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Natural Health => Weight & Fitness => : WithLoveAndJoy October 19, 2006, 04:42:44 AM

: Weight Loss Support/Accountability Group
: WithLoveAndJoy October 19, 2006, 04:42:44 AM
Hey all!

I know that without accountability/support, I have a difficult time sticking with any weight loss plans.  I also know that I would like to lose about 20 lbs and keep them off.

So, I was wondering if anyone else would like to be a part of a weight loss accountability/support group?  Hopefully we can compare notes and help each other reach our goals.

Anyone else with me?
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: DaddysHelpmeet October 19, 2006, 06:54:25 AM
I am very interested..Just let me know how things work..I need some help that is for sure. I am only 5'3 and I am about 40 pounds over weight. So, I am looking forward to any help available.

Tanya
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: mexmarr October 19, 2006, 07:17:20 AM
Here is an idea.  Each person's goal, needs, etc are very different.  Maybe whoever wants to take part could post a list of their specific goals.  Then once a week each person has to post again and specify how it is going, note any weight loss (or gain  :-X ) , mention any successes or failures.  Just knowing that I would have to post my failures would be enough motivation for me to not cheat!

Last week I would have jumped at the chance to have accountability to help me loose these last 15 lbs.  But Since I am now pregnant, my weight will be on its way up ;).

All the posts could be right here on this thread. Who ever wanted to could jump in whenever they wanted.  I imagine that it would be kinda hard to keep strict accountability, but each person could just be in charge of making sure they post eack week, and if they don't.... well, it would just be their loss.

I gor this idea from another forum, and it worked for them.
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: Christal October 19, 2006, 07:27:04 AM
These ideas sound great.  This is what I am looking for.  My husband has tried to hold me accountable but his approach is "You want to do it, just do it, what's the problem?  Why can't you leave the sweets laying on the counter and not eat them?"  >:( 

I want to loose 35 to 40 pounds and try to do my Beverly Exercise 5 days a week.  Beverly has a 30 minute program M-F on one of the SkyAngel channels.  She is in her 60s but can out do me on ab work even when I have stuck with it for a month or two.  I usually notice a slimmer appearance in just a couple of weeks with her program.  I also want to change my diet to get rid of yeast, so no sugar.

I think I should post at least weekly and more often if I am struggling.  Maybe we could also help those who slip up and don't post by sending a PM to let them know we are thinking of them.  :)
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: WithLoveAndJoy October 19, 2006, 07:32:32 AM
I agree, Mexmarr.  I think that the best way for us to do this would be for every person individually to decide what method they will use to lose weight, how much they will exercise, and how much weight they would like to lose.

I would like to restrict this thread to discussing ongoing weightloss goals/progress.  If you would like to find out what method might be best for you, we probably want to post that in a different thread, so that this thread will stay on goal.

Ok, so here is my tentative plan.

I would like to lose 20 lbs.

I work full time, so I know some of you will groan at this, I am going to do the slim fast plan with 2 shakes per day (breakfast/lunch) and a sensible dinner until the middle of November.

Starting in the middle of November I will switch my diet to a lo-carb diet.  I will allow myself to enjoy, in moderation, Thanksgiving and Christmas treats, but restrict them to the day of or the occasional special event.

Excercise will be mainly walking, with my goal to be walking 2.5 miles per day, four days per week.

This is my first post.  I will post back once a week with my progress on these goals and a confession of any deviations from the plan.   ;)

Christal, I agree, some PM encouragement might be just the trick for some of us to keep going!

Who else is with me?
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: Bari October 19, 2006, 08:29:36 AM
I was just looking over my No Greater Joy magazine today and saw this web site.  Yes, I would like an accountability group.  I have dieted or not dieted all my life and it always worked better with some kind of weigh in or check in.  I do have a program that works best for me.  It is Dr. McDougall which is a high fiber, low fat diet.   I have a hundred pounds to lose.  I am 5' 2" a 43 year old, stay at home mom.   I want to be healthy to see my children grow up.  I guess I could just put in a post every week to tell you if I am at 1 through 10 as far as staying on and what might be some setbacks for me as I go.  Then I might weigh myself once a month and give the progress of that since once a week weigh ins make me a little crazy.  If that would all work, I could set some realistic goals for every month and let you know (and I would love to see how others are doing also) how I am doing.  I hope this may be what I need to get going.  Thank you for thinking of it.
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: luvbnamom October 19, 2006, 09:21:05 AM
Count me in!  I won't say how much I want to lose  :-[, but I can sure use the support!  I have a LONG road to reach my goal and I look forward to having support/accountability to keep me on my toes!!

I am currently doing a low-carb diet.  No sugar!  Water Cure!  (Praying for healing from PCOS!  Have heard low-card diet is good!) 

I started walking 1mile daily.  I'm hoping to up that to a 2 mile walk in November!  Also, am wanting to add a new breathing exercise video I just found.  I might throw that in every other day starting tomorrow!!! 



~Becca
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: berthday October 19, 2006, 09:37:36 AM
HELLO!!!
Well this sounds so interesting!
 I need to lose 25 more lb's. In the past 10 months I have lost 20 lb's. So my goal is to keep on keeping on ! low Glycemic,WATER,and trying to do some tabeo 3 times a week.  It really is a struggle BUT I feel so much better when I eat healthy and exercise! So yes count me in. I will try to post every week. THANKS
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: nursegirl October 19, 2006, 10:00:59 AM
"Count me in, too!" I say as I eat a double-decker chocolate chip cookie (don't ask).   ;D  Seriously, I've done very well for about 4 weeks on the South Beach diet, and lost 11 pounds in that time.  I've not done well for about the last week. 

Anywho, my goal is to lose another 60 pounds.  I need to stay away from sugar and refined carbs.  Late at night is my worst time; I am seriously tempted then.  It should be a great motivation to have to post my mistakes. 

Remember, girls, (and myself!) nothing tastes as good as thin feels!!!

Sarah
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: patp October 19, 2006, 10:10:37 AM
Count me in.  I need to lose about 35 lbs.  I eat really pretty healthy, but don't get any exercise.  My goal will be to exercise at least five days a week. 

I love the idea of accountability!!  When do we start?
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: Beth in Idaho October 19, 2006, 10:51:14 AM
What a great idea! I have lost 35 lbs since march...about 1000 calories a day...but since about Aug I have had a hard time continueing and with trying to eat healthier...ie..making my own bread and eating coconut oil...I think I am up a bit....Would like to lose another 25lbs...
I do try to strength train.....I broke my knee shattered really two yrs ago and have had a couple surgeries and it is put back together with nuts and bolts...so exercise is tough for me...as is walking in general...So hoping to figure out a way to exercise and get back to losing weight...for me it is so easy to gain....Beth in Idaho
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: jjswan October 19, 2006, 11:17:44 AM
I'd be in.  I want to lose 20 lbs.  And I have no will power and need accountablitliy.
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: berthday October 23, 2006, 01:40:07 AM
SOOOOOOO, This week was not good!! I did not exercise and my weight stayed the same( go figure). Am starting afresh this week. You know if we all prayed for each other it would probably go a lot smoother!!
Thanks
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: WithLoveAndJoy October 23, 2006, 02:02:02 AM
I agree, prayer might be the best thing that we can ask for.  I have been sticking pretty well to my plan, but my weight has not decreased this week.  It is important to keep persevering even though we don't see immediate results...it is that sort of giving up quickly that got me in this situation in the first place.
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: linemansgirl October 23, 2006, 02:30:37 AM
Count me in too!  I have been struggling for a little over a year now, I did lose aobut 35 lbs, but I have gained back 10 of that.  I need to lose another 70 lbs.  We plan on getting pregnant with #4 around May, so I probably won't make it before then, but I sure hope to be well on my way.  I have done this once before, after the birth of #1 I lost 111 lbs.  I was skinny for the 1st time in my life, and swore I would never go back, but here I am.  I gained 80 lbs with pregnancy #3.  I thank God every day for my slim, handsome hubby who thinks I am beautiful and loves me just the way I am.  I wasn't exactly a lightweight when we dated and married though, my wedding dress was size 18.  The thing he does love is that when I was thin I was so much more comfortable and happy with MYSELF!  I would appreciate your prayers SO much as I attempt to shut my mouth and start walking.   ;)
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: WithLoveAndJoy October 23, 2006, 02:31:47 AM
Welcome Linemansgirl.  We are glad to have you along.  :)
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: berthday October 23, 2006, 09:17:40 AM
  I have done this once before, after the birth of #1 I lost 111 lbs.  I was skinny for the 1st time in my life,


WOW!! How did you lose the 111 lbs???   You know you did it once you can do it again!! Will be praying for you ,I know how difficult it can be
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: linemansgirl October 23, 2006, 10:21:59 AM
I ate a very unhealthful 600 calories a day of white flour, sugar etc. while I was nursing.  If I only knew then what I know now.   :-\  My will power is just very weak right now.  I just need to pray, pray, pray.  I have been trying to do things the right way this time, but I am a very all or nothing person so not seeing results FAST is hard for me.  I lost the 111 in 7-8 months.  I am eating healthfully now even if I am eating too much healthy food.  I am also nursing a 15 month old.  Exercise did really help me last time, so I need to put my walking shoes on and head out the door.   
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: seeker October 23, 2006, 02:12:10 PM
I know I am coming in late, but I need this accountability, too. I would like to lose 20 pounds and fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes.  It's hard to find time to exercise with homeschooling, nursing a 5 month old, and all of the other mommy/wife things I do. I hope to begin exercising on a regular basis once I get to sleep through the night. (I guess I need to let my 5 month old in on that plan) ;) She still eats 2-3 times during the night! Needless to say, my energy level is low, because I am very sleep deprived. Right now, I will try to focus on eating healthy meals, not eating/snacking after supper, and cutting out as many sweets and processed foods as I can. The sweets are the biggest problem for me.  I will go ahead and confess that the past few days have been bad. Too many cookies and cravings. Hope you ladies are having a good week.
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: GarlicMomma October 23, 2006, 03:19:09 PM
Yes, I too would like the accountability for weight loss. I have a questions though. It seems like it would be hard to be accountable when there are so many posts everyday. It took me awhile to read what was already here.

