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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:16 PM
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I want to lose 10 lbs...Give me your ideas!
Ok, in all of my nesting frenzy and good cooking with Sniffa, I've gained some 'happy fat'. I'm only 5'2", and I'm near the top of the ideal weight range for my height. No shame here, I'm clocking in at 135 lbs, as of last weekend. I feel fine, but my clothes arent' fitting perfectly, and I'm not really into having a buddha belly right now.

So, without snark, could y'all give me some ideas?

Thank you! :hi:
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:18 PM
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1. Find a form of exercise that you really like
For me it's cycling, YMMV of course
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:24 PM
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13. Maybe I'll start going to the gym at school this summer
I could live on an elliptical machine, if they'd let me :D
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:18 PM
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2. Eat more and exercise less.
Wait a minute...reverse that.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:18 PM
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3. cut out sugar and work out?
yeah gaining weight when you are short sucks.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:22 PM
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8. I don't really eat sugar...But working out would help
How goes your quest for weight loss? I remember you posting about it a while back... :pals:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:24 PM
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12. i may have lost a couple of lbs but between work and final papers and such
i havent really even looked properly. i am not going to take classes this summer and am determined to work out at least 5 days a week.

getting fat sucks :cry:
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:25 PM
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15. I'm with you!
But remember, it's happy fat! :bounce:

And yeah, I have the summer off too, and I'm going to work out as much as I can, hopefully. :)
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:19 PM
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4. Every time you hit "post message",
do 30 crunches, and run around the block.
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:19 PM
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5. 30 minutes of arobic activity 4 times a week
or more, if you like it.
find something you enjoy, it makes it easier. And once you get into the habit, its hard to stop.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:26 PM
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17. I think I can manage that
:)
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:19 PM
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6. count calories
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:23 PM
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53. Ooooohhh I just bookmarked that site
Thanks for the link
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:20 PM
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7. Three things to cut out of your diet, should do the trick.
ALL processed sugar (a little fruit is okay), ALL processed flour (and pretty much any starch), and ALL dairy.

It sounds draconian, but you're a really creative cook--you'll still be able to come up with fabulous dishes to make. What I've suggested limits you to (lean, healthy) meats and lots of vegetables (and a little fruit). Whole grains are very good for you, but if you're trying to lose weight, I'd avoid them for awhile.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:22 PM
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10. Um, I think I'd die if I did that...
:scared:
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:27 PM
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18. I PROMISE you, you won't die.
I have extremely wacked out hormones, and I had to cut those out as a rule to stay slim (I still cook for special occasions, etc., and eat what I want in nice restaurants). I was kinda tantrum-y about it, and thought it was the most horrible thing in the world, but it's been much easier than I thought it would. I've also noticed that I FEEL remarkably better without all the processed crap.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:29 PM
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21. Ok, I'll consider it.
:pals:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:22 PM
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9. How quickly do you want to lose it?
Do you have a timeframe?
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:23 PM
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11. No, not really...
:)
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:29 PM
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You've gained this 10 lbs over how long of a period of time?
Has it been a gradual gain over a year, or fairly quickly, such as over a few months?
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:31 PM
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25. Gradual...
When I moved here a year ago, I weighed about 118. So it's actually a 17 lb gain, but I only want to lose 10. At 118, you could see my ribs.
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mwdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:25 PM
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14. Just watch your portions and step up the exercise.
Walk every day, and cut your portions. Lots of water. Good luck! :hi:
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:26 PM
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16. Stepping up...hehe, that means actually starting to exercise
:P

