“Diets Made Me Fat” a successful weight loss journey and how to do it.

“Diets Made Me Fat” is about a mental and physical journey to a successful weight loss.

The problem with excuses is they keep you from achieving your goal. I had all the excuses in the world not to lose weight and I let them hold me back.  A big part of over eating for me was depression.  I had suffered numerous traumas. I’d been sexually assaulted at gun point, been held captive by a deeply disturbed man, I fell into a cycle of getting involved with emotionally abusive men and I had suffered a serious back injury which rendered me unable to walk or function unassisted for nearly a year.  If anyone had a good excuse to gain weight and feel sorry for themselves, it was I.  And not only did I allow these things to be the reason for my overeating, I allowed them to break me down.  I was in a dark place for so many years and I never realized the damage I was doing.  Weight gain for me was not just a matter of eating and being lazy.  It was a reaction to events in my life that I allowed to break me down. I had no self esteem and even less confidence. Food was my friend, my comfort. 

An emotional and physical journey to successful weight loss.

An emotional and physical journey to successful weight loss.

‘Biggest Loser’ winner talks controversy, feels ‘proud’ of ‘healthy weight loss’

When Rachel Frederickson won “The Biggest Loser” after dropping almost 60 percent of her body weight, it sparked a backlash on social media from viewers who were concerned about her extreme transformation. Three weeks later, Frederickson wants to set the record straight — she’s healthy, and she’s proud what she accomplished.

“You know, I did work so hard for the finale and finding myself again,” she explained to TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie. “I felt amazing on the stage. I felt like I shined in my dress. Then I got off the stage, and Twitter was all abuzz.”

Frederickson, who started the competition weighing in at 260 pounds and ended it at just 105, was shocked by the reaction.

“I was (surprised), because I felt proud of everything I’d accomplished,” she said. “My journey was my own, and I loved it; I lived it. So, I felt really proud of what I did.”

Although Fredrickson recently admitted that she might have been “a little too enthusiastic” in preparing for the finale, she now wants “Biggest Loser” fans to know that she didn’t do anything unhealthy to get where she is.

“It was absolutely healthy weight loss,” she assured. “I dieted and exercised and did it healthy the whole way. I appreciate all the concern, and I can see where it comes from. There is the ‘movie magic’ — it’s over (the course of) seven months; it’s almost a year of my life losing the weight. I was very unhealthy at 260 pounds and now, post finale, I’m the healthiest, most alive I’ve ever felt.”

Frederickson said she’s in “maintenance mode” now, “which is just as hard as hard as losing the weight.” And despite her successful weight loss, she still worries about slipping into old habits.

“Of course, that thought always comes up, but I think what I’ve learned is that I have an inner strength,” she said. “I have a voice and I can trust myself. (Before) I didn’t trust myself. I was critical, and I judged myself.”

But she’s over than now.

“That’s why I love Love Your Selfie week,” she added. “It’s just this self-image that you’re with you the rest of your life, so you better accept you and love yourself. If everyone can have that gift, then that’s amazing. That’s what I’ve gotten from ‘The Biggest Loser.'”

 

source: Today Style

22 Things never to say to an overweight woman.

I’ve been there, and I’ve been told every one of these. When you’re overweight, you know it. I wasn’t aware of just how much I was overweight, I was in denial, but I did know that I was overweight.  So knowing this, you already know what needs to be done. These things are often told to someone without meaning to be hurtful, they’re often said in an effort to be kind, as if you need to hear it in order to realize that you need to lose weight.

These actually hurt your feelings. Now there are two sides to this coin. On the one people telling you this are telling you out of love because they know that you’re unhealthy and you need help. On the other it is hurtful to you. Either way, if someone tells you one of the things on the list, know that they’re not meaning to be cruel, and know that they know there’s a problem. Once I had gone onto my diet, the people who had said these things to me became my biggest supporters and without their support I probably would’ve fallen off the wagon.

 

    1. “You have such a pretty face.”
    2. “You should wear black.
    3. “You’re a big girl.”
    4. “Have you ever thought about lap band surgery?”
    5. “I don’t have a problem with bigger girls.”
    6. “You’re big-boned, that’s all.”
    7. “If you ate less, you’d lose the weight.”
    8. What happened?”
    9. “I wish I enjoyed food like you.”
    10. “Don’t worry, I like thick girls.”
    11. “Have you ever tried losing weight?”
    12. “You shouldn’t eat that.”
    13. “You look fine the way you are.”
    14. “Did you gain weight because you’re afraid of attracting men?”
    15. “You’d be so pretty if you lost weight.”
    16. When are you due?”
    17. “My friend lost so much weight on this great diet.”
    18. “If you slimmed down, you’d be really sexy.”
    19. “Have you checked your cholesterol recently?”
    20. “You should try to be healthier.
    21. “You shouldn’t wear stripes/polka dots/floral prints.
    22. “You’d be dateable if you lost weight.”

List taken from The Huffington Post.

When does curvy become fat?

I am all for curvy women.  It’s the way our bodies are naturally meant to be. I certainly prefer the soft, feminine curves of a woman instead of straight, angular bones. In short, we aren’t supposed to look like men.

But with the rise of the curve warriors I can’t help but be concerned that healthy curves may be taken over by fat rolls. There is very definitely a difference.  If we turn into a fat loving world then our battle against obesity stand no chance.

So how do we tell when curvy becomes fat? Again, my personal opinion on this subject is consult with your health practitioner. Find out what your healthy BMI is stick with that. First and foremost make sure that you are healthy. 65kg on one woman is going to look very different on another. The same applies to clothing sizes.

Here are some peoples ideas about curvy vs. fat

Different celebrities considered to be curvy but who are all different sizes and shapes.