Making changes is most important!

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  1. FiFiFish

    FiFiFish Member
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    Duromine is not a wonder drug!!! Sure, it can help you lose weight, but it won't help you keep it off!!!
    Duromine will give you more energy and reduce your hunger, but you still have to make lifestyle changes.
    Once you lose your weight, your new smaller/lighter body will require a lower calorie intake to maintain that size than what it did at your previous weight, so if you go back to eating all the same types and amounts of foods as you did in the past, you will not be able to maintain your weight loss.
    Whilst taking duromine, you need to learn something as well... learn to make healthier choices, learn to eat smaller portions, learn to have a treat when you want it, not to live on them. Just because you are taking duromine and have more energy and feel like exercising or being more active or going to the gym, also doesn't mean that as soon as you reach your goal weight, you can stop all of those things.
    If you don't make changes, you won't maintain your weight loss and you will forever be using duromine or some other weight loss trend in a non-stop yo-yo effect.
    Please, please, please, if you want to make your weight loss maintainable, learn something while you are losing.
    Sorry, but I am so frustrated by the sheer number of people who complain about regaining weight or think weight loss pills or shakes will change their lives! They do in the short term, but you have to change the way you eat and your activity level, otherwise, it is all just a waste of time!
    I see and hear it day in and day out at the gym, with the people I meet and also on here.
    Maintainable weight loss also requires education!!!
     
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    I agree with everything you say FiFiFish. Unfortunately you are right, a great number of people who tried to lose weight or are still trying consider Duromine and other pills of a kind as a temporary helper (even if they have to diet during this period) and then hundreds of complaints about gaining weight back again after they finish doing all that... Frustrating and really painful for me to see and read that. But the truth is that your body loves to stay in a comfort zone and do whatever it likes to do. Plus, the world's progress and easy processed foods, delicious "bad" stuff, fast food, etc. You realy have to have a strong will power to be able to fight against yourself, your desires. I believe, once the healthy lifestyle becomes a habit (work) it is much easier to stay on track and keep dieting lifelong.

    The only thing I still don't understand is how people end up with so much extra weight on? Suddenly they realize they are overweight. I mean, how? Don't you look in the mirror every single day and see no changes? Well, I was overweight too, obese actually (LOL) and I have no excuses for me, but you know that was long time ago and that time I thought it's just my heredity thing to look like that at a certain age, like my mother... But young girls of eighteen twenty years, that I do not understand.

    P.S. I would add to your post one more advice: Once you achieve your weight loss goal, look after yourself daily, monitor your state, look in the mirror and be honest with yourself. If you see your body starts to change again, do not put off untill tomorrow - start your healthy diet again today.
     
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    It's so much easier to lose a kilo or two that you put on after losing weight, rather than 30-40kgs if you truly let yourself go and backtrack! Once the weight is gone it's so very important to keep a close eye on your weight, inches and how your clothes fit.
     
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    I am one of those people who lost the weight and since regained it plus more.

    I didn't get to my goal and simply go Ahuh all done now back to yummy (bad) good. I stayed at a good weight. What went wrong for me was through a relationship breakdown I stopped eating pretty much entirely for a couple of months so I got very thin and obviously slowed my metabolism down greatly.

    That was stage 1 of me moving on. The 2nd was partying. I put some weight back on but there wasn't anything wrong with that. I started to get into unhealthy habits again going out all the time and forgot to make good choices.

    Just like you don't see the changes in your body when you lose weight but others do, I didn't really see myself putting on weight. Maybe a little here or there but nothing major even though it was clearly happening. I guess in a way you probably don't want to see it. Maybe you start to cover up a little more hide it a little more.
    I gradually just got bigger. It wasn't until recently my sister and I did our measurements that I got a real wake up call. I was as big a she was, I just didn't see it. My perception of myself to what was really in front of me was different.

    Now obviously throughout this time of me getting bigger I'd try to lose weight, eat healthier, exercise more but I just couldn't stick to anything. It was hard I had done it before why couldn't I do it now and sometimes I think that even sabotaged myself.

