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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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hhmmm

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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Ah yes, I forgot that too. Very good advice 3:15. Measuring is a much more accurate way to tell if you are getting results. And yes it definitely can take a few months for some people to see results.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006, 3:19 PM

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3:15 Poster

I am the 2:53 poster. Thanks for your comments and encouragement - it definitely helps! Are you at your goal weight now and maintaining or still trying to lose? What is your diet and exercise plan?

Tuesday, August 29, 2006, 3:19 PM

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To the 3:18 Poster

2:53 poster here. Thanks for all of your comments and suggestions. I have been eating basically whatever I want but monitoring the calories, from the beginning it was very hard to get down to 1200-1300 - but now I am having more and more days where I am meeting that goal. I don't eat much white bread anymore -- hardly ever - more of a low fat, low calorie than anything. But I don't ban myself of any foods -- just try to count calories. I change up my cardio sometimes, but I know I need to push that more. The reason I don't change it up as much as I still sweat like crazy during the workout and my muscle still ache a bit from the workouts. I do try to alternate sometime. I was at my lightest adult weight of 118 about 3 years ago, but I had some lipo to remove some fat from a problem area of my body about 5 years ago. I think that attributed to some of my weight loss. Before the lipo, I was up around 140s as well -- but I am hoping that is not my "natural" weight -- as those days and before I started PT this year - I was eating VERY unhealthy -- eating fast food everyday practically -- now I don't do it at all and I don't miss it at all. Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated. If I am at my "natural" weight - does that mean that there is no hope that I can lose this weight??? :( Please tell me there is HOPE!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006, 3:26 PM

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I am the 2:53 poster again

Forgot to mention - I did the body fat reading on my scale and it varies between 25.6-26.6%. I always do it at the same time every morning. I HOPE this is not my natural weight -- as that is a pretty high percentage of body fat. Plus I am at the high end of the BMI.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006, 3:39 PM

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3:15 Poster Here

2:53: I started counting calories too, similar to what you are doing. My workout consists of running 2-3 times per week (one day at 60 minutes for endurance, one day fast 3 miles and one day intervals for 35 minutes), biking once a week, yoga at least once a week and I also do a lot of push ups, crunches, etc. I recently joined Weight Watchers too and really like it.
Portion control was huge for me and I actually measure my food also instead of eyeballing it. It makes a difference. I don't eat out hardly at all anymore, and NO fast food. If I do go out my fiance and I split a meal.
I haven't reached my goal yet. I would like to be at 120 pounds and will be happy to stay anywhere from 120-125. I have weighed 120 as an adult in the past so I know this is attainable for my body.
The process is very slow though. I have only lost about 3 pounds in the last 6 weeks but I try to remember that the last of the weight is the hardest to lose so I don't get discouraged too!!!
Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions!!!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006, 3:42 PM

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To the 3:15 Poster

2:53 here again. Thanks! What group are you in? I'd like to join so I can check out your logs and learn from them.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006, 3:55 PM

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Monday, April 06, 2009, 11:06 AM

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