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Are you currently trying to lose weight?

VioletMoonstone VioletMoonstone
I'm just curious if anyone here on Eden is in the same shoes as me. It's been really difficult to relearn portion sizes and how often you're supposed to eat. I also have to excercise a lot more and really try to lose the weight but it's so hard! I've been fat my entire life and I'm so used to this body. I don't really have much of a support system because everyone is always gone or busy. This is something I have to do myself and I just find it really difficult to keep motivated. I know the health concerns alone should motivate me but sometimes it just doesn't.

Have any healthy tips? How much time do you think a person should spend exercising?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes! I'm doing great and losing weight!
12
Yes, but I'm definitely struggling to live a healthy lifestyle.
47
No, I'm already at my ideal weight.
9
No, I don't really care.
11
Total votes: 79 (74 voters)
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SecretToyMan SecretToyMan
I am on so many meds that are making it hard :/ but I still try
07/19/2012
K101 K101
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Originally posted by VioletMoonstone
I'm just curious if anyone here on Eden is in the same shoes as me. It's been really difficult to relearn portion sizes and how often you're supposed to eat. I also have to excercise a lot more and really try to lose the weight but ...
I actually have tons of health tips. I'll name a few possibly helpful things off the top of my head in a second. I'm like a walking health book. Really. I know a solution for most health issues.

I personally am pretty happy with my weight, and definitely ain't trying to lose--but also ain't trying to gain either. I'm at 93 pounds right now and that's a great size for me. I work out, preferably on my fitness pole, but these past couple weeks have been miserably hot so I have slacked off. I excersize though for my health, bone health and strength. Not so much to lose weight, but my health could absolutely use it. I take meds for endometriosis and they cause bone loss and I am only 22 so excersizing is necessary.

If you're trying to lose weight and your main problem is eating too much/controlling cravings, a few helpful things would be:

-Eat chia seeds. They are so weird. Once they're wet, they form this gel-like bubble around the seed. Kinda like the same effect rice has, or bread. These seeeds are good for certain health problems like, I think blood pressure and cholesterol. Not totally sure though. I've eaten them. They don't have a taste at all, but due to the gel bubble, they stick in your teeth really badly. I'd recommend trying to mix the tasteless guys into a smoothie or salad. Works better with a drink. This helps you get them down and not just in your teeth. They are very tolerable since they are tasteless.

They're so tiny that taking a handful or two is better. They'll take up a lot of stomach room, causing you to eat less. Eat them before a meal.

-The handy-dandy water trick. Try drinking a glass of water right before a meal. This works like the chia seeds. It fills you up so you'll eat a whole lot less. Also, the food automatically expands once it enters your stomach full of water, so you'll be highly likely to eat a lot less. Also, having a second glass AFTER the meal is supposed to be helpful.

-Try acupressure. Really. You can even learn easy, quick techniques from an online source, like youtube! I've always been interested in accupressure, accunpuncture and hypnotherapy. I plan to start classes for hypnotherapy and would love to venture into the world of accupressure/puncture. If you really felt like it, you could try accupuncture or even hypnosis if you think you truly have a problem with food, something that goes deep. However, I rarely think one should need to go through all that just for weight loss since so many other things work well.

About the accupressure though. I know there's a technique for those trying to lose weight, but I don't know it right off. I know the technique for cravings and pain... all too well! I recommend doing research on how to properly peroform it although it's so simple that anybody can do it. The craving technique involves tapping above both sides of the brow line, cheek bones, under the nose/above lip, under the chin, under the shoulder blades, etc. It's actually quick and once you've seen someone perform it, even in a video, you'll catch on. I swear it's helped my outrageous, uncontrollable sweet cravings around my menstrual cycle. In fact, I just broke down and had another Kit-Kat and could definitely stand to try that trick since the cravings are so intense tonight.

-Hmmm... I know I'm forgetting a bunch of good tips right now. I'll think of them and come back later though, if that'd be helpful.