Any ideas on how to make it a bit more personal?

Here is my story. I have been overweight for years. Last year I lost 25 pounds participating in a university calcium and weight loss connection study. Then we moved in May. Since then, I have gained back every single -sob- ounce that I worked so hard in losing last year.

So...

I am going back to where it worked for me before.

I need to lose first of all those 25 lbs again and walk everyday.

I lost weight before in the program by:
breakfast: 1 Slim Fast
mid morning snack: fruit
lunch: Slim Fast
afternoon snack: fruit + 2 TB nuts
dinner: 4 oz meat, serving of vegetables, one serving of carbs, and serving of fruit
evening snack: fruit + 2 TB nuts

And at the time of my program, I wore a pedometer. I had to walk 10,000 steps a day. That basically amounted to 5 miles. But I will be happy if I just get up and walk up and down the road a bit.

Currently I am 5'6" and weigh 224 lbs. I want to see 200 again soon like I did last year and hadn't seen before that for over a dozen years!

That is my goal....What is yours?

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: kentuckymommy October 23, 2006, 03:36:57 PM
Count me in too!

I plan to lose 40 lbs. by next July---when my baby girl turns one! We eat whole foods and I have started to workout 5 days a week--currently on an elliptical trainer. I go for 30 minutes and then cool down with 10 minutes on the treadmill or stationary bike. I am using the mommy without pounds guidelines as they are whole foods based and am trying to incorporate some NT into our eating. I plan to check- in once a week for myself and to support everyone else!

Blessings to all!
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: WithLoveAndJoy October 23, 2006, 04:00:50 PM
Yes, I too would like the accountability for weight loss. I have a questions though. It seems like it would be hard to be accountable when there are so many posts everyday. It took me awhile to read what was already here.

Any ideas on how to make it a bit more personal?


I had a thought, and maybe this won't work for everyone, but maybe we could break into smaller groups of two or three that would maybe email or private message each other in addition to posting on this thread.

I would like to be part of a smaller group/pair up.  Does anyone else think that might help them?
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: joychild24seven October 23, 2006, 04:13:03 PM
me too! me too!  ;D

This is such incredible timing. I've been struggleing the last year or so with huge sugar cravings and have absolutely been addicted to chocolate. I decided a few weeks ago that tomorrow would be the day that I would start an aggressive attack against yeast and sugar cravings/addiction in my body. I have 60 lbs to lose. This is my plan.

From October 24th to November 14th (3 weeks) I am going to eat a diet of mostly vegetables, meat, eggs, coconut oil, butter, and plain, whole milk yogurt, along with a probiotic. (This is to kill off the yeast, nourish my body, and break the cravings/addictions.)

Then I am going to slowly add back 100% whole grains, some fruit, legumes, raw honey, etc. I hope to never go back to eating candy, cookies, I would rather enjoy fruits and nuts and ww toast with butter, raw honey, and cinnomon on it.

Here are my stats.

I am 23, 5'7, 250 lbs. My goal is to make the above plan a lifestyle and to live healthier. I am also doing a very easy pilates dvd twice a week and some lifting some large baked beans cans to strengthen my arms. "She strengtheneth her arms and girdith her loins with strength" (i may have paraphrased that a little) I would like to wear a size twelve. I am very muscular so I know that I will probably never be super thin, but I want to be HEALTHY.

As for ideas... maybe we could share some of the things that really encourage us in all of our weight loss goals, also we could share why we want to do what we are doing.

My quote of the week: "self dicipline is simply knowing what you want"

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: lewisquiverfull October 23, 2006, 04:35:25 PM
My ladies group at church has done the "First Place" plan. It is not about dieting, it's about changing your whole outlook on your body to glorify God. But, one thing I REALLY liked/disliked about it. You wrote down everything you put in your mouth and you had a prayer partner who would look over your daily diet once a week. YIKES! I think if we would just read ourselves what all we put in our mouth! I know I would be sad by reading my own! Anyway, even if you don't have a prayer partner to share it with, let your husband read it. That would give me enough motivation not to pick up the candy bar!
 ;D
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: seeker October 23, 2006, 04:47:49 PM
Yes, I too would like the accountability for weight loss. I have a questions though. It seems like it would be hard to be accountable when there are so many posts everyday. It took me awhile to read what was already here.

Any ideas on how to make it a bit more personal?


I had a thought, and maybe this won't work for everyone, but maybe we could break into smaller groups of two or three that would maybe email or private message each other in addition to posting on this thread.

I would like to be part of a smaller group/pair up.  Does anyone else think that might help them?

I think that's a good idea joyfullyhis. I plan on trying to encourage everyone else when they need it, but it does seem a bit more personal to pair up. I guess we could go to the Members List and e-mail each other that way, right?
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: mamanabb October 23, 2006, 05:01:51 PM
I would love to join in on this thread as well.  My fifth baby was born in May and by her first birthday I would like to lose 20 more pounds.  I have lost about 20 so far. 
My plan

Power 90 on cold days
Walk/run on moderate/warm days 3 miles
 
Simple breakfast
Simple lunch
dinner with the family...
eating at a deficit in calories
increasing water
take my SUPERMOM's and garlic

I would be interested too in a more personal accountability as it does take quite a while to read all the posts. 

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: linemansgirl October 24, 2006, 01:55:07 AM
I think that pairing up would be a great idea!!!  Also, I would recommend the Water Cure to all who are trying to lose weight.  It helps detox your body and also helps keep you full, especially when you have to drink as many oz. as I do a day.  ::)  Right now I am 5'8" and weigh 230 lbs.  I shoot for drinking about a gallon a day.  A little bit over my quota, but I am also nursing.
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: WithLoveAndJoy October 24, 2006, 02:06:23 AM
Ok, well anyone who is wanting to pair up just post briefly here.  I would like to pair up with someone.   I understand this is not the solution for everyone, but for me I think this would help.

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: luvbnamom October 24, 2006, 02:41:00 AM
I would love to pair up with someone/or a few someones.  I am 5'9" and am 300lbs.  :-[  Actually, I think I am a under, but will have to wait until the next time I need to go to the doctor.  I measure by my clothes and they are getting lose.  Also, my mil keeps asking me how much I've lost! :)  As I said early in the post....I would love support and accountability.  I have a long road so it would be nice to pair up with someone for this journey. 

I'm doing the water cure!  (It's been hard getting that much water down, but I'm pushing on!)

I just started walking and am trying to keep up to a mile a day.  I would like to see myself hitting 2 miles by November. 

I'm trying something like the South Beach Diet.  I've heard this diet is good for people with PCOS.  I'm just starting so I'm in the beginning phase.

