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Struggling with my weight goal motivation

Monday, October 19, 2020

I've stopped losing weight. I'm not sure if its a hormonal thing or because I haven't been as careful as usual. I stay within my calorie range and I still exercise but I stopped pushing myself. I have no desire or motivation to push myself anymore.

I still have around 27/28lbs left to go. I want to but I wish it wouldn't be so time consuming on my end. I feel like my days revolve around it and I really wish I could focus on other things.
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    I know exactly what you mean. I've been there before. I'm there now, but I haven't been successful in losing any weight this time around. If you are maintaining maybe just live life, be careful, stay active because it is good for you in so many ways not just weight loss and give yourself a break from 'losing'? You have been working hard and it shows. It's okay to play around with maintaining. You might find a groove that works for you and get re-invigorated for those last pounds. Finding a sustainable lifestyle is what it is about. Good luck.
    41 days ago
    Been there. It's tough to go through, but you are worth the effort.
    41 days ago
    Focus on other things for a spell! This is an exhausting full-time job but you are worth the investment. I tried the calorie variation for 2 weeks and that was a fun personal challenge. When was the last time you tried eating at the low range- whew chile!!! That takes some creativity emoticon

    Hang in there and be patient with yourself emoticon
    41 days ago
    Can you maybe cycle in and out? Full fitness one day, cut back for 2, ect? Same with food/calorie intake, (but no further than maintenance)? It might 'spark' your body which, in turn, tends to 'spark' our minds. I read some stuff once about being 'self-defeating' and I try to think about that when I get dumpy. I also seem to sabotage myself if I get near reaching a goal, and have not really figured out why, but I have a very convincing head voice that tells me I don't care, when, in fact, I do.
    41 days ago
  • RENEE7575
    Maybe you should alter your goals temporarily, to maintain your current weight instead of continuing with your weight loss. You have lost an impressive amount so far, so I think it's perfectly reasonable to take a break. Absolutely nothing wrong with that. emoticon emoticon
    41 days ago
    My vote is to continue your routine for a maintenance route for a while. At least you won’t gain and perhaps you’ll get a mental “kick start”
    41 days ago
    It's normal to seem like we hit a peak. What I had to do is to start changing up my exercise routines because the body is very intelligent and adapts to what we are doing physically and its no longer a challenge to the body. My weight seemed to stay the same but my body started changing. Its like I weight the same but everyone tells me I look slimmer and fit.
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    41 days ago
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