Post # 1
In the past month i’ve had both my metabolism and thyroid tested. Both are normal. My weight has been so out of control & now i know it is 100% mental. i am taking all the responsibilty and all the blame for my rapid gains and losses. I’d like to think maybe a few months ago, when i was gaining quite quickly, that my metabolism wasnt as active as it is now (due to strength training & building muscle). But still. I have NOTHING to blame but myself.
I am making changes. Changes i should have made months ago. No more excuses, no more pity parties. Its all on me, and i’m ready for the challenge.
Who’s with me?! be my friend on myfitnesspal= ericajane515.
Post # 2
theEguarantee: i’m already your MFP friend but i am TOTALLY with you and cheering you on! you’ve got this! :))
Post # 3
MrsHalpert: yayyy thank you!!! the good thing is i have physical activity down pact. i got to a personal trainer 4x/week, been going for 9 months now. i LOVE it. my issue is eating habits 100%. im figuring things out left & right on what works for me, and what doesnt. so im excited to make everlasting changes 🙂
Post # 4
theEguarantee: Its good you got everything checked out!! Its just harder to lose weight for some people than others. I don’t use myfitnesspal anymore because there was a lot of misinformation on there and I couldn’t deal with some of the crazies who did extreme exercise/diet. I did want to say good luck with everything and reassure you that you aren’t alone when it comes to having to work harder to lose weight.
Post # 5
theEguarantee: Have you ever tried the IIFYM (If it fits your macros) food approach? It’s super helpful because it doesn’t force you to “eat clean” 100% of the time, you can have your treats, or a hamburger and chips at a cookout, and its okay, you just tailor the rest of your food that day around it to make sure your body is getting what it needs. I’ve really enjoyed the freedom it allows and not feeling guilty after a “not clean” meal.
My problem is I have a lot of muscle, but want to lose about 6 pounds of fat. I don’t want to lose muscle though. You are probably in a similar boat if you’ve been doing personal training 4x a week for 9 months. The IIFYM approach shows how to lose fat and not muscle, by making sure you get the protien you need to fuel your muscles, ensuring that when you lose weight it is fat and not muscle.
Check it out if you havent already: http://iifym.com/iifym-calculator/ this calculates exactly what you need througout the day to meet your goals.
On MFP, my name is rebeccarec 🙂
ETA: This approach focuses on keeping your metabolism healthy, ensuring that you eat enough calories (so your body doesnt go into starvation mode and store fat on purpose). This makes it so you can eat more and still burn more calories. It also takes the desire to binge out of the way, because you get your treats whenever you want them.
Post # 6
Bexx: Thanks for the link!! I actually do watch my macros, and my trainer has discussed them extensively with me. My issue is totally mental- i could eat my macros perfectly, but if at night i still want those 2 oreos left in the pack at the end of the night- i eat them any way. lol so unhealthy- and one of those things im working on when it comes to my willpower. I also like to kid myself when it comes to portion sizes. and i KNOW when im doing wrong. so now i just have to focus on those areas to improve my overall eating habits. love that calculator though!! thanks so much!
Post # 7
theEguarantee: I’m adding you on MFP. My username is : nikesandbows