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REally tired of not losing weight!!!

Thursday, April 04, 2013

I am really discouraged this week. I am tired of not losing weight and not seeing progress. I have made so many changes and it has been 4 months without any results that keep me motivated. I have not dropped any more inches and as a matter of fact my stomach is pouchier. I do not want to read about salt intake, and watching the junk, because I am pretty darn good with my diet. I am in a bad mood about this whole lifestyle change because I am not so sure that it is for the better, I mean after all I don't have high blood pressure, I'm not diabetic, I'm not one with high cholesterol or anything like that. I just think about the people that lose weight and you can tell, with me I still look fat. When I walk my belly still jiggles. I am just disgusted and in a funk. I'm just not motivated right now.
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    @MAMACHAE74 - I can relate to your frustration. I'm sure you agree that we are influenced as what a "healthy body" should look like based on what's accepted in the culture. The way others look and how quickly they lose weight shouldn't be our standard. You are unique in every way.
    For me weight loss happened when I realized that starvation and treadmill suicide were not going to work. I had to feed my body the nutrition it needed to build muscle. Then my body started giving up the fat.
    Be encouraged! EVERYONE can lose fat.
    1704 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/26/2013 10:08:57 AM
    thanks for the positive suggestions. I have started walking 1.5 miles during my two break periods at work just to break up the monotony of sitting ( I have a desk job ). I increased the amount of weight that I use when I work out lifting as heavy as I possibly can, I will see in about 2 months if this puts me on the road of losing. I don't know if I said it before, but I am trying to shave about a minute off of my mile and I feel like losing some pounds will help me do this. Thanks again for the support. emoticon
    1778 days ago
    I just want to say that I blog just to blog. do not look and criticize my food diary, if I choose to eat a cheeseburger from Wendy's or something from carl's jr. I will. Do not assume that I do not understand the difference between how a body burns veggies vs. "junk". I think that if you had all the answers you wouldn't be tracking your calories obsessively! Please feel free to not post reply's to my blog.

    Thank you!
    1782 days ago
    Oh how many times over the years I have said the exact same thing. At one point my excuse was "it's hard to lose weight over 40".

    Be brutally honest with yourself about what you are eating, learn to read labels and know portion sizes. It adds up. Especially if you are eating out more than one or two days a week. Eat more calories earlier in the day rather than in the evening.

    Look at your activity, can you bump it up? Your body gets used to the same activities and stops responding. I feel I am in the best shape I have been in in years and yet some of the spark people videos still kick my butt so I keep doing them.

    The scale would not move for me even though I was doing some workouts. I started adding in two 10-15 minute walking breaks at work in addition to my workouts.

    Strength training is SO important! If you don't have access to a gym or weights, use soup cans, milk cartons filled with water. Regular strength training helps you burn calories at rest.

    I can relate to how you are feeling. It can be done. You have to fight for it. You are with it! Do not give up!


    1785 days ago
    Not a good feeling but keep pushing. Sometimes it takes a while to see our efforts.
    Your trying and thats what counts. emoticon
    1785 days ago
  • CAROL494
    We all go through tough times like you are dealing with now. Just hang in there. emoticon
    1787 days ago
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