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Frustrated and starting over....again

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I am not quite sure why I do this. I work really hard for several months. Make good progress on my goals. And then, I just stop trying. It almost feels like someone flipped a switch and I just stop. Then I lose the progress I had made and it takes me forever to find a way to start again. The last two months I have undermined everything I was trying to do and gained back 10 of the 20 pounds I had lost. I wish I could find a way to stop this cycle.

For now...I am starting again...at least I am not waiting as long to start over as I have in the past...I guess that is some kind of progress.
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  • no profile photo CD12613737
    You're back and that's what matters. I think most of us have been through the exact same cycle on many occasions. It's hard to figure out why it happens, some times it's clear other times not so much. But you are back now and we're here for you.
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    2883 days ago
  • ALICIAT32
    Sounds familiar. I've been going through the same things for the last 5 years. I started out at 263 and lost 88 lbs in the next 2 years with one setback of 20 lbs gain. Then I gained 50 lbs back. I've lost 20 lbs again, but i still have 30 to go before I can get back on my journey. I was only 12 lbs from my 100 lb goal and I totally self sabotaged! I don't know what happened, I just stopped trying. I pledge to do better this year. I hope you do too!
    2893 days ago
  • BOXER-MOM
    You are me ...or I am you lol!

    I lost 50 LBS in 7 months, ate right, worked out...than, about 2 months ago...stopped....result 20 LBS back on :(

    I know why I quit though...I chose to...I had to have, who else is responsible for me not working out and eating everything junky I could find.

    Before I started losing weight I had to lean against the wall in the morning when coming down the stairs because my ankles hurt. I couldn't run more than a few feet without stopping or go up the stairs in my house without being out of breath. I hadn't worn jeans in YEARS!!!

    When I was working out ans losing weight, I could go down the stairs in the morning unaided and with no ankle pain...must have been all that extra weight on my ankles causing pain. I not only could run, I wanted to run...I would go outside with the dog and just run around ...because I could and had the energy to do it! Same with the stairs, I was jogging up the stairs...just because. I fit into my JEANS, than fit in them without flab hanging over the sides, and after a while, I could get in and out of them without undoing them!!! .....LOVED THAT!

    Now when I take the dog out I have no urge to run, I can hardly run without being out of breath ...AGAIN! I am once again without energy and feeling frumpy! I put my jeans on the other day, they are to the point that I can hardly squeeze in to them...I have MAJOR Muffin top when I do. I am disgusted with myself! I was sick of seeing people around me ENJOY food, eat the things I LOVED to eat, cake, donuts, loaded baked potatoes, etc etc etc. And I decided I wanted to eat that stuff too...it isn't even healthy! It doesn't power my body, it hardly sustains my body...yet I chose it :( I now remember that feeling of fitting those jeans when they were loose and had no muffin top hanging over, and the feeling of having energy and feeling good about myself..I WANT THAT BACK!!! I started today, not working out, but eating healthy...tomorrow I am adding exercise 5 days a week. I hope you find your motivation again...it is hard...but I remember how worth it it is, I think you will too!!!!
    2893 days ago
  • CASTIRONLADY
    I am glad you are back. Starting over sounds a lot better than quitting. Keep coming back. It works if you work it.
    2893 days ago
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