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post #271 of 1284
Now that I'm unemployed, I find it a lot easier not to eat all the time. Not burning so much energy, plus I cook a lot more. For some reason, cooking seems to curb my appetite.
post #272 of 1284
Thread Starter 
I'm still in too! It's just been a crazy week for me. I've been doing pretty good,...so far. But, I also ended up gaining a pound. It can get discouraging but, I won't let it. I'm becoming more active so I am going to say that it's my muscles waking up!!! I hope....

I have had a few slip ups but nothing major. I'm sticking with my fruit smoothie in the morning and it seems to set me off to a good start.

Ady...hope the test went well. Let us know.

Brenda.....you are a doll! I just received my package today with the WW info. I can't thank you enough for taking the time to do that for me.

Have a great week-end everyone. I am going away for a few days with a few people from the office so I won't be checking in until late sunday or monday.

Be good everyone! Drink, drink, drink (water that is)
post #273 of 1284
Ghyslaine, Don't forget that the less weight you have to lose, the more slowly it comes off. You'll do it! You're just on a plateau.
post #274 of 1284
Thread Starter 
Thanks Jeanie! It seems that everytime someone says something encouraging like that, it gives me an even stronger desire to succeed. You guys are all so great! And I hope that this thread is helping everyone as much as it is me. Even if I just need to vent, I now have so many 'ears' to vent into!
post #275 of 1284
I'm not doing so good. It is so hard for me to try to do the points thing, because I only have the online points calculator, I think if I had one I could look at anytime, it would be easier...plus with still trying to breastfeed, I can't cut my calories back too much yet...and as far as exercising...I'm really bombing at that...I have very little time. I guess I should be doing that when I have a chance, instead of being on here.

I am going to do better, though....I promise!!!!!
post #276 of 1284
Ghys, I know this thread is really helping me out!

Debby, you have to do what you can, when you can. I'm sure you already know this, but breastfeeding burns A LOT of calories! Since you can't cut calories, concentrate on making the food you do eat good for you. My best friend actually lost weight with all of her babies (3 of them) because she really concentrated on eating better to give them the nutrition they needed through her pregnancies and breastfeeding.

I met Earl's physical therapist this weekend at her open house. She said I can ask her any questions we may have here. I told her what we are doing here, and she said we are doing all the right things. The only thing that I didn't like about her was that she basically told me that you can't lose weight just by changing your life, but you need some kind of "booster", which of course she was selling a great product. I could tell she really believes in the product line, but she's really pushy with it and I thought it was bull that you just can't lose without this product. I just always remember (and I keep telling Earl this, too) that anytime someone stands to make money from recommending something you have to take it with a grain of salt.
post #277 of 1284
Debbie, Heidi's right. With each pregnancy I gained 40 pounds and lost it immediately because I nursed the babies. The only time I had to deliberately try was when a medication interfered with nursing my fourth baby.
Just make sure that you are drinking a lot of fluids and a balanced diet of nourishing food, as Heidi said. The baby will probably steal the calories! At least mine did.
post #278 of 1284
After reading some of the posts I thought I would add the following. Forget the numbers, and don't make your life dependant on what the scale says. A size 8 is only as good as what is happening on the inside of that person. Start listening to the health of your body!

Drink as much water as possible for YOUR body. Everyone is different, maybe some can only take 4 glasses while others will drink 12. Also, start drinking slowly. Try a half a glass at the top of every hour, then move up from there.

Instead of focussing on losing 20 pounds, why not change your lifestyle to include only the most nutritious foods. Look at the label of everything you buy. Stop purchasing anything processed, and that includes everything from microwave dinners to Doritos. If there are chemical names, put it back. Eat as natural and fresh as possible.

Next time your buying something pre-packaged, look at the ingredients. Usually, they are full of sugar, salt, and chemicals! Never mind that they usually contain some weird chemical that is 20 letters long! Also notice if you look at the nutritional analysis (especially on snack foods) they very rarely show the sodium percentage. The reason is, it's way too high!

Stay clear from anything made of white flour and sugar. The two best things you can buy for your kitchen are a breadmaker and a crockpot. This way you can make your own breads, pizza doughs, soups etc without chemicals etc. Canned soups are the worst for sodium content, MSG, and other chemicals.

If you focus on what you are actually letting into your body, this will have a large reaction to how you eat on a daily basis.My family has had severe medical problems since I was small. My father died of cancer, my mom almost died from a digestional disorder. I have read many medical journals and books on nutritian.

The best things you can do for yourself right now are totally to decrease your intake of white flour, sugar, sodium. Increase your daily cooking from natural products, increase your fiber and drink water! Also, throwing in some ground up flax seed will do wonders at the same time!

