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May 18th, 2007


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07:40 pm - Weight loss attempt 200
Now I understand why losing weight the old fashion way of exercising and eating right is so hard:

1) it takes a long time thus needing commitment, and in today's world of fast action and fast results, having to wait a week to see that scale knock down a pound or two is like an eternity
2) it's damn hard work, and hard work my friends, is one thing people today loathe and escape from

Heck I can't even be bothered to pick up a text book a day before my exam to exercise my eyes for a few hours much less voluntarily run around getting sweaty and out of breathe every single day, even if the prospect of getting to wear a gorgeous lolita dress is impressively alluring.  Today, however, out of frustration at the protruding lump of fat from my belly and hanging from my upper arms, I downloaded an 8 minute work out video.  I managed 4 minutes before collapsing on the bed, gasping like a fish on land sweating up a storm.  Even simply imagining doing this everyday for say a month makes my eyes want to roll into my head, but I guess sometimes good old hard work really is the only way to go.  We've got machines making just about everything easier these days, but what do you know, some things still require manual labour. 

Right now I'm just praying that SOMETHING will help me gain and maintain that will power needed to do this work out everyday until my weight drops.  Maybe I'll print out those lolita dresses and post them all over my walls to lure me into keeping up this exercise.  The thing is, last week I started fasting and did so for about 5 days, my weight dropped from 168lbs to 158lbs (76kg -> 72kg) before it stopped going down.  It made me realize though, that as long as when I stepped on that scale every morning and saw that needle pointing at a lower number than the day before, it motivated me to keep fasting, but as soon as it stopped dropping, it was back to my old habits all over again.  Fast action wanting instantaneous results D:  Everytime I step on that scale I want to see it go down a pound or two, even if it's just like, half an hour apart.  Stupid fast pace mentality....SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE DAMMIT!!!
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From:cavechan
Date:May 19th, 2007 12:23 am (UTC)
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Don't starve yourself, it doesn't work.

Don't think of it as 'dieting' as much as 'moderation'. You're not giving up the big macs forever, just for now. lol.

Remember the 'healthy' stuff that tastes yummy and focus on that~ Or try new recipes that sound good. ^^

Excerising thing probably just takes some getting used to, if you can walk with someone its fun. I'm going to start walking with one of my friends.
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From:mikage
Date:May 19th, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
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Sometimes eating "right" and exercising just doesn't help. Certain foods or allergies to foods, no matter whether they're healthy for you or not can still cause weight problems. I lost over 30 pounds in about 4 months when I stopped drinking milk regularly (I'm allergic to it, but I can handle the occasional bowl of ice cream or milk in my cereal or something.) And somehow managed to lose another 10 between January 06 and January 07 >_> I eat a lot and don't exercise often, but yeah XD;

Try something like this: stop eating a certain kind of food for a week and see what happens (for instance, if you eat a lot of dairy, limit yourself to maybe a cup of milk a day or if you eat a lot of meat, cut way down on it and eat something else with protein in it, etc).

Eating less doesn't always work, it's finding out what kind of foods suit your metabolism without resorting to starving yourself.


Sorry, my final exam in English was an essay on obesity and what the government should do to help prevent it >>
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From:sakitokun
Date:May 19th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
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Yeah commitments are hard!!

Although so I can build up muscles while working at the ice cream shop. I've done this: http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/exercise/take_5_plan.htm
Which is simple and it should build up muscles and such. It's really basic. So it should be easy to do. I just started it so there are no results yet.
I don't know if it that will help though but I took a shot.

Also, maybe find something to do with your pilates. I'm using a workout video I got somewhere and it focuses on the pilates and helps strengthen the muscles around your midsection. It's more of a relaxing workout but it really does work on those muscles. I've definitely felt my muscles there lol. Let me know and I can lend it to you for a bit ^.^
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From:platinum_ice
Date:May 19th, 2007 08:34 am (UTC)
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yeah like two other people said before me.. starving yourself / fasting isn't really the answer; it puts your body into starvation mode and your metabolism slows; so when you eat more again it will get stored instead of being burned off - body thinking it has to make do with what it gets, whenever it gets. i.e. you're right back where you started, if not worse, and faster. classic yo-yo dieting.
also, you're running around so much, you need the food energy to keep up with your activities.. or else you're going to pass out somewhere along the way.
however.
DO work out an exercise regime and DO eat healthful foods in moderation (lol^^;;).. it takes a lot of work and committment, i understand.. and TIME!! guh! i've been trying foreverrr.. lol.. i'm too tired here in suisse to do it >_> maybe when i can go to uottawa gym.. >_> i.e. september.. :P:PPP but that's bad haha i should do what i can when i can, here. :P
you take care of yourself!! no more fasting stories!!
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From:surealistic_des
Date:May 19th, 2007 09:22 am (UTC)
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Hun...don't skip meals..that won't work..

it doesn't have to be like all full out excerise..slowly take your time ^^

Try walking..its cheap and hey you do it everyday..try grabbing friends to walk or just get ur MP3/discman and walk alone :3

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From:misori
Date:May 19th, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
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I agree! Don't skip meals!!! x_X
From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 21st, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)
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You have got many good advices here.

Keep your diet healthy, routine exercise.


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