The following blog post is a personal introspective from my weight loss files and I try to do better by my body as well as my soul by eating healthier and exercising. Each week I will discuss my roadblocks and setbacks, triumphs and breakthroughs, and other random items as it relates to reaching my overall weight loss goal.
I know this is a play on words that could mean something positive, but in this instance, it does not. After getting on my high horse and vowing to lose weight for good this time, I have lost a meager 7 pounds. After 2 months, 7 pounds is horrible.
I have tried for real this time thinking that I was going to end up victorious with a slamming body and a pair of size 7 jeans, but I haven’t even made a dent in the weight I was planning to lose. Thirty-five pounds was my goal—but 7? I am so frustrated at this point that I just want to plain old give up.
I don’t want to be a waif. I don’t want to be a skinny shadow of my former self. But I do want to be healthy, I want to look better in my clothes. And I want to be happy when I see the reflection that stares back at me.
So what does a loser like me do when she cannot seem to lose weight? Does she keep trying? Does she sit and wait for a miracle? Does she give up?
I feel like giving up—that is for sure.
Food is my love and it is also something that I cannot stand. For each day that I live right by my “diet” and do well is another 2 days that veg out on whatever I want. My willpower is nil when it comes to a good meal.
So I am pretty much back at square one.
A loser who can’t seem to lose.
It can be VERY hard to lose weight when you eat out a lot – maybe try cooking lighter meals at home and making eating out a rarer (say, once a week) thing? Don’t give up, keep at it 🙂
Girl – I feel your pain! I’ve been running three miles five days/week for the past five weeks and I haven’t even lost a pound. I had to stop chronicling my weight loss on my blog because there wasn’t anything to talk about!
I truly understand. You know I do…we can do it 🙂 Losing 7 pounds is better than gaining 7 though 🙂
@Hannah I had to do the same thing with my blog.lol
Stay strong, you know if you average your loss out it is about a pound a week, which 1-2 pounds is a healthy weight loss that people can keep off. That’s a good thing!
First I must commend you on losing 7lbs. That is excellent!!! And though it was in 2 months and not 35 pounds it’s a great start!
As someone who struggles with their weight too, I can truly attest to how difficult it is.
The best advice I can give you is something that rolls off my lips so easily yet so hard for me to adhere to at times. WE are our own worst enemy!!! There will be bad days, there will be hundreds of bad days but know you’re trying and every little bit counts. Don’t spend too much time beating yourself up. It’s not how many times we fall but what we do when we pick ourselves up!!!
YOU CAN DO IT 🙂
I love the transparency and I understand 🙂
At the end of the day, you’re BEAUTIFUL 🙂