K.L. asks from Kaplan, LA on January 08, 2009
Help Losing Weight
I know this such a typical question, But I am really struggling with shedding some unwanted pounds. I breast fed all of my children and the pounds melt off, I stopped when my little one was about 11 months old about a year ago, and have since gained about 40 pounds.. I feel like food just over powers me, it is my comfort and what I always turn too. Therefore I would love to lose some weight, but I just can't get control. I have tried weight watchers in the past, and it really does help, but it is like I just can't stick with it. I guess I am writing, because I just would love any advice and maybe to know that I am not alone in this situation.
Thanks so much!
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A.P. answers from Jonesboro on January 13, 2009
K., my name is Anita. I am older than you and I struggle with my weight also. I have found that weight watchers is the best you can do. Hope this helps you.
C.H. answers from Jackson on January 08, 2009
No, you are NOT alone. Just this week I started back on Weight Watchers. I've been walking 45 minutes each day and counting my points. I lost 2 lbs. my first week. BUT I know the first week is the most lost week. My problem is my husband of 32 years still weighs what he did the day we married and can and does eat anything he wants. He eats constantly. NOT FAIR!!! But I'm determined to get it off and keep it off this time. BTW, I weigh 47 pounds more than I did the day we married!! But, then, he didn't have 2 babies either!!! HA! Best of luck to you! Drink lots of water. My favorite snack food this week has been celery sticks stuffed with peanut butter. Celery is free!!
L.R. answers from Oklahoma City on January 15, 2009
I didn't get a chance to read the other responses, so I apologize if this is a repeat, but I wanted to tell you what my friend and I do. We go to this program at a local church called BABES. It is a weight-loss program, and I lost 25 pounds with it before I had my children. They just started another session last Monday and it is 12 weeks long. It's not too late for you to get in on it. It does cost some money, but as long as you stick with the program, doing things like reading your workbook (very short chapters), eating right and losing any amount of weight at each meeting, you get to reduce your cost greatly, PLUS win prizes!! I'm talking good stuff like gift cards, jewelry and luggage etc...
It also feeds your soul, and helps you know who you are in GOD. We all help and encourage each other and it's wonderful! I've already lost another 3 pounds in just the first couple of days now. Email me back if you're interested! ____@____.com
By the way, I'm not getting any kickbacks by mentioning this other than helping someone, and making a new friend. :)
Let me know if you're interested!
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C.H. answers from Little Rock on January 09, 2009
K., start running or doing some form of exercise. That is one key. I know it is hard with kids. I have two and have trouble finding the time but I try to get thirty minutes to an hour in before I pick up the kids from daycare. Next, its okay to eat. But eat right and Healthy and eat 5 to 6 small meals. You can snack on almonds and a 100 calorie pack snacks, bananas. Its a lifestyle change. It take 21 days to form a habit. So start something new and stick with it..it will become a habit for you and you will feel so much better. See if there are any free clinics in your area. I live in the surrounding area of Little Rock and in February there will be a free walk/run clinic start in Bryant on the 22nd. There are the same ones all over the state. They meet three time a week for 12 weeks I think. They teach you to run if you choose to do that and at the end of the 12 wks you run a 5k. Its really neat because it is just for women. I didn't see where you are but you could check around. I started running in one last year and I have kept running. I am getting ready to do my first half marathon. You can do anything that you set your mind to. Just tell yourself that you want to be more fit so you can run around with your kids. You can google so much info on the internet. I wish you the best of luck. Just stay focused and find support. Its so much easier when you have it. Husband, friend, sister, mother...just do it!!! Stay strong..and smile.
T.S. answers from New Orleans on January 09, 2009
Try not to eat past 9pm. Snack on fruits, veggies, nuts. I try to snack on grapes, yogurt, nuts or anything low in calories, fat and carbs. Yeah, I know its practically nothing. I've started exercising too. Watching big fat loser helps to motivate me. I'm not one to count and totally stick to one thing. I'm just trying to burn more than I eat. Walking, working and trying to eat smaller portions and snacking healthier. Let's hope it works. I wish you the best of luck. Just think how good you'll feel when your clothes start getting a little bigger on you! Thats a motivation too. Getting started is the hardest part. T.
V.W. answers from Oklahoma City on January 08, 2009
As you've lost weight before on Weight Watchers, you may be interested in learning about a program that is actually about a lifestyle change that would really help you keep the weight off.
We have the "$100,000 Cinch Biggest Loser" contest starting this month. You can read more about it at:
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God Bless and Happy New Year!
J.G. answers from Fayetteville on January 09, 2009
I'm with you on this one. I've always had weight problems and it has been a big part of my life. I have a 13 yr old daughter and now I have a 2 yr old daughter. I get to stay at home with my youngest but I'm always tired, no energy, and always hungrey. My friend advised me to go see Dr. Blake in little Kansas, OK. I started going to see him about weight management and now I take a B12 show every 5-7 days, a pill at 10 a.m. to help me from eating all the time. I don't take the 3p.m. pill b/c I'm good with just the one at 10a.m. and I don't sleep very good with just one so i don't take the other. Anyways I started this almost 2 weeks before Thanksgiving and I lost 15 lbs. by watching my calorie intake. With this medicine you have to make yourself eat b/c you will forget. I did't have to excersize to lose that either. I just got back on it b/c my daughter had tubes put in her ear in Dec. and I couldn't go and get my meds. for 2 weeks.
the cost is around $125.00 for the first visit but I think it is a great boost to help you get started in losing.
P.G. answers from Dothan on January 09, 2009
K.-I have struggled for years to lose weight and was only getting bigger UNTIL I started the Isagenix program so have a look and check us out! I have lost 25 pounds and 25 inches so far -it has been easy and we have SEVERAL different programs to choose-so look and then contact me and I will help you! For my web site go to www.inchesgone.isagenix.com and to look at the company and the products check out www.isamovie.com we have wholesale pricing available also!
J.P. answers from Oklahoma City on January 09, 2009
I think everyone goes through this at one point. I'm still struggling to lose baby weight and she's 3. I love Curves! If there is one close and you can dedicated 45 minutes 3 times a week to go, you will feel better and see the loss in weight and inches. Do the Curves Smart. All your results are tracked by the computer for you to see what you have accomplished after each workout (strength increase, calories burned, etc..). Also, what I have found for me is that a drastic diet change only lasts a short while, but changing a few things at a time has stayed. I started with drinking more water and moved on to fresh fruits and veggies. We all feel better and I have seen weight loss. As long as you lose something every month, be happy. Don't stress yourself to lose a certain amount because if you don't, you will feel like you've failed. That is the first step back into all the bad eating habits. Good luck and remember, you are not alone in the weight struggle.
T.J. answers from New Orleans on January 08, 2009
First you need to make the decision to do it and stick with it like it's your job :)
Remember it's not the plan that failed you...it was the inability to stick with it that did you in.
I have lost 81 pounds so far (I have to lose 55 more pounds to get to my goal) and I've been doing WW since May 2008
You can do it!! I suggest checking out the weight loss forums at www.3fatchicks.com It helps keep me in check :)