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09-09-2011, 08:25 AM
I'm so tired and fed up with trying to lose weight.
I'm sick of cutting up veggies.
I'm sick of washing my food processor.
I'm sick of biking and hiking and doing yoga and not seeing any results.
I'm sick of detoxes and vitamins and pills and kombucha and ACV shots.
I'm sick of feeling my size 16s pinch my hips.
The stress all around is too much. I just want to go back to bed. It seems like I could do all this if I didn't have a job too. I watch documentary after documentary about people who heal themselves on juice fasts, or raw food, or some other detox, but their job is to do the detox and make the movie. What do people do in REAL LIFE?
09-09-2011, 08:33 AM
I'd suggest you forget about losing weight and concentrate on eating a healthy, varied, raw, vegan diet. Eat plenty but eat really raw. Just go for 30 days and forget about counting calories and weighing yourself. Just concentrate on feeling the best you can by eating living and live foods.
That is what I do. I have lost lots of weight but that wasn't my primary goal. I am probably about the same size as you - depending on the difference in sizes between countries. I know my weight loss will have slowed a lot now and I don't care! I just do raw and try to get in my cycling and hooping.
09-09-2011, 10:54 AM
What MT said. Focus on fitness and health.
Dent de Lion
09-09-2011, 01:47 PM
Do you have Alissa's book? You might also try Kimberly Snyder's book.
09-09-2011, 02:53 PM
I really feel you. I am more than 100 pounds overweight and I often feel like crap. I suffer from moderate to severe depression and anxiety and I have too much on my plate with 5 college classes, a wife and a 9 month old. Sometimes I am just so tired of it that I feel it would be better to not care and just give up.
Please don't you give up. I know that it is hard. I know that it sometimes (or most of the time) feels useless. It isn't though! To make myself feel a tiny bit better is to hide my scale and stay away from mirrors. I then just try to keep up the strength to keep going. It is worth it and I know that it will pay off in the end.
I know it's hard but I know that it will pay off. It will get better!
On a side note. What really helps me with my depression (other than medication) is taking a vitamin B and B12 supplement every day. When I take them about mid morning it really helps my mood.
09-09-2011, 03:15 PM
You're missing the joy from all these activities. If you aren't finding a way to enjoy those things, not only will it be less effective, you'll be miserable. Find meals that you love, exercise that you love, etc. or at least a way to bring joy to activities you don't like as much. That is the key to a successful life. The rest will eventually fall into place. When you aren't focusing on losing weight, but being healthy and happy, you will.
09-09-2011, 07:36 PM
like how mystictree puts it
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