People who lost 100 lbs. all had these 5 things in common.

1. They all got active.

Some of them walked a couple miles a day, some of them lifted weights (the muscle they built helped keep the fat away by burning extra calories), and some of them didn't even take it to the extreme.

Some of the 100 lb losers parked their cars farther away from store entrances so they would have to walk farther to the store. Some took the stairs instead of the elevator.

I read one weight loss story where a lady always unpacked her groceries by walking them into her house one by one.

The best one I read was where a lady lost 100 lbs by getting up every morning to walk in her local mall.  She said it was easy to lose weight this way because she would always take a break every 10 minutes or so into her walk to shop.

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2. They got rid of all the bad foods

They included more fruits & veggies, baked fish and chicken, more nuts like almonds. They drank more water and less soda.

Some people ate a lot of these weight loss foods without gaining weight because it's these types of foods that promote fat burning and it's foods like alcohol, sugar, and pizza that promote fat gain In the body.

3. They got support.

Most of them got a friend, co-worker, or family member to keep them motivated to stay on track to their weight loss goals. One lady had lost 123 lbs because she had a friend call her every morning to join her for a morning walk.

4. They all tried some stupid weight loss gimmick.

After all the stupid weight loss gimmicks failed for them… They punched themselves in the face with common sense and began to eat less (not starve) and become more active.

See 7 common sense weight loss rules

5. They took breaks on their weight loss journeys.

To lose a 100 pounds takes time. If you stay on any weight loss program for too long without any breaks from being active or without cheating every once in while…

Every 100 pound loser had some system to give themselves breaks form their weight loss programs. One guy I read about would treat himself once a week to fast food.

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Jessica Slone

Hi I'm Jess, I am 20 (almost 21) and I weigh around 230. I am 5'7". I have been overweight for most of my life & I am married and have a 13 month old child. I rarely have time to work out as I am in college also. The main thing for me is that I drink literally about 6 sodas a day. I will get into the mindset that I want to lose weight & I try for a day or two & then just binge on everything. I want to lose weight but I am a very impatient & anxious person, I have hyperthyroidism so I have palpitations when I'm really moving a lot. I usually crave soda. I don't eat much during the day because I have my son but at night when he is asleep I will eat dinner & snack literally all night. I need to lose this weight for my husband and my son because I want to be with them to take care of them as long as I can be. Please help me! I feel ashamed of my body and I feel like there is no escape for me. I don't have the confidence I need. Please help!!!

April 08, 2014

Redlotus

Hello all,
I am 24 years old. I stand 5ft 4in tall and I currently weigh 340. I just need help! I am not motivated at all to get up and move but when I do it makes me feel great! I am tired all the time and I feel stuck.

March 07, 2014

UnbrokenPoet

I am the same way!!! I'm also 24 years old and I'm 5ft 4in tall. I went to the doctor a few days ago and I weighed 310. I find it hard to find the motivation that I once had to get up and work out. I'm usually tired all the time myself but we can do it!!

March 30, 2014

Denae

Hi,
I'm in my early thirties and I've been a plus size girl my entire life. I really need to lose 100 pounds and not just for looks but my health. I've attempted to lose but always give up because I get frustrated at not seeing any change and I'm also an emotional eater. Whenever I feel like there's something I have no control over I immediately turn to food for gratification. Currently I'm the biggest I've ever been weighing 290 wearing a size 22. I never want to be small but a size 12 or 14. Another big issue I have is I want to enjoy losing it. I want to enjoy what I eat and working out. I've had a trainer and would literally cry when I went to the gym to see him because I hated it. I know if I don't find any enjoyment I wont stick with it. I hope you can help me. Thanks.

March 05, 2014

RedLotus

Try Zumba! It is fun and keeps you moving. Use Mrs.Dash seasoning on your food. I's flavorful and has no salt. Go for walks. put some music in your ears and get your jam on as you walk into success! :) YOU CAN DO THIS GIRL!!

