Edardj's Journal, 27 October 2017

Walking the fat shame now for last two weeks. Got so close to sub 300 and now back up 3 lbs. per week for the past two weeks. Got to find a solution to losing weight again. HELP?
306.8 lb Lost so far: 29.0 lb.    Still to go: 56.8 lb.    Diet followed 100%.
on diet Edardj's own diet   gaining 3.8 lb a week

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Oh my gosh I've been there, I hovered around a significant goal on my weight loss journey for nearly a month. It was so tempting to just give in and console myself with food. I finally changed my routine to shake things up. I work 10-6 now so that I have time for exercise in the morning before work. I also use that time to pack a lunch so I eat healthy. Not saying you should try that but maybe a change of routine, even temporarily? Shake things up? 
27 Oct 17 by member: Katamori
Definitely feel your pain! So much goid advice and ideas on this site. The key is to find what you think you can manage given your preferences. I have just added exercise after plateauing. Found Walk Away the Pounds on YouTube and it's a great place to start. Also, counting calories is what I'm doing. It gives me the freedom to eat basically whatever I want as long as I stay within my calorie limit. I went to another site to calculate a target number of calories to lose weight according to my height, age, weight and gender. Down 37 pounds since July with 75 more to go! Don't give up. I know you can do this😊 
27 Oct 17 by member: kmking40
Katamori ... I think you are right. I need to shake things up and get back on track. You are right about losing the site of the goal. Shake shake that booty? I really appreciate the words. Kmking40 ... thank you also ... great information. 
27 Oct 17 by member: Edardj
It's within your grasp. You have the power. Know that it's worth it...you're worth it. Experiment, see what works best for you. Since I have type 2 diabetes now, Keto is what's working for me. Before I was diabetic (years ago) a low fat, low calorie diet worked and I lost 180 lbs. but went back to eating crap and gained it all (plus some) back. I've found that I can do Keto lifestyle for the rest of my life. It suits me. Hoping you can find what suits you. Never give up.. keep fighting! 
27 Oct 17 by member: ClarityAnn
Just keep on track . I too plateaued and I had started eating a bit more than usual and wasn't tracking. I let it go for a few weeks which was okay but as soon as I got back on track I started losing again. It does get slower, plateaus are inevitable but you can do it - give it a bit of time and stay with it.  
27 Oct 17 by member: perks54
What about taking a break from the scale, and instead working toward non-scale goals? E.g. food choices to lower joint discomfort (if you experience this), or increasing endorphins through walking a few times a week, or something else that takes work then feels good? 
28 Oct 17 by member: T8U9
Sounds like a re-boot is in order. I have had to re-boot several times, and I have used a variety of things to do it. I go back and re-read journals or I look at what I was eating when I was being successful at weight loss. This site is perfect for that - it has my entire history - and all I have to do is look back to find it. Sometimes I need to look harder for my re-boot - that life inspiration that makes me feel worth investing my time and efforts into my life. Good luck on moving forward on your journey! 
28 Oct 17 by member: RiverRes
I heartedly agree with T8U9. Don't track weight....give yourself a timeout and track something else.... pedometer...#of healthy meals in a day etc....set a goal for whatever you choose and reward yourself when you reach it...and then you can add back other goals maybe even weightloss. I am sure that whatever you choose to track and you remain successful in doing so, you will see a correlation on the scales. 
28 Oct 17 by member: Susi101

     
 

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