Friday, August 9, 2013

Guess Who's Fat, Fat Again?!

I know that "fat" isn't a nice word to say but I really don't have any other word to describe how I feel right now. After working my butt off (literally!) and losing over 30 pounds on the SHRED diet at the beginning of the year, I am sad to say that I have gained over half of it back in the past couple of months. Now let me say this before I say anything else. It's not SHRED's fault. If I had stayed on the diet and followed the maintenance plan, I would not be writing this horrible post right now. But the truth is, if you remember back to a few months ago when I hurt my hip and had to take time off from exercising, that's really how it all began. I had to quit running and it wasn't long after that, I started eating stuff that wasn't healthy again. By the end of the first month following my first cycle of SHRED, I was already back into my bad habits. That's why it's important to realize that quick fad diets aren't going to change your life. Making permanent lifestyle choices is what is going to make the difference. I had SHRED to use as a guide and while it was a great way to get me started, I let myself fall right back into what I call the "food trap" and now here I am shaking my head, totally disgusted with myself that I let all of that hard work go down the drain.

So now what?! I'm not really sure. My hip is still hurt. After multiple doctors and xrays and therapy, they still can't tell me what's wrong. So I need to get this fitness thing started, yet again, I just don't know where to start. I'm considering starting a new cycle of SHRED, I just need something to kick my butt and motivate me again. Oy! I want to ease back into running and the doctor says I can I'm just worried about hurting my hip again. I have started researching the best running shoes ( is a great start!) and I am going to start out slow on the treadmill. Couch to 5K is a great program to help get back into a running program so maybe I will try that. 

Tell me I am not the only one who has been down this path before?! Have you struggled with diet after diet only to find yourself right back to where you started?! What's your solution?


  1. I've fought my weight my entire life. It's an endless battle between wanting to be skinny and wanting to eat whatever I want. sigh....

  2. You are definitely not alone in this one. A year ago I lost over 30 pounds and I've gained it all back plus some. I'm the heaviest I've ever been, getting way too close to 190. My hips are aching off and on, and I'm sure it has to be the extra weight.

    Anyway, that's why the diet industry makes billions of dollars a year off of people trying to lose weight. It's just so hard to stick with restricting ourselves for the long haul and doing all that we need to do to keep it off.

    I've been trying to get myself geared up to start the Shred diet. I bought the book a month ago, and I still haven't started :(

    Good luck to you with whatever way you try to tackle your gain. Whether you do Shred again, or try something else.
    I think our only solution is to just keep trying, because if we don't, then all that will happen is we will continue to gain weight and who knows what horrific high weight we'll end up at.

  3. Stuff happens. I used to be really thin and in shape. I ran miles each day and worked out at the gym all the time. Then I had a terrible car accident, where I couldn't even walk for a while. Then I got pregnant. When I could finally do something about any of it I was 100 lbs heavier, had 3 kids and I was so busy trying to keep my head above water as a single mom. I finally started working out again for real in 2011. I lost about 20-30 lbs and felt better and more energetic. Then, one day I did something awful to my right shoulder. The doctors were sure I had torn my rotator cuff, but nope. They can't figure out why it hurts all the time and I can't lift or push anything with my right arm. So, needless to say, the weight came back and the only thing I can do anymore is walk, which frankly doesn't do any more than keep me from needing Richard Simmons to come rescue me on a flat bed truck. I try to stay active, eat good wholesome foods most of the time for nutrients and just accept the fact that I will never be a size 3 again.

  4. I'm fighting a similar battle. My weight isn't going up (yet) thanks to daily Shakeology. But, I can feel strength diminishing since I haven't been doing daily exercise for almost a month.

    I think the big thing is to recognize you've fallen and make the choice to change what you can to 'get back up'

  5. I think most of us have been in the same position of fighting the weight issue. It really is all about balance. I have health issues and cannot work out, but I can eat healthy. I lost 60 pounds over two years ago and I've kept it off just by watching what I eat.

    I know negative thoughts sometimes prevail, but try to keep a positive attitude when it comes to the goal you want to accomplish. We're all behind you.

  6. I am currently on the diet of cutting back on sugar and white bread and adding in more meat and vegetables. When I follow it, I do lose weight. I also quit drinking pop and now drink either water or 0 calorie sparkling water sweetened with splenda. I have always struggled with my weight but my diet has been lacking the last year or two and I still weigh more than I did when I was pregnant with my daughter although I have lost almost 20 pounds.

  7. I feel your pain! I have put 15 pounds on myself in the last few months due to a leg injury (I still can't walk normally). Stay focused on your goals and don't get discouraged. You CAN totally do it! You go girl!!

  8. You are not alone! A lot of people go through the same thing over and over again; however you know your weakness and now is the time to fix it. You can do anything you put your mind too! I am following Chris Powell plan and its awesome!!
    PS I tried Shred too and was successful. :)


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