I’m feeling a bit frustrated again today.
Since returning to SparkPeople in February I’ve been trying to learn the weight loss dance…
… 2 steps forward, 1 step back
… or is it 1 step forward, 2 steps back?
I seem to be really good at the “Going in circles” move
I guess I’ve just never been much of a dancer.
Every day I track my food
And watch my diet
I participate in Spark Team challenges with gusto
I write blogs and post on my teams regularly
One of my teammates on the current challenge I’m participating in reported enthusiastically that she had lost 9 pounds while on the challenge. I was really excited for her and decided this morning to check the scale for my progress.
I’ve gained 2 pounds
I’m now only 2 pounds less than I was when I started in February
I had my thyroid removed in 2001 and weight loss became very difficult. My doctor told me I wouldn’t be able to successfully lose
Spark dietitian Becky told me it would be difficult and suggested I try keeping my daily calorie count between 1200 and 1300. That’s a really tight range! No luck after trying that either.
I joined a Thyroid support team for awhile but after reading several articles the site directed me to I only got more frustrated and depressed.
I want so badly for this to work and I feel like I’m pushing against a rock
I don’t give up easily. I won’t quit SparkPeople because the people and things I find here are important to me
I’m starting to feel like perseverance is my middle name.
I just wish success was my first.
I keep thinking that if I keep practicing the dance I’ll find the secret and the rock will move.
And I’ll find the “me” that’s been hidden for so long.