The "Weigh" Out---A Food Management Support Thread - page 6
by VivaLasViejas Guide | 9,581 Views | 67 Comments
Greetings! Many of you know that I have struggled for most of my life with compulsive eating and weight issues. I got my start way back in the 1960s, growing up with an overweight mother who watched my weight obsessively, long... Read More
- 2Apr 26, '09 by RN1982Hey everyone,
Just got home from a 1.25 mile walk. I plan on using my elliptical later on today but it's so nice out I couldn't pass up a long walk this morning. I need to do some weight-lifting so I will do that later on also. So my plan for the next two weeks before my final weigh in prior to surgery on May 20, is to have one balanced meal plus 4-5 of my HMR shakes, which are high protein shakes. Sounds crazy but I followed this diet before and I hated it but I have to do what I must so I can have my surgery. I've lost 10 pounds so far, I need to lose 5 more.
- 2Apr 28, '09 by RNAnnjehI am so glad that I found this thread. I've been so down in the dumps lately over my weight issues.
I'm at my heaviest EVER....and I hate it. 2 weeks ago my Dad had an angina attack and ended up having an angioplasty and is in a cardiac rehab program. I DO NOT want to end up there! But at this rate, I might as well check myself in.
It's funny...as others have said...we know what we need to do---so why is it so hard?
Thanks for your success stories..they are truly motivating to me and I hope that next week I'll have something positive to share, too.
- 1Apr 28, '09 by VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN GuideI lost only 1/2 a pound this past week, so I'm sort of in the dumper about that---I want to get under 300# NOW---but I'm trying to remember that I didn't become this big in a month, or a year, or a decade. It took me 30 years to get into this condition, so it stands to reason that it's going to take at least two, and probably more, to get myself out of it.
This may sound weird, but I'm seriously considering applying for a slot on "The Biggest Loser". I mean, I could lose 100 lbs. and still be heavy enough to be on the show (now THAT'S depressing!!). I've seen some of these folks who are larger than I am and/or in worse physical condition, and they somehow manage to get better.........at first I thought I'd never be able to survive the exercise sessions, but that was before I knew they had doctors and specialists who are continually assessing contestants and making sure they're healthy enough for vigorous activity.
So..........anyone know how to make an audition DVD? I HATE being photographed or videotaped, but it's part of the process, and if I were ever to be on TV I'd better get used to the idea of being on display. It's just a thought, but I am definitely thinking, why NOT try? All I have to lose is weight...........
- 1Viva also keep a food diary and become a label reader. Also try eating how you normally eat but cut out 1/4 of the portion. Keep it in sight while you eat but pour pepper on it so you are not tempted to eat it. You will be amased at how much you will lose and also how much food you are NOT eating.
- 1May 1, '09 by herring_RN GuideMy entire family eithers works on diet and exercise or becomes obese.
Women after childbirth and men after age 35.
I've been chubby since age 10.
My "ideal" weight is 112 pounds. As an adult I've weighed between 125 and 155 pounds.
I've been losing between zero and two pounds a week since June of last year.
I decided to never again eat concentrated sweets (sugars and high glycemic index foods). I did very well from age 46 to 58, when my Daddy died. Kept my body fat less that 20% for years.
The only advice I can give is to try to always have healthy food available. Take something with you everywhere.
- 2May 1, '09 by VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN GuideQuote from TuTonkaNow THAT is a great idea!! My phone just happens to have that feature, and of course I've got a computer, so that shouldn't be too hard. Thanks, TuTonka!Viva you can make a video with a phone if it has a video ability on it. Then you can transfer it to your puter and e-mail the whole thing to "The Biggest Loser.".
I have to say, I've been at this long enough now that most of my cravings for fatty foods and sweets have all but disappeared. Now when I crave something, it's usually fruit or seafood..........not hamburgers and fries. I haven't eaten a slice of pizza or a piece of cake in weeks! And I don't really miss it, hallelujah! My energy levels are SO much better, and I know it isn't just because I've lost a few pounds; it's the better quality of food I've been eating. There is still a lot of room for improvement..........but considering that only a couple of months ago I was still going out for 3000-calorie meals and thinking nothing of wolfing down half a bag of Oreos, I've come a looooooooooong way.