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Frustrations of not showing progress

Monday, May 08, 2017

I started Sparkpeople AGAIN over 5 weeks ago. This time I am going to do what I want, and I am going to loose my 100 lbs.

Luckily, there are tons of articles and recipes to help a person out. I am told there is all kinds of other motivational things here such as other sparkpeople trying to do the same thing as me. That is the part I am doubting actually. I love reading the trending posts and the success stories, but I am not sure how motivational they are.

So many "big" loosers posting their 10-30 lb losses in just one week, so many people posting their high step counts from their fitbits; over 30,000 steps in one day, so many people posting about how they ate under 1000 calories and are SO FULL they couldn't eat another bite.

I so want to be one of them. I have been here over 5 weeks and haven't lost my first 10 lbs. I have altered my eating big time, removed the high calorie carbs, am trying to be so conscious of what I am eating, eliminating the snacking, eating mostly chicken and fish. I have upped my exercise. Even on days when I golf 9 holes I only log about 8000 steps.

I am in the obese category, I thought obese people loose the first few pounds faster than those who don't have as much to loose. Nope........not me! I read all those posts, I just want to connect with the person who have lost but struggled along the way and took forever to show any progress, someone who had the frustrations I am facing. Is there anyone out there who is the turtle in the group? I want to share in your successes and get motivated from your similar struggles and perseverance. emoticon
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    I know there was actually a turtle SparkTeam at one time for people losing weight very slowly! I try not to pay attention to people who are losing large amounts of weight very quickly. They are not me, and I don't know their story (where they're starting from, how much exercise they're getting, how healthy they're eating, etc.). Instead I focus on taking small, healthy steps. Even if the scale doesn't budge, I know the things I'm choosing to do are helping me be healthier and able to be around longer to enjoy my life - and THAT's a WIN!
    1507 days ago
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    1508 days ago
    emoticon Remember the older we get the harder it is to loose weight. Our metabolisms change BIG time .

    Never compare yourself with those who are doing all those fitbit steps (a lot walk a lot for their jobs and get the steps in that way)

    eating less than 1200 calories a day can put your body into starvation mode which will mean you are never going to loose

    you need to log in your foods and activities and sp will give you a range of calorie to shoot for each day. eat protein in the morning which will help your body throughout the day. eat those small meals and snacks, drink water. exercise

    and since you have been doing this for a while, make an appointment with your doctor for a complete, not just tsh, but a complete thyroid panel. that was my problem. I could drink water and gain weight. found out I had a form of thyroid which had my body fighting and would not let me loose weight.

    sleep is huge in weight loss as is stress, your vitamin d levels and hormones.

    remember you are you.. do not compare yourself to anyone else.
    1508 days ago
    Hang in there! You can do this!
    1508 days ago
    I am almost 60 & finding this is a slow process. Someone said that the older you are the more time it takes. Slow and steady is what we need to remember. In 2 1/2 months I have lost 15lbs thought it would be more. Track & activity it will come off.
    1508 days ago
    Aww, I'm sorry. That's so frustrating. My hubby is in the same boat, I lost 7 lbs week one (have 44 more to go) and he lost none. Journal diligently and up cardio to higher heart rate is my suggestion. Good luck, keep trying. You can do it.
    1508 days ago
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