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Old 05-01-2003, 03:22 PM   #1
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Default Hello, new to this thread and looking for a 'home'

I need to loose about 100 pounds. I have never needed to loose this much before but I did get down to a size 12 with Susan Powters some years back. She has a new book out that I just finished reading.

Is there anyone on this section who follows a low fat plan? I could really use some company as I try to do this again.
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Old 05-01-2003, 03:36 PM   #2
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welcome! people here follow all kinds of different plans (and some of us go it alone). however, everyone is very supportive to one another as we reach our goals.
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Starting weight/ Current low weight/"redline" weight
Total: 267.6 pounds.

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Next goal is 175: Pounds from goal = 4.2.
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Old 05-01-2003, 04:01 PM   #3
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Thank you, Matt. You have done wonderful on your plan whatever it is! Great Job!
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Old 05-01-2003, 04:02 PM   #4
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Welcome !!!

Its nice to have you here. Good luck on your plan. I for one am not following anything in particular, just eating small poritons and making better choices.....oh and lots - gag - of water
I can't really follow any plan for long so cutting my portions way down and eating what I like seems to be helping me ALOT.

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Old 05-01-2003, 04:11 PM   #5
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Thanks, Leens, for the welcome! I am going to need all the support I can get and hope that I can give some also. I am trying to eat 20 percent calories from fat and trying to exercise 30 minutes daily. Trying is the 'key' word.
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Old 05-01-2003, 04:23 PM   #6
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Welcome Karefree2!

I'm doing Weight Watchers, which is pretty low fat. But, I'm not counting fat grams or anything. I'm letting WW do the counting for me.

Here's to the healthy new you!
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Joined WW 2/11/06
Total WW loss to date: 2.6 lbs
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Old 05-01-2003, 05:35 PM   #7
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it'll be ok karefree.. i promise. this group is fabulous... and more about the 'head work' that has to go into losing and maintaining it.

and we're always here.
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Old 05-01-2003, 06:16 PM   #8
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hi! i'm a calorie counter, and i try to keep an eye on my fat. i never let it go over 30% a day.


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Old 05-01-2003, 06:27 PM   #9
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Hello karefreee! I eat BFL style which boils down to 40/40/20.
40% carbs
40% protein
20% fat

It is a wonderful way to eat and I feel much better! WELCOME!

Miss Chris
bljeghbe' chugh vaj blHegh- Klingon for Surrender or Die

Weight Jan 2006- 257 lbs
Current weight-202.8 (5'7 1/2)
Goal weight-155 lbs.
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Old 05-01-2003, 07:00 PM   #10
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Welcome! I also do Weight Watchers so I don't have to count anything, although for some reason I'm hooked on fitday.com so I usually end knowing how many calories I'm eating and how many I'm burning.

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Old 05-01-2003, 10:13 PM   #11
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Welcome! I don't follow any specific plan, I just watch what I eat and exercise everyday (and I am a water addict lol).
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Old 05-01-2003, 10:40 PM   #12
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Like Angie and Sheila, I am also doing Weight Watchers. Keep posting! The support here is fabulous!

get out of the 230s by July 23rd: Met 7/23/2009
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Old 05-01-2003, 11:13 PM   #13
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Welcome! I'm 2 months into this and would not be surviving without this site -- especially the points challenges. I think you'll like it here.

I am counting every calorie, but I eat up to 2200 per day in the ratio of 50% carbd/25%fat/25%protein -- all high quality foods, very little sugar, no refined foods, very little meat. Also work out a lot.

Looking forward to eharing your progress!


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Started 7/11/05 @ 278
Weight loss to date: 38 lbs.
Goal: 160

Program: pure foods, weight lifting, cardio

Body for Life 9/26/05-12/19/05 after about 8 weeks of non BFL lifiting
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Old 05-01-2003, 11:52 PM   #14
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I don't follow any specific plan. I am not organized enough. I had a dietician lay out a plan for me some years ago, so it's a little of that mixed with the 90/10 program. I watch what I eat, make good, healthy choices: lean meats & sometimes meatless, whole grains, not drinking my calories, etc. I exercise as much as I can & just joined a gym today!!!

"It's never too late to be what you might have been." -George Eliot
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Old 05-02-2003, 09:16 AM   #15
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Thank you all for the warm welcome. I have a feeling I am going to feel right at home here. It seems to be one of the friendliest and most active boards. I joined Susans new site but there isn't many posts there and when I need support I need it fast so an active site is very helpful to me!

There are lots of posts to read so again I will just say thanks for the welcome.
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