you. We will keep plugging along and we will do what we need to do to get it done! I feel that we ourselves will know when we get to a certain weight and a certain feeling. Only us! I know that i need to stir up my exercise routine, my eating habits. To eat more freggies and more lean protein and lots of water, like 10+ glasses a day. I'm wishing you luck and me too! I'm going to add you because we're really in the same boat! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MELLIE1030 11/4/2012 10:28AM

    Good luck on your journey. You can do it.

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PHOENIX40S 11/4/2012 9:21AM

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SANDYBREIT 11/4/2012 9:09AM

    Take one day at a time and come back to SP often for support and encouragement! Remember you are doing this for yourself, no one else, and that you are important. No one else can do it for you -- take charge and do what you need to do. Not every day is going to go exactly the way you want it to, when it doesn't just get back on track the next day -- and if you don't make it this time, remember you can try again; sometimes it takes a while to get your mind around it, even though you know very well what you need to do... and that's okay too!
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KAKONOLADY 11/4/2012 8:03AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I wish you the best of luck on your final attempt at losing weight....you will do it this time always remember that we Sparkers are here for you even when your family is not!! Do not EVER give up even if your mom and sister do.. I know you can do it!!! emoticon emoticon Crystal

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