Put on weight :-(

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 19
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599 posts
Busy bee

OMG good job!! I only have photos I took in my undies.. so not going to share those. But I’ve lost like 20 lbs since January and couldn’t be happier 🙂 Keep up the awesome work, you look great!! 

Post # 20
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751 posts
Busy bee

ilovelift :  I’ve heard of not body shaming people who don’t want to lose weight, but encouraging people who want to and might need to lose weight to stay as they are just baffles me! People are trying to better their health and you’re discouraging that? What’s your angle?

Post # 21
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269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I gained 40 pounds since last August after moving in with my fiance, and my wedding is next month, so I feel you. My parents have definitely said things to me when I visit about their “concerns”. I’ve gained this much years ago during my first year of college, and I was able to slim down 50 pounds 3 years ago (active job, gym 2x a day, no junk). But yet here I am, 10 pounds heavier than my heaviest in college. I feel like a failure since I can’t bring myself to be as strict as I was back then, but I also realized that my lifestyle caused me to have anorexic tendecies. The way I see it, I am happy regardless of my weight gain. I think once the wedding is over I will be able to focus on myself again.

Post # 22
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751 posts
Busy bee

happybridetobe1988 :  you have done fantastically! Keep up the good work you look great!

 

im not going to lie I love showing my before/after photo because it’s a massive confidence boost for me and good inspiration for people!

 

Post # 23
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45 posts
Newbee

happybridetobe1988 :  wow – that is only 2 months progress? You are doing GREAT! Can you share some of what you’ve been doing? I am currently in the same position. I’ve gained about 20 pounds over the last year or so and I feel my worst. (I’m also not super tall so it shows). I feel so discouraged because I am someone who loses weight very slowly so I need to get out of the mentality of instant gratification. I feel like I’m hungry ALL the time because I’ve gotten used to eating so much more than anybody needs (emotional eater over here). But your update is very encouraging!

Post # 24
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442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - City, State

Girl, I feel you. It’s been hard for me to go back to my “normal” diet routine since getting back from my Maui vacation. I also started a new job right when I got back, and the kitchen is stocked with all that deliciously bad food. I may have been dipping my hand into that M&M jar multiple times a day! 

I’ve found brushing my teeth right after lunch helps me stay away from all that sweets. Little stuff like that can help!

Post # 25
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1143 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Tacoma, WA

Oh Bee, I know this feeling well. It was photos of me from a family outing last year that finally did it for me. I was tagged in them on Facebook and was absolutely HORRIFIED by how awful I looked, and I decided that very day to make some big changes. I’ve been keto ever since, and am now down about 40 lbs and still going until what I see in the mirror/photos matches how I see myself in my head, if that makes sense.

Good luck! You’ve totally got this!

ETA: Before and after photos. I started actively trying to lose weight in October of last year. That’s when the first photo is from. The second is from this past weekend. SO has also been losing weight along with me, which makes it so much easier to stick to healthier eating! 🙂

Post # 27
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751 posts
Busy bee

happybridetobe1988 :  I didn’t Diet as such but changed the way I viewed food, I think this has been the key to keeping it off. I’ve even had a baby since losing my weight and have basically gone back to pre baby (skinny version) so it really does work. Carbs are not your friend and since learning that it has helped me so much! I used to live on bread and pasta and things and now I only have 1 meal with carbs rather than 3 (I used to think I was eating well having weetabix, sandwich then pasta) but I was bulky! Now I have fruit and yoghurt, salad then whatever for dinner 

Post # 29
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751 posts
Busy bee

happybridetobe1988 :  it doesn’t sound ridiculous!! I had to do the exact same thing! Suddenly that Caesar salad that I thought was healthy turned out to have more salt than a burger and more calories than a portion of chips! It’s madness! MyFitnessPal pal has a huge database including restaurants, I always pre chose my meals at restaurants so I knew how many calories I was eating. And I still live, I still factor in chocolate, I still have a takeaway and even mcdonalds now and again but I factor this in to my day/week and adjust accordingly! I don’t even calorie count anymore! 

 

Water was also also a massive difference to my hunger levels, I found out a lot of the times I thought I was hungry I was actually thirsty!

 

you are doing so well, and even if you have an off day or week or even month don’t let that defeat you! ❤️

Post # 30
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219 posts
Helper bee

Beth7210 :  People can change their behaviors in an attempt to better their health without focusing on weight. If you read both my posts, you’ll have seen my intention was to offer a perspective that’s not readily available and that many people don’t even know exists. Honestly, it’s a whole different truth than the one that’s been presented to us, and I don’t kid myself into thinking I can do it justice here. If you want some resources I’m happy to share. If you’re skeptical, just remember we used to believe the world was flat, took it as unquestionable truth.

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