-Coconut oil? Aloe Vera?
I know coconut oil can be extremely helpful for those trying to lose weight. I've used it for a very long time for health, but not weight loss. However, you should be careful if you suffer from digestive issues (like me) or candidiasis or IBS (me again.) I actually started eating coconut oil for these digestive and endometriosis problems. It helped, but I warn you to be careful if you're a sufferer of anything like I mentioned because coconut oil can cause herxheimer or "die off" and it is horrid! It's where the candida albicans begin to literally die off and as they do, they release toxins and it can leave you feeling nasty as hell. Happened to me once and I was sick as a dog. Actually, I remember it about a year or longer ago. I was feeling so bad, I came to the forums here asking if anyone else had been through it! It only lasts a couple hours, but you should take a little bit at a time so that it does not happen. I went and jumped the gun taking two large tablespoons when I should've only been taking one teaspoon!
07/19/2012
K101 K101
Continued... Sorry. I'm a talker!

Aloe vera. It's amazing and miraculous for truly almost everything. I eat my own aloe plant. Works wonders. It's the only thing that's given me my life back. Like I said, I was extremely ill. Aloe is the best thing (I say from lots of experience) for any kind of digestive issues, inflammation andso much more. I know it can be beneficial in weight loss, but I really can't tell you much about it as I have never used it for that.

My Lovie is on a diet right now and so is my mom. We all are pretty health conscious as it is, and my family HAS to be to live with me. Lol. I am always talking about health and what to do, what not to do and to "eat some aloe vera for Pete's sake!" Lol. I am really that big on it. Aloe done a lot for me.

I would also say eat eggs! I don't love eggs, but can tolerate them, and do like them with tons of cheese. Eggs are really good for you and they do help with weight loss.

Right now, my Lovie is trying to replace fast foods with Sub Way and salads. He's actually doing it without major pain or cravings, and let me tell you, we live in the south. Home of everything deep fried! I never really grew up with a lot of fried food in the house, so I actually get kind of sickly from eating too much. However, I can put down some fries. But he was fed deep fried everything for his whole life. He's doing really good for someone who has eaten so unhealthy for so many years. He says the salads at Wendy's are fantastic! A little pricey though.

And keep good, healthy foods in the house. I know it's really hard to go grocery shopping and choose healthy stuff over wonderfull... well I'm not going to name the foods as I don't want to tempt you with my evilness as my mom says! Ha Ha. I had some coffee and another good, but unhealthy food that I will not say lol and she accuses me of tempting her with my "evil insert name of good, but unhealthy food here." LOL.

I love chips, but thankfully, my favorites are not the most fattening. I absolutely love Sun Chips and Pringles. Sun Chips are actually decent for you, especially with the whole grains! Try getting those and I'm telling you, I'd really be shocked if those delicious things didn't satisfy a salty junk food craving! Sun Chips also come in a lot of amazing flavors. I still just love the ol' originals too though. They come in some garden salsa that's good, sour cream I think, cheese, etc. I love them all.


Also, I keep things like Pop Tarts in the house since I eat small bits throughout the day/evening rather than huge meals. It's best to eat and "graze" several times a day rather than limiting yourself to only 3 larger meals a day. This is best for losing weight. Keeping things like vegetables that you like (carrots and some dressing often do the trick) help a lot because you aren't overwhelmed with all bad foods.

Oh, and I don't know if these are in your local stores, and don't think our area carries them, but I had wanted to order some-- No Pudge Fudge brownies! I ordered some coupons for them and I hear they're actually delicious! The box and coupons say you can eat a few or the whole pan. Wow! They're supposed to be great for weight loss and a sweet craving. Apparently there's little difference in taste between these and the real deal, but I cannot vouch for that just yet.
07/19/2012
K101 K101
Continued again. OMG Just kill me before I never shut up! I didn't have enough room for all this chat in the messages! Yikes!


