(Closed) Sad to look at the scale.

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Well, to start with, no one but you knows the number on the scale, so nothing has really changed.

 

Are you looking for fitness/ healthy eating tips? You can join the “Getting unstuffed for Thanksgiving” group and/or the “Biggest Loser” thread.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m the same way, but I noticed my weight gain when I started to feel a lump of skin beneath my breasts. I leaned forward in a char, and it was like my breasts were propped up on a fat roll. I was like Oh, hells no. Granted, I did realize I needed large sized clothes, but I thought that was because of how tight they make clothes nowadays. 

But I realize I have to do something. I am not a gym person, and I ate whatever the heck I wanted to eat. I think that me stopping smoking brought about the munchies, but still, steadily over the last decade, I realize I have put on about 10lbs that won’t go anywhere. So I just gotta woman up and take care of it.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Start a food diary…It might surpise you. 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I used to think I ate pretty well until I joined WW and started tracking my food. It was eye opening to realize how much food I was putting into my body. I would snack on “healthy” things like granola bars, nuts, reduced fat snacks, and trail mix. But it added up to way more than what my body needed and was so much processed food and carbs. Even if you think you are eating well, try making small adjustments like skipping juice and drinking water, eating a healthier breakfast, cutting out butter in cooking, buying whole wheat bread and rice.  I think it’s good you want to start going to the gym but most you losing weight is determined by what you eat, not how often you exercise. try writing down everything you eat today including portion sizes and maybe we can help get you on the right track. I know you said you don’t want to count calories but honestly if you want to lose weight, that’s how it’s done. I found WW to be a lot easier than counting calories if you are willing to try something like that. I lost 30 lbs and have kept it off for a year Even thought I stopped tracking my food a long time ago

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Here’s my experience:

I was the same way for a while but it got to a point where I saw a picture that mortified me and I knew I had to make some changes. I didn’t do anything drastic and I didn’t count calories. What I made an effort to do was exercise. Any exercise. I joined the YMCA and starting doing a few classes, kickboxing, zumba, yoga. I did WiiFit for a bit but what I really LOVED was doing the ‘Just Dance’ games on Wii. I also remember just dancing whenever I could, like cleaning the house with music on and doing embarrassing moves, it worked!

I started to run and I HATE running. Let me say that again, I HATE running. But I did what I could and I was consistent. When it came to food, I didn’t cut anything out but I did try to scale back my portions and eat til I was satisfied.

Over about a year and a half I noticed my clothes were quite loose on me and it really hit me when my size 14-16 jeans were WAY too big. Not really knowing my current size I went shopping and was floored when I fit comfortably in a size 10 jeans. It was soooo encouraging and I think I cried. That’s when I realized I had actually transformed my body without knowing details!

I lost about 38 pounds and still am really proud of myself. Since then I haven’t been as active and have realized I need to get back into the swing of things, so I’m getting back into the exercise with my SO.

So my advice to you if you are really want to make a change for yourself you have to start somewhere and the steps can be small because at least you’re taking them. Start exercising more and go from there!

PS- I also remember watching The Biggest Loser and being moved to tears with their stories and that for some reason really helped my motivation.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@honeybee1999:  Ugh, same here. I’ve always been small (petite frame/fast metabolism) until recently. I’m still small, but definitely gaining weight–I outgrew almost all of my pants. : I am also not a gym person–I bought a membership to one, but I hated going there.

We ordered my dress according to the designer measurements vs. mine (sidenote: fuck you, dress designers), which was two sizes larger than I normally wear. Okay, whatever. It came in and I went to try it on, expecting it to be, like the measurements stated, too big in the bust and perfect in the waist (the hip measurement doesn’t really matter in my dress)…and it ended up being a little tight (though she said that without the longline bra, it would be perfect, and because of the way the bodice is constructed, I don’t need the bra anyway). I was a little horrified, I’ll be honest.

I try to eat pretty good already–eat breakfast every morning (cereal and a banana), drink a big cup of green tea with honey, eat a morning snack (Lara bar–be careful with these stupid bars, most of them are FULL of crap! Lara bars have simple ingredients; the one I have today has cashews, dates, and chocolate chips), bring my lunch every day (soup or a sandwich, usually, with apple slices and a Chobani), and then eat a usually pretty good dinner. I try to focus on protein, especially from non-meat sources (I don’t eat a lot of meat). I do eat bad stuff (um. more than I should.), but you can’t deprive yourself of everything. Another biggie is learning how to listen to your body, especially in regards to eating. We like to eat until we’re full, rather than eating until we’re no longer hungry and then stopping, even if it means leaving food on your plate. My eyes are still bigger than my stomach (especially when it comes to pasta), and it usually leads to me taking big portions and then eating half of it, much to the chagrin of usually my FI and his mama, who wonder if I got enough to eat. Long story short, eat when you’re hungry and stop eating when you’re no longer hungry.

I really like the videos on FitSugar, tbh (ever since Netflix lost their streaming license for fitness videos). They’re 10 minutes, you can do them at home, and they’re actually pretty good. I bought a set of 5lb dumbbells for arms for about $12. I do at least one video 5x a week (alternating between three of them), and have started to double up and change up some of the moves. For instance, there’s a move for triceps that she does that really doesn’t do very much, so FI had me change it up to something that actually works (it’s awful lmao). She does this other isometric hold (weight in each hand, arms straight out to your sides for 1 min) that is mostly worthless, so FI had me change it to flys (weight in each hand, arms down at your sides, lift the weight to shoulder height with your arms straight out, bring them back down). I also wrote out the days of the week on our bathroom mirror (with a dry erase marker) and put a mark next to each day that I work out. I have two off days (randomly, Thursday and Friday), and then I make sure to get in at least ten minutes the other five days. I’m on week three, which is a pretty big accomplishment for me.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

The food dieary I was talking about…is just writting down exactly what you eat and drink…no matter how small. Then you can see if you are eating to much with out noticing…..I posted this on my fb the other day and I think it will make you feel a bit better *BIG HUGS*

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