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Losing weight sucks

Post by Mark D Hamill » Sun Feb 01, 2009 13:40 PM

My cardiologist says my cholesterol and blood pressure is too high and recommends taking off 20 pounds.

So I am on another diet, this time Weight Watchers.

Anyone have any diet secrets to share? I spend a good part of my day now counting "points".
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Post by Marconi@MPA » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:35 AM

Self-discipline, Mark.

I find it tough to lose weight. Recently, my most significant weight loss was following my surgery. An after effect of anesthesia was that I didn't have an appetite for about five days. I lost about 17 pounds. Now, I am struggling to keep it off by limiting what I eat, but it's a struggle.

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Post by Mark D Hamill » Mon Feb 02, 2009 14:40 PM

Mike, I know how you feel. You might want to give Weight Watchers a try.
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Post by Mark D Hamill » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:28 PM

Finally had a weigh in today and lost 4 pounds in two weeks.

I doubt I can maintain that pace forever but it's a nice start.
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Post by Mark D Hamill » Sun Mar 01, 2009 17:47 PM

I have lost 9.3 pounds through my last weigh in on Thursday.
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Post by MsDebby » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:05 AM

Up the exercise.

I found that 'counting' points was just too much game playing for me. I found that Atkins worked for me. Lots of veggies, lots of meats, no/low carbohydrates. Once I got past the cravings for sugar (1 week) the weight just fell off.
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Post by Mark D Hamill » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:19 PM

The method does not matter as much as actually doing it. I've done diets before and will likely do them again, unless I can learn new habits once I've lost the weight to not put them on.

I don't mind counting points, maybe it is a guy thing. It feels scientific. And that way I can judge better the foods I do want to eat. It is easier to exercise if you earn bonus points and can eat more.

Exercise has never been my issue though. I have always gotten plenty of exercise, just not enough to keep up with my calorie intake.
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Post by Mark D Hamill » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:17 PM

I did discover one Weight Watcher's food that seems to good to be true: their fudgsicles. Just one point, or less than 100 calories. The taste is very good.
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