How did I find strength and motivation to lose weight?
In 2017, I decided to fight for myself, get motivated and, above all, persevere in my decisions to get back to the form in which I felt just myself. Today I am sharing with you my very personal story about how I lost weight 20 kilo in 40 weeks and finally I see myself and not someone else in the mirror.
If, like me, you want to motivate yourself to lose weight, before you start reading this post, take the first step - bring and put a piece of paper and something to write at hand. Please. You will thank yourself for it.
My weight loss story
Finding the strength to lose weight, but in principle to persevere in this resolution, took me about ... 7 years ... counting lightly. As a girl, I never had weight problems, but everything changed when I entered high school. I was still not fat, but I had to be careful with my diet much more than my friends.
Although I should really say that since then I have been ruled by two extremes: either I was on a very restrictive diet (I also had many hunger strokes or during the course of the bar-powder diet), or I lived the moment, completely not caring about what I throw in my stomach .
For the first time I stopped feeling comfortable with myself in collegewhen the periods of neglecting myself definitely outweighed those when I ate with caring - in fact, it's hard to say that a restrictive diet is caring for myself - it was only a concern for my appearance, with one goal - to lose as many kilos as possible as quickly as possible.
It is not difficult for you to guess for sure that after a restrictive diet, when I was going to a fairly relaxed student lifestyle, and later the life of a young, overworked businesswoman, it ended with the yo-yo effect and required a transition to an even more restrictive diet.
What was my day like? A lot of learning, more and more work - I created my dream company and devoted every free moment to it. To this day, I remember phone calls from customers received in the university toilet - it was quietest there. My success measures were good grades (the scholarship was a great source of funding for my student budget of a young entrepreneur) and hours worked, satisfied customers. Then the slogan: WORK HARD, PLAY HARD became my motto in life. Neither the word "work" nor "hard" meant regular meals, healthy shopping, and everyday cooking. Sausages and a bun were a great and quick lunch (I was delighted with the idea of individually wrapped sausages), and in moments of greater concern for health ... only sausages to reduce carbohydrates. I catch my head writing this today.
The stupidest dietwhich I was tempted to, apart from the Copenhagen one, which I endured for a day and a half, was the Dukan diet. What's more, at the age of 25, I got acne, which affected my entire cleavage and back, face - luck to a small extent - and its treatment was very difficult and took almost 2 years. I completely did not combine it with a change in eating style and the fact that 90% of my menu was dairy (at the university, in the office or in the car, apart from sausages, it was easiest for me to eat cottage cheese with cherry tomatoes, I even ate a few of them a day), and how to eat a few years later it turned out - I don't tolerate dairy well - and so do my kids!
My next dietary hit was the Cambridge Diet (i.e. from the VLCD cycle - Very Low Calorie Diet), which was based on artificial bars and powdered cocktails, which were eaten on 2-3 meals a day (if the bar or cocktail can be called a meal) and did not develop absolutely any good habits. She let me not take care of myself completely, then tighten my belt for a week or two and feel good again in jeans. Of course, after stopping it, I returned to junk food, and the preparation for the transition to a healthy lifestyle was zero.
I passed too stage of work with a dietitian, at first, my metabolic age 10 years higher than it really was, impressed me, but did not motivate me enough to follow all these recommendations. I did not realize then that the financial incentive - so that the money spent on a dietitian is not wasted - is a poor foundation for a new lifestyle. I gave up on the advice when it turned out that I could not follow them, and going to the next measurements and finding out how much weight I had gained was really a waste of money and time for both of us.
At that time, I was motivated only by diets that gave quick results, I was young and I wanted to have everything. Even thinking about a diet longer than a few weeks saddened me so much that I did not want to approach her at all. The time horizon of several months completely scared me, and the slow effects did not motivate me to make any effort at all.
A moment after graduation, when I was about 25 years old and I was freshly married, I felt so bad in my body that I was still coming back to fast and proven diets, telling myself: only this one time I will put everything on one card, I will spend savings on bars and cocktails, I will lose weight to my favorite size and it will motivate me so that somehow I can eat less and keep it.
Unfortunately, each subsequent diet ended with an increasing yo-yo effect, which resulted in 20 extra kilos!
I have 162 centimeters tall, and the weight I liked myself a lot, which I kept roughly until 22, is 48 kilo and 34 size. I felt just then good, comfortable, attractive and healthy.
In 8 years I gained weight 20 kilogram and began to wear size 42 with an increase of 162 cm. And that's just 2,5 a kilo a year! 200 g per month! Who would notice? Who would worry! But in 8 years these kind of things meant that I stopped seeing myself in the mirror.
