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tpalladino

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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 10:55
eat less and excercise more and you will ose weight. Who knew
chmilz

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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 11:22
Sounds like someone is cranky.....
PantherIII

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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 11:34
There are so many hard working, committed, and friendly people on this site that keep eachother going. Having someone devalue the hard work of my struggling friends, and fellow fatsecret members' intelligence is unacceptable. You want to make weight loss and health consciousness a joke... take it somewhere else.
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gefd28

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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 11:50
When people ask me what I've done to lose weight I tell them I'm eating less and exercising more. Often they will laugh and say that's it (or something like that), I usually counter with yea... years of diet and exercise programs and all I had to do was eat less and exercise more.

Sure it's funny and sarcastic, but it's also true and why can't we laugh at ourselves? I agree being healthy is serious business, but it doesn't mean we can't poke fun at ourselves.
kokusho

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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 11:51
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There are so many hard working, committed, and friendly people on this site that keep eachother going. Having someone devalue the hard work of my struggling friends, and fellow fatsecret members' intelligence is unacceptable. You want to make weight loss and health consciousness a joke... take it somewhere else.

It's their first post. Everybody has to start somewhere and most people who try to lose weight for the first time have this exact thought. It's an epiphany that they have.

It's not so much the intelligence that is in play here. They're just new, and this seems to be a very common first step. I'm sure it wasn't meant to devalue other peoples work, but rather to just admit that "hey, I really should have done this a long time ago." ...Or at least something along those lines.
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k8yk

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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 12:07
Good sound advice. It really is that simple.
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Jewdave

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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 12:16
The tip is sound, the "Who knew?" might be seen as harsh, but at the same point, ignoring the obvious statement is a huge part of why we are here.
Kingcole35

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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 12:23
It's a great tip. The who knew part is I think to me the biggest part of my equation. My issue was more mental then anything. I knew what was wrong why didn't I do it was the thing I had to fix. Great tip.


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Jamaica4god

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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 12:24
I actually found myself saying the very same thing Tpalladino! Who knew. In other words, I tried so many crazy things thinking the "eat less, more exercise" would never work for me, and in the end, it did. Who knew. It was for sure a self revelation for me. Great tip.
Trish

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kstubblefiel...

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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 12:47
Definitely true that the "who knew" part is an epiphany that really clicks once you've figured it out. I think it's safe to assume that most of us on this site are smart people...I mean, I've known since I was a kid that common knowledge says a combination of nutrition & exercise is the healthiest way to lose weight. Yet I allowed myself to break 300 lbs & stay there for several years. It wasn't until I actually DID IT & saw that the lbs really did start melting away that I realized it was true.

A side note is that sometimes when people ask me how I did it, I tell them it was pretty simple, just diet & exercise, & they look disappointed, lol.

No, there really isn't any more to it than that!

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mwessinger

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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 13:03
Yep, I occasionally get the "oh really" look when I tell people how I have lost weight. Really it is that simple, but so hard to do. I guess people are hoping for some great secret and are a bit disappointed to find out that will take some effort.
k8yk

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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 13:08
I distinctly remember the moment I realized I was fat because I ate too much and didn't do anything. Definite face-palm. I thought it had to be a lot more complicated than that. I also thought I just had fat genes. And I definitely didn't want to accept responsibility for the state of my body.

I think "Who Knew?" is a totally valid question- especially in a world where we're constantly being told that the new Weight Loss Miracle is in a pill or a shake or in pregnant women's urine.
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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 13:09
I must say I had the same feeling when I started all this. I had thought I was tryimg to lose weight for a long time, but now I realize I was doing little more then wishing it off.
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Jackie_Snape...

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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 13:25
I ate less and exercised...I lost weight. I ate even less and excercised even more...I lost more weight.

Now I'm not losing and being told that I need to eat more. It's not always as simple as that statement implies...everyone is different.
PantherIII

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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 13:26
Thanks for keeping me in check guys, I think I vented some work frustration on the forums. Much apologies!
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ellyfranklin

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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 13:30
I love how simple it really is. I've had several people ask me how I've lost so much weight. They are looking for something specific, like HCG, Atkins or Weight Watchers I think. I tell them that I enjoy all foods in moderation and that I started working out. They are always surprised that it wasn't something more dramatic.

The trick to losing weight is not difficult to understand, but changing lifelong habits is really hard for most of us. That's why so many people out there are looking for an easy out.
k8yk

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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 13:41
Jackie_Snape80 wrote:
I ate less and exercised...I lost weight. I ate even less and excercised even more...I lost more weight.

Now I'm not losing and being told that I need to eat more. It's not always as simple as that statement implies...everyone is different.


Good point. There's a limit to it. You do need to eat to live. If you don't get a minimum number of calories, you will do damage to yourself, and we're all here to get healthier, right? I think a lot of people make that mistake.
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Johanne

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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 14:14
Jackie, the problem with eating less and exercising more, amd then dropping lower and lower each time, is that eventually your metabolism shuts down and says, "I'm starving! I'm not releasing another pound." You have been under 1200 calories for some time now if your food diary is accurate. You may actually have to bump your calories up to your RDI for a month or so and gain back some of that weight you lost in order to reset your metabolism . . . then drop the calories to a more reasonable level, in order to start losing again. I know it's hard to hear, but eating lower than 1200 calories for an extended length of time doesn't work in the long run and can harm you for life. You are a beautiful young woman. Please don't let that happen.

Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours. -- Swedish Proverb

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Johanne

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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 14:18
tpalladino, that's so true . . . just not always easy to do. I try to stay between 1200 and 1500 calories a day, but some days I just hear the pizza calling. LOL!

Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours. -- Swedish Proverb

Hara Hachi Bu! The problem is, when do you know you are? LOL!

Calories are the little buggers that get into your wardrobe at night and sew your clothes tighter.
windrider

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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 14:41
Jackie Snape...Who knew? is a very valid question. Deja vous (sp?) I just had this discussion with my mom. Where we lose weight then are told to gain it. Sometimes people go through things and find themselves whether intentionally or unintentionally where they need to lose or gain weight. It happens. My dad got cancer and with in the last year died. My mom has lost over 80 lbs by stress, depression and little or no eating. She was overweight for years then found herself thin. He rapid weight loss was not intentional, but has produced healthy and unhealthy results. No more diabetes issues, less medications. She is now at 5'2, 120 lbs and her dr told her she shouldn't lose anything more she is good. If she continues to lose her Dr. said she could be unhealthy. Now the healthy results are threatening to go unhealthy with continous rapid weight loss. At 60, she is struggling to change her eating habits to a healthy middle ground. I have to remind her to eat. She says she does, tells me she had a salad and jello, and nothing else for the day, and then can't figure why she is still losing weight. The ground fact is she doesn't know about calories, and eating healthy, and what helps gain or lose weight. She got there with out the benefit of places like FS that we can learn how to be healthy. She doesn't have internet so I talk with her about it from what I learn on FS and reading the different diets. There really is a strange Karma, fate or destiny in life. Many work so hard to make their weight loss goal either fall off the wagon or once they get there have been obsessed so long they have to change to maintain. You are not alone. Being healthy in any aspect is hard. It is hard to get there and hard to maintain healthy when you are there. I got long winded, but thought if I shared my mom's story you will see there are others out there that have lost serious weight and have the same issue that now need to maintain or in some cases gain back some weight they lost to be healthy. Who Knew indeed.



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