|Motivation||Feeling a little less confident in my decision to diet||Mar 24 2012
|You can eat what you used to eat. You just need to control your portion sizes, and eat those things less often. Instead of feeling guilty about that brownie, relax and enjoy it, (or half of it) then empower yourself by burning some extra calories with exercise. You're going to have good days and bad, just like in life. You've made the right decision to get healhty, but it takes work and dedication. Stay strong... I'm here for you!|
|Weight Loss||weight lose and relationship help!||Mar 21 2012
|I think your bf had good intentions, but they came out wrong. My hubby proposed to me, when I was at my heaviest, and has been thrilled to be with me as a lose weight (over 50 pounds at this point), but my biggest struggle is that he hasn't lost any if much along with me. He's 6 foot, and over 400 pounds, so I worry every day about his health. I keep trying to motivate him, and we've had several talks similar to the one your describing, (although I never said I was not attracted to him). My guess is that his point, rather he knew it or not, was fear for both of your health. If he's willing to join you in this wieght loss journey, that's wonderful, and I can't tell you how much I would give for that. I would however, try to explain to him, that he may want to rethink how he approached you about this, and give him specific ways he could word things in the future. Most important though. You have to make this change for yourself!|
|The Lounge||How long did you date?||Mar 19 2012
|Moved in together 5 weeks after we met (took 2 weeks to find an apt). Got engaged at about a year and a half, married another year and a half later. Married 3 years.|
|Fitness||Not Losing Anything. PLEASE Help.||Mar 16 2012
Well to be honest with you, I don't have any experience with the 30 day shred, but I do feel your pain. Losing weigh is hard, and being on meds can make it even harder! I think you were on the right track taking with your doctor. Maybe he/she can also set you up with a nutritionist. The weight-loss/nutrition class I'm currently taking (Lifesteps) is taught by a nurse, and she says that if you're eating less than 1500 calories a day, you can't get all your nutrients. I seem to be in the minority on this theory on these boards, but that's still what I'm gonna go with. Might be another thing to check with your doctor about.
Debates aside, what compelled me to respond to your post, was the disappointment and frustration you're expressing. As much as we fight it, losing weight just takes time. It took you 6 months to put on 10 pounds, it may take you 6 months to take it off. (not what you want to hear, I'm sorry) As far as seeing other people having results that's great for them, but you're not them. Chances are they could have been losing mostly water weight, which you might not carry. Or (assuming your female) your period could also be effecting your weight, causing you to carry more water weight than you normally due.
You could also try adding some small changes to your daily routine. Park at the end of the parking lot and walk to the door, put your fork down between bites, that kind of thing. Maybe a few little changes will help tip the scale in your favor.
It's important not to get to hung up on numbers, just know that by working out, and watching what you're eating, you're bettering your life. I read once in a book, that we can't rely on results to keep us motivated, we have to stay motivated and trust that the results will come.
I guess I've rambled on long enough, good luck on your journey, and feel free to message me if you need to chat. I've been there, anti-depressants are no fun.
|Weight Loss||exercises when injured ???||Mar 15 2012
|I would say the old "if it hurts, don't do it" rule applies. With a foot/leg injury I would guess you could do some upper-body weigh training, or maybe even some floor core work, like mat Pilates or something. Just contine to track those calories, and if you find you're having too many + days, try cutting some calories. Gotta keep that scale tipping the correct direction! Just stay motivated, and know once you're healed you'll be that much farther ahead! P.S. I'm going thru a bit of the same thing, post surgery, and it's driving me crazy!|
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