These average 200 g monthly and continuous diet was so delusional for me that I absolutely did not feel the size of 42. I did not see it in the mirror, I still felt that slim girl in size 34, until I had to go shopping, look unexpectedly in the shop window, try to buy a swimsuit (to go out without a dress, but crying), or look at yourself in the pictures.
Is it really me Did a bee bite me? Could someone have pumped me up with fat?
Exactly 100 cubes of lard. That's what my 20 kilos of overweight was. I literally threw something like this "on my back" - I wrote it in quotation marks on purpose, because I gave such luggage and poison to my organs, my face, arms, legs, waist… every part of my body.
What happened that I finally fought for myself?
I fought for myself for the first time after a miscarriage. When I didn't know I had thrombophilia, lutelic disease, and too high NK cells, I decided to change my lifestyle and before I could successfully get pregnant I started working on changing my habits, which meant that due to the fear of a child, I had a beautiful hold on my whole pregnancy and gained only 8 kilo, which I lost quite quickly after pregnancy.
Ale this is not the beginning of my real fight for myself - then my absolute motivation was a child, external motivation, which is not the best form of motivation to fight for myself. Of course, after the birth of my son, I tried to compose healthy meals for the whole family, but it soon turned out that Mikołaj was a strong allergy sufferer and I had to run two separate kitchens anyway. As you can guess, I was just one step away from going back to my old habits. It is true that I did not return to the destructive miracle diets, but my healthy habits were losing strength, and I regularly changed my pants to a larger size.
Efforts for a second child, as you can guess, they again made it easier for me to get back on the right path of health, but as you know it there was good motivation.
But then even before the birth of Maks, I decided not to spoil it all for the second time and not let the fight for myself with the birth of the child - though I never really get started on it.
How did I find motivation to lose weight?
I wrote down - brutally honestly - what I was losing by weighing 68 kilos instead of 48, wearing 162 at a height of 42 instead of 34. I will share with you some of my notes.
I will keep the most intimate and painful ones for myself.
Every day I lose:
- self-confidence in both personal and professional relationships,
- sense of agency - if I cannot control what I eat and what I look like, how can I believe that I have control over my whole life,
- sense of strength - since I lose weight and pants every day,
- photos - because I don't want to take them, even with my husband or family, and I don't like to watch the ones I have,
- holidays, because I don't like to go on it and worry that I am ashamed to undress on the beach, and I will definitely come back with extra kilos and it will only get worse,
- activity - because I'm ashamed of my lack of fitness and my appearance in the gym,
- beautiful wardrobe, because in size 42 I have to wear unattractive fashions to look good, and laces, frills and tight sweaters only thicken me and emphasize what I want to hide.
Now, take the card and write the question on it:
What am I losing today weighing / wearing a size ......
instead of the desired / desired …… ...
Important: Perhaps you suffer from something, take medications that prevent you from achieving the weight you dream about - I am sure that you need healthy habits and a healthy diet even more and you should write why you want to go towards the desired weight, though it's hard to predict when and if you will get there.
I am asking you to do it today, although in your head there are a lot of excuses like: I do not have a pen and paper at hand, I do not want to lose weight from today, I have to prepare for the diet, I will start, but I will start on Monday, I will do it in my head, it is enough too ...
Why do you have to do it today?
Not for me, but for myself! Why shouldn't you wait until tomorrow? Monday or new month?
First of all because today you need to know why you put so much work and effort into slimming and changing habits, why should you take the first step at all?
Even if I was trying to lose weight without strong internal motivation quickly - for over 10 years - I returned to previous habits that did not serve me and again I returned to the previous weight. I was even in the plus.
How do I know that those habits did not serve me?
And how were these habits supposed to serve me, since I wrote a great list of things I lose?
To get to this point, you have already devoted 5 minutes in the text, so if your excuse is to be lack of time today, do not read the text further - come back to it tomorrow, and now close your eyes and answer the question, what are you missing every day ...
You made a list.
Maybe you are sad, angry and upset now, so now the nicer part of the task for today.
Answer the question in writing:
What will I gain when I achieve the desired weight or approach it? How will I feel then?
I wrote to myself then:
- I will be more confident
- I'll be prettier (without a second beard for sure),
- I will feel light - ah, how nice it must be!
- I will be a model of health for my children,
- I will not worry every day what to wear to mask the rollers,
- I will not give up shopping, because nothing looks good on me, nor buy what I won't wear because I feel bad,
- I will want to go on vacation,
- I will want to take pictures with my husband
- I will be more athletic
- I will be healthier
- I will buy these dream dresses and the rollers will not stick out to me,
- I will be HAPPY.
But I will start from Monday ...