Lastly, I just found my mil's copies of Stay Fit (?)....I would have to go look at the name to be sure, but it's a breathing exercise video.  My mom loves it and it has helped her alot so I'm hoping to get that going 3 days a week and then up it to 5.  I haven't gotten this into my routine yet!   ::)

~Becca
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: Pennie October 24, 2006, 02:53:51 AM

Lastly, I just found my mil's copies of Stay Fit (?)....I would have to go look at the name to be sure, but it's a breathing exercise video.  My mom loves it and it has helped her alot so I'm hoping to get that going 3 days a week and then up it to 5.  I haven't gotten this into my routine yet!   ::)

~Becca
That sounds like something I have called Body Flex.  I really like it too.  You can see results in a week for real.  The first time I started it after a week my mom asked if I was losing(she could tell from my backside) ::)

I am 5'0" and as of this morning I weigh 148.  My GOAL is eventually to get down to 115 (wedding day weight)may never get there but it's a goal.  I would like to get down to 135 by beginning of Dec. (honeymoon I never had.  ;D)I would be able to be comfortable in my clothes that I have at that.  I could lose it really fast if I did atkins but my problem is I bake my own bread and tortillias w/ my own ground whole wheat and I keep telling myself it isn't "bad" so I eat it when really Ishouldn't.  Yesterday I did walk and kick with Leslie sandone and the core ball with the core ball guy mark something.  My OTHER problem is......still nursing at night homeschooling.......trying to keep the house clean.  All the same things you ladies are going through and I am TIRED.  While I know exercising is helpful finding the time w/ the guilt is hard.  I only did yesterday to see if it would help get the kink out of my neck so I dont' have to go back to the chiropractor.  ANYWAY..........how would we go about breaking into smaller groups?  My name or age or weight or height or what?   :)
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: Christal October 24, 2006, 03:12:20 AM
I want to pair up too.  I want to do an aggressive yeast kill diet too but so far haven't found the energy to plan around my grains.  I bake my own bread and the DH and DC eat a lot of it.  I have never been able to resist temptation.  :-\

I am 5'3" and 170 lbs.  I want to be 130-135.  I have always been muscular and was 150 during high school even during basketball season.  I got to 145 for my wedding day by running two miles a day but it was hard on my knees.  I know I could have lost more because I had a pudge in the middle but I wasn't eating whole grain or unprocessed foods at that time. 

I would like to do light weights and stretches to lengthen my muscles (this has helped in the past make me look slimmer since I am muscular already), and walk a couple miles five days a week.  This regimen always makes me start looking slimmer but I get off track before I loose any weight.

joychild24seven sounds like we are somewhat similar so maybe we could start a sugar fighting group of muscular women.  ;D
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: WithLoveAndJoy October 24, 2006, 03:18:27 AM
Ok, let me be a little bit more specific about my situation, and maybe one of you would be willing to pair up with me?

I am 5'8 and only need to lose 20 lbs to be satisfied but have difficulty resisting junk food and sweets.  I believe I have a yeast overgrowth.  Food is almost an addiction for me because I turn to it when I am bored, lonely, or need comforting.  It is just always there.  I learned this behavior from watching family members struggle with their weight and body image all their life.  I believe it has rubbed off on me significantly.

Is there anyone else out there in a similar situation who might be willing to pair up with me?
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: Christal October 24, 2006, 03:29:09 AM
Joyfullyhis, I PM you about pairing up.  I know what you mean about the yeast and needing sugar for comfort.  Story of my life.  However, the yeast is getting worst and causing skin issues that are not only painful but embarrassing (dandruff, hair comes out by handfuls, rough cracked hands).  :-[
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: WithLoveAndJoy October 24, 2006, 03:44:30 AM
I am paired up with Christal.  Who will pair up with Pennie?  I want to make sure that everyone who wants a partner gets one.
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: seeker October 24, 2006, 04:21:24 AM
I will be glad to pair up with Pennie. Sounds like we have similar circumstances - still nursing a baby and tired. Pennie, do you have a partner for this yet?
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: WithLoveAndJoy October 24, 2006, 04:29:26 AM
It sounds like we are getting some progress with pairing up.  Does anyone who wants a partner not have one yet?

I still would like us to post an update on this thread, so that we can keep motivated, but I believe that the pairing up will be great too.
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: mamanabb October 24, 2006, 04:40:05 AM
I would like to pair up with someone as well,

my situation

5'7 184lbs  would like to lose 20 more 

mother of 5 and nursing

similar sugar and yeast ssues that I feel like I have overcome

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: GarlicMomma October 24, 2006, 04:50:37 AM
Yes, I would like a partner!

I posted before (on page 1), but briefly I am 37, 5'6", and weighed 222 this morning.

I lost 24 pounds last year and saw the scale say below 200 for the first time in 14 years. Then moved in May and have regained it all back! Aargh!

So I am restarting my program today! Woo hoo! I do plan to take Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve off.

I would definitely be interested in a partner in a similar situation.
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: mamanabb October 24, 2006, 04:56:59 AM
Garlicmomma I would like to partner with you if you'd like. 
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: GarlicMomma October 24, 2006, 05:30:16 AM
Sure mamanabb.... I will partner with you! I just sent you a message to your e-mail. Tell me if you got it or not.

Way to go everyone!  :)
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: crystal October 24, 2006, 05:33:07 AM
Hi!

Would like to join, also.  Anyone else out there needing a partner?  I am 39, mother of three, homeschooler, have lost 25-30 pounds in the last year and a half with Weight Watchers.  Am wavering majorly as of late.  I still have 20 that I want off of the bod.  How about it?

Crystal
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: GarlicMomma October 24, 2006, 05:42:08 AM
Can we have two partners, kind of a three way? Say mamanabb, Crystal, and myself? Would that be okay?

Mamanabb and Crystal ....what do you think?

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: WithLoveAndJoy October 24, 2006, 05:52:17 AM
If you guys want to have a partnership of three, I say go for it.  Whatever works best for you guys!
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: crystal October 24, 2006, 05:58:20 AM
Can we have two partners, kind of a three way? Say mamanabb, Crystal, and myself? Would that be okay?

Mamanabb and Crystal ....what do you think?


That would be great!  In reviewing page one of this thread, I do see some people that posted that it doesn't appear have partners, yet?  I just want to make certain that everyone is taken care of that wants to be involved.  So, GarlicMomma and mamanabb, I would be honored to partner with you if there is no one else in need of someone.  Crystal
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: GarlicMomma October 24, 2006, 05:59:44 AM
Well I will leave it up to mamanabb and Crystal. I have similarities between the two. I am like mamanabb in that bad carbahydrates have an unresistable draw for me (definite addiction these last few months). And I am like Crystal in some ways too.

I have already PM mamanabb, but not Crystal yet.

It is a beautiful day to take a walk, a bit chilly, but pretty outside. (Or at least that is what I keep telling myself  ::) )
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: patp October 24, 2006, 09:22:09 AM

I'm available to partner with.  Anyone still needing a partner? 
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: crystal October 24, 2006, 09:57:57 AM

I'm available to partner with.  Anyone still needing a partner? 
Yes, I will partner with you.  GarlicMomma and mamanabb, I hope you are ok with that.  I just figured that there would be enough of us out there to partner up in twos.  Thanks for being willing to take me in with you.  patp, I will email you or if you get to me first, that's great!  Blessings to you all.  I thank God for this site and all of you.  I have learned SOOOO much!

Crystal
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: joychild24seven October 24, 2006, 10:24:16 AM
joychild24seven sounds like we are somewhat similar so maybe we could start a sugar fighting group of muscular women.  ;D

 :D I'd really like a partner as well... any more "sugar fighting muscular women" out there?
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: mrsnoah October 25, 2006, 07:54:06 AM
Hi all. I would like to pair with some of you who have alot to lose! I am 5' 4 and weigh 250 lbs. HELP! I want to yeast cleanse and get at it. I have battled this all my life but mostly after taking birth control pills 6 years ago. I know better now and would like to lose 100 lbs. Anybody want to pair up?
m~
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: jammy October 25, 2006, 08:26:58 AM
Hi all, I'm a lil late to the mix, but I NEED this as well!  I'm 5'7" and 270 last I checked, size 22 and sick of it!  I've been walking 2 miles per day, 5 days per week, for the last month.  Trying to remember to push that water, and would like to concentrate on real and pure foods, nothing low-fat or with fake sugar etc,...  I'd like to be more consistent with portion sizes. 
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: momof4boys October 25, 2006, 09:21:00 AM
WOW, maybe this is just what I need.  I have been struggling to lose some extra weight I have found along the way  :o  don'tcha just hate that!  Anyway, I am 34 year old homeschooling mom of 4 boys.  I am about 5'6 and 158lbs.  I would love to lose 30lbs but would be happy with 20.  I just seem to be a nibbler all day.  I have started the water cure but haven't made my whole amount yet.  Just can't get it all down :-[.  I live too far from town to walk the park and here where we live the street is way to busy for me.  I do walk it some but really don't like to.  I need to find a work out routine for me.  Anyone who would like to partner with me would be wonderful.  Thanks, Deanna
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: Tanya October 25, 2006, 09:33:21 AM

Hey there Girls, I am going to be vulnerable and say this out loud. I am 5'9 and weight 276 pounds that drag me down. My body has really been telling me something must be done. I have been on the water cure for the past two weeks and just started walking again. I am feeling better but would love to join you in your journey to recovery. I want to lose 100 pounds and never see them again. I want my health back. I am getting ready to do a liver flush in a couple of days. The first I have ever tried. I can literally feel stones in there. I had my gallbladder removed years ago so I know this is necessary. I have two little children who love being active and I would like to join them. I would also like to have more children. I am 38 and feel kind of old. Any takers?
Tanya
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: WithLoveAndJoy October 26, 2006, 02:50:23 AM
Ok, now is time for my weekly update.  I stuck to my plan pretty closely, only deviated twice, having lunch with coworkers yesterday (but I brought my own salade to eat with the chicken lunch).  And I had one small piece of cake with my dinner a couple of days ago.

