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Le Sigh

Thursday, December 06, 2012

It is crazy easy for me to feel discouraged.
This morning I weigh 184.
By more than I am used to fluctuating.

Have not been able to work out because of back pain.
My eating has been a little less disciplined than normal because of hormones.

I know I can shake it off, but I feel like I am backsliding so rapidly.
Worse I haven’t even gotten to the problematic Holiday stuff yet.
Was fearing putting a few back on for that and now just before we get there I start packing it on for other reasons.

Part of me does not even want to post this blog but for the sake of honesty I will.

Positive attitude has been misplaced for the moment.
Thank you for letting me whine.

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    1991 days ago
    Consider this a wake up call to get back on track with the eating (do what you need to do in the short run so your back pain does not become chronic, so exercise may need to wait or be very light). You have come so far. This bump up in weight is just that, a bump. You can get it back down. Think how thrilled you would have been to be this weight when you started out. Hang in there!
    1991 days ago
    1991 days ago
    I know the feeling. :( I love SP because there are so many people to give support and advice to...yep, I like GIVING advice (yes, this also probably makes me a little annoying in real life). But the reason I like giving it on here is because someday, I'm going to be down about something - and knowing what I've said to others helps me be nicer to myself.

    I can fluctuate 3.5 lbs in a day - and that's weighing myself at the same hydration level, at the same time of day, in my birthday suit on the same scale in the same place. So if I can do that, I bet you can fluctuate more and still be safe. (I'm super short. I sort of expect everyone to be taller than me.) I love some of the ideas people gave you on here so you can take back control though and make sure this fluctuation is not really just a harbinger - veggie soup, owning your calorie intake, take a moment to laugh at a you tube video. :)

    If nothing else, blame the vorpal dust bunnies with bad attitudes!!
    1991 days ago
  • LEB0401
    Today, when I woke up with a post-binge stomachache, I told myself "You didn't lose it in a week, you're not going to gain back in a week". Sometimes freaking out will push me over the edge, and that just leads to more stress eating.

    You're doing a good thing by listening to your body and giving your back a rest. What about making a delicious veggie soup for dinner? It will be nice homemade treat, and you can eat bowlfuls without jeopardizing your calorie differential.

    The main thing is... don't freak out! It's just a blip, and you're right about shaking it off.
    1992 days ago
    You can whine any time! It's just bloat, but I understand how discouraging that can be!
    Just try to take it easy on the eating today, since you can't exercise. Also, try to eat your last meal earlier than usual and go to bed with an empty stomach. You'll feel much better by morning!

    I'm here for you!! emoticon
    1992 days ago
    While looking for which blog I'd comment on, I was drawn to yours by the title - I grew up with the classic Bugs Bunny and friends. Searched for "Le Sigh" on Youtube and got this - to give you a giggle.
    ADNVJdU (make sure you copy paste the entire link)
    Now, I agree with STODD. We all go through fluctuations. Don't give up. "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. "(Gal. 6:9) You may stumble on the way, but continue to do what you know is healthy. You'll get there.
    1992 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/6/2012 8:41:57 AM
    Weight can go up or down 3 or more pounds in a day! It's easy to be discouraged by the scale but do not let it affect your forward motion!!
    Don't look at how far you've got to go, look at how far you've come. emoticon
    1992 days ago
  • STODD251
    Don't despair just yet... weight yourself again later this week and see if it has dropped by then or if it's still around the same. I know my weight has been fluctuating between 170 and 175 this week depending on when I weight myself and a million other factors.. It's bound to happen. Keep making good choices and then you can take comfort in the fact that you are living a healthy lifestyle.
    1992 days ago
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