And you may not believe me, but I realized that postponing healthy eating for "Monday" was my biggest opponent in returning to my old self.
Requirements too restrictive and the expectation of zero deviations from the assumed new eating habits meant that, first of all, the weekend before the diet I was quite indulgent - in the end I was going on a diet and I had to end everything that was delicious and unhealthy, everything was now to be banned! Our weekends, called by me and my husband Wojtek "farewell", during which we allowed ourselves all the dietary sins of the world, combined with gigantic lists of prohibitions and orders "from Monday" meant that before going on a diet I was additionally "getting fat", and I went on a diet heavy, so that I could stay on this new super hyper diet for maybe 3 days. Why? I imposed such restrictions on myself that I found it difficult to stick to them, and I treated any deviation as surrender. Then there was a black despair, a decline in motivation to zero and thinking - I couldn't bear it again, I will never succeed.
I remember the hit I invented then, and actually heard on breakfast TV: since I can't be slim, I can't (here I read a list of what I will never gain, how to lose weight, since I will never lose weight) - at least I will eat a lot and eat a lot and at least in this subject I will be happy!
I usually got up quickly, promising myself that I could manage this Monday! Can you see it Again from Monday, because I must first compensate myself for these future hardships! I have to say goodbye to my life !!!!
Only when to the list of what I lose and what I will gain, when I fight for myself, I added a fight from TODAY, from NOW ...
- put a copy of this list in your wallet and read at any moment of weakness -
I was able to lose weight 20 kilo in 40 weeks and again buy 34 jeans.
A beautiful feeling, a dream come true and a fulfilled list ... I felt exactly as I imagined it, or maybe better, because I did not expect such a reaction from the environment.
It absolutely does not mean that I did not fall, I did not commit gigantic sins, but I just got up NOW, dusted my knees, adjusted the crown and kept going - who said you have to wait until Monday to start your diet? I have sinned for 12, I continue my diet with 13! Everything the old way! New rules and habits at the station!
Every time I am tempted to give myself time to start a diet, I tell myself: yes, you have a sweetheart And you keep going! You have a choice here and now whether you buy these pants in your favorite size or not! Every decision you make today will either bring you closer to it or take it away. Put the past aside - you ate a piece of coffee cake with your friend - it's hard, it won't stand out and it won't hurt you anymore, but what you eat now, in an hour and two, has a real impact on how you will look tomorrow, in a month and in a year!
Why did small goals turn out better than large ones?
They proved to be achievable. And nothing motivated me like achieving my goal and treat myself to a prize - on the way I bought three beautiful dresses in size 40, 38 and 36 - today these are my trophies and I do not mind that today the one in size 40 is too big because it reminds me of my victorious fight and I love wearing it, although you can see, it's too big. I didn't wait for the finish line, I rewarded myself along the way.
It's also fantastic that although the goal is distant, the effects are already visible in the process - and fewer rollers and kind words from the surroundings, which you will surely hear, will only be an additional motivation.
Many times it was also enough that when I hesitated in a restaurant whether to order my favorite pizza or a distasteful (including the restaurant) salad, it was enough to have a look at my wallet and recall the list of things that I would gain (I quickly learned it by heart) and believe me - even the tasteless salad without sauce tasted better than pizza when I knew how beautiful it brought me closer to my goal!
Strong motivation was able to make my friend's birthday only lick sandwiches, because I had such a beautiful result that I did not want to spoil it with eating bread for the night! This list gave me strength, and I end with starting from Monday and belief that every decision, even the smallest one, brings me closer to the goal, gave me strength to persevere. I regained a sense of agency and control over my life.
Am I still on a diet after achieving my goal? No, but I'm still working on healthy habits that serve me. After finishing the reduction period, however, as part of healthy habits I allowed myself to deviate much more often. Regular weighing (I have a weight that also shows the percentage of water and fats in the body) or simply the button in my favorite pants best illustrates whether I have not deviated too much from my dream weight and whether I should concentrate a little more on maintaining healthy habits.
It's impossible to hide, I finished the reduction diet a year ago and I was absolutely afraid to answer your many questions and requests to tell me about my transformation. I said that I was not ready and that was the truth behind which I was afraid and afraid that my change would be temporary, and this time I would gain 30 kilo and it will stay that way.
Today I know that since I went on a diet - I finally started at 70 kilos and lost to 50 kilos, my weight varies between 50 and 52 kilos and this level is absolutely fine for me. When the weight reaches over 52 kilos, I limit deviations from a healthy diet to a minimum and everything returns to normal again.
I learned that slimming is not a one-time action, and I thought about losing weight in my head thinking about health and healthy eating.
