Hello, Welcome to Sup It Up! Yes, the “buttercups” can accomplish their healthier lifestyle goals as well, after all, everyone does not have the same drive to run a 10k and for some might sound like a nightmare. This site is full of my favorite supplies, recipes and supplements that keep me motivated and on track. Keeping my weight down and feeling younger than my age is important for me as I get older to keep up with my children and career. You don’t have to be a die hard health nut to enjoy the benefits of incorporating some or all of the offerings on this site and hope you enjoy supping it up as I do!
Hi, My name is Tammy and I started losing weight about 12 years ago. I had tried trendy diets and supplements of every sort. I lost 100 lbs over the course of the first year and about 3 years ago I wanted to lose more. I stayed at 160 to 170 lbs up to this point and wanted to get down to 145 and once I reached that goal went for 135. Achieved this goal about 4 years ago I am excited to tell people about my experiences. Finally having the energy to keep up with my 7 year old daughter and my 2 grandbabies is more than I had hoped. I can play tag and run!! I am in a size 8 again; a size that I did not think I would ever fit into again after my early 20s.
For many years when I was overweight I thought my body had changed because I was genetically predestined to be…fat. I had stopped weighing myself at about 230 but had gone up sizes since that point so I am not sure what my heaviest weight was. I was shopping for a plus women’s size 23, then 24 and started to worry if they would fit right. I would be active and struggle with the thought that I would get bigger instead of lose any weight and knew I needed to change drastically from what I was doing. In my late 20s I was ready for that change.
I read about what diets were working for people and came across articles on low carb diets. I wasn’t sure if I could do it but was willing to give it a try. I did not have the money to buy books or meal plans or fancy name brand diet foods so I simply took the premise of the diet and went for it. I found out a lot about carbs and foods as I investigated the nutient content of each food I was consuming each day. Foods I wouldn’t have thought had many carbs or sugars actually did completely naturally. Understanding what I was putting in my body was the first step to changing it. I decided to go drastic and try very little carbs to see if I could see a change at all in the first couple of weeks. I wanted the quickest result at the time due to frustration… it was more like a test drive for the concept of the diet plan. I didn’t stay in an extremely low carb state for long before I noticed progress. My clothes were getting bigger on me and that was exciting.
I made up my own recipes or altered recipes so they would fit my new way of eating. I love food and cooking but this combination made losing weight challenging. I knew how to whip up a high calorie meal because it tastes good and that is how I learned. Making food that was healthy and tasty was where it got harder. After incorporating carbs back into my diet I just keep an eye on the scale once a week or more if I am trying to take off any extra pounds. The best way that worked well for me were healthy tweaks to my diet and taking some supplements help to take the pounds off pretty quickly.
In the end looking at my weight loss journey I found a significant change in diet is needed in the first 6 months (at least) if you are looking to lose a lot of weight as I was.
A change in your thoughts about food and your self. Good self talk and support is important. If you do not get the positive support you need from the people in your current circle of friends you may want to find a support circle. I found only one or two supportive friends were enough for me to keep the “you can do it” attitude. If you can pay for a program with support, even better! It may be uncomfortable at first but go find the support you need to stay positive. Then when your body is ready to burn the energy you put in, then ramp up your activity level and exercise to get those muscles in shape for good!!
For The “Buttercup”
I love that feeling when I reach a goal. I set them within reach and set them often. It works for me and helping others to achieve their goals I know would do the same for them. When I was young, I was not known for my toughness and chose music and books over sports any day. I was the sensitive one…that is all good as I grew, I found this to be a strength for me and not a weakness. I am proud to be a buttercup and find smarter goals and paths are the way I work to fit my personality. I hope others find a healthier path and embrace their personality to find the best way to stay on track for a happier and joyful life. Sup It Up. Buttercup.
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