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Thursday, February 28, 2013

I've admitted when I cheated, admitted when I got lazy, told it like it was when my back was out and I had bronchitus and I couldn't work out at all. I lost 1 1/2 pounds when I started my new goal 3 weeks ago, put it back on when I got depressed and I was furious with myself. This week I have kicked my butt at the YMCA - did On Demand fitness programs on the days I did not go to the YMCA. I've cut back on my snacking and started going to bed earlier so that I don't snack and I do get in at least 6 hours ZZZZ. So I climb on the scales today and they say 1 1/2 pounds over what I started at! I am now at almost the heaviest I have ever been - all this watching and working out is just not worth it! I'm as close to quitting as I ever have been. Really bad mood tongiht.
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    The weight gain is totally normal. Many people see an upward shift in weight when they start exercising. It's normal and temporary.

    Check it out:

    It helps to remember this isn't something you're doing to lose weiht. You're doing this to live healthy. Do you plan to reach your goal weight, and then quit eating healthy and exercising? Of course not!

    It's time to ditch the diet mentality, and start making life-long decisions about being healthy. Exercise is about more than burning calories, it's improving heart health, reducing cancer risk, increasing lung capacity, and so, so much more.
    1939 days ago
    it is so easy to gain, and so difficult to lose.

    please keep in mind that the scale is not the only (or even the best) way to measure your progress.

    there are LOTS of non-scale victories - tape measure, looser clothes, endurance, slower resting heart rate, normal blood pressure, cholesterol levels, energy level, etc.

    if you give up, where will you be in 3 months? In 6 months? Next year?
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    1940 days ago
    Oh my god, don't quit! Take a break, put a comma in the sentence, breathe, hit pause, whatever... but you are not a quitter. Imagine sitting around with friends, big glass of wine and some nachos in your hands... with your butt spreading out across the sofa... "Yeah, I used to work out and eat healthy but eh, I decided I wasn't worth the trouble." How many averted eyes would you count? You've been handed a irritating, puzzling, unfair challenge and I know you can figure it out.
    1940 days ago
    Every day is a new day. Be honest with yourself about your food and about your exercise. Strive for simple and consistent. Slow and steady progress towards your goals. There will be day to day ups and downs, and it is OK to monitor the daily ups and downs, but do not read too much into them. I weigh daily but track weight weekly. Monday mornings work best for my weekly weigh in. Some weeks are better than others, some are worse, but I know that I am doing the right things for long term success.

    Remember two things:
    1) you can do it!
    2) you are worth it!
    1940 days ago
    Pray that you are able to find the right healthy path for you so you may stick to it and be healthy! emoticon emoticon emoticon together!
    1940 days ago
    Okay, so you quit LAST NIGHT. Hope you had a good nights sleep.

    TODAY, I encourage you to start again. If you don't like it you can quit again tonight.

    I know that it is hard but try not to weigh yourself too much. Our weight does fluctuate constantly and the scale is not your measure of worth. Keep exercising and eating healthy and you will succeed. You can quit every night, no need to exercise and eat healthy while you are asleep.

    Have a healthy day!
    1940 days ago
  • KATHYM316
    Don't give up...I'm at that same place that you are at..but truthfully I did give up..and now I'm back to do it again..I know that we have the strength and will power. We just have to give ourselves time. Remember it didn't come on over night, you have to give your body time to adjust. I hope that you keep going and be an inspiration to me..I am praying for you..

    1940 days ago
  • MADZI88
    So many people quit just before a breakthrough. Don't let that happen to you. Be stubborn. Stay off the scale if you have to---you know if you're being honest with yourself, right? Do you track what you eat and what you do for fitness? If you do that religiously, you'll SEE indicators of where you might be needing help.
    Keep blogging! One thing you're definitely doing RIGHT is telling people how you feel.
    I've been exactly where you're at now, you know.
    Do not quit. We can help each other!
    1940 days ago
    You gave your body a shock and it is hanging on for dear life.
    Please, give yourself time to adjust. A week is not enough
    time to expect huge results. It really doesn't work like that.
    You are special, you are unique and you are worth it. HUGS!
    1940 days ago
  • PITUFA2471
    I really understand what you are saying but do not quit....keep trying and trying....if you give up you are giving up on you on what you can do.....put your mind to it and if you fall just pick yourself up and start all over again.....make sure you have support even if it is one person.....I am going through the same thing but my support team is helping me stay motivated and keep myself on track......Lets push each other....please do not give up.
    1940 days ago
    Don't give up!! YOU CAN DO THIS!!!
    1940 days ago
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