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Monday, April 17, 2017

Sometimes things feel especially heavy, sad and draining when we feel like we are totally alone. I am feeling like that today and it occurred to me that there must be others who are feeling the same. I am frustrated that my weight loss has come to a halt when I have done nothing different to account for it. Why does this always happen to me? Yeah, I am feeling a bit sorry for myself. Just thought I would post this to say to you, if you are struggling right now, you are not alone. Hang on, don't give up.

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  • CLARE1952
    I have difficulties too. My body says "Not losing fat thanks, I'll slow down and add some on instead." So I can only lose a tiny little bit at a time then maintain and try in a couple of days. I admire your losses. emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 6/21/2017 4:33:56 AM
    Hang in there. I've been on a plateau for months. Rolling back and forth with the same 3 lbs. but sticking to the plan of diet and exercise will eventually win the day. My body must need this time readjusting. I also must stop allowing the "little" things into the diet such as the one piece of candy as that may be just enough to keep the metabolism from moving. So, I'm focusing on doing what I've been told to do without exceptions and see if it gets things moving again.

    Fibro is a bugga-bear to deal with and brings good days and bad ones. You're NOT alone. There are support groups (you probably already know that) but reach out to someone on those low days so you can pull up again. Remember, pacing yourself is key to feeling well so you don't have a continued cycle of crashing and feeling well to crashing again. Budget your energy for the day carefully. '

    Feel well & hugs,
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    1554 days ago
    I understand. This week has been a struggle for me as well. At war with myself about which is more important, my current health and a healthier future, or my current feelings of depression, desires to emotionally eat and just give up. So, we aren't alone in our struggles, I know we each have the ability to hang in there and accomplish our goals even if we temporarily feel exhausted or lose sight of the end of the road. Hang in there!
    1564 days ago
    Kelly, NEVER give up! Remember this, what some people call a "plateau" is also an opportunity for your body to catch up with what has been happening to it. It is also an opportunity to practice maintenance and make small tweaks to your program....your body will adjust and you will start losing again as long as you don't sabotage yourself.
    Look at little ways to change things up. Do things in a different order, add a little more water, a little more protein, maybe a couple of new stretches or chair exercises.....easy though, just small changes; big ones are apt to make your body fight back.
    Most of all, be kind to yourself, loving, kinder than you need to be; sometimes we have to do that by telling the inner child "NO!" and sometimes we do it by giving ourselves a gift (a new lipstick, a new magazine, a good book, shoes (Ha! that always works for me), any small thing that makes you feel pretty, or joyful; just not food.
    You now have a PROVEN record of success so be patient now and slowly keep building on it. Your body will catch on!
    When I hit a plateau I call it "practicing maintenance" - Boy, sometimes I have practiced a lot....but now I am a great maintainer and that will be an important talent when I get to goal!

    1564 days ago
    The struggle is real!! I'm in a similar slump of depression and not caring if I lose or not. But we are not alone and pushing through this episode will make the ones down the road easier to maneuver.
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    1566 days ago
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    emoticon Keep taking care of yourself. I know it can be tough when the scale does not move, or it goes up. The more we take care of ourselves, they healthier we will be. emoticon

    1566 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Weight loss isn't a straight line. Our bodies don't work that way. Had lots of stalls in spite of doing nothing wrong. Hang in, you will get it back. The main thing is not to give in. If you blow it with something, don't keep compounding it, get back on track as soon as possible. A small slip is easy to recover, a landslide isn't. One of my friends is a star maintainer and even she is struggling. I am known as the energizer bunny, but I think my batteries need recharging as I sure don't feel like doing anything :-( We all struggle because life isn't easy.
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    1567 days ago
    I know exactly how you're feeling. The only thing that is keeping me on track is knowing how much worse I feel when I don't stick with it. We will get to our goals. I'm certain of it!! emoticon
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    Never give up my friend. We'll get there.
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  • MARCIE18
    I just posted a similar message on my blog, as well, concerning the dreaded plateau in my weight loss efforts; so I completely understand how you feel. My weight has fluctuated between 1-3 pounds up over the last 4 weeks. But we have all heard it that if we stick to the exercise and healthy eating habits, the weight will start dropping again. So, hang in there... we can do this! emoticon
    1567 days ago
    Just went through a week like this, but I plowed through. I kept tracking, exercising and reading my Spark pages. I came out on the other side healthier, stronger and more motivated. There would be no mountaintop experiences if we never spent time in the valley. Hope this is a brand new week for you.
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