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mitzy

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Posted: 11 Apr 2009, 21:18
I need some major help with this. I can't seem
to stay with it. Anyone have any ideas? Does this really work? Im new to it..
mrfooter

Joined: Feb 09
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Posted: 12 Apr 2009, 13:38
Mitzy, I've been religious with this since joining less than a month ago. I've lost 13lbs so far. That's actually faster than I anticipated loosing weight. Each pound of body weight you loose means you have to burn 3500 calories more than you take in. Your not going to loose a pound a day or maybe not even a pound a week. You have to be Honest when entering your information (Food & Exercise). You want to have your Net (kcal) on the Diet Calendar GREEN. This means your burning more than your taking in.
So to answer your question "Does this really work?" YES but only if you religiously enter EVERYTHING you eat and are realistic with what you enter for your exercise. The other aspect of having this work for you is that you have to CHANGE. If you just keep eating and doing what you have been but now recording it, your not going to loose weight. Eat Smart, Get Active, Be Honest. Good Luck To You.
hlane7

Joined: Apr 09
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Posted: 12 Apr 2009, 20:58
mrfooter wrote:
Mitzy, I've been religious with this since joining less than a month ago. I've lost 13lbs so far. That's actually faster than I anticipated loosing weight. Each pound of body weight you loose means you have to burn 3500 calories more than you take in. Your not going to loose a pound a day or maybe not even a pound a week. You have to be Honest when entering your information (Food & Exercise). You want to have your Net (kcal) on the Diet Calendar GREEN. This means your burning more than your taking in.
So to answer your question "Does this really work?" YES but only if you religiously enter EVERYTHING you eat and are realistic with what you enter for your exercise. The other aspect of having this work for you is that you have to CHANGE. If you just keep eating and doing what you have been but now recording it, your not going to loose weight. Eat Smart, Get Active, Be Honest. Good Luck To You.



GREAT POST!!!Wink
"For me givin' up's way harder than tryin'."- Kanye West

I started low carb at 246 lbs in April 2007. I have lost a bulk of my weight now these last few pounds seem to be the hardest to lose!!
DReno

Joined: Feb 09
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Posted: 12 Apr 2009, 21:24
Just keep imagining yourself skinny! That always helps me Smile


erinluvstigg...

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Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 09:16
mrfooter is right. I always track exaxtly what i eat and find new exciting foods. If you eat the same foods it gets boring. I what has helped me the most is to plan your food at least the day ahead, sometimes i do 1/2 a week so i am not doing alot of running around and have some items ready to go i.e. already bagged snacks. carrots with hummus 1 cup of grapes etc. for emergency. I tend to wait too long to eat and then I am really hungry and eat anything insite. Also I work in a mex rest. I LOVE mex food but most of our items are extremely unhealthly. I bought a "fridge-to-go" at bed bath and beyond and carried my lunch to work and it keeps your food cold all day. Also my sisters bought me a panini press for my birthday and it is awesome!!! I grilled 4.5 ounces of low fat ham, heart heathy pita and had tomato and cucumber slices sprouts and banana peppers and 1 wedge of laughing cow lite cheese and onions... heaven for about 250 cals. The best part is I typically cook my hubby something different then mine and he said he wanted that for tonight.... hope that helps. Erin
thqueenbe

Joined: Mar 09
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Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 12:00
I find that recording everything you eat and your excercise really helps. It becomes a game with myself. I'll see that I'm only down 200 calories from what I ate, so it makes me want to go out and walk a few miles to burn an extra 100 cals. I love that, it's a great motivation once you're really watching both sides of it!
and get involved - find a 'challenge' to participate in. I haven't really figure them out yet, but I'm trying. And it would probably be good to find a couple of buddies on here too. Having the same goals as someone can be very beneficial!
roo_lane

Joined: Jan 09
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Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 14:57
I keep a food diary so that even if I can't get on here I have to think about what I'm eating and it makes me think twice. The challenges can be a good way to concentrate you. Try out the recipes as well, I love finding recipes on here that taste good but are diet friendly.
HeatherH

Joined: Apr 09
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Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 18:27
Its hard to stay motivated, I think we all experience that. Keeping the log everyday really helps. Be totally honest about what you eat and drink everyday. But also log all of your activities,,,you burn more calories than you think. When I start to get down, I log on and ready peoples post,,,that motivates me to go the the gym, put down the cookie, not pick up the soda.....
i]Heather[/i]
mitzy

Joined: Mar 09
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Posted: 16 Apr 2009, 16:38
Thanks to all for all your great suggestions. Mitzy



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