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This is when I give up

Friday, March 08, 2013

Since my late '40s it has been almost impossible for me to loose weight. Here's the pattern, I work like gang busters for three weeks, weigh in and haven't lost weight, give up.
This time I thought it would be different because I lost 8 pounds right away. My diet has been between 900 and 1600 calories aday. I've been drinking lots of water. I been gradually building the intensity of my workouts. My weigh-in day is Wednesday and.... I gained weight. Yes, that is somewhat normal. Yes I had overeaten during the weekend... but my over eating didn't over do the calories, just the sweets. I tried to tell myself it didn't matter, but
I haven't posted since then. I didn't formally work out. I walked the dogs and got my heart pumping. I did yoga. However, all the while there was a voice in the back of my mind is that I've stopped losing.

I want to stay focused so I thought I better tell on myself before its too late and I have to start all over again.
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  • TRAVELGRRL
    Agree with those ladies -- don't quit!

    I'm in the same place, haven't lost, but I keep reminding myself, THIS IS YOUR NEW LIFESTYLE.

    What keeps us stuck is we keep giving up. Who knows? Tomorrow may be the day the scale catches up. And if not tomorrow, Monday. And if not Monday, then Tuesday.

    What I know for sure is that it WILL NEVER SHOW A LOSS IF WE GIVE UP!

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    2078 days ago
  • PHATPAT18
    Beth, I have been at the same weight for the past 6 weeks, but with the right attitude and patience, we can weather this storm together and get through it. Hang in there, because even if the scale is not going down, as long as it is not going up, you are succeeding. Also, 900 calories may be putting your body in starvation mode which makes it want to hold on to every calorie you consume. Let's get over this plateau together and make ourselves stronger.

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    Pat
    2078 days ago
  • FREEMYWARRIOR
    Beth I know how you feel. all my life I have done the same thing. Don't quit this time. I have been sick and let it get me down but I am back now and the buddy squad has gone down too. We can get it back to normal. I don't want to let another summer go by looking out the window at people having fun. I want to live this summer and get into life! We can do this! This time it can be different. You need to control your calories. for one thing you need at least 1200 calories. If you don't have enough your body goes into starvation mode and you gain. Remember how many times you have lost that weight and put it on before...I have too. this time I don't want to go through all that work and have it sneak up on me. It just means losing it again.
    Be honest with yourself. Have you eaten things that you didn't put in the tracker. Again I have done that. I try not to now but sometimes when you eat something and feel bad...you don't want anyone to know. They will because when you gain there is a reason. You are to special to o this to yourself. It is sabotage. I used to feel I wasn't worth the trouble...but I am and so are you. Don't talk yourself out of it because you feel like it will just come back on...the choice is yours...but I am here and so are the other members of the buddy squad...both on team 55+ladies and now on the out of the box team. I don't have it going as strong as the 55+ladies but I hope too.
    Come on girl...we can do this. You aren't the only one down on yourself....it is not too late...so lets do this. Pam emoticon
    2079 days ago
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