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October 11, 2012 10:50 PM
If you think you can't, you can't. But if you think you CAN, you CAN.
  6774169
October 11, 2012 10:51 PM
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NNNNNOOOOO!!! Don't give up. Just stick it out one more day. Tomorrow eat on plan all day and get in a good workout. Then at the end of a STELLAR day you can decide if you're really ready to throw in the towel. The rule is, you can't quit on a bad day just because it's hard or you're disappointed in yourself. You can only decide to quit after a good day so you have some perspective. Have an awesome day tomorrow and THEN decide. Hope to see you here Saturday.


This is some damn good advice! Im gonna remember this.
  13868234
October 11, 2012 10:51 PM
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Ate like a cow today, second day in a row...Losing motivation.

I honestlyjmight just give up on the whole weight loss thing and admit I will be fat forever.

I have to admit, I feel like that almost every day! I started in January and have only lost 30 pounds, but even with all my bad 'screw it' days, I have kept it off. At this rate I will be at my goal in 4 more years, lol, BUT I remind myself every time I feel down that it's better than being my starting weight in 4 more years!
Just start over tomorrow morning, and if you screw it up tomorrow, start again the next day.
  17755326
October 11, 2012 10:51 PM
Don't give up on yourself! You don't have commit to eating perfectly or exercising every day... you just have to commit to not making any more excuses. A 2 lb. bag of carrots is a dollar! A pound of apples is eighty cents! Put them together and they are half the price of a bag of chips and 4 times the food, so I call BS on people who say "healthy food is expensive". Work out in your living room, there are tons of exercise videos on youtube. You could start with Leslie Sansone walking videos on there. I hope you will be receptive to the responses to your post.
  26543762
October 11, 2012 10:52 PM
Who's got 2 thumbs and thought exactly the same thoughts as you? This guy. You keep up the calorie counting and get your diet under control, you will see results I promise!
  4626382
October 11, 2012 10:54 PM
Don't give up...I've lost 110lbs since January and all I've done is stick to my calorie count and walk a lot. I started just walking during my lunch break and then eventually added some walks after work too. I haven't even been in a gym all year, so you really don't need money to lose weight.
  14236348
October 11, 2012 10:55 PM
Don't give up. I was watching the LWN channel, and they had a nutrtionist on there and I caught the end of her segment and she said that the diet sodas can make you hungrier for bad things, so be careful how much of it you drink. I don't belong to gym. I went to thrift store and found some awesome exercise DVD's CHEAP! one of them was walking indoors 4 miles with Leslie Sansone and doing only with stretch band. which you can subsitute with weights or any other piece of cheap stretch rubber hosing. I have been doing her every day almost. Go to good will, value village and go to DVD section and there are usually lots to choose from.
And ditto on the food thing. There are ways of eating healthy for less. DON'T GIVE UP. and ditto to the gal who mentioned sports bras from VV or goodwill. I just bought 2 of them cheap! You don't have to run to get healty. It is bad on joints.Walk, and keep those arms and legs moving..And YES DO Free downloads from Utube and other sites.. keep your food diary going.. Nothing good for you is going to come easy, but you can do this. this was your cry for help.. We are all in this to help support ourselves and others.
keep smilingbigsmile smile
Edited by Dargealing On October 11, 2012 10:57 PM
October 11, 2012 10:57 PM
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Okay my love first things first...stop making excuses! You don't need an expensive gym pass or over priced 'healthy' foods. Walking for 60 minus a day at a pace that makes you breathless but you can still talk can burn up to and over 700 calories.

Gym memberships are over rated. Want to lift weights..get a couple cans of soup. Want to use the elliptical..go up and down two or the same steps for 15 minutes. Want a treadmill..go outside and walk.

As for the not being able to afford healthy foods..that is bull. I feed my family of three very healthy well balanced meals on a budget of $200 a month. It all comes down to wise spending. Instead of fresh veggies go with frozen..same for meats. Store brand is just as good as name brand but a whole lot cheaper.

