Trying to get back on track.

Friday, October 17, 2014

So, I have been trying to get back on track. I have gained back more weight. I'm only 8lbs away from my highest weight. Eeek.
I'm kind of ashamed of gaining the weight back. I'm pretty ashamed that my pants are tight around the waist again. I'm ashamed that I keep failing at this.
Are there any SP folks out there who have been on here for 3+ years and have been trying-failing-trying-failing-
trying-failing-and then still trying some more?

I'm well aware that this is better than trying-failing-giving up, and that many define failing as the cessation of trying, but that doesn't change the fact that I've not been meeting these goals on even a small scale. I can meet other goals. I can make other deadlines. But this.... this is hard... really hard.

I need to exercise. I need to eat better. I need to stop beating my self up in my own head.

I have reset my goals on SP and put in my updated weight.

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    You can certainly count me on your team. I kept my weight off for a year and a half, started gaining a little, but instead of talking it seriously, I kept pushing it out if my mind. That's easy to do when life is packed full. The last six months months I have gained an unbelievable amount of weight! I'm disgusted and embarrassed, but like you, no quitter! We will do this AGAIN. This time I will put as much energy into maintenance as I do into losing.
    2360 days ago
    I have been on here since 2008. I lost and then plateaued and then gained. I have stopped weighing myself. I don't track my food or even try to limit what I eat. I exercise sometimes but nothing like the amount I used to do. I think I am in the giving up phase. I keep thinking about doing something more but I never quite get there. You are not alone. Give yourself credit for trying. Don't give up. emoticon
    2412 days ago
    emoticon I've been on this weight loss/healthy lifestyle roller coaster ride with you the entire time. I'm not sure if it's ever going to get easier, but I know if we focus on making the healthiest choices we can, and keep taking it one day at a time, we will eventually get this DONE. emoticon emoticon
    2417 days ago
    I''m one of those up and down people. It seems like every time I lose weight, I end up weighing more than I started. It makes it hard to start again, because I'm afraid I'll just keep gaining weight!

    One thing I am doing this time, in addition to resetting all of my counters, is I'm trying some self-hypnosis stuff that my husband found. They're about being mindful, not necessary just about eating, but about everything. We've been doing those for a few weeks now, and I really feel a difference in the way I feel. I am losing weight s-l-o-w-l-y, but pretty consistently. I'm also feeling very positive and it really helps that my husband is doing them with me. He does NOT have a weight problem, but he has other issues he's dealing with.

    Of course, I have a LOT more to go, but I really feel better about things now and I'm able to be more intentional in what I eat instead of mindlessly eating all the time.

    Here's hoping, but I have to have some optimism or I would just give up.

    2421 days ago
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    I have been here for 5 years and have lost and gained. Many health issues have happened and I now have Gastroparesis. I still have not lost with the GP but I am one of those who have been in starvation mode that it is so hard to lose. I know that your job requires so much time and energy that it hard to lose.
    I hope that you can find something that will be fun and provide some calorie burn. Best wishes on your new position and I know you can do this too!
    2429 days ago
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