No motivation, no energy and no willpower

Even though I knew I shouldnt of I got on the scales this morning, and for the second straight week no weightloss, not a single pound. I am so discouraged that I want to go have a big greasy cheeseburger. But, I wont because that wont help anything. I have been sticking to eating under 1600 calories a day and some days alot less than that because Ive just ate so much low calorie foods that Im not hungry and really dont want anything else. I have walked at least an hour a day and the last 3 days I have walked 2+ hrs a day. I dont know what is going on, I have a moderatelly active lifestyle I am on my feet cleaning and chasing after kids most of the day so I just dont understand this. I do know that I am not going to get back on those evil scales until Monday like I had planned and try not to think about it in the mean time. I dont know why Im not seeing any kind of result at all, not even a tenth of a pound and actually a few days ago gained a pound. Im just lost with this whole process and guess I need to get moving because Im not going to give up trying.

3 Comments so far

  1. astri @ November 4th, 2009

    Whatever you do don’t give up. I have been on a plateau for about a month and a half. I know thought that if I quit it’ll take no time before i am right back to where I started. Just keep plugging away and know that everyday that you do, you are becoming a healthier person. It’s not all about the number on the scale. Stick with it and you’ll be able to chase little kids around when you are in your 70’s.

  2. redbutterfly @ November 4th, 2009

    I have felt very unmotivated and depressed lately too. Let’s support each other to get back up and get moving! You can do this. There are people here ready to help you up and do this along side with you.

  3. On2Victory @ November 4th, 2009

    Been there done that. keep up with the walking and if you feel comfortable, ramp it up a little by speedwalking IF you are able without hurting yourself. I have been there where i worked very hard and seemingly got no where then after a few weeks BAM, results. If you have been a “couch potato” for a while, it is going to take time but your body will respond. the main thing is to stay in the saddle and dont be afraid to try different things to mix it up a little. the most important thing right now is to stay consistant, regardless what the scale says, the scale is not the only measure of success. I lost inches and felt better, long before I started to drop pounds. It took a while before my trainer broke me of my “scale religion”

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