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Hmm, yet another lesson learned.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

First let me start by saying, with all respect...... back off calorie-nazi's!!! Seriously, your comments about calorie intake has led me to doing something I knew wouldn't work because I have "been there" a hundred times before on my own and that's to eat over 1200 calories a day and as usual and I've stopped losing, actually, I've gained.

Do they not think that I would love to eat over 1200 calories? I mean come on, that's why I find it so hard to lose weight because it is so hard to stay under 1200 calories but this has been a 20 year struggle for me... we are all made differently and we all have different needs. I am hypothyroid, my thyroid levels are very low without medication and with medication they can get my levels up but not my energy and certainly doesn't affect my weight -- so, all three endocrinologist I've seen in my life have all recommend that I eat to the calorie range that I lose at and the only way to find that out is through trial and error and I've found I lose "ok" at around 1,000.

I do try to eat above 1200 thinking this time it will work for me, but it doesn't and I am tired of HOPING that it will because reality is, I am morbidly obese because I, like everyone else, want to eat over 1200 calories and I think ok, if I just stay at 1200 steady for a week, maybe I will lose, then of course I don't because that is fantasy land thinking for me!!

Then, before you know it I have given up completely because I have "failed" at 1200 calories... and am back to just eating whatever whenever because its incredibly difficult to only eat 1,000 a day, so I guess what I am really saying (albeit with a little frustration) if you feel the need to throw the same ole same ole box standard "eat over 1200 calories a day" at someone, at least care enough to ask their history and situation first, otherwise you are not "supporting" that person at all.

I don't know how these HGC people can do 500 calories a day so go bitch at them, leave me alone lmao!

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GETFIT2LIVE 7/5/2011 3:13PM

    The bottom line is to do what works for you and allows you to eat healthy now while developing a lifestyle that you can live with for the long haul; you're right, others don't know your history and situation. It usually backfires to restrict calories too much because most of us can't stick with it for long. I'm more interested in figuring out how to make changes to my eating and exercise that I can keep doing the rest of my life; I do not want to just lose weight, I want to KEEP it off. Good luck!

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TAZEZENCEFIL 7/5/2011 1:41PM

    I hope you don't give up altogether. I find the very helpful. I am currently on the 10th day of the videos. Take a look if you wish. emoticon

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MJRVIC2000 7/5/2011 1:13PM

    It's hard to commit to something we do not believe in. We will not want to make lifestyle changes that may produce results. We are afraid of failing. So we live and accept the status quo. We are the only one that can change that. Make the right choices and commit to it. We have nothing to lose and everything to gain. God Bless, Vic.

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    You cracked me up! I totally know where you are coming from. The whole Spark suggested calories is based on "average" which is not necessarily everybody. I know my metabolism - even with my thyroid meds - isn't as high as average. It's made worse by my job, sitting at a desk all day - even with my excellent fitness commitment that I've never had before. My pet peeve isn't specifically calorie nazis, but the concept that people feel that the same thing works for everybody. It doesn't. There are dozens of ways to skin a cat and everybody needs to do it THEIR way. Good luck to you! You know your body and will figure out your program, your way.

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UMBILICAL 7/5/2011 1:11PM

  I would give the standard answer but you already know what it is. LOL

Have fun.

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