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MONIQUE432 SparkPoints: (0)
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11/18/12 3:12 P

Here is something encouraging to think about: "“Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions.” Tony Robbins. So, instead of thinking about the struggle, go back and remember what it felt like to achieve your goals; savor those emotions! Maybe you can even looking into getting an accountability partner so the two of you can encourage each other.

I am getting ready to listen to a set of CD's I purchased from Dr. Wayne Dyer called "Excuses Begone!-How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits." I had purchased it to help me in my business, but I now that what Dr. Dyer will be sharing can help us in anything, even our weight loss goals!

LIZZIE-BELLE1 Posts: 362
11/18/12 1:52 P

I know I did not get this way overnight so I must remind myself to be patient and become my own best friend and not be my biggest critic and enemy. Read the motivation page and connect with folks from here who will encourage you and remember. emoticon

TRUCKERWIFE2 SparkPoints: (20,477)
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11/18/12 10:24 A

So much good advice. Try to find people on the site to motivate you. I've been finding people even a teenage boy who has been struggling and is starting to see results to motivate me and I try with others to encourage him. We are all in this together. You did it before so you know you can do it. Do it for you. I have people who encourage me on my bad days on this site and some give me a "don't feel sorry for yourself " boot in the tush. Not sure what works more but they both seem to help. emoticon

AMORET1 SparkPoints: (0)
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11/18/12 10:09 A

Thankyou so much for your words of encouragement trying to get that change of thought inmy head Food has been my best friend and worst enemy.

GOING4MUSCLE Posts: 5,233
11/17/12 8:32 P

Don't give up, 16!

I fought the same battle as you, losing and gaining the same weight, so many times. It IS disappointing, knowing how hard and long it took, just to slip back into the old ways of eating and lack of fitness. I bet I've gained and lost 50lbs, about 3 times..and this doesn't even begin to count all the smaller re-gains.

But, the good news is...I never gave up! Each time, I just prayed that *this time* would stick!

I'm happy to say, today, at the age of 50...I'm heading into my 3rd year of maintenance. Something just clicked in my head and all the past struggles, instantly, were gone. I'm 80lbs down and at the lowest weight of my entire life. So, see, it CAN be done! YOU can do this, too!! So don't give up the fight. emoticon

LIZZIE-BELLE1 Posts: 362
11/17/12 7:33 P

You just gotta do it for you. I am 65 also and I have been over weight for at least the past 20 + years before that I never had a weight problem, but I did have bad habits which of course led to a weight problem especially after an hysterectomy. I believer it took my body at least 3 years to recover from the surgery and forever to recover from the psychological effects of the surgery not feeling as attractive as a woman. But I have wallowed in self-pity far too long and I must lose this weight just for me

IJOANIE Posts: 397
11/17/12 7:21 P

Any effort at all is better than none. Imagine not trying at all. Where would that get us? Probably even heavier.
I have struggled all my life as well, and just last year gave up trying. But I ended up so out of shape and gained weight. To try has gains that we might not see, like better sleep. or better cholestoral, or more flexibility, etc.

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11/17/12 10:04 A

I so understand I am there too. Ive have struggled with my weight all my life and have never really kept it off. I think I am just afraid to try again.

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11/17/12 7:22 A

Hi 16-2-8,

I just read a really great article on the subject of weight loss...the study stated that those people who focus on making this journey about changing their mindset (focus on smaller goals than the overall picture, giving themselves a goal weight rang instead of a single number, allowing for an occasional indulgence, etc) do much better at keeping their weight off. Remember healthy living, regardless of what the number on the scale is our ultimate is really the small, permanent changes that allow us to finally let go of the diet mentality.

I hope this helps!

Coach Nancy

11/17/12 1:27 A

I just feel totally defeated in my weight loss battle. I did excellent in nutrition and fitness for year and half then hit plateau for 6 months and gradually backslid. At age 65 I find myself thinking about wanting to do it all again but yet powerless to try. Don't want to go through all the disappointment and frustration again after working soooooooo hard! I am just tired of beating my head against the wall.
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Thank you all for your encouragement, wisdom and guidance. I will read your posts over & over until they kick my behind into gear!

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