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What’s the hardest part for you?

AmyG1982AmyG1982 Member Posts: 1,040 Member Member Posts: 1,040 Member
Other than the actual weight loss process (eating good and exercising) what’s the hardest part of losing weight for you?

Mine is not weighing myself. I’ll do it twice a day, every day and obsess over every ounce. Right now my goal is to only weigh on Fridays.
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  • mitch239mitch239 Member Posts: 62 Member Member Posts: 62 Member
    It's not actually the eating or maintaining or anything like that. Its actually boredom outside of working hours. I tend to boredom eat and thats when I put on the weight again. Either that or because I live with my family then when they buy something unhealthy I know its there and I pinch a bit and then cannot stop. Just more self discipline more than anything.
  • IAmTheGlueIAmTheGlue Member Posts: 357 Member Member Posts: 357 Member
    My situation may be different than most as I suffer from edema and ascites from time to time. But for me, I struggle with the scale. I see doctors frequently for some health concerns and I have stopped weighing myself at home. I am just pressing forward. I mind my calories, try to get my steps in and go on.

    I get discouraged though if I weigh myself every morning as the water weight is so unpredictable. So, that's the hardest thing for me, not weighing and trusting that I will have some scale improvement at my next appointment.
  • shira324shira324 Member Posts: 156 Member Member Posts: 156 Member
    The mirror is my biggest enemy. I want to love my reflection and be happy with where I am, but I just can't seem to do it.
  • LyndaBSSLyndaBSS Member, Premium Posts: 6,977 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,977 Member
    I don't have a hardest part. I'm actually enjoying the journey. I trust in the process. Maybe I'm just weird. 😀
  • kimny72kimny72 Member Posts: 15,934 Member Member Posts: 15,934 Member
    The waiting is the hardest part :blush::wink:

    Seriously though, it was. That and believing it's worth doing even though I'm always going to have things I want to change about myself that just aren't realistic.
  • WycaoakWycaoak Member Posts: 26 Member Member Posts: 26 Member
    The feeling like I'm doing well, but still seeing myself in the mirror. I know patience is key, but that gets tested. Hoping that this time, I don't use just the scale for my victories and see the other spots.
  • BurgerandshakesBurgerandshakes Member Posts: 16 Member Member Posts: 16 Member
  • riffraff2112riffraff2112 Member Posts: 1,755 Member Member Posts: 1,755 Member
    the hardest part was just being patient. Wanted to see results quickly and when it wasn't happening fast enough there were many angry scale visits!
  • geraldaltmangeraldaltman Member, Premium Posts: 1,741 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,741 Member
    The hardest part is keeping things real, consistent and in proper perspective. The downfall of my previous attempts has been "scale obsession" and with it went health and fitness which should be the focus of my (our) efforts. If I lose weight (which I have) that would and is great!! If not and I know the day will come that I won't, it will no longer "get into my head" or affect what do! It has taken two hip replacements and the likely very irrational fear that if I do not continue with my current mode I will wind up becoming once again the miserable, immobile mess I was a year ago! Sorry, not interested! It's all about good health and for the record, I am down thirty-three plus pounds since May.
  • AmyG1982AmyG1982 Member Posts: 1,040 Member Member Posts: 1,040 Member
    Alia_R wrote: »
    The hardest part of this journey is having your significant other be jealous, not in a good way though. I’ve tried to help and encourage but to no avail. You can’t help someone if they can’t help themselves, right? Just not sure what to do at this point...

    That really sucks. Do you think it’s a fear of failure or that you’ll lose weight and leave?
  • Alia_RAlia_R Member, Premium Posts: 410 Member Member, Premium Posts: 410 Member
    AmyG1982 wrote: »
    Alia_R wrote: »
    The hardest part of this journey is having your significant other be jealous, not in a good way though. I’ve tried to help and encourage but to no avail. You can’t help someone if they can’t help themselves, right? Just not sure what to do at this point...

    That really sucks. Do you think it’s a fear of failure or that you’ll lose weight and leave?

    I think it has to do with him thinking of himself as a failure, which I wholeheartedly don’t think of him as that. I know he’s going through a pretty stressful period with work and such, but I’m hoping that this is some phase that he’s in and that he’ll come to his senses.
  • ElizabethKalmbachElizabethKalmbach Member Posts: 1,416 Member Member Posts: 1,416 Member
    Resting. Recuperating. Following doctor's orders.
  • mariececilia10mariececilia10 Member Posts: 77 Member Member Posts: 77 Member
    The reality that I can't live my life like I want if I want to be the size I wish. I live a smaller life of routine when I'm fit. No happy hours..no ordering fun food for a cozy movie night at home...I find myself not going to social functions because there will be food and alcohol. It is pretty much a drag. thanks fo letting me be honest.

    This is way too true...it’s so hard to find the balance. I’m struggling with this too.
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