I can relate to you in that it's hard to diet alone... I lost 80 pounds over about 2 years ( I am a big eater, tend to eat big portions, and didn't exercise at first, so it took me a whole) but have gained almost 20 back once I moved in with my boyfriend and then had a medical procedure done...
Anyway, one thing that helped me was making 2 or 3 big entrees every sunday and then freezing them in tupperware containers so that I could just put one in the microwave for lunch and dinner during the week. I don't even have kids and I mismanage my time...so I can understand that might be hard for you.
Also, I was involved in a wedding during my initial weight loss phase too.... i just ordered my bride's maid dress at my current weight and then had it taken in. You don't want to stress yourself out by waiting til the last minute to order your dress! And dresses are easy to take in then let out! Good luck.View Thread
I have been significantly overweight since I can remember...possibly the third grade or so. In December 2009, I joined a gym and started the south beach diet, and over the course of 2 years, lost about 80 pounds. Then during 2011, I entered a long term relationship, had a medical procedure, and then indulged during the holidays to gain back 20 pounds...and I'm pretty beside myself. It was one of my biggest fears to gain the weight back once I got into a comfortable situation.
My clothes don't fit, I'm hiding in my boyfriend's sweaters, and I even had to buy bigger jeans!
So needless to say, it's time to get back on the horse. I'm weighing in abround 167 pounds and it's my goal to get down to 140 pounds by the end of May- really, I'd like to drop the 17 pounds that I gained back within 6 weeks so that I can feel attractive again. Losing weight was the most freeing and confidence boosting experience of my life, and I hope that joining a community like this will help me.