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« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2007, 3:21:58 PM »

Within the last year and a half I have lost approximately sixty pounds.  However, I think I have gained back about ten.  I really restricted my carb intake and then gradually added carbs back in until I felt I was maintaining my weight.  I'd actually like to lost about thirty more, but that would require exercise.  God, I hate exercise........

When I weigh myself often,(doesn't work for everybody) I maintain my weight.  When I don't, the scale goes up and up and up.

I do miss carbs, alot, but I don't totally restrict them now because I know I would be doomed!
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« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2007, 3:45:14 PM »

Hypnosis worked for me.

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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2007, 3:46:52 PM »

Weight watchers. It works and it works long term.
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« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2007, 3:49:13 PM »

Deciding I look fine the way I am works for me.

There's much too much self-hatred and starvation going on. It's boring and self-destructive, and it never ends. You'll never be satisfied.

Unless you've got a very serious health problem (and those are rare), what's pushed on us as "healthy" is really a manipulation of beauty standards to make women (and some men) feel inadequate.

Don't fall for it.

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« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2007, 4:50:48 PM »

Doesn't the practice of incessantly weighing oneself produce stress and anxiety, making you want to eat? 
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« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2007, 4:57:26 PM »

I found that using a calorie diary worked well. For 4 months, I wrote down everything I ate, and recorded the calories. My target was 1800 calories a day. Over a 4 month period, I lost about 40 pounds (which was close to 20% of my body mass).

I learned a LOT about what foods to avoid by doing that, which helps once you stop keeping the diary.
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« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2007, 5:32:20 PM »

Deciding I look fine the way I am works for me.

There's much too much self-hatred and starvation going on. It's boring and self-destructive, and it never ends. You'll never be satisfied.

Unless you've got a very serious health problem (and those are rare), what's pushed on us as "healthy" is really a manipulation of beauty standards to make women (and some men) feel inadequate.

Don't fall for it.

The Fiona

I agree with your general sentiment, Fiona. However, extra weight (even as little as 10% of the total) can greatly increase a person's risk for diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and some cancers. I dearly wish that was not so, but it is.
There is also the matter of my tight pants. I can't buy all new ones, so I must de-fluff. And, I do *not* like feeling fluffy. As we say down south, I'm feeling like 10lbs of sh!t in a 5lb sack. Not pretty.
So, I shall slim, but I totally support your choice not to.
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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2007, 5:43:20 PM »

I found that using a calorie diary worked well. For 4 months, I wrote down everything I ate, and recorded the calories. My target was 1800 calories a day. Over a 4 month period, I lost about 40 pounds (which was close to 20% of my body mass).

I learned a LOT about what foods to avoid by doing that, which helps once you stop keeping the diary.

That's probably the feature I liked best about Sparkpeople.com.

Did you know granola is ridiculous fat?

I thought it was healthy.

Granola, ya know, like granolas who are always health-conscious.

who'd a thunk?
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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2007, 7:26:08 PM »

I went on the "no way am I eating that" diet on my research travel. Between the tropical heat and the gross food, I lost a few pounds and kept up my motivation through the summer.

That wouldn't have worked for me. Polynesian food isn't all that bad! But DANG you can put on the pounds - I gained almost 20 when I was there.

I'll bring palusami to the PNW meetup. You'll see what I mean.
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« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2007, 8:25:55 PM »

Well, chalk me up as another who gained the Freshman 15 (OK, 30) when I took the new TT job in 2000.  I lost 15 of that last year, working out like a demon, but I really still need to lose 25 more.

Maybe we on this forum could set up a LHC-like support system?  I think I'd lose a bit better if I had to 'fess up to folks after I communed with Ben and Jerry.
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« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2007, 8:42:36 PM »

A certain forumite would make it her personal mission to kill it, and the whole thread would devolve into a discussion that goes thusly:

"You're all being deluded by an establishment that wants to make money off your insecurities. Start feeling good about yourself now. Plus, you're all boring"

"Hey, I just want to be healthier and I'm looking for support with people I already communicate with"

"Anti-feminist twit"

"Fatso"

And then it will get really nasty. Trust me on this one. It's been done. Look up the old threads. (Ducks and runs for cover....)
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« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2007, 8:46:13 PM »

I hate to say it, Tam, but you're probably right. Sad.
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« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2007, 8:52:28 PM »

I have a distinct memory of an old thread that hung around for a while, even with all that sniping, until someone posted about having lost a great deal of weight and being happy with herself at 150 pounds or so, and another poster kept on after her about how that was just too fat, she was deluding herself, blah blah. It was really sick. I don't know how to search for it.

This is not the place to seek consistent support. Not that the people aren't well-meaning, but they're so used to arguing their point and picking apart the other points of view, that all conversations tend to turn into debates. (Almost all. The LHC'ers seem to avoid that pitfall; I don't know how.)
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« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2007, 8:54:49 PM »


Polynesian food isn't all that bad! But DANG you can put on the pounds - I gained almost 20 when I was there.


The traditional diet of Polynesian commoners was quite healthy -- fish, taro, etc.  The royalty got to eat pig and other goodies, which is why they were so fat.  Put any Polynesian on a Western diet of KFC and Coca-Cola, and the results are disastrous.  Genetically they can't handle it.
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« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2007, 9:08:21 PM »


Polynesian food isn't all that bad! But DANG you can put on the pounds - I gained almost 20 when I was there.


The traditional diet of Polynesian commoners was quite healthy -- fish, taro, etc.  The royalty got to eat pig and other goodies, which is why they were so fat.  Put any Polynesian on a Western diet of KFC and Coca-Cola, and the results are disastrous.  Genetically they can't handle it.

Fish and taro are why I lost weight. Yuck. I'm just not a fish eater. A little bit to be polite, and fill up on the taro and cassava, or rice if I'm somewhere else. 
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