If you can't afford a good bra, wrap them girls up tight in an ace bandage. Make yourself a workout jar. Each time you workout for at least an hour drop a dollar in it. If you do it every day for a month..get a good bra. Same for shoes.
Workout shoes don't have to be expensive but have to be comfortable.

Until you stop feeling sorry for yourself, and quit making excuses, this will be hard.

I love to help people any way I can. Feel free to friend me. Also check it my pages for a little help.

http://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/MommyWeighLess?ref=stream&__user=663949770

Mommyweighless.Blogspot.com

Liz


love this!!!!!!!
October 11, 2012 11:00 PM
If money is an issue, You Tube has some good exercise videos on there. You don't need a gym membership to lose weight. Walking is great(and free). As for food, I am on a pretty tight budget but make it work. Look for specials. Buy in bulk and freeze.
Edited by axialmeow On October 11, 2012 11:01 PM
October 11, 2012 11:00 PM
QUOTE:

Ate like a cow today, second day in a row...Losing motivation.

I honestlyjmight just give up on the whole weight loss thing and admit I will be fat forever.


Like you, I too ate like crazy in the past 2 days. However, the thought that I'm feeling better about myself today than I did a week ago is what's bringing me back on track.

Don't lose hope. You didn't gain weight overnight and you wouldn't lose it overnight either. Reading success stories everyday helps. If ordinary people can lose over 100-150 pounds, what stops me from losing 60-70?

Hope you continue on your journey, lose weight and look back at this moment saying "I'm glad I kept going!"
All the best!
October 11, 2012 11:02 PM
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I should mention, it's feeling impossible because I can't AFFORD healthy food. I can't AFFORD a gym pass. All I can do walk, I can't run because I don't have a proper bra, which I need. I can't afford one. Don't even have runners. All the food I have is salty and bad...

Two days ago on another thread you said you got a free gym pass. What happened with that?
  26577427
October 11, 2012 11:04 PM
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Okay my love first things first...stop making excuses! You don't need an expensive gym pass or over priced 'healthy' foods. Walking for 60 minus a day at a pace that makes you breathless but you can still talk can burn up to and over 700 calories.

Gym memberships are over rated. Want to lift weights..get a couple cans of soup. Want to use the elliptical..go up and down two or the same steps for 15 minutes. Want a treadmill..go outside and walk.

As for the not being able to afford healthy foods..that is bull. I feed my family of three very healthy well balanced meals on a budget of $200 a month. It all comes down to wise spending. Instead of fresh veggies go with frozen..same for meats. Store brand is just as good as name brand but a whole lot cheaper.

If you can't afford a good bra, wrap them girls up tight in an ace bandage. Make yourself a workout jar. Each time you workout for at least an hour drop a dollar in it. If you do it every day for a month..get a good bra. Same for shoes.
Workout shoes don't have to be expensive but have to be comfortable.

Until you stop feeling sorry for yourself, and quit making excuses, this will be hard.

I love to help people any way I can. Feel free to friend me. Also check it my pages for a little help.

http://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/MommyWeighLess?ref=stream&__user=663949770

Mommyweighless.Blogspot.com

Liz


drinker Amen!
  11223190
October 11, 2012 11:04 PM
I know its hard to hear give up on the excuses. I have stuggled with weight for ever. I was doing jenny craig did well lost 50 pounds in a year but worked out almost every day along with the "super expensive" food program. now 5 years later I lost my only daughter to illness, changed jobs 3 times, gained all the weight back, have been drinking myself to death, got breast cancer (luckily got through the treatment and am surviving) and cant afford to buy the proper food. but have given up all grains "gluten free" at first now down to pretty much just corn grain. now i dont even crave bread which i was totally in love with. I dont even want sugar which i also loved, so maybe this is a possible route for you. there was another person in this post talked about frozen and the store brands they work.. bag of chicken breasts, frozen veg especially when stores have great sales $1 or less per bag. If its really bad maybe apply for state help....food stamps..I hate to ask for help but it is not a bad thing if you need it.
October 11, 2012 11:05 PM
45lbs. youve come so far, why throw all that hard work away?
October 11, 2012 11:08 PM
I live by a single moto.
And I apply it to everything I struggle with.

