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    Hi. I've been overweight all of my teenage life, but when I turned 16 I thought enough was enough, so I started eating healthier and exercising like crazy. I went from 13 stone 6 to 11 stone 1, and was 2 pounds short of my goal, but then I just stopped. I don't know why, I just did .

    Now, the last time I checked (about three weeks ago) I was 11 stone 13.... and since then all I have done is Binge Binge Binge. I seriously wouldn't be surprised if I'm now 12 stone 8 or something.

    What I've been eating is disgusting and I'm really disappointed with myself. If you told me when I was 13 stone 6 that I'd get to 11 stone 1, I wouldn't of believed you... and if you then told me that I'd put the weight back on again, I would have refused to believe that I'd let myself do it. Being thinner was one of the best feelings ever, and now i'm fat again.

    The last time I lost weight, a switch in my brain just flicked, and I put 100% of my effort into my weight loss. I like to see results fast, to keep me motivated, so I thought I'd make as many changes as I could do get fast results. At one point I was doing an hour of walking a day, a 45 minute bike ride, half an hour walking my dog, and an hour in the gym. And only eating like 800 calories a day.

    It was ridiculous and unhealthy but at least I got results. I noticed that It wasn't the best way of losing weight, so I toned it down a bit..... but now I don't exercise at all.

    I need to get re-motivated. For some reason, I can't flick the switch like last time. Can somebody please help me get back in the right frame of mind? Anyone who's had dieting success, or are just generally fit and always have been... I'm so depressed, and I'm just eating and eating instead of doing anything about it.

    My school has its own gym, and its own Swimming pool (which I can freely use during or after school, not that I would swim due to body-consciousness) So that shouldn't be a problem.... in fact I should utilise the facilities while I still can (I'm in year 13 now), but I just can't do it.

    I can't put in as much effort as I used to because I have exams in Jan. I keep telling myself that I'll sort out my weight in Feb when I don't have to worry about stuff, but I don't know if I will.

    tl;dr - I'm fat, getting fatter. Used to be healthier, can't get motivated despite facilities available to me (free gym/pool).
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    Man up! You've done it before, just do the same again!!

    I'd kill for a free gym and pool, swimming is amazing cardio.

    Actual useful advice: get a training partner. Works wonders, especially if your around the same size/shape or have similar goals. You will motivate eachother.
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    (Original post by Khanage)
    Man up! You've done it before, just do the same again!!

    I'd kill for a free gym and pool, swimming is amazing cardio.

    Actual useful advice: get a training partner. Works wonders, especially if your around the same size/shape or have similar goals. You will motivate eachother.
    Thanks for replying. I think I'm just going to go to the gym, and remind myself of why I used to go there, and how great it is to see results. If I get back in shape again then I may even go swimming...

    I know that training partners help a lot of people, but I have no problem with exercising solo. I'm quite an insular person, and I don't really tell people how I'm feeling, or what's really going on with my life... I just like the feeling of pushing myself and getting there on my own merits.
    Everyone else in my sixth form is already fit. I know it sound ridiculous, but it's a specialist ports college, and people seem to take care of their figures.

    From your sig You seem to really know what you're talking about. I think I just need to stop wallowing in self-pity and man-up. Thanks.
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    omg , are you me!
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    (Original post by Liam_G)
    tl;dr - I'm fat, getting fatter. Used to be healthier, can't get motivated despite facilities available to me (free gym/pool).
    I hear that half the time you feel hungry it's actually the impulse for thirst, they're just very similar, so try having a glass of water every time you have the urge to eat? Try doing things to keep yourself stimulated (NO COMMENT.), a lot of people eat out of boredom. Chewing gum is supposed to be helpful for that, plus mint is supposed to kill your hunger urges so maybe brush your teeth whenever you get the urge, your teeth will benefit too!

    Just don't forget to keep healthy! Don't STOP eating, it'll mess up your metabolism. Eat healthily and try to eat reasonable portions (little and often). You don't necessarily need to be a calorie-counting weirdo to be healthy, it's just some good eating and EXERCISE. It disciplines both your body and mind, so sticking to a regime will help you to PUT DOWN THE SANDWICH, MAN... I jest.
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    (Original post by uninspirational)
    I hear that half the time you feel hungry it's actually the impulse for thirst, they're just very similar, so try having a glass of water every time you have the urge to eat? Try doing things to keep yourself stimulated (NO COMMENT.), a lot of people eat out of boredom. Chewing gum is supposed to be helpful for that, plus mint is supposed to kill your hunger urges so maybe brush your teeth whenever you get the urge, your teeth will benefit too!

    Just don't forget to keep healthy! Don't STOP eating, it'll mess up your metabolism. Eat healthily and try to eat reasonable portions (little and often). You don't necessarily need to be a calorie-counting weirdo to be healthy, it's just some good eating and EXERCISE. It disciplines both your body and mind, so sticking to a regime will help you to PUT DOWN THE SANDWICH, MAN... I jest.
    I drank loads of lemon juice and water last time I lost weight, might try that again I'll definitely try the chewing gum thing as well. I hate calorie counters and fad-dieters :sigh:, people don't get it that all you have to do is a little more exercise and eat a little less food, no gimmicks. Thanks

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    omg , are you me!
    Don't think so :dontknow:
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    (Original post by Liam_G)
    Hi. I've been overweight all of my teenage life, but when I turned 16 I thought enough was enough, so I started eating healthier and exercising like crazy. I went from 13 stone 6 to 11 stone 1, and was 2 pounds short of my goal, but then I just stopped. I don't know why, I just did .

