I started Weight Watchers in May 2013 after feeling miserable about the way I looked. I finally hit 34 lbs lost in December of 2013 and felt absolutely amazing. I’m still working towards my ultimate goal, but I’m still extremely proud of what I’ve accomplished so far. The biggest thing that I learned through all of this is that everything is okay in moderation. You don’t need to feel guilty for liking fast food or eating a piece of cake before bed. You just need to learn about portion sizes and determine whether your craving is truly hunger or simply a result of something else. You can eat anything you want, as long as you don’t eat the whole bag :)
——YES! She’s right, the minute you tell youself you can’t have something is the minute you start craving it and feeling deprived to no end. So allow yourself treats, just not too often and not too much at a time.
This took about a year and one month to achieve! (Feb. 2013 - Mar. 2014)
High protein and low carb diet. Plenty of water, chicken, fish, salads.
—> Did you guys read that? It took ONE YEAR to achieve this fantastic body transformation! Perpetual dieters always want quick results, thinking they just need to go super “hard core” for a few weeks and then they’ll be miraculously cured of their bad eating habits and just be able to easily maintain. That rarely ever happens! So they continue trying for years! Still always aiming for those quick results.
Can you look at this guy’s current body and say a year of effort wasn’t worth it? It certainly looks like it was worth it to him. Most dieters would never allow themselves to dedicate a whole year to improving their lifestyle, and yet they end up wasting several years in their efforts to achieve “fast” weight loss results. Often their yo-yo dieting actually results in gradual weight gain instead.
For those of you who are still struggling with trying to lose weight:
Are you wishing you had started last year so that today you could already have the body of your dreams? You will be wishing the same thing a year from today. So start now! Get off the ‘get skinny quick’ bandwagon and impletement a healthier lifestyle.
I’m honestly pretty new to working out and getting in shape, but I feel I’ve started REALLY well! :D
So here we go!
I am 19 (20 in July)
I am 5 ft 3.5in.
Starting Weight: 208lbs.
Current Weight 201lbs.
Goal Weight: 130lbs.
It has taken me about 12 weeks to get this far and I’ve just been making better choices with food ( its hard to eat right here at college when you’re uber poor), and been going to the gym 5 to 6 days a week. I do A LOT of cardio, but still making sure that its not unhealthy.
This has taken me ages to get some weight off and keep it off. Between these pictures was about two years but the real weight loss has happened in the last six months. I began walking more, running regularly. Zombies, Run! has been the best app I’ve ever gotten to engage me in running. The story makes me want to run every day and sometimes more than once a day! When the Polar Vortex hit I fell into a depression. I didn’t realize how much exercising helped to make me feel good.
I moved from a small city to a big one about six months ago where I’m forced to walk nearly three times as much as I had in my hometown. I regularly hit about 10,000 steps each day in walking alone. It hasn’t been easy, but trucking forward when I want to give in has been the saving grace.
My diet has never been the problem as much as my sedentary lifestyle. Now that I’m more active I’m losing the weight, gaining the muscle, and nothing fits anymore! :D I do splurge occasionally, OCCASIONALLY, on the things that my tongue loves like chili cheese fries and pizza. Usually I eat small portions many times a day and lots of fluids. Everything started with baby steps. Don’t give up. I’m not.
Its been a while since I’ve posted progress pictures, today I wasn’t feeling very good about my body, so I just looked back and saw all my journey, all the progress I’ve made.
I used to weigh 63 kg, then I lost a bunch of weight till 54 kg, by then I was a slave of the scale and calorie counting, so I decided my life was worth more then a number on a scale. So i forgot it, you don’t know how good I feel of making that decision I’m finally free and closer to happiness. I think i’ve put up 2 kg but you know what I don’t give a fuck!
The key is eating clean, no deprivations, sleep well, drink a LOT of water and exercise, all in moderation.