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Depressed & No Motivation

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I made the mistake of stepping on the scale this morning. I promised myself I would only weigh myself weekly on Saturdays.

Well.... not only haven't I lost any weight in 11 days, I gained.


I know I have been eating a few things here and there that I haven't counted. I have to STOP giving into these impulses, and the "screw it" attitude and really stick to tracking EVERY single thing I eat.

The Plantar Faciitis thing has me aggravated as well. Not being able to walk daily has me bummed. I have been swimming but I guess it's not enough.

To say I'm depressed about this is an understatement. I have been fighting to stay positive since last Saturday's weigh in when I didn't lose any weight.

It doesn't help that my face is breaking out like crazy and I'm hormonal as all get out. My body is still adjusting to the hysterectomy I had last October.

Today's pre-emptive weigh in just sank whatever motivation and positive thinking I had left. I'm sitting here at work on the verge of tears.

Life is hard enough, it's even harder when you're disappointed in yourself.
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  • MIRAGE727
    This isn't a sprint, it's a marathon. Perseverance & patience is everything. In order to make a difference, I had to change my lifestyle big time and stay with it no matter what. We get what we put into it. Stay strong!
    1584 days ago
    I just think I'm having "one of THOSE days" today. How an inanimate object (the scale) has become such a bone of contention in my life is something I need to harness emotionally.

    When I get out of work today I'm going home and getting the bicycle out for a ride. Maybe a good sweat is called for here. And I'll DEFINITELY stay away from the scale until Saturday!

    1584 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    Yuo can weighyourself every day and the scale wilgive you a different weight. Just like a job evaluation, you should not have been surprised by it! Know, that, in three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” If it were easy, everybody would be doing it! Hard make it all worth it in the end! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1584 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/22/2013 10:33:47 AM
    the scale won't always tell us we're doing well, even if we ARE. finding non scale victories to celebrate will help a LOT. i'd encourage you to work on just a few habits at a time. i'd love to be one of those success stories, where i lost it all, kept it off, and it was no big deal. it's been a roller coaster rider for me. stops and starts, ups and downs, self-discovery, all on a very steep learning curve. my story is more like i lost a bunch, learned a lot, plateaued for a long time, gained some back during a very stressful time, but overall my eating is drastically different, so i'm going to claim it a victory, anyway.
    injuries make it really hard to keep exercising. feet issues make it almost impossible. do you enjoy biking? that seems to put less stress on my feet (and joints). spark people has videos for chair workouts, and other low-impact exercising.
    i hope you can find ways around your challenges, and move forward.
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    1585 days ago
    Please do not be disappointed in yourself....I am 2 lbs up from my low to...we all have cycles, but don't give are doing great....I appreciate your post on my blog and will be more diligent about tracking, I have to be, If I don't track everything I tend to go right back to my old habits, feeding freenzies, etc....

    I know about being emotional about it, try to change your presective....that is what I have to do, focus on the glass half you are up 2 but overall you are down....celebrate that...

    Email me if you want to chat more, I am here for you...


    Oh and avoid that scale until Saturday....
    1585 days ago
  • BETHV61
    I know exactly how you are feeling. With our move, I haven't been able to do my workouts and I've been eating whatever is quick and easy and that usually means fattening foods. I weighed myself last week and gained also.
    I also know how you feel about your foot injury too. I have a torn meniscus and with the moving it's killing me.
    Just realize that it didn't take you a short time to gain weight and it won't take a short time to lose it. You can't beat yourself up for every slip up. Just keep at it. You know the saying 1 step forward 2 steps back. As long as you keep going forward you will see a difference. Eat lots of fruits and veggies and drink lots of water. Give yourself a treat once a week too. Once this move is over I'll be getting back into hopefully walking and lifting light weights. Just do what you can :) emoticon
    1585 days ago
  • MJRVIC2000
    Live for Jesus every day because He died for You and has gone and prepared a place for You. God Bless YOU! Vic.
    1585 days ago
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