Support each other and lose 10 pounds! - Page 6
   

       The Horse Forum > Life Beyond Horses > General Off Topic Discussion

Support each other and lose 10 pounds!

This is a discussion on Support each other and lose 10 pounds! within the General Off Topic Discussion forums, part of the Life Beyond Horses category

    Like Tree47Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        11-07-2012, 11:21 AM
      #51
    Foal
    You know what? It's okey to cheat once awhile. I have cheated quite often but I don't make it a habit about it. If I need to cheat, I make sure it's through the middle of the day when I'm the most active and I make sure it's just ONE thing I'm cheatin on...not a whole bunch. I definitley make sure that most of my suppers consist of salad. I make meals for the family but when I make a salad....it's plainly for me becuase that's all I will be eating.

    My salads consist of: lettuce
    tomato
    cucumber
    sweet pepper
    chopped boiled egg
    grated cheese

    The thing is...the more I deprive myself of a goodie.....the more I crave it. So...if I can satisfy myself once awhile with a cupcake or something....then I'm happy.
    beau159 likes this.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        11-07-2012, 12:57 PM
      #52
    Weanling
    Im in!

    Age - 18
    Height - 5'6"
    Current weight - 120 lbs
    Goal weight - 110 or lower

    I have tried to start dieting so many times, and never had any sucess. My motivation would flop when my roomate would pull out a chocolate cake, or ice cream, or chips, or candy. I want to restrict my calories to 1000, and if I decided to possibly snack, it would raise my calorie intake up to say about 1500, which is also fine. I crave everything bad for you, mostly stuff like chocolate, and chips, and breaking that craving, or not indulging in it is the absolute hardest thing for me to do. So far today, I have had a bagel - 500 cal, and 4 Sonic mozarella sticks (those are da bomb...) - 264 cal. To the grand total of 764 cals, and its not even afternoon... I will now rely on negative calorie foods to satisfy my cravings... Tomorrow will be off to a better start, I hope >.<
         
        11-07-2012, 05:19 PM
      #53
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by strawberry paint    
    If I need to cheat, I make sure it's through the middle of the day when I'm the most active and I make sure it's just ONE thing I'm cheatin on...not a whole bunch..
    Yes! Great point.

    If you are going to cheat, it is better to do it at 10 AM and not 10 PM. Because if you cheat early in the day, you may still burn it off. If you cheat at 10 PM, you'll be going to bed and just sleeping on it.

    And your salad sounds nummy Strawberry! I looooove salads.
         
        11-07-2012, 05:41 PM
      #54
    Yearling
    I'm with you guys!!

    Before I had kids I was ridin out 15 horses a day and mucking out 30 stalls by myself.

    2 kids later, a desk job and lack of physical activity has me feeling pretty miserable about myself Not to mention the "supportive inlaws" who love to point out my weight gain since the kiddies arrived.

    My "start" stats:
    Age: 29
    Height: 5'1 1/2" (yes I need that 1/2)
    Weight: Havent a clue, about 70kg
    Goal Weight: Until I feel good about myself

    I joined the gym 2 weeks ago as they had a special offer on for 30 a month over 6 months, have had 2 sessions with the training and today had my first aquafitness class.

    The trainer I'm working with is fantastic. He's helping me with my eating as well. I will say this to benefit you all - dieting doesnt work. My trainer has told me to change my eating habits over time. Example: I don't EVER eat breakfast and havent done for about 15 years. He has me now eating an egg for breakfast every 3 days. We will then bring this down to 2, and then to 1. Proper eating habits are built and taught.
         
        11-07-2012, 06:29 PM
      #55
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Legend    
    Im in!

    Age - 18
    Height - 5'6"
    Current weight - 120 lbs
    Goal weight - 110 or lower

    I have tried to start dieting so many times, and never had any sucess. My motivation would flop when my roomate would pull out a chocolate cake, or ice cream, or chips, or candy. I want to restrict my calories to 1000, and if I decided to possibly snack, it would raise my calorie intake up to say about 1500, which is also fine. I crave everything bad for you, mostly stuff like chocolate, and chips, and breaking that craving, or not indulging in it is the absolute hardest thing for me to do. So far today, I have had a bagel - 500 cal, and 4 Sonic mozarella sticks (those are da bomb...) - 264 cal. To the grand total of 764 cals, and its not even afternoon... I will now rely on negative calorie foods to satisfy my cravings... Tomorrow will be off to a better start, I hope >.<
    Welcome!!

    I would LOVE to be at your 120. But of course, everyone has different goals.

    Now, I am not a personal trainer or a nutritionist, but I have worked with a lot of them.

    Bagels are some of the worst carbs on the market. They are pure white flour, which is metabolized into sugar in your body. Try eating some whole grain toast instead! It's a lot less calories and a lot healthier. Make sure you read labels. Some breads will claim to be whole grain, but you need to read the ingredient list and make sure it says "whole wheat flour" or something of that nature for the first ingredient. If it says "enriched flour" it is no better than the white bread.

    I agree that mozzy sticks are de-li-cious!!! But again, not a healthy choice. Deep fried usually and loaded with bad fat. How about grilling some skinless boneless chicken breasts at home with some Mrs Dash (salt free) seasoning? Much healthier option and much less calories!

    Yes, it's great to count calories, but it is REALLY important to eat the right kind of calories. Protein, whole grain carbs, and lots lots of veggies!

