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    Posted: December 01 2005 at 1:06pm
Hi

I have been trying to shift some weight for several years, on and off. Sometimes I have more success than others, but I always end up giving up because I love my food too much or because one thing or the other gets in the way.

I wouldn't say that I eat junk food, but I eat way too many carbs because my funny taste doesn't allow for much of a varied diet.

Anyway I have been on a diet for about a month now, have stuck to it (and am determined to carry on) but I feel I could loose the weight much quicker with more excercise.

Running is, by most accounts, the best thing... but really REALLY not something I enjoy. I am hoping to do a little... but am hoping there are other ways of getting "all round" excercises that I would enjoy a little more....

How well does walking work to shift the pounds? I do a little (to and from work, etc) at the moment, but if it would help I would do more. Or cycling is something I enjoy... is that an efficient excercise? Being winter I don't spend too much time out and about for the sake of it, but will make the effort if I can find some things to do to help me shift the weight in a more "fun" way.

I do enjoy swimming, and I believe that that is pretty good at assisting diets BUT I am very self-conscious about going to the swimming pool thanks to the skimpy bathing costume, and so end up only swimming in the summer when I can go in the sea.

Any suggestions of more enjoyable excercises would be great (or comments on those three?!)

I know that running and going to the gym would be the best thing, but I need to find a "happy medium" because if I really dislike doing it I might end up giving up on the whole thing.
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Hey U.K girl,

 Have You heard of "Curves" for women?

 It's a national Chain(I believe).

 My soon to be sister-in -law swears it motivates her alot.

 Plus my Fiance' Steve last month joined "Cuts" for men. Both are circuit traing workouts, more for guys at Cuts, like punching bag for example.

 I could try it free for a month, but I prefer to Walk alot and Dance!

 I'm almost 5'6" tall, and 133 pounds and wear a size 7/8

 So needless to say I'm doing well.

 I don't get easily winded like from fast walking or dancing a half hour straight, or even lifting, or running up stairs. My blood pressure is low,etc.

 Keep up the work, but have fun too!

 God Bless

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Get a pedometer ^_^ .  I read an article once that you need to walk at least 10,000 steps per day to lose weight, but the average person only gets around 5,000.  I got a pedometer recently, and I love it-- those days when I don't feel like exercising, I can look to see what a lazy slob I've been, and it gives me the motivation to get up and do it!
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Hi again.

Thanks for both the replies.  I think I will take up your advice of getting a pedometer Kuroneko, as making sure I get my 10,000 a day is just a good health move, besides a good idea for my fat-burning.

The excercise front has taken a turn for the worse though... I recently went to the doctor and have been told I have a problem with my back, and although she has told me more excercise will be good for it I am awaiting an appointment with a physiotherapist and until then I don't know what will do good and what will do bad so can't undertake too much.

I have to admit, things went badly off the straight and narrow over the Christmas period (I knew they would!) but last week I took the plunge and am back on my diet. Apart from cutting out the usual foods I'm having smaller portions, fewer snacks and trying to opt for healthy food.

I weighed myself on monday to find I'd lost 3lb... so I'm pleased. It would have been great to see the scales say I'd lost half a stone but I know from experience that if I try to do this too quickly/extreme I don't stick to it.

Anyway I will pop back and post my progress each week... hopefully it will be an added initiative. :)

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Losing slowly might be more frustrating, but I hear it's the best way to do it.  You're more likely to keep it off that way, or so I hear ^_^ .
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Well, a few weeks down the line and the progress isn't good.  After the initial loss of 3lb, the next week I was exactly the same and stepping onto the scales today I find I have actually PUT ON a pound! So after 3 weeks of dieting I've lost a grand total of 2lb, which is quite disheartening. I can't understand this pattern of loss (or should I say lack of ) because I have been quite continuous with my eating habits.

Luckily I have told myself from the beginning that it will be a long haul, and so I am determined that this isn't going to stop me.

As far as I can see the only thing that will help is increasing excercise considerably, so that's what I intend to do this week. Will be back next week -hopefully with something a bit better to report!
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Keep up the great attitude, becuase if you're mentally willing to acheive any goal, then Your body will follow.

 For example, I'm reorientating to driving my gently used car. It's been nearly 11 years since i've driven;I not only love a challenge, but I do have alot of patience, so I hope all the best for You as well. I know driving and weight loss are different, but I hope the mind set helps you. Take care, Bye,....

God Bless,...
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Currently I am in the market for a new pedometer-- I seem to have killed mine already -_- .  (Well, it might just be the battery, but thus far, the back has resisted all attempts to get inside and see -_- .)  Don't suppose anyone has recommendations for good, accurate ones that will last a long time?
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Hi Kuroneko,

 Try going to Sears, they have everything,right?

 Otherwise a walmart. I'd call 1st. I have a pedometer,..somewhere, I'll get back on track,;)

God Bless,...
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Originally posted by gunnie71 gunnie71 wrote:

Hey U.K girl,

 Have You heard of "Curves" for women?

 It's a national Chain(I believe).

 My soon to be sister-in -law swears it motivates her alot.

 Plus my Fiance' Steve last month joined "Cuts" for men. Both are circuit traing workouts, more for guys at Cuts, like punching bag for example.

 I could try it free for a month, but I prefer to Walk alot and Dance!

 I'm almost 5'6" tall, and 133 pounds and wear a size 7/8

 So needless to say I'm doing well.

 I don't get easily winded like from fast walking or dancing a half hour straight, or even lifting, or running up stairs. My blood pressure is low,etc.

