You're exactly right! When I see that I've lost weight, it motivates me to do more. I walked this morning and had a decent breakfast of hard boiled eggs (three eggs, no yolks) and three slices of turkey bacon. I feel good with this high protein breakfast. Now if I could keep this successful feeling for lunch and dinner, especially dinner, I think my job is done. I try with all my might not to eat after 6 or 7 pm. I'm still afraid to get on the scale.
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Fitness Minutes: (49,231) Posts: 71 3/13/13 7:47 A
I just gained a pound and a half over one week's time. I know it doesn't sound like much, but it's still frustrating. I know why - I overdid it two days ago - but I have resolved to get back on track each time I slip, and the gain usually resolves within a few days. Also, I have a dog, like the previous poster, that motivates me to go for her regular walks!!
current weight: 142.5
Fitness Minutes: (8,815) Posts: 139 3/13/13 4:25 A
I have never worked with a trainer, but did regain the 15 lbs I lost last summer. It is a whole lot easier to "fall off the wagon" than to "get back on." The better weather makes walking outside more enjoyable. I have 2 dogs that I "motivate me" to go for long walks on the weekend.
One day at a time and each day gets easier (usually) to exercise and eat appropriately - especially once you start seeing results!
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Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 2 3/12/13 11:22 P
Two years ago I lost 38 lbs with the help of a personal trainer. I worked out at the fitness center 3 times a week for an hour. After changing jobs, I no longer was able to get to the center after work so I dropped my trainer. I have gained most of the weight I lost and can't bring myself to shop for larger size clothing. I feel as if I can't go back to my trainer until I've lost the weight; I don't want him to see that I've regained the weight. I have a treadmill at home but I find it difficult to make time to use it. Can anyone relate to my msg and if so, how have you gotten back on track?
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