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Old 01-14-2010, 08:53 AM   #1
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Default For those of you scared to eat at the high end of your calorie intake...

I was eating a 1500 cal diet and it took me about 3 months to lose 10 lbs. I was just so frustrated and angry, then I started working, then the holidays, my bday, and before you know it, the 10 lbs is right back on.

Now I'm eating in the range sparkpeople.com has set for me, which is closer to 1800-2000 some calories. The lbs are totally melting off!!!!! I guess I wasnt' eating enough....wow. I've lost 9 lbs since the 3rd of this month! yay!

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Old 01-14-2010, 09:04 AM   #2
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Ah...the mysteries....it is so counter-intuitive...Congratulations, Lottie !
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:10 AM   #3
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Congrats on your success! It really surprised me too that eating less does not necessarily equal weight loss. I found that out the hard way too, trying to eat a lot less than was recommended. Although sometimes it does seem like 1800 is a whole lot more than I need, oh well. Keep up the great work!!!
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:13 AM   #4
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Woo Hoo!!! Congrats!!!

And seriously thanks for the reminder. Because I do this all the time.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:21 AM   #5
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that's awesome Lottie!!
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:30 AM   #6
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That's great to hear. I'm starting at 2000 to see how I do but I'm sure I will have to adjust once my son is weaned. I'm a little worried that it won't be low enough, so I enjoy hearing that you have better results with a less extreme number.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:32 AM   #7
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wow, congrats, Lottie!!

gorgeous pic, btw
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:33 AM   #8
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YAY Lottie! That is awesome. Can you tell us what types of foods you are eating--including the bits of limited nutritional value (isn't that the PC of saying *bad" food)?
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:34 AM   #9
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I'm glad you started this thread. It's certainly a good reminder. I'm going to start exercising TODAY and I need to increase my calories.

I'm so happy for you that the pounds are "melting off"! It's such a great feeling.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:37 PM   #10
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dragon, thankee.

thighs, I'm eating a vegan diet. so mostly rice, beans, tofu, seitan, veggies and fruit smoothies.

and popcorn. :P
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Thats awesome Lottie!
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Great job! I am glad that you've found something that works for you!!!!
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I want to add that I was eating 1200 cal/day before and lost 10lbs in 4-5 months... This time, I'm upping it to 1500-1600! I hope it works as well for me as it is for you Congratulations on the success!
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:50 PM   #14
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Amen eating 1800-2000 calories helps me with weight loss also and I don't feel hungry since Im eating enough.
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I do want to let you know that I left sparkpeople because I found that their cal. amounts were incorrect. If I tracked the same food on a few different sites spark people was always a few hundred off.
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