ho hum....really don't want to post this, I'm embaressed! I've really never had much trouble with my weight. Over the last year and significantly over the last 3 months I've gained quite a bit of weight. I can't fit into my shorts for summer!! I had to go out and buy some bigger jeans. Everytime I look in the mirror I just cringe! I do work out, not enough but twice a week with a trainer. I try to eat healthy but I used to be someone who could easily pass up sweets and now I just CRAVE sweets and all kinds of things!
Summer vacation is coming up and I'm so embaressed to go back and see my family who only sees me about once a year. I also can't fit into my shorts which could get expensive if I have to go out and buy all new shorts.
anyone else out there struggling or is it just me??
In my healthy way class I just finished, this was stressed. Chocolate milk is a great post-workout snack if you don't want food.
We used MyFitnessPal (free website) to track our food and exercise. The website sets your calorie goal for the day, taking into acct how much weight you want lose per week (.5 to 2 lbs per week). Any exercise you do, you add that number of calories to that number.
Per the nutritionist: Most people are not eating enough to lose weight. They think they need to stick to 1200 calories plus exercise. That is not enough to eat. Say you eat 1200 calories and burn off 400 calories swimming. That is net calories of 700 for the day. Heck, your brain alone needs 600 calories a day to operate. That only leaves 100 calories for the whole rest of your body to run! It's easier for your body to burn muscle than fat, so it will start eating at your muscles for those extra calories it needs, leaving you all flabby and not losing weight.
After 2 years of trying and trying to lose and doing nothing but gaining, in my 12 week class I finally lost 20 lbs following this advice. My net calorie goal was 1650 calories. So if I exercised 400 calories off, I could have up to 2050 calories that day (which still works out to 1650 net, 2050-400). I usually didn't eat that many, but I made sure my net for the day was at least 1200.
I still have at least 70 more to go, but it's a good start!
Mine is all stress related from school, but I have gained around 50 lbs since 2003. I look terrible. I've been thinking about doing Weight Watcher's online. I had to buy all new clothes for summer to replace the fat clothes I bought LAST summer. Depressing.
On a roller coaster, stress related and diet related as I have been consuming way too many carbs. Made the decision yesterday to start restricting my carbs, reducing my sugar intake. I really don't want to have to buy new clothes, unless it's because I finally lost all that I need to. It's a battle, ladies, not fair how easily men can drop weight. We're programmed to keep it on.
I am also struggling. I lost 160 lbs on Weight Watchers but as soon as I let myself relax all my old eating bad habits came back. I've regained (is that a word?)over 50 pounds. I'm convinced I'm addicted to sugar.
I'm still paying and going to weight watchers although I'm finding they have messed with the programme so much it isn't really working for me anymore. (big sigh). I'm going to a trainer twice a week and that is helping with strength and balance issues but it sure isn't helping the weight come off. This week, I'm hunting up my really, really old WW books and putting together a menu for two weeks according to the ancient plan. I'll see if that makes any difference.
Since last July I have not been walking like I used to because of pain in my knees and hips. The doc can't find a reason why I am in pain; I think it has to do with menopause since around my period the pain increases a lot.
I eat pretty well, but have a hard time later at night with wanting to snack and not walking...I have gained about 10 lbs. My goal is to lose it over the summer and start doing yoga again.
In 2008 I was very healthy and as thin as I was in college. I even ran a 5K. It all went downhill with 3 back to back family illnesses and deaths. A few weeks ago we had a family photo taken and I was disgusted. I am working on eating healthier and incorporating strength training and cardio.
I had a medical check up in December with a new doctor that abruptly told me I have 35 lbs to lose. I also am developing issues with high blood pressure and know weight loss would make a difference.
Two weeks later I went to Florida to visit my 76 year old father. He's been vegan for 1.5 years, has lost 30 lbs. and looks terrific!
Now, I don't know about the veganism, but since then I've cut back on meat, desserts and have really thought about and tried to modify the fat in my diet. I've always exercised lightly, but now am trying to do more of it each day. I've lost 15lbs. since January 1st. Of course, these are the yo-yo 15lbs. that I keep losing and gaining, but I hope I can continue to lose more. Most important though is to be healthy, regardless of the weight.