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i lost 15 pounds in four months doing this:

july and august: biked 5-10 miles everyday and water-skied and windsurfed twice a week. eating style: ate pretty much whatever i wanted to. I lost about 5 pounds of fat and gained about 5 pounds of muscle.

september and october: became a member at a women's only gym and went 2-4 times a week while eating very strictly. this means: breakfast:plain non fat yogurt with strawberries, sliced up plum, grapes, one kiwi. lunch: half of a grilled chicken breast, one apple sliced up, grapes, 10 pretzels. dinner: other half of chicken breast, a few pretzels, an apple, a glass of milk. i lost 7 pounds.

november: just starting this month, i've made my diet even stricter by changing my grapes at lunch to carrot sticks and baby tomatoes-this is for less sugar but also to get essential vitamins. i've lost 3 pounds so far (about a week).

overall, i noticed my weight loss from cardio because it gave me so much more muscle that burns fat. on my thighs, which used to be all fat, are now dominated by muscle with almost no fat at all. also, eating strictly healthy foods (of course once a month i might eat something not so strict) i've lost a lot of fat. i don't rule out all foods, i'll give myself a little taste of chocolate when i really want it or a chip or too here and there but never more than it and there's never a day when i completely cheat. it makes me feel guilty and upset. i find that i'm so much happier now that i'm at a healthy weight and my nails and hair are so strong and shiny now. i feel more flexible and active overall and i finally love my body.

one tip that has come in so much handy!!!: whenever i feel the need to eat sugary or sweet foods (aka at night or watching t.v)-i eat sugar free orbit gum. the spearmint and sweetmint flavors are awesome and they are less than 5 calories a piece. i get these huge packs of them at BJ's, which is like costco, and it helps so much to keep me on track. i've also noticed that i don't like junk food anymore. the other day, my friend offered me a bite of her kit kat and i didn't want to be rude or say no (she's naturally stick thin and doesn't understand why i eat healthy) so i took a bite and didn't like it! it was so weird, i used to love kit kats but it tasted gross!! i think that my taste buds are changing and instead of wanting junk food or candy, i want fruit.

i know people are always looking for a quick fix to lose weight, but it isn't out there. i've tried just about everything, trust me. i've tried diet pills, they just make you have migranes and gain weight and feel guilty for wasting 20 bucks. i've gone through a year of yo yo dieting and even throwing up and starving myself, it only led to weight gain and depression. the only thing that helped was working out and slowly changing my diet to become more healthy. you cant' just eat cake and chips one day and then veggies and fruit the next, you'll binge and eat a ton of fattening foods by the end of the day. it took 4 months to bring my tastebuds to where they are today, its not easy but its so worth it. working out also released hormones that make you happy and feel good about yourself! they'll prepare you to make changes in your diet! and don't have cheat days!! they only make you feel guilty, gain weight, and make it that much harder to break the pattern and go back to eating healthy. it's better to have most days be healthy and then some days have a couple bites of the food you love, it's all about portion sizes!! don't give up and don't fall for stupid commercials about pills or surgery that don't work! anyone can lose weight, it's all about their attitude! don't give up, just work hard, remind yourself of what you want to look like and that little bikini you want to fit into and you'll do great! also, buy a weight scale but don't obsess over it! check your weight maybe twice a week to make sure that your on track but not everyday, your body changes with water consumption or muscle mass, you don't want to feel bad about your weight if you really are on track and are losing weight! i hope you guys all work hard and get really strong and healthy and feel great about yourselves!!! :D

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You sound so much like me ! Struggling with weight loss and everything ! I'm deffinetly going to take your advise ! I hope everything goes/went well ! : )

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