Weight Loss Pity Party : (

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@mu_t:  I feel ya. I was doing very well, and then this weekend happened. Holidays, I tell ya. I decided this is a new week, and put the splurge weekend behind me.

And I will know how this feels when the  next holiday rolls around, and make better decisions.

Post # 4
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

You can’t change the past, just get more determined for the future. And next time a big splurge weekend comes around, remember how you feel now and play that over in your head before you decide whether or not the splurge is worth it to you (sometimes it really is, sometimes it isn’t)

Post # 5
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I bet at least half of that is water weight – just stay on track for a few days and it’ll go back down, I guarantee!

Post # 6
3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

About a year and a half ago I lost 17 pounds and was able to maintain it for several months until I moved in with FI and lost my job. My new job has been causing me mental health problems, and that coupled with the lifestyle change from living with FI has caused me to gain 20 pounds. I’ve been eating right and exercising, but I’m not losing weight, and I realize that I’m not going to lose weight until I get my mental health in order. I started taking steps to deal with my depression and anxiety a couple of weeks ago, and I’m starting to feel more normal. Hopefully the weight starts coming off soon.

I think the most important thing is to not think about it as a diet, but rather a lifestyle change. It’s not so much about limiting yourself as moderating yourself. I’ve also found that once you get yourself completely off processed pre-packaged food and drink your tastebuds really do change. Soda and most dessert things taste sickeningly sweet to me now and things like hamburger helper are ridiculously salty. Fast food is just completely unappealing to me. I enjoy my healthy diet because I honestly think it tastes good, and I make things that I like. I also follow the rule that if you want a treat you have to make it yourself. This plays into my laziness, so cookies, cake, and the like are few and far between.

Post # 7
2706 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mu_t:  It’s hard to focus on weight loss when you are having so much fun (I go through the same thing when I have a crowded schedule. Its better than gaining weight from being depressed) What works for me is to take 3 weeks, diet, exercise and be  a complete stick in the mud. Slash your social life to the minimum, its only for a little while

Post # 9
435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

You can do it! I would really suggest Turbojam or Turbofire. If you get the dvds it comes with a diet plan too. It helped me a lot. Before my wedding I would workout mon-fri, I started running only 8 minutes (i have asthma) and then I did one of the workouts.

I went from 32% to 19% body fat in 5 months.

Post # 10
1372 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Hey girl! Back on the horse is absolutely right. Heck, think of it like you didn’t even fall off the horse. We go up, we go down, we make good choices and bad ones some days but you’re still riding!! Just gotta kick it up a notch again 😉 (And um, let me just say, Calgary Stampede is wrth five pounds!! I would trade you both those things right now! I live like 10 hours from Calgary and have still never been!! What the heck?! I digress, majorly)

I have a fair bit of experience in this department. Raised in a relatively unhealthy house (we got 3 square meals a day and by no means suffered but we never really got a real education about nutrition) I was the fat kid at school, all my life. My Mom told me I was beautiful and that they were just mean but truthfully, they were right. I didn’t even really realize I was actually fat until I was a teenager. And even then, I sort of tricked myself (by hiding in all kinds of other misery but that’s another story) By the time I was 17, I was 230+ pounds, and asolutely defeated. I met a boy who I thought liked m for ME and then I found out he was a cheating chubby chaser. Bam. My whole world crashed around me. I HAD to do something, I could not be that girl for one more day.

My Dad is a bit of a health nut and when I finally went to him for help, he gave me all the information I needed (and more) and away I went on my crazy health journey. It wasn’t easy, by any means. I cried a lot, was frustrated even more and sometimes, I just wanted to throw in the towel and eat a burger. But I didn’t. I made my journey about my health all around. I started on the inside, and the changes made their way to the outside.

I honestly think it is so so important to make it about more than what you look like. We want to be healthy for so many more reasons than that, and when we keep all the reasons in view, it makes it that much easier to stay on track!

You are strong and you have it in you to keep going and ride on! 5 years later, I am steady around 135 pounds and you know what? Its not hard anymore! Its a way of life, a better way of life at that. Health is so important, and when you embrace it, you will see it everywhere in your life. You have the power my friend, I believe in you!

Go get’em girl 😀 

Post # 11
42 posts
  • Wedding: June 2015

Right there with ya, lady. I’ve always been “bigger”–never huge, but no one would ever call me skinny. I’ve lost about 40 lbs, then gained back 20, then lost 10… Right now, I’m down about 15 lbs and 2 dress sizes from where I was when I first started getting healthy. I’m in a wedding in 2 weeks and kinda worried about not fitting in my BM dress. Luckily I have a great seamstress who has to alter my dress the week before the wedding anyway!

What helps me is sticking to my workout plan, regardless of how crappy I feel like eating. I work out a lot, so if I gain 5 lbs, it doesn’t really look that I gained that much. Also, working out makes me want to eat better. I can’t exactly run 6 miles after eating a whole carton of sweet & sour chicken.  I try to focus more on the “how will this food make me feel” rather than the “this is making me fat.” I agree wtih PP’s that this has to be a lifestyle change.  It’s just that the new lifestyle isn’t exactly as much fun as the beer-drinking, cheesy fry-eating lifestyle I used to have!!

Post # 13
3268 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@mu_t:  I feel kind of the same way. I was doing well until last weekend also, and then I went to a party, etc., and lo and behold, this morning I seem to be 3 lbs heavier than I was on Saturday morning. 🙁

I am also so frustrated! I have been working hard at this for 3 weeks or so, and had seen surprisingly good results (lost 2 lbs, which is not easy for me as I am short), but seemingly I totally blew it this weekend. Blaaaaahhhhh D: 

The only thing that helps console me is that I am probably PMSing and am bloated with water weight. Yuuuccckkkk.

I went for a run on my lunch break today and will be doing a weight training/circuit workout this evening right when I get home. I find that I have to exercise a LOT to lose weight– the food thing is not an issue for me except on weekends or other times when there are parties and I overeat. 

It is hard to keep at the exercise, but I’ve found that if I do it every day, I don’t feel right if I take a day off, and I crave the exercise. So I try to keep it up.

Post # 14
866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mu_t:  You need a lifestyle change, not a diet.  The good news is, you have plenty of time to get into it.  Start a workout regimen that you can keep up and then try eating a whole foods diet.  Cut out the processed foods and added sugars.  No pop (even diet), white bread or ketchup.  That is how I have lost weight and kept it off.  And the great news, I cheat on the weekends so if you really really want that pizza, just wait til Saturday.  When the cheat is in sight, it isn’t so hard to stay on track.

When you are on vacation and want to splurge, try to make better food decisions and eat slowly to help with portion control.  That way, if you do gain some back it won’t be a whole five pounds. 

You can do this!

Post # 15
1369 posts
Bumble bee

Add me to the list!


Two years ago I lost about 15 pounds. I still wasn’t at the “what you should weigh” weight, but I felt good and I looked good and things were great. Then I went back to work and(I have the summers off) and it all came back. There were too many treats at work, I was too tired to work out etc. etc. I gained it all back and am right back to square one.

I hate myself, I really do. I am trying to do the right thing, I’m using MFP and am usually under the cal count for the day. I do cheat on occasion, but I try not to be piggy about it. And I work out 3 times a week doing cardio for 40 min and I do weights too.

Things just dont seem to be moving 🙁

Post # 16
2706 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mu_t:  I am of two minds on this. If you are a healthy weight (as opposed to a aesthetic weight and on women this is about a 20 pound difference), is it really so bad to make the choice to enjoy yourself and experience life rather than making “health choices” in a great restaurant.

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