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inaracewithmyself · 22 days ago
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2014 vs 2021
I have so few pictures at my heaviest, but this one came up in my memories on Facebook today. It’s wild to see how much I have changed over the last seven years.
This didn’t happen overnight. Don’t get discouraged! Small consistent changes are essential. If I can do this so can you!
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imalwaysalwayshungry · 4 years ago
What I learnt after losing 20kg in 3 months
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1. It always starts on a high note but the key thing is to keep it going.
You see someone losing a lot of weight and suddenly you are so inspired and pumped to reach your ideal weight, or you realise that you have put on a significant amount of weight and decide to crash diet. It could even be for an upcoming important event. Usually this inspiration will last for a week or two, after which you start to give yourself a little more allowance, this is where most people fall back to where they were. It happened to me countless times.
You have to want it bad enough.
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2. You have to be consistent.
Losing weight is hard af, but the important thing is to be consistent. This is what I did:
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- take weekly progress photos (whenever I see how my body changes week by week I'm motivated to push on)
- weigh in weekly (I know how easy it is to be obsessed with the scale)
- follow inspiring people (this helps you more than you think)
- whenever I feel lazy to work out, which happens almost every single day, I tell myself this: 'if you get out there and do what you have to for 30mins, you are one step closer to your goal. If not, the time will pass anyway even if you’re scrolling through Facebook.'
 3. Workout
I started with swimming because it was the easiest. You don't sweat as much, it's easy on your knees, and it burns a shit load of calories.
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After some time, I switched over from swimming to cycling HIIT on my stationary bike. After which I started doing blogilates's PIIT28, and started hitting the gym after that.
What I'm trying to say is, change up your activities once in a while! Add some variation to your workout by keeping things interesting and you will look forward to it.
My best friend got me out of my comfort zone. I have been so unfit all my life that I wasn't able to complete even a 2.4km jog. She dragged me along for a run and I fell in love with jogging. To be fair it happened about 6 weeks after I started working out.
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It doesn't get easier, you just get better!
You only need 30mins a day to complete your daily workout. Choose one workout, be it jogging or HIIT, and just do it!
No matter how tired I am, I make sure to get my 30mins in. Sometimes I impress myself with my determination.
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4. Moral support
You’re committed to your goals and are working hard towards it. We all know it gets lonely sometimes. Motivate a friend to do the same! Motivate each other when things get tough or the scale is not budging. I'm lucky to have my BFF on this journey together with me.
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Even for those who discourage you or those who once called you fat, you got to have the fire in you to make a change and prove them wrong!
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Do it for yourself, your love ones. I know you can. I have fallen off the wagon many times too. But the lower you fall, the higher you will fly. Believe in yourself. I promise you, once you start believing, everything will fall in place. There will not be success without failure. You will get there sunshine. One day you will shine. You just got to start believing in yourself and start working damn hard towards your goal.
Old saying but pushes me a lot:  it’s never going to be easy but it’s going to be SO worth it.
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5. You didn't gain it overnight, don't expect to lose it in a month.
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Don't be demoralised just because people ain't noticing the changes. Don't beat yourself up.
I gave myself 6 months to reach my goal weight. 7kg more to go! Yay!
6: Your boobs/butt will shrink, there might be loose skins/ stretchmarks if you lose weight too fast.
What I did for boobs and butt:
Do planks and squats every day. Yes every day. It helps firms your boobs and squats give your flat booty a lift. 
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I learnt this the hard way. Losing 50kg in a year 2 years ago definitely tested my skin’s elasticity. I researched ways to reduce the appearance of stretch marks since the only way you eliminate them is through a laser surgery.
Loose skins and stretchmarks are tricky. I tried everything so I can't pinpoint what worked and what didn't.  But it reduced the appearance of stretchmarks and my skin doesn't look too loose either.
What I did:
- Drink lots of water (it really works!)
- Dry brushing
- Body scrubs (if you ask me I would say coffee scrub, I didn't start selling it for no reason)
- Bio oil
- Clarins body tonic oil
- Weight training/resistance training                        
 7. Relationship with food
Many asked me what meal plans do I follow or do I have certain calorie restrictions.
I have to clarify that I'm not going for a hot lean body hence this method might not work for you if you are going for that.
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I do not follow any specific meal plans. I did many times in the past and tried countless meal plans including Herbal life, natroslim or even master cleanse diet. I'm not saying that all these doesn't work, they do. You will see yourself losing weight, but it isn’t sustainable.
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I eat whatever I want now but I control the portions strictly. I cut out sugar drinks too. Don't underestimate the calories you are taking in as well, it could be the reason why you are not seeing results.
Learn to say no when being offered food (who does that?!). It's not easy to say no to the piece of chocolate your best friend got for you, but it's even harder burning it off later during your workout. If you didn't plan to eat it, don't. Save it for another day.
There are days when I have peanut butter toast in the morning, fish soup for lunch and economic rice without any rice (just the meat and vege side dishes) for dinner.