Unfortunately, but if I stop taking care of healthy habits, the old weight comes back. I realized that I would like to use the knowledge and skills acquired during slimming for the rest of my life, so that the weight in which I feel healthy and light will remain. Let me be and feel myself.
Healthy habits ... but what?
I'm also glad that I also support my health, replacing almost permanently light deep-frozen bread from the bakery for home-made spelled bread, replacing light pasta with dark pasta and groats, lentils and other wholesome products, or sugar for dates or xylitol. Of course - I do not get crazy - and both during the reduction period (less often) and outside of it (more often) I allow myself delicious sins - sometimes I love to eat a not very healthy white warm roll made of deep-frozen bread that came a few months ago from Hungary or order the biggest piece of meringue cake with raspberries - and I allow myself to do it from time to time, without any remorse! 90% health, 10% exceptions! I also try cook healthy for the whole family, using healthy, valuable ingredients, paying attention to eco products.
And just such a time has come in my life - December is behind us, the time of cooking, baking gingerbread and absolute pampering also for me, and a sad and lazy January, which unexpectedly came to my medical treatment, anxiety and fear, and even days when my main concern was how to find the strength to get up despite my broken heart, go to work and take care of the children, and because of the lack of strength, food was lost on the track ... Yes, I accept it fully and feel calm because I know how I handle it. I consciously allowed myself to make all these deviations without remorse, because today I have more confidence in myself - since I managed to lose 20 kilos and keep them for a year, now I am not afraid of how I can lose the extra weight, two-month-old 4 kilograms.
I thought it was a fantastic opportunity for us to start working with healthy habits, thanks to which we will lose extra kilos together!
No matter what your goal is, although, as you know, mine is "only" 4 kg today, if we achieve it together, you will see how it goes beautifully despite the initial difficulties!
4 kilo is also not my goal for one month, I prefer to set goals smaller than 1 kg per week to achieve them more often and motivate myself further and more!
Are you thinking - hey, less than a kilogram a week? I don't want to lose weight so slowly! But today I know that I prefer to introduce changes slowly, to the best of my strength and possibilities, to lose kilograms in the slow version (not dehydrating and not burning my own muscles instead of fat), but to achieve the goal than to take a hoe to the sun, impose on myself the unrealistic waiting and ending the diet again after a week, frustrated that I had failed.
Remember, time will pass! Just like my 40 weeks. You do not believe? Remember the diet you went to last year? Time has passed anyway, whether you stick to your diet or not. I will also comfort you that the first kilograms or centimeters motivate enormously! And I danced for joy when I lost my first size! So it's not like nothing is happening along the way and the reward is waiting for you in many months.
motivation (list of things we lose and gain) you already have - you wrote them down today, right?
I have also worked it out the greatest enemy, i.e. the eternal postponement of the diet for "from tomorrow" or "from Monday", so if you want to start with me almost immediately, I cordially invite you.
Sign up for our challenge "I don't wait - I act!", And in a few days - on Monday February 11, 2019 I will send it You Motivation and Goal Completion Cardwhich helps me a lot in achieving my goals, and also perfectly diagnoses my mistakes, beautifully answering the sometimes asked question - why is the diet not working? Why it failed again? Will it fail again? Why don't habits work?
I will share with you my proven ways and assumptions that helped me lose my health 20 kilo in 40 weeks, but the motivation and goal card will be universal - each of us will enter our healthy habits there and implement them for the next 28 days, because maybe you already have your own proven ways to lose weight that do not work only because you lacked motivation and regularity . You will also find motivation cards in mine Planner On A Good Dayso that you always have them with you. There is a place to cross off the next glass of water you have drunk, write down today's meals, and see your progress. There you will also find the Health tab, where you can enter medical appointments, test results and supplements that you take - because taking care of yourself is not only healthy eating, but also check-ups and supplementation of ingredients missing from your body.
What, you will take with me the 28-day challenge "I'm not waiting - I act!" #daddy
Remember, how we will feel next year will be the result of our decisions today.
Do you still feel inner resistance to taking up the challenge? Give me at least one reason why you should not change today what led you to a situation in which you made a list of things that you lose every day?
If so you can add to my Facebook group today, where we will share healthy habits, goals, recipes and menus - I will gladly provide you with my sample menus, which I will compose with the help of a dietitian.
PS Due to the relationships built in the group, I only accept people who have authentic Facebook profiles - at least 50 friends, name, surname and profile photo. I believe that this will allow us to build solid support based on trust. And if for some objective reason you cannot have your photo on Facebook (for example, you are a judge), write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org - I will try to make an exception for you 🙂
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Woman is 2022 and your post is still motivating thank you for that, I entered on Google that I don't have the strength for diets anymore, but I want what should I do?!? And your post enlightened me…. Thank you ❤️❤️❤️ after 1 from today / !!! After 2, so that it is not for a moment, it must be such that I will transfer it to years, not to a week, etc ...
