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Drained and stressed

Sunday, July 07, 2013

So, is anyone else feeling drained? I was a little better today but I still have this feeling that I need a break from the stress of losing weight. I feel like I'm constantly working out, thinking about working out or about what I should and shouldn't eat. I really have to fight hard not to weigh in everyday. I'm so afraid I'm going to gain. I know it's just a number but for the most part that's what we're all here for. Right?

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FORGIVENDOTK 7/14/2013 10:29PM

    I totally know how you feel. I hit a similar mental roadblock earlier in the year and stopped everything. I was just tired of it all. Just remember that whatever you do, you're going to be doing for a lifetime so try to focus on changes that you know you can and will do for the rest of your life. You can do it! emoticon

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LUCYLU22 7/14/2013 7:23PM

    I think your dear husband it right! The scale is definitely NOT the boss, and especially NOT the judge of who you are! YOU ARE AMAING! Look at your wonderful accomplishments, allow yourself time to have fun, and enjoy that even though you many NOT be quite where you want to be, you have come a long way on your journey to good health! It also may be time to hide the scale!

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LCDM83 7/12/2013 9:03PM

    Sometimes you need to give yourself a mini-break. Take a day off and chill, take a nap, or switch to yoga from cardio for a day. It is normal to feel that way. I've sure been there! Take your break and then wipe yourself off and start again the next day. Sometimes a good google for a motivational quote can pull you past it. Take care!

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KAB7801 7/11/2013 10:24PM

I think about how much I'm working out all the time and if I am getting enough calories or too much
Or I have to get my steps in
It can be very nerve racking
But we are doing it and it works for me!

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WALKINGBYFAITH2 7/10/2013 10:36PM

    Time to hide that scale, my friend!! Sometimes I want to hide mine in the trash can... emoticon ! You are an incredible woman who has done amazing things on this journey to health. It is okay to take a breath and spend some time reflecting on what you have achieved, and what your original goals were. Of course, we all have a number in our minds, but the other stuff is probably way more important. Learning to enjoy the healthy habits you have formed is huge. If you are not enjoying the workouts, then take advantage of the summer weather to try something different that seems fun. If you never lost another pound, you would still be someone who could feel great about their body and fitness level, and rightfully so! emoticon

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LJR4HEALTH 7/8/2013 9:32PM

    Oh Yeah I do get drained & burned out that's why i keep fighting the same 10 pounds Hugs ! I also think this heat is draining us from all enegry we had I get lazy during the summer


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FITAT50 7/8/2013 1:55PM

    I've been there Sherree, it comes and goes for me. When I think back to where I was I'll do what it takes to not go there again. Some days are harder than others and I feel sorry for myself not being able to eat the same as I used to.

Try weighing every other day or only on the days where you know you were off on your calories the day before. You have to start trusting that you are doing the right things and know the scale will reflect that.

When I reached my goal weight and was maintaining I didn't have to think about food so much. I knew what foods I could eat without gaining and stuck to certain meals with an occasional treat. It does get easier, hang in there!

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LJOYCE55 7/8/2013 8:14AM

  Yes, we all get to that point some time. I hope you are able to get past it and start fresh very soon. Good luck.

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MYKIDSRSWEET 7/8/2013 12:33AM

    I do get tired of it sometimes, and so does my family! But...I keep plugging along.

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VIPERSWEB 7/7/2013 10:56PM

    This can be a draining process. Try to focus on a small goal - and, as hard as it is, place the larger goal out of your mind. I found that by focusing on small things, I can work to the bigger goals at my own pace. And when I slip - like i have the last few days - I just figure out what my small goal is going to be and focus on that. Good luck!

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PARROTHEAD66 7/7/2013 9:46PM

    Sweetheart, you are looking GREAT! The scale is not the judge or boss of you, feel good and happy about all the progress you have made and focus on your own personal journey; not about the weight. You are such an inspiration to so many and it is amazing how much you can do in one day. Love yourself and keep that chin up girl! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!

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