But there will also be days where I crave fried chicken. I order them without sides and go without sugar drinks.
Sometimes I live on ban mian (Singapore-style noodles with mince pork soup) without finishing the noodles. Or some days I have fruits before going to bed.
I try to keep my calorie intake within 1500. I don't feel starved at all and I eat whatever I want in moderation. It keeps me content to keep going.
You are what you eat. If you know the food you are craving for is unhealthy, have it in small amounts. We all know what happens when we over indulge. A healthy journey consists of 80% diet and 20% exercise.
Food that will help you in your journey:
- Water, just drink enough water.
- Unsweetened green tea, yes you’ve heard this 2 million times. But it works.
- Fruits: Papayas, Watermelons, Apples, Bananas, Lemons and Kiwis.
- Needless to say lots of vegetables
Try new recipes like cauliflower rice. Or replace potato chips with kale chips.
There won't be any food to avoid in my list because I genuinely believe in moderation.
 8. Curbing cravings
You just had dinner but you are craving for dessert. We all know it's not acceptable to do it every day.
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I'd go for a jog if I were you. The cravings for unhealthy food usually subside after a run. You’ll burn 150 calories with 30 minutes of jogging, but it takes 1 serving of potato chips to gain it back. Is it worth it? You be the judge.
If not I'll find an alternative like yogurt or fruits to curb the cravings.
The last method is to take off your clothes in front of the mirror and stare at your body. Tell me if you still want that tiramisu after that.
Many times we eat not because we need it but because we want it. A treat is only a treat if you have it once in a while. 
 9. Shitty days
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Just recently I broke down and cried just because I felt fat. I felt like the ugliest/biggest girl in the world and I just wanted to hide away from the world. There will be days where you feel like shit and nothing you do makes sense to you.
I allowed myself to cry and tell myself that I'm not good enough.
Sometimes we have to embrace our emotions instead of hiding them. Only when we acknowledge what we are feeling, will we be able to fix what's really broken inside.
After my emotional battle, I pick myself up and continue whatever I was doing. I fixed what was going on inside and stayed focused. People around me saw results. I saw my results. I deserved every single bit of it because I worked hard for it.
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Happiness is a choice. You are how you feel about yourself.
Don't give up on something just because of the time or the difficulty to achieve it. The time will pass anyway. If you don't work on yourself, who’s going to do it.
I learnt to love myself for every stretchmark, cellulite and scar that's on me. At the same time, I do my best to be a better version of myself.
10. Take a break If you are tired, not quit.
Lastly, regardless how many times you fail, as long as you get up and try again, you will succeed in the end.
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Getting healthy is not a quick fix, it's a lifestyle. There will be days you feel like eating fast food and not working out. But as long as you get back on your feet the next day, I promise that everything will work out.
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Never ever give up on yourself and your body, because you are the only one living in it.
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Hope this helps!! Happy 2017! Keep on rocking! :) Let’s embrace 2017 together and achieve whatever you need to acheive!
@motiveweight - submission 
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storminthebackground · 3 years ago
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Same outfit Sometimes I need to see the pictures side by side
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chrisdoeslife · 8 months ago
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Tomorrow I’m going in to the office to work for the first time since the end of March, so I had to try on my work clothes to see what fits. I was kind of dreading it, but I’m so happy that my size 14 pants fit comfortably again!
I’m not where I want to be yet, but I’m well on my way 🥳☺️🤗
June 2020 ➡️ November 2020
24 weeks = 35 pounds lost
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losingitinvirginia · 3 years ago
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With a 33 pound loss tucked under my belt I thought it was time to visually see how far I’ve come.  
The initial 15 pounds came off within the first four months through lazy keto.  I stayed around 245 all the way from October 2017 through April 2018.  Even though I was “doing keto” I wasn’t counting calories or macros.  There were also many many times where I fell off the wagon throughout that time period.  
The subsequent 15 pounds came off between April - May 2018 through CICO, increasing my walking, tracking everything I ate and staying within my macros.  
Sure wish I had done strict keto since July but that wasn’t the path for me, apparently.  Had to exhaust all the “easy” options first to find out they’re not effective for me.  
I still have a long way to go but I’m proud of my efforts thus far and am enjoying the ride.  I’ve already been able to start wearing clothes I haven’t been able to fit into in over a year and it feels so validating to be able to increase my wardrobe options again.  While I still have a closet of dresses waiting for me to get under 180 they’ll be there cheering me on until I can fit into them again.  
Now, more than ever my goal of weighing 165 again feels achievable.  Not within grasp yet, but achievable through continued effort.  
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izzydoodledump · 3 years ago
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Losing weight is fucking weird. Discouraging. Weird. Frustrating. And above all else..hard! Some days I just wanna cry into a bowl of cookies and cream ice cream, or binge on oatmeal raisin cookies. But then I log onto Tumblr and see all the super fit guys and gals that make me hate my body. And why I shouldn’t have those treats. I don’t know if I’ll ever have abs, or nice pecs, or nice arms, or nice quads, or a nice butt. But I’m trying.
