Post # 1
Ok so I just got rid of a bunch of jeans that no longer fit me, my family keeps calling me fat, and I hate the way I feel now. Fiance on the other hand says I look beautiful and that I am not fat (of course he’s going to say that) so because of that I haven’t really tried to lose weight, but most of my clothes fit tight or not at all anymore, so I think its time.
Tell me, what have you done to lose weight? Everytime I start to exercise I stop right away, I dont know what to do to keep me encouraged to lose weight! Help Me Please!
Post # 3
They helped me lose 40 lbs. and best of all, it’s FREE.
I exercise 6 or 7 days week. Kettlebells rock. I also do pilates and step aerobics.
Post # 4
I’ll look into it, thanks! 🙂
Post # 5
My mom has been critical of my weight most of my life, even when I was skinny. I have had to tell her not to talk about it. You want want to talk with your family.
I love to eat and I’m also a stress eater so it’s hard. Portion control and exercise (mostly jogging and my exercise bike) work for me. One recent change I made was replacing ice cream with Greek yogurt.
Post # 6
Ugh… I’m totally in the same boat. Lost about 35lb through a painfully strict diet (1/2 meals a day of just under a handful of rice, some veg, and occasionally some lean meat… standard village diet for people there), helathy living out in a small village, and exercise (lots of walking and farm work). Went home for a 3 week holiday… gained 15lb! How is that even possible? I didn’t even eat 3 meals a day and only had about three desserts the whole time (although I did eat more than in my village). Now I’m really unmotivated. Stupid diet. Plus it used to be so easy to diet when I was a teenager…
On the other hand, nice that your Fiance thinks you look lovely! What a star. He’s a keeper for sure! What matters is really what you think you look like. Do you feel uncomfortable? It probably seems like a long road ahead, especially if you don’t see results right away due to the effort you put in, but you can get there!
In the past, I’ve expected to lose 1lb a week if I cut calories to 1,200 a day and walk everywhere. So schedule in plenty of time! I guess that’s my best advice. Also, I’ve found that I tend to gain weight from exercise, not lose it, because I put on muscle so fast… muscle which is almost invisible until I shift fat the only way that works for me… diet. But then, everyone is different, so…
Post # 7
I am changing my diet. I gave up fried foods and I am on a modified Paleo Diet where you can’t have sugar and sweetners, processed foods, grains ( like rice, breads, etc), potatoes, soy products, legumes, alcohol and dairy. You can eat fruits and vegetables, lean meat & fish, nuts , eggs and good fats ( avocado, olive oil, almonds) Check: http://crossfitsocaltribe.com/2011/10/11/cfst-2011-eat-right-get-tight-challenge-guidelines-are-ready/
I modified it so I can eat one of them so I don’t go crazy. I decided to still be able to have my dairy.
I also took up juicing…i’ve read that it helps with weight loss, etc http://www.jointhereboot.com/index.php?lang=en
Now I just need to exercise…so I’ll go to my free CrossFit class on Saturdays, hopefully go to the gym or try to do my P90X DVDs
Post # 8
I’m actually a really lazy person when it comes to dieting or exercising. But I came across a video online (not sure if I can link – just search “ski step”). It’s extremely easy and I can do it right before I shower each morning and sometimes I do it before sleep. I’ve been doing it for about 3 weeks and I’ve lost 9 pounds. I haven’t changed my diet or ate less. Maybe you can give it a try.
Post # 9
Counted calories! Used the app “lose it” and it tells you how many calories per day you should be consuming based on your answers to several questions. I stay within 1200 calories per day and in the past two months or so, lost about 10 pounds and feel better than I have in about 2 years since gaining the extra lbs. Within that calorie count, I eat a high amount of protein and hardly any carbs (bread, rice, pasta). Lots of 0% fat greek yogurt, tilapia, shrimp, veggies, chicken breast, and salad with a little olive oil and lots of balsamic vinegar. And I love Kashi bars for in between meals. I also try to drink lots of water. It gets so easy after a week or two and once you see results, its even more motivating!
ETA: because of a blood pressure issue that I have, I also dont excercise. I get some walking in as part of my daily commute but thats about the extent of it.
Post # 10
I work out 3 days a week 1 of which is with my dad’s friend who is a personal trannier (best gift I think i have ever been given) and try to not eat carbs after 5 and i try to eat better over all.
Post # 11
@kaylee26: yeah my problem is that I eat out a lot, and every time I do its pasta, wings, nothing healthy so I need to stop that and learn how to control how much I eat.
@Rachel631: I’m not good with diets 🙁 but I am overweight considering my size. I’m 4’11 I read that my target weight is supposed to be 117, last time I weighed myself I was 157…so i need to lose 40 pounds, and I would like to do it by my wedding date. My Fiance is definitely a keeper 🙂 I always feel horrible about the way I look, and hes always making me feel better. I guess like you say I get frustrated that I dont see changes fast so I give up, but I gotta stop that.
Post # 12
I love pasta too!
Have you been 117 recently? Maybe you could break it down. Try to get to 137 and see how you feel.
Post # 13
The best descision I ever made was getting a gym membership. I lost 60lbs in a year and have kept them off for the last three. Find a way to work it into your schedule on a regular basis and always have you gym clothes with you so you don’t have an excuse not to go. If you take some classes it makes working out more fun. I suggest spinning or kick boxing!
If you have a smart phone download some kind of calories tracker app like MyFitnessPal, you can tell it how many pounds you want to lose a week and your weight and it tells you how many calories you should be eating a day.
Also is you haven’t done it already, cut out diet soda/diet drinks and artificial sweetners altogether. They may not have calories but the way your body processes them actually makes you feel hungrier sooner and people who use artificial sweeters long-term gain more weight than people who don’t.
Post # 14
@jussanuthagrl: I heard juicing was really good too, I have a friend who does it and well lets just say she looks healthy. I will at least have to try zumba at home since I have no car to go to a gym, and the times I’ve dont it here its gotten me tired.
@BijouGemme: I will google it thanks! I hope that helps 🙂
@purple_sofia: I know counting your calories works, I’ve just never tried. I had to completely change the way I am because if not I will always be lazy and I will just continue to gain weight :/ I know I’m not supposed to go over 1200 a day, but I honestly never count.
@TankIsCute: thats great! When I do work out I work out the same amount of days, sometimes even 5 days out of the week, but I never seem to go past two weeks.
@kaylee26: No! 🙁 I think the skinniest I can remember myself was back when I was a freshman in HS (04-05) and then I was 125, I felt pretty good then, and that is actually the weight I would like to go back too, I probably stopped being 117 when I was in Middle School, I honestly dont know.
@novacaineandlaughter: I would like to join a gym, but since I dont have a car it makes it impossible! The people in my family who do have cars are too lazy to take me (I dont have a drivers license because I have gotten several seizures before) and I cant drive. Usually I go to youtube and find zumba videos, that works, and several other exercises I fnd online that I can do at home. I dont drink any diet sodas, but I do drink lots of dr.pepper, so that is one think I need to stop drinking for sure.
Post # 15
Are you in an area where you can walk or jog?
Post # 16
No, I’m not. My street is one of those that doesnt have a sidewalk for you to walk on, so if you want to walk or run it has to be done on the street, and to top it off there is like a million loose dogs around here that every time they see someone they start barking and try to go at you! :/