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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I have to admit...I have been a little down in the dumps about weight loss lately. I'm sure you have all seen me rant and rant and rant on here time and time again about this weight loss stagnancy. I'm supposed to have a metabolic test done, but I can't afford the stupid thing. Why can't I lose weight now? I have stayed committed for 7 months, and I can't see that it's done me any good at all. I finally settled down this week to yet another new diet. I'm afraid to step on the scale...so afraid. I'm beginning to feel that this stupid weight is what I'm destined to carry around the rest of my life. Why can I not even lose 10 pounds? I haven't shown ANY weight loss at all since June. I work out consistently, and even over the holidays, I behaved almost 100% with my food choices. Am I never to even let one "bad" thing slip into my mouth? I haven't had a single coke in DAYS and I still feel just as bloated and fat as ever...and it's not even close to TOM. I want to set goals, but what is the point? I will not meet them. Yeah, I have made positive life changes, but why can't I reap the benefits of the one single thing that got me motivated to change in the first place? I'm tired of all the weight loss gimmicks, and I just want to know the truth as it fits my body. And I can't find it. I'm beginning to think that it is just in my genes or predestined for me to remain like this. emoticon Thanks for listening to me vent.
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  • SWAZY33
    Sorry I missed this blog!
    I was also stuck at the same +/- 5 pounds last year. Many ppl told me my calories are too low which sounds crazy to me but I upped my calories and my sneak peek showed a loss of two pounds! SO maybe there is something to this??
    1630 days ago
    I'm sure it's hard to not focus on what's *not* happening, but remember all the great things you've changed just this past year to help your health.

    Your lungs are smoke-free.

    You're not surviving on fast food.

    Your garden looks great! (good workout plus emotional satisfaction)

    You're breaking your addiction to Coca-Cola.

    You're working on sleeping better.

    You're a great encourager.

    And many, many more things to celebrate. Non-scale victories are sometimes harder to celebrate, but they're every bit as valid.

    Yay for you!
    1632 days ago
    Oh, I am so sorry you are feeling this way! I am sending you 'virtual hugs' through your computer screen:) emoticon emoticon

    Any chance you took some before photos when you started? May be even though the scale seems to be stuck, your body has made some positive changes, especially if you have been able to stick with a fairly consistent work out. I read a blog once that said even though the scale didn't move, she saw positive changes in her body through pictures. Just a thought?

    Even though I have not experienced the same health issues you are, I can certainly relate to feeling like, "What's the point?" Please know that you are not alone in this! Maybe certain plans need 'tweeking' now and then to get them to work better, but I know we are all capable of losing weight, even if it is a painfully slow process.

    Hang in there and whatever you do, don't give up!!! Keep Sparking, keep searching for the answers. WE CAN DO THIS!!!
    1632 days ago
    I know it's tough, but you have to keep going. If not, you'll regret it. Have you tried setting other goals besides weight loss? Sign up for a race! That will motivate you. You are strong. You are beautiful. You will get through this. It'll take time, but you'll see the loss. Just keep going. emoticon
    1632 days ago
    Plateaus are the Pits! emoticon ....:::been there a few times myself.
    Thank God for SP and the support we have knowing....:::that others face the same roller coaster rides as we do! emoticon emoticon
    It takes Courage and Determination to kick yourself out of a plateau...esp when you've been doing everything according to your plan. emoticon
    You Can Do It though...I know You can....I have seen others do it, I've done it and I'm here for YOU! emoticon you on in 2013!

    Let's emoticon climb out and change up your routine a bit, continue to track cuz you know it works to keep yourself accountable and let's give it 100%!

    YOU are Worth It! ~ Laura emoticon
    1632 days ago
  • DAWNESS0404
    emoticon I know its hard. Keep trying different things and dont give up.
    1632 days ago
    Gah I know exactly how this feels!! It sucks to work so hard and then have nothing happen!! :( *hugs*
    1632 days ago
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