    I think others may just accept that as who they are, the fat friend, for some people that is their identity. They probably aren't happy but don't have the tools or knowledge to change it. I unfortunately didn't learn anything from my parents about healthy lifestyle or importance of certain foods etc it wasn't untill I really got into the weightloss they I started looking for answers, better educating myself. Did I put the weight back on, yes, but I know where I went wrong and I'm not going to stand behind any excuse. I ate too much, drank too much of the wrong things and got lazy.

    I think it's a little unfair to talk about the younger generation being fat and not understanding it. We learn a lot of habits from our parents (not blaming you), want to be able eat what are friends are eating, and there wasn't to much education really when I was at school and it really wasn't all that long ago. Is the information out there, ofcourse, but I only found it because I looked. There are so many people even on this forum that don't know how to eat properly and ask for advise and there isn't anything wrong with that but I think it shows that one way or another there is an issue with proper knowledge on nutrition.
     
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    Thank you, KaylaLouise, for your story. It opened my eyes a little bit on the problem of overweight young people. I guess I just haven't taken into account all the problems, emotional and physical we sometimes have to face in our lives. True. And education, yes. Teens do not bother too much about their health, eating whatever they like. In companies too. Plus, parents yes. You eat what your mom cooks))) Sorry you had to go through a breakdown relationship, but all for the best - experience teaches us best.

    Let's hope sources like our forum and other weight loss websites will help a lot of young (and elder) people to be healthier. Because normal weight (everyone has his own) means health.
     
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    Yeah there are so many factors that probably affect younger people more than the older people. All the new fad diets, all the different information out there if they are looking at it also just trying to be normal and fit in. Its hard being an teenager in this day and age. All we can hope for is that when i, and others, have children that we've learnt the lesson and can teach them about healthy eating and real moderation and the importance of being active(doesn't mean slaving away in the gym for hours at end).

    We certainly do learn from our experiences and I've had a lot of them and a lot of them were hard, just like this one with the weight, but I wouldn't change it cause it really has made me who I am now. And in terms of the weight I ain't ever letting myself get to big ever again.

    This forum is really great for anyone needing some inspiration, support or education. It has it all and I think it's really nice that no matter what age everyone gets along and values others opinions and ideas. You've got a good thing going here and I'm really glad to be apart of it :)
     
  7. FiFiFish

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    Yes, that's true, I would hate to be a teenager today!!!!
    My girls are 13 and 15 and they have their daily struggles.
    My 15 year old is much the same size and weight I was at her age (156cms, 60-63kgs), short, but with large breasts, broad shoulders and narrow hips. She is far from overweight, but struggles on a daily basis with her body, though admits she is the smallest of all her group of friends.
    My 13 year old is totally different (160cms, 73kgs - down from 78kgs earlier this year), she is just going through her growing spurt, but is flat chested, very broad shoulders & thick arms & legs. She really struggles, especially seeing her more petite older sister being able to fit into many of the pretty things which she can't and now she has me passing off my gym pants to her which are too big for me, she is feeling very self conscious and struggles to understand that we are totally different body types and she is going through a growing stage and shouldn't worry about her weight, but she still gets upset and worries about it. Her long, lean dancer friends probably make it worse, though none of them judge her.
    I think we are harsher on ourselves than anybody else could ever be.
    Oftentimes, the problem is our own perception and our expectations and comparing ourselves to others!
    I try to teach my girls about making healthier choices so that they don't have the same struggles that I have been through, but when I do, they think I am getting on their case.... it is a situation where one of us will always lose. I would do anything to be able to stop them from every needing to have to resort to taking medication to lose weight, but in this crazy messed up world we now live in, the choice will ultimately come down to them.
     
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    So true, FiFiFish! Your girls should not worry about weight at this growing stage. And I admire you as a mother (myself) that you are growing them in a good care of their bodies. I know teenagers always think you are too harsh on them, since you are their mother))) And yes, one is always a loser in this game. But that's our job. Later they will thank you. Just need to find a balance. There are teens that think they already need the diet pills, but it shouldn't be the case, no way! They are too young to take the pills, it may harm their health. So healthy food choices at this age are perfect to keep the body in the right shape. Thank you for sharing your opinion and your experience, it will help a lot of people here, who have kids. Have a great day! :D
     
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