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Lost Nine Pounds In Two Weeks

Share Your Story: How I Lost Weight

By Noreen

Updated January 20, 2011

How much weight I lost.

9 pounds in two weeks.

Why I decided to lose weight

Well, as I entered menopause, I started to gain weight slowly but surely. It was mostly because I happened to have lost energy and I started to slip by eating more and becoming less active.

How I lost the weight.

The way I started to lose weight was first of all, remove all refined carbs and sugar from my diet. I started with much effort still, to exercise at least 5 to 6 times a week. Exercise includes aerobics, yoga and body sculpting. My favorites on DVD are Tony Horton, Karen Voight and Jillian Michaels. When I fall off the wagon, I don't quit but start where I left of. The first thing I do when I wake up is have water with lemon. I eat breakfast whether I'm hungry or not within one hour after I wake up. Then, I do my exercise.

I eat a small snack afterwards, usually protein (cottage cheese and fruit, peanut butter and fruit), and I eat small meals throughout the day and drink lots of water and green tea. I try to eat good fats (turkey, seafood, red meat now and then) and I eat salad for dinner with chicken strips or a veggie dish with some protein. I also try to drink tons of water and take my fiber and supplements. When I hit a plateau, I check what I'm eating and always switch my exercise so my body is constantly challenged.

Tips and Tricks

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat small meals a day
  • Eat only good fats and carbs
  • Exercise
  • Limit alcohol
  • Try to prepare meal plans two and three days in advance
For one, you never know what can happen (can't go shopping, the weather, etc.) and also, it helps you to stay on track. You have to be determined for it to work or you won't see the results you are looking for. I have no here and after photos; you'll just have to take my word on faith. I plan on loosing more until I reach 115 which is an excellent weight for a five footer.

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