(Closed) So there I was enjoying my salad and chicken breast when…

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I just turned down an offer to go out for lunch in favor of eating my own lunch that I brought, and reading this did not make me feel better about the choice.

I’m just starting to try to get in post-wedding shape, so I’m trying to be strict with myself, but it’s always hard in the beginning until you kind of train your body to be okay with not eating crap as much.

But oh how I’d love a giant terrible burger.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Definitely!!! I do allow myself an occasional treat but yeah, eating healthy is hard especially when it seems like everyone else is living the indulgent life!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I go through this ALL the time. All I eat are veggies, fish, fruit and chicked. It’s SO hard, but the pay-off is worth it: I have lost over 20 pounds since December. Just keep your eye on the prize…it’s SO worth it in the end.

One of my BM’s is constantly eating burgers, fries, fried chicken, etc. She thinks that the pounds should be falling off of her because she works out about once a week. She recently asked if I had an eating disorder because I’ve lost so much weight and she hasn’t. What she doesn’t see is that I am in the gym 5 days a week for two hours a day and eating healthy. I hate when people complain about their weight yet do nothing about it. Good for you for being healthy!!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It gets easier… stick with it. I do however let myself have a bit of “bad” every now and then. If i really want some fries, I get the small and keep it moving. If I didn’t let myself have something every now and then, I’d probably seriously OVERDO it the minute temptation arose. I workout hard… why can’t a have a sliver of cake every now and then. Laughing My goal is to eat well 75-80% of the time.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

When I was running in my first half marathon a few weeks ago, a guy passed me carrying (and eating!) a tray of McDonald’s. He had a burger, soda, and a shamrock shake! I though it was kind of funny…I guess he worked off plenty of the calories, but why would you eat such crap while running 13.1 miles??

Ok, maybe I was a little jealous too…

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Legallyblondiebride:  One of my BM’s is constantly eating burgers, fries, fried chicken, etc. She thinks that the pounds should be falling off of her because she works out about once a week.


Whoops! You mean that’s why I’m not losing weight?? Haha I just have no will power. Need to work on that!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@Legallyblondiebride:  It’s not that people do nothing. Someone who is habitually overweight does not know HOW to begin, or where to begin. It’s a complete overhaul in lifestyle, and it’s like a completely different language to learn. Kind of like a baby learning the alphabet. It’s always been around them, but they don’t know what to do with which letter to make a specific word just yet. 

Just be patient with your friend, point her to resources to get her up to speed, and when she has the confidence to know HOW to be as successful as you, she will be motivated to keep up the healthy habits because she will know WHY something works, and why another thing will not work. 

The health food industry is very misleading, so if you see a habit she has formed and can easily substitute for a more effective one, why don’t you let her know about it? She’ll probably thank you, and you can have another ally in helping you to stay dedicated to your weight loss mission.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MissBoPeep:  She eats A LOT. And I mean A LOT. Then she goes to the gym for like 30 mins and walks on the treadmill. That’s all great, but when you leave the gym and hit Burger King on your way home all your progress goes out the door. She just doesn’t get it.

I only found my willpower when my pants wouldn’t zip up anymore. Then I was all “oh hell, no. I gotta do something about this!” LOL

It’s so hard though. SOOOOO hard 🙁

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m lucky, because my fiance likes to eat whatever I eat, so I don’t have to be jealous (and I’m a Stay-At-Home Mom, so no coworkers to tempt me!). 

There are a lot of reasons McDonald’s is not a healthy choice, but I actually do sometimes eat their Angus burgers without buns. In fact, people have lost weight on a fast food only diet (though I wouldn’t recommend it because of all the rancid oils they use for frying). It just requires making the right choices. 

So, if you want to treat yourself to McDonalds, just avoid white breads, fries, breaded food & non-diet sodas, and do so in moderation. That’s my opinion, anyway 🙂 I have personally lost a great deal of weight while occasionally eating fast food. It’s not the best option, but I hate turning down social time with people because I’m on a strict “diet”, I would rather just have my small indulgence & move on. It’s not the worst thing in the world. I tend to try to be moderate, though. 

I guess my comment is a little OT lol. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I actually had take-out twice this week (rotisserie chicken) and was sure I would go over but was still under my calorie goal, why? It’s enough food that I made 2 meals out of one. I let myself have the chicken or burger or whatever by cutting down on soda and fries, a grilled chicken burger without the mayo with a side salad and water/black coffee/diet soda is a compromise I can totally live with!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@StuporDuck:  I know exactly how she feels because I myself used to be overweight. A lot of it does have to do with simply not doing anything about it. I knew damn well I shouldn’t be sitting on the couch eating Oreo’s but I did it anyway. I knew I should have been working out. But I chose not too. I knew exactly how and where to begin. I just didn’t want to and I wasn’t ready.

I’ve tried to help her but she doesn’t want to hear it unfortunately.

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