Hopefull dieter

previous topic · next topic
R Buddy

Joined: Sep 10
Posts: 2

      quote  
Posted: 06 Sep 2010, 13:41
Hi my name is Rosemary and I love food unfortuantely I have tried to loose weight all my life and have succeeded on many an occassion but put it all back on. I hav a family occassion next March and I have turned 40 this year so hopefully with some support I can do it this time and keep it off so anyone that wants to give me pointers are gladly welcomed. I am going to try small steps and cut out the crap as much as possible drink water for this week and have a look at exercise in a week or so when I am into the new me hopefully look forward to talking to new people too.Smile
Doirin

Joined: Sep 10
Posts: 33

      quote  
Posted: 06 Sep 2010, 14:36
Hi Rosemary, welcome, my name is Doirin and I am new to this site too. I have had similar struggles to you so know how hard this can be. Wishing you all the best and by March next year you could be a whole new woman. Best of luck.
Doirin
jet76

Joined: Jul 10
Posts: 6

      quote  
Posted: 06 Sep 2010, 17:15
I went to the doctor in June and discovered my actual weight, I was embarassed, shocked and depressed. Then I got into the exam room and found out my blood pressure was dangerously high. My mother died in April and she lived her life very unhealthily, she was only 55. I don't want to die young. I want to be a good example for my daughter. I kinda feel like June 24th was my "hit bottom" date. I have been completely dedicated to working out and eating right since then. I eat well rounded meals and exercise a lot. I've found that I don't want to cheat bc I reward myself with healthy and sometimes unhealthy treats. I've lost 33 pounds since June and I feel great. I have about a 100 pounds (or more) to go but it's working, it really is working!!! Smile
Tips that I've discovered to help me stay motivated:
1. Talking about fitness and healthy eating with friends, families, strangers. People often have great tips and your friends and family are the best motivators.
2. I drink lots of water, I keep a large reusable bottle with me at all times and I know if I drink two of them that makes 64oz. (I try for 3 usually) If you don't like water add a package of Emergen-C to the water, just a few calories and some flavor with vitamins.
3. I keep fruit, natural unsalted nuts, granola bars or other healthy snacks in my purse. It helps fight off the urge to hit a drive-thru.
4. I eat every 2 to 3 hours. I eat slowly and make the portions small. I bought a food scale to weigh my meat.
5. I try to diversify my workouts, I do my elliptical (bought a smaller version (used) at a store for $150) everyday and I add a second workout Mon-Fri for example: walking, zumba and conditioning.
6. I feel like I haven't cheated on my diet yet is bc I allow myself a splurge (most of the time within my calories) once a week of whatever I desire. So if you want a piece of chocolate, have a small piece but keep track of the calories and don't make it a daily event.

Sorry for rambling. I just feel really motivated and I know if I can do this, anyone can. Smile
I've never lost this much weight before. I have A LOT more to go but I'm not discouraged. Smile



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Wine and weight loss
Wine and all alcohol is simply damaging to the body. We cannot start considering booze as a calorie thing. The wino or alcoholic does not need further enabling; oh so if I cut out these veggies and fruit ...
by Oliverismoi on 03 Dec 16 07:54 AM
Vegan Protein Alternatives and Recipes for Vegetarians-without Protein Powder
We make all of our over 120,000 different and specific proteins. Just like all plants and animals synthesize the proteins they need, so too do humans. We cannot ever use, by way of eating, any exogenous ...
by Oliverismoi on 03 Dec 16 07:50 AM
Setting a limits for my macros
There are no "macros" in your cooked or dead foods - you make your own macros.
by Oliverismoi on 03 Dec 16 07:44 AM
Help i am on low carb diet !
Oliverismoi wrote: Stop fretting over how many pounds one can lose in a day or week or whatever. Just establish and maintain a calorie deficit and you will be fine. Oh and losing a pound a day is plau ...
by Sweetlysad on 03 Dec 16 07:43 AM
Kinda lost here! a little help?
Macros don't exist in cooked foods or dead foods - and we can't use the macros from any foods - proteins, fats, vitamins etc.
by Oliverismoi on 03 Dec 16 07:42 AM