losing my motivation

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tammie250

Joined: Apr 13
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Posted: 01 May 2013, 10:12
I am really discouraged. I am working so hard at this and I guess I thought that this weight would come off a little faster. I feel like I am giving everything up for such a little return....I can't seem to look at the "big picture". I realize that I am LOSING weight....but wow...Mad
Mrs BBT

Joined: Jan 13
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Posted: 01 May 2013, 10:21
Patience!!! to be honest with yourself!!
You wont drop 2 jean sizes in one day
You wont lose 50 pounds in one month
you will miss the occasional workout
you are going to have your bad days
your weight will fluctuate up and down
you have a few setbacks
you are human, you will fail sometimes
nothing worth acheiving is ever going to be easy or happen stratight away

JUST KEEP GOING!!! Stay focused.... Wink
Mrs. BBT
Sherillynn

Joined: Mar 11
Posts: 267

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Posted: 01 May 2013, 10:25
If what you are doing isn't working, re-evaluate and do something different.
Being fat isn't fun. I always keep that at the back of my mind. I have a list of goals- more than 20 and reasons why I want to lose weight.
Is there a list of reasons why you want to be overweight? Nooooo?!?!? Then just keep working at it.
No one EVER said this would be easy but you CANNOT give up. Switch out your exercise routine or change your diet around. Try new recipes. The possibilities are endless.
DO NOT QUIT!
It didn't go on overnight. Its not coming off overnight.
You talk about "giving things up." Those "things" are killing you!!!
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE!
People here will support you as much as possible but you must THINK POSITIVE.
If you can give me one good reason why you should stop dieting now and give up, I'll stop my rant.....
waiting....
waiting....
waiting....
See you have no good reason. Take a deep breath. Regroup.
Put your nose back to the grindstone.
There's your pep talk for today. You CAN do it.
Wink
** Goal 1- 20 pounds- 4/30/2013
** Goal 2- get back down to wearing size 16 jeans
** Goal 3- normal blood pressure
** Goal 4- well below "One" Derland
** Goal 5- 600 miles this year in 200 mile increments
** Goal 6- Decreased back and knee pain

Blessings,
Sherill


mars2kids

Joined: Mar 11
Posts: 1,233

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Posted: 01 May 2013, 11:50
You have to go into this war prepared to lose a few battles and sometimes make slow progress. You aren't giving things up, you're making better choices for your health. It is hard to pass up on some things you have enjoyed all your life, but eventually it will just become a way of life to pass on the junk and go for the healthy. Think about the big picture and how much you could lose in a year. If you lose a pound a week that's 52 lbs. a year, and that's a great number. It looks to me like you are doing amazing so far, so keep up the good work!!
Goals for 2014:
Complete Couch to 5K- DONE!!!
Sign up for and complete a 5K- DONE!! 35 mins.
Plan at least 3 outings with the family that involve being active- 2 done
talbotdesign...

Joined: Sep 08
Posts: 27

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Posted: 01 May 2013, 12:49
Hey Tammine. GREAT GOING !!!! do you realize that you have already lost 16 pounds. That's fantastic !!!! I know its hard, but well worth it.Love Mrs.BBT post. She really right in everything she wrote. Good Luck.
misteeq

Joined: Apr 13
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Posted: 01 May 2013, 16:04
JUst think of how long it took for you to gain all the weight and that kind of helps to realise that it will not come off in couple of weeks Well that's how I keep myself motivated. Try writing down your goals. NOt for month, for upcoming week, daily challenges like "work out 3 times this week; no cheating this week" It helps. Once you start feeling better reaching your goals boosts up you confidence); you will want to continue because it feels so great finally not feeling like a failure, you will want to continue, it will give you a drive you need. Hope you find your own motivators so you could finish strong!
eKatherine

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 1,286

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Posted: 01 May 2013, 18:46
I've been at this since June of last year. It takes time. Give yourself credit for all your small victories and celebrate every ounce, every inch, every size.
yankgal46

Joined: Feb 13
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Posted: 01 May 2013, 19:19
misteeq,Way to go! 16 lbs is no sneeze! That is great.
Cthulhu

Joined: Dec 11
Posts: 167

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Posted: 01 May 2013, 20:02
You lost 16 lbs in one month and treat us to an absurd emotional dump. Thanks!

“The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.” ~Victor E. Frankl



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