(Closed) Weight loss motivation thread!

posted 4 years ago in October 2013
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am right there with you. I started a low-carb diet a week ago and have lost 3lbs so far! Now I’m trying to motivate myself to get back in the gym.

As far as motivatin goes, I always say skinny feels better than food tastes!

Also, I’ve heard 5lbs lost and you feel a difference; 10lbs and you see a difference; 15lbs and other people see a difference.

Post # 4
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63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve been slowly losing weight over the last 6-8 months or so but I still have 22lb to go before the wedding.  My motivation has been coming from others.  Though I don’t always realize how much weight I’ve lost, when other people notice, it is an equal dose of motivation and a confidence booster!

I also keep reminding myself of the quote “weight gain does not happen over night. Neither does weight lose.”

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am following you girls. I start off low-carb but end up screwing it up. Although even cutting back has made a small difference. I have finally started to work out and I am actually starting to like it!!! I am really short and about 9 lbs from my goal weight. So I guess it’s not that much to lose lbs. wise my issue is sculpting my body. My arms when you’re in your late 30s the arms don’t look so great unless you work them out consistently. Like I said I am not that big BUT my arms look like those ladies that hang out the window all summer long and know the scoop on the whole block!!!! I call them my fat spanish old lady arms!

My mantra sadly is a direct quote from “The Situation” (yes, Jersey Shore). Embarassed  Here goes: “when you look good, you feel good and when you feel good, you get good results”  Speaking of Jersey Shore, has anyone seen how much weight Snookie has lost? FYI I am only about a 2″ taller than her.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m with you ladies!  I set a goal of losing about 25 lbs this year, and so far I’ve lost about half that.  For me the best motivation is when I see that my efforts are starting to pay off as it keeps me on track.  I also love this quote:

“You are not fat, you have fat.  There is a difference”

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve been trying to loose 15 Lbs since January. Only lost 6 and my weight was like a yoyo.

A week and a half ago I decided no more of this crap and decided on this:

Cutting my carbs at night with dinner, cutting on my wine :(, sticking to 1200 Calories per day with my Fitness Pal, doing pushups and lunges every morning.

So far i lost 4Lbs in a week and a half and am starting to see arm definition. So that is my motivation! Seeing results motivates me 🙂

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have been using My fitness pal since last july.  So far I have lost 13 lbs.  I still have at least 5 more to go.  I am trying to find my motivation to buckle down.  I have been running and doing bodypump 5 days a week.  I would love to work more on my back and arms as well as get a leaner stomach.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve been on mfp since last June. Lost 18 pounds but then between January and now I gained back 15 of it. So frustrating! I keep losing motivation and that just can’t happen anymore because it’s too close to the wedding now! Need to buckle down and make it work this time 🙂 I’ve been trying low-carb and attempting to do any exercise that I can fit into my schedule. Hopefully it will start to pay off.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve been on MFP, as well as completing Couch to 5k, and I’ve lost 50 lbs as of today! Double-bonus is that I ran my first 5k this morning.  Woo hoo!!

What motivates me is having an incredibly supportive FH who has lost over 80 lbs.  I wouldn’t be able to live a healthier lifestyle or be more active without his support.  It has also helped seeing the physical changes in my body as I have lost the weight.  It’s been a long road so far, but now that I’m down this much, I’m ready to conquer the other 50 I want to lose!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have 7-8 lbs to lose. Think I will try to start running again (its been a long time since I did) maybe 3 times per week and see what that does for me.  Good luck with your weight loss Oct bees!

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