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JOEY - 3:01PM UTC, Sep 4th 2007



I'm a new member. I'm a professional dieter. Been on diets all my life. Have had success in the past,
but always gain it back.

Somehow, I think it will be different this time. It will stick and be life changing.

A little about myself. Married for 24 years, two sons, 19 and 17. 3 dogs (King Charles Cavaliers)
We don't raise them. Just think you can't have too much of a good thing.

Been in the same business 27 years. A small radio broadcasting company started in college with friends.
And yes we are all still friend after being in business all these years.

Life has been good to me. My big challenge has been weight control. I know that's about to change.

Thanks for allowing me to share with you. Look forward to hearing from you.

MKANDI7856 - 8:00PM UTC, Sep 6th 2007

Chico, CA

Good for you, Joey! That's the right attitude! The main thing is to be sure you are getting in all of your alloted calories for the day--including eating back the ones you spent on exercising. I know it sounds counter-intuitive on the surface, but it works not to let your calorie intake fall below the recommended levels for the day or your body will shift into starvation mode and not shed the pounds.


JOEY - 12:46PM UTC, Sep 6th 2007


Thanks for the suggestion. I'll give the almonds a try. Puting on my clothes this morning made the
slight bit of hunger yesterday worth it. I can tell it's working as my clothes are already starting to fit.
Another gain I just realized. The slight discomfort from being a little hungry feels better than feeling
stuffed and tired from eating too much or junk food. It's all good. Just need to remember that
being a little hungry doesn't mean I'm starving to death! I'm having fun with this now.

MKANDI7856 - 3:50AM UTC, Sep 6th 2007

Chico, CA

I think it's pretty common, Joey, to experience some hunger after exercising. The key is to keep some healthy, low-calorie snacks on hand to tide you over until your next meal. A few baby carrots and 10 almonds is one of my favorite standbys. And be sure to drink water...sometimes it's easy to mistake thirst for hunger. I have been making it a practice to down 16 oz. of water before my meals. It helps me feel fuller sooner so I'm less likely to overeat. Also, eating three smaller meals with snacks sandwiched in between helps to keep my energy levels more constant.


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JOEY - 2:41AM UTC, Sep 6th 2007


So far, this is been fun. All the tools on CK have kept me busy so I don't open the refrigerator door as often.
Today was a little more of a chalenge. tried to get in the 30 minutes of excercise. Actually enjoyed the
activity (stationary Bike), but it seemed to increase my appettite. Anyone have the same experience?

Thanks for the welcome and encouragement. Hopefully, I'll be here a while and be able to encourage
others as well.

BUN201 - 3:15PM UTC, Sep 5th 2007

Rhode Island

Welcome! A lifestyle change rather than a diet is an awesome plan. One step at a time.... one goal at a time. You can do it! :)

SW 210........GW.....150
"It's a good thing to hope for help from God." Lam. 3:25

MKANDI7856 - 4:13AM UTC, Sep 5th 2007

Chico, CA

Hi Joey! Welcome to the group! CK has lots of good tools...ya just have to use them! Focus on small changes; they're easier to manage and not so overwhelming as doing a whole bunch of changes at once. If you haven't already started it, I highly recommend doing CK University. I learned so much from that!

Good luck on your new lifestyle'll find lots of support here!


BIGGRAMMA - 3:31PM UTC, Sep 4th 2007

Central California

:wave1:...Welcome Joey....You have come to an awesome place to start your journey to good health.... Remember this is not a is a lifestyle......Have a great day....:)

:hi: from Donna