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What do you do when you are discouraged in your weight loss quest?
How can I get out of the funk I'm in regarding food? Those last few baby pounds just don't want to say goodbye to my thighs! And I don't want to part with my ice cream either. Could those two things be connected?
Discouragement is bound to happen. Along with training I also participate in the new sport of MMA (mixed martial arts). Recently I tried out for a fight team and was told your in. The day I was to receive my official bow in with the team I was told that I could be on the team but they would like for me to practice 2 more weeks then re-test. Now I'm in decent shape but I can't tell you how discouraged I was. The point - no matter what level you are at you can always find a way to pick apart what you "still need to work on". I thought I was good enough for the team but I knew that I was a little rusty. Will I pass my re-test in 2 weeks? Of course, but I needed to remind myself of the positives to wipe away my discouragements.
To add on to the other two comments, perhaps you should stop scruitinizing how much weight still lingers on your thigh. Try not to look at your body for a week, and keep the eating habits healthy ( moderation in icecream, i'm sure you know that ) Then look at yourself again in a couple weeks. If you are truly following your diet, you should be able to notice the change.
Maybe try tracking what you're eating for a week and see if there are any calorie bombs (aside from the ice cream, that is!) that you can eliminate. For example, if you eat a big chocolate chip muffin every morning but you're pretty healthy the rest of the day, try replacing that with a low-cal alternative. I think little diet changes like that can help a lot.
I'd like to think we can eat our ice cream and lose weight, too. : )
I know when it comes to food it's about moderation and I know it's the combination of eating less and exercising more that will make a difference when it comes to losing weight. What I don't know is if our bodies get to a particular weight it wants to be at, and just doesn't want to budge from there.
My only suggestion would be to try something different -- an exercise you've never done before, like swimming or kick boxing ... just to see if a different kind of exercise or an exercise that targets different muscle groups makes a difference.