My weightloss journey has been a very long one, filled with many ups and downs. It began August 2009, when being unemployed and bored led me to the gym. I have been over weight for most of my life; at age twelve I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes, high blood pressure. I have never hated the gym, I just never really had the motivation to get there, but that summer it all changed, I innocently signed up for a gym, with no real goals because in my head that was pretty much IT I would be fat and unhealthy forever and would probably never have children. I went to the gym everyday and little by little the weight started melting off. Every week I saw layers of myself melt away and new layers emerge. I started at 195lbs and a year later saw myself at 140lbs. I managed to maintain a healthy 135-150 since then. Now, three years later, I find myself at 160lbs, marking the most significant rise, since my journey began. In January I broke my right humerus, which of course led to sitting around for nearly two months and basically eating freely because once I was better I would just lose it, but it has now been two and half months of strong recovery and I am now heavier than I was when I started going to the gym again. I AM SCARED!!!!!!! How do I get back on track, will I see the fast results I saw then, ever again??? Comfort me...Please!
I am in the same situtation - I started at 210 and got down to 140 and over the last year was overwhelmed with work and did not watch what I eat and definitely had no time to exercise...now I am back up to 165 - yikkes. Trying to convince myself that it is okay and to stop beating myself up so, I can get back on track. I just ordered myself a Nike Fuel Band to get me motivated again. We can do it...and will start today!
I had lost 55 lbs in 2004-2005 and then quit smoking had some major stressors in my life and managed to gain back up to 190 - when I joined CC in 2006 I weighed 165 - in 2009 got up to mid 190's - it was many years of slow ups and downs and then finally in the last year I've managed to get down to a healthy BMI again.
It just takes reevaluating your food, your exercise and what triggers you see that take you off course.
I got injured in April and was forced out of the gym for a few weeks and feel so weak now. But I am getting back on track. If the doctor has released you to normal activities just get back and start slow but the strength and stamina will return faster. Just eat right and get back to what you did before.
Thank you both so much for the reply, it's good to see that I'm not alone. I have been going to the gym at least four times a week and during the week I try to be very careful. Right now the areas I feel I need to tweak the most are my snack habits at work and my weekends. I have always eaten freely on weekends; however, my eating freely went from eating subways and one dessert per weekend to eating up to three greasy meals per weekend, pancakes, desserts galore.....I suppose that now that I know what I am doing differenly, I can easily fix it. Let's keep each other posted on this new challenge, starting today I am refocusing and getting it completely back together!!!! I would like to see myself at 145lbs by the end of the summer. Good luck to both of you, you helped me feel like I can do this again....
When I gave up my sugar addiction I had the best success at losing weight. It wasn't easy not having chocolate or sweets daily. Now I don't crave them anymore. When I need a snack it's fruit or veggies or nuts. I also do air popped popcorn.
Allow yourself no more than 3 cheat meals a week.
Stay away from processed foods as much as possible. - read food labels if there is any "Ose" food ( sucrose Fructose etc.) don't get it. If there is additives don't get it. I quit buying whole wheat bread and now only eat Ezekiel bread.
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