Anyone else presently involved in lossing weight?

@Hedwig (285)
China
June 5, 2009 4:51am CST
It is so hard to lose weight, I have been struggling to lose 5kgs for months and still haven't reached my target. I just can't control my month, it is near the end of term and there is so much work to do. Whenever I feel tired and boring I just want to eat something so much even I am not hungry ,which makes me feel guilty soon afterwards. Any advices? Are you (or someone else around you) presently involved in losing weight? Please share :)
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@Celanith (2334)
• United States
6 Jun 09
Yes I am involved in losing weight and have lost some now exercise is very key to this as is determination and eating as healthy as you can afford and saying NO but also allowing some treats and counting them in. Don't expect to lose it fast and the more you have to lose the longer it will take. Attitude is 90% of the problem. It is very hard I know, there are a lot of birthdays in my family for one and other events. Plan for it allow a very tiny amount of treats or bring a low calorie one and eat it slowly. There are several now and you won't feel deprived if you do this and eat all the things you can eat. Eat slowly and enjoy the food and conversation and don't get seconds. I have lost 17 lbs now, 7 of them in the last two weeks. Was on a plateu and I think I am off it now. I have 179 lbs to go. It will probably take me 1-2 years depending on health, and exercise, diet and attitude and family support and income all are a factor. I am going to aerobic swim twice a week, hubby and other family are finally supportive. I walk and garden. I got an exercise bike and cardio glider for winter and saving a little money to join our new YMCA that opens in July It will be only 16 miles away instead of 25. I can plan my trips into town to include an hour of aerobics and swimming. Swimming and walking are the two best things for me since I have arthritis and fibromyalgia. Keep it up. Don't Give up.
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
6 Jun 09
By the way I live on less than $15,000 per year, have no health or medical or dental care, I babysit for my daughter who has six kids and she buys food for me as I cannot afford much. So it is a struggle but we make do. Hubby is on disablity. I do what I can here and there like do mylot, take suveys. Write stories and poems and articles and submit. Hold a yard sale, Sell eggs, Sell my Watkins flavors and spices and crafts I make.
@vnrsudhan (1514)
• India
5 Jun 09
hi hedwig, i am trying to lose weight too and i have lost 2 Kgs in one week.i read in a magazine that if you stand for 2 hours a day and do your normal work,you will lose about 2kgs per week,i followed it and i lost 2 kgs in one week,so i am sticking to this plan till i loose atleast 10 kgs.
@Hedwig (285)
• China
5 Jun 09
Congratulations on your achievement! :)That method sounds great. I will try it later.
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
I tried to lose weight last year I became successful but I gained a lot of weight again because of the holidays. Right now I still struggling to lose weight I began to exercise I think my problem is how to control my eating habits. I still fond of eating sweets and too much carbohydrates that is why I gained too much weight. I want to lose weight because I don't want to buy clothes again. I want to wear my clothes last year and to be healthy.
@pansy45 (156)
• Indonesia
6 Jun 09
maybe i cant give you some advise cause it's all depend yourself,it's hard to change our habbit,you have do all the best that you can,but if this do'nt work too.the final way is just pray and hope you'll get a new way to lose your weight
• United States
5 Jun 09
I am not sure how kgs stack up to lbs. but I lost 26 lbs last summer on weight watchers and I am over 50 yrs old. So it is not easy for someone my age to lose weight. I have battled my weight my whole life. I have spent hundreds of dollars on anything out there that told me I would lose weight. Nothing worked for me but weight watchers. I was skeptical but their plan made me a believer. Weight Watchers is not so much about what you can't eat. Instead they focus on how to make better food choices so for me it was about what I could eat. I can honestly say I was never hungry and I did not buy their food.
• India
5 Jun 09
Hi losing weight is simple and getting good structure is difficult. To lose weight try to eat food contains fibre. and also try to take more RAW food. And jogging will also help you.
• United States
5 Jun 09
I found myself eating when I am bored or depressed. I have been pushing myself these days to walk the neighborhood when I feel these pangs of what I think is hunger and it truly is not. I recently bought the book Natually Thin by Bethenny Frankel. Very good insight just changing your eating habits and not doing all these crazy diets. If you have a chance you should pick it up. Very interesting. I know that walking truly helps me out. I tend to carry all of my weight in my bottom and thighs so when I work for hours at my computer and not get up it doesn't do me any good. So now I have really tried to force myself to take a walk in the morning before I get my day going. I've been walking 2-3 miles a day when I can and it does help. At least it keeps the ice cream from gathering on my hips! :) LOL
• United States
5 Jun 09
I am seriously considering going on weight watchers points... I went on it like five years ago and lost 80 pounds... I'm hoping to loose 150 but I'll be happy with even 20 pounds at this point. The points system is good. Its easy to find 0 point snacky food and you can exercise to get more points so you never have to feel hungery.
@amylan (191)
• France
5 Jun 09
Same. I'm trying to find myself a true incentive to ose weight, or otherwise I'm gonna end up not going any beach this summer. I'm always fighting my good apetite as I've not much to do sportive activities. But i'm using some body-slim lotions which help to build body shapes as well as some weight-controlling pills which help to burn calories. I have to see which one works.
• Philippines
5 Jun 09
I was like you before, i can't help but eat everything. Me and my sister and my gay friends love to eat. But i burned it in going to the gym. I have a dietician who monitor the calories i take. So when i excess with my calories, i will spend more time doing cardio. Example, my allowed calories are 1500 max, i do cardio 30 mins but when i eat more than my allowed calories, i do it 45 mins or 1 hr. What you can do is eat as much as possible little serving so you can eat many times. Do it moderately, like maybe instead of 1 cup of rice, do it half so when you feel tired or pressured, you can again eat. Crash diet is a no no.
@zzyw87 (1260)
• Philippines
5 Jun 09
I am also currently trying to lose weight. And yes, I have been struggling too and failing to live up to my goal of losing a pound a week. Since last December, I have gained 10 pounds already. It is so hard to lose the 10 pounds because I cannot resist temptation -- food. I love eating and dining out with family and friends. When I see what they order, I cannot resist. I go to the gym three times a week for around 40 minutes per visit but I know that is not enough. I am actually thinking of cutting off carbohydrates for at least two weeks. I hope I can succeed. Good luck to both of us. :)
@nanayangel (7839)
• Philippines
5 Jun 09
No Rice - No rice diet
Hi there Hedwig!Yeah, it is indeed, hard to lose weight especially if you're like me who just love eating good food. As of now, I am on a no-rice diet, having biscuits only instead of having rice three times a day and it always work for me. I lost the most weight when I coupled my no-rice diet with exercise though. I did kickboxing by following an instructional video twice, once in the morning and once in the evening. That was after I gave birth. The trick is good old discipline. And right motivation too. My aunt said that she felt determined to lose weight when she can't find cute clothes in her size anymore. And she did it. Good luck.