Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by roosty, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. roosty

    roosty Songster

    Jul 3, 2008
    Ok, Im not sure if this is the right place for this but....

    Is anyone else on BYC on a diet right now. I am sooo trying to lose 20 lbs by summer! Thought maybe we could share ideas on whats worked or working for you and add in some motivation. [​IMG]
    Right now Im kinda trying to count calories, drink water, no sweets. Its way hard.
  2. briana1975

    briana1975 Songster

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    This would be so great. I started this Med Fast diet. It's the grocery store version so you don't have to pay for their food. I have no will power and could use some support.
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I am with you guys! I just realized how close swimsuit season really is. Even though it was 18 below 0 this morning!
  4. joshplus10

    joshplus10 In the Brooder

    Support is good.

    My employer reimburses us for our participation in a certain wieght loss program and I've lost 15.6 pounds in 8 weeks. I find that weekly weigh-ins at the office are very motivating!

    So far, oatmeal for breakfast and a high fiber/ low fat lunch have been working for me. A later afternoon snack helps me with portion control at dinnertime. Which reminds me, I better fuel up for my commute...
  5. I've been dieting and exercising since January 7th, and I'm down probably almost 30 pounds. I'm starting to see great muscle growth/definition in my chest, arms, legs, and ab's. is a major contributor to teaching me how to eat. I tracked my food daily, and ate between 1500 to 1800 calories. After a month or two of tracking my food daily, I learned what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat.

    I was loosing weight, but it really kicked into full force when I started exercising. I go to the gym 5 days a week, and do an hour of cardio, then weight training alternating between upper body and lower body every other day.

    I've read every diet book there is, tried every trick in the book, done every fad and nothing ever worked. I know its a common cliche, but there is NO substitute for healthy eating and plenty of exercise. I feel great physically, mentally, and spiritually, and I'm generally a happier person all the way around.

    I'm just disappointed that I waited this long to get started!!
  6. roosty

    roosty Songster

    Jul 3, 2008
    I have no will power and could use some support.

    I have NO will power either. But Ive got to do this...for me!

    I've lost 15.6 pounds in 8 weeks

    Wow...I hope I can do that!

    Im trying to go walking everyday (weather permitting)for about 45 min. I cant really afford the gym so walking is it I guess. The exercise is so hard to try and make myself do...but after I do it I feel alot better about myself...I guess if you dont feel like exercising...make yourself!!! youll be happier after you do!!!​
  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Come to! There's lots of motivation, support, diet plans, and even a BYC group.

    Join us! It's not a fad diet - it's a real life solution to dealing with poor eating habits.
  8. Quote:Something I found out after I started, if you really want it, you will have all the will power in the world at your disposal. It's all dependant on how much you WANT it!
  9. curliet

    curliet Songster

    Apr 22, 2008
    west Michigan
    I echo the sentiments about sparkpeople. It's a good place to get started. Even if you aren't ready for the 'group' aspects of it, there is a place to just get a customized plan, diet, exercise and a journal to write in, along with several other tools that you can use, and a place to track your progress. All free, all private.
  10. roosty

    roosty Songster

    Jul 3, 2008
    Ill try out the sparkpeople....Ive been on a site that tracks everything for tracks your loss and calories exercise and adds and subracts for you...Its a neat site...its also free to sign up......its

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