Overwhelmed - Too much weight to lose!
Posted 06 April 2014 - 12:11 PM
Posted 06 April 2014 - 12:24 PM
Started March 10, 2011
2nd goal-150 Aug. 2011 and still lost more!
4.5 YEARS OF MAINTENANCE!! WHOOHOO!
http://i1090.photobu...an/Untitled.jpg[/img] Everything I used to lose the weight and keep it off is in this picture. No expensive gym memberships, no fancy equipment. Just no excuses.
Posted 06 April 2014 - 01:28 PM
GW #1: 175
End GW: 145
Week 1: 232.0 (-6.8)
Week 2: 228.8 (-3.2) DOWN 10LB!!!
Week 3: 224.4 (-4.4) Down 14.4 total!!
Week 4: 223.8 (-0.6) Down 15lb!!!
Week 5: 220.8 (-3) Down 18lb!! Woohoo!!
Week 6: 218.8 (-2) I'M DOWN 20 POUNDS!!!!!!
Week 7: 217.0 (-1.8) YAY! Down 21.8lb!!
Week 8: 216.6 (-0.4) Down 22.2lb!!!
Week 9: 214.0 (-2.6) Down 24.8!
Week 10: 212.8 (-1.2) Down 26!!
Week 11: 209.0 (-3.8) Down 29.8!!!
Week 12: 211.2 (+2.2) Just got back from vacation
Week 13: 207.0 (-4) Down 31.8!! I'm back on track!
Week 14: 206.8 (-.2) Down 32
Valentine's Day Challenge:
******I beat the challenge!!
St. Patrick's Day Challenge:
******I beat the challenge!!!
Posted 06 April 2014 - 04:39 PM
Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:00 PM
Started 7/7/06 and again 3/26/14
Posted 07 April 2014 - 05:26 AM
Regarding the slip ups, we alll have them. Heck, when I gain it's usually not .4 lbs. Ok, the one week in my signature shows .1. But that was the one and only time that happened. When I gain it's usually like 2 1/2 lbs. And it suuuucks. But it's just motivation to keep going and lose it the following week. I look at this as a week to week thing. So I slipped and ate really badly one or two days. On Thursday it will re-set. I'll have my gain then I'll work even harder the following week and have a great loss. Just look at your JC WI as a re-set day. No matter what happened the previous week, it starts all over again on your WI day. So put it all behind you and make better choices next time. You just have to make sure you do make those better choices. After a while the number will just be a tool in the new you. Sure I love weeks that I have great loses. I had two weeks where I lost 7 lbs each!! that was awesome. But know what feels better? The fact that Ralph Lauren size 20 jeans fit me!! And that I can wear a dress and it shows a slight curve near my waist instead of straight up and down. That should be your motivation. Looking and feeling better! Come to the forums and participate. IT will help keep you on track and going. Join the challenges that we have going on to help guide you.
Posted 07 April 2014 - 05:38 AM
Rethink your mind set and move ahead and take each victory as a sign you can do it and make smaller goals like losing 10 at a time instead of seeing the larger final goal.
Hope these thoughts help ou
Forward ever...Backward never
Start Weight = 223
Present Weight = 197
Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:19 AM
Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:25 AM
The time's going to go by no matter what - that's a non-negotiable. What we do have control over is how we make the most of each day and moment. I've posted on here a bunch about how I'm the last one to profess how easy it is to be perfectly on program. That's not me. I like to eat, I like to drink and sometimes I need the flexibility to do both off program - but I balance it with exercise and being on program more than not. And it works - and I feel incredible!
You've got to do what works for you and it sounds like your old cycle isn't - but even if you start with 1 day a week perfectly on program, then bump it to two, then three - you'll be farther along than you may feel now. My intent really isn't to advocate not following the program 100%, 100% of the time. If you can do it, AWESOME! Ultimately, I feel that it's about finding and feeling successful - for me, being totally on program the first 6 weeks, then slowly incorporating a day a week where I could "do/consume" what I want is working. BUT, the more I see and experience the results I have been, the less I want to sabotage my achievements and the way I look and feel. That's just my personality - if you tell me I can't have or do something - that's ALL I'll focus on. However, by being able to focus on what I CAN have on program whenever I want (brownie, French toast, pasta), versus what I can't have because it's 'off program'...I really am feeling less and less deprived. For example, last night I had a work dinner for my spouse. When it was time for dessert, I passed on it because I knew that if it was in front of me, there's no way I would just stop after a bite. The whole thing would be consumed before I even realized it, I'd feel guilty and frustrated, yada yada. Instead, I had a cup of coffee, enjoyed the company and knew I was going home to a warmed JC walnut brownie, drizzled with SF caramel sauce and lite cool whip. Ummm YUM - and I probably saved over 500 calories but still felt totally indulgent.
Ok - I've blabbed more than enough. But know you're not alone, that we all totally get your concerns and fears about all this - but it SOOO works and this summer and fall AND winter (unfortunately) are going to roll around. How do you want to look and feel when you get there?
Posted 07 April 2014 - 11:25 AM
So, please come and join the challenges each month, no matter how much time is left in them. We all encourage one another daily. If you have a hard day/week, tell us about it. We've all been there, some of us several times. But we pick one another up, dust ourselves off and keep on chugging along. No one said this would be easy...but it is absolutely possible when you lean on others with the same common goals.
Hope to see you there!
