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How'd you do it?

I love the post asking how much weight have you lost in what time frame.

I'd like to know, if you've lost a significant amount of weight, how did you do it? What do you think was the "key" for you?

There might have been a post like this in the past. If so, I'm sorry. I'm new. Ü

Thu. Mar 8, 2:17pm

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I've lost 23 and a 1/2 pounds and I attribute the loss to many things
- portion, portion, portion. I didn't elminate anything.
- my groupmates on PT
- my mirror in my bedroom closet
- not listening to my boyfriend tell me that he liked me bigger
- writing everything down.

Thursday, March 08, 2007, 2:27 PM

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ate healthy and exercised regularly. simple, cheap and effective.

Thursday, March 08, 2007, 2:36 PM

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I've lost 10lbs in 8 weeks.
I joined a gym and go 5 days a week.
I made my diet healthier but did not cut out all "bad" foods as I have done that previously and couldn't deal with the cravings and then the guilt when I gave into them.

Thursday, March 08, 2007, 2:37 PM

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I second portion control! That was the key for me.

I lost my 20 pounds with healthy eating and exercise. I didn't cut ANYTHING out of my diet and achieved my goals. I eat "bad" foods occasionallly and in small portions.

Thursday, March 08, 2007, 3:25 PM

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don't worry if you start a new thread. The old ones get incredibly long, and usually get off track. Some of us prefer to be able to comment anew. However, there is a search option up at the top that sometimes helps you to find old threads.

What Has Worked for Me

LOG, LOG, LOG Everyday, honestly.
Portion Control
Team mates
Liver and colon detoxing.

I always was pretty active, so that did not really change, but it is very important. If you lose weight without exercise, you lose both muscle and fat. When you gain anything back (and fluctuations are normal) you are gaining fat but no muscle. So your body gradually becomes fatter and fatter, even while staying about the same weight. Plus it helps with bone density, which staves off skeletal issues as you age. So don't skip the phys ed!

Good luck,

Thursday, March 08, 2007, 3:42 PM

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