Post # 1
My goal is to lose 10-15 pounds by wedding in March. I hate dieting and exercising but I know I need both. I want to start a plan for myself but am not sure where to start.
So bees, what is working for you? What diets/exercises are making you drop those pounds?
Post # 3
@ecmsmile: Hey Almost-Date-Twin!! I started Weight Watchers 2.5 weeks ago and have lost 8.5 lbs. I plan to lose a total of 20 lbs, so I want to be done losing by November (before alterations).
I love Weight Watchers so far. Let me know whatever you choose… we can keep each other motivated!!
Post # 4
Clean eating helped me drop weight and weight lifting helped to tone it all.
Post # 5
Counting calories & working out! Check out My Fitness Pal, its awesome! 🙂
Post # 6
Well, this is mostly due to kidney stones that I had to take such drastic measures, but I only drink water and the occassional green tea. I’ve lost 6 pounds and there’s been quite a difference in my figure due to slimming and my skin glows. I never realized how many calories I was drinking until I had to stop. I was majorly dehydrated because I was drinking sweet tea all the time, which made me sick.
I eat a diet high in veggies and fruits and lean meats, and I eat several times (in small portions) rather than just 3 large meals. Portion control is especially important.
Right now it’s hard for me to exercise a lot because I’m in a lot of pain all the time, but that’s what I do for diet. Good luck!
Post # 7
@csteen85: nice, you are getting married right after me! It’s a happy weekend 🙂 And, I am not familar with how weight watchers really works. You just join and they tell you what to eat, I guess? I think I will go to the one in my mall and find out. 8 pounds is a lot, congrats!
@MrsElopement: weight lifting is a good idea, I am not exactly too overweight. I am mostly flabby… lol
Post # 8
@ecmsmile: Weight Watchers is a point-based system, so based on your current height/weight and how much you want to lose, they tell you how many points you should consume per day. Then, you eat normal food, but just enter nutrition info into their calculator and it tells you how many points it’s worth. For example, I get to eat 28 points per day and a Thomas’ Light English muffin is 3 points.
You can earn more points by exercising and you get an extra allowance of points per week in case you’re going out to eat or something and need to go over.
It’s working really well for me! I believe it costs under $20 per month, so it’s a lot less than a gym membership for me.
Post # 9
MyFitnesspal, working out 3-5X a week, probiotics,no gluten, no dairy, no yeast, no sugars or artifical sweetener, raw food and adequate sleep. I also take a plethera of tablets that are reccomended by my natruropath for management of my thyroid disease. My fitness pal is free BTW. I did weight watchers for 8 months with zero results FTR.
Post # 10
I lost 30ish pounds in 6 months with eating in moderation. I used MyFitnessPal to help at first figuring out how many calories I was eating. I never said no to a craving, but sometimes I only indulged in one bite of said craving. I ate more fruits/veggies and ended up discovering they are my new favorite snacks. I also worked out 3-4 times a week. I started with Wii workout DVDs. Then began doing jazzercise–mix or cardio and strength training.
Post # 11
Track your food intake on Myfitnesspal.com, serious making you record it is often enough to make you choose healthier foods. Cut out or back big time on processed food, sugars, and carbs. Choose whole grain carbs/complex veggies like yams and limit startchy carbs overall.
This doesnt work for everyone but I allow myself a cheat day where I eat whatever I want for a meal and I might relax a little on the carb limiting(although I still try to stick to the good ones).
I’m doing a 21 day challenge with my trainer/gym. They gave me a sample meal plan and what foods are good and what to avoid. It’s a little bit stricter but you could use it as a general guideline. PM me if you would like a copy =)