I grew up an overweight child, pre-teen, teen, and really tipped the scales into obesity early college. It's taken me several years to re-evaluate what food and exercise means and grasp the reality verses the negative habits and misconceptions I had. And I was on a positive weight loss path until I got pregnant, and now with a 3-month-old am "starting over" in the sense that I'm really tipping the scale again like I did 8 years ago. Not starting over in terms of knowledge and holistic approach to health, which is the good news. I'm wondering if anyone else out there has a lot to lose and wants to be serious about overcoming it. I'd love a few people to check in with and encouraged as well as be encouraged by.
It's nice to know that you're starting again! Hope you've got your diet plan chalked out. Good luck!
Good luck to you!
Good Luck, I know you will succeed
I just had my baby 2.5 months ago and also regained a tremendous amount of weight again. I too am starting over.
Never giveup...it will take time but it will be worth it.
Maybe you should think about how much you have to gain. for me I have gained better skin and hair, more confidence, a smile, new (smaller) clothes, a ton of knowledge about healthy eating, a new gym membership, lots of high fives and a new way to look at myself in the mirror. i still have 20-30 lbs to go but if i can gain all that while losing just inder 20 think about how much more i can gain by the time i reach my goal.
I have a 5week old and now weigh more than I have ever weighed in my adult life :(
I am so ready to shift the weight and get my body back!
I don't know how to 'support' someone, I am using the iPhone app and I've not got to grips with the app properly yet.
Good luck on your journey :)
I also have a 3 month old... I was slightly overweight before I got pregnant, and I don't know how it happened but I gained a ton of weight by the end of pregnancy ( but who are we kidding I totally know how it happened) I never weighed myself before, too scared to know, but decided if I was serious about weight loss I better get on a scale... I was shocked! I weighed 30 lbs more than I thought! As depressing as it was, it's really motivating me to lose weight. I have 80lbs to lose, and I'm giving myself a year to do it. Doing this slowly and consistently should do it.. I find reading these posts and knowing there are others going through the same thing helps alot too... Good luck!
You have a lot to lose (weight) but so much to gain (life with your child). Ignore all time limits and jus think that this is the first day of the rest of your life. In a year or so after being healthy and slimmer you will love how you feel and forgot how you were.
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I'm here anytime you need for encouragement. Sometimes you really just need to tell someone: I'm having a **** day and I kind of lost it. Sometimes that's what I need the most. I have a lot to lose and I hit a barrier after losing 25 lbs, and I just can't seem to get back into it. I'm trying though. So I wouldn't mind someone else to check in with and just to talk to :) So message me anytime you like.
Thanks for all the well-wishes! I really believe this is the time, though i know it's all a matter of baby steps. I'm tired of being held back by my weight and I don't want it to hold my son back or pass on bad habits to him (those that can be avoided!)... Loving myself and my son, i want what's best for us and to live out the values I believe in.
To those ladies who empathize: I'm great at encouraging, and it helps me encourage myself. Also, it IS nice to just be able to say "I'm having a **** day (and therefore ate all the chocolate in the world)."
I'm 5'11", 318. 32 lbs to lose yet from the 65 I gained pregnant. I was 286 when I found out I was pregnant, but I was 270 the April prior. I'd love to hit 250 by next April.
Been walking 1-2x a day, usually 40-60 minutes once, 15-30 second time. I've been trying to do a bit of yoga during baby naps, but it's tough because he usually catnaps. Back to the gym Tuesday--looking forward to yoga, pilates and Zumba! Thank goodness for gyms with childcare!
Using Calorie Counter right now to assess where I'm at and not go too crazy. Have found it very helpful to compare grams if carbs, protein, fat, fiber, etc.
I had the same problem growing up chunkier than most kids. My senior year in high school I finally got down to a weight I was comfortable with. I got pregnant at 17 didn't have the support I needed and moving out on my own to college added more stress. I went from 140 to 195 in 8 and 1/2 months. Then hit depression, food was a comfort food and got to 215 it's been 2 and 1/2 years and Im ready to get rid of the weight and be happy with myself and weight! I hope you can get where you want to be! I think it's important for everyone to be happy with theirselves! Good luck on achieving your goal and congrats on your baby!
Thanks, bsoberanez, and best of luck to you!
Hi - I have a lot to lose too so understand and empathise/recognise myself in alot of what you say. I am now 50 and only just getting to grips with it so well done for starting earlier than me. I would be over the moon to drop 80lbs although the CC ideal weight is lower, I need to realistic as I have been overweight for all my adult life and, as a child, since about 5yrs. Good luck to you and I am happy to support or help in any way I can................together and with CC I believe WE CAN ALL BEAT THIS!!!
It’s good to hear that you are you are starting to work on your health. I think the key to successful weight loss over a long period of time is a commitment to making permanent changes in your diet and exercise habits. Be realistic to your new eating and exercise plan.
I need to lose 100lb, at the moment I'm 209 and I need to get to roughly 110 as I'm very small boned and only five foot tall... Frustratingly I've already done it once when I was younger, I suffered with anorexia and bulimia and lost it all in three months. Then was so scared if gaining again I ate 300 calories a day for a year... It took a long time to get well and I ruined my metabolism. When I changed my job from busy waitress to desk job I gained all the weight back in two years... Now I'm using cc to help me lose the weight slowly and healthily and not become obsessed with the numbers on the scale. Doing well so far, have dropped from 220 to 209 now aiming to lose 100 in a year and a half...
AJ: I believe in us, too! It's never too late--unless you're dead! And we're very much alive!
Jim: thank you, I agree. Consistency is my battle right now. Thanks for the encouragement.
Gias_girl: I had a similar issue in middle school and high school, only I didn't drop the weight completely, I just screwed up my body... Specifically my metabolism. I'd cut my calories ridiculously low until I couldn't stand it, then I'd binge and purge. No good.
I truly believe "dieting" is not the answer--it's a solution, but if it's not accompanied by a shift in lifestyle, it's only a short-term fix. And you have to be active.
I'd love to help support you and AJ. :) it helps me, too.
I had a really bad food day today, and Tuesday wasn't so good, either. I'm counting calories right now mostly to gain perspective. I eat at about a 80-20 healthy-to-unhealthy ratio, generally. But I'm realizing portions are still too big, I generally have too much fat and saturated fat, I'm not lacking protein but am sometimes low on fiber. Generally too many calories... 200-300 or more above what I'd like to be eating. Today sucked. I ate 1000 more calories than I should have. My workout gave me about 350-400, but that's it.
So here I am logging this disgusting day. Emotional triggers like stress and anger make me want to soothe with food. It is subconscious in nature, but I've started consciously observing it in hopes this will help me best it.