(Closed) Instant gratification getting the best of me… =(

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
Member
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think you need to keep in mind that you really don’t have that much to lose. I haven’t seen any of your prior posts about this so I don’t know what your goal is… but you look pretty thin to me so I can’t imagine you need to lose much. The last little bit is always the hardest, truly. 

Post # 5
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1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Girl, I am SO with you!  I just started in earnest as well, and I just want to look down and be happy with what I see, already!  It is going to happen as long as we keep being good!!  It really really will! 

Post # 6
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I understand how you feel but it is really a slow process.  You want to loose weight in a healthy way, not just as fast as possible.  I think you just have to look at other things like how your muscles feel, and how you start to look in a few weeks.

Post # 7
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405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Try to focus on how much healthier you FEEL. I’ve been eating better and going to the gym more often and I just feel more energetic and healthy. It helps keep me motivated while I’m waiting for the scale to catch up! 😉

Post # 8
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4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I can relate.  When I was heavier than I am now, I started eating healthier and working out.  I used to weigh myself daily and wonder why the scale wasn’t cooperating immediately.  I just want to look as good as I feel when I’m eating healthy and losing weight.  Then, all of a sudden I started seeing results.  It was an instant high, but it didn’t happen after a week.  It was more like 3-4 weeks later.  Also, if you’re working out a lot, you might be replacing fat with muscle, so don’t look at the scale.  And give youself a few weeks before your body starts to change.  I started to work out again, to tone and lose a few lbs.  I have about 6 lbs to go.  Its not going anywhere but I’ll keep trying!  What helps me is thinking about how good it will feel to reach my goal.  Its so worth it.  And it will happen!  Just keep truckin’ 🙂

Post # 9
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1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Is there a major reason you need to lose weight? Can you fit into your dress? I mean you can wear Spanx or Assets..

I personally need to lose weight to fit into my dress. It’s really hard for me to “diet” as I’ve never had to “diet’ before. I like to go on walks for exercise. People say I look like I’ve lost weight but I haven’t weighed myself. It’s hard to lose weight but you’re wedding isn’t till 6 months so I think you could do it! Just keep a positive attitude.

Post # 10
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Story of my life! I was feeling good about myself this morning, checkin’ myself out in the mirror and thought, “oo i’m gonna try on those pants” (dress pants that I was able to wear in July but haven’t been able to fit in SINCE)  and they won’t even close. Sigh.

Post # 13
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2703 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i totally understand how you feel, i started my regular 5x workout regiment about a month ago… and if anything i’ve gained weight! i expected this, as i didn’t really change my diet and i know i’ve been building muscle.

now that i’m feeling stronger, i am trying to curtail what i eat into modified, healthy portions. i’ve been cutting out snacking, overeating, and eating when im not hungry.

hang in there!!

Post # 14
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829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I feel the same way.. I am working out, eating better.. and nothing off “sigh”

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