It is so wonderful seeing you back on the boards Miss Dusky.
I have been watching what everyone has been posting over the past few weeks but have not felt that I had much to offer. I have been in such a deep rut that I'm not even sure a backhoe can get me out.
I am not a quitter though. No matter how hard or impossible it may seem, I will get myself back on the upswing again. I have good days, but some times the bad days out number them.
I've been struggling with some pretty bad depression. It's not the "Oh woe is me" kind of depression though. I have been having trouble sleeping and can't seem to shut my brain off.
The one thing that I have though is the exercise. I will never give that up. I just hope to see some forward progress again. I am not ready to maintain.
Wishing you all, the very best. Keep strong! Love, Susan
Susan - you always have wonderful insights to offer to the rest of us. YOU have accomplished so much already... Please do not let this dark period derail you. I will bring my backhoe to you & we will dig you out pronto!
We all get down from time to time. I know there is a difference between being down & depression as I suffer from clinical depression as well. Lately I have been ok... but there are still days & it took me over a year to get a handle on it. I know I cannot help you overcome your depression - but I can tell you that I get it - I understand how you feel. Hang in there - always remember how far you have come & the maybe distance you have yet to travel won't seem quite so far.
I think we all kinda hit a rut in the middle of January.... COME ON LADIES - let's do this!! Let's pull ourselves up by our bootstraps & kick this!
Love you all
Hi Dusky. I've been following this conversation for almost two weeks. I joined the get moving challenge. I am married with two boys, 11 &12. My husband of 17 yrs and I are both retired from the Navy after 20 years. I have always struggled with my weight. No matter how much I work out, eat well, I am still overweight. Of course while I was in the Navy, I was still overweight but in really good shape. I retired in Apr 2001 became a full time stay at home mom. I have always been active BUT STILL overweight. I've had all the test which state I am normal (I beg to differ). I just saw a doc who said that I am in Phase 2 adrenal gland fatigue. My cortisol level is so low it bearly registers. Now I know why I am so tired ALL the time. I know I am not lazy but come on, I needed a nap after I got my kids off to school just so I could do laundry. Then I could nap again before my kids came home. UGH!!!!!! But this Dr Moore seems to know what he is talking about. He says even though I have been hitting the gym five days a week for over 1 hour workouts, I still won't lose weight until I get out of adrenal gland fatigue. In two weeks, I have only lost one pound. So new diet and some supplements and we will see. It would be great to have someone to talk to about my ups and downs. So I sent you a friend request.. I sent one to Laura also. She accepted already, I hope you will too. 2012 is the year for us...... We all have goals and with great support, we can do anything. I would like to be part of this group. Thanks so much for listening and getting this 2012 thing rolling.
Dusky - we need a new update from you woman!!
On the ruler - well - I am at least still on the ruler... probably a 2-3. Saw my trainer Monday & I see him again tonight. I am sure I will be paying for my 2 week slump as I am already sore from Monday & my own workout yesterday! I am still hanging in there though - to dang stubborn to give up
Pandora - best of luck to you. I hope they can can get the medical side figured out so that you can begin to see some results soon
Susan - how are you doing? Hope you have found a silver lining to your cloud.
Lisa - missing you too, girl!!
Laura.... I am glad you are to stubborn to give up. I will be your cheerleader when ever you need it. Keep up the hard work.
Hi everyone, I'm sorry to hear that so many of us are struggling right now. I am starting to feel more like myself. Enough so to remind myself that this is a lifestyle change & as much as I would like this change to be easy, it definitely is not, just like life is not.
Laura, please don't give up. Rmember where you came from! It is much easier to lose 5 lb than it is to lose 50! Over Christmas I gained about 7 lb & felt the same way you are feeling now. I will tell you the 5 lb came off uch quicker because I attacked them right away. As motivated as you are I know you can knock them out in no time.
Susan, I'm so sorry you are dealing with depression. It's great that you are continuing to exercisse as that is a great tool to use to help fight depression. Do you see a doctor for this? Are you on meds? You don't have to answer out loud, just food for thought.
Hi Dusky! It's good to see you stop by & give us all an update. Hope you are doing well. Lisa, sounds like you are fighting the good fight! Good for you!
Pandora, welcome aboard. I'm hoping the supplements & new diets help. That must be very frustrating to put in all that effort & not reap the rewards. I think it's great you are that committed to keep on keeping on! Hopefully once you get the metabolic thing taken care of you will see some major results.
