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10/20/13 4:14 P

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ADNAMA521 - Please do not do that 500 calorie diet unless ordered to by your doctor. There are articles on SP that explain that our bodies need `1200 calories a day for normal bodily function. Restricting yourself to 500 calories a day will throw your body into starvation mode where it will store every morsel you eat as fat in a frantic effort to ward off starvation. If that happens you stand a chance not only of hitting a plateau but you could actually gain and your body is not getting the nutrition it needs. I have been there, done that!

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10/20/13 10:42 A

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I hear you.. We may not be clinically depressed or have a diagnosed physical condition, but there is enough there to kill energy and motivation. I have been reading books lately on Metabolism disorder. As we age and as we go through diet after diet it all gets harder to get results. The body system is out of balance and resists harder each time any reduction in calories and even hard exercise. I am learning that without spending a lot of money, I have to be patient and experiment with the amount of carb to fat to protein ratio + physical activity to get the weight loss results. I have actually been on a 500 calorie diet for 21 days and only lost 9 pounds and then stuck there. I am trying to break that by up the carb a little and add a little more low impact (yoga or Pilate) to get going down again.

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2/22/13 8:31 P

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Really excited about getting in shape.. losing weight so I can climb Mt Washington in NH this July.. the 50 plus and fabulous rather than 50 plus and frumpy sounds great! I am just starting and would appreciate any guidance for week 1.

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2/13/13 10:29 P

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One day at a time

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2/13/13 8:19 A

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emoticon and congratulations on the changes that you have made. A weight plateau is bad enough but a mental plateau is worse. I have a lot of experience with the mental plateau (I look good enough, at least I'm not gaining, I'm not as heavy as I was in 2006). One thing you can try is just bargaining with yourself for a 2lb loss. Tell yourself that you are going to work as hard as you can to kick out 2lbs and then DO IT! Once you see that progress I'll bet you'll want to keep going for another pound, and then another. You have to do whatever you can to get that motivation train chugging along.

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2/13/13 12:02 A

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I feel empathy for you. I've been unemployed the last 2 years and I too gained around 20 pounds, seemingly overnight. I've gotten very sedentary, although I am trying to incorporate running into life. I mostly walk, because I can't seem to run longer than 5 minutes at a stretch. Every Sunday I tell myself I am going to do my yoga dvd or old Jane Fonda VHS at least once this week and I am going to do my 5 miles every day and I find 800 excuses not to do it. I am hoping the trackers on here will give me some accountability and motivate me to leave the computer and go do something! Think of some little reward you will give yourself if you get a sweat going. Maybe put a quarter in a jar every time you do and when the jar is filled you can buy yourself a new piece of clothing or something like that? Keep the jar in eyesight of where you do your video to motivate you to fill it up.

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2/3/13 2:59 P

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2/2/13 11:50 P

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emoticon Hi and emoticon to the team. I agree that nothing works as well as cutting calories and increasing exercise. Sometimes we just need a little nudge to get us going. emoticon

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2/2/13 8:24 P

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My sister lost 105 pounds by walking 15000 steps a day at age 63

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2/1/13 9:15 P

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Welcome to the team and to looking fabulous

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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2/1/13 4:15 P

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emoticon to a great team. 50+ and fabulous is a great goal! What exercise DVD are you using?

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. -Apostle Paul

* Never, never, never, never give up. -Winston Churchill


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2/1/13 10:15 A

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Nothing tastes as good as slim feels.

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2/1/13 9:14 A

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Objects in the mirror will get thinner than they now appear

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welcome

you know you are doing it. We all know we do it.

Who are we letting down? That person who faces us from the bathroom scale each morning and the only one to sort it is the perso facing her.
tell us here every day if it will help.

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
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Welcome
Enjoy exploring all that SP has to offer.
Here you will find more support ever imagined.
Remember to enjoy the journey.

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2/1/13 9:03 A

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Keep involved in the team. I have discovered that checking in EVERY day really does help!
Hope you find the right path of being healthy for you!

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"Joy is Peace dancing. Peace is Joy resting."
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2/1/13 8:56 A

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I have gained over 20+ lbs in 2 yrs. My job is sedentary and I have had foot problems for years and just got to where I didn't want to walk or exercise. Tried the fad diets of low carb, no sugar, gluten free, low fat, etc. Nothing works better than just cutting back on calories and exercising. Have gotten up 1 hour early to exercise via video workout, but with no one to keep me accountable, I catch myself not putting forth as hard an effort to work up a sweat. Any suggestions?

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