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It's hard to stay motivated......

Monday, February 28, 2011

Well, I still log in every day at sparkpeople.com, but my will and all my best intentions are starting to fade. I am not losing any weight. It used to be much easier when I was in my 20s, but not anymore. I feel like I am stuck in a rut.

I am trying to make small changes such as replacing snacks with fruits or vegetables. I am trying to keep moving, but according to my scale - I am moving too little to achieve a weight loss. It is so frustrating to know that if I did the same thing 10 years ago I would have probably lost already at least 5 pounds if not more. I guess that's what they're calling "slowing of the metabolism." It sucks!!!!

I am trying to manage my stress better, but I don't always succeed. My daughter can me a run for the money. She can be very challenging. Equally bad is the school district that I am dealing with in order to receive appropriate services for my daughter.

The other thing I am dealing with is loneliness. With my closest blood relative living across the Atlantic Ocean, it's only the phone that keeps us connected. The world is full of people, and yet, there are many lonely people.

Anyway, I've gotten off the topic. The bottom line is that I need to find a way to re-energize and keep going. I want to lose this weight for number of reasons, but especially for my health. It's fantastic when I can keep up walking without not being able to catch my breath. So, here we go!!!


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  • JUDITH316
    I'm so sorry you are having such a hard time of it. Loosing weight isn't easy but as we keep pushing forward and sticking with the plan, it will come off. It's frustrating when it seems to take so long but know my friend, you are doing a good job, you have a plan, you are doing all the right things, in spite of that, sometimes it still takes a long time. Yes, I totally hear you and understand. I agree with Katie, indeed, you are not alone my friend, I want you to know we all love you and care and will stand with you supporting you and cheering you on your journey. Sounds like you are making some solid changes here which is great. It isn't easy but with everyone rooting for you & cheering you on I believe you will achieve your goals. Yes, you CAN do it, you have sheer determination, you have come a long ways already, you have showed us that, for sure. When the tough gets going the tough pushes ahead to the finishing line. And that's what you have done & continue to do emoticon
    2993 days ago
  • BONNIE627
    I agree just stick to one thing at a time and do not worry about the weight loss..I find that even though the weight is very slow to come off, I feel better just getting in more veggies and less junk and when I get sick and get put on steroids I do not gain as much as I use to..probably because I am eating better..last time I only gained 3 pounds which for me was amazing so I must be doing something right... LOL Hang in there.. we are all on here so just hollar when you need someone to talk to... emoticon
    3724 days ago
  • KATIEMARADIAGA
    I hope you are feeling better, know that you are never alone wherever you may be, especially not in weight loss! There are so many people who love you and who are willing to support you and help you! Never give up!!! Step by Step, and Day by Day we will get it done! emoticon
    ~Katie Maradiaga
    3724 days ago
  • MAGDACZ
    Thank you so very much for all your kind and encouraging words. It means so much to me. I will keep going knowing well that sometimes the process goes at a snail pace.

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    3724 days ago
  • JOYINJOURNEY11
    Small changes like being able to walk comfortably...that's the kind of whoo-hoo moments to celebrate too !!!...little at a time....one day at a time. Hoping your week continues with less-stress...thinking of you today! :)
    3725 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8327899
    Hang in there and don't give up!!!! You can do it emoticon
    3725 days ago
  • JULESMILE4
    Losing weight takes time. Boy wouldn't it be great if we could lose weight as fast as we gain it? I know it seems hard now but every little change helps towards your bigger goal. Hang in there! You can do it! You are not alone!!!!!!!!
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    3725 days ago
  • KEAMOM1510
    Hey! Sorry to hear you're feeling down and struggling a bit. I have a special needs daughter too. It can be a lonely struggle some times so I know where you're coming from.

    Hang in there and keep thinking about your health.
    3726 days ago
  • EVER-HOPEFUL
    hi love i hear you.i put back on 1lb this week lol and seem to be constantly yoyoing depending on the kids health and my stress level.i just keep saying to myself that evrey little thing in the right direction however small it better than all steps going in the wrong direction it just means we will get there a bit slower than planed but we will get there provided we don´t give up.don´t be too hard on yourself no one is perfect out of god,we have to remember that .we just have to try to be the best we we can in the circumstances that present us.it is all about choice in the long wrong and what we do with it.if you need to talk send me an email i am always here for you.if you need even more than that send me your telophone number with the intzernational dialing code and the best time to ring you and i will.we are there for you.i know it is not easy but nothing worth having ever is.just don´t give up no matter what.i think itz is great that you are still here logging on.maybe try and get more involved in the team threads,there are fun ones as well as ones to help you in this lifestyle.we also have a thread to write when you are struggling on the fitgirls so we know to give you extra love and support concider posting there.remember you are not alone. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3726 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4519295
    Pick a goal an stick to it before adding others. Don't think about the weight goal first. Get stronger and more fit and the weight and stress will be less.
    Can you build a support system from your local church group of ladies? Just a thought...
    3727 days ago
  • MSLZZY
    Dig deep inside of yourself and do it for you and your daughter. Make a list of all the positives and see if you can find one thing that will push you ahead. It's there-you just don't see it
    plainly. You CAN do it!
    3727 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8305001
    Great on making those small changes, they are changes and that is great u have to start somewhere. It is hard to get your motivation back at times and yes unfortunately as we get older our metabolism just dont want to work like it used to and it causes to have to work even harder for what we want. But that is the key is to focus on what you want and how you have to go about acheiving it. It is not going to be easy but the reward is great. I know you can do it, if there is a will there is a way!

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    3727 days ago
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