Ready for a Life Overhaul

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Joined: Mar 12
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Posted: 02 May 2013, 01:17
Hi, everyone! I'm Nix and I've returned to FS because I am more than ten pounds heavier than I was last year. It scares me and makes me very sad. I feel out of control. I'm a short girl at 4'10 so weight gain like this really shows on me. While I am not intensely overweight, my BMI is still above normal. I'm a nurse, so my level of activity is a lot more than it was before I become one, yet I still kept gaining weight over the past year. I know I can attribute this to food intake. I recognize that. But with being so short, my caloric need is so low that dieting feels so much like starving myself. I enjoy my food, but I'm not an overeater. I recognize that I need more exercise in addition to what I do in the hospital, but I'm so exhausted after 12 hours of work that it gets very difficult to do anything except sleep. And I still don't get enough sleep before I have to wake up again!

I have several days off a week and I could use those days if I only got the motivation to shed the work-week exhaustion and get to the gym.

I'm not sure if I should start a diet plan or just stick to good old calorie counting and exercise. Either way, I need to get a handle on this and I'm gonna need your help!

My goal is to feel good by the end of June. I'm relocating and really, really need the confidence boost. New job, new home, new life.. It's so stressful. Would be nice to not have my weight weighing me down to, you know?


Joined: Apr 12
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Posted: 02 May 2013, 06:07
How about starting to log what you eat & how much & see how many calories you really consume. Make sure you get plenty of 'made from scratch meals' & stay away from convinient processed meals. You'll be surprised how much of a difference that makes! & yes, get moving on your days off. Exercise might exhaust you in the short run, but it will make you more energetic long term & lift your mood = boost your confidence Smile

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