Starting Over–weight loss

posted 2 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

jillbean1217:  DH gets to eat wharever he wants and looks amazing too. It’s annoying, BUT he is fully supportive of me. I went on My Fitness Pal and lot over 25 pounds. Then I got pregnant with our first child, and I gained that back plus some more. I ended up losing a lot of it on my own, but then at 185 or so I had to go back on MFT and start taking it seriously. I go to the gym now and eat properly. The weight is coming off slow and in areas it didn’t before, but it is coming off. I’m down to 177 now, and I am slowly but steadily losing the inches and weight. Can’t wait to be 165 like I was before I got pregnant. Even from there I have quite a bit to lose (would like to be down to 130), but baby steps. I can do this. And so can you!

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

jillbean1217:  

*hug* I lost 20 pounds and gained 8 of it back. I stopped eating properly.

Now I am taking natural appetite suppressants and watching what I eat again. 

My goal weight for now is 160. I am on medication which causes weight gain, so that makes weight loss even harder.

Strenous exercise is terribly painful so I just do a lot of walking. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

After my divorce I was on a devastation diet and dropped to 118. Then I got married, pregnant, stress of awful job, personal drama…blah blah blah- I got up to 193. Last October I decided to work on myself and so far I have lost 44 pounds (only 4 pounds away from “healthy” for my height). I used MyFitnessPal to track what I was eating and make better food choices. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

jillbean1217:  I’m so with you! We should start a support group of some kind. I made great progress in my weight loss for about 2 months (everyone was complimenting me, I had to buy new clothes, I felt great, etc.), but ever since, the weight has crept back and I’m back where I started. It sucks and I feel awful and disgusted at myself. Each day I wake up and tell myself, “Today, I’m getting back on track!” but it just never works out.

My FI is very lanky and can eat whatever he wants and stay that way, so for dinners, it is painfully difficult for me to just eat a salad or something while he has his meat ‘n potatoes. And we don’t have a very big kitchen or much time to prepare meals because we work long hours, so it’s far too difficult for us to make two separate meals at once and eat together.

I keep telling myself that if I did it once, I can do it again, but it’s just so hard…

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

jillbean1217:  

I just bought some Ben and Jerry’s yesterday. I am having my period and I need my sweets.

I deserve it; I have been eating properly again for weeks. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Right there with you.  A couple years ago I joined Weight Watchers at 290 pounds and got down to 230.  It was amazing what a difference 60 pounds made!  Then I changed jobs, got dumped, met a new guy who loves food as much as I do (and I’m a Chef so that’s saying a lot!)

Two months ago I hit my heaviest weight EVER at 320 on my 5’6 frame. I was so upset that my fiance made the call that we were going back to Weight Watchers together.  Today I’m at 310 and I definitely am feeling a lot better though I still have a long road ahead

But, I’m also the person who just posted a thread called “I Hate My Arms.”  I too feel disgusting and that no one wants to see someone like me in a body-hugging white gown.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

jillbean1217: I love MFP and Fitbit. It helps me squeeze in that extra workout and helps me see where my calories are coming from. 

I’m also doing a lot of subbing — homemade frozen yogurt (no added sugars, just fruit to sweeten) is my go-to dessert. It’s just as satisfying to me as ice cream and about 2/3 the calories. 

If I cut out a lot of added sugar, fat and breads, I don’t feel deprived and can stick to my goals. I also don’t weigh myself every day. I just follow the process and eat a little if I’m hungry. 20 minutes later, if I’m still hungry, I eat a little more. So what’s worked for me is never getting so hungry I get out of control. 

MFP has an awesome online community — I recommend checking it out 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

jillbean1217:  Oh OP :/ I’m sorry. I am happy though that you are taking back control and working on getting yourself to a place that makes you happy. It’s tough, I know. Do you have a friend that can help you out along the way? Go to the gym with you to help with motivation? Have you met with and talked to a nutritionist? A personal trainer?

My partner can eat whatever the hell he wants too and not gain any weight. I was like that when on BCPs. Since coming off of those a little more than year ago, I have kept my strict diet and exercise plan (no change in lifestyle) and still managed to gain 20lbs. Eeeeeek. Doctor said that was unhealthy and unlike me. I can commiserate on having to lose the unwanted weight. It’s difficult. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

jillbean1217:  

Sorry baby! I was just trying to commiserate. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

jillbean1217:  I read somewhere that something like 95% of people who lose weight will gain it back. So no, you’re not alone. 😉 I’ve been on a weight gain and loss roller coaster my whole life. My heaviest was a couple years ago–I estimated I hit a bit over 200, but I stopped getting on the scale several months prior when I saw 197. I’m only 5’0! 

All my friends were talking about MyFitnessPal (which is free) and not-so-subtley hinting I should join. I’m SO glad I did! The best thing about it is that I’ve really educated myself on nutrition and food and what MY body needs–and no it’s not a 1200 calorie restrictive diet full of “low-fat” or “diet” foods. There is a happy medium, and I’m convinced the reason why so many people gain it back is because we have a mentality of being “on” or “off” a diet. As trite as the saying is now, it’s truly a lifestyle change.  I’ve lost about 45 or so pounds over 2.5 years. No, that is not fast, but I’m not “dieting” and it’s the longest I’ve gone without gaining weight. I eat chocolate every day. I partake in birthday sweets and special occasion cookies in the office. I just make sure I track it all in MyFitnessPal and know how many calories I’ve been eating over the course of the week. It’s important to be honest with yourself! 

I’ve picked up yoga–which I actually love. I do go to the gym twice a week at 5:30 am, but the trainer is cute so it makes it worth it. 😉 It’s about finding a healthy balance that works for you. Good luck!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

jillbean1217:  no worries if weighing works for you! I was just sharing what’s working for me. I get too attached to the numbers so if I gain or don’t lose (even water weight that time of month) I get so bummed I can inhale a pint of ice cream. Which means I’m definitely gaining then!

Definitely different people are different, so I hope you find something healthy that works for you. We’re here for support, more ideas, recipes — whatever you need!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I could definitely use some tips! In february, I started dieting again and eating healthy. I cut out soda, carbs, sweets and went to the gym 2-3x a week and lost 10lbs in 1 month! Like PP have said though, my SO can eat anything he wants and not gain a lb. Drives me nuts. I fell off the wagon because I couldn’t stand watching him eat all the goods without me and gained all of it back PLUS 7 lbs. I went from 158 to 148 to 164!! 🙁 I’ve been trying to get back to my weight loss but between my SO’s hip surgery and wedding planning and all of these family parties, I can’t get a grip.

I just need someone to give me a meal plan and an exercise routine that I can stick to and then i’ll be motivated to lose weight =/ Luckily I  have 3 months before I have to go dress shopping

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