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Write just 1 tip which triggered your weight loss.

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  • clh72569clh72569 Member Posts: 279 Member Member Posts: 279 Member
    I was going to have to buy all new uniforms for work.
  • sijomialsijomial Member, Premium Posts: 18,250 Member Member, Premium Posts: 18,250 Member
    I repurposed the NHS fit for 40 campaign for me to be fit for 30. I started dieting and exercising with 6 friends at work at the start of 2020, we all put £5 in a pot and who ever lost the most in that week won the pot. I never won the pot once which was frustating and everyone gave up by March except me, im now down 54lbs. Only 25lbs left to go, if it wasnt for covid and the gyms shutting i'd be there by now.

    @chrisscholes3843

    It may have cost you a few "deep sea divers" Chris but you won your health.
    Well done.
  • WPBullockWPBullock Member Posts: 6 Member Member Posts: 6 Member
    The scale going over 220. My belt running out of holes.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member, Premium Posts: 7,627 Member Member, Premium Posts: 7,627 Member
    When I was about 94lbs a couple years ago, I stepped on the scale, and my doctor immediately asked me, "Have you been eating a lot of junk food?" At that time, I was working out for 3 hours a day and eating only a little bit of rice and vegetables. I know I shouldn't take it too personally, but that still really bothers me and I tend to obsess over little things. Since I haven't had any health issues, I've been avoiding the doctor until I'm under that weight. Now I'm trying to eat more than the 500 calories I was having at the time and not exercise so drastically. This year will be my first doctor's visit in almost 4 years, and I'm going to be strong and satisfied with myself even if she isn't.

    @RyotaFujikawa
    I’m sorry this happened to you. Is there any way you can transfer to a new doctor?
  • mylittlerainbowmylittlerainbow Member Posts: 693 Member Member Posts: 693 Member
    I'm older now, so I lost almost an inch of height and immediately gained in BMI. I already knew I was at least 40 lbs overweight, but this involuntary increase did not help and I finally set to work.
  • 33gail3333gail33 Member Posts: 580 Member Member Posts: 580 Member
    When I was about 94lbs a couple years ago, I stepped on the scale, and my doctor immediately asked me, "Have you been eating a lot of junk food?" At that time, I was working out for 3 hours a day and eating only a little bit of rice and vegetables. I know I shouldn't take it too personally, but that still really bothers me and I tend to obsess over little things. Since I haven't had any health issues, I've been avoiding the doctor until I'm under that weight. Now I'm trying to eat more than the 500 calories I was having at the time and not exercise so drastically. This year will be my first doctor's visit in almost 4 years, and I'm going to be strong and satisfied with myself even if she isn't.

    Sorry what - you were 94 lbs? And you aren't going back to the doctor until you get UNDER that weight?
  • purplebeetsaladpurplebeetsalad Member Posts: 11 Member Member Posts: 11 Member
    One tip that triggered my weight loss is taking care of my mental health and reducing my stress. This was a long process as my stress levels escalated and escalated over the years. Stress helped be gain an additional 20 that was impossible to loose, no matter what I tried to do.

    Getting the stress under control helped me get myself under control. I am still working on things but am happy to say that just with tracking, mfp, exercise, and daily weighing I have lost 5.8 pounds in 2 weeks.

    I am well aware that if i loose my self to stress again, I am the one who will be hurt. At the very least, I will gain more weight back.

    Self care is what is making the difference. Getting real help and holding myself accountable for how I manage stress.
  • purplebeetsaladpurplebeetsalad Member Posts: 11 Member Member Posts: 11 Member
    One tip that triggered my weight loss is taking care of my mental health and reducing my stress. This was a long process as my stress levels escalated and escalated over the years. Stress helped be gain an additional 20 that was impossible to loose, no matter what I tried to do.

    Getting the stress under control helped me get myself under control. I am still working on things but am happy to say that just with tracking, mfp, exercise, and daily weighing I have lost 5.8 pounds in 2 weeks.

    I am well aware that if i loose my self to stress again, I am the one who will be hurt. At the very least, I will gain more weight back.

    Self care is what is making the difference. Getting real help and holding myself accountable for how I manage stress.
  • pridesabtchpridesabtch Member Posts: 904 Member Member Posts: 904 Member
    Like many, it was my blood work (this time). I had been blaming myself for the 50 pounds I gained last year, because I thought I was just being lazy. Now I'm not completely without blame in this, but my bloodwork revealed that my thyroid was extremely underactive and that I needed to increase my dosage. Normal range is 0.4 - 3.5, I was at 9.56 (higher numbers indicate under activity). Oops! But this actually made me feel better, and like there was hope for me once we got this regulated. There was a concrete reason for my lack of energy. It was never that I didn't want to do things, it was just that I was so darn tired. I had chalked it up to depression, which was a component but one I try not to blame things on. It is a state of being for me and one I need to constantly work through. It's like the numbers allowed me to let go of the guilt from the previous year. It's only been a few weeks, but I have had more energy in general and have been more active without being knocked on my *kitten* for the next few days. It feels good to have hope again.

    My original and underlying reason was and will always be to set a healthy example for my girls. Seeing mom over the last year has been hard on them. They have asked me numerous times if I'm okay, because all I did was sleep. I want to get back to the mom they are proud of and look to for inspiration. The mom who runs half marathons and races time trials. God I miss her...
  • criticalheartnursecriticalheartnurse Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    Seeing a photo of myself that my daughter took. All I could think was, " OMG this is how my kids see me"
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