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I need inspiration to lose weight & eat less?

Asked by ssarti (183points) December 20th, 2009

hello all – well basically i am EXTREMELY fat! i am 176 cm and weigh 67 kilos and have a waist of 34’’, and even 34’’ pants barely fit me with lots of fat rolls sticking out. to top it all off, i eat like 200g of chocolates a day and at least 1 120g packet of chips. i have started working out cuz well to cut a long story short i have this huge crush on a girl and i want to ask her out and shes really nice to me she might even say yes now but i dont want someone that beautiful having to go out with a charity case like me. but i just cant do it. i am able to exercise [a little] but i offset this by eating even more. i just cant find the inspiration to do something about my eating habits. can someone help me out?

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MrGV's avatar

photoshop your head onto brad pitt’s fight club body and make like 5+ posters of it and then hang it all over your house

CMaz's avatar

Print this post.

Stick on the fridge.

ssarti's avatar

woah these two ideas are actually really good!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Start a food diary – just one day, no pressure, open up Microsoft Word and write down everything you eat – find calorie content on the Internet…start writing…(doesn’t matter if you skip some days)...after a couple of weeks, identify patterns and how MUCH you’re consuming…find a calorie counter online and plug in numbers (what you want to weight and in how long) and see where you need to cut your intake to…start very slowly changing little things in the diet and continue the diary..give yourself a day in the week where you don’t have to stay within the maximum…also add a big of exersize…just start walking 30 minutes each day fast…this all will help…it has helped me…good luck

ssarti's avatar

thanks i will start a calorie diary from today itself!

JessicaisinLove's avatar

Go try on bathing suits. Works for me.

ssarti's avatar

ohhh mannn i just hope she is still available by the time i am done! i have these two weeks of christmas holiday to do as much as i can!
@JessicaisinLove lol hahahah i tried it actually but i am so used to seeing that disfigurement it doesnt bother me much anymore….

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@JessicaisinLove yes but that usually, for me, results in a negative reinforcement…as in I will then lose weight because I find myself disgusting…that’s not at all a healthy way to do it

philosopher's avatar

Read Ultra Metabolism by Dr Mark Hyman .
I can provide you with much information. You can ask me questions.
Weight Watchers is a good plan but exclude the chemicals. Eat Whole foods, no chemicals no trans fats , no low fat, eat greens, fruits, lean natural chicken, wild fish,Vegetables and exercise. Eat nuts, seeds and small amounts of dark chocolate and snack on fruit and nuts .

ssarti's avatar

hmmmm i’ll look up that book thank you philosopher!

EdMayhew's avatar

Be careful, some girls like a man they can grab a chunk of, if you lose weight like crazy she might not like the change in you. If she is a good match for you it won’t be about what you look like anyway. Ask her out now, get it together, and when you know that your weight isn’t an issue, then you can start working on losing a few pounds for the health and self confidence reasons.

(And if you start dating her now, you’ll find that you’ll shed weight much faster, with a special kind of exercise not currently available to you)

xx

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

If you’re a male then a month of breaking a sweat at least once a day and eating a good breakfast, good lunch and light dinner with TONS of water in between meals means you’ll drop pounds and noticeably change shape. I’m a female but I know a few guys who also do exercises naked in front of a long mirror. Make it where you can’t hide from yourself while you brush your teeth in the morning, or sleep naked so you look at yourself when you get up during the night. Every now and then, drop and do some pushups or put on a song or two that makes you want to dance like crack monkey. Once you see your shape start to change, you’ll get inspired for more.

ninjacolin's avatar

you can’t eat food that you can’t afford: open a savings account of some sort where a portion of your usual food bill will get locked in before you have a chance to spend it on food. not only will you have lost weight by the end of all this, you’ll also be stinkin’ rich.

you can’t eat food that you don’t have: throw out / destroy as much junk food as you can in the next 20 minutes. don’t try to give it away to the homeless, don’t try to do anything but destroy it. you’ll just use these as excuses to keep eating until the day when you can. just get up right now.. hey.. you’re not even reading this are you? well done. okay, see you in 20.

le_inferno's avatar

What are you talking about? I’ve seen you, you’re not fat.

ssarti's avatar

lol well that video is more than a year old
if you saw me now…...well its too depressing to say!

ssarti's avatar

OMG OMG that girl accepted my facebook request!!!!!!!!!! ahhhhhhh i now have pictures of her oh myyyyyy i’m in heaven!1

ssarti's avatar

sigh i think i have found my inspiration right there!!! man that face is so beautiful i would spill my blood in her name…..

ssarti's avatar

@ninjacolin – true man with that money saved once i start dating her the dates will be much better!

