Who is following your own healthy lifestyle plan?

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k8yk

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Posted: 20 Feb 2010, 13:50
I started a new group for people like us! Please feel free to join Smile

We Don't Need No Stinkin' Diet
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Nannaluvsu

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Posted: 20 Feb 2010, 23:04
Thank you to all of you! I was reading through and seeing how so many people are on these different types of diets - thinking I may be doing something wrong by just counting calories and trying to start an exercise program.

I am new to the site - and already getting really involved in counting my calories and activities! I actually started counting my calories on February 9 - and have lost about 6 pounds! I have been working on a goal of 1500 - 1600 calories a day; and doing well so far. Drinking a LOT less sugary drinks - more and more water - and beginning to notice that I am feeling better everyday. Very Happy Today, I really had a lot of energy for some reason - which I have not had in years! I guess that just tells me I am doing something right - huh? And without once of those fad diets of any sort! Smile

I am gladly joining your group - Thank you!!
tateandsully...

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Posted: 21 Feb 2010, 09:24
I eat clean, which really isn't a diet, but just eating healthy. I try to stay right around 1500 calories a day. I eat a whole egg a day, plus tons of egg whites, yogurt, brown rice, fish, almonds, quinoa, spinach, shrimp, Ezekiel bread, and those are just my favorites! I do lots of different exercise- walking on the treadmill, exercise videos, Wii Fit, weight lifting, cross-country skiing. I'm actually enjoying it! I never thought I could be happy eating healthy foods, but I have tons more energy and actually feel good most of the time.

Like jlscalese said above, my family history is also full of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cancers, and diabetes. I already had high cholesterol, plus gestational diabetes with my last son. I don't want to live like that! We deserve better!
mingalls

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Posted: 21 Feb 2010, 10:34
Glad to see this thread! I had some bad experiences with weight watchers, and just can't give up carbs to do Atkins. Just plain old counting calories, exercising a bunch and keeping track.

My previous weight loss plan was to sign up & run a marathon. It worked so well when I was younger. This past year, I ran the Detroit marathon, and didn't lose a single pound through training. Have to get a new plan!
Every step counts.
dawdevil

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Posted: 21 Feb 2010, 10:36
hi k8yk and everyone else on this thread ^_^ im darlene and i do atkins...with my own little twists as i have medical problems and to be quite homest ..not much of a veggie fan..though ive learned to incorporate the ones i do like perty well..it did help me to find this forum and for that i am greatful...i am proud of any/all people here who take things into thier own hands and are dedicated to a happier heathier life style..so wanted you to know that just because i chose atkins does not mean that i cant relate to you all bc i can..we all deserve to be respected for our choices and like i said..i am proud and in awe of you for doing it on your own...we all have to get our info from somewhere and a boost of encouragement and this is the place i like to come bc of everyones advice and happy news and successes..thanks for ur input and pls dont be a stranger bc i care about us all..i want us all to be happy and healthy and look and feel good..thats what its all about..+ to be honest...what i have really learned is that so long as one keeps track of thier food intake..carbs..cals.and all that with some excercise we cn all reach our goals..and thats what matters..so to each thier own..and have a happy healthy day ^_^ peace dar
ps dont forget the magical incredible H2O!!!

ciao 4 now Razz
now that i have been and will be seeing docs regularly , i intend to weigh in at each visit only..that way i dont obssess at home about anything...thats a downfall for me..so...will keep ya posted as i go along o.0
k8yk

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Posted: 21 Feb 2010, 12:49
Hi dawdevil, it sounds like you ARE doing it on your own but you don't know it Smile And it sounds like you have a lot more in common with someone like me than with someone who insists you have to follow a specific plan to the letter in order to see results!

Hey, I never said there wasn't valuable information in different diet plans. One thing I've learned from Atkins is that there really is no reason to be too worried about fat content. I eat whole fats now and never buy low fat foods because of what I've read from Atkins. I'm all about moderation- like you said as long as you track what you're eating and exercise, you'll see results Smile No magic bullet.

I used to eat low fat, because that's what I thought was healthiest. But from everything I've read, I've concluded that our bodies need all different types of macronutrients and there isn't one specific type of food that can be blamed for weight gain. Ok, maybe sugar Smile My own particular plan at the moment is 30% fat, 30% protein, 40% carbs. But I am more than willing to change it when I learn something new!

Cheers to another great week everybody- I lost 3 pounds this week!
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rubykate

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Posted: 21 Feb 2010, 13:06
Hi mingalls
one of the annoying thing about marathons is you DON'T generally lose weight. Frustrating huh?
Grommy

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Posted: 21 Feb 2010, 15:48
I am new to this group and am very excited about it so far. There is so much to learn! Information that I have gleened from others experiences and applying those things in my life is working! In the last 20 yrs I have been on so many different diets and most work if you stay on it! My challenge was in finding what it is I could follow through with for the rest of my life! So w/advise from others successes and applying bits and peices that is useful to me from most good healty diets, I am on a journey that will hopefully last the rest of my life. A little at a time really does add up! I have 60 lbs to go to goal weight...I think "fat secret" is gonna make it possible for me to stay motivated...Thanks to all who are willing to share w/those of us who want to learn...Very Happy Very Happy
TammyDawn
k8yk

