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Obsessed with losing quite a few lbs over the next few months.

Discussion in 'Obsessions and Interests' started by KagamineLen, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. KagamineLen

    KagamineLen Video game and movie addict.

    Feb 7, 2018
    Ever since COVID shut down the local gym I used to work out at regularly, I have put on quite a bit of weight since I was still eating like I was regularly engaging in weight training and regular daily cardio exercise. Now I am very much overweight, and I feel like beating myself up over it even though that would solve nothing.

    I started using an app called MyFitnessPal a few days ago to track the calories I am consuming, and now I am eating considerably fewer calories than what my body has become accustomed to. I also learned that my biggest area of dietary danger outside of calories is easily sodium - I have been working on cutting my salt intake down to reasonable levels, as well. I also decided to give up all alcoholic beverages for the time being, to eventually change my relationship with booze to keeping it for special occasions or vacation times only. I love hoppy beer a bit too much for my own good.

    I also made an appointment with a doctor to test myself for type 2 diabetes.

    I really am concerned about my health these days. I do not wish to die prematurely over my love affair with food and my lack of access to a decent weightlifting set these days.
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  2. Neonatal RRT

    Neonatal RRT Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2020
    The hardest part is making the decision to start. Good luck:)
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  3. Major Tom

    Major Tom Searching for ground control... V.I.P Member

    Dec 3, 2017
    The same has happened to me, but due to choices, I've lost 5kg in the past 3 weeks. Just around 25 more to go! Haha. Hopefully in around 8-9 months I'll be in good shape again. It's pretty miserable feeling like a useless blob. I still have that muscle somewhere. Under there.
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  4. Thinx

    Thinx Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

    Mar 4, 2018
    Yes I need to stop snacking so much and get additionally active, although I do walk 5 to 8 miles per day on about 4 or 5 days a week. That's helping me stay fit and just really enjoy the outdoors. Except in freezing rain. But the weathers more spring like now. Yes lockdown has definitely caused some snacking habits to develop.

    Re bordering on type 2 diabetes, people can turn that around, through adjustments to diet and exercise, so it's good to notice if you're heading that way and take action. The weathers improving so it's a good time to be outdoors and eating healthier foods.
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  5. Sherlock77

    Sherlock77 Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

    Jun 5, 2017

    If anything this a good "obsession", that you noticed the things you did, and are taking action to deal with it

    I applaud you :)
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  6. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

    Feb 12, 2019
    The one thing that worked was tight jeans. l could barely pull them up. When l wanted to snack, my pants felt tight so l wouldn't snack. Eventually my pants fit nicer. So you trick your body into weight loss with tight pants. Yes. It's very uncomfortable, but after several weeks, you will see results.
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