I'm a sedentary student.. :)
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mwdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:27 PM
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19. Hey, I'm no student, but I seriously need to start, too!
I'm 8 weeks out of surgery, and no more excuses. Even my dog is too fat, because I'm the only one to walk her.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:29 PM
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22. Ditch the change in your purse
You'll be amazed! :D
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:32 PM
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27. Hehe, I should actually...
I'm a change hoarder, I guess...
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:19 PM
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76. I try that every time the nurse at my doctor's office
weighs me. I keep asking her if I can let her hold my change while I get on the scales. She never says yes. She always laughs at me. Now, I empty my change out of my pockets before I go in there. Next time, I am thinking about telling the lady I pay before I leave that she could get correct change if the nurse would hold my change while I get weighed. :P
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pdx_prog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:30 PM
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23. The quickets and easiest way to drop 10 lbs
is the Atkins induction plan......I guarantee it will melt off of you in a week
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Morrisons Ghost Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-23-07 09:21 AM
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97. The problem with Atkins
Is if you go back to eating processed carbs and sugar everything you lost plus some will come back and relatively quickly at that. I did it for 2 years and while you do lose weight it is difficult to stick to.MG
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:30 PM
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24. Two words:
Breast Reduction.

:P
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:32 PM
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26. Oh hell no!
I like them just the way they are! :bounce:

And so does a certain someone... :P

:*
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:42 PM
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31. But you make me feel all pear shaped!
Okay fine.

:*
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:12 PM
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44. Okay, for me that would get rid of 10 *ounces.*
Next!

:P
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:33 PM
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57. BiBaby's a little more blessed in that department than most of us.
:bounce: :bounce:
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 06:02 PM
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62. ....
:blush:

:spank:
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:40 PM
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28. You don't need to lose weight.
:D
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:41 PM
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29. Stop enabling me!!
:spank:

:pals:
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:41 PM
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30. LOL!
:rofl:
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:42 PM
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32. Ride a bike for an hour every other day for one month.
Not a stationary bike. A bike. Being outside in the sun and air is a big part of the process. Do this every day, or every other day, for one month, and:

1. You'll love it and keep doing it.

2. You'll drop weight so fast you'll think you're melting, and you'll tone pretty much every muscle in your body.

Trust William. This works like a voodoo charm.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:47 PM
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34. But I live in Quincy...I'll get mowed down by one of the local crazies!
:o
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:03 PM
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43. Ride by the beach.
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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:45 PM
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33. well the average human head weighs 10-12 lbs
but that's pretty drastic
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:48 PM
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35. Yeah, I'm not that desperate yet...
:P
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:49 PM
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36. The Medifast Diet.
My SIL lost 30 lbs so far in 5 weeks, and I lost 1.5 lbs after a week. I'm never hungry.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:51 PM
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38. Limit carbs and exercise.
I gained weight too in the last couple of years of school and for me, being lax, puts it on easily. On the other hand, when I do what I need to do, I can take it off. My body is naturally super-curvy though and I don't just get under 145 (I'm 5'5"). I eat no sugars and get most of my carbs from limited whole grains, fruits, and veggies and pretty much have to keep it that way except for special occasions to keep from gaining.

Ultimately, I'm working my up to 3-4, 40 minute runs a week (with some core ab stuff thrown in). Right now, I'm only at 25 minutes walking about 1/3 of it, but I'm getting there again. :)

The South Beach cookbook has excellent recipes by the way.
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:53 PM
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39. Amputate an unnecessary body part
I imagine a leg weighs at least 10 lbs.
You have a spare kidney. Give one up. That's got to be a couple of pounds.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:54 PM
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40. Did you notice the part about
'without snark'? :eyes:


:P
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:57 PM
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41. Cut out anything that is baked with flour.
Whenever I cut out bread and baked goods and sugar, and add exercise, I drop seven to ten pounds.

Good luck! :hi:
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:58 PM
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42. Eat better, exercise more-- worked for me
Hey bi_baby, speaking from personal experience here, the ONLY thing that has worked for me to lose weight AND keep it off is to step up the activity level and cut back on the food.

