Weight Loss Support - I have NO motivation to get off my butt.




AllyCat30
04-07-2007, 03:43 PM
I have been sitting at the computer working on a paper and staring at the treadmill for about 2 hours now. I need to work out today but I just can't seem to get the momentum to get on! I'm not overly tired, just lazy.

*sigh*

I need a kick in the pants.


maegdaeien
04-07-2007, 03:51 PM
Think of it this way: if you suck it up and do it, then you can get back to your paper without any distractions!

JayEll
04-07-2007, 03:54 PM
:drill: PUT THE COMPUTER ON STANDBY!!! :drill: NOW!!! WHAT DID YOU SAY I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!! :drill: NOWW!!!! :drill:

Jay


rockinrobin
04-07-2007, 03:57 PM
CONSIDER YOURSELF KICKED - BIG TIME!!!!

When I'm in that lazy mode, I try the 5 minute deal. Ya know, you tell yourself I'll just do it for 5 minutes and then another 5 and another and before you know it- it's DONE. And you really will be so happy when it IS done. It's a great feeling to know that you put your well being as a priority. And a darn relief when the exercise if over. And the best part about it is, you might get a big ole' reward come weigh-in day. It is soooo very worth it. So get thy arse out of thy chair and DO IT!!!!!

AllyCat30
04-07-2007, 04:56 PM
Okay! I am happy to report that I just got off the treadmill!! I only did 30 minutes (not an all time high but better than sitting on my butt for 30 minutes!) I might do some free weights later...

Thanks for the motivation everyone!

Ready2ShedLBS
04-07-2007, 05:00 PM
Hate days like this.. congrats on getting it going.. me I have to actually drive to the gym to get anything done. On days like that.. I think of it as work.. I really dont want to .. but I have to .. or I wont get *paid* :)

zynr
04-07-2007, 07:01 PM
Okay! I am happy to report that I just got off the treadmill!! I only did 30 minutes (not an all time high but better than sitting on my butt for 30 minutes!) I might do some free weights later...

Thanks for the motivation everyone!30 mins is great! Congrats on getting yourself moving. I go to the gym at work and joined another gym near home (great gym for only $10/mo.) as a sort of back up when I miss a day during the week, which is made up of weight training and cardio, or just want to get some extra cardio. I've been 2 Sundays, and one night during the week. And that's over a few months! No more procrastination... I decided today I was going to get off my butt earlier and get it to the gym... and I did it! Yeaaaa for me! :carrot:

Keep up the good work!

AllyCat30
04-08-2007, 09:39 AM
I am so jazzed! Thank you for making me get off my duff yesterday. I weighed in this morning at 156! I am so excited! I'm not changing my current weight because I am afraid it is a fluke. :D

Thanks! :hug:

Mami
04-08-2007, 09:54 AM
I am so jazzed! Thank you for making me get off my duff yesterday. I weighed in this morning at 156! I am so excited! I'm not changing my current weight because I am afraid it is a fluke. :D

Thanks! :hug:

New lows are NEVER a fluke darling ;) . Seriously though, if you notice, as long as your consistently taking in a calorie deficit any low number is a DEFINITE. I've been tracking my weight for the past 12 weeks and my new low weight is always followed by a weight gain of 2 pounds the next day. Dont fret though, it then starts coming down again without fail (again, as long as you have an average weekly calorie deficit) and then..LO AND BEHOLD you'll hit a New Low and think its just a fluke again. And sure enough, you'll gain a few pounds again and think you were right, it was a fluke, but then here it comes down again, and by the end of the week or early next week you've hit ANOTHER New Low! And so it goes that you start to not worry about the fluctuations and start to celebrate the New Lows.

