Group photo
Author:
MIZZFIT2's Photo MIZZFIT2 SparkPoints: (36,218)
Fitness Minutes: (14,612)
Posts: 1,547
4/21/14 9:12 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
When I'm feeling defeated, exhausted, like I have all the stress in the world, the one thing I do that helps me push on is to remind myself where I used to be and how I was. I tell myself as much as I feel, tired, depressed, like I don't want to keep going or do that exercise I do not want to go back to where I was. I tell myself "look where you have been. Look at where you are at. Look at how hard you tried and don't feel beat yourself up. Be happy at how much you have done.
That is pretty much my speach before I weigh in too.


Heather
Eastern Standard Time Area

Each day is about moderation, motivation and making the best choices for yourself.

BLC 24 - Fabulous Feisty Foxes
BL 2014 Spring - Black Panthers
BLC 25 - AZURE DESTINATIONS

My superhero name: The spider eagle
My superpower: Artificial Intelligence
My weakness: Cowboys
My weapon: my star rusty
Transportation: elephant


 current weight: 237.6 
291
259.5
228
196.5
165
ALBURBRIDGE's Photo ALBURBRIDGE Posts: 105
4/20/14 2:34 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Nm, I'm an idiot. I knew they gave antibiotics to cattle to fatten them up. I just never considered the correlation to my situation. So don't mind me, I'm obviously just fattening up for the slaughter.

Restarted my WL journey 3/3/14
Total lost since Jan 2013 = 127
Blog at aprilsweightloss.com
ALBURBRIDGE's Photo ALBURBRIDGE Posts: 105
4/20/14 2:19 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Do being on meds like antibiotics really make a person gain or not lose weight? I just posted a long blog about my frustrations with my lack of weight loss the last two weeks and then saw this thread. I never considered it might be that I'm on antibiotics from tooth problems.

And I totally empathize with your frustrations with the scale. I'm in the same boat.

Restarted my WL journey 3/3/14
Total lost since Jan 2013 = 127
Blog at aprilsweightloss.com
HAT_WRIGHT's Photo HAT_WRIGHT Posts: 1,359
4/20/14 12:01 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks Ladies!! I truly appreciate each and every one of you. It has been a tough go these last few weeks, made tougher by the many events that I am helping with. Glad to know that I am not at this alone. Hope everyone had an awesome Easter=)

Goal 1000 fitness minutes/month!

I may not be to the finish line yet--but at least I am in the race!

A healthy me is up to ME!!!!!




 April Minutes: 39
0
50
100
150
200
LESSCUPCAKES's Photo LESSCUPCAKES SparkPoints: (3,270)
Fitness Minutes: (1,545)
Posts: 38
4/19/14 10:29 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have had days like that then the next week your down 5. You got this as soon as your off the meds you will be back on track. Don't be hard on yourself :)

 current weight: 248.0 
300
273.25
246.5
219.75
193
RKTHETEXGAL SparkPoints: (29,588)
Fitness Minutes: (18,035)
Posts: 217
4/19/14 3:31 P

Send Private Message
Reply
We all have those days and or weeks when life just hands us lemons and for one reason or another we cant make lemonade. Its all a learning experience, this journey of ours, and just because we eat outside our caloric, carb, or fat ranges doesn't mean we are horrible and doesn't necessarily mean we've derailed ourselves of All the good we have done. In fact most of the time you see an immediate weight jump the next day it isnt fat its just water weight gain and if you keep up with your water intake it will resolve itself in a few days. Fattier food is most always heavy on the sodium. If you do see a real weight increase, dont feel deflated. It happens to us all. Just keep doing the good stuff your doing, eating healthy, exercise and tracking everything. Its a marathon for sure, not a sprint, so relax, enjoy life and if there is a slip up, you have tomorrow to begin anew.

RK- - - - -

It may only be one step, measuring mere inches, but it IS a measurable amount of movement that is aimed in the right direction. Remember this the next time you feel you've not done enough and get discouraged. ~Me


 Pounds lost: 81.0 
0
31.25
62.5
93.75
125
SWEETRACHEL313's Photo SWEETRACHEL313 Posts: 311
4/19/14 12:25 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I keep a paper food journal, in addition to logging my food in spark people, and I take notes and write about how it's going everyday. It's kind of my field journal.

