Wednesday, September 26, 2012

When'd it get so hard?

Damn I am struggling. The good news is I'm not gaining, but the bad news is I am not losing anything either.

After reading some of my old posts, I am amazed at how awesome I did for such a long time there. I had it down. I knew what to do, and I just did it. There was no other option in my mind. I was driven by some pure crazy determination.

So what happened? I took some time off, gained a little (10lbs) over about 6 months. Then I decided to get rid of that 10lbs, which thankfully I did. And now I am stuck around 170, which is 20 lbs away from my original goal to lose 100 lbs, bringing me to 150.

I have 20 lbs to lose. Which since I already lost 80, shouldn't feel so overwhelming.

I know what I need to do. Trust me, I have read every diet book on the shelves, countless fitness magazines and through this blog, met so many people with great weight loss ideas. It is not a matter of not knowing what to do. It's just doing it.

Somehow it got hard again. (That's what she said...) I think the fact that I took time off, undoing all my newly learned good habits, took me back to square one. I have to make all those healthy habits into actual habits again.

12 comments:

nic said...

It's always been hard! You should be totally proud for how far you've come.

I, like you, am still trying to shake the last twenty, and have been for years. It's not a race, we'll get there eventually and we'll live a lot along the way.

BEE said...

yes time off is what kills everyone ....it did me in when i took time off here and gained 10 then i worked hard to lose it and id lkose 5 then i put 10 more back on then lose 5 then put 10 more on.....its sooo hard but i ended up doing great losing 65 then in 1 year put 40 of it back on and its sad.......dont go down my path .....refocus now while u still can ....make it a lifestyle and not a diet keep telling yourself its a lifestyle and definatly say nopthing tastes good enough to gain it all back .....
you can do this .....your amazing ....now go eat some veggies and fruit it makes ya feel better trust me

safire said...

Great job getting off the pounds you regained. It is hard to get back in the groove but I try to take it day by day and break it up into manageable pieces.

It takes some planning in the beginning and structure but eventually you will ease right back into routine! Good luck!

Paula Johnstonbaugh said...

You will get there. Realizing you need to get back on track is the biggest huddle.

Alissa (A Journey to Thin) said...

I am at the same place as you. I'm struggling to get the rest of the weight I have to lose off, also. I don't know what has changed, but it seems so much harder now!

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Mary said...

I had the same problem losing my last 14 lbs. I spoke to my dietitian and she told me to lower my calories a little more, and also use a diuretic to flush any excess water out of my system. This worked a treat :)

di said...

I also had water retention after losing some weight. The doctor gave me some bits and bobs and the swelling just went. I was so happy with the results and could actually see my effort paying off.

Pauline said...

At least you are consciously aware that you need to get back on track, that's the first step :)

Hopefully you have made some progress since you wrote this post.

Amy Gladwell said...

Tough times don't last...but tough people do :) remember that when times get tough.

Maxine said...

You should be so proud of how far you've come, and remember to bounce, don't break :)

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