Chasersprize said60 pounds, that is.
This has happened before. It seems like once I reach a certain number in my weight-loss journey, I go into a deep depression. I end up gaining back at least half of what I have lost. The gym is not as important as the drive-thru.
That's the time you need to get a personal trainer, even if for only 6 months. Unless you are really, really financially broke, it is worth the investment.
Coming out of my cancer therapy, I was very depressed, but the dr said working out was the best way to get over the depression and the side effects of the therapy. I knew I could not maintain a workout program. I was too depressed. I would quit in an instant. So I bit the bullet and hired a personal trainer who worked at the gym. Let me tell you, Chaser, it is the best decision and investment that I have ever made.
First, it took care of going to the gym. You're damn right I wouldnt miss a session since I was paying for them. And of course, I had someone to call me on the carpet if I did.
Second, I didnt have to think about what I was doing or should be doing or why. He takes care of watching my routine and weights and progress.
Third, he has so much more knowledge about what to do. I had no idea how much a PT brings to the sessions. I thought they just wrote on a clip board, moved the pins in the machines, and that was about it. OMG, NO! At least, not mine. He evaluates me and designs the workout to correct problems I didnt even know I had. And he has more ways to workout a muscle! It seems like I never do the same thing twice.
Fourth, he advises me on my nutrition. My PT has gotten me eating good food, taught me about food, digestion, and metabolism. He has inspired me to learn more about nutrition and losing weight. He is someone I see several times a week to tell about my experiences and to encourage me to keep eating well.
If you cant afford a personal trainer, then team up with someone who will give you the support during your dieting and working out. Or maybe we here on RJ can be your support buddies. Create a thread that is just a blog for you to enter and vent your thoughts and feelings....kinda like what I did with my prostate cancer thread.
I would also recommend "You On A Diet" by Roizen and Oz. It is a great book on how to make decisions about eating, not just a diet.
Good luck...feel free to drop me a line if you think I can be of help to you.
I just finished 40 minutes on my treadmill to keep my weightloss going. Now for some breakfast.