Let's Be Honest Here...

Friday, May 05, 2017

I don't know that I'm ever really going to lose the weight. I try, then I stop. I get motivated, then I stop. I want to, I really do, but can't keep myself motivated. emoticon

I'm not consistently on Spark People, to say the least. Oh, I have at least a dozen excuses of why I can't seem to make it, but they are just that, excuses. When I am on here, I'm all gung-ho and ready-to-go... rah, rah, rah, and let's go team emoticon emoticon emoticon Then.... I fizzle. I come out of the starting gate full force, in the lead emoticon emoticon , then....kerplunk...I drop...sigh.

My food weakness' are carbs and diet pepsi.....for shame. Probably the worst things you can eat and drink. Most everyone's I imagine are the sweet taste of those darned carbs, or the taste of the wrong carbs. Mine? Bread with butter, popcorn with butter, red licorice. Those tempting, calling my name, carbs. It also doesn't help that I have a husband who is thin and can eat anything and everything and maintain his weight. Whom, I might add, is a sugaraholic emoticon

No matter what I eat, my weight is constant within five pounds. I stopped looking at the scale. It's not my enemy, as some would say, but it is discouraging for me. So I don't bother.

I have hypothyroidism. I'm on medication for it. That makes my challenge of losing weight a little more challenging. But it's not an excuse for me. Everything else is ;-)

I live on the Mountain in Oregon. There are plenty of things to do on the mountain. My main activity is hiking and just walking the trails with my sweet little dog.

I'm active, maybe not as active as I should be, but I'm not lazy. I walk my dog half an hour every morning. He loves it; It makes him happy :-) I hike, not every weekend but every couple of weekends.

I have a sit down job. I bought a computer stand that forces me to stand. But, somehow, I still manage to sit down lol.

I'm on a rah, rah, rah, moment. I'm hoping it only dampers to rah, rah, and not kerplunk.

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    Thank you so much for the encouragement. It's nice to know I'm not alone in my flip floppy ways. I did very well today. I'm proud of myself. I'm just going to take it one day at a time.

    I too want to live a healthier life u til God takes me home.
    719 days ago
    Thanks for sharing. I am in a similar boat with the rah, rah, then kerplunk 😁 I used to run 5k 3 or 4 times per week, I lost 40lbs doing it and then I stopped. I, too, had "reasons". For now, milk this motivation and do your best. Good luck! ✌
    719 days ago
    Welcome back! I am also a Diet Pepsi addict. I am getting pretty good with the food choices though. Have a great weekend!
    719 days ago
  • SHASTA1991
    It is hard. You will find the motivation to do all of it. We all have times like that, I know I did. Now I am focusing on weight loss for my health. I want to live a full life until God calls me home. Hopefully not tomorrow. .lol
    719 days ago
    I've found that it really is a life time journey of 'forever' changes. I had to give up the soda 100% as my first step. Then started cutting out junk food carbs. Then just keep making more small changes that add up over time.

    It can be done...many, many people here on Spark have proved it and you just made the first step by reaching out and saying its hard. Stick around...log in daily, track and encourage yourself! Be your own best cheerleader.


    719 days ago
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