Thursday, April 3, 2008

Feeling a little discouraged!

I have got this lump in my stomach that I get when I am frustrated. I have been doing so good. I guess too good! I know I had a loss last week, but just when I feel like I am doing things right I get a number like .8 loss, still a loss, but. At that rate, it is going to take forever for me to reach my 10 percent even longer my ultimate goal of 100 pounds lost! I am not giving up! This is the longest I have ever stayed on a diet! I am so excited about my 35 pounds that I have lost so far. I am just frustrated. I read this article about how walking 50 minutes a day, even in different session will help you lose weight. I have been trying to get 50 minutes of activity in a day and doing really well. I have taken the kids to the park and walked around the park, there is a track and the playground is in the middle, you can watch your kids while you walk. I have walked 50 minutes to 1 hour each time. I can't believe I can really walk that much and not feel like I am going to die, but I have been doing really well. I am even pushing a stroller most of the time. I just do not know what else to do to get out of this slump, I feel like I am in. Just watch me, I feel this way right now and I will probably lose a bunch this week. (That would be nice!) I think if I had lost just 1 pound I would not be feeling this way. I am trying hard to make this a good week, but I have to admit I am discouraged! I like my new lifestyle change! I would not go back to the old way, I just want some results. I know, I know it took me a long time to put it on it is going to take a long time to get it off. I know, I know I have lost 35 pounds I should be so happy. But I still hate how I look! I still have to take blood pressure meds. I still want to be thinner. My mom told me the other day that I should not expect to loss a lot because we are just bigger people. She told me after I told her that my healthy weight was 160 pounds. Did that mean she really thinks I can't do it? I am just so discouraged right now. I think that I have lost a lot of my cheerleaders in this thing and now is when I need them most. I go to my WW meetings. I love the lessons, getting new ideas, and even the recipes. But, really I have not made one friend there. When you try to talk to some of them they act like, who are you? Can you tell I am down right now? What can I do to get over these feelings and get happy again like I was? I really need to know because I hate feeling this way!


Beth said...

Oh, Lorie, I'm sorry -- sorry about the lower weight loss than expected when you'd been trying so hard and sorry about what your mom said (I'm sure she was trying to be supportive, but YEAH), sorry you haven't made friends with anyone at the meetings yet.

But you are awesome, taking the kids out and walking an HOUR (or almost an hour!) every day! I admire you a ton for sticking to your exercise and diet -- I exercised for two weeks last fall and fell off the wagon; I really should do more. Here; I promise to get out of the house today and take a walk with the kids. I'll report back later. ;-)

You can do it, Lorie! That weight WILL come off and you'll be feeling better than ever before. We all have good days and not-so-good days; don't let these few not-so-good days discourage you from your ultimate healthy you!!

Love ya!!

Mimi's Toes said...

Lorie, I am one of your cheerleaders and I know that this feeling will pass. This is a lifestyle change for you and you are doing terrific. You will hit bumps in the road, like I have hit so many times. I want to cheer you up and express to you how important your blog is to me. I try to read it daily and it gives me hope and strength to keep keeping on with this struggle to lose weight. Stay on that horse Lorie and don't get off til you reach that goal. Prayers for you.

Melissa said...

ah, I'm sorry you are feeling down Lorie! It's hard when we hit those bumps! You are doing so amazingly awesome and don't forget that! You CAN make your goal...!!!!!

Carrie said...

I am so sorry that you are feeling this way! I understand! I am yo-yoing so bad. Keep going you will get there. My family is over weight and wont REALLY try to lose it, and they say things like that all the time, I just think "watch and see" Some people are bigger boned or have bigger frames, but that doesn't mean they can't be at a healthy weight. I am small boned, and was and on some days still am over 200lbs. My weight should be 140's! Regardless of what anyone else says, I will know when I feel healthy. You need to write your reasons for doing this and keep that focus, don't let someone elses images of what they feel they can't do for themselves be put on you. You can do this you have already proven that. keep it up, you have plenty of cheerleaders!! You need to be your biggest cheeerleader! Look at what you have done so far, I wish I could say that I had lost 35lbs!!!

Becky said...

Lorie, you are working so hard and doing so good. It gets discouraging for me because I want it all gone now. My 3rd or 4th week at WW I only lost a pound and I was so mad. The whole meeting I was mad and then I went and bought an ice cream after the meeting. I kept thinking, I have worked my butt off for 1 pound. When I talked to Patty the next day she reminded me that 1 pound a week is 52 pounds in a year and that was great. I just keep trying to remember this and at WW they tell you at the beginning the weight will come off a little faster after a while it starts coming off 1 or 2 pounds at a time.
You'll keep losing because you are doing the program and exercising. Don't give up because you are an inspriation to me and I'm sure many others.
Good luck!