Since November, I've lost nearly 25 lbs. I'm below 200 lbs for the first time in ten years. The only way I've done it is to go to the gym 4-5x a week (30-50 mins cardio, plus strength) and change my eating habits. I've cut out almost all fried food and most meat from my diet. I've started eating more fresh fruit and vegetables and also eliminated most processed food from my diet.

Join a gym and join a food co-op. It's a great combination. Good luck! :hug:

/ off for a bike ride with the new squeeze as we speak.... :D
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Amaya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:17 PM
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45. stress and start smoking
this worked for me last year. i lost 10 pounds in a little under 2 weeks! :D
of course- now i am 7 months pregnant and gaining fun baby weight (15 pounds so far) :)
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:19 PM
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48. Well, I already have both of those...
Maybe I should smoke more... :P

:hi:
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Dastard Stepchild Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:17 PM
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46. Sounds like me :)
We have the exact same stats. I started by adding an hour walk in the mornings with my pooch, and I've already dropped a pound in a week. If I actually watched what I ate, I would probably lose my desired 10-15 pounds.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:20 PM
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49. I'm glad I'm not alone...
:pals:
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Dastard Stepchild Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:26 PM
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56. oohhh.. almost forgot...
It can be a bit tough to do when in school (unless you have access to a refrigerator), but I split my lunch and my dinner into 2 or 3 little meals, so I am eating about 6 or 7 small meals a day. I eat every few hours, but it really works in keeping me full and not doing a lot of extra snacking. I predict that I'll totally tire of this little routine sooner rather than later, but it is working in the interim.
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BluePatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:19 PM
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47. Water?
Drink lots and lots of water.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:20 PM
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51. I've been drinking more lately...But I need to drink more
Thanks! :hi:
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:20 PM
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50. Try cooking with this


Nothing like E Coli to take those extra unwanted pounds off!

:rofl:


:hi:

ya gotta admit, this one was the perfect occasion and YOU WERE ASKING FOR IT!
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:25 PM
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54. Edward, Edward, Edward...
*shakes head*

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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:44 PM
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58. oh puhleeeeeze!
like you didn't expect that one!

:eyes:
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:21 PM
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52. Eat more raw fruit and veggies and less meat
no soda (even the diet kind!!)

drink lots of water.

Even if you can just do ten minutes of walking around the block each day that would help.

You'll drop the weight easily.

w/the Nutrisystem program I have lost 31 lbs over the last several months, I still have 10 to go to feel good about what I weigh (I'm a 5'2" as well and even five lbs shows up :hi:)

Good luck!
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:25 PM
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55. That I can do...
thanks! :hi:
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:46 PM
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59. No soda or anything carbonated..soon as you dish up your plate..
Edited on Thu May-17-07 04:50 PM by youthere
immediately put half back and no eating after 7 pm. Also no artificial sweeteners and about 10 minutes before you eat lunch or dinner eat a palmful of walnuts or pecans. Seriously. It takes about 10-15 minutes for your stomach to send your brain the message it's getting food, so it helps jump start that response.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 06:08 PM
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64. Might I add the suggestion of using a luncheon- or salad-sized plate.
Visual appeal makes a huge difference, and I like the look of a filled plate. Using a smaller plate saves a lot of calories.

I also tend to go by the rule that half the plate should be vegetables.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:49 PM
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60. Exercise
and a healthy diet...and no late-night snacking.

Shit, I should take my own advice...I think I gained 20 pounds THIS YEAR!

I am 5-3 and I'm up to around 145 or so...biggest I've ever been. Most people tell me I look healthy but I got a little belly too. Maybe I'm just pregnant. :P ;)
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:50 PM
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61. Mazel tov!
:P

Yes, maybe we both should! :hi:
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trackfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 06:06 PM
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63. Try Dr. Gullo's 10 day turbocharge diet - it's painful, but really works,
and the meals taste good too - you just don't get enough to satisfy.

http://www.yummyeats.com/cookbook.htm
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Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 07:18 PM
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65. Eat every other day for 10 days
You'll lose the 10 pounds comfortably. I do it all the time. Admittedly, some people try this but can't manage 1 day minus food, let alone 5.

