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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hello... I was reading your message. How did u do it to lose so much weight
January 11, 2013
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
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
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
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
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 :).
November 21, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Thanks for the inspiration Blake!!
July 21, 2012
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
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
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
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
try water walking it greatly decreases stress on joints
May 07, 2012
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
Thank you so much, Adrian! I know I need to start somewhere!
May 09, 2012
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
Thanks James, is exactly this what I'm looking for right now.
May 09, 2012
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
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
Try water aerobics,swimming,biking!
Hope this helps!Things that you enjoy doing, Start from there.you will most likely stick to it!
May 24, 2012
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