Who wants to go on a diet with me?

@miamilady (4924)
United States
April 6, 2008 8:04pm CST
Just a thought. I've always heard that it's better to do things like this with a friend, for moral support. I've never been big on "diets". For the most part I think that structured diets dont' really work. You take the weight off and then you put it back on. But, I've gotten to the point where it's time for me to shed some pounds. I prefer not to do a diet "plan" I just want to eath healthier and maybe add some excercise to me schedule. I've always heard that food journals are helpful. I don't know how this could work here on myLot, but I think it's worth a shot. Is anyone game? We could share our successes and falures and offer eachother some moral support.
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• United States
7 Apr 08
I just started a diet yesterday......me and a few girls from work are doing it. We eat special K (the chocolate delight) when we get in to work at 10 a.m. then we have a grilled chicken tender salad for lunch around 2 p.m. and then we all go home and have a second bowl of the special K for dinner. 1 pound and a half dropped in 4 days already. No excercise because I do not have time. But starting thursday we will be walking a track before we head to work....... I weigh 237 right now, and it is just killing me. There are so many things that I can not do because i am over weight. Like, I can not cross my legs, or i cant go into a store and find clothes in the regular section. I have to go to the plus size, and I just got to where I can not do that anymore.......so good luck on your diet...
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• United States
7 Apr 08
Good luck on this and is this all you will eat ? This sounds doable,I don't drink tea so them ones are out and I would like to lose about 15 - 20 lbs. What are u drinking,? my big crutch is pop,coke or pepsi.best of luck...
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@mbs730 (2151)
• Canada
7 Apr 08
If you keep up a healthy lifestyle the weight will come off slowly but you won't gain it back.. as long as you don't go back. I would be more than happy to join you.
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• India
7 Apr 08
Oh well, I am not one for dieting either. I am a big foodie and cant survive of salad and brown bread. But I was BLOATING and woke up to the reality a few weeks back. Haven’t gone on any diet but have moderately changed my eating habit. Previously, due to the morning rush, I skipped breakfast at home and snacked on chips and cake and biscuits + coffee at office around 11 am. But now I have given up all that. I either eat brown bread with margarine (instead of butter) or a health drink and carry a small bowl of fruits for mid-morning hunger. After lunch, previously I always used to take sweets (Indians & their sweets!) but I have given up on that too. I take heavy lunch and usually skip any evening snacks. Dinner I haven’t been able to manage yet but have given up on chocolates and fried snacks too. If its very tempting, I try to prepare the snacks at home with good quality healthy oil. Don’t know if its working, but I am feeling a bit lighter. Maybe psychological or maybe I am not accumulating any more (even that’s a huge blessing). What do you plan to do?
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
7 Apr 08
would sort of be nice but I really dont need to loose wait is to find food that goes into energy and making a healthy heart I thought I was eating good for that but dont know what happened there and no it cant all be plaque do to smoking. WE try to eat healthy for my son in laws fater was real young his first heart attack . we hardly ever eat fried foods any more We have an inside grill and an out side one or we bake our meat. bake our fries cut out chips candy and try to cut out cakes they go so slowly any how butthen brownies is another story lol. So What eals to do to eat healthy . should youi use this more in your plan to sort of diet? we try to walk every day to which poeple say thats good too. DOes this help you any I hope so hugs
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
Hi miamilady! I do wish you luck and hope you will be successful on shedding those unwanted pounds. I guess right now I am forced to go on a diet not because I want to but because everything here in our country is expensive that is why, I have cut down on all my purchases. I only buy the basics nowadays, no more ice cream and sweets for us. LOL! Good luck dear and Take care and have a nice day! :)
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• United States
7 Apr 08
I started a competition with friends and people at work for this very reason. Its easier to do it with help. It makes you more accountable when you need to "fess up".. Its overall a good thing. I'm on my second month of our competiton. May will be the last month. I hope I can meet my goal!
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@winterose (39898)
• Canada
8 Apr 08
I can't because I live off of food bank food so I never know what I will be eating at any time, but I do wish you the best of luck.
• Brazil
7 Apr 08
its ok to go on a diet, but dont do crazy diets. im always on a diet, im never happy with my body, but someday ill be ^^ actually crazy diets dont work, you take the weight off and then you put it back on. you cant eat carbohydrates, its bad, really bad. It's Not What You Eat, It's What You Think The first thing to ask yourself is: "am i really overweight?" Or more accurately, "Am i too fat?" A lot of teen athletes, especially guys, may weight more than average for their age because they have extra muscle on theyr bodies. Only people who have excess body fat should consider cutting calories and trying to lose weight. If people with normal amounts of body fat go on a low-cal diet, they lose muscle tissue, which just makes them weaker, slower, and saps them of energy. Not exactly what you want if you're driving to the hoop or trying to smack one out of the park. so check with your doctor first about whether losing weight is right for you
7 Apr 08
It's a great idea, I have been doing this with my Mother and Grandmother for the last few months. We email each other most days and have to say what we have eaten, what exercise we have done, and have to confess if we have been bad. I have done fairly well overall, a bit up and down when it can't be helped. But both my Mother and Grandmother have gone down a dress size, so it definitely works. We don't follow the same scripted diet, but are just more conscious of what we are eating and how much we are exercising. All the best :)
@ctrymuziklvr (11059)
• United States
7 Apr 08
I don't need to diet but since my ex has been staying with me after his bi pass surgery I have been eating 100% healthier than I ever have. When I go food shopping now I read every label to make sure there is little or no fat and salt. It's only been a week and I think I've lost a couple of pounds....and I'm still eating! I think I have found the best way!