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AWWWW poor kitty!!
What is wrong with her anyways? I'm sure she will heal up soon. Try to play with her alot so she can take her mind off of her depression. I'm not sure if that might help, but i know that whenever I get despressed I have my friends to help cheer me up by keeping my mind off of it.
mmMMMMMMM PIZZA!!! WITH EXTRA CHEESE!!! AND OMG WINGS TOO!!!! sooooooo yummmyy!!! I'm sooo craving that right now... but I just finish coming back from gerocery shopping...and now eating instant noodles..(i know the sodium in one package is ski high, but ohwell its still yummy, I havent eaten instant noodles for the longest time!). You shouldnt feel terrible about what your eating. You need to tell yourself that its's not like your gonna eat pizza EVERYDAY, so its ok to spoil yourself a little bit. Just remember that once you spoil yourself for today, you need to be harsh on yourself the next day:)
As for my injury, it has been going well:) I have been putting a bit of lotion on them to keep it from drying up and cracking all the time, but the new skin that is growing out its soooo much pinker than then my normal skin :( so now theres a red bloch on my leg where the scab use to be.
Today I also have to clean my apartment aswell! what a coincidence! I plan on killing every bacteria in the house :) not to mention stinky laundry...Have fun with yours! and say "Hi" to your kitty for me!
my kitty is the saddest thing in the world right now. He's home, with that stupid funnel thing on. He's sooo depressed. And I have to shove these anti-biotics down this throat everyday - it's sooo horrible! He just sits here lying in dark corners and closets all day. Won't drink, won't eat.
Me? Well, I'm so distraught that I'm eating out of control. Yesterday I had 1/2 a pizza with extra cheese. AND BBQ wings! Terrible.
I'm sorry to hear that you're allergic to cats... that sux, especially since you love them.
I'm glad to hear that you're healing slowly, but surely. Injuries make it sooo hard and I hope that you'll be able to start your goal soon. Make sure you moisturize your scab, it will help the skin heal with more elasticity so you don't keep re-opening your wounds.
Yeah, doctor line-ups suck. I'm sure you wouldn't wait that long if you called in advance to make an appt. I know that I've waited hours when I drop-in, too. So I always book an appt. now - I HATE WAITING!
Anyways, I've been procrastinating about cleaning my apt. so I have to get back to that....
lemme know how things are going!
My mini goal...???well.... I havent really started it yet since my injury. My leg is all scratched up and for the first week it was sooooo hard to walk on cuz the skin had dried up, and that every time i move it, the skin will stretch and begin to bleed.
The good news is that it's slowly healing. After I feel comfortable enough to move around more gracefully, thats when im gonna get back on track with excersizing and everything :)
AWW I WANNA CAT!! =^-^= but I'm allergic to them :( Cats are my favorite too! stupid allergies... but even if i see a cat, i would still rush over and rub my face all on them cuz they are sooo cute! (basically i rather risk my health then to not play with a cat). I was thinking of going to the doctors at school to talk about my situation, but the last time i went (just to get a regular bandaid, I had to wait 1-2 hours to get served.
mid-week check in...
how's your mini goal going so far?
Me? Well, I'm not doing so great... but I'll figure this thing out, I'm sure of it!
I'm really sorry to hear about the accident. I hope you're all healed now.
maybe it is time to get doctor nearby? or at least go to your school's health centre. I found the doctor at my school to be waaay more helpful than my family GP every was. It's easier sometimes to go to a new doctor when you have a pervasive issue that you want tackled. That way you don't feel bad about coming prepared with specific questions - or about refusing a solution because you've "tried everything and want try something new, more intense and get real results!" That's what I said when I went to my school doctor about my depression and he got me a therapist and anti-depressents - which helped a lot minus the weight-gain (they told me I'd likely lose weight... yeah, right!)
Well... I'm off to bed. My poor kitty is in the Animal Hospital over-night for surgery. I'm so sad with out him...
I'm excited to wake up tomorrow to go pick him up.
