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Great article and I've lost my 10%
If you won't believe in yourself, why should anyone else?
I'm struggling today because I didn't get enough sleep last night. I stayed up talking some political points with my daughter, and next thing I know it's a quarter to midnight! I've been doing SO WELL on getting to bed before 11pm for the past few weeks, so today I am REALLY feeling it! I'm guzzling coffee and just had a cream-filled donut - not good choices, I know. Also, the bit about "mouth hunger" is a good one. Sometimes if I see it, I want it and can't stop thinking about it. I'm still working on that one. Losing 10% of my weight would actually put me at my goal weight of 135 lbs, sounds good but SOOOO not easy. I've been trying for over a year and have made such little progress; nights like last night & attitude like this morning sure don't help! Oh well, at least lunch & dinner will be healthier than a donut. Try to get in that run this evening (probably a slow run, but better than nothing), and then get to bed by 10:30pm tonight. Hopefully that will give me a clearer head in the morning....
I made a different sort of New Year's resolution at the beginning of this year - to just be healthier (portion control, reasonable workouts, fewer processed foods, more water). It has really paid off in a virtually painless way! I'm closing in on the 25 lb mark and eat just about whatever I want. (I just make sure I log EVERYTHING!) I feel better and my energy level is off the charts.
I have tried to solve the 'mouth hunger' problem by adding a list of 'Spoonfuls' to my tracker - a number of different combinations of small amountsof foods that I like on a dessert spoon. I have counted the calories for each combination as well as I can. It's like the fillings of a tiny cocktail sandwich - but no bread or canape of course. It has certainly helped me and may be of use to others.
Thank you for the comments. I am just starting my weight loss/life style changes.
I did not realized how much I was eating until I began using the tracker. You have offered me the encouragement I needed.
thank you jiminyc for the updated link.
I lose weight slowly, but I cherish every pound lost since I am obese. In 14 months I have lost 25 lbs and I get heart burn 2x a week instead of 7x a week, parts of my body are closed to toned looking, and my double chin is almost gone. I have 39 more lbs to go. I'm hopeful to get to a normal BMI by December. I can go up many, many flights of stairs without tiring. I remember being 194 lbs and getting exhausted going up 1.5 flights.
So far I've lost 5% of my body weight and I feel amazing! I sleep great, my energy level is increasing, I can do so much more with my body, and I even focus better. I can't wait to see what 10% feels like!
I have lost 30 lbs. which is a little more than 10% of my body weight. I do not feel better. I hurt all the time from exercise. I never had knee probems before exercising - now they hurt all the time. I don't sleep better. I don't have more energy. I am usually hungry. My blood pressure was fine to begin with and still is but is not lower. The only positive is that my A1C number has dropped to near-normal and some of my clothes fit better. I get so tired of reading these articles about how everything will be much better if you just lost 10% of your body weight. BS!
The download link for printable take along portion size in this article no longer works.
I found this one:
I appreciate your logical suggestions. They are not to difficult to put into practice. The simplicity makes it more appealing and not so daunting.
Low-Fat diet someone already said it and it is so true have to learn to read labels that is how I found almost everything that is low fat is high in sugar, and all the other things you mentioned I am sure
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