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Friday, May 05, 2017

It takes everything I have to keep being positive and keep up on my plan. I'm told to read inspirational stories, but they just make me want to cry. I read the posts on the community feed and again, I just want to cry. Why is it so many people can find success and I get no where? It is so hard to stay motivated and tell myself every day if I just keep it up eventually I will have success.

I don't eat right every day. It is truly hard to eat. Nothing sounds good. Cooking is a chore. I try to do simple things. I used to enjoy cooking. I have now cut out gluten, dairy, and all lattes of any kind. I am trying to focus on fresh veggies and fruits and protein.

I have been exercising every day. Some days it is a 15 minute wog on my treadmill. Most days it is 20 min on the treadmill and a 30 min video workout. With Spring finally here, I have been working on my yard for hours at a time. I have a 1/2 acre yard, so it is not an easy task. This weekend I'm building a fence.

I drink 8-10 glasses of water a day.

In all of this, I pray I will lose just 1 pound by July. Just 1. Then maybe things will start to move. Or, maybe I will have that cry and all the tears will shed that 1 pound.

Here's to the plan and hope.
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    Sounds like you are in a rut with the 'food' choices. I get that way a lot. I really don't like cooking, and although there is a ton of allowed foods in the fridge, a lot of the times they just don't sound good to me. I think I want my coffee with cream & sugar, and a cookie, or something easy from McDonalds. (I have finally decided to budget 1 cup of coffee with cream & 1 tsp of sugar, each morning. I missed it so much that it was going to actually derail my diet if I didn't allow myself 1 cup.) Just try to figure out what you can create in the kitchen that is more appealing to you, and still stay on your plan. It is aggravating, but it's not forever. Once you've reached goal, you'll be able to have the stuff you love, in moderation, like all those fit & active people out there do.
    So don't give up. You'll be glad you stuck with it, and made it work for you.
    1159 days ago
    1166 days ago
    Sorry you are having a tough time. Sounds like you've absorbed all the go-to advice, so I can offer nothing but empathy. We all go through the moments that aren't working, people just prefer to post the positive. You aren't alone. All the best...
    1166 days ago
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