Posted February 23rd, 2012, 10:42 AM
Rockapulco, wow -good job! And good advice. Did you use a group/attend meetings or lose the weight all on your own? I've recently lost about 40 lbs - since early Nov., and now would like to lose that much more. I need some accountability as I've gotten sloppy with my counts etc. I am a food addict, but sugar is my real nemesis. As long as I stay away from it, my cravings aren't too bad. I try to walk 2 miles a day and have just added some kettlebell weight training 3 days a week. We'll see how it goes.
OceanDreaming2, funny I know it sounds backwards, but I always lose a few pounds on a cruise, so I just need to cruise more
I'd love to join you in this never ending quest to lose and maintain weight loss. I started a diet on Dec 26,2011 and lost the weight I wanted to, but now to keep it off... I counted EVERY calorie I ate , weighed every ounce of food and the lbs. came off. I lost 120 lbs-AMAZING!. I was a 3x , now a 12 ! WOO HOO. I would love to join you in this battle, my advise is to buy a food scale and then a bathroom scale and weigh yourself and everything you eat everyday. I started bike riding- at first I was able to go about 10 blocks before my legs felt tired. Now I can ride MILES. Don't expect sudden changes- I lost 2 -3 lbs weekly and in a year it was a new me!
I start each day with weighing myself(in my thinnest nightgown lol) and then plan the day's meals. Always plan dinner and dessert first. You will ALWAYS eat dinner + I always want something sweet at night so I plan ahead. I was eating lean cuisine or similar everyday for lunch but now I am sick of them so i eat salad or sandwiches on lite bread. I weigh 1 oz of potato chips and take them to work as a snack with lunch. Never eat out of the bag. I write down everything I eat. I eat whatever I want as long as I can count it. Cake ? OK but not from a bakery- can't count it. I buy packaged cake and read calorie count and # of servings. Lets do this together ! I'm tired of doing this alone, I'd love some diet buddies !!! Fran
Wow! Great stories and attitudes to both of you.
I'm a Weight Watchers member and led meetings for 10 years (just "retired" the end of January). For those 10 years, I never weighed more than my goal weight (in fact, at one point I was 20 lb. under that goal) but now I'm dangerous close to the number and I don't like the way I feel or look. I'm afraid I'll lose the accountability by not being as involved with meetings. I attended my old meeting Tuesday and it felt almost surreal.
Anyway, I know I'm not supposed to, but I weigh myself every morning and today I was down some from yesterday. It's a nice feeling. Portion control, journalling and support are the key ingredients to any weight loss plan.
We can do it!
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