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Spring Fever?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Seriously, I think I've lost my Spring fever! Over the last few weeks i've watched my husband lose 26lbs while I've lost 5lbs. I know I should be happy for him, and i am, but I'm jealous too. Last night he told me I'm not as motivated as him... I know I say that I am motivated, but my actions are speaking louder then words right now.

I've been getting in about 3 workouts a week, but he has been doing at least 5. He's been pretty strict with his diet and I've been careful but struggling. Maybe I just need to stop competing with him and just compete with myself. I really want to push myself and get out of the 260's within the next 2 weeks... I know I can do it, I just need to find my own Spring Fever! emoticon
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    I hear you loud and clear about the DH. I struggle for a pound & I'm so happy & my DH can step on the scale and LOSE 5 or 6. First off he's not that big & second he isn't even trying. emoticon We have to be happy for them but YOU can not let it derail you. Most women do lose slower but like Jean said Just keep moving. Add that little extra everyday, emoticon
    3441 days ago
    Men are so lucky, my husband just has to talk about losing weight and he loses 5 lbs!:) Just compete with yourself, add a little extra something every day and you'll get there. Good Luck!
    3441 days ago
    I think you will do much better once you start competing against yourself. Competing against others leads to a quick burn out, especially if they start seeing larger results. Bone structure, height, how much weight you have to lose, and sex make a huge difference in weight loss. You can do it, hang in there.
    3441 days ago
    WOW MrsBerta,

    I so understand this POST!! Please know that men lose faster than women....but I agree you should not compete with him. This is your journey!! You need to find the things that you are wanting to improve an make strides at an challenge yourself. My husband an I have an attaboy list... We give each other goals an when they are meet we make sure to uplift each other!! I really am proud of his success an I know he is proud of mine too! We both had to agree we are on different journeys in our health wellness. You can so do this!! Make a Plan an put it in action!!
    3442 days ago
    Maybe you could compete with him in a different way... Instead of trying to beat him on the scale, try to beat him on the treadmill... Or in increasing your strength...
    You can use competition to your advantage, but it's much better to focus on what you can DO, rather than how many pounds you lose.
    If he's already faster or stronger... just either work longer than him, OR base it on percentage increase... you could walk at a 3.2 last week, and this week, it's a 3.5... that's 10% faster... maybe he can only go 5% faster than he went last week.
    The main thing is to challenge each other to do a little more, and to be the best individuals you can be. He is your helpmate, and you are his.
    Good luck!
    3442 days ago
    You are right to take your focus off of competing with him. This journey is about you and your health. You can do it!! men will always lose faster than women, but that's ok if you keep going you will eventually catch up. Keep up the good work and it will pay off.
    3442 days ago
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    You can do it. It just takes time and you are right, compete with yourself because you know your body. Plus, men can burn a lot more calories than us women but it will be better for you in the long run to be slow and steady with your weight loss!
    3442 days ago
    I feel your/and your husbands pain..hehe:) My wife is in this journey with me also, and she gets so frustrated with it some days when she doesn't remember that like tryingtolose64 said men are able to lose it so much faster. In the 5ish months we have been doing this I have lose a little over 70 lbs, and she has lost a little over 30 lbs. Just remember that the fact that you are losing is the important thing.

    Each person's battle with weight loss is a very personal battle. Different people struggle in different ways. Don't let yourself get discouraged, and keep on pushing! You are doing awesome. I love the positive force you are in the Crushers team. It is inspiring to me. It helps me to keep a positive attitude. Don't let your mind tell yourself that you aren't doing good. Just look back where you came from and tell yourself how amazing you are doing.

    I hope you have an awesome week. I can tell ya from my experience that I am so proud of my wife and the challenges she has overcome since beginning her weight loss journey. I am sure your husband feels the same way about you and the journey you are on. Keep on sparkin' and keep that being awesome.

    3442 days ago
    Lynn, I had the same problem when Jason and I were doing that weight loss challenge. Jason was dropping the weight like nothin, and it got me really frustrated. But men DO lose weight easier and faster than women. Just concentrate on yourself and it WILL come off. Don't give up. Keep your goal in the front of your mind and keep pushing yourself. I know it's really hard with school and everything, but do what you can. We're all behind you :)
    3442 days ago
    It sucks seeing people drop weight faster than you do!! I think it's a great idea to just compete with yourself and don't focus on how your husband is doing! You just focus on you and the weight WILL come off!
    3442 days ago
    Thanks! I'll remember that!
    3442 days ago
    Remember men lose weight easier then women because of the testosterone levels in their bodies. So no matter how hard you try you'll never be able to lose as much as him in the same time frame. Just do your best to lose what you can, you can do it.
    3442 days ago
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