Frustrated and fat.......

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

So this is the deal, I have myself on such a strict diet that when I tell people about what i am doing and the things I cut out and the changes I have made it makes people either say "wow" or say " how are you doing that" . Well my first 2 weeks were great I lost almost 7 lbs and lost inches but I think alot of that had to do with the fact that I quit drinking beer and liquor every day and deep frying food once a day and eating out all the time... I have had NO results at all in the last 2 1/2 weeks not an ounce!!!!!!!!
I am on a very strict calorie restricted diet, log what I eat every single day. drink my 8 glasses if not more a day, exercise 1 1/2 - 2 hours every day except Sunday, I am not drinking any alcohol at all, taking a multivitamin everyday..... the list can go on and on.... NOTHING!!!!!
I am pretty discouraged right now, tired of being fat and just wish I could see that all my hard work and suffering was doing something. The rational side of me says eventually I will see something but the emotional side of me says what I am doing is not working and I am realizing that I am to hard on myself.
I have not had anything to drink except water in over a month except that one night I got drunk out of my mind...( blog entry about it). Help help help!!!! Am I missing something? How long until people start to see results? I don't care if I lose 1 lb a week, i just want something.
I am doing this all by myself, i am cooking regular yummy food for my fiancée and daughter and then eating this damn diet food for myself with the mouth watering aroma of food in the air. (sigh) I am irritated and don't know if what I am doing is the right thing? I think it is, actually I am positive it is and not even 1 ounce? RRRRR!!!!!
What do you think? be honest and give me your opinions please or even suggestions.
Happy dieting,

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    Do you log your food and fitness on SP? I notice your trackers aren't public and if they were we may be able to offer better advice. That said I think everyone has made great points. I am a firm believer in not suffering to reach my goal. I enjoy food TOO much! Diet food doesn't work for me... I just get frustrated which leads to binging. Also be sure to be eating enough calories that your body isn't panicking and going into starvation mode. Our bodies are crazy like that! Most importantly never EVER give up! Slow and steady wins the race!
    3847 days ago
  • MAKI34
    Girl I feel your pain! That's what happened to me for a while when I was torturing myself with diet food and no results. But then I decided to stop torturing myself and looking at eating as a diet, cause the more you think about it and the more you agonize about it the more it seems to not work. Once I started relaxing and just trying to eat regular food at smaller portions and exercising I felt better even though I've only lost one lb. in two weeks I just feel so much better! Also the recipes here are fantastic and delisious and you actually get full and eat food. So maybe try these so you can realise that eating healthy does leave you full and satisfied and you can still get results! Cause ain't no point in getting all fine if you're always going to be in a bad mood you know what I mean! emoticon
    3848 days ago
    Are you logging your workout as well? Sometimes you are not eating enough for your activity level so your body tries to store up fat. If you log all the exercise as well it will tell you if your exercise to food is out of whack.
    3848 days ago
  • AJAX1010
    I feel your pain...I've had the same couple of weeks, some days I just want to give up! But being here on sparkpeople and knowing I'm not the only one...makes me work harder and keep at it! You CAN DO THIS!!!
    3849 days ago
    I know it is so frustrating when you are doing everything right and still you're not losing. emoticon
    We all have these stand still moments and it SUCKS!!!!

    I saw a personal trainer last week and he said when you are at a plateau change up your workout. Try doing some interval training.
    Also, make sure you're eating enough calories for your body to properly burn the fat. I have gone many weeks without losing weight only to realize I was not eating enough. Then when I increased my caloric intake I would drop like 5 pounds.

    Most importantly just hang in there. We want this weight to come off so quickly but remember that most people who lose and keep it off lost it slow and steady.
    3849 days ago
  • LIZZY781
    Oh hun, stop being so hard on your self. You're going to be fine. Congratulations on cutting back on the alcohol and being consistent with your food journal and work outs. Keep that up because it really does help. But as far as dieting goes.........I think that's the issue. When you deprive yourself of food and eat "damn diet food" lol it's not going to work. I think instead you should eat the foods you want but learn portion control. When your family is eating dinner don't torture yourself, eat with them. Just smaller portions that way you won't be frustrated and irritable and deprived. Don't clean your plate, eat on smaller plates etc. Use measuring spoons and cups.

    I really do wish you success on this journey hun, tomorrow is a new day. emoticon
    3849 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/8/2009 8:52:08 PM
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