I was able to excercise three out of the four days I planned to.  I am discouraged though, because the scale has not budged a single pound.  I must persevere.
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: Simply Kristen October 26, 2006, 04:58:15 AM
I am discouraged though, because the scale has not budged a single pound.  I must persevere.


Getting healthy/losing weight is so exciting.
I haven't read the whole post.... but I have a suggestion.

How about measuring inches instead of pounds? Better yet BOTH! Inches (I believe) are a better way to see how much you are exactly losing and where.  Remember that muscle weighs more than fat!

Keep at it ladies! Good Job!
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: mamanabb October 26, 2006, 09:25:43 AM
Crystal I am so glad you found a partner.  Does everyone have a partner now? 

If any one is interested in an encouraging book check out Lose It For Life by Stephen Arterburn.  It deals with our relationship with God and why we eat, how we sabatoge our own weight loss with things we need to lay before the Lord.  He doesn't preach a "diet" or any particular exercise program but he does have recommendations if you are using Atkins or Weight Watchers.  I found it motivating and useful to really take a look at why and what I am eating. 

As for my check in I am not doing as well as I would like.  Mostly my attitude is lousy.  I haven't had a chance to exercise and my eating has been off the mark.  When those two things don't line up it seems like my attitude goes down the drain.  And my darling children and husband seem to pay for it.  Something I must lay down before the Lord!

Thanks all for this forum I am excited to hear/read about all of your successes!
mamanabb
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: DaddysHelpmeet October 26, 2006, 04:00:18 PM
I am in desperate need of a partner..Someone to which I have to give an account to. I am horrible when it comes to making some time to exercise. I am 5'3 and weigh 170 pounds. I feel horrible most of the time. I have no energy and with 5 children that is unacceptable. Any help and encouragement I could get would absolutely be a God Send...Thanks already

Tanya
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: kentuckymommy October 26, 2006, 04:21:29 PM
Hi ladies!
I just signed on to give an account of my week and saw that everyone is pairing up! Any one left needing someone? I am trying to lose 35-40 lbs. and nursing. I am trying to beat the sugar beast!!!! PM if you'd like to pair up!
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: joychild24seven October 28, 2006, 09:03:41 AM
Hi Everyone!!!

It looks like there may still be people who do not have a partner. If you want a partner and do NOT have one then please just post a "bump" message. When you do partner up with someone please post this so we know it has been taken care of. This way everyone who wants to stay accountable will be able to.

Thanks. ;D
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: Christal October 30, 2006, 09:35:39 AM
Time for my weekly check in.  I guess I haven't been binging, so that is good, but I haven't stuck to my plan either.  I keep saying tomorrow will be better.  We have just had so much going on and I have been neglecting my child training duties so we have to do some specific focusing there.  Things are looking up though so maybe next week I can post some successes.
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: WithLoveAndJoy November 01, 2006, 07:56:50 AM
I hear you there, Pennie, I keep losing and gaining the same three pounds.  I guess I should be happy I am not just gaining!
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: linemansgirl November 01, 2006, 08:02:36 AM
Well I will try to stop beating myself up that I have only lost 2 lbs so far.  I weigh a lot more than I should, so usually if I am trying really hard I will lose weight pretty quickly at first.  I am doing my best to be reasonable about it this time and make lifetime changes this time around.
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: LizaJane4kids November 01, 2006, 08:28:20 AM
I would like to join the weight loss accountability group, anyone need a partner?  I have been lurking for a while and this seemed like a great place to jump in.  Thanks.

Lisa ;D
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: joychild24seven November 01, 2006, 10:26:10 AM
Thought I'd check in today... I only did the carbohydrate fast for one week... I did pretty well with it and it definitely changed my sugar cravings. The first two days I wanted something sweet about every 7 minutes! I reintroduced carbs after a week and now I am just avoiding sweets in general. This has gone well too and my "No thank you" skills are getting a workout. But, I just tell people that I'm not eating sugar right now and everyone seems to respect that.
I don't know how I'm doing as far as weight loss, but I am feeling better for sure and happy to be working on the sugar addiction!
It sounds like y'all are doing well... keep at it girls.

"Self dicipline is simply knowing what you want"
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: vinniesgirl November 01, 2006, 02:48:04 PM
Okay, no one shoot me, but I only need to lose like 10lbs. It doesn't seem like much compared to some of you, I know, but I gained 50 with each baby and I think that these last 10 are really important.  Obesity runs rampant in both sides of my family and I really don't want to become complacent with a few extra pounds. I think they are the building blocks of having a major problem.   It's mostly leftover babyweight stuff. Baby is 8mo old now and this stuff is still hanging around.  I don't think I would mind it so much if I was in better shape,like it was muscle,  but I don't get the exercise I should be. I have been having such a hard time with the goodie cravings...
 I would really love a partner though to be accountable to.  Not just losing the last of this spare tire, but in maintaining it which means lifestyle changes.   I don't mind if the other person's situation is not similar to mine as long as they don't!  I'm a 27 yr old mother of 3 so far...
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: WithLoveAndJoy November 08, 2006, 06:20:49 AM
Ok, time for my weekly check in.  I began my lower carb diet.  I am completely cutting out breads and sugars...it has been hard so far...only three days but I am already down five pounds....so I am well on my way.

I hope to continue with cutting out breads and sugars for the remainder of the next two weeks.  Then I will begin to add in some lower carb fruits and whole grain breads.  Hopefully I will then continue to lose weight.

I have been using yeast assassin in conjuction with my low carb diet, and I have found that my cravings for carbs which normally would be out of control are now VERY easy to manage.  Doesn't mean that I am not tempted, because I am, but I am not so easily led astray.

I will admit that I am hungry alot....that is the part of this diet that stinks for me.
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: healthybratt November 08, 2006, 09:18:21 AM
I will admit that I am hungry alot....that is the part of this diet that stinks for me.
Make sure you've eliminated transfats(hydrogenated fats) and up your good fat (omega 3) intake.  This should help you curb your hunger.  There is very little limitation on how much you can eat if you eliminate carbs.  Eat, till you're full, but only if you're not eating sugar/carbs.  Eat Fat:  Lose Fat recommends about 2000-2500 calories a day. 
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: Blessedw/3 November 09, 2006, 03:42:03 AM
Hi! I would love to have a partner for this. I am 25, I am nursing a 6 month old, and I need to lose about 60 lbs.  :o I am addicted in the worst way to Cokes and I don't have time or am too tired to exercise. Anybody willing to take me on? ;D
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: Christal November 09, 2006, 04:11:37 AM
Don't feel bad Pennie.  I am the same way.  I keep thinking I will get into things but by dinner time I have become overwhelmed with some other project and slack up on my eating rules.  Haven't even exercised once since we started this.  However, my 3 yo DD pulled out a Denise Austin Complete Workout (1 hour long) and did the exercises at least three times last night.  If that isn't motivation to get started.  This weekend is hectic; new client, visitors and opening weekend for deer season.  Our house is going to be like a deer camp so I hope to get started Monday.  ;D  I won't have visitors or sick MIL to use as an excuse anymore.  ::)
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: linemansgirl November 09, 2006, 05:33:08 AM
Well, I am a two week loser.  But not weight loss.  I am right where I was when I started.   :-\ I am afraid I might be hopeless.  I have quit breathing this last week, just havent' been getting up early enough.  I plan to try and walk today.  I am not giving up but I pretty discouraged with myself.  Didn't even really want to update......there was nothing to really update........... :'(

Whew! Life must be pretty hectic if you don't even have time to breathe!  ;)  :D  ;D  You'd better slow things down a little there.   ;D 

Things aren't going the greatest right now for me either.  Life is really hectic with preparing for sil's wedding Saturday.  I am hoping that I can get back in the mode when that is done.  At least I am holding my own right now & not gaining.
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: Christal November 17, 2006, 07:11:09 AM
Okay,  I think there are a lot of people not giving their weekly reports.

