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What am I doing wrong?!

Monday, April 11, 2011

I am trying SO hard. Yet things are moving so sssslllloooowwwllllyyyyy...

Having more health issues lately. Exercising is hurting more and seems to be helping less. :(

I even went to see a doctor about weight loss surgery last week. Really scares me...but I'm starting to wonder if that's the only option I have left...

Sorry this entry is such a downer, but there is no one I can talk to about this and I just needed to get it out...
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  • no profile photo HEARTS4ME
    Hang in there! Did you tell the doctor the more you exercise the more it hurts? What kind of exercise are you doing?
    3115 days ago
    Hang in there! I know how frustrating it is. I am trying so hard to do all the right things and so many times the scale doesn't move. Thankfully, I have seen some improvement in the measuring tape and sometimes the scale moves a little. I don't blame you for asking about surgery. It doesn't hurt to ask and then make a decision with all the facts and after some prayer. You will know what is right for you. Don't give up!
    3115 days ago
    Change it up and keep changing it up until you find the combination that works for you! You can do this!
    3115 days ago
  • MONTY68
    Don't feel sorry to express your feelings. That is one of the great things about Spark. If your exercise is hurting, you may have to consider another type of exercise, there are chair exercises that might help. When I released my 84 pounds, I did not exercise one day. It was a supervised plan, so I am not suggesting that as a given. As far as weight surgery, there are different options, but it is something that has to be given a lot of thought and research. Cutting back on calories could help but I think you need to look at that before you do it. Releasing weight slowly is a answer but you have to be patient with it. Again, it may be something that a doctor would have to look at to see if it is for health reasons OK to go very slow. Also, Spark has such a variety of articles on different subjects and it may be time to research them. Another possibility is a subconscious resistance to a lower weight.
    And, remember, Spark friends are here to support you. emoticon emoticon
    3115 days ago
    vent away....that's what we are here for.
    3115 days ago
    You are not alone. There are many people here who are willing to listen and try to give some advice that might help. I haven't been here that long myself and so far I've lost a whole 3 pounds and then this morning found that the scale said I gained it all back and then some. I'm thinking this week is water retention, so I'm going to work a little harder for next week's weigh in.

    Don't be discouraged and don't beat yourself up. You can only take this one day at a time.

    3116 days ago
    Talk away; we're all here for you. If exercise is causing you pain, then focus on your eating habits first. Then get back into exercise slowly, doing things that aren't painful.

    And do consider the risks associated with weight loss surgeries. Some of them are scary - and it's not a quick fix. While it gets the weight off faster, you still have to watch what you eat and exercise, which isn't much different than what you're trying now.

    Yes, the Slowest Loser team is great! Look into that. And keep your chin up!
    3116 days ago
    slower is better....in the outcome later...you will not gain the weight back. You will not have loose skin as opposed to those who lose to fast. You will have more energy instead of fatigue. You did not gain this weight in a day and can't expect to lose it in a week.
    I have hypothyroid disease and I have only lost 38.6 lbs in 3 yrs. But this is where I am proud of myself....doctor told me it would be next to impossible for me to lose without meds to control it. I have proved him wrong....BIG TIME!!! and to top it off....I am doing it all by myself and I even have energy (hypothyroid saps you of energy).

    There are many side effects to the lapband. Please do your research carefully before considering it. I would rather lose 2 lbs a year than deal with the risk that is involved. I hope you reconsider this....maybe talking to your health provider about your weight loss issues and what you have been doing will shed some light on where you need to fix the problem. Maybe you are not balancing the calories burned to the calories consumed. I found out last week, I was taking in to many calories for what I was trying to do and since I adjusted it...I lost 2 lbs last week.
    Be patient and believe in yourself....everything as a solution...you just need to find what works best for you. This is a lifetime learning process...trials and errors are how we learn and become stronger. emoticon
    3116 days ago
    I'm sorry things are moving so slowly right now and you don't seem to be getting the same benefit from exercise as you did before.

    Do you know why you don't feel better after you exercise; is it because of pain or lack of enjoyment or boredom?

    Surgery can be scary; I am putting off 3 surgeries for just that reason.

    We're here for you on good days and bad so always feel free to speak your heart. I'm praying for you.
    3116 days ago
    Baby steps, baby steps all the way!! I was having problems with my progress and so I went exploring through the spark teams and I found the team The Slowest Loser. It is a great team and it allows for losing weight slowly.

    Remember, emoticon

    Send me an email if you need to talk more!
    3116 days ago
    That's what Spark is here for. Write down everything that is bothering you, make a list of what you want, talk it or write it all out. Look for clues why you are not reaching your goals.
    Is it you? Be honest with your self. Read the Spark stories you will find yourself in some of them. Read about winners.
    You will find what you want. emoticon emoticon
    3116 days ago
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