Need some motivation words!

Monday, August 29, 2011

It's been a great ride for me. I had my surgery March 2010 and had 125lbs off no fills either by December 2010. Very fast.. Almost too fast.. Stayed within 5lbs up and down until June 2011. I was very comfortable. Still wanted to loose 20more but stayed comfortable. June I went on vaca for a week and was on the top of the 5 pounds end and gained 3 more. got home and have been under tremendous stress and went down the 3 then today I'm up 4lb. Grant you it was a wonderful birthday week til I got on the scale after. ugh.. altogether I'm up10lbs from my lowest.I'm so frustrated but I'm trying to pick up on the exercise which has lacked too some. I sit and fight the comfort eating I want to do. It's so much lately. I meditate and still do the bio-feedback. I'm still doing what I'm supposed to do with no carbonation and the food I have no fil so I eat a good lean cuisine sized portion. I've been contemplating getting a fill.. wow I so wanted to not have to. I'm giving myself the month of Sept to get back into my exercise routine which routine has been nuts with this summer. if I don't by then should I get a fill? ugh.... I don't handle stress well although I know most people don't but I suck at it. So afraid I will gain the weight back... I feel peoples energies too around me that ? the same thing and feel like they r just waiting to tell me I told you couldn't do it. . so booed lately. so need some motivation. Thanks for listening...
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    The person I was talking about here is:

    ALANOFLINY...he is at the lapbanders team. he had some good links to other teams on his page...especially one called:
    WLS before during and after.

    And, as far as people waiting for you to fail....just come here. There are so many positive people to aline yourself with.....you can not be involved with people who want to bring you down or see you fail. I gain so much support and strength from people here.

    You just really need to work it in whatever way works for you. Even during my most noninvolved weight loss times I come here everyday and spin the wheel for points. I also log my exercise. the food has been harder for me to log. But, being mindful and accountable for what we eat is key.

    I also am now focusing on getting the most nutrition possible from my foods. No junk and only high quality carbs...and dark greens.

    But, whatever works for you Terri...that's the key.
    3519 days ago
    Terry, I just lost everything I wrote...but want to let you know I can relate to your struggle. We all can.
    Put one foot infront of the other and take positive steps towards your health.

    I set exercise goals here and focus on reaching them each week. I have not been working as consistently and doing my strength as I had been. And my eating is definitely sloppy. I am up 8 to 10 pounds and my jeans are not fitting me! Soooooooooooo, I am working towards that goal....but it ain't easy. And it feels like such a slippery slope.

    I would think that others who lost weight via the lap band will offer you support. There is that one guy here who lost a lot and is also really into his exercise and fitness. So even thoguh the lap band is a big factor in decreasing appetite,ultimatley it comes down to doing all the work of having a healthy life.

    I can't totally relate to your process, but I think we all hit a mark and then begin to turn around. But, it does not have to be a complete reversal, you're aware and that is a big step.

    I have to run, but read articles, blogs and use the trackers...they really work. Now its slow and steady wins the race!

    AND THE MOST, MOST, MOST IMPORTANT THING TO DO IS TO BE KIND AND GENTLE TO YOURSELF. Read Pema and Geneen Roth for that, Catch yourself whenever you can thinking negative or harsh thoughts towards yourself. That will truly only make things worse. So no matter what you eat or how little you may exercise do not be harsh with yourself. And I will do the same;)

    3519 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/31/2011 7:44:00 AM
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