SamieSue

Start Weight:(03 Jul 12) 153.0 lb
Current Weight:(26 Jun 14) 138.2 lb
Goal Weight:135.0 lb
following: Paleo diet
performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

FatSecret member since: 03 Jul 12

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Arrgghhh plateau help!!
No problem, Johanne. I just wanted to make sure that I never down anyone's weight loss. I know how darn hard it is to lose it, let alone keep it off myself.

Sorry, to hear about your kidney problems. I hope there is something that they can do for you. I keep mentioning this, but just in case I didn't mention it on my earlier post, try listening or contacting pharmacist Ben at brightsideben.com. He may have some very good information to help you in a natural way.

Very best of luck to you!!!!!
posted 05 Jul 2012, 22:55
Arrgghhh plateau help!!
Yes,Johanne, it was meant for Kingkeld and yes, he has lost a lot of weight. If you read my post clearly, you would see that I was quoting his own page. He said he has trouble keeping the weight off, but is very good at losing it. I am definitely not downing his weight loss. He has done awesomely. However, I am simply saying that keeping weight off is just as important a losing it and we must look at what a calorie is made up of.

I have been studying fitness and health for many many years and have tried many of the diets out there. I have lost and maintained and lost and gained and lost and gained and lost and maintained and am currently in the gained and unable to lose category. My own true belief for the reason that I haven't been able to lose this time, is because I have not actually been looking at what my calories are made up of. I used to be able to only lower my calories and work out more and lose weight, but have never totally kept it off (mostly due to pregnancy), but that just is not the case anymore and I'm sure age and my PCOS has tons to do with it. The high protein (Paleo) diet just seems like it is right and the more I research it, the more I realize that it really has to be valid.

Again, big kudos to Kingkeld. I applaud anyone who is willing to work hard to get their weight under control. I can appreciate how hard it is and hope that everyone can do as well as he has!
posted 05 Jul 2012, 16:55
Arrgghhh plateau help!!
Kingkeld - I've looked at your stats and it does appear that you have been able to lose weight, but as even you stated, it is hard for you to keep it off. Please, please take the time to listen to brightsideben.com. You aren't keeping the weight off, because you are generally eating healthy and cutting calories, but you are not looking at what your calorie is made up of. Also, look at the Paleo diet. This is the one that I have just started following and funny enough, Pharmacist Ben just recommended this diet today on his show. It is not a fad diet. It is called Paleo or Hunter & Gatherer diet, because it is based on the diet that our ancestors had when they had to go out and get their own food, as opposed to buying it off the shelves. Everyone does have their OPINION, but facts are facts. I love to do research and as stated before, I am and have been a fitness instructor for over 12 years and have also been in the military. My weight issues all stem from PCOS and insulin resistance. I take in too many carbohydrates, as most people do, which I am trying to rectify. I used to be able to lose weight by cutting my calories and working out, but that just isn't working anymore, which leads me back to the fact that a calorie is not a calorie is not a calorie. Look at what a calorie is made up of (fats, carbohydrates and proteins). The body has to work harder to burn a protein calorie and increases your metabolism and there is much much more to this. That is why I suggest Pharmacist Ben, because he is able to explain how important protein is and the way our body uses it and how our body uses fats and carbohydrates as well.

Whatever diet you or anyone chooses, I really hope it works for you, but if it doesn't, don't be afraid to try something else. No one persons body is like the next person, so no one thing is going to work for everyone. GOOOOOOOD LUCK!!
posted 05 Jul 2012, 11:37
Arrgghhh plateau help!!
I'm so glad to hear that you have begun losing weight again and think it is great that you have lost so much weight overall.

The old notion is that a calorie is a calorie is a calorie. This is completely untrue and has been proven that not everyone can just cut calories and up their exercise and lose weight. What makes up the calorie is extremely important. Protein is the energy source that we need to increase muscle mass and to burn more calories. The body actually has to work hard to burn a calorie made up of protein than it does to burn one from carbohydrates. This does not mean that carbohydrates are not important. It means that your diet should be made up mainly of protein and you still need some carbs and some fats. If you want to learn more about this, take time to stream brightsideben.com on talk radio through itunes or another source. He is awesome! I already knew some of the aforementioned information, however, Pharmacist Ben really breaks it down and makes all of it very understandable. I have begun to increase my protein gradually over the last few days and am starting to feel so much better. I have a feeling the weight is going to start finally coming off. It has been very difficult for me, because I have a condition called Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)and eating lots of protein and cutting the carbs is extremely important with a condition such as this, because PCOS causes insulin resistance.

I hope you continue to drop weight. I agree that lowering your calorie intake would not have worked and your body does need to be tricked every so often, to keep your metabolism running. Also, try resistance training. Even 2 days a week for a 1/2 hour will help. It can be as simple as doing lunges, squats, push-ups or adding a bit of weight to a back pack while walking or walking up stairs very slowly and deliberately really using your muscles. I have taught fitness for over 12 years so this is something that I do know a bit about!

Best of Luck!!!!!!!!
posted 04 Jul 2012, 18:07
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08 July 2012

Not such a good weekend for the Paleo diet. I'm trying to get myself back on track starting with lunch. Weight took a real hit. :(
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05 July 2012

GRRRRR...okay, protein consumption is coming up, but so are the fats. I am lowering the carbohydrates. It's crazy, because all the things I'm eating ...
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