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    Need friends and advice

    Hi!

    I'm obviously new to this site. I bought PB last week, finished it by last Thursday night and did my best to start Friday morning. I am having a little issue dropping all of the dairy, namely cheese. I am of Norwegian descent and have no issues digesting dairy. Not sure if that's pertinent, but hey I don't know.

    Anyway, I am looking for as much help and guidance as I can get. I am willing to change just about, well, everything. I currently use MyFitnessPal.com to track my intake, and I have a membership at LA Fitness that I have been using 5-6 times a week. I started at 315lbs on 1/1/11 and I currently weigh 253.2lbs. I started last Friday at 258lbs and have lost just shy of 5lbs all ready. This was after being stuck the last three weeks and gaining one pound prior to changing my diet. I am working towards a better than 80% adherence. I would like to get as close to 100% as possible.

    Let me know if you have any suggestions or questions.

    Matt
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    Starting weight prePB - 258 lbs on 5/6/11

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    240 lbs on 7/1/11 (59 days in!)

    234.2 on 7/15/11 (73 days in!)

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    224 on 8/28/11 (117 days in!)

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    Goal weight PB - 205 lbs

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    You're doing great so far. Welcome.

    Re. the dairy. The issue for some people is lactose intolerance. The issue for others is how calorically dense cheese is. If you want to drop weight, you might need to reconsider eating cheese. Or have it once in a while as a treat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by belinda View Post
    You're doing great so far. Welcome.

    Re. the dairy. The issue for some people is lactose intolerance. The issue for others is how calorically dense cheese is. If you want to drop weight, you might need to reconsider eating cheese. Or have it once in a while as a treat.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedonist View Post
    +1

    And welcome!
    Thank you!
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    Starting weight prePB - 258 lbs on 5/6/11

    244.2 lbs on 6/3/11 (28 days in!)

    240 lbs on 7/1/11 (59 days in!)

    234.2 on 7/15/11 (73 days in!)

    228.2 on 8/12/11 (101 days in!)

    224 on 8/28/11 (117 days in!)

    220.6 on 9/14/11 (134 days in!)

    Goal weight PB - 205 lbs

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    Welcome.

    I don't know about dropping dairy. I tried it and it didn't do me any good. I've added whey and Greek yogurt back into my diet, and have been keeping a better eye on my calories and macros, and am finding it's easier to drop the weight again. Cheeses and ice cream are a treat on weekends only (I have goat cheese waiting for me in the fridge) and only within reason.

    Everybody is different. I'm sure if you want cheese you can find a reasonable way to keep it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana Renata View Post
    Welcome.

    I don't know about dropping dairy. I tried it and it didn't do me any good. I've added whey and Greek yogurt back into my diet, and have been keeping a better eye on my calories and macros, and am finding it's easier to drop the weight again. Cheeses and ice cream are a treat on weekends only (I have goat cheese waiting for me in the fridge) and only within reason.

    Everybody is different. I'm sure if you want cheese you can find a reasonable way to keep it.

    Thanks for the suggestions and the welcome!
    "If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is."

    My Journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30234.html


    Starting weight prePB - 258 lbs on 5/6/11

    244.2 lbs on 6/3/11 (28 days in!)

    240 lbs on 7/1/11 (59 days in!)

    234.2 on 7/15/11 (73 days in!)

    228.2 on 8/12/11 (101 days in!)

    224 on 8/28/11 (117 days in!)

    220.6 on 9/14/11 (134 days in!)

    Goal weight PB - 205 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by azara12 View Post
    Hi
    I m azara.
    i m new here...
    Thanks...
    Hi Azara!
    "If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is."

    My Journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30234.html


    Starting weight prePB - 258 lbs on 5/6/11

    244.2 lbs on 6/3/11 (28 days in!)

    240 lbs on 7/1/11 (59 days in!)

    234.2 on 7/15/11 (73 days in!)

    228.2 on 8/12/11 (101 days in!)

    224 on 8/28/11 (117 days in!)

    220.6 on 9/14/11 (134 days in!)

    Goal weight PB - 205 lbs

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    The 5-6 times a week workout might actually be too much - depends what you're doing

    Dairy shouldn't be a problem, as others have stated. I too eat dairy, I eat dark chocolate almost every day, also eat nuts and maybe 1 piece of fruit a day - all the things that are the immediate "drop those" response from lots of people on here. I've been doing this for about 6 weeks and have dropped a clothing size (no idea what I weigh).

    So I guess it's a case of horses for courses. I decided to just cut grains for four weeks and not start to tinker until after then. The only thing I ended up tinkering with was adding *more* fruit (never was a fruit eater) to help clear up some fog and dizziness.

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    Thanks everyone! I look forward to learning more from everyone!
    "If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is."

    My Journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30234.html


    Starting weight prePB - 258 lbs on 5/6/11

    244.2 lbs on 6/3/11 (28 days in!)

    240 lbs on 7/1/11 (59 days in!)

    234.2 on 7/15/11 (73 days in!)

    228.2 on 8/12/11 (101 days in!)

    224 on 8/28/11 (117 days in!)

    220.6 on 9/14/11 (134 days in!)

    Goal weight PB - 205 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaeferin View Post
    The 5-6 times a week workout might actually be too much - depends what you're doing

    Dairy shouldn't be a problem, as others have stated. I too eat dairy, I eat dark chocolate almost every day, also eat nuts and maybe 1 piece of fruit a day - all the things that are the immediate "drop those" response from lots of people on here. I've been doing this for about 6 weeks and have dropped a clothing size (no idea what I weigh).





    So I guess it's a case of horses for courses. I decided to just cut grains for four weeks and not start to tinker until after then. The only thing I ended up tinkering with was adding *more* fruit (never was a fruit eater) to help clear up some fog and dizziness.

    I am starting this week to limit the workouts. I want to have a little more energy for all the work I have to get going on this house. Thanks for the suggestions!
    "If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is."

    My Journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30234.html


    Starting weight prePB - 258 lbs on 5/6/11

    244.2 lbs on 6/3/11 (28 days in!)

    240 lbs on 7/1/11 (59 days in!)

    234.2 on 7/15/11 (73 days in!)

    228.2 on 8/12/11 (101 days in!)

    224 on 8/28/11 (117 days in!)

    220.6 on 9/14/11 (134 days in!)

    Goal weight PB - 205 lbs

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