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Motivation Wagon Jumpers (321 Topics and 13,081 replies in 8 years): What does clean eating mean to you? Feb 09 2016
04:33 (UTC)
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To me, it means I always wash my fruits and veggies.  LOL  Seriously though, I've always tried to eat unprocessed, whole foods, now granted, I didn't gain my weight that way, essentially I've eaten healthy meals, but lots of unhealthy snacks.  I cook from scratch more and more, largely so I can control the ingredients.  This weekend it was homemade pizza, crust and all.  I rolled the crust out as thin as I possibly could so I could eat pizza and minimize carbs.  Then for the super bowl, I made homemade chicken wings, again, to control the sodium and carbs I was eating.  But I don't call it "clean."  I don't really understand where that terminology comes from. 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (320 different topics & 13,020 replies in 8 years): How are your New Years' resolutions coming along? Can Feb 04 2016
04:36 (UTC)
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Original Post by x-lawrence:

Original Post by twindaze:

OK, I remember in the past having to post on the new thread each week.  I'm pretty sure that's how I got pruned.  :) 

Gosh Jenny, it's quite a bit of work to set it up and moderate it and was becoming a burden on us but like any other tool, the more you participate, the better a tool it tends to be.  We found we were cutting off discussions.  Keep up the good work.

 I totally understand that, no complaints whatsoever.  I appreciate all the work you put into moderating!  When I got removed in the past I'm pretty sure I'd totally fallen off the wagon anyway.  I tend to be all or nothing, which is not a good thing.

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (320 different topics & 13,020 replies in 8 years): How are your New Years' resolutions coming along? Can Feb 03 2016
05:13 (UTC)
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OK, I remember in the past having to post on the new thread each week.  I'm pretty sure that's how I got pruned.  :) 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (320 different topics & 13,020 replies in 8 years): How are your New Years' resolutions coming along? Can Feb 02 2016
04:14 (UTC)
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I did achieve my goals aside from not logging daily, well and also I went over on calories on Sat and Sunday.  Today I have had almost 1600, so I"m in range.  I went and swam for exercise.  I'm not sure I'll be able to keep it up as my knee is bothering me, but I'll see.  I saw a doctor and joined the Y. 

 

Is there a new thread for this weeks goals?  I'm going to:

1.  Log 5 days

2.  Eat 1300-1800 calories/day

3.  Exercise 3 times (2 in already.)

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (320 different topics & 13,020 replies in 8 years): How are your New Years' resolutions coming along? Can Jan 29 2016
04:06 (UTC)
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Lawrence, I do appreciate your concern.  I'm really more cycling I guess, because I eat anywhere from 1300 to 1800 per day, and really, more on the 1600 to 1800 lately because I just get too hungry otherwise.  I've lost a lot of weight in the past, more than once, but I regain.  I was in the morbid obese category on Jan 2, so I'm able to lose faster than someone who is simply overweight.  I'm now down to "just" obese, by about .2 BMI points, which I'm happy about!  It's funny how my body really shows an impact when I get that high in BMI. Well, not ha ha funny, more of a miserable kind of funny. 

As far as my goals go, I did see a doctor yesterday, so that is one.  I haven't talked to the Y yet, but I bought a swim cap and got it yesterday.  I have logged, but not daily, although I log daily mentally, that is not as good.  I"m going to log in a minute for today.  Oh, and I've stayed in my calorie range, although definitely on the upper side of things.  I might have gone a little over today, I'll see in a minute.  I'm doing low carb and I'm started to get really turned off by the food, so I might have to switch things out sooner rather than later. 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (320 different topics & 13,020 replies in 8 years): How are your New Years' resolutions coming along? Can Jan 26 2016
01:58 (UTC)
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Mostly at night, but nothing I've ever tried has fixed it.  It's not just a behavioral issue (neither is ADHD of course.)  I am very familiar with ADHD as my kids ALL have it (their dad does too.)  My oldest has it severely, but unfortunately he was unable to succeed in college and is working now.  It's not the stigma of it, we never let it be his excuse, it's the ADHD, the issues with motivation, impulsivity, etc.  He's only 19, so who knows, but he also doens't have a high IQ so I think that combo is too much (he's in the average range, but not on the upper end.  My next two are doing well and will succeed and I think my youngest will too, but I worry about my oldest. 

I'm not worried about a stigma with BED, for one I don't disclose it IRL except to the closest of friends.  I'm 50 now, working, and no one cares there as long as I do a good job (and they say I do.)  I just want to stop it before it kills me.  I work with people who have destroyed their health, at least partly due to their weight.  I work in a nursing home as a speech therapist.  It's terrifying, so preserving my health is my primary concern.  Looking better is a side benefit. 

 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (320 different topics & 13,020 replies in 8 years): How are your New Years' resolutions coming along? Can Jan 25 2016
14:53 (UTC)
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 Lawrence - BED = Binge Eating Disorder.  It's the reason I keep gaining back weight.  I'm actually in a study fr a medication to treat it and the medicine is making a huge difference for me, so I'm hoping that will help prevent the regain this time around if I can stay on it (need a psychiatrist to see me and the waiting lists are long.)

 

Feljones - thanks, it is low, and probably why most days I eat more than that!  There's a few times I'm at 1300, most days are more like 1500.  Yesterday I ate 1900, which is below what I burn and I was super hungry so really couldn't go lower, so I think it will all even out. 

