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Why I haven't been losing weight?

Sunday, February 03, 2013

This is a question I have been asking myself for the last 9 months. Why can't I lose weight. I have had four babies, each time I gain a ton of weight. Half of the times I started losing weight right away, was focused and keep going to meet my goals. Whats the difference between post baby 1 & 3 (which had successful weight loss) and post baby 2 and 4? There is a one word answer to this question: stress! Its my kryptonite. I am strong against emotional eating when things are sad, happy, lonely, etc. What I cannot get around is stress eating. The last time around I lost 70 lbs after carrying that weight around for years (from pregnancy #2). I thought I had "fixed" myself. I thought I had fought off my demons and would be on this healthy lifestyle forever. But once you fall its hard to get back up. The first month of January was crazy stressful in so many areas of my life. I try to focus on the positive stuff, like my family, but its hard when things are coming at your from all around. Yesterday, February 1st, I got some good news. I am hoping this is a good sign that things are turning around for the good. I already feel a huge weight lifted. I am hoping this will correlate with actual physical weight too and I will finally be able to let go.
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CASHE00 2/8/2013 3:51PM

    Stress is my kryptonite also, and I tend to worry about everything! Even things that I have no control over. I've been trying to be more positive, but that's hard to do when things keep happening. I have faith that we can both be positive. We can do this! emoticon

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BEMILLER30 2/4/2013 12:09PM

    Stress is so hard to deal with some times. Stay positive and keep at it. I believe in you and know you can do this again.

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MRSBUMP09 2/3/2013 12:49PM

    Thanks for posting this. This is how I felt and now here it is February and things have got to get better for us.

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HIPPICHICK1 2/3/2013 9:11AM

    The truth of the matter is that stress can stop you from losing weight BUT and this is crucial - it's all in the way you think about what it is that is stressing you out. Whenever I get into a place where I feel stress I decide to change how I think about things. I have turned to online talks to help. I found a really good website called zencast.org. There are pod casts that you can listen to for free called Dharma talks. These are Buddhist teachings and Buddhism is more a life philosophy than anything else, or a "field guide" for changing the way you think so you suffer less. I hope you find it useful.
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NEWSGIRL2177 2/3/2013 8:53AM

    Stress is evil! I know, for me, it affects my sleep and then the weight just sticks around no matter what I do. I hope this good news gives you some momentum because I *know* you can do this. Hang in there, Bonnie!

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JILLYBEAN25 2/3/2013 1:31AM

    Stress is such a major factor for so many people (myself included BIG TIME!). I sure hope you can find different ways to manage your stress. Remember, there's no better stress-reducer than exercise! Stay consistent and do even just 10 minutes to help you alleviate it. I know it's tough, but you can do it! I know you can!

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ZRIE014 2/3/2013 12:46AM

  you have to stay at it. you might want to change how you are trying to reach your goal.

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MAJONES1225 2/3/2013 12:41AM

    Stay positive and do not stop, emoticon

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