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Why is this so hard?

Monday, May 20, 2013

One day I feel great and very motivated... the next I get one the scale and I feel like crap and very discouraged. One day my pants fit great... the next not so much. I was hoping to be further along with my journey by now and instead I go back and froth. next week is my birthday (35th at that) and I wanted to be in "one-derland" by then... but that is not happening unless I stop eating and that is not going to happen.

This week I started to use my new Fitbit and I love it but what I learned is that there is a science to all this weight loss stuff and I need to find out what it is for me. What is my magical calorie intake and see weight loss.

I also have learned I need to make my calories count... just because I have 400 calories left for the day does not mean I should eat French fries... but the question is what should I eat at 8pm that is not bad for me but will help with meeting my calorie intake goal.

Why can this not be easy for me? I have a friend that came over yesterday and by eating 2000 calories a day she has lost 50 pounds since January (now she has a lot more weight to lose than I do) I have a co-worker who has lost 30 pounds doing the same things I do for exercise ... what am I doing wrong?

Just feeling down on my self today... this to shall pass but I have to figure out how to loss this weight... emoticon

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MENOPAT 5/24/2013 7:15AM

  Can I copy and paste this? This is how I feel. It's a yoyo situation both physically and emotionaly. I thought too for my 35 birthday in June I would have a "wow" factor to show. Not at all.

We are doing renovations and I had a new schedule this week (this is why I was "silent" since last week). It all went down... Again.

I start to wonder if I should join' Weight Watchers. At least WW online. Going to the meetings doesn't fit in my schedule. Spark is awesome, but I don't commit to it.

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SUMMER2203 5/21/2013 6:58AM

    ahh this is how i have been feeling since i started!!! i feel like i am doing everything exactly by the books, even hitting the recommended calorie deficit each week -- all of my food is healthy -- wtffff!!! it has been almost 2 months and i have only lost 13 pounds. if you find something that works for you, LET ME KNOW!!!!

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KNIBARG 5/20/2013 1:08PM

    It is difficult, but you CAN do it. Two of my favorite night time snacks that fill me up when I have the night time munchies are Orville Redenbacher 100 calorie popcorn snack bags or a banana with 1 or 2 Tb of peanut butter. Something not to heavy, but with protein or fiber to help keep me full. Good luck on your journey -- emoticon

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GOLDENGLD 5/20/2013 9:31AM

    Stay positive! And don't eat the french fries!

I absolutely love love LOVE fatty, high calorie snack foods. It would be nothing for me to make a tray daily for my husband and I (before or after dinner) filled with salami, various cheeses, sour cream dips, crackers, chips, nuts and for visual affect - I would throw a few pieces of fruit on the tray. Alway lovely and OMG so full of calories and fat. And I am serious about this being an almost daily occurrence. Throw a couple of cocktails with it - and bam - I don't even want to think of the calorie consumption just for our little nightly snack.

Anyway - now when that snack bug bites me in the evening, I count out my Special K Chips serving and measure out 1-2 servings of hummas (depending on where I am for calories that day), add a few carrot strips, some apple slices and BAM - I have a full evening snack tray that will make me proud of myself tomorrow!

I'm not a seasoned SP member, and I have just started my journey for a healthier lifestyle - but I do know good habits so out-weigh bad habits.

Remember, one day, one hour, one minute, one choice - at a time! :)


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EBURGITE 5/20/2013 9:30AM

    you are so right...finding your "magic" calories in/out formula is HARD, and it changes as you change. we have to keep experimenting and keep moving forward.
i'd love to say it gets easier, but it hasn't for me. it's different hard, but it's WORTH it to keep fighting, even if it seems like you're losing the battle. don't give up. NEVER surrender. you will have great days, and not-so-great days. just keep moving forward. a slip-up now and then won't derail you, unless that slip-up means you give up. i view this as a life-long change, not a temporary thing. i'm not at my goal weight, but it's mind-boggling to think of how far i've come. if i focused on my "failure," at not weighing less, i would lose sight of my many successes, and the positive changes in my body and mind. honestly, changing how i think about myself is harder than controlling what goes in my mouth....and how i think about myself and life contributes sooooooo much--good and bad---to my success or failure.
you can do this!

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MAGIK0731 5/20/2013 9:07AM

    emoticon We all have those days so you aren't alone.

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THEEXERCISER 5/20/2013 8:54AM

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