(Closed) I am going on a diet_for real this time!

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Have your tried Weight Watchers?  I’ve lost about 15 lbs and have about 10 to go til my goal weight.  It really helps you be accountable with your eating (for me at least).

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I would definitely try the weight watchers thing! I know what you mean about watching your sister lose the weight & her not really doing anything to keep it off. It IS frustrating to see people who can do that without any problem, & your sitting there working your tail off!

Best of luck to you girl, just try to only focus on yourself and no one else. Make this YOUR goal and try not to compete with your sister, because it’ll only bring you down more. There are tons of girls in your situation. You can do it!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

There are a lot of possibilities about your sister.  First that she does a lot that she keeps a secret because she doesn’t want people to know how hard she is working, maybe she barely eats when alone etc.  Maybe she is sick (I hope not!) or really stressed out (also hope not!).  Finally if she really does eat mcdonalds and crap a lot then she is not healthy at all no matter what her weight is (which I know isn’t going to make you feel better – since you want her to be healthy).  The excercise of two hours walking is wonderful though and I’m sure it wasn’t easy to start doing that if she had never done it before.

Regarding your health, I am wondering do you know your cholesterol and blood pressure numbers?  Those are good indication of health and more reliable than weight. Also to get healthier you should definitely excercise and do weights (just running does not do as much good).  Also strength workouts will change your matebolism a bit and make you lose weight faster. 

Finally, a lot of low fat food isn’t good for you.  It might have fewer calories etc. but not good for your health, a lot of the more natural products are better.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I just recently read the book “Mastering your Metabolism” by Jillian Michaels and have completely changed the way I eat. It seems like I have been on some sort of diet since middle school and I finally realized that I need a lifestyle change not just a diet. Check out the book. Also I agree with weight watchers…I did that many years ago and am still aware about how many points I eat a day because it is much easier than counting calories and if you stay within your range, you are guarenteed to see the weight. Also, I was a diet coke ADDICT and I have completely cut artificial sweetners out because they are so bad for you….I do miss my diet coke though 🙁 Best of Luck!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

What kind of workouts are you doing?

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Why don’t you try a workout video? That gives me exactly the motivation I need! Once it turns on I KNOW I’m dedicated to finishing it!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

danielle,

It is really hard, there is so much conflicting information out there!  One thing that I’ve never seen disputed is vegetables are good for you!  Rice. Water. Moderation in red meat.  And cooking versus eating processed foods as much as possible. 

I’m sure you’ve already considered all the options but I have to bring it up, have you tried/thought about different bc? maybe something nonhormonal? 

I have to say, if you run for an hour on a regular basis you are pretty fit!  So go ahead and get healthier and lose weight but don’t be hard on yourself. (Maybe try to up the weight from 5lbs to 10lbs?) I don’t look overweight but running for an hour is really hard for me because I’m not very fit. 

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