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.
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
What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath, as a work of art in progress? Imagine that you are a masterpiece unfolding, every second of every day, a work of art taking form with every breath."~Thomas Crum
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!
What if you fail? You will. Then, you move on.
Pounds lost: 8.0
Fitness Minutes: (36,952) Posts: 500 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 I can receive it... then I can believe it... and if I can believe it... then I can achieve it!!
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.
Nell Reston, Virginia (DC suburbs)
No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.
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: 29.8 over
Fitness Minutes: (18,470) Posts: 1,383 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.
....as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord Joshua 24:15
Pounds lost: 6.2
Fitness Minutes: (148,995) Posts: 19,329 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.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. - William Arthur Ward
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