How do I do it alone?

Thursday, August 01, 2013

The 50 lbs I've lost feel like nothing compared to trying to lose these last 20-30 lbs. I also had someone doing it with me when I lost so much weight and he was always there for support. Now I have my bestfriend, but we both have our own seperate lives and it's hard to always be there for someone. I have come to find that I am someone who really needs that support. I would really love to have someone here to do it with me. My current boyfriend just broke his leg.. so that is out of the question. It also makes it terribly difficult to workout when I am with him and we are just chilling there spending time together. I know it is my choice to either workout or not but it is so hard to do when no one is telling me to go and do it.

When I first started losing weight I was doing the P90X videos (didn't do the 90 days - just used the videos). I also have the insanity videos and I really want to start them because I think my body needs a good jumpstart to get out of this (5 month long!) plateau. I'm just worried if I can do it by myself.

How did you all do it? How do you stay motivated when you don't see any physical results? I have taken up running and I can go longer and farther than I used to be able to but it still sucks to not see the scale go down even one lb and not to lose any inches. Just need some good motivation on how to stick with someone in order to finally lose the last of this weight and keep a great lifestyle change. All advise is welcome even if it doesn't pertain directly to my question. :) Thanks you all!
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    I've gotten used to exercise. That can be a habit, too...a good habit. I started walking many years ago, maybe 10Ks once or twice a month. They were very difficult then and I was 20 years younger! Now I walk them, and go do other things. The more you do, the more energy you have. Then I found out about Meetups. Go to and you'll see a whole lot of groups you can get involved with. I walk with five different groups now, besides my first walking club, the Volksmarchers (the 5K or 10K, and they are St. Louis Urban Walkers, Walking Workout and Activity, Let's Hike (several groups formed out of that one), West County Dog Walkers, and New Sunny Mount Baptist Church. I meet new people all the time, and when you walk AND talk, it's fun. When you make a reservation, you HAVE TO be there.

    My weight has stayed steady for many years. Even though my MRI is on the high end, my doctor tells me to keep on doing what I'm doing. So I do!

    Best to you!

    DeAnne, Missourians Team
    1722 days ago
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