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  • Mood: Defeated
  • Drinking: Ice Water

Last year in July, I went on a diet and exercise program to lose weight. I kept my calories low by eating healthy low-fat, low-carb foods and walking 6 days a week. I did walk some significant distances for a total of 180 miles for the month. Anyway, at the end of July, I had lost zero pounds.

That made me angry because I had really put forth a lot of effort, hard work, and resisting my favorite foods. When I started, I was CERTAIN that I would lose some weight. I truly believed that if I created a consistent calorie deficit, there was no way I could fail! Disappointed didn't even begin to describe how I felt when I climbed on the scale at the end of the month only to discover that my efforts had been useless.

Here is the lesson: Anger is not an effective way to cope. Period!

Because of my anger, I gave up the exercise and the diet, and spent the last 6 months not watching what I ate and not exercising. And no ... I did not lose any weight doing THAT either. In fact, I'm pretty sure I gained a few pounds.

Now, after 6 months of pouting and feeling miserable at this weight, I have finally accepted that I'm not going to get any thinner until I try again ... and try longer ... and stay determined ... which is something I am very capable of.

I will be getting a new Fitbit sometime this month. I'm going to post a sign by my washing machine that says "Do you know where your Fitbit is?" Maybe THIS time, I can prevent a tragic washing and drying like the last one.

I'm not totally convinced that my Fitbit didn't just put itself in the washing machine out of despair ... committing a kind of Fitbit-suicide simply because I was making it depressed with all of my inactivity.

*** sigh *** here I go again!

It will take me a week or two to figure out my game plan and psyche myself up for the big challenge of losing all of this weight ... but that's my plan.

I also have an appointment with an endocrinologist this month. I'm hoping they can fix my thyroid issues so I don't have to fight this up-hill-battle.

Wish me luck!

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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the favorite :)
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Fire-Horse-66 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
You are one of my featured creatures this week. :D
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Fire-Horse-66 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SweeT! Thank you!
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RankaStevic Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you kindly for the watch. Thank you! Thank you! Hug
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