I need help with loosing at least 20 pounds I'm 5'4 and need to get to about 120 any advice ..

Monique - posted on 03/10/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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Im a 31 year old mom of two wonderful girls and I suffer with a illness called Lupus so I've been on a steroid since I was diagnosed I really jst recently started to gain alot of weight and I realize I like to eat m,ore then I use to I'm 54 and I WEIGH 145 that is alot for me and I would just like to get back to at least 120 pds I need good advice .....

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2 things: #1 - i think steroids make a person "hungry" and increase their appetite and it also makes bodies keep weight on more easily.

#2 - at your height, you can weigh anywhere from 120-160 without being "fat". if you are hungry, eat vegies & fruits and try to get exercise. If you are not hungry, don't eat just because you feel like it. most of the time we are "hungry" because we are bored, tired, stressed, etc. I'm 5'3" and weigh 168. I'd like to weigh 145 and am starting walking to work 3X weekly, starting Monday. we'll see how that goes... good luck!

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Kathleen - posted on 03/14/2010

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There are sooooooo many things that you can do, you should drink half of your weight in ounces of water each day, have breakfast, pref not carbs within the first 45min of waking up. This jump starts your metabolism, protein, protein, protein!! When you consume, which for your height and weight should be about 120 grams of protein per day, you will start to shrink. East smaller meals and snack in between brkfst and lunch, and lunch and dinner. However, every meal you have should be protein. And last but not least exercise, pref 30min per day, walking is great!!

Leeann - posted on 03/12/2010

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im 27 and i have lost 20 + by eating more whole wheat and more fruit and veg and more water that all i done try it and pray for the wate to come off

Monique - posted on 03/12/2010

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Just wanted to thank all of the ladies for there opinions I received some good advice ...



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Jennifer - posted on 03/11/2010

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I'm sorry to hear about the Lupus diagnosis, Monique. My love and prayers are with you through this difficult time. Its not easy raising kids and with an illness its worse. Having read your post, let me just tell you that i'm also struggling to lose weight, post pregnancy. I try to be active, walk whenever i can. Start with walking and slowly build your stamina. That's not easy to do. So as many times as you can a day or per week, walk! To the grocery or in a near by park. I don't know which part of the world you live in but i'm guessing its not India..where i am...lol. We don't have proper sidewalks where we can stroll with our babies. So if ur in the US..then make good use of even your sidewalks...as they're safe to walk on! Just walk. Once you feel more energy, which you will, go on to other things. But before you do that...check with your doctor. Any form of strenuous exercise needs to be affirmed by your doc. You can do yoga, its not very strenuous...hope all this helps. Love and hugs, jenni

Rachel - posted on 03/11/2010

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I may have a solution for all those looking to lose weight, I got into a company almost three years ago called Xocai; pronounced (Sho-sigh),Our Founder and President developed a Healthy Chocolate...Yes, HEALTHY...we currently have 4 hard chocolates, a cookie, a protein bar and our lastest Xe-energy Drink. For more information please let me know.Rachel

Avela - posted on 03/11/2010

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Cut back on your food portions & drink at least 1 cup of water with your meals.Exercise at least 3x a week for about 15 minutes.Its working for me.

Tracy - posted on 03/11/2010

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I am 5'4'' and recently lost 13 lbs to reach that 120lb goal weight. I am also a pharmacist, so first, let me say that steroids just make you gain weight. Period. It's a terrible side effect. They give you that rounded "moon" face, they make you retain water, and they give you an appetite. My husband and I started the South Beach diet 2 months ago. It has been the only thing to help him lose weight consistently. In the first two weeks of this diet, you don't eat any carbs...no breads, pastas, rice, potatoes, carrots, sugar, or alcoholic beverages. None. This is to help stop your cravings for sweets, which we both had a problem with, especially at night. Two weeks of no carbs is not long enough for you to have any serious health issues, but you do have to be sure to drink plenty of water and take a multi-vitamin to cover your daily vitamin requirements if you don't eat all those veggies this diet calls for! : ) After the two week period, you can slowly reintroduce good carbs back in to your diet (one serving a day for a week , then 2 servings a day for a week, etc. up to 3 servings per day.) These good carbs are whole grain bread, fruit, whole grain rice and whole grain pasta. You might ask your doctor about this diet...it's basically the same diet that Diabetics are on, using controlled amounts of carbs for energy, but not sugar or processed carbs which make your blood sugar spike and causes insulin to store what you don't use into your fat cells. Sugar is stored in the body as fat. If you don't eat sugar/bad carbs, your body has to pull stored fat out of the cells for energy! Exercise just helps your body burn more calories, and forces your body to use the stored fat for energy. You will need to wait to do heavier exercise until after that 2 week period is over. When you add some healthy carbs to your diet, you then have fuel to help you make it through a work-out. Again, be sure you are healthy enough for this diet and exercise by checking with your doctor.

