HCB's Journal, 26 December 2012

Happy Holidays, my friends! I am glad to be past the major feast days...but there are couple more "events" that will present some food options.

I have gained three or four pounds this Holiday season and am unhappy; but just have lost motivation. I will not backslide or stop - I just have little motivation at this moment.

I care about my health; and have the desire to continue to lose weight...I just don't seem to have "it" right now.

Does anyone else feel this way?

Still grateful for:

- The people I love who love me back!
- The good health of my loved ones
- My FS Buddies who support and encourage me to continue
- "Butt-kicking" myself to a smaller size today
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Diet Calendar Entries for 26 December 2012:
849 kcal Fat: 34.18g | Prot: 59.06g | Carb: 79.52g.   Breakfast: Instant Oatmeal - Original, Splenda, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), 2% Fat Milk, water. Dinner: lobster, water, Butter. Snacks/Other: hot chocolate. more...
2505 kcal Activities & Exercise: Desk Work - 6 hours and 30 minutes, Sitting - 8 hours, Sleeping - 9 hours, Driving - 30 minutes. more...
on diet HCB's own diet  


That is soooo how I have been feeling for this whole past month! Just knowing that there was ANOTHER party coming up every weekend put me in a funk. Hang in there - we'll get our mojo back! 
26 Dec 12 by member: evelyn64
Awww.. HCB ... I posted that SAME PIC in my journal a few months back but not because I hate Christmas.. because THAT is what my FACE does when I lose weight. Once 'fat' no longer fills that stretched out skin on my cheeks, the simplest of smiles makes me look like the Grinch. Motivation? I read an article recently (and if I think of it and you want it I'll try to find it and forward) that the motivation is actually 'within us or it isn't'; that you cannot be motivated by others. I was on the fence with that ~ I know I'm inspired by others and the progress they make. Maybe it's dedication that is more within us than self motivation? What I'll offer is: I am still motivated because I know if *I* get complacent on how or what I eat the weight will creep back on, ounce by ounce until it's pounds then five pounds then ten then 100. There was SOMETHING that served as YOUR tipping point: health, wanting to feel better, lighter, wear a smaller size... whatever that was has somehow shifted. So find the NEXT tipping point. NOT wearing a larger size? Strap a 10lb bag of potatoes on your back and wear it around the house. Just a few suggestions. Please continue - you deserve to treat yourself well. 
26 Dec 12 by member: FullaBella
Sounds like you will have it under control! Have a great day, HCB. 
26 Dec 12 by member: Helewis
I feel unmotivated too. Food just tastes good when you're bored & lonely. Hopefully a busier work/social life would fix that for me. When I topped 200 yesterday & the day before was a major low point. I realized I had 30 pounds to lose to get to my skinniest. 30 not 20, not 17, but 3 - 0. That's a large enough loss that people need medical help with sometimes. 
26 Dec 12 by member: JessWhatINeeded
I have been struggling with motivation since halloween and haven't lost any weight in the past three months. Don't know where it comes from and why it just disappears sometimes. The only thing I know is that I can't give up and go back the weighing over 300 pounds. So right now I'm maintaining and waiting for that motivation to return. 
26 Dec 12 by member: fatoldlady
I was there all month after completing my fitness evals then dealing with the birthday and xmas. I've become noticably rounder with the 10 lbs I added on hahaha. I have a NYE event to go to so there's my motivation! Hardcore til monday! hoorah! 
26 Dec 12 by member: CJT1217
Your not alone girl...I need to get my mojo back too..I am hoping after the 1st..Lets hope we all find it soon...:O) 
26 Dec 12 by member: BHA
This is such a hard time of the year, but it'll be over in less than a week. Then we can all get back on track. I went back to work today and that helped me a bit. I took some food to share (cookies and red velvet roll) that I needed not to have around the house - and they were gone by noon. Self-control is a wonderful thing, but I'm better off to get rid of temptation. 
26 Dec 12 by member: sw21204
Your motivation will return. You may have just needed a vacation from it all. Don't forget you have been through a lot this month, so allow yourself to relax and recharge then kick it into gear!! Vroom, vroom!! 
26 Dec 12 by member: pam-u-la
Oh my goodness totally feel the same way! I just kept eating today and never looked back. Sadness when I entered my food. =( I really am looking forward to the new year and starting over again with a new focus to get to my goal. I'm sure you will find your motivation soon and will be back at it in no time.  
26 Dec 12 by member: skwhite
I'm feeling that way too. Alas, new years is right in front of us, and for once in my life I may make a resolution. It should be pretty easy too, to lose this holiday weight. I am looking forward to it. Like I have said in other placed on this site, I think there is a whole winter seasonal funk thing that naturally takes place, and I think we bury it all in holidays and (mainly) food. So, knowing that I am trying to not beat myself up too bad.  
26 Dec 12 by member: posterchild66
I really hear you, also. I haven't lost any weight since September! I keep gaining and losing the same 3 or 4 pounds. I am determined that 2013 will be better. I go to the doctor tomorrow for the "Day of Reckoning". I feel I am ready to get back in the swing. I have to face having gained holiday weight and I have to be willing to stick with steps to change it. 
27 Dec 12 by member: kmartdollie


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