I totally agree - this is not about a 'diet' - this is about making healthy choices and changing the way you live (so you can live better, longer.) So what if it takes you a year to lose the weight? If you hadn't started, in a year's time, you'd still be heavy! Time passes, and I find with the kids and school, and then my work, and of course my hubby - it passes too quickly. I want to enjoy my life and if that means I'm just living a new way and it brings me good health over time, I'm good with that!
Welcome Kathy. What you need to remember is that this is not a comparison of one diet to another. This is a lifestyle change. You didn't gain whatever amount of weight you want to lose in only 2 months, so you have to give yourself time to lose it properly. Eating right and exercise is the key. I have 5 children and work full time nights as an ICU nurse in another state. I drive 2 hours to work and stay there during my three 12 hour nights. Then I leave and come home. I don't have a regular work out routine but squeeze in what I can when I can. I did very well the first year on SP (lost about 60 pounds). But then I made a huge lifestyle change, moved to another state, got married, inherited several step-children, and that has thrown me for a loop. I am maintaining, but haven't lost. But I know I am making healthier choices, and once my schedule is more structured, and can throw in exercise regularly instead of just fitting it in when I can. Good luck to you.
Well I'm not sure, because of my crazy schedule I track my food daily and I try to stay in the 1200- 1500 calorie range, My days off (2-3 days a week) I work out on the treadmill and burn almost 400 cals and while I'm at work I do the 15 minute desk workout and climb the stairs as often as possible. I've been watching everything I eat and exercising for 2 months and only have lost 9 pounds. I guess I'm just bumed that it's taking so long. I did the South Beach Diet a few years ago and lost tons of weight but as soon as I started eating off the diet I gained it all back.
I also work full time, M-F, 8-5. I have 2 children. I have been a member of SP for over 2 years now. I love it here. I tell everyone about it.
I actually didn't see any weight loss results for several months. No weight loss at all for 3 months for sure. But, then something kicked in and I started loosing weight. I think the main thing to remember is that it's not a quick weight loss plan. It might take a long time to loose weight, but if you stick with this program, you will be able to keep your weight off for ever.
What is your food plan? Are you burning more calories than you are taking in?
Olga ~~~~~~~~~~ It maybe too late to go back and make a new start, but it's not too late to make a new ending.
I'm sort of new to this website and I love it. I would like to meet more people in similar situation as myself though. I work full time at a bank 13 hour shifts 3 days a week and at Publix one day a week. I have a 4 year old boy. I have been making healthier food choices and cardio at least 3 days a week 30-60 minutes, but I have not seen the results I want. Any one in the some boat?
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