March 07, 2014

Big Butt Balloney

Hi everybody, i eat burgers, pizzas, and lots of tacos with guacamole at breakfast, dinnertime and also for suppertime and in the evening and also during the night time. I'm actually weighing 1250 pounds and is 5 foot tall. I'm very proud to announce that I've lost half a pound during the last month by exercising with the tv remote device in front of my television. Pressing the buttons of the tv remote while eating slices of pizzas is such an hard task but I've succeeded completely. I'm such a success that i think i will enroll for the next Olympics.

December 19, 2013

zale

WOW. Is there a reason you're so nasty? You're a big tough guy (or girl) aren't you? Sitting behind the safety of your computer monitor - ragging on and mocking others?

Quit spewing hate and go out and do something helpful/caring for another human being. You may just like how it feels. And someday, you may just find you need someone else to help YOU with something.

Love others. Quit being a hater.

April 15, 2014

Samantha

Hi, I was wondering if you could please give me some advice for my step dad. This isn't for me but I'm really worried about him as he is in bad health and I really want to see him get better before it's too late. He won't change on his own so I'm hoping to help out but I'm pretty unsure about what to suggest to him.
He is 41 years old, 6'2 and about 330 pounds I believe (give or take a few). How many calories would you say he should eat? He needs to lose about 100-120 pounds. He's addicted to fast food and he says health food is bland and boring, would one "bad meal" a week be a good suggestion I could make to him or would that ruin all progress?

Last question, he can't barely exercise at all. He moves a short distance around the house and is out of breath and in pain 24/7. He is also diabetic with heart disease so his chest pains him as well. How could I suggest exercise given those cercumstances? Would starting out with 10 minutes walking and increasing by 5 minutes weekly help at all or is it too little to matter? I really want to him but I can't make any suggestions without my facts straight first.

Please if you could help me I'd be really greatful!

December 16, 2013

Adrian Bryant

start himm off on this begginner workout and he'll love this diet

December 16, 2013

AM

Hello I'm a female who just turned 26 and weights 246 and want to lose 100+ pounds. Today is the day I need to change please help me. I'm tired of being this weight! The worst part is I'm suppose to be healthy because I don't eat any meat but fish or turkey, but I'm not! Is it also possible to do this in 6 months?

December 07, 2013

Adrian Bryant

yes it is if you use this workout and this diet

December 08, 2013

AM

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

December 12, 2013

Sidra

hi i am Sidra, i am 22 yrs old (height: 5 feet 5.5 inches), i used to be 125lbs when i was 16 but gradually started gaining weight and now i weigh 230 lbs and want to lose about at least 120 lbs.. I've got a 9 to 5 job and i get really tired after em back from work and therefore i am unable to carry out any exercises and also i am a food lover, love fast food and don't know what diet to follow. i desperately want to lose weight and look good again. i am depressed and hate myself all the time now because of my weight and want to change myself once and for all.. i tried joining the gym once too but it didn't work :( please please help me and tell me what exercises & diet plans to follow.

thanks,
waiting for your guidance.

December 07, 2013

Cecilia

Hi, I'm 17 years old and weight 250. I want to lose weight to look good for graduation, but also to kick start a healthy weight, what do I do to lose weight,possibly want to lose 100pds by May 18?

November 22, 2013

Ali

Hi. I'm 24, 25 in January, the proud mom of a 3 yr old brat, and lucky to be married to to my husband. I've been far my whole life. I was always at least 50 to 70 pounds heavier than kids in my school. I hit 200 when I was 12, 210 at 14, 230 from 16 to 19. At the start if my 20th birthday, I kicked myself. I started eating better doing slim in 6 everyday, and I managed to get down to 204 in about 6 months, losing 40 inches. A month after getting married, I became pregnant. My world crashed. I gained 60 pounds. I had my daughter at 21, and 3 years later I am still so lost. I've tried gyms, LA Fitness and 24 hour fitness, but I had no idea what to do and the workers were busy playing with their phones. Please help. I don't want to die.

