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Diet Pop...Your Opinion, Please!!!
Finally, somebody mentioned alcohol, lol!!! I'm wondering if anybody could recommend a low calorie drink that complements whiskey. I can't stomach whiskey straight. I prefer it diluted with a low-calorie drink. I've always had whiskey with diet Pepsi and it's a delicious combo to me. Any ideas you've actually tried would be appreciated!
by JulofDenial (submitted a year ago)
Exercising Online
I'll vouch for YouTube, Netflix and your local library (though the selection might be limited). Leslie Sansone videos are a great place to start. I'll vouch for that too! Once you learn the basic moves, you can turn down the volume and play music of your own choosing. I actually get a better workout with those tapes. I up the ante by working my upper body with 5 lb. weights in each hand while I work out.
by JulofDenial (submitted 2 years ago)
Does calorie count work?
I count calories. Everything I eat gets logged at FS. When you know your RDI, you can subtract 500 calories from it, which should equal one pound of weight loss per week. If you add exercise, you increase the amount of weight you could lose. It's that simple and based on that plan (keeping track of caloric intake plus regular exercise), you will lose weight. If you don't or can't, maybe you should see a doctor to rule out medical issues like hypothyroidism, diabetes or metabolic syndrome. My best wishes to you.
by JulofDenial (submitted 2 years ago)
Frustrated, but never hungry
I also tried Atkins but I felt weak and tired and hated all the can't-haves. I'd always used the calorie counting "method" and limited my intake. I lost weight successfully, and then some. I also gave up processed foods and THAT I think is key to keeping the weight off. I went through a pig-out stage for several months and didn't exercise and I only gained back half the weight. It's like my body had been rewired to a lower weight. Since I've been calorie counting again, I eat mainly proteins and low-carbs as I learned that important habit from Atkins, and it keeps my carb cravings at bay. I can't do dieting without counting calories. Even when I'm on a fruit/veggie/lean meat kick and not counting calories, I won't gain weight no matter how much I eat, but I don't lose weight either. I need to feel in control of how much is going in. That way there's always room for a Snickers bar or small bag of chips if I ever miss those indulgences. I'm glad I don't for now!
by JulofDenial (submitted 2 years ago)
Really proud of myself again today !!
That's wonderful, Kimzie77! It's always an ego boost when we resist temptation. I for one have yet to figure out how to say no thanks to my boyfriend's mom's Sunday deserts! Every Sunday, I end up giving in, eating two to three servings and feeling guilty later. I call her a saboteur. She and her husband are fantastic cooks! But they're merciless. Thank goodness my boyfriend canceled dinner tonight! Keep your nose pinched and your eyes closed when you come in contact with tempting food! Or do a time-out...go outside and do something distracting for fifteen minutes. Seperate yourself for a period of time and see if that helps. That's what I plan to start doing. It actually worked the time I did it. After that, it was, "I'll take a piece home, thanks." Best wishes to you!
by JulofDenial (submitted 2 years ago)
My new favorite low-calorie dessert-- roasted peaches
That sounds so very yummy, Hoser! As good as baked apples!
by JulofDenial (submitted 2 years ago)
last straw?
My last straws were 1) feeling terribly afraid because I had put on too much belly/body fat to feel confident in attracting my bf's attention, especially when we were out and about and thin hot chicks scantilly clad were everywhere, it seemed. I was thin and fit last year and so happy that I'd achieved my goals. Then financial stress kicked in and I went straight to the refrigerator. Then leptin kicked in and I couldn't stop eating. lol The second straw is related to the first. When I lost all the weight I had last year, I told myself that I am NOT buying or keeping any clothes for my former self. I pitched them out to discourage any weight gain. Well, when I ended up gaining weight (not all of it back, thank God!), I had only three big shirts left to hide in while I was uncomfortable with my body. Needless to say, they don't look or feel sexy, just big. So I'm out and about with my boyfriend and I'm seeing all these thin women and I'm feeling very unattractive and unfeminine in my big shirt. Then I noticed that even though my bf is happy with the way I look, I started feeling jealous everytime a hot chick was nearby, thinking, "he really wants to be with her, not me." I lean towards the paranoid to begin with and those thoughts were eating me alive. I couldn't take it anymore. I'd been eating pretty healthy for a few months already, hoping to lose weight on fruit, veggies and meat/fish, but my weight wasn't going down, just stabilizing. I decided that the only way for me to lose weight is to start counting calories again. I bought yogurt, Atkins bars, and meats that have calories listed. I started working out again and have a long ways to go as far as regaining muscle, tone, and strength. But I'm very happy that I did. I feel my confidence coming back already. The only thing I hate is the droopy boob syndrome from losing weight. I would love to get in touch with a cosmetic surgeon in training and volunteer for boob reduction. I'd love to be an A-cup. Anyway, enough about me. I'd love to hear from you and others how you're progressing! It's thinspiring!
by JulofDenial (submitted 2 years ago)

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