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Old 09-06-2011, 09:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
BrianJone5
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Originally Posted by VitoVino View Post
I agree that moderation is best, at least for me. Moderation has always worked for me in the past whereas I've never eaten just all "diet foods" when reducing caloric intake. I've always eaten what I've wanted, just watched the portion sizes.

This time around since I've been the heaviest in my life, I'm thankful that I finally found FitDay to help me with not only the moderation, but also the macros and nutrients, which happens to be totally new to me. So for the first time I'm actually watching my cholesterol and sodium.

I also have to stay away from triggers. I know I can't eat cookies or any more chocolate (my sweet substitute is an occasional hard candy). I think I'll be able to control ice cream once in a while, but again I'll use FitDay to make sure I'm "hittin' the numbers" and not going overboard. I was in the habit of eating 5 scoops at a time, but no more.

When I say "I eat anything I want" it's true, but it's a little misleading. For instance today I ate a 12" ham and swiss hoagie. But now I'll watch my calories and sodium to make sure I don't go over my caloric intake for the day. But that's OK. I'm looking forward to some low fat yogurt, peanuts, fruit, and veggies the rest of the day.

It's OK to occasionally eat "bad", but when I was doing it all the time I had no energy and my head was always cloudy. I never want to go back to that again.
For me, some things are in moderation, like wine and beer, and other things are to be avoided totally, like white flour baked goods.

On the clear headed point, that, and more energy have been at least as valuable as starting to be smaller than I was.
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Start weight: 261 lbs, July 2011. BMI 34.5 Obese (91st percentile)
Current weight: 246.8 lbs Sept 6, 2011. BMI 32.6 Obese (84th percentile)
1st Target: 227 lbs <insert date> BMI 29.9 Overweight (71st percentile)
2nd Target: 205 lbs <insert date> BMI 27 Overweight (51st percentile)
Final target: 189 lbs <insert date> BMI 24.9 Normal Weight (32nd percentile)
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