Yeha im really happy that we wree able to become good friends, and I do hope we cna continue to encourage each other.
MY MINI GOAL: Do some sort of excersize atleast 3 times a week for more than 30mins for atleast 1 month.
Normally Im a very lazy person, especially after school and work, I would normally go home and eat like crazy and sleep right after. but Hopefully I can push myself to do some sort of routin during the school year.
Dance Dance is super fun! I have an apartment too and I still jump around like crazy (I havent heard any complaints about my downstairs neighbores yet so i think im still good..)also if you have a spare mattress you can always just lay it on the grown and jump on mattresses ^_^ i love doing that, except that it hurts my boobs alot.. (you know the problems with big boobs and jumping....)
Yesterday I forced myself to go rollarblading (as well as forcing another friend to come with me) and we went aroudn the block rollarblading :) It was all fine and dandy until an evil pebble poped out of nowhere! I ran over it and my first wheel got stuck which cause my whole body to become unbalanced and fall! I wore only wrist guards but i should have worn more padding since i landed on my legs and now i got a MAJOR pavement scratchs all over my right leg :( it hurt SOOO much! when i got home my bf helped me wash out my cuts and put those chinese ointment on them to kill bateria. Since it have rubbing alchohol in them aswell, it stung me like CRAZY and i cried sooo much yesterday :( I felt sooo foolish crying infront of my friend cuz the stinging was super painful. So yeah... that was my stupid mistake... having to think that ill be ok rollarblading doing excersize then BAM!! a stupid pebble came and make me lose all motivation to get back out to rollarblade around my street again. Bah!! I wish my apt had its own gym that i can rollarblade freely without any scary pebbles to kill me along the way. :(
I have not schedule an appointment with my doctor yet, but I soon will. My family doctor is like an hour away from where I live since I moved out from my parents like 2 years ago. So im not sure if i might be giong back there anytime soon to ask questions about my weight problem. Most likely my family doctor will never understand and believes that I am fat becuase I eat too much, and too unhealthy, end of that. But I will try out my mini one month goal first and if i dont see any results, then im forsure gonna break down her door and demand for proper answers. :)
I'm glad we can help each other. I am anxious to hear what your goal will be. How exciting!
I ACTUALLY GAINED WEIGHT
I was so hopeful! But my slacking finally weighed in today. I stepped on the scale and found that I gained a bit back. So I guess it takes a little while for my body to catch up with my actions.
Yeah, a wii is a great idea! Thanks! I'm gonna start saving up. I don't know about DanceDance, since I live in an apartment - I mean that's why I don't even do exercise videos... 300 pounds jumping around - my neighbours would kill me! But I would LOVE to be able to do DanceDance - I could see that being really fun.
I'm looking at all those exercises of the day and I see that they use a lot of resistance bands and stability balls - maybe I can at least do strength training at home, since it doesn't make a lot of noise. Then, I'll eventually get off my butt to do cardio (urgh, like - godforbid - running).
By the way, I'm happy to hear that you're a happy person. Depression is the pits (sorry for the lame pun). So I'm glad its not an issue for you. But if I were you I would go back to your doctor and explain how things, like the suggestion of portion control, hasn't been working and ask for new options. Go prepared with questions - get clarification and demand for your healthcare! I battled depression for years until I finally did the research and came armed to my appointment with questions and asserted my need for help. It was the first step to amazing changes in my life. I hope the same for you.
BACK TO SCHOOL
I look foward to keeping each other motivated - especially while you're in school (which can be the easiest way to get distracted from staying healthy, active and eating right).
Keep in touch!
WOW!! you always loss MORE weight even tho you have been slacking on your routine? AmAzInG....I wish I can do that..:(
I havn't seen a doctor recently, but I remember going there a few years back asking them the same thing, and my family doctor would just tell me to cut down on the portions of food and eat less carbs. (yeah that never worked.) As for depression and stuff... well im never really depressed (I guess its cuz im a very happy person..) so im sure thats not the issue.
