3 pounds after 1 month

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Philippines
November 8, 2017 11:23pm CST
i suddenly remembered that i haven't been weighing myself for quite sometime so i stepped on the digital scale. 148.6 - eek! i went to the calendar to write it and received another shock. my last recorded weight was way back october 1st - 145.4! i weigh myself every sunday morning and set the reminder on my phone. somehow, i forgot to input it for the whole month of october and never even noticed it! my fantasy weight is 135, but i can't even go down to 140. hahaha! i know what i need to do diet-wise - eat less rice, eat less sweets. but i also know i really need to start moving. even if it's just walking.
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@LadyDuck (163446)
• Switzerland
9 Nov
I step on my scale every Sunday morning, I measure my waist and hips and I write down on my agenda weight and measurements. As soon as I see that I am 1 pound up, I stop eating pasta and bread and I only drink water until I go back to my weight.
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• Philippines
9 Nov
i can't believe a month went by that i wasn't weighing myself weekly.
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@LadyDuck (163446)
• Switzerland
9 Nov
@hereandthere We get bad surprised if we forget.
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@responsiveme (16753)
• India
9 Nov
I am trying to cut down on rice but I love it
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• Philippines
9 Nov
i can have one all-sandwich day (wheat bread) but i will crave rice the next day.
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@bagarad (12304)
• Paso Robles, California
9 Nov
Sounds like we're on the same path. I was almost down into the 145 territory and then started climbing back up again about a month ago. I'm now fluctuating between 148 and 150.5 again. I really must ditch the chocolate. I do much better when Costco runs out of my favorite chocolate bark. I actually resisted buying the Dark chocolate covered almonds with coconut when they had them in last time because they were mostly sugar and I had no self-control. I devoured a large bag in less than a week. Shame on me. Now it's dark chocolate bark with pumpkin seeds. Yum!
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@nanette64 (17697)
• Fairfield, Texas
9 Nov
I had gone from 130 to 150 in 2 months when I had a THING for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups @hereandthere . I almost fell over when I stepped on the scale. Stopped the PB's and went back down to 130 in 2 months. Of course now at 106, I should start up the PB's again.
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• Philippines
9 Nov
you're taller, older and lighter than me, but so much stronger i should be ashamed of myself.
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@nanette64 (17697)
• Fairfield, Texas
9 Nov
@hereandthere Conviction, stamina and run like hell passed the candy aisle.
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• Philippines
10 Nov
@nanette64 oh, it's not me buying the goodies, but those that do here easily lose interest so they're taking up space in the fridge and the dining table.
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@ilocosboy (34398)
• Philippines
9 Nov
It's good you are conscious of your weight. I believe weshould be aware of our body.
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• Philippines
9 Nov
it's hard when you've been thin and inactive most of your life
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@ilocosboy (34398)
• Philippines
9 Nov
My kilos is 55 to 60 and that has been, i run in the morning, sometimes I'm active sometimes I'm not
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• Philippines
9 Nov
@ilocosboy at least you're active. the only time i was ever into sports or exercise was PE class. hehe.
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@much2say (39717)
• United States
9 Nov
And for this reason, I rarely check my numbers on the scale . . . I don't want to know ! Believe me, I know I need to cut down on the rice, sweets, and bread . . . but I give in to temptation . I do drink a lot of teas . . . and then I try to eat more vegetables (like dandelion greens that's supposed to do a lot of good including less the cravings for sweets - but it is bitter). I was good about getting in a walk at the college earlier in the year . . . but after the kids started school in August I've been doing volunteer work in the class - and haven't had the time (or at least that's my excuse ). I blame the next couple months on all the yummy holiday foods that are coming around!
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@nomus24g (23685)
• India
9 Nov
So, do u keep a tab on your weight?
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• Philippines
9 Nov
yes, i weigh myself weekly and write it on the calendar. but forgot the whole month of october.
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@nomus24g (23685)
• India
9 Nov
@hereandthere wow...that's pretty much systematic...
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• Philippines
9 Nov
@nomus24g but it doesn't do me any good. the most i lose in a week is 2 pounds. then gain. then lose.
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@toniganzon (51666)
• Philippines
9 Nov
How tall are you?
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• Philippines
10 Nov
as per the asian bmi calculator i used online, i'm "above healthy range"
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@ridingbet (55830)
• Philippines
10 Nov
i am so happy that i am now more than 50 kilograms. to be exact, i am now 54.6kilos, so far from my weight last year at 48 kilos.
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@Corbin5 (109536)
• United States
9 Nov
I think you will make your goal if you start to weigh yourself again on a regular basis. It is amazing how those few extra pounds sneak up on us.
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9 Nov
Yeah. I think it's really important to start moving. Walking can help, but you can try running. :) Like, 15-20 minutes a day. That wouldn't hurt I guess. It helped me, that's for sure. :)
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@jobelbojel (7340)
• Philippines
9 Nov
Eating less rice will help I guess but you should eat healthy.
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• Philippines
9 Nov
just have to eat more ulam from now on and buy wheat bread again. and start moving, of course.
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• Philippines
9 Nov
@hereandthere protein will do I guess but not too much rice.
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9 Nov
does rice helps to gain weight?
