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1500 too low me thinks!

Friday, November 13, 2009

ive realised my plan to loose weight quickly is not gunna work because i went from eating crap to eating 15ookcal a day and the last few days ive been really peckish and craving and i wanna be able to keep the weight off permnantly this time and not rush it! I know i know! i should of done this ages ago! lol on calorie count about i should be eating 1757kcal a day if im doin light exercise, but their criteria for light exercise isnt very good, im in between light and moderate exercise because i exercise 5 times a week for an hour but im not very active at home! and i dnt walk a lot. I mite up my calories to 1800cal on active days and 1600 calories on days i dnt exercise, because i live in london and its bloody cold, wet and miserable its guna be difficult because its so cold. I feel good about this because i was little starved on the 1500 cal thing, im glad im clear on what im doin! And can people give me advice on my post on alcohol please much appreciated thankyou xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx emoticon

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PINKYPOOS 12/11/2009 1:47PM

    Try what works.....for a start you have xmas and new year to get through....so maybe aim for 1800 calories daily until the new year. When I started I must have been eating well into the 2000's every day, so even an 1800 change made me lose, then when I got used to that sort of amount I lowered to 1500 with some small changes and didn't really have hunger problems. Now I stick to around 1200-1300 without too much difficulty, because I have changed things slow and I'm extra strict right now. If I'd have started out too low I never would have stuck with it, slow and steady changes are what help you keep it up. So, I would up your calories, get through xmas, then in Jan see how a 1600-1800 cal diet works. You can always change things around....I always do!!!

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SUSIEMT 12/9/2009 10:31PM

    Lesley give it a try. If it works you found your plan. If you start gaining change it.

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LABYRINTH 11/13/2009 7:32PM

    It really comes down to slow and steady wins the race. Take the time now to put together a plan you can really stick to. For example, I started out with 1800 calories for two months and then reduced down to 1500 when I wasn't losing the weight in the time-manner I wanted.

There's a LOT of good info around Spark to help get you started. Plan for exercise at least 4x a week (preferably cardio to start and something you enjoy or that interests you), and work on learning more about meal planning.

You can do it and look at it as an investment into yourself. emoticon

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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Yes the dreaded alcohol! What do people think, is it better to cut it out entirley and just have it on occassions, or is it possible to drink a few glasses of wine once a week! Im really struggling with this because i go out to a club once a week and i find it a challenge to not drink a few glasses of wine, not saying that i cant cut it out because im sure i can! its a matter of putting my mind to it! xxx emoticon

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LESSNESS1 1/14/2010 11:57AM

    im also having this problem with beer, i like to watch movies and drink

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MEADSBAY 1/10/2010 9:30PM

    My favorite team is cutting down the booze/calories- come for a visit!

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PINKYPOOS 12/11/2009 1:43PM

    have as much wine as you can fit in your daily calorie plan....while still eating enough actual food!!

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SUSIEMT 12/9/2009 10:25PM

    Hi Lesley!

As far as having a glass of wine I agree as long as you plan for it but try not to go over your calorie range. Also make sure you have eaten prior to going out. Any food you eat while drinking alcohol is turned into fat. Alcohol is digested differently. That is what sparkpeople tell me anyway.

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LABYRINTH 11/13/2009 7:28PM

    Hm well it's a question to me about is this something you can stop anytime you want or does it become an emotional issue to give this up?

If not emotional, then you could keep the wine as an occasionally treat but calculate the calories for it. (Obviously if there is an emotional problem with giving it up that's a whole 'nother kettle of fish).

Me, personally, I might plan for one glass per week so I can join with my friends as a social activity, but then switch to diet ginger ale, because alcohol is going to effect your metabolism if taken in too much quantity and make it harder for you to lose.

Hope this helps and makes sense. ;)

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Saturday, November 07, 2009

arrrrrrrrrgh omg im feeling a lil impatient, its so hard keeping a straight head on and keeping dedicated and motivated, but i know i can do this and acheive this! I mean what do people think about it? i think the hardest challnge for me is seperating my problems from what i want from life, and pushing through no matter what! I think thats the real acheivement at the end of the day~!

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LESLEYLOU2 11/8/2009 6:14AM

    yer i know, thanks guys, ive set out small goals for my self because i know i get a lil impatient x

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IAMLOVINGIT 11/7/2009 5:12PM

    Ah, Girlfriend, It takes time. Trust me I should know, in June of 08 I was 225lbs, I am only 5'1" Now I am 145 it took me 17 months. I made it a life style change. At 61 it was hard but I am doing it. It can be done. The question is how bad and how much do you want it and what are you willing to do to get it? I would out 6 days a week, 3 at the gym and 3 at home. I let nothing and no one stand in my way. So I know it can be done. In 17 month I have lost 80 pounds. You can do it too. You made a good step hooking up with us here at Sparks. We will give you all the support and encouragement you can handle the rest is up to you

Peace and Blessings

P S feel free to stop by my page at anytime. I will be so happy to here from you. Add me as a friend if you would like. I would love to keep up with your progress.

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PJOY17 11/7/2009 1:18PM

    Hi, Remember this is not a race and it is not a destination. This is a journey and we take it one step at a time. WE CAN DO THIS!

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FRANNIEDID 11/7/2009 12:57PM

    Hang in there, it does seem like it takes forever, but remember those days are going to pass no matter what you do. How much better will you feel if you stuck with it and reach your goal?!? Like EOLIVIAC said, make small goals, 5 lbs for now, then 5 more. It does help to break it down and then when you reach say 10 or 20 lbs reward yourself with a manicure or something like that. You can do this!!!

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ANGELALEGNA 11/7/2009 12:54PM

    Keep on Keep'n on. I too expect instant gratification, but I realize it doesn't happen that way.

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EOLIVIAC 11/7/2009 12:39PM

    Although it seems as if the weight jumped onto our bodies overnight, it really didn't. So, with that in mind we should not expect the weight to "jump off" or melt off within a few days, weeks, or months. Some of us have developed such bad habits that it will take us a while to get back in line with eating right and exercising more. Think about losing weight in small increments. Right now I'm part of a challenge called "Lose 5 Pounds in November...Really". That's an average of 1.5 pounds a week. If you want to join, you can find it under the Community Message Board. Click on Challenges and scroll down until you find it. You'll get lots of support and encouragement. Good luck!!

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FCASTELO 11/7/2009 12:24PM

    you're like my wife. expects instant gratification. not gonna happen in this project. you must view results a half a year to a year out.

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