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Weigh in - Halfway there! plus a short moan and longer rant

Friday, February 08, 2013

After spending three weigh ins at 213.something, I lost 1.6 lbs (211.6) this week, bringing my total weight loss to 41.4 lbs. I am halfway to goal (83 lbs). WooHoo!

Let me give a small moan about how incredibly long it is taking to lose weight. Moan moan moan. This is friggen hard. And Long. It feels like each pound is stubborn and hard won. I remember when I first started when the pounds were just flying off the thighs. Now they have to be pried off with a crow bar.

And let me rant a moment about Al Roker. I watched an interview with him on NBC (maybe on the today show? I saw it on-line) and he talked about how maintaining is the hardest part. He said "I think everyone can lose the weight, but keeping it off ..." This from a man who had gastric bypass because he couldn't lose the weight independently. And I hear it around SP too, how maintaining is harder then losing. I have never got to maintenance, so I don't know. I have spent 20 years FAILING at losing the weight so maybe I will be a super star maintainer.

I guess I think that whatever you are doing right then is the hardest part. It is incredibly hard to push myself with exercise, to run and do yoga, etc, and only lose 2 lbs over three weeks. That is a lot of commitment and work for a small number change on the scale. I believe the work I am doing has other benefits (it just isn't a means to weight loss), but it is hard.

It is hard to watch my weight loss slow and my weight loss line go above the yellow line and know that I am not going to meet my goal (though I am not giving up and not stopping). But that is hard. To feel like a failure in the middle, while working your ass off = hard.

So I am tired of hearing people say Maintenance is the hardest part, though if I ever get there, I will probably think so too.


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MOMTO2HEINZS 2/8/2013 1:49PM

    Wow!! What Sawyerpatti said!!

I get waht you are saying though. I lost 30 lbs. in 4 months a few years ago, hit a plateau, got complacent, got pregnant...and here I am again.

When I joined my gym recently, the manager (in a huge sales pitch) tried to get me to sign up for a personal trainer; and while I couldn't justify that expense, I did decide to 'reward' myself with a session with a personal trainer for every 20lbs. lost so I could pick their brain for ideas to keep things moving along. If it fits in your budget, maybe something like that would work for you?

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SAWYERPATTI 2/8/2013 11:00AM

    Good morning Amy,

I hear you, I feel you. I am still afraid to face the scale- so congrats on seeing the little brat move. You are halfway there and an inspiration. emoticon

Let me remind you of all the things you don't see beneath the surface. Your heart, lungs, kidneys and your soul are all healing. You are glowing with health and vitality from all the awesome eating choices and exercise.

You are a success no matter the numbers. Never give up. emoticon

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BEACHBUM4LIFE 2/8/2013 9:01AM

    Congratulations on losing over 40 pounds!!!! That is fantastic!! Hang in there! It is very discouraging when you feel you are eating better and exercising and the weight is still not coming off very fast. You can do it!!

Hope you have a great week-end!

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MALEXANDER4 2/8/2013 7:18AM

    emoticon Half-way is awesome girl. But I hear each word you've said. It seems that at first it just flys off and then it just takes it's sweet time leaving. I'm sitting at stalled right now. Now mind you the weight would come off if I worked it....been lazy this week. TOM and man what a terrible food week, but on ;a good note i'm moving more this week. So it will balance out. You keep moving forward and you will reach all your goals.

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WELLNESSME09 2/8/2013 6:46AM

    emoticon on your weight loss thus far...your doing a great job. emoticon emoticon

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AZMOMXTWO 2/8/2013 6:45AM

  but you are strong and you will make it
I like you struggle to get every ounce off
keep up the good work

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