Originally Posted by theimp98
Its is always about where you feel good at.
does not matter if socity says your fat or not.
i can relate(yea i know i am guy), but i can not eat much or i gain weight. 90% of the time, i feel like i am more rabbit then man
i get so sick of eating fruit and veggies , when what i really want is gallon of ice cream, or big huge glass of ice cold milk(yummy)
lol the other day at the store, i passed ben & jerry's butter pecan ice cream, and i swear my hands started shaking i wanted it, (and i dont even like butter pecan)
oh well, i have 2 bannanas, and peach, and some tuna for 11 hour work day
lol not much fun i know
OH! ICE CREAM! No..no....
I have been doing that all day! I just don't need it though. That one bite of ice cream will do nothing for me...
Bruce-Just think of what the outcome will be
Originally Posted by strange_wings
I'm not sure if you have any health issues causing your weight - that you know of. If you don't know, please make sure there aren't.
Other then that, I'm a firm believer that diets, especially trend following diets, don't work. If you suddenly cut too many calories out your body will mistakenly think it needs to hold on to more to keep from starving, making it rather pointless.
As for fat, cutting it out of your diet by going low fat on everything is bad too. People need some fat to properly digest things.
No health problems. Like I said I'm not obese, I'm just a tad overweight and not happy how I look anymore
OH and the fiance dieted-he watched what he ate and counted calories nd exercising 4x a week and lost 90lbs in a year and a half
So diets DO work if you use them correctly
Originally Posted by fwan
I actually found that by just cutting my portions into a small plate really helps me lose weight! Sticking to fruit and salads dont make me lose weight.
My diet last year worked excellent, have a good carby lunch, like pasta or any other heavy thing but just a small plate full of it, and then for dinner just fruit or veggies that you really enjoy. I found this to be the best way as i wasnt craving for the foods i really wanted.
Dont stick to just salads or fruits for the whole day as its not going to keep enough energy levels up for you!
Hope this helps hun!
No the salads and fruits would just be a lunch thing. I like food too much to starve myself all day!
Originally Posted by KittKatt
I feel your pain.
I'm gaining weight again, too, but in my case, it's not because I'm overeating or anything, but due to lack of exercise. But b/c of the situation with my back & all, I can't exercise the way I used to.
I lost quite a bit of weight years ago (before the situation with my back got really bad) by doing a lot of walking, and eating several small meals a day instead of 2-3 bigger ones. I even ate chocolate and other goodies, and still lost weight. If you deprive yourself from all the goodies, your body just craves it more and you end up pigging out on the stuff. But if you only have a little every day, you're fulfilling your cravings but still able to lose weight.
I think the most important factor in losing weight is enough exercise. I was only walking about 1/2 mile a day when I first started doing it, but was soon up to 3-5 miles a day. And the weight came off fast! I lost like 40 lbs. in a few months!
But you know what? Beauty is only skin deep. It's what's on the inside that counts!
Not what I see....Beauty is more than that to me right now
I know that I won't be the way I was in high school but I know that I can work my way back to it by being healthier. I once lost 12lbs last year! But then I got discouraged because Travis was losing more weight and faster so I quit and gained it all back and then some.
GOOD FOR YOU-walking 3 miles! I don't think I can do that now but I am going to the fitness center 4x a week though.