I give up!
You can't be done yet!! How has your exercise been? I've been told by another patient of Dr. Rawlins that she had to have a few days of some pretty intense cardio sessions and she broke through the plateau and lost another 30 pounds!
No giving up.....you know that I'm not that far from you and can come down there and drag you kicking and screaming. I don't know where I"d drag you, but I wouldn't let you give up!!
on 6/16/11 5:51 am, edited 6/16/11 5:53 am
exercise has GOT to be the number one thing U do every day when U get up for a while if U want to get through this plateau and end up at a new lower hotter better defined healthier setpoint .
U can do it !!
The GOOD thing is .. its FUN .. REALLY !! yeah , its a bit of a pain in the rear especially in the beginning ... but put all Ur necessities where U can find them , gas up the second U GET up, dress ..pee, then out the door U go ( unless its raining cats n dogs ) ... jog to a designated spot about 15 minutes out and decide if Ure having fun ... if yes .. keep going ... if not give Urself permission to come back ..
the number one rule is do it the number two rule is every day Ur exercise has to be FUN so give Urself ABSOLUTE permission to turn around once U get 15 minutes out and past UR warm up ( the warm up is ALWAYS hard , sorry ... but then it eases ) !! At least this is what works for me .. having a positive experience every time makes me EAGER to get out there the next time ... )
TRUST me by being careful and always putting Urself and how U feel first .. U WILL start to enjoy the exercise .. not only the results ..
if U have access to a pool U can pull all Ur flabby bits in so fast its not even funny by swimming 1/2 a mile a day and it wont even take you 45 minutes ;) nothing gets rid of bumflaps and bra overhang and batwings like swimming and noone has a better bod than swimmers long lean defined muscles!
the one other thing I can suggest is that you start logging your foods on miles and menus everyday and see if anyone has suggestions. I know it really helps me be accountable and keep track.
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on 6/16/11 9:18 pm, edited 6/16/11 9:24 pm
Boy I wish I had regular access to a pool .. even a just a few days swimming makes such a HUGE difference ALL OVER The body ..it literally works even the tiniest muscles and even helps improve the posture so much ...
Did U know they make underwater ipods now ? I would so put on some opera and classical music and bliss out with laps ...
( and if U "cool off " by going into the steam room or sauna for ten minutes post exercise .. watch Ur skin get miraculously progressively 10-15 years younger as the steam opens up and evens out the pore texture , erases wrinklies by re-knitting the collagen structure just under the skin ... and sweating out accumulated toxins ..
Ull even see significant improvement in cellulite if U have any ... and skin tightening all over the body
Sue, I am sorry you are struggling and so feel for you. I agree about the exercise but also post on here for encouragement and suggestions. I have known others who lost a good bit after the weight loss stopped for several months so it is not a done deal yet!
We miss your smiling face!