(Closed) Ugh. Weight loss fail

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

remember having a life should not get in way of your weightloss at all. I lost 25kg while attending weddings, engagements, parties. You need to be motivated and remember it IS your choice what you eat. Make good choices and exercise and you WILL lose weight regardless of how many occasions you have. You need strong will power and DON’T give up! One dinner out and one weekend of bad eating does not equate to weighloss not working it’s what you do after the occasion that counts.

  • Choose healthy options
  • Dont eat the cake
  • Cut sugar out
  • No processed foods
  • whole wheat , wholemeal or whole grain foods
  • Water down your alcohol (mix it with soda water) If you don’t cut it out totally
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Choose the dish with loads of vegies, cut the fat and cream and limit your carbs.
  • Menu plan (loads of vegies and lean meat)
  • Give yourself specific goals. Break them up. Like I want to do exercise 4 days this week. if you focus on too big goals you will fail. I want to lose 500g this week is achievable. Losing more is mabye not so achievable.

Good Luck. I have 2kg to lose before my day.


Post # 5
149 posts
Blushing bee

I’m impressed you were able to lose 10 lbs! I’ve been on a diet and exercising every day (sometimes twice a day) and I’m not losing any weight at all. Not one bit. It’s so frustrating. 

As far as going out and maintaining your diet, I’d stick to the healthier options when you’re out and drink lots of water and try to avoid the desserts.  When my friend was losing weight for her wedding, we all understood and no one thought it was strange that she was avoiding things she’d otherwise enjoy.   Good luck!

Post # 6
871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@fivemonthsnotice:  exercise (gym, running and PT), I now do Jillian Michaels DVDs at home and walk 5-10km at my work a day (I’m a Teacher). I lost most with Weight Watchers. Smaller portions and healthy choices = more vegies. Vegie soup and a ham & salad sandwich is my friend.

Post # 7
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have lost 41 pounds and here’s my “secrets”:


Consistency! No matter how many times I fall off my healthy wagon, the next meal, I’m back on. Don’t ever let “mess ups” run your entire weekend, week, etc. I use to think “Well I’ve already messed up now, might as well..” and I would binge all weekend.


Balance! I drink wine every night, have chocolate  everyday, and have all my favorite foods. How? I eat extremely lean during “down” times such as work. Since I’m not eating in good company (sitting alone in a break room), I usually have a salad, tuna, veggies, etc.

And let’s say I eat a big plate of lasagna for dinner, the next morning I’ll skip coffee and just have fruit or something. Just balancing out my calories.


Getting Creative! I love making recipes that taste bad. For example, I follow chocolatecoveredkaties.com blog and she makes stuff like “German Chocolate Cake Balls” out of pitted dates that’s super low cal and delicious.

All my potato recipes, I replaced with pureed cauliflower.

My pasta recipes, I use shredded spaghetti squash.


Also, slow and steady win the race. It took me a solid 6 months to lose the weight and I’ve maintained it for 1 years. Don’t think it happens overnight!

I also barely exercised. Personally, I think I was too overwhelmed to change both my diet AND start exercising. So, I worked on my diet since it accounts for most of your weight loss and then later added exercise once I had lost most the weight.  If you can do both at one time, go for it! But if not, try to focus on just a little extra walking and diet changes.

Good luck and be positive!

Here’s my before & after!

Post # 9
4109 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@sweetdee522:  Just had to say you look amazing! Great job!


@fivemonthsnotice:  No advice, but just wanted to say I feel your pain. I’ve been struggling for months trying to get my last 15ish pounds off. Ugh.

Post # 10
148 posts
Blushing bee

Eat light during your lunches w/friends! I know it’s hard to skip drinks when they’re imbibin’, but w/the motivation of a wedding? Should help immensely!

I’ve lost 20 lbs. in less than a few months. I’ve been dieting, but I allow myself the occasional burger or pizza night (not to mention I snack on 100 calorie chocolate-covered pretzels or s’mores granola bar every other day or so). No harm in a cheat night, so long as you stay active. Walking 4 miles a day has helped a TON. It’s walking, you know? Nothing to it but moving your legs. Easy-peasy!

Good luck & stay strong! πŸ™‚

@sweetdee522:  GREAT JOB! You look amazing!

Post # 11
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Thanks everyone :))))


I completely understand! I am a chocolate addict and my job is stressful so I have a glass of wine everyday. My social calendar isn’t as full though. I probably see my friends 1x week at most.

Post # 12
1280 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

fdayday Congrats to you girl you look great….I am currently following and living your diet..or at least trying to….

@fivemonthsnotice- I feel your pain and frustration…I am 9 days away from our honeymoon and I wanted to have been 10lbs lighter….and of course that didn’t happen….I look at food and get fatter I swear…..


Post # 13
5405 posts
Bee Keeper

There are almost always good choices at restaurants, you just have to have the willpower to make those decisions, because it is not easy. 

Post # 14
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I lost 50 pounds on my own and am one month away from being a certified personal trainer πŸ™‚ Like you, I look at food and gain 5 pounds, haha! :S So, first thing, don’t starve. Try to eat as ‘natural’ and clean as possible (I don’t know your diet – regular, vegan, gluten-free etc) but I am a regular eater and I like to tell myself – if it didn’t have a mother of came from the ground, don’t eat it. Also, eat a rainbow (veggies and fruits!)

However, we have to live too, so eat healthy through the week, (cut your complex carbs about 4 hours before bedtime, you don’t need the energy) and chose one meal time once a week where you can have a ‘treat meal’. The big word everyone forgets is MODERATION.

Lift weights and don’t kill yourself with cardio. Some HIIT sessions in the week will do a body good πŸ™‚ You can message me if you have any questions. You can do this!

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