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Friday, January 04, 2013

01-03-2011: 185
01-04-2013: 183

In looking back not just one but two years and I haven't made any progress. Just up and down the same 0-10lb range. What is wrong with me and what am I doing wrong ? Apparently I have had too many slip ups that set me back. I am 5ft 2in and have come along way from the 240 lbs that I used to be but I would still like to lose a little more and at least get down to 150lbs or smaller. I will turn 30 in December of 2013 and would like to be as low as I can by then.
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    yes motivation is hard to maintain over the long haul but you have not gone back up to 240 .... so you are DOING something really right !! Great job and that means whatever good habits you are doing have stuck !!!NOW you must start some new ones and I like to read Dr phil's book on weigh loss keys to success ..., there is a chapter on positive thinking and self talk that I have to re read every so often to re motivate myself and it works ... try that. You can check it out ( the book) from most libraries !!

    1934 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/5/2013 5:27:17 PM
    Read Michael Pollans book "In Defense of Food" and check out the site: Switch to organic, whole foods, whole grains, and youll be amazed at the difference. Also, talk to your doctor just in case your thyroid is to blame ...
    1934 days ago
    On yesterday's daily challenge we were to read labels. Not nutrition but ingredient. Much to my amazement some things put into our food are hidden ingrdients. I came to the conclusion I was unknowingly sabotaging myself. Maybe with that knowledge we can do much better this year.
    1934 days ago
    Missy nailed it for me too -- I was getting tempted to slack more when I allowed myself a holiday break.

    I get frustrated too that the smaller I get, the harder I need to work to get where I want to be.

    Another golden realization: I like food. Hence, I need to really exercise if I ever want to be able to indulge in an occasional burger or some pasta. HOWEVER, I have become addicted to the positive feedback and feeling better too. It's kind of a tradeoff.
    1934 days ago
    I have been on SP for over three years and one would think I would have reached my goal by now. I have come very close, but then there are times when I seem to practice self sabotage. Anyway, I read most of the comments listed above and Missy455 really nails it in my book. Tracking, planning, exercising, changing up the intensities (usually every 6 weeks or so) have been most effective for me.
    Although the number 13 has a bad rap for being unlucky, let's make 2013 our most successful year ever! emoticon
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  • MISSY455
    It's a constant battle Alicia. I know, I am up 21 pounds in 18 months. I know what started my slide, and I ignored the snacking that I knew contributed to my gain. It's water under the bridge now, and all I can do is get serious again about the weight loss. You have to measure and weigh all your food to ensure proper portions, stay away from your trigger foods and really exercise. For me, the old 3 and 4 mile walks, even at a quick pace, aren't hard enough anymore. I have had to add harder exercises, more strength training, and really push myself during exercise to see any results. I have lost 4 pounds since Christmas just by getting serious and not cutting myself any slack. I can't afford slack anymore. If you truly want to be 150 pounds by your 30th birthday, then you need to really look at what you are doing, and how you are doing it, and start moving in the right direction. I know you can do already have...look how far you have come, you are almost there! Do this for yourself :-)
    1934 days ago
  • TAYSMOM77642
    Don't feel bad we all make mistakes. If you are really honest with your tracking and fitness then the mistakes become crystal clear. Don't beat yourself up you have come all the way down from 240 to a weight that is lower than my own right now. Remember food is fuel and our body needs the proper fuel in order to blast away those pounds. Keep your head up and be proud of what you have done the rest will come off in due time. emoticon emoticon
    1934 days ago
    I don't know Mommy...but you're down two pounds in two years - really, if you were up that much it would be much worse. I know it feels like you're stuck in a rut, but all it takes is some final resolve to make it work. Over the past six months my scale is down, and it seemed overwhelming to get on track -- but in retrospect it wasn't that big a deal. Easy to say now that I'm on this side of it I know, but as everyone says, just take it one day at a time. Once I resolved to REALLY get on track it took me a good 3-4 weeks to get into the swing of things. But it's much easier now. I'm still not where I want to be, but I view myself as a work in progress.

    Most of the time I honestly know where I'm failing. I try to be brutally honest about my food and exercise, and if I REALLY am, the failure part is so clear. If you need help seeing where you're going wrong you may want to try making your trackers public and ask your teammates to take a look and give some feedback.

    But hang in there and revel in the fact that your NOT 240 pounds - you clearly know how to succeed, you're just hitting a slump!

    1934 days ago
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