YO-YO Feast/Famine

previous topic · next topic
Gammie57

Joined: May 11
Posts: 2

      quote  
Posted: 22 May 2011, 23:31
I've done the "yo-yo" thing all my life, going from one extreme to another. I've weighted from 93 lbs. to 260 lbs.; gone from a size 8 to a size 24, many times. I've been everything from a total couch potatoe to an exercise fanatic.
I'm now a 53 yr. old Grandma who MUST be serious about weight loss, healthy eating habits and exercise. I've recently started Metformin for diabetes managment and had a stent placed in my LAN artery. I had 100 lbs. to loose when I started this diet. I'm currently in physical rehab to get me moving again without endangering my health further.
The the tools on this site are a great help, especially being able to enter my own recipes to see where they need improving. I didn't agree with the daily calorie intake showed for me, which was 2000 calories. Instead, I entered the daily intake suggested by my doctor which was 1600 and I'm finding it hard to even eat that amount.
Where I've made the biggest change is by eating 3 meals a day along with 2 snacks. I've eaten only 1 meal a day for a very long time. I was told that by doing so my body was in "famine/feast" mode, which meant that it didn't know when I was going to eat again so everything I ate was stored as fat. It didn't matter if I only ate 500 calories a day and used 1500, I wasn't going to lose weight. I'm loosing a pound a day now,(14 lbs. so far), but I know that won't last forever and there's some hard work ahead of me. But Im not afraid of hard work cause I want to see my grandbabies grow-upExclamation
kingkeld

Joined: Sep 09
Posts: 1,995

      quote  
Posted: 22 May 2011, 23:36
You're off to a good start! Well done. Now, just remember that it's the long haul that counts. Steady as she goes, Captain... Smile

Visit my website: www.tabdig.info

"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

I went from morbidly obese to being the owner of TABDIG - a weight loss coaching service that helps people worldwide losing weight. It's been an amazing journey. From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, living healthy and helping people to reach the very same goals. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier! If you feel that you need help losing weight, don't hesitate to send me an inbox message.



Forum Search
Advanced forum search


Latest Posts

Deep Blue Publications Group Review: Rakennus Tietämyksen tulee Ensin
Suuri osa nykypäivän vaurautta ja perustamista vaatia rakentaa tai hankkia tietoa. Joshaluat ihmiset tietää, millaista tuotetta tai palvelua myyt, sinun täytyy ottaa aikaakertoa ...
by crammystand on 16 Sep 14 01:37 AM
on the saddle again...
over 40 is not old, and losing weight is more connected to changing lifestyle then anything else. Exactly what you are talking about. First changing your lifestyle in a healthy one and then weight loss ...
by Marcela_Olega on 15 Sep 14 02:14 PM
I'm not new here
"Sticking by the rules". You hit it on the nail, crimson. Be it gastric surgery, Atkins, Weight Watchers or CICO, all you have to do is stick with the rules. It doesn't matter which road ...
by Glaun on 13 Sep 14 02:17 PM
hi there
hey Marcela--i too have super high triglycerides---@1400--my doc said if I lose 70 lbs and get active/healthy they will come down--so im trying because I would like to be a super model like u and they ...
by fatty ed on 11 Sep 14 07:34 PM
Hello, Not exactly new
Welcome Trish! Best of luck to you with your journey. This site has great people and wonderful tools to use to help you.
by jwill77nc2 on 11 Sep 14 06:14 AM