(Closed) Weight Loss

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

What works consistently for me is to limit my intake of simple carbs and dairy.  My diet consists primarily of complex carbs and protein.  I also calorie cycle (1500 for two weeks, then 1800 for two weeks) so my body doesn’t get complacent.  Finally, I exercise a total of 3 hours per week in some way or another.

Post # 4
4824 posts
Honey bee

The key to keeping it off is consistency and working out.

You need to make changes that are permanent. You need a new life style, not a diet and definately not a fad, quick fix.

And recognize that there isnt a finish. When you reach your goal, you have to keep working. You dont get to stop dieting. You just keep doing what you did to get there.

Slow and steady wins the race.

Therefore, what you do to lose weight needs to work for you! and be sustainable.

In short. Eat less move more. No one ever got fat on vegetables. 

What have you dont in the past that you lost weight?

Post # 5
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I tracked my food and kept a schedule of going to the gym at least 3 times a week.  Nothing crazy…I did the stationary bike for 30 minutes~7 miles, and would run for a mile.  The weight will fall off!

Post # 6
967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m having the same issue…but i KNOW it’s my eating habits….exercise I’m good with (although with my gym having issues financially that’s confusing too)….


Try using sparkpeople.com to track your food and exercise

Post # 7
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The ONLY thing that’s worked for me is Weight Watchers.  I’ve lost 20lbs and I’m keeping it off. It’s not a fad, it’s honestly changed my habits and has become more of a lifestyle.  I’ve started working out on top of it and am toning up and losing even more weight, so I’m pretty happy.

Post # 8
989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Another vote for WeightWatchers.  When I’m faithfully tracking my points and exercising regularly, the weight falls off. 

Post # 9
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

i have to admit that i’ve lost almost 25 pounds with absolutely no exercise.  this might not seem like a lot but it’s on a 5’1″ frame.  here’s what i did.

i identified my weakness (sweets, bread, and sugar).  i cut them all out.  in order to get rid of my cravings, i went on a modified dukan/south beach for two weeks.  this is when your body goes through withdrawals but in the end it helps eliminate that sweet tooth.

i then added back in only good sugars such as fruit and unrefined grains.  i also calculated my bmr (which is less than 1,300 calories per day) and made sure i ate enough calories so i didn’t screw my metabolism but less so that i would lose weight.  3,500 calories equals a pound so i either had to burn it off or not eat it.  i found that by eating lots of lean protein, i ate fewer calories and stayed full longer.  breakfast was usually greek yogurt with fresh fruit in season plus agave nectar.  i snacked on nuts and a little bit of avocado.  i eat lots of chicken breast (i don’t eat red meat).

i lost about 20 pounds in about 2.5 months.  it’s been slower the last two months, and the weight fluctuates, but overall i see a steady decrease. 

i guess it also helped that i was working an insane amount of hours each week so i no longer had time to cook or think about food.

i think by cutting out the junk, i was cutting out a ton of empty calories i was consuming on a daily basis.  i eat many small meals and make sure i eat a small 3pm snack to get me between lunch and dinner. 

i’ve loss about 5-6 inches in my bust.

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