- HEALTH TRACKER
I hate to see you say you're disappointed in yourself. You've done a fantastic job. And you can continue to lose! It's just such a long WL journey for us!!
I've lost about 244 pounds but it took from 4/26/10 to 12/2012. Lost 140 in year 1; 70 in year 2; and 34 from May - Dec 2012 when I made my goal. That last 34 pounds were hell to lose and I haven't lost anything since then---and really haven't increased my calories at all. Still want to see if I can take it a little lower--but I'm carrying LOTS of skin and retain about 8 pounds of fluids unless I take meds (which I do sometimes). So I'm not sure it will happen.
I really didn't dramatically change anything---same amount of calories/carbs/protein/fluids and same amount of exercise. I just changed things up a little. Let me suggest trying this---track every morsel; track all your fluids---are you meeting the stats you need? That's basic stuff. Then, I'm not a real soup fan (never have been) but I also don't find them very filling plus lots of sodium in many of them. If you're doing soup more than 1x per day, why not try replacing 1 serving with a denser protein. I moved my highest calorie meal (dinner) to mid day instead and had less calories in the evening. Same total amount just shifted around. Did the same with exercise---instead of doing an AM workout for 90 minutes, I split it to 60 mins in the AM and 30 PM.
That's what I mean by changing things up without really changing a successful formula that had been working. But I think I was in a rut.
PS-----I don't think I have ever missed my AM protein shake. Starts my day...makes me feel good...keeps my GERD calm and keeps me full until noon. Wouldn't think of changing it! I'm with you there.
Don't feel hopeless...feel re-energized to make it to your goal....without setting a time limit. You're so successful...continue that success.
Been out of touch for several months. Work related stuff (had to make the money while it was available). All my contracts ended as of today so I'm now without that daily work routine for awhile.
I spent a little time this evening reviewing some posts---I really regret missing some of the big events...Alison's 1/2 marathon and surgery; Candy's -200 and all those other SVs and NSVs. Congrats to everyone.
And so my news----GOAL! I got to 184.5 in mid November but didn't get it confirmed at my PCPs until last week. I really think this is probably about where I'm meant to be weight wise...it took 3 months for me to lose the last 10 pounds. The body--not so good. Lots of skin (surgeon and PS consult said about 20+ pounds if they did everything). Probably will not have PS though. I'm not even ready to think about that yet. I'll have to see where I'm going to take it from here. I'm really not going to change my nutrition goals for the next month...I'm taking a little 4 week sabbatical and want to be conservative since I won't be posting on MFP as I usually do. Have to go the old fashioned way---hand written notebook (yikes).
Just wanted to share one word with folks here---PERSEVERANCE. Hang in there! It's taken me a little over 2 1/2 years to make my goal. I know it get frustrating at times but this is a lifetime journey, as we say so often. Celebrate every successful day! Evaluate the bad days and move forward. Enjoy the journey and take advantage of new or revisited opportunities as they are presented. Enjoy your changing life.
It's been a few weeks since I posted weight (well much of anything actually). So I'm not sure of the loss since my last post. But I did lose 2 last week while on vacation last week.
Been MIA for a little bit---major employment changes, some family stuff, and some over obsessing with this weight issue---just needed to take a break for awhile. Not a break from my plan--that goes on as usual but just needed to rearrange allot of things in my life.
Life seems to be back on track for now.
Have a good week everyone.