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The lighter I get, the harder it is to lose.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I have been bouncing in this 176-182 pound range for the last few months now. I easily lost most of it again in the last couple of weeks, but this week, come weigh in day, I'm up 2 pounds again. I know some of it was the fact relatives showed up asking for food from places to order in, but I also know I should be able to handle them. The fudge didn't help nor did the popcorn tin.

Popcorn is my friend, but only if it's freshly air popped at home.

It's been super cold this week, so I haven't been able to get out the last couple of days for my normal weekday walks, I would have even brought the kids out had it been nicer, even though we're off the first two days of this week. Below zero temps tend to make me not want to go out as it takes longer to get dressed to be out than it's safe to stay outside.

Yes, I know what my problems have been, eating too much while sitting on my butt too much. I'm just getting a little tired of this bouncing back and forth, it looks like mini goal #5 is still a long ways away, despite only being a few pounds away.

I did get frustrated enough to pull out one of my fitness games to do some yoga last night and I'll have to make that more of a habit during these cold days.

I need to get back into my healthy habits that got sidetracked this week. I need to find a way to stop using the cold as an excuse. I need to start cooking the healthy foods I'm used to and tracking everything. I need to focus on lunches again as those have not been a priority still and it's going to be my hardest meal to make since it's not something I think about until I'm hungry.

I'm not putting in the weight this week, but will next week no matter what it ends up being. Let's hope that it goes back down for a holding steady kind of weight on the chart. I can do it if I really put my mind to it!
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    Leslie Sansone has some great DVDs for mostly walking/ marching in place indoors. I like them very much! emoticon
    1822 days ago
    Did you measure yourself from the start as inches come off when the weight does not.

    Been there as discouraged to find out I had loss inches in the waist and the hips.

    So hang in there. You look good to me.

    Dont get discouraged. It will come off if it be inches for a couple of weeks. Let it be.

    We depend on the scales and never get clued in as inches are just as good.

    I dance also . When I dance. I dance till the cows come home. I love music. Since I was a teen and still do at 71.

    I also do a hip throw out. You put your right hip out and then the left hip out. Like some one is on your side too close and you hip them out. I do that like 20 times and then faster but just the hips not my waist.

    Just a little extra and I also do 10 squats extra . Stand tall and then go down half wayslowly and then hold to count of three and then up. Every little bit helps.

    1822 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/22/2013 9:14:10 PM
    You sound just like me. I am stuck 4-5 pounds above the not over weight zone. My goal is another 10-15 pounds with the idea of having a 5 pound swing at the upper end of my range. I just got a fitbit this week and have discovered, that on the days I don't exercise, I would need to eat at the low end of my range (1,200 calories). So, since I am not consistently exercising, I am not losing weight.

    So, at least we both have the problem identified. Now, for new ways to tackle the same problem. New videos, new equipment for home, climbing stairs at work.....
    1823 days ago
  • TANYA602
    Lucky you don't live in our house! I have to get on the elliptical just to get warm! hahaha
    You can get over this next hurdle!
    1823 days ago
  • THOMS1
    It does get harder the more you lose. I go between 170 and 175 but the last two weeks it has been about 178. Time to buckle down and really stick to my program. We are leaving for Texas the 28th for a month and I will join a gym while we are there just to keep my weight somewhat under control. Wish me luck. emoticon
    1823 days ago
    It has gotten harder and harder for me too! I'm now 15-20 lbs from goal, and I'm stuck losing 1-2 lbs a month, if that!! It's so frustrating.
    1823 days ago
    I too have issues with walking with it being below zero as it is here today. With your kids being home you might put on some music and dance together. Even though my emoticon 2 youngest are teenagers they get a kick when I put on their music and dance to it as long as their friends are no where to be seen.
    1823 days ago
    I read a blog on here a while ago where someone likened weight loss to half-lives. Seems to apply, I think...
    1823 days ago
  • KAREN608
    For me, I've found it tricky to lose weight all the time. Then you mention how it is hard once you are lower weight, and I am like "oh no!".
    Guess we just have to figure out what works for us.

    You could just put music on and walk in place for 30 min for exercise, too, even without a dvd or wii game. It all adds up.

    I've been achy, tired last few days which isn't good.
    A church gave us mini turkey sandwiches, just the right size,
    so did not have to cook, but DH is frying a big pan of potatoes for
    some reason.
    It is always a struggle of choices for me.
    1823 days ago
  • DR1939
    I know just what you mean, both in terms of harder to lose and difficulty with cold weather. emoticon
    1823 days ago
  • SAMMI4444
    It's A LOT harder to lose weight when you get closer and closer to your goal weight. On top of that, the winter weather doesn't help. Most of us just want to hibernate. Hang in there and keep making the effort! It'll pay off :).
    1823 days ago
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