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January 29th, 2015 at 10:24 am

I am down to 172 lb. a total of 10 lb lost. 22 to go.

Weight loss

January 3rd, 2015 at 09:42 pm

Yahoo! I am down to 177 lb. 27 to go.

Lose pounds, save dollars

December 29th, 2014 at 08:31 pm

I am resurrecting this because I have been eating too much, I need to get down to 150 lb. Currently i am 179. I am giving up lollies, cake and cookies, all forms of dessert except fruit, snacks between meals, cheese (pizza!!), fried chicken, peanut butter and juice. I should save some money by not buying these things.


September 20th, 2011 at 12:18 am

I have lost 2 lb.

Fifty pounds

September 16th, 2011 at 12:10 am

not sterling, tho I dropped a fair few of those on my trip. I have been eating a lot of comfort food since my dad died and am now -gulp, 198 lb. So I'm revisiting the weight loss category. No more cheese and cookies. Gotta gat back into that size 12 dress.


April 4th, 2007 at 10:52 pm

Oh I'm feeling rotten. I've got la misery virus. Neverthless I forced myself to go to the interview where I was informed the job had already gone (Gee thanks - you let me drag myself into town to tell me that?) I'm going to curl up in bed for the weekend - looks forward to chocolate on Easter Sunday.

However, I have now reached my goal of 160 pounds - maybe not too much chocolate.

Light fingered

March 30th, 2007 at 07:15 pm

Now that I've dropped some excess poundage, my fingers are skinnier and my rings were getting loose. So I removed them because I didn't want to lose them. I like big chunky rings with flashy stones - they are heavy, too. So I reckon I've lost a few more ounces by taking them off.

ETA I have some pretty antique rings my grandmother left me; tried them on and behold! now they fit. Pretty new rings for my new slim fingers.

Graph line heading down

March 28th, 2007 at 01:26 pm

No - not net worth! Weight. I am now down to 161 lb - only one more pound to reach my goal. Today I saw a friend who commented I'd lost weight and looked well. Doing the happy dance.

Hello again

February 28th, 2007 at 12:04 pm

I have been unwell for what seems like weeks; I'm surprised it's only 10 days. At least I have dropped some weight and am now down to 164 lb. Tho I don't recommend sickness as a way of slimming, I think I will set a new goal of 160. Then I will have lost 10% of weight.

Ta da!

February 12th, 2007 at 11:45 am

Jumped on the scale this morning and behold! I have lost another pound. Now down to 169. There is something very satisfying about getting below a number ending with a 0.

I have been carefully tracking my food intake on fitday.com and am about 1600 calories a day. Tracking your diet is like tracking your money - you soon become aware and start making better choices.

Jumped on the scales...

February 4th, 2007 at 10:36 am

...this morning and discovered I had lost a whole THREE pounds! Yay for me! They say the first few lbs loss is generally water, but I feel good about myself anyway.


February 1st, 2007 at 11:11 am

Someone mentioned on the weight loss thread the Basal Metabolic Rate. I worked mine out here


You are supposed to eat 500 calories per day less in order to lose a pound a week. So I should be eating 1650 calories - probably less as my medication slows my metabolism.

So I need a way of tracking the calories I eat. I use this website


which not only tells the calories I eat in foods, but gives reports on whether I met my daily nutritional requirements.

Counting calories is like keeping track of your money; you quickly see where the waste is and where you can cut back.

Losing weight

January 30th, 2007 at 06:27 pm

I have taken up on the Weight Loss Challenge and intend to lose 10 lbs. Actually, I want to lose a dress size, so I have a greater range of clothes to choose from at the thrift stores. I don't mind being 5' 10", but I don't want to be a "big, sturdy lass". Neither do I want to look like a beanpole model, as I don't think it's healthy. Somewhere in between with a few nice curves is where I'd like to fit.

While thumbing through a recipe book, I came across this quote by Liz Hurley. When asked how she kept her figure, she replied, "You just have to want to be slim more than you want that piece of cheesecake or chocolate." Basically it's about keeping your goals in mind, and weighing the consequences of each decision. This is equally true for dieting and saving money.

I'm not in favour in very low calorie diets as they're like too tight budgets. They trigger relapses. You can no more cut out all treat foods than you can deny yourself every desire in order to save money. Extreme crash diets are unhealthy, like neglecting house repairs in order to save money. The best way is to simply cut out the waste in both eating habits and money. And be prepared for it to take time. You didn't get overweight or into debt overnight, so it will take a while to come right.

So my plan is to cut down on fats and sugars, by eliminating cakes, cookies and candy, and fried foods. This doesn't mean I can't have a spoonful of sugar on my oatmeal, or saute mushrooms in a little butter, but the emphasis is to be on grains, beans, fruit and veg, and low fat dairy. As it happens, these are the healthiest foods, and relatively cheap.