Discouraged by weight gain this year ! Any advice?

Friday, December 10, 2010

I was sooo proud of myself for losing 60 pounds last year, having my success story published in Health Magazine, having people tell me how great I looked, feeling great about myself and finally being comfortable in my own skin!

Well, it's been a very tough year 2010 with my husband losing his job after 21 years. The stress has built and built and built and has taken a toll on our marriage as well as on my weight. I'm so mad at myself because I've gained back 15 pounds. My clothes are tighter, my face is looking fuller again, I am sluggish and bloated, but I don't know how to stop stress eating. I was never a binge eater, but now Iam! I need support, I need to be accountable, I need happiness and encouragement back! I am now embarrassed to see people I know who may wonder if I've gained any of the weight back. I need someone to talk to on a daily basis.

I want to be a slim, healthy, sexy mommy and wife again!


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    I know you can do this! Keep your chin up! You've conquered a mountain before, this is just a molehill compared to that!
    2704 days ago
    Hey girl, I feel ya, and I know you can lose the weight again.
    2715 days ago
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    emoticon I am not that good with words. But I wanted you to know that you are being heard and I wish you the best of luck.
    2717 days ago
    Sorry to hear about all of your added stress. We sound a lot alike. I lost 30 pounds last year and then slowly put 15 of it back on. I would look in the mirror and feel so disgusted with myself.
    This fall, I finally found that spark to get back on track. I'm not sure whether it was my image in the mirror, the fear of having to sqeeze into those too tight jeans as the weather cooled, or just remembering the good feelings I had about myself when I was thinner. Something clicked. I got within 1 pound of my goal and now I've been juggling the same 5 pounds around for a month and a half. (I think it's all of the traveling I've done this fall.)
    I agree with Cindy. You have to reach into yourself and find what will spark you. Plant that seed and nurture it till it grows. Remember to treat yourself the way you would treat a loved one. You're worth it!
    Good luck!
    2718 days ago
    Hi Carmen. I'm sorry to hear about the stress you've had this past year. I can only imagine how hard it was for you and your husband (and your marriage) - facing his job loss. And I can feel how frustrated you are with the weight gain. Stress will do that. I've gained back 5 of the lbs. I lost - they were my 'wiggle' room lbs. so that I had a range to stay within. I'm concerned that I won't stop with that 5. My problem isn't so much stress eating as it is a lack of motivation to work out. So I'm still tracking and staying within my range... unfortunately, it's my maintenance range which is set for me burning 800 calories a week and I'm not coming close to that.

    I think you and I need to go back to the beginning... and start with the little things we can do to turn it around. For me... I have to go back to making time for at least 10 minutes a day for working out... no compromises. What do you think it needs to be for you? Recommitting to tracking your calories? Making sure you're drinking your 8 glasses of water? I don't know what will jump start things for you, but you've done it before - you can do it again.
    You CAN do it! emoticon
    Cindy emoticon emoticon
    2718 days ago
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