On The Road Again

I am 315lbs and 5ft 4. I'm on the road again to shed my weight. First, I know I did this to myself. I know that I have to a lifestyle change or it won't work now to lose or maintain the weight loss. I started out 8 days ago DETERMINED! Today the thought of losing 185lbs overwhelmed me. All my friends don't even weigh 185lbs! I need to exercise but I can't. I'm too exhausted maintaining this diet. I can honestly say it isn't an excuse. I am increasing my activity level but it's far from an exercise routine. Any suggestions?
Countrygirl2918 Countrygirl2918
41-45, F
4 Responses Sep 16, 2012

I wish we live near one another, I would travel this road with you because I believe we could do it together. I have simmering determination. I need to lose at least 100lbs, at least, before I am out of the danger zone. I am borderline diabetic and have stage 2 hypertension. If I lose the weight I likely survive to fight another decade. So let's do this this way? One day at a time, just a pound a week. A little adjustment here and there. Don't obsess with food, just make sure if there is a Big Meal it is at midday and use low fat cheese and low fat milk and low fat, glucose free sauces. No red meat, no supermarket sliced meat, no pork products. Lean chicken, salads and vegetables. No butter ... no creamed cheeses. And, here is the thing ... quite honestly low fat and gluten free does seriously taste just as good as REAL food and can taste a whole lot better... I have found that.I am not going to panic. I am lucky that I have a treadmill and I am just going to start off really, really slow and do 20 minutes a day. I wish you could walk with me, you have no idea how sincerely I mean that. I need a friend and I would be a good one to you. Sometimes we just need to know that someone wishes they could be there to show they care ... and that they need you, too.

Hi I'd like to help u when will u be online.

I don't know if this will help you or not, but rather than focusing on the total amount of weight you need to lose, try breaking it up into smaller, more easily attainable goals. Using myself as an example: When I first started trying to lose weight, I was 498 lbs. Which means that I needed to lose 353 lbs. in order to be my ideal weight. That thought alone is horrifying, depressing, overwhelming and not at all likely to motivate me. So, I set a goal to get down to 450. It was no where near my end goal, but I felt that I could accomplish that and I felt that any weight loss was a victory. When I went back to be weighed, I was down to 436 and I felt great. So I set a new goal to get down to 400. When I went back I was 398, so I said I'll try to get down to 375 and so on. Attaining these small goals and discovering I could fit into clothing I hadn't worn in years has been enough to keep me motivated.
The only other advise I can offer is to be kind to yourself. Don't beat yourself up for perceived failings and don't turn exercise into a punishment. Find something you love, do what you can for now and feel good that you're making the effort and just keep at it.

One day at a time.
Don't look at it as 185 pounds, look at it as doing the best you can today. You are doing it for you, not for your friends.

With excercise, start small.
Put a song on that you like and dance madly for the full song.
Dance for you.
Don't worry about what you look like.

At the end you should be sweating and panting and you have just done more excercise than you would have if you had just sat there and continued to beat yourself up.

Later on you may feel like doing it again, or going for a walk or taking a swim. The add a little more movement each day.

You will get there :)