Post # 1
I am tired of looking at pictures so I am seeking a different kind of motivation today. What measurable impacts did weight loss have on your life? Did your sex life improve? Your confidence? And, how did you achieve your goals?
Post # 3
The only time I’ve ever had a BMI of under 25 and maintained it was when I was about 17-22. I worked out for an hour in the morning, and an hour in the evening.
I ate one meal and one snack a day. I weighed everything and measured my protein and nutrient intake via charts.
I looked amazing. I felt amazing.
I was constantly hungry. But then… now I’m fat and hungry, rather than thin and hungry. All in all, I’d much rather be thin and hungry. But that might not be an option for me now I’m closer to 30 than 20.
Not so sure that helps. But that’s all I’ve got!
Post # 4
I have lost 12kgs since the beginning of the year. It has definitely improved my confidence and obviously the sex drive. But I guess all of that goes without saying.
Its easier to spoon in bed now too since there’s less tummy to get in the way… 🙂
On a more “womanly” practical level, you would never believe how much easier and quicker it is to shave my legs and take care of other bits. Crossing my legs is also easier and so is just bending down to pick things up.
Ooh… And since I’ve added in some chest workouts – FI has commented that my boobs look perkier 😉
The downside is that I can’t afford to replace my wardrobe 🙁
Post # 5
@Rachel631: That reminds of Kate Moss saying, “nothing tastes as good as being skinny feels.” I hate her for saying that but she is seriously right.
@ms_protea: I would LOVE to have that problem, lol. I am too skinny, I can’t fit into my clothes! YES! Lol.
Post # 6
I lost about 20 lbs this year, and I can say that it has improved my life! For one thing, shopping is a whole new experience now (I was size 10 before and now I’m a size 4-6)… everything just fits so much better. I used to go shopped and out of say 8 items I would try on, half of them would be an automatic ‘no’ because they drew attention to areas of my body I was unhappy with.
The increased confidence has been awesome too, not to mention the little ego boost whenever I see someone I haven’t seen in a while and they comment on my weight loss!
I did it by monitoring what I eat (My Fitness Pal was my lifesaver) and running 3-4 times per week.
Post # 7
@Little_Nut88: Wow! I didn’t know that 20 pounds would have such a drastic impact on dress size. I want to lose more than that and I just…am lazy I guess 🙁
Post # 8
A family friend had the lap band surgery and was actually able to stop taking medication for blood pressure and type 2 diabetes! She looks amazing, is healthier, and has more energy than ever before.
Post # 9
@MrsPanda99: HA! I thought about printing that exact same Kate Moss quote out and posting it on my fridge yesterday. The thing is, I’m weighing up how true it is…
Being thin feels pretty frickin’ good, even if you are constantly hungry. On the other hand, the last time I was thin was in the days before I discovered the joys of food…
… smoked vension… organic pheasant… lobster bisque…
Does it taste as good as being thin feels? I genuinely don’t know. But… HOT ****, food can taste soooooo good!
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@MrsPanda99: Did your sex life improve? YES!!!
Post # 11
@MrsPanda99: that’s because lots of things taste better than skinny feels. ha, i wouldn’t know. i’m just starting my weight loss but last year i lost about 30 pounds (have gained it back : ()
it seriously changed my life… i was SO confidence. I loved pictures of myself. i went to vegas and i actually fit into the large victoria’s secret bathing suits (it is ridiculous, they are SO EFFING TINY). i felt amazing… i was so happy. then i ate like a crazy person and was lazy and here we are now.
in the last probably 6 weeks i’ve lost 13 pounds. and it is such a tiny amount but it SERIOUSLY has made me feel 100 times better. i feel like i fit into the TTC seats better… as pp mentioned, it is easier to cross my legs. i feel less winded walking up a flight of stairs. i CAN’T WAIT to get back down to where i was last year because I know my quality of life will be improved tenfold.
edit; ugh. i was so CONFIDENT. i make so many errors on here because i type frantically and post before proofreading.
Post # 12
@MrsPanda99: It may have been a little more than 20 lbs (that’s how much I lost since I bought a scale), but I think it was more obvious because I carried a lot of it at my belly, so when it wasn’t there anymore it made a bit difference.
Honestly, if you are looking to lose weight, I would say most of the issue is what (and how much) you eat. The past two months I have been way too busy with wedding stuff to get in many workouts, but I’ve been able to maintain my current weight by just watching my calorie intake. I can’t say enough good things about the MyFitnessPal app for tracking calories.
Post # 13
Bumpity Bump Bump b/c I want to hear more!!
Post # 14
Over the last few years I have lost 80 lbs (and counting), and it’s changed pretty much every aspect of my life.
When I was overweight I had no confidence in myself, I felt ugly and disgusting, and I hardly ever left my apartment. I would go to work, come home, and then sit in front of the TV eating. I was dating a guy who was a complete asshole at that time, and I stayed with him because I didn’t think anyone else would want to be with me. I was constantly tired, and depresssed.
After losing the weight I feel like a different person. I’m confident, I know I look good, and I’ve worked hard for this body. I love to go out, my FI and I go dancing, I go to festivals, I just like being out and about. I would never have had the confidence to go out with my FI if I hadn’t lost the weight, and he’s an amazing guy. I have tons of energy now, and am pretty happy most of the time.
My sex life is great now, but I think it’s more due to FI and I being so compatible than the weight loss.
And I did it by eating less and exercising more! It was hard to get started, I used to just eat all the time and pretty much do nothing else. I cut out all carbs and sugars at the start, and started tracking my calories, and that made it easier. I still use MyFitnessPal to track my calories. I can pretty much count them in my head now, but I find it keeps me accountable to actually track it. I don’t go to the gym, because I don’t like it. I run (started out with walking and worked my way up) and have a bike trainer so I can use my bike like an exercise bike in the winter. It’s sort of just become my lifestyle now, I don’t even think about the stuff I’m doing.
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2014 - Muhlhauser Barn
Commenting to follow… I’m down 27 pounds since May thanks to Weight Watchers and then Paleo eating, but I still have another 53 to go before I hit my goal weight. I mainly wear A-line dresses to work so I honestly haven’t noticed that much difference in the way I look yet just because I can still wear the same clothing so far (I was probably a size 20 before an an 18 now, but with looser clothes there isn’t a huge diffence there). Also, my knees have stopped hurting, which is a huge plus. Still waiting for the other benefits, but I know they’re coming as long as I stay on track!
Post # 16
Oh and to add, diet is the most important thing to me. If I quit exercising today I would probably not put on any weight, I’d just get softer. I exercise to stay toned, and eat to lose weight.