Another decent (and delicous) alternative to junk food is tortilla chips and salsa. It's actually one of my fav foods. I get them in a bag and either buy or make my own salsa with TONS of chopped veggies. I like celery, tomatoes, green beans, onions, etc. in mine. This way you're eating food that will also benefit your health as well as aid in weight loss.

I recently ordered some shake things to drink for health and they can be used for weight loss too. I haven't gotten them in the mail yet, but if you're interested, I'll tell you what they're like once they get here. I love sweets, obviously. And I love my coffee and milkshakes. Since I desperately need calcium anyways, these seem to be a good option. I just hope they don't taste like dirt. Other shakes I've bought, fitness and health shakes, they've all tasted like pure dirt.

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And that brings me to this. Do you have a blender? You my friend, can do amazing things with a blender! Take some time to experiment and if you love sweets and milkshakes like me, putting your blender to use might be super helpful. Try different smoothies, frozen yogurts, etc. Instead of using the yucky ingredients you get in store bought or fast food types, you add your own fruit (SOME sugar if you want) and things like a fat free low cal ice cream or yogurt. They're actually delicious, will satisfy cravings and keep you extra full. Have you ever tried Smoothie Kings shakes and drinks? Amazing! I swear the smoothies make me gag at the thought of food for at least half a day. They really do the trick.

And if you're like me and can't stand to drink plain water all the time, add Mio. I have been drinking the Mio energy stuff for a very long time and love it! I drink two to three times as much water using Mio. I use the Green Thunder flavor and love, love, love it. And it does give you energy, until you've been using it a month or two. I always have it on hand.

And you could also try Crystal Light. The flavors are actually wonderful! There's tea and rasberry and lemonade--anything you can think of. It's great for replacing too sugary drinks with and it's super easy to make. Add powder to water. That is all. You don't add sugar. I think all the Crystal Light flavors are low in calories and diet friendly.

Tea! Green tea and black tea. Both filled with antioxidants and have health benefits as well as great for trying to lose weight. And when you've made a pot, you can stick the tea bags on your eye lids to "de-puff."

OK. I'm all typed out. Lol. I hope these were helpful. If not, I am filled with PLENTY more. I know you were asking more along the lines of exercizing, but for dieting in general, the food you eat is just as important. I don't know what to tell you about motivation for exercize. IN my opinion, it's either there or it isn't. You can help get yourself there though, you just have to find what is fun for you. Yes, I am a believer in fun, even with exercize. I wouldn't be able to do it if I did not make it fun--hence why I invested in a fitness pole. I can honestly tell you that there is NOTHING like it. No excersize equipment works you like the pole. You just have to be in shape enough to be able to take a few rough beatings. I've used so many of the exercise equipment you see on TV. While I do like the ab roller, my pole works out muscles that I truly don't think I have ever used before! It's unbelievable. It's one piece of furniture and it works out every single muscle. I don't have to do a hundred different positions, runs, lunges and squats. I do however, do warm up exercizes like lunges, stretches. But the pole works every thing else. I even think my damn forehead gets a workout! Plus, it feels like I'm getting "the burn" so much quicker than with other exercizes. It happens almost instantly. Even if you're only climbing and falling right back down, you're getting a major arm, ab and leg workout.
07/19/2012
K101 K101
...Last page. I PROMISE.

My other exercise consists of tennis, walking track, volley ball, bad minton and sewing. Lol. Not really on that last one. Since those are activities that I love, I don't have to get upset about having to do them. It's just fun. That is what I'd recommend. Turning something fun into exercize. If you do a lot of house or yard work, get some ankle weights. I use them often when cleaning the house or taking out garbage, etc. Even while washing dishes. I put them on and while washing dishes, I lift my legs. It's a small start, but every move counts.

As for portions. Your stomach is the size of your fist. It stretches when you eat. Not that you should never eat anything larger than your fist, but doing things like drinking a glass of water first, haing rice or chia seeds, etc. will help you be able to eat less.

