Happy Girl

I want to improve my life overall. I am working toward a positive way of thinking and feeling, which includes my health. I want to look and feel beautiful and confident. After all, I was born with great purpose. It's time to shine that light!

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: spinach, almond milk, quesadillas, etc.

Favorite Sinful Food: Pizza and Oreos (Cookies in general)

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Eliptical machine, walking, weights, etc

My Approach to Weight Loss: Get back on the horse! Don't be lazy!

My Weight Loss Program: I don't follow a program

My Diet Plan: I don't follow a plan

Fitness/Exercise Apps: I don't use any apps

Fitness Devices: I don't use a device

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Love and True Blood
by - 10/11/2015 10:13PM

I love to eat. I do. Before I continue, maybe I should say that I'm currently having a mental breakd... Read More ›

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One step at a time!

Lane

It might never feel natural, simply because not everyone was born equipped to handle things the same way. But repetition, commitment and practice can make it easier to maintain, and to maintain it for longer amounts of time. For example, I'm not by nature a social person. I'm very stressed by the thought of social situations and I need time to prep myself mentally for them and I need lots of "unwinding" time alone when I come home from social situations. But at the same time, I long for more social interaction. But it seems like when those opportunities arise, I sort of inwardly groan at the thought of it. I force myself to be social and I usually have a great time. I seem very social and outgoing, so nobody can really tell I'm not. I also struggle with knowing being more social is "good" for me and at times craving it and wishing it came easily to me, but at the same time I really love being by myself. I don't know where food comes into it. I think for me there's a tendency to self-sabotage when I start losing. I try to be aware of this tendency so I can call it out if I sense it's about to happen. Hope this helps, because I totally understand what you're saying. Just practice, stick with it, and over time it may feel more natural. Once it feels natural long enough, you might have learned to like that feeling enough for it to stick around. On a funny side note, I used to work on the True Blood set lol! (I live in Los Angeles).
Schedule Conflict
by - 10/09/2015 6:22AM

Okay, so I have been good. I have created a nice schedule throughout the morning and early afternoon... Read More ›

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Sarah

What's your 3:00 healthy snack? If you're not eating again until 8:30, you should make sure that snack is pretty decently sized. If you post what food you normally eat on one of these days, maybe I can help make some recommendations ( I went to grad school for nutrition).

C

I'm sorry to hear that you're waking up hungry! Boo to that. I hope that feeling goes away soon. Good job working through it, though! Maybe have a look at what you're eating? For example, you can get to 1200 cal (or whatever your goal # is) a lot of ways, but 1200 cal worth of candy is less voluminous than 1200 cal worth of lean protein or veg. Just a thought... And lots of water. In addition to all the awesome things water does for your body, it's a space filler.When you're hungry at 5/6PM, do you have a snack? Because in the AM, you're eating every 2-3 hrs, But if you don't eat from your snack at 3PM until 8:30PM, that's 5.5 hours without food, which is a big change from your AM sched. As far as weekend vs. weekday, I'll share what I do and maybe it'll give you an idea of how you want to (or how not to) tackle it. I'm such a boring creature of habit. I eat at 8AM, 12PM, 3PM, 6PM, 9PM. Every day. Regardless of what I'm doing, if it's time to eat, I'll eat something. I stash snacks everywhere - my purse, my car, everywhere so they're always at hand. If I'm too busy or just not able to sit down when it's a proper "meal"time, I'll swap a snack instead and have the meal when it was time for the snack. I stick to the same schedule on weekends that I do for weekdays. And if I sleep in, I eat the first meal as soon as I wake up, and then the rest of the day follows just like a regular weekday. Oh, and I should mention that sticking to a schedule like this works for me because I don
BMI...
by - 10/06/2015 1:53PM

Fantastic... I just calculated by BMI. It's 32. I am obese. Isn't that wonderful?! Ugh... I am aware... Read More ›

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C

When I started my diet journey, my BMI was 33.8. I've lost 51 lbs so far, and I think I have about 15-20 more to go. When I first did the calculations, I was super shocked that I was considered obese! I mean, I knew I had to lose some pounds, but I always thought I was still cute! Something about the label "obese" made my head spin. So I know I'm making this sound easier than it is...but my advice is to try not to overthink this. When I started calculating that it was going to take me X many months of restriction to get to a healthy weight, I felt like this overwhelming cloud was looming over my head. Celebrate the little wins. It'll make all this time you're working pass a lot faster. That's something I wish I had started doing earlier. I was always waiting to celebrate "reaching my goal weight" that I never gave myself credit for hitting those milestones in between.

Janelle V.

I have a crazy high BMI. My BMI is a 40! If that helps you I am considered "majorly obese." I cant let that number stop me though I have always known my weight. I have always knows I was way bigger than I should have been but I didn't let that affect my day my mood or how I ate. I decided I wont let this number defer me from my goal. I will cut my BMI in half or die trying.
Zumba-hated it.
by - 10/05/2015 5:47PM

So, I went to Zumba today.... I'm not sure if it was the poor music or my flat feet, but it wasn't e... Read More ›

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Sarah

I hated Zumba too. I did it once, and fell twice. No thank you! Weight fluctuates a LOT. I weigh myself daily, and some days for seemingly no reason, i'll just be up a few pounds. Give weighings yourself daily a try -- I really like it because it helps me to better understand how different behaviors affect my weight (and also that weight is such a crazy fluctuating thing!).

Leigh P.

I use the app happy scale. Weight fluctuates a lot and by plugging your weight into that app daily you're able to see the trend in your weight (up or down).
STARVING but I will behave!
by - 09/30/2015 3:06PM

Today was my first official day on the bet. For breakfast, I had a banana. Didn't have a snack. Lunc... Read More ›

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Sarah

If you are STARVING, eat! Focus on lean protein and fiber to get the most bang for your buck, calorically. They, along with healthy fat (mmm, avocado), take a long time for your body to break down, so can help keep you full for a long time. I don't mean to be unhelpful, but it sounds like you really didn't eat much yesterday (but great job with your self control!). They say that you should be eating at least 1200 calories each day, as an absolute minimum, to keep your body functioning well. But day 1 is hard, and you did a great job staying on track! Balance-- this has got to be sustainable :)
Day 1- COLD HARD TRUTH
by - 09/29/2015 5:19PM

I recently heard someone say, you can't really progress or receive any type of help, until you get r... Read More ›

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AJ

You got this! There is NO shame in picking yourself back up again. Remember, YOU have what it takes!

Sarah

Your head is in the right place, which is the most important thing. It won't be easy, but it will be WORTH IT (and once you start getting in the habit of some healthy things, it will get easier!). Lose It! is doing this awesome, inspirational social media campaign right now that I love. Check it out at loseitmyway.com -- it's inspiring me a lot! Real stories from REAL people going through the same stuff that we are.