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10/29/17 10:31 A

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No, I did read up on various diet plans to see what they were about.

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10/29/17 10:25 A

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Oh! I did get inspired in 2007 by a book. That was the only thing that got me to lose weight and I kept it off for 7.5 years. It was a nudge to get dairy out of my life. I've been lactose intolerant my whole life; have always hated milk, but was forced to drink it as a kid and then deal with the consequences of it later. My family wondering why I was ill. hahahahaha I didn't consider it a diet book, but a permanent change in my eating. I have not had cheese since 2007. Milk is another thing altogether and harder to avoid outside my home.

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10/29/17 1:15 A

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I agree with Kimberly. If buying books counts, I've done that a minimum of twenty times and even followed some of them for a while. Did Sugar Busters and Atkins. Played with The Zone and the Dean Ornish heart diet for a bit. I've ended up here using the SparkPeople counters into which I incorporate the things I've learned from other diets. I have a goal of reduced (not really low) carb, lowered sodium and sugar with a good balance of nutrients and a targeted number of calories.

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10/28/17 10:23 P

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Not really. I had Adkins first book and followed that for a while. Lost a lot the first two weeks. Stayed on it for a few more months and never lost another ounce. I've been looking at some of the others, but I can't stick with them for more than one day. Can't afford any of those you pay for.

Mom was on Weight Watchers several years back. Paid every week, ate their recipes. Lost 10 pounds and gained 20. I think she had a net gain of 50 pounds or close to it.



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10/28/17 7:58 P

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Yes, I did WW about 30 years ago, too. It did work for me. I didn't have very many pounds to lose though

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10/28/17 7:43 P

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I did weight watchers 30 years ago no it didn't help

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10/28/17 7:18 P

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10/28/17 7:08 P

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No, but hubby and I did like some of the SouthBeach diet stuff. I think I had the most success with using ideas in that. I think it's similar to Adkins.

This is where I began, and seem to have success with, eating oatmeal,boiled egg and strawberries for breakfast.

Hmmm. that sounds good. I need some strawberries though...




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10/28/17 7:02 P

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No not really. I've incorporated some of the meals in with my diet in the past but just didn't follow anything for very long.

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10/28/17 6:06 P

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Yes! 3 years ago I followed the Medifast diet with my daughter. We just went on it and talked daily about what we were eating and enjoyed this communication to the extent it wasn't a problem dieting and and pounds seemed to float off. By June when I started my snowbird travel and summer I went off the diet. I had lost 37 pounds and started on the maintenance side of the diet. I was in my BMI weight and also the aide who checked in with me weekly didn't want me to lose more at my age.

I held that weight for over a year then got careless while traveling (I guess all my diets are off while traveling) gained about 5 pounds, the next year another 5 and this year was up 15 pounds from that low I got to.

A month ago I got back to it with some leeway and lost 6 pounds so think I'll quit the leeway and get serious again and get back to what I want to weigh...which is to stay in my BMI.



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10/28/17 5:57 P

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I followed Richard Simmons Deal A Meal many years ago and it worked great, but hubby got tired and would not go along any more. I used Atkins even more years ago and it worked great but again, hubby (different one) sabotaged the maintenance.

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10/28/17 5:42 P

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No.

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10/28/17 5:38 P

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No, I haven't, but perhaps I should, since nothing I do seems to be working anymore?
Any suggestions?

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10/28/17 5:35 P

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No, my for told me with my diet restrictions, it wouldn't be able to follow any of them and stay healthy. I've checked several and I wouldn't be able to do them. I lost the weight with the Dr''s plan, so I'm happy.

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10/28/17 5:10 P

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I'm not sure if Atkins qualifies.
I bought one of the Atkins books years ago and followed that diet.


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10/28/17 5:06 P

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Have you ever used one of the commercial diet plans, such as Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, etc.? How did it work for you?



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