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6/5/13 6:09 P

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alsgirl4 i'm right with you. been watching and weightwatchering and going to gym a lot (mixing it up somewhat) and gaining. just now saw a 1 lb loss sigh emoticon

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6/5/13 12:24 P

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I struggle with the scale! I can't get past this plateau! I have watched my portion size you name it and I just gained 4 pounds. All the weight and then some I lost in the past month! I am frustrated!

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6/4/13 9:42 A

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get so frustrated

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6/3/13 6:27 P

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when my friends seem to be able to eat whatever they want to and stay skinny. or lose 5 pounds at the drop of a hat

All the so called "secrets of success"will not work ... unless you do.




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6/3/13 6:09 P

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Travel, changes in routine, and eating out make it hard for me to stay on track. Logging in, answering trivia questions, and TRACKING my food and fitness help to get me back on track--thank goodness!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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6/3/13 3:47 P

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I have no willpower

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6/3/13 9:32 A

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Me! Sometimes I just dont feel like it!

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6/2/13 10:28 P

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Physical disabilities and motivation.

Eileen

Slow & steady makes a winner of us. Even if we hit pitfalls, get up. Know that a new day is right around the corner.
Try to be all that you can be. Work at it a day at a time.

"Be not afraid of going slow; be afraid if standing still" (Chinese Proverb)

With God all things are possible.

If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
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6/2/13 6:08 P

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Not being consistent with anything, healthy eating or exercise. It seems to be a constant struggle.

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6/2/13 2:19 P

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Mine is not being able to go walking.

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6/2/13 2:17 P

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have you had the expanded thyroid test, not just the basic one?

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6/2/13 2:09 P

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I agree with cubbibug. it is just sooooo hard to keep going when i gain and lose the same 3 pounds and there fore see no difference. i also seem to be tired all the time and i dont know why - my blood work is fine. but i try to push myself. but i so rarely make those 10k steps. i wish i could push harder but asthma kicks in if i do. so i'm trying to change it up. went to annapolis last week and walked for a long time - did the 10k steps but took a while. did baltimore yesterday. only did 7900 steps. will go to gym today i guess. but seeing no change, that's the hardest.

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6/2/13 1:38 P

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Time management! I can easily do 2+ hours of exercise in a day, but working that around work and housework and yardwork and time with my hubby means that invariably one of those balls gets dropped. I always feel like I should be doing something else, no matter what it is that I am doing.

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6/2/13 11:23 A

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Hi I am new to this group but not to Spark People.

My biggest struggle is fatigue and pain from osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia, diabetes, etc. My doctor has prescribed a medication called Xenical. I have to watch my fat content as it blocks 30% of your body fat and exits through the bowel. I have been on this a week. Thought this was the better recourse since I didn't want to have bariatric surgery.
I have been doing quite well so far. It is such a slow process I wish I could go out and walk but the last few days the weather being rainy, humid has put me so fatigued.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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You are what you make yourself. Your motivation is yourself. What you want is your motivation for losing weight. This comes from within. Apparently someone mentioned to me there is no such thing as will power. The power is YOU.


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6/2/13 10:59 A

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What causes me to Struggle is when I see NO physical difference for the efforts & changes I make. It's frustrating.

I'm Not Where I Need to Be...BUT...Thank God I'm NOT Where I Used to Be!


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6/2/13 10:34 A

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I'm the primary caregiver to my husband and MIL making it impossible for me to get away from home to a gym. And as for walking in my neighborhood there are a couple of dogs I'm scared of and I've already seen a rattlesnake so the woods are out.
So I'm mostly stuck inside when not doing yard work. (away from the woods)

Jeanut in Ga
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6/2/13 10:14 A

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Exercise--because, even to ride my stationary bike requires assistance from my dear husband. I am a high-maintenance woman in that he has to spend so much time on me.

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6/2/13 9:19 A

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I'm thinking I feel defeated before I even start because hypothyroid makes it so slow.

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6/2/13 9:17 A

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Worries about my children have always caused me to struggle. I am good with exercise but often eat a bit more than I should.

"The world is one country and mankind its citizens" one of the many truths spoken by Baha'u'llah and "Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul."


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6/2/13 9:12 A

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At present my right knee and left hip, which cause my back to scream. PAIN is annoying and tiring. I am very motivated to get the weight off to relieve the pressure on these joints.
I am eating the most healthy of my life and losing weight. Looking forward to walking and working out again. Especially water aerobics!

In GOD We Trust Choose To Lose
"If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
-General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian


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6/2/13 8:48 A

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Family issues I tend to do for them before myself

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6/2/13 8:29 A

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Emotional stuff keep rearing it's ugly head. That and injury or an arthritic flare-up. When I get this I have to go carefully back into exercise and I find that frustrating.

Taking two steps forward and one step back is still progress!SP


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6/2/13 6:54 A

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Sometimes, the slow progress is not motivating enough to keep doing the 'right thing'. Also, when progress is hindered by illness or injury.

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Motivation is what i struggle with at times...othertimes I can be totally focused and on to it....

LYN
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6/2/13 2:24 A

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For me it would probably be lack of motivation. If I were more motivated to lose weight I would eat better. Of course with my knee break last year it makes walking more of a struggle so exercising is more difficult.

I will NOT GIVE UP though!!

How about you? What causes you to Struggle?

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