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Have you successfully lost weight? What was your secret? (Comments & Reviews) (Page 3)


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I simply cook for myself.. that way I know what is going into the recipe..I stopped going out to eat about a year ago.. but the problem was that I didn't know what the heck i was doing in the dang kitchen.. then a friend of mine bought me this hilarious beginners cookbook.. it's a bit politically incorrect so I can't tell you the name of it, but if you google "whipped and beaten culinary works" you can find it.. but seriously, don't go unless you can take a good joke or if you don't get offeneded easily.

Anonymous

09/27/2010 - 9:53am

I also did a blog and took pictures of every single thing i ate, i didnt go to the weight watchers meetings, i just followed the plan but the daily accountability of the blog helped me to lose 50 pounds. Turning 50 really got me to be serious about being over weight

Www.myweightin2010.blogspot.com

Anonymous

09/27/2010 - 9:45am

I have always had a good diet and have always exercised vigorously; bicycle racing for 40 years now. After the age of 55 I found that I would gain weight faster and loose it slower than in my younger years. So when I put some weight on in the off season, at Christmas I weighed 240 lbs. So thought just eating just like I had always done, I ate smaller portions, rarely came back for seconds, and eliminated regular deserts. In a 6 month period spanning into when my spring training began, I was able to loose 35 lbs without a "traditional diet" as they call them. It's all about moderation, because I don't believe there is any magical diet. I find it interesting that the two top categories of books are, cook books and diet books.

Anonymous

09/27/2010 - 9:27am

I lost 35 pounds by cutting out soda (and other sugars) and watching my fat intake.

Anonymous

09/27/2010 - 9:10am

Mine was easy, I chucked the western diet and went just about 100% Chinese because 4 years ago I moved from the USA to China. BUT!! Not all Chinese food is healthy. And the Chinese food that we get in the west is a western version made for western tastes. In order to get real Chinese food you need to go to a Chinese community where the locals dine.

I also do most of my cooking at home with my girlfriend, who is Chinese and helped me chuck the western diet. But I do love a Big Mac once a month and a few slices of decent pizza which is difficult to find here.

I also no longer own a car but instead depend on my feet and public transportation.

I'm 59 years old and feel healthier then I have in the last 20 years.

Anonymous

09/27/2010 - 4:57am

Yes I have lost 30 pounds since February. Walking 3 to 4 miles 5 days a week and limiting my calories to 1500 per day. Keeping a total calorie count each day and weighing my food on a kitchen scale. Wearing a pedometer keeps me motivated to walk as often as possible.

Anonymous

09/27/2010 - 1:56am

apple cider vinegar - 3x a day. It curbs appetite too

Anonymous

09/27/2010 - 1:05am

lots of exercise
low fat, low calorie foods, less food but healthy
I generally don't like food. I am a picky eater and what I like, though healthy, is much less than what I dislike.
My motto is "Eat to live, not live to eat.

Anonymous

09/26/2010 - 8:37pm

The only way I ever lose weight is to count every calorie and tally up how many calories I burn with exercise. I used to use thedailyplate.com (now at livestrong.com). Calorie counting is a pain, but it works, and the site helps me to figure out how much I can eat and how much I need to exercise every day. If I start to slip, I go back to entering my exercise minutes and calories, and it always helps. I just naturally eat healthier meals when I do this because I can eat MORE of low-calorie, healthful foods.

Anonymous

09/26/2010 - 6:18pm

I had gastric bypass surgery in 2002, going from 250 to 106. I kept it off for close to 4 years. In 2005, one of our sons drowned and I started comfort eating and was sedentary. In May of 2009 I weighed 203. I took a very busy job in a restaurant and started eating right again and in 16 months, I've gone back down to 120. My motivation was having kept my nice small clothes, and I'm having a blast wearing them again. It was harder and slower the second time around, but I was determined to get healthy and happy again.

Anonymous

09/26/2010 - 6:09pm

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