This is hard. If it was easy everyone would do it.

We wouldn't need sites like this. Noone would complain about being fat. Health related disease would not exist.

The only person that can make this choice is you. If you give up, you are chosing to be overweight. If you keep going with what you have you are chosing to be thinner. Faster. Healthier.
Then when it's all said and done, and you are a winner you can stand back and say with full faith 'If I can lose weight, anyone can'.

You have to want it.

I don't live in the same country but I know that 'I can't afford healthy food' is a load of crap. I feed my family of 5 on the same amount of money I used to feed my boyfriend and I. Smaller meals. Items that I would not usually use such as oats and cous cous stretch further than I could imagine. For the same price of a bag of chips I can now eat a whole lunch/dinner.
Frozen items are as good as fresh, sometimes better as they are picked at the height of season and frozen quickly so they are the best they can be. They also last longer and are cheaper. Buy house brands. Who cares what's in your cart? Buy in bulk if you can, it may hurt first up but you'll notice the strain on your wallet easing as you move into it.

With what you have now, eat within your calories. If you want this, you will.
  27662467
October 11, 2012 11:09 PM
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45lbs. youve come so far, why throw all that hard work away?

That is actually what she has to lose still but you are right she shouldn't give up. If you want something bad enough you find a way.
  26577427
October 11, 2012 11:10 PM
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...You don't have commit to eating perfectly or exercising every day... you just have to commit to not making any more excuses. A 2 lb. bag of carrots is a dollar! A pound of apples is eighty cents! Put them together and they are half the price of a bag of chips and 4 times the food, so I call BS on people who say "healthy food is expensive"...


This is so right. I don't buy junk food and all that pre-made crap, but I see it in the stores and it's not particularly cheap as far as I'm concerned. It's obviously convenient though, and people who eat it have developed a taste for it, so they crave it. I cook pretty much everything from scratch, and it's very affordable. If you are willing to cut back on meat a little - most people eat too much of it anyway - and you are willing to use frozen fruits and vegetables - which are just as nutritious as fresh, eating heathy is easy and affordable. Buy staples in bulk, watch for sales, get produce when it's in season, etc... drinker
October 11, 2012 11:10 PM
You are not going to give up. Log those calories. @ least then you are aware of what your intake is.
October 11, 2012 11:11 PM
If you give up every time you hav a bad day, or 2, or 10, you will not succeed. The only way you will succeed is to not quit.
  17923062
October 11, 2012 11:15 PM
The gym pass problem: I was supposed to get one, I but I was missing a document. I said I already had it cos I was expecting to.

Everyone: Thank you for your kind words! I needed it today. <33
October 11, 2012 11:16 PM
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I should mention, it's feeling impossible because I can't AFFORD healthy food. I can't AFFORD a gym pass. All I can do walk, I can't run because I don't have a proper bra, which I need. I can't afford one. Don't even have runners. All the food I have is salty and bad...


My wife and I +4 year old daughter live off about $550 NZ a week we eat healthy for $120 NZ a week. We spend $60+ of that on fresh fruit and vegetables. We make everything ourselves and pretty much have no processed food. I have never been to a gym and most of my exercise is walking. Take a close look at your budget and I bet their are things you don't need that you could spend on healthy food. Don't give up! You can do this!
October 11, 2012 11:16 PM
QUOTE:

Okay my love first things first...stop making excuses! You don't need an expensive gym pass or over priced 'healthy' foods. Walking for 60 minus a day at a pace that makes you breathless but you can still talk can burn up to and over 700 calories.

Gym memberships are over rated. Want to lift weights..get a couple cans of soup. Want to use the elliptical..go up and down two or the same steps for 15 minutes. Want a treadmill..go outside and walk.

