Author: Sorting Last Post on Top Message:
DIBBSGRAHAM SparkPoints: (1,793)
Fitness Minutes: (1,062)
Posts: 3
11/17/12 11:54 P

Thank you. Your messages really were encouraging. Ill have a better attitude tommorrw! Promise!

GOING4MUSCLE Posts: 5,229
11/17/12 8:52 P

Of course you have hope!

Weight loss is never linear. The scale will always experience those wild upward swings, so that's why it's important to have other methods for judging how everything is coming along, such as...

Measuring for inch loss
How your clothing fits
Body Fat testing

As an example, for myself, I used to think that 130lbs was my rock bottom scale weight. So many times, this is where my weight loss would come to a screeching halt and I thought that was it. But in 2011, at the weight of 130lbs, I just made the decision to let my body do what IT want's to do, rather than it having *me* tell it what I want it to do.

Once I took that mentality..its been smooth sailing! I now weigh 105lbs and am in the best shape of my life. What really helped, was that I gave up stressing about what the scale said. If it went down...great! If it stayed put..great! If it went up a pound or two..I knew it was *normal*, cause I knew I was still on track.

So keep pushing it! You'll get to where you want to be!! emoticon

**~**Shelly**~**

Starting Weight: 185lbs
Current Weight: 111lbs

Maintenance: 8 years, 2015















JSWITHERS SparkPoints: (48)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 1
11/17/12 8:21 P

Hi I was 618 lbs. I lost 320 but I can't seem to lose any more. During that time I felt the same way you have to stay strong stay the course good luck

REBCCA SparkPoints: (285,263)
Fitness Minutes: (164,663)
Posts: 20,917
11/17/12 7:12 P

Hello DibbsGraham,

Of course you have hope. Adopting a healthy lifestyle that will bring you lasting benefits of healthy weight, thriving energy, habits of consistency, perseverance and patience is a process and does take time.

It is nearly 9 years since I reached my goal weight and I am still learning new ways to be healthier. Hang in here and know that even when you are not seeing scale results you want you ARE forming habits to enrich and empower you and your life. emoticon

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
Albert Einstein
ALISSASJOURNEY SparkPoints: (8,675)
Fitness Minutes: (5,902)
Posts: 122
11/17/12 5:01 P

You can do this!! I lost 10 pounds fairly quickly and now am having trouble losing more. I have maintained the weight loss, but need to lose about 40 more. If you need a buddy, I am more than willing! Just remember that everyday is new and you will reach your goals!

"Shoot for the moon-Even if you miss, you will still land upon the stars."

Starting Weight: 190 Lbs.
Goal Weight: 135 Lbs.
5% Goal: 180.5
10% Goal: 171
DIBBSGRAHAM SparkPoints: (1,793)
Fitness Minutes: (1,062)
Posts: 3
11/17/12 4:15 P

Please tell me I have hope. Thought I'd done so well.
It's been six months and I work out and eat steam packs of veggies all the time. I lost ten pounds but gained 4 back jn like a month.
Feel like I'm always struggling. Please tell me that this fifteen can come off. I'm so depressed and sad over being always out of step with the other girls.
It's always been like this. Please help me!

Page: 1 of (1)  




Other Staying Motivated Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
ROLE MODELS 12/26/2013 8:04:47 PM
"small step" tips for experienced sparkers? 10/15/2013 11:45:01 AM
Forming new healthy habits 4/25/2014 8:18:53 AM
why not 4/29/2014 10:53:26 AM
Fell off the wagon 9/16/2013 11:47:24 PM