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Posts: 7,312 5/9/12 11:02 A
Yes but I know that giving up is not going to get me to my goals.
The road to success always has detours.
I know every single excuse not to eat right or exercise regularly - except for a good one. Bob Greene
current weight: 161.8
Posts: 3,083 5/9/12 7:32 A
Sometimes I do want to give up especially when I don't see that scale moving however I do it for my mom and my kids. My mom was never able to lose her weight and so I want to do it for both of us.
Wave Runners Challenge Start 2/17~ 171 Mid-way 4/13 -163 End 6/15 - 154 Total loss aim ~17 lbs
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be
current weight: 178.6
Posts: 14,544 5/8/12 8:06 P
right now I can say yes to that, the scale has not been my friend. But I think that it might be the meds I am taking. So it is just hang in there for now.
Nancy in Columbia,SC
"It's hard to beat a person that never gives up"...and I intend to be that person
Jesus loves me Amazing Grace Rock of Ages No, not one Some things never change You are God alone/how great is our God Move mountain, move When the rocks cry out Written in red
current weight: 196.0
Posts: 12,767 5/8/12 6:50 P
sometimes I feel like that every day :)
for me its a matter of discipline
All the so called "secrets of success"will not work ... unless you do.
current weight: 193.3
Posts: 706 5/8/12 5:36 P
I have the hardest time when I get sick. I stop exercising and I eat whatever (since I usually have minimal appetite, I eat whatever I can stomach). Then, once I am finally recovered, I have the WORST time getting back into eating healthy foods.
I'm at that point right now (sick for 3+ weeks)... I've been "healthy" again for about a week and have yet to exercise or get my lunch/snacks packed completely again. I'm doing better than I was a week ago... but still not on step... or losing weight.
What do I do? Keep trying to make little changes every day. Today, I am not eating cookies. Today, I had 3 servings of fruits/veggies. Tomorrow, maybe 5!
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. ~Aristotle~
Pounds lost: 7.7
Fitness Minutes: (23,542) Posts: 372 5/8/12 11:36 A
Yes I wanted to throw in the towel a long time ago. Because I work to hard not to see any results. I have tried several things but it never work but I never gave up or stop sparking. I realized that it didn't come on over night and it's not going to come off that way either. But after 3 to 6 months I should see something beside a tired body.
If taking vitamins doesn't keep you healthy enough, try more laughter: The most wasted of all days is that on the days which one had not laughed.--Nicolas-Sebastien Chamfort
Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 1,493 5/8/12 11:33 A
Yeah. I just think I don't want to go back to how things were.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~Anais Nin
Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven, and all else shall be added unto you. [Mathew]
“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option” ~someone who has my number __________________ www.amberzade.net/
current weight: 278.2
Fitness Minutes: (72,118) Posts: 4,849 5/8/12 10:14 A
You are worth the effort ... keep going
Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. - H.L. Hunt
Fitness Minutes: (121,210) Posts: 39,644 5/8/12 9:31 A
I have thrown my hands up with the negative ("I can't keep living like this anymore." "I am sick and tired of being sick and tired"), but I have never thrown my hands up in pursuit of the goal of recovery. I was told a long time ago that if there were a magic way to have what I want right now without having to work for it, someone would have found it by now. Alas, the easiest way doesn't mean it's easy. Simple, but not easy.
No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.
Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.
2,242 Maintenance Weeks
Posts: 7,916 5/8/12 9:20 A
Actually. I am having a hard time in life right now and knowing I am so close to my goal is what motivates me to breathe every day, well that and my daughter
SMIDGON, I like your purple dress plan. I should set a goal date for some of my clothes too.
Pounds lost: 3.2
Fitness Minutes: (59,130) Posts: 5,110 5/8/12 8:52 A
It happens a lot. I don't have any bigger clothes to fall back on. That is a big factor. I got rid of all of them.
It's not about what you can't do. It's all about what you can do. Never ever give up!
14 Days until: New Year New Beginnings!
Posts: 564 5/8/12 8:31 A
I get tired, full body exhausted, and I don't want to exercise, or track, or do anything really. I haven't gotten to the 'want a cheeseburger and fry binge', but definately the 'I'm too tired to exercise' stage.
Then I yell at myself for a while, and get back into it. I'm doing two bootcamp challenges this month to force my booty to move! Plus my daily walking. Lets see if it has any effect today on my weigh in (I feel like I've gained a million pounds but that could just be my tired arms and legs yelling about having to support my fat ass. :) )
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's learning to dance in the rain.
current weight: 2.8 over
Fitness Minutes: (10,052) Posts: 1,165 5/8/12 8:28 A
I know how you feel. It happens to me often...usually because I was not perfectly on plan. Or, perhaps I had allowed too much sodium into my foods. I dare not get on the scale the next day. I have found the scale can go up due to water weight, and my mind sees it as having "gained". If I see I have gained I sometimes want to throw in the towel, therefore I will try and eat foods that help flush the sodium out before I weigh again.
Don't quit, and get right back to being on plan. It is hanging in there long enough where we start to really see results.
Yeah, I know how you feel.
Caroline Fayetteville, Ga.
~~-•~•~•- ••--•~ ~~ ....as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord Joshua 24:15
Pounds lost: 1.2
Fitness Minutes: (80,102) Posts: 14,807 5/8/12 7:11 A
I've never been a quitter and i'm not going to start now. But sometimes I do want to throw up my hands....then I grab my food journal and begin anew. I'm happy that i'm at a point where it is ingrained in me to at least try to be healthy in this lifestyle. I have a goal and one of these days i'm going to see it accomplised.
Wishing all a very Merry Christmas!
We hear two voices calling us, one saying, "Why not?" and the other, "Why bother?" - Sydney J. Harris
current weight: 156.0
Posts: 3,780 5/8/12 5:42 A
When the scale isn't budging! Then I look at my 'purple' dress I want to fit perfectly. I've given myself to my b.d. in August. If it doesn't fit till then, then I will donate it! Perish the thought!
"All things work together for the good of those who love the Lord, and are called according to His purpose."
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