Welcome to the team! This is a life style change and not a diet. You have to want to change the way you eat. It doesn't happen overnight and will take time. Start with baby steps and small goals. Reward yourself when you reach a goal. For instance, when I lost 10 pounds I got a new hair do. You can get a manicure or pedicure, a new blouse, a video, etc. Something that you would like that would reward you for losing the weight. Use the food and fitness trackers. They are very helpful. You can do this.
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Pounds lost: 105.2
Fitness Minutes: (56,458) Posts: 10,602 3/1/12 10:51 A
This is a hard and lifelong journey to wellness. It helps me to see visual reminders so I give myself a gold star goodie on good days - and those have been few this past month! One thing that is helping me is focusing on what I want my future to be like. I don't mean what I want to look like in the future, but what I want to be able to do. This weight keeps me from many activities that I want to be part of - partially from embarrassment and partially from lack of energy and physical stamina. I try to focus on that aspect more than the weight loss (not always successfully) but it has helped the past few days. It also helps to keep reminding myself that I can do this "one day at a time" and "just for today." It is also important to "take two steps forward for each step back" - forgive yourself if you go off track and move on immediately. Don't use that one slip as an excuse for more. I did that and now I'm paying the price of having to lose a large amount again! Stay focused on your goals, determined to reach them, and positive that you will! Sheila
Sheila Aspire & Inspire Team ~ Co-leader June BSG ~ Peaches Team May BSG ~ Calla Lilies Team April BSG ~ April Showers Team
"I'm going to make the rest of my life the best of my life!"
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Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 8 2/29/12 5:07 A
Hello everyone, I am new to this site. I have about 180 pounds to lose to get to my ideal weight. I have tried different things to lose weight, diets and exercising. I find myself not sticking with it because I don't see the results fast enough. I have lost weight then wind up putting it back on. I've done this for years and I want to stop this yo-yo cycle I have started. I just turned 39 and I am wanting to lose weight and be closer to my goal at 40. I know I can't lose it overnight that's why I am here on this site to learn ways to help keep it off once I start to lose. I have had problems with depression. I also have sleep apnea which is another reason I want to lose weight. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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