Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Losing Weight is Hard To Do {Weight Loss}

Monday, April 9, 2012

Losing Weight is Hard To Do {Weight Loss}

It really is. And honestly, the past 3 years have been me yo-yoing up-and-down, and I am so up right now that I can’t even see the floor where I started from.

I think I’m doing this all wrong. I feel like I’ve tried everything. Count calories/points. Do low fat/low calorie. Cut out carbs/sugar. I just cannot seem to find something I can stick to unlike the fat that has no problem situating itself on my mid-section.

And I’ll be honest: I want to lose weight to look good. Plain and simple. But they say to be successful at something, you must want the end result more than the immediate satisfaction. Much like saving money for a vacation. It is much easier to go out to eat every night than it is to eat at home everyday and eventually go on a vacation.

It is also said that you should never give up something that you cannot go a day without thinking about. Granted, you have to follow the cliché in a logical manner. If you can’t go a day without thinking about possibly winning the lottery…you should probably get a new hobby and stop wasting money on lottery tickets.

Right?

So, for over 27 years now, I’ve wanted to be thin.

I sit here, 27 years old, at the highest weight I have ever been. I’m fatter than I was 30 pounds ago when I thought I was really fat. OMG.

Last week I was at the mall getting my wedding rings inspected for this dumb warranty thing I have. Sad to say, I didn’t even wear the wedding rings into the jewelry store. In fact, I haven’t worn my wedding rings in months. Not because I am going through some turmoil in my marriage, but because it’s that I have gained so much weight that to wear my wedding rings is impossible unless I want them to have to be cut off.

Wow.

While chatting it up with the lady at Gordon’s Jewelers, I joked that I gained the weight due to marriage and that eventually I’d be back to have them sized back down again.

And she laughed.

Hysterically.

I need to prove her wrong. I cannot go to BlogHer 2012 and be about 25 pounds fatter than I was at BlogHer 2011. I’d sooner just not go. I want to at least break even by then. I want to feel good about myself and not dread family functions due to my weight. I want to not avoid my childhood best friend because I’m so much larger than I was last time I saw her. Insanity.

But how?

I have a fabulous list of excuses, but none of them really get down to the root of why I am so unsuccessful at losing weight and maintaining it.

Oh lord. Maybe I am just lazy.

But maybe, just maybe, I’d really love to be this cute, thinner, happier lady again.

DSC03468

Man I had great hair back then. And no rolls. Sigh.

Oh thin Monica, how I miss thee.

9 comments:

  1. Hi Monica! Just wanted to let you know, if it helps any, you are sooo not alone. This time last year I had lost over 30 pounds doing weight watchers and I was so proud of myself. All of the new clothes I bought for my new size no longer fit. With lots of personal issues going on in my life, I have gained it all back and then some. So here I sit, heavier than I was while 9 months pregnant! I keep saying to myself, Monday, we're starting over. Monday comes and I'm just not motivated or I start for a few days and then break down because I had a rough day and eat everything in the house. So yeah, I feel you. I want to find my skinny, size 8 self again too!

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  2. It's really hard. I struggle with getting fit again too. I think the toughest part is working so hard and not seeing the results right away. Let's motivate each other to stay strong! Are you going to meet up with all the bloggers before breakfast?? Let me know. I'm looking forward to meeting you :)

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  3. I am totally back up from what I was at BlogHer - and I really have to lose it for my brother's wedding in July. I lost 7.5 pounds doing DietBet - it's not a diet but a bet you make that you'll lose weight. I figured the only thing I like more than food was money... or should I say, NOT losing money. Anyway, it worked as a motivation. But... once I was done, the weight came back on. Starting again today... I HAVE to lose 15 pounds or I'm just not going to be happy going to New York. My point? You aren't alone. And you WILL be going to BlogHer if I have to come to Texas and drag you there myself. :) P.S. I love you no matter what the number on the scale says.

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  4. I too am super high on the scale right now so I started julians 30 day shred with my husband. Its the first time he has ever worked out with me (married 7 years) and he hates it but does it anyway because I told him it makes it easier for me to do out if he does it too. Anyway I love it. Its 9 bucks at target and I don't do any food adjusting. So far I have been losing a half a pound a day. Slow but steady. I do it at night so it helps me nit to snack at night.

