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  1. Happy 2006

    Its time again for me to try to go on a DIET. I need to loose 75-100 pounds!
    I want to do low fat, low calorie. Does anyone have any recipes for meals, snacks, etc.. or just any good advice for me? I know this is going to be one of the hardest things that I have ever done, but I have to loose the weight before I develop serious health problems. Right now I am 235 lbs,(5'7") my cholesterol is 340, I have high BP and I know that I am at high risk for heart disease and diabetes, as well as other health problems/diseases. I really do not have any will power and never seem to be able to stay on a diet or exercise. I am going to start walking on my treadmill and doing Yoga also. I HAVE to make some serious lifestyle changes, I want to be healthy, and certainly wouldn't mind looking great either. I really need some support. Anyone willing to help me out, even if its just some good old fashion encouragement? Thanks!!
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   kitty29
    I'm almost in the same boat as you...I had lost about 45 lbs last year and have gained back about 20...now want to drop the rest (about 80 lbs).

    For me I had injured my lt leg, and that made exercise impossible for wt loss. Now I need to get back into in slowly...I like walking and biking. I plan on watching the carbs again, and pushing the good old water!

    My best friend and I are both really going to support one another thro this too. This has been a life long battle for me too. I have no idea what my labs are, am afraid to even find out.

    Good luck to you!
  4. by   Princess74
    Quote from kitty29
    I'm almost in the same boat as you...I had lost about 45 lbs last year and have gained back about 20...now want to drop the rest (about 80 lbs).

    For me I had injured my lt leg, and that made exercise impossible for wt loss. Now I need to get back into in slowly...I like walking and biking. I plan on watching the carbs again, and pushing the good old water!

    My best friend and I are both really going to support one another thro this too. This has been a life long battle for me too. I have no idea what my labs are, am afraid to even find out.

    Good luck to you!
    Thank you. Good luck to you also.
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Good ol' steamed veggies w/ olive oil and brown rice.
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Another tip: Get a Scale Buddy. Someone who's in your boat, and take turns weighing each other. Keep the numbers of the other to yourself except for once a month. This helped me.
  7. by   Princess74
    Great ideas, thanks Marie.
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    And don't starve yourself. And if you're tempted to eat a bag of chips, instead, call the scale buddy and talk to them while you drink a liter of water. This provides a distraction from 'boredom eating'.
  9. by   Katnip
    Oh yeah. It's time for me to start also.

    Join the healthy living thread, too. You'll get lots of support there.
  10. by   Jessy_RN
    Good luck to you.

    What has helped me in the past is eating small and frequent meals. Lots of veggies like Marie said. Say goodbye to soda (regular at least). Drink lots of water and low-cal drinks instead. Incorporate whole grains and fiber to your diet. Throw out all the oils and keep the olive oil but use it sparingly. Before each meal, drink a large glass of water and another one right after your meal. Eat slowly and chew food throughly as it takes about 20 mins. for you to register that you are full. Don't weigh yourself too much and look for other signs of progress such as looser fitting clothes, etc.

    I started back my diet on the 1st, so I am joining you all as well.
  11. by   Tweety
    I hope you continue to share on the Healthy thread.

    I agree with Jess. What seems to be helping me on my current diet is frequent eating. Just when I'm getting hungry it's time to eat again. I find this has helped tremendously with extreme hunger and I've had no temptation to eat bad foods or binge eat this past week. This helps your metablish, because if you go too long without eating your body conserves it's fat rather than burn it.

    Remember please, to not go ultra low fat. Healthy fats are good for long term hunger control, this includes olive oil. canola oil, avacado and nuts.

    I just read an article about a study that women lost weight better who included dairy and got enough calcium. Fortunately that's easy to do because milk come in fat-free versions.

    Good luck.
  12. by   Fonenurse
    I joined weight watchers in the UK and they have some great cook books, and this website seems to have some great recipes http://www.thatsmyhome.com/healthy/weight%2Dwatchers/ but to be honest, it's more about buying the right stuff, planning ahead etc. I now use low fat spread, spray oil for cooking and avoid cheese as much as possible. I also try to have things in the house that are healthy to nibble on for when those 'pangs' of hunger get the better of me - veggies, rice crackers and low fat cheese, lean ham etc...

    I have a friend who texts me at certain times to boost me - ie in the evenings when I nibble more - I text her around lunch times as she is a child minder who eats leftovers if left to her own devices...

    Good luck with your weight loss.

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