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What makes you feel irritable? 

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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 :)
Fire-Horse-66 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
You are one of my featured creatures this week. :D
Fire-Horse-66 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SweeT! Thank you!
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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