Finding Motivation Through American Weight Loss Shows
I've been on a weight loss documentary kick for awhile.
Some time back I found a show called Fat Doctor. It's a British show on medical weight loss through gastric bypass.
I've found another show like it which is an American version,... Read more
My last dating experience.
I recently broke up with someone who was not supportive of my new lifestyle, and since I still had some hope that I could find someone to have a happy fun relationship with, I joined an online dating site.
I was very skeptical. I got a lot of m... Read more
Dump The Bad Influences
I broke up with the guy I was seeing and now I'm seeing something else...
I realized that the guy was hindering me in my goals and wasn't really making my life much better. We were having communication problems (ie. My asking a question and... Read more
I have a friend who has nothing but excuses for EVERYTHING. It's at the point where it's bothering me. I just can't wrap my head around it.
Excuses for not working out: "I feel blah today." Well working out or getting some activity may change... Read more
Big and Dating
Dating is difficult when you're trying to change your lifestyle. After I lost the first 70 pounds, I tried my hand at online dating. I ended up finding someone I enjoyed hanging out with. Turns out, he's obese and has no motivation to be healthy... Read more
BBC Reality Weight Loss Show "Fat Families"
I love this show. There are a couple other similar shows I like as well, but this one is so motivating!
I'm 4 episodes in. Now, it's an old series I happened to come across online. So it's no longer, as far as I know airing new episodes. I ... Read more
I have to say that maintaining is one of the most difficult parts of weight loss. I've been trying to maintain for 2 months now, and so far, I've been doing a good job. Here is a list of things I find helpful to keep in mind:
1. Don't skip ... Read more
NSV's (Non-Scale Victories)
Honestly, last week is the first time I heard of the NSV.
I had been really focused on the scale and measure tape numbers up until recently when I'd experienced other great things.
In my last blog, I wrote about how for the first time ... Read more
Fat and Flying.
I used to get anxiety over getting on a plane. I'd try to be the first to check-in so that I could get an earlier seating. I felt that if I were one of the last ones on the plane, the other passengers would be looking at me try to get an open se... Read more
I find myself addicted to this show I find episodes for on Youtube. It's about people who are so large that they need gastric bypass. They just can't stop themselves from their eating. They can't walk around their homes.
I have to say it's ... Read more
Relationships and Weight-loss
Ha! I just read this blog on sparkpeople.com that reminded me of my last relationship and how unsupportive some people can be.
The name of the blog is "How Losing Weight Can Hurt Your Relationship."
You'd never think that something li... Read more
Running Out Of Reasons to Workout?
With all the run-around we have to do just to live our lives, it gets difficult to get workouts in. We have to work all day, then we have to go home and get things ready for work again tomorrow, feed the family, pay the bills, etc. Maybe some o... Read more
Aaww, honey, honey....
I had no idea how bad my addiction to sugar was!
I work at a coffee shop at night for extra money, and I used to just help myself to the sweet stuff that I knew were going to just be tossed out at the end of the... Read more
I'm In A New Category.
I'm feeling so much right now that I can't even explain it in words.
I just weighed myself, and using that to calculate my BMI on Sparkpeople (for $h!^s 'n giggles), I was shown that my BMI is, well, not in the big OBESE category anymore. ... Read more
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Hit A Difficult Spot.
So, my measurements have gone down an inch or so, but my weight and body fat % have stayed the same.
I would think that I lost fat and gained it equally in muscle, but my trainer says I have also lost lean muscle. So what is it then?
... Read more