Fifteen Pounds & Under

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Abby S.

02/25/2018 6:18PM
Welcome Brandy and Anne. Please share your favorite way to get out of slump when your body starts getting used to its weight. I think most dieters find the pounds fall off quicker when they are making dramatic changes to their diets. Thanks for sharing.

Abby S.

01/18/2018 4:37PM
Really ramping up the exercise is helpful for losing those last few pounds.

AJMA191

10/30/2017 12:28PM
Hi! I'm so happy to find this group! I finished Jillian Michaels' Dietbet last month and just joined another for the coming month. I just joined a StepBet today, too. StepBet is new to me, but seems like it will force me to add another 20 min or so of walking to meet my daily goals, which can only help with my DietBet goal :) My goal is to hold myself accountable daily for the duration of this DietBet, which led me to check out the groups and find this one!

Abby S.

Welcome. I know it can be tough to lose a little. I did Jillian's too. I came 1.5 pounds short of my goal but lost weight. I find that I really have to ramp up my exercise and eat a light dinner to lose. How about you?

AJMA191

Yes. I have to really work out toward the end of a DietBet and definitely eat lightly at dinner, since I weigh in first thing in the mornings. This time around I've slacked off a bit on the Jillian Michaels workouts (I'm paying for her monthly app) because of the StepBet I'm also in. Those home workouts don't give me many steps to add to my final step count. If I end the day still needed more steps I'll got for a walk or do a bunch of housework to get those steps. I'm still burning calories (actually burning more than I did last month!) but I miss the dedicated 30 min of working out. This is only my second week of the StepBet, so hopefully I'll learn to balance out the two along the way.

Abby S.

10/03/2017 8:31PM
Eating fiber can help you fill up. Read labels to help maximize the amount of fiber you eat in pasta and bread. Whole wheat varieties usually have more fiber than white varieties, but even brands of whole wheat products can vary in fiber content. Beans and flaxseed are other good sources of fiber. Share your favorite high fiber treats.

Abby S.

09/30/2017 7:10PM
Try some new exercises to keep your body from getting in a rut.
Monday... Try working out with weights
Tuesday.., Take a long walk.
Wedsnesday... Do weight resistance using your body as weight.
Thursday... Work out aerobically with a rowing machine, efx, or treadmill.
Friday... Play tennis, do the same activity as your toddler for an hour (if you have one...not napping or eating though), or choose an exercise video of your choice.

Abby S.

09/24/2017 2:35PM
Here is an article about ways to alleviate plateaus. The overall idea is to surprise your body by making changes in exercise, calorie counts, and food. http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/features/10-ways-to-move-beyond-a-weight-loss-plateau#1

Abby S.

09/18/2017 7:07PM
I'm not sure how many people only have a little to lose. Whether you have lost a lot to join this group or just want to lose a size, I am hoping this group can share tips for staying motivated when you don't have a lot to lose. Sometimes your body gets used to diet and exercise, so weight loss slows down. Other times, you may not be as careful because you are not that unhappy with your appearance. In fact, friends may say you look great. Please introduce yourself if you join.
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Abby S.

Hi Mindy. Thanks for joining. Did you lose a lot already and are down to the wire, or you just want to drop a size or so? For me, it is the latter. I also have a few other questions.
Do you prefer sweet or crunchy snacks?
Favorite food?
Are you a quantity eater or can be satisfied with a small portion?
Are you a night time eater, 3 to 5 eater, or something else? Just asking people as they join, so we can help each other better. Thanks.

Mindy K.

I've lost about 10 pounds already so I really didn't have a lot to lose, but it's enough... lol. I got quite lazy with my habits when my dad died last November and I gained 25 pounds. So I'm just trying to get back into my clothes comfortably!
I much prefer crunchy snacks. My favorite at the moment is those mini cucumbers. I adore them.
My favorite food is tacos. Any type and any way they're prepared. I love all the tacos!
I can definitely be satisfied with a small portion and I generally eat three meals a day and generally one snack.