I'm very happy that you havent given up and that you have set yoursle f a great goal :) you have no idea how happy i am to hear that from you! It encourages me aswell to not give up and to also push myself onwards to not slack off! Thanks! Also, I dont think your scale is borken, and the reasons why you cloths are tight, is because yo ueither skrink them or mistaken the ones you wore with your sisters haha:)im sure after like 2 days you'll fit into them without hesitations considering the amount of weight you've been losing in such short time. Are you gonna think about going to the gym or doing some sort of excersize? I was thinking that if you do not enjoy going to the gym, buy yourself a wii or a gaming system that allows you to play Dance Dance Revloution!! When I dont go to the gym, I normally play the dancing game, or play excersizing games like wii fit, or wii sports. You would lose sooooooo much calories just by playing 3 songs from the dance dance game. i normally get soo out of breat on the 3rd song. but it is very addicting.
I definitly wanna read your "skinny bitch" book! Sounds intresting. I heard detox isnt really good for you since it will mess up your digestive system... but I could be wrong... As for my routine, well ive just been getting lazier and lazier since school is gonna start soon and I havent been comitting to going to the gym like I did before since most of my friends stop going to prepare to school and stuff. :( As for the Dance dance game I reconmended, I kinda stop playign that aswell since i beat the game already..so Now im hoping for a new dance dance game so i may get crazy excited to burn calories and have fun at the same time! ^_^
Keep up with your 21 day goal!! Im gonna make me a mini goal to follow too! (not sure what is might be yet, but when I do, Ill let you know so we can encourage each other to keep going!). Like I said, I really am very happy that you are giving yourself another push, you've really motivated me to do so aswell and I wanna thank you for doing that! :)
Have you seen a doctor regarding your lack in progress? Maybe there is something else that is keeping you from progress.
Depression? That is a major cause of weight problems. Or Thyroid disease? I was tested for that a few years back because of my weight, fatigue and despression. I'm not sure if you have these symptoms, but they definitely warrant a blood test. I came up negative Can you believe that I was hoping for a disease?! Especially since it meant that I could take a little pill everyday for the rest of my life and watch all my biggest problems disappear - in my dreams! Naw, I'm happy to be healthy in that regard. Now to be healthy in a more general way...
Family is always good for encouragement - NOT! I have the same issue with my skinny family. My little sister said to me yesterday "You shouldn't eat all those fancy healthy foods. You should eat chips and pop like me and maybe you'd look like me" She's 5"10' and a size 4! Yeah right.
I'm always so jealous of the people who can eat whatever they want in whatever quantity they want and just never gain weight. I have a friend like that. She's tiny - but when she had blood work done, her doctor said she had the cholesterol of a 65 year old man. She's 22yrs, 5'4, size 2! I'll probably out-live her because I chose healthy whole foods - but she'll always look better. Life's not fair.
On the bright side...
I weighed in again today and I've lost more. Its scary because I do not look like I've lost a snippet of weight (I think my scale is broken). My clothes are still tight as hell - and I don't feel all energetic and healthy - in fact, since I've been cheating myself the last week or so, I've been breaking out and late for work because I can't get up in the mornings anymore. Urgh.
Thanks to your pep talk yesterday; I have re-committed myself. I'm just starting over and trying again to take my baby steps - I just need 21 straight days so I can build this habit. That's my only goal - 21 straight days of effort.
I think you might need to make some changes - It sounds like you've plateau'd - like are you doing the same workout routine? If so, you have to change it up every few weeks to shock your body into gear. Same with foods - try a detox - it sux, but helps to clear the digestive track so that your body can properly absorb the nutrients you put in and use that fuel to burn more fat. (or at least that's what I read in the book called, "Skinny Bitch" - really good no-nonense approach - but kinda harsh)
Im sure not all is just water. I drink soo much water a day and yet I still have trouble losing weight! I dont understand why its sooo hard to lose weight when your doing all your best to work it off.
it woudl make more sense of the big weight comes from genetics, but for my case, my WHOLE family is all skinny from all my mom side, and dad side. my dad eats like crazy yet he is still stick skinny. he loves rice and he can eat like 3 large bowls full! or a whole Wok of fried rice by himself, yet i always wonder why those carbs never screw up his weight like it did for mine. My two sisters are skinny as well, since they work out and everything. but they got to my size.