OK, sorry for the novel. I think I have given you a whole dollar, I'll stop now cause the exchange rate is just horrible on my end.

post #279 of 1284
WhooHoo! Made it to the gym this morning! I have also set a goal for myself, tell me if this sounds reasonable? 10 lbs a month until I've lost 50 lbs? I want to get to a size 10 by April.
post #280 of 1284
I have no idea what a good amount of weight in a certain amount of time should be.

Earl is going to a personal trainer - it's actually part of the therapy for a car accident, to help his back, but she said that all the extra weight he's carrying is hurting his back, so she's really concentrating on the weight loss instead of just the back. He's going 3 times a week for 6 months, 1 hour sessions. She said that she can almost guaranty him to go from 235 to 180 in that time, which is about 50 lbs in 6 months. So I think it is possible.
post #281 of 1284
What I have heard is that people who lose 1 1/2 -2 pounds a week are more likely to keep off the weight, and not do the "yo yo" thing. This involves a change in lifesyle, not a crash diet. More exercise, a higher rate of metabolism, and a "diet" that can be lived with, not something to go on and off.
post #282 of 1284
The "good" amount to lose weight is around 1 to 2lbs a week, when you lose slowly, you haven't had to make such dramatic changes and they are easier to keep, and losing weight slowly is also much healthier for you. And some weeks you'll perhaps even gain a pound or two, or just not lose any. That's normal, and it's better not to have too difficult a goal, since you're just going to get frustrated and disappointed, and that will do no good for the overall weightloss. It's also best to have small goals, that can be achieved in a relatively short time, like to lose 5% of your body weight, as well as a larger goal you'll hope to achieve at some point in the future. This way you'll feel you've achieved something, in, say, a month or two, and not just feel that 'oh i've lost so little, and still have 50 lbs to go'.

I have to admit I haven't really even properly started with this weight loss thing, I've only now really gotten over the whole flu thing (I was more or less down with it for about a month!) and had various other things happen (dental surgery, for example) that made it too difficult to start properly yet. I will, though, and I've tried at least to eat a bit better and slowly start working up my exercise schedule again. It's so annoying that eating better takes up so much more time, at least when you're just getting started. I mean I know what I should be eating, and how to make those things, but whenever I get really busy, I go back to ready-made dinners and stuff, because I feel like I just don't have time for anything else. I guess I just haven't been really motivated...
post #283 of 1284

As you all know I haven't been to this thread in a while. I guess I haven't been to motivated and as I was doing so many bad things didn't see the point of posting but I have been reading.

I started drinking water seriously 3 days ago. I am up to 10 glasses a day, I sem to be very familiar with our toilet now lol!

Pete and I dustede off our weight gym that has been standing in our carport for months and are ready to use it together. My Brother is training as a fitness instructor/personal trainer and is very helpful, he has designed a excersise program for us and can advise on eating etc, If anyone out there would like some advise or a training program from him please let me know, he is very good. His instructors highly recommended him. Also he has up todate information on nutrition and why so many diets fail. he has been telling me he can help for ages but I guess I just didn't want to do it! Anyway he is a fountain of knowledge and is willing to share to those that would like advise or to talk to him.

I have stocked up my fridge and cupboards with fruit, vegetables, crackers, cheese, and have re looked at what I am cooking and am baseing it around big salads, this is easy to do as we are approching Summer here and it's already hot! easier not to want to eat hot fatty foods as well.

Thank you for helping me to want to do better, get better and eat better. Here's to us!!!
post #284 of 1284
Well, I cheated a little on the weekend! I had a tiny bag of chips! But I did make sure I went out for long walks everyday. I have been keeping up with my water. I really want some shocolate, but I am not going to have it. I have cut out one of my most fav things from my diet - Coke. I love Coke, but it is so bad for me! I know that if I become pregnant I will have to cut it out anyway, so I might as well do it now.
post #285 of 1284
Leslie - good luck! It sounds like you have a great resource in your brother. We're always right here, whether you want to brag about how great you are doing, or confess to not so good things.

Ady, the weekends are always the hardest for me. It's easy to stay on track when I'm at work - no temptations like a full refrigerator and pantry. I broke down and had some chips last night, too. The good thing was, though, that instead of just sitting and munching on the whole bag while watching TV, I took 2 small handfuls and then put them away. I still got the taste and salt I was craving, but I didn't overdo it.

