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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:05 pm 
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I cannot lose weight.
I can do it on weight watchers eating their dinners, but cannot afford that right now and I have gotten to where I donot want to cook, period.
DH and DD eat precooked roast, and turkey which is really good, but meat messes with my stomach.
Smoothies are too sweet and too much sugar in the fruit .
I have been eating whole grain cereal with rice milk.
oatmeal and whole grain bread and tea for breakfast.

Lunch soups.

snack my fiber brownies.
and tea
dinner soup or a salad with lots of veggies.
cannot figure out why the weight will not come off.

When DD was 5 yrs old I did the Weigh down diet. It worked , I lost a lot of weight, then with a small child and all the snacks etc and dh eating like no end I gained it back.
I may just go back to it. Eat only when I am truly hungry. The purpose of which you burn fat because your body is not being feed till hungry.

I know that people back in BIble times did not eat breakfast lunch and dinner at certain times of day. I donot think they did, I never read that they did.

Seems to me that nowadays most of our monies go to food. Think about it, either too many groceries we do not need or fast foods.
Right now I have enough groceries , except for bread, cereals ,meats for dinner, and fresh veggies to last me for several months. I was thinking of just buying just what I need for each week, rather than every two weeks, and see what my grocery bill will be.
I made out my list for one week this morning.
I use non fat powdered milk and make it once a week. It does not spoil, just make it when We need it. Cut back on eggs, and use powdered eggs, does not spoil, we use a lot of peanut butter, dh and dd use it to snack on in the evenings.
Will start this way for me come Sunday the first of the week, and am taking my vitamins. and drinking a lot of flavored water and lemon water for my liver.
WIll let y'all know the end of October how it goes.

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 Post subject: Re: NO matter what I eat
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:04 pm 
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LindaS wrote:
I cannot lose weight.
I can do it on weight watchers eating their dinners, but cannot afford that right now and I have gotten to where I donot want to cook, period.
DH and DD eat precooked roast, and turkey which is really good, but meat messes with my stomach.
Smoothies are too sweet and too much sugar in the fruit .
I have been eating whole grain cereal with rice milk.
oatmeal and whole grain bread and tea for breakfast.

Lunch soups.

snack my fiber brownies.
and tea
dinner soup or a salad with lots of veggies.
cannot figure out why the weight will not come off.

When DD was 5 yrs old I did the Weigh down diet. It worked , I lost a lot of weight, then with a small child and all the snacks etc and dh eating like no end I gained it back.
I may just go back to it. Eat only when I am truly hungry. The purpose of which you burn fat because your body is not being feed till hungry.

I know that people back in BIble times did not eat breakfast lunch and dinner at certain times of day. I donot think they did, I never read that they did.

Seems to me that nowadays most of our monies go to food. Think about it, either too many groceries we do not need or fast foods.
Right now I have enough groceries , except for bread, cereals ,meats for dinner, and fresh veggies to last me for several months. I was thinking of just buying just what I need for each week, rather than every two weeks, and see what my grocery bill will be.
I made out my list for one week this morning.
I use non fat powdered milk and make it once a week. It does not spoil, just make it when We need it. Cut back on eggs, and use powdered eggs, does not spoil, we use a lot of peanut butter, dh and dd use it to snack on in the evenings.
Will start this way for me come Sunday the first of the week, and am taking my vitamins. and drinking a lot of flavored water and lemon water for my liver.
WIll let y'all know the end of October how it goes.


Are you able to go to a docto to have your hormones checked? if your hormones are off it can be very hard to lose weight, or if you have other health conditions.

Also are you able to plant a garden in your yard or a container garden on your porch? or near your house?

with me I have been having a hard time for a while losing weight, but interestingiy I have found when I drink more water (which I hate) and when I eat more I tend to lose weight, *I have seriously messed up my metabolism by just not eatting enough calories most days, I dont mean any kind of calories though, if I eat breads, milk, pasta, potatoes, rice I gain,

When I am able to go walking every day I also start losing rather rapidly, is there a good place for you to go walking near where you live, if you can go walking that may also be helpful, also when my dh was on the road I did not eat after three o clock, I lost a lot of weight, but when he stopped driving a truck my weigt came back really fast because I matched my eatting times to his, and basically stopped going walking very often and stopped drinking as much water.

