What's lead to your greatest success in your quest to lose weight?

Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
I'm curious to see what has worked the best for the ELH community.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Calorie counting
3
Exercise (light: walking, yoga)
3
Exercise (moderate: low-impact cardio, light weights)
9
Exercise (intense: high impact cardio, intense weight training)
3
Exercise (team sports: soccer, volleyball, etc)
2
Going vegetarian (no meat)
Going vegan (no meat or dairy)
1
Going paleo (no grains or dairy)
Attending meetings (Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig et al)
Dietary addition (ex: apples before each meal, please comment below)
1
Dietary exclusion (other than vegetarian, vegan or paleo)
2
Eating packaged food (from the supermarket: Healthy Choice, Lean Cuisine, etc)
Eating packaged food (subscription delivery: Jenny Craig, Nutri-system, etc.)
Eating home cooked meals
3
Gastric Bypass
Other
5
Total votes: 32 (14 voters)
Poll is closed
06/30/2011
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Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
I'm curious to see what has worked the best for the ELH community.
6 small snacks, 2400 calories total. over the period of the day.
06/30/2011
BJismyname BJismyname
Drink lots of water. I also found out how many calories my usual drinks at Starbucks etc were. Youd be surprised at how calories sneak in. I try to avoid sugar added to drinks etc. And try to convince myself to go to the gym as often as possible lol
06/30/2011
Sammi Sammi
No/minimal sugar/carbs, lots of protein, weight training and moderate cardio for me.
06/30/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I did 1 1/2hrs brisk walk 4 - 5 times a week as well as doing Weight Watchers (never attendded meetings - I'm not sociable enough) and I lost most of my weight.
Unfortunately I went back to my evil ways, so I'm doing it all over again.
I have tried most diets, but Weight Watchers healthy eating is the only one that truly worked and that I was able to stick to for more than 2 months. It's not really a diet - just teaches you to eat healthy which I think is the best type of program.

I never treated myself while eating properly, cause as soon as I touch something sweet I crave more and can't stop. So for me, I have to stay away from all junkfood items while trying to lose. I really should stay away from them permanantly.

I tried the gym, but I was working my ass off and never lost anything. It's interesting to see how one thing works great for one but not another.
06/30/2011
ToyBoy ToyBoy
I worked out very hard and had a closely watched diet. I did weights everyday and cardio twice daily. I took in a gram of protein for every pound I weigh, drank 3 gallons of water a day, and ate 5 meals totaling 2200 calories. I know this is unreasonable for most people, but I had the summer off from school and had no job.
06/30/2011
newlady newlady
Healthy eating, moderate exercise, lots of walking, not sitting after eating, no fruit at night, water and tea, "serving" sizes of things like cereal and pasta.
07/01/2011
Dusk Dusk
I weighed myself today and wasn't too happy to see that I've gained another 10 pounds since I last checked the scale (which was about 2 years ago, but still). I hope I can lose it again, somehow.
07/01/2011
A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople)
Eating home-cooked meals, medium exercise and a lot, a lot of stress over my studies.
07/02/2011
C-Rae C-Rae
Working out.. And just controlling my eating without starving myself.. I just at etoo much at once and it wasn't too healthy either.. And lot's of water =]
07/02/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople)
Eating home-cooked meals, medium exercise and a lot, a lot of stress over my studies.
Alas, stress makes me gain weight. If I lost weight when stressed I'd be a stick now.

@ js250
Envy +1
If I ate that many calories a day I'd put on weight. I'm currently doing about 1,400 a day, WHICH SUCKS.
07/02/2011
froggiemoma froggiemoma
cutting down and watching what imeatting
07/06/2011
Yessi Yessi
Exercise is the only thing that works for me.
07/06/2011
Total posts: 13
Unique posters: 12