Tuesday, 23 September 2008

What's Holding You Back?

I need honesty from all of you chicks out there. You need to honestly tell me ... what's holding you back from consistently losing weight and keeping it off?

I'm just as guilty as anyone. What's holding me back is my food idolatry. :-( I love food, and I love to eat it -- lots of it! Seriously. While I've lost more than 50 pounds since March 2007, I've had the same freaking 20-ish pounds to lose for the past year or more. That's jacked up!

This week I didn't lose any weight, but last week I lost three pounds. So hopefully I can lose a pound or two for next week, and be right back on the losing track.

What's holding you back? (By the way, if you're not being held back, and you're consistently losing and keeping it off, what was your motivation? What helped you say "enough is enough"?)

7 comments:

Elly said...

Well I am coming up to my year's anniversary since I hit goal.
I think reporting in on the blog helped a lot and I did stick to the diet most of the time.
I also had to spend lots of money on a complete new wardrobe. The motivation now is to still fit in to my clothes and not to start having to buy new bigger ones again. I want to be fit and healthy. Does that help at all Bird.

Elly said...

PS I like the structure of the South Beach diet as its not rigid. It seems an ideal recipe for how to eat. I hate calorie counting or having to eat certain diet foods so it really suits me. I can eat real food but know which ones to keep as treats or eat smaller portions of.

Tami said...

Bird, I ask myself this all the time. I get so frustrated with myself. I lost roughly 75# and then I just stayed stagnant...well, I put almost 10# back on over 1 1/2 yrs. I exercise. More than I ever used to. For me it's the food. It's not that I eat a ton. I just eat the wrong stuff. Too much carbs and protien. Throw in that Jeff and I are addicted to eating out. For me, now the sin is beyond just the eating. Because of this addiction (to eating out) we don't get bills paid down that we'd like. The bills are all paid but the money we use to eat out could so be used to pay off things. Jeff and I talked last week about things and budgeting and we've set ourselves a $$ limit for eating out. I don't know. The only thing I do know is that I am so holding myself back in loosing the rest of the weight.

Cristina said...

Food is holding me back. I love sweets and I have a hard time practicing portion control once I eat some. I'll start out by saying...just one and that one leads to two and two leads to three and so on and so forth.
I also turn to sweets in the evening after the day is over and I'm winding down or after a stressful day. I need to learn to get through those stressful days and evenings without turning to food.

Stephine said...

I'm in Cristina's boat. That discribed my problem to a "t"

I've always grown up having everything in moderation and having to diet makes me wnat to scream. I've also grown up in a family of southern cooks that do just that, and do it well. It's very frustrating when you don't have the support you need. I live next to my mom and I swear, every time I go down there she has some homemade sweets "just made" and "oh, one bite wont hurt you" and she's right, 1 bite wont hurt me, it's 3,6, and 9 bites that start to add up. There is no will-power when it's favorites from growing up...

Claudia said...

Snacking is holding me back....i do really good at work all day and then i get home and i'm still okay because i keep busy with homework with my oldest, playing with my youngest, making dinner, washing dishes, getting lunches, uniforms, and diaper bags ready for the next day....it's when the sun goes down that i loose all control....no matter how tired i am, i still manage to find the strength to pick up the Junior Mints, Raisinets, the peanut butter, the Spongebob crackers, pringles, and the list can go on and on...it can sometimes be almost midnight and i'm barely wiping off the crumbs from the sides of my mouth to go to bed....i need to work on the snacking..yup!!

Nikki said...

Oh the real question is what isn't holding me back. I love food and I love to eat, but I also use it to take up time that I should be doing other stuff. Cleaning, reading the word of God, anything I don't really feel like doing can be substituted with eating. ITS SO LAME. There is a lot of sin to me that has to do with my gaining and not losing anymore. Mostly I just am in a rut. But thanks for asking!