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Re: Weight loss Journey... Biggest Loser: Anxiety Zone Edition
« Reply #100 on: April 12, 2014, 07:29:01 AM »
Welcome, welcome. Know about tops and weight watchers. Both can be quite effective.

Boredom can be a serious problem. There is a book by Marianne Williamson, Course in Weight Loss, where she speaks to spiritual voids. She partners with Oprah. Half read, I had to return it to the library because I had more cravings for chocolate than ever.

Support from others can be very helpful. Best of luck to us all.
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Re: Weight loss Journey... Biggest Loser: Anxiety Zone Edition
« Reply #101 on: April 12, 2014, 10:52:31 AM »
Hello. My weight loss goal is to loose 100 lbs. I already lost 40lbs. I joined t.o.p.s and do weight watchers food program. I go swimming and do a lot of walking

Impressive, well done! :winking0008: Another person who makes me look like a mere lightweight in all this due to their committed endeavour, haha! :laugh3:

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Gen.
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Re: Weight loss Journey... Biggest Loser: Anxiety Zone Edition
« Reply #102 on: April 12, 2014, 11:43:56 AM »
Hello. My weight loss goal is to loose 100 lbs. I already lost 40lbs. I joined t.o.p.s and do weight watchers food program. I go swimming and do a lot of walking

Great job Momof7!!!
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Re: Weight loss Journey... Biggest Loser: Anxiety Zone Edition
« Reply #103 on: April 12, 2014, 05:14:53 PM »
My neighbor had knee surgery, and he asked me if I would till his basketball court sized garden, and I told him I would.

He retired from the army, and I've never used a rototiller before, so I was anxious that I wouldn't be able to do it, and I would let him down, and I bet I wouldn't of been able to do it if I had not been working out, especially on the stair stepper. It was really difficult, but I was able to finish it, as he looked on, and he was really happy, so I was really happy!

This morning I was really sore from tilling, but I went to the gym anyways, and I was able to do  over 1000 steps on the stair stepper in addition to lifting!

I can actually see my abs now which is cool, even though my purpose isn't looking better, it's still nice to look better  :bigsmile:
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Re: Weight loss Journey... Biggest Loser: Anxiety Zone Edition
« Reply #104 on: April 13, 2014, 09:02:42 AM »
This gets me all excited. Doing something for someone they can't do themselves is probably about as good as it gets for both. You helped him and you proved something important to yourself. Fantastic.

Now vanity can be a bad thing, but also a good thing. It can be a potent motivator to keep in shape. Who wants a gut hanging over pants? There are plenty of exercises to get rid of that fat which produces bad hormones. A weak gut can also fail to support the spine. So how many sit-ups will we do? To get me going I play music. You may want to rest your body for now and bask in the glow of helping your neighbor.
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Re: Weight loss Journey... Biggest Loser: Anxiety Zone Edition
« Reply #105 on: April 15, 2014, 07:02:12 PM »
Thanks Tinam!

I went to the gym today and holy panic attack batman-lol I've never had a panic attack in the gym before, but I think I know why I had a panic attack today.

Yesterday, I took a high dose of klonapin to get through group therapy bcs group therapy is particularly stressful for me bcs I have social anxiety and today was a rebound from the high dose of klonapin yesterday. Not only was I rebounding from klonapin, but I drank twice as much coffee as I usually do. So, that didn't help.

Normally, I develop a phobia of a place after I have a panic attack there but not this time. I'm not going to develop a phobia of the gym. It's my refuge.

The good news is I used all that panic energy today and I broke my pull-up record!
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Re: Weight loss Journey... Biggest Loser: Anxiety Zone Edition
« Reply #106 on: April 16, 2014, 08:23:12 AM »
Terrific attitude toward the gym. Gradually you may even get free of the med by retraining the mind, part of CBT. I jokingly call it brainwashing, am sure to practice it every day.

Group can be good. Go to a group meditation class. No need to say anything, yet there is a pleasant ambience being together.
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Re: Weight loss Journey... Biggest Loser: Anxiety Zone Edition
« Reply #107 on: April 17, 2014, 07:01:18 PM »
Nice Tinam!

I'm having a great month so far! I used Gensec's goals as motivation and I haven't been eating fastfood after I workout in town, and instead, I wait to get home and I drink a weigh protein shake with almond milk and a banana, and I've quit eating cereal. I've quit drinking milk alltogether, and so far I've lost nearly 8 pounds this month! and there are 14 more days left in the month!

