Posted 13 September 2005 - 09:40 PM
Posted 13 September 2005 - 09:52 PM
For the most part I would recommend, writing down how much you eat, that has really helped me, and to find a workout partner.
hope that helps.
Posted 13 September 2005 - 09:55 PM
Posted 13 September 2005 - 09:57 PM
Posted 13 September 2005 - 09:59 PM
I recently lost 25 pounds and I am still losing.
I tried for years before I finally had success. The big secret is that the key will be different for everyone.
I tend to get obsessive compulsive. I've done the starving and the puking and the atkins and south beach and liquids and solids and blablabla.
Then one day I woke up. I wish I could explain it. I started parking farthest back in every parking lot, work, grocery store, so that I was walking even a few steps more. As simple as it sounds, just move... I count cals, watch sodium and sugars...it's hard.
Also, small frequent meals. You burn cals as you digest. I eat tons of fruit, veggies, salads, proteins...pay attention to vitamins and minerals. I cut out sodas and started drinking water, tons of water, milk, orange juice, but mostly WATER.
I'm still trying to lose more weight. I have another 40 pounds to go. Its hard. In fact just tonight I went and bought a coke. Moderation is the key and it isn't easy.
Posted 13 September 2005 - 10:02 PM
Also, I have the most horrible sweet tooth. If there is a sweet in the room, I will eat it. So I allow myself something like ice cream or candy or whatever at least once a week. I just plan it into my calories.
Also, you should look at when you eat and if you are truly hungry. I eat a lot when I am bored or depressed, so I try harder to find other things to occupy my time.
Posted 13 September 2005 - 10:03 PM
Posted 13 September 2005 - 10:07 PM
Couldn't have said it perfect, this needs stressing.
I don't know beautifulsoul.
I was over 200 pounds for a very long time. I don't know what changed. This isn't easy. I am weak and I have an addictive personality. Quitting smoking was easier than adjusting my life to be healthier. But I made that choice.
I still stare in the grocery aisles at all of the candies and doughnuts and I want them. I will walk in circles debating with myself, "do I need it....how will I feel later?"
If you need someone to talk you down off the hershey cravings, PM me or e mail me. You can't do it alone. I have several friends I call when I want a herhsey. it helps.
Posted 13 September 2005 - 10:10 PM
Posted 13 September 2005 - 10:17 PM
then when i was about 14 i gained some pounds
which i lost long ago
now i 'm thin again sometimes even called a skinny. haha
Posted 13 September 2005 - 10:22 PM
Posted 13 September 2005 - 10:25 PM
Posted 13 September 2005 - 10:32 PM
One day at a time.
One day slipped does not scrap weeks or months of hard work.
We will support each other.
If I can lose 25, I can lose 40 more easy. And so can you guys.
Posted 13 September 2005 - 10:34 PM
Posted 13 September 2005 - 11:45 PM
Agreed....Im just a lil overweight (in my opinion.... summer sucks for weight), but I definately need to lose some pounds. I am hoping that since I am starting college, and I wont have a car, I will have to bike EVERYWHERE. I am hoping that the biking will help (with trips to the gym too), and of course food moderation. Food moderation is obviously a big problem especially being a freshman in college.
Posted 14 September 2005 - 12:24 AM
Posted 14 September 2005 - 12:34 AM
Not food moderation dear, starving works but has HORRIBLE side effects. Your immune system is fucked.
It's nutrition balance. You can eat a surprising amount if you are eating proper.
And dr frostbite - eat shit okay?
Posted 14 September 2005 - 04:30 AM
I lost weight a couple years ago, went from a size 18 to a size 11, in about 2 months. DON'T ask =) Seriously, I lost about 20-30lbs, and I did that Atkins diet.
I've since gained back about 10lbs. Atkins really works....well it did for me. The thing about Atkins is that it cuts carbs, which turn into fat. With carb reduction in place, your body is forced to use the pre-existing fat instead of sugar for energy.
Next time you grab something that has nutritional info on it, check the Carbohydrate amount. For example, a can of soda has 43g of carbs. Well, during that 2 month period I was consuming less than 10g of carbs a day. So my body really had to use the fat to keep going. I ate lots of cheese, tuna, other fish, green salads, eggs...meat products like crazy.
Although, after a while, it wreaks havoc on your system because you're lacking in vitamins which occur naturally in food.
Posted 14 September 2005 - 07:06 AM
Anywho...Then I had another kids...need i say more? Since I have tried atkins (13 pounds in 3 weeks) slim fast (who drinks that crap?) Weight watchers (couldn't stay on track this time.) Now trimspa. (20 lbs. in 6 weeks.
Posted 14 September 2005 - 07:14 AM