I know i shouldn’t be so crazy about the scale, and my weight, and my body. My relationship with food is probably mentally damaging, but I’m working on it.
Nowhere near where I want to be, physically or mentally, but one day at a time right?
Also…I’m noticing I need to buy nicer underwear 😅😅😅
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highfatminimalist · 4 years ago
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Time for a progress photo!! ~220lbs —-> 177.4lbs 5'6" 23yo I gained about 65lbs over 2 years after my parents divorced due to pretty chronic depression and a fight with binge eating disorder. And then I was like “okay this needs to end lol” so I did a bunch of research on which diet would work best for my body type and prevent binge eating. So far I’ve lost 43lbs in about 6 months on the keto diet with moderate exercise (little cardio, lots of strength training). I plan to lose 22 more! PS these stretch marks are driving me insane and hopefully they fade soon lolllll
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yourfriendwren · 2 years ago
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Found this pic from Christmas 2015. Need to get a better current pic but oh my good golly gosh!! I was always hiding in pics back then. I deleted soooo many. I don’t remember being that big! I really need to crack down on weights/muscle training and stay consistent with working towards my goals, but I am so glad I no longer take up over half of a couch anymore!! 😰
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chrisdoeslife · 3 years ago
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This dress is doing things for meeeeeee! Yay wedding season! 👰🏻💍
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yourfriendwren · 2 years ago
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Time for a face to face Friday! Even though I started around 345lbs and I’ve lost roughly 109lbs, I didn’t keep track of my weight for a lot of that time and was pretty terrified of the scale and deleted many many photos.... I’m down to a 16 from a 24 and am now a medium/large down from a 2x/3x shirt. 86lbs left until I reach my goal of 150!
This month has been really hard. I was so determined to crack down on myself and do amazing but in reality it’s been my worst month for progress since I started committing back in March. I am on a new birth control to help with my endometriosis but it’s ended up giving me a month long period with lots of fatigue, food cravings and mood swings that have caused me to drink more than I normally have been.
I have kept one thing in mind for a lot of it— the reminder that one bad moment shouldn’t ruin it all. I can’t sabotage myself just because of a few hard weeks and I did have good days that I really stuck with eating right and exercising to combat the others and have been able to lose about 4lbs this month overall. The positive side is that even though I was up and down this week I stayed within 5lbs of my current weight and that the slowed weight loss has probably helped my skin elasticity.
Thank all of you for sticking with me! I am so grateful for my followers and the faith you have in me. I am hoping to get back to my cooking videos soon and to increase my productivity both here and on instagram!
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aestheticallybee · 3 days ago
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No scale progress so far this week but I think my stomach is looking leaner? I’m making sure to get lots of water and protein in, especially after a fast.
35 days until I’m relaxing in the Bahamas 🇧🇸
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yourfriendwren · 2 years ago
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Have some before and during shots! Took these yesterday but was busy and didn’t have time to post! The first one is about 2 years ago and the second one was a year and a half. The green hoodie I bought when we were in Vegas for our wedding in 2014 and it fits me better now than it did when I bought it!
I’ve lost roughly 95-98lbs and am hoping to lose about the same amount so I’m pretty much halfway through my journey. My weight loss has been fluctuating, I seem to drop 5-10lbs over the course of 2-3 weeks and then will plateau for another week or two before I drop again, which gives my body time to recover and probably prevents loose skin so I shouldn’t complain 😆. I am soooo close to 100lbs loss that I can practically taste it!
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aestheticallybee · a day ago
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Who would’ve thought my side profile could look like this? I’ve got a ways to go but little victories like this keep me going 💪🏻 triple double chin WHO
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happyaslaura · 2 years ago
Anybody (like me) who’s on a weight loss / fitness journey, could you please, please, please like / reblog this post so I can find you all ?  ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
Looking for people who: 
- are trying to be healthy / fit and are on a weight loss journey 💪🏼
- post updates, are kind and supportive   ✨ ✨ ✨
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yourfriendwren · 2 years ago
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trying to shake my negative mood that’s been haunting me and decided I’d throw together a comparison photo. I know I have a ways to go but I am in better shape now than I have been for half of my adult life and that is something to feel good about. Losing over 115lbs is something to feel good about and I can’t let my bad thoughts keep me down. The sheer difference in my thighs alone is mind blowing! 
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xtinedancefit · 2 months ago
I haven’t gone hiking in months because I’m working so much. But I played my cards right and got Memorial Day off. The left side is from today’s hike. The right side is from my very first hike 4 years ago. I know I’ve lost over 70lbs, but it’s hard for me to see the progress unless I see it side by side. Super proud of myself. I’ve come so far, and I’ve only just begun. 💪🏻🏃🏼‍♀️
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