Yesterday, I went clam, digging and I'm really fealing it in my glutes today. I doubt I would've been able to do it If I had not been working out. I was literally out of breathe at times, but I dug my limit (15) clams in about an hour and If I were to buy those clams in resteraunt, they would be 60 dollars, so I made about 60 dollars in an hour yesterday!

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Re: Weight loss Journey... Biggest Loser: Anxiety Zone Edition
« Reply #108 on: April 18, 2014, 09:04:14 AM »
Ooh, has my name been uttered somewhere!? :laugh3:

I too get that urge to eat fast food when I start losing weight... I think in both our cases its our body's way of trying to preserve its reserves, trying to claw back some of the excess that's been shed. I think however you know the feeling that successful weight loss has in encouraging us to stay the course and not give in to such temptations. :winking0008: It certainly sounds like it! A brief fast food buzz pales in comparison to the long term sense of achievement that comes with staying the course and persevering with improving our lives.

Wow, 8 lbs? You've lost the equivalent of what it takes me about 8 weeks to shed! :sprachlos020: That just goes to show what putting in the full commitment of diet AND exercise can get you. Once, again, it exposes that I'm a half hearted lightweight in all of this! :laugh3: The weight is going down for me, but progress could be so much better.

Its funny, because you tend to think of cereal as this healthy thing to start the day with... yet it tends to be packed with sugar. If I ever ate breakfast (which I don't) I'd make a healthy alternative.

As for my progress, I lost 1 lb this week. So am back on course. It sounds pretty paltry now, haha! I am thinking of making one sacrifice... cutting my 2 fast food indulgences a week to just 1. The less I eat it, the less I crave it; cutting the number even further wouldn't bother me anymore. I do think they're addictive to a certain extent. Even if I never lost anyway weight I'd be happy I cut down on them, and sugar.

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Re: Weight loss Journey... Biggest Loser: Anxiety Zone Edition
« Reply #109 on: April 20, 2014, 12:22:22 AM »
This thread looks like somewhere I need to be. (:  I'll give a little background~

I was overweight in middle and high school and had pretty low self esteem overall.  Junior year of high school, I decided to lose weight when I heard my weight at the doctor's office.  I started extremely small in my efforts but the big thing I did was to cut out soft drinks cold turkey.  I started light exercise as well.

By the time I was 21/22 or something, I had lost 50 pounds!  At this point, it became a real struggle because my goal weight was a mere 5-10 pounds away at all times, no matter what I did.  Funny enough, the thing that got me to my first goal weight was my first trip to the dentist.  I was literally so scared that I couldn't eat like normal and lost the weight.  It was a year or so before I got serious about it.  What inspired me this time was this show that was on for a very short time called Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.  I adored that show because it showed me what kind of crap I was eating all the time and basically horrified me.

I went on a diet and cut down on desserts a lot.  Late night snacking of unhealthy things is my weakness.  I did a couple of workout programs, including 30 Day Shred.  I dropped some more pounds to my next goal and have been there ever since.

I'd like to lose about five more pounds.  I'm pretty happy with myself now but I'm here because of my eating habits.  They're pretty awful.  I mean, I eat good most of the day but at least one meal a day bombs completely.  I have such a weakness for fast food, especially when I'm feeling depressed.  When I'm at my most anxious, fast food is just about all I can get myself to eat.  I'd love to cut down again and get back to where I was, diet wise.

To answer a couple of the questions in the first post:
3. Tips & Tricks - Personally, if a workout isn't fun, I won't stick to it.  I hated 30 Day Shred, not because it was difficult but because I just didn't click with the teacher.  My personal favorite is Hip Hop Abs or something by the Shaun T guy, because he has a way of making you laugh while you work out.  So yea, it's not as challenging, but at least I look forward to it.
4. Workout ideas - I used to work out twice a day.  Once after breakfast and once at the end of the day.  That way, I knew I was getting one workout in if something happened later that day to where I couldn't do it.  Plus I'd feel accomplished first thing, which made me happy the rest of the day.
5. What motivates me? - This may sound silly, but comic book conventions motivate me.  When I know that in a few months, I'll be getting a photo op with an actor I love, it urges me to look my best for it.  I mean, come on, I'll be enjoying that picture forever.

So there we are.  Hello (:  :action-smiley-065:
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