I lost and regained the same 20 pounds on probably eight different occassions. I finally lost 60 and gained back 10. I'm back to working on those 10 and an additional 15. I'm going to do it, no matter what it takes. For me and for most of us, this is a life long thing. I came to terms with a few things: 1) I'd rather die trying than die having given up (sounds morbid but you know what I mean) 2) I (and you) are still so much better off than we were a few years ago 3) Focus on the positive---what you have accomplished 4) Find some activity you like 5) Don't accept your family's larger clothes---just say, "I won't be in them long; you might want to give them to someone else who'll make more use out of them". 6) No matter what your size, find something to like about yourself and think about the good features you have. DON'T EVER COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS.
GOAL: To be at my goal weight by the end of September. Mini goal: -5 by the end of May Reward: A new Zumba shirt!!!!
First off welcome to SP. This is a great site with many tools to help you on this journey to a healthier lifestyle. You didn't mention if you are staying with WW if so I believe there is a team on SP for WW members. Losing weight is hard and keeping it off is not easy, but doable. We all get discouraged along the way, but we need to remember that negative thoughts lead to negative actions and in order to move forward we need to change out thoughts which will lead to positive actions. By posting here you are already becoming positive. YOU are worth the effort to become healthy. Take one day at a time. Make a plan with a couple of goals and work on them. When I first started I tracked everything I ate. Looking back I can see what I was doing wrong and have tweaked my eating habits. I also started drinking more water and exercising a minimum of 10 minutes a day. From there I kept tweaking my plan so it works for me. There is no one size fits all plan. You will find everyone is very helpful giving support and encouragement when needed. Best of luck on this journey and if there is anything I can do to help you along the way....just contact me.
Barb "Sweat is FAT crying"
"Exercise is not a means to an end. It's a tool for living YOUR best Life"
I've been around the block so many times with the whole weight loss thing that I've become super discouraged. Long story short - last year I lost 50 lbs! I've gained by 15. In the meantime, my mom and sister have lost over 80 lbs and my sister is becoming a leader with Weight Watchers because of her amazing success. While I'm happy for them, I feel like such a failure in comparison. I am now the "fat one" in the family. They get to pass their "fat clothes" to me and I can't even wear them. Discouragement and frustration have led me here. I need help - I'm not good at the whole lone ranger thing - so I am blatantly asking for friends to encourage, confront, and keep me moving and losing. My ultimate goal is to be healthy and active and comfortable in my own skin. I have no illusions about skinniness or being beautiful, but I do want to be ALIVE and well! At this point, I am all in... I have to be.
Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone (myself, others, food, weight) put a harness of slavery on you. Gal. 5:1
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