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!!!