I already posted in the "introduce yourself" post but wanted to say hi here too. My name is Erica,I am a mom of 3 and I will be 26 years old this month and I have been in this group a few times before, I have struggled with my weight from time to time and I'm not a "crash" dieter but I do tend to fluctuate. My highest weight (not pregnant) was 190 and my lowest weight was 122. For the last two years, since having my third chid on February 6th, 2011, I have been staying between 140 and 150 lbs. I am 5'4" and go between a size 8 and a size 10 depending on where I'm at in that fluctuation. When my DF and I met I weighed about 165 lbs. The lowest I have been since we got together was 140, but recently I have gotten up to 148 and he told me yesterday that he thought i've gotten "a little bit flabby" and "out of shape". He admitted that he also has gotten out of shape and put on weight. It just wrecked me to hear that from him because it came after him always telling me that I looked great and sexy and everything and then he said he lied a little and that he has noticed me getting that way. I'm pretty devastated right now :( I have wanted to get back down to a size two like I was at 122 lbs but I was just actually starting to kind of feel comfortable in my own skin when he dropped that on me. Right now I just feel like food is an enemy and I don't want to eat ANYTHING but I know I have to... I know that I need to manage this in a healthy way but right now I just feel ashamed any time I even think about eating :(
thank you, yes that is my go-to method of losing weight. When I lost down to 122 lbs it was on 1500 calories a day 5 days a week cardio and 3 days a week strength training. In the beginning I like to stagger that stuff so that I get a new boost each week in my weight loss. First week I cut my calories down, second week I work in the cardio as well and third week I add the strength training. I can usually lose about 10 lbs in the first month doing that and it gives me motivation to go for more. As of today I'm starting the calorie counting. I think I'm going to do 1400 calories a day now though. right now, I haven't had dinner yet and I've had 440 calories today. I'm struggling today with really eating at all but I'm sure.. I hope..that will pass. I can lose weight pretty easily, but I can also gain it really easily.
I think you look fansatic ! im sorry he told you that .
have you thought of counting calories and exercise ?
Imo, u don't look out of shape at all! But I think is very important to feel good about ourselves and right now u don't sound like u do. I'm sorry df told u those things but congrats on wanting to do something about it.