Anything else you wanna add- I just joined weight watchers last night. My mother and I are doing this together, but having some extra support would be great. I would appreciate any advice or tasty recipes that you have tried.
My main problem with diets has been the lack of delicious food. I'm hoping to change that.
I'm a pretty big Biggest Loser fan and occasionally read Bob Harper's blog. Today, I came across a post he made in May and I thought he said some pretty helpful things that some of you might find motivating as well, even if you're not a fan of the show (he's referring to the new season 8 in those first few sentences):
We have a girl that is our biggest contestant EVER….476lbs. She has such a big heart and a big drive. She is going to do great!! It is just so inspiring to start a new season because in the beginning there is no talk of game play or any of that other CRAP! It is just a bunch of people that have decided to say, “Enough!!!!” Enough of all the excuses. Enough of all the complaining. Enough of all the excess. Enough of not relying on myself. Enough of sabotaging my goals. Enough of not loving and caring about myself. ENOUGH!!! Don't you feel the same way? When you say to me that you are just not motivated or you have lost motivation or you just can't, I want you to think about a woman right now that weighs almost 500lbs and she is doing it. She is beaten up and sore and she is just getting up and putting one foot in front of the other. Gain motivation and inspiration from a soul like hers. We can do anything that we put our minds too. We can say to ourselves that when we feel that lack of motivation, it is just the old ways trying to creep back into our minds and sabotage the good that we are trying to do. That is what it is. People always, on a daily basis, ask me how to I stay motivated….how do I keep going? I know it can be tough but this is a commitment and promise I made to myself to live a healthy and happy life. Today I ask you to make that same promise to yourself. Respect and love this body that God gave you and take good care of it. Promise yourself….xoxo
I think he really hits the nail on the head in the second half. Although it's easier said than done, you really do need to make (and keep!) a promise to yourself. When it comes to weight-loss and weight maintenance, everything we do is a choice. Choose to respect your body by making better choices.
You can read his blog in full here, but i think you have to register on his site first before you can view anything (registering is free). he doesn't post a *ton*, but when he does, he always says some pretty uplifting things.
First off, i want to thank everyone for their support and personal experiences on medication. It helps to hear that i am not alone.
But STILL, i can't stop binging! everyday. it's controlling my life and i've eaten so much. I hate to ask for more advice on such short notice... but what do you guys do when you are in the panicked state of a binge? I've tried listening to the Geneen Roth audio tapes, brushing my teeth, gum, distracting myself, etc... it really feels like i've tried everything. I hate myself for this. i feel like a failure. i just want to STOP.
I was wondering if this has happened to any other lifetime members that have gone above their goal weights...
When I started on WW about 2 years ago, I weighed around 160. I lost 35 pounds and got to my lowest, 125. My goal weight was 130, and even at that I felt GREAT about myself. Slowly I got lazy and started gaining.
At 139.8 lbs I recommited because I saw a pic of myself and couldnt believe how fat I looked. Since I recommited three weeks ago I have lost 6 pounds and am down to 133.8. But I still feel like a blimp. Like, everytime I look at myself I feel so fat.
I think this might be because after being 160 for so long, when I reached 130, I thought I was so skinny. Then after almost a year of maintaining 130ish, anything higher makes me feel so fat.
I guess maybe my body image has changed since I lost the 35 pounds. But right now, I realize that I am technically only 3.8 pounds over my goal weight and I feel gross still. I think I LOOK gross. How much difference does 3.8 pounds make? I wouldnt think it would make that much of a difference in the mirror...but I still cant help but feel big.
Any other lifetime members have this shift in body image? Im not sure if it's good for me (because at least I know I probably wont let myself get up to 160 again if 140 feels fat), or it's bad because anything higher than 125 automatically makes me think Im disgusting. Sorry if Im babbling or this doesnt make sense, but its something that has really been bothering me lately. So...how do I get over this?
I have been on program and gaining and I want to just give up and say screw it.
Before the holiday madness started I was down to 195 (started at 206.5 in early november so I was thrilled). AFter Xmas I was up to 200...then a few days ago back to 202. GAWD! I have been back on track. I hate that I am still 5 more than I was over a month ago.
I don't know why I'm posting even. I know I'm whining. :(
I am heading to a cabin up north this weekend (holy crap it's going to be cold) and we'll be hot tubbing (great...bathing suit fear!), and I can assume eating and drinking a lot. I am afraid I will give in and go nuts.
If you have any advice (STOP WHINING MELISSA hehe) I will gladly take it!
I'm so proud of myself. I stayed on program all day, and I just did a 5 point work out that I almost didn't even do!
Oh, and seeing all of the communities food ideas really helped me out.
For tomorrow I have planned:
breakfast:egg, toast, margarine (4 points) snack:small apple (1 point) lunch:tuna w. light mayo (4 points) yogurt(1 point) two cheese (2 points) celery and baby cucumber (0 points) cherries (1 point) granola bar (2 points) snack:baby carrots with dip (1 point) snack:one cheese (1 point), finishing whatever else I don't eat earlier
This is all I've planned so far, but I think it is a pretty healthy start. I never know what I'll be having for dinner until the evening, so I can't plan it now. I think that having the granola bar will help me to not feel deprived of a 'bar' type snack, which I love. I'm just looking at this meal, at how healthy it is, and I just know that after a week or two of eating like this I'm going to get SICK of it. But, it's the only way to be healthy. Does anyone have advice on how to not get tired of eating healthily, when all I want to do is eat pizza and bowls of white pasta all the time?
My other weakness is when other people have snacks around and offer them (also sometimes when friends have food that I want, and I know they'd give me a piece if I asked, I just can't not ask for some). Any advice, or coping tactics?
haven't been on plan for months. my first semester of grad school and tumultuous relationship issues killed me. i had lost 50 pounds since january 31, 2007. now i have gained back at least 20. i dont want to go back to the way i was, i dont.
I am so great at WW for about a week-- tracking and exercising. The minute I eat something bad or skip a day of working out, I quit tracking and I lose it for another week before I start the cycle all over again. How in the world do I break myself of this bad habit? I'm never going to lose like that.
Hello all. I am new and haven't posted yet. I've just been lurking. I have two questions today:
#1: How do you survive the weekend? I go completely off course and don't track anything. I need to figure out how to motivate myself to do good through the weekend and weighing in on Mondays isn't working.
#2: I started at 216 last Monday. This morning I weighed myself and it came out at 207.5. I did it twice just to be sure. I am skeptical of this and I don't really want to log it into the WW site. Do you think this is a fluke? Should I wait a week and then log? I'm so confused. I feel like I lost some weight, but not that much! What would you do?