(Closed) Gained back half the weight I lost…life is so stressful!

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I did the same thing! I lost almost 20 and then gained like 12 or 13 pounds back. D:

Right now I’m doing Nike Training Club. If you have an iPhone or an iPod touch I highly recommend it. It’s hard. The easiest workout laid me up for three days, but it’s so good. 

I’ve done Weight Watchers with success, too! If you’re good at maintaining and tracking stuff, you can totally get results from that!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Write down everything you eat, so you can’t lie to yourself!! I lost around 150 lbs without surgery.  Do you exercise?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I strongly suggest Weight Watchers. I successfully lost 33 pounds doing it over 2 years ago. I’ve managed to keep most of it off (all except about 10 pounds (plus or minus)) And I am currently following the plan and my points closely again.

It won’t happen overnight, but it teaches you a new way to eat and portion control. I steadily lost 2 pounds a week when I first started and have lost about 6 pounds in the last 4 and a half weeks.

I’ve also been working out at home. Treadmill and some Women’s Health DVDs. I highly recommend them too. Not too intense, but enough to see results.

Good luck! It’s a tough struggle…

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@mermaideve – we did get married on a cruise and it was cheaper for us to do that then get married in San Diego.  I think it depends on the cruise line though.  We got married on Carnival.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@mermaideve we had 50 people at ours, so it was worth it.  Fortunately for us guests could come on the ship for the wedding and leave before we set sail 🙂

Post # 11
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Honey bee

weight watchers! Im on it and have lost 16lbs in 7 weeks.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper

Do you remember what you did to avoid the sweets before?  Sometime I have zero will power and wonder how I ever was successful at weight loss.  It can be very discouraging.

The best advice I could give you is to try to remember what worked for you before and try to implement it.

For me, not having candy/sweets in the house is HUGE.  When they are there, I think I can just have a little, but it NEVER works out that way.

I also would substitute fruit for sugar, when I was really dying for a treat.  

Also – reminding yourself that it’s a process and all those small steps you are taking DO add up.

All that stress really is a food-trigger, so don’t beat yourself up too much.  Try to think of things you can do to help with the stress in other forms other than food is a good place to start (a burst of quick exercise, a phone call, WB!, etc.)

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

I reached my heaviest point this year and decided to start a fitness bootcamp and revamp my diet. I track my calories on loseit.com and try to stay under 1200 a day with a cheat day of 1800 on the weekend. 1200 is low but it’s clear that most people underestimate their calorie intake by at least 20 percent, so I’m more likely really consuming around 1500 a day. Coupled with 3 rigorous 1 hour workouts a week and one hike on the weekend, I’m down 8 pounds in 6 weeks! It feels great and it’s been a fairly quick but healthy shed…I eat 3 square meals a day and never feel hungry (and I definitely snack when I am hungry! No denying myself or I know I’ll fall off the wagon)!

Weight watchers works for many of my friends and while I’m loving how I feel exercising, I truly believe that it’s 95% diet and only 5% exercise when it comes to my personal weight loss (even with 4 days of working out, it’s only 1 hour a day, and I don’t have time for much more).

Tracking my calories has def. been the biggest help with weight loss for me—I decide what I’m going to eat for dinner, log my “estimated” dinner, and then divvy up my calories for the rest of the day that way (that way you don’t reach dinner and realize you only have like 100 calories left).

Good luck with your weight loss!

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