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Posted: 21 Feb 2010, 16:44
WOW Tammy!!! Look at your awesome success! So happy you joined! You're amazing! Smile
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IrishGrandma

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Posted: 22 Feb 2010, 22:25
Exclamation Congratulations on another 3, k8yk!
My name is Deb; I have been a member since January 10, 2010. Beginning weight 200 lbs
Goal 1: 190 lbs - ACCOMPLISHED January 18 ~
Goal 2: 185 lbs - ACCOMPLISHED February 12 ~
Goal 3: 180 lbs - ACCOMPLISHED March 26 ~
Goal 4: 175 lbs - ACCOMPLISHED May 1 ~
Goal 5: 170 lbs
Goal 6: 165 lbs
Goal 7: 160 lbs
Goal 8: 155 lbs
Goal 9: 150 lbs
Goal10: 145 lbs
THEbiggestlo...

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Posted: 22 Feb 2010, 23:33
I think it's important to remember that weight loss isn't a one-year commitment or however long it takes. It's about changing your lifestyle to being healthier in general. To maintain you need to continue eating healthy and being active. Yeah a few bad foods now and then won't be a big deal but try not to let yourself get out of the weight loss mindset because that's when people start gaining weight again and going back to the body they used to have. When you've come this far already it just isn't worth it.
sharidoto

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Posted: 23 Feb 2010, 09:37
i hate to say it but atkins works and it there to teach you a healthier way of eating for the rest of your life I LOVE IT AND ITS WORKING SOOOOO WELL FOR ME
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k8yk

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Posted: 23 Feb 2010, 09:42
That's great Shari, I'm glad you found something that works for you.
(But on any other diet, you could HAVE the glass of wine Smile But not the bottle, lol)
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rubykate

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Posted: 23 Feb 2010, 12:19
I love hearing people do well. I know atkins works. I know most of the others do work too at getting weight off.
What I am LOVING this time around is that I'm calling all the shots. I made scones yesterday. SCONES. Calories wise they were great- only 149 cal for quite a big one.
I'm eating hardly any white stuff (bread, scones, baked goods and pasta) but I'm loving that I can see that I want it. All the craving I normally have with diets have gone. That alone is AWESOME. This is something I can stick to forever. My breakfast is something I'd happily eat every day, if I'm stuck in a meeting, I know I can go out and grab some sushi, it's all manageable for my lifestyle and for life.
And my colour bar just changed colour! yippee! Smile
nisuoc

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Posted: 23 Feb 2010, 12:20
I have read about all differnt diets and thought that would never work for me because I like all different foods. I have been watching what I eat and limiting my calories and now I find that I get fuller faster I dont eat everything when I go out and I can still have the beer I want everynow and then or the pice of cake. I dont crave sweets that much so that was not a hard thing to limit but I do love food. I love to eat good food and my fiancee love to cook good food. We are both trying to watch what we eat, some days we do better than others. This week is going to be hard. I tend to crave different foods, and sometimes no food when I am on my period TMI sorry, so I will see how well I do.
I have never been able to run much. I want to run a marathon.
Giggles1984

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Posted: 23 Feb 2010, 12:27
I've tried fad diets like many on this thread, but none worked for long term success. I'd lose the weight while on the diet but as soon as I was off the diet, it'd come right back. I'm focusing on eating healthier while not depriving myself of things that I crave. If I crave something but deny myself, I will eventually go eat a bunch of it and that's just not healthy. So here's to all of us who are going it "alone": We can do it our own way on our own time!
lggdrg

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Posted: 23 Feb 2010, 13:48
I am trying to not pick through out the day, a bad habit I have had off and on until I learned about emotional eating. Now that I have the app on my phone each night I check to see where my calorie intake vs output is and try to have more output than intake. I have a hard time with the food calorie counter sometimes tho. I do alot of homeade recipies and it seems like sometimes the numbers are off.
CherryS

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Posted: 23 Feb 2010, 14:13
Hi! I follow my own healthy eating plan by choosing lower caloric foods. I eat at least two normal meals with fruits and veggies in between. I limit my 3 meals a day to under 300 calories each meal. I have been sucessful in loosing 30 lbs. I maintain my weight by following a healthy eating plan. Periodically, like yesterday, I fall off the band wagon and eat my favorite junk foods and I let myself eat whatever I want at a party or function then loose the weight I gained the next week or two. My eating plan is a combination of favorite foods from different diets. I eat as much as I want as often as I want but keep to straight fruit and veggies without any other add ons in between meals.
Smash84

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Posted: 23 Feb 2010, 14:38
Hello! I’m so glad I came across this site! I started my own plan on February 10th. I haven’t lost weight but I’m definitely losing inches and I have tons of energy! I love that I can track my food with my phone which makes it very easy for me to follow. I’m eating about 1800-2000 calories a day and taking baby steps. After watching my food intake and taking a look at my life, I realized that I have a huge enabler. I sat down with my boyfriend and told him that our late night eating, chocolate snacking, and cheesecake days are over. I was glad he understood. I wish he’d do this with me but I’m sure when I start to lose, he’ll jump on board =) Now I just need to make more time for my Wii Active and elliptical lol. I don’t think I’ve been this happy and full of energy since I was a little kid lol.
rubykate

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Posted: 23 Feb 2010, 17:36
that's awesome Smash84 ! Smile I think people in couples often have it harder than us singles Smile




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