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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 Tue, Dec 27, 2005 09:50

I also should ad....get your hands on every Fitness and Muscle magazine possible. They have sooo much information.

Also, if you quit smoking (I'm going on 7 months now) get yourself in an excercise program QUICK! I found that food tastes ALOT BETTER when your taste buds aren't coated with nicotine!

Eeeewww, just realized how GROSS that sounded!



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Posted on Tue, Dec 27, 2005 09:47

poohrulz_11 write:
thanks so much everyone for all of your advice.... it is a great thing when people can share what works for them... i am interested in hearing more tips and ideas... thanks pooh


FIRST AND FOREMOST.....you need to eat clean. About 85% of the time. You can have your cake and eat it too, but just a sliver (get rid of the rest of it or you'll be tempted to eat it!) and portion control is great. And eat 6 small meals a day. Keeps your metabolism burning.

I am not a fan of diets! It's just a lifestyle change. "diets" make you feel like you're depriving yourself of something. Not a good feeling.

I used to work out in the morings before breakfast (time took that away)so I work out after work and take a Bitter Orange Supplement(with the approval from my doctor FIRST!).

I lost 15 lbs the first 3 months BEFORE i took the supplements, but now it kicked in and I lost another 10 lbs in 3 weeks! I am now from a size 14 to a size 10 now.

Looking for a way to get the workout done in the mornings though. Hey, I LIKE results!

First morning workouts burn the leftover carbos stored up in your body overnight (when your body goes into fasting mode).

Your body burns up the stored carbs FIRST, and then goes into fat burning mode (which is when you WANT to do your cardio) and (at least for me) it really is effective.

I'm starting to see the "pregnancy/C-Section apron" thing go away finally!



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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 Wed, Oct 19, 2005 22:09

Main thing is you have to find what works for you! For me it's a high protien/low carb diet....and EXERCISE AND WATER! Yep can't stress that enough! I lost a significant amount of weight..and platued *argh* lol but just lost another 3.5 lbs (lowest weight Ive been in something like 15 yrs..scarey really lol) so...im over that and back on track.. but also... a GOOD NIGHTS REST. I swear by it..no less than 7 hrs a night..seriously.. it seems to help!
Main thing is you have to find what works for you! For me it's a high protien/low carb diet....and EXERCISE AND WATER! Yep can't stress that enough! I lost a significant amount of weight..and platued *argh* lol but just lost another 3.5 lbs (lowest weight Ive been in something like 15 yrs..scarey really lol) so...im over that and back on track.. but also... a GOOD NIGHTS REST. I swear by it..no less than 7 hrs a night..seriously.. it seems to help!



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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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Posted on Thu, Oct 13, 2005 17:34

Well, my best diet has been the d-diet.... divorce... you lose the weight AND the dead weight all at the same time! After my second divorce, I lost over 40 lbs. I have lost 10 lbs in the past month or so just by cutting back considerably how much I eat. I know if I were to drink more water and walk that I would lose even more. But I am happy with myself and if I lose ok... if I don't... that's ok too.



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Posted on Wed, Oct 12, 2005 05:07

The best weight loss trick I've found is sorting out why I overeat in the first place. It was prompted by divorce, which people might think would make things worse. However, facing up to all the garbage in my head finally became less painful than comfort binging.

I have along way to go but am still motivated after five months, which is four more months than my longest previous attempt!

Having realistic goals helps too. I'll always be big (discounting radical surgery on my hips) but I'll be the best I can be with what I've got.

Best of luck to anyone trying to lose weight out there. It's a heck of a lot tougher than average-sized people realise. I got sick of doctors tell me about all the "dangers" of obesity. No doctor ever had the wisdom to share the following advice... really love yourself for who you are and you'll be surprised at the results.

  


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