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So Frustrated

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I know I shouldn't let the scale get to me...

but it's really getting to me.

And I just replaced the battery so I shouldn't compare before and now...

but I am.

I am still so frustrated with the weight since going off birth control. I know it wasn't where I wanted it to be before that but at least I was still at a healthy weight for my height and I felt pretty comfortable in my skin.

Now I feel frumpy and fat and roll-y and I've been tracking pretty consistently for a couple of weeks now only to end up the same or a little higher than when I started.

I just want my body to get back to normal. I think I'm going to just have to be even more diligent and work even harder. I just feel super depressed about it now. *sigh* I'm not gonna lie - there were tears this morning.
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SEEHOLZ 3/27/2013 7:45PM

    Dana- HUGS! I can relate to so much of what you are going through... I've had some hormonal issues that contributed to some weight gain back in 2009- it sucked is a huge understatement. Plus, the emotions can rage through you and things start looking bleak- it's okay to cry :-) It really is-- the key is to pick yourself and keep going...
I think keeping up with your workouts or maybe putting together a new, consistent workout routine might help you stay focused - what about focusing on a fitness goal? It will help to take your mind off from all the negative self-talk. As for the scale- use it as a tool, but if it's making you cry, put it away! Just do it... especially if you don't want to- challenge yourself to 2 weeks without and replace the weigh in with 2 min self-pep talks instead. Just do it!
For me, a good workout sessions always makes me feel better- so is getting yourself a new outfit or cleaning my house and doing something that makes me feel good about myself.. in other ways than some number on the scale. You are so much more than that- so don't treat yourself anything but!!!!

HUGS!!!

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SEESTARS 3/27/2013 10:55AM

    What a rotten time you are having lately! But you already know if you stick with your plan the tears will be behind you soon. A big hug and plan on tomorrow being a brighter day!

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MBSHAZZER 3/27/2013 10:10AM

    Dana, I totally get where you are coming from, even though my frustration has to do with injury. Don't give up! I promise you - once your body adjusts to the lack of BCP hormones, everything will even out. I went through the same thing, although I had to go off BCP because of my AGE, which just compounded the feelings of being frumpy and roll-y!

Drink plenty of water, get adequate rest and before you know it, you will be back to feeling fab!

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LYNNWILK2 3/27/2013 9:51AM

    I just read this blog and a few other blogs you've written, I've read the incredible accomplishments you've achieved since you've joined Sparks. You are an inspiration.
You've made a major life change that will throw anyone's hormones into a spiral. That with the flare up of your foot pain (anytime you have an inflamatory process in your body it's going to hold onto extra fluids)...
I know the frustration of not having your body respond to the good habits of eating healthy and clean and exercising. I want to encourage you to let the tears go and remind yourself of how very far you have come and what you have accomplished, at least for a few days until your body is more reliable and not in a flux.
You are an inspiration with your successes. Don't let the scale defeat your efforts. Hold strong, push a bit harder, drink a lot of water... stick to the basics you know that work. When your body adjusts to the hormonal changes and allow the foot to heal, you'll see the body responding the way it should. Please don't cry. Hug yourself as you would a best friend in the same situation. Be gentle with yourself and just keep moving.
I hope you have a joyous Easter weekend.

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BRENDA_G50 3/27/2013 9:47AM

    Things will get better if you don't let the scales control how you feel about yourself. You will get to your happy place eventually if you quit beating yourself up.

Take the time to enjoy your journey to a healthier lifestyle by not expecting it to happen all at once.

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