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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Do you ever feel like you take 1 step forward but 2 steps back? I have been feeling like that recently. I know that I have been doing really well, working out 5 times a week, but it feels like I have been moving at a snails pace. Really frustrating actually :/
I keep loosing consistently 1/2 a pound a week, I would love to see a pound or 2 a week but I don't want to neglect my duties as a mom. Kinda sounds weird, but what I mean is I don't want to cut my calories because of the baby.
Well, at least a positive change is I have a lot more energy and I am more proud that I feel more in shape since high school. Just wish there was more to show for it, I want to be that hot little military wife for my hubby.
How did you get past this, and how did you stay motivated.
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You are losing constantly! taht is great! that is what this is for! no plateau, no gaining what more could you ask for?
you are doing great! this is a negative mind set and you should work on it. I am sure a lot of people would love half a pound a week every week all the time! I know I would.
Give yourself credit for what you are achieving! You are doing it! it is working! Congratulations
1376 days ago
I think one of the best ways to look at it it, this is your life, your whole life, even if it takes years to get where you want to be, atleast you are on the path. There is no magic button for any of us, it's one good choice after another, each and everyday, for life. I personally can't push myself too hard, or I'll quite, I've done it since starting SP and I'll do it again, it's baby steps for me, or nothing. But, some people are different, some people are marathon bound, it's all a personal equation for each of us. Consistency is obviously the major key to lasting weight loss, at any pace.
1377 days ago
It's supremely frustrating not being able to lose as quickly as you'd like, but the wonderful thing is that you are making progress. A half pound a week loss is worlds better than no weight loss or, heaven forbid, a weight gain. Have you considered putting the scale away for a while? Considering the fact that you are working out consistently and have more energy is waaaaaay more of a victory than any number the old scale will tell you. Keep tracking calories in vs calories out, and the scale will catch up at some point. Remember -- the slower the weight loss, the more likely you will be to keep it off. It's very annoying losing the weight quickly just to gain it back again. I must have done that about 10 times throughout my life. Losing quickly means no permanent solution. So keep on keeping on, Drea. You'll be happier and healthier in the long run, even though it's tough going to get there. Trust me...I've lost no weight for over a year and a half!!! It's been very, very difficult to keep going, but it's better than the alternative of gaining it all back.
You'll get past this. Just keep moving forward. And if you ever need to talk, feel free to shoot me an email or call or text (send me a message if you want the number). Sometimes venting can be helpful :)
Keep up the AMAZING work!!!
1378 days ago
Comment edited on: 1/16/2013 2:48:40 PM
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