I know the feeling. If you are bored with your workouts, try something new. Try a dvd workout at home if you are not motivated to run around outside or at the gym. Reevaluate your goals and make new ones. That was something that was giving me a very difficult time not that far into my weight maintenance. Just take small steps when it comes to your eating as well. Start recording a meal or two or before you jump into a food that you know will probably not be good for you, write down how you're feeling, how hungry you actually are and why you want that food (cravings, convenience, whatever). Try to find a healthier version of the foods you crave (I'm vegan, but I still love to read the daily emails of Eat This, Not That). If I crave chocolate cake, I eat chocolate graham crackers. If I crave fries, I make baked sweet potato fries. You are a real inspiration to me and still are because you are proof that weight maintenance is a challenge even for people who have accomplished such an incredible feat as you have. Don't give up, madam! 3212 days ago
We all get into that situation once in a while. I always just get back to my pocket notebook and record everything going into my mouth, the calorie count, and the daily total. Since I know my basal metabolism rate, and keep a running record wherever I am, I can stop (if I want to control the weight) when I get to the threshold I set for myself - wherever and whenever I hit that threshold. Just knowing that I have a limit helps keep the early consumption down (for me). 3217 days ago
Shame and guilt are generally pretty useless, unless you're using them to get someone else to do things for you. Instead of feeling ashamed, go try something new. If the routine is killing you, or you can't get back into a routine, shake it up!
I've decided to ramp up my training in running, because I want to try ultimate next summer! Good luck! 3217 days ago
I've just come off of something similar - back to my old ways and not giving a c**p! I decided to try something totally different for a while to get my excitement and drive back. I researched and read a lot and finally decided to give wheat-free eating a try. It seemed to address some of the issues I was dealing with.
Maybe it will help if you look around, read, research, talk to others about what they are doing/eating. Find something that 'speaks to you' and excites you to get back on track.
God will help you. But he helps those that help themselves. Dig deep sweetie, you've proven to the world that you have it in you already. Just find the driving force from within that you used when you got to where you are now. Stay focused and keep the faith. 3218 days ago
You CAN do it! You HAVE done it! You might be tired now. You might not be able to put the energy into it that you have before. But don't give up! Begin every day anew and wash the old one away. I think the negative self talk is the worst part when maintaining gets hard. If I could pick one step for you to focus on right now.... one small thing you CAN do without getting lost in the many small things you wish you were doing.... is being kind to yourself! 3218 days ago
Please hang in there and don't give up--you're doing so well! Come on over to the 'At Goal and Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance' team and lean on us for extra support. We can help you to take action now so a few minor slip ups don't lead to a major backslide. You're worth the effort and you've worked so hard to get to where you are now. You don't want to undo all that. I know you can do it, so please don't be afraid to reach out and ask for help. We're here for you. 3218 days ago
If the thing as a whole seems to hard, you may still try something easier. OK, weight loss is important, but if it feels too hard you may still feel in control if you aim to maintain your weight and fitness level.
And at the same time: try to get enough rest and sleep, and take good care of yourself.
You do have the strength. Look at the transformation you created for yourself, was it always easy? I bet not. Where there days you doubted whether you could do it? Re-examine your goals, did you do a vision collage? Go to it again, or make one if you never have. We are here for you, that is the biggest part of why Spark works, the supportive friendships we have here help keep us on track. Tomorrow is a new day, a day where you can get on track. I've seen what you have done, I know you can do it!! Now we need you to know it...YOU CAN DO IT!! 3218 days ago