I agree with joycee that starting a daily food journal is probably your best bet. It seems that you are eating healthy, low-calorie/low-fat meals, though need to add vegetables and protein to your diet. You also seem to be exercising regularly, which is great! With a journal, you will really see how often you do slip up and indulge on the donuts and other saturated-fat snacks. Then, you can monitor this as well as how much you are exercising. You can do this! Please keep us posted! View Thread
I'm glad to hear that you are ready for change and reaching out for advice and motivation! Tomato is right, can you give us some more information on your daily diet as well as your exercise routine at the moment?
The only way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you are taking into your body. You must pay attention to your portions as well as the nutritional content that you are consuming. The WebMD Food and Fitness Planner may work well for you in finding how many calories you personally need to burn a day! Try it out and please keep us posted!View Thread
You two are not alone here! Everyone in this community is looking for ideas, motivation and conversation on reaching a goal towards a healthier body!
Mickstar, when do you notice that you binge and why? Starting a food journal of your daily caloric intake and exercise has helped for many members and might help to steer you away from binging and ruining a positive day. Please keep us posted!View Thread
You make me want to cry constantly, in a good way! Good for you and Marie in the short shorts!
I hope that this summer is filled with more dancing and appreciating the weather and yourselves, instead of sweating and feeling uncomfortable in your skin everyday. (We have all been there!)
Every member in this community can do it!!! You really can and I hope that everyone shares their experiences like Pi. It is great motivation to hear and just feels good to share your success! Keep up the health and happiness Pi and all! View Thread
Wow! You should be very proud of yourself for your efforts and health consciousness. It is great that you listen to yourself and not others, when it comes to your body as well. Only you know what is and feels the healthiest for you.
As far as stretchmarks go, there are treatments out there to reduce the appearance of scars from creams to laser surgery. Personally, I like to look at these marks and other scars as proof of living! I was run over by a boat at the age of 11 and the skin on my entire forehead was split to the skull. My family always offered for me to have plastic surgery because they love me and felt that my large scar might make me uncomfortable, especially after the many comments that I received. I refused because it is a part of me and where I have been in my past and made it through. You should consider doing the same and embrace all that you have done to get where you are today! Keep going!
And, when you do "cheat" on your diet, find the balance the next day by cutting more calories or amping up that trip to the gym for 30 minutes extra. I look forward to hearing more on your successful journey and would love to hear about your diet/exercise routine to reaching your goal! Take care. View Thread
LOL to the "ability to fry meat" comment! Hysterical to this pescatarian!!
I love hearing about these changes as well and really seeing your "metamorphosis". Thanks so much for sharing all that you do. It helps all of us to remember the points that we KNOW about a healthy lifestyle, but makes it much more REAL and certainly more MOTIVATING!!!