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We all have bad days on occasion, Becca. Just get right back on track on you next meal. This was just a bump in the road.
* SHARON *
Nov. 23, 2009, 245 lbs.
i have lost 44 pounds by giving up grain and sugar products.
i walk 15000 steps a day.
i use a salad plate as my dinner plate.
i keep mandrtan oranges in the fridge. when the sweet tooth comes on i grab one or two tablespoons of the fruit.
Welcome to the team and thanks for the info
Nancy in Columbia,SC
"It's hard to beat a person that never gives up"...and I intend to be that person
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Cherala, what a gold mine of info that BMR calculator and the other info on that site is! Thank you for posting that. It is a huge help
Edited by: QWYL_54 at: 12/28/2012 (15:43)
Welcome, Becca. I'm not short so I don't necessarily understand, but I do know, even at 5' 9", that weight loss comes hard. I think the mindset is extremely important just like Cherala said. All the best to you and may you find success this time around. I've found this time around for me that the exercise is so very important too. I don't want to take forever losing this weight, and exercise helps it come off twice as fast.
Cherala, thanks for the hydration website. I've been wondering why my lips are so dry all the time. I was drinking between 8-10 cups. I should be drinking 16. Sure appreciate the information.
Edited by: DAKOTA50 at: 12/28/2012 (15:29)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. -Apostle Paul
* Never, never, never, never give up. -Winston Churchill
Hi Becca, welcome to the Team!
The first time I tried SP I had a miserable experience. It was entirely my own doing. I was so focused on the feeling I was being denied by a diet and the caloric restriction imposed that I failed.
Fast forward a couple years. When I joined again this past September, I had an entirely different mindset. I had permanently changed my lifestyle as opposed to dieting. I am working to become the healthiest I can be as opposed to a number on the scale.
I let SP determine the scale number and as I'm gluten free and SP does not have a meal plan for that, I just eat what I normally do under my lifestyle. Also, I know in my heart of hearts I am a lazy person. So instead of letting SP determine my caloric range based on me working out X number of times a week - I made sure I edited that part. No sense allowing the extra nutrition predicated on me working out - if I begin to exercise more I can always revisit that section and add it in. That means I'm allowed 1250 - 1600 calories a day.
You know when I started having greater success? When I increased my water intake. And if you are not under restrictions from your physician - you can go here nutrition.about.com/library/blwaterc
culator.htm and use the Hydration Calculator.
Also, at first I was skeptical of the amount of calories SP allowed me so I used a BMR calculator www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculato
(Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR); the number of calories you'd burn if you stayed in bed all day) just to double-check for my own peace of mind. After I figured out what that number was, I could determine my daily caloric needs based on my activity level. And once I did that I realized I was right in the range. If I ate towards the lower numbers - the weight would come off quicker and if I was hungrier - it would come off slower - but the point was that it *would* come off.
I wish you much success on your renewed journey. One foot in front of the other and you will get there!
Edited by: CHERYL_ANNE at: 12/28/2012 (19:45)
5 ft 0 I understand your problem.
I do not restrict the foods I eat. If I like it I have it. I will just crave it and binge otherwise.
I do, however, look more discerningly at how much of it I now have.
I could eat a whole bag of hard candy, I have eaten a whole bag of hard candy quickly enough not to even know what it tasted like. Now I think a bit about how much and only have a couple of pieces in a day.
Still difficult but do-able(most days)
Nan from Methil (of proclaimers fame) in Scotland.
BLC21 start weight 146 lb BLC21 goal weight 134 lb
Blc 22 SW 143.5 lb Goal weight 131.5lb
BLC 23 SW 138.75lb goal 126lb
blc 24 sw 143lb goal 130lb
Becca, I'm 5'8 so I'm not short, but my Aunt is 4'11 and grandmother 4"10.
Objects in the mirror will get thinner than they now appear
MaryAlice from Alvin TX
I'm new to this team but not to SP.
At one point I was at my goal but let up. Now I have gained 30 something lbs back. I really need some help to get this weight off. I'm to the point I think "what's the use it will just come back on". I'm tired of the strict way I have to eat & exercise to loss weight & keep it off. I'm very short, only 4'11". If there are any short people out there you know what I'm talking about. I really need help.
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