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Re: My weight loss has stalled - Deneb

Posted by Dinah on October 20, 2006, at 10:01:47

In reply to Re: My weight loss has stalled Deneb, posted by Dinah on October 20, 2006, at 9:59:26

P.S.

Not that I'm saying you aren't lovely just as you are. Because you are. You're quite lovely from your pictures, and look neither under nor over weight. But at your weight, you can't be trying to lose for health reasons, so I imagine your goal is to look as attractive as you possibly can be.

I often try to look as unattractive as possible. :(

 

Re: My weight loss has stalled - Deneb Dinah

Posted by Phillipa on October 20, 2006, at 20:14:42

In reply to Re: My weight loss has stalled - Deneb, posted by Dinah on October 20, 2006, at 10:01:47

Diana why? You're a beauty inside. I have no idea what you look like IRL. love Phillipa

 

Re: My weight loss has stalled ClearSkies

Posted by Deneb on October 22, 2006, at 16:51:05

In reply to Re: My weight loss has stalled Deneb, posted by ClearSkies on October 19, 2006, at 21:45:09

> You yourself have said that your pdoc doesn't think you should diet... why would you dismiss her opinion?

She only sees me with clothes on, she doesn't see all the fat I have. I see a LOT of fat on my body.

> Do you have a primary healthcare provider?

Actually I don't. My doc retired.

> I guess I see it as self-medicating; you have decided how many calories you should take in, and what BMI you should be - even though, I noticed, you are actually below the top end of the healthy range you quoted.

I'm at the top end if you consider healthy Asian BMI's which is 18.5-23. Right now I'm 108.8 lbs. (Woohoo! I got below 110! But I think it's mostly water weight.) My BMI is 22. I'm aiming for 19.

> It would safer and better for your health if you would consult with a GP, or even better, a nutritionist on this, to prevent you developing a problem of any kind because of your drasticly changed eating behaviours.
>
> CS

Thanks for the concern CS. I haven't drastically changed my eating at all. I just eat a little less and healthier.
>

Deneb*

 

Re: My weight loss has stalled Phillipa

Posted by Deneb on October 22, 2006, at 16:52:35

In reply to Re: My weight loss has stalled, posted by Phillipa on October 19, 2006, at 21:54:25

> Deneb I agree l00% with Clear Skies used to be l00lbs at 5feet for every inch above in height add 5lbs. Love Phillipa

I'm 4'11" so my ideal weight is indeed 95 lbs.

Deneb*

 

Re: My weight loss has stalled Adrift

Posted by Deneb on October 22, 2006, at 16:53:46

In reply to Re: My weight loss has stalled Deneb, posted by Adrift on October 19, 2006, at 22:50:26

> :-)
>
> I took my own advice and booked an appointment for myself monday. I dropped my membership a few years ago. Im going to meet with a trainer to put together a plan.

That's great! I don't yet have the courage to do that.

Way to go!

Deneb*

 

Re: My weight loss has stalled Dinah

Posted by Deneb on October 22, 2006, at 16:58:44

In reply to Re: My weight loss has stalled Deneb, posted by Dinah on October 20, 2006, at 9:59:26

> You might feel better overall if you cut out junk food and balanced your diet between proteins and carbohydrates, with lots of fruits and veggies and plenty of hydration. Combined with some exercise. I bet your skin would glow and you would be beautiful in good health, and you would naturally fall into a weight that is attractive on you. And it might help other aspects of your functioning.

Very good advice Dinah. I will try to eat more fruits and veggies. I definitely need more exercise.

> I can't imagine that an extremely low calorie diet is helping your study habits. If I tried to live on that many calories a day, I wouldn't be able to concentrate on work for ten minutes at a time.

It's sustainable for me. I'm not hungry at all.

> I know. Do as I say, not as I do. :) But I'm going to try. Really. I'd kind of like to be prettier myself.

Aw, you already glow Dinah. :-)

Deneb*

 

200. Yippee.

Posted by Dinah on October 29, 2006, at 11:31:02

In reply to 202 1/2 (nm), posted by Dinah on October 13, 2006, at 8:16:23

Never thought I'd hear myself say that.

:)

Feeling sick is great for dieting.