I am inspired by Penney and will give my report even though nothing has happened.  We just keep finding excuses to not eat right.  This past weekend was gun deer season so we hunted and butchered deer.  We were up until past midnight butchering Saturday and Sunday and up til after 9pm butchering Monday for a friend.  So to combat only having 5 hours asleep or less each night we ate junk and I even broke down and drank soda.  It helps me so much when I can't just go to bed but I am paying for the sugar withdrawls this week.  I have done good the last two days but am so tired from the sugar let down.  I even exercised this morning for the first time since we started this thread.  I am going to beat the blahs and excuses eventually, I have confidence.  :)
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: lovetolearn November 17, 2006, 09:20:38 AM
Here's my update for the week: not much has happened!  ;)  I have walked a few days which is an improvement from before, I've been eating less sugar although I know that no sugar would be best, I've been drinking my water but I have no idea whether I've really lost any weight or not.  I am weighing myself regularly but I seem to fluctuate b/t 2 pounds- one day they're gone, the next day they're back.  Anyway, I've been reading Lose it for Life as someone mentioned on this thread and it's been very insightful so far.  I side a little more with Sally Fallon on the nutrition stuff (better to have real stuff than "fat free" stuff that's using chemicals,etc. to make it fat free) but otherwise I've seen a lot of wisdom in the book.  It's caused me to look inward at the cause for my weight which is really what I want to solve.  Still find myself gravitating toward sweets and junk food so I guess that's my next hurdle to tackle.  :-[
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: savedbygrace November 17, 2006, 09:32:41 AM
Hi! I also would like an accountability partner. Someone said to post a "bump" message. Whats that? Does anyone still need a partner? I need to lose about 50 pounds! Its a long haul but I need to do it before I get prego again!! I have 3 kids, each 15 months apart and my newest is 2 months old. That gives me about 4 months. I would like to lose as much as possible b4 I get pregnant. (50 lbs in 4 months is not really reasonable I guess  :P)  Anyone up for a partner???
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: linemansgirl November 17, 2006, 10:04:40 AM
I guess I will check in also.  My life has been crazy, crazy, crazy lately so it has been a struggle. 
I am still doing the water cure, but getting in any exercise has been a challenge.  I am hoping to get on the ball with that after Thanksgiving.  I got the book Eat Fat Lose Fat in the mail Tuesday & have gotten in 6T. of coconut oil in since then.  I had no idea that I was supposed to eat that much, but you are if you weigh over 180.  It hasn't been bad at all, it is especially good in my chai tea.  Before that I was getting 2-3 T. like I thought that I was supposed to.  Since upping it to 6 T. I have already lost 3 lbs.  I am not completely following the diet in the book, just focusing on the coconut oil, cod liver oil, raw milk & trying to add coconut in here & there.  We already eat mainly NT anyways.  I really do think this "diet" is going to work for me.  Just thought I would let you know how things are going for me.  I will pray that all of you are successful in your weight loss endeavours.
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: Lydiaisredeemed November 17, 2006, 04:20:29 PM
Okay, no one shoot me, but I only need to lose like 10lbs. It doesn't seem like much compared to some of you, I know, but I gained 50 with each baby and I think that these last 10 are really important.  Obesity runs rampant in both sides of my family and I really don't want to become complacent with a few extra pounds. I think they are the building blocks of having a major problem.   It's mostly leftover babyweight stuff. Baby is 8mo old now and this stuff is still hanging around.  I don't think I would mind it so much if I was in better shape,like it was muscle,  but I don't get the exercise I should be. I have been having such a hard time with the goodie cravings...
 I would really love a partner though to be accountable to.  Not just losing the last of this spare tire, but in maintaining it which means lifestyle changes.   I don't mind if the other person's situation is not similar to mine as long as they don't!  I'm a 27 yr old mother of 3 so far...
okay, don't shoot me either.  I need to lose about 15 lbs and get back to my normal weight of 115.  I've been too complacent with 130 and I know I am much healthier, leaner, and have more energy when I way what I'm supposed to weigh.  I am not a fan of exercise either (who is?)  and I also have a VERY difficult time pushing away the sugar.    I'll be your partner.  I'm almost 38 (ouch) and I've given birth to 5 children.  I don't think I'll ever get rid of my gut.  No one ever thinks I need to lose any weight, but the way my clothes fit tell a different story.

Okay,  here is a plan, tell me what you think.
1. let's try to drink more water, I know it makes you pee all day, but it does help in weight loss, purified cold water.
2. let's take 1 tsp. of pure organic coconut oil before each meal.  I know it sounds crazy, but after doing alot of reading on the subject, this actually will help our bodies burn existing fat.
3. if you have a trampoline, and any older kids, here is a good opportunity to bond with them by jumping on the trampoline with them.  15 minutes a day ought to do it.
4. this is the hardest one by far, NO EATING AFTER 2 HOURS BEFORE BEDTIME.  This is my big downfall.  Once my kids are in bed, that is the time I pig out.  Big no no.
5. I know eating all organic is just not budget friendly these days, but, even eating a couple of organic apples a day for a between meal snack.
6. I've read that eating 6 small meals every 3 hours makes your metabolism speed up.
7. If you can get your hands on some apple cider vinegar (even pills) and take them before each meal, I hear this helps too.

Okay, these are the only changes I will try to make.  I don't know if I should start now or just wait until after Thanksgiving when I know I will be pigging out.  Write back Vinniesgirl ;)

Lydia
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: WithLoveAndJoy November 17, 2006, 05:40:05 PM
Lydia,
I would suggest starting now, otherwise it will just be a goal that you look forward to instead of actually implementing it (at least that is how it would work for me)

In other words, do you want to live your life with the guidlines that you have set forth?  Or is it only for your dieting phase.  If you are looking to make a long term change to keep your weight off, then I would suggest starting now, and taking a MODERATE indulgence for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

That is just my two cents....as a trying to reform habitual crash dieter.
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: WithLoveAndJoy November 17, 2006, 05:50:36 PM
Pennie, it may not be as strong, but it will still get you the health benefits of the oil. Enjoy, coconut cream is tasty!  I get my info from the Eat Fat Lose Fat book, and they recommend changing up your sources of coconut oil, from the plain oil, to the coconut cream, to raw coconut milk.
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: WithLoveAndJoy November 17, 2006, 06:35:57 PM
No problem :)
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: joychild24seven November 17, 2006, 07:05:18 PM
thought I'd check in here as well...

I have pretty much stopped eating candy at work (a BIG thing for me) but I'm still noshing on cookies in the break room (my big downfall). I still drink 3-4 cans of diet soda (I know, I know!) the days of the week that i work and within the next month I'd like to just drink water. I'm not exercising really at all, and I would like to do at least 10 minutes a day of strengthening exersises and stretching each day. I'm pretty good on eating healthy foods for the rest of it, eating veggies and fruits as much as our lifestyle/budget will allow.

When we started this thread my weight was starting to bump back up agian, but since my week without sugar and the subsequent healthier eating (I really was eating a lot of candy) it has settled back down to where I started. Now, I feel like I can start moving forward. I'm really praying that God will help me to have a healthy attitude towards food and eating.  I can't wait to check in next week.
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: Lydiaisredeemed November 19, 2006, 02:50:28 PM
Lydia,
I would suggest starting now, otherwise it will just be a goal that you look forward to instead of actually implementing it (at least that is how it would work for me)

In other words, do you want to live your life with the guidlines that you have set forth?  Or is it only for your dieting phase.  If you are looking to make a long term change to keep your weight off, then I would suggest starting now, and taking a MODERATE indulgence for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

That is just my two cents....as a trying to reform habitual crash dieter.
okay, your two cents worth just busted me ;D  I'm doing the coconut oil part and apple cider vinegar part cuz that's easy.  but everything else is falling by the wayside a bit. (especially the trampoline part, remember me and exercise don't see eye to eye ;))  I like sweet tea better than water too, so drinking tons of water all day is hard for me to do also.  I wish I could be a MODERATE indulger, but I tend on the side of gluttony when there is alot of really good food that I only see once a year.  This is a hard time of year to lose weight.  Lord help me to stay focused.  Thanks for your advice.  you're right on ;D
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: Lydiaisredeemed November 19, 2006, 02:58:18 PM
thought I'd check in here as well...

I have pretty much stopped eating candy at work (a BIG thing for me) but I'm still noshing on cookies in the break room (my big downfall). I still drink 3-4 cans of diet soda (I know, I know!) the days of the week that i work and within the next month I'd like to just drink water. I'm not exercising really at all, and I would like to do at least 10 minutes a day of strengthening exersises and stretching each day. I'm pretty good on eating healthy foods for the rest of it, eating veggies and fruits as much as our lifestyle/budget will allow.

When we started this thread my weight was starting to bump back up agian, but since my week without sugar and the subsequent healthier eating (I really was eating a lot of candy) it has settled back down to where I started. Now, I feel like I can start moving forward. I'm really praying that God will help me to have a healthy attitude towards food and eating.  I can't wait to check in next week.

please please please do NOT drink any diet soda.  Nutrasweet is one of the deadliest products on the market.  It is actually wood alcohol, which when it goes above 85 degrees converts in formeldehyde.  it is sooooooooo bad for you.  There was so much bribery involved in the 70s and 80s when aspartame was being developed, it should never have been put on the market.  It is a fact that it causes headaches, brain tumors, and it causes the cells in your body to hold on to the weight.  Not only that, it causes you to really crave sugars in a bad way.  That being said, just drink regular soda, if you just have to have a soda, it is so much better for you than diet soda.  I don't want you to have health problems that may not be noticed now, but those toxic chemicals don't leave your body.  okay.  I had to say that.  forgive me for sounding so drastic ;)
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: gasoline81 November 22, 2006, 05:40:37 PM
Hey to all! i am new at this, actually this is my first logging on to this sight..i have heard from many people that this is a good website to check out, and they were right..i would love to become part of this group, and encouragement on getting some of my extra punds off...accountability groups are a very good idea...
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: joychild24seven November 22, 2006, 06:43:51 PM
Hi Lydiaisredeemed,

Thanks for the advice. It doesn't actually sound drastic to me... I know I need to make some drastic changes. I did FINALLY find a travel mug for work which I think is virtually spill proof so now I'm trying to drink herbal tea. (I work in a medical office so it would be devastating to spill on my desk, however I'm talking a lot so I then get a really dry mouth). Thanks for your admonition!!! It really actually encouraged me!!!

