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Working on Gaining a New Positive Outlook

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hi Peeps,

As some of you might know I have been struggling a ton over the past 6-8 months with pretty consistent weight gain. It started during the second half of the year at about 1 pound a week and has continued ever since. In the beginning I was hoping it was just the added muscle I was getting from my TRX class, weight training and boxing. But now it has grown into a much bigger concern.

My lowest wt. last year was 180. I have hit this weight a few times but have really struggled to maintain it or get past it. My usual set weight is about 190 or at least it has been for the past 3-4 years. But now I am hovering around 210 and it is a very uncomfortable place to be.

My clothes are tight, I mean really tight. It is not fun when you need to buy new underwear and bras cause you can no longer fit yours. This weekend that is my task! Also my depression is at a all time high and no matter what I eat (a little or a lot) I can not make any headway.

So today I vow to start working on my depression and work on creating daily happy moments so I can get out of this funk. I am not sure what this will look like but I do believe a happier outlook will help my body heal and hopefully help me to get control back over this weight issue.


I plan to post my weekly ideas and see what works for me.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ZEN_WOMAN 5/2/2013 4:51PM

    Still working hard to get out of my funk. Been reading Battlefield of the Mind to contemplate some of the underlying issues. I def. have been over eating which I need to also address. I am very hopeful that I can start feeling better and also get back under 200 pounds.

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LIS193 4/26/2013 12:40PM

    MJ, sorry to hear you are struggling.
Hang in there!!

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MISSROCKABILLY 4/26/2013 11:43AM

    I'm sorry to hear that you are still struggling with this so much. I've been struggling too, at least those times this year in which I've not just completely ignored my health due to school and stress.

I'm planning on recommitting to a healthy plan and more interaction here for the summer to set a good base before school starts again. Want to join me? We can check in with each other and try to keep each other on track.

Glad you are at least here again and formulating a plan!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 4/26/2013 1:32AM

    ((((((BIG HUGS))))))

It is hard, but you can do this. You've done it before, you already know you can do it.

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    I agree-better mood= emoticon better loss. Good luck & stay positive!

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ELLES26 4/25/2013 6:28PM

  Have you been tracking calories in and out? I find that having the fitbit to track my calories burned and logging all of my food with sparkpeople helps keep me sane when I don't see a correlation between my scale and my efforts. Good luck!

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