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dizzy_44 06-16-2010 10:49 AM

The Honeymoon's Over
Good morning everyone...I've been away for awhile due to the "funk" I've been in lately but I figure maybe this is the place to be instead of wallowing in my own self pity. So here I am.

This is what's got me so down: I began this journey on Mar 28, at 217 pounds and for the first month, the weight just melted off. I was in heaven, it was wonderful, so excited. I actually thought that would continue throughout:o. Well, I plateaued for a couple of weeks, then when the scale started moving again, it was less than exciting. I came into the forums, desperately reading posts and taking ALL the advice I coud find. (it's very difficult to be high protien and low protien on the same day:o). So, I had to regroup, take a little time to go back to basics and start seeing where I really was and what I've really accomplished. When I did look at my "change stats" report, it says I lost an average of 1.4 pounds per week, That's very acceptable.

The point I'm trying to make is if your honeymoon ends and your scale stops moving, don't get discouraged. Look at the big picture, celebrate your accomplishments, and accept support when you need it.

Stay healthy... Stay strong...Together we can do this.

fletch8502 06-16-2010 11:51 AM

You may be in a "funk," but you just inspired me with that post, so hopefully that makes you feel a little bit better! Thank you!!! What you said is so true.

Congrats on your 1.4 lbs per week...that doesn't sound like the end of a honeymoon, that sounds like a reason to celebrate!!! Use that motivation and the support here to lift yourself out of your funk, and keep up the good work!

Let us know if we can do anything to help. =)

dizzy_44 06-16-2010 12:22 PM

Thanks Fletch,
Until this week, I was still looking for the "miracle" and realized the miracle of weight loss is in hard work and determination. I do feel better, thank you.

I would hate to see anyone beating themselves up and worse, giving up after the honeymoon stage ends. It's just the natural progression, weight loss slows down to a healthier rate. We just keep going and the pounds will come off.

EMS1981 06-16-2010 03:14 PM

dizzy_44 - welcome back. :D

wannabefitgrl 06-16-2010 03:29 PM

I know how you feel dizzy. It took 20ish pounds before I could really tell the weight was coming off, then the next ten were great. Around the 35 pound mark I hit a wall and stayed there for 6-8 months (the tough part was not gaining back during that time!). But I just did some reading and gathered up some new workouts to try and the weight started coming off again. Just don't give up!

j.zhao 06-16-2010 04:31 PM

I think we should all remember it took us a long time to gain the weight and that we need to give ourselves and our body the same amount of time to lose it. :)

Congrats on the weight loss and you're doing wonderfully imo.

dizzy_44 06-16-2010 04:40 PM

Thank you EMS...Happy to be here and to see you again.

Thank you wannabefitgirl...yeah...the tough part is to not gain back, but I managed to hover and got back in here early enough that I didn't do any damage. I think what's holding me back the most is that my activity level (as much as I WANT to do more) is limited due to a medical condition, but I do what I can. did take a long time to put it on. (But taking it off is sooo slooow.)

So now that I've accepted that as long as I have patience and determination, it will work.

JenniferP1 06-16-2010 04:42 PM

Thanks for the post. I needed a few encouraging words. I am waiting for the honeymoon!! I've been back for 3 weeks and lost a whopping total of 4 pounds. I have been exercising adn counting calories. I was thinking about a little self pity with some chocolate cake but decided to check the forums instead. Glad I did. I guess -1.4 pounds a week is better then +1.4.

Thanks for encouraging post and congratulations on your success!

pattialbert 06-16-2010 05:19 PM

awesome weight loss!!! I think that is something everyone goes thru on a long did the right thing by re-evaluating your plan and looking at it in a positive note! Keep up the great work dizzy!!

cjohnson728 06-16-2010 05:34 PM

Great mindset, dizzy. Thanks for posting your thoughts. You are doing great!!

KristynBond 06-16-2010 05:35 PM

Dizzy, I totally hear you. I feel like I've come to a standstill. I haven't lost anything in three weeks, and actually seem to be fluctuating between .5 and 1 pound over. It's SO frustrating. I feel like the first 20 came off real quick, the next 17 was like pulling teeth, and now...nothing. I know that's what happens with weight loss, and I'm still plugging away. But I do miss that feeling of seeing the scale move! :-)

mirage59 06-16-2010 06:28 PM

Thanks Ladies...its good to hear others having the same issue.

I've been at it since Nov 09, lost 62, have about 28 to go but I haven't seen the scale drop in about 2 months. I know it's going to get harder and harder the closer I get to my goal. I keep trying to tell myself this will pass eventually and I'll get back to seeing the scale drop down again. I'm so grateful for the 62 lost because it's changed my life for a million times better but I've never seen anything under 200 pounds that I can recall and I'm freaking 10 pounds away from that....I just wanna see it!!

Ok thanks for listening to the whining lol I'm going for a jog after work!

dizzy_44 06-16-2010 11:12 PM've already lost 4 pounds...good for you. That's 4 pounds less than you were 3 weeks ago....attagirl. Keep it up!

Patti & Cassie...Thank you for the words of means alot to know I can talk to people that are going through or have gone through the same things as I am.

Kristyn...I really miss seeing that scale move. Remember, it's easier to keep it off if you take it off slowly. I know that doesn't make it any less frustrating but just know you are not alone and come talk, vent, whine or scream whenever you have to. It's all about knowing you're not alone.

mirage...Celebrate that loss and take some time to embrace that new body. You will see it soon. Try really hard not to stress over it because stress causes your body to hold onto fat, especially around the middle (saw that on Dr. Oz. LOL). I was also stuck there, I desperately wanted to see the 199.9. Keep doing whatever it is you're's working.

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