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are you having a hard time losing weight?

please share your challenges, frustrations. Identifying why things are hard might often uncover ways in which you are sabotaging yourself or limiting yourself. or you can see what other people are doing and thinking, and you might say "hey, I do that!!!"



Thu. May 28, 1:27pm

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thanks for asking this question. its hard to see people succeed when you are not. i know that i will, i totally believe that to be true. but i do get that feeling in my gut, it creates an emotion when i experience that.

Friday, January 28, 2011, 11:16 AM

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Struggling everyday

My biggest struggle is that we are on a very limited budget and can"t afford to but the health foods I need to eat to lose weight. Any suggestions?


Friday, January 28, 2011, 11:22 AM

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the best health food out there are greens. One can buy frozen kale or spinach very cheaply. Even the organic versions at whole foods is only $2. That packs a huge punch.

Friday, January 28, 2011, 11:24 AM

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Even on a limited budget you can make very decent choices in the supermarket.

Friday, January 28, 2011, 12:25 PM

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stick with produce that's in season. Shop the sales... and put veggies in EVERYTHING. Good luck.. stick with it and just keep trying.. the more you do it, the easier it will get.

Friday, January 28, 2011, 12:39 PM

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my mom goes to local food banks and they always give her a lot of vegetables and bread and other healthy foods. if you can get assistance then do that. also the PP said just put vegetables in everything, that is definetly a good idea. even canned vegetables are healthy and afforable. i'm having this same problem myself. i just try to catch stuff on sale, buy in bulk, and watch the calories on the things i am purchasing.

im not having a hard time losing weight exactly, my plan is to lose 2 pounds a week and ive actually been doing it. im having a hard time with eating healthy. if im at my moms house or a with a friend, if they have some food, like pizza for example, i'll eat a slice. im not trying to deprive myself so i eat it, but then i feel bad later because im trying to stop eating this foods and build a resistance to them so i dont crave them. im also having a hard time eating healthy when i eat out, i usually only go out with my boyfriend, and he always wants to go to the buffet. and he's not even big! he just likes getting his moneys worth. i just say to hell with a diet, and get whatever i want and tell myself i'll make up for it tomorrow. i want to stop doing this, i need to learn to control my portions and feel satisfied. my third problem is getting motivated to workout. the more i workout, it seems like i need more and more motivation to workout. i guess its got to get harder before it gets easier. once im working out i feel good about myself and motivated.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011, 1:13 AM

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It actually costs more to eat the junk food! The key is to prepare in advance the healthy foods (like cut up your own veggies and have an apple corer/slicer to quickly cut up fruits to have on the go) and eat the foods from home, even when you're on the run. Eating out costs WAY more than bringing a salad from home.

I recently did a comparison at a local grocery store. A staple food of mine is dried beans. I almost always have some cooked in the fridge, especially chick peas, to eat with snacks or put on a salad. I compared dry beans with potato chips. A pound of dried beans/peas ranged anywhere from $1-$3. The chips were on sale 2 for $6. You can get others for a little less. Now, how long does it take someone to eat a whole bag of chips? I've eaten a bag in a day, maybe two. How long does it take to eat a pound bag of beans that are cooked? A LOT longer than one or two days! In fact, it's really hard to eat all of that before it goes bad.

Green smoothies are an inexpensive way to get in tons of fruits and veggies, especially if you load up on the veggie part. It IS possible to freeze dark leafy vegetables too. Whenever I have fruits or spinach or any other greens that are on the less fresh side, I throw them in the freezer for green smoothies. That way you throw away less and you still get all the benefits!

It's a huge misconception that eating healthy costs more. You need to shop smart and completely stay away from the junk foods, prepared foods, and drinks. Eating out should only be on special occasions. If you do that, I promise you'll find out that you're eating better AND have more money in your pocket!

Also check for a local produce co-op group. You can get a lot more produce for less than grocery stores. Plus, it's fun to get new things every week that otherwise you wouldn't have tried!

Monday, February 21, 2011, 5:56 PM

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Making Wt Loss the Priority

OK, I got the email about this in the morning-and I read it. This afternoon I was doing the grocery shopping and I stopped for a quickie break before I went into the 2nd store. I checked my FB page and had a bit of water. I saw the post on your FB page about this, and so I read the article again.

Holy smokes, now I get it! The reason cake/cookies/baked goods kept calling me was that weight loss was not the priority.

OK, I have my priority list in the correct order now. Good health and maintaining a healthy body weight are right up there at #1. I thought I had that as my #1 all along, but I was wrong.

Monday, February 21, 2011, 6:53 PM

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Why losing weight is hard for me

Losing weight is always complicated. I get told all the time that I just need to exercise more and eat less. It makes me want to laugh. I use food as comfort. So, the whole idea of just eating less is like telling an alcholic to just stop drinking.

I think that part of the email that PT sent out about the challenges of losing weight is a good one; the one about depression hit home. Sometimes I don't think I am worth anything. I think my life is empty and it isn't going to get any better so why not eat? That even if I do lose weight, there are so many other things that are wrong that it won't even matter.

Monday, February 21, 2011, 10:17 PM

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I read the article. I think this is all me. Every single one of them! I am especially saddened to realize I am depressed and going out for sushi is my only enjoyment.

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 6:06 PM

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