My motivation is to imagine my old self, from a few years ago, when I was in good condition, I did not fight, but like now and going shopping in stores, I could easily try on what happened to me without looking for the XL size .. I am lucky with I came across a 1: 1 diet which helped me regain my faith in myself and thanks to it I am getting closer to my dream goal .. Girls, see their website and program and I guarantee that not one of you will help! Their consultants are amazing people who support you in this hard journey
I've been slimming for 5 months, it's been 14 kg !!!! it's great when you put on your clothes and everything is too big, you look at photos of what you used to look like and break your hands how you could look like this !!! , I recommend the NZTK diet Don't eat so much cow !!!: P
1.No carbohydrates (e.g. bread, potatoes, etc.)
2. nothing fried
3.zero sweets (although I ate a few candies for Easter)
4 walks at least 1 hour a day, for example I left the bus and I go to work on foot !!!
I always define my "miracle diet" as MŻ, which means dogs are my greatest motivation, because until he was only 13 years old, we could rot together on the couch with a bundle of lays under a blanket. Now I am blown away by the dream and awaited Scottish Shepherd Dog. Because I was always telling myself where I got a donut in shepherd dog butter, it was a pain for the dog. It turned out that what I could not do for myself with a banana on my mouth, I am doing for an almost 2-year-old ball of fur with a wet nose. Maybe it's not very wise, a motivation for someone, but if the peacocks have been working for 2 years and a 10km walk is nothing for me now, maybe one day another dream dog will join the team ... Because maybe that's the key, find the motivation that suits us works and hold it tight so it does not slip off, even if on a leash
You are really wonderful! Thank you for the entry mega motivation! Sometimes realizing that someone has problems similar to ours puts us on our feet! And allows you to continue fighting for yourself! ❤️ Thank you ❤️
I am also looking for such a strong will, inspiration, I thought I already had it and I lost
Thanks to the author, today I'm starting over. Earlier diets worked, but after a few days (sometimes hours) I gave up. With this list, I think I can make it 🙂 I have to make a few copies and put it wherever possible so that I can always remember about it. It may be strange, but knowing that I am not the only one who has a weight problem and that someone has managed to solve it is comforting and gives me faith. If I lose 20 kilos, I will be happy and calmer. I keep my fingers crossed for others
#do not give up
Paulina, I am so happy !!! I wish you a lot of strength and self-denial - fight for your today and your tomorrow <3
Thank you for this blog ... I've been using diets for 25 years ... now, after the birth of my baby, I'm the thickest and the heaviest, plus Hashimoto, eating stress, no time to cook, no enthusiasm, no energy, generally no motivation ...
You can lose weight with tomato juice because it is dense and there are practically no calories. Caloric value 17 kcal / 100 ml is 3 times less than other common fruit juices, e.g. apple juice, so you can drink such juice a lot and fill your stomachs. It only has to be with the flesh, not with concentrated juice.
I also need to be inspired by the author of the post and also make a list of what I am losing with the current weight. I noticed that I miss a lot in my life due to my current excess weight, so I would like to find any motivation to lose unnecessary kilograms.
What motivates me to lose weight is the vision of having a smaller size, but also improving my health. I follow a healthy, balanced diet with product elements that boost my metabolism and exercise. It's hard to motivate at first, but it gets better later.
In fact, I had to lose weight in my entire adolescent and mature life. These were bad eating habits, remembering childhood. I have tried many diets but they all ended the same; they were too fast, too restrictive. It couldn't go wrong. I had to live the 74th beautiful year of my life to find Natalia's blog, who advised me not to lose weight, but a diet that you can really like and assimilate as an everyday diet. I tried, I liked it, I adopted it and I will use it until the end of my days. You do not need to lose weight, you do not need to use strenuous exercises, no gyms, no calorie counting, no starvation. Easy, no stress, the excess body drops with a smile. It is a new style of nutrition, rejection of eating habits, which have been the No. 1 program of our brain so far. These are the "little steps" you write about, Agnieszka. Your column is beautiful and wise, and I will certainly help many people to change something in their lives. It is not only about a smile in the mirror, but above all about our Zdrowko. Thank you Agnieszka for this great advice and for the motivation you gave us. I wish you and your readers a beautiful, healthy and smiling Life 🙂
Probably most of us have a history of various dietary mistakes, whether resulting from neglect or just this mad pursuit of losing kilograms ... But as they say - you learn from mistakes!
