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Dealing with "lack of weight loss" depression

Old 09-09-07, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Anthony8858 View Post
Hi all.


10 Years ago, I was riding 150-200 miles per week, and I felt great. Today, my weight is up to 225 lbs, and at 5'10", that's to much for a 50 year old body to handle.

Back in June of this year, I decided to try to lose the extra weight that I've been carrying around for the past 10 years. After a brief stint, and an immediate loss of about 7 lbs, my wife started nagging me about how I should be helping with the kids, instead of riding a bicycle. ( I can only ride after work). This led to an argument, and immediately put a dark cloud over my ambitions.

It is now September, and my weight is right where I left it back in June.
I feel miserable, and I'm depressed.

Do any of you have similar stories to share? I would like hear how you've dealt with depression caused by failing to reach your weight goal.
I'm not sure anything I have to say will be helpful, since I don't have a wife, let alone one that doesn't support my weight loss. But I would say the trait all folks who work successfully to lose weight possess is determination. In my case, I was determined to lose 185 pounds and come in at 200. Now, as I became more educated on the subject of weight loss and my body, I revised that to 230. I'm within 20 pounds of that goal. Yes, it's been difficult. Yes, it's been frustrating at times. And yes, I've been depressed at times over some aspect of weight loss or exercise. (I bailed on my first century attempt yesterday, for instance.) But I've always known that I CAN do this, and I've decided that NOTHING was going to stop me.

As for your wife, you might want to sell her on the benefits of a healthy husband and father.

Here's me at 360, February 2006.



And a couple of weeks ago, about 245 or so:

 
Old 09-10-07, 05:09 AM
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Thank you.

Very inspiring. Keep up the great work!

Update:
After reading my own post, I decided to adopt an "I don't care what anybody says" attitude. I changed my office hours to 10am -6pm. That give me that hour in the morning after the kids go to school. I've been back on the bike everyday for the past 2 weeks, and I have no intention of stopping.
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Old 09-10-07, 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Anthony8858 View Post
Thank you.

Very inspiring. Keep up the great work!

Update:
After reading my own post, I decided to adopt an "I don't care what anybody says" attitude. I changed my office hours to 10am -6pm. That give me that hour in the morning after the kids go to school. I've been back on the bike everyday for the past 2 weeks, and I have no intention of stopping.
Well, you can take a day off now and then. :-) Congratulations. Determination wins again!
 
Old 09-13-07, 07:06 AM
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The Gods Bless FX's little pointed head. He's a P&R habitue and comes amongst us lesser mortals to provide sage counsel, bless us with helpful advice, illuminate the subject with the benefit of the Wisdom of Ages, and otherwise make bearable our miserable days.
I'm wise enough not to whine about my weight.
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