To lose weight, just few ingredients as possible

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To lose weight, just few ingredients as possible
« on: April 24, 2015, 04:02:27 pm »
Your food should be as close to it's original form as you can find. This is SO true and I think the key to both staying thin and staying healthy. My blood work and overall health was going down the toilet.......so I started exercising and eating healthy just to get to where i wanted to be.

Now I weigh 180 lbs. and I still have a hard time eliminating processed and junk foods but i do plenty of daily exercises like tennis and zumba. I know it can be done, Oh and I feel 80% better now.




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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2015, 04:24:34 pm »
The Turning Point

I had always struggled with food and my weight. I was the one who was always teased, the one who wore a women’s size 12 dress to her first communion. But after my sophomore year of college, in the summer of 2005, I knew I was the biggest I’d ever been. The jeans I’d just bought in size 22 were already snug. I decided to join the YMCA with my best friend, just as we’d done for the past few summers. We walked into the locker room to put our bags down before working out, I stepped on the scale to weigh myself, and when 268 pounds stared back at me, it was the most terrifying moment. I couldn’t think of a time in my life when I hadn’t been overweight, when I hadn’t been aware of how big I was. I recognized that if I’d only ever gained weight, if I’d only ever climbed up and up and up on the scale, the scary part of weighing 268 pounds wasn’t being that particular weight, it was going beyond that weight. 300. 315…

The thought of bigger future versions of me shook me awake.

The Changes

The day I reached my highest weight, I was set on fire with motivation to change my life. I started eating better: more fruits, more vegetables. I added salads to my life, swapped my usual snacks for a serving of nuts, and removed soda entirely. I committed to going to the gym five times a week and either doing group fitness classes, using the elliptical, or power walking. I joined Weight Watchers for a few months at one point, before eventually settling into a comfortable routine of calorie counting and keeping a journal of what I ate. Six months into my journey, I did the unthinkable: I started jogging — something I was sure I’d never be able to do. In time, I was able to run for four, or sometimes five, miles without stopping.

A little over a year after I’d started, I stepped on the same scale I’d first weighed myself on. I had lost 135 pounds.

The After

It was the most exhilarating thing — thinness. I’d never felt anything like the confidence I had then. And at first, the motivation that had carried me through weight loss kept me going strong into maintenance. But when it started to wane and I could feel myself wondering when the dieting would end and the living would start, I realized that I had to begin a new journey — one that involved real balance.

Over the course of the next year, I worked on my emotional relationship with eating. I went to therapy and journaled when I felt myself slipping into old patterns. It was a slow process, but I was beginning to unpack and work through the reasons I had struggled with my weight all my life. And getting to the root of those — and recommitting every day to being aware of my triggers to eat emotionally — is what allows me to live a full and balanced life now, 10 years later.

Losing over 100 pounds gave me this belief in myself, this sense of strength — knowing that I’d not only done something I’d always promised myself I’d do, but also that I could commit to goals and achieve them. For a time, I felt like there was nothing I couldn’t at least try to do, and that feeling of hopefulness, of tremendous power and possibility, is just about the most incredible thing I’ve ever felt. Even now, when I feel my confidence flagging or self-doubt creeping in, I think back to having accomplished that, and I can draw at least a little strength.

The Struggle

There will always be those days — the late afternoons or evenings — when I feel a nostalgic and insatiable hunger creeping up. The way it feels when it hits me is so familiar now that I can recognize it as emotional, and not physical. It’s always hard in those moments to dissect what’s really going on that has led me to want to eat. Am I anxious? Am I stressed? Am I bored or lonely? Do I want to procrastinate this project or task? It’s hard to choose to work through those feelings, rather than feed myself to cover them over. But I do, because ultimately, I’m aware that eating to cope with all of life’s challenges — big and small — led me to morbid obesity. And that’s not a place I want to find myself ever again.

Advice

Practically speaking, my best advice for those just starting out — and for anyone, really — is to just try to eat real, whole food as much as you can. It’s not a diet rule, or a 12-week fix — it’s a way of life. Cut out the processed foods (within reason — your life is yours alone, so adjust as you’d like). Eat foods with as few ingredients as possible — foods that are as close to their original form or source as you can. Add more fruits, more vegetables. You find, slowly, that you inch out the things that might be a little less than desirable.



But the real heart of what I believe about life and weight loss is just this: Do it today. When you have a lot of weight to lose, as I did, it feels so, so overwhelming to think about the future — all the days you’ll have to keep at this journey. You wonder, Will I ever just be able to fall off the rails and eat a massive slice of cake again? Can I just have buffalo chicken pizza? Those feelings of overwhelm can really send you into a panic that makes it so that you stop trying to lose weight altogether. You keep promising yourself you’ll start tomorrow. But what helps is committing to just today. All I tried to focus on when I was losing was the present moment. I’d ask myself, Can I make it to the end of the day in the best way I know how? I didn’t think about tomorrow, or how hard it would be to stay on track at happy hour on Friday, or at brunch on the weekend. Just today.

That’s my mantra with everything — doing the very best I can just for today.


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Re: To lose weight, just few ingredients as possible
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2015, 01:13:20 am »
I always drink a lot of water
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Re: To lose weight, just few ingredients as possible
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2015, 08:36:51 pm »
kailangan ko na din talaga to para sa July pohon ..
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Re: To lose weight, just few ingredients as possible
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2015, 08:20:19 am »
tig zumba mi hehe
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Re: To lose weight, just few ingredients as possible
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2015, 06:32:33 pm »
Jogging pud daily
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Re: To lose weight, just few ingredients as possible
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2015, 02:50:07 pm »
avoid lang all dark colors

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Re: To lose weight, just few ingredients as possible
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2015, 08:38:19 am »
discipline yourself when it comes to eating
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Re: To lose weight, just few ingredients as possible
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2015, 04:56:05 pm »
lami man gud pod ba ang medyo parat like ganiha nagluto akong friend ug pork chops

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Re: To lose weight, just few ingredients as possible
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2015, 02:43:02 am »
i am trying bro .. and sayang lang din talaga hindi natapat sa outreach  .. mao ra jud barato na flight bro ..
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