I know someone who lost a good 20 pounds doing one thing. She said all she did was eat HALF of what she normally would. When she'd fix pizza, she'd cut it in half and eat that. She said just not having the extra food on her plate made her eat way less. Of course if you're really still hungry, get more, but I think it would actually make a difference.

One sometimes helpful trick when your craving something is to wait 15 minutes. Do something like read to completely try and take your mind off







know someone who lost a good 20 pounds doing one thing. She said all she did was eat HALF of what she normally would. When she'd fix pizza, she'd cut it in half and eat that. She said just not having the extra food on her plate made her eat way less. Of course if you're really still hungry, get more, but I think it would actually make a difference.

One sometimes helpful trick when your craving something is to wait 15 minutes. Do something like read to completely try and take your mind off the food you are craving. In 15 minutes if the food does come back into your mind, go ahead and eat it. This has worked for me a few times with my curse of a monthly when I get those cravings. If you are still craving it after the effort to stop thinking of it, you should not deny yourself. That's one thing I tell my partner all the time-- I am not going to deny myself 100% of things I love. Dr. Pepper is a must for me. I lOVE it. I'm not going to cut it out totally. I will cut down and drink only one a day sometimes, but I do not believe in depriving yourself. I think that it only backfires. Some time down the road you will end up overdoing it if you completely and constantly deprive yourself. Maybe that is just me though.

One of our guy friends was getting very overweight these past few years and he's back to about a medium size now. He said the only thing he did was stop drinking coke! WoW! That will work if the cokes are your main problem. I find cutting down is much easier. When I want something whether it's a smoke or food, I sometimes try to replace it with something I like almost equally well. Like instead of a dr. pepper, I'll have Mio or tea with only a tiny bit of sugar. Every effort you make does count.

And of course you could always join a gym like curves? That's not my thing, but I can see it being very motivating and having support and encouragement.

Whatever you do though, do not take up the whole "thinspiration" thing. It's evil! Lol.

Warm wishes and I wish you the best of health! Good luck on your journey. If you ever happen to need a good "tip", I'm your guy! Lol.
07/19/2012
VioletMoonstone VioletMoonstone
WOW! I wasn't expecting such a huge response but trust me, I actually enjoyed reading everything you posted. =]

I don't have a blender yet but it's definitely something I want to get soon. I plan on buying fruit and veggies and washing/cutting them up and splitting them into containers. That way whenever I open the fridge I can have some ready made healthy stuff instead of junk. I also drink a lot of tea already (I'm a tea drinker! Yum!) I have a big pitcher in the fridge and I always make iced tea.

I've done a lot of little changes in my life over the past year (I don't add salt to my food, I don't drink pop very often, ect.) but haven't been very serious with the exercise. I hate exercise. lol. I'd rather be cold than hot any time. I've never been into sports. I was an artsy/quiet kid that likes the indoors. I like to read books and do art projects, not get sweaty and hot and exhausted. I'm sure that's one of the many reasons why I'm struggling with weight right now. I just find it extremely lame and... blahhhh.