Key of course again being that you have a weekly calorie deficit of some sort upwards of 2000 calories (and 3500 for a pound). I've been tracking the deficits too and it is TOTALLY on target with my actual weight loss so I've become a true believer in this calories in v. out thing. :dizzy:

AllyCat30
04-08-2007, 10:05 AM
New lows are NEVER a fluke darling ;) . Seriously though, if you notice, as long as your consistently taking in a calorie deficit any low number is a DEFINITE. I've been tracking my weight for the past 12 weeks and my new low weight is always followed by a weight gain of 2 pounds the next day. Dont fret though, it then starts coming down again without fail (again, as long as you have an average weekly calorie deficit) and then..LO AND BEHOLD you'll hit a New Low and think its just a fluke again. And sure enough, you'll gain a few pounds again and think you were right, it was a fluke, but then here it comes down again, and by the end of the week or early next week you've hit ANOTHER New Low! And so it goes that you start to not worry about the fluctuations and start to celebrate the New Lows.

Key of course again being that you have a weekly calorie deficit of some sort upwards of 2000 calories (and 3500 for a pound). I've been tracking the deficits too and it is TOTALLY on target with my actual weight loss so I've become a true believer in this calories in v. out thing. :dizzy:

Oh no! I don't want to gain anything back! I want to enjoy 156 a least for a little while. :( I am doing to calorie in/out thing as well. I am over Adkins and I like crunching numbers (I'm a nerd :dizzy: ). I have been really good at not going over my daily caloric allotment. I am going to keep at it!

Dancing carrot--> :carrot:

JayEll
04-08-2007, 10:29 AM
You GO girl! Allycat30! Yessss!!! :cb: :cheer2: :cb: :cheer2: :cb:

More exercise! More movement! More ... dance dance dance!

Jay

Janie Canuck
04-08-2007, 02:36 PM
Alleycat, go ahead and change the weight on your profile - you've earned it! Consider it your little reward.

Heather
04-08-2007, 02:50 PM
Ally -- I think what Mami was saying is that our weights fluctuate, often from changes in how much water we are retaining. So sometimes, even when we don't do anything "bad" the scale will show a gain.

Remember that the scale really isn't the best tool to measure FAT loss. It measures all of you: fat, muscle, water, skin, bone, etc. So if you lose a pound of fat but retain a pound of water, how will you know? You can't tell.

So celebrate that new low! But don't be surprised or depressed if the scale ticks back up briefly and you think you've been okay. It happens all the time.

Congrats on getting on the treadmill too. I don't usually want to exercise but I do it because I have to.

AllyCat30
04-11-2007, 08:01 AM
Okay you guys totally jinxed me. :( I was 156 for one day. Then yesterday I was 156.6 and today I am 157. I missed my exercise yesterday but I only ate 1200 calories. I wasn't expecting a loss but I really didn't want to gain.

I'm so bummed. My carrot doesn't even want to dance. :(

BooBear2071
04-11-2007, 08:12 AM
New lows are NEVER a fluke darling ;) . Seriously though, if you notice, as long as your consistently taking in a calorie deficit any low number is a DEFINITE. I've been tracking my weight for the past 12 weeks and my new low weight is always followed by a weight gain of 2 pounds the next day.

Me TOO!

I discovered that if I ever see a low weight that is real! It is the high weights that all eventually disappear. I believe this is because of hormones or sodium but it is a definate pattern that I have seen since day one!

JayEll
04-11-2007, 09:27 AM
Ally, hon, you can NOT let 1 pound rule your life. That way is madness--you'll be having daily mood swings! ;)

Here's an idea--weigh only once a week, but stick to your plan, including exercise, like glue all week. Then see what the scale tells you.

Jay

rockinrobin
04-11-2007, 09:42 AM
Okay you guys totally jinxed me. :( I was 156 for one day. Then yesterday I was 156.6 and today I am 157. I missed my exercise yesterday but I only ate 1200 calories. I wasn't expecting a loss but I really didn't want to gain.