If you can drink more water, no soft drinks including those diet free things, just drink water, and then eat whole foods (foods that are not processed) skip breads unless they are whole-grain kind, and at whole fruits instead of juices, and try to go walking for an hour a day,and use portion sizes *(which are a lot smaller than what most people want to believe, one easy way to do portion sizes is to buy one of those pre-packaged meals that come in a plastic tray, then wash that tray then use that to put your portions on, you can eat the same things as your family and lose weight but if they are not eatting healthy foods it can be harder, if your family drinks a lot of sodas it will be very very hard if not impossible.

If you can plant a garden with foods that have lots of health benefits, and then be careful in how you cook them or even eat some things raw that may also be helpful.

I have started losing weight again, but it's because I have practically no appetite and I am drinking more water, plus I am trying to avoid processed foods as much as possible, I want to start walking again, but I am having a problem with my heart rate and blood pressure at the moment so I think its better I be careful and start out at a slower pace. (I am also having a few other issues that make walking difficult but hopefully some of those issues will start going away soon, I am feeling somewhat better the last few days but not good enough that I want to go walking any distance at the moment.

Anyway, I hope some of what I said may be helpful to you, oh, and read nutrition sites they can be helpful to.

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 Post subject: Re: NO matter what I eat
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:54 pm 
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I drink water, and green tea.
Food to me is way too much a part of my life.
I cannot see eating when you are not hungry. Seems pointless.
So Starting tomorrow I am waiting till my stomach tells me I am hungry, may take a day or two for it to growl, but will drink lemon water and tea till it does.
I have done this before and lost weight and I plan on staying on this from now on.
I will eat but only when my stomach says so, no inbetween eating at all. Something has to give and this should do it,. My doctor does not object to it. As long as I have orange juice in the mornings to get my blood sugar up, that is a laugh because right now it is always up. another reason to go this way.
I know most of you will not approve, but what works for one does not work for the other.
I am also going to be keeping a journal. and am ready for my closet to be rid of FAT clothes. and move the clothes from the other closet to my closet.
Food Will not RULE MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!! my new motto.

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 Post subject: Re: NO matter what I eat
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:09 pm 
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Linda, I have not been able to lose weight in the past 14 years, ever since I got pregnant with my 13 year old. Starting Monday, my dh and I are going to be eliminating all grains, sugar, dairy, legumes, white potatoes, rice (a grain also I know) and going veges, fruits, and good meats, eggs, ocassionally nuts (no peanuts) and seeds. I will follow this for 30 days and then see if I want to continue with this way of eating. I have a feeling I will.

I need to give my body a chance to detox and heal. Grains and legumes really make me not feel well at all. Any milk other than raw milk makes me sick, as does icecream. So, I'm taking it all out and going to see how that all goes. If I start feeling better and perhaps losing some weight, then I'll see if I can add back in some cheese, yogurt and sour cream as I LOVE them, but willing to let them go altogether if I feel better and can get to a healthy weight again.

I am also going to start riding my stationary bike and may be buying my oldest daughter's treadmill so that I can get some exercise over the winter. I am determined to start stretching first to see if I can get my body loosened up. I'm tired of being tired, tight, and too fat!!!

I am going to be keeping a daily log for the 30 days of what I'm eating, how I'm feeling and will weigh at the beginning and end of the 30 days. No weighing in between!!!

I am totally in agreement of eating only when hungry, and only until the hungery feeling is gone. No eating until full. Not that I follow that, but totally believe in it and will be using that as a gauge over the 30 days as well.


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 Post subject: Re: NO matter what I eat
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:36 pm 
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Pam in Colorado wrote:
Linda, I have not been able to lose weight in the past 14 years, ever since I got pregnant with my 13 year old. Starting Monday, my dh and I are going to be eliminating all grains, sugar, dairy, legumes, white potatoes, rice (a grain also I know) and going veges, fruits, and good meats, eggs, ocassionally nuts (no peanuts) and seeds. I will follow this for 30 days and then see if I want to continue with this way of eating. I have a feeling I will.

