Have you successfully lost weight? What was your secret? (Comments & Reviews) (Page 4)


I am 20 years old and I currently weigh 249. When I started trying to loose weight I started at 279. I was watching what I ate, eating healthier, and counting calories. I make it a point to excersize everyday whether I want to or not. I avoided eating things that I knew weren't good for me and I tried not to eat foods that I knew would be high in fat, carbs, or calories.


09/26/2010 - 5:49pm

Regular exercise, cutting on desserts / sweets / alcohol, eating only fruits / vegs after 1800 hour.


09/26/2010 - 3:17pm

learn to differentiate between "i am hungry" and "it's time to eat" or "i want to eat." i actually exercise less than i use to and loss 20lbs. hitting the gym five days a week but eating whatever and whenever you want is just not going to cut it!


09/26/2010 - 1:00pm

I use to menu plan and to count my calories. 17 pds down and it's been so easy!!!


09/26/2010 - 10:44am

I combined a healthier lifestyle with exercise, but I did things I liked like hiking, swimming, cycling, etc... Also, I didn't make myself eat things I hated, and I still ate things I love like ice cream. However, I bought them in portion control I would buy the skinny cow ice cream in the little cups (weight watchers also makes them) and I would eat sugar free cookies. They are delicious!

I've lost 45 lbs so far this year. It's important to remember, no matter how big or small you should not lose more than 2 lbs per week, or you are not doing it in a healthy way. "The faster you lose it, the faster you will gain it back." (quote from my dietician)

I wasn't really big. I was about a size 12-14, and now I'm a 8. The bottom line is you have to remember, you gained the weight doing things you do now (lack of exercise, eating habits, etc...) so you have to change those habits for life...not for a few months. Otherwise, you will go right back to how you were before! You HAVE to commit to a LIFESTYLE change!


09/26/2010 - 10:19am

I lost 110 pounds, most of it during the first year, reduced my BMI from 33 to 21, and my body fat from over 22% to 11.5%. I used a combination of life-style changes that I devised myself, based on what I learned from reading such sources as WebMD, Prevention and EatingWell and from trial-and-error. Mostly these involved changing my eating patterns, reducing calories consumed, and increased exercise.


09/26/2010 - 2:42am

Weight Watchers is the only successful program that works for me. I use the online version and record my meals daily without fail. This is the only way I can be successful in losing and keeping the weight off. I also record my exercise activities. I have been a Weight Watcher follower since the early 70s before you could purchase WW products. I use to spend all day Sunday preparing meals for the week including making my own mayo. But I NEVER ate the liver they use to tell us we had to have once a week!


09/26/2010 - 2:20am

I have lost 34 pounds on weight watchers. Have about another 34 to go to get to my goal weight. My wife has lost 24 pounds. The accountability of weighing in weekly plus thencouragement from the meeting leader ia what works for us.
Dave & Anne in SC


09/25/2010 - 4:30pm

Personal trainer who put me on a 6 week detox "diet" and exercise plan. You don't need a personal trainer to do what I did: cut out all sugar, alcohol, and caffeine for 6 weeks and eat 5 meals a day. Breakfast, bowl of oats or 2 pieces of whole wheat toast with all natural peanut butter, snacks two times a day consisting of one piece of fruit (apple or banana) and take away Greek yogurt. Lunch is whole wheat wrap with chicken, fish, or meat with tomatoes, and dinner is protein again with steamed veggies. No cheat days allowed. Followed with an intensive exercise program. It's tough to stick with, but if you want to see results (and quite quick) this is by far the best program possible. It involves motivation and really working for your results, none of that lazy stuff that people say you can eat more and not workout and lose weight.

FYI- The main function of the food is to satisfy function, not for taste, so everything tastes quite bland, but you get used to it.


09/24/2010 - 9:50pm

Spark People has helped me lose 20 pounds in 3 months. I have tried every diet, pill, powder, gimmick, exercise scheme, etc. there is. Spark People has been the only thing that has been successful for me.


09/24/2010 - 8:25pm

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