(Closed) Struggling to drop some weight & get in shape — Please give tips!!

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 62
727 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yay! Im excited! Let’s do this! 

I eat out alllll the time. Must. Stop. Now. Or make better choices. Tonight for instance, my Fiance ordered some delicious stuffed artichokes with cheese and rice and all sorts of deliciousness. I had a frikken salad. It was good though.. 

Post # 63
4688 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

High school 110

College 110-135

Met Fiance 135-140

Engaged (two years ago) 150

Two mo after engagement – 157

since then fluctuating. I got down to 135 for about a minute (and I am very happy at that size). I’m now 148. I’m a stress eater, and have been under much stress between grad school and wedding.

Post # 64
2374 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Barbiestylez:  try my fitness pal it’s awesome for counting calories and keeping u In check. With the sugar I think u will just need to go cold turkey. You’ll suffer headaches and mood swings ad fatigue the first few days but then it will be easier. I don’t need to tell u how bad sugar is for u!!

Post # 68
358 posts
Helper bee

Invest in a heart rate monitor and don’t rely on the calorie counters of your typical cardio machines at the gym.  They greatly overestimate your calorie burn – usually by several hundred calories.  You can synch your heart rate monitor to find an accurate kilo-calorie burn so you know how much you can put back into your body. I personally love spin class for burning calories and losing fat.


Diet is also a huge part. They say weight loss is 85% diet and 15% exercise.  I limit dairy in order to reduce belly fat and bloating. Its also done wonders for my skin and acne! Also, make sure you get pleanty of fiber from dark leafy veggies (lots of fiber to help keep a fat belly!) Limit alchohol, watch portion sizes and get pleanty of sleep!


Post # 69
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Confession time, I didn’t read through all of the posts, so someone may have already suggested this, but I would highly suggest the Dukan Diet. I have never been a fan of diets, or successful at them, and this is made all the difference for me. I was the same way, I NEEDED sweets every day. It may start as a diet, but, as cheesy as it sounds, it has become a lifestyle change. It’s fantastic. I highly suggest looking into it! It’s quite simple to follow. 🙂

Post # 71
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

@Barbiestylez:  You very well could be addicted to sugar!!


Iwas working with a nutritionist a while ago… and I was. She did a series of ionic foot baths on me. During my 3rd foot bath she had a serious chat with me about the amount of candida (yeast) was coming out in my foot baths and told me I seriously needed to do a candida cleanse to kill of the candida in my body.


I purchased the yeast busters kit and followed it pretty much exactly. You basically go on a sugar cleanse. You can’t have any (I started using agave nectar instead of sugar since it’s low GI) and cut out the sugary foods (including a lot of sugary fruit). 


I can honestly say since I’ve done that I barely crave sugar anymore and I lost 10 pounds during the cleanse… and felt amazing! 


I still follow a lot of the principles. I’d look into it!

Edit: this is the website and quiz to see if it’s something to look into… my initial score was like 146 or something crazy and it went down to like 60


Post # 72
205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Barbiestylez:  I am in the same boat. I am 5’4 and used to be about 112. Now I am 125 (which is a lot for my frame) and I hate it. I just started cutting back and eating healthier, and I have also seen results in a short amount of time. I can’t seem to motivate myself to get to the gym and workout, ugh!

Anywho, if you have a sweet tooth, there are a new strand of grapes out that taste EXACTLY like cotton candy. They are called cotton candy grapes, and they are healthy and definitely satisfy a sweet tooth. Good luck!!

Post # 73
804 posts
Busy bee

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@Barbiestylez:  It’s good to see that someone else is cutting down on sugar and it’s working! I am/was a massive sugar addict as well and about 2 weeks ago I decided to drastically cut back on added sugar (I still eat fruit and the occasional bit of chocolate/cake etc). It’s actually become easier, and although I’m still struggling with occasional cravings, it’s conveniently cut out SO many empty calories. 

The thing that really made me decide to cut back on sugar was a Robert Lustig lecture available on youtube (sugar: the bitter truth), and an associated mini series also on youtube called ‘the skinny on obesity’. The lecture is a pretty intense 1.5 hours of biochemistry, but the mini series is much more digestable. The cold hard science scared me!

I’m actually pretty fit and work out a fair bit, and while the exercise basically allows me to eat what I want (including all the sugar!) and stay slim, I’m hoping the change in my diet will get rid of the thin layer of chubb that the exercise doesn’t seem to want to shift.

Good luck with the no-sugar eating!

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