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Monday, February 13, 2012

Just thinking...


So... I have to just say it: I hate losing weight. It's so hard. And it's so frustrating.

I had such great success over the summer, but I burnt myself out. So now I'm trying the "slow & steady" approach - generally watching what I eat & working out at least 4 times a week (at least 30 minutes at a time). I feel stronger & more confident with every work out, but I'm not losing weight, or inches, or dress sizes. I'm just kinda staying the same.

But, staying on the positive side. I am growing a lot (mentally) through my weekly work outs. I'm done with my personal trainer - too expensive to keep it up! - and now am facing the challenge of pushing myself. No one's telling me what to do. It's all me. And I am determined to not back out. And as a result I'm growing.

I'm learning how to push past being uncomfortable. I'm learning how to read my body and give it a rest when it needs it. I'm also learning when my mood is so terrible and all I want to do is crawl up in a dark room that I should probably get my butt over on a treadmill stat.

I'm writing more, too, because I'm physically stimulated, I'm more open to mental stimulation. So I picked up my internship over at Stupid Dope and began writing my Marriage Series with a drive I didn't know was possible.

And that's where my life's at right now.  

What's going on in your world? 


7 comments:

  1. It took me a while to start losing weight. I had to REALLY change what I was eating. And I had to workout longer. And still I only lose about 1 pound a week. It's tough to stick with it when you aren't seeing fast results but it's worth it in the end because you develop habits that stick.

    Hopefully you see some results soon!

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  2. Hang in there, all that work will pay off. And it sounds like the changes you are seeing, mentally and such are the pathway to overall health- which is really the goal!

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  3. Losing weight is hard, but the journey definietly strengthens you. Have you thought about Weight Watchers? It's always nice to know their are other people out there...and by assigning points to things you not only train yourself to see what a food is "worth" but you also learn portion control which is totally my kryptonite!

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  4. thanks for stopping by my blog the other day!

    I couldn't agree MORE that losing weight is HARD! I lost 30lbs before my wedding 2 years ago and I didn't think it was all that hard. Then I had a kid and while I don't have any "baby weight" (yes, I know how lucky I am) I do still have about 15lbs that I gained from my wedding until getting pregnant and I'd like it gone. Good luck with the journey!

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  5. Hang in there and keep pushing yourself!

    I have found that using the "MyFitnessPal" app has really helped me stay on track! And I have actually lost some weight which never happens.

    My username is callie_collins.

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  6. I know that it can be frustrating to hit a plateau! You can do it, though!

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  7. I am so with you! I'm really struggling with my weight loss goals right now, too! I've done so well for the last 4 months or so but lately all I want to do is gorge myself on my old food loves! *sigh* It's definitely hard. Mentally, physically, emotionally. All of it! Just keep pushing through it. My new mantra is, no matter how many times you fall of that proverbial wagon, all that matters is that you keep getting back up!

    Good luck, hun!

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