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Old 09-19-2013, 01:48 PM
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Well I started another diet 9-9-13. I weighed 200 lbs. By 9-13-13, I had lost 5 lbs. The weekend I splurged and weighed 197 lbs on the 17th. Now I am at 193 lbs this morning. Only 23 lbs away from the goal, but it seems so far away.
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:03 PM
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I have set a similar goal and down 20 lbs so far. I exercise more than I have in a long time (maybe since my college days). I eat better but still do a little cheating now and again.

This getting old stuff makes it harder to stay in shape, I'm battling shin splints and just started running on the treadmill a few months ago. The running is what is helping me shred the weight.

Did an insanity workout yesterday, kicked my ass. I do not know how people do that workout if they are more than 40-50lb over weight.
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:59 PM
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Hoping to lose a lot of weight as well. I'm shooting for the long run of about 70 pounds. Right now, I would like to be under 270 by the beginning of next year. My initial weigh-in was about 307 three weeks ago, and today I weighed-in at 299. Not bad for me. I have not been under 300 for more than a day or two since the twins were born, so today was a big accomplishment. I've been hovering around 305 to 310 for the last year.

My only change so far is diet. I basically cut out carbohydrates. Paleo/Ketogenic diet, or something like that.

I walk the kids for about 30-40 minutes most mornings and that's about all the exercise that I regularly do.

Hopefully I'll be down another pound or two on my next weigh-in.
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Read labels ......limit yourself to 2gm of sodium per 24hrs. Helps with releasing retained water.

Move all your joints everyday, doesn't have to be a killer workout all the time.

Take your weight x 12 and eat fewer calories than that number and the weight will come off with little effort but take time.

If your main beverage is something other than water, then it will help your cause to make that change.

No eating or drinking for 10-12hrs during the night....natural fast is good for the colon and aids metabolism. Exception: water.

Quality multivitamin. You'll have to do some homework here but the dividends are worthwhile.


Lean protein....four ounces of sirloin...no salt, four ounces of tuna steak(not the canned stuff) , four ounces of salmon or cod steak...no salt but some lemon does great with fresh black pepper.

Beans.....soak them, cook them up and add a sauce of your making, even a touch of real honey from a local keeper or maple syrup , half cup is a great snack, plenty of fiber to satiate. Beans alone do not cause smelly gas, gas yes, not smelly. Its what you add to them or eat with them that causes the paint to peel.

Always have some dark green veggies, preferably leafy greens but beans/peas work well.

Like yogurt? Chobani has the high protein, 21mg per serving, least amount of added sugars.

Salt.......sea salt has 25% less sodium than table salt......big help right there.
Honey....Read up on the honey imported into the US, it is not real honey. Get honey that is locally sourced, it won't be pasteurized. Honey in commercial foods, not real honey, it's glucose.

Read labels.
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Read labels ......limit yourself to 2gm of sodium per 24hrs. Helps with releasing retained water.

Move all your joints everyday, doesn't have to be a killer workout all the time.

Take your weight x 12 and eat fewer calories than that number and the weight will come off with little effort but take time.

If your main beverage is something other than water, then it will help your cause to make that change.

No eating or drinking for 10-12hrs during the night....natural fast is good for the colon and aids metabolism.

Quality multivitamin. You'll have to do some homework here but the dividends are worthwhile.
I'm quoting this before he comes back and deletes it. Very sound words here.

So is the low carb/no carb thing now called something different than Atkins? I was on that for several years, up til my dad died. I was down to 175 and holding but it was ...tough. I'm back up to 210 and have been now for a couple years. We watch what we eat, very little processed food and eat out less than once a week. We do several 5K's a year to give us goals and keep us moving.

Good luck!
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I'm quoting this before he comes back and deletes it. Very sound words here.
Very good advice right there. Spot on Woody!
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Well I started another diet 9-9-13. I weighed 200 lbs. By 9-13-13, I had lost 5 lbs. The weekend I splurged and weighed 197 lbs on the 17th. Now I am at 193 lbs this morning. Only 23 lbs away from the goal, but it seems so far away.

Didn't mean to hijack the thread man, just offering and experience.
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Didn't mean to hijack the thread man, just offering and experience.
Advice is always welcomed. Thanks.
For breakfast I have been eating grits plain or regular cornflakes with 2% milk. For morning snack a banana, apple, watermelon, or some kind of fruit. For lunch a salad with fat free dressing or sardines or jack mack with five crackers. Then I try to eat a small supper before 4:30. I drink only water and take a complete multivitamin. Weigh 192.6 this morning. Haven't exercised any yet. Stepping over three baby gates and going back and forth all day is some exercise I guess.
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Last time I had any success I cut carbs and sugars and salt back and ate lots of protein, so basically I cut out chips, cereals and any kind of junk food like potato chips and just ate sensible portions.

That was before I had kids though. Now the biggest challenge is resisting the urge to eat the food that they turn their noses up at. Weight loss is working fine for my boys: they're both in the 25th percentile for weight and have LOTS of energy.
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