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I understand about gym memberships being expensive but, if you evre get a chance, do join a gym! I don't have a weight problem but I've found that going to the gym has really improved my fitness, I mean I don't get as out of breath whilst running as I used to.
Good Luck though. And you shouldn't stand for your Mum calling you fat.
HipsAndHearts...did you GP get you reduced rates at the gym, how did you approach your GP..my GP isn't really friendly and nice..so i don't know how i would tell her..
Sorry to be a pest but I really need some advice. Here is my situation
I am a girl, 5ft 6 and I weigh 14 stone.
Because everyone in my family is big boned, I have never really had a problem, I don't eat that bad so I just dealt with it.
However recently i went to my doctor with migraine problems and chest pains. I also have a history of heartattacks and diabetes in my family. My GP said that it is because of my weight. The nurse also said that I am obese. I would never have used that term to describe me, overweight yes, but not obese. I wear size 16/18 in clothing, and now I feel I need to do something.
I have always wanted to lose weight, i was picked on at school for, but because of my personality no one would say anything to me now but my mum. She always calls my fat and says I need to lose weight.
I have decided that I want to lose weight for myself no one else, so that my health will not suffer in the long run. In the past I have tried numerous diets, none of which have worked.
Can anyone help me out.
I know I need to diet with exercise, but to be honest I can't really afford gym membership, it is too expensive where i live, but I like swimming, although I am conscious of being in a cossie....as for diets, or good foods to eat I need a lil help
Thanks so much in advance, and sorry for babbling on!
Well tbh i am classed as obese , but thats due to the BMI scale crap. I used to hardcoreweights for like 2 yrs. Just set ur goals and have a plan. If u cant afford the gym maybe running everyday then ?. Everyday seems extreme but if u wanna lose weight u have to do it. Start running for 15mins a day and add 1min everyday.I started rowing everyday i started off at 15mins now i do about 30mins 4-5times a week. BTW i am 6ft and 17stone(i lost 2 pounds this week yay!!!!)
and now ive lost ALOT of weight thank god!
I first started by only eating when hungry (which as it sounds isnt so easy) and drinking constantly ( water is recomened cos it flushes out your toxines etc but i drank pepsi LOL)(i was working at pizza hut only ate once in 8hrs and lost half a stone in two weeks!!).
Then walk alot, cos i never did excersise i just walked everywhere. Then the rest of it just sort of fell off, puppy fat or whatever.
If I were you, I wouldn't do this on my own. If you're clinically obese and you feel that you eat healthily, that means you don't really understand what you're doing wrong. It might help to talk to a specialist ("dietist" in Dutch, I'm afraid I don't know the English word for it, but it's someone who advises people with their diet). This person will be able to give you practical advice as well as moral support.
And if you really don't eat that much, the main problem is probably your lack of excersize, so work on that! Running is excellent for your health, and completely free. You could also get yourself a second-hand squash racket and play against a wall, which would be very cheap. Swimming also sounds like a good idea, because it's good for your muscles and makes you feel wonderful. Don't worry about how you look in a suit; the first few minutes of stepping out are difficult, but once you get into the water you stop feeling self-consious and the next time will be easier already. That should be a wonderful way of building your confidence.
Finally, for GOD'S sake get your mum to stop telling you you're fat. Once you're working on it there is not much more you can do, and telling someone they're fat when they're trying to lose weight is just cruel.
Oh, and keep us all updated on your progress. Best of luck! xxx
A good form of exercise is running- nothing to strenuous just start slowly and build it up day by day. If you are exercising correctly, you should be running at a pace where you are able to hold a conversation.
If you change your eating habits- dont call it a diet. Many people stray off diets. It is simply a lifestyle change.
As many others have probably said, eating well- the diet of abundance. This is where you should not be starving yourself. It means eating the right foods- fruits and veg. Understandably this can be hard for many people to obtain depending on family circumstances. You should eat as much fruit and veg as you like- replace snacks with apples etc or any fruit you can find. It is possible to make amazing changes- the important thing is to not jump straight into it- dont run until you feel like you will collapse.
Dont starve yourself of many of the good fats (called essential fatty acids or EFA's). These EFA's are found in many foods. Many people avoid fats as they think they are all bad- some of very benificial. It is a case of working out a balance for your lifestyle. You should not feel hungry- starving your body is a very dangerous idea. Small lifestyle changes can make a big difference.
(sorry to go on!) Choose foods with a LOW GLYCEAMIC Index (GI). An example is some seeds or apples- check the GI on foods (tesco do good labelling). A high GI will give you a 'sugar rush'- basically you will feel hungry soon. Low GI foods such as apples- will steadily be released to keep you going for longer- and you wont feel the need to eat something else as much as you would if you ate a high GI food. Good Luck .
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You're in for weight-loss in the long haul... don't expect overnight results, and there will be times when you don't think it's working - but it is! You say your family are all big-boned, well, see if one of them wants to lose weight too, that way you can encourage each other.
What's great is that the more bodyfat you have, the quicker you can get rid of it... Those with little bodyfat have a hard time getting rid of it, it sticks to them like velcro.
Weightwatchers are very good
As for eating, cut down your calaries and eat more fruit and vegtables. Dont snack on choc and stuff, basic stuff like that will help.
One thing though the first time you run it will hurt you really badly (i remember my first run christ it hurt) but after a week it wont be as bad, the main thing is too keep going at it
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i went twice and it was too bloody expensive!
Hope this helps!
thats the downside to weightwatchers but my father lost 2 stone thanks to them.
A few suggestions :-
1) If you eat crisps, biscuits etc make them a once a week bonus, eat more fruit instead.
2) If you fry food, try grilling instead.
3) Try to eat food as near to a natural state as possible, such as fresh chicken, fish, steak etc. Try to cutout processed foods as they tend to be very high in salts, fats etc.
4) Eat more vegetables & fruit.
5) Swimming is a good form of exercise but I would suggest taking it easy to begin with and gradually build up. When I first began swimming I began by only doing 20-25 mins in the pool. Over the next few of months I gradually increased it until I was doing 2hrs in the pool 4-5 days a week. You will be stiff and ache like hell to begin with but persevere with it.
6) Get out and walk as well as even just 30 mins is a good beginning point.
7) If you decide to swim, visit your GP to get a general onceover before you begin.
8) Cut out chips and pastry's if you eat them.
9) Don't get depressed if the weight doesn't fly off to begin with as it takes time. Sometimes you will put weight on.
10) Don't get guilty if you cheat on your diet as sometimes you will fall off the wagon
Most of this is just common sense. It took me around six months to get down to a weight I was happy at, and a further 12 months to get down to my target weight. Sorry if i sound a little patronising.