No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
In shock at how fast this week went. I have just started doing my "real" practicum at the hospital (havn't been doing much hands on until this point, mostly just talking to patients, etc), and I must say, I like it a lot more than I even thought I would. Stress is a big theme through it all, though. Stress to get all my assignments handed in and all my readings done, stress about getting decent grades, stress about doing things I've only ever read about how to do. It really hit me…Continue
Added by Chantelle on January 30, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Phew... the week is over. I must say that I have been working my butt off at school and I really don't have time to take a break, but I'm... well, pooped!
The week started strong. I did 7 hours of walking total, and feel pretty good about that. Although, I do seem to fall into this sort of shame trap whenever I start exercising regularly. Once I am doing it, I feel like I should be doing more. I start thinking,
"I'll never lose weight by…
I had a wake up call this morning. I ended up eating way too many snacks last night after a dinner out and decided it might be a good idea to enter it into MFP and see…Continue
Added by Krista T. on January 15, 2015 at 10:37am — No Comments
I started to get the itch to track my food and so I did. Ugh. Such a trap.
I immediately started wanting to eat more and I was making unhealthy choices for myself. Then I got on the scale.
I am going to take it as a good reminder that tracking and weighing are triggers for me and I just shouldn't do it.
The worst part is that I've been doing great! Drinking more water, eating more veggies, listening to my body, wearing my fitbit and getting more active.
Have you ever noticed this phenomenon? When I take care of myself, take breaks, do things for myself, wear clothes I like, speak up for myself, say no, etc. my eating sort of corrects itself. I have fewer urges to eat when I'm not hungry and I make better choices. I make time for exercise and have…Continue
Even though there are many factors that should be taken into consideration (the three main factors being nutrition, exercise, rest/recovery) one of the most important factors when it comes to losing weight is not just what exercises we choose to do, but also the exercise equipment that we choose to use.
Added by Gloria I Rafel on August 1, 2014 at 2:31am — No Comments
This week has been a success! It helps that the scale shows a 7lb loss from last Wed. although I can’t help but feel it’s deceptive. That being said, I’m going to choose to trust that I’m doing the right things and keep on doing them!
Added by RollerCoaster on July 23, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
For the last six months I cannot tell you how many times people have given me that ugh look when I tell them I am trying to qualify for weight loss surgery. Or when they tell me are you sure you really want to…Continue
So I suppose a "first" post should describe who I am.
Welp...I'm 30. I'm fat. I have a whiny dog (who is awesome). I'm in love. I have acquired cats that don't think my dog is as awesome as I do. I have a crazy family. But a great boyfriend who is aware and accepts that. But right now I'm just tired of being overweight.
I wasn't always this way. As a matter of fact I was always thin growing. I woudn't say skinny - but thin and shapely.…Continue
Have you found that at times your motivation to lose weight falls by the way-side, feeling defeated that you can lose the pounds you want?
I sure have, it's the most frustrating process EVER. But this all changed for me once I realized I needed to have a shift in perspective and have seen great results since!
Have a read here if you're interested: …Continue
Added by Jane on April 2, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments
Five years ago, I won my struggle with my weight. I worked hard, and lost 40+ pounds. I look great and felt even better. For the first time in my life I wore a size 6 jeans honestly felt like I'd won the lottery
I soon found that keeping the weight off was , MUCH more difficult than losing it to begin with. Then I fell into the trap of reading umpteen different health and fitness blogs and veering far , far away from what worked for me, my body and my lifestyle, and trying to emulate…Continue
With the Biggest Loser being in the news lately, I wanted to take a look at what we can learn from the show and the controversy. The Biggest Loser is a reality television show and creating something for television, it has to be dramatic and captivating. As written in People Magazine, normal weight loss is not interesting. So they exercise them like crazy and give them tough challenges that no typical person losing weight would do or could sustain. The controversy over the latest winner's…Continue
Added by Tsilah Burman on February 20, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
You hear people say "today is the first day of the rest of your life," all the time in those inspirational stories of weight-loss that we have all watched way too many episodes of. It's the first day of the rest of your life - we get it, but we refuse to apply it to ourselves because that would mean we'd have to get up and make a change. It would force us to look at our behavior on an in-depth…Continue
So I am getting physical therapy and am in the room with the door closed and the therapist is working on my lower back, when I hear through the door someone talking about the diet that she is on. It made me sad and angry. Sad because it reminded me how I tried lots of diets to lose weight and when I was on the diet, I thought this was "the one" that was going to work. But they never did. After I lost the weight, I would start gaining it back within a few months and of course more. I did this…Continue
Added by Tsilah Burman on February 11, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
If you are like me and tried every diet and exercise program and spiritual and religious program and therapy and nothing worked and you feel hopeless, keep reading..... That's how I felt 5 years ago. I had been dealing with weight and food issues since elementary school. In sixth grade, the pediatrician put me on the first of many diets which included diet pills (uppers), yes that was a long time ago when the doctor didn't know better. I was a binge eater and sneak eater, but always…Continue
Added by Tsilah Burman on February 7, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
My mentor Roy Nelson (www.thenelsoncenter.com) says that if we keep on doing what we’ve always been doing, we will keep on getting what we’ve always been getting. When I started his program, I was desperate and did whatever I needed to do to lose the weight, keep it off and get the feelings out. I soon found out that just as the food and weight was a symptom of a deeper issue, I had other things I was using to prop up the ego which needed to be…Continue
Added by Tsilah Burman on February 6, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
With Phillip Seymour Hoffman's death, I am reminded that many celebrities not only act in their profession; but they put on an act in their personal lives as well. Acting as if we are ok when we are not; hiding behind pride and ego when we really feel bad about ourselves, that is what we emotional eaters have in common with celebrities. I put on a good front that I had a good life, that I knew what I was doing, that I had it together, that I was in control; when the truth was that inside I…Continue
My mentor, Roy Nelson, quotes Thoreau often, reminding us that "Most…Continue
On the Jenny Craig forums someone asked how to keep up their motivation once they've been on a plan for more than 6 months... it got me to thinking about what I've done in the past, what has worked and what hasn't worked. I think a large part of making the program into your lifestyle is your mindset. Here was my response:
I really started gaining weight in college when I completely stopped playing sports and led the typical college life of too much bad food,…