Are we giving up the fight and if we are why?

@1lear1 (21)
December 27, 2007 4:09am CST
Weightloss is one of the hardest things that 80 percent of people have to go through. Some have had success and others have had extreme failure. What have been your successes or failures. Everything doesn't work with everybody but if we get enough experiences logged in there will be possibly something that will work for someone. We must fight the fat this is a growing health risk. Share your experiences and find mines at http://www.dietdon.com or http://www.squidoo.com/round1weightloss
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@benlue (1)
28 Dec 07
Nothing is that hard about losing weight. Many people who have actually been through them say that having someone there to help you is the key to success. Many people fail due to the fact they lose motivation and they think that exercising and not eating well will still lose some weight. This isn't correct as when you eat, you store excess energy you DON'T use into body fat. So when you exercise and eat well, the fat will slowly burn off but they key is motivation even if you don't really see results in the first week or so.
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@1lear1 (21)
3 Jan 08
The only results you would see in the first week is a lost of water and maybe some muscle but even that can inspire you because it is the beginning of the process. The body will fight you because it seeks homeostasis. http://www.dietdon.com
@palonghorn (5490)
• United States
27 Dec 07
4 years ago I was pushing 300, I know I weighed over that before I lost the weight, I stopped getting on the scale at 290. And I stopped buying new jeans when I hit size 20. In 6 months time, of cutting way down on what I ate, and watching what kind of food I was eating, and walking a lot, I lost 150 lbs, and I have kept it of by staying active. I now wear size 10 jeans, and it's a lot more fun to buy that size than to buy size 20. I'm also fixing to work at losing that last 30 lbs, as I will be training for a pack test, which is a qualification for wildland firefighters that want the chance to be sent out west on the big fires. It's a hike, 3 miles, 45 lb pack, in 45 minutes. And not doing it is not an option for me! I will succeed.
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@rx4life (1935)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Wow...congratulations on the great achievement!!! That is really somehthing...so many have to turn to surgery for the kind of result..I walk 4-7 miles a day...and have for 11 years..but recently a health issue required me to do a seriously high dose of prednisone for some time....I gained 27 pounds and now have a long road ahead to lose it!!! But your story is inspiring...and of course you will succeed in your test..look what you've already done! I'm VERY impressed..great story!
@bellaofchaos (11553)
• United States
27 Dec 07
I have struggled with my weight for the last 10 yrs since I had my first kid. I have always been extremely active, but I was at an average weight until I had my first child then the yo yo started. I have just recently found out that I have what is called metabolic syndrom and the doctor said that is why it's so hard for me to lose weight. Because literally I was sick with the flu and the only thing I did was drink water for the first two day and then chicken broth the next three and I ended up gaining 5 lbs. I was digusted that I was so sick that I couldn't even eat and I still gained weight .. Well that was because of the medical condition that I have and always will have , I'm on meds know but the doctor told me that I will still have a hard time losing weight so I guess I feel extremely frustrated becasue it seems as if I'm never going to be the size I want to be But I still will work at it and try ..
27 Dec 07
Hello all. Ten years ago I topped the scale at 207. At 5'6" this was profound obesity. I then made the decision to lose the weight. Within a year I dropped 90 lbs. I then went on to earn a NASM certification and a degree in Kinesiology. Was it easy? Nope. But it is possible to alter behaviors as we are an adept animal. Adaptation is a part of our nature. So, if you have a goal, keep it in mind........always. We are more powerful than we know and don't give ourselves enough credit. Change is the only constant.
• United States
27 Dec 07
I don't doubt that I can change my eating habits but actually I have a medical condition that makes it very hard for me to lose weight. My doctor has said it will be three times as hard for me to lose weight than that of a person who doesn't have my medical condition. I have lost some weight but nowhere where I want to be. I am very stubborn and will stick to losing the weight what ever way I can. I know you can accomplish things if you set your mind to it, but I have beenn told that I will probably never achieve the goal I have set by my doctor because my metabolic syndrom won't allow it. That is why this is frustrating. I'm glad that you were able to lose the weight and obtain your goals .. Good Luck in the future.
• United States
25 Feb 08
For most people, losing weight isn't the problem - it is keeping it off long term. Diets are only a short-term fix. We've also been told " You just need more willpower. Eat less and exercise more" If I could do that I wouldn't be overweight! Well, that's what I thought until a friend introduced me to Isagenix! I've tried everything short of surgery but I think I've now found the system I can use for the rest of my life! lautz_tm.isagenix.com is my website. It gives you all the information on nutritional cleansing for weight-loss or just for good health. Since June my life has turned around. I've gone from a size 26 to an 18 and am still losing weight. My health has improved - I haven't been sick at all this winter ( a first in the last 5 years!) AND I just joined gym...a first in the last 8 years! I feel great and feel like I can really do this for the rest of my life. Like taking vitamins... only better!
@zhwbeast (329)
• China
28 Dec 07
In this fast step and more aggressive world,we must strunggle with each others,on the other words, we must catch the time's step or even over it. So we have less time to do excises,abd eat food very quick or go to job after lunch withour any break.They are both accurate the fatness of human. I have one failure experimence of controling the weight.When I gratuated from college.my weight had growing about 10KG in about 9 monthes,and when I realized it,I determined to fight with the fat.I eat less and do more axcises and other ways can be used,but they did not work at all,in the last 4 monthes,the weight also growing about 2.5Kg. But the good new is that now my weight have been controlled around 73KG.
@tafoya (272)
• United States
27 Dec 07
It is hard today in this fast food world. It is easier today to just buy a quick bite with two parents having to work to support a family. You have to dedicate yourself to keeping healthy and excercise as much as you can, with most kids in the US starting to develope heart desease by age six it is a good idea to put forth extra effort to battle this trend if you have kids. welcome to mylot and happy posting Untill next time, Tafoya