Ashlei
Dedicated May 2020

Weight loss

Ashlei, on September 19, 2019 at 1:19 AM

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Alright ladies my wedding is in May! I’m trying to lose about 30 or so lbs. any tips would be greatly appreciated! I work 2nd shift (230-11pm) at a hospital an hour away so my whole schedule is wonky! I plan on starting going to the gym next week, just need to find a good one near work. But my...
Alright ladies my wedding is in May! I’m trying to lose about 30 or so lbs. any tips would be greatly appreciated! I work 2nd shift (230-11pm) at a hospital an hour away so my whole schedule is wonky! I plan on starting going to the gym next week, just need to find a good one near work. But my BIGGEST issue is diet! Ever since going to 2nd my whole diet has been so off! Any meal prepping tricks, guides etc will be so helpful! I swear I eat like a trash can half the time due to lack of time in the day!

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  • Laura
    Savvy July 2020
    Laura ·
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    When I did WW I only signed up for the App (the 'digital' plan) with out the weigh ins so sometimes that's cheaper. Like I mentioned before, some companies offer fitness or health incentives/ reimbursements for these type of things (ex. mine will reimburse 50% of the cost once I prove I've logged for 10 weeks). Basically what I got was 100% access to the app, forums, etc. I didn't use the personal coaching, I think you have to go to weekly weigh ins and you need to see if that is offered anywhere near you because there are only certain places where those are held. The Just digital plan is significantly cheaper AND you can scan barcodes of food to quickly calculate.

    https://www.weightwatchers.com/checkout/plan?channelId=1&sponsorId=1&promotionId=1


    As far as BBG:

    https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/What-BBG-42201504

    https://www.sweat.com/pages/app

    https://www.sweat.com/

    The App is called SWEAT and the yearly fee is $119 from day of sign up. Check out those links for more info. The great thing about it, is you pick a trainer (depending on what kind of workouts you want to do) I switched from BBG (original workout app was based on) to FIERCE with a diff trainer. Then each week you get a new set of workouts. Its super interactive and you follow along with it. For example, the trainer shows you how to do each workout, there is a timer kept and you mark that you've completed the set. IT will keep time for breaks as well as listening to your own music through the app (your music will soften when the trainer speaks). I hope that helps with both. Let me know if you have any other questions. Also, I'm not sponsored for either, unfortunately, lol but I believe in both!

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  • Laura
    Savvy July 2020
    Laura ·
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    Same. I was always in sports and when you become an adult you A. don't have as many opportunities to play and B. get bogged down with adult responsibilities. I was a goalie for my college soccer team even and I still gained a ton of weight after soccer and college. My fiancé used to go to the gym all the time, but with my ADHD I couldn't focus on written workouts and didn't have any motivation. I will sit around saying I should do this I should do that as far as moving goes but then my mind gets in the way. I was at 170 and got down to 145 before my trip to Hawaii. The FIERCE workout in the SWEAT app is about toning. My stomach issues went away, my skin issues went away. However, after Hawaii I stopped both of them and they all came back lol! I literally only do toning and to feel healthier and more confident in my own skin.

