I kind of have writer’s block. Well not really, I just don’t know that I can write anything “inspiring.” It’s not like I’m eating real bad or not working out. I went to the gym yesterday and got on the elliptical for half an hour. I mean I really got on it. If you could “run” on the elliptical I did that for about half of time I was on it. I was good and sweaty by the time I was finished. I am talking wet t-shirt sweating. I would have gotten on the treadmill too, but my knee was bothering me a little after going so hard on the elliptical. But the problem is I just feel stuck. I’m like the weight maintenance queen. It’s like I can’t lose any more weight. I lose 2 lbs then gain 2 lbs and repeat. That’s the cycle, and I’m tired of it. I’ve lost tons of inches and can fit better in my clothes, and people always say it “looks like” I’m still losing, but I just feel like I’m not. I’m super happy that I haven’t gained it all back; because I’ve certainly done that before. In college, I lost 48 pounds with weight watchers, I became comfortable with where I was physically, and I thought “Yay! I’m finally fixed.” I slowly started slipping back into my old habits and gained it all back and then a lot more. That was the long hard way of me learning that obesity is a disease that constantly has to be treated with proper nutrition and an active lifestyle for well… for forever. It was so hard for me to accept that. Most things you fix, and it’s fixed and that’s it. But not with weight loss, you “fix it” and then have to do maintenance every single day. And that’s it, there’s no magic juice, pill or plant. Just hard work and a strong desire to keep working at it. I honestly think feeling “sick and tired of being sick and tired” is a good place to be right now. That’s usually when I decide to do something. When I first started losing weight, I was sick of not being able to wear sexy shoes, sick of buying size 24 clothes, sick of getting winded just walking one flight of stairs, and sick of just feeling gross. That’s when I decided to do something about it. Right now, I’m sick of maintaining and seeing the same scale numbers over and over, and I’m ready for something new. I know that means being real with myself and writing down everything I eat, and hitting the gym or the track even more. In order to change you have to get “uncomfortable.” Now, there’s nothing to it, but to DO IT! Hmmmm, maybe I didn’t have writer’s block after all… LOL!
P.S. thank y’all for believing in me and my blog and my C25K podcasts, today was my busiest day ever with over 1,100 visitors!
Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog and also for this pod cast. I will be on week 4 soon and I am so proud of myself that I am not giving up. Thank you for your inspiration and your blog!!!
Hi Carli! Thanks for posting this. We all feel this way sometimes. I am sorry you are feeling stuck, but it is just a state of mind. You have done SO awesome. You have lost an amazing amount of weight, and your health has been improved through all your cardio. You can’t discount the power of cardio health!
I love checking out your blog, especially your podcasts. I have been inspired by your work. Keep up the work and don’t let negative thoughts drag you down!
From a fellow maintenance queen, I can tell you you just have to keep trying. I cannot lose an ounce but my husband and other people have been telling me I look great, so I keep it up! I may not be losing but I am toning up and that matters too!
You are an inspiration to me! You have lost so much weight and improved your health in so many ways! Even if you aren’t losing, think about all the good things you’re doing for your body!!
If you continue to see no results, try something new! A new activity, or a new goal might be just what you need!! Or maybe you can switch up your points a bit. (I’m not on weight watchers so excuse me if this isn’t how it works!!). Maybe if you always eat towards the maximum points, go a little lower or one day go low and the next max them out! Trick your system!
Good luck and thank you for the blog and podcasts. I am currently about to start week 4!
Amy, thank you so much for your comment. It brightened my morning! You are so right, I have to try something new. They say if you keep doing the same thing, you’ll keep getting the same results. I have to actually use the system and not just track breakfast and lunch and then eat whatever afterwards. I need to write down everything, from every meal. I’ve been doing it for a couple days now, and I feel better and I’m actually excited about my WW weigh in tomorrow. Congrats on making it to Week 4. You’re on your way!
it sounds like you’re building muscle, and loosing fat. Unfortunately, muscle weighs more than fat, so you may not see the scale numbers change, but if you’re getting fit, and people are noticing a difference, be proud. You’re still accomplishing something, even though it may not be the initial goal you set.
I’m new to your blog and I haven’t been able to download your podcast yet, but I’ve just started learning about the couch to 5k challenge and I’m excited to get started! I’ve recently lost 40lbs and have stalled a bit in my weight loss as well…so I want to try the couch to 5k to give my body the boost it must need! I have lost the first 40lbs doing Zumba…have you heard of Zumba or ever tried it? It’s a Latin inspired dance/fitness class that I take at 24 hour fitness….I have NEVER had so much fun working out which is what motivated me to finally make a lifestyle change and I am now working out with a trainer, changing my eating habits and looking forward to the day that I can fit in the Zumba tassel pants and tank top!!! Hahaha….anyways, you seem like a fun, dynamic person and that is exactly who Zumba was made for!! Check it out…I burn about 1100 calories in one hour of Zumba…not to shabby!!! Thanks for the blog….you are helping others just by putting yourself out there!! Take care….Melissa