I Need Help ..... Please !!!!

By dyanne Latest Reply 2009-08-18 01:41:37 -0500
Started 2009-08-17 02:09:02 -0500

I have been being very good for the last 3 months with diet and exercise.I have been able to loose 31 lbs with a lot to go. I have been going for aqua therapy 4 days a week also, which has been a great help. As I have injuries that prevent exercise on land. They have a treadmill in the water, its great. My problem is I feel myself slipping. I have not lost any weight in the last few weeks because I have one good day then one bad day but have managed to maintain. Well I,m getting very scared because some one I wont mention who bought me ice cream tonight !!! It is the first time in quite some time that there has been junk in the house. Now I know I have aqua therapy in the morning and don't even want to go. I have been under a lot of stress with having work done in my house. It was supposed to take 2 weeks and has been now over 2 MONTHS !!!!! and still not done… it is very draining. Well I have held up until now on not using my food to get me through a situation, but now that I have I 'am afraid I won't get back to what good I was doing. I know number 1 is to throw out the ice cream but does anyone else have any other words of wisdom for me… thanks for listening.

9 replies

dyanne 2009-08-18 01:41:37 -0500 Report

I would like to thank all of you wonderful people out there who answered me. All of your words and advice is greatly appreciated.I kind of have a hard time asking for help, but I'm sure glad I did. I also wish all of you having the same struggle much good luck.I hope to make tomorrow a fresh start and with your kind words it will be easier for me… so many thanks to you all !!!
Hugs dyanne

MarineMomX2 2009-08-17 22:43:08 -0500 Report

Girl, we're all human and the temptations are there. You've obviously been doing something right to be down 31 lbs. Don't beat yourself up if you have a scoop of ice cream…but do get back on that water treadmill again. Ice cream is my downfall too and it's hard to resist. But, when I drop a few pounds and maintain my bs like I should I keep the sugar-free pudding cups in the fridge and at 60 calories each they don't make me feel quite so guilty. In my head it's kinda like telling myself I'm not being denied the good stuff, but chosing something that I know won't raise my bs levels.

BLC 2009-08-17 22:34:22 -0500 Report

I slip everyday. I just get up and start over again every morning…Someday I'll get there…I hope. Good luck to you. I feel your struggle friend.

Avera 2009-08-17 21:56:08 -0500 Report


When I find myself wanting to fall off the wagon, I have started to make sure that I have some low carb items I can snatch that will satisfy me. I found an online store where I can order low carb treats and it makes me extremely less likely to cheat when I have items such as these on hand. Here is the link to the store. They not only have low carb but lots of low calorie and low carb as well. Order some…it really does help not to have to give up variety treats and still stay on a diet!


SkipT 2009-08-17 19:01:38 -0500 Report

None of us are perfect. The trick is not to let one slip become a journey back to the old ways. So you slip. Get over it and move on. Never let one little mistake take your goals away. As for the weight loss, well we all hit spots where it seems that nothing is happening. Just go with the flow. You have done good so far, and if you are patient it will start up again. Your body is just adjusting to the new you. Remember you are 31 lbs lighter, so you body requires less food.

Good luck and keep your chin up. I, myself am not going down without a fight.

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potter - 27370 2009-08-17 11:18:53 -0500 Report

Be proud, you haven't gained. It's hard too loose weight, some times you level off for awhile. just hang in there, stress is all ways here, just don't let it get you down. some time you need a little some thing. pray and hang in there, I'll pray for you.

Harlen 2009-08-17 10:07:20 -0500 Report

Forgive your self its ok to slip
I do and its ok
But I do need to keep it to a once in a while thig.I didnt gain all my extra lbs in a year or two it was a 12 year thing
so it will take me a bit of time to drop it.When I dont let me had a little something every once in a while I will get hungety for what I shoud not have and then I will eat 1/2 doz donuts EZ
So giving in just a bit is ok but you must set a max you can have and dont go past it nomater what you can have something the next day
I put off treets not my work outs
This is my first winter that a gaind no lbs WWWWeeeee
Never give up just keep working on it you will get there
Best wishes and good work

hbkunkel 2009-08-17 06:10:03 -0500 Report

STRESS is the worst enemy of mine and I have a terrible time controlling it. As long as you are maintaining be proud of yourself. Try to refocus on small steps now and keep up the good work.

Judimar 2009-08-17 03:04:59 -0500 Report

Hi Dyanne,

Boy can I relate to what you wrote. I am maintaining my weight as well and not losing… It's pretty disheartening at times I know. The only advice I can give you is to hang in there…Keep doing what you know/feel is right. The good thing about your situation is you're maintaining.. while you're not losing anything, you certainly aren't gaining *smile*!

As for the ice cream, have you considered using it as a reward/motivation for getting yourself to exercise when you don't feel like it. For instance, if you go do the aqua therapy you aren't wanting to go to in the morning allow yourself to have a scoop of the ice cream as a snack/treat.

Best of luck!


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