I need to give my body a chance to detox and heal. Grains and legumes really make me not feel well at all. Any milk other than raw milk makes me sick, as does icecream. So, I'm taking it all out and going to see how that all goes. If I start feeling better and perhaps losing some weight, then I'll see if I can add back in some cheese, yogurt and sour cream as I LOVE them, but willing to let them go altogether if I feel better and can get to a healthy weight again.

I am also going to start riding my stationary bike and may be buying my oldest daughter's treadmill so that I can get some exercise over the winter. I am determined to start stretching first to see if I can get my body loosened up. I'm tired of being tired, tight, and too fat!!!

I am going to be keeping a daily log for the 30 days of what I'm eating, how I'm feeling and will weigh at the beginning and end of the 30 days. No weighing in between!!!

I am totally in agreement of eating only when hungry, and only until the hungery feeling is gone. No eating until full. Not that I follow that, but totally believe in it and will be using that as a gauge over the 30 days as well.



What you're planning to do sounds somwhat like what I'm trying to do, I do feel better when I don't eat certain types of food, also I've found that when I am able to eat fresh foods I feel even better, (by fresh I mean out of the garden) I want to plant a better garden this coming year and I am hoping we will be able to get a couple of hoes at least (it will make weeding a lot easier)

Cutting out the foods you mentioned along with portion sizes, water and exercise will probably make you feel a lot better, but it may take longer than thirty days.

Something else we've cut out almost completely is anything in storebought cans. for a couple of reasons one we can't seem to find a can-opener that stays working more than a couple of weeks which is very frusterating, plus since we've practically stopped eating foods that are processed into cans, we've found that we've felt better than we ate mostly canned foods. Instead of canned vegetables when we buy them we try to buy frozen or fresh.

*we wanted to can some things this year but that was not possible because we ate things as they got ripe, and we didn't have a very large garden and only just enough seemed to be ripe at any given point in time. Then some things the kids have liked to snack on like raw okra and raw beans for example, and the chocolate mint leaves, and orange mint leaves *I'd planned to make mint jelly but that didn't work out so far for this year. I don't mind the kids eating things out of the garden because I'd rather them snack on the things they were than to be snacking on breads, cookies and cakes, candies and soda's.

We've almost elimated soda's, kool-aid and sweet tea, we stopped buying orange juice due to price, we only buy it when it's on sale, the same with milk, which is making it so everyone is forced to drink more water because the stores are not really close by, and it's not in the house. The first few weeks that we stopped the flow of sugar water in here a lot of people in here were extremely cranky, plus acted like they were having withdrawals especially my oldest son. He still tries to buy soda's and sweets whenever he can, but we don't and because he isn't currently working he is not drinking as many soda's as he would otherwise, he keeps telling me about how he doesn't like the water here, (he takes after me and has never really liked water, I have just repeatedly told him that I can't help that it's all thats available and I can't do any more than that)

I think if we can continue to eat more whole foods we'll feel better, plus if we can get started on a walking routine.

I've been doing a lot of reading the past several months on the health benefits of different foods then trying to find ways we can just plant those because a lot of the foods that are supposed to be healthy for you are going to cost more than we can reasonably afford in the stores for every day or even just a couple times a week for the number of people in here.

One thing I'd like to get for next year is kiwi vines, the reason why is because I was reading kiwi fruits are good for people who have allergies and asthma, they can reduce the number of astham attacks or the severity of attacks someone has. (one of my kids has asthma, and my dh has allergies so if we can grow these and it helps it'll be a lot cheaper than doctors visits or buying the fruits in the stores.)

Then I read that cherries are good for different types of pain (I cannot afford to buy cherries every day,) so I found out you can grow cherry trees in pots so I planted a couple in some flower pots, they are not producing yet but will in a couple of years and they are healthy and grew a lot this year.)

Then blueberries are good for your heart, blood pressure, vision and digestion, (and cost a lot in the store) so when I found some very large blueberry bushes for sale for 15 dollars I got my dh to buy them, they will also grow well in pots, plus I bought a couple of smaller ones that are not yet producing but will be next year.)

