So I've been pretty overweight my whole life. However, recently, I can't shake the feeling of being disgusted with myself. Just walking around, I feel like a big ball of ugly and have no desire to leave my bed.
Normally, I just continue the whole eating healthy/working out thing to get myself feeling better. However, I just weighed myself yesterday and saw that I have not dropped any weight over the past two weeks, though I did start eating much healthier and have even worked out a few days.
Any solutions? Things you tell yourself to get over it and enjoy life regardless of what you look like? I have friends coming over tonight and they are staying through the weekend so we will probably be going out every night. As much as I missed my friends, I can't get over how nasty I look and I know this will impact my ability to enjoy myself with my friends. Any advice would be much appreciated!
Thanks guys. It's nice to know I'm not the only one for whom the scale didn't move at first. I think I'll stick with the 1250ish calories for a bit but increase my intensity of workouts.
Also, love what you said about the person going inside going everywhere your flesh goes. :) I totally agree. Regardless of my body at this point in time, it will get better and there's no reason for me to mope about it while I'm working hard to make myself healthier.
Thanks everyone. Just needed some reassurance. :)
You know, it took you 23 years to gain 220 pounds but if you think about it, it will just take you a year or two to get to your goal weight. You're at the most attractive period of your life so every time you see a vending machine, tell yourself that that vending machine is robbing you of this time when all sorts of excitinig and eligible men will be pursuing you.
On another note, 1250 calories seems low and our bodies try to hold onto fat when you starve yourself because it's been designed to do so. I'll bet if you continue to exercise and up your calorie intake by 200 or so, you'll lose weight that much more effectively.
Here's the most fun video which is super informative and super interesting for you to watch:
I've plateaued recently, and at one point my weight actually went UP (I'm pretty sure that was hormonal, though.) It's no fun no matter how you spin it, but what got me through is knowing that even if don't feel/look any thinner, damn it, I'm much HEALTHIER and I'm now eating and exercising in a way that I don't have to feel ashamed about. And knowing that I'm doing the right thing and knowing that I'm doing all I can to not only lose weight, but be healthier and feel better, is worth its weight it gold, because it isn't dependent on a set of scales.
I am 16 years old and I feel like how you feel sometimes. Although, I have to constantly remind myself that it doesn't just run away. You have to continue working at it and as much as its exciting to read the scale and notice at least 1lb off sometimes its best to just keep going and then look at the scale when you FEEL better.
Also go with your gut feeling more because I have had times when I gained weight because I gained muscle and not fat, it's weird but I felt amazing and was disappointed to learn that I actually gained but happy to know it wasn't fat.
KEEP GOING AND DON'T GIVE UP!!! MOTIVATE YOURSELF TO SUCCEED!
When I was losing weight I gained 10 lbs back at one point. yeah, not fun. But I picked up the pieces, and now here I am maintaining my GW of 135ish for about a year now. :)
We all go through rough patches. That's why no one said this was easy -- the beginning is especially difficult. Stick with it..you're stronger then you think!