I recently lost 50 pounds. I'd love hearing from others about their successes..

@sbeauty (5870)
United States
November 14, 2006 6:41am CST
...losing weight. What was your "secret", and what are your tips for keeping the weight off after losing it? Please feel free to share your failures and frustrations, too.
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
14 Nov 06
I do a much better job of putting them on than taking them off lol. I never worried about my weight but wouldn't mind if I lost a few pounds. I did gain a lot of weight a few years back when I quit smoking but somehow most of them came off without any special effort on my part. I know a lot of the secrets but they are not very easy to follow. The ones I believe in the most are that it is very important to eat a healthy breakfast and many smaller meals are much better than two or three large ones. Drink plenty of water and exercise regularly. Wish it was enough to just know the secrets, I'm too lazy to follow up on them.
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@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Amen to that! I get lazy, too. Then the weight comes right back and brings a few friends.
@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
14 Nov 06
LOL yes, those damn friends can be quite annoying.
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I lost 97 pounds in 1 year on the Atkins diet! I am still trying to lose the last 10 pounds. Then I quit smoking and gained 15 pounds so now I really need to lose 25 pounds. Now we are upon the Holidays and I know I will gain at least 5 pounds. So Atkins here I come in 2007. lol
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@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
28 Nov 06
Wow! That's really great. Good for you!
@shellyrios (1215)
• United States
14 Nov 06
wow, how did you do it? I'm still trying to lose 20lbs and feel my weight is stagnant.....
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@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
14 Nov 06
It took a lot of effort, very little food, and teaching Kindergarten every day for me to accomplish it.
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@ashuaaaaa (785)
• Germany
14 Nov 06
i dont know how much in pounds but in kilos i lost 6 kg. it was mainly because of yoga.
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@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I looked up a converter and figured out that you have lost 13.2276 pounds. Good for you! For anyone else who is interested, to convert kilos to pounds you multiply the # of kilos x 2.2046. I definitely learned something today!
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@caribe (2465)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Wow! Congratulations on your weight loss. Losing weight and keeping it off is a difficult thing for me to do. I need to lose weight but I can't seem to change my eating habits. I start but it doesn't last too long. What did you do to lose the weight?
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Where did you ever get that picture of me? :O) Thanks for the congrats.
@caribe (2465)
• United States
14 Nov 06
LOL! It's me, we must be long lost twins.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Good for you! I lost a large amount of weight as well. Then I got pregnant right away. =( Oh well, I have a beautiful daughter out of the deal and I am still working on taking the baby weight off. I also watched my calories very closely and got 30 minutes of walking in each day. I think the exercise is the key to keeping it off. It helps you retain muscle mass which burns calories.
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Babies will do that to you, but aren't they worth it! I know that exercizing is key, but how can I do that when I'm glued to my computer answering on mylot all day?
@usmcsgtwife (4997)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Thats AWESOME!!!!! WTG!!!!! I wish I could gain some weight =(
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I have both a dear friend and a stepdaughter who have your same problem. They both wish they could gain, too. I wish I could share some of my excess with you.
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I lost 97 pounds in 1 year on the Atkins diet! I am still trying to lose the last 10 pounds. Then I quit smoking and gained 15 pounds so now I really need to lose 25 pounds. Now we are upon the Holidays and I know I will gain at least 5 pounds. So Atkins here I come in 2007. lol
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Wow! You go girl! It sounds like you're really on a self-improvement campaign with losing all that weight and quitting smoking, too. My husband gained quite a bit of weight when he stopped smoking, but he was always too skinny before, so it really didn't hurt anything. And I know all too well how hard the holidays are. Usually I like to wait and start a new diet after they're over for another year. Best wishes in keeping the weight off and in losing more in 2007!
• United States
14 Nov 06
Congradulations. I want to loose 10, and it doens't want to come off. How did you do it?
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I watched what I ate very strictly. For breakfast I had weight control oatmeal (1 packet) with 1/2 banana and chocolate skim milk (to appease my sweet tooth). For lunch I ate a carton of Yoplait light yogurt. And for supper I usually had a lean cuisine dinner. I ate dry popcorn and sugar-free pudding cups when I needed a snack. It also helped that while I was doing this I was teaching Kindergarten every day.
@Thewishlady (1046)
• Netherlands
14 Nov 06
Whoo congratulations!! Do you know how much that is in Kilos? I have lost 17 kilos this summer... I just didnt eat candys anymore and drunk loads and loads of water... Water is the one thing you must not forget.. it clears your body!
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Congratulations to you, too. By my calculations, you lost about 37.5 pounds. Are you still working to lose more?
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
50 pounds is quite a lot... how have you managed to do so???? that was really great. i mean, im waiting to get on the weighing scale by start of this year and lose a few pounds i gained during the holiday. i think i need to get off 2-5 pounds until feb... :)
• United States
16 Dec 06
Congratulations. How did you do it? What diet plan? I tried the points on weight watcher. It works if you really stick to it, but it takes forever. Eventually, the weight comes back.
@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
15 Dec 06
I lost 20 pounds on the First Place program. It is similar to Weight Watchers except that you don't convert everything to points. You learn portion control and how to make healthier choices. In addition to this it is a Christ-based program. You have daily and weekly bible studies and learn the will of the Lord. I have had a relapse and gotten off the program so the weight is creeping back on. I have to get refocased on the program and on God. He will see me though this just like everything else in my life!
@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
15 Dec 06
wow, what a great job! I recently dropped a couple of pounds, mostly because I am separated from the hubby. He hates veggies, and is a meat and potatoes guy. I eat a lot healthier when I fend for myself. Here is a couple things that are key. NEVER eat after 8 PM. Eat breakfast, and small meals or healthy snacks every couple hours, this speeds up your metabolism. Get some kind of exercise, if you can walk for 30 minutes a day, you will lose a lot of weight. How did you lose yours?
• Pakistan
15 Dec 06
secret dont let your weight go up if it does do a lot of exercise and eat less simple enough.isnt it
@WAHSIS (216)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Please post the induction phase if you have it or tell me what website to go to. Also a message board or group would be nice. I am over 300 pounds.
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
29 Nov 06
wow, that's amazing! i have no weight probs but my husband needs to lose some. i know it's a matter of discipline (exercises) and self-control (diet), but it's easier said than done :)
@Cortney (3982)
• United States
28 Nov 06
That is really great that you lost 50 pounds. I have a hard time sticking to a diet. i have picky eaters and making their food and then mine doesn't pay off for me. I end up eating what I cook for them
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
25 Nov 06
i wish that i could, but i really dont have will power, i should try though.
@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
16 Nov 06
wow! what an impressive figure! It never ever happen to me, as I only lose 11 lbs. lately with all my hard work and everything.