I had a WOOSH this week, and lost 5 pounds. So now, I'm down 24.5 pounds in 4 months. Still doesn't seem as quick as I would like, but I'll take it. I definitely feel better and my clothes are feeling better.
Sorry i haven't posted here in awhile -- I didn't realize people were still responding to this thread (I don't seem to get email notifications when people reply -- don't know what that's about).
"As we think, so we become"
I will not quit.
Fitness Minutes: (30) Posts: 20 7/12/07 8:07 P
Congratulations on your success and weight loss. I am so excited that you were able to do this and it may seem slow to you but today is day 3 for me and I am just taking each day one day at a time. I will be so excited if I can accomplish some numbers like you both are showing. Great job. It is motivating to me in my task just to see you being successful. There is hope for me too. Maureen
Ohiomom, you are the best! I know that last message was meant for someone else, but it really helped me too. I have been a member of SP for a long time but as you know, just started posting this week and just "got serious" about losing this weight. I too wish it could go faster but as she stated, it isn't healthy etc etc. It's that instant gratification that we want to see results right away. I'm feeling it too!
current weight: 298.8
Fitness Minutes: (59,751) Posts: 14,870 7/8/07 5:05 P
Sue I am sure I am not the only one who can say this, but "I feel the exact same way". I have been at this since November 06 and have lost about 30 lbs. I do so wish it would go faster, but is doesnt and I lose some then stagnate for many weeks, then lose some more. Right now I am at the stagnate part. I keep telling myself, I have lost inches and I have been off insulin for 6 months now and I have not needed to take the glipizide for several weeks. These are all good signs in addition to having good BS numbers every morning.
Basically what I am saying is, I understand, beleive me I understand. If you are able to tell yourself it is worth it, and to keep staying on track, perhaps give up a treat or find a way to have that treat be healthier, then you have the motivation, just need to employ it a bit. My motivation is a family trip to Disney this December, I want to be able to have fun and not drag my family down with my health issues. So, I have pictures of Mickey and Minnie through my house as a reminder of my motivator.
Sparkmail me anytime you need to. I will do my best to bring you up.
Also I tell myself that "I do not give myself permission to fail" and stopping would be failure.
Sue, you are doing great! Remember that what you are doing is a lifestyle change and once you've learned to eat healthy, you'll never have to "diet" again! Just take one day at a time and it will happen. Keep reading the articles, especially the ones on motivation - they keep me positive. I've been at a plateau for a month due to a back muscle spasm and being unable to exercise - I'm learning that exercise is an important part! Hang in there!
Try recording measurements and following the change there. Also set up a great reward for the next 10# that you lose. Something that you normally wouldn't do for yourself but would love to have. It can be as expensive as you want or something simple like an hour completely to yourself. Best of luck.
1-31-06 began SPARK at 292#-11#
MY MOTIVATION - My 8 yr old son said, "Mom I love you, will you play with my kids when I get married?"
I've lost 19.5 pounds since 3/22/07 by exercising, and eating "reasonably", seeing a nutritionist and therapist to work on my behavioral food issues. People are starting to notice, and that feels great. And, I know that I feel better. But, I just wish that I was further along in my journey. I wish that I had lost more weight than I have. That being said, I also recognize that if I kept up this pace, I would probably lose between 60 and 80 pounds in a year, which would be fabulous. Even then, I wouldn't be at goal, but it would make a huge difference in my life.
I *know* that gaining all of this weight didn't happen overnight. I also know that my weight loss (1-2 pounds per week) is the "recommended" amount for losing weight that will stay off. I also know that the way I am losing weight and making modifications is livable for me right now.
HOWEVER, I just wish it went quikcer! I want to have lost a BOAT LOAD of weight by now. That being said, I don't think I am willing to cut more calories, or exercise more. (although I know that I am willing to cut out some of the sweets that I've been adding into my plan when at parties, etc.) I feel my motivation slipping....
I want to have the type of attitude that my progress is more important than the number on the scale, and that I'm doing great. I want to feel more positive, but I just don't.
Can anyone offer any suggestions to feel better, stay motivated, positive, and be happy with my progress?
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