Two keys to this

1) Stuff yourself on the Go days, to the point food isn't even something you want on a No day

2) Don't cheat. If you think you can eat a bit less on a Go day and then sneak in a snack on a No day, that ruins everything. You can eat until midnight, then zilch until morning two days later.

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Maineiac Donating Member (361 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 07:41 PM
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66. I just re=joined Weight Watchers
after a 2 year "vacation". My first week back I lost 6.8 pounds. I hope to be at 10 by week 2. And I didn't go hungry at any point. Sure, it costs, but it's worth it. IMHO.
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QMPMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 08:02 PM
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68. Weight Watchers is the way to go.
I lost 130 pounds on their POints system a few years ago.

I need to go back, but the WW system really, really works.
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 07:52 PM
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67. Do a metabolism kick going on an organic juice fast for a day or two
then eat only veggies and lean meat for about 2-3 days afterward.

And, need I spell it out?

D-R-I-N-K W-A-T-E-R


And lots of it, too!



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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 08:07 PM
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69. Eat a Big Lunch and just a Salad for Dinner every night.
That will give you about 1,000 calories a day and you should lose about two pounds a week.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 08:48 PM
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73. 1,000 calories is not enough. Consistently eating so little...
will slow the metabolism.

I do agree, though, that eating a smaller meal in the evening works for lots of people (most calories for breakfast, fewer for lunch, and fewer for supper).
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:50 PM
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79. It works for me
The metabolism slows down but not that much. When I want to take off 10 lbs. it only takes me about three weeks to a month that way. I eat an energy bar in the morning, a good lunch and a very healthy salad at night. The pounds drop off very quickly for me that way.
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 08:10 PM
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70. Very simple. Take an evening walk. You don't even have to
power walk. Just watch what you eat, and walk three miles, at a liesurely pace every evening. It works.
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 08:45 PM
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71. I think it's great that you're thinking about it now at 10 lbs
When your clothes start fitting differently, that's a good signal that something needs changing other than just buying a larger size.

I think Atkins would probably be the fastest way, but increasing your exercise will probably do it without changing much of your diet.

Good luck!
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 08:46 PM
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72. 30 minutes of cardio every day
Try to eat less unhealthy food, but the daily cardio gives you a buffer.
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 08:57 PM
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74. As far as exercise goes, resistance training (weight lifting) is best for losing weight
Edited on Thu May-17-07 08:57 PM by Poiuyt
As you build more muscle, your metabolism will speed up, thus you'll continue to lose weight at rest. That doesn't mean that you should do any cardio, just be sure to include some resistance type workouts.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:09 PM
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75. Sure. Take off your clothes...
Those boots weigh at least 7 lbs...

:rofl:

RL
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BreweryYardRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:45 PM
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77. I've started doing this plate/dumbell workout as part of my fitness regimen recently.
As seen here: http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?s=&thre...

That should do the job. It's a hell of a workout, and you'll probably have to start out with something lighter than 45 lbs. I know I did.
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Scout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:47 PM
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78. take a 10-20 minute walk every day. n/t
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:53 PM
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80. I'm sure you've heard 'em all by now
so I'm sure I'm repeating somebody else's advise....basically, it's pretty simple.

Eat less, exercise more. Drink lots of water. LOTS OF WATER. Like a gallon a day. Makes a big difference, trust me.

:hi:
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noshenanigans Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:57 PM
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81. Work retail?
Maybe not, but I've found the best way to get in shape and drop pounds fast was pilates. You may gain a couple of pounds of muscle (that's a good thing) but it'll whittle your middle in a heartbeat.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 12:00 AM
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82. eat only sardines
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 08:54 AM
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83. I was forced to adopt a new diet, but it worked and I don' eat less
I had a cardiac near-miss a few years ago, and had to change my diet or
risk unpleasant side-effects, like death.

