Is it possible to not want to lose no matter how much you want to?
Friday, June 07, 2013
Is it possible to not want to lose weight no matter how much one wants to lose weight? Seriously.
I have in 3 years on SparksPeople lost a net of 3 pounds. That is a net of 1 pound per year. Prior to that I have been on weight watchers twice, low carb once and misc other attempts. I gained 50 pounds on them over the years.
One could say I have had far superior results on SparkPeople.
I know it is me. It is in my mind. I am the solution.
I got two donuts with coffee at Dunkin Donuts drive through. I do this often even though I go to DD thinking I am just getting coffee.
I get a medium frosty at Wendy's a couple times a week.
I am on a 7 day no candy streak. April was a 30 day no candy streak. May - well I ate a lot of candy at work, at home and driving in between. I have an unlimited free supply of Hershey's and Reese's products.
I think pizza is a great idea everytime it is suggested.
I think chinese is a great idea everytime it is suggested.
I think Olive Garden is a great idea - I'll plan on being careful going in and walk out with the remains of the Tour of Italy meal.
I think Texas Roadhouse is a good idea anytime they are open.
Still reading - thanks!
I am the problem. Am I the solution? I know I can drop 50 pounds in less than a year. I also know I can gain it back in less than a year.
I am frustrated with me. Am I close to giving up and eating myself to death - I like to think not but the donut crumbs on the car floor say otherwise. So do the McDonalds breakfast sandwich wrapper crunch up in the McDonald's bag in the back.
I need a plan, a mission I say - just like the failed ones in the past - sabotaged by I.
I'll post a follow up blog tomorrow.
Lose2Win team is the only reason I have lost 3 pounds and stopped the gaining.
Great team with motivating challenges.
Member Comments About This Blog Post
Been there, done that, got the 4x t-shirt. I'll share my favorite motivator with you. It's on my spark page . The dr is talking to his overweight patient " which fits your busy schedule best, an hour a day exercising or 24 hours a day of dead?"
You can do this, Paul!
1195 days ago
Honestly I think we have all been where you are. Its very difficult in this fast paced life we live to make sure we have healthy choices and options with us at all times. AND regardless of how much I like fruit, it will never taste as good as a nice big piece of cheesecake to me. BUT that being said I know in my heart that I cant go on like this. In the 8 years I have been with my husband I have gained 60 pounds! That's a lot! and what if I keep gaining? I mean, what if he has to roll me out of the door to get me anywhere!?! I joke, but its scary. I think about my son and that I want to be around to see him grow up, and also I want to be able to give him a brother or sister, which has not happened, and everyone says its because of my weight. I think that when you come to a breaking point you will jump on full speed and you will see the weight drop off! Youre right, it can come back easily, but I think if you work that hard to get it off, you wont want to let yourself put it back on. Its a long journey but we are all in this together! I will be praying for you, and I ask that the Lord would be your strength and your nourishment on this journey and that you would have the willpower to stay on track! I know you can do it! One day, one step, one choice at a time!
1205 days ago
I'm the same way. I started Spark People in 2006. I think my starting weight was 172. I got down to 163 by following the 17 Day Diet. I am now back to 166. I keep telling use,f I want to lose weight. I exercise and track my food. Tracking g doesn't do any good if you don't stop when you reach the limit for the day.
I am the reason I am overweight. I am the only one who can lose this weight for me. I can control what goes in my mouth.
Together, WE can be strong and do this. Let's work together to
These extra pounds to the curb!
1205 days ago
I can really relate. I can go for pizza, Chinese, Olive Garden and Texas Roadhouse anytime. They're hard to resist because they are so good. There are a lot of days that my husband and I are so exhausted at the end of the day that we tend to grab take out because we don't have the energy to cook. The funny thing is is that making a salad is just as easy as take out and the more you do it the easier it gets. This is something we're still working on. The best suggestion I can make to you is to challenge yourself. Here are some ideas. Don't go to Dunkin Donuts for one week. Try a new recipe once a week. Don't go out for dinner for one month unless for a special occasion. Instead of cutting out eating out all at once, try doing it slowly. Hang in there. YOU CAN DO IT!! I look forward to your update.
1206 days ago
Comment edited on: 6/8/2013 1:10:27 PM
Just perusing through the SP article archives, there were over 50 articles that dealt with what WE are going through. You can distill them down to one sentence: WE cannot do this alone! On my first attempt at weight loss, I had a workout buddy. We met 4 days a week for an hour of ground-pounding, iron lifting, crunching sweat. I went from 245 to 217 in 5 months. Well, she's moved away. I have yet to find a solid workout buddy.
It's good to know we are not in this alone, BUT, that's not going to help shed the pounds. Long distance workout buddies, like SP, need to be truly accountable, 100% of the time, with each other!
1207 days ago
You can do this, my friend. Pick one goal that is very reachable and work towards it. Track it. Post about it. Be very accountable for any success or slip ups. When you've reached that goal, set another. Make them simple. Mine for now? Drink water. Track nutrition. (Note that doesn't say eat on plan, it just says write what I eat...) You'd be surprised how that alone can change some habits.... =) Most of all, avoid Dunkin Donuts!!! And Chocolate!!! You can do this!!!!
1207 days ago
Comment edited on: 6/7/2013 11:16:13 PM
I understand where you are coming from... I'm dealing with the same issues!!
1207 days ago
-I need a plan, a mission I say - just like the failed ones in the past - sabotaged by I.-
The best advice I can give you is: You are not alone.
I also sabotage myself often especially after any kind of notable success! I just keep trying to rewrite those habits and won't quit until I do! I will cross my fingers for you!
1207 days ago
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