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post #1 of 16
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So I am posting here, because I feel disgusting. Ever since the holiday season came I have just been so stressed and have felt disgusting. Between all the food and no time to go to the gym I fear I am gaining weight and have noticed that my favorite pair of jeans, which used to be loose on me, are now kind of tight. I don't think anything I wear looks good any more.... I FEEL SO FAT!!! What should I do? How do you guys make yourselves feel better when you feel like this?
post #2 of 16
Oh that sucks.. I know where you're coming from, I've just come back in season for fencing, and I need to loose the 10 pounds in chocolate and junk food that I gained over fall term

Do you have a scale? I think thats a good place to start, so you can see how much you're in the hole. I know it sounds awful and really daunting (god, I hate the scale) but it really is a usefull tool. Another thing START RIGHT NOW! NOW! NOW! it's easy to think, "Oh, just one more slice of cake won't matter, who cares?" but in reality, the more and more you let it get out of control the harder it is to loose the weight again.

Also, think of it this way (probably not super scientifically accurate but really helpful): A pound of fat is 3,000 calories (or 3,500- I don't remember) on top of your basal metabolic rate, so a slice of really ooey gooey chocolate cake that is 500 calories is like eating 1/6 of a pound... or 1/3 of a pound if you eat two slices.

Yeah, so I'm not much help in "feeling better," I only feel better once I'm back in shape so I'm probably a horrible example. PM me if you want any more weight loss tips, I feel your pain now that I'm in season.
post #3 of 16
first of all ,there no use panicking or getting stressed out...that leads to more comfort eating

so what...you put on some weight...you just have to get back to a healthy eating plan

if you cant get back to the gym...do some walking...interval sprints...hire a treadmil or bike...burn off the calories by expending energy rather than feeling sorry for yourself

bottom line....do something about it,rather than whinge about it

you have to have a plan...which includes a healthy eating plus some form of exercise...be it weight training or cardio
post #4 of 16
UGH!!!!!!! ME TOOOOOOOOO. I need to lose less than 10lbs, and I just had an xmas potluck and now I"m all fat. Like my FAT actually HURTS.

I've been running twice a day, no improvements yet. I just tossed my Tirimsu, hid my Bernad chocolates, and am ready to throw out the box of turtles...why didn't everyone bring me so much chocolate so early in Dec!!! I feel your pain. I've been needing to get into shape for awhile. My favorite sammys (used to be too big, are now too tight).

I've been using denim as my motivation (I just turned down TR Sammys in Dark Urban Cowboy Big T...it hurt me). I can't buy more if I don't fit into what I have. Like Callire said I'm going to start RIGHT NOW. I can't gain more over xmas, so I guess it really needs to start now.

Any tips for low cal drinks? I tend to drink a lot over the holidays (ok, literally we binge drink for 2 weeks straight starting whenever we wake up) and I find that I'm gaining due to drinking too. I wish I was a light weight.
post #5 of 16
you should do a pantry cleanout...if its not in your house...you wont eat it

i do this a lot with clients who start on a new eating plan...you will be amazed at the rubbish they had

cut down on processed food...or portion sizes

learn to read the nutritional values in packaging...know what you are buying

no sodas at all...empty calories

feel free to pm me with any questions
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by dieselsmomma View Post
UGH!!!!!!! ME TOOOOOOOOO. I need to lose less than 10lbs, and I just had an xmas potluck and now I"m all fat. Like my FAT actually HURTS.

I've been running twice a day, no improvements yet. I just tossed my Tirimsu, hid my Bernad chocolates, and am ready to throw out the box of turtles...why didn't everyone bring me so much chocolate so early in Dec!!! I feel your pain. I've been needing to get into shape for awhile. My favorite sammys (used to be too big, are now too tight).

I've been using denim as my motivation (I just turned down TR Sammys in Dark Urban Cowboy Big T...it hurt me). I can't buy more if I don't fit into what I have. Like Callire said I'm going to start RIGHT NOW. I can't gain more over xmas, so I guess it really needs to start now.

Any tips for low cal drinks? I tend to drink a lot over the holidays (ok, literally we binge drink for 2 weeks straight starting whenever we wake up) and I find that I'm gaining due to drinking too. I wish I was a light weight.
I need to buy a pair of 26s for motavation.. great idea! Ugh, it's horrible! I've actually "lost" 5 pounds already, but I doubt they've stuck since I ate a ton this week. We need another HF competetion lol...

I think I just need to eat less

Ooh... I'm going to get one of those ticker things that people get for their jeans bans! Anyone with me? It'd be a constant reminder to stop eating chocolate and surfing HF!
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ooh... interesting... I kind of like it
post #8 of 16
^ maybe I'll try that too.

