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Posted on Mon, Oct 10, 2005 16:16

well, from May 3rd til
August 2nd of this year I lost 38 pounds by running my azz off at a new job. lol...haven't been weighed since, but know I have lost more. Will keep you posted. I am a Bakery/Cafe Manager, go figure. With a job there you would think I would gain weight not lose it.

  


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Posted on Sun, Dec 11, 2005 21:03

Drinking water is a huge help. I have one of those 5 gallon water coolers at home which may seem silly for a single person, but it's actually way less expensive than individual bottles and I drink tons more water when it's right there and ice cold.

Another help is using a pedometer, you know one of those little things that shows how far you've walked or ran? It doesn't need to be fancy, just one that shows how many steps you take, how far you've gone and how many calories you've burned. You can buy a good one for under $8 anywhere that sells sporting goods including your local w @l m @ r t. Use it to see how far you walk on a daily basis and each day challenge yourself to go a bit further than the day before, even if that means just parking a bit further away from the office or taking the stairs versus the elevator. If you get one that shows calories, it's a good way to get an idea of exactly how much activity it takes to work off that candy bar or soda you've been craving as a snack.



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Posted on Thu, Oct 20, 2005 09:02

What a wonderful way to share successful tips! Thank you all for sharing ..I became plus size as a result of long term steroid use prescribed by my physician..its hard to loose weight while taking them and although they tried unsuccessfully to take me off them ..they cause weight gain..bloating and a round face..and can cause adrenal failure too which in coming off too fast happened to me..so back on I went this spring for another year of slow withdrawal.hopefully successful this time..I lost 97lbs of what they had put on me from Jan to May of this year..actually how that happened was the doctors told me to quit eating saturated fats..that apparently had caused an autoimmune reponse in my body which was why I was put on them in the first place..I had to stop dieting (was loosing too fast) when I fell over my roomates dog this summer and broke three ribs and sprained my back.Healed now I need to get back in the swing of things..What they did tell me..medically ..if your body cant assimialate saturated fats..that coupled with medication will put on weight and cause medical problems..they limited me to chicken, pork and vegetables and fruit and the weight came off pretty quickly ..I still have four sizes to go ..and am short..so am still a plus size..I dont know if this will help anyone or not ..I just thought I'd share..I need to drink water too..its a good sugesstion..its tough to stay disciplined daily particularly in the excercise department when it snows..I've had four knee surgeries also and it very much limits the type of excercise you can do without aggravating that issue over again..I wish you all great success...and what matters is whats in the heart..I've spent most of my life petite..but I'm still the same me I was then now..just with a different cover for the time being...I'll be cheering you on girls..
What a wonderful way to share successful tips! Thank you all for sharing ..I became plus size as a result of long term steroid use prescribed by my physician..its hard to loose weight while taking them and although they tried unsuccessfully to take me off them ..they cause weight gain..bloating and a round face..and can cause adrenal failure too which in coming off too fast happened to me..so back on I went this spring for another year of slow withdrawal.hopefully successful this time..I lost 97lbs of what they had put on me from Jan to May of this year..actually how that happened was the doctors told me to quit eating saturated fats..that apparently had caused an autoimmune reponse in my body which was why I was put on them in the first place..I had to stop dieting (was loosing too fast) when I fell over my roomates dog this summer and broke three ribs and sprained my back.Healed now I need to get back in the swing of things..What they did tell me..medically ..if your body cant assimialate saturated fats..that coupled with medication will put on weight and cause medical problems..they limited me to chicken, pork and vegetables and fruit and the weight came off pretty quickly ..I still have four sizes to go ..and am short..so am still a plus size..I dont know if this will help anyone or not ..I just thought I'd share..I need to drink water too..its a good sugesstion..its tough to stay disciplined daily particularly in the excercise department when it snows..I've had four knee surgeries also and it very much limits the type of excercise you can do without aggravating that issue over again..I wish you all great success...and what matters is whats in the heart..I've spent most of my life petite..but I'm still the same me I was then now..just with a different cover for the time being...I'll be cheering you on girls..



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Posted on Sun, Oct 16, 2005 16:42

Poohrulz,
Here's what I've learned so far, hope it helps:
1) Exercise, exercise, exercise! I lost more than 60 pounds ten years ago by making sure I worked out for half an hour 5 times a week. I lost another 17 pounds last year by adding a one-hour cardio with weights class. Unfortunately, I injured my knee and had to reduce my exercise and gained back the 17 pounds. As my knee improves I'm trying to get back to my 3 - 4 hours of exercise per week.

The advantages are: I have lots of energy, improved metabolism, more calm and positive attitude and my brain works better. And guys love the muscle tone!

2) Lots of water! You'll find that the more you drink, the more you need. I find that exercise encourages you to drink more water too.

Advantages: clear skin, better metabolism, and your brain works better.

3) Lots of fruits and veggies. This is sometimes hard for me, as I'm still a world-class carboholic. But I do my best to stock up, because they both prevent and solve a lot of body problems.

Advantages: improved metabolism, more energy, protection from disease.

4) Eat more healthy protein. For years I thought meat was fattening. I've since learned that healthy (low fat, unprocessed) meats and fish in reasonable proportions (approximately 1/3 of each meal, and in servings no larger than your palm) are essential for good health and weight loss.

Advantages: Protein is essential if you work out, especially with weights, as it rebuilds your muscles after the exercise breaks them down. Again, most guys love tight skin and muscle tone and it looks great in clothes!



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