November 30, 2013

Victoria

Hi. I am a 14 year old girl who weighs 140 pounds and doesn't know how much she should lose to be skinny. I am 4'7". I wear a small adult shirt and pants range from size 10 to size 14. I drink purely water, and eat healthy most of the time. I eat fruit, veggies, and protein every meal. I do not overeat. I gained weight until I turned 12, and have maintained the same weight ever since. I get at least 7 hours of sleep and at most 8. I am on a swim team 3 days a week.

November 02, 2013

nancy lawson

im 16 stones and I would like serious help on how to loose at least 7 stones im eating healthy but find it hard to exercise cos of my weight easily out of breath is there a chance 4 me

October 30, 2013

Shardonnae

Im 13 years old , 5.4 feet, and 220 pounds most of my family is the short and big kind but i dont want to be like them and i got type 2 diabetes can you help me lose 110 pounds?

October 15, 2013

courtnay

Hi

How are you? My name is Courtnay Power, I just wrote a book about nutrition and how to avoid Diabetes.

The one big thing about avoiding Diabetes that a lot of people don't know
is that you can avoid Diabetes by not eating too much meat like steak and chicken and especially bacon.

Try replacing your milk (cow's milk with coconut milk)

today I mixed my coconut milk with a bit of cocoa powder
to make it more like chocolate milk

Avoid cheese- I know it is tough

but thins like pizza can be made without cheese
and sometimes can even taste better

if you look up recipes for gourmet pizzas
you can find one.

soy milk and fruit smoothies
are also really healthy

October 22, 2013

Janie

My name is Janie. Over the past 3 years I have put on a lot of weight due to health reasons and not being able to walk as I tore my Achilles Tendon in both of my heals. I need to lose 100 pounds but, find it difficult to walk any long periods. I'm 5ft 1 in. and I really need to lose this weight. I know it will take time....what would be the quickest way to get some weight off my body so, I can move alittle more and easier

October 12, 2013

Adrian Bryant

so is the eliptical or bike options for you

October 12, 2013

Tony Phillips

I was in shape when i was younger, and I developed panic and anxiety disorder about 20 years ago. I finally came off medication this year, but I have ballooned up to 320lbs at 5'10" and 44 years old. I have cut soft drinks, refined sugar and a lot of processed foods, but my body is weak from the weight and being inactive. I want to get back to at least 190lbs. What can I do?

October 02, 2013

Brett Walker

Im 5'8" I weight 314 lbs how can i lose 100 lbs

October 01, 2013

Janeth

Im 22 years old about 5"2 and weight a lil over 215 i use to be a size 9 in pant now im a 18 :( n my shirts are xl instead of medium i would really like to go back to weight atleast 140 im so upset and cant loose any weight what would u recommend if i start walking and maybe join the gym what would be the right exorcises for me ?

September 25, 2013

Adrian Bryant

use this workout and this diet

September 26, 2013

Mari

I'm 14 years old. I weigh 245 pounds. I'm 6 feet tall. I feel like my weight is taking over my life. My friends are all shorter and way,way,way skinnier than me. I practically hate my self. I don't feel pretty, because of my weight. I want to loose 110 pounds, please help me. Please.

August 01, 2013

Sarah

Honey u are not alone I'm there too I'm just 4" shorter.

August 25, 2013

Neel

Every since I came home from Iraq in 2007 I have gained 100lbs I have tried to lose weight but no progress I know have type 2 diabetes and I really don't have support. This is really affecting me both physical and mentally. I feel the same really depressed and lost.

August 27, 2013

Adrian Bryant

just use this workout and this diet

August 28, 2013

Sarah

Hello my name is Sarah im 23 years old i am 5'3 and i weigh almost 290 pounds, i have been trying to lose weight for the pser 5 years im a very picky eater i have ate all the right foods, iv been on the water diet, i do 50 crunches 5 times a week, i play soccor, i walk everyday and get i still cant lose any weight. I am at my wits end, i recently got a boyfriend and i want to look good for him. Is there something im doing wrong. I hate being fat it makes me angry at times i just feel like cutting my own fat off myself but i know its unhealthy. Any help would be very much appreciated

July 25, 2013

Adrian Bryant

to get a better start you will need to Use any 1 of the permanent weight loss plans here and pick the plan that best fits your lifestyle

