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07/04/2013 at 23:19
I've really lost my mojo and have fallen off the weight loss wagon. I weighed myself on Friday and I was 14st 4lbs. I wanted to cry. I've gained more than ever and I hate myself and the lack of willpower. I hate how I look and how my clothes look crap on me, and worry about the long term implications of this excess weight I'm carrying. I saw a photo of me from about 11 years ago and I look skinny, even though I wasn't happy with my weight at the time (daft cow I was back then). I really need to break the cycle of eating rubbish food and making poor choices but I feel I just don't know how
08/04/2013 at 02:14
, I think it's so difficult with young children as a lot of the time you are just eating when you can and its something quick to grab, in my case that would have been a sandwich bag of crisps and chocolate, then I'd have tea but wolf it down and not feel like I'd eaten so h and I would then have snack in the evening.
Why don't u join the WL thread? Is there buggy fit in your area? I used to go to this but in the end we all abandoned it and just took a huge picnic to the park , I lost 10lvs from doing the 30 day shred which is only 20 mins (but iv fallen off the wagon exercise wise),
I find meal planning helps too. Wrt sweets/crisps iv now got to the point I just don't buy them because if they are in the house I have to eat them
08/04/2013 at 08:25
Dumblespud thats pretty much what I weighed at the start of 2012. Well, I weighed 2lbs more than that. The one positive thing about it is that you don't have to make many changes to start seeing the difference. I used My Fitness Pal and spent the first week just logging everything I was eating. That helped me to see where I was eating too much.
I meal plan every weeks meals. I just chose main meals which have a value of around 500 calories per serving. Nothing was excluded - there's loads of choices. And rather than looking on it as dieting I looked on it as trying out new recipes. I started weighing out food as its easy to overestimate how much you need especially of things like pasta and rice.
I haven't not eaten anything - cakes, crisps, biscuits, chips etc etc - just not as often.
Then I added in exercise as well.
I lost nearly 3 stone over a year and although I've not been as good at it recently and have gained a few back the basics are still in place. You can do it just don't think of it as going on a diet - and be mindful of the choices that you make re food.
08/04/2013 at 08:32
I used MyFitnessPal as well, and found planning my food for the day first thing in the morning worked well - there was no temptation to eat stuff then that wasn't logged. Get out and get active, the happy hormones will help no end. And set a mini goal, maybe a small treat at 14st, something new or getting nails done or similar? Remember, it's not a race, it's a long term goal and lifestyle change. The MFP forums helped as well, seeing what others were doing and had lost really kept me motivated.
08/04/2013 at 09:00
100% what they all say.
Maybe you could do with the structure of a slimming club?
Join in on the WL threads here.
I always stick to it if I post on the thread.
Get rid of any crap in the house.
Set yourself mini goals and targets.
And dont beat yourself up over it. Get on the wagon now and today will be the heaviest you will ever be again xxx
08/04/2013 at 09:05
I feel exactly the same. I weigh now the same as when I fell pregnant, but with MS I was a stone and 2lb lighter at 16weeks pregnant and my current weight at 26weeks pregnant, how depressing!
I've also been making lots of excuses - i'm home alone atm with E, have had visitors or been visiting etc etc but I need to accept it's my choice to eat the crap! *banging head off of the wall*.
I'm desperate to excercise, but still really tender on my tummy, and 2 weeks today I'm going to be on the beach! .
What i'm trying to say is, you're not alone, I am with you!! Yet it's 9:05 and i'm already considering chocolate!
08/04/2013 at 09:21
I'm really struggling too, just can't stick to anything and end up eating loads! You'd think with me going on holiday in 4 weeks I'd be more motivated, but there's other things getting me down and making me struggle
Every day I think I'm going to be good today, and then it just goes down the pan, even when I'm picking up something I know I shouldn't be eating, I just can't stop myself - I know I have problems and just not sure how to sort them out.
Today is a fast day for me, I couldn't stick to my fast days at all last week, but I really want to today!
Not sure what to suggest, but you're not alone in your struggling.
08/04/2013 at 12:58
As everyone else says its hard. Defo a life style change not a quick fix. I'm not sure what has made me change but one day after bigger R i knew i wanted to be happier in myself, no matter what people said I wanted to change. I'm sorry I have no real advice, but sending you lots of positive vibes to help you xxxx
11/04/2013 at 08:09
Sorry that I didn't get back to this. Thank you for all your words of advice. I'm going to start meal planning again as I think that'll be a big help, plus it was Easter and with H being on school holiday, we ended up eating lots of rubbish. When he goes back to work on Monday, I'll be able to focus on the weight loss again. X
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