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: skinnycarlene December 14, 2006, 10:52:00 AM
I would love to begin an accountability program with some who have about 15-20 pounds to lose.  I'm in the same situation.  I'm 27 and 5'3'' with a current weight of 150.  I don't want to use a diet program, exactly.  I just want to eat healthy, nutritious foods that will "do my body good".  I have lost weight in the past (after the birth of my second child) just by making the smart choices for my body and by exercising with Taebo.  Now after #4, the weight is back and uglier than ever.  I'd really like to lose at least half of the weight by the middle of January when my husband comes home for a few weeks.  He is in the military, fighting for MY freedom in a foreign land.    I really just want to do what's right for my body.  So much of what I put into my body does NOTHING for it!  I want to be healthy and fit.  I want to be able to run and play with my children (ages 7-10 monts) without huffing and puffing like the big bad wolf!  I have heard of a product that can jumpstart a weightloss program by "flushing the fat".  Has anyone heard of this, whether good or bad??  Would it be something to use or not??  I can't wait to get started!!!!!!
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: skinnycarlene December 15, 2006, 04:58:40 AM
I'd love to be included, but am new at this message board thing.  I tried to sign up to start this but when I view the message board I'm the last one to reply.  I can't seem to get it past my posting.  Am I doing something wrong ???    The last posting I saw before mine was dated the middle of November.  Did everyone go somewhere else or what happened??? 
I'm not that computer illiterate.  I can hold my own.  I'm just not getting past a hump.  HELP!!!!!    Signed, Confused in the Carolinas???
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: savedbygrace December 16, 2006, 05:16:39 PM
Hi Skinnycarlene! Thats pretty funny that you came to the weight loss post being "Skinny Carlene" and all! hehe I came in the game late too. Do you still want a partner? I need to lose a lot more than you do though! I am going to start with a cleanse as soon as this new year rolls around. About the computer thing... you were just the last one to post! You didn't do anything wrong. Every new post pops the topic up to the top of the home page but it can quickly move down the line when a lot of people are on here! Maybe we are the only ones left who do not have an accountability partner!
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: skinnycarlene December 18, 2006, 06:31:09 PM
Hi savedbygrace!  Great to hear from someone out there.  I do not have an accountability partner as of yet.  But you can definitely be that partner, if you want.  "skinnycarlene"..... wishful thinking.  Some people would consider me skinny but they don't see me without clothes.  I have to tell you, just posting on this board has been helpful to me.  Ever since that first time I posted, I have been much more conscious of what goes into my mouth.  And a lot more devoted to exercising!   I can't find it at the moment but somewhere amongst all these postings is the phrase, "nothing tastes as good as thin feels" !   Remembering that little saying has helped me these past few days.  When I'm tempted to eat another cookie or that second helping of spaghetti, I remember what it was like when I had lost weight before and I can walk away, happily! 
Hope to hear from you soon and get ourselves started on that downward trek! 
Because HE first loved me!!
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: OneMaster February 16, 2007, 12:24:45 PM
Well, I just read the 4 pages of posts, and I want in :D  But the last post was December 18.  Anyone out there still doing this?
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: westernmama February 16, 2007, 12:44:37 PM
Hey, Onemaster.  I'd kinda like to be "in", too.  ;)  I don't know how the others are doing it.  Are they sending personal messages?  I'd like an accountability partner.  So, if you aren't picky, maybe we could help each other.   I'm 5'4" and currently about 130 lbs.  I'd like to get down to my normal of 120 or less.  I'm still trying to lose some baby weight.  You know, this is a crazy question, but would taking Supermoms cause you to lose the weight slower?  I thought I read on here somewhere that one lady lost her baby weight slower while taking Supermoms.  Could be I'm just getting older and it's harder to lose.  My husband is into bodybuilding and has a fat calibers.  He helps me take my fat pinch sometimes to see what fat percent my body is.  Last I checked, I was 17.6%.  He tells me to watch the fat percent and not the scales.  ::)  I know he's right; but sometimes it's hard not to get down on myself when I lose two pounds and gain back one.  :-\  Anyway, it'd just be good for me to have someone I kind of have to report to.  :D  I'm mostly trying to eat healthier, smaller meals and drinking LOTS of water.  It usually helps, too, if I skip a snack before bed.
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: OneMaster February 16, 2007, 02:26:05 PM
Hey, Westernmama, sounds great!

I think we're in a similar situation, too, so that would be great.  I've just never struggled with weight before, but now after 5 kiddos and getting "older", I'd like to lose about 10-15 pounds.  I am 5'6" and 139lbs. which is actually 20 lbs. over what I used to be, but I think 10 pounds or so would put me just right since I was highly athletic before babies.

I, too, am taking Supermoms.  I don't know if they would slow down weight loss, but I do know that I seem to carry more weight the healthier I eat!  That's another reason I don't feel a need to get back to pre-baby weight.  In some ways I am probably healthier now than before.

Exercise is one thing I really need.  We live in the country, so there is plenty of firewood hauling, gardening, etc, but I don't have a road to walk on, access to a track or gym, or anybody nearby to join me, for that matter!

I am also nursing still, so I haven't wanted to try anything like a Master Cleanse yet.  I think your idea of not snacking before bed is a good one ;D  I have decided that when my body is tired, if I don't sleep, I'll eat to give it energy.  I should just go to bed!

Well, we can PM each other, if you would like!  Thanks!
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: mamasboys February 16, 2007, 02:34:41 PM
I'm so glad this subject got bumped up!!  I just had my 4th baby 2 mos ago and I need to lose weight  :-\
I'm 5'7 and about 175lbs.  I was 155 when I got pg and so I would like to lose 20 lbs to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight but my ultimate goal would be my wedding weight which was 130lbs.  
I don't know how realistic that is after having 4 kids, but after I get to 155 I'd like to take it in 5lb increments and see where my body feels is a healthy weight.  
I'm nursing and homeschooling and a registered chocoholic!  I have a treadmill here at home which just stares me down and is a constant source of guilt!  
Anyone else in a similiar place who would like to partner with me??  Or anyone from the previous posts that would let me join your group??
BTW, how is everyone from the previous posts doing in their weight loss journey??
Also, I should let you know that I'm a horrible dieter   ::)
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: herbs girl February 16, 2007, 04:11:16 PM
I don't know if I am too late or not but it would be fun to find a wieght loss  partner.  I am trying to lose 66 pounds!!  I have already lost 8 1/2 and it has not been a week scince I started.  I am 5' 6" and was 155 when I got married, but I am shooting for 140 lbs.  I have had 3 kids, and this is on my list (lose weight) before I think about having another child!!   I am doing the weigh down diet tuesday through sunday every week and a cleansing detox fast for monday and tuesday every week.  I lost 8 i/2 pounds the first fast I've ever did in my life.  I think it really helped to detox me, and I think it will keep my weight loss from hitting plateaus.  It is a fast drink that you can buy at wal-mart...the hollywood diet drink.  I would like to reply back and forth through personal messages , if anyone is interested.
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: DaddysHelpmeet March 06, 2007, 11:57:39 AM
Just for your information, finding an accountability partner has been such a wonderful thing. I have enjoyed the emails that we send to one another. Once we were comfortable with the emails and reporting to one another, we added pictures to the names and now I have been able to put a face to my partner and she has been a blessing. Encouragement has come in every form. We make sure to email each other once a week and we will send some during the week if something special happens or we reach a milestone.  I encourage everyone to have an accountability partner. Such a fun thing.. ;D

Tanya
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: meow77 March 13, 2007, 05:34:52 AM
me, me, me!!!! i wanna play! i need to lose about 80 pounds! i have a treadmill. just started working in some jogging with the walking. flopping fat is painful. no pain no gain (or should i say "no loss").  :P
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: Maria/NHM March 13, 2007, 08:14:00 AM
How about Exercise accountablility?

Anyone interested?

I could use an accountability partner to help me with my daily exercise routine, encouragement, suggestions - am newly married and don't want to get out of shape - you know all those jokes you hear about growing wider after marriage.   :P 

I am a young, newly married country gal in the midwest. 



I could use an exercise parter.  I'm not trying to loose weight but after three children I could use some serious toning ;D I'm a sorta young ;) married almost six years, always moving(we live in a fifth wheel) don't really know where I live  ;D Mama.

