(Closed) Why is this so hard for me.

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 31
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Bumble Beekeeper

I bet you are beautiful! It’s great you want to get healthier, and all the little steps (literally!) add up. Even if you don’t have a treadmill or gym membership, you can increase your walking by taking walks in your neighborhood, park, shopping mall, etc. Taking stairs rather than elevator is also an easy way to work in extra exercise into your regular activities. 

Post # 32
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Newbee

I weigh myself at least 3 times a week and I use an app called weightguru… it syncs my scale to my phone so i am tracking my weight. Even though it can be scary to weigh yourself, I’ve found that when I don’t I can the weight back. 

In college I weight myself everyday, however it almost became an eating disorder… I obsessed over the .5lb gain one day or loss the next. It took a lot to break that habit… in the app you cana also just set it to wrightless mode. Then it will tell you if you gained or lost from your last weight in and how far you are from your goal. This is helpful if you don’t like looking at the number itself

Post # 33
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I wouldn’t focus on the scale right now.  I’d focus on loving yourself and your body, and changing your diet to be healthier because your body deserves to be treated well. I think changes in diet make a bigger difference in weight, and are easier to start with than exercise anyway.

In general, Darling Husband and I don’t eat processed foods.  If you couldn’t grow it, farm it, or hunt it in (someone’s) backyard, we don’t eat it.  Everyone says eating healthy is expensive, but it’s a lot cheaper for us than buying premade frozen food, chips, sugary drinks etc.  A bag of beans and rice, and in season fruits and veggies don’t break the bank. And crockpots are amazing!  We got ours at Goodwill for $12.

I’d also recommend downloading a pedometer app on your phone.  I know they aren’t super accurate, but it’s a good way to see your activity level increase, and it’s free.  You can always graduate into buying a more expensive pedometer.

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