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Old 06-03-2017, 10:46 PM
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Hi, I'm a 40 year old female and mother of two wanting to lose around 12 kg. Filling up my measurements was quite scary since I figured that my proportions are very strange owing to excessive flab. My clothes don't fit and I don't like to look in the mirrr. I need some motivation in getting to exercise daily especially since I'm at home most of the time. I have resolved to adopt dinner cancellation and 1 hour of walking in the evenings. Would anything speak against this method? Any motivation is appreciated! - Nini
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Old 06-03-2017, 11:34 PM
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Canceling dinner? Aren't you going to miss that?

Whatever works for you, however, is what WORKS for you, as long as it doesn't harm your health. Good luck!

For motivation, there are some great TED talks on youtube about goals, habits, motivation, and weight loss. Search for those keywords in youtube and at least one of the talks will prove inspiring. There are so many!
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Thanks Kathy!
I think that was the only thing which worked for me so far.. I tend to do a lot of emotional eating.. especially in the evenings. Someday I stopped sticking to this and the pounds came back on. I think one cheat day (once in two weeks) should be okay. I have to start with the 1 hour walk this evening!
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Managed to walk only for half an hour yesterday and for one hour today.I also managed dinner cancellation both days.. on track so far.
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Good work!
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Thanks! I seem to have lost three pounds during the last week but I suspect it is mainly water. Do you know how to modify the weight goal indicated in the reports section? My setting under log - weight seems to be right but the graph in reports shows a wrong value.. probably in lbs instead of kg ??
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My setting under log - weight seems to be right but the graph in reports shows a wrong value.. any idea what this could be due to??
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Dinner cancellation seems tough! (and maybe not sustainable). But totally with you on the "eating in the evening" issue -- I sometimes face that myself. I found it helpful to set a time after which I wouldn't allow myself to snack, usually right after dinner or 8 pm.
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It's really difficult to sustain especially if you love food like I do! But when I log my calories I usually notice that I have eaten my daily requirement before dinner time and anything additional would be excess... so I think it's worth it. Besides I can eat what I want during the day and not deprive myself of something I like so it's a small price to pay...
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