Post # 1
I need some support and encouragement. This weekend I have really been emotional eating. I think it’s because I have been a bit bored. I am waiting to get a start date for a new job so I am hoping that when that starts I will be less bored and have more of a daily focus for routine and fitness.
I would like to lose about 2 stone. (about 28lbs) I know that would make me feel so much better and healthier. I am getting married in July next year and this is a good goal. I know I feel so dissappointed if I don’t achieve this but still I struggle to find motivation.
Anyway, sorry for the moan. I just need a bit of encouragement.
Post # 3
@aleachay: it’s about getting in a habit. I’ve gone around and arond on this. I always say i’m going to ‘start on monday’ and I don’t. The motivation will hit and I just stop eating the bad stuff. For me, cutitng out bread and pasta makes a HUGE difference and I try and avoid processed sugars. Start small if you need to, switch out one of your go to snacks for something healthy. Have a Soda Water instead of pop with lunch, eat carrots instead of chips in the evening. Little things make a difference. I also LOVE My Fitness Pal, I find it helps a ton!
Post # 4
@aleachay: If you add in a 20-30 minute walk outside just 3 days a week, you will be AMAZED at how much weight you’ll drop!
Also, drink more water.
Post # 5
A friend of mine cut out red meat, sugar and pasta and she didn’t exercise. She shockingly lost 20lbs in 3 months (but she did eat a lot of sweets before)! So I think if you can find some simple things to cut from your diet (whatever those vice foods might be) and like PP said walk 3 times a week, you will see some results.
It’s about getting readjusted to eating healthy the majority of the time but not feeling deprived. I still take a few bites of desert if I want to or earlier this week I went to a baseball game with FI and we had beers and cheese fries. I didn’t feel bad for it but the rest of the week I have ate healthy sticking to whole grain carbs, lots of veggies, fruit and lean protein.
I think finding an exercise that you can do and stick with is important too. I like workout videos but it might be walking or swimming or zumba classes that get you motivated.
You can do it! The big thing is not expecting yourself to be perfect all of the time and not feeling deprived.
Post # 6
I find that when I start to feel bored with my diet or fitness regime it helps to try something new. I love trying new classes at the gym, so usually I’ll make it a point to try a class I’ve never done before.
I also find (for me) it’s much easier to stick to my diet if I make big portions of healthy foods and then eat leftovers during the week. For example, last week I made a HUGE pot of turkey chili, and dh and I had that three nights last week for dinner. I also made a weight watchers macaroni and cheese recipe, and we had those leftovers too. This way I try new recipes, and it’s less time cooking during the week (which means I run out of excuses not to go to the gym pretty quickly!)
I’m a huge fan of skinnytaste.com. She posts new recipes all the itme, so there’s always new stuff to try-sometimes I’ll literally just tpe in things I have in the house in the search bar, and see what comes up.
Post # 7
Well on Sunday I weighed in and I put on 1.5lbs..
So last night I took the plunge and joined weight watchers class. I’m so glad I did as the leader is ace.
Post # 8
I know a lot of people who have used Weight Watchers with a lot of success! Their iphone app is great to track your intake. It will help you manage your daily “budget” of calories and nutrition, and will also help teach you more about food and nutrition.
I agree with other posters that moderation really is key. I think Weight Watchers will help you realize this.
Also I think your goal is really attainable and healthy. You can do it! Just stay focused. Good luck! Let us know how it goes 🙂