My Weight Loss Progress

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Bend in the Road, Is not the End of the Road

So these past few weeks have really been a struggle. It is getting harder and harder to stay 100% motivated, to pack lunches, to make time to work out, etc. I have just hovered right under 200 for weeks. It is so frustrating and it makes you want to give up. I am hating to say it but for the first time, I am feeling defeated.

I have to be honest with myself. My diet has not been perfect and even though I have been exercising, my trainer always says "you can't out train a bad diet". However, even though I haven't been blemish free I have still tried hard to stay on track. I can definitely tell you where my downfall is...I am not logging my points. In order to be successful you have to "write it..if you bite it". I know that this is what has been hindering me. I only get 25 points a day now and one slip up can cost you 10 points. Also, I have been eating out way more since returning to work. I have work lunch meetings, my trip to Chicago or forgetting to pack my lunch because I know the hospital cafeteria or atrium cafe will have an option for me. Yet these options are never as good as the option of bringing my own food. I know my pitfalls but for some reason I have been complacent.

I really need something to ignite that spark again. I was so motivated to lose 50 pounds by the time I returned to work. What can I be motivated for in order to lose the last 50. I need to just be motivated within myself but it is so much easier when you have a goal or something to look forward to. I have tried to set little goals but have failed.

My birthday is 9 weeks away. I have been trying to be under 185 which would be my lowest weight in the past 6 years. That is what I am going to try for. I am going to work super hard to do it. I need your help. Are you guys even still reading?? I know I can do it. Also, the new season of biggest loser just started. That will help! I have a few challenges ahead though. I have friends coming into town starting Thursday. The good news is that both of them are also trying to eat healthy; so hopefully we will all be able to hold each other accountable.


  1. You CAN do it! And if you're eating out, look at the nutritional info ahead of time so you can make a smart choice--or pack a week of lunches and freeze your sandwiches (if that's what you take) and pull one out in the morning to pack with your already portioned sides (fruit or salad, whatever. It will be defrosted and ready to eat by lunch. Or maybe you could just keep some smart ones on hand for when you're running late and want to have something on hand at work instead of eating out.
    AND LOG, LOG, LOG! That really does help get you back on track and watching every little thing--makes me really question, IS THIS FOOD GOING TO BE WORTH IT!? Most of the time, the answer is no and I find a substitute. ;) Hang in there! You're doing great!

  2. I'm still reading!! We all have set backs... just don't beat yourself up and give up like I have. :( You can do it!! This is such a habit for you now. You are doing so great! Keep at it, girl. You are such an inspiration. =)