I haven't noticed any widening but gravity ain't a joke >:(

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: thatgirl March 22, 2007, 09:52:38 AM
Wow do I need help. I am thinking of starting a low-carb diet next week and would like to hear from any of you who have tried it and have had success. If so... what do you recommend diet and exercise-wise. I have at least 40 lbs. to lose after having baby #1, so I need all the help I can get  ::).

Thanks!
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: amazonmama2five March 22, 2007, 12:15:26 PM
Wow do I need help. I am thinking of starting a low-carb diet next week and would like to hear from any of you who have tried it and have had success. If so... what do you recommend diet and exercise-wise. I have at least 40 lbs. to lose after having baby #1, so I need all the help I can get  ::).

Thanks!

Hey Thatgirl,
I started the low-carb thing Sat. and have already lost 7lbs!  I can hardly believe it.  I am totally cutting carbs for the first two weeks and then reintroducing them back slowly.  I believe the key is to eat good fats and lots of greens.  I am having an omelet w/cheese and diced tomato, onion, green pepper, and avocado fried in butter for breakfast; salad of bok choy and/or leaf lettuce, tomatoes, green pepper, cukes, red and green cabbage, very little shredded carrot, some kind of meat cooked with lots of garlic and sea salt and dressing for lunch.  Supper is a little meat with veggies or scrambled eggs w/cheese or like tonight nothing!  I am full from a late lunch.
I am also taking globe artichoke w/boldo for liver support and cleansing.
PM me if you want to chat!
Lisa
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: its_me518 April 16, 2007, 03:00:34 PM
I'm so glad this subject got bumped up!!  I just had my 4th baby 2 mos ago and I need to lose weight  :-\
I'm 5'7 and about 175lbs.  I was 155 when I got pg and so I would like to lose 20 lbs to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight but my ultimate goal would be my wedding weight which was 130lbs.  
I don't know how realistic that is after having 4 kids, but after I get to 155 I'd like to take it in 5lb increments and see where my body feels is a healthy weight.  
I'm nursing and homeschooling and a registered chocoholic!  I have a treadmill here at home which just stares me down and is a constant source of guilt!  
Anyone else in a similiar place who would like to partner with me??  Or anyone from the previous posts that would let me join your group??
BTW, how is everyone from the previous posts doing in their weight loss journey??
Also, I should let you know that I'm a horrible dieter   ::)

Hey Mamasboys! I just thought I'd let you know that you sound like me ;) I just had my 3rd, am 5'9" and right now weight 171... My pre-pregnancy weight is 169, so I got 2 pds to lose to get there and thank God it's only been 5 weeks since my baby was born!! I don't EVER remember being less than 158... but my goal is to get to 145 and then see how I like it. I read somewhere that you should weight 100 pds for the 1st 5 feet, and another 5 pds per inch after that... so that would put me at 145.... I would love to be "skinny" by summer, but I don't know if that is realistic!!

Here's  something else though... I have really heavy bones.... so I don't know if I'll ever weight 145. I have a cousin who weights as much as me, except she is probably 3 times my size.... I think that's weird, but that just proves that I have heavy bones.

Anyway, right now my form of exercise is walking really fast on the treadmill (speed 4.2) every weekday for 40 minutes.. that's at lease 2.5 miles a day... I eat pretty healthy, not to much junk, and have really tried to cut out sugars.... I like to try to skip meals... it makes me feek like I eat less that way. And when I get too hungry too soon after eating, instead of eating again I try to fill my stomach with a large cup of tea.. (usually Mama's Red Raspberry tea) that seems to help A LOT!!

I've been wanting to write here for a while, but I was pregnant and knew I couldn't lose weight... But now I finally can!! Would love to hear from you.... by the way, do you have 4 boys?

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: his.silly.wife April 16, 2007, 03:31:23 PM
please please please do NOT drink any diet soda.
My children don't know the science behind it, but they have learned that we don't drink DIET drinks.  We were at a community gathering and they all searched the table for the non-diet drinks available.  That is really unusual around here, because almost everyone is overweight and dieting.  I've tried to explain that one has real sugar and the other has fake sugar, and even though sugar isn't very good for you, you'd be better off with the real stuff than the fake.
Now if only there was a way I could teach them to be subtle...
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: amy3js September 10, 2007, 09:43:22 PM
Hi! I'm not sure if anyone is ever on this thread anymore, but I hope so as I could really use some weight loss support.  I have been trying for 6 months now and I have only lost 7 pounds, which is very minor in comparison to how much I need to lose.  :-[

I am really good about exercising. I walk for one hour (3 miles) 5 times a week. But my eating is still horrid and I need some help to stay on track. I am currently trying to cut out all refined sugars and eat as many veggies as possible. Also, I am learning portion control and real serving sizes, which has been difficult as it involves self control and I tend to be more free spirited about things. So if anyone would like to help me stay on track and would need some help of their own, let me know!  :)
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: AbbaJava September 11, 2007, 02:49:55 AM
I feel the same weigh!  :D I have only lost 1 pound in the past 3 months!  I am really up and down and I am trying.  I just keep praying for the strength to resist food.  I will pray for you as well.  Godspeed!
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: amy3js September 11, 2007, 04:53:40 AM
Thank you!  I will pray for you also. Are you doing anything in particular, or just cutting calories?
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: mom24boys September 11, 2007, 12:24:25 PM
. I am currently trying to cut out all refined sugars and eat as many veggies as possible. Also, I am learning portion control and real serving sizes, which has been difficult as it involves self control and I tend to be more free spirited about things. So if anyone would like to help me stay on track and would need some help of their own, let me know!  :)

I have been doing an Atkins-style diet since December.  I have lost around 50#.  I have not formally added exercise.  I am saving that for when I hit a stubborn platue. (which is about now but I haven't added that exercise yet... mmm).

Anyway, I just wanted to say that the thing I really learned and gave me the most success with Atkins is that I started with making food choices but ate to fullness and didn't really limit calories.  Then, as I began getting used to what I could and couldn't eat, I could start giving good attention to portion size.

Also, for some people, they need a lot more protein to lose weight than the average person.  I have 100# more to lose, so I am pretty big.  I need a minimum of 21 grams of protein per meal and another 10-15 grams as snack during the day to keep losing.  Otherwise, I just stall out, even if I am only eating veggies!

I could use some sister-hood support in this as well.  I'll try to keep checking in.
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: amy3js September 11, 2007, 05:20:08 PM
. I am currently trying to cut out all refined sugars and eat as many veggies as possible. Also, I am learning portion control and real serving sizes, which has been difficult as it involves self control and I tend to be more free spirited about things. So if anyone would like to help me stay on track and would need some help of their own, let me know!  :)

I have been doing an Atkins-style diet since December.  I have lost around 50#.  I have not formally added exercise.  I am saving that for when I hit a stubborn platue. (which is about now but I haven't added that exercise yet... mmm).

Anyway, I just wanted to say that the thing I really learned and gave me the most success with Atkins is that I started with making food choices but ate to fullness and didn't really limit calories.  Then, as I began getting used to what I could and couldn't eat, I could start giving good attention to portion size.

Also, for some people, they need a lot more protein to lose weight than the average person.  I have 100# more to lose, so I am pretty big.  I need a minimum of 21 grams of protein per meal and another 10-15 grams as snack during the day to keep losing.  Otherwise, I just stall out, even if I am only eating veggies!

I could use some sister-hood support in this as well.  I'll try to keep checking in.

I like your idea of making better choices but eating untill fullness. And I probably do need more protein. Sometimes all the info about what to do or not do is so overwhelming! And I have far to go as well, I need to lose the same as you, but your already 50 down and thats awesome! Are you following something specific or just a lose variation of atkins?
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: Roehrmomma December 30, 2007, 03:17:09 PM
Ok I have been this same weight since my 2 yr old was born.I have lost 5 LBS here and 10 LBS there.Only to turn around and see it almost instantly.  I am so tired of not knowing the right way to go and what would be the best lasting. It is hard cause I have children with allergies that have to eliminate foods for and still keep my husband pleased with the foods.( not sure that is really happening at the moment   ::)  )Seems I just keep  getting more and more hungry. And now I am thinking it is causing other problems in my health.
   I am 5 ft and 160 LBS. :P  Where should I start? ::)

Em
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: Mrs. B December 30, 2007, 03:59:51 PM
You know how sometimes you pray for something and then you have to kinda laugh at how God answered for you?? 
I have really been praying about my weight, or more specifically jump-starting weight loss as I was up 20 pounds from were I need to be.  I had been having a hard time getting/keeping motivation, until...... last weekend when we, who are never sick, actually had a horrible time with a stomach bug... I lost 5 pounds in the first 24 hours and now a week later still have no appetite and the pounds are still off.

