Weight Loss is hard but worth it

Jeanette Terry
By Jeanette TerryPA Latest Reply 2013-05-08 10:51:05 -0500
Started 2013-05-06 21:01:20 -0500

There are many avenues to weight loss and only you will know what is best for your body in order to loose weight. I have yet to find anything though that works without some hard work. That, I think is where your satisfaction will come from. Knowing that you worked hard to become healthy can be great motivation to stay that way.

If you have had success in losing weight, I would love to hear how you did it. Perhaps it can help motivate us all to work hard for our health.

Tags: weight loss

5 replies

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-08 10:51:05 -0500 Report

Jeanette I agree with you only you know what is best for your body to loose weight. Each person loses weight differently so you can't really ask anyone what they eat or what exercises they do to help them loose weight. The foods and exercise routine may not work for you or your body.

I cut carbs and calories the day after being diagnosed. I follow a meal plan designed specifically for my needs and started walking. I don't use the quick fix remedies you find in ads because if you look at them, they are not always healthy and do not promote healthy eating.

I tried Weight Watchers once and that did not work for me. I have no plans of returning to it. I don't use Jenny Craig or Nutrisystem. Why order foods I can prepare myself. Besides you don't really know the sodium or carb content and who really knows how fresh the food really is that you are getting through the mail.

If you use patience, determination and really want to lose weight, it will happen for you. If you want the quick fixes, when you discover they really don't work you will have to start over again.

tweetyJo 2013-05-07 14:02:17 -0500 Report

I really liked when Weight Watchers did the high protein / lower carb thing. I went haywire for awhile but am not working on getting my meal plan back in order. I also am working out at least 4 days a week. A few years ago I did a workout program that worked really well for me. Then life took a turn and I stopped working out. Muscles are turning to mush so I am back on the workout wagon again. I have found that is what helps my numbers the most.

Scarlet03 2013-05-07 08:34:40 -0500 Report

Its hard for me with PCOS and a thyroid condition and Type 2…but Ive found with insulin, Ive been able to keep my weight below the 300 mark for over a year…Ive been trying since I had my daughter 17 years ago…(LONG STORY)…

But…in the last couple of months Ive been eating better watching carbs…and I always walk my dog…its as much as I can do…So I hope I can keep going.

MimiGaRx 2013-05-07 03:41:42 -0500 Report

I've tried all the fads but I mainly try to follow weight watchers. Since 2008 I have basically tried to have a balanced diet with less red meat and increased poultry. Less processed and fast foods have also been another factor to decrease. My problem is getting the RDA of fruit servings…so by visiting the dietician and learning that we no longer have a pod pyramid but instead a food plate to follow has made it a simpler way to get the RDA servings as well as control portion sizes. So far I've fluctuated between a 50 o 60 lb loss and kept it off!

StephanieEmpson 2013-05-06 21:27:52 -0500 Report

I started using (myfitnesspal) in April of 2012, since then I have lost 54 pounds, dropped BP meds and have an A1C of 5.5. I think it is a veryworth while program.