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    Default I'm tired of being fat

    But I am doing something about it, presumably. One of my daily meals is only veggies and some fruit. I get the protein and carbs in a different meal. It takes such a long time though. I lost 66 lbs. In 5 1/2 months 4 years ago. That was a diet of my concoction. I do not want to lose it that fast thia time, not necessarily healthy. But I'm doing something. We'll see how it goes.

    What do you do to shed blubber? I have to lose 50+.

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    For me Weight Watchers Green. But its hard and I am stalled.
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    Don't be a big wus. Get on with it.

    I can't spend life like this anymore. I have to lose the weight, and be vigilant to keep it off.

    Years ago as I've said I concocted a diet, and stuck with it. The thing is the first 32 lbs. was shed holding to that diet 4 days out of the week. The other 3 I ate whatever I wanted. It seemed when I went from 312 to 280, I stopped losing. So I said to myself 7 days a week is what's required. And I dropped about as much. The whole 5 1/2 months I consistently was dropping about 3 1/4 lbs. a week. It's just funny how you plateau.

    The diet. 1 quart of low fat yogurt + 2 hard biled eggs, with a liberal amount of salt. 2 big coffees, 5 creamers and 5 sugars. Eventually I decided 4 + 4 was enough. Enough low calorie drinks, seltzers, etc. to keep me dilled. For dinner a big can of tuna or more often some chicken stuff. A small jar of pickles and/or olives. A couple handfuls of trail nuts. Maybe some extra yogurt here and there (not a quart, 6-12 oz.). Bread and pasta was nowhere to be found. Although a few years earlier I was eating a small (for me) portion of vegetarian lasagna every night. Along with a total ton of vegetables. Can't remember what I was eating for breakfast. For the month or two I did that I lost 5 lbs. a month. Then one day I looked at the amount of salt I was consuming in that 1 meal, over 3000 mg., and got scared.

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    First you must change your mind about being hungry. Dont eat, but instead tell yourself that it is a good feeling because youre doing something good for your body by not eating now, altought its a bit hard at the beginning.
    For sure you must eat at least once a day, but only enough to stop feeling too hungry.
    Avoid sweets, don't buy stuff that can be eaten by only opening your fridge, buy only stuff that needs to be cooked first.

    Just dont fall into that "you should eat only this and that" trap. Its just a matter of input-output. The more you output than input, the faster you will loose weight.
    Sweets are not forbidden in general (this method will just not work), but they drastically decrease how much you are allowed to input to stop feeling too hungry besides of them.
    Sugar in general will make you feel even more hungry after a short time. It's a psychological trap of our brain, sugar means cheap and fast energy, but it wont last long. It's like fastcharging only 30% of your mobile phone within 5 minutes, it still won't last a day.

    Remember:
    There are only two weeks of feeling uncomfortable with the new situation between your current, shitty situation and start feeling better and loosing weight. After these two weeks, you're starting to get used to it and you will feel great about it. The longer it goes, the more proud will you be of what you've already archieved. You just need to be strong for ****ing two weeks. That's nothing !! If you cant stay strong at home and feel like you need to snack something, go for a walk, regardless of the weather. I keeps you busy and away from thinking about food. Dont think about how long it will take to reach your goal, think about how long you already managed to be strong!! (positive thinking!!)

    I lost 25kg altought i grew another 10cm in height when i was 15 by just start thinking like that. No need for sport. Just input less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tipc View Post
    Don't be a big wus. Get on with it.

    I can't spend life like this anymore. I have to lose the weight, and be vigilant to keep it off.

    Years ago as I've said I concocted a diet, and stuck with it. The thing is the first 32 lbs. was shed holding to that diet 4 days out of the week. The other 3 I ate whatever I wanted. It seemed when I went from 312 to 280, I stopped losing. So I said to myself 7 days a week is what's required. And I dropped about as much. The whole 5 1/2 months I consistently was dropping about 3 1/4 lbs. a week. It's just funny how you plateau.

    The diet. 1 quart of low fat yogurt + 2 hard biled eggs, with a liberal amount of salt. 2 big coffees, 5 creamers and 5 sugars. Eventually I decided 4 + 4 was enough. Enough low calorie drinks, seltzers, etc. to keep me dilled. For dinner a big can of tuna or more often some chicken stuff. A small jar of pickles and/or olives. A couple handfuls of trail nuts. Maybe some extra yogurt here and there (not a quart, 6-12 oz.). Bread and pasta was nowhere to be found. Although a few years earlier I was eating a small (for me) portion of vegetarian lasagna every night. Along with a total ton of vegetables. Can't remember what I was eating for breakfast. For the month or two I did that I lost 5 lbs. a month. Then one day I looked at the amount of salt I was consuming in that 1 meal, over 3000 mg., and got scared.
    Fixed diets are pretty useless. You need to reduce intake as the weight comes off. You get bored. That is why I like WW. You track your weight in the app and it adjusts the food input. You can eat most any food and the app will tell you most of the nutritional details...