July 26, 2013

Darien

You say u have a new boyfriend, if he new then he partly got with you because if your looks, meaning you look good enough if not better to him, plus you should do this for your self not him, as you will only blame him later on

July 29, 2013

Name*

Heloo Iam a stay at home mom I weigh about 240 and would love to be under 200 like 190. I put on the weight through my pregnancy and 5 years later i havent lost much, and am despreate for change. I dont eat alot but exerscise escapes me alot of times. I just want to be ok with my body again

June 29, 2013

Sue

I am 5'9" & I weighed 288 pounds last year. I hated myself so I changed that hate to love & this is how I did it. I went to the gym (6) days per week not matter what. Nothing else was more important than putting myself first for once. It was super hard to even walk on the treadmill at that weight, at first. I was embarrassed that others were looking at me as I huffed & puffed my way through my first few workouts. But, I kept it up. My first day at the gym, I only walked (15) mins, quit & went home. But, I drove back the next day & the next, & each time, it got a little easier. At about (3) weeks into working out, I felt good enough to up the speed on the treadmill & push myself a little harder. I stayed at a speed of 3.0 mph with a slight incline for another several weeks. I committed myself to only the treadmill at the gym. By the end of (6) months, I had lost 100 pounds! I found myself being able to run sprints at 4.8 miles per hr at the (6) month mark! It felt amazing! I was so proud of myself. It took all I had inside to motivate myself to go exercise everyday. Everything else in my life was easier then getting up & going to the gym but I made the effort instead of just talking about it or thinking about it. I live it! What I really noticed before I started working out was that I used to be super out of breath all the time. (i have asthma too) Once the workouts became routine, my breathing got so much better. My energy level went up too. Along with exercise, I also started the Medifast diet. I followed Medifast 100 %, I did not cheat on it like a lot of others will do. I did not add to their program at all. I ate (5) meals per day & ended my day with their required Lean & Green meal. I had Tofu, large cups of greens, (i used Walden Farm's carb-free salad dressings), ate lots of cucumber slices, got rid of all extra salt, & drank lots of water! Water seemed to make the biggest difference with me. I drank half my body weight in ounces of water. I've now maintained my weight of 138 pounds for (1) year! I have the flattest tummy now! Love it! This year, I added CrossFit classes along with running, to build my muscles. Medifast does work if you follow it exactly & not cheat on it. I recommend their program. I recommend daily exercise too along with (8) hrs per night of sleep & lots of bottled water daily.

June 29, 2013

Natasha

Hi,
I have been trying to loose my college weight for about two years now. When I was in college I lost a lot of weight by going to the gym often, but I had a surgery and was unable to continue my workout régime. Now I am 250 lbs, even though I don't look it, the scale doesn't lie. My body is pretty solid I have no loose fat hanging around but I know I am overweight, I'm only 5'3. My work is not very flexible and when I get off work I am extremely exhausted and go right to sleep. I eat the right foods and I walk but nothing works. I have been looking into gyms the ones close to me are to expensive and the inexpensive ones are to far.
What can I do to loose the weight and keep it off?

June 16, 2013

Adrian Bryant

you can use this workout and this diet

June 16, 2013

Chantel martin

I understand how you feel, without seeing you and looking at your diet it's hard to say. Everyone sys I'm eating the right foods but some times you might not be eating enough.....you need protein to maintain any lean muscle you have and that's what burns fat. Another thing could be you are not lifting enough weight....women think that if I lift weights I will get bulky and that's simply not true .... So don't give up and get to a gym even if your tired you will feel better .....

July 16, 2013

BrieAnn

I am struggling to lose weight - I weigh 253 and would like to be 140. Years ago, I lost 50lbs and was 140. I kept the weight off for a few years, until my fiance called off our wedding. I was very depressed, stopped walking, working out and started eating/drinking whatever I wanted. Now, years later I am stuck in this routine of working out, getting to about 210, hitting that plateau and then giving up. I have degenerative disc disease with pinched nerves and bulging discs. The pain in my back and arms is just too much. Even walking hurts so bad I can barely stand it. I am eating right and drinking almost exclusively water, but my inability to work out is making this way harder than it was years ago. I know that it is terrible to yo-yo the weight up and down, but I need something I can stick with and actually succeed at! I tried Curves but their workout did not help me, then I stopped going when they triple-charged me on month for the fun of it and made me go through a miserable 4 months trying to get my money back.