But back to the point, my plan is to start the master cleanse on Wednesday and continue it for at least 10 days if possible.  I feel that right now is a good mental and physical time for this.  I had been able to start exercising again over the past month and my goal for that is to do at least 4 days a week for at least an hour of either cardio or ttapp...especially the dreaded tempo lower body :P with cardio.
After completing the master cleanse my plan is:
breakfast: kefir smoothie with fruit and protein powder
lunch: whole wheat pita with tuna or chicken salad with lots of fresh/raw veggies
snack: nuts or cheese
dinner: small amount of whatever's for dinner.. protein and veggies mainly
at least 3 liters of water thru out the day.
I know that I can do this, I've just got to stick with it.  I also know that my body will respond to this plan. 
I've set a goal of Feb 2 to have at least 6-10 more pounds off.  We are going on a big vacation the first week of Feb, and I can worry about the last 5 pounds after we get back.
I am concerned about the MC as I started it last year and lasted only 2 days.... can I help that I really love to eat?  I am really just wanting to stay focused. 
I almost forgot... i have been drinking green tea blends lately thru out the day.  I think that it has also really helped.  We use the rise and shine recipe from bhs and I made up my own "stress busters" based upon their recipe, but also add in some licorice root for adrenal support.
Well... this is my plan at any rate,  I'm working the next 2 days, and then off for several with no school to do  :D   .... am I actually ever supposed to have a day off??
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: skelliott2 December 30, 2007, 04:08:02 PM
Ok I have been this same weight since my 2 yr old was born.I have lost 5 LBS here and 10 LBS there.Only to turn around and see it almost instantly.  I am so tired of not knowing the right way to go and what would be the best lasting. It is hard cause I have children with allergies that have to eliminate foods for and still keep my husband pleased with the foods.( not sure that is really happening at the moment   ::)  )Seems I just keep  getting more and more hungry. And now I am thinking it is causing other problems in my health.
   I am 5 ft and 160 LBS. :P  Where should I start? ::)

Em

I did the same thing after my fourth baby.  I would lose 5, gain 5 a LOT.  So, I decided to join weight watchers.  That was six months ago.  I lost 17 pounds in 3 months!!!  I've eaten for the last three months anything I want, including Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and a 10 day trip to Europe.  I've only gained four pounds back, so the weight I lost there was permanent. 

Here's why I think it works.  I have to write everything down.  If you eat, write it down.  Don't cheat.  If you nibble, write it down.  Keep your calories to 1200-1400 a day.  Drink 6 glasses of water.  Plan your food for the day in the morning, and stick to it.  Check in every week with a friend, your husband, or WTM.  It does work, as long as you write it down, and have to give results to someone else once a week.  Go for it!  You can do it!!
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: Roehrmomma December 30, 2007, 04:14:35 PM
Ok I have been this same weight since my 2 yr old was born.I have lost 5 LBS here and 10 LBS there.Only to turn around and see it almost instantly.  I am so tired of not knowing the right way to go and what would be the best lasting. It is hard cause I have children with allergies that have to eliminate foods for and still keep my husband pleased with the foods.( not sure that is really happening at the moment   ::)  )Seems I just keep  getting more and more hungry. And now I am thinking it is causing other problems in my health.
   I am 5 ft and 160 LBS. :P  Where should I start? ::)

Em

I did the same thing after my fourth baby.  I would lose 5, gain 5 a LOT.  So, I decided to join weight watchers.  That was six months ago.  I lost 17 pounds in 3 months!!!  I've eaten for the last three months anything I want, including Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and a 10 day trip to Europe.  I've only gained four pounds back, so the weight I lost there was permanent. 

Here's why I think it works.  I have to write everything down.  If you eat, write it down.  Don't cheat.  If you nibble, write it down.  Keep your calories to 1200-1400 a day.  Drink 6 glasses of water.  Plan your food for the day in the morning, and stick to it.  Check in every week with a friend, your husband, or WTM.  It does work, as long as you write it down, and have to give results to someone else once a week.  Go for it!  You can do it!!

That would be pretty easy as far as diets would go I would say.I would just need to be careful to get nutrient dense foods to help my hunger.What would a few be that are low calories yet high in needs for my body.
  Now to be happy with less than instant results. ::)  Yes I am a big quitter.I will lose for a week then nothing for 2 days and I am gone and done with it. :-[


Em
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: Sparkys9 December 30, 2007, 05:49:09 PM
 I agree with writing it down. I have been doing that this pg, after eating. I really don't like writing down," 4 squares of fudge with walnuts, 550 calories, 1 gr protein". It helps me to be honest with myself about where I am "spending" my calories and make sure I am getting enough protein. I'm not too sure how you'd do on the calorie amt she mentioned. I tried going down to 1600/ day and didn't do too well. It's that hypoglycemia thing. If you have those types of problems I think you'd probably want to have a higher calorie count and just take more time losing it. I think somewhere on Hillbilly Housewife there's a link to a website that helps you figure out how many calories to consume based on your present weight and activity level, as well as the time frame to lose the weight in. Obviously this does not make up for a dr.'s advice, but it would give you a starting point.HTH. AMy
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: amy3js December 30, 2007, 06:45:14 PM
I also agree with the writing it down. Every time I get really serious about losing weight (which I should be now  ::)) I write it down and it really really helps. It makes me too embarrassed to eat certain things and then I make better food choices.

In fact I'm gonna start again. In fact I will go do it now! Ok, I'm glad I read this thread. Thanks for kicking me in the rear!  :D
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: iluvmyboyz January 02, 2008, 08:32:34 PM
I agree with the writing it down thing.  The problem I have is that I need to have to tell someone.  That way I will actually be embarrassed about it. LOL  I am looking to lose ALOT of weight.  I want to get pregnant again, but not until I get myself under control.  I have two boys 1 and 2 and am always busy.  If anyone is interested in having someone to talk to about it, I am looking.  Thanx  :D
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: amy3js January 03, 2008, 01:15:51 AM
I agree with the writing it down thing.  The problem I have is that I need to have to tell someone.  That way I will actually be embarrassed about it. LOL  I am looking to lose ALOT of weight.  I want to get pregnant again, but not until I get myself under control.  I have two boys 1 and 2 and am always busy.  If anyone is interested in having someone to talk to about it, I am looking.  Thanx  :D

Me me! *jumping up with hand raised*  ;D I would like someone to keep me accountable too. And I am currently trying to get pregnant and have a lot of weight to lose. PM me of your interested.  ;)
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: Bev March 06, 2008, 09:59:40 PM
I really need a weight loss partner as well. Would anyone like to be mine? I need to lose 30 pounds.  Someone else need to lose about that much weight?  The writing done idea is a really good one.
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: AndysJess March 07, 2008, 06:06:16 AM
I really need a weight loss partner as well. Would anyone like to be mine? I need to lose 30 pounds.  Someone else need to lose about that much weight?  The writing done idea is a really good one.

I would like to lose about 30 lbs...PM me if you would like to partner with me.  I had a baby a month ago.  My first step is to cut sugar out for 30 days.
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: girly March 07, 2008, 06:10:50 AM
I have plenty of weight that I need to lose.  I'd be interested in an partnering up with someone else for accountability and encouragement.  I live in MI so someone in this area would be great just because that individual could likely relate to the challenges we face here with winter keeping us in and such.  I have a treadmill and I enjoy using it but getting on that thing is the really hard part ::)  I am just trying to pray my way through my habit of overindulging.  I don't eat terribly poorly - we don't keep snack on hand for the most part.  I have come to believe that my issue is 50% sugar addiction.  I am addicted to sweets like a user is to drugs.  I don't need candy so much but if I'm not careful I'd eat a bunch of bananas in a day and drink a carton of oj.  I have a habit of missing meals because I'm busy.  I am having a terrible time kicking this need for "sweet".  And, I have just allowed this to happen to me.  With my last 3 babies I didn't seem to lose any weight in between them - it's terrible how my body got so out of whack!  I'd like to buckle down but I'm a total quitter and I need help. My husband, bless his heart, has terrible eating habits and I'm afraid I've been turning into him.  I'm not saying that to insult him - he's a great guy - but I've developed his unhealthy habits in my desire to be with him and do things with him. 
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: called2Bhelp February 08, 2010, 05:19:20 AM
Hi there,
I was wondering is there was anyone who would like an accountability partner. :)
I am a young mother of 2 and am trying to loose 15 pounds. I have just started running again, and thought it would be fun to have someone else to to be accountable with. ;)
I live in North west Montana, its really chilly here, but I am getting use to running in the cold. I am pretty determined to loose this extra baggage and get back to my pre prego weight. If anyone is interested pm me. ;D
Thanks
Molli
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: JohnsDaughter February 17, 2010, 04:21:21 PM
Hi Molli,

I tried going to your profile (to find out how to PM you) but it wouldn't let me.  ???

I also need to lose 15 lbs (maybe close on 20!) and I am also trying to figure out how I can start *running.*  :D  Have you been running for a while?  How did you start?  How did you get yourself to get out in the c-o-l-d and run?  I live in North Texas and we've had an unusual amount of snow and below freezing temperatures. (Imagine that...  ;D)

I would love to have you as partner and get this weight off once and for all (I'm aiming for mid-May to be done).

In Him,

Christy