Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

How many times have you lost the weight?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #31
    3 times, all between the ages of 18 and 20, being 21 now. The first time I dropped 17 pounds by severe calorie restriction, but one night when I couldn't take the hunger any more I gave in and binged for days and gained every ounce back. I did the same thing less than a year later, losing and regaining 20 pounds. Finally I realized what I was doing to myself and did it the healthy way with the help of the primal blueprint. I'm maintaining a healthy weight now, but I confess to wanting to lose a little more body fat in order to be a bit leaner.

    Comment


    • #32
      I had forgotten about the Ephedra pills. I was actually able to lose quite a bit and maintain 115 lbs. with those, while ephedra was available at drugstores in the early 2000's.
      Not the healthiest way to lose and maintain weight, but at least it kept me from bingeing on junk for a while, until epherda got banned.

      Comment


      • #33
        Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
        There have been times in my life when the weight gain was so rapid I could see the difference in the mirror from one day to the next but I still could not stop it. Today I read this whole website of some guy who purposefully tried to gain about 20lbs in a month. Oh my god, the amount of food he ate was quite incredible and yet he struggled to put on the weight. I could put on 30lbs in a week eating like he did. Of course, none of it would be muscle.
        Same here. I was an active kid/teen, playing softball, hiking, mountain biking, marching band, etc. Not a super athlete, but most certainly not just sitting on my butt watching TV all day either. It was always frustrating having friends who ate junk food, drank nothing but soda, etc. and never gained a pound, yet if I looked at food I seemed to gain weight. I do wonder if I am more genetically predisposed to gain weight on a SAD diet though--there is native American ancestry on my dad's side.

        Comment


        • #34
          Originally posted by Graycat View Post
          I had forgotten about the Ephedra pills. I was actually able to lose quite a bit and maintain 115 lbs. with those, while ephedra was available at drugstores in the early 2000's.
          Not the healthiest way to lose and maintain weight, but at least it kept me from bingeing on junk for a while, until epherda got banned.
          They certainly worked, I'll give them that. It was thanks to those pills that I was able to "live" on a breakfast of lowfat yogurt and a cereal bar, and then just a Slim-Fast shake for lunch and dinner with one 100 calorie snack bar in between (it was easier that way because I worked night shift), and not feel like I was starving or falling over from fatigue. I did have a bit of an insomnia problem though...

          Comment


          • #35
            I've only lost it once, on PB. And I never plan on having to lose it ever again!!

            Comment


            • #36
              I lost weight with low carb eating, probably did it a couple of times in the past few years (maybe 5), but regained when I went back to "normal" eating.

              The only other success I had was with breastfeeding, three times it was effective in getting rid of pregancy weight gain plus a good deal more. By the third time I even looked forward to it for that reason.

              This is the only lifestyle I've discovered that not only works for weight loss but also for maintenance and for health gains.
              Annie Ups the Ante
              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

              Comment


              • #37
                Once with the PB. I've added more than 10 lbs. back from my lowest weight point but it's lean muscle mass so I'm not complaining.

                Comment


                • #38
                  Originally posted by cobalamin View Post
                  I never understood how people became overweight... didn't you see the stomach get larger under your nose? or feel the stomach rolls touching each other?

                  I am not trying to be offensive. I don't understand since I've never been overweight but then again.. I've never had the money to buy too much food growing up.
                  huge assumptions within your comments.

                  the easiest to read is this : your body weight is wholly and act of will and totally controllable by the individual

                  second assumption embedded within your belief system (BS) : all method of caloric intake are the same and provide the same results

                  it is always good to look at hidden assumptions since our BS is based on them.
                  Optimum Health powered by Actualized Self-Knowledge.

                  Predator not Prey
                  Paleo Ketogenic Lifestyle

                  CW 315 | SW 506
                  Current Jeans 46 | Starting Jeans 66


                  Contact me: quelsen@gmail.com

                  Comment


                  • #39
                    Originally posted by quelsen View Post
                    huge assumptions within your comments.

                    1. the easiest to read is this : your body weight is wholly and act of will and totally controllable by the individual

                    2. second assumption embedded within your belief system (BS) : all method of caloric intake are the same and provide the same results

                    3. it is always good to look at hidden assumptions since our BS is based on them.
                    Someone is making assumptions that I made assumptions... You didn't understand me and are trying to understand me by making stuff up. My comment was full of questions, not statements.

                    My first line basically asked... do people become obese because they lack self-awareness.

                    1. I never made that statement.

                    2. I never made that statement.

                    3. Your hidden assumptions about what I said. I don't make assumptions. My number 1 rule.

                    Comment


                    • #40
                      About 4 times... every time by physical activity alone, until Paleo/Primal.
                      Peak weight on Standard American Diet: 316.8 lbs
                      Initial Weight When Starting Primal: 275 lbs
                      Current weight: 210.8 lbs
                      Goal weight: 220 lbs (or less): MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

                      The way "ChooseMyPlate.gov" should have looked:
                      ChooseMyPlate

                      Comment


                      • #41
                        Too many times!!! And I'm sure it's the same ole bit of weight that keeps hanging around!! From 18 I lost 30lbs, then probably fluctuated 10-14lbs over next few years,always battled with stupid calorie restricted diets, or last year did dukan and looked half dead! Met my lowest ever weight but just couldn't maintain it-I wasn't meant to be that weight.
                        In my job I'm surrounded by people who unfortunately like to tell me I've put weight on aNd need to lose it...these are also the same people who when I've lost weight also tell me I don't look good! Weird hey? Go figure!
                        I tend to go up and down between the same 6lbs which is so disheartening!!
                        If I relax a little(am currently on holiday) can be guaranteed it'll pile on
                        So suppose its something need to accept just wish it didn't happen!
                        Will be right back on track when home..just hope there won't be too much to shift!!
                        Does anyone else find you have these constant fluctuations?and are you just fairly chilled about it or doesn't get you down?
                        "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all,in which case you've failed by default"

                        Comment


                        • #42
                          A lot of champion dieters around here. I hoped that this topic might help that aspiring doctor in that other thread understand why his silly suggestions are met with such stony silence and dirty looks.
                          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

                          Comment


                          • #43
                            I never understood how people became overweight... didn't you see the stomach get larger under your nose? or feel the stomach rolls touching each other?

                            I am not trying to be offensive. I don't understand since I've never been overweight but then again.. I've never had the money to buy too much food growing up.
                            This contains at least five layers of ignorance. I was fat because I grew up poor. I'm not bothering with the rest, because it would take a five-paragraph essay to even convince you to start thinking and you're not worth the effort.
                            Crohn's, doing SCD

                            Comment


                            • #44
                              I grew up extremely poor and didn't become fat as a result. I became fat as I continued to layer on more stress on myself. I naturally grew into a size 6 and screwed up my own health in college to become a bigger person.
                              My chocolatey Primal journey

                              Unusual food recipes (plus chocolate) blog

                              Comment


                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
                                This contains at least five layers of ignorance. I was fat because I grew up poor. I'm not bothering with the rest, because it would take a five-paragraph essay to even convince you to start thinking and you're not worth the effort.
                                Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

                                Did any of you ever stop and.... bold part above.

                                The poor comment was about not having enough money to purchase enough calories. You weren't poor enough. I grew up in a family where there wasn't enough food.. so everyone always ate my food. I wen't to bed with a tight back from the lack of carbohydrates.

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X