(Closed) What is wrong with me?!?! Can't stay motivated :(

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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7656 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

It sounds like you have a great motivation, especially if you want to have kids.

I made a Pintrest board of all the things that motivate me: what I want to look similar to, maybe baby pictures of cute kids, clothes I’d like to wear, etc. A motivation board if you will, and you can do this at home too with a poster board.

I eventaully had to do Nutrisystem to help me get started. I lost 27 pounds in about 4 months and was happy withthe results. I went off of it, and I can now demonstrate proper portion control and have found some new foods to love in the process.

Another great thing to have is a support system. If no one is there to help you get out of bed and go for a run/walk, it will be difficult. DH was my motivator. He got me out every night for a walk or play on the Wii. He also held me accountable for things I ate that were not part of the Nutrisystem plan.

So, make a motivation board, get with a nutritionist or support buddy, exercise, and find a good diet plan. And whatever you do, do NOT deprive yourself. If you have stuck to your diet plan all week, reward yourself on Sunday with a cookie or icecream or something.

Post # 4
Member
1066 posts
Bumble bee

@mandanjoe:  Are you me? lol I’ve got PCOS as well, and I’m currently stuck at 210 lol But that’s down from 240 at least 🙂

Stop the fast food, it’s killing you and your chances of having kids in the future! Find healthy foods that you like and make sure you have PLENTY around the house! (Personally I love strawberries, dry roasted almonds, broccoli, oranges, grapes, celery, baby carrots and peanut butter… I’m currently out of all of them, but I’m going food shopping in a little bit so I’m good lol) This website is a great tool:

http://www.heartlandnaturopathic.com/irdiet.htm

The cravings do subside, (I will admit that when I pass a Mickey D’s I sometimes get a whiff of the grease and wish I had some fries! but be strong!)

You can do this! I know you can! For more support: Join an online community like My Fitness Pal, Calorie Count, or Spark People. (along with the ladies here of course!) and for motivation, I highly recommend this:

http://get-thinspiration.tumblr.com/

You can also PM me anytime if you need 🙂

Post # 5
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125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My fiance and I just finished our 30 days on a program called The Whole 30. I lost 13.5 pounds in 30 days and he lost 14. It really focuses on cutting out all the gluten, dairy, grains and sugar in your diet. I was really skeptical at first but the weight just fell out. We’re starting the program again on Monday to lose the final 10-15 pounds that we each want to look. I have a thyroid condition and always used that as an excuse for not losing weight but it was exactly that an excuse. I’ve learned that eating right and exercise really is the key. You should read up on The Whole 30 and maybe try it. It wasn’t a huge commitment for us to stick to the plan exactly as written for 30 days. Good luck!

*Also, if you look up Whole 30 success stories you’ll see how people were transformed. I’ve never had a “diet”/program work like this one.

Post # 6
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12632 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Once you start eating healthy, you won’t crave crap as much. 

Try throwing out everything unhealthy in the house… the chips, the cookies, ice cream, everything that is sabotaging you. 

Make a “fast food” envelope for the week and put in enough money for 1 or 2 meals to start.  Once the money is gone, you can’t go again until the next week.  As you adjust to not eating fast food, you’ll feel the desire less and less.

Make yourself exercise.  Count calories.  Meet with a nutritionist or dietician to figure out a good diet plan that will work with your PCOS. 

It comes down to, stop making excuses for yourself.  You need to make the changes yourself.  Good luck!

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