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Posted on Thu, Aug 21, 2008 01:23

Quoting butterbll: No knock taken islandgal64 . I thought that, In my blogs.I had made clear that the Decision(for me) to have the lap band was a long and hard one.I believe I also have said in other posts that it is a tool(aid) to help one loose weight. Along with caloric reduction, More strenuous exercise, Healthier eating and behavior modification , not the cure All that some think it is .It will involve rolling up own's sleeves and(working) sweating at it.

Fair comment - and all the best to your continued success with it!


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Posted on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 23:47

No knock taken islandgal64 . I thought that, In my blogs.I had made clear that the Decision(for me) to have the lap band was a long and hard one.I believe I also have said in other posts that it is a tool(aid) to help one loose weight. Along with caloric reduction, More strenuous exercise, Healthier eating and behavior modification , not the cure All that some think it is .It will involve rolling up own's sleeves and(working) sweating at it.


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Posted on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 21:38

Quoting AmuseMe: Here's what works for me: Low carb, high protein diet. Eat heavy protein in the morning and afternoons - high fat is ok for short term. Keep your carb count down below 60 everyday. Eat a salad for a meal everyday. Don't skip it! Eat bun less burgers, cold cuts, raw veggies. I've posted this before, but I'll post here again, figure this formula and use it... it really does work. I lost over 100 lbs last year doing this. You literally have to alter your eating habits, but when you lose 10 lbs a week and are never hungry, it's damn well worth it. One pound of body fat equals 3,500 calories. Therefore, to drop 1 pound per week, you must create a deficit of 3,500 calories over the course of seven days, which equals 500 calories per day. To lose 2 pounds per week (3,500 calories x 2 pounds = 7,000 calories), you must cut 1,000 calories daily. Based on a 255# woman in her 30's: Height in INCHES (65) x 2.54 = 165.10 (or 1.65 CM) Weight in Kg (255) / 2.2 = 115.91 BMI is Kg weight / 1.65 = 70.25 Female BMR = (655) + (9.6 x weight in kg.) + (1.8 x height in cm.) ? (4.7 x age in years) = 1,268.92 **Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the number of calories your body needs to perform basic, everyday functions like circulating blood, digesting food, and breathing. Everyone is fairly sedentary throughout most of the day, except for the planned fitness activities they do. This sedentary lifestyle includes light walking on the job, light housekeeping, deskwork, running errands, etc. To determine the additional calorie needs of a relatively sedentary lifestyle, multiply your BMR by 1.2 to get the number of calories you need for both basic metabolic functions and light activity. If you are exercising, your body needs even more calories. To account for these calories, first divide your weekly calories burned goal (7,000 for 2#'s) by 7, which gives you the average number of calories you burn through exercise each day (1,000)**Based on a 2# loss per week** These fitness calories must be added to get your total daily calorie needs. So, add Sedentary Lifestyle Calories + Fitness Calories. So by subtracting your weight loss rate from your Total Daily Calories you will create an appropriate caloric deficit in your body, and achieve your desired weight loss. There is no reason to cut additional calories, since this has already been included in the formula. Round your final numbers to the nearest 10! If anyone needs help with calculating their caloric intake, shout out and I'll be more than happy to help.

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Posted on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 12:18

Quoting butterbll: My self by cutting out sugar,and sodas I have lost close to 20 pounds in about 7 months.A nother thing that can help is to use a cup saucer for you food instead of a plate and to eat slowly.By eating slowly and using the smaller plate It will allow you appitite and you stomach to arrive at the same time on when you are full. With the assistance of the lap band ,healthier eating,Avoiding eating lots of fried, Sugary desserts,and old fashioned exersize I hope to to lose to my Ideal goal weight of 200 pounds in a span of 3 years.

You've done well Butterbll but with the greatest respect isn't that as much down to lapband surgery as it is down to cutting out the rubbish? Not knocking what you've done, it's clearly working for you, and there is obviously a great deal of self discipline involved to get those results. But it seems fairer to give the full story if offering advice.


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Posted on Tue, Aug 19, 2008 15:54

My self by cutting out sugar,and sodas I have lost close to 20 pounds in about 7 months.A nother thing that can help is to use a cup saucer for you food instead of a plate and to eat slowly.By eating slowly and using the smaller plate It will allow you appitite and you stomach to arrive at the same time on when you are full. With the assistance of the lap band ,healthier eating,Avoiding eating lots of fried, Sugary desserts,and old fashioned exersize I hope to to lose to my Ideal goal weight of 200 pounds in a span of 3 years.


