Post # 1
I want to lose weight, but its been hard lately. So much stress and all I want to do is eat. I bought the Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred and its sitting in my house I haven’t even opened it yet. How can I do this? Stress is getting the best of me 🙁
Post # 3
@loveknows: Don’t think you can’t lose weight just because you like to eat! I’m a hardcore stress eater…but, I’ve lost a little over 50 lbs in the past few months! You just need to eat healthy- swap your bad cravings for good ones. Are you craving sugar? Have a piece of fruit! Are you craving something salty like chips? Have some protein! Drink lots of water and eat small meals every few hours with a good mix of protein, carbs and veggies. I’m sure you have heard it over and over again but moderation and choices are key. I know it’s hard…believe me! I’m a couch potato with a love affair of dark beer, guacamole and cheesecake. It’s HARD! But, if you really want it- just do it! Simple as that, I promise. I about peed my pants yesterday when I went to find a dress for my girls night out tonight and ended up in a size 2…I started at a size 16! If I can do it- you can do it!! Good Luck!
Post # 4
@Lala61111: you are my inspiration!!! haha i am a size 14/16 and would love to be a size 2. how long did it take you?
Post # 5
@Lala61111: Oh man, that is just amazing. Good for you!!
My problem is my insane love for everything carbs. I also eat when I’m bored, which is reallllly bad. I try to keep junk out of the house (out of sight, out of mind), but everytime we have friends over they always bring a delicious dessert and leave us with the leftovers. 🙁 What is wrong with these people?? 😉
Post # 6
@mattsgirl813: PM’ing you so I don’t threadjack. 🙂
Post # 7
@Lala61111: I want to hear your story!!
Post # 8
@loveknows – I have a horrible time with weight loss and controlling my eating. The thing that really helped was detoxing off sugar and stopping eating processed crap. It took some time, but the cravings really went away (they creep back when you eat the stuff – which turns into extra motivation to not eat it!).
I also tried to substitute whatever food I was binging or stress eating on with different options. Like – carrots for the crunch, or fruit if I was dying for a sugary snack, or celery with almond butter, etc.
I also have noticed that if I have enough fat in my diet (from protein/meats, avocado, etc.) I’m less likely to go crazy.
Keeping hydrated was really key for me – I liked to guzzle 16oz of water when I’m about to unleash my stress eating and that helps my tummy think I’m full.
Post # 9
Thanks ladies!!!!! Keep up the good work! And keep the encouragement coming!
Post # 10
yep! I’m totally there with you. I’ve managed to be good by not buying junk food, not letting myself walk past fast food during lunch, not picking it up if it’s free in the break room. If I bring only veggies & fruit – that’s all I’ll eat! Sometimes I cannot put myself to eat more carrots – so I eat nothing. Sometimes that works too.
Post # 11
I struggle with this everyday, and probably will for the rest of my life.
What helps me is planning my meals in advance. I take my lunch to work everyday so I have no excuse to not eat a healthy meal. I also have breakfast everyday. I plan a week of dinners before I go food shopping, and I plan for splurges like low fat frozen yogurt 🙂
It’s hard and always will be. But I try to do little things to make it easier.
Post # 12
Oh my god this is totallly me. Even down to the 30 day shred. I’m doing the shred now though and than afterwards having a bowl of ice cream, or making a s’more. It’s totally awful. I love food and I hate food.
Post # 13
what are you eating? I would say toss the junk food and have healthy things in the house that way you can snack all you want 🙂
Post # 14
Do the workout where you feel comfortable I know I was unfit for 8 years weighing 144pounds I gained 20 pounds in 2 years (thanks jack in the box). At first I tried to do the workout videos but hated them to the point that I shelfed them.
Next day I tried it again only lasting 15 minutes instead of the 1hour workout but that was the level that my body was at each week I gradually increased it by 15 minutes at the end of the month I was up to the 1 hour video.
start out slowly
Best advice stay away from breads and pastas (fatting)
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens
Story of my life! I thought the same thing as I ate a bowl of chocolate ice cream tonight. Can’t.Stop.Eating. UGH
Post # 16
Lol I just finished a sandwich while reading this post. The only thing that helps me is that we usually don’t buy “bad” foods.