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cfmama
02-05-2010, 05:26 PM
Around 210. I go UP... I come back down. I go UP. I come back down.

This... is self induced. It is. I am eating things with sodium KNOWING that it will cause weight gain. It's disheartening.

I went from my 213 plateau which I thought I BUSTED to a 210 plateau.

There is no help for this. I am calorie cycling again. I am still constipated for am doing a two day free for all fruit and veggie feast. I am hoping SOMETHING works.

I'm whining. I'm sorry. lol!

It's just I'm SO FREAKING CLOSE to being under 200...


roxmysox
02-05-2010, 05:38 PM
Hi. I'm new and this is my first post.

I've been reading the forums for a few days now and most threads I've found myself lurking in, you've been there :) I know you're struggling right now, I just wanted to say that you're doing great. Such an inspiration to more people than you probably realize. Try not to be too hard on yourself ::hugs::

JayEll
02-05-2010, 05:41 PM
And now the deep breathing.... Ahhhhh....

For the constipation difficulties, I suggest an herbal tea called "Get It Going Herbal Tea for Constipation No. 2" by Republic of Tea. You may be able to find it at a health food store, or it can be ordered on line. It contains Rooibos, licorice, ginger, lemon myrtle, and senna. It is natural and gentle and WORKS.

Jay


gumboot
02-05-2010, 05:46 PM
Oh Mama! Hang in there! You are so close and I am cheering you on so hard! But just remember how far you've come in such a short amount of time. You freaking rock!

I hope you poop soon! That has to be the absolute worst feeling in the world when you can't go :(

Big (((hugs))) for you

caryesings
02-05-2010, 05:52 PM
I think there is a strange kind of magnet out there pulling so many of us back from crossing that 200 line. I'm 2 weeks from my February weigh in and know I'm not being as vigilant as I have been for the last 9 months. No big mess ups but just not feeling as confident that I'm doing all I need to see that magic 1xx number I yearn for.

marigrace
02-05-2010, 05:52 PM
Oh Crap ! Sorry...didn't mean to remind you...
I am a firm believer in whining...it frees the mind for higher endeavors...Seriously, don't let this plateau get under your skin, you are much stronger than that. Maybe you need to ignore that scale for a while, so you can keep your focus on what really maters....Big HUG .

Sunrose
02-05-2010, 05:57 PM
I haven't posted in so long, but I'm coming out of the woodwork for you, cfmama. You are sooooo awesome and you are going to do this and you are going to do this soon! I am going to be trailing (far) behind you! Hang in there, you are soooooooo awesome it is just impossible to describe. I'm completely serious. Hang in there, girl! :hug:

Michelle98272
02-05-2010, 05:59 PM
When I saw the title of your post I immediately thought of the graffiti seen in bathroom stalls that could apply to your recent post...

"...all broken~ hearted, tried to s*** but only farted". LOL

Hovering right near onderland could break ones heart too! Hang in there, sweetness. You have done an amazing thing! We are all so proud of you!

Eliana
02-05-2010, 06:02 PM
Me too! Me too! :tantrum: Must be a close-to-Onederland thing! :(

CLCSC145
02-05-2010, 06:16 PM
Me too! Me too! :tantrum: Must be a close-to-Onederland thing! :(

I agree! And I really am having a hard time differentiating between actual slowness and my horrendous impatience. My losses have slowed a lot over the last month, but they are still there and yet I don't find the satisfaction in them that I did before because I can't stop wanting to just see 199 on that stupid scale. 15 pounds seemed so doable in the past and now it feels like one of those bad dreams where you are running toward something and the distance just keeps stretching out so you never get there or your feet feel like they are mired in concrete.

Milestones used to be fun for me. Now I'm starting to obsess. I think I need horse blinders or swift kick to the head. :dizzy:

DuckyChick
02-05-2010, 06:38 PM
Yoga yoga yoga! I don't often have constipation anymore because of my Crohn's, but there are occasions when my meds can cause it. All it takes usually are a few deep forward bends, some twists, and the Wind Releasing Pose, plus tons of water to get me going again.

Feel better soon!

LaurieDawn
02-05-2010, 06:46 PM
When I saw the title of your post I immediately thought of the graffiti seen in bathroom stalls that could apply to your recent post...

