(Closed) Work out help/dieting and motivation

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Netflix and Domino’s chick here also. 

Anxiety too! I lost 40 pounds before meeting DH (3 years ago) and of course I packed it back on. For me, I cannot work out at gyms. I Wish I could since they are fantastic, but the people FREAK me out. My anxiety shoots up. 

As for eating something bad, I’m a firm believer you have to do that when trying to lose weight. I will eat something naughty (I had Ben and Jerry’s last night) just to keep me on the train. I don’t see it as a trainwreck when i do, more like a turn on the tracks and Im keep chugging. 

Download My Fitness Pal. That is a great app to help lose weight. Fair warning though, sometimes that app makes you UNDER eat. I currently have mine to  lose 1 pound a week, just for the calories, but I typically lose 2-3 a week on that. So don’t STARVE yourself!! 

As for food, check into recipes. Sparkrecipes.com has some great ones. Same with pinterest. I just found a WW chicken stroganoff on Pinterest that I’m obsessed with. 

Post # 3
448 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I gained 70-80 pounds in college after I met my BF/now Fiance.

I recently started doing Beachbody’s programs. I signed up under a coach (if you look through your Facebook friends, I’m sure some of your friends are coaches). I do the challenge groups, and they seriously keep me SO motivated. I won’t share my exact stats on here, but I did lose about 40 pounds after 4 challenge group rounds. I HIGHLY recommend it!

Post # 4
4239 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I started a support thread the other day: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/getting-healthy-and-fit-support-thread/

First things first, stop ordering take out or delivery.  As in, don’t even do it once in a blue moon.  Instead make it yourself in your kitchen where you can control what goes into it.  For example even though we are trying to get healthy and fit too we make calzones every once in a while, and I am able to put a ton of veggies into them, make the crust fairly thin, and limit the cheese.  I also will cut them in half so we have half for another meal.  We will also eat a lot of side salads to push up our veggie intake.  I also have been taking 4 servings of fruits/veggies for lunches.  That way I usually eat 2 servings for lunch and then if I’m still at work later at night when I’m getting hungry again I can eat the other two servings.

The majority of losing weight is in your diet, so clean that up first.  It takes so much time at the gym to make up for the calories that you might consume with say, a delivery pizza.  On that same token don’t feel like you can ONLY have super healthy stuff.  Just eat chocolate, cookies, etc. sparingly.  That is always my downfall!

Post # 6
13943 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d recommend joining a site like myfitnesspal.com that’s actually designed for weight loss, food tracking, exercise tracking, etc.  

I’d say for breakfast, you need to have something high in protein.  A jar of baby food isn’t going to give you sufficient nutrients to stay full — it’s designed for someone weighing like 20 pounds, not 200.  Greek yogurt is a great and easy breakfast — add in some fruit and granola to make it a more filling and complex meal.  Same thing with cottage cheese.  

Host your own super bowl party and cook healthy apps (homemade low fat ranch and veggies, dips made with Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, etc).  There are lots of easy way to cut calories if you do a bit of research! 

Post # 7
4200 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Canada

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herrera2016:  My secret to success is cheat meals!!!! Watch what you eat really carefully, but allow yourself one cheat meal every week or so, just so you dont feel deprived! I’m doing the 21 Day fix program right now, and its a really well balanced program. Check it out on Pinterest, even if you dont follow it to the letter, there are so many healthy meal ideas there. I would suggest swapping out your babyfood packets for some “real” food for breakfast. An egg, some low sodium ham and a whole wheat english muffin is good. Greek yogurt & berries, overnight oats, or quick oats with protein powder, peanut butter, cinnamon, vanilla, banana and milk is one of my favorite grab & go breakfasts. There are so many ways to heathy-up your favorite meals. I started making my own pizzas on flour tortillas, waaaaay less calories, but still get my pizza fix!

Feel free to message me for some more meal ideas, I have been planning my meals out for the week according to my 21 day fix portions and I’d be happy to share that with you for inspiration! 

Post # 9
1097 posts
Bumble bee

Diet/nutrition is the key!  I’ve lost 32 lbs since last March – from 152 to 120lbs and I’m 5’6″ using the 21 DFX.  It is such a great sustainable program.  

Post # 10
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Try focusing on just meat and vegetables for dinner, like salmon and extra asparagus only. No need for rice or potatoes or anything like that. 

Also, I’ve said it before on here but I would totally recomend weight watchers. Its worked for me in the past and you learn a lot. Having to write down what you eat is good becuse it holds you accountable and counting points can actually be fun 🙂

If you dont like weight watchers try another plan, south beach, paleo… something that you can turn to as a reference point. For me I need something like that, some structure and guidelines.

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