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Does any one have weightloss stories they would like to tell or secrets of how they lost weight. Tricks,Ideas ect.

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Asked by akmami0f4 at 12:43 PM on Apr. 28, 2010 in Diet & Fitness

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  • bowl of special k with red berries for breakfast. yogurt or sugar free jellow with a string cheese for lunch. lean cuisine meal for dinner. string cheese for snack. sometimes i eat different things also, it just has to be less calories then i burn.
    biggest loser cardio max DVD 5 days a week, yoga DVD 3 days a week, walking whenever its nice out.
    lost 9 pounds so far in 3 weeks.

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 1:07 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • I'm a Beachbody Coach, and I use their workout videos. My favorites are Slim in 6 and Turbo Jam. I gained about 20 lbs when I started menopause and then another 10 creeped on over the next 6 months. Nothing seemed to work for me until I found Beachbody. Many of their workout programs include a nutrition program and tips .. it's worked great for me.

    I've learned to make lifestyle changes for long term results, so I watch what I eat .. sensible meals and snacks, like PURPULbutterfly suggested.

    Start & end each day and each meal w/ a glass of water.
    Bake, broil, grill meats .. .use olive or canola oil for cooking.
    More veggies, less carbs (pasta, rice, potatoes & bread)

    Also exercise while you sit in the car or on computer. Suck in your stomach, hold, release ..great for abs.

    Tips and success stories on my website also.

    Good Luck!

    Answer by TeamJacobsCoach at 4:53 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • I've lost 62lbs in the last 16 months. I started out by counting calories and exercising(different forms of cardio) 5x a week for about 30 - 45 min. Just doing those two things I lost 45lbs in the first 6 months At that point my DH (who was deployed) came home so I kept eating right but the exercise slowed WAY down ( maybe 3 days a week) and I only lost 4lbs in the six months he was home. He deployed again January. At that point I started doing weights in addition to my cardio and eating 6 small healthy meals a day. Doing this has jumped started my weight loss again and I've dropped 13lbs in the last 4(almost 5) months. If you want to talk more you can PM me :)

    Answer by MOM2SWEETNESSx3 at 4:31 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • is awesome and free. Use that to track calories in AND calories out. Here's what I did to lose 60lbs in a year:
    Exercise vigorously 4-6 times per week on average. When I 1st started, that meant walking at a decent pace, elliptical, recumbent bike + light weight training 30-60 min. I didn't do ALL that in one workout, I varied it. Now, I run 15-20 miles per week, swim 1000 yds twice a week, weight training 3x per week, indoor cycling class 1-2x per week. 6 days most of the time. That's a lot, but I've fallen in love with working out, so its purely because I enjoy it.
    Eating: Learned healthy recipes that I LOVE, like black bean burgers, vegetarian tacos, etc. Cut down my portions. I use the same size small plates I give my kids. I treat myself once in awhile (I normally save treats for pms time!) I eat lots of fresh fruits, whole grains, veggies. I took small steps, changing one thing at a time.

    Answer by Mom_2_cuties at 7:20 PM on Apr. 30, 2010

  • 68 lbs. in one year. Low carb, low fat and exercise. TONS of water. I still have another 60 lbs. to lose though so trying to add new exercises to my routine and get more dilligent.

    Answer by rio_burb at 9:35 PM on May. 2, 2010

  • I used nutritional rebalancing/cleansing to lose weight and keep it off. Message me if you want more info.

    Answer by mom2threets at 10:04 PM on May. 2, 2010

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