I'm so bummed. My carrot doesn't even want to dance. :(

I tried really hard to avoid the scale everyday, I just couldn't do it. I do weigh every day, but I only count and record it on Mondays. For some reason I usually hit my new low on Mondays, only to go up sometimes by as much as 2 entire pounds by Wednesday or so and then slide back down to a new low come Monday. In other words, you really are driving yourself nuts for nothing. IF you stick to your plan, eating right and exercising, you will lose weight. The scale will not always show it right away or keep it there as it is an imperfect tool and us humans fluctuate so darn much. So try to not let it get you so stressed. Just keep plugging away. It'll happen for you. In fact it IS happening for you already.

AllyCat30
04-11-2007, 08:28 PM
Okay, I am really going to try to not weigh myself everyday. I can't help it. It's like crack to me. I am also very motivated by a small loss. That honestly makes me work even harder.

Mami
04-11-2007, 11:13 PM
Recording my weight every day on a spreadsheet has shown me how the upward fluctuations not only dont really matter, they are actually a fact of life that I believe everyone has if you're eating normal/moderately. Rather than choosing a specific day when I record my weight as my "actual weight", I deduct my weight each week by my new low. So if on Wed I went down 1 pound from Sunday, and then back up to 2 pounds higher than I started on Sunday, I still record the one pound loss. The reason is that no matter how little I eat or hard I exercise, I've never seen my "New Low" before (or its been a few years at least). That means I must've lost more weight to get there, even if the scale shoots right back up by 2 or 3 pounds. If I gained in a week, I would record that as a Zero loss for the week rather than recording the fluctuation. I just find picking a day rather arbitrary as you could happen to be fluctuating upwards on that particular day. This method can only be used, however, if you are actually achieving calorie deficits every single week. If you do not have a deficit, then the gain you see on the scale is more than likely real fat and not an insignificant fluctuation. So if you're tracking your deficit, you can rest assured that an upward fluctuation is not akin to a gain of fat.

AllyCat30
04-12-2007, 09:07 AM
I couldn't resist. I am addicted to the scale. I wish I wasn't but I woke up this morning and weighed myself. 157.4. How is this possible? Yesterday was the worst day ever! I was late leaving, my car was out of gas thus furthering my lateness, I forgot cash for tolls which meant taking local roads and an added hour onto my commute, I got a speeding ticket, etc, etc and all I wanted to do when I finally got home was curl up on the couch and eat ice cream but I didn't. I ate my healthy turkey and veggie chili (one cup measured) and got on the treamdill for 30 minutes. And what am I rewarded with? A 1/2 pound gain???

What a bunch of crap. I am so discouraged. I know I have already lost 30 pounds but it took me over a year. Other people can/have lose 30 pounds in 4 months. Why is my body so stupid? I should be at my goal weight by now!!!!!!

Cheryl14
04-12-2007, 09:46 AM
Hi AllyCat!

You need a hug! Here's one for you! :hug:

Don't you just HATE IT when everything seems to just pile up onto you at one time? Speeding tickets...ah yes! My last one I got a couple years ago and was stopped at the entrance to my housing development. Who is driving OUT of our housing development entrance? MY SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD son and his girlfriend! :( A couple of weeks later when HE got a speeding ticket, I couldn't exactly say much, now COULD I?!!!:dizzy:

I weigh myself every day, too. It's the only way I can keep myself honest and focused. I DIDN'T weigh myself for twenty-some years and gained 100 pounds of "Oh, I couldn't be getting fat!"

Watch the carbs today. I read that carbs require the body to take in and hold water in order to process them. If you also take in more sodium, it becomes a double whammy which causes the scale to register higher. Try eating more protein and try drinking more water to help flush out your system.

You will be FINE! Don't worry!

Cheryl

Michelle
04-12-2007, 12:22 PM
AllyCat,

I SO feel for you because I have the same problem with the scale, it's frustrating!:devil: I like the idea that Mami said how she records her weight every day so she can see where here fluctuations are over a period of time.:p