What also really sucks is that even tho im tryign my hardest to lose weight, it doesnt show at all! so my family are still thinking im not doing anythign about my weight and continues to tease me about it! Bah family.... but in some way its a bit motivational. Other times, i just wanna smack them!
well, at my weight, 18 pounds is only water.
You're right though: I shouldn't give up. I'm gonna get that book tomorrow morning and I'm gonna get back on the wagon. Thanks for the pep - I REALLY NEEDED IT!
OHH NOO!!! DONT GIVE UP!! were in this together even tho we are miles apart!
Btw i got that book that I mentioned to you about. I havent read it yet (was only skimming through) but i did land on some parts that are kinda motivating (like there are parts in the chapters where it talks about gainign diabeties and other horrible stuff if we continue to stay like this, and personally, I WANT to still be able to eat EVERYTHING and not worry about anything, such as cakes and icecream and stuff). Maybe the book will help you get back your motivation as well. Try it out! It even contains some healthy recipes that are easy to make. When i have more time, I will actually READ the book and not skimmign through most of them. :)
But yeah, for sure dont give up! I see that you use to be 320 and now down to 302 or so, remember that YOUR ACTUALLY MAKING PROGRESS!! and you should be happy about that lose of weight too cuz its SOO hard to lose it, yet you manage to pull off so much weight already! Just keep it up! :) I only lost liek 3 pounds, nothign compared to you!
no, I meant MIA as in Missing In Action. Sorry. I wish I was in Miami, though. After I wrote my last post, I continued to be M.I.A. and I haven't tracked food or anything. I've fallen off the wagon again. So I guess I need to rededicate myself.
Yeah... I hear what you mean about going to gyms with people our age. It is hard to be around "our peers" with all their tiny little bodies. It's intimidating.
Motivation is key. I'm kinda losing it myself. Mainly since I haven't really had anyone to go with me to the gym (so, to be honest - I haven't gone once yet).
Even eating right is a challenge because nobody around me is willing to commit to support me. It's really hard because I need the support. I don't really have that self-determination/discipline.
I've hit the point where I just quit and go back to putting on more weight (therefore making my job that much harder the next time around). I don't really know what to do since I'm very aware what is happening, but I don't have the motivation to stop it.
I have decided to have NO TRAINER mainly becuase I only needed the trainer to be there as motivation, but if i have friends that can come with me, then my friends would be my motivator. Also haivng the personal trainer is tooo expensive for me, for 100 lessons it cost me 6,200$ any lessons between 35-45 lessons is 65$ per lesson, and 35 lessons and below would cost me 69$ per lesson! Thats way too expensiv for me.
The gym at Ottawa U is all the way and the edge of the campus (too far for me to even get motivated to walk up and down the big hill to reach the gym and back) althoguht it is offered free for the students, i find it too much of a hassle to go all the way there. Also with their trainers, i kinda feel embarrassed going to there since most of them all my ages and are all super slim an fit. I guess the goodlife gym have more people who are much older than me which makes me feel a bit more comportable about workign out since i know they wont care what i look like, (while the gym at school is always about showing off, girls gawking at guys and vice versa).
oOOO MIA as in Miami?? Did you have fun?
Sorry I've been MIA for a whole week. Life is crazy busy, I haven't even logged my food. Damn...
so I'm rededicating myself again.
As far as the trainer thing goes...I dunno... I'd stick with a trainer if I could afford it. Maybe look into an option at Ottawa U. They have student trainers who are cheaper.
Lemme know what you decide: to train or not to train.
oh god that book BETTER help us or else im trowing that book back in his face!
But yeah it really sucks that you moved to Toronto, or else we could of hung out and motivate each other like crazy!
