Feeling frustration

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I know fat didn't get on my body all in a week, and it's not going to go away in a week or even a month. But I have been working my ass off and have only lost 15 pounds this year. We are about to be in the 4th month of the year... I am sure my medications and PCOS aren't helping but come on already....why does it have to be so hard? I am starting to get discouraged, I know I shouldn't but I can't help it. I am trying hard not to fall off the healthy lifestyle band-wagon but everyweek when I step on the scale I wonder why it's not more. It makes me want to scream....but what good would that do? I know I am working on it but my goals seem to be moving away from me as fast as I am chasing them!
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    First of all congratulations! You are doing great.
    Like MISSTORME said, "5 pounds a month is 60 pounds by the end of the year."

    What you eat is 80% of the success equation.
    Follow the Isagenix plan, stay within your alloted calories and get in a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise everyday.

    Stay consistent and be patient. You're doing great!
    2974 days ago
    15lbs isn't bad at all! Don't look at what you HAVEN'T accomplished but be proud of what you HAVE accomplished! A positive outlook and attitude is a big part of the weight loss battle. The other part is what we eat. The eating part is tough for a lot of people (even me) but it counts for more than half vs. exercise when you're trying to lose weight. Exercise is great and we all burn calories but we also build muscle which weighs more than fat. So go for slimming exercises like walking/running, aerobics, swimming, etc.. and eat smart. You've come this far, so don't give up now. I agree with Dasschus. Measure!!! That is definately part of it! Inches, the way your clothes feel make a BIG difference. YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!! Here's to a better week! Cheers!!! emoticon
    2978 days ago
    I know it's frustrating. Do yourself a favor and take your measurements. I only lost 4 pounds last month. But I lost 11 inches! The scale is evil I tell you!

    Don't give up. Never give up. You can't not lose weight if you are working so hard.

    ((HUGS)) Hang in there. Do take your measurements and check them in a month!
    2980 days ago
    I have tried so hard to lose weight so many times I could write a book on it. so many back slides and so many times I have beaten myself up.

    this time I am just trying to be healthy and not looking at it as a race or as some kind of diet. I am eating stuff that is good for me and doing my best to ignore what doesnt have some kind thing my body needs.

    so far this is working. I still get bummed sometimes when the scale doesnt jump downward but I keep in mind that I am not just snacking on "100 calorie snack packs" which add nothing but 100 calories. I am eating real food that adds nurtients and makes me feel good.

    I hope this helps.

    and 15 pounds in 3 months (we havent even started month 4 yet!)
    is 60 pounds by the end of the year!!!
    not too shabby! emoticon
    2980 days ago
    If it wasn't so damn hard it would not be worth it nor would we want it soooooo bad. Remember nothing taste as good as thin feels.

    Been going thru the same thing myself this week, I actually gained a lb. But I just keep remembering the above and trying to keep positive.

    I'd rather drive a Mitzubishi Eclipse rather than a U GO.

    Hang in there, you'll get thru this!!!!!!

    2980 days ago
    I had these feelings a few weeks ago. After I finished crying about how hard it was, I decided that I like the fact that it is sooo hard. I want to remember that feeling forever so that when I get to my goal weight, I'll have more motivation to stay there. Also, I read this quote on SP once: "A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner." I don't know what it is REALLY supposed to mean, but to me, it means "If losing weight was easy, I wouldn't have the skills to keep it off." Have a great day!!!
    2980 days ago
    Just remember your body is changing & your working your a** off might be turning fat into muscle & 15 lbs gone is 15 lbs that will not be coming back.....and the more you lose the closer you are to where you want to be....Keep up the good work!
    2980 days ago
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