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Treading Water

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I have never written a blog in my life, so have no idea what I am doing. I just thought that writing the words down in black & white might help in some way.
I have not been on any of the boards lately, because I am too filled with negativity. I am frustrated & feeling rather hopeless at this point. It is not Spark People's fault, it is mine. I have all the tools to help, if I could just figure out how to "put it all together"!
The title is very appropriate. I feel like that is what I am doing. Try as I might, I have not been able to lose this last ten pounds. My goal was my Birthday (June 12). Unless something changes, again I will fail.
I do not know the answers. I eat within my calorie range. I work out 4 to 5 times a week & yet I keep losing & gaining the same pound or two week after week.
I am not giving up. I will keep trying, but at I am not seeing the light at the end of the tunnel yet.

I still have the dream of being a "success" story, but so far it eludes me... emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD2475290
    Don't know why this blog popped up on today's feed -- since you wrote it way back in MARCH! But I went to it when I saw it was by you, and couldn't believe what I was reading! Of course I know that things turned around for you -- and now you are just a tiny little petite lady! So happy for you, now hoping the same thing will happen to me!

    Hugs, Eve (one of the other Eve's)
    3461 days ago
    Thanks to all for your comments....happy to add this reply...this i the year that I reach my goal! Didn't think that I would ever be able to say those words. Since I commited 100%to Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Eat To Live plan, the weight has been dropping easily. I am now at 112, only two more pounds to go. I couldn't be happier & I feel so much better, even being able to reduce my meds !
    3461 days ago
    I'm reading this because I saw on my friend feed that NJ read it, Eve! This is my story, too. I'm exercising more than I ever have and am stagnant. It's so much harder as we age, and it takes much more discipline. I have none! Just keep doing what you've been doing and hopefully the best you will come out! Here's to a wonderful Thanksgiving and a chance to rejoice on some accomplishments.

    3462 days ago
    first time Im reading your March blog..................... I think I am now where you were in march. Im feeling pretty negative about getting to goal but NOT giving up.
    Ive been reasonable about what Im eating but not crazy about staying precisely in range. Ive been walking and running a little but not like I used to. So my goal is to lose 15 pounds ---- when I was being very diciplined and exercising like crazy I lost 7 pounds.....( half my goal) but then gained 5 of that back - so I am almost back to where I started from UGH
    Im somewhat back on track but getting no real weight loss. Plugging along ----------- just finally started lifting those weights. I think Im more concerned now with losing fat and less about what the scale says. Hang in there my friend. I still think we can do this and it looks like you are making real progress since march.
    3462 days ago
    stop this .. do not talk yourself into failing . It all starts in your mind . so lets start with i can do this . I will do this. I am worth the efforts that it takes to do this . you are not dead in the water . I am reaching out to you . you need to change your mind set. You can do this . we can help but it takes you the most . life is wonderful even when it hands out wild and wide shifts to the other side . .. like tinker bell you have to make yourself believe .. believe in YOU .. YOu can do this . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon by the way you did a great job of posting . keep up the good work . you just type your thoughts and let it all go down on paper .
    3709 days ago
    Whatever you do, don't give up! Sometimes we need to reevaluate our goals. The less you have to lose, the harder it is to lose. I haven't lost any for quite awhile now, but I just keep doing what I'm doing anyway. Because if it doesn't show up yet it will. Just hang in there...you WILL make it, but just maybe not on your time schedule.
    3710 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6938982
    When you exercise, sometimes you build up muscle which in turn burns fat! How do your clothes feel? Are they looser? Go by what you feel and not the scales! emoticon
    3711 days ago
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