May 23, 2013

Kai

Really look at a book or google "wheat belly". I had a knee problem for 6 months that just hurt constantly, which made exercise difficult. Nothing helped but as soon as I have up all breads, processed sweets (replaced with fruit), and pasta my knee pain is gone, my ankles are less swollen/smaller n so are my hands. So many "professional trainers" don't really know what we go thru. I will tell u the first thing is to give up certain foods without sacrifice but substitution. People always say diet n exercise, but the first thing is diet because your body has to be in the condition to exercise. Once you give up wheat you will feel the water retention come off your body (this is not the same as gluten free). Once the water comes off your joints you will want to start doing more for your body n health. Your joints have to operate before u can exercise in the traditional sense. Start exercising even in bed. U have to start somewhere n exercise can be done lying on your back. U have to get your metabolism up thru food n moderate exercise (always do a little more today than u did yesterday). Then eventually you'll work your way to walking n going further in your journey. Cook at home n carry ziplock bags full of cut fruit n veggies with u. Eat the good stuff when your hungry to avoid cravings. In your bed start to find what parts of your body are the strongest n focus on those areas. If your not strong enough to use weights that's fine. Your body already is carrying extra weight so just focus on moving and getting your blood flowing. Laying in bed do whatever you want with your limbs(punches, kicks, knee bends, squeeze triceps together). Don't be hard on yourself n learn to read a lot on others weight loss success n secrets to stay motivated. Read spiritual books n read about spices n things to make food fun. Mind, body, n spirit are all connected n essential. I noticed my joints were less swollen about 5 days after no wheat..n knee no longer hurts n im not fatigued like before. i feel like a poison came out of my body. Best of luck to you on your journey!!

June 30, 2013

Rose A

Hello. I am in my mid 20's a mother of two I currently weigh 240 standing at 4'11 & would like to lose 100 lbs in a years span. My schedule is pretty busy I work in the morning at a burger joint. Pretty tempting not to just grab a burger n fries for lunch. Right after I am enrolled in evening classes at my local college. I plan on joining a gym & excecising, changing all my bad eating habits and getting active. I would like to get your feedback on how to start getting on the right track, meal options as well as a work out plan. I'd love to hear your opinions & advice. Thank you in advance.

March 22, 2013

Adrian Bryant

use this workout and this diet to easily get on track

March 23, 2013

Annie

I know this is an old thread but, if it's still active, could you help me? I have exercise-induced asthma which has made losing weight nearly impossible. Are there any exercises I can do to still lose weight relatively quickly and not have to stop in the middle for an hour and a half to get my breathing regular again?

March 10, 2013

precious

Hi annie. Use albuteral before and after you exersize. Eventually your lungs will open up and you will not need it anymore. I also have exersize enduced asthma. As I worked out more, my lungs conformed.

March 11, 2013

Kai

I don't have asthma but I googled wheat belly after seeing it on dr oz. I'm the type that questions everything especially about weight loss. I have read many people talk about how giving up wheat got rid of their asthma.. U may wanna look into this as an option.

June 30, 2013

Cassie

Hi I'm Cassie and im 22 and I wanted to know would it be possible for me to lose 100lbs in 7 months. I've already lost 70 I'm just having trouble getting off the rest

January 03, 2013

karla

Hello... I was reading your message. How did u do it to lose so much weight

January 11, 2013

karla

Hi, cassie congrats on your weight loss. But i would love to know how did u do it to lose the weight... Thanks

January 11, 2013

precious

Try a liquid diet it you are up yo it. Be sure to get enough protein and add one serving of avacado or olive oil to the diet each day. A good idea is to use my fitness pal to track key nutrients. Google bariatric surgery liquid diets to help guide u on the diet. Good luck

March 11, 2013

Kaitlyn

Hi, I'm 16 and 198 pounds (89 kg). I'm only 5 foot 6 and I need to lose about 80 pounds(36 kg) as soon as I can... Help?

