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2 month ago i started calorie counting , people told me that calorie counting was no good , i weighed my self today i have lost 10 i now weigh 11 stone 6 pounds i reckon counting does work.

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Of course it does, it makes perfect sense to me. :) Well done on losing all that weight! ;) x

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Counting calories definately works, I've been doing it since last October, the only other thing i used was will power to make sure it was the right calories lol and all sugar and carbs i mean the wrong ones. I'm still not too sure what is right or wrong but i must be doing something right as ive lost 44lb without any excercise do to health problems, good luck on your journey onwards and downwards πŸ˜πŸ‘

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WOW rosie-2015 that's amazing, well done!! :D x

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Thanks saskia it's hard when your health problems keep you back.at 63yrs young now64 lol i got fed up with people telling me my health and medication would keep me back I'm so proud I've proved them wrong and that includes my family but they are glad to be proved wrong. If there's anyone reading this and their journey sounds like mine stay with this group of really friendly people and brilliant admin onwards and downwardsπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

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Well done!

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Thanks lea57-49r. πŸ˜‰

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How are you doing now? That's an awesome weight loss...

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Hi susie54

I started at 16 st 12 lbs on October 2015, now I'm 12 St 2 lb slowly but surely, I don't always see a a loss, but the difference is that this time I keep going, this forum and Zest

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Sorry it cut me off I meant to say that's who taught me to keep going, a lot of members have been on here for years and it helps you to keep going.

I hope you are well emotionally and physically when you feel down, if you feel down there is a lot of people and comments on here that will make you smile ☺

Onwards and downwards

Rosie 😊

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Thanks for responding that's so good to know & very encouraging x appreciate the "in for the long haul"

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Hi rosie-2015,

Thanks for the mention, and I hope you know that I am one of your admirers, of your weight loss and also your great spirit. You're such a lovely member of the forum, and you help me to keep going as well - so the appreciation is mutual. :-)

Wow, you've lost a total of 4 stone and 10 pounds - that is FANTASTIC!!! :-)

Zest :-) xxx

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Hi zest

Thanks for your lovely reply, I'm getting there, I hope to reach the 11s by Xmas, maybe a couple extra to play with over Xmas πŸŽ„ lol onwards and downwards, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day

Rosie 😊 xx

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Calorie counting - to me - is the only thing that works :-)

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Isn't it nice when you prove someone wrong?! well done!

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I think calorie counting is great as long as you eat enough calories. I am a 24 stone woman and when using the app myfitnesspal as recommended by the bariatric service locally it was recommended I eat 2330 calories a day to lose 1 pound a week. I have consistently lost about 1pound a week and have lost about 17 pounds in the time I have been doing it. I have never eaten so much on a weight loss plan or had as much choice. Had I been eating 1500 calories as a lot of people recommend I would be having cravings and rebound binges and giving up. The extra calories make the weight loss sustainable long term and there is no need to give up as it is very easy. All my other weight loss attempts have been very difficult and needed a lot of determination and almost obsession to keep going. I have sometime kept it up for several months feeling that I have been doing great and losing loads of weight only to finally give up and rapidly regain all weight lost

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Hi, I think this is a very interesting point. I am at the other end of the diet experience, as I've just got a few pounds to lose and therefore have to stick to around 1200-1300 cals a day to have any chance of shifting 1lb a week. I find it is tough, but it is possible as long as I fill up on lots of low cal vegetables and keep my mind occupied with other things so I don;t dwell on food.

However, if you can eat over 2000 cals and lose 1lb a week, I think it's great, and it's opbviously working for you. And I think you are right that having something you can actually stick to for the long haul is the most important thing.

You might find you have to cut down more as you get nearer your target - but cross that bridge when you come to it!

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Hi Whit,

Congratulations on your great results, and great to hear that the calorie counting is working for you. You're doing really well.

Lowcal :-)

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thanks

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Hello, I agree that calorie counting does work - as long as you stick the the right allowance, which you obviously have been doing. Then it works like magic.

I think people who say it doesn't work, or won't work for them, are really not in the right frame of mind to commit to losing weight, so it all seems too much of a chore.

I think the advantage of calorie counting is both that it is maths, you have to lose weight if you consumer fewer cals than you use. Plus it is accountable, you know if you are on track or not.

With the "general cut down", "just do healthy eating" approach you don;t have certainty, and I think the danger is of losing and putting back on the same few pounds, which is so disheartening.

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Absolutely. Well done on losing that weight.

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thanks to every one that answered my post, i started at 12 stone 6, i am trying to get to my fighting fit army days 10 stone 10 but that was 55 years ago , i might not make it,but i am sure gonna try.

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