Jump to content
Swellz Swellz (New Member) New Member

Losing weight for real this time

Weight   (10,905 Views 139 Comments)
8,867 Visitors; 2 Posts
If you find this topic helpful leave a comment.
advertisement

You are reading page 3 of Losing weight for real this time. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

Outstanding Poppy!

I would also like to get fit & feel better. I'm one of those people blessed with good genes that I've taken for granted; however, now that I'm 40, the genes are having trouble keeping up with the calories! I don't own a scale, but went for an appt yesterday & found that (not to my surprise), I've gained weight in the past 6 months. Prior to that, my weight had remained pretty much the same since high school except for pregnancy. Now I know why I've been feeling about 5-6 months pregnant; because I WEIGH about the same as I did 5-6 months pregnant! I'm blaming increased stress & changing jobs. I don't work the floor regularly anymore & do much more sitting or standing, not so much the walking/running I was accustomed to for 12 hr shifts.

I was doing some walking last month, usually about 2 miles, 3-4x/wk, but stopped & need to start again. I have my excuses, but nothing I can't work around. Now I'm going to focus on cutting out the grazing/snacking that I find I've been doing. I literally eat chocolate daily but may have to resort to dark chocolate & getting rid of some other not-so-good snacks.

Anybody ever try fruit infused water/detox water? I know I don't drink enough water & am going to see if slicing up some fruits, cucumbers, mint, etc into water will help me drink more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Outstanding Poppy!

I would also like to get fit & feel better. I'm one of those people blessed with good genes that I've taken for granted; however, now that I'm 40, the genes are having trouble keeping up with the calories! I don't own a scale, but went for an appt yesterday & found that (not to my surprise), I've gained weight in the past 6 months. Prior to that, my weight had remained pretty much the same since high school except for pregnancy. Now I know why I've been feeling about 5-6 months pregnant; because I WEIGH about the same as I did 5-6 months pregnant! I'm blaming increased stress & changing jobs. I don't work the floor regularly anymore & do much more sitting or standing, not so much the walking/running I was accustomed to for 12 hr shifts.

I was doing some walking last month, usually about 2 miles, 3-4x/wk, but stopped & need to start again. I have my excuses, but nothing I can't work around. Now I'm going to focus on cutting out the grazing/snacking that I find I've been doing. I literally eat chocolate daily but may have to resort to dark chocolate & getting rid of some other not-so-good snacks.

Anybody ever try fruit infused water/detox water? I know I don't drink enough water & am going to see if slicing up some fruits, cucumbers, mint, etc into water will help me drink more.

I'm lucky, I love water.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I make an apple cinnamon detox water. I've tried the cucumber and stuff. Didn't like it. I like lemon water though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The low carb thing is great. I have no cravings MOST of the time. Hubby and son ate pizza in front of me tonight and I barely wanted it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay, so I had some of my son's going away cake yesterday. I got back on the low carb thing today. He leaves in 3 days. I want to feed it with potato chips.

I think I may give in to it and get back on track on Monday when we get home.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
advertisement
Okay, so I had some of my son's going away cake yesterday. I got back on the low carb thing today. He leaves in 3 days. I want to feed it with potato chips.

I think I may give in to it and get back on track on Monday when we get home.

Oh have I done that same think so many times.

In 1986 when I finished working nights and attending RN school in the day I was 165 pounds at 5'2".

The following year I joined a gym and began eating low fat. I did an aerobics class three times a week and did at least 30 minutes on the StairMaster or life cycle two more days. I did machines or free weights all five days. This while working three 12 hour nights shifts a week.

Then I began a full on body building workout, but never got quite lean enough below the waist to look like a body builder. I was 19% body fat at 142 pounds.

Sometimes I would put a LOT os sugar in a glass of lemonade. I didn't gain weight, but tried to convince myself so long as it was non fat some sugar was OK. So I ate jelly beans and candy peach and orange slices. That just made me crave it more.

Then I hurt my shoulder in 1994. I could not work out upper body at all so did legs and aerobics.

In 1998 i began skipping workouts to only three times a week. I stayed about 140, but gained fat and lost muscle. I was 54.

In 2007 I stopped eating sugar and refined grains and stopped eating meat. Cravings almost left, but on birthdays and holidays i ate the sweets and then had cravings for a while. I ate almost the entire lemon cake my sister made for my 65th birthday. She was happy and i was disgusted with myself.

I haven't had sugar in years. I got to less that 140, about 147.

Just this year i stopped with the daily oatmeal or raisin bran for breakfast. Nearly all my carbs are from vegetables and whole fruits. About once a week I eat flesh, usually baked salmon.

I started an exercise class at the gym three times a week. The workouts are similar to the infomercial tapes I see on antenna TV, but I'm with real people.

I've lost a few pounds in recent months (133 pounds0 and lost some inches so my cloths are looser.

I hope never to eat sweets again. I could probably lose to my ideal 112 to 118 if I stopped with the spoonfuls of nut butter. Mose days I leave it alone, but some evenings eat many spoons full.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My husband has me putting our son on a gluten, casein, and soy free diet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My husband has me putting our son on a gluten, casein, and soy free diet.

Yikes! I know there is a big push for gluten-free, etc., when it comes to autism, but boy will that be tough. I feel for you! My youngest is dancing at the edges of autism I think (but no diagnosis - just can't follow through on that referral yet) & it's crossed my mind to try it. The thing is...he hardly eats anything at all & if it looks slightly different than the usual, he won't touch it. I can literally count on my fingers the number of food items he will eat. Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Poppycat: Congratulations on the weight loss!

HerringRN, we are the same height and I'm about the weight that you were in 1986! (-; I jumped on this thread because I, too, have been trying to loose weight forever. But since becoming a nurse, I'm at least trying to maintain without getting larger. It's been a stuggle, to say the least. I currently use MyFitnessPal only to track my steps and activity. I know what I need to do. I just need to do it. I love food!! I fantasize of going to the gym, but haven't gone in months. Sometimes, I think it's more so about me putting myself and my needs as a priority. I just don't, like many people, I assume.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×