Dieting, Anyone?

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  1. Bill Boggs

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    Saturday morning I awoke with leg cramps, thirsty, and a little bit hungry. Also needed to empty my bladder. My will power has been sorely tested this week as I have made a real effort to lose a pound or two. Of course I realize if this turns into misery it is of my own making. I stepped on the scales a few minutes ago. My daily average calorie intake this week has been a substantial 1065.1, so that's not starving one's self, even if it feels like you are. This morning I weighed 182.4.That's a 5.6 pound lose this week. This is too much, too fast to sustain but I wanted to break into the 170s before dragging this out too long. This is too much weight lose to sustain but I wanted to make a showing. Tomorrow is my DIL's birthday and we are going to the Outback Restaurant to celebrate (her choice). I'm going to let my hair down and have a substantial meal and hope to make up for doing so in the coming days. I have denied myself this week. Example: My wife made a great looking banana pudding this week; I didn't eat one bite even even though my mouth watered as I looked at those vanilla wafers atop the pudding and ringing the bowl. What the heck! A guy should test his resolve every once in a while.
     
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    Thanks...
     
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    Are you getting enough calcium and magnesium, @Bill Boggs ? Lack of either one of those minerals can sometimes cause leg cramps.
    I don't like to go to sleep on either a full stomach or on an empty stomach; so I try to eat dinner earlier, and then just have a small healthy snack at bedtime.
    Sometimes, I have cottage cheese, which is one of the slowest digesting foods; so it helps me to feel satisfied all night, plus it has lots of vitamins and minerals to help me sleep better. Other times, I have some homemade almond milk with a scoop of whey protein powder in it.
    I just can't sleep if my tummy is rumbling and hungry, and this little bedtime snack seems to alleviate this for me.
     
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    I don't know.
     
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    I promise to start my diet on September 18th. I promise...:rolleyes:
    I even downloaded a motivational diet app for my phone.
     
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    We don't need to "diet", we just need to watch our portions........somewhere, somebody told me that on this forum. Unfortunately, we both love to eat. Not necessarily over-indulge, but still "love to eat". Our metabolism rate is so darn low.
     
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    Woke up Saturday morning and forgot it was Saturday or forgot I was posting about west loss. I wish I could report magnificent successes this week. I can't. All I can say is I am holding my own merely taking smaller portions and occasionally feeling I am slowly starving myself. I guess it is fair to mention I splurged on my DIL birthday. We went out to Outback. That didn't do myself any favors dietwise except my hunger was satisfied for the first time in a number of days. But I'm back on the straight and narrow, again diet wise. PS. For dinner tonight I'm having a bowl of watermelon. See you all next week.
     
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    I almost forgot again today. I may have to start making myself notes. Weighed 180.2 this morning. That's taking it down a notch or two at a time. My daughter is visiting and my wife has gone out of her way to fix what Denise likes. She made a cake. I didn't try it but I feel when I walk by it sitting on the cabinet and breath deeply getting a whiff of that good aroma, I just know I've gained two pounds.
     
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    Having a piece of pie...does not make you gain weight......it is the constant nibbling of the pie until its gone....added with all the other nibblings we tend to forget...that can make you gain. :D
     
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    I like to eat too. My dad was a big eater. He enjoyed eating. I could never understand this until after I retired when I started enjoying meals, joined in with the misses in their planning and sometime their preparation. I enjoy a good meal but I'm a little heavier than I want to be. So, Just to be safe today I had a large breakfast, two eggs, a bacon, one and one third biscuits with a teaspoon of home made wild plum jelly and coffee and twenty calories worth of half and half. For lunch I had a small bowl of watermelon. For dinner tonight, I had another bowl of watermelon and a bottle of Ozark water. So total calories today are 805. Although still hungry I'm going to try to stay the course until I stand on the scale it reads 179.
     
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    @Bill Boggs , I don't think you are getting enough protein. Your body will start to burn muscle. And , at your age, you need all the muscle you can get. :D
     
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    Yeah, but I'm so close.
     
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    Tomorrow eat two eggs, a slice of whole wheat toast with butter, no jelly. For lunch, a few ounces of some kind of meat with a tomato and one slice of whole wheat bread. Afternoon snack, watermelon. For supper, a broiled pork chop and some kind of green vegetable, all you want to eat. No bread.
     
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    If you're talking to me call me skinny. At six fifteen this morning I stepped on the scale. It swung back and forth, it bounced, the needle shuttered and trembled, then settled down. I looked down at the reading, reached over and flipped on the light. Great day in the morning. I'm looking down at 179.0 pounds.

    Ok, I'm gonna fill up on proteins.
     
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    Nothing to report except I am holding my own, at 179.
     
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    The best way to lose excess weight in my opinion is to never deny yourself the foods you love...just eat smaller portions of everything. I quit doing "diets" years and years ago since all they did for me was to have me gaining back even more weigh later on. Just cutting down on the portion size and adding more healthy veggies and fruits to your meals should help drop those extra pounds.
     
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    I don't know @ Babs Hunt. When I started trying to lose some weight I weighed over 230 #. It has taken over two years but I have lost 55# doing what I am doing. I was at 184 give or take a couple of pounds for a good while, but started inching up to 189.I'm conferrable at 184 0r 185 and If I get any light I may've to get a new wardrobe. I have to have suspenders to keep up my pants, my shirts hang loose on me, but I'm just building up a small margin. I'm eating okay but staying below 1198 calories a day. Some days I calorie up to 1200 and some days I get around 900. Sometimes I feel I could eat 1500 calories at a go. It's sort of a game with me since I have no one to play ring around the roses with.
     
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    Everyone has their own way of doing things @Bill Boggs and if your way is working for you then I'm happy for you...and hoping you are eating healthy and getting all the vitamins and minerals, etc. that your body needs while you are dieting.
     
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    Thank you, kindly. Remember I live over in the deleted area. Stop by for coffee some time.
     
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    I'll be watching.
     
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