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WORTHART SparkPoints: (18,241)
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9/21/12 1:16 A

I know this isn't an answer to how to lose weight but I was struck by your user name and how mean toward yourself it is. Maybe if you are nicer to yourself it will motivate you. I know how hard that can be but one easy thing is to change your user name to something more positive.
May you walk in beauty.
Donna in Montana

ANDREAG89 SparkPoints: (27,515)
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9/20/12 10:07 P

I agree whole-heartedly with IMELECTRIC.

You MUST track EVERYTHING you eat, no matter how poor of a choice it may be. This will help you analyze what you are eating to determine why you are gaining weight. If you are exercising a lot but eating really poorly, then that could be the reason the weight is being gained.

Focus on what is healthy for you and track, measure, weigh, and...track. :-)

Best wishes - you can do it!

MICHELLE73101 Posts: 317
9/20/12 2:24 P


The same thing happened to me, but it was 20 lbs, and people are telling me how good I look (was very thin before).. but it doesn't matter! It's not about what they want it's about what we want for OURSELVES. So don't worry about what other people are noticing - whether it's good or bad. It's your life and your body.

The weight WILL come off if you work at it. Even if it is slowly. Until then, enjoy your new curves! Seriously! In a month or so you will be back to normal...for me more like 2 months... and it will have been worth the wait.

AUNTMISSA Posts: 136
9/20/12 12:50 P

its all about what u eat. i would eat really good on the 3days i went to work and then on my 4 days off i would be so busy running errands that i would skip some meals and think-hey,at least if im not eating i will lose weight. WRONG it made it worse.i have to eat small meals throughout the day in ordere to function and have strength to workout. what is a normal day of food like for you? maybe we can offer ideas/suggestions on what to change?

IMELECTRIC SparkPoints: (14,798)
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9/20/12 12:44 P

TRACK AND WEIGH. I weigh everything out for portion control and track it on SP. I always am looking for substitutions for my sweet tooth. I usually have a desk drawer at work and a cabnet at home with Fiber one bars and rice cakes. I think everyone goes through a burn out period. Find a cardio you like, and maybe a workout buddy to do 3 times a week. Good Luck. Always stop and analyze.


DROPCONE Posts: 1,592
9/20/12 12:22 P

A gain of 10 lbs in 6 months is about half a pound each week. Some people lose weight at that rate :-).

The only way to get this back under control is to work on your nutrition. You're already working out & that's great - but exercise can't cure a bad diet.

Find some exercise that you enjoy, and then do that - don't worry about increasing it to "burn more calories". What you need to do is track & record what you eat, make sure your carbs, protein & fat are balanced, and not go over in your calories. Good luck!

LOTUS737 Posts: 3,936
9/20/12 10:50 A

I know it's tough when people are hurtful- but you know what, you're doing something about it and that's what matters!

It's great that you're sticking with your exercise. Have you entered in your fitness goals? And your weight loss goals? The site will automatically adjust your nutritional needs accordingly. I think you need to track your intake regularly- that way you'll know if you're eating enough.

As for WHEN to eat- I don't know when you work out or how long you work out. If it's under 2 hours, generally your previous meal should be sufficient as long as you have a balanced diet. You can have a snack before a work out, easily digestible carbs (look for articles about what to eat before workouts on here).

Exercise is a very important part of this, but if you're not eating enough, you won't get the results you're working so hard for! Hope this helps!

ROXIGIRL SparkPoints: (89,153)
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9/20/12 10:25 A

Try to ignore those painful remarks - if you can. You are doing something about it! Look at the bright side - you haven't gained 100 pounds.

Weight issue is huge thing for me too. So I completely understand where are you coming from. Be patient, its going to happen - one way or another!

SMUGHANS Posts: 14
9/20/12 10:15 A

Hi -

I can certainly understand your frustration, especially when people comment on the same things you're beating yourself up about.

I'm interested in knowing why you feel you're killing yourself with exercise but your food plan is not working. Are you being too strict with yourself? What are you doing for exercise? What are you trying to do for food? What are you actually doing for food? Obviously "not eating" isn't a good option.

You're definitely not alone in how you feel!

FATTYMAGOO1 SparkPoints: (0)
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9/19/12 6:53 P

I have gained about 10 pounds in the last 6 months. I am normally fit although I do not make the most healthest choice. Right now I am working so hard and it is so difficult until it makes me feel very depressed. The most hurtful thing that bother me is how people come up to me and tell me about the weight I have gained. It really hurts me feelings and it puts me into a depression. Im almost at a state in where I do not want to eat any more. I know what I need to do to lose the weight but its not happening fast enough. I am seriouly considering just not eating any more. I am tired of killing myself working out. Im doing this on my own and I keep my feelings about it to myself. My diet has went completely off track and the only thing I have left is exercise but Im so confused on how its supposed to work with my diet. I dont know if I should eat before I work out and im eating less and less each day cause Im so afraid to that if I eat too much I will gain more weight. Some please help me. I really need some guidance in the right direction.

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