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LULUCALLY SparkPoints: (18,429)
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2/6/13 1:35 P

I tried to stay at 1,000 calories. It was difficult. But I found that I could eat a lot of fruits and veggies without racking up too many calories. Yummy things I found were butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and soy beans. Also, I love smoothies. Just make sure you count every single calorie.

Did you make a page yet?

TAILLERY SparkPoints: (2,057)
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2/6/13 12:01 P

Go through the process of making a page, which will make it easy for you to find and add new friends and for people to add you as a friend. Having someone to share the journey with you is very important.

2/6/13 11:33 A

Hi! How are you doing on that Lean Cuisine diet that your doctor ordered? It does sound kind of drastic to me unless you want to eat those for the rest of your life. I have started the South Beach Diet and it is working quite well so far, plus it sounds a lot more healthier than some of the diets out there. I also chose it because I have been questioning the state of my heart lately and this diet was initially created by a cardiologist for his patients with the great added results of weight loss. I think the secret is making the right food choices and gradually making those choices your way of life. Of course there are many good plans out there that work better for others. Good luck on your journey of finding the right fit for you.

EWL978 Posts: 2,021
2/5/13 8:31 A

Good Morning! 1,000 calories sounds okay, but I'd be happier with about 1200...then again, I'm not your doctor and don't know your situation. Why not give it a shot and see what happens. Did you go through all the steps to getting started here, like entering your height and weight, etc. which comes out with a suggested calorie level for you? I got 1250 and I'm (was) the same weight as you, although I have no idea your height, which could make a difference. I'm also a "year or two" older than you, so my energy and activity levels are "calmed down" from my earlier days. Be sure to post in the Nutrition Data section, it really comes in handy to check what you're eating and how much and where you need to change things.

Good luck...stay in touch...keep on keeping on!!


AFORTN Posts: 395
2/5/13 8:29 A

Welcome! It is important to be consistent and stay with it. Put everything down on paper (computer). Track everything, including your exercise. Seeing it in writing helps tremendously. Don't forget to read the motivational parts in Sparkpeople every day! You can do it!

PATSY3182 SparkPoints: (45)
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2/5/13 8:23 A

GM...I've decided...IT'S TIME !!! I'm 52 with 53 right around the corner...The scale has reached an all time high of 250. But I don't feel like I weigh that much..It musy be DENIAL...Getting started today with oatmeal (blueberry muffin flavored) calories 160. My doctor says only 1,000 calories a day with 7 liters of water. I feel that's a bit drastic and unheard of..he says, fruits, veggies and salads and lean cuisines only. I'm creating my own meal plan with help from this site. Also working out 5 times a week, starting today with The Biggest Loser 1 video with low impact aerobics...Anyone else new and care to be losing weight buds?

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