I had to cut out stuff I loved (ALL animal fats, so no ice cream, cheese,
red meat, etc.) and no more eggs. OK, that was the bad news.

The good news is that it IS possible to cook using olive oil instead of
butter, eat only 70% pure chocolate instead of the lighter stuff, and
sherbet instead of cream-based ice cream. Eating poultry and fish instead
of beef and pork was the easiest part of all, and I never cared much for
the heavily processed stuff or alcohol to begin with.

I dropped 7 Kilos (15 pounds--from 200 to 185, and I am male, 5'11") in
six weeks. My overall cholesterol went down by half--an added, and in my
case vital, benefit. Some people break down cholesterol well, and some
don't. It has nothing to do with being overweight or not. I drew the short
end of the stick on cholesterol, and it silently clogged my arteries to
where it came with a day or two of killing me. I avoided a major heart
attack by pure dumb luck, and the fact that I didn't ignore my family
history.

Even if your heart and cholesterol is fine, the diet has the same effect:
your overall fat intake will go down dratstically, and after w ahile, you
get used to it, although as I spend most of my time in Europe, avoiding
all that wonderful cheese I see everywhere requires massive willpower.

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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 10:14 PM
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84. Cut off your head?
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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-23-07 08:22 AM
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94. Funny you should mention that.
I snagged this animated gif this morning, and
I was wondering if I would ever have a chance to use it.

Here it is:



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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-23-07 09:50 AM
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100. Wow
I feel honored to be able to help you use this, um, unusual gif. ;)
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 10:16 PM
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85. Give up sugar and refined carbs (anything made with white flour)
and limit the amount of whole grains you eat to one serving per day. Eat vegetables, fruit, and protein sources.

It really works, at least for me.
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Karenca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 10:20 PM
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86. It really worked for me too. nt
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 10:24 PM
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87. :P





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SoCalDemGrrl Donating Member (786 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-23-07 12:12 AM
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88. Zone Diet
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-23-07 01:01 AM
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89. Cheat.
Wear lots of clothes and shoes during weigh-in #1. Be naked during weigh-in #2. :)

Or you could try more exercise. That's the only thing that works for me.
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6000eliot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-23-07 01:18 AM
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90. Stop eating white flour.
That made a huge difference for me. Only eat whole wheat bread.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-23-07 06:19 AM
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91. Give up red meat. In fact, stop eating all meat.
Then get a dog and go for nightly walks. I have been a vegetarian for 10 years now. I walk my two dogs every evening and I haven't had to worry about my weight for the past 10 years.
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-23-07 06:46 AM
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92. Do not eat less.
That is a bad thing. It triggers "starvation mode" for your body and you retain more weight because the body thinks it won't be getting another meal again soon.

Eat 5 or 6 small meals a day, but think healthy foods.

http://weight-loss-methods.suite101.com/article.cfm/eat...
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-23-07 07:42 AM
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93. South Beach diet
you'll start off (the first couple of weeks) doing something pretty close to Atkins, and you'll drop 8 to 13 lbs. After that you'll introduce whole grain/high fiber carbs that will keep your metabolism healthy.

Of course, exercise is a must whether you're trying to lose weight or not.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-23-07 08:31 AM
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96. Lemonaide Diet "The Master Cleanse Diet"
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-23-07 08:24 AM
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95. Cut off an arm?
:shrug:
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kwyjibo Donating Member (612 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-23-07 09:23 AM
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98. SparkPeople.com
is another good website for counting calories and keeping track of the exercise you get.
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-23-07 09:45 AM
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99. Here's My FoolProof Plan. Guaranteed to Work.
Whenever you get hungry, close your eyes and imagine Barbara and George Bush Sr. having butt naked, sweaty sex.

To mix it up, try Rush and Anne Coulter.

You will never be hungry again.
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