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The rambling of a crazy woman.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

I don't know what it is, but I cannot stick with an exercise regimen! I get super excited about doing stuff, then just taper off to doing nothing. I want to work out more, but it gets overwhelming with a 13 month old baby wanting to nurse and be held all the time.

I regret letting certain people know that I'm working on losing weight. Some of them have either ignored my blatant progress, or say snide things that make me feel like I haven't made any progress. I know I don't need anyone else's approval or praise (shoot, I know I'm doing well, that's all that matters) but it confuses me why people would be so rude.

On another note, is it normal for weight loss to slow down big time after a month or two? I'm down 20 lbs, but it's slowed to 1 lb per week instead of 2-3 like I was losing in the first month and a half. Not complaining!! Just wondering what to expect with this upcoming summer. Honestly, I'm surprised how quickly the pounds are going away. I used to be one of those people that thought exercise cancelled out a crappy diet, and thought I didn't have to track condiments when keeping track of calories. So since I'm following SP's plan by the letter, I'm actually surprised to see how well it works!

Wow, this blog post has been one rambling mess.
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    Not at all. Thanks for the pep talk. It helps to see what others are doing. emoticon
    1694 days ago
    You are doing great! And it is a good idea to mix up your routine so if you are getting bored find something else that excites you! Just keep on moving! And yes the scale will slow down. Some people get discouraged that not all of us can lose like they do on Biggest Loser. But slow and steady will win the race too...:) Have a GREAT losing weekend!!!
    1696 days ago
    It's easy for anyone to be overwhelmed by big changes, and adding in a young child will make it more difficult. Try doing small amounts of exercise, just 10 minutes at a time. Also, as your little one is becoming mobile, use her for exercise - dance while holding her, chase her around the house in a game of tag, play catch with foam balls - she'll throw them all over the place and you chase them down. Every one of these ideas will give you some exercise while also spending quality time with your daughter.

    As for the comments of friends/family, they might be afraid that you getting healthy will leave them behind. They might not even realize they're doing it. You can choose to ignore them and spend less time with them (if that's possible), opening yourself up to finding new people to bring closer to you for the support you need. You could also try speaking up to your friends and family, calmly and honestly explaining to them how you feel hurt by their actions and what you would like to get from them in the future for support. Sometimes we dive into a new journey and it takes over, which leads to us overwhelming those around us by talking about our journey when they aren't interested. It's possible that your enthusiasm is overwhelming and they would like to talk about other things instead. By talking to them about your feelings about their comments, you can find out their feelings and come to a mutual understanding.

    Yes, many people who see quick results in the beginning will hit a plateau. That's when it's important to keep pushing forward and trying new exercises and foods.
    1702 days ago
    I totally get what you are feeling! Don't let it get you down! Please don't! This is from a mom who has teenagers now! I wish I could go back and talk to myself and explain how unhappy I have been because of the weight and what others think means nothing. Yes, after a few months, you get use to your workout and you can lose more slowly. It is better to lose slowly because it stays off. You got this! Keep pushing. Even when the demands of the baby seem overwhelming, try and find time for you! Even if you have to break it down to 5 minutes at a time. 5 minutes is better than none! Good luck!! emoticon
    1702 days ago
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