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Old 04-09-2011, 07:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by grannyluvs4 View Post
I'm fairly new here and I just read this and your weight loss so far. I was amazed, how are you doing it? I've been on and off diets life most and I am ready to try again. Any pointers or hints would be wonderful. Once again you are doing awesome.
Ramona, welcome!

This is my third time to the Major weight-loss rodeo (there have been plenty of other 10, 50, 75 lb. losses here and there over the years).

I really don't do anything special--eat 1500-1600 cals a day (actual average around 1580 if one includes my monthly "day off". I don't eat ANY candy/bakery items/sweets, even on my day off. I do enjoy too much beer on those days--call it a weakness. Most days I try to average around a 40/30/30 carb/protein/fat calorie mix.

I take one "day off" per month if I want to (and I usually do ) for something to look foward to and as a way to remind myself that I needn't be "perfect" (the old "all or nothing" thinking trap that I used to fall into).

I exercise most every day (I walk EVERY weekday but have occasionally skipped a weekend). Once summer vacation rolls around, the exercise is going to get ramped up to include muscle building and not just cardio.

I drink at least one gallon of water a day.

I log every single solitary thing that goes down my pie hole into FitDay--the good, the bad and the ugly, every single day w/o fail.

That's pretty much it--nothing earth-shattering.

47 M 5'8"

May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)

Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)

The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.

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