(Closed) Fallen off the wagon :( Tips for staying

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Take it one meal at a time, if you make a mistake, do better with the next meal. I’m having the same issues, but I will not give up. Just keep at it, and try to work out 3-4 times a week for at least 30 mins. Good luck

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

 

  • Eat in front of the mirror (this one really works for me)

 

  • Post unflattering pics of yourself in places you Eat. 

 

  • Allow yourself a treat meal, not day, to look forward to every week. 

 

  • Weigh yourself multiple times a week, at the same time every day. 

 

  • Water, water, water! 

 

  • Don’t keep sweets in the house.  

 

  • DO NOT beat yourself up when you mess up!  We are all human, and can’t be perfect! 

I constantly have to watch my weigh, so i know what it’s like. Good Luck! 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yes like others said drinks tons of water. I don’t do anywhere without a bottle of water in my hand. Just remember what you are working towards and when that bad meal is calling your name just think about what you would really gain from eating it… nothing. lol.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Yeah, I’ll add you 🙂 good on you for taking the first steps to making a change.

You know what keeps me going? Smoothies with spinach. I put light soy milk in them. I love them. Just need them every single day.

Also – the weight does not come off quickly. Don’t be impatient.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You never fail if you never give up. Repeat that to yourself, write it down, and don’t. give. up. 

I totally hear you…I have been on a weight loss journey for about 4 months now and it is hard! I’ve had weeks where I’ve lost 3lbs and weeks where I eat Kraft Dinner, cinnamon rolls, junk, junk, junk and feel like a failure. But…I never give up. Put those bad meals and bad days behind you and keep reaching for your goals. It helps to have specific, small goals. Write them down, then write down potential obstacles and how you plan to overcome them. Here is an example of mine:

Goal: Weight train 3x this week. 

Potential obstacles: Too tired to work out from the baby being up all night, too tired to be motivated. 

Plan: Do CoreFusion Body Sculpt in the ten-minute segments. You CAN do 3 10-minute workouts while the baby naps. Look at your “before” picture to motivate you to workout. Remember you are so close to fitting into your pre-partum jeans!!

Etc, etc. Writing it down REALLY helps me because I am a total lists and checkmarks person. Other people find it helpful to reward themselves every time they lose 5lbs, like with a new workout top, new scarf, whatever. Prolly not such a good idea to reward yourself with food unless it something healthy, like a pricy, organic, tasty treat. 

Yeah, food can be $$. Frozen fruits and veggies are your best friend. I second the frozen spinach in a smoothie. I do 1 cup mixed frozen berries, 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, 2 cups frozen spinach, 1 tsp coconut oil, and 8 oz V8 Diet Splash juice (10 calories, 3 carbs) and blend it up well. Delish, and you seriously cannot taste the spinach. So nutritious and packed with vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. I also like to take like 2 heaping cups of frozen veggies (peas, squash, carrots, broccoli, asparagus, etc) and saute them for just a few minutes with a little olive oil and garlic powder, onion power, pepper or whatever seasoning you love. Cover and cook until just heated through on med-high heat, but not soft. You want to eat them as close to raw as possible. Super filling, healthy and the seasoning makes it sooo good. Plus frozen veggies are way cheaper. 

You can do this!! 

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MrsDPal811:  have you tried cutting out processed food and grains? you can still get good natural carbs from sweet potatoes and fruit but cutting out the processed stuff is pretty effective!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’ll let you know what I started this week. The Paleo diet. It is one of the easiest diets I have done, because it does limit what I can eat. I find everything in moderation is great, but when I need to start losing weight, to see results for more motivation, it just does not work for me. Because I allow myself too many things too frequently, and falling off the wagon is too easy. With Paleo, certain foods are just off limit, not because it is “bad”, but because it isn’t part of this diet plan. But it is so easy, and I am never hungry, ever. I eat alot of veggies, meat, and about one-2 fruits a day (which actually isn’t highly recommended). But I am eating apples, and it still is technically the season, right?

Anyways, I never thought I could give up carbs, which paleo is, but no giving up carbs, its giving up grains and anything in a box, and dairy as well. I thought without bread I would be restricted, but I don’t feel that way anymore. Without carbs/grains I feel better, I really do. I haven’t eaten anything from a box in 3 days, and I have lost 4.5 lbs already. I actually feel skinnier, less bloated and ” tighter” if that makes any sense.

Anyways, look it up its worth a shot.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I have heard good things about the paleo diet too. Haven’t tried it yet tho. Still living in denial needing someone to pull the chip packet from me. Wish you the best of luck with sticking to a healthy plan.

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