Today I worked out for 30 minutes by doing a workout video and then had a 5 minute stretch. I'm going to try and do this every day at the least. If I feel up to it I'll go walking for some extra exercise. I hope that sounds good enough for now because honestly I have no idea how long I'm supposed to work out.
07/19/2012
L&P3040 L&P3040
About a year and half ago we started to lose weight, I lost near 90 and my wife about 70. Then she found out she was pregnant......for some reason as soon as I heard that I ate everything in front of me and have put on about 60 of those lbs back. But we're back on it taking it one day at a time.
07/19/2012
VioletMoonstone VioletMoonstone
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Originally posted by SecretToyMan
I am on so many meds that are making it hard :/ but I still try
I'm on the mini-pill for birth control because of my blood pressure and not the combined pill. It was fine for a while but now I feel like I get pms at random days through the whole month! It definitely makes it harder for me to want to work out when my back hurts, my head hurts, or I have cramps or just feel like crap. It sucks but there's nothing I can do. They won't put me back on the combined pill unless I lose a lot of weight and my blood pressure is normal. If my blood pressure doesn't go down in a few months I'll have to get blood pressure meds. =[ I want to avoid it if I can so I have to really work hard.
07/19/2012
AriaRN AriaRN
Yup. It's Weight Watchers and the gym for me!
07/19/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Over the past few years I've lost about 35 pounds. Unfortunately, I seem to have leveled off right on the knife edge of healthy and overweight. I eat whole grains, lots of fruits and veggies, very little junk food, most of our food is made from scratch, and work out often, but I just seem to be stuck where I'm at. If I could just lose 3 or 4 more pounds, I'd be firmly in the healthy range for my sex/height/bone structure.
07/19/2012
solitudinarian solitudinarian
It would probably be beneficial (health wise, I'm fairly happy with my appearance) for me to lose a few kilos, but I lack motivation. I'm eating healthier than I was a few years ago, but still could improve quite a bit. I walk quite a lot because I don't drive, but I don't go to the gym or anything, and sports don't appeal to me, so I don't know :/
07/19/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
Kendra did a fantastic job I agree with what she has to say. I worked in the health industry-alternative medicine industry with a certified nutritionist for several years before I had to quit and stay home with the kids and the aloe, chia, coconut oil etc. is fantastic because I've seen many people with different health issues and it helped.

I don't know if you drink softdrinks or not, but my mother who WAS addicted to her Dr. Peppers quit drinking them and lost 60#. All the extra calories and sugar in softdrinks is a no-no. Drink water.

As far as exercise goes find something that you enjoy and do that. Never think of it, oh I have to go exercise because that makes it seem like a chore. Find something you enjoy and if you need variety of exercises then do that so you don't get bored.
07/19/2012
digit88 digit88
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Originally posted by VioletMoonstone
I'm just curious if anyone here on Eden is in the same shoes as me. It's been really difficult to relearn portion sizes and how often you're supposed to eat. I also have to excercise a lot more and really try to lose the weight but ...
trying to slowly lose it, but not easy due to work.
07/19/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I do want to lose about 15-20 lbs, I need to. I am really NOT trying very hard. I could blame it on the estrogen I have to take, yes, it is more difficult to lose the weight while on estrogen, but I know I could if I really put the extra effort in. *sigh* I don't have a muffin top, I have a freaking mini bundt cake!

What I have been doing, and it's a start, is eating more fruit. My husband brought home a watermelon and I cut it up into servings, put them into zip lock bags (three of them completely full!) and grabbing that instead of something less healthy.

Only I ran out of watermelon yesterday. We'll have to get an other one.

But, I need to do more than that. I just need to get motivated and stop making excuses.
07/19/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by K101
...Last page. I PROMISE.

My other exercise consists of tennis, walking track, volley ball, bad minton and sewing. Lol. Not really on that last one. Since those are activities that I love, I don't have to get upset about having to do ...
I agree with you about the pop. When I was about 14 I had to lose about 15 lbs. The women in my family tend to get a little chubby during adolescence, and I had to lose it. I was also 14 and fairly broke, so I started not ordering pop with my meals when I went out with friends. Back then I walked everywhere, and had the metabolism of a teenager, so I lost the weight pretty quickly. I also would take one half of the bun off of my hamburgers and sandwiches (the low carb diet was a BIG thing then.) Soon after I became a vegetarian and had no problems with weight while I was a veggie.

I know I need to do more than that at my age now, though. I don't drink pop anymore, I weaned myself off of it, except for an occasional treat, during my last pregnancy. My migraines weren't being properly treated and I was drinking one or two liters of Pepsi or Coke a DAY to keep the caffeine levels in my blood high enough to help the pain. NOT recommended. When I got pregnant with my last one my neuro changed my meds and they worked and I was able to wean off of the pop. Just do it slowly, as caffeine withdrawal can cause headaches and all kinds of unpleasant side effects.

But, like I said, at my age I'm going to need to do more than that. Exercise is a challenge for me, but I have to get going on it.
07/19/2012
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
I am currently at my ideal weight...BUT I did lose 70 pounds without a support system when I was in high school...

