(Closed) Get Healthy, Not Thin: Losing the last 20 lbs

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1282 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017 - Baton Rouge, LA

Go girl!!

I just turned 25 wednesday & something just clicked… my body is getting older, and unless i want to gain a pound a month til i die, its time to do something! I’m starting Ideal Protein monday to start the loss of 80 pounds! (2 years ago, i lost 60, gained back 70. boo!) So i still have all my skinny clothes waiting for me! I’m going to get to my ultimate ultimate goal and change my eating habits forever.

Time for us ladies to take control! Because we’re only getting older & our bodies aren’t gonna work the way we want forever! lol Good luck @Crackerjaxx!!

Post # 5
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Crackerjaxx:  Good for you! I made my life change in November, and haven’t looked back. I feel so good about myself and life!

Post # 6
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Crackerjaxx:  WONDERFUL!!!! you are so right. it is all about personal motivation. i had about 50lbs to lose and i finally started making progress.  i don’t always get to the gym but i do dance while i wash dishes as hard as i can (without breaking anything! ha!). i also watch my calories and i neeeever wanted to be a calorie counter. well, i am now and i see the results. i don’t stress out about cheat foods because i know how much my activity burns and i know how much this food “costs” me in calories. if i feels like making that withdrawl and paying for it with expercise, then i do. if i don’t then i won’t.  i use the myfitnesspal app to keep track. it’s a bit tedious at first but it remembers your foods so the more you use it the less time it takes to enter. i track every calorie at every meal time every day. it takes two seconds now and it’s second nature. another good thing about the app is that since i have high blood pressure, i can keep track not just of my calories but it also tracks my sodium intake for me. once i regularly looked at my numbers, it got so much easier to make better choices.  4 big strawberries 25 calories – HELL YES, one little granola bar 100 calories — not so appealing when i realized that fruit will keep me fuller longer, is fiber rich, blood pressure lowering, and lower on calories.  tracking and watching has made this change make sense for me finally.

as of this morning i’m 23.5 lbs down since January, exceeded my “by wedding date” goal of 20lbs and on my way to my overall goal.  keep at it. you can do it! 

Post # 7
437 posts
Helper bee

@Crackerjaxx:  Just a quick suggestion, instead of fries you can slice eggplant up into rectangles and coat with egg+ bread crumbs and bake. They go super crunchy and french fry-esque. Yum yum yum. Im trying to get healthy and lose weight too…Im doing it slowly by changing my life style- eating better and exercising. The hardest thing for me is I have people around me who started the same time as me and are losing it so much quicker by doing fasting diets. I know  it’s not healthy but its a little bit disheartening to watch! 

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