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Joined: Oct 10
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Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 10:04
Have been a member for years...but am now at an all time high (or low) weight-wise. Thought I'd join a group for moral support.

I seem to be able hold firm through lunch, but then when the dinner bell rings...trouble. Any suggestions on how to tame the late night beast?

Joined: Jul 11
Posts: 2

Posted: 28 Dec 2012, 07:36
Hi MadDog55. I too am at an all time high.....back where I swore I would NEVER go again. Reading your post sounds like I typed it myself. maybe we can help each other

Joined: Jan 12
Posts: 4

Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 12:41
Hi MadDog55, Welcome! I am too a newbie and am looking for a buddy or many!
I have to lose 50 lbs for my health and BP. It was scary news to hear, but I knew this is true.
So, I am going to make changes and get healthier!
I, too, have a hard time in the evening. I tend to wait until the family is in bed and then snack, thus blowing all the effort of the day!
Maybe we can help each other! Cheers, Perfume

Joined: Jan 13
Posts: 2

Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 05:27
Hi all Id love to have one or more buddy's I certainly need the encouragement and it may help me to encourage others. Im 55 and have noticed I've lost blot of my strength and muscle tone now it's just blubbler tone! Anyone want to buddy up with a hopeless old procrastinator like me? Smile

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 52

Posted: 05 Jan 2013, 07:27
Hey perfume, you sound like me for years and years. I have also eaten more as the day goes on but have now altered that a bit. I still eat dinner 6-7 and then eat throughout the evening but by logging ALL of my food with fat secret, I have finally learned the calorie count of what I was putting in my mouth...therefore I now "pig out" on fat free puddings, fruit, salads (with no calorie, no fat dressing), skinny popcorn, special K chips, are some of the few. maybe this helps a bit.

Joined: Mar 10
Posts: 4

Posted: 09 Jan 2013, 11:37
This is the problem with a lot of u's...certainly mine. Just joined again after two years of slowly gaining some of what I had lost, never reached goal but a lot better than where I was. Anyway something that worked for me ..latte at night...cookies and ice-cream were haunting my thoughts...I would come on this site and some and generally hang out until my will power kicked in...worked for me.

Joined: Jan 13
Posts: 2

Posted: 12 Jan 2013, 12:41
Hi All. Im a first time poster too. Fed up of trying to do this alone and came across this great site. Hoping to find a group or at least a buddy to share inspiration and motivation. This is a really interesting site and Im sure the easy logging of what I eat and its calorie content display will take the guess work out of tracking and balancing out against exercise so much easier. Is there somewhere on the site that explains what balance of carbs/fats/proteins should be for a healthy diet?

Joined: Dec 12
Posts: 5

Posted: 15 Jan 2013, 08:49
Hi everybody, New to posting today as well - I'm also the heaviest I've ever been (hit 50, too much food and vino and not much exercise, not running after children any more). I'm going to do the challenge walk youself skinny starting on Sunday . . . . something's got to give 178lbs - I hate being this heavy . . . . will enjoy reading about everybody's journey . . . . good luck all!

Joined: Jan 13
Posts: 7

Posted: 15 Jan 2013, 18:28
Hi gang! Another noob here. When I got on the scales Sunday am and realized I was "obese" again I had to do something. Atkins is my something. I have done a rather loose interpretation of Atkins before and was pleased with the results. This time it's to the letter strict and I'm visiting sites, reading lots, and even joining groups (what a girl thing Smile. Short term goal is 10+ in the two weeks of induction and long term is 40lbs from here and a "normal body weight" BMI. (that's a place I've never been). I plan on doing this by a total immersion in Atkins/low carb diet and exercise. This is day three and I'm feeling good. I haven't managed to keep total carbs low enough yet, but am learning my lunch salads are too big and protein portion too small. Enough for now. Hope to bend your ear some more later. Best of luck to all of us and congratulations on getting started. My cross-fit wife's fav "You don't have to be great to start but you have to start to be great"

Joined: Dec 12
Posts: 5

Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 07:26
Looks like there are a few of us up for the challenge then Smile - I'm still finding my way round site but will post up any progress on Monday next - I weighed myself last Monday and I was the heaviest EVER 178lbs. Will settle for just one pound less although I hope it will be more . . . . . good luck everyone Fx

Joined: Jan 13
Posts: 14

Posted: 18 Jan 2013, 09:36
Good to meet more people in this group and to find we're so similar!
I agree about the evening eating - for me, this is a habit from not eating breakfast or lunch and then eating a big meal in the evening.
Like maineland, I'm logging everything and find that really helps.
And I know if I stop drinking alcohol, that will make a big difference to weightloss BUT I have lots in the house post-Christmas, which is difficult to resist.
Tomorrow is another day. And it might be even better.