Joined October 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
165.0 lb
Lost so far: 3.0 lb

Current Weight
168.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 18.0 lb

Polarisld33's Weight History

Polarisld33's Latest Member Challenges

  64 Ounces of WATER a Day!
status: Completed
ended: 27 May 13
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  five fruits or vegetables per day
status: Completed
ended: 03 Jun 13
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Eating out
I'm not positive, but I'm fairly certain that by law, all restaurants must be able to provide nutritional information on their food upon request. I would suggest contacting the restaurant and asking for the nutritional info for the menu item.
posted 04 Oct 2012, 12:52
Cardio machines at home
I would recommend getting an elliptical off Craig's List. A used one will work just as well as a new one and cost hundreds less. I bought one for $50 about a year ago. The only way I can try to get myself to use it is to either watch TV while I'm on it, or to listen to music. It's better for your knees than a treadmill and will get your heart rate up there a lot faster than a stationary bike.
posted 04 Oct 2012, 12:45
Try breaking your weight goals into smaller goals. For example, I have about 30 pounds to lose, but my first goal is to lose 10 pounds. Once I reach that goal, I'll give myself a non-food reward and aim to lose another 10 pounds. If you feel you need to eat more than you have in the past on diets, try eating more veggies; they're low in calories, but the fiber will help keep you full. Good luck!
posted 03 Oct 2012, 13:39
How do I change my diet to reduced calorie?
I think the best place to start is to track everything you eat. It's a pain, but it will give you a good idea of what you're currently consuming calorie-wise. Once you see what you usually eat a day, try reducing your portion sizes first (I think that works better than changing what you're used to eating right off the bat). If you eat out a lot, try making meals at home instead. I, personally, believe that creating your own diet can be just as and even more helpful than following one already out there. Everyone's body is a little different, so a diet that works for some people won't work for other people. Drinking more water (and less of everything else) will help a lot, too. Small steps can go a long way. Just remember to read the nutritional info on everything you eat. Let me know if you would like more tips that I've found helpful and good luck!
posted 03 Oct 2012, 13:20
Fiber Intake
According to a nutritionist I spoke with, there isn't a "too much" with fiber. She claimed that back in the "caveman" days, people got over 100g of fiber a day and our bodies did just fine with it.

Beans are a great source of fiber, too. Plus they have protein and are low in fat.
posted 03 Oct 2012, 13:03
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20 May 2013

Been away for quite a while. Not sure if this is my actual weight or not, but I'm afraid to actually get on the scale. I figure this is (hopefully) an ...
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08 October 2012

Still too afraid to bother weighing in (it's the wrong time of the month to be weighing myself). Unfortunately for me, I haven't lost any circumference. ...
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