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Why is this so hard??

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Why is losing weight so hard for me. Am I making it hard on myself? Is my husband making it harder for me? Is my body just fubar? Even with willpower I am having such a hard time. I am not losing, and that makes me feel like it is all for nothing, and that makes me want to over eat. I make good choices, I just dont know why this is so hard.
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    Keep reminding yourself that even if you can't see any changes on the outside, your healthy habits are still at work on the inside. Your body IS benefitting from your positive changes. You CAN do this, and you've got a whole challenge team that will be right alongside you the whole way through.
    1834 days ago
    Try adding more fruit and veggies or smoothies! They keep you full longer : )
    1834 days ago
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    Don't be discouraged!
    1834 days ago
  • 67YKCEB
    Hang in there it will get easier and you will lose the weight. I joined sparks in Jan 2012, played with it for a few months, then got serious, ... but wasn't losing any weight. Went to my food log and looked back through what I was eating and realized that I was treating myself way too often. - Sure it's only a small chocolate milk shake once or twice a week, but at 700 calories?? -
    My advice is to go back and look at your records and see what you have been eating. Even if you are in your calorie range, if your eating a lot of junk, then you have less chances of really losing.
    Are your calories to low? Are you eating well spaced out meals? Eating like a bird all day then pigging out at night doesn't get the weight off. (it should really be the other way around. pig out in the morning, eat like a bird the rest of the day.)
    I did end up losing 10 pounds before the fall, but sadly I threw that out the window with the holidays and gained it back plus 2.
    When I think about what I can't have or that I have been doing really good I tend to think that I should eat .... this package of cookies, or bag of chocolate .... I've been good right? So I have to remind myself of what I have had. How many calories I have eaten, it helps me make better choices. And on the days that I just really don't care ....... well then I just really don't care. I log it all in and move on. Nobody is perfect, and we can all have a do over. our next meal, the next day, or in my case - next week. it's ok.
    Our fat cells and taste buds really don't want to change, that's why it's so hard.
    Make small changes. Make healthy choices. Move just a little bit more today than you did yesterday. It will come off. You will lose the weight. You will reach your goal.
    And hubby's????? They have to be retrained. I had to retrain mine to not buy me the chocolate and candy, buy me flowers or books or video games instead. They can be retrained, it's just a little harder. (gotta love 'em!) emoticon
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    1834 days ago
  • RFELI724
    I know, it's hard for me too! I'm trying to shift my focus from weight loss to eating healthy. When I find myself focusing on the weight loss, I end up sabotaging myself. Right now I am putting all my energy in exercise and healthy choices.

    You're not alone, even if we're struggling, we're still in the game, trying our best everyday instead of giving up. emoticon emoticon
    1834 days ago
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