How many pounds have you lost?

@oscar6 (1939)
United States
June 13, 2011 12:50am CST
I have been on a diet now for about three months and have lost a little over 20 pounds. I feel great since I am now back into my size 7 jeans. I did the normal stuff, counting calories and working out more (by taking my dog on extra walks). How many pounds have you guys lost and how did you do it?
5 responses
@rakittera (803)
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
In February 2009, I started a weight-loss program that entails both diet and exercise. I went to the gym 5 times a week alternating aerobic and weight training exercises. Then I hired a physical trainer to guide me in my workouts and a nutritionist to monitor my food intake. After 4 months, I was able to lose 30 pounds. My target weight loss was 50 pounds but I wasn't able to fulfill that since I got pregnant on the 5th month. So now, I'm back to my original weight and I have to start losing weight again. My goal is to lose 50 pounds by the end of the year. Wish me luck!
@oscar6 (1939)
• United States
13 Jun 11
Good luck! I find that its always easier the second time around. You know that you can do it since you have done it before. About two years ago I lost thirty pounds and then slowly gained it back. When I started this diet it seemed a lot easier because I already knew what worked for my body and my head was in the right place. :)
@oldchem1 (8144)
15 Jun 11
I started Weight Watchers (following their new ProPoints plan) on the 11th January this year and yesterday at weigh in I had lost 54 pounds! I still have a way to go to see my weight loss journey look here http://oldchem.health.officelive.com/MyWeightLossJourney.aspx
• United States
14 Jun 11
Let me let you guys in on a secret. Consistency. It really doesn't matter how you excersize or what diet you try, as long as you stick with it it will work. To make this as simple as possible: You figure a pound is basically 3,500 calories. If you ate 115 calories less a day , or walked for 10 minutes a day you would lose a pound a month. But you have to be consistent. One day of cheating could eliminate a weeks worth of work. Good luck
• Singapore
13 Jun 11
I embarked on counting calories and doing some exercises. However I do not have a fixed exercise programme, maybe that is why it seems rather slow for me to lose weight. I'm trying to lose 10-12 pounds. I keep losing two pounds, then gain it back, like a yo-yo. I'm trying to get back to doing my pilates. I switched on the DVD for a simple 20-minute workout every other day. Hope this helps.
• United States
13 Jun 11
If I ever want to lose weight or slim down so I can wear a certain dress, I normally cut out a lot of the foods I eat. I stick to fruits and veggies and simple carbs. I also cut out milk. Doing this for a month can have a huge impact on your weight.