23 & Just Trying To Be Happy.....

I am a 23 year old college drop out, who works part time as a STNA. I currently weigh 255lbs, and cannot stand to look in the mirror or let alone go shopping with my girlfriends. Since high school Ive gained 100lbs. Ive never admitted that, HOLY MOLY! I don't know how time passed so fast and I gained as this. was once a very active lady playing in three different sports year round, very attractive, and I loved myself. Now, I can barely get myself to go to work, let alone get out of my bed when I have days off. I have friends that try to talk to me up and get me going... I just shut my phone off. I need help, advice, ANYTHING to make my mindset change and know that losing 80lbs is possible and will be worth it. Help?!
TheRealHer5 TheRealHer5
22-25, F
2 Responses Dec 13, 2012

10 Fast Weight Lost Diets Tips
1. Replace Sports Drinks after Exercise – Drink“electrolyte” water to receive the same benefits you would from a sugary sports drink—without the added sugar.
2. Water First – Drink a large glass of water 10 minutes before meals.
3. Sleight of Hand – Trick your mind. Use smaller plates when you eat and you will be reducing portion sizes and calories.
4. Slow Down – Eat slower. Put your fork down in between bites.
5. Chew Well – Digestion starts in the mouth, and if you don’‘t fully digest your food, you miss out on some of the nutritional value.
6. Leave Behind the Multitasking – When it’‘s time to eat, sit at the table and eat. You will eat less if you concentrate your energy on eating slowly and purposefully.
7. Not So Fast – After you eat, wait at least 10 minutes before thinking about second helpings. Routinely waiting 10 minutes will help you differentiate between not hungry and full.
8. Closed for the Night – Close the kitchen early so that you aren’‘t tempted to snack in the evenings.
9. Treats and Cheats – When the urge strikes to cheat and nothing else will do, make your cheat-treat from scratch.
10. Healthy Cheats – According to Dr. Andrew Weil, plain dark chocolate, used sparingly is the only healthy sweet.
This is an article I saw it at www.japan-lingzhi-2daydiet.com.Hope to help some one who want to lose weight effective and safe.
Good luck!

To lose weight is not something that'll be a quick fix, but you must be dedicated and stick to a plan or else you're subject to falling back into the same routine that played a role in you gaining the weight in the first place. It's ok to have ups and downs and to fall off the wagon, however, as long as your mind is made up to lose the weight...nothing will stop you and you'll easily jump back up and dust yourself off...and resume with your goal. Because you are just starting out, why don't you try to lose 5 or 10 pounds. Once you reach that goal, set another small goal...those small goals add up in the end. <br />
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Also, portion control is another tool in aiding you in the right direction. Here is a simple tip when preparing a meal, breakfast is not your only meal of the day...so you don't have to fill up to compensate for later....same with lunch and dinner.....that's why it's good to eat little snacks throughout the day. Fruits and other healthy snacks.....you still must employ portion control when eating snacks too! <br />
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Exercising is no picnic....it may take you some time to get used to it. However, it's great for the body and will help you to shed the desired pounds you wish to lose. All you need is 30 mins a day. You can do that by walking....look online for 30 mins workouts...you should be able to find something! After a month or two, that 30 mins will turn into 45 mins...and then hopefully you'll be working out for an hour! Also, DO NOT check your weight on the scale every day....let alone every week! You should check once a month, but as long as you're feeling better and your energy has boosted....you're on the right track! The scale will only add to your anxiety about losing weight!<br />
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I'm sure you will lose the weight....but do it for you! I wish you much success on your weight loss journey! :)