100 lb. Club - The best I can do

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10-06-2009, 08:45 AM
So I'm 11 days away from Paris now. I still haven't been able to really focus on weight loss and have continued to bat between 177 and 184, like the first computer table tennis games. Currently at 181. The best I can do is to maintain this - at least it's slightly under the weight at which I went to Spain earlier in the year and I felt Hawt then, so I'm working at feeling hoawt now.

10-06-2009, 08:50 AM
ps, I've just read Robin's post to dang, memory shot, the OP of 'In a rut'. I take it on board and I'm off out for a healthy walk.

10-06-2009, 09:06 AM
You're funny. Because I was just going to pick up on your line "the best that I can do" and jump all over it. ALL OVER IT. But since you've apparently read that other post I'll let it go.

Nah. I can't. STOP TELLING YOURSELF THIS IS THE BEST THAT YOU CAN DO. BECAUSE IT'S SIMPLY NOT TRUE. By telling yourself it's the best that you can do, you give yourself permission, you make it okay to NOT do any better. And it's not okay. Nope. It's not. Stop settling for second best when first best is well within your reach. You make this harder then need be by "sitting on the fence". You wanna lead a healthy, fit, and trim lifestyle for goodness sake? then lead it. Today. And everyday. :hug:

BUT, that doesn't meant that you can't and shouldn't work on feeling/being ummm, *hawt* right this very minute. ;)

10-06-2009, 09:41 AM
Hmm, you and I appear to be on the same vacation schedule. Here's to a lot of walking during our holiday paying off for both of us!

10-06-2009, 10:57 AM
Hmmmm. I need to go find that other post because I've also been wondering if maybe this is the best I can do. I've bounced between 197.6 and 199 for FIVE WEEKS now. Lately I've been thinking, is this it? Should I just strive to maintain and call it quits? But I don't really want to. I still have a fat gut and my thighs are still covered in a thick layer of fat. I still weigh 30 pounds more than I did before I had babies. So I know there is room for improvement, but five weeks of staying exactly in the same place is pretty depressing.

Thighs Be Gone
10-06-2009, 11:00 AM
Well, ****. I wanna read RR's post too if it's that good. LOL--actually I want to read anything she writes. I need some new motivation too. I am tired of not progressing. RR is right. WE CAN DO THIS! IT IS WITHIN OUR REACH.

10-06-2009, 11:21 AM

This kind of reminds me of the many people who've said to me that okay, I obviously needed to lose some weight, but did I have to lose "this much" weight??? And I would think, well, only THEY deserve to be a healthy weight? I didn't deserve it because I came from such a high starting weight? So therefore I would have been *okay* not getting down to a healthy weight. Huh? Hadn't I settled for long enough? Was I not entitled to be the very best? I should have *stopped* before I was down to that normal weight, seeing as where I was coming from???? Ummm - NO. Sure I had made improvements to my health long before I hit goal, but why the heck would I just settle for *some* improvements? Why should I not give myself the best chance at staving off those horrendous preventable diseases? Why should I not give myself the best chance at the highest quality of life? Just because I was SO heavy to begin with. Ummm - NO.

Why have better when you can have best? Why?

10-06-2009, 11:34 AM
One thing I read recently was about making goals in general, specifically while traveling. My goal when traveling now is to come back weighing less than I did when I left for the trip. It has worked so far for 2 trips. Basically, strategize and work the plan. You can definitely lose more weight and it may involve buckling down and seeing what you are doing right now and seeing what may be holding you back.

10-06-2009, 12:03 PM
I did manage to come back lighter from Spain than when I went, at least, by the time the aeroplane water weight vanished 2 days later, I was something like 5lbs lighter! I was so pleased - and I want to feel that way again, because that, shame shame, was the last time I lost new weight this year. July. Idiot.

10-06-2009, 12:24 PM
Oooh Paris is EXCELLENT for weight loss! It's a great city for walking; there are some gorgeous parks for jogging and the Metro stairs. The metro stairs are a KILLER and awesome for the gluts.

Bon voyage!

10-06-2009, 02:36 PM
I was wondering what was going on with you. Thanks for checking in...

GET YOUR BUTT INTO GEAR!!! You CAN lose more weight. You CAN do this. DO IT!!!!

/butt kicking

Alana in Canada
10-06-2009, 04:23 PM

Good to hear from you. I've been thinking about you. From where I'm sitting, it seems you may need some motivation.

When was the last time you sat down and faced the consequences of being fat? Have you made a list of the pros and cons to weight loss?

Hun, what do you want? What do you really, really want?

10-06-2009, 09:19 PM
Well, didn't get the walk, it's truly been monsoon season here today. Honestly. but I didn't pig out either. In fact I've spent so long on the laptop making a detailed itinerary that will print out and into a filofax sized organizer, that suddenly it's 01:30 and I have to be up in 5 hours. Ak!

Thanks for all the support.

10-07-2009, 12:05 AM
Rosinante sounds like you need a :grouphug:. Hope you are feeling better today and feel more motivated.

10-07-2009, 03:19 AM
See, here I am back again. Eating a low calorie oat and banana and black coffee breakfast.

Vickielou - thanks for the group hug!