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  5. I too am super high on the scale right now so I started julians 30 day shred with my husband. Its the first time he has ever worked out with me (married 7 years) and he hates it but does it anyway because I told him it makes it easier for me to do out if he does it too. Anyway I love it. Its 9 bucks at target and I don't do any food adjusting. So far I have been losing a half a pound a day. Slow but steady. I do it at night so it helps me nit to snack at night.

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  6. You are beautiful no matter what weight you are at, and if you want to lose weight, you can absolutely do it. I really believe that. What happened before doesn't matter near as much as what happens now.

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  7. I absolutely know how you feel. Within a year and a half of getting married, I gained 50 lbs. Isn't that obscene? I was supposed to get my rings sized down after the wedding, but I'm SO glad I didn't. They barely fit as it is.

    I have no advice. It took me over 2 years to get motivated to diet again. I still have 100 lbs. to lose, too. It's just so incredibly hard. :( ::hugs::

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  8. I, just like the rest of these replies, am in the same situation...motivation is just not there. I have so much other things going on that eating right and working out is just not a priority. You're a beautiful person, inside and out :)
    so just keep going, you got this:)

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  9. Hey girl, I have been reading through your posts for nearly two hours! I saw on Pinterest something fun you had done (staining the bathroom cabinets dark??), and I stumbled upon this post waaayyy back from April.


    Don't give up! I've lost 40 pounds this year (from a high of 265, but we're not talking about that number). I joined a running club. I don't run all the time, but I've been using the Couch to 5K program and it builds you up slowly. The "bad knees" thing is generally fixed by a pair of really good, properly fitted sneakers and going SLOW, SLOW, SLOW. Let your body get used to working again. You've already been doing the exercise tapes and stuff, so you're part way there.

    The best part is working out with someone else. I KNOW that if I tell my running club people that I am going to be out there at 5:30 in the morning, I HAVE to be there, or they'll start texting me!! :) UGH! Working out with other people helps a LOT.

    I'm enjoying your blog so much!

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Losing Weight is Hard To Do {Weight Loss}

It really is. And honestly, the past 3 years have been me yo-yoing up-and-down, and I am so up right now that I can’t even see the floor where I started from.

I think I’m doing this all wrong. I feel like I’ve tried everything. Count calories/points. Do low fat/low calorie. Cut out carbs/sugar. I just cannot seem to find something I can stick to unlike the fat that has no problem situating itself on my mid-section.

And I’ll be honest: I want to lose weight to look good. Plain and simple. But they say to be successful at something, you must want the end result more than the immediate satisfaction. Much like saving money for a vacation. It is much easier to go out to eat every night than it is to eat at home everyday and eventually go on a vacation.

It is also said that you should never give up something that you cannot go a day without thinking about. Granted, you have to follow the cliché in a logical manner. If you can’t go a day without thinking about possibly winning the lottery…you should probably get a new hobby and stop wasting money on lottery tickets.

Right?

So, for over 27 years now, I’ve wanted to be thin.

I sit here, 27 years old, at the highest weight I have ever been. I’m fatter than I was 30 pounds ago when I thought I was really fat. OMG.

Last week I was at the mall getting my wedding rings inspected for this dumb warranty thing I have. Sad to say, I didn’t even wear the wedding rings into the jewelry store. In fact, I haven’t worn my wedding rings in months. Not because I am going through some turmoil in my marriage, but because it’s that I have gained so much weight that to wear my wedding rings is impossible unless I want them to have to be cut off.

Wow.

While chatting it up with the lady at Gordon’s Jewelers, I joked that I gained the weight due to marriage and that eventually I’d be back to have them sized back down again.

And she laughed.

Hysterically.

I need to prove her wrong. I cannot go to BlogHer 2012 and be about 25 pounds fatter than I was at BlogHer 2011. I’d sooner just not go. I want to at least break even by then. I want to feel good about myself and not dread family functions due to my weight. I want to not avoid my childhood best friend because I’m so much larger than I was last time I saw her. Insanity.

But how?