It's never too late to take care of yourself and make changes! It is only important to approach these changes with your head and common sense! Because, as you say, losing weight quickly is rarely successful ...;)
Small steps are what I think is the best way to make changes permanent.
Exactly the motivation. In my opinion, the most important thing is not so much better appearance, but health issues. And it was they who "persuaded" me to fight overweight. Quite a lot - from my point of view - 13 kg. I read to myself what threatens my body (I did not realize many things) and I was successfully persuaded. And I fight :)
Agnieszka Kudela is the BEST BLOG, I read it practically every day.
Bravo! Reading such entries is a huge motivation to believe in yourself and start acting. Thank you! 🙂
Great article thanks to the tips I lost 10kg. Remember, first of all, about diet and physical activity
Congratulations on the change, especially on this change in the head. I am sorry that you used such restrictive diets, which, apart from a quick, temporary effect, do not give anything more, and in addition are very dangerous to our health, and on the other hand, I am glad that after such transitions you have changed your eating habits, which allowed you to permanently lose weight at the correct rate. I finished dietary studies and for me the greatest success is when this mental change occurs.
For knowledge of nutrition, motivation or sample meals, see my instagram: dobry_waga
Congratulations on a beautiful change :-) I wanted to ask, did you do any sports in addition to diet? Regards 🙂
Thank you Hania 🙂 I honestly admit that not really. My activity was running after children and long and frequent walks with them, occasionally, occasionally, a moment on a stationary bike 🙂
I definitely agree with it - my path was similar, except that I had been struggling with obesity for a long time. I couldn't motivate myself, I couldn't convince myself to exercise regularly, I was embarrassed to go to the gym, until I finally realized that I had the last chance - and I can't waste it. This is also how I ended up with a dietitian (I chose Foodwise because my sister gave me a 20-minute consultation) - I made an appointment on Skype and after talking to the clinical dietitian, I already knew that I had to try. I ordered recommendations with a sample menu and the first month began. I was so charged with positive energy that I started taking my dog for longer walks to the grove behind the house and there I tried to jog and do squats and sit-ups 😀 at the beginning it was tragic and fun at the same time 😀 But after a month it was an incredible success, because it was 5 kg. So far I have lost over 15 kg. And I'm going to go down at least 10 more, but now I'm sure I will do it 🙂
I have been bothering myself for a long time, I lost weight many times but then I put on weight even faster each time 🙂 However, now I really do hard and regular exercise, I eat everything but less and I manage to stick for 2 years so it's probably a good way 🙂
if you are satisfied - this is the perfect way - bravo! great that you finally found him 🙂
Hello! I really want to take part in the challenge. I've been on diets for over 10 years with the effect of plus 17 kg. I hope someone will help me, and if I ask for help, I give it up anyway.
it turned out beautifully - I would like to achieve such a change 🙂 I only miss 15 kg and yet if I think that it is going so slowly, I lose motivation in one second 😀 but so far the new year is on and I'm working 😉
I have tried various methods to lose weight for several years. I even went to a dietitian, but that did not bring me the expected results. I've always missed the right motivation. I couldn't deny myself sweets after a hard day at work. This year turned out to be groundbreaking for me and I was able to lose 20 kg! Although it required a lot of effort from me, introducing healthy habits not only improves the figure, but also well-being 🙂
Hello, I feel like reading about myself. Well, maybe partly because I have never been on a diet ...
I've always been slim, weighing 55 kg with 171 cm tall ... but changing my place of residence and lifestyle changed my figure.
As in your case, the weight increased gradually and slowly. I did not notice it. Only after my second pregnancy, I noticed a completely different person in the photos from my son's christening. I was wondering how it was possible, but after thinking about it, when I counted it, my "weight gain" lasted about 2 years.
Finally, I started changing, but due to my weight loss I gained 3 kg.
From January I started the change. I introduced dark bread, usually porridge or eggs and vegetables for breakfast. It was harder with dinner because I had to fit in with my family but I often chose healthier alternatives. I think all this would not help me if it wasn't for the movement. When I changed my phone, everything changed. From the beginning I had a pedometer installed on it. All the time I thought I was moving a lot but I was wrong. As a limit, I had factory set 6000 steps. The day I had less was a day wasted and finally it became my motivation to have over this limit every day. Of course, outside the home. Thanks to all of this, 77kg I went down to 66kg but I'm still fighting. And I wish everyone success too. Regards 🙂
Congratulations on the effects! The ground is perseverance and clear goals. Losing weight is a change of lifestyle, not a momentary diet. Unfortunately, many people are still unaware of this. Regards.