 Keep up the work, but have fun too!

 God Bless



Hello Gunnie71,

Can you please explain why you and katay share the same name ("Katie"), the same tag line ("God Bless"), the same IP address... not to mention the eerily similar style of writing and other coincidences, such as a S.O. named Steve, and so on)?

And regarding that IP address, I'm curious why your profile states your location as "United Kingdom," when your IP address is located in the U.S.A.?

Please choose one login name, either katay or gunnie71.  Using two login accounts such as you doing is not in accordance with the guidelines for forum use.

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 Hi Dave,

 I think I explained my problem. Basically my comp had a virus. so then i tried to log on as gunnie, but it didn't work at first, so i tried a new name Katay. So that's the truth, and I'm staying with Katay.

 Innocent mistake, please excuse me, I wasn't trying to break any rules, ok. Thanks Dave,;)

God Bless,...
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hey,

about walking... walking is ok- takes more time than running, but also does does the trick. best is if you walk uphill. you should walk thta fast, that oyu can talk only short sentences- this way you shall burn callories. 

about apetite- do you drink soft drinks? if yes, do not- they increase apetite and cause cellulite. It is best to drink water or teas (no sugar)- at least 8 glasses a day!!!! many we mistake thirst for hunger- better drink water than eat , yes?

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Water is great for weight loss!  I keep a big water bottle in the fridge, and try to drink the whole thing at least once over the course of the day.  Sometimes I refill it and start again ^_^ .
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I have been up, down, and all around with diet and excersise...and I have read probably every article/ book imaginable .  I use to be a really picky, carb loving eater...but I finally decided to change my ways after having gotten frustrated with my unhappiness. So I went on the Scarsdale diet a few years ago, which is VERY strict caloric intake for 2 weeks alternated by 2 weeks of a lighter dieting period...You will lose weight very quickly, as with most quick diets, but its mostly water weight as they all are....I only recommend for you that you consider doing it because you will clear your system of sugar/ carby addictions and can truly change your taste in desires of food if you are motivated for those few weeks.  Its like boot camp...but in the end you learn to adjust your eating habits and then its just a matter of not allowing yourself to try that crap for "the heck of it"... because you really wont care about it after  a while.  A diet where you eat the same as you are, but in less calories is NOT going to help you lose weight beecause your body will still crave those refined - bad carbs and whatever else you are eating that is bad for you.  You will battle with yourself constantly as you crave and deny yourself. IT will  last  for awhile...but then you will ultimatly feel too deprived and give the whole diet up only to gain whatever you lost, which will make you feel terrible and allow the cycle to begin again. The only way is to CHANGE how you eat...and try dancing or kickboxing for excersise...  fun....or take an MP3 with you and alternate jogging and walking intervilles to build stamina to run... Too much said perhaps, but I hope it may help...
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There's no need to deny yourself any food, so long as you learn to eat it in moderation.  Like if you're craving chocolate, you could eat one of those new 60 calorie Hershey sticks, eat a fat-free pudding cup, or drink some lowfat chocolate milk to get your chocolate fix without so many calories.
Learning better ways to make treats can be helpful, too.  Like if you want cake, you get a regular box of cake mix, any kind you like.  Add nothing to it but one can of diet pop, any kind you like, but I've heard the ones made with Splenda are recommended.  Then you bake it like a normal cake, and frost it with light or fat-free Cool-Whip instead of regular cake frosting.  Still tastes good, and lower-cal ^_^ .
Of course, you have to plan the treats into your daily calorie allotment, just like any other food, and eat well the rest of the day to make up for it.
 
I guess if you're the type who hates whole grains, fruits and veggies, and other foods that are good for you, you might have a lot of dietary adjustment to do, to lose weight.  I like a lot of healthy foods already, though, so that part hasn't been so hard for me.  What's been hard for me are the portion control, and the thing about how to eat right when eating out.  I'm still working on those :-P .
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This fat free cake....don't you need eggs or something besides diet soda???
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I have been trying to get the perfect body for as long as I can remember.  It is a little more difficult for me because I only need to get about 5 or 7 pounds off, which tend to be the toughest.  However, I was reading this one book which has changed my diet and excercise plan.  It's called "The Abs Diet" by David Zincenko, he is the editor in chief of men's health magazine.  He describes a lifestyle rather than a diet which is really easy to stick to.  He also tells why fad diets do not work at all.  As for excercise, I have lost the most weight when I did the interval training program on the eliptical machine for thirty minutes about 4-5 times a week.  I then did a vigourous weight workout, working with the circut training method.  This allows for more calories being burned, because your muscles need the calories.  Remember, the more muscle you have, the more calories your body burns.  For each pound of muscle your body burns an additional 50 calories.

As for your carbohydrate problem, try and eat whole grains and beans, instead of the white stuff.  Stay away from white pasta, white rice and white bread all together, it has no good nutritional value.  Eat lots of lean proteins and lean fats.  Your muscles are proteins and they need more protein to build themselves.

After you slim down, try Pilates.  It is expensive but probablly the most rewarding work out you will have fun!  It has easily become my favorite work-out!

I hope this helps you, sorry for it being so long

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Nope, no eggs.  Just a box of ordinary cake mix and a can of diet pop.  To find out the nutrition content of the cake you make, read on the side of the box where it tells nutrition facts for the cake mix itself.
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Exercise are very important for health. With it we can remain healthy and fit. Walking is the best exercise. Everyone should do walking everyday 30 to 45 minutes. And alos take part in sports activity. Go to gym to do exercise.
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