Can we support each other in trying to lose weight?

United States
February 10, 2008 12:36am CST
I have a few pounds to lose (well, more like 40 pounds) in order to reach a healthy weight. I'm seeing a nutritional counselor and am wondering if people would like to cheer each other on and compare ideas, challenges and successes. For example, I had three power walks this past week, but had a few spoonfuls of tiramisu tonight. Has anyone lost a bunch of weight in the past year? How did you do it?
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@brenn07 (17)
• United States
10 Feb 08
Hello Coryronald I'm with you.I just lost 52 lbs and need about 60 more.Boy do i need cheering.Winter time for me is hard,I don't walk the dogs because for one i'm afraid to fall on the ice,The other is there is sooo much salt down on rds. i really don't want my pets feet in that stuff. I try and keep busy in the house way before i come on here. I'm beginning stages of diebetes,so my Dr. has me eating different. Hope to hear from you. Good luck. Brenda
• United States
11 Feb 08
Hi Brenn07!!! Wow, you are an inspiration! Wow, 52 lbs!!!!! If this were a Weight Watchers meeting you'd be receiving a standing ovation!!!!
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• United States
11 Feb 08
Dear Brenn: In addition to congratulating you about your phenomenal achievement, I also applaud you for getting your sugar under control. Ask your doctor about the benefits of cinnamon. Take good care of your feet as well as your pet's. When you have diabetes you need to take extra care in not cutting your feet. You should even have your pedicure done in a podiatrist's office. It's good to wear Crocs or at least socks, when walking around the home, and definitely when you step out. I bet a stationary bike would be great for you, or working out with s DVD. Please keep me posted!!!! Congratulations once more, C.
• United States
11 Feb 08
Hi CoryRonald Well thankyou so much,you are so sweet.I did belong to weight watch's long time ago,in my skinnier days lol. I reccommend you to,it is not easy to do this.It scared me straight this time for sure.I have been eating cinnamon for couple yrs now on my cereal.,i eat that just about everymorning the lowfat and i measure. I never really did understand about the feet through.But i will take care esp when the summer comes where i did love to go barefooted,have to wear sandels from now on. please keep in touch and let me know how it is going for you. Brenda
• United States
19 Feb 08
I have to lose about the same amount! Seeing a nutritionist is a great start, in my opinion. They have a much better view on food and diet than family doctors. I try not to gain anymore weight by not over stuffing myself on huge portions. I will grab a smaller dish to fill with food - I can always have the rest later. There was a blog i once read that the person was using the sizing of Bento boxes in order to control her portions. Also great to start some exercise, I think it's a good idea to work towards like a goal like a marathon for instance. You will feel better training for something, and also looking forward to completing your goal! Also with things like marathons you will probably also feel great earning money for a cause you support. I have heard of people using this method, and it seemed to work for them. If you could get a personal trainer, that could probably work too. They are trained to help people find their limits and work at them. I read this article about a woman who found a wonderful trainer that worked great for her and her husband. I wish you much luck + sympathy!!
• United States
20 Feb 08
Hi Angelkitten, I really like the idea of using a smaller plate, and Bento boxes sound like a very creative way of managing portions! I also like the idea of training for a marathon. So far I've been powerwalking once or twice a week but really need to step up to at least three or four times. I know that would make a huge difference. Thanks so much for your comments, information, good luck wishes and sympathy!!!
• Canada
18 Feb 08
I would definatly love to be included in this! I have approximatly abother 42 pounds to lose until my "goal weight". I had lost 40 pounds before and gained back 30 of it when my diet and life started to conflict :p I usually do dance dance revolution for a little while everyday but latley i was in the middle of a move so that was also put on hold. I lost the 40 pounds because I was sick for a while and eating was pretty hard to do after losing the weight I realized that I would like to keep it off, however once I got better the weight piled back on and now I am trying to lose it all again before I get too obese but without some mutual support it is so hard! I would love to join in the support thread! Feel free to send me pm's about it
• United States
18 Feb 08
Hello Vulgarlittleprincess (Luv the name!). I hope you're feeling a lot better. Count me in for support! Tell me about Dance Revolution, please. And please let me know what pm's are, because I'm quite new here. I understand that starting the day with a cup of herbal tea with lemon starts the day on a healthy note. I'll check in with you again. Please stay in touch!
• Philippines
11 Feb 08
cory..thats also one of my concern to lose weight..after giving birth 9 yrs ago I never really back to my old form I tried so many for losing weight but to no avail..before Im just weighing 115 Lbs for my height of 5'4 now I need to lose around 35 lbs..maybe Im just too busy and no decipline at all I dont have time to go to gym or even minimize my eating disorder..One time when I was in south america in Suriname I lose around 25 lbs for not eating rice I just drink non fat milk and bread only for 3 weeks only but when i comeback not able to maintain it coz my husband and my maid superb in cooking ha ha ha so tempting so now Im back for being fat ha ha ha..u can see it in my pictures ha ha ha..thanks for adding me as your friend I love it thank you...
• United States
11 Feb 08
Hi Janebernal, I totally understand, because my husband is a wonderful cook, too. I once lost 10 pounds on a trip to Mexico because even though the food is delicious, I walked so much, it didn't stick to me. I love Filipino food, so I understand that it would be difficult to resist. Sometimes they say that cutting down one thing (like rice?) can make a difference over time... For me, it helps to not eat cheese, for example. My nutritional counselor suggested that the days I can't find time for a walk, that I go up and down the stairs 5 times, going up quickly and down, slowly. Have a beautiful day! Sincerely, C.
• United States
10 Feb 08
Count me in, I have another 45-pounds to loose. I have already lost 25. I am at a standstill. I walk, workout-3-times a week and am a diabetic. You would think this would be eaiser, but it is soooooo hard. Thankx for the invite.
• United States
10 Feb 08
Hi Leeannmarie, Congratulations on your 25! Yes, being diabetic really plays tricks with your metabolism. It's not so bad to plateau, though. It's great that you walk and workout regularly. I don't know if you're on medication or not, but I understand cinnamon is great for lowering sugar... Maybe drinking green tea can help, because it has thermogenic properties. And sometimes it helps to change the workout routine, to surprise the body... Please let me know what your thoughts are on this. Again, congratulations!!! C.
@essante (15)
• United States
21 Feb 08
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@brenn07 (17)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Hi coryronald i just joined this site and not sure where to go to request you as a friend.I have one but i know ami from care2 and she did it for me.it said go to menu but where in the world is that?i looked high and low. can you point me in the right direction? Thankyou brenda