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December 07, 2010

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Thank you, thank you thank you for this post. I was just complaining about how I'm doing everything right and still not losing weight. Fortunately, I was able to give myself a pep talk and continue on my weight loss journey by eating healthy and keeping a journal. I refuse to give up. My theme song is "I'm a Survivor" by Destiny's Child. I ended up losing 1.5 lbs this week because I didn't give in to the perceived failure of the last few weeks. Thanks for the encouragement.

THis article is so true and so awesome. I'd like to add that even maintenance of a major weight It just means that one needs to continue to learn what works for them to maintain a healthy weight until they reach that point of no return. And getting to that final point of no return just might involve some major ups and downs!

I stumbled on this site a few months ago and didn't really pay much attention until a week ago when I really wanted to commit to losing weight and getting healthier.

I lost about 6kgs (13.2lbs) last year and have been able to keep the weight off. But this year has really taken a toll on me and I feel like I haven't been getting anywhere. After reading the daily posts, it's really kept me going and I'm getting closer to achieving my target weight of 45kgs (100lbs)

I can really relate to this post as I felt like I'd been getting no where. But the past week has been great. I can already feel the changes.

Thanks Jackie!!

Thanks for the encouraging reminder that weight and healthy weight maintenance are life-longs and that the key is to get right back on track when we veer off. I joined WW in May and lost the 25 pounds that I had wanted to lose for a very long time over the course of 3 months. It was hard work, and I had a stress fracture, which limited my activity, but I felt good and learned to swim laps. Maintenance has been more frustrating, because I do see the scale go up on occasion and/or stay fairly even, which is not as intrinsically exciting or rewarding as when I was losing. I started to train for a marathon, but my foot is reinjured, so once again I am back in the pool and having to regroup to stay on track. Maintenance (staying within 2 pounds of my Lifetime goal) has been just as hard, if not harder, than weight loss, but I know it's a lifetime lifestyle change and that it requires mindfulness and dedication. Peertrainer, WW, and the hypnosis CDs have been wonderful tools.

Wow, this post could not have come at a better time. I'm making a long story short here. I have been on this journey for probably 2 years now. I had the "Realize Band" procedure done back in July of 09 and I had no idea how much work this would be. No complaints, it's the most fulfilling work I have ever done and I have achieved so much. I am extremely active and make pretty decent food choices now. My total weight loss is 120 pounds but i'll tell you this, i went the entire summer with no weight loss even though i was running 6 days a week and eating relatively healthy. I just recently joined Weight Watchers as I have goals and they do not include stopping here. I am glad to report that thru WW I have lost 14 pounds and i'm back on the weight loss track. Unfortunately due to scheduling I have missed the last 3 meetings. I was on vaca and the leader of the group was off as well. I gained 5 pounds (not during my vaca but after). My goal during this time off was to simply maintain and i ended up gaining! I spent all last week trying to get the weight back down and only succeded at losing 3. So here i am feeling like a failure. I skipped my WW meeting today due to embarrasment. It's funny.. I still feel good, and know i look so much better. I cant believe I was thinking the way I did. I'm up two pounds.. Why am i being so hard on myself!! Well, i just wanted to thank you for posting this. What you wrote makes sense and i shouldnt be so hard on myself. I know i will reach my goal of just 25 more pounds. If there is one thing I've learned it's that there is no rhyme or reason to all of this..I just cant believe i've forgotton that fact over the last three weeks. I could be working harder than ever and not see the results i want on a weekly basis and on the other hand i could go home and eat something i ordinarily wouldnt.. miss a day of exercise and then wake up to a 1 pound weight loss ... it's all so strange.. I will just keep on track, stay focused and enjoy this journey with all of it's Down's AND Up's.. Thanks Jackie :-)

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