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Old 03-29-2009, 01:13 AM   #1
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Lightbulb I Want to Lose Some Weight

helloo my name its liz , i need alot of advise from someone that can understand my problem i dont know how to eat healthy,it seems hard for me to stop eating fast food.Even doe i stooped chips & soda for about 3week, i cant loose the weigth.i try not eating heavy after 7pm.i try to eat cereal if iam really hungry.I move alot at work ex.walking. i drink water not as much but alot more then before.Before my meals were big and i could of ate 2 or 3 bags of chips a day & maybe finish a 2litter soda,[like 6 slides of pizza once a week],just big plates.So as now i do eat pizza but 1 or 2 slides.i keep on trying to loose weigth but it seems hard.My weigth is 238lbs if i believe my weight now its 235lbs,lost 3pounds seens i stoped eating big-plates and this was in a year because on may.2008 i was about 205lbs.Its super hard because for me a little efford means alot i dnt have much advise at home.soo if anyone can reply ill be very thankfull...[[i have a big stomach iam 5'7 238lbs]]


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Old 03-29-2009, 02:23 AM   #2
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ANY BODY ...ideas ??? comments please anything can help!!!

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Old 03-29-2009, 06:07 AM   #3
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The answer is painfully obvious - you must exercise more and
eat less - perhaps joining weight watchers will get you some
moral support.
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:51 AM   #4
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Hi Liz,
Your gonna have to learn how to eat healthier. I'm going through the same thing. I reached a real low in my life health wise and had to make the decision to take control of my health and stop looking for easy ways out. I started about 4 weeks ago and the main thing is no fast food, limit your red meat, lots and lots of vegetables. I found that roasting my vegetables brings on a whole new flavor. Next no soda, I had no problem giving that up since I rarely drank it anyway. Lots and lots of water. I keep a gallon of water in the frige all the times and I usually drink a gallon a day. I also drink a huge glass of water before each meal, it makes me feel full faster when I eat. You say your down to 2 slices of pizza a week, that is 2 slices too much! No pizza and no potato chips. Next and this is very important is to find some sort of support system, either a close friend or as mike in brooklyn suggests join weight watchers.
My most difficult thing is exercise, I hate it! Right now I am walking in the evenings after dinner with my son.I can only do about 15 -20 minutes due to bad back, knees, etc., but in about a month my pool will be open again and I walk in the pool. In water I can walk over an hour without pain due to the support of the water holding my afloat. If you have a pool or know someone near by who would allow you to use theirs a few times a week I think you would enjoy that.
All in all it's up to you to make the decision to take control and do this for the long haul. It's all about eating healthier and the weight lose will come along with it. As I mentioned I started 4 weeks ago and have lost 15 pounds and am already feeling better about myself. Remember you always can come to Discuss Cooking for support if you need advise or just to chat.
You can even PM me if you'd like, I check in on DC quite often through out the day. Good luck and keep us posted. - getoutamykitchen
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:11 AM   #5
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You are going to have to get tough with yourself, just as I am having to do.
I do want to ask, how old are you?
Being a female and now being 40, I have found it harder to get the weight off. I am walking a mile a day, 3 a day on Sat and Sun and eating more, but, it's fruits and veggies in small quantities to keep the metabolism going. Stop the sodas and drink water. Find a flavored water that you like. It really helps. I hated water and started drinking the tropical fruit Fruit20 and I really loved it. Stop any candy and such too. Chips are not good at all. Get something like dry cereal instead and watch how much you're eating.
Good luck!!
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:54 AM   #6
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I too, have recently come to terms with the fact that I need to lose weight. I started WW three weeks ago and so far, having the meetings and guidelines have been very helpful. I've lost 5 lbs in 3 weeks and I'm the type of person who has ZERO willpower. I can't resist the good stuff (chocolate, pizza, etc).

If you really want to lose weight, you have to give up some of the things you indulge in, exercise and eat a healthier diet. There is no quick fix.

The number one thing I would recommend is to start your day with a healthy breakfast. It sets the base for your whole day and its importance can't be overstated. I eat a smoothie (loaded with FF yogurt, frozen fruit, soy milk, protein powder) and a piece of whole grain toast every morning OR I have an egg white/veggie scramble with fruit.

I don't keep many sweets in the house, I try to avoid temptation. Switch to diet soda and make it a sometimes drink, don't drink it daily. Replace the pizza with lean protein and veggies. Try small changes until you are ready to do more.

Good luck!
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:23 AM   #7
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I am not a fan of WW at all. I know it works for some, but not for all. It's also painfully expensive in my opinion. I was watching Food Network Friday and they were advertising the 50 Million Pound Challenge and it looks interesting. It's free and you can start with cyber support and not have to go anywhere.

Another site to check is the actual Food Network site's Healthy Eating section. There are definitely people here who can give you tips but those sites will help too.
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:27 AM   #8
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I found success with the Sonoma diet, it is a Mediterranean style diet, great food choices without feeling deprived. It also has a cookbook.
There are lots of "diets" out there, so look for one that YOU will like. A support system is also important. One can find that at WW, or online communities.
Good luck!

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Old 03-29-2009, 11:42 AM   #9
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Hi Liizz - I feel sure more people will respond today. We do have members from all around the world, but, I'd say a large majority are here in the U.S. Your post, at 1:13 AM, was made while most of our members were asleep

When it comes to losing weight we all really know what to do. Only I, only you, only "pick a name" HAS to have the willpower to do it. No one can make you have that willpower. Obviously, chips, soda, junk food, fast food...all of it has to go. You could do the one day a week "cheat day". That works for lots of people. On that one day you don't watch as closely, but, that doesn't mean you gorge either. You may have a couple slices of pizza, or a burger...but, only on that one day a week.

You just need to look for recipes now. Go to a Barnes & Noble, or other bookstore, and browse a few cookbooks that have healthier lifestyle recipes. Healthier recipes are still full of flavor.

Ultimately, only you can control what you eat. You have to make the decision to start eating healthier.

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Old 03-29-2009, 02:39 PM   #10
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Loosing weight is as simple as eating fewer calories than you burn. The USDA has a good resource for figuring what we should be eating. You will be surprised by the results. It is called MyPyramid and it is the new version of the old food pyramid. You enter in your age, weight, height, sex and amount of exercise you get. It then calculates your balanced diet based on that information. If you increase your exercise, you should lose weight. I know all this because I recently completed an article called How to Get Rid of Stomach Fat. Read that if you would like, it has a lot more info than I have provided here. Or search for MyPyramid on Google. Good luck.

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