Challenges with Losing and Maintaining Weight

Lindsey Pennington - Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Happy Tuesday! I hope you are all doing well! Sorry it's been so long since I've given any weight updates! There has been a lot of personal stuff going on in my life over the last 7 months. I wish I could say that my journey of maintaining the weight loss has been great, but honestly it has been TOUGH! As I've always said before, it's a journey for life to live healthy, so even though I've hit a couple of road bumps, fallen down, and even gone on and off the plan completely over the last 7 months, I'm back and ready to continue my journey to lose the weight and keep it off for good. I just want you to know that I appreciate all of your encouragement and kind words along the way! It has meant so much to me! :-)

I have decided to do a second round of the HCG diet to lose the weight I gained. After I finish the HCG diet, I will maintain the weight I lose by living low carb. When I completed the HCG diet 7 months ago, I actually maintained the weight I lost for about 4-5 months and then with stress, not taking care of myself, losing one of my sweet dogs, etc. I slowly started putting the weight back on. I'm completely disappointed in myself, but life happens and the only thing I can do now is choose to make my life better. In order to hold myself completely accountable, I will be blogging about my experience over the next 6 weeks on the HCG diet. I'm so sad to be back where I started when I did the HCG diet 7 months ago, but I'm excited to lose the weight again and keep it off for good. I know that dieting should be a marathon and not a sprint, but right now I feel like sprinting! LOL! I want to lose the weight quick and then maintain it the rest of my life by living low carb.

I know it's going to be hard to do this diet again, but I know I can do it! I'm so ready to start feeling like myself again. It's amazing how much weight impacts your whole life. I have felt so depressed and anxious lately and I know it's because I haven't been taking care of myself the way I should. The thing I struggle with the most in life is balance and consistency. Lately I've been putting everything into work, which in the end I hope pays off, but right now it doesn't give any love back! I have always been more of a sprinter in life, but am always challenged with pacing myself for the marathon. I know losing and maintaining weight is more of a marathon, so I've got to learn how to be consistent in my journey and live a more balanced life, so I don't fall down and lose hope again. I hope this blog doesn't discourage you, because I hate letting people down, but I want you to know that I'm not perfect and I fall down too. If you are going through what I am right now, I want you to know that you are not alone. Please don't give up! Sometimes it feels like it's just easier to give up, but in the end it's not! The only thing you gain by quitting is more weight, so don't ever quit! I believe in you and I know we can accomplish our goals!

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."

-Thomas A. Edison