I will be brief since everyone has covered everything you need know nicely. My only tip; if you want to lose ____lbs.(boyfriends weight) right now, dump the jerk! Your spirit will thank you and so will your body. Hang in there.View Thread
Over the past 2 yrs. I have lost 37 lbs. I had a buddy, my first cousin. We'd both been blessed with the...
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Over the past 2 yrs. I have lost 37 lbs. I had a buddy, my first cousin. We'd both been blessed with the same genes! Had it not been for a buddy system, we both would both have given up when we hit the first plateau. We took 2 summers off from the dieting and tried to maintain within a couple of pounds. That was done successfully last summer and this summer. We have just got back to the basics once again and are struggling after almost 2 yrs. of this but we are determined to get a few more off. We've given ourselves a Dec. deadline. She counted points, I counted carbs. A dieter needs to understand how their body works and what food they put in their mouth matters. For the first time in many many years my bad cholesterol is the lowest it has ever been and my blood sugar is normal too even though I am not diabetic. We stayed in contact every day through emailing to support each other. We rejoiced with each other when one of us lost a pound but we were also there for each other to encourage each other to stay on track or to get back on track. We know we could never have done it without each other. We did it the difficult way....we did it on our own (no expensive diet club) watched what went into our mouths, putting one foot in front of the other for exercise, NO meds (they are a temporary fix) as there is no magic pill, and whole lot of perseverence and encouragement from each other and journalling. If we are unable to lose anymore, then we both realize that our bodies are trying to tell us that is where they want to remain. I am 64 and am within 10 lbs. of where I was when we got married 44 years ago. Anyone CAN do this, we did. The amount of time (2 yrs.) was lengthy and certainly not easy to keep motivated when our metabolism was so slow but we did it because of each other being there for us....View Thread
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Make half of every plate fruits or vegetables. Eat them first, drink a large glass of water and wait a few minutes. Then eat the rest of the meal. Always leaves me full with fewer calories and I've lost 30 pounds and maintained it for 5 years.View Thread
In the past we had a Diet Club FAQ: we frequently referred newcomers to it-because it had some great tips, ideas for getting started, and information on just how diet clubs at WebMD work.
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I can easily get into a habit of buying ramen and eating it. As a processed food-this can truly be one of the worst. High fat and high sodium-on the other hand super inexpensive.
What I do instead is buy pasta-preferably a whole grain or one of the high fiber/high protein pastas and cook it up. It really doesn't take longer. I generally make the whole box at one time-store the rest in the refrigerator and either eat as cold sesame noodles or a light pasta-or add a bit of broth and eat it as a ramen type noodle soup.
Helpful hint-learned from someone who worked in food service at one point-best way to reheat pasta is to run it under hot water in the colander.View Thread
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