Hopefully, this is just a midwinter slump and as the weather starts to get warmer & nicer our spirits will rise & our motivation will return. The amount of sunlight we get can really play a big role in our emotions. Don't know about you but I'm ready for some big ole sunshine & some warmth hitting my face & shoulders!
OK - so the pounds I regained on my trip are gone - only took 5 days to get them back off. Of course that means that basically February is turning into a wash month. Nothing lost - but nothing gained - so I guess I will accept that for what it is & just recommit myself to working hard & eating healthier.
I hit the gym a total of 5 days last week, I went yesterday for an hour of cardio & I see my trainer tonight & Thursday. Cardio yesterday & on Wed & Saturday too... so I am back on track.
I refuse to give up - I cannot afford to! I plan on being around for my nephew - and the only way to do that is to get healthier.
Yes Tami - I think we all need some warmth & sunshine to help shake the cobwebs off of our good moods & motivation
Hello all ..
Laura.. yaya for the loss of those trip pounds.. and yep.. let it gooo.. .. now onward to lose even more !!/..
I've had some trip ups since Valentines.. ugh... but I am back today and I need prayers.. I do so good during the day.. till dinner .. then I snack till bed time.. .. I NEED to get out of that habit..
I agree .. we need some sunshine and warm weather .. yaya.. soon ... soon is all we can hope.. ..
everyone take care. .. love and hugs!!
2 days of NO sugar... baby steps..
Hi Dusky, I too decided it was time to focus on me in 2012. Joined the gym 2 weeks ago and hoping to lose 80 pounds by the end of the year which may be a stretch but just making the scale go down and the toning of the body go positive will be great. And to tackle that 70% psychology I started seeing a counselor to deal with that. Saw a trainer today for the first time and started the new workout. Now to meet her nutrition guidelines. This will be a great year! Good luck to you and happy training! Lynn
Happy Leap Year! I am new to anytime fitness and anytime health. I am not new to attempting to eat healthy, and some exercise. I retired 18 months ago from a busy job and decided I would focus on myself and my health. I am interested in sharing my journey to a leaner healthier me.
Over the last year and 1/2 I have lost 28lbs and kept that off. I need to loose another 60. I am so impressed by your thread and I would love to be apart of your journey.
The gym in my town just opened last Saturday. I have been there Sat, and Monday thru today. I am trying to learn about this program.
Any advice is welcomed! Thanks
HIya everyone.. .. day 3.. good.. ..
I talked( text) to Dusky tonight.. she said shes been busy helping others and nutrition hasn't been the best but that changes tomorrow.. .. I reminded her that for her to help others, she NEEDS to help herself , or the possibility of no Dusky around TO help others..so all I can do is continue my prayers for her that she gets back to it , becauses shes came a long way. I am so proud of her.. ..
sweet dreams all.. I hope your all being the best you can be.. all we can do is take it one day at a time.. if you have an oopsy.. brush it off and keep going.. we are human.. but lets do our best! ..
love and hugs
ps.. forgot.. Duskys knee is bothering her again and she fell today .. she said she is ok.. just a lil sore..
Hello Susan, Laura, Lisa, Tami, Pandora, Lee Ann, Missy, and Charleston! I know, I know . . . WHERE HAVE I BEEN? (and did I miss anyone?)
Wellllllll . . . I have been falling into old habits, that's where. I have been taking care of others and forgetting to love and take care of myself. So one day this week I thought I would do a little experiment. Lately I have been eating without thinking about calories and just been grabbing whatever tickles my fancy, so my thought was, "OK, at the end of the day, let's count up what you ate. Don't pull any punches. Eat whatever you want and then count it up."
Breakfast wasn't too bad: 260 cals
Lunch was an absolute shocker! 2,730 cals!
Dinner was nothing to be proud of: 1,570 cals
And the dreaded "snack" . . . 1,284 cals!
People, I am ashamed. That's a total of 5,844 calories in ONE DAY!
I have to get ready for work now, but I will be hitting the gym afterward. I have my meal plan all worked out for today and the only problem I forsee will be the withdrawal cravings. But I KNOw I am stronger than they are. I know I have the skills to overcome them!
I'll post when I get home tonight.
Have a wonderful day people! make yourself the priority!
yaya,,, shes back Oh how I have missed you..
Workout was goooood . . . had a difficult time with the reflux, so I just leaned on the machine and kept at it. Helped out a lot.
I have a new goal . . . 40 pounds by June 18. Totally doable . . . Heeeeeere I goooooo!