friendly555's Journal, 24 March 2014

Well all my hard work gone! I haven't been following any kind of diet. I know it doesn't help to be negative, but seriously, I feel so defeated.

I CANNOT eat whatever I want if I don't want to be FAT! I am FAT!

I have to diet for the rest of my life. And yes I know I can't look at it as a diet, I have to think of it as a lifestyle change, eating healthy, blah blah blah. Say it how you want, but I don't get to eat what I consider to be tasty, I don't get to eat my convenience foods, on the go, fast foods. I have to diet!

I am a typical fat person: I eat fast food, ice cream, candy, chips, deep fried goodness... and I eat ALOT! This is who I am. So if I want to lose weight I have to change who I am. I don't typically think, "Yum I can't wait to have salad tonight." And I don't exercise - I hate it. I'm always so tired after working full time, and my busy schedule as a mom. But that's what I have to do. How?! I don't want to take one freaking day at a time... I want it now. UGH! Impatient I know, I'm sorry I'm acting like a child here.

I hate that I worked so D*** hard to get under 200 pounds and here I am weighing more that when I started.

I did good today now only a million more to go 2 pounds at a time. What's the rush. Here's to another chance. My first step will be to get out of this pity me attitude.
248.4 lb Lost so far: 0 lb.    Still to go: 118.4 lb.    Diet followed N/A.
on diet The South Beach Diet   gaining 0.6 lb a week

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I hate exercise. I don't like salad. I have to lose over 100 lbs and I'm short. 5'2" short. I lost weight before and here I am again. DON'T GIVE UP! Find a way of eating that's right for you. It may be calorie counting, low carb/high fat, south beach, paleo or whatever you what. You can do it. Find an exercise that you don't hate (I hate my treadmill but I roll in front of the tv) If you have kids go for a walk around the block with them. It doesn't have to be a lot of exercise to just get started, you can do it! 
24 Mar 14 by member: RoseTampa
Everyone will tell you something different, since different things work for different people. But I really think that total restriction dooms most people to failure. You've probably heard this a lot, but moderation is key. With a total restriction diet you will probably lose a lot more weight more quickly than a slower-paced plan that has more allowances, but it also sets you up to crash and burn. One thing that has really helped me is that I give myself "cheat" days where I allow myself 2 days a month where I can eat something I want. It's not a binge day, I had to learn not to do that the hard way, but if I want fried chicken then I will have it that day. The next day I get back on track without feeling guilty. Doing that helped me stick with my "lifestyle" change and let me have my ice cream without getting discouraged and quitting altogether. Don't give up, and don't be too hard on yourself. You will have to make some sacrifices but in the end you're doing this for you, even if it feels like torture sometimes. 
24 Mar 14 by member: saram0478
yes moderation is the key and if you dont like the gym ,then u can switch to the healthclub conditioning exercise and walk combination and later to the gym . But ignoring your weight is the worst thing to do . Decide now ! whether you hate exercise more or love your family more . If not for yourself but for your kids as well . you are giving them a wrong message by not having a healthy lifestyle 
25 Mar 14 by member: namramn1
I started to exercise when I found my 10 yrs old having the risk of being obese . Now he joins me for a run . i am so happy. 
25 Mar 14 by member: namramn1
Yup! Get the pity party out and give yourself a kick in the butt. You won't be ready to do this till the pain of being overweight becomes more important than the taste of food. You don't have to have salad all the time to lose. You CAN eat fast food and still lose. You just have to relearn how you think about food. See if your local library carries a book called "Becks Diet Solution". It's not a diet but a book that helps you change the way your think about food and change your behaviors. You can also check out the reviews on to see if it's something that might help you. Food is fuel for the body, it isn't who you are. You can learn to cook your favorite foods but lighten them and use portion control. You can actually eat a lot of food and lose weight if you choose the right foods. Other foods you have to eat in smaller portion. Some good sites:,,,, There are lot's of great recipes with nutritional information. If you are a volume eater, you might check out a book called "Volumetrics" (I think that's what it is called). As for exercise, get a pedometer and aim for 10,000 steps a day. My sister lost 50lbs doing this and it didn't feel like exercise. You just become more conscious of how many steps you are taking. Exercise is a habit to. Once you start, you will be surprised how good you feel, how much more energy you have, and how much you miss it when you don't do it. Find ways to motivate yourself. Once you start taking those positive steps, you will feel a lot better. Now get to it, lol! 
25 Mar 14 by member: Suzi161


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