Saturday, August 24, 2013

Wow, it's been quite a while since my last blog. I kind of took a break from everything for a while. I got tired of counting calories and feeling bad for not working out, etc. After a week of vacation, including a few days in Las Vegas where I kept overeating till I needed to nap, I was ready to come back and do this. I get so frustrated because sometimes (often) I feel like I'm never going to get to my goals. I seem to give up too easily when I don't see that I'm making any progress. I keep trying different things, like carb cycling, smoothies, etc, to see if this could be any easier, but no luck. No progress. All I feel lately is fat and tired. The one thing I've been pretty good about is doing my three runs/week for my half marathon training. I'm up to about 13-14 miles per week. But still not feeling so great. I realize this blog seems a little contradictory--I try to feel good at least about my running. I think I just got upset when I stood on the scale and it hadn't changed at all despite my conscious efforts.

Ugh. I'm feeling scatterbrained and so this blog is ending up a little scattered. I think I'm going to stop with the gimmicks and just go back to basics here at Sparkpeople. Anyone else feel like it's never gonna happen?

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    I'm right with you. but GIRL, I cannot run. I trained for a half marathon and basically walked it with my best friend, because she can't run (knees) and I suck at running. it was INCREDIBLE. I felt like if I could do that I could do anything, even if it's "just walking". so the fact that you are running a half every week in mileage? I'm impressed and that's something to be incredibly proud of. I've been this size for so long, but my eating habits and understanding of health and eating continue to improve. that's one thing I can look back and say I eat and view weight loss in a much healthier way than 10 years ago.
    Keep plugging, that running WILL pay off!!
    2881 days ago
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    Wow! Amazing work on your half-marathon training. You're incredible! =)

    As for your question, "Anyone else feel like it's never gonna happen?" I think what it's been about for me is reframing what my goal is. If I keep focusing on my weight loss goal, I get frustrated thinking about how long that will take and do feel like I'll never get there. If I instead think about the steps that I'm taking -- keeping a consistent exercise routine, eating healthy while allowing for some moderation -- I feel nothing but excitement and pride and feel like it's already "happened". That's been huge for me!
    2895 days ago
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