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11/24/14 8:10 A

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dont be discouraged men lose weight different then men, i felt the same way with my husband, you might need to eat more calories than 1500, try eating 1800 to 2000 calories and see if that helps, its hard to believe but eating is losing just make sure its the right foods like lots of fruit and veggies, aim for 4 cups of fruit and 5 cups of veggies a day, or even 5 cups total fruits or veggies. and take one step at a time, try concentrating on you and not him, its hard but i have to do it to, i used to tell my self that if he didnt go to the gym i didnt either now i go with out him and im working on me and i dont ask about his weightloss journey but concentrate on my own here if u need a friend

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11/24/14 8:04 A

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ive been making my lunches at home with alot more fruit, ive been seeing how many points i can each day on here. i walk at least 30 mins slow pace every other day just to keep my body moving and try to get to the gym 3 times aweek. I also cook dinner give out portions and then put the rest away to avoid over eating. ive also been making protien shakes in the morning for breakfast, i bought a 28 oz water bottle from walmart for 5 dollars that helps me drink my water because i only have to drink 2 of the bottles and i dont even realize how fast i am drinking it and end up drinking 3 to 4 bottles, i add alittle bit butter to my veggies. and although i step on the scale i pay more attention to how my clothes fit over the number because muscle weighs more than fat


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3/21/14 7:44 P

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I am really discouraged lately. Im not seeing any weight loss on the scale not seeing my clothes fit better. I am only eating 1500 calories a day. I don't drink any soda, and I am exercising. On the other hand my husband is dropping the pounds like crazy and is doing less than me.


It can and will be done.


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1/14/14 10:46 P

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Rooting for yall. Anyone conceived?

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8/6/13 8:54 A

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I've tried several "cutting this or that out" diets for PCOS. But then I fail miserably and gain it all back plus some.

I've done it before, I'll do it again. No pop, calories kept under 1500 daily. 30 minutes of exercise 5-6 days a week.

I try to add vegetables in more often. Fruit is pretty easy. lol.





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7/13/13 10:56 A

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There's a lot of great suggestions here! I've had such a hard time losing weight but I have really cut down on soda and breads recently so I'm hoping to see some good results soon. Gradually I've been trying to add a little more exercise back in my life just need to stick to it. I really need to do this.

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9/27/12 8:38 P

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9/3/12 4:39 P

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Hi All,

I just found this board - so glad I did! I am currently doing the Whole30 (recommended by my doc), and am down 20lbs since the end of July (over half of that since I started the program). I'm hoping it keeps up & am (starting today) upping my exercise from 15-20 min walking a day to 30 min +. I am currently heavy & out of shape enough that the walking is pretty much enough - just need a bit more of a challenge! Sounds like some positive results in the group - can't wait to see what happens next.


Carissa

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Goal 1: 228.6(10% total body weight lost)
Goal 2: 202(halfway to goal)
Goal 3: 165(smaller than HS graduation)

I absolutely CAN and WILL do this!



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Great ideas ladies!

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7/17/12 1:09 P

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2/22/12 4:36 P

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That's great Libby! Keep up the good work!

I'm watching what I eat, portion wise mostly, and I'm limiting certain things (dairy, bread, and sweets) but still allowing them so that I don't feel deprived. I'm also doing Turbo Jam exercises every day now...last week I did the Learn & Burn workout (15 minutes) for a week and for the next two weeks I'm going to do the 20-Minute workout then I'll move onto on of the 40 minute workouts (I have a few to choose from so I haven't decided yet). And I'm making a true effort to getting my 8 glasses of water a day...so far I'm doing alright, I not happy if I only get in 4 but I consider 6 acceptable though 8 is always my goal (sometimes I forget though until noon and then don't manage it).

I originally wanted to have at least a one-day break from working out but I've done that twice now and both days were horrible - I felt like I bounced between really angry and totally depressed all of both days so now I make sure that I just do a shorter workout at least once a week and that's my "day off". I'm trying to weigh in at least once a week to keep my goal in mind. Right now my goal is to lose at least 1.5lbs by February 29th - leaving me with only 26lbs to lose to get my BMI under 38 and a total of 90lbs to lose overall.

To help me feel like I'm seeing results I use a reward system for each 5lbs lost I get a specific reward (see my signature) - for example I only have 1lb to lose before I can claim my next reward and the date for the girl's night is set so I just need to make sure I lose that 1lb. I also like to breakdown my weight loss goal into manageable chunks so that I don't feel overwhelmed by how much I have to lose - hence my 1.5lb mini-goal by Feb 29. I keep a constantly changing mini-goal which = what I want to lose each week. I also set up 3 specific goals to work on that week (for example, I am cutting my daily tea intake to 3 cups a day, my milk intake to 1 cup a day and focusing on my water intake - once I achieve those they'll either change to completely new goals or get edited (I want my tea intake to go down to 1/daily ultimately). I also keep a short-term goal (that goal is losing 26lbs to get my BMI at 38) and a long-term goal (which is currently a total of 91lbs to reach a goal weight of 150lbs). Ideally I'd like to reach my long-term goal by the end of 2012 but sparkpeople says I'd have to lose just over 2lbs per week so they won't let me set it as my goal right now. That also means 9lbs per month...which, with PCOS and hypothyroid I am not sure is even possible though I will certainly try; to which, I also have a monthly goal to lose between 5-9lbs per month - 5 is a must, 6 is preferable and 8 or 9 would make me ecstatic since that would bring me closer to my long-term goal.

For me, breaking it down like above is what keeps it feeling attainable - especially if I consistently achieve success with my weekly mini-goals. I think, as I don't have any sort of event or vacation that I'm trying to lose weight for (well, other than for TTC purposes) I feel I need the extra push and it suits my organized planner personality. Chaos/lack of control makes me stressed though my husband doesn't get that at all. :D

Good luck everybody! :D

WEIGHT-LOSS REWARDS:
10 lbs - 10 iTunes Work-Out Songs - DONE!
20 lbs - New Running Shoes
30 lbs - Bra & Panties
40 lbs - Date Night with DH
50 lbs - Massage
60 lbs - New Bathing Suit
70 lbs - A Kindle
80 lbs - Mani-Pedi
90 lbs - Trip to the Hair Salon
100 lbs - Date Night with DH
110 lbs - Complete New Wardrobe (including Make-Up & Accessories)
120 lbs - A "Boudoir" Photo Shoot
130 lbs - Donate ALL "Too Big" Clothing


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2/6/12 1:48 P

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Number one thing cut out the pop i know it is hard but cut it out all together, Number two bread just think of bread as the devil. I had to cut that out recently. Number three this is what am doing now because i have hit a Plato in my weight loss doing portion control. And the last and most important get up and move i have a wii so they have good fitness games out there that i can do. It is very hard for us with pcos to lose weight so i will be doing 30 min. very day i will do mine in then evening. Here is a good suggestion i got if you can't handle the full 30 min. at one time then do 10 min. in the morning then do 10 min. in the afternoon then do 10 min. in the evening. I just started this so we will see. Before i started this sparkpeople i weighed 196 pounds. Then i got really sick and lost weight down to 187 then i came on here because i was sick of seeing those numbers so i cut out my pop plus eating a little better and walking a little it got me down to 178 pounds. It come off slow for us but wroth it. Now i have cut out pop for 2 months but had one yesterday. But now trying to cut out bread this is my first day of doing this. And eating small portions. So i will keep you updated of how it is going. I have to lose this weight my best friend is having a wedding in los vegas plus it is mine and my husbands mini honeymoon since we did not get one.


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