 

Re: 200. Yippee. Dinah

Posted by Deneb on October 29, 2006, at 19:12:51

In reply to 200. Yippee., posted by Dinah on October 29, 2006, at 11:31:02

Congrats Dinah, but sorry you felt sick.

I wish we could all reach our healthy weights without becoming sick.

Deneb*

 

Re: 200. Yippee.

Posted by Phillipa on October 29, 2006, at 19:52:32

In reply to Re: 200. Yippee. Dinah, posted by Deneb on October 29, 2006, at 19:12:51

You're both doing well. Hang in there. Love Phillipa

 

Re: 200. Yippee.

Posted by Dinah on November 4, 2006, at 1:32:42

In reply to Re: 200. Yippee., posted by Phillipa on October 29, 2006, at 19:52:32

I really need to do something about my weight. Not only for my health but for my horrible self image.

 

Re: 200. Yippee.

Posted by Jost on November 4, 2006, at 11:48:40

In reply to Re: 200. Yippee., posted by Dinah on November 4, 2006, at 1:32:42

Um okay, you've come to the right place.

first of all, what crunchy vegetables do you like. cause you're gonna be eating a LOT of 'em for a while. Forever, to be exact.

so: carrots are good-- I don't like the ones in the little bags, but some (eg SigO) do- but you don't have to peel those

or celery-- sometimes good, if a little sweet-- if not, yeccch-- but very very low calorie (so low calorie, I've heard claims that you burn more calories eating them, than you eat-- not true but....)

tomatoes? not crunchy, but good--

broccoli? great for you, a little heavy on the cellulose, but...

and then your exercise regimen. Have to go over that later.

Please let me know if there are any fruits you like a lot. We can go over your preferences before I input my nagging program.

And remember, your weight has been stable for a long time. So it can be done.


Jost

 

Re: 200. Yippee. Jost

Posted by Dinah on November 4, 2006, at 15:48:25

In reply to Re: 200. Yippee., posted by Jost on November 4, 2006, at 11:48:40

Well, at the risk of sounding like my father, who was well known for announcing that from here on out all he'd eat was canned peaches (or that he'd never eat out again, or never eat in again, or whatever has struck his mood), I am trying a mostly oatmeal diet. Oatmeal with artificial sweetener of course.

And V-8 juice. Oatmeal and V-8 juice. :)

I don't know how sustainable it is. (I already cheated today with a handful of pickles.) But oatmeal sure is filling. One serving of oatmeal and I'm not hungry for half a day.

Ok, I know I'm being silly. But oatmeal is one of the few things that appeals to me at the moment.

 

Re: 200. Yippee. Dinah

Posted by Phillipa on November 4, 2006, at 18:43:28

In reply to Re: 200. Yippee. Jost, posted by Dinah on November 4, 2006, at 15:48:25

Dinah you do need protein as you don't want the weight loss from your muscles and the heart is a muscle. Protein drinks are low in calories. Love Phillipa

 

Re: Oatmeal Dinah

Posted by MidnightBlue on November 4, 2006, at 19:03:35

In reply to Re: 200. Yippee. Jost, posted by Dinah on November 4, 2006, at 15:48:25

Dinah,
I have oatmeal EVERY morning for breakfast. Of course, I use brown sugar. And like your dear late father, I LOVE canned peaches. :-)

MidnightBlue

> Well, at the risk of sounding like my father, who was well known for announcing that from here on out all he'd eat was canned peaches (or that he'd never eat out again, or never eat in again, or whatever has struck his mood), I am trying a mostly oatmeal diet. Oatmeal with artificial sweetener of course.
>
> And V-8 juice. Oatmeal and V-8 juice. :)
>
> I don't know how sustainable it is. (I already cheated today with a handful of pickles.) But oatmeal sure is filling. One serving of oatmeal and I'm not hungry for half a day.
>
> Ok, I know I'm being silly. But oatmeal is one of the few things that appeals to me at the moment.

 

199. I broke 200.

Posted by Dinah on November 7, 2006, at 14:53:37

In reply to Re: Oatmeal Dinah, posted by MidnightBlue on November 4, 2006, at 19:03:35

Which would be more exciting if I weren't 198 for years before I made a huge jump that month or two I was on Risperdal regularly.

