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You have a lot of weight to lose, but it took a long time to get there. If it were me, and this is what I have done, is to address the reason why I gained the weight, what I was missing, emotionally that caused me to replace the emotions with food. I found that #1, I loved chocolate and just couldn't give it up. That is my down fall. I had to give it up though when I went on a raw food diet, drats.

The doctor told me, when I complained about my weight, dieting in tricky. You can eat all that you want to eat if you can exercise it off. At first the body will try to hold onto the fat so you have to change your metabolism. That is hard to do at age fifty. Then you have to decide to eat small portions six times a day, not three meals a day, and eat nothing after seven at night or two hours before bedtime. That is hard when you are at work.

I have seen so many people lose weight with a the Adkins diet but I wonder if it stays off. I can't see clogging my arteries with all of that fat. Plus, I love carrot juice too much to give it up for a diet.

With so many of us eating processed and fast food, weight seems to linger. They just did a study that was published recently that stated that our race in general is bigger, according to measurements taken and the clothing manufacturers have started renaming the sizes so that people think that they are thinner than they are.

As you know, weight is a contributer to diabetes. You are taking the right steps by being concerned about your weight.

What I have found is that, nothing goes into your body unless you put it there. What you do with it after that is up to you. I would think exercise would be the number one priority. Even if you start out with one block you will quickly find yourself up to three to five miles in no time. Also, the Pilates seems to be a great way to start streching those muscles and ligaments to get you ready for the exercises which need to follow.

Dieting is an ugly word, but it is either that or what you have now.

There are a lot of great ways to diet. I chose fruits, veggies, protein and well, chocolate, but justify that chocolate with exercise.

As for a juice fast, most people think that a juice fast means store bought juice. I am not saying that you did. A juice diet usually consists of juice made in a juicer with all of the stuff that you need in it. Juice from a store usually contains sugar, frutose, or preservative. You can make a great juice with a juicer with just about anything that you can find in the produce isle and then add supplements. A juicer will keep in some of the fiber which your body needs. Taking Omega-3's with it, and adding Flax seed oil, or ground flax seed should give you your fiber.

There is a great book out there that was written by the guy who invented corn flakes. I forget the name right now but it is all about his idea of putting people on a cornflake diet. I tried it and it worked. Very interesting book. I think that the name may be "The Road to Wellville".

I have found that if I substitute soy milk (yum!!!) for dairy and then get my calcium through fruits and veggies that I have less digestive problems when on diets. Also, I make sure that I consume organic, non-fat, natural, yogurt when my stomach is protesting something that I ate. I make sure that it doesn't contain sugar or aspartane.

Chin, up. It takes time. :)
[QUOTE=injured betty]You have a lot of weight to lose, but it took a long time to get there. If it were me, and this is what I have done, is to address the reason why I gained the weight, what I was missing, emotionally that caused me to replace the emotions with food. I found that #1, I loved chocolate and just couldn't give it up. That is my down fall. I had to give it up though when I went on a raw food diet, drats.

The doctor told me, when I complained about my weight, dieting in tricky. You can eat all that you want to eat if you can exercise it off. At first the body will try to hold onto the fat so you have to change your metabolism. That is hard to do at age fifty. Then you have to decide to eat small portions six times a day, not three meals a day, and eat nothing after seven at night or two hours before bedtime. That is hard when you are at work.

I have seen so many people lose weight with a the Adkins diet but I wonder if it stays off. I can't see clogging my arteries with all of that fat. Plus, I love carrot juice too much to give it up for a diet.

With so many of us eating processed and fast food, weight seems to linger. They just did a study that was published recently that stated that our race in general is bigger, according to measurements taken and the clothing manufacturers have started renaming the sizes so that people think that they are thinner than they are.

As you know, weight is a contributer to diabetes. You are taking the right steps by being concerned about your weight.

What I have found is that, nothing goes into your body unless you put it there. What you do with it after that is up to you. I would think exercise would be the number one priority. Even if you start out with one block you will quickly find yourself up to three to five miles in no time. Also, the Pilates seems to be a great way to start streching those muscles and ligaments to get you ready for the exercises which need to follow.

Dieting is an ugly word, but it is either that or what you have now.

There are a lot of great ways to diet. I chose fruits, veggies, protein and well, chocolate, but justify that chocolate with exercise.

As for a juice fast, most people think that a juice fast means store bought juice. I am not saying that you did. A juice diet usually consists of juice made in a juicer with all of the stuff that you need in it. Juice from a store usually contains sugar, frutose, or preservative. You can make a great juice with a juicer with just about anything that you can find in the produce isle and then add supplements. A juicer will keep in some of the fiber which your body needs. Taking Omega-3's with it, and adding Flax seed oil, or ground flax seed should give you your fiber.

There is a great book out there that was written by the guy who invented corn flakes. I forget the name right now but it is all about his idea of putting people on a cornflake diet. I tried it and it worked. Very interesting book. I think that the name may be "The Road to Wellville".

I have found that if I substitute soy milk (yum!!!) for dairy and then get my calcium through fruits and veggies that I have less digestive problems when on diets. Also, I make sure that I consume organic, non-fat, natural, yogurt when my stomach is protesting something that I ate. I make sure that it doesn't contain sugar or aspartane.

Chin, up. It takes time. :)[/QUOTE]
Thank you injured betty,
I know you mean well, and I'll certainly take into concideration your advise.

Problem is I eat the correct portions of food maybe not the right foods?? but I try to have well balance meals/veggies/meats and not to much I don't think that I actually over eat? I thought for a long time my thyroid was my trouble or my metabolisum system was not working? but according to all the Dr's that s not the reason? they can't tell me why? only just get on a diet is all???? duh!

Anyway I read your post and it's incouraging to me I'll do some of them things you mention and we'll see whaT HAPPENS??
Thank You very much.





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