Losing Weight!

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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2687 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

It sounds like your eating is not an issue, that’s for sure! You have loads of time before the wedding, so if you’re really wanting to lose a bit of weight for it I think exercise sounds like the thing to try. Maybe try to get in a good walk 3-4 times per week for a couple of months and see what happens? Honestly, if adding exercise makes no difference I think you’d be best off trying to make a mental shift toward accepting that you are who you are and that’s okay. Starving yourself for the sake of 15 lbs is NOT worth it and in the long run you’ll probably end up weighing more than you do now.

Post # 3
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353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - The Fairmont, SF

You sound like my mom – she eats like a bird (lives on fruits and veggies mainly) and somehow gains weight.

It might be that with your lifestle, your BMR (the calories you burn just by existing) may be a lot less than the calories you intake. For instance, my BMR is 1,523. I don’t exercise very often and work a desk job. If I eat 1,800 calories a day, I usually stay around the same weight or even put a bit on. Anything over 1,800 and I quickly gain. In order to lose weight, I have to either: a) eat under 1,800 calories a day or b) exercise to off-set the extra calories that I’ve consumed.

http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/

I suggest calculating your BMR and daily intake needs and adjusting accordingly. Of course, exercising more won’t hurt either!

Edit: Also, I know you said that you usually have fruit for dessert, which is fine… but don’t forget that most fruit is high in sugar and a sneaky source of calories! I’ve had to seriously cut down on things like bananas and grapes because if you aren’t careful, you can easily graze your way through an extra 300+ calories in a sitting. 

Post # 5
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626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

KateA17:  You probably need to START snacking! I’ve lost 18 lbs so far and when I started out my max was 1200 calories a day (I don’t recommend this). It was working for me, the pounds were falling off. Then I got “stuck” and wasn’t seeing any changes. I got on the scale and it was reflecting an 8 pound GAIN and I was like “there’s no way in hell” and got pissed and didn’t binge but ate more over the next couple of days and then got back on the scale and it was actually a pound less than my lowest so far. I upped my calorie intake to 1500 a day and things are progressing once again. I eat breakfast, a snack, lunch, a snack and dinner. Myfitnesspal is a godsend, I’d recommend that too!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

KateA17:  As weird as it sounds, I think exercising and eating MORE would help you. Now, eating more doesn’t equal eating unhealthy, but I think adding some apples and peanut butter, yogurt and granola, low fat string cheese or cottage cheese somewhere in for a mid-morning and afternoon snakc would really help you out. And if do start exercising you will need to eat more anyway.

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