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Old April 23rd, 2005, 01:37 PM
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Default 40 lbs by Sept 2005

Anyone want to join me?
I am cruising Sept 10th and would like to be about 40lbs thinner by then.
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Old April 25th, 2005, 07:41 AM
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I'm in.We cruise Sept.18 in Alaska.Was thinking of Atkins or low carb.Also might join Gym.All i know is none of my good clothes fit from last cruise 2 years ago.My wife looks great but i'm packing an extra 40 to 50 LBS.
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Old April 26th, 2005, 11:38 PM
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Hey everyone! I don't get to cruise this year since we're adopting a new baby but Sept. 10 is my Birthday so I'm in! 40 pounds would put me almost to my goal. I'm doing Southbeach for the most part and have already lost 30 pounds. Tried low fat/high carb for years and put on weight every time, but I know everyone's body works differently.

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Old April 27th, 2005, 08:31 AM
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I am in! We cruise Spet. 24th. I just joined a gym and got a trainer for four sessions!!
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Old April 27th, 2005, 08:33 AM
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oh - and my trainer says to eat as much protein in the day as the weight you WANT to be.

For instance: If you want to be 140 - eat 140 grams of protein...

Less carbs and more protein and working out should make you lose weight. She has lost a ton and is down from 270 to whatever her weight is now but she looks fantastic!
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Old April 27th, 2005, 10:52 AM
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40 off is my goal too. I have baby weight ugh. Working out 7 days a week. Run/walking 7 days and lifting 4.
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Old April 27th, 2005, 10:55 AM
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Wow, that's alot of protein. The low carb books I use say to divide that number by half as your minimum. Good to know that they're still talking lower carb in the fitness world. It's certainly helped me to feel better and lose 30 pounds.

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Old April 27th, 2005, 11:06 PM
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Okay I'm in too! I cruise September 25th and want to lose at least 40lbs. How and what do we do?? I've already lost 11 in the last three weeks. Trying to combine weight watchers and being sensible. ie.. smaller portions, stopping eating three hours before bed time and the biggie.....NO SODA!! I work a full time and part time job so I try to squeeze in 3 days at the gym but I'm not always successful. Happy cruising, Jill
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Old April 27th, 2005, 11:13 PM
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Jill- you should grab a pedometer and aim for 10,000 steps a day if you can't make it to the gym. I bought a cheapie at Walmart for $4 and used it while I was caring for my Grandma the first 4 months of this year. Some days I got closer to 15-16,000 and some days I was walking laps around my house to get the 10K but I'm convinced it's why I was able to deal with all that stress, not eat the best and still maintain and then eventually lose 4 pounds.

With two jobs you'll probably be surprised at how quickly you rack up steps. Supposedly, BTW, 10,000 is the same as 30 minutes of cardio.

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Old April 29th, 2005, 11:01 AM
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Ok I'm in too. Goals are to lose 55 lbs total. So far I'm down 15 in about 4 weeks ( ALOT of that was waterweight) .

I'm doing the 3 hour diet. You only eat 1450 calories a day to start with but you eat every 3 hours. You can eat anything but they suggest you stick with lean protein, lots and lots of veggies, and whole grain foods.

I eat my last meal usually about 7:30 and about 9:00 or so I can treat myself to a piece of dark chocolate.

I'm also going to the gym more-- at least 3 times week and trying to make that 4-5X.

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Old April 29th, 2005, 07:12 PM
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Great seems like we have a good group here.
I am doing Richard Simmons and exercising.
I have dropped 8 lbs in a week and a half. I know a lot of water but still makes me feel better when I look at the scale.
I think any diet works as long as you commit to it and exercise.
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Old April 30th, 2005, 10:36 PM
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this is my fourth week and I am feeling very weak!! I am also pmsing really bad. I don't know if I want to scream, yell, cry or eat. I want potato chips!!!!! Thanks for listening, if I type I can't eat. Jill
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Old April 30th, 2005, 10:38 PM
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Okay I know I'm rambling...has anyone found any good, salty, low fat, great tasting, crunchy chip substitue?? I REALLY want chips. Not just one or two either! Jill
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Old May 1st, 2005, 12:08 AM
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Jill- How brave are you? I don't eat potatoes but when I get a real craving for crackers or chips (usually it's really for the dip) I make turnip chips. I slice them very thinly, spritz with cooking spray and sprinkle them with kosher salt (I like the big piece of salt.) The I put them in the oven at about 175 or 200 and let them dry. they really taste kind of salty sweet.

Another thing I like are Terra chips, especially the mediterranean flavor. They still have some fat but are lower in calories and especially carbs than pringles.

Hang in there. Another couple of days and you'll be back to normal.

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Old May 1st, 2005, 11:14 PM
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Tami thanks for the advice. I don't think I've ever seen terra chips around here. Come to think of it I don't know if I've ever seen turnip here either. I live pretty close to the Mexican border so there isn't much cold root foods. I actually feel much better today already. Put on some shorts and helped DH uproot a LARGE cactus we had growing in the back yard. It actually filled the back of our pickup when we were done. Now all I have to do is pull all those tiny stickers out of my fingers. LOL.

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Old May 2nd, 2005, 02:51 PM
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We cruise September 3rd and I would like to lose 30 pounds before then. I have started doing Tae-boe, eating healthy and in moderation, and taking the stairs all the time (I work on the 4th floor in our building). I wore a pedometer for a while and made it to 6,000 steps; I think I will aim for 10,000 a day.
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Default Fat free & 1/2 the calories potato chips

Frito Lay has done a great job with coming up with their LIGHT potato chip line. They have flavored or plain Lays/Ruffles, or plain Tostitos, or Doritos style, and you can't tell that they are diet chips!

I have been eating better for a year now also eating small portions every three hours, and now I am also doing more cardio. Commitment is the hardest. We women want to just sit around and melt the pounds off that way. If I want to loose weight faster, I keep the three hour diet going, and wake up in the middle of the night to eat again..
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 10:42 AM
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Jill- in the scheme of things in Texas, you don't live too far from my brother. He's stationed at Ft. Hood for the moment. I'm sure he'll be back to someplace lovely like Iraq or Afghanistan in a few months.

Messy Jessy- You'll be amazed at how much keeping track of your steps really helps. I'm convinced it's why I didn't gain weight while my Grandma was in the hospital this winter. Some days I was getting 15-16,000.

Ski bunny- BEWARE of the chips made with Olestra. They can cause severe gastrointestinal upset in up to 30% of the people who eat them.

I had a rough eating weekend but I've committed to working out every day in May. I have a goal of 5 pounds for the month. That would put me to 203.

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Old May 3rd, 2005, 10:57 AM
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I'm in!!! we go to Alaska September 17th.. I started Weight Watchers 4 weeks ago.. Have lost 9 lbs.. tooo slow.. need to loose 20 more.. going slowwww... I have found a new food.. Called "Smart Ones", the Spagetti is soooo good!! Its pretty good size, somewhat filling.. I too wish I could find a low fat crunchy chip..
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Well I weighed yesterday...down anoter three pounds, Yeah! Shouldn't we have a regular weigh in day too?? Jill
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