I Don't Know How to Keep Going & Staying Positive!
Monday, April 01, 2013
I'm in a very bad place right now! I have been working soo hard and I still can't seem to get below 300 lbs yet! This is soo frustrating and I don't know if I can stay positive when all I wanna do is breakdown and cry! I have been Working out for 3 months Straight Everyday. On Sundays I only do 10 minutes but still I have been doing this everyday and this is the longest I have ever worked out especially on an everyday basis and still this Weight is not going away! I am eating Healthy OMG I haven't even eaten Lay's Potato Chips or Friendly's Ice Cream in 91 Days! That's a long time and I was soo addicted to these 2 things! I even drink 64 oz of Water Everyday so really why isn't all these good things I'm doing not paying off? I even went to my Doctor to find out if I have a Thyroid Condition and the Doctor said my Results showed that I didn't and that everything is fine Diabetes, Cholesterol, & etc all fine! Since January I have lost 8 inches total from my Body, and I've only lost 8 lbs! I'm sooo sooo frustrated the weight keeps going up and down and I don't know if I can keep going for a ride on this Roller Coaster anymore! I am having a Sleep Study done tonight to find out if I'm losing Sleep or if I have any disorder! I just don't know what else to do! Please help me out someone anyone?
Alright well I appreciate any feedback or advice
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I joined SparkPeople a while ago. At first - I set my goal to exercise 3 times a week. I enjoyed working out - taking time for me - and enjoyed feeling sore. My body started to look a bit different - but I did not lose weight - or at least, it was slowly leaving my body - turtle ssssssslllllllloooooooow.
cently - I have found a difference in the way I do things. I got a FitBit a few weeks ago. Not trying to sell you anything - but I have a different perspective now. I am a homeschool mom of 4. I sit a lot while teaching them - a lot. I have tried to do little things to be a bit more active - but my "bit more active" wasn't really active at all. That's where the FitBit helped. Essentially - it tracks your steps. I started to move more. When I do dishes - I march in place or step from side to side. I love step aerobics and what I do is something similar - but (1) without the step and (2) I fit it in whenever I am standing doing nothing.
You would think it wouldn't make a difference - but I have already lost 3.2 pounds since using it. Also - every day my legs are sore - just like they would be if I actually put in an hour or so of step aerobics. Don't get me wrong - I also ride my spin bike and walk on the treadmill - because my goal is to get 10,000 steps in each day. However, after all this - I realized that I really wasn't moving - or working out as hard as I thought I was.
Am I telling you to get a FitBit? No - but what I am saying is that you might want to re-evaluate whether you are working out as hard as you think - are you active throughout the day. When I worked out on my spin bike before the Fitbit - I would workout, but I didn't necessarily sweat. However, now that I have steps in mind - I try harder to push myself. I sweat! You don't necessarily need a tool for that - but just keep that in mind when you evaluate what you are currently doing. It isn't about sitting down most of the day at a desk and then just working out for 30 minutes at night two or three times a week. We really need to get moving a lot more than that.
Anyhow - that's just my observation. Hopefully you will find an answer.
Keep up the good work!
1418 days ago
Comment edited on: 4/7/2013 2:22:33 PM
You have lost 8 pounds and 8 inches. That is certainly something.
If you are not doing it, I would recommend tracking every thing (solids and liquids!) that you put into your mouth. The tracker on Spark is excellent. This also means measuring things, you might be overestimating size.
You probably should be eating in the target range that Spark recommends, and you might try letting Spark suggest meals for you.
Don't forget to drink lots and lots of water, it does make a difference.
Also, breakfast is an important meal, don't skip it. I like Greek Yogurt and GoLean cereal.
If you track for a couple weeks, you might be able to see some targets that you can change for something better.
1424 days ago
So you lose weight in the kitchen and get healthy in the gym. That's my shorthand to remind myself that food is the key to losing weight, not exercise. When I was in my 20s, I weighed nearly 400 pounds, but also rode my bike to work, to school, everywhere. In other words, I got a TON of exercise and was very fit cardiovascular-wise, but was also very large.
What's your food plan? Are you counting calories or following some other plan whereby you know that you're eating an appropriate amount? At your weight, you should probably be getting a good 1800-2000 calories a day (good calories - meats, veggies, fruits, not processed foods) and still lose weight at good clip. Not too much less or a lot more.
1424 days ago
Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.
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