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Old 06-24-2002, 03:23 PM   #1
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Hey everyone! I'm starting a group on this message for whoever wants support while trying to lose weight. Every day I am going to try to come here and say how much I lost or gained, and maybe what I ate, or something like that. Whoever wants to can post how much they weigh and what their goal weight is, or you can just say how much you want to lose. I'm here for people who need support, and I'll try my best to keep you motivated if you need it.

I'm looking to lose at least 15 pounds. I'm going to try to eat healthier and less than I normally do, and I'm going to excercise more. I started out walking 2 miles a day, and then I do my own personal ab excercises in the evening.

I'm not great with starting diets, so I'm going to need encouragement from whoever is will to give it! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> I hope I can help you too!

Mal

 
Old 06-24-2002, 03:49 PM   #2
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ME TOO!!!! My goal is to lose 20 pounds by the end of the year!!!! I am and have been for the last 4 days drinking at leasr 32 oz of watr--big improvement from 0 oz!! I will increase that and have started to limit my snacks and sweets--my downfall!! I am also taking this supplement-- genical--without ephedra--so we'll see!! keep posting!!!

 
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Old 06-24-2002, 07:36 PM   #3
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im in!

im trying to reach 150 as my first goal <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

 
Old 06-25-2002, 09:31 AM   #4
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Hey guys

Im in! I am on the Atkins, and I can already see a difference after only 1 week. So far I have had a atkins chocolate shake, and a coffee. For lunch I am going to have grilled chick breast, and steamed broc. and maybe Ill have a blt tonight...If anyone is looking for an easy diet, and fast results try Atkins!

Miriam

 
Old 06-25-2002, 12:48 PM   #5
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Today is really my first real day of my diet. I didn't eat any breakfast(I know that's bad, but I wasn't hungry!), I had a salad for lunch, and I'm not sure what I'm going to have for dinner. I'm trying to drink more water, which is hard because I can't stand the taste but I've got a few tips to make it taste better. I walked my 2 miles today, plus I have a softball practice tonight. I'll do my ab excercises later tonight. I hope your diets are going well!

Mal

 
Old 06-25-2002, 02:56 PM   #6
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Hey Orlando girl,

Can i join this thread just to maintain?

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Old 06-25-2002, 03:06 PM   #7
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This sound like a great idea, am in.
Today my weight is 156, I need to lose 21 lbs, and today I am going to start walking.

 
Old 06-26-2002, 12:52 PM   #8
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Sinnrah, of course you can join! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

Mal

 
Old 06-26-2002, 12:56 PM   #9
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Hey C-blue! Welcome! Walking helps me alot. People say that you are supposed to get your heart rate up, and I started to find that after awhile, my heart rate wouldn't go up from just walking. If this becomes the case for you, I would suggest trying what I do: I walk 50 steps, then I jog 50 steps, then I walk 50 steps, etc. The jogging part gets your heart rate up, while the walking gives you a small break, while still keeping your heart rate up. It's only a suggestion! Good luck with your weight loss!


MMS72,
You sound like me! Sweets are really my weakness! It's definitly going to be difficult for me to resist eating all the snacks that I usually eat! I never used to drink water either, I just can't stand it! But I'm slowly drinking more and more. Good luck!

Mal<p>[This message has been edited by Orlando's Girl (edited 06-26-2002).]

 
Old 06-26-2002, 01:01 PM   #10
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Hey everyone! This is my second day of my "dieting" and I weighed myself this morning. So far I've lost a pound. A tiny pound! hehe. It's okay though, because it's only been one day. Alot of people say that you should only weigh yourself once a week, but I'm weighing myself everyday because that's what works for me. I was wondering how often you all are going to weigh yourself? Good luck!

Mal

 
Old 06-26-2002, 03:15 PM   #11
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Hi everyone how are you all doing? well I just went walking yesterday and I have to jog a little bit to get my heart rate up too, which is ok because I enjoy it, I just have to get my self out to the park. As far as how many times i weight my self, I was doing it everyday or every other day, but sometimes you don't lose anything and get discourage, so I put the scale away, and I am going to do it every week, (sunday mornings) good luck to all<p>[This message has been edited by C-blue (edited 06-27-2002).]

 
Old 06-26-2002, 08:42 PM   #12
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I weigh myself every Sunday morning as well. It is better to not weight yourself everyday just because your weight fluctuates. I will tell you about my experience, when I first started my lifestyle change I did not weigh myself until about a few weeks into it, turns out I lost about 13 pounds! I was so excited I decided to weigh myself every Sunday, the next Sunday I went and it turned out that I actually gained about 3 pounds! this was so discouraging and was almost the downfall of my new way of life. That week I was eating as I was before and even exercising MORE, turns out that I gained muscle weight. Weight fluctuates and it does not accurately show muscle versus fat gain, muscle weighs more than fat yet takes up less space, by the way... every pound of muscle gained burns about 35 more calories daily even with a sedentary day.
I don'tknow how much I weigh now but I think I will weig myself on Sunday since it has been awhile and I have been receiving many compliments and knowfor a fact that I'm still losing. The best thing to do is to find some tight jeans or a belt and see how much better you start to fit into them. For now, I'm still doing my change of counting calories and fat grams, as well as exercise and drinking plenty of water, I feel happy and just hope I keep this up.
I guess this entry was me venting as well since everyone I know already is so tired of hearing about my new change of lifestyle. I think it helps a lot when you have support and attention from people when you are doing something as hard as trying to lose weight for a healthier you.
Thanks for reading my little bit, any questions, comments, etc. please I'm only too happy to help! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

 
Old 06-26-2002, 09:30 PM   #13
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I have a bad habit of weighing myself everyday. But only once...in the mornings.

Sinnrah

 
Old 06-26-2002, 10:21 PM   #14
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Hey Guys!! Is it okay if I join? I just joined Weight Watchers 1 week ago from yesterday and i lost 1 lb. My story is not like many others I have heard. I am a very active college student and I am also on my university's soccer team. I have been playing soccer for about 10 years but a 1 year break caused me to gain about 30 lbs and I have been gaining ever since. Now, I'm in my last year of school/soccer and I know that if I don't lose now, I will never lose. I am at 196.4 and i want to be at about 150. I need some moral support. Can you guys help?


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Old 06-27-2002, 11:11 AM   #15
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Hey penguin chick,
Yeah I understand why alot of people weigh theirselves once a week, I can see your point. But it really doesn't discourage me when I look at the scale and see that I gained a few pounds. I just keep working at it. And if I do get upset, I can always come here and get cheered up! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> The last time when I was on a diet I weighed myself everyday, and that worked fine for me. It's one of those issues where it depends on who you are, I guess.

Well, speaking of weighing myself... I did this morning and lost another pound. So that's two pounds down since Tuesday. It's going ALOT slower than the last time I dieted. It's cool though, two pounds is better than none!

Socvixen,
Of course you can join, we're happy to have ya!

Good luck!
Mal

 
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