I have 2 kids ( 5 yrs and 8 yrs) and I am tired of being the "fat mom" I know that my kids don't see me that way but that's how I see myself. I was really skinny when I was young all the way up until after I had my daughter and I quit smoking and started eating more. It seems like I have done nothing but gain weight over the last 3 years. I am about 50 lbs overweight and nothing I try seems to help. I was going to the gym for about 1 hr every other night and trying to eat no fast food (as I'm sure that put quite a bit of weight on me) and I drink no regular soda-only 0 calorie coke. I've tried raspberry keytone diet pills and whey powder protein shakes and NOTHING seems to be helping. I would try to count calories but I always seem to be in such a hurry and honestly don't know if I can MAKE myself stick to that! I can't even seem to lose 5-10 lbs so I just feel frustrated and depressed. There has to be someone out there so has felt like this and done something that worked and lost the weight! Please help!!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:10 PM on Jul. 11, 2013 in Diet & Fitness
First, ditch all the diet pills and shakes. The only thing you need is healthy food and exercise. As far as counting calories, you will need to do that at least at first until you know more about how many calories are in foods, serving portions etc. I suggest My Fitness Pal or Spark People app. It's an easy way to track your calories. You need to also find out how many calories you need each day. You can join the Healthy Weight Loss group here on cafemom and the ladies can help calculate that for you. As far as exercise, do what you can. Losing weight is 80% food, 20% exercise, however, you will feel much better and it will speed up your weight loss. Try to get in at least 30 minutes 3-4 times a week. Also, keep healthy foods on hand when you are on the go. Nuts are an excellent source of protein and energy. Good Luck on your weight loss journey.
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:55 PM on Jul. 11, 2013
what she said! the healthy weight loss group here can help, and they are very supportive.
here's a link:
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