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Thursday, June 06, 2013

I have to say that I have grown tired on this weightloss journey. It's been a long time since I had any real loss and the stress in my life hasn't been a help to me.

Yes, I do feel like giving up on many...most days. There is something inside me that won't let me quit. I know that deep down, I'm grateful for this. I still have another 46 pounds to go.

I started this in December 2011. I thought that I'd be at my goal by now with the start I had. I spent more than six months losing 50 pounds and then the wall hit me...hard. I've not lost another pound since. I have re-lost the same darned five pounds since July of last year. My body doesn't seem to want to go any further.

I have been feeling unsure as to what will force it back into action. Things getting busier in my life, again, hasn't been a help to me. I also don't want to work out six days a week, though it seems that this might be the only way for me to kick my butt, literally, into gear.

I have eliminated a lot of excuses from my life since I started this. I've found that they don't move too far away when you're feeling down. They come back like old friends who are more enemy than friend. I don't have actual frenemies in my life, so I was not expecting this. Exercise and I will probably never become friends, so we've kept a cordial relationship of me doing it anyway and trying to smile so that I get some extra endorphins as a reward.

I did try a "woman's" supplement for a couple weeks and nothing happened. I had to give it a try just because I was feeling desperate. I've not used anything except changing my lifestyle to lose weight. This is a one-time thing for me. Meaning that once I'm done, it's maintenance, not killing myself to get where I want to be.

I've tried to cut myself some slack, but it doesn't work that way for me. So, today is where I begin again. I've had a good, low-calorie breakfast. I'll have a healthy, big lunch, as usual. I spend most of my calories in the middle of the day because I have a greater opportunity to burn off what I've eaten. Dinner will be light.

Ok, girl. Get back out there and do what you know you can do. You've already proven that you know how to lose weight in a healthy manner. You've already shown that you have the resolve to stick with it. You already know that you're worth it. You already know that you're never going back to being fat. You already feel and look better than you have in two decades. There is nothing in your way. You love yourself enough to keep going. Just do it!
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    Keep focused for success. You can do it too. Go for it.
    1785 days ago
    I share your frustration in going through a long period of no change I lost 30lbs no problem and then stuck there for 9 months.
    What broke me out was changing what I was eating. For the past several months I have worked at clean eating. I read labels I don't buy foods with sugar, Corn Syrup, or MSG If a food had an ingredient that is a chemical then I don't buy it.
    Eat protein at every meal you want to burn fat not muscle.
    Don't drink your calories
    Get enough sleep
    drink enough water
    There is always something more you can try to find what works for you.
    1785 days ago
  • KATIEM929
    try something new, maybe check out a new exercise video at your library, or add a new spark streak. It might be just what you need to get out of the "rut". You'll find something that works for you!
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    1785 days ago
    Eat protein with every meal to curb hunger!
    1785 days ago
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