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Jan 16th '15, 01:06 AM  
SoSlim Newbie
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: ireland
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Impatient to lose weight

Hi All,

I am crazy impatient to lose lots of lbs and want to get to my goal ASAP. I can't seem to just settle into the fact that losing weight takes time and consistent patient effort.

Any advise to help me settle into things?

Jan 16th '15, 10:19 AM  
SoSlim Rising Star
Join Date: May 2013
Location: On an exercise bike.....usually
Posts: 914

It takes patience and perserverance Once you start losing weight and your clothes feeling looser and you feel better this is enough to spur you on
Jan 16th '15, 12:12 PM  
SoSlim Rising Star
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 256

I always tell myself there is a 2 day lag. As old food can be in your system for up to 3 days. So when i do a days diet successfully i don't expect any results until 2 days later. As a result I try to only weigh myself twice a week. I know any day I slip and eat 'normally' I wont lose weight. Any day I pig out I will waste 3 days of dieting as my body goes on a fat reclaim.
If you want a fast start try a fast a 3-5 day juice fast - even using shop bought whole fruit juice diluted with a little water would give you a big starting loss.
Exercise is similar I always look at it that 1 lot of exercise ( 20 mins moving about etc ) boosts my metabolism for about 4 hours. So ideally I want to keep my metabolism fast all day. I know that has a similar effect to a days dieting. So 3 days diet and exercise should see a significant result that can be repeated.
One thing to be aware of is other people will not usually notice your weight loss for a while. So it is best to set up a series of rewards say for every few lbs or half a stone etc.. Maybe treat yourself to a massage or some sort of experience based thing that you will remember and motivate you to repeat the achievement.
A good idea someone had was to have two jars. Fill one with a token like a small stone or even £1 coins etc for each lb or kg you want to lose. As you lose it put it in the second jar so you have a constant visual marker of your progress. £1's are good as when you hit you target you can spend it all on something frivolous
Hope some of this is useful. Good luck with whatever systems you use.
Jan 16th '15, 17:36 PM  
SoSlim Newbie
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 25

Paul, that's good advice. I never thought about the whole 2-3 day lag but now that you've put it that way, I'm probably not going to be so tempted to have a cheat day every week! That would be like throwing away half a week at a time if it takes two to three days to recover from it every time.
Jan 16th '15, 18:53 PM  
SoSlim Newbie
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 99

I was the same so did the Cambridge diet was amazing but my health wasn't all that.
So now I'm doing it slowly, well attempting to.
Don't give up heart, split your end result up into manageable targets so when you do hit it sooner then the main target you will feel proud and be eager to reach the next
Jan 18th '15, 17:56 PM  
SoSlim Newbie
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: ireland
Posts: 34

Marvellous and supportive advice, thanks for that everyone.

I use Libra app now to give me an average weight over 2 weeks so I smooth out days that haven't been so good: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/track-w...libra-android/

I am going to break my goal up into manageable goals and give myself (non-food) rewards as I hit my goals. I am also going to do the jar so every 1lb lost I will add a euro coin.

If I picked a corner and started putting kg bags of sugar for every kg I lost it would also be interesting - if a bit impractical.
Feb 23rd '15, 22:58 PM  
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Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: London
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I think if you rush diets your more likely to regain soon as you stop its better to do slow but sure results as its easier to maintain a ideal weight ☺
Mar 28th '16, 14:06 PM  
SoSlim Newbie
Join Date: Mar 2016
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exercise and eating less is the key to losing weight fast
May 4th '17, 11:25 AM  
Join Date: May 2017
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The beggining is difficult.. After you get used to regular exercise and healthy diet you will not even think about the passing time
Sep 13th '17, 19:13 PM  
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Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Canada
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Just be patient. Weight loss comes down to eating healthy and exercising consistently.

Make sure to focus more on resistance training as this will help you build lean muscle and having lean muscle is important to weight loss. Having muscle takes energy therefore you will burn calories even at rest.

It's human nature to seek for instant results but trying to lose weight takes a lot of patience and perseverance.
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