Don't know anymore

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I just don't know anymore. I thought I was loosing weight but turned out I gained 20 pounds instead. I thought I was eating healthy foods but I guess not healthy enough to get the weight off. So now I am 5 ft 6 and 282 pounds. This sucks. My heaviest ever was 289 and that was on the day of delivery of my son and 286 when I delivered my daughter 5 years later. I hate this but just don't know what to do anymore.
True I have lost weight here and there with Isagenix and slim fast, and low carb dieting, and weight watchers just to name a few but within a few months it all comes back and lately it has been whatever I do loose during the month all comes back during my period and I have to start all over cause it is not just bloat weight.
What am I supposed to do?
I am at a point now where I don't even have an appetite at all, I don't want to eat anything out of fear that I will just gain more weight.
Help anyone please
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    ok, this is an older post, but you should still get a message that someone posted on it.

    Step 1 - take a deep breath, hold for 2 seconds, release. Do this a few times - no benefit other then calming

    I am 4 foot 9, so am totally envious of your 5 foot 6 by the way

    But so 4 foot 9, and at my heaviest I was 240 something.

    I started the journey to health in 2006 - and lost 30 odd pounds, was thrilled - but I did not do it thru a sustainable method. I joined LA Weight loss, and while the short term result was great - it ultimately was not sustainable and the weight went back on.

    So after various ups & downs, more ups then down I was right back where I started from but a lot more knowledgable. And summer of 2010 I got serious.

    I had a checkup the other day and my doctor's receptionist was commenting on my weght loss and asked how I did it. And ultimately I said it was because I am finally eating healthy meals that I want to eat for the rest of my life, and I work out a couple of times a week (not right now as recovering from surgery)

    From summer 2010 to Feb 28, 2011 I went from 240 something to 222 pounds. March 1 I got super serious - there was an 8 week contest - I didn't win but I managed to take off almost 20 pounds. But my eating for that 8 weeks wasn't really sustainable as I really restricted everything.

    But even with relaxing a bit, I am still losing and am now just shy of being 190 pounds. And yes even while I can't work out I am losing, even if that is much slower

    We eat a lot of turkey breast and chicken breast. Once in a while we change it up with beef or pork. I have a small kitchen scale and while I will eyeball sometimes now, I weighed everything at the start.

    I knew how much I was planning on so I would log a days worth at a time

    Lots of veggies are eaten

    If we eat mashed potatoes - I add in a white turnip or two, and even carrots - ok so it makes the potatoes a different color - but the taste is excellent and gets more veggies and less carbs into my eating.

    Th important thing is - it is all sustainable - no herbs, pills, diuretics required. No prepared meals from Jenny Craig, no fasting or shakes. And it is cheaper as no special things are required
    2771 days ago
    I appreciate all the comments. I do need to start tracking everything that goes in my mouth. I will make every attempt to track on here. I just wish I had more adults to talk to. I look forward to loging on here when I have personal messages to read, so thank you all so much.
    I hope to keep in touch with all those that care.
    2858 days ago
    i was 5'2 and 284 pounds at my heaviest. i am now 155 pounds.
    sure didnt happen overnight but i have to tell you. 282 is manageable. hard, yes. but manageable!! take control of it before it is too late, too overwhelming. before you cant.
    start simple. get in the water. get a notebook and track down every single thing that goes in your mouth. and begin working out.
    if it is too much, focus on one thing at one time.
    i didnt do any sort of diet...just wrote down the calories of everything that i ate and added it up myself. [spark has their tracker, too, but it didnt work for me.]
    i dont even really work out. i just keep my feet moving. i just walk in place. i walk in place while i am doing the dishes or loading the dishwasher or making the beds. my feet are moving when i am making dinner, doing laundry, brushing my teeth. you would be surprised how much it does help. i know it doesnt sound like it would but ive lost 129 pounds.

    also, does the weight come back during your period or are you eating more and therefore gain it back? my friend literally gains--her eating is fine--but she gains and then has to re-lose 2/3 pounds.
    but all of those pounds are something. even if you lose 5lbs before you gain 3 back because of your period, you will will have lost 2 pounds. 2 pounds is something.

    2859 days ago
  • no profile photo CSTREZ63
    I totally understand where you are coming from. December 2009, I saw my sister who is just a bit larger than me, try to get out of a chair. (I am 5'2" and was 235, size 22) She struggled for about 30 seconds and then waddled to my back door, leaving a trail of popcorn that she had just eaten at a restaurant before coming to visit. I looked at my husband and told him, "that can never be me". January 2010 I embarked on my journey and am now wearing size 12 and am 168 pounds. My doctor wants another 20 to 30 pounds. You need to eat and be conscious of what you eat. It is extremely important to log everything you eat. You need to make time for yourself to do it; you are important and are allowed to take time from your family to help yourself (and them). I started exercising with DVD's at home (still do) and started with the biggest loser ones because they were the easiest for me. YOU CAN DO THIS!!!
    2859 days ago
    Okay, first off... not eating WILL make you gain weight. Your body will think it's starving and keep everything.

    Sounds to me like the different things you've tried may have messed a bit with your metabolism. Slim Fast, Isagenix... anything like that works for a short time, but nothing that isn't sustainable will ever work forever. Could you REALLY drink those shakes twice a day, every day for the rest of your life? I know I couldn't.

    The good news is, there IS a fix. But I have a question - I looked at your food trackers from last year. Were you not tracking everything, or is that all you're eating? If the first, then you need to start tracking EVERYTHING. If it's the latter, you need to start eating.

    If you've filled out your profile and everything, you'll have calorie and nutrient suggestions. Try following them. And do it for several weeks. It might take some time for your body to realize you're doing good things to it and start to let go.

    Also, are you exercising? Even the smallest things - 10 minute walks here and there to start - will help.

    You can do this, by following smart, healthy eating.

    2859 days ago
  • KMS8755
    I understand your frustration, but you have to keep up with it. Ive tried the slimfast thing, and yes it works, until you stop their program. Those drinks are filled with nothing but sugar. Make sure you are using your SP tools. The calorie tracker is a god-sent. If you ever need to just vent feel free to send me a msg or something. We are all here for basically the same reasons, and can relate to one another. Keep your head held high and believe that you CAN do what you put your mind to! *hugs*
    2859 days ago
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