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Overweight and need some help Savanna Lynn's Mommy TTC since Sep 2015; 1 child; 10 angel babies; Walterboro, South Carolina 96 posts
Sep 29th '16

I have been very depressed (gaining way too much weight) I'm ashamed to admit it but I have been eating my feelings and while upset about it there isn't much I can do about it. I have psoriatic arthritis in all of my joints and spine. I have been looking into several different things to "help" but everything I have bought or done has been useless.I tried walking 6miles a day, running 2miles, drinking only water, and cut out breads and still nothing!!! Any help would be great

rachelellie Due August 21; United States 297 posts
Sep 30th '16

I started using MyFitness Pal and was able to finally lose 65 pounds.  It forced me to count my calories and weigh my foods etc.  Even though I thought I was eating healthy, I discovered I was eating way more calories than I needed.  I gave up all pop and drink mainly water, I exercise regularly, but only 35-40 minutes a day (5 days a week).  I started out at 280 and am down to 215....I had been 280 since forever and had thought I would never get the weight off, no matter what I tried....I just hadnt kept track of everything because I thought I was in my head.  I also kept reminding myself (and still do) that my goal is to just be healthy...I would love to get down lower than 200, but I unfortunately plateaued and struggle to get lower, however I am thankful for where I am now....each little bit less helps.

Savanna Lynn's Mommy TTC since Sep 2015; 1 child; 10 angel babies; Walterboro, South Carolina 96 posts
Sep 30th '16

That's great! Keep up all your hard work.
I drink a soda or a green tea(hot tea not the bottled sugary ones) or a coffee once a week if that I drink more water than a fish lol and I enjoy my six mile walk and two mile run daily. I haven't done calorie counting, I have tried juicing and omg whoever came up with that shit should be shot lol jk seriously though where do I even begin with the calorie counting??

Royal_Lux United States 2661 posts
Sep 30th '16

Quoting Savanna Lynn's Mommy:
That's great! Keep up all your hard work.
I drink a soda or a green tea(hot tea not the bottled sugary ones) or a coffee once a week if that I drink more water than a fish lol and I enjoy my six mile walk and two mile run daily. I haven't done calorie counting, I have tried juicing and omg whoever came up with that shit should be shot lol jk seriously though where do I even begin with the calorie counting??




Read labels on back of store bought items. Look at sugar content, carbs and sodium intake. Try to take away as much processed foods (ones from a box), cook more with fresh produce. Foods in high protein (black beans, Greek Yogurt, fish, some nuts ect). Too many excess carbs (breads, potatoes and or pasta) will lead to weight gain and or prevent from losing weight. You can use substitute pasta, using spaghetti squash or zuchinni. It's 80% what we place into our bodies and 20% of exercise. (Think strength training and working core muscles, cardio). Use Pintrest and or look up recipes, prep your meals ahead of time so it's easier to keep on track. You can make yourself a menu for the month, only buy what you'll cook and healthier in between the day snacks.

When you're bored and about to reach for something to eat, or emotional and want to eat then find something else to occupy your time.   Read, go take a walk, clean, exercise. 

•°•°In Bloom°•°• 1 child; United States 1429 posts
Oct 5th '16

Cut out all sugary beverages (soda, juice, vitamin water type drinks), cut out (or cut back alcohol). 

Make sure you drink plenty of water.  If you need to switch things up a bit try some flavored seltzer (vintage, polar, and Adirondack are good ones).  Cut out while carbs and instead eat whole grain breads and pastas (make sure the ingredient list starts with "whole grain" or "whole wheat flour".  

I'm not sure if this helps you, but for me it helps to think of food for the positive effect the healthy foods have instead of just avoiding "bad" foods.  

Try to get active for 30 minutes a day.  You don't have to go overboard, a 30 minute walk will do.  A lot of the time we push ourselves too hard and wind up psyching ourselves out.
Try to remember that doing a little bit of something is better than doing nothing.  Everything we put into our body is a choice.  One choice at a time.  Soon good choices become habits.  Take it one day at a time.

mar121 Pakistan 25 posts
Nov 2nd '16

I gained about 50lb during my pregnancy. I had a vaginal birth and I also breastfeed. I am 12wks PP and have lost all but 10lb which will go off surely within a month or less, I was just drinking Mummy magic weight loss tea while reducing my belly pooch and this extra weight.