I try and make healthy choices, but not deny anything completely. Like if I tried to go carb free? I wouldn’t last! But I do try and only eat whole grains and sprouted breads. I also opt for white meat over red, so even if I eat tacos, I’ll eat chicken or turkey tacos. If I make pizza, I’ll load it with veggies and skip the pepperoni. I have a vegetable and a fruit with every meal, excluding breakfast (which tbh I usually just have coffee!). I drink at least 64 oz of water a day, and instead of drinking sugary drinks, I splurge on flavored sparkling water. At this point, I barely like sweet drinks at all because they are just too sweet! Carbs are really my weakness. activity wise, I am fairly sedentary. My job requires me to be on my feet for long periods of time, and by the end of the day my feet hurt too badly to get much cardio in. I do walk my dog 45 minutes in the morning and 25 minutes at night, but that’s as close to a work out I get :x However I also have PCOS, and unfortunately I work my ass off and I hardly lose anything. It was better when I was taking hormones, because right now I will gain weight if I just LOOK at food.
I don’t necessarily care about weight. As long as I’m healthy with the regular check ups I have. The only health issues I have are unrelated to weight and all about stress and genetics! 😂 that being said, I’m at my heaviest I have ever been and while my husband doesn’t care, I’d like to be thinner to fit in my old clothes again! Because for the first time a lot of clothes aren’t fitting now.
I have learned in the past that you can eat whatever you like but in extreme moderation and very little of the yummy fatty foods. Lately, I just don’t care and I have a very sedentary job. However, yesterday, all I ate was a muffin around 6am. I had an early dinner and a small bit of ice cream. It’s really about portion size and control. A good way to remember it is to half what you normally eat. This has always worked for me in the past but with extreme stress I like to eat!! And with extreme depression I lose weight because I can’t eat, but I haven’t been depressed in a very very long time. Just over stressed to my max limit!!
I’ve lost 40+ lbs in the past from just portion control. You still eat daily, don’t feel starved and can eat your favorites! Currently, I’d ideally like to lose 70lbs. But 40lbs is the goal for now to get me back to where I used to be when Ian and I first met! Haha
This, this is the way to do it. Diets generally end up with people failing because they're too restrictive. Just remember, everything in moderation, including moderation. It's okay to splurge sometimes and treat yourself, just not every single day.
i am starting my low carb diet again today because i've literally gained all of my weight back + some & i'm tired of being depressed all the time & never wanting to leave the house \:
i'm starting out drinking atkins shakes in the morning [which is really like noon because i sleep all day] & i bought a pack of chicken breasts that i'm going to cook & eat for dinner all week.
i went overboard on junk food last night since it was trick-or-treat night & so that i could have a feeling of satisfaction one more time before i started the diet. i ate a huge hershey bar & like 4 of the big reese cups lmao.
wish me luck/pray for me/whatever y'all believe in because godddddddd this is going to be so much harder this time around! the last time i lost a bunch of weight, i was single & had a lot of motivation. it is so much harder whenever you have a hubs that wants to eat good food while you sit there & be miserable eating lettuce! ahhh.