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Old 04-19-2011, 02:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am really getting frustrated. I decided to change my eating habits to lose weight. I want it to be a lifestyle change so it will stay off. I started on 3/17 and have lost 15# ~ I would like to lose another 20 - 25.
A close friend of mine is losing weight thanks to these green tea pills? I guess they really kill your appetite. And she is losing so fast.

I am happy for her, I guess I am just jealous. As you all know, it is hard. And it just seems like the weight is flying off her.

Oh well, I'm sticking to it! With the help of all of you.

I don't know what I would do without this site. EXTREMELY helpful.
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, slower is better! Being skinny isn't so pretty with loose hanging skin all about.

Going slower gives the skin time to rebound. Also, be sure to drink plenty of water.
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Started 6/1/10: 240 lbs. and made it to 184 lbs.

Starting yet Again: 9/16/11 205 lbs. (someone help motivate me please)
Starting Again 4/14/11: 192 lbs. (completely fell off the wagon here)
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Complete failure at keeping it off and now starting again.

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Old 04-19-2011, 03:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Also 15 pounds in a month isn't overly slow. Sounds like an excellent first month to me.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Slower is better. Do you think you take the weight off quickly and then suddenly, you're a skinny person who eats the way you WANT to eat and doesn't gain weight? You will have the lifestyle that you had when you were dieting - that's what being skinny is going to be like. So when you're dieting, if the weight comes off slowly, it means you are living the lifestyle and you are getting there.

What does it mean if the weight comes off quickly? It means you've done something pretty harsh to your body - cut it off from calories enough to shock it into shedding pounds - and you're going to have to continue that if you want to keep that new, lower weight. How does that sound as a way of life, for the rest of your life, every day of the rest of your life?

Maybe it sounds OK. Maybe the steep drops (usually followed by plateaus, or even worse, weight gain again) add some drama to the process and you're fine with it. But then, you will be like most dieters who don't have a long-term plan, and their bodies react to the short-term plan.

Personally, the slower weight loss is less-painful. I can deal with one pound a week and be fine with it. As long as it IS one pound a week. Even a half-pound is OK, if it has to be that way. It's still a relatively painless 25 pounds a year, approximately!
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks alot guys!
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