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Old 03-29-2005, 01:45 PM   #1  
Staying on track!!
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Default It's a constant battle - every minute of every day....

For those of you that HAVE done it (lost weight), clue me in! I just don't have the determination to do this!

My days consist of too much to do & not enough time. I end up depressed (sad & frustrated), judging myself negatively & expecting to be judged by others negatively. How do you find contentment?

I feel like this would be so much easier if life wasn't such a whirlwind, and if I wasn't so frustrated by it. I know it's just an excuse, but it's so hard to add meal planning, food prep, etc to an already overstressed schedule. I don't wanna!

I've gained 5 lbs over the last few weeks.... granted, I'm PMSing, so it's probably water weight gain. But it sure isn't making me feel very good about myself!

Why is this so hard?? Why am I resisting it so much? Why is it that I can do this for a week or two, but not longer? I hate this!
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Old 03-29-2005, 02:32 PM   #2  
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I try telling myself it is not another thing "to do", it's just something to NOT do (overeat), but I needed help and went to my doctor who gave me a scrip for Meridia.

Previously I had lost 60 lbs. over a 2 year period and kept it off for 3 years...when i hit a low psychologically, 30-35 lbs. re-appeared on my body and it has been more of a struggle.....

baby-steps and praise yourself for your accomplishments. Sometimes I am the most self-critical person I know.........(trying to stop that).
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Old 04-01-2005, 10:08 PM   #3  
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The answer is simple. Sometimes too simple for us to get it. We think there is some extreme mastering to this thing we call... LOSING WEIGHT!!
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Old 04-01-2005, 10:10 PM   #4  
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It is simple, take in less calories and burn more with exercise. I think we expect the weight to fall off while doing this for a few weeks. This has to be consistent. I lost 45 pounds thinking let me just get through today, then today became a tomorrow. Don't weigh yourself, just stay on a program and don't look back..
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Old 04-02-2005, 08:01 AM   #5  
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Shyla, I agree, it is very overwhelming, especially when your day is so busy. I tend to be an all or nothing person, if all doesn't get done then nothing gets done if you know what I mean. I'll do good for a week or two (maybe) then poof, thats shot.

I have a stressful, full time job, I'm on the road from 6:30 am and I don't get home until 6 pm. I have a dd who's 3, house, dh, cleaning, cooking, laundry, plus I take care of my elderly mom and her finances/house, and some days its just so overwhelming, plus who has time to think about themselves when you are so tired.

But I'm trying. I just take each day as it comes and pray for strength to at least choose the right foods and not over eat.

I have not lost any weight b/c my bad days are more than my good days, but one thing I will not do is give up.

I know people judge me for my appearance but to be quite frank, I don't have time for those ninnys so I ignore them. I can't see wasting my thoughts on heartless people like that, especially when I need to think more about me. Who needs friends like that anyway.

Hugs to you !!!! hang in there.
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