20-Somethings - First day over,HELP!!!!

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09-27-2008, 01:24 AM
Well i can say that this first day of the new and improved me was almost a total disaster. My first goal was not to eat any fast food. I had fast food 3 times today!!!!! And now I am paying for it with my depressed attitude. i absolutly did not want to exercise!!! My loving husband was trying to motivate me to work out, but instead i got teary eyed and began to cry like a baby. The one success i can say that i had is that i eventually got up and exercised for 20 minutes. I know it was not much, but it is a start. I am very disappointed with myself!!!:mad:

Tomorrows a new day!!


Fat Melanie
09-27-2008, 01:31 AM
When you go to the fast food places, try to grab a grilled chicken salad.

Trust me, been there, done that. I've caved to the temptations so I understand where you're coming from. But there's always an option for a salad at most places and you have to firmly commit yourself to getting one.

Here we go again
09-27-2008, 03:14 AM
you can do it girl. I struggled with making the descision doing good all day and then going home and blowing it. I did that for a month and really didn't change anything. On June 24, something clicked for me. I didn't want to be like this anymore. My clothes weren't fitting and my leg hurt. You have to want it and make the descsion that no matter what you will stick to it. Things are going to come but we can make them excuses or wear this as badges of honor that we didn't give up. That's awesome about the exercise. You are making little steps. I agree with you, get lots of veggies. You'll feel and a difference in your body and then it will be motivation to keep going. You can do this! This site is a great wealth of knowledge with great people to encourage you and to help you step away from the temptation. :)

09-27-2008, 04:45 AM
it takes time to adjust....
i found it difficult to cut everything out at once....
do it a bit at a time if your struggling....
go to eating it once a day and ween off that way mebbe?....

Iconised Ghost
09-27-2008, 06:44 AM
20 mins exercise on a day where you really dont want to do anything is no mean feet :) its a start, and like you said, tomorrow is a new day

09-27-2008, 08:56 AM
20 min is great! Just start changing a few things at a time.. and by the time you know it... it wont be a struggle anymore. We all have those days where we cave in.. but when that happens just remember that tomorrow is a new day!

Wishing you lots of luck on your second day!:D

09-27-2008, 09:24 AM
Thanks Everyone for the motivational replies! I am up and ready to make day two a successful day. I am going to a conference where there will be lots of food this morning, but I promised myself to focus on the fruits and veggies.:):)

Wish me well!!!!

09-27-2008, 09:59 AM
good luck today!! Stay strong!!

09-27-2008, 02:54 PM
Yeah the first 2 days I just planned on excercising hard and not really changing my eating much. But after the first week I had already lost 5 lbs so any change in your lifestyle helps even if its a small one at first!

09-27-2008, 03:18 PM
i think half the secret to weight loss is exercise....

09-27-2008, 09:46 PM
DAy 2
Today was successful. I went shopping for healthy food. When I craved sweets I ate things like strawberries and grapes. I have not exercised yet but plan to do at least 20 minutes of jump roping. I did feel guilty after eating dinner, although the choices I made were good choices. I guess I feel like i should not eat much at all since I am overweight but I have to keep in mind that if I dont do it the healthy way, I cannot be completly successful, even if I do see weight loss.

Thanks to all who have supported me thus far. I hope that everyone had a successful day!!!

09-27-2008, 09:50 PM

You know, you are probably right. My husband stresses this point a lot. it is hard for me to gather up the energy a lot of the time. I am taking small strides to make sure I fit this into my new and improved lifestyle.

09-27-2008, 09:53 PM
Once you get going and finish that workout you feel awesome and energized for the rest of the day. I soooo hate waking up earlier then I need to but I feel that if I dont work out in the morning then I won't have the energy to do it later on. Just a thought anyway!

Iconised Ghost
09-27-2008, 10:43 PM

You know, you are probably right. My husband stresses this point a lot. it is hard for me to gather up the energy a lot of the time. I am taking small strides to make sure I fit this into my new and improved lifestyle.

You only do your best for that day :) some days i can run miles and thats my best. Other days the best i can do is turn up to the gym :dizzy: as long as you do your best each day i think you will be fine

09-29-2008, 12:00 AM
Day 3
YYYYYEEEEAAAHHHH!!! I could not take the anticipation no longer. Even though my weigh in days are suppose to be on Fridays I could not wait. I had to see my progress and guess what........I lost 3 pounds and I am in shock.

Thanks girls for all of your support. YOur comments keep me motivated.

09-29-2008, 02:22 AM
congrats on your weight loss. I can totally understand what it's like to set up goals for yourself and not being able to see them through. I feel disgusted and irritated, but i had a professor that said that its not that you failed to reach your goal, its that maybe that goal wasn't right for you at the moment. You may want to look up something called SMART goals, http://www.topachievement.com/smart.html, it helps you set up goals that are more manageable. The only thing i would add is asking yourself on a scale of 1-10 how important this goal is to you and if it's below a 7 perhaps you should re-evaluate the goal, and on a scale of 1-10 how likely do you think you're going to achieve the goal; once again using 7 as the cut of point. And of course rewarding yourself for reaching your goal, usually with something that you don't allow yourself to do, like getting a facial or something. I hope this was helpful. Good luck!

Iconised Ghost
09-29-2008, 02:55 AM
awesome work, keep it up! :broc:

09-29-2008, 06:56 AM
Thats great!!!! We knew you could do it!!!:cheer2::cheer3::cheer:

09-29-2008, 07:20 AM
If you still find yourself going to fast food restaurants for whatever reason, hungrygirl.com lays out many of the best and worst choices under "weekly weigh-in" with calorie, fat, and ww points.

Congrats on your loss!

09-29-2008, 10:37 PM
Thanks for the info Munchy. This was a helpful sight fot when i am feeling ou of control!

09-30-2008, 03:09 AM
my mantra is stolen from Tescos....

Every Little Helps!....

this is what keeps me going....
it all builds up and helps towards a total lifestyle change....

09-30-2008, 10:09 AM
Changing your habits gradually is far more likely to stick in the long run, anyway.

I lost 45 lbs about three years ago. I did it by cutting out absolutely everything, exercising like crazy, and skipping social functions where I might have to eat. My metabolism crashed, but man, I lost the weight.

Surprise, it didn't stay gone, and I wound up with an eating disorder to boot.

Give yourself a break. Try to make good choices each day, but don't change the world overnight if you're not ready. If you can get over feeling guilty, then you're going to make progress that lasts.