August 22, 2012

jason lu

Hi,I'm 17 and 200 pounds.I'm only 5 foot 4 and I need to lose about 110 pounds as soon as you can come to my house at 1536 82nd st brooklyn ny 11228 .

September 25, 2012

Cleo Nick

Hey Kaitlyn,

I'm the same height as you , I need to lose 10 more pounds than you , but if you need any support or anything email me , im 16 too.
I've also got great shake recipes if you need any.

Anyway I wish you the best of luck in losing weight :).

xx-Cleo N.
Nick2sb@aol.com

November 21, 2012

meemrose

HI kaitlyn my name is meemrose and im from mauritius i read about you im same weight as you and im 29 yrs ive tried different diet at first ive lost some weight but afterwards ive neglected my diet i think we can help each other mail me soon bye!

April 06, 2013

BrieAnn

The only thing that I can conclude from your post is that you are stark raving insane. Two points have convinced me of this: 1.) You posted your home address on a public forum where everyone from here to Timbuktu can see it. Your parents would probably kill you if they knew! How utterly stupid is that?! 2.) You don't - please tell me you don't - REALLY and TRULY believe that 90lbs is a reasonable or remotely safe weight for a 5'4" 17 yr old male. It would be too small even for a female of that height. That is seriously, seriously underweight.

May 23, 2013

Clarissa

I am 25 years old and weigh 235 lbs. I have N.A.S.H. I dont want it to get to stage 2 or 3. I use to be thin in my early teenage years. Was extremely active. But started to calm down and went from 110 to 160. easing yearhby year to 180. when I got married at 21. I got pregnant and after birth went back down to 180. But depression hit and after a year I began to put on weight. I topped out to 250. that is when I knew if had to stop. I am down to 235. would like to lose 100 lbs. i want to be the girl I once was. Beautiful. please help me.

August 16, 2012

Katrina

Hello, I'm an 18 year old girl that weights 235lbs and I'm 5'2.5". I want to lose about 50-100lbs..I also really would like to lose it in about a year.. Is this possible and healthy? It mainly is in my thighs and stomach. I'm just sick and tired of being known as the 'fat girl' and now that I'm entering college, I want to change this look. How can this be possible?

August 02, 2012

Adrian bryant

go here

August 03, 2012

Roni

You can do it! I've lost 88lbs in 9 months. Still got some more to go but the above suggestions are dead on. I use the myfitnesspal app to track my calories and enjoy fast food once a week. =)

August 04, 2012

Nadine

Hi i weigh the same amount as u and im 5'3 so we are pretty much the same I also want to lose like 100 pounds in like 9 months. Want to be weight loss buddies, since we are both on the same boat...

August 17, 2012

holly

I lost 100 lbs in nine months doing weight watchers (attending weekly meetings and using the online e tools), exercising daily (walking, swimming, biking, etc). I started slow and just kept going. Eating right and exercise is the only way to do it and that it hard!!! I never bring the bad foods into my house, only keep healthy things around and treat myself each week to something i would like to have. Good luck!

September 14, 2012

Joe Anonymous

I tried fasting for 39 days - lost 40 pounds, but i've gained 10 back. I went to the doctor, and I found I had my cholestrol too low and low testosterone - 160 Cholesterol (right between 200-240 is good)... and I was constantly hungry. So I tried this: Vitamins - incredibly lots of vitamins about 200% RDV of most of them (except the fat soluble ones) and lots of the trace vitamins - like vanadium and molydinum, copper, magnesium, calcium... - vitamins and eggs. 6 High Omega 3 eggs in the morning, and every natural mineral or amino acid that increases testosterone. I've lost 4 pounds in 3 weeks, and i feel so much energy that in 2 weeks I can push twice as hard in the gym. I'll try to reduce the cholesterol intake once I'm trim again - probably a year off at this rate - but cholestrol apparantly is critical for muscle growth and hormone production... I think I overate to try to get more vitamins. Then of course, now, I don't eat or drink anything processed. I don't care if it's psychosomatic, but you know, for a man, low testosterone is an identity thing and it's the push i need to drop the gut (big bellys destroy tesosterone and use 'aromatase' to make it estrogen... Just saying.