I worked out on Sunday, and pushed myself a bit on the treadmill. I could still feel it in my calves last night, so it must have done something. I also looked around at the weight equipment and it looks very workable, even for a weight training idiot like me.
post #286 of 1284
Does anyone know how healthy/unhealthy Nutella is. It is a hazel nut spread that taste fantastic and hubby bought some, but I don't know if I sould eat it.
post #287 of 1284
post #288 of 1284
we're going to try going to the gym everyday, and I'm doing the Richard Simmons food mover diet. Man, I think I'm going to starve! The first week, you only get 1000 calories a day, and after that I get 1400. It's neat that you have a little card to keep track of your points, it's based off like the diabetic exchange, so you get so many starches, so many veggies, etc. I went over yesterday on veggies, but that's not so bad as going over on fat.
post #289 of 1284
Ady we get Nutella here too and I love it, I used to spread it on a plain biscuit like a marie or milk coffee biscuit and gobble them down. Also love it on toast, and it's great spread onto a warm cake yummmmmmmmm but realised that like all things it should be had in moderation so I stopped eating it every other day and have it very occasionall now. It is high in fat (I believe)thanks Lhezzza as it shows 11g eeeeekkkkkkkkkkkk!!! but it's soooooooooo nummy!

valanhb I didn't mean to sound like I was bragging, sorry if it came out that way, it's just the first time in ages that I have felt a bit motivated!
post #290 of 1284
Sorry, schmorry!! You have a personal trainer and the-e-ey do- on't ! Fess up, Bundy, down under, Nutella is made from roo milk.
post #291 of 1284
I think Nutella is 4 points per serving, according to WW, maybe 5. I used to eat it all the time, but it is too tempting.

Jeanie, I thought they might put some vegemite in it.
post #292 of 1284

Nah Jeanie G it's made from Vegemite here!!! And not only do I have a personal trainer but he is damn cute too. Pity his my brother though cause that's just sick!
post #293 of 1284
Leslie, I wasn't saying that you were bragging, although sometimes I feel like I am. I was just saying to let us know the good things you do, as well as the bad. It always feels good to be able to post "I did good!"

Dang! If I wasn't married I would have to hop a plane Down Under! Your brother is a hottie!
post #294 of 1284

If it tastes good = it must be bad for you!!!

post #295 of 1284
Heidi, If I didn't make nasty remarks to Bundy she'd think I was mad!
And Bundy!! One more bad word and I'm reporting you to a moderator!
So watch it--from your corner!
post #296 of 1284
I did good and bad last night. Does that cancel each other out? Hubby made Italian Beef, which we only have 3-4 times a year, and I really overdid it on that. It was just SO GOOD! So much for cutting portion size.

But I did make it over to the fitness center for a workout. I only did the treadmill for 20 minutes because this kid was in there mainly sitting on the weight equipment and had the TV tuned to MTV HipHop. I made up for it by doing a harder workout for those 20 minutes. I don't know how anyone watched MTV anymore. Regardless of the music, I was there for 20 minutes and saw 2 videos, the rest was commercials.

It's getting to be the end of the week, so we need to have a Thing to Work On. Any suggestions? Anything you personally need to do better on? I came up with the last one, so it's someone else's turn now...
post #297 of 1284
Thread Starter 
I have been doing so-so. I am partially motivated. God! I hate this up and down roller coaster ride. One day I'm super motivated and the next....couldn't care less. *sigh*

Now, Bundy, your brother is definately Personal Training material! My personal trainer is a "she". But, she is great! I start up with her next week. Yikes!!!! I would love any abdominal exercise suggestions. I'm so tired of the "crunches".

Next week, I am planning on spending the week reading material that is only related to weight loss/health. I need to work on my brain. My body says: I need this and my brain only feels like napping.

Keep up the good work everyone!
post #298 of 1284
I really need to keep working on eating more vegies - I really hate most vegies so it is difficult for me to eat the amount I am supposed to!
post #299 of 1284
I broke down in tears yesterday. Mike made a peanut butter-and-bananna sandwich for lunch, and I lost it. (even though I hate peanut butter and banannas) I've only been on this diet for 4 days and already I'm tired of having to stress over what I can and can't eat. I have to give up almost all my favorite foods, the few I can have, I get like 2 bites of. I get to eat tons of stuff I can't stand. I like most veggies, but I dislike salads, and I get unlimited lettuce, celery, radishes, cucumber, zucchini, and mushrooms. Mike's not really following the diet either, and it's driving me nuts. He gets to eat anything he wants. I had 1/2 pkg ramen, which I beefed up with celery, cabbage, and mushrooms. He had 1 1/2 pkgs, with a can of chili on top.
post #300 of 1284
I'm right there with you Ady. I hate most veggies, and I am trying more, but getting more than one per day has been hard.

Marcy ((((HUGS)))) I'm sorry you're getting down about the new diet. It is really hard when the other person in your life isn't doing the same thing. We're here, vent all you want.
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