Post # 1
I feel so awful. I gained back every pound I lost 2 years ago. I feel so lousy about this because I spend so much money on trying to be fit, working with a trainer for motivation and I feel like I am probably flushing my money down the toilet. I have PCOS which I believe complicates the problem. I was on Weight Watchers but I hate always thinking about food like it’s the enemy and having to track it. I feel like there are so many other important things in life and I dont want to occupy my brain with thinking about food and weight all the time. But I was embarrassed as hell when I went to the doctor for my PCOS and she pointed out that I gained 8 pounds in 3 months and that this will not help my chances for conception when FI and I are ready. Anyway just had to get some of these feelings out. Thanks for listening.
Post # 3
If you’ve done it before, you can do it again!! Keep a positive attitude and make it your resolution for 2013. YOU CAN DO IT!!!
Post # 4
@mimi123: hugs! I’m a huge weight loss failure. All we have to remember is tomorrow is a new day. A day WE can change things!
Post # 5
I am sure you learned enough 2 yrs ago to reach your goals again and save money. So it may boil down to motivation. I read this Zig Ziglar quote on facebook today and decided I would use it to remind myself why this weight loss journey is so important to me AND why motivating myself daily Is pivotal to reaching my goals.
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
Be encouraged you can do it for your health and for your future babies!!!
Post # 6
Hi everyone! Thank for your comments–they helped. Happy to report that I am feeling and doing better!
Post # 7
@mimi123: I am so sorry. I know how hard it is to get lectured about weight and fertility. Doctors have to do it, but know that there is way more to having a healthy baby than being a size 6.
You can’t change the past, but you can use what you have learned to go forward. For me, what works is keeping the scale in the closet, not tracking calories, and listening to my body. I run and do body pump (a weights class) and then fuel my body with what I am craving. Today I was craving salt, so we got chinese. We just ordered non-fried versions with lots of veggies and brown rice. I fed my craving so I wouldn’t go crazy, but I didn’t go overboard. Good luck!
Post # 8
@Pollywog: Thank you–I felt so diminshed when the doctor said that to me, though she was nice and I know she was just doing her job. But you are right–I plan to focus not so much on the scale but on exercising for pleasure and eating what I want to eat without going nuts. I think that is the ticket.
Post # 9
I sympathize so much. I’m not TTC but I have PCOS and losing weight is the bane of my existence. I am terrified that I will not be able to lose any more weight before my wedding and I’ll hate all my pics because of how fat I look 🙁
Post # 10
Awww! I am in a similar boat. I lost 35lbs on Weight Watchers about 4 years ago…and I put it all back on about a year ago…and it’s still here (there’s actually about 6 more lbs than the first time). When I realized this, I was beating myself up. I’m still beating myself up, looking at our wedding photos (which…I really need to let go of this…what’s done is done).
I, too, lost mine on Weight Watchers, and I am right there with you on the tracking. It is a pain, especially when you’re at a party and you have no clue how to calculate how much buffalo chicken dip is worth (this was my weekend frustration).
I did end up going back to Weight Watchers. DH and I would like to TTC beginning in May, and me carrying this extra weight isn’t going to help. I feel like it’s too hard, too tough, I don’t want to do it until I eat one meal that is fairly balanced. I realize that I do feel much better after it, and that is a little bit motivating.
I do love what my meeting leader told me when I rejoined…I don’t have to see that number on the scale again. The hard part for me is that I want it all to fall off right away. Sadly, that’s not how it’s going to work, but seeing changes each week do add up.
I wish I had better advice, but I just wanted to say that I’m right there with you.
Post # 11
@AmyintheTARDIS: Completely understand. Every time I see myself in a picture I cringe at how fat my face especially looks.
@keepsmiling19: Thank you. I’m right there with you too!
I am doing better. Trying to focus on accepting myself more. Good luck to everyone.