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  1. amm489

    alright, so im back and need help

    so do you think ill loose that 5 pounds it said i gain when i go to soft protein etc or should i sto the soups and eat regular protein (like tuna or something) tonight
  2. amm489

    alright, so im back and need help

    Thank you both so much for the kind words. Gaviv- you are right i cant blame stress, i need to just get my butt back in gear Buddymiles5- thank you! I am currently doing the pouch test now Also I am on day 2 of the pouch test, after day one the scale said I gavined 5 pounds!!!! EEEEK, hopeing thats from liquids cause im not even eating, im just doing soup and protein shakes and lots and lots of water. So im gonna try and not weight until Saturday when im done. Hoping this test helps, ill also be getting back to the gym today.
  3. amm489

    alright, so im back and need help

    my biggest thing is I was eating at night, like right before bed. I have stoped that because i know its terrible to do. Also, I am carb lover so I was going crazy with eating whatever i want when i wanted. and sometimes even drinking with meals. Ive just been completley out of control (I was taking anatomy and physiology as well so that put a huge amount of stress on me and im a stress eater). SO now that class is over for the semester I really want to get back on track, i am so scared to become 250 pounds again. Is it possible to lose this regained 10 pounds if not more than that to get to my goal of 150? I just feel like a complete failure. I have also put some recent pictures of me from just this past weekend here below, im just disguisted with myself
  4. Ok, so ill be 3 years out in october. My lowest weight was 165, im now at 175, and NOT happy about it. I started the 5 day pouch test yesterday and will weigh in on saturday to see if I lost anything. Any suggestions, tips, anything? Im really having a hard time with this regain and it makes me angry and depressed. So i came here to talk to people and get some ideas. Thanks in advance.
  5. Been looking into a FitBit but a co work suggested she has a Orion Pedometer that counts how many calories she burns as well..thats what im mainly looking for is how many calories I burn, i dont really care about the sleep part...whats everyones intake, since they are a prty big price difference?
  6. amm489

    frustrated, confused, need to vent

    Thanks everyone for the responses. I am going to look into getting a FIt Bit, I have never heard of it before, maybe it will come in handy. I do need to watch what I eat on the weekends. Its like all week I am SO good and then the weekend comes and its like BAM! off schedule and throws everything for a loop, so ill try to be more aware of the decisions i am making. I dont think I look terrible but I no I can look better. having to loose 17 pounds is better than the 100 pounds i needed to loose when I started out. Honeymoon period is pretty much over but im hoping to still be able to get the weight off, hopefully its not impossible! Thanks for all of the reassurance, help and support. So glad I have TT
  7. Ok! so last friday I was down to 163 lbs! Whoop whoop closer to goal! Then Monday I shot right back up to 167 and today I was 166. This is so frustrating. I feel like I will never get to 150 as I am nearing 2 years out. Everyone keeps saying you look great and I love hearing that cause I dont see the change. Sometimes I do but most times I still see the fat girl in the mirror with all the imperfections, and always have that fat girl perception. When I look at before and afters im like ok i do see a difference, but im still big... So i took a step back and yea maybe I did eat unhealthy over the weekend but really 3-4 pound GAIN! WTH! I was so happy I was moving downward after I was stuck and now its right back to where I was before last week. Anyone else experience this? Did it go away? I also always feel hungry at night lately like around 7-8pm. Just lost confused and scared Ill always be the fat girl and never get to where I wanna be...this is really messing with my i just obsessing? One big thing i my stomacha nd legs, anyone have REALLY good effective workouts for that? Any suggestiong/input is greatly appreciated!! Anything to get to my goal... P.S. Thanks for listening to me vent, when I talk to my b/f or family about this they say oh you look fine so I needed to tell people who may really understand what im feeling. Below are current pictures and one before and after
  8. amm489

    Question about Couch to 5k?

    Thank you all for the responses! It def sounds like a great program. I think I wil start it because I have been working out but like rogejs1 stated, I have never been a runner. And I figure for 15 more pounds maybe if I add this program to my daily work outs it will help push me futher in the weight loss. Thanks again for the input!!
  9. Ok, so im about 2 years out (will be out 2 years in October) so im at a stand still around 167 lbs up and down up and down lol. So I have been trying to think of things to really reev up my sytem and knock off these last 17 lbs! So anyway is it to late to start couch to 5k since I have already been working out pretty strenuously? If so does anyone have any ideas to pump this weight loss off of me! Im open to just about anything! just want to be at goal!!! Thanks <3
  10. amm489


    GIna, I think you look absolutley beautiful!!!!! thanks for the kind words!
  11. amm489


    I want to thank you all SO much for the responses. I have decided I will definatley wait until after I have kids IF i decide to have anything done, inthe mean time I will kick up my workouts and work my butt off I think the biggest problem is I dont see beauty of change in myself and that is a problem ive had all my life and one i need to work on, loving and accepting myself. Thank you all so much for all the kind words, im gonna keep keeping on and doing my best!
  12. amm489


    thank you all so much again for the compliments, it really helps me to realize maybe i need to stop being so critical and just learn to appreciate that im not what i was when i began this journey. I am currently wearing a size 10. In a dream world I would like to loose about 20-25 more pounds and maintain, but who knows if i will ever get there. I think i just need to take it one day at a time and if it comes off great...if not, im a better person than i was 2 years ago! But i dont give up easily so i will give these last 20 pounds all i have! And to everyone - do not get offended easily so no worries I think it is great that you all are so helpful with the responses. Even though I may not know you all in person, just reading the comments really helps with self confidence. i can not THANK YOU all enough for all the kind words. I have been telling myself today and will from today forward that i need to love myself, every aspect of myself.
  13. amm489


    thank you all so much for your responses! I do really think that I am just too critical or hard on myself sometimes. Its like we spend so much time overweight it is hard to change our perseption of ourselves. all of your kind words REALLY help me get through my moments of doubt in myself. thank you again! and I didnt think i could get covered by insurance and that is another problem because i dont really have money to just "throw out there" since I am a full time student and work full time. So based on all the opinions ill just keep on pushing through and hopefully begin to love myself!
  14. amm489


    I will be 2 years out in October. I went from 250lbs to 167lbs currently. I would really like to get to 150lbs. I guess my biggest thing now is do I get plastics because I feel like I have extra skin around my belly and the panni area. My only worry is I have heard people say that you should get plastics until after you have kids cause it would ruin what you had done, I am only 24 and do plan on having children at some point in my life. The other issue is, does insurance cover it? I just get really discouraged it seems as if I can not get to my goal no matter how good I eat or go to the gym. Im not sure what to do anymore and just really down. I am posting these pictures, I wore this biki only to my parents to lay out and tan...i think i look hideous so i will not wear it in public. but want everyone to see the belly im talking about. I dont want to be the depressed downer but I am so sad i feel like I had this surgery and im still fat...ANY SUGGESTIONS are welcome to help me get to my goal or inform me more on plastics!!! thanks!!!
  15. Ok, so Ill be two years out in October. Started at 250 and now im sitting at 167-169. Still trying to get off about 20ish more pounds. I am working out 3-4 times a week, here comes the question. I am eating aout 1200 calories total , and buring about 300 calories a workout. I often feel super hungry after my workout but am afriad to eat to much. I am eating about 100 grams of protein and around or less than 100 carbs a day. Is the carbs and calories too low with working out? I dont want to gai nbut also dont want to feel ravishingly hungry after working out. Oh, and ANY advice with getting this last little bit off would help, or do you think im just done Thanks all!