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  • This was very interresting but i've always had a rough time losing weight but it's came to a time in my life where i am having health problems and i kno i need a change.but whats hard for me is buying the expensive things to lose weight,i was on weight watchers last year,but i do love this article about the 10% and also i'm a caretaker of my dad and my nephew and i'm a single mom of 1.So i can't buy all the expensive things ,but i have learned to watch all labels and to watch for items that ican substitute others for. - 4/16/2009 1:30:30 PM
    i really liked thia artical and i hope to find someone close to where i live to go walking with. from littlelady123 - 4/12/2009 5:11:12 PM
  • This is an eye-opening article and I'm trying to save as a favorite so my fluffbuds can read it also. - 2/15/2009 1:06:45 PM
    Wonderful article. I've always struggled with what I call 'palate hunger' vs. 'stomach hunger'.

    I used to keep a food journal, writing down every single thing that went into my mouth, including the time I consumed it and where I consumed it (what I was doing at the time). That helped me so much.

    When I stopped, I reaped the consequences. It's too easy to forget what I put in my mouth, so I'm starting the journal again. - 1/18/2009 7:16:28 PM
  • Great article! The only part I didn't agree with was the "mouth hunger" vs. "body hunger" section. I think if you believe you need to wait until you are lightheaded and weak before you "allow" yourself to eat, you may not eat enough. Too many women starve themselves of calories with guilt feelings about eating at the "wrong times" or eating the "wrong things" for the "wrong reasons". The whole magic of SP, to me, is the simplicity of using each day's overall calorie intake and calorie burning to track your nutrition and promote weight loss in a healthy way. It has taught me that as long as I keep track of what I'm eating and how much, I can control my calorie intake without being harsh with myself or depriving myself of calories. (I did that a lot as a teen - and I think it is one reason that I gained weight as an adult, not wanting to go back to that harsh attitude towards food!)

    Otherwise, an excellent article, and a real reminder to get my weight control engine revved up for 2009. - 12/27/2008 1:05:35 PM
  • This is an excellent article! I love how you got the advice from several experts--neat idea. There is so much good information in the entire article, but I'd have to say my favorite part was the part about "hunger versus non-hunger eating--" so true! - 10/23/2008 7:29:02 AM
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    i enjoyed the article. i think the 10% is is great. - 10/13/2008 2:25:14 PM
  • Hmmm, isn't it too late to drop 10% in 2007? If only there were a time machine for this; I'd drop all the weight I need to about 5 years ago, and be happily at goal since.

    But seriously, good article. - 7/14/2008 1:07:05 PM
  • Reddwolf, you are right...not everyone does have weight-related health issues. YET. I always had (and still do) great cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure numbers. However, as I've gotten into my middle forties, I've been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my knees...a DIRECT result of carrying too much weight over the years. The cartilage is worn down from too much pressure on my knees. It CAN happen. Hopefully it won't, but it can.

    I love the idea of losing 10%, it's how I'm doing my journey, ten percent (actually five percent) at a time. Small, do-able goals. - 7/14/2008 12:56:24 PM
  • The idea of 10% is a useful goal because it is easily "seen" --- sort of like the serving sizes the author refers to in the article! And once one loses 10%, it might be easier to push the "REPEAT" button if necessary and take off another 10%. - 5/29/2008 6:17:28 PM
  • 10% is a great idea but not everyone has weight-related health problems... Even at my heaviest weight my blood pressure (110/70) and cholesterol levels were very good, I never had joint or back pain, or breathing/sleeping problems... - 5/24/2008 11:44:35 PM
  • Once you lose the first 10% it is easier to go on to lose the second 10% because you feel better. Getting STARTED is the hardest part of doing it. - 4/19/2008 6:30:08 PM
  • Its true! After just losing 20 pounds my doctor cut my insulin back from 90 units twice a day to 55 units twice a day! Plus I am sleeping better now too. - 1/14/2008 8:40:10 PM
    An add on to number two...don't try to make a huge change within your lifestyle all at once. You are more likely to "fail." Make small changes...start by buying organic fruits and vegetables and buy whole grain flours (pastas, breads, etc). This will start you on your healthy lifestyle. Start by exercising just a little bit, then increase as the exercises become easier. If you regulary eat 10 pieces of candy throughout the day...try to cut it back to 5, instead of illiminating it entirely. As you cut back on "junk food" you will realize your body doesn't need it and most often you don't even crave it. Make small changes at incremental times and you will be on your way to a healthier lifestyle. - 12/9/2007 11:50:01 AM
  • Loved this article. Made it a favorite so others will see.
    Thank-you - 11/15/2007 9:41:48 AM

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