I started the Lighten Up Wisconsin challenge at 218 lbs on January 15th.
Today I weigh somewhere in the neighborhood of 205. And that's butt nekkid, so with clothes in late afternoon it'd be closer to 207 to 208.
There was a contest inside the challenge to lose 15 pounds or more. I joined that contest for $15, and everyone who accomplishes that weight loss gets to split the pot.
Tomorrow is the final weigh in deadline, and I'm not going. (You don't have to if you didn't make 15 lbs or more.)
It is BEYOND pathetic that I can't manage to lose 15 pounds in 3.5 months.
Seriously. I am at the point where I feel like doing something crazy to lose weight. I am SO sick of slow and steady. I'd swallow a tape worm if I had one.
Okay, maybe not a tape worm. But I'm really pissed off.
Are you my twin?
This past Christmas I decided to try and lose 40 lbs. Probably unrealistic, but I needed to try.
I lost 10 lbs by New Years. Since then, despite dieting and exercise, I’ve lost exactly zero lbs. Very disheartening.
Anyway, enough with my problems. Good luck with the tapeworm thing.
You are not alone. Trust me. For some reason I keep doing the crap that I know is going keep weight on me. its like a switch in me hasn't been turned on yet. We can get through this.
I'm sorry you are having such a hard time. Like Stormy said, we can do this. We just have to wait until our bodies decide they can do it too.
Well....that's pretty sucky. I'm sorry :(
But hang in there! 13 lbs is still a loss...Could be worse, you could be 13 lbs up.
Just don't give up. Nothing wrong with slow and steady!
Don't do anything crazy. You have the knowledge to know that you'll just end up in a yo-yo pattern. Congrats on the 13lbs! I know it's frustrating but it is something to be proud of. I've always felt the same way with weight loss. This January I kept a food diary the entire month, only ate 1500-1700 calories a day (which should have equaled a 2lb/week weight loss according to Livestrong.com), and only lost a couple of pounds.
I actually just yesterday saw a reproductive endocrinologist and was diagnosed with PCOS. It explains all the crazy weight gain and difficulty losing that I've experienced these last several years, as well as all my other hormonal issues and infertility. Difficulty losing weight can be a sign of hormonal issues or insulin resistance. Might be something worth looking into.
You're doing great!
sucks to be stuck in pause... maybe not winning will motivate you to try harder, sans worm that is
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