Growing up in a house that stressed the importance of (ALWAYS) cleaning one's plate, no matter what was on it, and living three houses down from my grandmother's, where there was always cornbread, fried food, and sweets aplenty, made it difficult to muster the willpower to lose weight. Before I hit puberty, I didn't really have any awareness of my own body, didn't give a flying fart about mirrors, my appearance, or my HEALTH. I was too busy being a child, and children (naturally) want what they want and have no concern about what it does to them.

I hit puberty at 12, and sometime when I was 13 I suddenly became "aware" of myself. I was in eighth grade, and I weighed 240 pounds. I was hurting myself and I felt repulsive. I became angry and resentful towards my parents and grandparents for allowing me to do this to myself, and I was determined to get rid of this weight.

1) I stopped drinking soda. This was of utmost importance, as I was drinking about 4-5 (cans) a day. Yes, I had horrific caffeine withdrawal for about two weeks, but after that I was fine. Luckily for me, although I live in Mississippi, my entire family hails from northern states. So, even though my grandmother did wholeheartedly adopt southern cuisine, sweet tea was never embraced, which I am thankful for, as I always had access to the giant pitcher of decaffeinated unsweet tea my grandmother always kept (and still keeps ) in the fridge.... Of course water is good, too, but...it gets old.

2) I started riding my bike to school every day. It was only a 5 minute car ride to my school, but riding a bike (Embarrassing side note: I had to teach myself how to ride a bike at thirteen because my dad's manner of "teaching" scares me) made for a 20-minute one way ride, which totaled about 3 1/2 hours of exercise per week. Any consistent walking/ running/ biking route you can take up can become an invaluable asset to your health.

3) I changed my eating habits. This was...difficult to say the least. I spent long periods of time alone at my house, which meant I had unfettered access to the fridge...and all the REALLY tempting stuff was only a short walk to my gramma's house away. Through sheer willpower I limited myself to a bowl of cereal for breakfast every morning and a salad for lunch. I snacked mostly on carrots, cantaloupe, and pineapple, and when my mom made dinner, I cut my portions in half......all the extra time I acquired from not eating went directly into masturbating, which kept my stress levels down :p

4) I let my inner fatty out on occasion.....meaning.. ..Sundays. I still go to my gramma's house every Sunday, and pig out like there's no tomorrow, but I rationalize my actions by telling myself that she won't always be around to make cauldrons of chicken and dumplings, so I might as well take advantage of it while I got it... and allowing time for pigging out once and a while makes it easier to not pig out the rest of the time.


Those things got my weight down to 170 by the time I was 15. Once I married, my weight balanced out around 180, which is where I am today, all nice and stable. I think it's a good weight for me. I'm only sort of tallish, but I have a pretty massive build and a lot of muscle. I feel healthy, which is good enough for me. Now that I'm in charge of all the grocery shopping, I've added a few more things:

5) Raw vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and unprocessed meats comprise most of my shopping list. Lists such as this and this are a good starting place for finding cheap and healthy foods. Frozen vegetables are a really convenient way of stocking up on veggies without worrying about the shelf lives of raw veggies or the sodium content of canned ones.

6) I cut out high fructose corn syrup. If I have to get my sweet on, I always go for sugar instead of HFCS, as it is the lesser of two evils. Commercials would have you believe they are the same, but they also want you to continue to buy their cheaply-sweetened crap. Basically, whereas sugar has equal parts of bound fructose and glucose that have to be broken down by the body before being stored, HFCS has unequal parts of unbound fructose and glucose, which don't have to be broken down, so the body can send them straight away to doing nothing without lifting a finger.
07/19/2012
kawigrl kawigrl
i'm always monitoring what i eat, for me it helps me stay at my weight i fluctuate 5-10lbs very year but i think that's natural and also inevitable. as for suggestions eat raw foods and lots of them veggies are good for you, limit sugars, high protein low fat, read your labels know what is in something before buying it
07/19/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by WhoopieDoo
I am currently at my ideal weight...BUT I did lose 70 pounds without a support system when I was in high school...