Losing weight is not so difficult as to keep this weight permanently. I lost 24 kg in 8 months and then in three I did everything in 4 and 5 it was more about 5 as I started to lose weight
I am full of admiration for your metamorphosis. The fact that slimming for weight loss does not make sense, it is necessary to change your lifestyle, give up bad eating habits and focus on health
The most important thing is to always wind yourself and motivate yourself not to lose sight of yourself
Cool! It is worth realizing that diet and healthy eating habits are one thing, but the psyche plays a very important role here to maintain continuity of activities and to have satisfactory results later 🙂
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Really well written. Many people think that they have adequate knowledge on the subject, but unfortunately this is not the case. Hence my huge surprise. I have to express my appreciation for your work. I will definitely recommend this place and visit it regularly to review new articles.
Great post! Slimming is a way full of sacrifices and hardships, but it results in an amazing effect! I had to help myself with supplements.
What do you think about burn active - do you think it has a chance and will help in maintaining or losing kilograms? Because I think about it more and more often and I don't know what else I can improve and change 🙁
I very much admire the Lady for her will to fight and persistence. After all, in the era of ubiquitous 'goodness' it is very difficult to win a fight with yourself, I know something about it. 😉 Personally, I had quite a problem with being overweight, especially since I was a lover of all kinds of sweets and fast food. At one point, I found that I was not able to help myself and went to a specialist. A good dietitian he recommended me eating habits that are worth following, and thanks to this, today I am happy about being 7,5kg lighter. On the other hand, congratulations on achieving your goal!
I very much admire the Lady for her will to fight and persistence. After all, in the era of ubiquitous 'goodness' it is very difficult to win a fight with yourself, I know something about it. 😉 Personally, I had quite a problem with being overweight, the more so because I was a lover of all kinds of sweets and fast food. At one point, I found that I was not able to help myself and went to a specialist. He recommended me eating habits that should be followed, and thanks to this, today I enjoy a figure that is 7,5 kg lighter. On the other hand, congratulations on the achievement of the intended goal!
A very good article!
A beautiful result!
A great metamorphosis!
I also achieved my goal. I lost 12 kg despite considerable hormonal disorders. It wasn't easy, but it worked.
Has reached its wedding weight 🙂
Congratulations on your success. I also have to lose a few pounds, but this metamorphosis is amazing ~!
I was motivated to lose weight by problems with the skeletal system ... Unfortunately, with age and considerable overweight they began to deepen. Fortunately, I systematically lose kilos :))
It seems like I have entered the challenge, but I am very afraid that I will fail 🙁 Your entry is very necessary and inspiring, your transformation is amazing, you look beautiful.
Congratulations Dear I lost weight in 6 months from 122 to 47 shock but you can first arrange everything in your mind
And I can't imagine losing weight, because I can't imagine my life without sweets 🙁 and I should lose 20 - 30 kg; (because of my overweight I also don't have the strength to be physically active. I'm in a staple and I think I'm doomed to be fat ... 🙁
I understand, although it is probably even more worth taking a closer look at these sweets. I can't imagine my life without love, freedom and personal development, so I said goodbye to sweets a few years ago to feel this freedom, not what I had felt before - sugar addiction.
A beautiful metamorphosis! Congratulations 🙂
I found it quite by accident, someone liked it, shared it on fb, and since I'm sitting and I'm bored, I'll read it ... And it's good that I was sitting - the moment when I read about this losing sense of agency - I FALLED! I struggle with the feeling that I can't do anything in my life on different grounds, but somehow I never realized how it influences my appearance. It was the moment when I saw everything differently. Thank you
Thank you for your words - I also have that when everyone asks what I changed, how did it happen that I lost weight so much and I tell you that just realizing the lack of a sense of agency ... with the combination of persuading myself that #I'm not waiting tomorrow, I am only causative here and now - many dreams have come true, weight was just the beginning. I wish this to you: *
My weight loss story is long. As a child I was a slim girl but not skinny. Too bad time in my teenage years resulted in nervous food. Let's say at the age of 14 I weighed 58 kg when 164cm increased, later at the age of 17 I weighed 64 kg when 168 cm increased. At the age of 18, I took up the gloves and tried to lose weight, even when working out at the gym 3 times a week, unfortunately the opposite effect reached the weight of 78 kg. After a year of time I changed my activity to 5 km every day, already in 1 a month I lost 5 kg. At the age of 20, I weighed 60 kg, 18 kg was gone and all other care and medicine could come back. Today I have 45 years and I weigh 62 kg at the same height. However, I still count calories, I care about exercise and for 25 years I have been healthy eating in our home, I don't smudge, don't eat after 19 in the evening, do sports, go to the pool, check the product list. What I'm trying to do lately, it's hard for me to gather strength to lose weight or to lose those redundant 2 or 4 kg. It happened and weighed 58 kg only 2 times in my life and it was rather hard for me. I will add that my body does not burn much, it tends to put off supplies forever. The yo-yo effect did not catch me, but I have recently realized that since 25 I have been living in rigid nutritional regulations and the age at which I am is like the last moment to comfort more freedom of food. Because fossil processes are already slower, not to mention later diseases and sacrifices. Therefore, I am in a place that I would gladly eat these forbidden dishes and it is difficult to build strength to keep going this way. Fat tissue just dries out. I will add that even during pregnancy and after pregnancy I did not get back those 18 kg. Congratulations.