Thanks so much for the sites! I already used "the daily plate" one to check out the cals on a thai express food :P(yeah i know...I already started to eat fast food again when i know i shouldnt..)
But when your hungry, and lazy to not make food for next day's lunch, well fast food is handy for that. Also on wednesday is my last day of my personal trainer, and she hopes that i plan on extending my time with her (100 days, 3 times a week, 1 hour sessions = 6,200$) That is a LOT of money! technically if you do the right math, shes getting paid 69$ PER HOUR!
I was thinking of not having my trainer no more after my contract on wednesday is done, but im scared that without a trainer, i would go back to my old ways and never step foot in a gym again without having a buddy to accompany me with. :( What do you think I should do? I dont really have all the money in the world, yet i feel as tho if i dont have a trainer, then i wont lose any weight.
man, I need a personal trainer (and some friends who go to the gym). It does suck that I live all the way in T.O. Actually, I am from Ottawa - went to Hillcrest High.
I'm soooo getting a copy of that book. Thanks!
Yeah, I was tracking my food today and discovered a site that might help you with your calorie counting.
It's pretty much exactly the same idea as SP, except not as great - but their database of foods has much more information and variety. Visit www.thedailyplate.com next time you're having trouble finding good Nutritional Facts. Let me know if it helps at all.
Also, visit http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art
- this article is very useful for "eyeing" your portions - or perspective on what "a serving" might be.
60 pounds... wow... can't wait for the book! I hope it helps us!
omg... I did so well on mine for the first week then im becoming non-motivated again! I haven been drink enough water nor veggies per day, and the only time i really go to the gym now is when its time for my personal trainer (and sometimes my friends). It really sucks that you live all the way in toronto while im stuck in Ottawa. I would been a lot more motivated if we went to the gym together.
One of my friend lost 60 pounds in 3 months from following this book...:
copy and paste the link on a new window to view it. Apparently its suppose to help you eat right and everything in different stages (kinda like how spark has its own stages). But yeah im gonna try to follow that book (once I get it from the library since im too cheap to pay for the actual book). Maybe this might motivate you too?
Thanks for the good wishes. I'm sure things will start to pick up for you... Me? Well...I recently posted on the rededication page because I had to admit that I haven't really even dedicated myself yet.
To be honest... I don't follow the nutrition plan and I'm always adding custom foods.
I haven't done any real exercise since I joined...some floor work while watching TV and a few brisk walks here and there.
Honestly, my baby steps are becoming more like steps backwards.
And yeah, I do want to add you, I don't have access to click on your name to do so.
yeah Nuts are very easy to over-do. Especially almonds...yumm... but almond are sooooo fatning aswell! Theres no way around anything that taste good without the karma of heavy fat or high in calories.
Why can't you add me as a friend? is it because you donno how or you just dont want to? Its ok if you can't :) Also I was planning on posting my picture up someday, or a google picture soon that way my sparks page doesnt look so empty.
Have you been following sparks nutrition plans? I kinda slacked off on mine... but I still continue to go do excersize (only when my friends are with me) but its gettign a bit annoying how my weight just wont seem to go down. :( I hope your having a better luck on the fat loss ability than I am.
I totally understand your frustration! I'm doing the exact same thing: eating incredibly simple foods just so I can track them. What is helpful is if you buy specifically so you can track your foods. So, only buy things that have a really good nutrient label - that way you can add the custom food and enter in the information. It kinda means that a lot of ethnic food (which is oh so good and plentiful here in Toronto) is harder to track. So yeah, no chinese fried noodles and veggies.
Yeah, and the sodium thing... wow! It must be a Canadian thing. LOL. Energy w/o sugar? That is hard! Nuts are really good for energy, but they are very easy to over-do (well at least for me). I have no idea what to suggest, but if I come across something I'll post it for you.
By the way, thanks for the comment on my page. I can't add you as a friend, however. You should create a profile picture of something funny from Google images, that is what I did before I took this set of funny pics (that also don't make me look like I'm actually 320 pounds! Wow... I can't wait to lose this weight and post a million pictures!)
