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It took 2 freaking months to lose 10 pounds!

Friday, March 05, 2010


I knew this would be slower, and rougher. But not THIS slow! I haven't been perfect, but WOW... It is like I was prescient when I set my goals at losing 5 pounds a month. I thought I would easily exceed that weight loss rate, so that by now, I would have lost 25 lbs.

Now it looks like I need to reassess my expectations. You know, it generally is pretty easy when you first start out on a diet and the pounds drop pretty easily. That didn't happen. I am beginning to dread hitting a plateau. Last time, I didn't lose any weight for a month. Does this mean that THIS time, I will remain on a plateau for 3 months? Ugh.

For the first time, my diet has bothered my husband, and he is being (long pause)... particularly unsupportive. Heck, my diet is being unsupportive! My sister, who said she'd be my diet buddy, is being unsupportive. Looks like I am the only one who wants me to lose weight.
Well, *I* am still here for myself. I still want to be thin and look thin and feel thin. Thin felt and looked and even tasted GOOD! I just keep telling myself that I love myself enough to put in the effort, because the reward is so great! If "THEY" can't/won't support me, then I shall just have to give myself that much more.
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    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has tried the (Grapefruit Mayo Clinic Diet) it is a similar version of the Atkins diet. I have just started it and so far it has not been to hard to follow, any feed back would be great good or bad.

    Take care
    2966 days ago
    Koshie My Leader do not be disappointed!! I wish I could loose ten pounds. I agree whole heatedly with all of these women. Smile you are worth it even when no one else agrees with your plan. As a friend told me once make a plan and work your plan, I weigh in on Monday and I definitely feel the difference even if the scale does not go down. Have a great week end!!
    2966 days ago
    Sounds to me like you're doing a great job of losing weight! Congrats on your 10 pounds! Keep up the great work! Plateau's aren't really all that bad. I just came off of one, and while the stupid scale didn't move, I could see that my body was busy reshaping itself. Look for the good and you'll find it!
    2966 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    I saw your blog since you belong to the ATKINS Group. I did the ATKINS "Fat Fast" so I could get into KETOSIS since I'm "Insulin Resistant" and it worked for me. I'm going back on it again tomorrow, since I know it will work. (I regained with this cold miserable weather we had in Jan/Feb and I just couldn't stay on a plan. Went back to eating CARBS and that packs the pounds back on overnight for me.) Now that it is getting nicer out, I'm getting out of this house!! (Cabin fever!)
    I'm reading "The Beck Diet" method and she's big in losing slow, which I laugh at because I'd never lose anything on 1600 cal per day. But, Atkins works and I know I can drop the pounds.
    I'm here for support. Just let me know if u need some.
    2966 days ago
    Are you kidding me - 10 pounds in 2 months - that is really nothing to sneeze at! That is a great accomplishment! If you are taking the weight off sensibly you are doing the right thing! Yes, I really want to lose 8 pounds a month, however, each pound I lose is another pound I am not going to carry around again!
    Keep to your commitment to you! It is your health, your happiness! Do not destroy that by snubbing your nose at what you have accomplished! You did good! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2966 days ago
    I agree. I am a slow and stubborn loser. I'm at 1 lb a month and you know what? That's what I can do, so you look like a SUPER LOSER TO ME.
    Here's to your 5 and my 1 and this time next year you will be 60 lighter and I'll be 12 lighter and we will both be happy.
    2 yaers from now I'll be 24 lbs lighter.
    You go and I'll just get pulled along with you.
    Love ya
    2966 days ago
    I can relate. All my life I lost 5# a month on "all my diets". This time was better for me and I think it was because exercise was new to me.

    With SparkPeople support, I'm OK with slow weight loss because I finally think I am ready to make this a way of life and not a diet. You have tons of buddies now. Keep in touch and keep up the good work
    2966 days ago
    Smile and enjoy the loss!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Being able to keep a positive attitude no matter what is the greatest gift you can give yourself AND the people who want to support you!! It isn't easy, but it will bring them back around to your side. 10 lbs. is Great!!! That's 10 less that you have to worry about!! Now think about the next 10 in incriments of 1.25 a week. That's fantastic!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2966 days ago
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