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Old 10-26-2011, 01:25 PM   #501
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I am having really hard time with my weight lately. I've gain probably 10 pounds and I do not feel comfortable carrying it.

When people say "have an apple to curb your appetite", well if I have an apple my appetite only gets bigger. Think I need help. Or I will be a huge blob in no time.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:26 PM   #502
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... I lost 125lbs and since they see me smaller they want to be healthy as well.
Wow, good for you. No, great for you. Tell us more, how did you do it.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:50 PM   #503
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I am having really hard time with my weight lately. I've gain probably 10 pounds and I do not feel comfortable carrying it.

When people say "have an apple to curb your appetite", well if I have an apple my appetite only gets bigger. Think I need help. Or I will be a huge blob in no time.
Do not give up! Start drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day, that helped me get started. We all will have setbacks. Start with small steps: walk around the block this afternoon. It's a lifestyle change that will make you feel better.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:02 AM   #504
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Thank you Simon, one of my big problems - not enough sleep. Walking is not going to happen, simply becasue of my schedule. I can check here as much as I want becasue I am on PC all day and nobody knows what is on my second monitor. BUt to leave office is nearly impossible in my 15 minut break. I'll try ther watter thoughj. I am really bad about it. I have to forth (or is it force?) my self to drink.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:22 AM   #505
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I'm doing fine with the water part...but getting up and moving is a problem. Since I quit smoking, I no longer take breaks that get me outside for a walk.
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:05 PM   #506
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im cooking more at home and trying to teach my kids eating out is a treat not something that u have to eat everyday. I let my kids help me with some stuff and they like that because they are very involved. I lost 125lbs and since they see me smaller they want to be healthy as well.
That's great keep going like that :)

I've recently helped my dad to lose weight.
Little by little, I spent a few months in France at their place so I started right away.
First, I was in charge of its meal and of what was in the fridge (no tentations, no eating) I made him what he liked, even pastries, but everything was in small quantities. "Slowcarbs" like pasta or bread at everymeal. I just tried to make him reduce the amount of food he was having. Then he started to lose a lot at first, so he got motivated.
Little by little I added more vegetables. Sometimes just a salad (big one) for dinner. Always a dessert (to complete his apetite) Now I've left France but he kept going on that same behaviour : Just reducing quantities, and drinking sparkling water (he doesn't like regular one) and he lost almost 70 pounds already. Slowly (because we started in April) but it works.
And he doesn't feel on a diet at all.
At first he complained " what ! that's ridiculous so few pastas" but after the dessert he wasn't hungry anymore. And if he gets hungry during the day he has 2 things he knows he can eat/have : orange juice, and hard boiled eggs, as a snack.

Having me caring may have helped. But my sister did the same on her own, with a lot of sports and she lost 85pounds already.
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:21 PM   #507
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Thank you Simon, one of my big problems - not enough sleep. Walking is not going to happen, simply becasue of my schedule. I can check here as much as I want becasue I am on PC all day and nobody knows what is on my second monitor. BUt to leave office is nearly impossible in my 15 minut break. I'll try ther watter thoughj. I am really bad about it. I have to forth (or is it force?) my self to drink.
Can you walk before or after work, Charlie? Or break it into chunks? 10 minutes here and there. I try to get in at least 30 minutes a day and also have a recumbent bike/rowing machine for when the weather's bad. Walking really helps me to keep the pounds from creeping up!
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:39 PM   #508
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Thank you Simon, one of my big problems - not enough sleep. Walking is not going to happen, simply becasue of my schedule. I can check here as much as I want becasue I am on PC all day and nobody knows what is on my second monitor. BUt to leave office is nearly impossible in my 15 minut break. I'll try ther watter thoughj. I am really bad about it. I have to forth (or is it force?) my self to drink.
I do know what you mean. At first it was tough for me to get enough water in too. My biggest thing is I don't drink that much of anything. But, once I started making myself drink 8 glasses of water it really helps fill me up.Putting a couple of drops of peppermint extract in the water helped me. When it's ice cold peppermint water it goes down pretty well.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:50 PM   #509
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I am having really hard time with my weight lately. I've gain probably 10 pounds and I do not feel comfortable carrying it.

When people say "have an apple to curb your appetite", well if I have an apple my appetite only gets bigger. Think I need help. Or I will be a huge blob in no time.

I use a whole grapefruit as a snack to curb my appetite. The time it takes me to peel it and then eat it sort of stretches out the process and seems more satisfying than many other types of snack.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:16 PM   #510
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I quit smoking 14 July. I knew I would gain some weight. I have already gained 20 lbs and I needed to lose about 10 when I quit.
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