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Posted on Tue, Aug 19, 2008 07:11

Ladies, thank you for expressing interest in this topic. To some of us being overweight to any degree has been a life long battle. Amuseme I think it is fantastic that you broke down caloric intake mathematically. I think that is something most people do not comprehend - How much of what type of exercise do I have to do in order to loose how much weight. I actually bought a book last year that broke down this formula. It is golden. It even broke down how many calories you will burn based on what type of exercise you were doing and for how long. Stannosstacy's I am on the level with you as my greatest issue is portion control too. When I look at something simple like what a serving size of say orange juice is (8 fluid ounces ) and what the calories are it amazed me because there were times I'd have about 6 glasses of orange juice throughout the day. I most likley racked up approx 600 calories in the day just from juice ! Pattyann, I (we) are most definitley interested in your accomplishments. I am not a runner or gym type person, but I can walk and walk so I think that is a great accomplishment and I am glad to hear you are seeing results ! Blondegurl4you and Limeade, we have been through it all. Tried all the newest fads, heck I'm sure if they told us to hold our breath and hop on one leg we'd try it if we could loose 10 pounds while hopping ! The main consistancy I see in successful diets is the following : Get familiar with reading the labels on all food products - Bring a calculator with you to the grocery store to get an idea how much that meal would add up to. The main items to focus on are Calories, Fat and Sodium content. An average diet is 2,000 calories a day but that is also based upon a person of an average size and activity level, so you must reduce that if you are bigger or less active. Incorporate exercise into your life. Walk where possible. If you are not a gym person, or a runner or a walker a great form of exercise is DANCING ! That's right...get your sweats on and put on your favorite cd or the radio and just dance in your bedroom, shake your booty !Get down real low, throw your arms in the air and move them about. For me I start sweating like it rained on me and I get the heart rate up and I feel all my muscles working out ! Lastly like Amuseme said Lower the carbs and up the protein. That mean more lean meats, fish and signifigantly reduce the bread, pasta, rice, corn etc.. I also understand that we that have a sweet tooth need to satisfy that craving. There are lost of great low calorie desserts where you still get the flavor..Jello, fruit, popcorn, icies.


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Posted on Tue, Aug 19, 2008 06:29

Here's what works for me: Low carb, high protein diet. Eat heavy protein in the morning and afternoons - high fat is ok for short term. Keep your carb count down below 60 everyday. Eat a salad for a meal everyday. Don't skip it! Eat bun less burgers, cold cuts, raw veggies. I've posted this before, but I'll post here again, figure this formula and use it... it really does work. I lost over 100 lbs last year doing this. You literally have to alter your eating habits, but when you lose 10 lbs a week and are never hungry, it's damn well worth it. One pound of body fat equals 3,500 calories. Therefore, to drop 1 pound per week, you must create a deficit of 3,500 calories over the course of seven days, which equals 500 calories per day. To lose 2 pounds per week (3,500 calories x 2 pounds = 7,000 calories), you must cut 1,000 calories daily. Based on a 255# woman in her 30's: Height in INCHES (65) x 2.54 = 165.10 (or 1.65 CM) Weight in Kg (255) / 2.2 = 115.91 BMI is Kg weight / 1.65 = 70.25 Female BMR = (655) + (9.6 x weight in kg.) + (1.8 x height in cm.) ? (4.7 x age in years) = 1,268.92 **Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the number of calories your body needs to perform basic, everyday functions like circulating blood, digesting food, and breathing. Everyone is fairly sedentary throughout most of the day, except for the planned fitness activities they do. This sedentary lifestyle includes light walking on the job, light housekeeping, deskwork, running errands, etc. To determine the additional calorie needs of a relatively sedentary lifestyle, multiply your BMR by 1.2 to get the number of calories you need for both basic metabolic functions and light activity. If you are exercising, your body needs even more calories. To account for these calories, first divide your weekly calories burned goal (7,000 for 2#'s) by 7, which gives you the average number of calories you burn through exercise each day (1,000)**Based on a 2# loss per week** These fitness calories must be added to get your total daily calorie needs. So, add Sedentary Lifestyle Calories + Fitness Calories. So by subtracting your weight loss rate from your Total Daily Calories you will create an appropriate caloric deficit in your body, and achieve your desired weight loss. There is no reason to cut additional calories, since this has already been included in the formula. Round your final numbers to the nearest 10! If anyone needs help with calculating their caloric intake, shout out and I'll be more than happy to help.


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Posted on Tue, Aug 19, 2008 01:31

Vegas, girl...are you SURE you even need to be on this site? Gheesh! Not only are you gorgeous AND smart, but you're figure is pretty awesome, too. Pretty soon, you won't need this site anymore...--True


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Posted on Mon, Aug 18, 2008 21:30

A couple years ago I tried the Body For Life plan and lost 40lbs in 12 weeks. Unfortunately, I decided to "take a break" and have not been able to work up the momentum to stay on the plan for more than a week or so since then. This week I am going to the gym 5 days to, hopefully, prime the pump for starting BFL next week. What I've finally come to accept is that this has to be a long term lifestyle change and not an X number of weeks diet.


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Posted on Mon, Aug 18, 2008 20:34

Yes plz if u have any tips on food and exercise i would love to know i have tried patches and that tea nothing working


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Posted on Mon, Aug 18, 2008 18:04

I'm glad you brought this subject up. I have been walking these past 2 1/2 weeks now, I started on August 2nd. I have been walking just over a mile, uphill and downhill grades and have noticed a big difference in my clothes and have lost 5 pounds! I have also been cutting down on fats and eating a lot more fruits and vegetables. I am not sure yet as to what my goal is, but I am going to make this an every day routine (or try to). I have been unempolyed so I have had time to walk every day. Hopefully when I go back to work I can keep it up. I would love to share my trials and tribulations through this all if anyone else is interested.


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Posted on Mon, Aug 18, 2008 16:38

Great Idea! I am on a weight loss mission. I am getting married 2 months from today. Any tips or ideas or recipes would be great. My problem is portion control and cravings so any help is appreciated.


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