Last night I read that spearmint tea is good for women who have a problem with hiristuma (sp) which I do have, so I want to get some spearmint planted specifically for that purpose, I am so sick of the excess hair it is very embarrasing to me, so if spearmint tea will work I'd like to try it. The herbal teas in the store average close to five dollars in the store which is a lot for just ten or so bags *I can't remember the exact number now but I know it's not a lot.
There are also teas that can aid in weightloss that you can grow the leaves for or roots, but some of them you have to be careful about because they can make you sick or have severe bowel problems.


Anyway, basically I'm trying to find a good reason for the things I want to plant to grow some things I want to put in containers because we don't own this property, and it will make it so we can take it with us if and when we move, other things I want to plant in the ground like a garden and hopefully kiwi's because I think they won't do as well in pots.

I'd like to be down to what I was when I got married at least, by next year sometime, and I think it's possible if I can just stay consistent and walk more, and avoid sugars, breads, pasta's, rice, and things I know make me feel tired or fat. (some foods feel heavy when I eat them, so those I want to avoid too)

Anyway thats my two cents on the matter, lol

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 Post subject: Re: NO matter what I eat
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:42 pm 
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LindaS wrote:
I drink water, and green tea.
Food to me is way too much a part of my life.
I cannot see eating when you are not hungry. Seems pointless.
So Starting tomorrow I am waiting till my stomach tells me I am hungry, may take a day or two for it to growl, but will drink lemon water and tea till it does.
I have done this before and lost weight and I plan on staying on this from now on.
I will eat but only when my stomach says so, no inbetween eating at all. Something has to give and this should do it,. My doctor does not object to it. As long as I have orange juice in the mornings to get my blood sugar up, that is a laugh because right now it is always up. another reason to go this way.
I know most of you will not approve, but what works for one does not work for the other.
I am also going to be keeping a journal. and am ready for my closet to be rid of FAT clothes. and move the clothes from the other closet to my closet.
Food Will not RULE MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!! my new motto.



I think that whatever works for one person may not work as well for someone else, but a lot of things will be helpful for lots of people, like portion sizes, waiting until you are really hungry to eat, eating slowly, stopping before your belly feels full, drinking lots of water avoiding sugar, and lots of walking, also keeping a journal has been shown to help a lot of people for weight loss.

I hope that you will do well with your weightloss and that it will stay off, I am so ready to stop being fat, right now I hardly have anything that fits, because it is hard to buy clothes in the store that fit me that I like, and I need some things badly, if I lose weight I could actually borrow some of my dd clothes as she has some nice clothes that are too big for her, she's having finding clothes small enough that look nice, and I'm having a problem finding things big enough, lol

It would be great if I could sew clothes really well, that would probably help a lot, on this matter of decent clothes, but I can't at the moment, plus even if I could there would be the matter of buying material, lol it's always something it feels like

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 Post subject: Re: NO matter what I eat
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:09 am 
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AnnaB, I agree it will take longer than 30 days, but that first 30 should give my body a chance to recooperate and hopefully start healing. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:26 am 
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I will have a shot of orange juice to start whenever I do get hungry. To get blood sugar up.
Will eat fruits and veggies and some grains when hungry.

It can take up to 3 days for a persons stomach to start growling once they wait for it to growl. and I mean growl, Not just a tiny growl.

LIke I said I did this years ago and it worked.
I am ready to get rid of the fat clothes.
I have some really nice thin clothes in the back closet.
I was cleaning out the other day and said to my self that I need to get rid of all the fat clothes in the other closet, and it is full of fat clothes, pathetic .

Food is not going to take over my life.

I have been stocking up for winter around here. I donot like to grocery shop when it is cold out.

Will keep a daily track on here if that is ok. kinda of a diary.
thanks for the support Pam and Anna.

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You can do this! We can do this! This is my winter to a better, healthier me!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:49 am 
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Amen Pam.
I have had this extra weight way too long.
I am almost 61 and I want my health to change.
I now have gout, pains in my hands, the trigger finger that was operated on is still bugging me and another one is acting up.
WIth weigh down I hope to be down 50 lbs or more by end of the year. Last time I did this I lost 4 lbs a week. :)

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