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Day 11 Getting Frustrated

Friday, July 06, 2012

I have been tracking my food everyday, exercising 5 days a week for at least 30 minutes a day and for the last almost 2 weeks I haven't lost any weight. This is not normal for me. I usually lose at least a pound or 2 a week. I woke up this morning so mad I almost threw in the towel and gave up. But I decided to stick with it and see what happens next week.
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  • no profile photo CD11471047
    Don't give up! You can do this...it takes time. Maybe try not working out for a couple of days - sometimes too much exercise stresses the body more. Take it easy. I've found when I hit a plateau that if I increase my calories and reduce my exercise for a week or so then go back to my "normal" routine it's enough to trick my body into burning more and ultimately losing some weight! Hang in there!
    3235 days ago
    The 11 days is only the number of days I have been posting a blog everyday. I have been on sparks off and on for a while. and this last return has been about 3 weeks. I know the pounds will come off its just very hard for me to accept the waiting. I had originally lost 75 pounds when I started working 4 1/2 years ago and maintained it for a while. Then I got injured at work, had one surgery and the weight started coming back slowly about 7 pounds. A year later I had the second ACL replacement surgery and was out for 6 months and gained about 15-20 pounds. The last surgery was a year ago and I made myself lose 20 pounds before I had that surgery done. However, that surgery left me unable to do much walking, standing, sitting, etc...thus I gained a total of 34 of my original pounds back and have so far lost 6 of those pounds, but for 2 weeks nothing. Its just frustrating. I will try more interval training, but I am limited to what I can and cant do. I can't do any high impact cardio, but I do have a Dual Trainer Elliptical where I can sit on the bike seat instead of standing and boy do I get a workout with out a lot of pain.

    I really want to get this weight off so maybe the pain in my knees will ease up a bit for me to either be able to return to work or be able to walk more.

    Thanks everyone for your awesome encouragement.
    3237 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12397518
    ME, TOO! For two weeks, I haven't lost anything; however, I didn't gain, neither (so I guess that is a good thing). But, I am not at the point of being ready to maintain, yet; so, I found the experience disappointing, also. Today, this past friday is my 3rd week (my third weigh-in). Finally, today, I had lost one pound; although, I wished it was a little more than that.

    Anyway, yesterday, I read the SparkPeople article about Interval Training; so I decided that it must be time to change my exercise routine. I did about almost 7 minutes of Interval Training. That is how long my endurance lasted, lol. Anyway, I felt good. I loved it; therefore, this week, I am changing up my routine. This includes always doing something when I am just cooking, or doing any normal living activity. Maybe, you ought to give one of these changes a try, if you are not already doing it. Or think up something new, or different, of your own.

    I am never going to throw in the towel. I believe that there have to be a way. You just have to find it! Best wishes!

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    3237 days ago
  • no profile photo SAS202554
    Don't give up!! You will get up and drop 4 pounds when you least expect it. 11 days is pretty awesome. Don't let the scale determine your success. See how long you can go keeping up with what you are doing!! Reward yourself for nonscale victories such as your journaling!!! Keep up the good work!!!
    3237 days ago
    You have not given up on yourself. You now know you are the only one that can make it happen for you.

    You have the power to succeed or fail.

    You have chosen to succeed.

    Few baby steps complete a long journey

    Writing is progress!!!

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    3237 days ago
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