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    XPurple-Starx Posts: 7, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 2, 2015, 01:10 PM
    Need some help losing weight
    Hello

    I decided that I wanted to lose 2 stone, I started the journey last year and I did really well and managed to lose one stone by eating less calories, attending classes at the gym and using the my fitness pal app at a very slow pace losing a pound a week.

    Unfortunately I started a new job that interfered with my gym time, not to mention it made me too tired to go (I realise that this was a silly excuse) I attended as much as I could but not as often as I'd of liked to.

    I started to eat more and more takeaways! Then I ate even more rubbish around Christmas time, luckily I only put 2 pounds on in 3 months.

    I then got laid off from my job as there was no work (temporary contract) on the 7th Jan, I decided to get back on track with my fitness the following Monday.

    On the first week I lost the 2 pound that I had put back on (yey me) but since then I have stayed the same, I know it's early days yet but for some reason I seem to have lost all my motivation, to me this is really strange as I usually enjoyed going to my exercise classes.

    I also seem to be having problems with what I'm eating, I never know what to have, I am trying to eat more healthier but I struggle eating healthy foods not a big fan of a lot of them! (fussy eater I know)

    Just need some advice and motivation, because this time I am struggling more than when I first started and it's really annoying me lol
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    Feb 2, 2015, 01:28 PM
    I struggle with the same situations, as do millions of us... lost jobs, changing jobs, stress, unhappiness, worry, all add to the difficulties.
    The only difference is that I do all my eating at home. I get fast food about 3 times a year, and go to a restaurant about 3 times.
    Despite being in my 60s, I STILL feel a twinge of pleasure at eating something sweet whenever I want, a throwback to childhood, when I couldn't. (Plus I just like sweets, and they are my entertainment and my pain reliever, although temporary.)

    Motivation is key, and I see no reason to force misery on yourself if you don't want to get back on track.
    I find that I get 2 kinds of motivation, one the positive kind that happens when I go all day eating light and healthy meals with no sweets, and the other the negative kind when I feel heavy and awful, and sometimes can't sleep well. And I'm in the northeast US, so I crave comfort foods. Not the easiest time to diet. Last winter, however, I lost a pound a day in March when I was in a lot of pain. I pretty much ate nothing but home made chicken broth with a bit of veggies and rice in it. Then I gained it all back.

    So tell us - what are your favorite high fat, high sugar foods, and what are your tolerable healthy foods?
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    Feb 24, 2015, 01:46 AM
    Eat vegetables to help you feel full.
    Drink plenty of water.
    Get tempting foods out of your home.
    Stay busy -- you don't want to eat just because you're bored.
    Eat only from a plate, while seated at a table. No grazing in front of the 'fridge.
    Don't skip meals.

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