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post #1 of 1034 Old 06-28-2008, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Rider's Weight Support Group

As Kansas_Twister suggested, here is the weight support group, I decided to make a whole new thread because it might just be easier to navigate through instead of having to go through all of my own personal struggles before getting to the Ďrealí information.

Here we should blog about our diets, our temptations, our victories, and our defeats. Let others know what you have tried, what has worked, and what has failed miserably. Let us offer a kind ear for those who need to vent, a helping hand for those in distress and a pat on the back for a job well done.

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post #2 of 1034 Old 06-28-2008, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, I am going to start with calorie counting. UGH! What a tedious process. I got this process from the nutritionist that I worked with. Basically, everything you eat has a point; you are given a certain amount of points that you are not to go over in a day, which will result in pound loss by the end of the month, much like Weight Watchers but without the meetings. Mine was set up for a 2-3 pound loss a month, and when followed correctly, I did just that, I lost weight. And believe me, I was seeing results when I was counting. The key here is that you have to do it in order for it to work.

My problem area has been and always will be sweets. Aside from the chocolate, I like a lot of sweets. Iíve tried those 100 calorie packs, well, the idea is great, but in order to tide me over, I eat more than just the one, and by the time Iím finished, Iím feeling super guilty.

My husband doesnít help matters much; he can eat pretty much anything, and hardly gain. I say hardly gain because I have noticed that he is even starting to pack on the poundage lol. We cook what we should; in fact our menu is very limited. We actually bought the ALLI cook book, and have yet to make anything out of it lol. If anyone would like a recipe, Iíd be happy to oblige.
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post #3 of 1034 Old 06-28-2008, 02:13 PM
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Ugh, I've tried Weight watchers, Slimming world, Slimfast, and Oh, those little pink patches that are suppose to suppress your appetite! They cost me a fortune, did they supress mine? No, all they did was give me headache, so I still have 4 months sat here in the cupboard!
I found I did quite well with the point counting, I can stick at it for about a month or so and then I become bored..... :roll: My hubby can eat what he likes, when he likes, I have noticed a little round belly emerging though. Lol.
I'm just trying at the moment to reduce the amount of food I eat and try to be a bit more energetic when mucking out and such. Dont tell no one, but I listen to my I-pod and shake my butt whilst forking the poop! Oh to be a fly on the wall.
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post #4 of 1034 Old 06-28-2008, 11:38 PM
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I think a points program would be good for me, I have a hard time saying no to what I don't need. Like, Krispy Kreme, if the light is on, I go. If we are at Dairy Queen, I can't just get a meal... I get the desert... I need to be able to say, ok, if I want the ice cream, then no french fries...

I mean, they say you shouldnt deprive yourself, you should just eat in moderation... I'm not very good at that. I was thinking about getting a bunch of lean cuisines or smart ones but i don't think i'll eat them... which means i need to figure out how to eat smart... that's amazingly hard.

I did however buy those little 100 calorie snack packs for myself and i have been bipassing the boys cookies and cakes for them... i also bought myself some cherries too, thinking maybe they are better for me then the latter, but how do you know? there is alot of sugar in cherries i think... i'm just not a very good dieter. my best friend weighs 110 at her heaviest, after 2 kids. sometimes i feel big and clumbsy next to her... she's 5 foot, i'm only 2 inches taller then her but because she's so slim, i feel like a giant... I know... wah.... sorry... shutting up now...
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post #5 of 1034 Old 06-29-2008, 01:14 AM
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Geeze, I try to eat healthy, but I can never do it consistently! I had McDonalds tonight and I felt sooooo gross!


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i am 13 and 10 months old. i weigh 46kgs and am not on a diet nor do i want to be. i eat fairly healthy but like to treat myself to some chocolate and lollies :) i eat a lot but don't tend to gain too much weight.

as for the points counting thing my step mum bought a weight watchers do it at home kit.....but never used it. she also has a book on healthy cooking and dieting....not sure of the name....but most people i know have this book in their houses and it is quite well known. i think i would like to try some of the recipes in their because they sound yummy....

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Ok gals I'm on board with this. For my own personal incentive I am going to begin on Fridays posting how much I have lost. I always seem to do better when I have to "report" to someone how I've done. I am setting my first milestone at 10 lbs. I need to lose more than that but one step at a time (following the AA credo) If you want to do the same feel free. Fridays work best for be because I have a tendency to fudge (oh God FUDGE) on the weekends and that way I have the week to get back on track. I'm going to follow basicly what Moxie is doing, portion control. I still have all my weight watchers stuff so will use that. Good luck to us all
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post #8 of 1034 Old 06-29-2008, 10:33 AM
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Sounds good Vida, count me in.. I'll report in on a friday too.
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post #9 of 1034 Old 06-29-2008, 12:17 PM
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i was just thinking of this last night!

i am 14 yrs & 4 months & i weigh 161, at the beginning of this week before i got the week off from riding, i weighed 154. when i show, i get nervy, even a few days before, & just cant eat till i go home after the show. riding has helped it.

unfortunatly, last year i hurt my hip & was on bedrest for 2months....i gained 21lbs!!!!!

my biggest problem is pop -coke,pepsi,mnt dew, ect. i tried cutting back & it worked, but i just cant stay commited. right after new years eve i went on this starvation diet & lost 12lbs. finally i gave it up & gained 15 back. 2 steps forward & 10 steps back. its not that i wont eat healthy food, i just really dont like the taste of it. i have fruit & most vegies, but i loveeee pastas & meat,ect. unhealthy things.

i think this support group is a great idea.
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post #10 of 1034 Old 06-29-2008, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Alright ladies what a wonderful idea, reporting back on Fridays is great, following with your guys' lead I will do the same. Maybe with a little help and support, bypass wont need to be an option for me.

I'll stick with the points system, I will also have to dig out the total gym that we have, and be diligent about walking every night.

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