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What happened?

Saturday, April 05, 2014

I have to face the fact that I have stopped losing weight. I am not entirely upset because I have lost 36 pounds and for me that is a lot. In looking back at what happened to stop my weight loss, I realize that I have stopped trying to lose weight. I stopped watching my calories and daily exercise. I have enjoyed being at this weight rather than the old 303 lbs. Then I thought back to when I stopped losing weight other times that I have tried. It was the same old thing. I stopped because I had had some success and was enjoying it. Then, I began to slip back into my old ways and started complaining that I just couldn't lose weight and keep it off.

I cannot let myself fall into this trap again. I know if I lose another 36 pounds, I will be even happier with my weight than I am now. I cannot allow myself to stop trying to lose weight yet and when I do, I will need to set into place a plan to keep the creeping scales from climbing again.

I must find a way to keep from being content where I am.

As I write this, my hubby came in and laid 3 bite size snickers on my desk. A testimony to the fact that he knows that I have stopped also. Got to love him. He supports me no matter which way I go. didn't know I was so apparent. I must go put them back into the sack and do some exercise.

Keep me in your thoughts and prayers.

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    Let it be your determination/motivation to continue with efforts to lose to weight. Like others have said and pat yourself on the back that those snickers went back in the bag.

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    1443 days ago
    I have adjusted my weight scale upwards so often because I, too, tend to become lazy and satisfied. We need to develop a deep, burning hunger, not for food, but for continued success, one pound at a time. emoticon -- Lou

    (P.S.: tell hubby to stop sabotaging your efforts and bring you a piece of fruit next time!)
    1446 days ago
  • SHERYLP461
    Hummm, that makes me think, have I also stopped trying? I am walking or hiking as usual, but the food seems to creeping back up along with the little treats. My hubby also supports me, but he loves his sweets. He however, can stop at one. I cannot and have to have them out of mind.
    Thinking this one over.
    1447 days ago
    Great insight. It's so easy to stop trying and settle in to the comfort of our successes. My knees don't hurt each time I get up from a chair. I can walk farther, faster and easier without getting out of breath. Put those in a box with a bow next to the Snickers and those are the ones worth picking up. The good feeling I get from physical freedom tastes sooooo sweet.

    1447 days ago
    Wishing you grand success as you find your way again!
    1447 days ago
    Every day is a new day and can be Day 1 again. Try to remember how you were feeling at 303 lbs and let that be your motivation to losing another 36. We, as humans, become complacent all too quickly. Don't give in to it and get yourself back on track. I know emoticon
    1447 days ago
    Identifying and recognizing the problem is over half the battle of defeating the problem.
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