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Feeling a bit off today

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I am frustrated that I'm not dropping more pounds. It's one thing for someone who only has twenty pounds to lose two pounds a week but for someone who has a great deal more than that it is frustrating when you're doing everything right and still only two or three pounds a week. They say that obese women will drop more weight in the beginning until they level off. Where is my pay off for all the effort I'm putting into this? I know if I were working out it would make a difference but still I cut out all fast food, all processed foods, I'm staying on the low end of my calorie allowance, I'm eating plenty of fiber, drinking lots of water and decaf tea and my ratios are usually right on. I couldn't do any better. Honestly, I haven't even been tempted to veer off the path in more than two weeks. Yet, here I sit only five pounds down in two weeks. Women smaller than me have sluffed off fifteen pounds in the same amount of time just by cutting out soda!

My body is betraying me which scares me because if I don't see the results I need to see I'm afraid I am going to back-pedal. I want to schedule a well visit with the doctor but I want to wait until I've been on this for a little while to see if I can improve my numbers any. I doubled up on the fish oil like my doctor said so I can increase my good cholesterol number and I've been taking vitamin D for the deficiency. I figure if I keep eating properly and taking the supplements I can improve those numbers in a month or so.

Anyway, I'll be fine I'm just having a down(ish) morning.
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  • MARY1964
    Oh yeah I should explain. I have a back injury and haven't been cleared to exercise.

    Thanks for the encouragement.
    1849 days ago
    I hope today is better for you. Five pounds really is fabulous but I know, sometimes words from others don't mean anything if you're feeling so disappointed. Keep going though - you're doing a great job and at the rate you're going, you could lose 120 pounds by the end of the year!
    1849 days ago
    Maybe you are not eating enough calories. Our bodies hold on to all the fuel they get when they don't think enough is coming in to sustain. If you are trying to lower your cholesterol, add exercise such as walking. Exercise helps to increase the good cholesterol.

    Age can also be a factor in losing weight. I am 48 and going through menopause. I have always been a slow loser (less than a pound for several weeks, then maybe 2 or 3 lbs one week), but now it seems on my best weeks I only lose 1 - 2 lbs.

    emoticon Don't give up, make lifestyle changes. emoticon
    1849 days ago
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