What's the hardest part about losing weight?

Philippines
April 11, 2009 8:44am CST
it's easy to get frustrated when you just can't lose the pounds or the inches, right? and it doesn't help that your mother is an awesome cook. Ha ha. is it avoiding your most favorite food? i looooove french fries, but i quit eating, for the most part. there are times you just can't turn it down, you know? is it having to eat your least favorite food? veggies are my kryptonite. well, generally. i eat carrots, broccoli, celery, squash, all the green leafy stuff. but hey, nothing beats a nice slice of pork chop right? is it constantly comparing yourself with others and thinking you can't be like them? it's hard to have low self-esteem. despite size or weight, i think every person deserves to be appreciated just the way they are. Intelligence or talent is not at all related to your vital statistics. well, anybody got more ideas?
4 responses
• Philippines
14 May 09
Another frustration is knowing how to cook! I know how to cook well enough to whip up my favorite dishes, sit down to eat it... and poof! I'm blown way off my diet... Huhuhu... I love milk and cream... and chocolate! They blow me off track when I'm trying to stick to a diet... Hellppp!!!! Talent and intelligence... it's great to have both of these, but sometimes, other people just can't accept the big fat old you for who you are... and honestly, I get tired of all the stares people cast in the direction of my belly... huhuhu...
@NIECIE21 (365)
• United States
13 Apr 09
To me, the hardest part is leaning to control portion sizes. I am doing this by reading lables more. I have been keeping a journal with what I eat, when I eat and how I am feeling as well to see what my pitfalls are when it comes to eating. I am also learning to listen to what my body needs and fueling it accordingly...oh, and eating a lot less proccessed foods and more fresh foods.
@vokey9472 (1488)
• United States
12 Apr 09
the hardest thing about losing weight for me was giving myself permission to lose the weight slowly. i always wanted super fast results and then would get discourage when i didn't lose 20 lbs in 2 weeks or even a month. i started being serious about it in 2007. i got a book called "french women dont get fat" and i read it cover to cover. i started applying the things i learned in that book to my lifestyle in july 2007. i weighted 337 lbs and wore a size 30 dress. today (literally, i just weighed myself) i weigh 258 lbs and wear a size 22 dress and sometimes even a size 20. they weight is coming off slowly, but it is still coming off. i gave myself permission to eat anything i wanted so long as i stopped within 3-5 bites if it wasn't making me feel satisfied. the most interesting part was discoving how much i enjoyed veggies and how much i didn't really want the chips, cookies or ice cream. when i wasn't "allowed" to have those things, i had to have them all the time. now, i rarely eat them and when i do, just few bites is all i need. losing weight is hard and it's even harder to keep it off, but if you really work at it and set realistic, small goals, you will lose the weight.
@alankor (479)
• Singapore
11 Apr 09
Well if you want to lose weight, you should focus on losing weight safety and effectively.Losing weight is pretty much simple.It is not a rocket science or a complicated matter.It is just a mix of determination and knowledge.What does it mean? Knowledge means you have to know what is the right thing for you to lose weight.For example, cutting down on your calories and exercising,the right kind of food you should be eating,the frequency and intensity of the exercises that you do. Determination means having the willpower to persist in your journey towards losing weight.Nobody says it is easy but since other people have done it, why can't you?