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First consult your doctor about what is safe for you and your health situation, ask them to calculate what your weight should be based on height and bone structure, it may be more than you think. It is really about learning how to cook and eat more healthy for life. At 52 with arthritis, I have found that what the "experts" have said through the years is correct. Once the initial water weight comes off and several pounds are dropped in a couple of weeks. Slow and steady is the winner, a couple of pounds a week is satisfying and much easier to keep off than fast weight loss by depriving your body of proper nutrition. Physical exercise, like walking 20 minutes a day or going to a gym three time a week is important too.

Heather - posted on 03/11/2010

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As someone who is 5'4 I would like to ask why 120? I am around 130 and if I lost anymore weight my husband would probably take me to the doctor. I'm not a tooth pick, but I wear a size 4... The average healthy weight for someone our height is like 128 (on the low end). Please pray about this decision. For me after I had my twins that thing that helped me lose the most weight was just going a little out of my way. Taking the stairs. When I took laundry down to the basement I took a little at a time and made several trips. I always went upstairs to change diapers instead of just doing it in the living room. I also spent a couple of months doing a workout that was on the comcast on demand thing for free. It was Tae Bo T3 with Billy Banks. Great work out! But we don't have cable anymore. Those are my suggestions, but please pray about your goal. 120 sounds a little low.

Ruth - posted on 03/11/2010

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Hi Monique



Try eating foods that have a low glycemic index, this means that your body will take longer to metablise them and thus is less likely to convert them to fat, also you wont feel hungry as quickly. Make sure you eat breakfast, even if it is a piece of fruit and dont skip meals as your body will program itself to store as much as possible in case you skip more meals in the future. Try and get as much exercise as possible, even if it is only a bit, every bit counts. Good luck with the weight loss.

Cindy - posted on 03/11/2010

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I would suggest that you discuss a good weight loss program with your doctor especially since you have Lupus. You needto make sure that you are getting the correcr balance of the nutrients you need to control the Lupus. I understand the need to lose weight but I would be afraid of just going it alone with our medical advice in you situation. Good Luck and May God Bless You as you work on this goal in your life.

Victoria - posted on 03/10/2010

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I think the most important thing is to start with prayer & giving the situation to God, after which there are many things you can do to help yourself. Vitamin B6, boosts your metabolism. Drink lots of water also try pommigranate juice and acai berry as they are great anti oxidents, don't eat after 6pm. These things help a lot, especially when added to a healthy diet and regular exercise, when the weather is nice, I like to go for a walk after supper or my husband and I will take the kids on a bike ride, ice skating or swimming, this turns exercise into a fun activity. When I do choose to do a workout, I always pray first and then do it to up beat worship music. I hope this is of some help.

Capricia - posted on 03/10/2010

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After i had my son i starte doing taebo and it made me lose alot of weight. So i stopped doing it. I'm alot smaller now that i was b4 i got pregnant.

Sheryl - posted on 03/10/2010

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well know that i am older i am putting on wait i found for me what is help eating healther and getting out and moving around more like walks with my kids. like for me i do a fruit in the moring and saled in afternoon, then eat a reg. dinner. hope that help some and good luck.

Jackie - posted on 03/10/2010

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Drink a glass of water every AM and at or before every meal. A lot of the time we think we are hungry but our bodies are just telling us that we need H2O.

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