I love these suggestions!My biggest thing is NEVER giving up!!! I have been doing this for nearly 3 years and I have lost 80 lbs, but that was after I gained 18 in 4 months. It took me nearly six months to get the weight off, but I did NOT stop. I am still struggling to find my balance because I gain and lose the same 3 to 4 lbs all the time! Eventually, it will come off as long as I keep doing what I am doing. There were times where I did not exercise at all with my busy schedule (yep, it's totally an excuse). When you feel like you have failed, just remember that failure is relative, you only fail if you THINK you have failed, when you fall you get back up again, no matter how many times you fall. Changing an unhealthy lifestyle, is a work for our lifetime. Your attitude is the key to your success! Do what you can, and remember than SOMETHING is better than NOTHING! I used to do an hour or more of exercise, and now I make myself do 10 minutes a day, and that is an accomplishment for me.
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current weight: 287.0
Fitness Minutes: (38,769) Posts: 1,368 1/10/13 11:56 P
When you're trying to lose weight, time can seem like the most crucial thing. There have been times that I've had a bad week and I get so discouraged, but then I realize what's a week? What's a month? Time's going to pass anyway, and a little bump in the road doesn't have an effect on the big picture. Take care of your knee but don't let your progress grind to a halt. A few years ago I started working out again after I'd stopped for a while, and I started doing step aerobics. Well, I overdid it and my knees let me know. I let it stop me and then a year later I realized how many milestones I'd missed because of a minor setback.
You can do it! Just take it slow until you get stronger.
Juliana ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners." -- William Shakespeare ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "I never change, I simply become more myself." -- Joyce Carol Oates ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Every woman is a rebel." -- Oscar Wilde
Fitness Minutes: (15,269) Posts: 12 1/10/13 12:54 P
Thanks for the support ladies. My back's still bad but I'm trying to focus on eating right and hopefully at least maintaining this week. This has just reinforced my need to lose the weight and get healthier.
Pounds lost: 2.0
Fitness Minutes: (297) Posts: 92 1/8/13 12:19 P
Always try to keep a positive attitude! A bump in the road is just that...a small bump. Don't over think it and make it a mountain. Slow and steady wins the race...and I say that because I know where you are coming from. I've been there...done that. And, now, I am slow and steady. The more you learn...the more you know. And, now, you know that you can't go full throttle and not suffer consequences. Now you know. Lesson learned. Move ahead. You can do it!!! And, congrats on your six pounds gone!
Hope you are feeling better super soon! You can do this don't give up "Many of life's failures are people who did not realized how close they were to success when they gave up." -Thomas Edison Instead of pushing yourself so hard this week take it slow listen to your body. I know it feels like the weight came on over night but truth is it didn't so it is true when they say it won't come off overnight. Stay positive, eat as well as possible and take it slow when working out before you know it you will be where you need/want to be. Good luck and I'm always here for encouragement. Tricia
Realize that giving up is NOT an option. See what you can do in just a week? You overdid it and your body is making you pay for that. Happens to everyone that pushes and kicks major butt right away.
What I do in that situation is... rest. Take a few days off, eat as well as you can, continue to make yourself proud, research (while you aren't able to physically do it, your mind can work for you), make plans, etc.
I have gone through times when I am sick or hurt or even times when I am just stalled (sometimes for 3 months at a time!), so I take THAT time to maintain, learn new things, and love me. THAT is the key. As long as you love yourself, stay balanced, and TRY, that's all that matters. A healthy lifestyle doesn't happen overnight nor does it just plop itself in your lap and say "Here I am", you are a DONE girl and are tough and not willing to give up. You will do what you can, when you can, and when you can do more, you will do that.
Good? GOOD! :D XOXO Hope you feel better soon. Rest, Motrin, water water water!
Pounds lost: 83.0
Fitness Minutes: (15,269) Posts: 12 1/8/13 8:02 A
Hi, I'm new to the team & I thought I'd reach out for a little help. I was on a roll last week, new year, new fitbit zip, ready to make changes. So I walked all over our office last week, up and down stairs & got lots of steps logged in. Unfortunately I over estimated what I could do and my knee let me know ... painfully. This led to a weekend doing not much, hobbling around, which has led to my back going out. I had to take a day off work and I'm still in a bunch of pain. I did get rid of 6 lbs my 1st week but I'm frustrated that my momentum has been halted. Any words of wisdom? Anyone in the same boat? I'm not ready to give up yet.
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