    Poek Scratchings.jpg

    ... usually its has the Sodium as well but for some reason not here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tipc View Post
    But I am doing something about it,
    Congratulations on your decision; keep up the good work. Less intake and more exercise are the time-honored methods for weight loss. Walking is surprisingly useful exercise.

    -CH-

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    But I was on a very rigid diet for an extended period of time. I may modify that diet, that is add some calories. Maybe a piece of toast or two plus some fruit. Better a big salad and some kind of meat for dinner. Can't just cram deli meats though, too much salt.

    I am a "boring" eater. I find it annoying that people need constant variety. If it's good I stick with it. When I was aroumd 27 I rediscovered grits, a sort of course breakfast cereal usually had with milk and sugar. I ate it nearly every single day for 6 months! You have to condition yourself to do the right thing. If you were stranded you'd eat what you could get. And not complain. I'm already bored 2 1/2 weeks into this. But in the absence of alternatives I'll just keep doing what I'm doing.

    For me it needs to be simple. Another fad is the NJ Diet. They swab your dna, check your cooly, read your palm. Then devise your perfect diet. And charge you 2000$. F*** off lol! I've done it on my own and will do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clh333 View Post
    Congratulations on your decision; keep up the good work. Less intake and more exercise are the time-honored methods for weight loss. Walking is surprisingly useful exercise.

    -CH-
    Why not add water boarding to the plan? Or stretching your spine on a medieval rack? The best way to give up is make it hard on yourself. I concentrate on one thing, lowering my intake. If I'm sweating and choking I'll just quit and go for Taco Bell. I'm not trying to be a weisenheimer (ok I'm lying lol). But the idea is to suffer as little as possible. I do want to exercise. But not when my energy levels are arbitrarily low.

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    Simple chemistry. You lose about 9 mg of carbon with each breath--and breathing is how you burn food, basically. To lose weight, you can do two things--decrease your intake of food, or increase your use of food--or both.

    Even at my age, I find that long walks and physical labor are necessary to maintain my weight and my sanity. Eat only when truly hungry and try not to eat because it's a certain time of day. There's nothing that says you need to eat three squares a day.

    "Friß die Halfte" may be folk advice, but it's not the complete picture.

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    ITs all about changing your routines both physical and mental. I wanted to start eating better myself. And I am OCD. Not in the I am anal about everything way most people say it. I am OCD in the My brain behaves abnormally and I am going to check these doorknobs and switches 50 times in a row because my brain wont believe they are in the closed/off position. Anyway I rely on routines too much and Cant handle change well. I was reading a few articles from Penn Jillette the magician on his enormous weight loss and diet change. In a nutshell he like me admitted to being an all or nothing, black or white type of personality which I can relate to. His diet simply was pick one food.. Could be anything at all but just one thing. And eat that alone for 2 weeks. He chose potatoes. I was going to choose carrots but because of cost I also chose potatoes. His story goes that he ate them alone, as much as he wanted for two weeks than gradually introduced new items, healthier items until he achieved a new routine and healthier diet consisting mostly of vegetables.

    I did it, 2weeks of potatoes. Felt like over a month. Its an odd thing to be hungry and not look forward to a meal at all. You get completely bored with the food and over eating just doesn't seem an option. After 2 weeks I started perusing vegan and vegetarian recipes and I eat alot of vegetable based soups now. I like them. cholesterol was my driving force but regardless this would work for weight loss. I am not a vegan or a vegetarian I am just trying to eat better.

    If you want the goal bad enough you would be willing to do it.
    Exercise is key of course, and I will freely admit I dont find the time. I used to Run alot. I swapped out pulleys and decks on my nordik trak treadmill, I wish I would Run more but I make excuses. I used to run soo much I had terrible shin splints and the orthopedist said my legs were on the verge of breaking if I didnt take 45 days off to heal. Again, all or nothing. Its really just routine, if I force myself to do it for a week I make a new routine and then its easy again. Ahh the brain (mine in particular) is a fickle thing.

    Best of luck on your choices Tipc

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