I just joined the site, have been in denial for so long that I am so overweight. Eating is the biggest challenge for me, so am looking for someplace to talk to others with the same challenge. I hate that my first reaction to stress, exhaustion, boredom, or unhappiness is to reach for something to eat - the less nutritional the better. Tried the trainer route for about 4 months, but she was flaky and everytime she'd cancel on me I'd console myself with a box of Haagen Daaz ice cream bars. Would love to hear how others have overcome, or are at least making progress fighting this habit.
I can completely realate to your situation. When I first started, I needed to lose 120lbs. An entire adult. I cried my heart out over it for days. Now I've lost some of it, I figure roughly two arms I've lost. But the only way it's going to happen is to do it. Don't go under your calorie limits either, that just slows the whole process down unfortunately. I am still hoping they will develop a magic pill, but so far no luck. LOL Take care and care for yourself. Lynda
I am an emotional eater. I generally eat when I am bored or depressed, but I have been working on my own to lose weight for about the last year and have learned how to control much of that. I also exercise 6 days a week- here is the problem- I am still not losing the weight that I want to. My friends and husband come up with all kinds of excuses for me: your gaining muscle mass, you have a borderline thyroid problem, you don't eat enough. In fact, my best friend calls me "miss anorexia" which is a total load of crap. I wouldn't weigh 201lbs if I was anorexic. I am hoping that through tracking and planning meals it will help me maybe narrow out where I am getting too many calories and maybe not realizing it. My weight loss goal is 64 lbs- it scares me to even have to say 64lbs- my nine year old son weighs that right now! I need to lose a 9 year old out of my body- it makes me want to cry. Good luck to all of you and keep on going. My motto is and has always been: Good intentions don't count- doing the right thing does. Jennifer
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