Lost 1 Inch so far

Canada
January 13, 2009 7:14am CST
I have been trying to start a healthy life style, for myself and to show my kids that it can be done. And so far I have lost 6 lbs if not more I am holding off weighing myself until thrusday and have lost 1 inch around my waist...I wasn't going to measure but had the urge and I was so surprised by the fact that not even 2 weeks of healthy eating and adding a little more exercise into my life has actually paid off. And It is not the hardest thing i have done but it is not the easiest either...I have a huge sweet tooth and keeping away from that candy is very hard but i have cut back drastically....YEAh me....I just thought I would share it with you all Does anyone else have success stories out there...of weight loss or anything else?
5 responses
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Congratulations on your success! When you have the sugar cravings, eat fruit instead - the body doesn't know the difference between the refined sugars in candy and the good sugars in fruit. I started a new weight loss "journey" on New Year's Day and have lost just why of 10 pounds thus far. I have many, many more to go but am happy with the initial results.
• Canada
28 Jan 09
Thanks newtondak. Its actually not the sugar cravings that are bad. I can handle those....I haven't had a large amount of candy for weeks....i think the weekend after new years I had some jelly beans!!!!That is amazing for me because I do LOVE candy, I will have a small one once and awhile but not large amounts of full bags of jelly beans or chocolate bars....My downfall are carbs....I LOVE PASTA and breads and salty foods....and of course this is late at night...but I did some research and it doesn't matter whn you eat the calories...just how many you are consuming!!! but I have to keep up with it if i want my belly button pierced!!! I have been exercising regularly as well so that helps ALOT too!! thanks for responding and congrats on your weight loss as well!
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Eating your big meal earlier in the day gives your body more of a chance to burn the calories as opposed to eating your large meal not long before retiring when you body is inactive.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
28 Jan 09
To curb/eliminate cravings for starches, eat beans, peas corn or popcorn.
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@jaymeeliz (506)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
Before I forget... Since you love pasta, make sure it isn't overcooked. When it is over cooked, the glycemic goes up! Low glycemic index is one method to lose weight. Also when it comes to bread, toasting lowers its calories! I Think that you shouldn't keep away for candy because when you cut it totally, the desire for it is greater! Have a piece a day. Keep 'em somewhere you wont see them and is not so accessible, in an opaque container. Write down everything you eat so that you don't have the tendency to fool yourself that you could eat more.
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• Canada
6 Feb 09
thanks for the great tips...I didn't know that toasting bread lowers calories...thanks so much for the tip...Yes I am the same way with candies and chocolate...I will not get it with groceries but I have some candy in a candy jar now that I treat myself with one every now and again instead of buying a whole bag of candies and eating them all...jelly beans and skittles are the worse!!! I have lost about 10 pounds so far and feel great!!!
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
Good luck as you get nearer and nearer to your goals!
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• United States
8 Feb 09
Oh that is great news Mag_keizer.... congratulations. Last summer, I worked out everyday for 6 days a week... I had a baby last january and had gotten a hernia from the pregnancy so I had to take it easy for the first 3 months, after that for mothers day I asked for HIP HOP ABS, and got it, I worked out for 2 months with that, and then my hubby bought me Zumba, and I started to work that into my routine as well.. and I lost 25 lbs, and several inches, I was so happy. Watching my calories, and adding excercise worked for me too. Keep up the good work!!
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• Canada
9 Feb 09
thanks book reader. I have tried some dancing ones but I just don't have the coordination for any dancing ones. I really like kick boxing ones and I have found some on the website I am registered with. Plus I mix it up with my Wii fit and pilates and all kinds of things...Maybe after working out for awhile I will try dance again...I would love to try pole dancing....that seems fun and sexy too!!!
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
13 Jan 09
That is wonderful. I have been walking on my treadmill off and on since the first of the year and have lost 3 pounds so far. I am trying to lose more weight and will walk on it daily for an hour.
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• Canada
16 Jan 09
keep up the good work steph, It will pay off...I walk alot myself and I enjoy it but have had to slow down due to the cold weather so now I have a Wii Fit and it is awesome Does all kinds of things and I don't have to leave the comfort of my home!!!! thanks for responding I can always count on you!!!
@jaymeeliz (506)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
Congratulations! I wish you all the best! I actually was able to lose more than 20 lbs this past 2 months by eating healthy and exercising. What's good about proper nutrition and exercise is that it becomes a habit and you find yourself embracing the idea that your body was made to eat, sleep, and much the same way exercise. I also like sweets! But I have replaced them with fruits. I stopped using sugar too, and use honey. I still have a piece of chocolate when it is available. It won't hurt as long as you don't eat a whole pack. But I don't include them in my grocery anymore. It's just an occasional treat when my mom buys some. I rarely use the elevator in the mall now. I also make it a point to clean the house everyday even if it is still clean and we never really run out of things to fix in the house. I also keep my body hydrated now! Water works miracles. I really think it's the small changes we do that really make a difference.