(Closed) How many of you can’t get started?

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Carolyn72:Replace water with pop.  Don’t  keep pop in the house and don’t bring money to buy pop.  I used to drink alot of diet pop, but even when I cut that out, I lost weight.  Instead of spending money on fast food, buy lean cuisine microwave dinners.  No mess, no fuss.  You can do this.  You quit smoking cold turkey, so I know if you motivate yourself, you can lose the weight.  Good luck!

Post # 3
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395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Well, you’re going in the right direction. Cutting out fast food and soft drinks would be monumental! 

I’m overweight too, and it is hard. I have a thyroid condition, which is no excuse, but it sure didn’t help! I had just lost a lot of weight before Fiance and I got together, and have since gained most of it  back.  220lbs on a 5’0 frame is NOT cute!! 

Beyond just dieting, have you found any form of exercise that you enjoy?

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Double post, sorry. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I understand the feeling!!

It took a lot of inner thought and motivation for me to realize that things I was doing were unhealthy. Well, I realized it… but I needed to find a way to make myself change.

I was drinking upwards of 6 cans of Pepsi a day… that’s so bad for the system. I also was eating at a lot of fast food as opposed to cooking. Pizzas, small diners, Red Robin… you name it! We were going out for dinner way more often than we should.

What helped me was setting up an extremely strict household budget. I know, it doesn’t seem like it has anything to do with dieting… but it does!

The wedding alone was not able to make me want to cut back on sugary stuff and pizza, so I created very detailed Excel Spreadsheet budgets to show me how much we were spending on dining out and sodas in a month. Oh it was scary! It became no problem for me to cut back $30 a month for dining out. That’s a couple of carry out pizzas or one middle of the road dining out night.

Every time I feel like hitting up a Taco Bell, I look at my savings money cell.. and I find it much easier to say no!

We are saving for wedding related expenses and for a nest egg for when we have a baby! ๐Ÿ™‚ We will be trying to conceive in between June-July due to fertility trouble.

Thinking of preparing for all the good in our futures makes it easy to cut out non-necessities! It’s worth a shot! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Whoa double post… sorry!!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Start with small goals, and reward yourself with non-food things along the way! I lost about 30 pounds last year, and while it wasn’t EASY, I found that if you make small changes, they last a lot longer.  I haven’t gained any of the weight back in 9 months.

For example, start with cutting back to 1 can (or glass) of pepsi a day for a week. Then cut it out completely.  Try diet soda for awhile, and then after a week or so, switch to unsweetened iced tea, or water with lemon.

Try looking at food blogs for food inspiration, or try to make “At home” versions of your favorite drive-through foods.

Try just walking a BIT more, like parking at the furthest parking spot, taking stairs instead of elevators, taking a 15minute walk on your lunch break.  Every little bit helps! You can do it!

Post # 11
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395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yeah, you have to be on the right thyroid medicine. There are some bees on here who have dealt with thyroid frustrations, and stubborn doctors. My doctor recently prescribed me Armour, after I asked. I had never even heard of it before finding it on Wedding Bee. Do some research. I feel better already! 

Also, yeah, the gym scene doesn’t work for me either. It’s too much of a hassle. It’s so much easier to exercise from home. 

Research Zumba! It’s so much fun! Can be pricey, but cheaper on Amazon and such, and maybe the older DVD’s (helped me lose close to 50 pounds before I gained it all back!) are cheaper by now.  

Also, having someone close to you (a friend, sister, neighbor, etc.) helping to keep you accountable may be of some benefit. 

Dr. Phil’s book on weight loss is really helpful and insightful as well. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

about the fast food- I put my wallet in my trunk.  That way, if I pull in, I have to spend the time walking to and opening the trunk of my car- gives me time to think “do I want this, or do I want to be healthier”… its worked ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I feel you. yesterday I looked at pics of myself at 19 in Mazatlan and I showed my fiance’ my old bikini bod…and the funny thing is, I used tho think i was fat as heck but when I look at those pics I wonder what the hell my problem was. I think I weighted around 118….but I so desperatly waned to be 112 for some retarded reason who knows. 

Here I am at 29 and I have gained a TON of weight over the last 3 years. I weigh over 150 lbs and I’m so embarrassed to tell anyone. My friends tell me I’m skinny but I know I’m overweight. I basically know how to hid it really well…and I know people notice I’m not as thin as I used to be….they think I’ve but on 10-15 lbs…but as you can see it’s alot more than that. I’m getting married in 6 months and it’s hard to get started. I remember I used to lose weight so easily. I’d trade dinners for smoothies for a few weeks and I’d be bikini read. My discipline isn’t what it was. Every monday I lie to myself that I will eat better….I will get back on my bicycle and every week I dissapoint myself.

I guess like you…I just need to face facts. Only I have the power to turn things around. I need to get over myself. Let’s do it!

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