Growing up in a house that stressed the importance of (ALWAYS) cleaning one's plate, no matter what was on it, and living ...
Excellent advice! You did a great job.

Forcing children to eat, especially to "The Clean Plate Club" or things like "one more bite for mommy" or "You have to at least taste everything." has been found to be one of the most common causes of obesity. Of course, if force is used, it's even worse.

I had abdominal migraines as a child, (severe belly aches and nausea that are related to and evolve into head migraines) as well as food allergies. My pediatrician had to take both my mother and my grandparents aside and make it clear that if he heard I was being forced to eat anything he'd call DCFS. He was a force to be reckoned with, my Ped. If anyone said anything to me at the table, I'd quote, "Dr. P said "Never force a child to eat." He said so, he's right." I was 3 or 4 at the time. I was a force to be reckoned with, too.
07/19/2012
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
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Originally posted by P'Gell
Excellent advice! You did a great job.

Forcing children to eat, especially to "The Clean Plate Club" or things like "one more bite for mommy" or "You have to at least taste everything." has been found to be one of ...
Holy crap! I just realized I'm not already following you!.....problem solved .

While I didn't have abdominal migraines, I had stomach aches a lot at night as a child, I think because my mom made English peas three or four times a week, which are EXTREMELY unpalatable to me, even still. Like, they taste so bad to me that I actually vomited on myself once while eating them (I couldn't leave the table until I finished them).

...I can understand my parents "making" me eat all my vegetables (though I wish there had been more desirable options)...but not things like mac n cheese or spaghetti. It twists my innards around to see the things my brother and sister-in-law tell my nephew to eat, but they'll get annoyed with me if I try to offer them any sort of parental advice since I'm childless.
07/19/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I'm trying to get fit. I don't have the stamina I used to and I'm a bit soft around the edges.
07/19/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
I really need to eat better. :/
07/19/2012
Kitten has left the site Kitten has left the site
I have been, and I struggled for the past four years, and I'm finally doing well.
07/19/2012
HippieFeet HippieFeet
I'm not really focused on dropping weight, but I'd like to tone up. Cycling has really helped me!
07/19/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
I have finally lost 100 lbs and reached my goal weight, so at this point, I'm trying to maintain. I usually hover around my goal weight by 7 or so lbs, either more or less, but I'm not worried about it. I feel great.
07/19/2012
VioletMoonstone VioletMoonstone
When my parents were kids they both had broken homes and they didn't have a lot of things. So when me and my little brother were born they spoiled us and made sure we "cleaned our plates" ect. I think that could have been a reason why both me and my brother were fat kids. I think another reason is because they just weren't as educated about food and health as people are today.

@sisterluck, you lost 100 lbs!? That's amazing!
07/20/2012
Allison.Wilder Allison.Wilder
I am currently struggling to lose weight. If you ever need a workout buddy to vent to/chat with, my inbox is always open!
07/20/2012
Faeya Faeya
I'm doing the sparkpeople.com thing right now. They have a bunch of great trackers for what you eat and to keep track of exercise and all sorts of stuff. Lots of articles and recipes, too. However, I'm not really trying to lose a lot of weight so much as I'm trying to get healthier. I'll never be "thin". I've been a pudge-ball since I was little...but I can lose enough to get back to my pre-baby weight and get back into decent shape doing it.
07/20/2012
KrazyKandy KrazyKandy
Ive recently have been doing Paleo and it has helped me lose 15 pounds.
07/20/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
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Originally posted by VioletMoonstone
When my parents were kids they both had broken homes and they didn't have a lot of things. So when me and my little brother were born they spoiled us and made sure we "cleaned our plates" ect. I think that could have been a reason why ...
Thank you dear! If anyone needs support, please inbox me. I know how hard it can be but I believe in all of you!
07/20/2012
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