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So here is the deal...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

...I am almost in tears with frustration that the scale is not moving. Then I feel guilty because joined the Community team to further enhance my abilities to help fellow Sparkers get through the rough times. Now I feel like I am not worthy to be on that team and I love helping fellow Sparkers.

In that past month since I renewed my Spark to a very serious tone I have changed my eating habits to an unbelievably healthy level. I won't even tell you exactly what awful habits I had for that is in the past. I have gotten off the couch and am now hitting the pavement with daily BRISK walks for up to 60 minutes. Consequently, my blood pressures have gone from 170/100 to 102/68 this morning. I am completely off the antidepressants and can conjure up my own damn endorphins, thank you very much. I feel better in my clothes and look better to me in the mirror. I am a much happier person.

Why won't the scale move? I want so badly to be 149 because 150 was just pure hell with lots of bad memories.

I will look forward and leave the past behind for its all I can do and celebrate the successes I have had in just one short month.

I CAN do this.

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  • GGCHET
    You said it yourself dear girl.
    You feel better, look better & fit better in your clothes........dag......
    I'll take those 3 things. I too have been complaining at how
    slow it is going & believe me dearie....each decade it gets worse!
    I used to lose like 7 lbs in a week. Now it seems to be 7 ounces....
    Metabolism just sllllloooooowwwwwws down. uck.

    Sounds to me like your making all the right changes!!!!
    Blessings, emoticon
    4317 days ago
  • no profile photo CD754232
    You are doing incredible. I am sure the scales will be moving soon. Are you getting enough calories each day? Don't ever feel that you are not worthy..that is just so not true. Just keep doing what you are doing and those darn scales will move.

    Carol
    4317 days ago
  • SANDYJD1
    Your counting calories and getting out there and walking. Just weigh yourself one time a week. I did nothing for a long time and still drank beer and ate what ever I wanted. I knew that once I got to the point I got fed up with being fat. I would do something about it.

    Talk about hard work. It is no fun to raise your heart rate just to burn calories. That is what it takes. I remember watching " Biggest Loser" on TV. and if they can do it So can I. I will have been here 1 week Sunday. I am following a plan I found on the net. Starts pretty slow and adds more and more to dos. I will give myself rewards for making past each week.

    SP said somewhere that you should reward yourself a little everyday. The Shower is real nice to have after a workout. lol I live in Florida and after my shower I lay under the ceiling fan.

    The scale will move. Your burning more calories than you take in. Losing inches is wonderful. emoticon
    4317 days ago
  • FT4EVR
    Laurie, I think many understand the frustration. I know I do. Of course you are worthy enough to be on the Community team! Don't even think that you are not.

    When I look at what you have accomplished in the past month I say "wow!" That is alot, Laurie. It is way more than I can say I did.

    I am positive the scale will move, there is no way that you can do all the healthy things that you have been doing and have it never move again. It will move down. I know it will.

    This is a down day but what is that song?! "The sun 'll come up tomorrow!"

    emoticon
    4317 days ago
  • GRAMMYSKIDS58
    I know how frustrating it is when that stupid scale doesn't budge. Maybe you should focus on the positives: how much better you feel, how much healthier you are eating, all the brisk walks you are taking, blood pressure being down, being off anti-depressants, feeling betterin your clothes, looking better and being a happier person. WOW looks to me like you have alot to be happy about. The scale is just a number.... to me all those other things are alot more important. I hope you are feeling better and the scale moves for you. LOL don't make me slap you with my flip flop!!!
    HUGS, Kathy
    4317 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/18/2009 11:45:33 PM
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