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Thursday, June 19, 2008

I have stalled in the 270's and can't seem to get out of them! I have been struggling with this for a month or 2. It seems when I see that I get in the lower 270's I start over eating and stop working out. Hopefully the next time I post here I can say I have beaten it!
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  • NOLADEN
    I AM SO GLAD I PASSED UP THE FUNNEL CAKE SATURDAY. I WEIGHED IN AT CURVES TONIGHT AND I WEIGH 266! THAT IS A TOTAL LOSS OF 102 POUNDS FOR ME. emoticon NOW THE TRUE TEST, CAN I STILL STAY ON TRACK. THE ANSWER IS YES I CAN AND YES I WILL. KEEP ME IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS THAT I WILL NOT SLACK OFF NOW THAT I AM BACK ON TRACK.
    4685 days ago
  • ERIELAV
    Great job!!! It's so hard to stay on track at fairs and eating out. You rock!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon
    4686 days ago
  • NOLADEN
    Ok, we just got home from work and the local festival we went to and I had to report in. I DID NOT BUY A FUNNEL cake at the festival. We did stop at Wendy's for supper and I had a single hamburger with everything except cheese and mayo, plain baked potato and a diet coke ( This is the first and only diet soda I have had for over a week). We bought nothing at the festival and afterwards we stopped at McDonald's with my husband's brother and family and I had a HUGE water with lemon and a small vanilla cone. All in all today I stayed within my calorie count, I had 7 veggies and fruits and 16 8 cups of water. I am really pleased that I have made it through a Saturday without losing it!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4687 days ago
  • NOLADEN
    Ok, so far so good. For breakfast I had lower sugar oatmeal, 2 sl. turkey bacon, 2 sl reduced calorie wheat toast and 1 cup fresh pineapple. For lunch I made a HUGE salad all veggies with 2 oz. lean ham, 5 Ritz wheat crackers and a slice of watermelon. I am hoping with he protein and fiber that will keep me from eating this afternoon. I will take ONE 100 cal pack of something back with me in case I do want something. Right now, I am stuffed.
    4688 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/21/2008 1:27:08 PM
  • NOLADEN
    Thank you everyone for your suggestions and concern. I have done very well this week, I didn't realize I didn't have my food tracker public, but I did change that so you can check it out now. I have read all of your suggestions and taken action on most of them. I did go in and re-evaluate my calorie intake and my fitness. I have increased my goal (lowered my calorie intake) and increased my exercise. Tomorrow will be a test for me. For the last few weeks, Saturday afternoons have been the time that I start wanting to eat and I would eat all through Sunday. Over the last few weeks, I have gone through all the healthy snacks I usually keep in my office so tomorrow I do not have anything in there. I think I will take some fruit or one 100 cal pack of something, but after that I won't have anything to be able to get to. We do not have any place to go to for snacks. The one problem I can see for tomorrow night is my husband and his brother and family wants to go to a local festival. Usually I HAVE to have a funnel cake!!! emoticon Right now I have my mind made up that I will not have it. I weighed this morning and I am at 271. Just 3 more pounds to the 100 mark again. I have to do this and I will do this. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers. Like all of us here, this is very important to me and I have to break this weight. I have mediated, but I know that the Lord works in his time and not mine so I don't have an answer yet as to why this is a problem for me, but I know he will reveal it to me in his time and I know that he is with me in this journey.
    4688 days ago
  • .DUSTY.
    Hi there Nola!

    I'm sure it must be really frustrating! I have lost (and gained) way over 150 pounds a couple of times. Maybe you now feel that the honeymoon phase is over? The excitement of losing 94 lbs., new clothes, the compliments, so much more things that you can do that you couldn't before?

    Here's a good article you might want to read:
    How to Deal with Setbacks
    http://www.sparkpeople.com/re
    source/motivation_articles.asp?
    id=113

    Maybe it's time to start back with the basics and shake things up? Are you tracking your food? (I also noticed your tracker wasn't public:) How about looking in to some fun exercises, like bowling or a hike? Hire a trainer for a couple of weeks to help get you back on track and help with motivation? Take a healthy foods cooking class. And, are you rewarding yourself?

    Those of us with so much weight to lose have to work that much harder at motivating ourselves and keeping up with the positive self talk, because it takes us so much longer to real our goals.

    I know you've probably heard all of the above before, but like SWTOGIRL said you need to tell yourself, "No! I won't let this happen again! This time I WILL be successful!"

    So get back to it girl! LOL! emoticon emoticon
    4689 days ago
  • RAVON27
    I change my exercise routine monthly so as not to get my body use to the same old stuff. I also up my fruits and veggies and try to get rid of the sodium in my diet. I also try and add more cardio. Hope these things help. I also keep my food & exercise log public in case I want someone to check it out. Hope these suggestions help a little. Just make sure you don't beat yourself up if you make wrong choices once in awhile. You are here and you will succeed. If you need anything, please let me know. emoticon
    4689 days ago
  • MSDEB424
    Hi.. I just peeked at your profile. Wow! You have done amazing. How did you do that? Keep us posted on how you got past this hurdle!
    Deb emoticon
    4690 days ago
  • SWTOGIRL
    I know how you feel. Right now I am stuck in the 230's. I find myself slipping also.

    I think the PP had some good advice. Also, you need to just grit your teeth and say, "No! I won't let this happen again! This time I WILL be successful!"

    One trick a friend taught me is to repeat a positive phrase over and over 10 times before bed, like, "I will desire to eat only healthy, nourishing food." As you are falling asleep, your subconscious mind is more open to suggestion (changing) and so what you tell it at this time can have a dramatic impact on your life over time.

    It takes a while, but it has worked in other areas of my life. For instance, I am a teacher and I used to yell. I repeated to myself, "When I get upset, I will whisper." over and over. It worked. Now, when I get upset at school, I get quieter and quieter instead of yelling.

    Good luck! Hang in there!
    4690 days ago
  • KYRRDIS
    You may need to sit down and meditate on why you are sabatoging yourself. Don't BLAME yourself, just figure out what your mental sticking point is. Are you afraid you'll be chained to a treadmill + bread and water for the rest of your life? Afraid men will harass you sexually? Does your getting thinner worry your boyfriend/husband (it does happen)?

    I usually do this sort of meditation by finding a spot to myself (even if it's just the bathroom at work!), taking a couple of deep breaths, and mentally letting go of my external concerns. I ask the question to my inner self, and let the answer surface (do not criticize, blame, or punish your inner self for a truthful answer!). If/when you do get an answer, it's time to put your conscious, 'normal' self to work finding a solution.

    I hope you find my suggestion useful. It just seems to me that if you've done this several times, some sort of sabatoge is involved.
    4690 days ago
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