And Breathe!

At last I'm back on line. I've been without an internet connection since Monday due to some fault with the server and I can't tell you how much of an effect this has had on my resolve and motivation. I've been so lost without being able to read and respond to everyone's posts I know it's only been a few days but I have completely lost my mojo and am finding it difficult to get back in control.

I've only lost 9.5lbs since I started in June and although I always advocate losing slowly to keep the weight off and I do believe that, but to be honest it really is getting me down now. The most I've ever lost in a week is 2lbs, I think that was in my first week, but usually it's either 1lb or I stay the same. What can I do? Should I increase or reduce my calories? I'm not able at the moment to do much in the way of exercise due to a health issue. I'm having surgery on 1st November and will be unable to exercise for a few months after that so I really want to lose at least another 5lbs before then. I'm only 4ft 11inches so every pound shows on me.

As I'm writing this, I'm imagining how I would respond to my post and it's making me realise all the more just how vital this forum is. I think I generally come across as a cheerful and positive person on the forum but at this minute I'm feeling anything but! I weigh in on Fridays and imagine I'll have a gain!

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  • Dear Morgancando

    What a pain it is when you are without internet. I know it’s only a few years that we have had all this IT but everything now is based on internet connection and I can understand how miserable and disconnected it can make you feel.

    Yes you do sound generally positive and I hope now you’re back on air you are feeling better and more chirpy.

    Just get back to counting calories and choosing food which will benefit your health the most. Cut the carbs and sugar and eat plenty of protein and green vegetables and drink lots of water and you may be pleasantly surprised on weigh in

  • Thanks so much. I do usually cut the carbs and sugar but for some reason I’ve craved sugar recently. It is good to be back online though. I think I’m just tired and needed a rant.

  • Nothing like a good rant :)

  • Welcome back.

    Whether you can change your calories, depends on your current level and how that fits into your range. My feeling, is that if you've got some downward leeway then try reducing it a bit at a time and see if that makes a difference.

    Good luck!

  • Thank you Tiggerr. I usually aim for the middle range but maybe it is time to go lower. I’ll give it a try.

  • Fingers crossed and all the best.

  • Oooo Morgancando it is so hard to be out of touch with the forum when you give and get such great support.

    I feel your frustration, I understand it. I am hoping that by Friday I might have lost 7lbs since I joined in January - but then again I might not because the scales often don't play ball with me.

    I am sure your operation will be made easier because of the weight you have lost so every ounce you have lost will be worth it for that.

    Get back into the routine of being on here and you will surely get your mojo back.

    Take good care of yourself,

  • That means a lot to me @Ceals. Thank you. I’ve decided to reduce my calories for a week and see how that goes. I am a bit worried I won’t be eating enough though, but time will tell.

    I’m just feeling a bit down at the moment anyway and being out of touch just exacerbated things. I’ll be ok! Good luck for your Friday weigh in. See you over there.

  • It is great to have you back Morgancando you have been missed. It is funny how the forum gets under your skin isn't it. I tried not to write a DD a couple of nights ago as I had so much going on - couldn't do it had to give in and write one!

  • You’re so right it does get under your skin. I feel privileged to have made some lovely friends on here who I can reach out to whenever I need. It’s so good to be back.

    I haven’t done my DD yet. I’ll do in the morning now as I’m too tired to think now.

    Good night. Sleep well and thanks again.

  • I'm feeling very happy for you, you sound like a wonderful person who has been out of Internet boo! But the best thing probably is your back online woohoo! But the reason I'm replying to you is that you have support from me and everyone who wishes to help you and I want to tell you however way you do it we are all here for you. The best thing ever is that your losing weight and buy the time you get anetetised for your surgery you will be fit as a fiddle after your recovery.

    So good luck for the first of November and just think about how everyone will support you from here like friends, family, doctors, nurses, but most of all .......... US!

  • Thank you so much for your very kind words

    Yellowbecks. You’ve made me feel so much better. I think the thought of my surgery looming after waiting so long has just got to me but I’ll pull my socks today and get on with it.

    Thanks again. Take care.

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