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Still here

Monday, March 18, 2013

I had a random thought this morning after I had closed up my SparkPage before work. I have gained a few pounds back which, of course, I had hoped not to do. BUT that has been my pattern all of my adult life. I know why it happens, and I know how to fix it. Every other time it followed reaching my weight goal. I was so ashamed of myself at the time, I wouldn't go back to the weight program I used to turn it back around. I don't feel that shame here. I am glad I am still in the "lost" category. I appreciate the teams and the challenges. Thanks for your help, Spark Friends.
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    I am so glad you are here too. It seems like this whole challenge I have lost and gained the same 2 or 3 pounds. And that too has been my pattern for so long now. I do not feel shame - but lately the frustration has been huge - because my old pattern was to give up and just emjoy food and say what the heck. But I keep working and relying on the encouragement of my spark friends and spark team.

    It really helps to know that I am not alone in this struggle
    1314 days ago
    I hear you, friend. November and December did me in - no, that's isn't the truth - I did myself in, but I am undoing the damage before it gets worse!

    Let's hang in there together!
    1316 days ago
  • ANNIE1114
    1318 days ago
    1318 days ago
    Our bodies get comfortable at a weight and hates it when we go below the "comfortable weight." It will do a lot to make you get back there. It may take a couple of years at goal to talk your body into accepting this as the correct weight for you.

    If losing weight were easy and if keeping it off was the norm, we would all be thin.
    1318 days ago
    Best wishes!!
    1318 days ago
    Glad that you have "stuck" around!! Looking forward to seeing you in Shipshe!!!
    1318 days ago
    Glad you are still here! Keep up the good work!
    1319 days ago
    Glad you're here too. This happens to everyone. We lose it, gain back one or two pounds, lose it again. It's really hard to stay at a certain set weight for the duration. I find maintenance is much harder than losing weight ever was. Hang in there. At least you have LOTS of support here at SP!!!
    1319 days ago
    It's a life style. Ups and downs are part of the territory. emoticon
    1319 days ago
    I bet most of us gain at times. I know I do. The important thing is to catch yourself and go back to your healthy ways. Good luck. emoticon
    1319 days ago
  • NEEDBU66
    There should be no shame. Its all numbers. Calories plus no work out equals extra pounds. Less calories and more work out equals less pounds.

    We have weaknesses and we eat. There is no shame in over eating. Its OK. Stress. Temptation.

    But it doesn't change a thing . Its just gettingover the stress and temptation to go back to the cold hard facts as stated above.
    1319 days ago
    Glad you are here! There is no reason for shame. We are all humans who have unique situations that sometimes get in the way of our successes.

    I would be in sad shape if I did not have my Spark Friends to help me pull myself out of the funk's I get into when I gain. Thank you for being there to help support me, too!
    1319 days ago
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