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CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (86,617)
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3/16/14 5:50 P

One step at a time. Get exercise in & when [usually right away] you feel those muscles firming up - it is great for motivation.

MLAN613 Posts: 18,605
3/16/14 11:26 A

You can do it. Do track EVERY bite. It helps. And I love Eelpie's mirror idea.

Have you discussed your desires to be healthier with your husband? And maybe you can do the grocery shopping yourself or maybe together. Make mostly good choices there. It usually helps to go the perimeter of the store because that's where most the healthier food are.

SHERYLDS Posts: 17,365
3/16/14 7:52 A

“Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them
You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.”
~Norman Vincent Peale

LILLIE558 SparkPoints: (533)
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3/16/14 4:01 A

I lost 15 pounds in 3-4 weeks then lost nothing. I was discouraged for a bit but continued to do what I was doing, Eating well, going to the gym 5-6 days a week. I had some scheduled labs and when I went to my followup, I was vitamin D deficient and my thyroids were acting up. My doctor put me on a mega dose of Vitamin D and on thyroid meds, She says things should go back to normal with the weight loss. My energy is amazing. When following a diet or a new way of life you should always follow up with your doctor. Good Luck!!!!!!

SNAKEMOMMY SparkPoints: (1,305)
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3/16/14 3:25 A

Well DH and I had a talk - and he is no longer going to bring offending food in the house. Even if I bug and bug.

I just can't wait til easter is over and the worst candy is out of the way lol (i don't go to the store b/c of them - They have ALWAYS been my struggle

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (565,393)
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3/15/14 10:11 P

Sometimes it takes several tries. Don't give up!

LRHODES8 Posts: 164
3/15/14 9:17 P

I too am having a lot of trouble with my diet...I've made some positive changes but the results are not happening quick is so easy to lose I am trying to track my food on here and that seems to help...

3/15/14 9:09 P

I commend you! Really brave I mean its easy to give up but hard to make a stand and a change.

EELPIE Posts: 2,700
3/15/14 8:58 P's brutal - but you can't sit anymore and pretend - like I did by buying bigger clothes, wearing pj pants....

One day I looked long and hard and myself naked and said "OH MY F****** GOD"

So I started to get busy - came here.... and then I tracked my food one day and said "OH MY F****** GOD - NO WONDER I'M SO FAT".

And that was my wake up call, lol ;)

3/15/14 8:46 P

Well alright EELPIE I will try that mirror thing lets hope it doesn't break (lol). I have been dodging mirrors and cameras for a while now...this is gonna be something!

EELPIE Posts: 2,700
3/15/14 8:41 P

It's easier when you get the bad food out of your house. Seriously. Don't buy it. You need to explain your goals for weight loss AND a healthier eating lifestyle to your husband.

If you husband still wants a treat - buy him his bag of cheetos - but know it is for him're less likely to take and eat someone else's food (stealing) - especially if it is just one bag.

Start filling your house with these kind of snacks:

Start tracking your food every day, every bite. When you see just how many calories a day you truly are consuming...that's pretty eye opening.

Want real motivation? Do what I do....stand naked in front of a floor length mirror. Really look at yourself. Turn around so you can see your butt, and your back. There is your motivation to start eating better.

That can be pretty motivating.

I also have jeans that I keep trying on each time I drop 3 pounds. Each time they get a little bit loser, and that's pretty motivating...but the naked trick works the best.!

Edited by: EELPIE at: 3/15/2014 (20:42)
3/15/14 8:33 P

Oops Clothing from your past

3/15/14 8:32 P

Hi get a clothing from your pass or a new item that you would like to wear as a goal hang that up in plain view of your dinner table!! MOTIVATION!!!! BAM!!!!

SNAKEMOMMY SparkPoints: (1,305)
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3/15/14 8:27 P

getting on the ball with things! I know I need to lose a bunch of weight, but all the bad food keeps calling my name (and my husband keeps enabling me by buying it!) I know I have to stop. I am going to be TTC soon and I want to be healthy -

Why is it so hard to get started

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