I am currently much heavier that I should be and could definitely use to lose some weight. Instead of going straight for a huge goal of 40+ pounds, I am just going to start at losing 20. I'm not comfortable sharing my weight/height/age details, but I know that the only way I am going to reach my goal is if I know that there are people who know about my goal. I do not have anyone in my life at the moment who is able to give me the motivation or support that I need, so this is me trying to find other people who can. Anyways, here's my story -
I have been trying for several months now to lose weight and usually get to about 5 pounds, then go on a binge. It's unhealthy and packs my lost weight and more back on. I know I need to stop it, so I am making a public announcement - I can do this! I have tried just about every diet imaginable and have not successfully been able to stay on one without crashing. I know I need to try moderation and balance the nutrients that I need and that I need to get more exercise.
Goals: Fitness - Be able to run a 5K (I can currently go about 2 miles before feeling unable to breathe) Weight Loss - Lose 20 pounds and keep it off!
How? - This is my problem. I don't know how to lose the weight that I want to and keep it off. I am trying to snack on vegetables and fruit when I crave, but have been struggling. The only issue that may come into play with diet restrictions is that I am lactose-intolerant. Lactase pills (Lactaid and such) don't seem to have any effect on me, so I have essentially cut out dairy products from my diet. I am taking calcium supplements to make up for lost calcium though. Any responses and tips are appreciated, so please keep me motivated to post and stay on track! ThanksView Thread
I've been struggling and gained another 10 pounds in the last week. I keep binge-eating and cannot control this with anything. I feel like I've already ruined myself too much to keep trying. I've been crying daily and can't seem to get out of this pit. I've already had over 2200 calories today and am still required to eat Sunday dinner in a few hours...View Thread
I feel more like my fat is relocating. As my thighs get smaller, my stomach absolutely balloons out. I feel terrible, but just can't get my butt in gear to stop pigging out when I'm totally full. I was so determined to have a good day eating today and was doing great up until dinner time. I way overate and then continued eating dessert and chocolate afterwards. I feel almost sick because I'm so full, but keep eating. My problem is definitely getting worse and I just can't figure out how to make it better.View Thread
I've tried all sorts of things to make myself stop constantly eating, but haven't found anything that works for me. Counting calories and recording my meals hasn't helped and no "routine" has stuck. I am well aware that I am struggling to stick to the 1200 calories per day intake, but it is extremely difficult for me. I will try my hardest to post here daily and keep myself motivated.
One more question - How can I improve my body image as I lose my weight? So far I have lost a lot in my legs and arms, but not in my abdominal area, which is where I wanted to focus. I'm getting rather frustrated that I am only successful where I'm not trying to be. I have a fairly "straight" figure with no curves of any kind except my horrible bulgy stomach. It makes me extremely self-conscious and I wonder why that is where all of my fat is accumulating. I do ab exercises, but just can't lose the belly-fat. Suggestions? And thank you so much for the responses. They give me hope that someone is listening View Thread
So far today I've had some green beans, a mandarin orange, a small homemade salad (lettuce cucumbers) with light dressing, and chocolate. Yes, it was dark chocolate, but I had more of it than I probably should have. Naughty me also gave into a craving and had some marshmallow fluff. I have not run in 3 days (Been very busy running partner could not run either), but hope to run tonight. Lots of snow fell today too, so my motivation to run is a bit low. I will do it though. I just need someone to tell me to do it...View Thread