"...all broken~ hearted, tried to s*** but only farted". LOL



So, so funny, Michelle. I can't tell you how much I enjoy your posts!

marigrace
02-05-2010, 06:46 PM
I always get stuck at 200...what is it about that ?

nelie
02-05-2010, 07:02 PM
I've been stuck near 200 for 2 years so... I feel your pain. It is definitely a mental block. I don't know how to deal with my fear of going below 200. Right now I've decided I'm going to stop weighing because my clothes are getting looser but the scale isn't budging. I don't want to see the scale until I get into a certain pair pants. Then maybe I'll touch the scale.

salsa chip
02-05-2010, 07:16 PM
Mama, I'm here for you! Let's make the final push to onederland. We can do it :D Starting RIGHT NOW we're all going to have great ON PLAN days. We ARE! :hug:

Arctic Mama
02-05-2010, 07:29 PM
Oh oh, I so understand! Whine away, being near Onederland but not over the line is SO frustrating! Just keep doing what you know will work, and let the weight take care of itself.

cfmama
02-05-2010, 07:38 PM
Thanks everyone. It just seems like all these EVENTS keep cropping up. Birthdays, movie nights, family dinners... and it also seems that I USED to be able to say NO NO NO to these things... and now I don't! It's not that I OVEREAT ... it's that I am NOW eating the wrong things. And cravings are coming back and taking hold. And it's TICKING ME OFF because I KNOW this is ALL my fault!!!!!!

So this morning I recommited. I bought some of that "good for the going" lol! tea and have been drinking that. I'm kicking stuff off with a two day fruit and veggie "feast" (in whatever quantity that I want within reason) which will get me though the party I am throwing tomorrow night. I do so much better when I simply make it NOT A FREAKING OPTION. That should take care of all of the sodium THIS TIME.

I've gotten into this rut where it's like no matter what I do I don't see the scale move below 208 so I do what I want. Eating out more often etc. I still plan and calorie count obviously but it's no wonder the scale is NOT moving. Movie theater popcorn is obviously NOT nourishing my body.

sigh.

I am just SO READY to be over the LOSING part of weight loss and head to maintenance! I am certainly GREAT at that part.

Okay. Rant over. Moving on. I know what to do.

Thanks again ladies... FEBRUARY I WILL break into the 199's... I WILL.

salsa chip
02-05-2010, 07:50 PM
Thanks again ladies... FEBRUARY I WILL break into the 199's... I WILL.

Yeaaaaaaaaah!

Gracie789
02-05-2010, 08:01 PM
I so agree with nelie, there is a definite mental block when it comes to major milestones. I hung around 203 for 3 weeks before I broke through that mental barrier. For me, when these big milestone pop up it's like I have a mental freak-out and plateau myself (because I make poor food/exercise choices). Right now I'm trying to breakout of obesity (my BMI is 30) but those cheetos have been calling my name. I want to lose weight and reach my goal, but darn it's really scary sometimes. Stay strong and you'll make it to onderland! :hug:

Lori Bell
02-05-2010, 08:51 PM
Okay you girlies "almost there". What about a challenge?

"March into Onederland"

Ready...set...MARCH!

time2lose
02-05-2010, 09:41 PM
cfmama originally posted
Thanks everyone. It just seems like all these EVENTS keep cropping up. Birthdays, movie nights, family dinners... and it also seems that I USED to be able to say NO NO NO to these things... and now I don't! It's not that I OVEREAT ... it's that I am NOW eating the wrong things. And cravings are coming back and taking hold. And it's TICKING ME OFF because I KNOW this is ALL my fault!!!!!!

It's creepy, you have gotten in my head! I have been hovering over 200 since the first of December. You said it all for me. There have been so many events, Christmas, family gathering, traveling associated with new grandbaby that I have let distract me. I may have even gained a couple of pounds. I will know when I weigh Sunday.

I also think that it is a mental block thing. This is the point where I gave up on my last big weight loss. I am also rededicating myself to getting back on track.

Eliana
02-05-2010, 10:31 PM
Okay you girlies "almost there". What about a challenge?

"March into Onederland"

Ready...set...MARCH!

Oh, I like that! It will happen by March. It's got to!

For me it is so not a mental block. I have absolutely no mental hang ups with getting below 200. It's a physical thing.

It's HIIT in the morning for me! I'm hoping that will break this plateau and smash it to smitherines!