Join me in a weight control diet ... Loose It

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Join me in a weight control program ... Lose It

    Fist of all to Jim, I would like to apologise for putting this in the Cooking forum, but as this is in the Lifestyle section and there is no forum for weight loss/control I put it here rather in the U shaped lounge where it would get buried.. please feel free to move.

    So, what is it about... well both Jan and I decided it was time to get our weight under control, I avoid the word 'diet' as this is not just about loosing weight but about changing your eating habits ... it's a lifestyle change, not just a diet for a few weeks or months..

    What I'm looking for is support, and to create a virtual 'weight watches' club.. this is important as it's all very well going it alone but as with all successful self help programs you can benefit from the support and encouragement of others.

    To do this I looked for an on line program that could do this and I found one which Jan and I have been trialling for the past four weeks.
    It is a tool, not a diet , it works in time tested method of having a weight loss goal, counting the daily calories and entering in a daily log..

    It has many features, you can enter 'custom' foods and recipes .. it also has a report page where you see how you are doing ..

    Rather than me go on about it have a look here ... http://www.loseit.com

    If you are serious about loosing weight, would like support and to share with others this is a great program.. as I said we started four weeks ago and it really works .. there are no forbidden foods, but you must count everything you eat.. portion control is important so a good quality digital kithen scale is vital as is a decent digital bathroom scales..

    There is also a place to input daily exercises which adjusts your net calories.. and yes, even horizontal bedroom exercise can be entered ... :Laughing: or you can create your own custom one..

    Once you start you can join others on the diet by adding them as friends..where you can share custom foods and recipes.. watch how they are doing and they you .. it is a great motivator.. There is also a forum where you can seek advice or just share, much like Fun.

    Down side to this program is that it's American, so many of the foods are US names but that is only a small issue, once you build up your own data base of custom foods it is real easy and adding them is simple.. read off the nutritional info from the container and enter, it then becomes your custom food.. which you can share with friends..

    So, how do you start.
    Have a look at the website, if you decide to give it a try, register with the site, and would like to share, post on this thread and PM your email address to me and I will add you as a friend.. you can do this with as many others as you like..

    So... my Lose It plan is this:

    * My Plan is to lose 2 lbs per week

    * My starting weight is 202lbs

    * My goal weight is 155lbs

    * My calorie budget is 1,419

    * My goal date is February 18, 2012

    * I have lost 12.8 lbs. since September

    * My weight today is 189.2

    I am enjoying it, can feel and see the changes already, feel fitter, it's not a chore, and neither should it be..

    Thanks for reading and if you decide to try Jan and I look forward to sharing with you.:Smile:

    Jim ..
     
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  2. Rayb182

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    The NHS run a club called Lifestyle Change that run on the same lines as your one, not a diet but a change the way you eat, our one was run in Cornerstone in Colchester, we lost one and half stone between us, good luck to you and Jan. :thumb:
     
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    Hi Jim
    It's a long time since I last saw you, but I can't believe that you have put that much weight on you need to control it , your were a mere slip of a boy :Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    Hi Tony ... too many home comforts .. getting lazy with not travelling and pushing a broken down RV :Laughing:
     
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    What a coincidence me and my wife also lost one and a half stone between us, she lost one stone six and with a lot of effort I chipped in with the other pound:Doh:
     
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    Just get your partner to run off with your best friend and neighbour, I lost stone and a half in five weeks. LOL The best diet I have ever been on.

    Good look and I hope you succeed.
     
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    Did you lose the weight from running after them or by counting your blessings:thumb:

    (Couldnt have really been a friend. You must be better off without both of them. best of luck with the weight loss:thumb:)
     
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    im with Tony, Last time I saw you was less than 2 years ago and you were a slip of a man? Surely you can not be that big now? 202lbs? are you sure ,,

    A change of lifestyle is way better than a diet as you say so good luck.:thumb:
     
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    thanks and yes Paul .. I'm sure .. I've outgrown all my jeans and shirts, struggled to get into my kilt for Paul's wedding .. :Sad:

    when you reach a 38" waist, it's time to take a long hard look .. :RollEyes:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    hmm.. that happened to me in 1987 .. and I nearly faded away,..

    but the love of a good woman has made me twice the man I was .. :Laughing:
     
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    Jim you have destroyed me:Sad:
    My goal was a 38" waist:cry:
    At the momemt im on two diets:thumb:
    I dont get enough to eat on one:Doh:
     
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    We are now in our sixth week of the fitness plan and it's going really well. I now fit my 36" jeans and they are are getting slack, can put my socks on standing up and feel and look a 100% fitter..

    I started out at 202 lbs , today I weighed in at 183.2 lb , target weight is 155lb , should be achieved by end of Feb 2012 . I have still some way to go, but am enjoying it, and looking forward to being back to my correct weight..

    Jan is doing equally well, but I won't tell on her.. maybe she will do that herself .. :Laughing:

    So, if you thinking about it, why not join us and share using the Lose It plan... it really is a great way to get back into shape ..

    Hopefully will post 'before' and 'after' pics next Feb :Smile:
     
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    Well done Jim, its great that you have good focus.

    By the way you didnt look overweight at all when I last saw you.

    Pat
     
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    Hi Jim can I have your old 38 ins jeans :thumb::BigGrin::BigGrin::Doh:
    terry
     
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    well done I admire you sticking to the diets:thumb:
     
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    Sounds like you were sucessful in stopping smoking then Jim :thumb::Smile:

    Tim
     
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    naw.. failed miserably .. :Sad:
     
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    Oops sorry mate:Blush:, I was skinny till I stoped now I'm fat n happy:thumb: just ordered two pairs of 38in Dickies for work. Anyway looks like your well on your way to achieving your goal:thumb: well done:thumb:
     
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    Just over three weeks since I last posted on this and glad to report we are both still enjoying getting fit and losing the flab..

    I've now lost 23.6lbs and weigh in today 178.4lbs .. so very pleased .. and the 36" jeans are now slack ... Jan has lost 14lbs and looking really good .. she's well on target..

    It's never too late to join us.. it's not easy, but very rewarding ... neither of us were technically obese but with a BMI of 29 I was heading there fast, it's now 25.6 ..
     
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    Well done, I expect your fuel economy will improve too, maybe I should have joined you! :Smile:
     
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