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mylasmummy21 Wed 10-May-17 20:16:52

Hey just needing some advice I'm really struggling to loose weight I'm constantly battling with my underactive thyroid which atm my levels are dangerously low!! And I'm a curvy girl got big hips and big boobs so I look awful in anything but I'm going on holiday in October with my children to Tenerife and want to look nice I need to tone up and loose weight but I have no motivation I work two jobs and don't have much spare time does anyone have any tips? Thankyou

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NSEA Wed 10-May-17 20:21:23

It is so hard to be motivated when carbs are so wonderful. I personally recommend cutting out white bread, pasta, potatoes and any crisps or chocolates etc. Eat as much of anything else as you like and see if this makes a difference. Do it for a week and see what your weight loss is. Get yourself a nice glass for work and home and always have it filled with water. On the hour every hour if there's still any water in the glass then down the whole thing and refill it. This way, during work you'll be having your water intake.

You will only really start to get motivated when you see the results. So I say do a week and see what happens.

Also, if you want to tone up I highly recommend the 30day shred by jillian michaels. 27 minutes and can be done before you go to work!

NSEA Wed 10-May-17 20:22:35

I should add hat big boobs and big hips sounds wonderful and i very much doubt you look awful in anything

mylasmummy21 Wed 10-May-17 20:27:05

I don't eat bread or pasta but potatoes are my down fall I love them!! Yeah I drink water at work as we have a machine so only ever drink water there but at my other job at the pub we have fizzy on tap which is bad i always try and give up cause I feel like it will never work! Oh honestly I hate myself in everything my hips stick out and my boobs make me look massive I hate it I avoid going out with My friends now as they are all slim and I look horrible x

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charimito Wed 10-May-17 20:45:01

If it makes you feel better... I used to be a true hour glass shape a until I trained and lost weight (and got toned) I'm more like a banana nowadays think like Gwen Stefani

mylasmummy21 Wed 10-May-17 21:07:27

I'd love to train but don't have the money or time 😞

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charimito Wed 10-May-17 21:14:59

I haven't spent a penny (apart from the running shoes) so money is definitely not an excuse but it is definitely time consuming!

mylasmummy21 Wed 10-May-17 21:22:36

I can't afford to buy really heathly food

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charimito Wed 10-May-17 21:35:25

I don't buy healthy food, I just count calories... I have rice crispis for breakfast, a bagel for lunch and whatever for dinner. Also added a banana and an apple as snacks, didn't have to change my shopping list at all!

NSEA Thu 11-May-17 14:47:02

No one is going to be able to do this for you. The world isn't suddenly going to change to deny you access to unhealthy havits. You need to make the changes.

Healthy food isn't expensive. Its a lot cheaper than junk.

revolution909 Thu 11-May-17 14:55:08

Ditto NSEA

BIWI Thu 11-May-17 15:37:18

Lots of reasons you're giving why you can't do this!

When you say you can't afford healthy food, what do you mean?

Cooking good food, from scratch, shouldn't be expensive.

Mivery Thu 11-May-17 19:50:24

BIWI, OP has said time is an issue for her, so I'm guessing that's her thinking there?

While it is certainly cheap to eat junk food, there are plenty of affordable, healthy options available to you. You say time is an issue for you, so I'm assuming cooking a healthy meal every night is out of the question. Have you looked into meal prep? Taking your Sunday morning to prepare a few meals for the week is the best way to make sure you're eating a healthy breakfast, avoiding temptations at work, and save you from having to cook at the end of the day. There are TONS of resources available for finding healthy, easy to cook, easy to store meals, but if you want a place to start I'm a fan of a lot of the recipes this article has to share:

As for exercising, there's a lot that you can do at-home with little to no investment monetarily. As charimito pointed out, running is free! You also have pushups, sit ups, cruches, lunges and countless other exercises you can easily do at home whenever you have a few minutes to spare. If motivation and self-discipline are a problem for you, maybe consider an at-home program? I'm a big fan of Beachbody's products and, again, the vast majority don't require any equipment or investment beyond the actual DVD. You can actually check out their on demand service's free trial and sample a lot of their more popular workouts to see if it works for you:

Not to be harsh OP, but you're making a lot of excuses. While they may all be valid roadblocks between you and the body you want, like NSEA said, excuses aren't going to make the work easier. You need to either accept that you need to make changes and sacrifices or accept that you aren't going to have the body that you want to have.

Loubilou09 Fri 12-May-17 11:55:22

Gahhh this type of thread really yanks my chain!!

People are so bloody ungrateful when others have taken time out of probably just as busy lives to respond angry angry

There is not one single thank you in any of the, (very good) responses and just a whole load of excuses. What on earth was the OP expecting? Someone to send a magic wand in the post to her!


macnab Fri 12-May-17 12:23:08

I just started a thread about Paul NcKenna's "I can make you thin" programme. I'm using the app on my phone, think it was a fiver, you can also get a book that comes with a CD. He has techniques that help you deal with cravings and emotional eating as well as really improving your motivation and confidence. I've been doing it for just over a week and already see a difference in my eating and how I'm feeling. I've started back on the couch to 5k programme which I couldn't work up any enthusiasm for until now. I really think you should give it a go. You can eat whatever you like, there are no forbidden foods or anything just that you should only eat when you are actually hungry, and when you do eat you should slow down and enjoy every mouthful. Best of luck OP sounds like you're stuck in a rut and just need a push out of it.

macnab Fri 12-May-17 12:25:28

Oh and I also second the suggestion that you do Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. I did it a couple of years ago and it made a huge difference to my figure, my arms & arse never looked better grin You can watch it on YouTube

mylasmummy21 Fri 12-May-17 22:00:10

Think I might just delete this app!! I come on here for advise and people to talk to but obviously people feel the need to be judgemental

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BIWI Fri 12-May-17 22:29:54


Perhaps you just don't want to be helped? Do you just want us to sympathise with you, and collude with your reasons for not actually doing anything about it?

You won't get that here. But what you have had is good advice.

swlondonnanny Fri 12-May-17 23:26:18

Mylasmummy21 how well controlled is your thyroid? Are you on enough medication?
My thyroid is pretty much not working, sadly, and for me to find any motivation to lose weight is really hard. Once I start going it's fine but it takes a lot of energy to start...
What works for me (in terms of diet and 'exercise') is my version of low carbing ( 30-40 grams of carbs a day and no dairy) and walking a lot. Oh and sleeping at least 8hours a night.
It is also quite common with underactive thyroid to be anaemic which doesn't help with energy levels - have you had that checked recently?

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