What you say about buffets....well I like to get healthy eating and weightloss tips from everyone. I think we are all different and have to find our own ways to do this. We also, need to tweak it from time to time or we will just go back to our old ways.
You said you did the re-pounding thing. How are you with that aspect?
There is a photo of me on vacation from when I was over 30 lbs. heavier (it's on fridge). At the time I thought I looked pretty good. I went on this journey to help my knees and get control over my out of control eating.
Now I look at that photo and know I look better now and my knees are better. Having control over my eating......well priceless!
I like seeing that photo! I am no longer that person.
Good for you to pay attention to that 7. It would be real easy to say "what the heck" and just stop trying.
I really appreciate your honesty and sharing your process. That is what this board is all about.
All I know is I can't go to far off/away from my healthy eating plan. I recently read about the term "weekender" where people give themselves permission to go off their healthy eating on weekends. Well, that is what I would do. Seriously, I could/would pack on 6 lbs.! Then, come Monday, I would have to work through the week only to try to lose that weekend gain.
Now, that I, for the most part adhere to healthy eating and some exercise on the weekend, my weight is much much more consistent.
This took awhile for me to put into practce. Also, too stop eating when I feel full. Now this sounds like something we all do, but it took me practice to actually STOP eating when I feel full.
Have a great run!
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I really agree with you on the protein shake thing.
I started by getting the powder shakes when I was trying to pass a fitness test and was struggling. A person who was a active cyclist told me to try the protein shakes to re-build my muscles. It worked because I would drink those shakes mixed with water between meals and had the strength to give me the extra I needed to pass that necessary fitness test.
Now, I add protein powder (vanilla) to cooked oatmeal. Then add fruit, wheat germ flax seed.
I purchase all flavors of the whey protein powder to make smoothies. I use frozen bananas and other frozen fruit. I freeze yogurt or use ff milk. I also use ground flax seed. I use chocolate almond milk, too (I freeze some in ice cube tray). Add chocolate protein powder to the chocolate almond smoothies.
That is what these boards are for to share. Keep sharing.
Thanks for giving us the "skinny" LOL on the 17 Day Diet.
Dr. Phil is promoing this on a series he doing. He selected some people to go on this diet. Only, he is having meals (chef prepared) delivered to their homes and free gym memberships with personal trainers.
Who wouldn't/couldn't lose weight with ALL that help!!
But, now here is the real deal....."after the party" and when on their own.......MAINTENANCE time.
I do think there are some good tips in the info. I read. My issue is self control/portion control. I have been learning to develop more control this past year.Also making exercise a regular part of my life.
Really if books help a person to lose unwanted/unhealthy weight that is good.
P.S. I am taking the healthy lifestyle approach.View Thread