(the Easter challenge link is in my siganature)
If you hate starting over...STOP giving up!!!
Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:52 PM
Posted 07 April 2014 - 05:10 PM
If you hate starting over...STOP giving up!!!
Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:10 PM
1st Week......-6.2 lbs
2nd Week......-1.8 lbs
Week 3 and 4.....-5.2 lbs
Week 5 and 6......-0 lbs
Week 7........+2 lbs
Week 8......... -3 lbs
Week 9.....-3 lbs
Week 10.....-1.4 lbs
Week 11...........-.2 lbs
Week 12......-.8 lbs
Week 13......-3.6 lbs
Posted 09 April 2014 - 12:03 PM
By the way Race Girl, I just picked up my food and the consultant said exactly what you said about considering JC a safe place and not to be embarrased.
Posted 18 April 2014 - 07:58 AM
Maybe part of your struggle is that you aren't appreciating the value of the losses along the way because in the big picture, 5 or 10 pounds doesn't seem very significant. I'm reposting a personal experience here that I posted in another thread and hope it helps some:
OK my friends, to help with motivation and realization of the benefits you are gifting your body, try what I have done.....
The next time you are at the grocery store in the produce department, pick up two 5 pound bags of potatoes and just carry them around for 4 or 5 minutes while looking at veggies. Man, they get heavy and you will be so glad to put them down. That's what our poor bodies feel with each extra ten pounds we have on our bodies. I'm close to being 30 pounds down...that's like 6 bags of potatoes I was forcing my body to carry around all day, every day!! And with 70 some pounds to go, I'm still forcing my body to carry 14 bags of potatoes all day, every day. Poor poor body. Really, try it.....you will truly appreciate the impact of your losses!
The other thing, I did several days ago, and wow! Ok, if you have lots of weight to lose like me and have a big ole belly of fat hanging in front of you....while you are standing, lift that fat blob way up with your hands and forearms, hold it up, and walk around for a minute...ahhhh, you feel such a relief.....then slowly release the blob and feel the pull and drag come back on your entire body.....uuuggghhhh! feels gross and very uncomfortable! We get used to carrying it around and don't realize how bad it really feels and how GREAT it's going to feel when it's gone. Seriously, if you are at home reading this post, stop reading for a minute right now, get up and try it so you don't forget! Oh My Goodness! I do this every other day or so and that peek into the crystal ball soooo helps me stay motivated.
Memorial Day Challenge:
Challenge SW: 195.2
Challenge GW: 187.2
Actual Challenge W: 186.4
July 4th Challenge:
Challenge SW: 186.4
Challenge GW: 178.0
Start date: 1/15/14
Day 1 Start Wt: 222.8 Week 13: -2.2 = 195.2
Week 1: -3.0 = 219.8 Week 14: - .6 = 194.6
Week 2: -2.8 = 217.0 Week 15: - Vaca - no WI
Week 3: -3.0 = 214.0 Week 16: - Vaca - no WI
Week 4: -2.8 = 211.2 Week 17: -5.0 = 189.6
Week 5: -1.6 = 209.6 Week 18: -3.2 = 186.4
Week 6: -1.6 = 208.0 Week 19: -2.4 = 184.0
Week 7: -2.6 = 205.4
Week 8: -2.0 = 203.4
Week 9: -1.2 = 202.2
Week 10:-1.8 = 200.4
Week 11 -2.6 = 197.8
Week 12: -.4 = 197.4
Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:54 AM
For decent weight loss detox juice diet is the best option, It's manly contains the fresh fruit and green vegetable that keep you fit in juice fast. Mosty people are scared from juice fast then kale chips is the best option in snacks.
Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:33 PM
I feel the same way. Just started back 3 days ago after giving up (at halfway) in 2010. I set my goal for 50 pounds, even though I need to lose 70-80 because it just seemed dauntingly hopeless. So I am setting my sights on losing 50 and then tackling that last 20-30 once I have the hope because of reaching the big goal. And I also have been overweight since about the age of 12 or 13, so I am not sure what my goal weight will look and feel like, so I want to reevaluate once I lose 50.
SW: 220.4 (5'6") on 06/16/2014
Week 1: -5.6
Week 2: -3.4
Week 3: -0.0
Week 4: -0.6, 5 inches total
Week 5: -0.4 (10 pounds!)
Week 6: -3.0
Week 7: -4.6
Week 8: -1.4, 9.5 inches total
Week 9: -0.2
Week 10: -1.8 (20 pounds!)
Week 11: No WI
Week 12: -3.4
Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:24 AM
Detox juice diets are just a gimmick. You have to eat healthy and exercise. If you can't stand the flavors of fruits or certain veggies sure making a smoothie or something will work. But people shouldn't rely on fad diets for a life long change.
Posted 20 June 2014 - 02:16 PM
well said, gwen
When you look in the mirror and see no change, and still keep faith, knowing that in time you will get there if you stay focused and on track, that's the difference between those who succeed and those who fail.
Posted 03 July 2014 - 06:22 PM
don't worry iv got quite a bit to lose to and i don't have a choice my back just isnt going to take it after the injury i got. my recommendation is the same as every one else don't give up! if you have a bad day that's OK just stay determined that the next meal will be on par. take it literally one meal at a time. everyone has bad days but the important thing is to realize that even a a pound off is worth celebrating because you've made some progress. like the old saying goes "the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. keep it up were all here for you!
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