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Old 10-20-2011, 07:43 PM   #496
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I've been practicing portion control. Combined with working out regularly, it helps.
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South beach diet. Stop eating ride, fast food, added sugar food and potatoes. Lost 10 pounds and I feel awesome.

It was hard the 1st week. After that, your stomach and body get used to.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:16 AM   #498
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Ahem! Now that I spent six months living it up on chips and cointreau and red wine and chocolate biscuits and and and and..... and put on lots of weight! about ten kilos! - Did I say that out loud!

I am now counting calories again and I am pleased to report that I lost 1.2 kilograms this week. Yippee!

I have rationed myself to only one glass of wine with dinner so I don't feel too deprived, but may have to give it up when the inevitable plateau occurs (hopefully not before I lose a few kilos or ten)

I am going to report here every week with my successes or failures to help keep me on track. for listening.
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:41 AM   #499
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The first rule of losing weight, IMO, is that any diet you adopt must be one that you're happy to keep to forever.

I have stayed pretty much level the past year, rather than losing the last 3kg of so that I say I'd like to lose.

I think that what that shows is that I don't want it enough! I'll see if I can do better over the next few months.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:54 PM   #500
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I got to my goal weight at Weight Watchers the Sat. before Thanksgiving and I managed to maintain Thanksgiving week!
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:26 PM   #501
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The first rule of losing weight, IMO, is that any diet you adopt must be one that you're happy to keep to forever.

I have stayed pretty much level the past year, rather than losing the last 3kg of so that I say I'd like to lose.

I think that what that shows is that I don't want it enough! I'll see if I can do better over the next few months.
And internal motivation. If you are not truly convinced or motivated, you'll gain weight again.

On my case, I wanted to be 36 again, and I did it. Because I'm not a big man, 38 was too big and had too much tummy and waist for 36. I'm so happy now! And I am more alert as well; I'm eating more now but healthier.

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Old 11-28-2011, 03:30 PM   #502
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I can honestly say that I have never been on a diet. It must be just something in my natural metabolism. For the last 40+ years my weight has not varied more than 10-12 ponds around a mean of about 155. When I stop working out so much my appetite drops and picks up again when I become more active.

I do think all these fad diets are nonsense though. As long as one eats a healthy variety of foods while avoiding large quantities of things known to be unhealthy (fats, salt, sugar) what does not matter, just how much in calories. Oh, and one can never drink too much water, while sweetened drinks are terrible.
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:22 PM   #503
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And internal motivation. If you are not truly convinced or motivated, you'll gain weight again.

On my case, I wanted to be 36 again, and I did it. Because I'm not a big man, 38 was too big and had too much tummy and waist for 36. I'm so happy now! And I am more alert as well; I'm eating more now but healthier.
I too would love to be 36 again. I am sure I had less wrinkles and I was a good weight and looked great! - but alas I am now 45 and there is nothing I can do about it.

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I can honestly say that I have never been on a diet. It must be just something in my natural metabolism. For the last 40+ years my weight has not varied more than 10-12 ponds around a mean of about 155. When I stop working out so much my appetite drops and picks up again when I become more active.

I do think all these fad diets are nonsense though. As long as one eats a healthy variety of foods while avoiding large quantities of things known to be unhealthy (fats, salt, sugar) what does not matter, just how much in calories. Oh, and one can never drink too much water, while sweetened drinks are terrible.
I never needed to be on a diet until I passed the 40 year mark, then I seemed to put on a little weight every month. The creeping weight gain. I eat pretty well with lots of veges and cycle most days and do body balance at the gym at least 3 times per week. The body did not regulate itself properly after 40, so now I have to count calories.
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I too would love to be 36 again. I am sure I had less wrinkles and I was a good weight and looked great! - but alas I am now 45 and there is nothing I can do about it.


Waist my friend, waist ... but I'm not too old either ...
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:18 PM   #505
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D'oh! my waist is 34, and i want it to me smaller. maybe 28. I doubt I would ever get to the 24 I was at 21.
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I can honestly say that I have never been on a diet. It must be just something in my natural metabolism. For the last 40+ years my weight has not varied more than 10-12 ponds around a mean of about 155. When I stop working out so much my appetite drops and picks up again when I become more active.

I do think all these fad diets are nonsense though. As long as one eats a healthy variety of foods while avoiding large quantities of things known to be unhealthy (fats, salt, sugar) what does not matter, just how much in calories. Oh, and one can never drink too much water, while sweetened drinks are terrible.
I was like this for the first 55 years of my life, then someone must have pressed a switch somewhere and I put on about 15 kilos! Still eat the same stuff and I have never put on any more weight, but the only way I have now had success getting rid of it is to do a huge amount of exercise (and I have always been very active). I don't really eat too much or the wrong type of food so I can't really cut down there, and I hardly ever drink alcohol so that's not the problem. I just put it down to an age thing - the metabolism changes and that changes the weight equation. Being very active can switch back the metabolism to a "young" mode, but the effect only lasts for a few days, then it's back to digging up the garden or walking kilometres!
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Henry Morton Stanley's Unbreakable Will


First it is interesting that Stanley never said, "Dr. Livingston I presume." That is just a story he made up later.

So the reason I posted this here is that the article is much about will power and how to enhance it for any task, including weight loss.

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Today, you can precommit yourself to virtue by using social-networking tools that will expose your sins, like the “Public Humiliation Diet” followed by a writer named Drew Magary. He vowed to weigh himself every day and reveal the results on Twitter—which he did, and lost 60 pounds in five months. Or you could sign a “Commitment Contract” with stickK.com, which allows you to pick any goal you want—lose weight, stop biting your nails, use fewer fossil fuels, stop calling an ex—along with a penalty that will be imposed automatically if you don’t reach it. You can make the penalty financial by setting up an automatic payment from your credit card to a charity or an “anticharity”—a group you’d hate to support. The efficacy of such contracts with monitors and penalties has been independently demonstrated by researchers.
So stick to your diet and help a good cause at the same time!
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yippee! Second week and another 1.1kg's off. I must have been fat! That's now 2.3kilograms in 2 weeks. and another joy I think I may have improved the lentil tuna patty recipe - chickpea flour as a binder yay! double happiness.
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Congratulations, Sneaky. But that's quite swift weight loss. Don't be disheartened if it slows down a bit.
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I think I am losing more than usual because i am fatter than usual. I understand that the rate will slow down soon. I must not be tempted to try harder to keep up the fast rate, other wise I will start to feel deprived. Right now I can live with this for a while. I am still having wine with dinner.
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