Hello, first of all I admire the achieved goal, my dream is 10 kg less, and my worst enemy is eating sweets in particular: even my husband does not know where I have it all. But I mostly eat fatigue, maybe it sounds strange, but the more I am tired and I have no time, I eat it indefinitely and unhealthily ... And how not to be tired with a vigorous 2,5-year-old and a 0,5-year-old child at home 🙁
Exactly - “I'm not waiting, I'm acting! Time will pass anyway ”are the words that I often repeat to myself on various levels of my life. Congratulations on your decision to change your eating habits permanently. It is most important to understand that a diet is nothing more than a diet and should stay with us for good 🙂
Hello ... I read and admire the strength in pursuing the goal of the goal I also want to change something I hope that now it will be successful ... TODAY
I feel as if I was reading about myself ... At least in the beginning, I am 160 cm and weigh 68 kg. I am still looking for an excuse that it is the fault of my sick thyroid gland ... I avoid the mirror with a wide berth ... I DON'T WANT! 😉
My Monday has not come yet, and I am waiting, i.e. I promise myself this magical Monday ... I don't even remember myself, but I want to take up your challenge, from now on not from Monday
Recently, I have been weighing about 4-5 kilos, I know it's not much, but instead of getting to work, I prefer grief and wait for….
I know it all too well! She was like that for so many years, I preferred to complain and squeeze another sandwich into me ... at 23 PM ... I was fat anyway! And now these tables help me a lot, I invite you to the challenge, today is day 0, tomorrow we are moving 🙂
great entry and a lot of valuable and reliable advice!
You motivated me a lot. I've been eating a lot of healthy things lately, for example a lot of vegetables and fruit, and I feel better too. Keep it up - my goal is "4 kg".
Ha! You fell from heaven perfectly when I decided to stop putting off taking care of myself for a non-existent time. Thank you! I will pass on your words and take them soooooo to heart
While searching the internet for necessary information, I found this article. Many people think that they have reliable knowledge on this subject, but I regret to say that this is not the case. Hence my great surprise. Lattices. I will definitely recommend this place and visit it often.
I was already seriously scared that you are raising our standards so much. Meanwhile, it turns out that "as much as" 52 and not 48 kilos must be weighed with (also my) height 162 .. Phew, I'm really relieved :)
I think that everyone should weigh enough to be healthy first and feel good with each other.
For one person of the same height it will be 48, and for another 58 and any weight is great!
I love to weigh 50, I do not have rollers under my blouses, unfortunately I already have 54 and my pants are tight as I sit 😉
Weight is an individual matter. It's important not to go to extremes 😉
I needed that! I had the impression that I read my way through the passion of continuous slimming and its lack. This year is going to be the one in which I bet. I will finally look like I want to.
Thank you so much for this post!
And I keep my fingers crossed! I am waiting for you for a challenge!
I read your list on the blog and I must say that you motivated me a lot. I will start today and I will not give up. I lose so much until I'm happy and confident in my body.
I am very happy! Fingers crossed!
Hello, Thank you for this post. My attention was caught by the paragraph about acne. I wonder how the dermatologist diagnosed intolerance of excess dairy products? He commissioned research? I have been struggling with acne myself for years. Visits to a dermatologist usually end only with a prescription of either an expensive cosmetic or Iwostin series or other networked dermocosmetic. Have you already written about facial care for acne? I will be grateful for your response, Regards, Asia
The dermatologist didn't diagnose it at all. I stopped being on a protein diet and my condition improved. And when I gave birth to my son with a strong allergy and gave up dairy products, I completely gained a beautiful complexion and almost overnight the waist circumference was one size smaller - it turned out that the symptoms of dairy intolerance disappeared. Now, when I even eat cheese pizzas from time to time, the effects are visible for several days.
Agnieszka, you are a great motivation for me. Please keep your fingers crossed for me
I am very pleased to send you lots of positive support!