Anyway, when I've had a day like you've described, or when I blow off a workout or eat something I wasn't planning on, I write out a few sentences about what happened, what was going on and whatever else seems useful. Then, I write RESET on the bottom of that page in big letters. It's my way of letting the past go, and moving forward. It helps so much just to turn the page, and see a new start with none of the past mistakes on it.

It's also helpful to see if there is a pattern in what is going on, and so I can better prevent it from happening again. I also like to see that there are longer stretches of time in between my "resets".
emoticon

�For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.� ~Audrey Hepburn~

I'm Rachel, and I live in Oregon!


 Pounds lost: 91.8 
0
24.25
48.5
72.75
97
AMIMARIE13's Photo AMIMARIE13 Posts: 7
4/19/14 12:11 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Virtual hugs your way! I guess all we can do when we have those days is wake up and start again with a new day and try to not feel guilty. Sounds like you are already doing the right thing with exercise and you have a great support from your hubby too. Last Saturday was one of those days for me: I just had to pray about it and get right back on my exercise and watch my carb intake the next day and I still felt guilty because the scale did reflect my slip up but by the end of the week, I've resolved it and now have it in my mind for next time to ask myself if it's worth it. LOL...the extra cardio plus starting strength training was rough but worth it. I'm new to the gym, this is week 3 for me but I signed up with a trainer to help me be accountable and it's working good so far. I hope you have a better day and feel better after your medicines take their course, being sick in itself is no fun! Best wishes -A.

 current weight: 210.8 
260
230
200
170
140
GAS_SAG's Photo GAS_SAG Posts: 9,327
4/19/14 12:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I totally know where you are coming from, I too have had a week, but I just focus on today take it in stride and keep my chin up and keep looking forward. you can do this one day at a time one step at a time. Even if you are taking 2 steps forward and 1 step back you are still moving forward. Just keep your faith.

*** Sharleen ***

The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


 current weight: 297.3 
330
303.75
277.5
251.25
225
CHANGINGBETHANY's Photo CHANGINGBETHANY SparkPoints: (2,839)
Fitness Minutes: (758)
Posts: 42
4/19/14 11:29 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Huge Hugs!!! I am so sorry! I am so glad you have people right there in your life to remind you of the changes you are making. And that this one was kind of out of your control.

For me, I do just what you did! I take a deep breath, relax and enjoy myself and not beat myself up. And the next day I get up and keep pushing myself. Eventually the weight will come off, and I hope it comes off as easy as it went on!

Keep smiling!

Bethany


 current weight: 276.0 
286
250.75
215.5
180.25
145
HAT_WRIGHT's Photo HAT_WRIGHT Posts: 1,359
4/19/14 12:58 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Ugggggggggggggggggggh, today has been one of those days, actually it has been one of those weeks. I had to start antibiotics on Tuesday due to a tooth, and I have had migraines along with that. I haven't felt totally great but I have been working out. Today I stepped on the scale though and I had gained 4 pounds!!! I have been killing myself, and am just having a 'screw it' kinda day. I met with my trainer today and he said some people gain weight on medicine. But I still felt awful. I ended up crying in the locker room. I called my hubby and he reminded me I was getting smaller, but I still felt crappy. So I decided to take the night off from being strict, and just enjoy my night. We had Olive Garden, and I just relaxed and enjoyed it. I am going to sleep in tomorrow, and call it a new day.

What do you do when you feel this way?

Goal 1000 fitness minutes/month!

I may not be to the finish line yet--but at least I am in the race!

A healthy me is up to ME!!!!!




 April Minutes: 39
0
50
100
150
200
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other 30-Somethings with 100+ Pounds to Lose General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics:
Last Post:
2/23/2020 1:40:23 PM
4/1/2020 1:11:26 AM



Thread URL: https://sparkpittsburgh.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11524x57564923

Review our Community Guidelines