Post # 1
Its official. My stretchy pants are tight on me. I found out that my father has cancer earlier this summer and I admit I’m a bit of an emotional eater. But now I feel so bad about myself I’m not even motivated to get back into shape. Ladies, any words of wisdom?
Post # 2
Sorry to hear about your father. My father was diagnosed last winter and it’s been hard on my family.
What’s really been motivating for me to get in shape is that I want to be as healthy as possible for my future husband and kids. Don’t beat yourself up about the weight gain, just start making baby steps!
Post # 3
foreverdreaming: ANYTHING you do is going to better than not doing anything at all. Maybe start thinking about it from a standpoint of ‘what choices can I make to make myself feel better – mentally, emotionally and even physically…’ rather than focusing on what you NEED to do to make your pants fit better. Whenever it comes down to me hating the way I look, I tend to beat myself up, and start to think that there is nothing I can do.
I have also dealt with the journey you are now embarking on, and I can tell you, with 110% certainty that the long walk you take, or nourishing your body with healthy foods will make you feel better, to sleep better, and will take away SOME stress at a time where stress is at an all-time high for you.
By default, I think you will see physical changes in you, but it takes time.
Lastly, I remained motivated just thinking about how my sick mother (at that time) would probably give ANYTHING, and I mean ANYTHING to have the strength to do the exact same things, the things we take for granted; such as, the long walks, or cathartic jogs. It definitely made me move more, because in some weird ways I was also doing it for her too.
Post # 4
I know how you feel. Last year I lost over 30 pounds and looked incredible thinking this will be awesome for my wedding. I looked skinny, fit and just felt sexy. Come December and the holidays, it totally RUINED me. I gained all my weight back and have been struggling to get back to where I used to be and I am 35 days away from my wedding!! No way I can lose over 30 pounds in a month. I’ll be lucky if I even lose 5. I’ve been down on myself too lately but I’m still trying. I try to eat a little better and I get some exercise in when I can so that I can at least say I tried LOL.
I’m just happy my wedding dress is a corset back, so tighten up that thing and I can still get my hourglass figure! LOL.
Post # 5
Sorry to here about your father. My older sister is battling cancer for the second time now. It sucks and its hard to deal with emotionally. I’ve gained about 30lbs over the past 3 years and its harder to get rid of it than to gain.
Starting slowly and slowly increasing things can help in the long run. Keep the junk out of the house. Don’t go shopping when you’re hungry. Cook more at home. Start walking for 20 minutes a day or even just walk around during commercial breaks. Eventually you can work your way up to th gym. And if you mess up or cheat on a diet, don’t worry. Tomorrow is a new day. Just have to keep at it.
Post # 6
I’m really sorry to hear about your dad. **HUGS**
It is hard but try and pull yourself out of the negativity. You probably only gained a little bit of weight. Accept that you may have eaten more then you were hungry for, SO WHAT. Everyone on this earth has done that. Do whatever you can to just get up, and move around, even if it’s not going to the gym. Go for a walk..clear your head. And drink tons of water.
Mostly I have found that the “i’m feeling fat, why should I even work out” mentality is such an energy sucker. Ive been feeling like that myself. just go outside. I’m about to drag my a** to the gym right now. We are here for you.