Weight loss struggle

@LeavaoDe (350)
United States
July 4, 2009 3:58pm CST
Hi. I have struggled with weight for most of my life. I know that I need to lose the weight for my health but find it hard. I watch what I eat. I exercise. Nothing seems to be working. I am sad to say I have even tried "fasting" - not eating at all and it worked to a point but as soon as I eat anything I gain it back and then some. :( I have tried the diet that mixes water, lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper too. Same result. Don't know what to make of it. Slim fast and programs like that have the same result. :( It's so depressing. I like the way I look but know I could look better if I lost some weight. Does this happen to you? How did you overcome it? Tips anyone? Thanks for reading! Happy myLotting!!!
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@jgbe4245 (56)
• United States
6 Jul 09
My friend started a diet about a year ago and has basically lost another person. I am not strong enough to actually do it but I have seen it work. My sister is now on the same program and it is working for her. They went to a diet dr. He put them both on 1500 calories a day. They have a nutritional bar that they get at walmart with protein in it and have that for breakfast and lunch and then they have salads with grilled chicken and things like that for the evening meal. But they make sure to stay right at 1500 calories a day. That is also counting your intake of fluids. It is call a life changing diet because when you hit the weight you want you don't just go back to what you had before you have to stick with it and keep up with it daily. The smaller you get the higher the calories you can take in but it is a set routine. The dr. said that it helps boost your metab. so it works if you can stick with it.
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@LeavaoDe (350)
• United States
6 Jul 09
Hi. thank you for commenting. Thank you for sharing. I have been looking for a diet doctor around me but haven't had any luck yet. I will have to try this or at least ask my family doctor about it. Thank you for sharing. Happy myLotting!!!
• United States
6 Jul 09
You are very welcome.... I hope that it works for you. I started it today...
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@PSmith721 (287)
• United States
5 Jul 09
I am having the same problem! I am swimming almost every day and I am watching everything that goes into my mouth! It has been 3 weeks and lost 2 pounds! I know that just one meal out can destroy this and that I probably won't lose another pound for another 3 weeks! I joined a place on line(Sparkpeople)to keep track of my calories, but I am getting no where! Help!!
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@LeavaoDe (350)
• United States
6 Jul 09
Hi. Thanks for commenting! Sparkpeople is great I am on there too. However I get upset with myself when I don't see any change after a while. :) I know that I didn't put it all on overnight so it will take awhile for me to get it off. :) Good luck with you goals!!! Happy myLotting!!!
• United States
16 Jul 09
I had to comment on this. I am on SparkPeople as well! It is a wonderful site with a lot of useful and helpful information!! There are so many articles to browse that you really do learn something new every day!
@delrene (158)
• Philippines
18 Jul 09
before you go thru the process of diet you must condition you mind mentally. if not then all of the diet programs would be such a waste of time. consult your doctor too so that he can give you an advice what diet program suits you best.
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@LeavaoDe (350)
• United States
18 Jul 09
Hi. Thank you for commenting. I am now working with my doctor to see what will work best. Happy myLotting!!
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
I'm kinda gifted because i eat a lot but my metabolism is fast that's why i maintain a petite figure. I've read in a magazine that fasting doesn't really work. It makes you crave for more food. As for tips, i recommend you to eat small frequent meals avoiding foods that are rich in cholesterol. Food like fruits, veggies or foods that are rich in fiber. You can also consult your dietitian about your diet. Keep up with your exercise regimen and you'll be fit in no time.Ü
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@LeavaoDe (350)
• United States
10 Jul 09
Hi. Thanks for commenting. Very true on the fasting. :) I will have to continue working on this. Happy myLotting!!!
@suesala (10)
• Canada
9 Jul 09
Weight is really just a number! Looking good and feeling good is more important! ;) Have you considered fat spot reduction? I am contemplating one myself... I came across a neat home lipolaser machine on http://visol.com that allows me to get rid of stubborn fatty cells myself. Called the Slimray, it apparently works with the body's natural fat-energy expulsion (or something) to reduce size of fat cell, which reduces the flabby-ness. I like how it targets specific spots I desire. I have purchased some products from http://visol.com and have been very happy with the results, so I am not worried about whether Slimray would work. The website has further details about the product allowing us to make informed decision for ourselves. Vital Solutions also has moneyback guarantee and product warranty should there be any problems. Worth a look.
@LeavaoDe (350)
• United States
10 Jul 09
Hi. Thanks for commenting. I agree that weight is really just a number but in my case because of family history the health issues are a important. I haven't heard of that before. Hmmm... I will have to check it out. Thank you for sharing. Happy myLotting!!!
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
6 Jul 09
i think the best response to dieting is to watch what you eat and not eat excess amounts. i have lost weight and gone down a dress size since christmas. i watch what i eat, only eat small portions, do some exercise and drink lots of water.
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@LeavaoDe (350)
• United States
6 Jul 09
Hi. thank you for commenting. That's good advice and I have tried and continue to try. :) Happy myLotting!!!
• United States
6 Jul 09
Maybe the first thing you need to do is check with your family doctor. Make sure there isn't a medical reason behind you not losing weight. Fasting doesn't work....unless you go to extremes. Not a good idea. Don't eat anything canned except tuna in water. Soups and veggies need to fresh and/or made by you. No pastas. Light on the potatoes, breads and rice. Little butter and no oils. Lean meats, no pork. Drink lots of water. No sodas. I know the part above sounds like a lot of work. It is. But both me and my husband led very sedentary lives and lost weight eating like this.
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@LeavaoDe (350)
• United States
6 Jul 09
Hi. Thanks for commenting. I have already setup an appointment because I was wondering about that. If you don't mind I would love to add these suggestions to my Lose Weight binder. :) I will really try these. thank you for sharing. Happy myLotting!!!