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!!!
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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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.
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.
Florence, Hamilton, ON
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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.
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)
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."
current weight: 141.0
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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
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?
"Not Perfection but Progress" in my lifestyle changes.
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