I have a fabulous list of excuses, but none of them really get down to the root of why I am so unsuccessful at losing weight and maintaining it.

Oh lord. Maybe I am just lazy.

But maybe, just maybe, I’d really love to be this cute, thinner, happier lady again.

DSC03468

Man I had great hair back then. And no rolls. Sigh.

Oh thin Monica, how I miss thee.

9 comments :

  1. Hi Monica! Just wanted to let you know, if it helps any, you are sooo not alone. This time last year I had lost over 30 pounds doing weight watchers and I was so proud of myself. All of the new clothes I bought for my new size no longer fit. With lots of personal issues going on in my life, I have gained it all back and then some. So here I sit, heavier than I was while 9 months pregnant! I keep saying to myself, Monday, we're starting over. Monday comes and I'm just not motivated or I start for a few days and then break down because I had a rough day and eat everything in the house. So yeah, I feel you. I want to find my skinny, size 8 self again too!

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  2. It's really hard. I struggle with getting fit again too. I think the toughest part is working so hard and not seeing the results right away. Let's motivate each other to stay strong! Are you going to meet up with all the bloggers before breakfast?? Let me know. I'm looking forward to meeting you :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am totally back up from what I was at BlogHer - and I really have to lose it for my brother's wedding in July. I lost 7.5 pounds doing DietBet - it's not a diet but a bet you make that you'll lose weight. I figured the only thing I like more than food was money... or should I say, NOT losing money. Anyway, it worked as a motivation. But... once I was done, the weight came back on. Starting again today... I HAVE to lose 15 pounds or I'm just not going to be happy going to New York. My point? You aren't alone. And you WILL be going to BlogHer if I have to come to Texas and drag you there myself. :) P.S. I love you no matter what the number on the scale says.

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  4. I too am super high on the scale right now so I started julians 30 day shred with my husband. Its the first time he has ever worked out with me (married 7 years) and he hates it but does it anyway because I told him it makes it easier for me to do out if he does it too. Anyway I love it. Its 9 bucks at target and I don't do any food adjusting. So far I have been losing a half a pound a day. Slow but steady. I do it at night so it helps me nit to snack at night.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I too am super high on the scale right now so I started julians 30 day shred with my husband. Its the first time he has ever worked out with me (married 7 years) and he hates it but does it anyway because I told him it makes it easier for me to do out if he does it too. Anyway I love it. Its 9 bucks at target and I don't do any food adjusting. So far I have been losing a half a pound a day. Slow but steady. I do it at night so it helps me nit to snack at night.

    ReplyDelete
  6. You are beautiful no matter what weight you are at, and if you want to lose weight, you can absolutely do it. I really believe that. What happened before doesn't matter near as much as what happens now.

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  7. I absolutely know how you feel. Within a year and a half of getting married, I gained 50 lbs. Isn't that obscene? I was supposed to get my rings sized down after the wedding, but I'm SO glad I didn't. They barely fit as it is.

    I have no advice. It took me over 2 years to get motivated to diet again. I still have 100 lbs. to lose, too. It's just so incredibly hard. :( ::hugs::

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  8. I, just like the rest of these replies, am in the same situation...motivation is just not there. I have so much other things going on that eating right and working out is just not a priority. You're a beautiful person, inside and out :)
    so just keep going, you got this:)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hey girl, I have been reading through your posts for nearly two hours! I saw on Pinterest something fun you had done (staining the bathroom cabinets dark??), and I stumbled upon this post waaayyy back from April.


    Don't give up! I've lost 40 pounds this year (from a high of 265, but we're not talking about that number). I joined a running club. I don't run all the time, but I've been using the Couch to 5K program and it builds you up slowly. The "bad knees" thing is generally fixed by a pair of really good, properly fitted sneakers and going SLOW, SLOW, SLOW. Let your body get used to working again. You've already been doing the exercise tapes and stuff, so you're part way there.

    The best part is working out with someone else. I KNOW that if I tell my running club people that I am going to be out there at 5:30 in the morning, I HAVE to be there, or they'll start texting me!! :) UGH! Working out with other people helps a LOT.

    I'm enjoying your blog so much!

    ReplyDelete