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sick and tired of being STUCK!

Monday, July 14, 2014

i have weighed the same for 2 months now (210) with maybe a 2-4 pound loss here and there but it always goes back to 210! i can't seem to get the scale moving! i have been working out at least 40 minutes a day but usually it is an hour! last week i did an hour and a half most days! i track ALL my food, don't go over calories... i don't even get to my low number of calories most days! why oh why will the scale not move! i am still 210 pounds! how come sometimes it seems as if i do hit a plateau for awhile and then it will move, but 2 months now and no movement! come on! what am i doing wrong!???! i go on vacation next week and i keep having this nightmare i take all these new clothes i have which fit great now, and i get to the beach and none of the clothes fit. i can't zipper them button them etc. i keep telling myself that i will walk every morning on vacation eat right blah blah blah! i can admit, that, i can say all that, and words are words, because when i get there and i am faced with food or ice cream or alcohol or the choice between a deep fried crab cake or a broiled one, i am going to have zero will power and then i will start making excuses in my head to myself... "oh your on vacation, it's OK, you can get back on track when you get home" "you only live once" "you haven't been on vacation in so long you deserve it" or my favorite argument with myself "they are all eating it and they are not fat so screw it". what is up with these food demons in my head?! maybe now that i have talked about it i will remember this moment when i am on vacation, and maybe that will make me try extra extra hard!? my goal was 20 pounds lighter (190) before i went on vacation and without the scale moving in these 2 months, which is 8 weeks, which could have been 2 pounds a week which after this week could have been 18 pounds lost, i have not met my goal! UGH! AHHH! i will say this, i have met my goals of working out every day! i have met my goals of good food choices! i have met my goals of food portioning! and i need to remember most of all that i have lost 80 pounds in two years. no matter what happens on vacation i am still going to move forward and keep exercising and losing weight! It feels good to write/talk about this! thanks to anyone who read this... emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    I'll invite you to the next 5% challenge, that will get the scale moving.
    2480 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8158758
    Good advice about eating more. I've done that and lost weight. Also, try something different with the exercise. Your body needs change. Maybe look into calorie cycling too...information on that at freedieting.com. I started biking, which I hadn't done in 15 yrs. and started losing weight again after one plateau!
    You have done awesome so far with the 80 # loss and maintaining it!! And as my Dr. told me..plateaus happen. Once you get down to the last 10-20 pounds the harder it gets to lose. Hang in there! You can do it!!!
    2495 days ago
  • ALM0226
    That is frustrating! Dear Lord 80lbs is AWESOME!!!! I love how you are celebrating the small things you are continuing to do that is helping clean you from the inside out.

    Although, I know this sounds counterproductive, but eat at the TOP of your calorie range for a couple of weeks. My nutritionist had me do this and I freaked out the first week when I showed a gain, but then I started losing steadily....not a lot, but a 1/2lb to a 1lb a week. Sometimes the stress from exercise gets out of proportion with the amount of food we are eating and stalls our success....I read somewhere that between diet and exercise you only want a deficit of 500 calories a day....anymore than that will slow our weight loss in the long run.

    2495 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/14/2014 12:04:08 PM
    Are you eating enough calories? If you're working out that much and eating *below* your range, and nothing's moving (or are you dropping inches instead?), maybe you need to eat a bit more?

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    Great work keeping up with the tracking and exercise despite no visible progress on the scale.
    2495 days ago
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