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Will This Ever End?

Saturday, August 09, 2008


emoticon "Into every life some rain must fall."
I have to say that I'm so very tired of "rain" falling in my life." It would be so welcome to have at least a full week of "sunshine." I realize the rain is what makes us grow but there are time . . .

I've been on this plateau since April where I go up and down between 53 & 49 pounds lost. I guess if I really got "down and dirty" again I could get it going again. However, perimenopause doesn't leave much wiggle room! These hormones are going to be the death of me yet. I get to feeling wonderful and then the hormones hit and I go down into the pit. When I'm there, even though I know I need to get me and the boys out for walks, I just can't move. It hasn't helped this last week when it was so hot and when I got home from work it was WAY too hot to take the boys out. Plus the fact that once I come home and sit down - well I just don't get back up!

Add to this a boss that really should retire, my person being questioned, all my dog training classes on a break, and the Spark Team that I've headed not really doing well - I haven't had much to get me excited about life, so to speak.

I'm not looking for pity or anything, I just need to get this all out to maybe help me get over it.

Liz. emoticon
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  • LIVEN2BPINK
    Sorry I missed this blog...I have had some hormone things too. I understand COMPLETELY.
    I am trying 5-HTP TR for just those times and it seems to be helping. emoticon

    Deb
    4646 days ago
  • SPIFFYSMILE
    Hey Liz!

    Life sure can be a bummer at times. I hear you. :-(

    But, as you say, you are still here. Life is healthier than it was and you're not gaining. :) Struggles do make us stronger. But more importantly, you're creating life long habits by hanging in there. Keep on plugging. A month. Six months. A year from now, you'll move on down again. It really doesn't matter in the long run how long it takes. Life is long. The journey is what matters and the long term direction of it.

    You're still going in the right direction, so you're a success!

    Have a Spiffy Day!
    4659 days ago
  • RAVON27
    I was also on a really long plateau! I upped my cardio and changed my weight training and still plateaued. The perimonpause thing is EVIL! I did find, for me, that NOT logging all my food makes me not think about food all the time. I was always looking to see how many more calories I could eat! I was eating mostly healthy, but I was so obsessed with food. Now I try to mark down all the fruits and veggies I eat, I have breakfast, lunch and supper all around 300-400 calories! You too will find something that works for YOU! Mine is probably unconventional, but I've never done things normally and been happy LOL! Keep us posted! emoticon
    4659 days ago
  • LUCRECE
    some suggestions:

    exercise early in the morning to beat the heat and get it over and done with.

    Start counting all your calories for a few days. You may find that you're eating more than you should or you may find you are not eating enough. both can keep you from losing weight (but eating too much is much more common than not eating enough).

    And remember: insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
    4659 days ago
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