I've been slowly losing my motivation to try to find the exact amount of calorie intake for the meals that i customly make nowadays, now I only put in simple things that are easy to track (for example breakfast: bagel and cream cheese) and gave up one the harder things on the menu such as chinese fry noodles with veggies.
I find that most of my food is all high high high in sodium!! I have no clue why! its crazy! I think canada just make alot of high-sodium food! its crazy!
I need to find somethign high in protein without somethign high in sugar. The only thing i know that is high in protein is Booster Juice milkshakes, and I know that one serving of those should already equal one normal breakfast amount! Do you know any good easy food that are great for energy boosting without the extra boost of sugar/caffeine??
Well, I've been tracking for 4 days now, and I totally agree with your frustration about finding exact calories. It's sooo hard!
Without getting too OCD about it, I try to really count things out and measure. But it is impossible to be sure.
Really though, the food tracker is more of a guide, it helps me to learn and think about what I eat. It was amazing to discover that the little packet of 4 sesame snaps I had this morning were HUGE on calories and sodium (I didn't even suspect it had any salt whatsoever!). Totally ruined my breakfast.
Thanks Tayer and Majestic for the reply :)
I feel a bit happier knowing that I'm not the only person in this world that is going through this motion.
I'm trying to make Sparks a daily habits aswell just to make sure im within my calorie range and everything, but sometimes its just soooooo hard finding the exact amount of calorie your ACTUALLY EATING that is on the menu list that they give. Especially if I make my own food, how the heck am I suppose to know what is in the meals I make, since they never come with a nutrient label. I just hope that my routines will not change, since I've been wanting to change for years and years now, and I know its gonna be hard for me to do since I change my mind every so often. I guess I'm a little like you Majestic, I need to take baby steps.
If only it takes the same amount time to lose pounds as to gain it! Bah! I guess I'm impatient about getting the shape that I want to have.
I hear you, too. I can't say that I've made a really concerted effort to lose weight. I'd just join a gym, go for few weeks then forget about it. I'd detox and diet for months, then just get consumed by other things.
I empathize with your situation, but I don't have any advice. I'm hoping that If I spend everyday on SparkPeople as a try to change my lifestyle, I will be able to keep the goals in the forefront of my mind and stay on track. I'm trying to create habits - like when I check my hotmail and facebook contantly, I'll add SP to the mix. Baby steps for me... 21 days to form a habit. Now off to bed so I can wake up to start Day 1.
Best wishes to you!
I' m the same way as you. I will work out and eat well and I will lose weight however if I give in a little I go back to my old weight and some. I hope that I can just continue to eat healthyand exercise with no breaks, it is a lifestyle change so I will eat my treats as long as it is within my calories for the day(I had coffee cake today and I just ate a light dinner). I think this is the only way to go about it. I'm afraid that if I keep going the way I have I will keep gaining 5-10 pounds a year for the rest of my life. I don't like to think of that. So I hope that you are able to find a different option that allows you to "cheat" but for me I don't think I can.
Hey everyone... Have you ever felt tho no matter how hard you try, you just can't seem to lose those pounds that you want to lose even though you have been excersizing and "eating healthy" for a long time?!
Well right now I'm going through the phase where i did 4 weeks of healthy eating, calorie counting, 5 day excersizing with personal trainner... and lost 3 pounds overall...however within the 3 days that I went to montreal for a small break, I end up gaining back all the lost weight and MORE! and most of the entire time ive been walking all day (Shopping and sight seeing etc.) Eating only 1 poutine and a TINY dinner from the montreal casino.... and somehow my hard work has gone to waste...:(
What could I be doing wrong? I feel as though that if I take any breaks, my weight will come right back to me the next day. Or if I continue working hard and almost not eat anything, I'm not gonna lose the weight at all.
Is anyone having the same problem as me??? Help... :( I'm starting to lose my motivation..~sniff* sniff~