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@TRBRocks420 (79465)
• Banks, Oregon
9 Nov
Keep up the good work. I don't even know what I weigh now.
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• Philippines
9 Nov
i actually gained, not lost.
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@TRBRocks420 (79465)
• Banks, Oregon
9 Nov
@hereandthere Oh I misread sorry.
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• Philippines
9 Nov
@TRBRocks420 that's okay. i don't seem to be the only one struggling with my weight.
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@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
10 Nov
I weigh myself at least twice a week and have been the same weight 62 kgs since a long time ...I do put on weight during festivities when we have sweets and other rich foods but once I get back to my routine I lose the extra weight since I am forced to walk at least 8 kms a day ..
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• Philippines
10 Nov
i wonder if weighing 2x a week would help? wow walking 8 kms a day is a lot! do you do it in all types of weather?
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@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
10 Nov
@hereandthere I feel the more number of times you weigh yourself the more conscious you become about your weight management. I have to walk a km each way before taking the bus which means I have to walk a little more than 4 kms every day and within the school I am constantly walking ,same at home , adds up to around 14000+ steps ..a kilometers is roughly about 1350 steps ..I am actually walking around 10 kms a day. I have installed a step /calorie counter app on my mobile and clip my mobile either on my waist band or carry it in a sling bag all the time so that I get an actual count.
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• Philippines
10 Nov
@kiran8 you have a good point about weighing frequently. thank you for sharing about the number of steps. i know others use a step counter or pedometer, but your workarounds using your mobile phone are cool, too.
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9 Nov
you want to loose weight and i want to gain weight, so please tell me your diet so i could eat that to gain some weight.
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• Philippines
9 Nov
actually, i was thin most of my life. i wasn't a huge eater, either. i started gaining weight when i was much older and my metabolism started slowing down. maybe it's better not to force your weight gain if you're still young and your body is still developing.
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15 Nov
@hereandthere i like your thought but i really want to gain weight, i already told you people are fat here and according to them i am skinny :P
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• Philippines
17 Nov
@dashing101 i hope you don't give in to the pressure.
@Hannihar (38164)
10 Nov
It is not easy to lose weight. I always found it hard to keep it off. I learned after going to something else that was not a diet club here in Israel that there is a way to keep weight off, but, I am not ready. Give up sweets or eat them at a minimum and walk like you are doing.
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• Philippines
10 Nov
that's exactly my plan.
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@Hannihar (38164)
10 Nov
@hereandthere Good luck and hope it works out. Be patient with yourself. I know from experience it does not look like it is working to get that weight off but then when you see the results it is a great feeling.
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• Philippines
10 Nov
@Hannihar thanks!
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@kepweng (16794)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
10 Nov
the best way to lose a weight Fast is military diet ! what is your current weight now??
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• Philippines
10 Nov
is the military diet similar to the 3-day diet? have you tried it yourself?
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@kepweng (16794)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
10 Nov
@hereandthere yes and i lost 3 pounds in 3 days! you can also try water diet and you cannot eat food in 1 week Only water
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• Philippines
10 Nov
@kepweng but are all the items available here?
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@Kandae11 (38593)
9 Nov
How tall are you?
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• Philippines
9 Nov
i searched for an asian bmi calculator online and the result for my height and weight was "above healthy range"
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@sishy7 (27631)
• Australia
10 Nov
@hereandthere Would 'above healthy' be a good thing as in it's better than average healthy? Or am I interpreting it incorrectly?
• Philippines
10 Nov
@sishy7 here's the link to the site i used
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@TheSojourner (17450)
• United States
9 Nov
I know that I put a little on in the winter....I need to cut out the rice and pasta for right now.
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• Philippines
9 Nov
i should only scoop rice once from the rice cooker, then just eat more ulam (viand) if i'm still hungry.
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• United States
9 Nov
@hereandthere And I should walk past the donut box on the table in the veterans' center. But each time I go to the coffee pot, I have to walk past it, and I linger for a moment, eyeing them lovingly and drooling.
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• Philippines
9 Nov
@CoralLevang we have a lot of cake, ice cream, chocolates and cookies lately so it's not helping.
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@SIMPLYD (80362)
• Philippines
19 Nov
Yes, less sweets and less rice and more exercise. Actually, I was formerly at 132 pounds. When I remembered to weigh last week, I was down to 124 pounds, when I wasn't dieting. I wasn't even doing my 15 minute exercise in the morning, because it's cold now and I am always sleepy. Maybe because I cut on sweets because of my fungal infection on my four toenails. Also, my coffee as I have researched its herbal ingredients ; tongkat-ali, ginseng, ganoderma and maca have one thing in common, they help lose weight.
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• Philippines
19 Nov
i envy you in the province so close to nature. it's not cold here yet. so you're still taking that coffee? does it affect your appetite? how are your toes now?
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@SIMPLYD (80362)
• Philippines
21 Nov
@hereandthere Maybe that is true. Manila is polluted so that could be a reason for the too much heat despite the cold front already here. Yes, I am. It helped my hot flushes lessen. It also makes me sleep so fitfully at night. As to appetite, it's still the same, although I lost 6 pounds. I don;t like that, just the tummy fat I like to be eradicated. he he he The affected bit toenail has a bit thin now. The two smallest toenails' cuticles whenever I remove them are already thin.
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