HEY YALL IAM 39 BUT THE THIRTYS GROUP DOESNT TALK TO ME SO MAYBE YOU ALL WILL LOL I GUESS MORE MATURE HERE? LOL IAM 39 FROM COLORADO AND JUST LOOKING FOR SOME SUPPORT NEED TO LOSE 80 LBS OR MORE JUST STARTED HERE READ ALOTOF POST SOUND LIKE A GREAT GROUP THANKS KATHY
Hello and thank you Yes I have lost 5 lbs by just eating right and walking Iam trying alittle of everything meaning Iam trying to limit bad carbs and sugar to a low part of my food plate Before this change I was eating fast food and junk trying to eat away the pain of all the stress in my life it wasnt till 2 weeks ago I looked in the mirror and said this is killing me and Iam not ready to go just yet I felt so terrible my chest hurt my knees hurt my back hurt I felt 90 and here I was 39 I said this is it no more Monday diets Iam doing this now I looked on line and tryed to find something to work for me all I found was eat right and exercise even alittle was better then none so I did I went shopping got what I needed and came home set up ameal plan and have stuck with for 2 weeks I lost 5 lbs so I guess its working I hate breakfast so I had to find something to fit there so I make my own proteine shake with almonds and whey powder and fruit I love it and I feel full lunch is something with protiein like fish chicken or beans salad water dinner same vegs and meat of some kind 100 oz of water and snacks are cottege chesse or almonds or string chesse and if i get a bad craving I have a miniuture chocolate all this has helped me so much I feel better I havent been able to walk to far but I no alittle at a time will work I have 4 teenagers and all of them out of school so Iam busy lol my Husband isnt supportive cause we use to eat all the time he misses his eating partner I tred getting him on the wagon with me but he wont have a thing to do with good food so Iam on my own thats why Iam here hope that explains Iam glad to be here
Kat - It sounds like you are making really healthy choices with your food, and it also sounds like you are very committed to making a life change. And a 5 lb. loss is great. Next thing you know it will be 10 gone, then 15, then 20, and so on. You CAN do this!!!
On a side note, please don't take any offense to this, but a couple things about your post made it really hard to read. I don't know, but maybe the 30 somethings had a tough time reading it too? The first one is in all caps (hard on the eyes), and the second is all one big paragraph. Well, actually it's all one big long sentence with no punctuation.
I certainly don't think people are on 3FC to nitpick grammar and all that, but if a post is hard to read, people may skim it or skip it. Just a thought...
Also, I hope that once your husband sees how determined you are, he will get on board with you. My husband brought a 2 lbs. bag of peanut m and m's home today - I love them, so I wasn't happy! But even without him, I'm sure you can do this! Good luck!
katonajourney - I imagine your posts read a lot like you might talk...like you are excited to be here. I think you are making great choices by walking and watching what you eat. As for support from your family....if it happens that's great, but you can do this without their support. It took me a long time to realize that I can never hope to keep up with the amount of food my husband can eat. We eat the same stuff for the most part - but he can add a big ol' plate of pasta where I will have shiritaki noodles. It's all about portion control.
One other thing I have found to be really helpful is logging my food. I use FitDay.com but DailyPlate.com is good, too. It's so easy to eat more calories than I should (I'm pretty good at denial ) when I don't log.