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Joined: Jun 21
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Posted: 11 Jun 2021, 02:48
Hi everyone!
I'm 69 (70 in September) with 40+lbs to lose Crying or Very sad
I've been on so many diets I could write a book. My last try was Keto but missed my bread & pasta way too much! I'm now just trying to stay healthy & hopefully lose a few pounds along the way.
I live about 5 miles from the local town & don't drive so all my shopping is delivered each week. Hubby & myself love to eat out once a week and I'm trying to make healthy choices so wish me luck please!

Joined: Jun 21
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Posted: 15 Jun 2021, 19:21
You don't need luck, you just need support and determination. You can do this Seabunny! One day (one meal) at a time. I'm rooting for you!

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Posted: 18 Jun 2021, 03:01
Thank you so much for your response. Decided to weigh today as I've made small changes to my diet this week without being manic & stressing over it. Low & behold I've lost a pound. I'll accept that. a pound in the right direction is better than the other way which has been the way over the past 6 months!!! I've increased my water intake and reduced the amount of sugars & carbs in my diet. Not by massive amounts and as they say, every little helps! I've also started moving more. I've managed to get my butt off a chair more than on it this past week. Just keeping moving has helped too! I still have an hour or so in the day to sit & watch a favourite telly programme so I've not really missed out on anything. I've felt more positive. Slept better and look forward to doing even better in the next week!

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Posted: 30 Jun 2021, 08:46
You can do this. I, too, have dieted all my life. I've only been successful when logging in every bite and it's working. I'm starting to sleep better and more energy. Yes, I eat bread everyday. I'm not switching things I eat but rather weighing and measuring. I don't see the point in changing to some extreme diet where you lose and then go back to your regular eating habits. Moderation is the key.

Joined: Nov 20
Posts: 22

Posted: 01 Jul 2021, 00:46
Giving up bread is hard to do, especially sandwiches. One thing I found helpful was shopping for lower calorie breads then making the sandwich with a single slice, toasted. There are some low calorie dressings that add a bit of tang to a normal sandwich, but my favorite is 1 tbsp of peanut butter... under 200 calories and filling. At first I found it better to switch to more meals, each one a portion I'd normally eat as part of a full meal.

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