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Stuck in the middle

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Its been a while since my last update so I figured I should post a blog. I am still actively trying to lose the 30 lbs I gained during my pregnancy over a year ago. I have had lots of up and downs over that time. Peaking at 210lb before knocking some sense into myself and working it back off again. I havent gotten below 189lbs the entire time though. I always get stuck at 190lb. And so I feel as though I have been stuck in the middle for what seems like an eternity.

I do try to focus on the positives of the past year and a half. I have managed to maintain my weight the entire time. I know that so many who have lost significant amounts of weight turn around and gain it right back. I am proud of myself for not doing so. I am proud that when I found myself sliding down the slippery slope I stopped and climbed back up to my middle ground.
For the past 3 months I have been very consistent with my exercise yet have made no progress scale wise. I am stronger and in better shape, but still stuck in the middle. I dont know if I just dont want it bad enough to try harder when it comes to my calorie intake or if i have just become comfortable in my middle rut.

I would really like to lose at least 15lbs before winter sets in. I am hoping with fall approaching I will break through my middle rut and make some progress.

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    you are doing great and have accomplished so very much .... sometimes it just takes time ... Roc
    1814 days ago
    I didn't lose the baby fat until my baby was 3 years old. I took me about a year. I started by making small changes to my eating and activity levels. Now, I go to the gym regularly and am struggling to eat healthier. Anyway, hang in there and keep going.
    1814 days ago
    Okay, I feel ya! My body likes to hold on to EVERY pound and I have to work really hard ALWAYS to lose anything. I just tweak my diet or exercise a bit and actually sometimes I have to eat MORE! Incredible as that seems - it actually works for me.
    You will figure it out or you can just be satisfied with the extra 5 pounds.
    Missourians! Team
    1814 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    I applaud you for recognizing the positives. You have already beat the odds.

    We are confronted with media images of thin, and the few very thin weight losers, but these are truthfully the exceptions. It doesn't mean we might not be one of them some day, but it's a terrible burden to lay on every moment of our lives. If I may be so bold, instead of thinking that you want to lose more weight, think instead of how you might be willing to eat less in a rational, loving way. Is it possible that you are actually eating sanely most of the time and cutting more would demand an unnecessary obsession, or are you actually often giving in to those little urges that have you eat, but not truly enjoy the food and experience a following sense of contentment or vitality? What reasons besides losing weight would be important enough to justify eating less? Are you honestly consistently overeating, eating amounts that leave you lethargic, or are you getting legitimately hungry and feeding that hunger in a reasonable way? If you are, then you have to try to let yourself off the hook. If not, perhaps aim to refrain from only a few unnecessary bites for today, at least, and try the same thing tomorrow, etc.

    There is life beyond this focus. Keep moving towards planning to have good foods available for the eating you know you will want to do each day, so that you are then free to give your attention to your other, bigger life, the one in between the meals. emoticon
    1815 days ago
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