Im only 29 and…..

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
93 posts
Worker bee

@stardustintheeyes:  I completely understand where you’re coming from! I bought some veggies to try eating better, ate raw carrots for 2 days then stopped. Blech. Pepperoni pizza, cold can of Coke, and the occasional piece of chocolate aren’t helpful, but they taste way better than bland chicken and rice.

Too bad there’s not a support board on here for others to encourage each other to stay on track. That would be awesome. You could call it the “Don’t let me eat crap” thread!

Post # 4
2364 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@stardustintheeyes:  You sound like me, I’m the fattest skinny girl you’ll ever meet.  I’m lucky to have a good metabolism, but after taking it for granted for so many years, it’s starting to catch up to me at 30.

Everything you listed above is linked to your food choices, no doubt about it.  May I ask, what is your SO’s contribution?  My FI is very health and well-being conscious, and I picked up on that which helps.

Another thing that REALLY helps is setting a goal for yourself.  Like plan for a mini vacay or something that will make you want to look and feel your best.  Also, once you start seeing results, the will to want to continue it is immediate. 

You’ll do it.  You may have a few relapses, and that’s OK.  Starting is DEFINITELY the hardest part but I find that once you’re actually in it, it’s not nearly as bad as you thought!!   

Post # 5
2042 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@stardustintheeyes:  Good Luck.  You took the first step and that is more than most people will do.  I have been just like you recently.  Tired all the time, crappy skin, and eating like shit cause I make excuses. I stopped working out, more excuses.  But last week it started changing.  It was a huge wakeup call when I stepped on the scale and saw I gained 13 lbs since me wedding in Sept.  I actually gained 10 lbs before my wedding.  I was 185, lost weight, a year in advance and got to 156! Huge deal for me.  Wedding day came I was 166, I weighed myself last Wednesday and hello 179.  🙁  I decided right then that I didnt want to get to 185 again and I missed my cute body. I searched for diet plans, but I never stick to them.  But I did find a girl that blogs about her weight loss and literally lifestyle change.  She has recipes, even clean eating ones.  I wrote up a grocery list and went shopping. 

 Its baby steps so I havent been to the gym yet.  I will start that soon, I am also trying to be a morning work out person.  So I saw somewhere that if you set your alarm 5 mins earlier everyday for a week, then another 5 mins and so on.  Soon you will be up an hour earlier everyday and have time for a workout.  I am not a morning person but I got up 10 mins earlier today and was actually able to eat breakfast at home 🙂 I was proud. 

I dont want to make this about me, but I wanted to show you that you are not the only one.  I am trying too so we can do this together.  🙂

Post # 6
9019 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@stardustintheeyes:  Just wanted to say good luck and best wishes in your quest for better health!  🙂

Post # 7
852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@stardustintheeyes:  Just wanted to say good luck. Its a huge change, but a positive one, and I bet that once you start to feel the benifits of the change it will become easier and easier.

Gool Luck.

Post # 8
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Hey, just take it one step at a time – like, in the beginning? It’s only one day. Then it’s only one week, then two, then you just try to keep it snowballing.

It’s not always easy to make such a drastic change (even one that’s going in the right direction!), so try not to be too hard on yourself!

You are only human – which means that you can both make mistakes AND change your own life. (even at the same time!)

Post # 9
1367 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You can do it!  IT will be hard, but don’t give up.

I ate super clean for 45 days as well right before my wedding. And continue to follow a pretty clean diet at least 50% of the time (at the worst, I try to follow it more like 80% of the time.)

I lost weight (and two dress sizes) but the more important part is that a hip injury that was bugging me has improved significantly.  I used to have to go to physiotherapy 2x/week, now I go every other week and my PT says he’s convinced the reason my hip is better is due to eating less inflammatory foods.

I wish I could claim the weight loss is due to tons of time at the gym, but it is most definitely from diet.  Also, DH says I sleep much better than I used to – less tossing and turning and my skin has gotten better too.

 GOOD LUCK and keep us posted on your progress.

Post # 11
1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Good for you for recognizing you have a proble and getting help for it. It may not be easy but eventually it will become your normal and the long term benefits are so worth any troubles. 

Im a person who loves hearty meals. I discovered it’s a recipe blog and all the foods are yummy and hearty but also good for you. Healthy isn’t just eating bland chicken and steamed vegetables. It’s worth checking out.

Post # 13
2179 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

@stardustintheeyes You sound A LOT like me. I eat/drink too much and have really been trying to eat better and not drink as much, I have good days and bad days. I’d be interested in seeing the list of foods you can/can’t eat during the 45 days.

Also a side note, I too was VERY tired all the time, like sleeping for 12+ hours then still feeling tired and I finally found out I have a severe B12 deficiency and I’ve been taking the vitamin now for over a month and after the first week I started to feel like I had more energy and now after a month I feel normal again. Have you been tested for vitamin deficiencies?

Post # 14
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@stardustintheeyes:  I am actually a lot like you except I turned 30 last April. I had to make some major changes after I would come home from work and pass out on the couch from pure exhaustion at 9 pm. Bad food and drinking (booze) was the culprit, and I also had a weird dependency on this stuff.

You say you have a trouble relationship with food. If it’s not too personal, how were you raised? I ask b/c I had a constantly dieting mother. She hated the way she looked and was always on one starvation diet or another. I was taught to count calories at age 6 b/c she freaked out at me for eating a yogurt that had 180 calories… at 6 years old. If I ate something not on her food list or when I shouldn’t have been, I’d hear the nastiest comments about how “I’m going to get so fat” or how “I was the fattest girl in my dance class.” B/c of that I would rely on food (especially bad American food – my mom is European so bad American food was hardly ever allowed in the house) as a solace… an escape, if you will. Unfortunately, it’s affecting my life now at 30, b/c it’s true what they say, “You eat crap, you will look and feel like crap.”

Post # 15
1349 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@stardustintheeyes:  I feel like I am reading about myself.  I can 100% understand where you are coming from with this!!!

If you don’t mind my asking, are you following a specific plan?  Or just what the doctor and your counselor came up with?  

Post # 16
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@stardustintheeyes:  good job for taking the first steps. I went through the same thing due to an illness. I found that spices were the only thing that get me through a week of eating clean and keeping it up. Invest in a large set of good spices they can really help. Clean eating doesn’t have to mean bland and most are good for other things like inflammation and such. We live out of our crockpot so food is ready and we aren’t tempted to pick up fast food just because it’s more convenient. Also ask your doctor about which vitamin and supplrments to take they can make a difference but ask first some can make things worse or cause side effects even if they are natural. Good luck with everything

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