Post # 1
Hi, I have been trying for 4 years to lose weight. I am currently at 210 pounds and need to be around 160. It has been a continous cycle of losing 10 pounds, gaining 10 pounds. I will have an awesome week of eating right and exercising and then the next week it’s back to doing everything wrong.
The sad thing is that I have plenty of motivation to lose weight. I have PCOS and at the current time I am unable to get pregnant. My fertility doctor told me that losing weight would be the #1 thing to help me. My fertility doctor has a lifestyle coach and I have been seeing her every two weeks. She gives me a lot of ideas for things to eat but still, when I go to the grocery store with my FI, I hardly buy anything for myself and then I end up eating fast food. Also I had a physical done at my regular doctor and he said I’m pre-diabetic and also that I have fat developing on my liver. He said it is definately time to make changes in my life.. Ugh!
I’ve thought long and hard about why I can’t stay motivated and I’m wondering if I have a fast food addiction. I get really bad cravings for junk. I also HATE to cook and I wonder if that is part of it as well. Or maybe I’m just plain lazy.
Has anyone else gone through this?? How did you finally end up losing the weight.
Post # 3
It sounds like you have a great motivation, especially if you want to have kids.
I made a Pintrest board of all the things that motivate me: what I want to look similar to, maybe baby pictures of cute kids, clothes I’d like to wear, etc. A motivation board if you will, and you can do this at home too with a poster board.
I eventaully had to do Nutrisystem to help me get started. I lost 27 pounds in about 4 months and was happy withthe results. I went off of it, and I can now demonstrate proper portion control and have found some new foods to love in the process.
Another great thing to have is a support system. If no one is there to help you get out of bed and go for a run/walk, it will be difficult. DH was my motivator. He got me out every night for a walk or play on the Wii. He also held me accountable for things I ate that were not part of the Nutrisystem plan.
So, make a motivation board, get with a nutritionist or support buddy, exercise, and find a good diet plan. And whatever you do, do NOT deprive yourself. If you have stuck to your diet plan all week, reward yourself on Sunday with a cookie or icecream or something.
Post # 4
@mandanjoe: Are you me? lol I’ve got PCOS as well, and I’m currently stuck at 210 lol But that’s down from 240 at least 🙂
Stop the fast food, it’s killing you and your chances of having kids in the future! Find healthy foods that you like and make sure you have PLENTY around the house! (Personally I love strawberries, dry roasted almonds, broccoli, oranges, grapes, celery, baby carrots and peanut butter… I’m currently out of all of them, but I’m going food shopping in a little bit so I’m good lol) This website is a great tool:
The cravings do subside, (I will admit that when I pass a Mickey D’s I sometimes get a whiff of the grease and wish I had some fries! but be strong!)
You can do this! I know you can! For more support: Join an online community like My Fitness Pal, Calorie Count, or Spark People. (along with the ladies here of course!) and for motivation, I highly recommend this:
You can also PM me anytime if you need 🙂
Post # 5
My fiance and I just finished our 30 days on a program called The Whole 30. I lost 13.5 pounds in 30 days and he lost 14. It really focuses on cutting out all the gluten, dairy, grains and sugar in your diet. I was really skeptical at first but the weight just fell out. We’re starting the program again on Monday to lose the final 10-15 pounds that we each want to look. I have a thyroid condition and always used that as an excuse for not losing weight but it was exactly that an excuse. I’ve learned that eating right and exercise really is the key. You should read up on The Whole 30 and maybe try it. It wasn’t a huge commitment for us to stick to the plan exactly as written for 30 days. Good luck!
*Also, if you look up Whole 30 success stories you’ll see how people were transformed. I’ve never had a “diet”/program work like this one.
Post # 6
Once you start eating healthy, you won’t crave crap as much.
Try throwing out everything unhealthy in the house… the chips, the cookies, ice cream, everything that is sabotaging you.
Make a “fast food” envelope for the week and put in enough money for 1 or 2 meals to start. Once the money is gone, you can’t go again until the next week. As you adjust to not eating fast food, you’ll feel the desire less and less.
Make yourself exercise. Count calories. Meet with a nutritionist or dietician to figure out a good diet plan that will work with your PCOS.
It comes down to, stop making excuses for yourself. You need to make the changes yourself. Good luck!