July 01, 2012

Wendy

I just had knee surgery on Fiday May 25th 2012. The surgery consist of a Lateral Release, Drilling holes in my knee cap so I could have new bone growth in hopes not to have a full knee cap replacement. 2/3 of my knee cap is not able to be fixed. My concern is that I am 50 years old and weigh 224 pounds already and I want to lose this weight that is killing me. I cannot touch my foot to the floor for 5 more weeks. I am walking with a walker and hopping on one foot. How can I start right now to work on losing this weight so that I don't gain any during this recovery time. Please give me some advice. I need help with this. I was always 100 to 134 pounds and then i quit taking care of myself to care for many others. I want to start taking care of me. I have 2 small children I need to be here for. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.. Thank You

May 30, 2012

Jill

Im 41 years old and weigh 350lbs.i'm looking to get around 165lbs.I lost my dad to cancer in April then 2 weeks later I lost my cousin.I have extreme pain in lower back and knees due to numerous falls.(was born breech and have foot problems).I'm so frustrated because now I have had to Apply for disability.And un-able to Do hardly any activities with my 9 year old daughter who has Autism.What kind of exercise can i do?I can not be on my feet for longer than a few minutes and backs hurting like crazy.Please help!!I need to be here for my Daughter.

May 27, 2012

Blake Kirby

I myself, was a 5' 11'', 285 pound, 19 year old male when i looked myself in the mirror and said, "You're worthless and not the man you wanted to be." It was the day after my first spring break as a college student. From that day forward it was a complete lifestyle change, from the drives to McDonalds, to staying up late at the bars drinking, then coming home to eat after midnight. I also quit smoking cigarettes and dipping that same day. I started swimming, running, biking, working out, and completely changed my eating habits. I established a healthy sleeping pattern, which I would say is the most important thing next to eating in a weight loss journey, and looked myself in the mirror everyday and told myself, "You can do it." Its now a little over a year and a month to the date, I'm now 200 pounds, have roadmaps of veins through my arms and legs. Now I've got confidence out the roof, which was negligible a year ago. These 5 steps ARE the way to weight loss. Losing weight helped me to find who I was, and made me a stronger person inside and out. I also eat like a horse now, 5 times a day, don't ever starve yourself. Its the right foods, at the right times of the day, with a routine exercise pattern weekly and anyone can do it!

May 04, 2012

Laila

Thanks for the inspiration Blake!!

July 21, 2012

Name*

I'm over 60. wheat and sugar is in everythink. i have to lose 100 lb., one question. How do I lose the extra skin and flab? It will not srink like when I was younger.

April 27, 2012

Alexei

Hello, I'm Alexei, 18 year old male, weighing in at 220 lbs at 6'2. My friends are all slim, toned and confident, and I'm tired of playing second fiddle because I've got some excess weight that seemingly can't be shifted. I've begun replacing my emotional eating habits with raw fruit and vegetables, and begun doing moderate to intense cardio. How do I lose 30 lbs and not have any excess skin?

April 25, 2012

Angie

I am 43, 5'10" and 345lb. I feel like I need to lose 200lb. I've tried everything, from Medifast to HCG and diet pills and everything else. I have hypothyroidism and insuline resistance (taking medicines for both). Every doctor just tell me I need to exercise and diet. I have spurs in my feet, and my knees hurt, besides a terrible back pain. I need to lose some weight before start exercising hard. I joined a gym and the trainer almost killed me. I told him about knee pain, he didn't care. Now I have an injury and they keep billing me. I hate exercise. I know I need it, and maybe now in the summer is easier to walk outside if my back and knee wouldn't hurt so bad. Do you have sugestions? I want to see my teens grow and have energy to do so many things I need to. Thank you.

