Trying to get rid of some weight
October 2, 2011 3:30am CST
I went to see a health and fitness adviser and showed her packets of the food and drinks I have. I wrote down a weeks worth of food diary. I explained to her that I have a vegan diet. She gave me the challenge of not having any health bars to eat made from fruit and nuts. I went out last Saturday and usually I would take a picnic lunch but I couldn't due to my challenge. I ended up having a plain jacket potato and a glass of pure orange juice. I came home really pleased that I had done so well with my challenge. On Tuesday I am going to the gym and I am so excited about that. Which ways have you tried to get rid of some weight? Have you ever found an adviser to help you lose weight? Do you know anyone that belongs to a weight loss club if so how are they getting on?
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2 Oct 11
I joined my local Weight Watchers group and started doing the ProPoints plan on 11/1/11, weighing in at a frightening 19 stone 8lbs. At 5'9" tall this meant I had over 7 stone to lose to get to my ideal weight - a scary prospect but I was determined to do it!! It was after looking at the photos after my stay at my daughter's house for Christmas 2010 I was horrified to see how much weight I had put on. I had turned 60 just before Christmas and I was really feeling the extra weight that I had piled on over the last 18 months to two years. I knew that the only way I could possibly lose the weight was to return back to Weight Watchers and attend meetings, in my opinion the only sure way of losing the weight.I have had a long association with Weight Watchers and became a gold member in 1981 after losing 9 stone. Sadly age, health and family problems had taken their toll and here I was - 30 years later - bigger than ever!! Since then I have lost 78 pounds - I still ave around 25 more to lose to get to goal but I'm confidant that I WILL do it,and I certainly feel so much better for it. My doctor is also very pleased as my blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugars are all perfect. This picture is me at Christmas 2010, I will put another more recent one on.
3 Oct 11
Looking at your before and after picture my friend, i cannot believe that one can lost so much weight. Amazing how you lost so much weight indeed! Not only did you become healthy, but you become younger as evidenced by your before and after pictures. Keep it up forever my friend!
5 Oct 11
I have never really tried to lose weight - I just eat what I want when I want but, lately I have lost weight as I have been ill and have had to stick to a rigid low fat diet and I imagine I will lose a fair bit more before my surgery as I cannot change my diet until after then! It is hard for me to stick to but, I suppose the bonus is that my body is getting rid of excess weight.
4 Oct 11
I have been on a diet for quite a while. My daughter is a vegan also, but I am not. I often buy health bars, but a lot of them are high in fact. It gets to be a real challenge trying to buy bars very low in fat. I love the nut bars, but nuts, although healthy, are high in fat. Is this why your health advisor wanted you to try bars without nuts? Why cut out fruit bars? The fruit is low in fat, though I guess they are high in sugar. You have now got me motivated to look up recipes for low fat bars, minus the nuts, and maybe the fruit.
3 Oct 11
Wow! You are a vegan! If you can handle that, then loosing weight wont be much of a problem to you. I had been thinking of enrolling in a gym as there are nutritionists there as well. My only concern was the practicality. I had started a discussion about gyms last week and based on the comments of the mylotters, enrolling in a gym sure really pays off and that you would get more encouragement and motivation from your fellow gymmates.
3 Oct 11
I started an eop program which here in Britain lasts 12 weeks, this is just long enough to see a weight loss if you watch what you eat, but is difficult to maintain. You have to go though a complete change in what you consume and that comes down to quantities especially. I notice you did very well in quantities, but that orange juice is high in calories, you would have been better off drinking water and eating an orange. I am on my second year of regular exercise twice a week for an hour each time, doing really well until my diet lapsed. It's finding a little snack that feels a gap without too much damage. With you in your quest and would suggest you don't look at it as loosing weight but more as gaining fitness, this way you will be more less likely to disappointment and less likely to fail. Although I have gained some of the weight I lost I was told I would have to exercise at least three times a week to lose significant weight. I am certainly fitter and glad that I started with the right attitude to continue. Weight loss clubs work but they also make you lighter in the pocket and without exercise won't keep the weight off, better join a gym preferably council run because there cheaper.
3 Oct 11
I used to be so fat before, and get rid of it by playing badminton and having an exercise. I know for a fact getting rid of weight problem is hard, but when you make it a sense of fulfillment will relieve all the pain. As they said, "NO PAIN NO GAIN".
3 Oct 11
actually, I am the best adviser of myself, and the best way I maintained to lose weight is to take regular exercises. and of course except the regular exercises, food to eat is a key part of keeping a charming and healthy slender. for me, I am very cared about it, because I deeply understand that we are really what we eat nowadays. in my dish menu, there is no food with high fat and high salt and rich sugars, which usually are considered as the good friends of putting on weight. And secondly, to skip breakfast can make you easily be fatty.
2 Oct 11
Well, I wish you all the best in your endeavour. Luckily, I am away from the stage when losing weight becomes a necessity for me. However, I would like to maintain a better diet regime, and reduce intake of oily food and have more nutritious things in my diet.
2 Oct 11
As I eat everything, I checked on a balanced diet that suited my needs. There´s a site at the Mayo Clinic with diets. I liked the Mediterranean diet. I suppose that culturally my way of eating is of that origin so it made sense to me. It had few forbidden items and many could be changed for other yummy foods. I lost a couple of kilos that way, but now I´m on another diet due to my chemo and I don´t dare lose weight if not needed. Anyway, in this new diet, there´s nothing fried and that helps me mantain what I lost.