As for the not being able to afford healthy foods..that is bull. I feed my family of three very healthy well balanced meals on a budget of $200 a month. It all comes down to wise spending. Instead of fresh veggies go with frozen..same for meats. Store brand is just as good as name brand but a whole lot cheaper.

If you can't afford a good bra, wrap them girls up tight in an ace bandage. Make yourself a workout jar. Each time you workout for at least an hour drop a dollar in it. If you do it every day for a month..get a good bra. Same for shoes.
Workout shoes don't have to be expensive but have to be comfortable.

Until you stop feeling sorry for yourself, and quit making excuses, this will be hard.

I love to help people any way I can. Feel free to friend me. Also check it my pages for a little help.

http://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/MommyWeighLess?ref=stream&__user=663949770

Mommyweighless.Blogspot.com

Liz


I agree whole-heartedly with this ^

GIVE THIS A TRY! http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/

You can select what body part (or several) and specifically narrow the search to "No-Equipment", also you can set up a free account and get an idea of a base workout & food plan.... that plus MFP has helped me tons!

But it really is amazing how much good you'll do your body and how much progress you'll make just by counting your calories/watching what you eat and walking a few days a week!
  15578907
October 11, 2012 11:43 PM
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The gym pass problem: I was supposed to get one, I but I was missing a document. I said I already had it cos I was expecting to.

Everyone: Thank you for your kind words! I needed it today. <33

Just remember everyone has bad days. It is not easy for any of us. When I mess up and want to give up I keep thinking of the reasons I started this to begin with. You will make it to your goal just like I will! Im sure we will both have rough patches along the way but I promise it will be worth it! Good luck on your journey.
  26577427
October 11, 2012 11:43 PM
2 days is nothing out of a lifetime of eating healthily. Everyone slips up, I think life would be pretty boring if we were perfect every single day. Even my personal trainer has a 'cheat meal' once a week!

Ok, so you can't afford a gym, then why not try the 'couck to 5k' thing. I think you can just download it. Or get a cheap exercise DVD. Nothing wrong with long walks either, and anyone can do squats/lunges/crunches etc at home. Buy some free weights and a skipping rope, that can't cost much.

I'm sure you can get a cheap sports bra, and trainers (sneakers?). My Nike trainers were about £40 and I will wear them to death! Also have a look on ebay. I sold some trainers I bought and didn't like, so someone got a £45 pair of trainers for about £5, and they'd been worn twice.

I don't get the 'eating healthily is expensive' thing to be honest. You can make some really healthy meals quite cheaply, and they last. Try making veg and lentil soup for example - sweet potato, swede, carrots, peas, lentils, stock cube etc doesn't cost much and will last you, and is filling. Jacket potatoes are cheap - just a potato in the oven! Then you can put what you like in it. I don't know about the US, but our supermarkets do good deals on meat for example. You can get 3 things for £10 in one - so 3 packs of 4 chicken breasts, or a pack of mince, chicken breasts and a whole chicken. We're a family of 4, but if there's just 1 of you then you can cook it and freeze leftovers, so it'll last you a lot longer. To me, convenience foods look really expensive.

I sometimes feel like 'I'm never going to be thin or fit' but then I look at photos from last year, after i'd had my 2nd baby, and I realise how far I've come.

Take it a month at a time, don't get obsessed with weighing yourself every day. Take measurements once a month. You can do it!
October 12, 2012 12:13 AM
as other have noted these are all excuses.

although i think it's true bout the sports bra though. I'm a 34H/I and the only sports bra I get that are good enough (enell and sock absorber) and last are like $60. It's expensive at first but considering that these last well over a year it's pretty cheap in the long run. i could buy 2 cheapo bras that i'd have to replace 2 or 3 times a year and end up paying more than i spend for the one really good bra.

as for food, eating healthy is about the same price as eating non healthy. and if you're broke doesnt it cost more money to overeat?
Edited by meshashesha2012 On October 12, 2012 12:14 AM
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