    Now, the last time I checked (about three weeks ago) I was 11 stone 13.... and since then all I have done is Binge Binge Binge. I seriously wouldn't be surprised if I'm now 12 stone 8 or something.

    What I've been eating is disgusting and I'm really disappointed with myself. If you told me when I was 13 stone 6 that I'd get to 11 stone 1, I wouldn't of believed you... and if you then told me that I'd put the weight back on again, I would have refused to believe that I'd let myself do it. Being thinner was one of the best feelings ever, and now i'm fat again.

    The last time I lost weight, a switch in my brain just flicked, and I put 100% of my effort into my weight loss. I like to see results fast, to keep me motivated, so I thought I'd make as many changes as I could do get fast results. At one point I was doing an hour of walking a day, a 45 minute bike ride, half an hour walking my dog, and an hour in the gym. And only eating like 800 calories a day.

    It was ridiculous and unhealthy but at least I got results. I noticed that It wasn't the best way of losing weight, so I toned it down a bit..... but now I don't exercise at all.

    I need to get re-motivated. For some reason, I can't flick the switch like last time. Can somebody please help me get back in the right frame of mind? Anyone who's had dieting success, or are just generally fit and always have been... I'm so depressed, and I'm just eating and eating instead of doing anything about it.

    My school has its own gym, and its own Swimming pool (which I can freely use during or after school, not that I would swim due to body-consciousness) So that shouldn't be a problem.... in fact I should utilise the facilities while I still can (I'm in year 13 now), but I just can't do it.

    I can't put in as much effort as I used to because I have exams in Jan. I keep telling myself that I'll sort out my weight in Feb when I don't have to worry about stuff, but I don't know if I will.

    tl;dr - I'm fat, getting fatter. Used to be healthier, can't get motivated despite facilities available to me (free gym/pool).
    800 calories is far too little! You should be eating at least 3 times that! If you don't want to swim why not cycle again?

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    Man up guys! Check my thread!
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    (Original post by Liam_G)
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    An 800 calorie diet is retarded. Don't do it. You'll lose any semblance of muscle mass and it will not be pretty. Get on Starting Strength/Greyskull Barbell LP, clean up your diet of any semblance of junk food apart from say 1 cheat meal a week. Be strict about everything else. That's all there is to it. This doesn't take that much time/anything away from A level revision, especially if your gym is at school. Just lift as a break between revision sessions. The first month of SS/other Linear Progression type programs is usually pretty unstrenuous in terms of draining you enough that you can't think straight for the rest of the day.
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    • 3500kcals in 1 lb of fat.
    • 250kcals below your maintenance per day x 7 = 1750kcals = 1/2 lbs of fat lost
    • 500kcals below your maintenance per day x 7 = 3500kcals = 1 lb of fat lost


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    (Original post by Liam_G)
    Hi. I've been overweight all of my teenage life, but when I turned 16 I thought enough was enough, so I started eating healthier and exercising like crazy. I went from 13 stone 6 to 11 stone 1, and was 2 pounds short of my goal, but then I just stopped. I don't know why, I just did .

    Now, the last time I checked (about three weeks ago) I was 11 stone 13.... and since then all I have done is Binge Binge Binge. I seriously wouldn't be surprised if I'm now 12 stone 8 or something.

    What I've been eating is disgusting and I'm really disappointed with myself. If you told me when I was 13 stone 6 that I'd get to 11 stone 1, I wouldn't of believed you... and if you then told me that I'd put the weight back on again, I would have refused to believe that I'd let myself do it. Being thinner was one of the best feelings ever, and now i'm fat again.

    The last time I lost weight, a switch in my brain just flicked, and I put 100% of my effort into my weight loss. I like to see results fast, to keep me motivated, so I thought I'd make as many changes as I could do get fast results. At one point I was doing an hour of walking a day, a 45 minute bike ride, half an hour walking my dog, and an hour in the gym. And only eating like 800 calories a day.

    It was ridiculous and unhealthy but at least I got results. I noticed that It wasn't the best way of losing weight, so I toned it down a bit..... but now I don't exercise at all.

    I need to get re-motivated. For some reason, I can't flick the switch like last time. Can somebody please help me get back in the right frame of mind? Anyone who's had dieting success, or are just generally fit and always have been... I'm so depressed, and I'm just eating and eating instead of doing anything about it.

    My school has its own gym, and its own Swimming pool (which I can freely use during or after school, not that I would swim due to body-consciousness) So that shouldn't be a problem.... in fact I should utilise the facilities while I still can (I'm in year 13 now), but I just can't do it.

    I can't put in as much effort as I used to because I have exams in Jan. I keep telling myself that I'll sort out my weight in Feb when I don't have to worry about stuff, but I don't know if I will.

    tl;dr - I'm fat, getting fatter. Used to be healthier, can't get motivated despite facilities available to me (free gym/pool).

    need motivation? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zcb3Z6gVb0
 
 
 
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