Last year after xmas I bought motivation jeans...funny thing? They fit 1 sz smaller than I wanted (punk wash scrops) stupid things. I ended uptrading them (like not even 2 months ago) with Courtzzzz for some awsome COH's. stupid stupid scrops. They like KILLED me to sit there and I couldnt' wear.

I need to start watching my cals again. It's amazing how many I can pack into a meal without even noticing. I need to put my desserts away too. Ok ok. I'm getting a ticker!
post #9 of 16
Awww I know, the holidays can be super stressful and full of more eating no doubt! Especially parties and celebrations during the holiday season! They are definitely a challenge to healthy eating habits as there are lots of opportunities to overeat and indulge on special foods! Try some of the following to help balance and moderate your eating habits:

Don't starve yourself- Not eating all day before a party or special holiday meal will cause excess hunger and overeating later. It's okay to eat light meals during the day to save up some calories for the main meal. Before leaving the house, have some fruit, low fat milk or veggies to curb your appetite.

Make wise choices- Before loading up your plate, browse all the selections and decide what foods you'd like to enjoy and which you can skip without feeling too deprived. Set a reasonable limit for what and how much you are going to eat. To avoid excess nibbling, put all foods on a small plate and don't sit nearby a food-laden coffee table!

Slow down- Focus on eating slowly and enjoying the special treats that you've selected. Eating quickly increases the chances of taking second helpings. Spend time socializing with family and friends and take the emphasis off of the food. Talking more while eating gives your tummy time to digest and you wont stuff your face as quick! hehe

Be prepared- If you are traveling by car or out at the mall shopping for endless hours, pack a few healthy snacks to decrease the chances of eating fast foods on the run. Carry fruit, low fat cheese, whole grain crackers, or a few nuts to curb your appetite and prevent excess hunger.

Limit your alcohol intake- Some mixed drinks can contain up to 500 calories! Also, alcohol increases your appetite and you'll wind up eating more calories.

Stay active- Between baking cookies and wrapping presents, it is easy to let your exercise routine collapse. Taking a walk, dancing to holiday music, using the stairs and parking your car far away from the mall entry are easy ways to be active during this hustle-bustle time of the year.

Making little changes like that can make a huge difference! Good luck and dont stress. Enjoy the holidays and time with your family.
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by MISSPOOKIE View Post
Limit your alcohol intake- Some mixed drinks can contain up to 500 calories! Also, alcohol increases your appetite and you'll wind up eating more calories.
This is my problem!!! Ugh. Thanks for the tips though Miss Pookie I'm definatly going to try a few.

Callire (or anyone actually...) I tried to put a ticker in my signature but I couldn't figure out where to put which link!!! help!
post #11 of 16
LO SIENTO GUYS! Tickers are not allowed! My bad
post #12 of 16
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This is my problem!!! Ugh. Thanks for the tips though Miss Pookie I'm definatly going to try a few.
np doll! Glad I could help.
post #13 of 16
Maybe physical makeovers/ do overs aren't the only thing that people need. Not everyone can afford to go out and buy new clothes, a gym membership, shoes, etc. Maybe a mind makeover is what is needed.

I saw a preview the other day for a new show hosted by Carson Kressley that is supposed to dispell the myth that women tell themselves about their bodies. I think it was called "How To look good naked" Has anyone else seen the previews? Know when it starts?
post #14 of 16
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Any tips for low cal drinks?
Have you tried brewing flavored tea and pouring it over ice? I find iced tea to be refreshing and a nice change to water. I also sometimes use a crystal light/nestea single in my water for a little flavor.

I have been endulging in too many chocolates lately at home but when I go back to school, I will have healthy foods in my fridge and cupboards. When I got Diesels scorpions, I could button them up but now they're too small
post #15 of 16
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Maybe physical makeovers/ do overs aren't the only thing that people need. Not everyone can afford to go out and buy new clothes, a gym membership, shoes, etc. Maybe a mind makeover is what is needed.

I saw a preview the other day for a new show hosted by Carson Kressley that is supposed to dispell the myth that women tell themselves about their bodies. I think it was called "How To look good naked" Has anyone else seen the previews? Know when it starts?
Have you seen this?
YouTube - How To Look Good Naked - Premieres Jan 4th on Lifetime Kudos to all the women willing… I can use a little advice in that department though… I guess I’ll have to wait ‘til Friday at 9pm to see!
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by QTDee View Post
Maybe physical makeovers/ do overs aren't the only thing that people need. Not everyone can afford to go out and buy new clothes, a gym membership, shoes, etc. Maybe a mind makeover is what is needed.

I saw a preview the other day for a new show hosted by Carson Kressley that is supposed to dispell the myth that women tell themselves about their bodies. I think it was called "How To look good naked" Has anyone else seen the previews? Know when it starts?
Why are you responding to yourself in this thread? (under the names honestlyhappy, QTDee, AND ItsKim) I'm waiting for your 4th name, fashionista1, to make an appearance in this thread too...
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