April 25, 2012

Adrian Bryant

try this plan here at first which requires no exercise

April 26, 2012

Kaia

I'd really recommend Curves. I'm in your same situation and they are a women only very friendly circuit gym. Low pressure but extremely supportive. I now lOok forward to getting up early and going.

May 02, 2012

james

try water walking it greatly decreases stress on joints

May 07, 2012

Nicole

Hey Angie:

I was going thru different sites just trying to get some kind of hold on my life, and I ran across what you wrote..... You and I have way too many things in common!! I am 43 5'11" and 329lbs. and I assure you I know how you feel, most of the time I feel like I've been scull drug behind a pickup truck!!!! hell I didn't even realize how GINORMOUS I was until july/2011 when I broke my leg in a car crash, was non weight bearing for four months and had to learn to walk all over again. my doctor told me to lose the weight or my next surgery would be a knee replacement..... it will never happen!!! I just have to get "MOVING" and so do you. you will see your kids grow up and the grand kids too. I'm starting slow but steady. walking 30 minutes daily until I build my endurance. now I feel like I'm ready to upgrade to some low impact cardio. we didn't get this big overnight and it's not gonna come off overnight. I promise you if you stay committed you will start to see results. Ask God for strength and look up when you walk.... You can and you will get it done. Good Luck

May 09, 2012

Angie

Thank you so much, Adrian! I know I need to start somewhere!

May 09, 2012

Angie

Hi Kaia, thanks for the suggestion. I actually had Curves here in my town about two years ago, when I wasn't so heavy, and I used to go everyday. But they closed down, and now I have these 'biggest loser' trainers all over and trying to find some water place that won't hurt so bad.

May 09, 2012

Angie

Thanks James, is exactly this what I'm looking for right now.

May 09, 2012

Angie

Nicole! Thanks a lot! Actually I'd be happy to have a friend like you living closer, so we could do it together... I need to change everything in my routine. Through the years, it seems like we forget ourselves to care about others. I need to get motivated and go after. Thanks again for the great insight.

May 09, 2012

Traci

Kaia,
I;m glad you found a good place to work out. Unfortunately, my experience with Curves was less successful. I could only work out after 5 pm and there was a horrible group of women ...led by the Curves supervisor who treated anyone who was not in their "inner circle" like garbage. It was worse than going to a "regular" gym. Nasty, nasty women. I'll never go back to Curves in Sparks, NV. Glad your experience has been a positive one.

May 22, 2012

Mimi

Try water aerobics,swimming,biking!
Hope this helps!Things that you enjoy doing, Start from there.you will most likely stick to it!

ML

May 24, 2012

Ashley

I also have hypothyroidism. Almost 18 and have struggled with my weight for a while. I need to lose at least 100 lbs. i just have to keep myself motivated to fulfill my goal. You can do the same. Keep your mind set on it. Hypothyroidism does make it hard, i must admit but it all depends on how bad you want to lose it. I love to do exercise such as zumba, dancing, swimming, and once the weather cools down; then im going to start taking long walks. :-) find something to keep u motivated.

July 03, 2012

Angie

Thanks Mimi. I just had a emergency surgery, also to correct problems from complications with insuline resistance. Oh well, I'm getting to the point where I really need to change everything. I got the free DVD Adrian sent me, it's fun. Thanks Adrian! Thank you everyone!

July 03, 2012

Angie

Thank you Ashley. Hang in there. You are younger than me, make things much easier, and motivation comes with dreams. Don't give up. In your age, I was skinny underweight. I got hypothyroidism when I got pregnant of my first child at 26, I had hiperthyroidism before that. The combination of hipo with insuline resistance is what make really hard. I have lost almost 20 lb from when I posted this at first. I really am trying to be motivated. Thank you again everyone!

July 03, 2012

Lissie

I had debilitating back pain for over 5 years. In spite of the pain I still started a work out routine, but what reduced my back pain was doing planks every day. I would hold a plank for as long as I possibly could a few times a day. Doing a plank strengthens your whole body, but especially your abs and back.

May 13, 2013


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