    So the fact that you've have only eaten a bagal and 4 mozzy sticks today .... well it's no wonder you can't stick with a diet! I'd be starving if I were you! That's very little food for a ton of calories.

    And please be careful with your calorie restriction. I am assuming you are female, and therefore any female should never eat below 1200 calories. Ever. (Unless you are a professional body builder on a very exact and very planned diet.) Even just calculating your basal metabolic rate (the calories your body needs just to live on a daily basis) you need to eat 1300 to 1400 calories a day, just to live! Plus if you are exercising, you'll need more calories there.

    Don't take anything negative!! We're all here to learn and support each other. We will help you succeed this time!
         
        11-07-2012, 09:01 PM
      #56
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by beau159    
    Welcome!!

    I would LOVE to be at your 120. But of course, everyone has different goals.

    Now, I am not a personal trainer or a nutritionist, but I have worked with a lot of them.

    Bagels are some of the worst carbs on the market. They are pure white flour, which is metabolized into sugar in your body. Try eating some whole grain toast instead! It's a lot less calories and a lot healthier. Make sure you read labels. Some breads will claim to be whole grain, but you need to read the ingredient list and make sure it says "whole wheat flour" or something of that nature for the first ingredient. If it says "enriched flour" it is no better than the white bread.

    I agree that mozzy sticks are de-li-cious!!! But again, not a healthy choice. Deep fried usually and loaded with bad fat. How about grilling some skinless boneless chicken breasts at home with some Mrs Dash (salt free) seasoning? Much healthier option and much less calories!

    Yes, it's great to count calories, but it is REALLY important to eat the right kind of calories. Protein, whole grain carbs, and lots lots of veggies!

    So the fact that you've have only eaten a bagal and 4 mozzy sticks today .... well it's no wonder you can't stick with a diet! I'd be starving if I were you! That's very little food for a ton of calories.

    And please be careful with your calorie restriction. I am assuming you are female, and therefore any female should never eat below 1200 calories. Ever. (Unless you are a professional body builder on a very exact and very planned diet.) Even just calculating your basal metabolic rate (the calories your body needs just to live on a daily basis) you need to eat 1300 to 1400 calories a day, just to live! Plus if you are exercising, you'll need more calories there.

    Don't take anything negative!! We're all here to learn and support each other. We will help you succeed this time!
    I didnt take anything negatively at all :) In fact, Thank you for all your support :) Yes, I know that bagels and mozzy sticks were a terrible choice, but... ugh, I promise Ill do better tomorrow! :P I failed today, no surprise. Tomorrow for breakfast Ill have some fruit toast and oatmeal, that should start me off on the right track I hope... I don't eat meat, and am usually pretty much vegan... of course though, not when I slip and get mozzy sticks... Hmmm... okay, so about a 1400 calorie intake + exercise will drop pounds safely and efficiently? Thank you for you time in writing out a response, and your support! I appreciate every word. OH, and how many pounds is safe to lose a week?
         
        11-07-2012, 10:09 PM
      #57
    Green Broke
    Fruit, toast, and oatmeal sound like a great choice!!

    And totally fine for being vegan, but just make sure you are getting enough protein. Nuts such as almonds are great for protein, as we'll as tofu. If you need, you can always supplement with a protein powder. Protein is very important when losing weight, including drinking plenty of water!!!

    It is safe to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week. So I think if you eat your 1400 cals a day, and just add some exercise, that will help you meet your weight loss level. Don't be discouraged if you only lose 1/2 a pound a week sometimes. Slow weight loss is good weight loss!
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        11-08-2012, 09:03 AM
      #58
    Green Broke
    Welcome Maple and Legend!

    Well team, I managed to not only reach my cal goal last night, but I actually came 117 cals UNDER!

    Hopefully that will make up for one of my other bad days this week haha! And the only reason it worked was that just as I was about to snack some more in front of the TV, hubby had a home project he needed help with and by the time we were done, I wasn't hungry anymore and it was time for bed anyway! Soooo I'm thinking I need to either do what someone else suggested above and get some healthy things to snack on, or just cut off my TV time as soon as I'm finished with my dinner.

    Healthy snacks I heard above that sound so YUMMY!

    * baby carrots
    * rice cake with peanut butter and honey

    And some others I've done in the past:

    * apples
    * berries
    * grapes (frozen are excellent too!)

    Anyone have any other low-cal snack suggestions??
         
        11-08-2012, 10:44 AM
      #59
    Foal
    Hopefully everyone is doing well!! It finally stopped raining here (its been raining for it feels like 4 months, really only a few weeks straight). This means the pup and I are able to get out more YAY!! I am now back in to riding 3 times a week which is a big plus.

    I am currently at my desk doing invoices while doing sitting crunches...

    Anyone else have any good exercises I can do while sitting at my desk working?
         
        11-08-2012, 11:34 AM
      #60
    Foal
    Riening.....if you feel up to it.....grab some weights and do some arm excercises. Keep your back straight though, tummy tucked in and do some arm flexes and raises. This will help you to gain some upper body strength and burn up calories at the same time.
         

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    800 pounds of hay is being delivered... equestrian Horse Nutrition 4 03-11-2011 10:07 AM
    Best tricks for shedding those few extra pounds? x3emilygrace General Off Topic Discussion 4 03-09-2011 12:45 PM
    Feed Scoop In Pounds... MIEventer Horse Talk 17 03-11-2010 09:31 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:22 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0