I’m tired.

My wife suggested I write about how I was feeling yesterday. I told her I didn’t want to, because I don’t want a sympathy party…so hold on those responses. Instead I am seeking the collective wisdom of all who read this blog.

I’m tired. I’m tired of watching every food I eat and counting points. I’m tired of feeling guilt on a week when I don’t hit the gym. I am tired of fearing Friday morning and what will be the tale of the scale. I’m tired of being out with friends and passing on a second beer or a handful of peanuts at a ball game. I’m tired of eating endless fruits while ignoring more fun, less healthy snacks. I’m tired of avoiding pizza or burgers.

I am experiencing diet fatigue and I’m not yet sure how to deal with it. My gym bag is in my car for after work today. Maybe an hour on the treadmill and bike will help.

I am at 84 pounds lost on my way to my next goal of 100 by Christmas. My long term goal of losing 150 is still a ways off. I know I am 2/3 of the way there, but it still seems impossibly far away.

There are successful dieters who read this blog. What do you do to break through the blahs? I was tempted to gorge on unhealthy food, but resisted. You’d think that would make me feel better but it didn’t.

So here I am on a Monday, feeling the diet blahs.

5 comments

  1. You know what I think might help you break through the blahs? The next time you want to eat something “unhealthy” just do it – take a few bites / drinks and throw the rest away (or eat/drink the entire thing if you wish). Life is all about moderation, not deprivation! You’ve lost so much weight and worked so hard to get to where you are. You’re doing amazing and it is highly unrealistic to expect yourself to go though the rest of your life without enjoying an indulgence every now and then. It’s when we feel entitled to eat whatever we want, whenever we want that is the problem. So, if you want that second beer at the ball game, enjoy it. Just don’t make it a habit 🙂

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  2. Hi Bobby, I just wanted to encourage you with your progress so far. Losing 84 pounds is incredible and takes a huge amount of hard work and dedication. Everyone gets to the point where their progress slows and they get tired of their fitness routine. The body is designed to adapt to everything you do to it! Try re-assessing your dietary needs. Your caloric needs are different now than they were when you were 84 pounds heavier. Eating more protein and less carbohydrates will almost always result in weight loss provided you are still eating less than you burn. And it it totally OK to indulge in a cheat meal once or twice a week, so feel free to have that extra beer every now and then! As for your gym routine, maybe it’s time to change it up. If you aren’t weight training, start doing so ASAP. If you are, throw in some new techniques like circuit training, super sets or Tabata training.

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  3. In the past I found that when I started to lack motivation, I would try a new dieting plan or approach just to keep things fresh. I know how exhausting it is to count every little thing you put into your body, since that’s part of the reason I gained back the 95 pounds I lost a few years ago.

    Maybe give Weight Watchers Simply Filling technique a shot? You don’t have to track everything you eat (some people still do; I personally only count things that are not Power Foods), and if you’re hungry, you eat. I honestly love it, and if you ever need any tips on it, I’m here!

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