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    Savvy August 2020
    Cait ·
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    I’m not sure if you have any dietary restrictions, but there are a ton of Facebook groups that will be able to help. I joined a few myself and I have a lot of great suggestions. Maybe consider checking out a nutritionist as well. Sometimes insurance companies to cover this or a portion of the cost. It might be something to look into. Good luck!
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  • Sara
    Dedicated May 2020
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    I have no advice lol just noticed we share the same wedding day 😁 also I used to work 2nd shift and hated it because I never knew when to eat. I would usually sleep in til 10 and just eat lunch, dinner was always after work. It just messed up my whole diet. Good luck tho!
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  • Ashlei
    Dedicated May 2020
    Ashlei ·
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    Ugh yes I hate 2nd shift. It’s completely throw my whole life off. Lol I can’t fall asleep at night therefore I can’t wake up in the morning. I wake up around 10-11 shower get dressed eat real fast and rush to work, busy until around 9-10ish when I might get a chance to take a break. I can’t wait to be off 2nd shift. And that’s awesome we share the same day! I feel like it’s so far away yet way to close 😅
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  • Sara
    Dedicated May 2020
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    The second a first shift position opened I jumped and grabbed it lol. Never again. I know only 229 more days but I feel like it's taking forever. Thankfully well have holidays to keep busy with
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    Devoted November 2019
    Emily ·
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    Weight lifting will help your burn more fat and change body shape. I recommend also looking up your MACROS and that will help you. Two programs I’ve liked : FIT GIRLS GUIDE (how I started eating better) and currently using @madeline_moves . Check them both out!
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  • Jackie
    Savvy November 2019
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    So much great advice on here, and I’m sure you’ll find something that works for you! I’ve personally had a lot of success with intermittent fasting, and working out 3-4x/week with weight training thrown in. Been almost two months since I started and I’ve lost 10 lbs. Intermittent fasting has helped not just on the diet/weight loss side, but my skin, sleep and overall energy level have benefited from it as well. Eating window is 12-8 PM and I’m drinking water constantly, cutting out all soda and (mostly) alcohol (Zero app is awesome for tracking). Also, MyFitnessPal helps keep you in check with what you eat throughout the day. At home workouts have been great too (and free!). I like Body Fit by Amy, Growwithjo, and Fitness Marshall all on YouTube. Good luck!
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  • Melissa
    Just Said Yes April 2020
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    Hello...I started the Keto journey on July 3rd 2019 and have lost 27 pounds and 11 inches....i am not a promoter just someone that needed to get healthier...when i went to just look at styles of dresses i acully was trying on 2.5 sizes smaller..we actully moved the wedding back 2 months just so i can get the wedding dress that i feel in live with....not to mention i feel great...just something you could look into and maybe fit into your lifestyle...
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  • Ashlei
    Dedicated May 2020
    Ashlei ·
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    As soon as a 1st shift position opens up I’m running and never looking back. Lol my department is trying to implement 12s 7-7 so hopefully I get 1st soon than later.. but so I’m excited to be married, and can’t wait to have my wedding and have it over lol I feel like every time I turn around someone’s like “are you doing .... yet? Omg your so behind already”
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    Just Said Yes April 2020
    Ximena ·
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    Hi! I do the keto diet and it’s pretty easy to follow and maintain. I would suggest to start with the snacking and sugar.
    Gym and workout is great but 70% of your weight loss will come from eating right.
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    Just Said Yes October 2019
    Denise ·
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    I work 2nd shift at a retirement home. Staying on a healthy diet is hard. What I do is on one of my days off cook meals for the whole week then put it in my freezer or fridge. Then I just take them out before I head to work. I also bring about three or four snacks in case I need them during my breaks. I also drink a green superfood every day from amazing grass in a smoothie for breakfast. And I drink a cup of herbal tea before I go to bed. And I watch my salt and sugar intake. Doing this has helped me lose inches more then lose weight. Because I gain so much muscle. The snacks I bring are mix nuts, string cheese, fresh fruit and vegetables, and sometimes chia seed pudding. If I’m not able to go on a break when I grab some water I take a few bites of one of my snacks. I hope some of these things can help you.
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  • Sara
    Dedicated May 2020
    Sara ·
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    I had the exact opposite issue! I had everything booked a few weeks into the engagement 😂 the only thing were missing is a cake! I couldn't sleep for 2 weeks because I kept thinking about everything that needed to be done. My fh thought I was insane and told me to enjoy the engagement. But now I feel like I can because I'm not stressing over little things! But that is legit just how I am, honestly it doesnt matter what pace you plan YOUR wedding at
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  • Courtney
    Beginner June 2020
    Courtney ·
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    I am in the same boat as you and work the same shift !!!! It’s so hard!
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  • Ashlei
    Dedicated May 2020
    Ashlei ·
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    Ugh yes! I feel like every time I’m off work I get motivated and then get to work and my whole life changes 😂 and half the time we’re so busy I just run grab whatever i can to eat real fast and run back lol this shift will be the death of me
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  • Ashlei
    Dedicated May 2020
    Ashlei ·
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    I have everything but flowers but I swear every time I turn around someone’s like are you doing this? No? I’m like oh god do I need to do that to?! 😂 so many random little things 😂
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  • Stephanie
    Super April 2020
    Stephanie ·
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    Always make your lunch your biggest meal because you still have the rest of your day to burn it off. Rest, drink lots of water. I do squats every time I go to the bathroom. Little work out a throughout the day help.
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    Devoted July 2020
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    As someone who use to work that shift, I’d also recommend not eating when you get home or only having a very light, healthy snack. When I use to work second shift I’d eat a meal at work but I’d still be pretty awake when I got home and would usually eat another meal or some sort of unhealthy snack while trying to wind down. Make sure to eat a full meal before work and one at work so hopefully you don’t fall into these bad habits like I did! Also snaking is not bad...if you find a full meal at work is too hard, eat your full meal before going in and then bring a few healthy but filling snacks. Different things work for different people. I agree though that increasing water is a must!
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    Savvy September 2020
    Erin ·
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    One of my favorite websites for healthy meals is https://www.skinnytaste.com/

    You can search for recipes based on things like keto-friendly, quick meals, instant pot recipes, etc. She also does a weekly meal plan which is helpful if you have trouble coming up with new meal ideas each week.
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    VIP September 2019
    Mrs. Bubba ·
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    7 Reliable Weight-Loss Tactics to Try if You’re Not Losing Weight | Weight Loss | MyFitnessPal


    https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/7-reliable-weight-loss-tactics-to-try-if-youre-not-losing-weight/

    7 Habits That Can Help You Lose Weight | Weight Loss | MyFitnessPal


    https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/7-habits-that-can-help-you-lose-weight/
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