Post # 1
Ok I wanted to start this thread in hopes that it will help others, like myself, on getting back on the right track with weight loss/diet/nutrition..etc
MY STORY: I am 27 years old and overweight. I work 7am-7pm M-F, so I can’t really workout during the day. My lowest weight was 130lb. at a size 6. And now I’ve ballooned up like a blowfish. Watch the spikes! lol But in all honesty, I have my wedding coming up and I’m feeling rather down about my weight and not motivated. I keep thinking about how skinny I was back then and it makes me more sad…I know I know, I shouldn’t do that. So yesterday, I started to walk/jog for like a half hour with 2lb weights in both hands. I definitely want to get off my ass and start feeling better, being more healthier, and just overall looking leaner and slimmer. I had bought P90 and my fiance seems to get more into it than I am. I’m more of a cardio kind of person, rather than weight training. Both of which are so vital for weightloss I’ve learned. So anyways, I’m thinking of buying INSANITY to boost up my cardio workout, and just doing P90 for more of a toning up my muscle kind of deal.
I hope others post up their results and workout programs because I think this will help everyone out, especially those women who want to lose weight.
I’m currently doing Tony Horton’s 10 minute workouts and have been on and off with it. But I’ve decided to get back on it, and for good this time. I’ll keep you posted on my results, and any other workouts I do.
One advice I can say to all the fellow weddingbees out there that are trying to lose weight, get toned, or just slim down…get off your butt and do it now! It takes that first step to get up off the couch/bed and just start doing something. Walk around the block if its only for 10mins. Just get up and do something. That’s what I’ve realized. I’m the only person that can change this. If I sit on my butt and starve myself, it’s not helping me in the long run. Find a nutrition plan and workout that works for you and stick with it. Good luck to all my bees out there! I’ll keep ya posted! Keep strong!!!
Post # 3
You definitely have the right mindset! 🙂 Here’s mine, though it’s more medication-based…
I’m 5’4″ and weigh, at present, about 137 pounds. This is my all-time high. My lowest was something like 115, and I usually stayed right around 125, give or take a few.
I have hypothyroidism and had a good portion of my thyroid removed (due to a nodule) when I was 19. Went on the meds for it, etc. and gained a LITTLE weight, but it was okay since I was too skinny before that.
Anyway, I had a guardian instead of a legal parent (complicated story) and when that guardianship ended when I was 18, I was told I had two years to find my own health insurance. Here it is, three and a half years later, and I still can’t afford insurance. So, I went to PP for my birth control (can’t afford to see a regular gyno) and was put on a totally different type of pill than what I’d been taking for the past 6 1/2 years. Instead of having the dosage taper off and the hormone levels be rebalanced with every week, I’m barreling through on a straight dose all three weeks…and it played hell with my body.
Within a month and a half, I had shot up from 127 lbs to 140. The nurse pract. at PP was hesitant to switch me back to my old brand but I told her–you HAVE to do this. I’m watching what I eat very, very closely, keeping within the calorie range I’m supposed to be in without too much fat, and exercising regularly, but I just keep gaining.
I’m currently on myfitnesspal.com (helps me monitor my food) and still exercising, but I’m praying that when I can start taking my old pill after my period this month, the weight will come off…keeping my fingers crossed.
Post # 4
@Statutory Grape:I’m crossing my fingers for ya too! Thank you so much for posting.
Yeah I’m a bit scared too about the pill. I’ve heard a lot of stories of weight gain. Ugh..I feel for ya!
Post # 5
@LukesGirl: I wonder if you can get some walks in during your lunch break? It helps break up the day, too. Its probably hard with your schedule, but I joined a women’s soccer team and had a blast this summer. Its ridiculously challenging exercise, because its just sprints up and down a field, but I had a ton of fun and didn’t notice I was “working” that hard, you know? Finding an activity you really love is key, I think, because then you aren’t dreading it but actually look forward to it. I know a lot of people love zumba and spin classes. I enjoyed kick boxing for a while, too. Sometimes gyms offer those classes later at night?
For me, I try to think of it as “getting healthy” rather than “getting skinny,” and try to focus on the things that I enjoy about the activity I’m doing, rather than how much I’d rather be drinking a beer on my couch
Post # 6
Well, I actually stayed pretty thin on the one I was on…I mean, I gained about 10 pounds in 2 years, but that’s natural–I wasn’t going to stay a skinny teen forever. But this is pretty ridiculous…
As long as the gyno takes a look at your complete medical picture, he/she should be able to advise pretty well on what pill’s best for you. Sometimes, it’s a little trial and error, but the weight gain usually isn’t permanent. I’m thinking my bum thyroid has something to do with it, lol.
Post # 7
@elivt:yeah I gotta get that “skinny” mentality out of my head. I don’t think it’ll help me out here..I totally agree. I’m the only person here that runs the store so I can’t leave for walks…which I love that idea because I’m so unproductive at work…Ugh..gotta think positive right? We can do this ladies!
Thank you so much for posting elivt!