And I'm retaining water too! I can't even get my ring on. So there's room for water weight loss.

And I have an appointment with an ENT who, unlike my internist, has time to see me. God bless specialists, one and all.

 

197

Posted by Dinah on November 8, 2006, at 9:22:57

In reply to 199. I broke 200., posted by Dinah on November 7, 2006, at 14:53:37

no water retention

 

Re: 197 Dinah

Posted by MidnightBlue on November 8, 2006, at 9:42:16

In reply to 197, posted by Dinah on November 8, 2006, at 9:22:57

Dinah,

You are doing so well! I don't even want to talk about it. Me that is :-(

 

Re: 197 MidnightBlue

Posted by Dinah on November 8, 2006, at 10:16:35

In reply to Re: 197 Dinah, posted by MidnightBlue on November 8, 2006, at 9:42:16

I'm sick. I don't think I have the flu, because my fever comes and goes, so it all must go back to my mouth.

It makes losing weight pretty easy.

I see the ENT tomorrow (why did it take me so long to figure out which doctor to see?). If he can fix my mouth, my weight loss might grind to a halt. But I hope it doesn't turn to gains.

How are you doing? When I'm stressed and anxious, I tend to eat just to keep going. Right now I'm just not going.

 

Re: 196

Posted by Dinah on November 24, 2006, at 15:12:30

In reply to 197, posted by Dinah on November 8, 2006, at 9:22:57

Actually, a bit below.

And the day after Thanksgiving and the most I've eaten in weeks.

Not too bad.

 

awesome! Dinah

Posted by zenhussy on November 24, 2006, at 15:40:25

In reply to Re: 196, posted by Dinah on November 24, 2006, at 15:12:30

keeping a healthier Dinah around is a great idea for all involved. your hubby and son will appreciate a healthier wife and mother who has a better chance at living longer.

you're doing this for you but others will enjoy the benefits you'll feel from being lighter.

it isn't about fixating on the numbers. it is about feeling better, having more energy, being healthier and the ability to enjoy life more easily than before. well done and keep going!!

--zh

 

Re: awesome! zenhussy

Posted by Dinah on November 24, 2006, at 21:36:24

In reply to awesome! Dinah, posted by zenhussy on November 24, 2006, at 15:40:25

Thanks Zen. I hope it keeps up when (or if) I ever get over this blasted flu.

I really am trying to be healthier in a lot of different areas.

 

healthy habits and change take time Dinah

Posted by zenhussy on November 25, 2006, at 9:02:33

In reply to Re: awesome! zenhussy, posted by Dinah on November 24, 2006, at 21:36:24

>>> Thanks Zen. I hope it keeps up when (or if) I ever get over this blasted flu.

I really am trying to be healthier in a lot of different areas. <<<

takes time DM. look at your fellow deputies and their paths to improvement....GG is learning kundalini yoga while dealing with medication issues, CS has been doing yoga for a year now and has kept to her sobriety, Racer writes about her eating issues on the eating board and what works for her or what doesn't work for her. Sorry we're not more familiar with Auntie or 10der and what they've done to improve their situations over time.

Remember that health doesn't come immediately. It takes time to relearn ways of living more healthily. It takes LOTS of practice to continue patterns such that they become habits.

If a disease is within your ability to control then we wish you the utmost support to learn ways to control the symptoms. We'd like to see a Dinah who doesn't face amputation or other complications of diabetes down the road. If you're able to face those issues now you're already ahead of the game!

 

195 (nm)

Posted by Dinah on November 27, 2006, at 11:53:11

In reply to healthy habits and change take time Dinah, posted by zenhussy on November 25, 2006, at 9:02:33

 

Re: 192

Posted by Dinah on November 30, 2006, at 8:15:27

In reply to 195 (nm), posted by Dinah on November 27, 2006, at 11:53:11

I don't rely on that to stand, though. It seems like just too great a loss in three days.

My guess would be 193-194.

 

Re: 192 Dinah

Posted by Phillipa on November 30, 2006, at 19:01:28

In reply to Re: 192, posted by Dinah on November 30, 2006, at 8:15:27

Congrats Dinah!!!!!Love Phillipa


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