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Only need to lose about 10 pounds but can't seem to do it?

Even 10 pounds can make a difference with some health issues as well as the fit of your clothes as you age and it seems very difficult even to just lose these few pounds. Let's support each other in consistently eating for health and to just feel better about ourselves. People who need to lose alot don't seem to understand how it can still be a huge issue if you only need to lose a little so it is hard to find support - so, for those of you who don't have alot to lose, please join this group.


Fri. May 18, 1:52pm

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getting this group going again, please join!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 2:40 PM

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I'm in the same boat!! So frustrating.

I think that if I lost 10 lbs I would be happier with my body and not as self-conscious. I currently weigh 145 lbs and am 5'4". I know that I'm not huge or anything, but I don't like where I'm at. All my life I have been active in dance and exercising. Right now, I walk and run a couple of times a week for about 30-45 mins. I have also been taking an exercise class at our YMCA once a week for 30 mins. It targets my abs, butt and back. Also, I have always had a rather large chest (something I'm not happy about) . I am a size D-DD and only 25 years old.
My eating habits: I have never been a fan of soda, fried foods, chips or greasy food. So I have that going for me. :-) I think that I eat pretty healthy. Fruits, veggies, low fat dairy products, healthy cereal, lean meats, chicken, fish. My downfall is definitely chocolate though. I LOVE IT!! I have cut back and if I'm craving it, I will eat chocolate Teddy Grahams or fat-free chocolate pudding. But I still feel like I'm not doing enough to lose weight. Oh and I drink 8 glasses of water a day. Please help me figure out what I could do.

Monday, October 13, 2008, 2:09 PM

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Hey all,

Just a suggestion, but if you go on Phase I of the South Beach Diet, you could lose all that weight in 2 weeks, or at least most of it. It's pretty challenging, but it's worth it.

Monday, October 13, 2008, 2:28 PM

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My guess is that even though you're eating healthy foods, you're taking in too many calories. Try counting the calories that you eat (just to see), and taking a look at what you're actually consuming, and how much. You may be surprised!

And make sure to include every little snack along the way, if it's a handful of chips at work, a couple hersheys kisses, etc. They all add up!

Monday, October 13, 2008, 2:59 PM

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2:59 couldn't agree more, especially when we're down to the last few. The 'margin of error' is much smaller when we're closer to our goal weights. Every calorie, every handful of this or that, every beverage - it all adds up and does so very quickly!

Monday, October 13, 2008, 4:36 PM

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workout schedule?

Anyone got a good workout schedule that would help shed those stubborn 10 pounds in say a month or so? I need an actual schedule. I am talking about times, days, actual workouts, etc. in detail...HELP

Monday, October 20, 2008, 4:50 PM

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small meals several times a day, I SWEAR by it! It jump started me when I really needed it and nothing else worked!
200 to 300 calories every 3 hours! Try it!

Monday, October 20, 2008, 5:28 PM

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who is this last poster? I want to try it......... any more advice? Is 300 a magic number? What about 100 sometimes and 400 others?

Monday, October 20, 2008, 10:27 PM

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I'd really recommend that people who are having this issue look at the article in the thread entitled

'The difference between wanting something and expecting something...'

I think you might find it helpful, it's a principle that is definately helping me and it seems to basically describe what is being described in this thread!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 2:11 AM

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I am the 5:28 poster and yes, as long as you stay within your daily/weekly calorie range you should be fine. I have found that I eat around 4 small meals each day approx 200 to 300 calories then my evening meal (dinner with the family) will usually run a bit higher than that but I typically don't go over 1500. I also work out each day though, doing SOMETHING. For a while I was running consistently every day, sometimes twice a day but found really any type of movement to get your heart rate up for at least 30 mins a day, combined with eating this way does work.
Best of luck to you!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 10:59 AM

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10 pounds sounds like a small amount, but I know it would do wonders for my self esteem. My favorite jeans would (hopefully) fit again, and I would have more energy. It's so odd how it's so difficult for me to obtain something that I want so bad, that is within my reach.... and I might need to lose 15 pounds to fit into those jeans again, but we'll reach for 10 right now. Baby steps.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 12:52 PM

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Has this worked for you?

Hhhm... I would definetely consider a 2 week, hard-core challenge like this one, if I knew it would shed ten pounds of FAT (not water weight, etc.). I also think the weight would come back if I didn't continue throught the phases. Do you have experience with this? Could you offer any tips?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 12:55 PM

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This is a one day plan that can help you get in a groove to tackle those last 10 pounds:


Sunday, March 16, 2014, 11:48 AM

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