Lost my motivation. :/

Friday, June 08, 2012

I've gone mostly off track ever since memorial day weekend. That was supposed to be my big end goal where I would have lost 35-45 pounds and looked amazing, but instead I lost 10 pounds, and stopped caring.
It's definitely a little frustrating when I watch what I eat, log everything carefully, get in an hour of strenuous cardio exercise a day, I either maintain my weight, or maybe lose a pound a month if I'm lucky. I'm also exhausted all the time, and feel like I want to die after exercising. I don't understand that "exercise high" I hear about, because I'm ready to pass out after 30 minutes of sweating heavily.

I don't get it. It's not like I live an extraordinarily unhealthy lifestyle. I walk my dog regularly, I eat a lot of vegetables and eat mostly balanced meals. I do eat more carbs than I should, and I I'm sporadic about strength training. I eat pizza once a week for dinner, but practice portion control. My thyroid is under control. My endometriosis hasn't bothered me for awhile (though it's starting to hurt again) I have to eat a LOT of salt because of my chronic low blood pressure, but aside from that, I just don't get it. :P

Is there some secret I'm not in on? Why don't I get to be in the "I'm losing weight!" club?
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    My next bloodwork is due sometime in September, but I think I'll ask if I can get it checked sooner. :) Thanks - I'll keep you posted :)

    Also I just read that article, and I'd been debating getting a heart monitor - it's definitely something else I can try! :) Thanks so much!
    2200 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/12/2012 2:45:27 PM
  • YICHE12
    It wouldn't be a bad idea to have your TSH checked. Maybe your thyroid is not functioning optimally. When is your next check up with your doctor?

    Keep me posted! emoticon
    2203 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/9/2012 3:06:44 PM
    I have lost my motivation too!! Trying to get it back!
    2203 days ago
    I have the same problem, it takes me forever to lose a pound. But- about a month ago a fellow sparker posted this web link

    I read all this personal trainer's articles. It made me realize I wasn't exercising aerobically- which is apparently what needs to be done to lose weight. About 3 weeks ago I bought a Heart Rate Monitor(HRM) and put the info into action. I managed to lose a pound so far- pushing myself less, eating a little more, and trying not to stress out.

    I don't know if this applies to you, but it helped me a little- it's still hard for me to be overly enthusiastic about exercising- but I don't feel near as tired the rest of the time now.

    Good Luck

    2203 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/8/2012 7:42:08 PM
    The closer you get to goal the harder it is to lose and you usually have to change things around. When I get closer to goal I have to drop my calories to 1200 to 1400, exercise a couple of hours a day, and keep my carbs below 100.
    2204 days ago
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