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I've hit a wall

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

I just posted this in my BLC 23 chat room, and thought I may as well include it in my blog section. I always find it helpful to look through my old blogs to see where I had successes, failures, what worked, what didn't, etc.

I've been feeling pretty "blah" about weight loss this week. I've been on track and losing for 4 straight months. And now my inner 3 year old is saying "I'm tired of this! I don't WANNA eat well and exercise anymore!" I'm doing my very best to ignore this voice in my head. As my quote says, "if you're tired of starting over, stop giving up". It's been pretty smooth sailing up to this point, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised that I'm hitting a bit of a wall.

I've lost a significant amount of weight 3 times in my life (I'm not counting losing 10-15 lbs which I've done a million times). The first was 27 lbs, then 30 lbs, then 27 lbs. After that, I gained all the weight back (and then some) each time. Guess how much I've lost so far this time? 28 lbs. For some reason this is a big hurdle for me to get over. I want this time to be different. I want to get through this rough patch and keep going. And I definitely don't want to gain the weight back again.
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    You can do it. We're here for you.
    1471 days ago
    It is great that you have been losing for 4 straight months, last month I maintained the same weight for two weeks finally lost on the third only to gain it back this week. Which can be frustrating and puts me to the point of saying what is the point and just giving up. But like our challenge this week about posting non scale victories we have to look at what else we can do that we couldn't do before we started this challenge. Granted exercise is not always fun, but try doing something different. Dancing is a great way to burn some calories and have fun.

    You can do this, don't give up. You will break through that hump!
    1473 days ago
    Hang in there. Finding a new kind of class might ignite your spark. I'm not sure what there is in Stratford but I know at the Spa they have the TRX training that people at work are going crazy over. Maybe a different class will help. Hope you get over your hump. You got this.
    1473 days ago
    oh my gosh, you've been losing for 4 straight months? Keep going! If I can keep going while I'm in a 3 month plateau (which I am), you can keep going while your consistently losing weight. That should be your incentive.

    If you've lost close to 30 pounds 3 times before, that means that you have to permanently change your lifestyle so you won't do it again. You need to stop the pattern. Which means, sorry to say, your gonna have to find a way to NOT get tired of eating right and exercising. If your not excited about exercising, you haven't found your passion. Find an exercise that you can't wait to do. It will make the chore of exercise easier.

    I've lost 30 lbs. 4 times myself. And just like you, I hit a wall after 30 lbs. and then gained it back. This time I decided I needed to make a permanent life change. I found my exercise passion and I am currently down 50 lbs. I still have 20 or 30 more to lose, but I am not giving up. When you change your life, you can't give up.

    Don't give up. You only have 3 lbs. to get over your hurdle! You'll feel so good when you get over it. I'm so envious of you. You have the chance to be fit and healthy while you are still young. When I was in my early 30's I wish I had the strength to change my life and get healthy, instead of waiting until I was in my late 40's. My goal is now to be fit by 50.

    adding you as a friend. I want to hear about your next milestone. Which I know there will be! Stay strong and good luck!
    1473 days ago
  • ALMOM68
    You CAN do it . . . recognizing this "pattern" is the first step to overcoming it. Take a deep breath, reflect and keep moving forward, one step at a time. emoticon
    1473 days ago
  • MALAMI518
    I've been there several times on this journey (and several other journeys as well). Give yourself something to keep you going. Switch something up or take a rest day or find something special that you can do for yourself. Do not give up! You are worth the work, and, as you said, you don't want to start over.

    If there is a special food or treat that you want and will truly enjoy, you can work your daily nutrition around it. If you just want to eat and eat, find something that you can eat in quantities that will satisfy you without derailing all your progress.

    If you need a rest from your exercise, plan some rest days into your schedule. Taking a rest day is healthy and doesn't mean that you'll never go back to it.

    The path to healthy is not always straight or without obstacles. Take a quick detour if you need to, but don't stray too far.

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    1473 days ago
    emoticon Crush that inner voice of no's ! I have to each day I can so relate! emoticon stingrays got your back!
    1473 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/9/2013 6:42:02 PM
    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. emoticon emoticon
    1473 days ago
  • EWL978
    So, give yourself a day or two and get yourself happy....then come back. We'll still be here and be happy to welcome you home!!
    1473 days ago
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