giving it another go!

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Registered: 04-03-2013
giving it another go!
Wed, 04-10-2013 - 9:04am

So, I have tried multiple times to lose weight, but it seems stress is the only thing that works for me. Now that Im not in a stressful situation I dont seem to have the motivation. I dont have a lot to lose I weigh 136lbs but Im only 5'1 so I feel like I need to drop about 15lbs. This time last year I weighed in at about 120lbs which Im completely happy at but once the stress was gone the lil bit of extra weight came back. I also need to do this for health reasons I have high cholestrol and I have been told by my doctor that I need to change my exercise and eating habits b/c Im 28 it probably is a good suggestion. My problem is that my taste for healthy food is very limited. I will admit I have tried a couple new vegetables that I can eat certain ways but for a girl who grew up eating badly for 28 years adapting to a new way is hard! It's not like I dont want to eat healthy I do but being able to do it is where I need help. I also need motivation to exercise I just cant seem to find it! Does anyone have any suggestions on how to change my high fat guilty pleasure diet to a healthy one w/o starving myself b/c of my limiting taste buds? Or any suggestions to get my butt up off the couch and get motivated to exercise?!

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Registered: 09-23-2010
Thu, 04-11-2013 - 8:37am


I need help with exercise motivation as well. :S If you figure that one out, let me know! LOL I can tell you, from personal experience, once you start exercising, you want to exercise. It's just getting to that point.

As for high fat, I'm supposed to be watching mine as well. I've cut down dairy a bunch. I've also limited and/or switched to fat-free where possible (creamer, dairy). I don't eat fried foods. It could very well be that you and I just need to exercise more. See if you can limit your intake a bit. It used to be that reduced fat or fat-free products were yucky tasting, esp. when they first hit the market, but I'm finding that they are much better tasting now. :)