It's nice to know that you're starting again! Hope you've got your diet plan chalked out. Good luck!
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.
Good luck on your journey :)
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.
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.
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)."
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.
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.
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.
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