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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Isn’t it crazy how we get stuck? That is what has happened to me the last few days. I have been stuck. It was like I seen all this great progress with others and couldn’t get beyond it. I didn’t beat myself up this time but everything got blurry, my eating and my exercising. It was like I spaced out what I was supposed to do. I knew what I was supposed to do but somehow it didn’t happen the way I thought it should have. It wasn’t horrible. It was just that I knew I could do better and because I thought I was already doing better I didn’t know what else to do.
I did try a new recipe and it was healthy and delicious. I am thinking about going back to having no breakfast again because I would like a result of some sort, maybe no breads. I don’t know if there is a right answer but I am frustrated seeing all this progress that others are making and me zilch, nothing. So, I’m feeling a bit sorry for myself. I want what I want when I want it, DANG IT!!!
I tell myself it is because of the peri-menopause or it could be because I have a low thyroid and I need to go back to the doctor and get a higher dose of meds (as I role my eyes). Is this true or is this an excuse. I don’t think it is but I see all the people around me who are making these wonderful achievements and think so what is wrong with me. I am doing the things these other ladies are doing and look how great they are doing. I know I shouldn’t compare my insides with others outsides, but hey, I’m human.
This is the point where I get the “why bother” attitude. I don’t want to accept this, but I am really tired of weight being on my mind 24/7 and nothing is changing even when I make the changes. It will be Oct 1 which I figured I would have lost 5 lbs by now and nothing worth going WOOHOO! over has happened.
I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired and still no results. What a prison I live in, trapped in my own body. I would usually say, “if this is the worst thing that happens to me then I am doing okay” I don’t want to be okay anymore and what the heck, I’m still here in the same place I was eight weeks ago.
Goal for the day:
Work on better attitude.
10k steps
Practice my jump rope thru out day.
Eat healthly.
Get out of my head and back into the game!
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    emoticon Hey Tammy, sorry I just saw this and I want you to know

    I have been there, we have all been there, just do one healthy thing for yourself today. You are so worth it. One thing that really struck me about your blog is that you talked about being tired of always thinking about the weight. I think that this would be overwhelming and frustrating, it is for me. What has worked for me is being focused on making the healthiest decisions I can today. I want to eat healthy and get in my exercise, even if it is only 10 minutes a day, because I want to FEEL BETTER. The weight coming off is just a part of it. Hang in there partner! Let us know how we can help.

    3602 days ago
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    Hi Tammy! I'm sorry you are going through this right now. First off, please don't skip breakfast. That will make it worse for your metabolism. There are some great ideas in the recipe section from fellow sparkers, that are easy and filling and fast. I agree with all the ideas here which are great, and know that we are all here behind you. You can also track ahead of time too if that helps. There are also great ideas from IndyGirl and the slowest loser. One baby step at a time. We are here for you my friend. Hang in there!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3606 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/13/2011 7:35:55 PM
  • SUNSHINE1954
    I read your blog and hear your pain. I understand the desire to have wanting what you want when you want but unfortunately it doesn't happen that way. I wish it dit, I wouldn't still be working on the two steps forward one step backward principle. Remember that this is a journey and not a destination, some go it faster than others, we all go at our pace. Mine right now is snail. Now, I will ask you one thing, how much have you lost since you started? Now look at it this way, what if you had gained that same amount? You would have that much more weight to lose. Another question is are you drinking enough water? I know that if I do not drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, I do not lose weight. Whatever you do DO NOT GIVE UP BREAKFAST! Although we thing it will help us lose weight this does not happen in the long run. Short term it might but over the entire course of your journey it will not. There is a big chance that by cutting back on breakfast you will overeat the rest of the day. Do you journal? I find this helps me to find patterns that trip me up, it keeps me focused and able to find the areas that I lack in. It also helps me to see that I truly am following my program. When I do not journal I can easily fool myself into believing that I am staying within my limit when in fact I am not. Anyhow, don't give up on yourself, you are worth all the time that you give to yourself. Keep us posted on how you are doing.

    3606 days ago
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    Well don't look at my page to see results, but I will say thanks to you lately I have been doing better, so vent away but then do one thing, one easy thing..... I don't know but do know I am back in the doing phase and hope it sticks. I know you can do it too!!!
    3606 days ago
    Hi, I know how frustrated you are feeling. Have you been consistent and complete in tracking your food? Do you exercise consistently? Do you cross train? If you are in perimenopause could you have a period coming up? Do your workout minutes come out to 500 or more a month? I know that the plan has you start with 10 minutes but as you get more fit the time needs to increase. Losing weight is hard work. Are you drinking all the water you should? Consider making a commitment to the virtual 5 K race. They will give you a workout plan to get in shape and it will be path to more consistent exercise. We can support you and I do want you to succeed, but you need to honestly answer the questions for yourself and I believe that you will start seeing a weight loss. As a fellow thyroid med user, my thyroid did not keep me fat, my lack of exercise did. I have done 1000 minutes of exercise this month and have pretty much eaten within my calories, my weight loss this week was 1 pound. And that is OK. Look at the slowest loser's posts, he took 2 years to get to maintenance, but he did lose weight. You can do it too! emoticon emoticon
    3606 days ago
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