MrGV's avatar

This is fake

ssarti's avatar

dammnit would you like it if you gained a ton of fat, lost your gorgeous looks, be unsure whether the girl of your dreams will accept you, and then are mocked on a forum? no! so why do it to me huh? jeez i hate trolls who accuse of trolling!

phil196662's avatar

Keep track of what you eat BUT I have heard that you need 1600 cals/ day and that I also heard that 400 (Remember this amount!!!) cals 4X day every 3 -5 hours will actually help you loose! The higher quality the fuller you feel, remember to consult your Doc!

MrGV's avatar

Judging from your reaction you’re a troll who post a fake story and then re-accuse a troll that accused you as a troll lol

Cotton101's avatar

ummm…from your measurement given in your post, you are far from fat my friend!

Like Chaz’s idea of putting this post on your fridge! Also, get a photo of your prospective girlfriend and post her photo on your fridge! Also, put health articles on your fridge about heart problems etc., caused by weigh! oh, put a couple of extra mirrows in your home!

Good luck in losing your weigh SSrati!

ssarti's avatar

@MrGeneVan : lol funny but no! anyway thanks for the idea about brad pitt thats actually pretty good!
@Cotton101 – thanks for the consolation and well i know i might not sound like a morbidly obese but if you were to see the condition of my stomach….well its nothing to be proud of! well i have her pictures now and they are the driving force i need! thanks!

phil196662's avatar

@ssarti ; Remember 400 Cal’s each meal 4X’s a Day, it might be simple and help you meet your goal!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@MrGeneVan so what if it’s fake? these suggestions are relevant to MANY of us.

Cotton101's avatar

34” waist seems far out to me Simone! MrGeneVan could be on to something!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@Cotton101 Still irrelevant – I don’t get inches, fyi, I’m all metric, baby so that’s why I didn’t really pay attention to the numbers and just wanted to help

Cotton101's avatar

Cool…just a pasting thought!

MrBr00ks's avatar

@MrGeneVan , I would actually use Brad Pitt’s body from Troy. Good lord, what I wouldn’t give to look like that, although I have never heard of a writer with the body of a god.

Darwin's avatar

Put a mirror on the door of the fridge. Then inside the fridge, put a picture of The One You Adore.

Wish I had a 34 inch waist.

ssarti's avatar

lol thanks all – hahahah a mirror in the fridge might sound weird but i dunno lol extreme fitness must mean that i take extreme measures!
anyway the thing is my jean size is 34” but straight up measuring with a tape shows that i’m 37”! can’t say that i’m surprised though….
400 cals per meal? lol wow thats more like a snack than a meal but i’m desperate to try anything!

philosopher's avatar

Snack on fruit and a handful of nuts . Fiber from fruit fills you up. Fruit is sweet. Buy mango’s,berries and Kiwis . Drink a lot of water to fill up.
You can also put of picture of how you currently look in a bathing suit and how you did look on the refrigerator. Find a picture of how you would like to look . Put them all on your refrigerator.
LIL I did this after I had my Son . In a month I was back in decent shape and the weight before him .

Darwin's avatar

Wish I had a 37-inch waist.

Cotton101's avatar

do you get the feeling that Ssarti did not like our answers????

Darwin's avatar

@Cotton101 – He may not have liked them, but he did consider them and may actually try some of them out.

Cotton101's avatar

gotcha Darwin…

ssarti's avatar

lol nooooo! i thought the answers were all really good! but the thing is lol well i don’t think theres anything more inspirational then a pic of your prospective gf! [that ive finally acquired through FB]
but thanks again all!

Cotton101's avatar

cool…good luck!

ssarti's avatar

and i really appreciate you guys at fluther cuz well before this i used to use yahoo answers and that was just full of evangelists who tried to convince me that i should just stay my current weight and live with it

OnaBoat's avatar

If you really want inspiration and motivation to eat more healthfully and to get in better shape, just read up on Diabetes and all the complications from it. Then, you’ll have no trouble dropping the excess sugar from your diet and hitting the gym!

ssarti's avatar

hi guys! thanks a lot for the help! just wanted to let you all know progress is being made! i have lost fat and am gaining muscle – am currently 176 cm and 64 kilos [3 kilos loss even though muscle mass has been gained]! and i must say i feel great! before i used to constantly feel hungry and have cravings for chocolate, chips and mcdonalds. these days eating nothing feels just as good! thanks a lot for the inspiration all – props to the dude who mentioned the brad pitt pic and looking at yourself naked! very difficult to do but quite ‘inspiring’ if i may say!

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