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Struggles of Losing Weight

Monday, December 16, 2013

How did I lose 64 pounds and then gain all but 5 pounds back?

How can I lose a few inches off my body, everywhere, and still feel like I am not getting anywhere?

Since November 1, 2013, I restarted my weight loss journey. I am down 19 pounds(not counting the 5 pounds mentioned previously).

I am constantly asking everyone around me if I am slimming down. "Am I slimming down? Are you sure? Are you lying to me?" My fiancé is actually getting frustrated with me asking, because I ask EVERY day!

Why is losing weight a constant struggle? Why can't it be smooth and easy to lose and keep off? Why is it a mind game? To make me feel like I am not losing anything or slimming down, when I actually am. The scale and measuring tape tells me that I am!

I have been working out every day since November 1st, with only one day of no exercise.

I need to keep pushing forward and figure out how to rethink and retrain my brain to stop making me think that I am not losing weight!

I need to get this weight off and never let it come back! I need to stay positive and tell myself that even if I get to the point of not caring, I need to care! I need to NOT relax when I get weight off(Like I did in July 2012, when I lost 64 pounds)!

From this day on, I will continue my progress until I am fit: Mind and Body.
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  • MACMOM57
    You can do. Relax a bit and go with what your doing. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
    1518 days ago
    I can sooooo relate to your blog - I lost 32kgs last year and by the time I restarted this year I had gained 28 back :-( I have great excuses but they are still just that excuses - soooo this year I am losing it slowly trying to stress less about the fact I have to re-lose weight I had lost and instead focus on little changes I can maintain for life - hopefully this time we will succeed together and be able to maintain our new embraced healthier happier lives for the long term xx

    1524 days ago
  • DEBLYNN323
    Stop stressing and look at how you have improved your awareness...

    Accept compliments. Let those be your indicators of success!

    Give yourself compliments....accentuate those areas of your body that you like, and tell yourself everyday!

    Remember...this is a journey. You didn't get to this place in one day. You will need to take time to get to your desired spot where you feel comfortable.

    You're doing awesome! Keep sparking!

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    1525 days ago
    love your wallpaper. i too struggle/

    just wanted to stop by and give support. emoticon
    1526 days ago
    Glad to see you back Christina.

    Don't worry so much about how you look...How you feel is a better gauge for your weight loss journey. If I were you, I'd stop asking Nate...then one day down the road when he tells you how good you look you'll be thrilled!

    Just relax and enjoy your journey. You know you're doing the right things, so enjoy the ride... emoticon
    1527 days ago
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