Motivation Wagon Jumpers (320 different topics & 13,020 replies in 8 years): How are your New Years' resolutions coming along? Can Jan 25 2016
04:05 (UTC)
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I used to be in this group, it's been awhile.  But I'd like to join again.  I'll contact X-lawrence.  I'm Jenny, a yo yo dieter and binge eater.  I have BED.  I hit my top weight again this year after losing large quantities of weight more than once.  I got motivated by returning to TOPS on Jan 2 and have been counting calories and carbs ever since.  I've lost 13.5 lbs so far, but need to lose at least 100.  My goals are:

1.  eat 1300-1800 calories per day

2.  See a doctor about my foot injury that is keeping me from exercising (I used to be a big walker.)

3.  Talk to the Y and decide if I want to join and begin swimming for exercise. 

4.  Log daily

 

That's for this week

Weight Loss Myths about weightloss May 07 2014
18:35 (UTC)
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While I agree with a lot of this, I agree about "sauntering."  I walk probably 5 days per week, depending on my schedule.  I do take "Rover" (who happens to be named Roscoe.)  We walk for 60-75 minutes typically, probably 3-4 miles, although I don't really know for sure, one of these days I'll put map my run on my phone.  My dog and I are in very good shape!  I do think that a day or two off a week is good though to allow joints and muscles to recover.  Running would for sure be more efficient, however, I have knee issues, so if I run I will no longer be able to exercise at all, counterproductive.  Also, I walk with my neighbor, so it's social time and that's very motivating.  I've been off plan for awhile (read, not eating how I should) and I've mostly maintained my weight, due to the walking.

I also disagree with the daily weighing.  I have read other studies showing that weekly is best for losing weight and daily best for maintaining.  For me, the daily fluctuations get me very frustrating when I weigh, so weekly is best. 

Weight Loss tall club 5'10'' and over ladies who want to lose 20-30 lbs... join me for weekly weigh-ins and motivation!! Mar 05 2014
04:19 (UTC)
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I'm still here, I"m not sure what I last posted but my weight today at TOPS (fully clothed after breakfast) was 251.5.  I want to get down to at least 199.

Weight Loss Tall Girl Club 5'9+ with 50lbs+ to Lose Mar 03 2014
04:14 (UTC)
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I am, but no one else has posted here in awhile so who knows. 

Weight Loss Down 37 lbs. in 7 mos. -- Every-Other-Day-Fast modified Feb 28 2014
03:58 (UTC)
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Welcome back.  I've thought of doing something a little similar, dieting one day and just eating the next, I couldn't fast because I get really low blood sugar if I don't eat.  I'm glad you are doing better.  I lost a bunch of weight the same year, 90 lbs, gained, most of it back, lost it, gained most back, and have lost about 1/2 of that, I'm here at just over 50 lbs under my high weight in 2006 and working my way down. 

Weight Loss Tall Girl Club 5'9+ with 50lbs+ to Lose Feb 27 2014
03:55 (UTC)
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I sure would like to see some of the posters back or new ones too!  I'm still at it, I got off track right before Christmas and just got back on a week ago.  I'm back almost to the weight I was at (in the 240's but a pound or two up) at Christmas.  So now onward to the 230's! 

 

Weight Loss Eating No Carbs Feb 22 2014
05:41 (UTC)
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I've been eating low carb, 50 g max per day (net after fiber).  It works due to easily maintaining a calorie deficit since you are so full from all the protein and fat.  Apparently carbs do little to satiate hunger for me and removing them just cuts out calories. 

Weight Loss weight loss sugery desaster... Dec 16 2013
05:29 (UTC)
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I do agree that he needs to talk to a doctor, a bariatric one, or the dieticians associated with one.  I would hope that the dietician he spoke with had some training and knowledge about such a special case, but it does sound like the gastric badn is no longer effective. 

Weight Loss weight loss sugery desaster... Dec 15 2013
06:00 (UTC)
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It's not sustainable, you'll get super hungry and then that will lead to over-eating, so no, I wouldn't do it.  Eat at least 1200 calories is the typical advice and I find that my body demands at least that.

Weight Loss Low fat or low carb? Dec 07 2013
01:26 (UTC)
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Fat is what keeps you full, along with protein.  You can eat a balance for sure, eat 1/3 of each like someone said, keeping carbs to things that grow (ie, potatoes, fruit, squash, veggies).  Stay away from processed carbs, including breads and white rice.  That's my long-term plan.  Currently I'm eating lower carb than that, I try to stick to 50 g per day, which allows for lots of veggies and maybe a serving of a "real" carb.  I've lost 35 lbs in 3 months this way.

Weight Loss How to get out of Starvation Mode? Dec 07 2013
01:21 (UTC)
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You can use calculators here to determine your caloric needs.  Your metabolism is likely just fine, if you want to boost it, do some weight training to build muscle.  You are quite thin at that weight and height, so I wouldn't suggest eating under maintenance calories, certainly you can exercise several times per week just for overall health and wellness. 

Weight Loss Tall Girl Club 5'9+ with 50lbs+ to Lose Dec 05 2013
03:55 (UTC)
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Yes, where has everyone been?  I'm still plugging away, and in fact, am not in the 240's for the first time this round.  :)  I weighed in today at 245.4.  So now I'm hoping to be in the 230's in couple of weeks or so. 

Weight Loss Losing 100+ Pounds! Dec 04 2013
05:11 (UTC)
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Ladyletterman, it's good to meet you!  I hate having to share my history, and it's nice to know someone with similar struggles.  I supported you back btw.  I'm eating low carb now and it's really a pretty easy way to lose in that you don't have to be hungry. 

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