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I'm sick of being fat

I have a goal, and yet every day I do fifty things, from the moment I wake up to when I go to sleep to ensure I never ever get anywhere close to my goal.

Mon. Aug 28, 9:32pm

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Can you get a super tough and motivating accountability partner?

Monday, August 28, 2006, 10:15 PM

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You're not alone. I am wasting my life being overweight and limiting the things I can do by constantly shoving food in my mouth. I'm sick of it, yet I find myself repeating that and not doing much about it.

Monday, August 28, 2006, 10:23 PM

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Try working out 60-90 minutes every single day, never eating anything bad for you (EVER) and still not looking the way you want.

I envy the lazy people who won't even work out for 30 minutes. At least then you can blame laziness.

Spending nearly all of your energy on a goal and not getting a result is more frustrating.

Monday, August 28, 2006, 11:38 PM

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11:38 Poster

How long have you been working on your goal of 60-90 minutes of exercise and eating well. Do you count your calories? That is KEY for me, as I was eating all healthy foods and exercising, but did not start losing until I starting counting calories - healthy foods can still have higher calories than we think! Also, are you doing cardio workouts 7 days a week at 60 minutes?

Tuesday, August 29, 2006, 10:05 AM

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I'm sorry but if you are really sick of being fat then do something about it! Stop "shoving" food in your mouth and get serious!!! This is coming from someone who felt the same way and just DID IT. No more excuses, seriously.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006, 12:18 PM

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Then do something about it. Isn't that why you're on this site? Every time you hear yourself complain, why not go out for a walk?

Tuesday, August 29, 2006, 12:23 PM

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Also what are your goals as far as weight go (this is to the person who is working out 60 - 90 minutes and eating healthy). How much do you weigh now? How much do you have to lose? How tall are you?

Tuesday, August 29, 2006, 12:27 PM

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To the 12:27 Poster

I am not the poster than does 60-90 minutes, BUT I have a similar issue. I do 40-60 minutes of cardio 6 days a week and have been monitoring my calories and still not losing anything. I am about 5'5 145. I've been sticking with this for about 6-7 weeks now....

Tuesday, August 29, 2006, 2:53 PM

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To 2:53

I had the same problem you have. I worked out and ate right consistently for 3 months before seeing ANY results. Talked to my brother in law who is a trainer and he told me that everyone is different and he has seen some people not see results for 6 months. All I can tell you is HANG IN THERE and keep doing what you are doing. Seriously, it will pay off.
I am 5'5 too and since the beginning of the year have gone from 141 to 129. Be sure too that you are not only counting results as what you see on the scale. I started measuring my bust, waist and hips once a month and saw results there before the scale caught up!
Good luck!!!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006, 3:15 PM

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to the 2:53 poster; what are you eating? how often are you eating? what sort of food lifestyle have you chosen for yourself?

How long have you been doing your cardio routine? Are you changing it up? Doing intervals? Your body quickly adapts (6-8 weeks) to an exercise routine and finds ways of doing it more efficiently. Which is why you're supposed to change things up.

Although not the most popular idea; it could also be that at 145 your body is at the weight it needs to be at. I know society says that ideally 120 is the right weight for women otherwise we're unattractive and heavy but I truly don't believe this is so. Have you considered getting a body fat analysis done? Which makes me think of something else; are you doing any kind of strength training exercises? If not, consider incorporating this into your routine 2 - 3 times a week. Strength training is highly beneficial and imo necessary for numerous reasons.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006, 3:18 PM

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