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Topic : Can't Lose Those Last Five Pounds?

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Created on : Sunday, September 17, 2006, 12:16:52 pm
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You've almost made it but just can't get rid of those last five pounds, what should you do? Share tips and advice with others looking to break the last five pounds plateau.

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October 6, 2006, 10:03 am CDT

Last five pounds?

It is a shame that you are so hung up on the last five pounds.  I am 448 now I stated at 660 and I am recovering from the gastric bi-pass and it is nice to know I will be thinner.  AFter having my life almost cut short and my abilities being so limited I am grateful for the oppertunity to walk and not look like I am having a heartattack.  To be able to go to my daughters room and wake her or to put her to bed.  Learn to have fun dont worrry about it make your self alittle happier and the stress will disappear and you will be more apt to loose the last five pounds.  Life is to short to be so distracted by 5 pounds.  Maybe I am not what you want to hear but I am glad to be alive and wish I only had five pounds to worry about.  Look around you and find someone whos is worse off than   you and appreciate the fact you are so close to y our goal.
 
October 7, 2006, 11:29 am CDT

HELP!!!!!!!!

I'm extremely obese and I can't seem to lose any weight. I'm a girl and I weight 119 pounds. I've been trying to lose weight for a few months, and I can't get anywhere below 119. No matter how much I try, nothing ever changes.

 
October 7, 2006, 9:22 pm CDT

Can't Lose Those Last Five Pounds?

Quote From: kelseym127

I'm extremely obese and I can't seem to lose any weight. I'm a girl and I weight 119 pounds. I've been trying to lose weight for a few months, and I can't get anywhere below 119. No matter how much I try, nothing ever changes.

uless you are 2 feet tall you really have nothing to worry about. you are at a good weight.
 
October 16, 2006, 9:08 pm CDT

Can't Lose Those Last Five Pounds?

Quote From: uncltodd

It is a shame that you are so hung up on the last five pounds.  I am 448 now I stated at 660 and I am recovering from the gastric bi-pass and it is nice to know I will be thinner.  AFter having my life almost cut short and my abilities being so limited I am grateful for the oppertunity to walk and not look like I am having a heartattack.  To be able to go to my daughters room and wake her or to put her to bed.  Learn to have fun dont worrry about it make your self alittle happier and the stress will disappear and you will be more apt to loose the last five pounds.  Life is to short to be so distracted by 5 pounds.  Maybe I am not what you want to hear but I am glad to be alive and wish I only had five pounds to worry about.  Look around you and find someone whos is worse off than   you and appreciate the fact you are so close to y our goal.
I wish you the all the best with your goals for your weight loss. You never know how much to appreciate something until you almost lose it. I hope you regain even more mobility and health that is sure to come in your future. God Bless you for being an inspiration to many and putting things into perspective for many people.
 
October 16, 2006, 9:12 pm CDT

Can't Lose Those Last Five Pounds?

Quote From: kelseym127

I'm extremely obese and I can't seem to lose any weight. I'm a girl and I weight 119 pounds. I've been trying to lose weight for a few months, and I can't get anywhere below 119. No matter how much I try, nothing ever changes.

I'm not sure of your situation but I want to tell you that I'm concerned about your obsession with being 119 lbs. Please, reach out for help because I'm concerned you may have a problem. A friend of mine is recovering from anerexia and you sound very much like her - she becomes very upset at being just over 100 lbs. Please get help because I think you may be in a serious situation. While being thin is a blessing, being healthy is far more important. Lets face it - if you are extremely obese at 119 lbs, I'm crushingly, horrible, agonizingly obese at 153 lbs. Focus on your heath and reach out for help if you need it.
 
November 21, 2006, 10:24 am CST

Can't Lose Those Last Five Pounds?

i am 29 years old. i have had eating disorders in the past and have successfully overcome them about 4 years ago it was something that haunted me through most of my life and the more i got into them the more i gained. sure i would lose a little at first and think hey this is working then i would pack on 2 - 3 - 4 times the weight i lost. iam 5'4 and a small to med bone size, i am muscular not like a weightlifter though and i got up to 185 lbs and even though i watched myself going up on the scale i had myself convinced that i was still 140 lbs. and looking back now i realize that when i told people my imaginary weight theres no way they could have believed me. Nobody called me on it though so i continued to lie to myself thinking that i had everyone fooled. about 2 years ago i picked up a suzanne somers book on weight loss and practically burst out laughing at what she was saying would make me lose weight i thought no way will this ever work EAT fat to reduce fat. it was just funny enough that i had to give it a try. end result was that i lost 35 lbs and have kept it all off. i am very proud of myself for the work that i have put into me and i know that i did it myself for myself. so here is my problem i plateaued about 6 months ago after steady lossing ( it was faster at first then continual for a year more slowly) i have been trying to lose my last 10 - 15 lbs with no success. i have not gained any just stayed the same i am still eating pretty much the same there is a little varience i havent gone back to my old eating habits though and dont want to i just seem to be stuck and unable to move forward. i do not have an unrealistic weight in mind i am aiming for 130 which is very healthy for my height and such. if someone out there has some advice i would really appreciate if they could offer some. i am beggining to get discouraged even though i know i've done it before i am losing faith that i can finish what i started. i felt sooo energized and healthy when i was working on this. please help me through this last and what seems like the hardest hurdle.

thank you so much 

 
November 28, 2006, 4:26 am CST

dont give up!

Quote From: kelseym127

I'm extremely obese and I can't seem to lose any weight. I'm a girl and I weight 119 pounds. I've been trying to lose weight for a few months, and I can't get anywhere below 119. No matter how much I try, nothing ever changes.

you just cant give up!im 22 and used to be so overweight. i was the fatty, chubby and short. i had given up coz i had tried all the diets and weight loss formulas in the market.then i discovered one great lesson, there are no short-cuts when it comes to lossing weight!its all about hard work!i started eating healthy ang going to the gym.i've now moved from size 14 to a sexy size 6. so dont give up!
 
December 24, 2006, 1:36 pm CST

Hello

Quote From: kelseym127

I'm extremely obese and I can't seem to lose any weight. I'm a girl and I weight 119 pounds. I've been trying to lose weight for a few months, and I can't get anywhere below 119. No matter how much I try, nothing ever changes.

You failed to say what your age and height is. Depending on that 119 doesn't seem like a lot. If you are anywhere above 5 feet you're ok. Again, what is your desired weight goal?
 
December 28, 2006, 12:50 pm CST

Can't Lose Those Last Five Pounds?

Quote From: lady22

you just cant give up!im 22 and used to be so overweight. i was the fatty, chubby and short. i had given up coz i had tried all the diets and weight loss formulas in the market.then i discovered one great lesson, there are no short-cuts when it comes to lossing weight!its all about hard work!i started eating healthy ang going to the gym.i've now moved from size 14 to a sexy size 6. so dont give up!
I have a little advice for you... I have tried every diet in the book and the only thing that worked for me was to eat what I wanted but just eat alot less and move around more. I no longer try to take fat and carbs completely out of my diet. I think your body needs all of those things to be healthy. I find if I eat what I want I'm satisfied and I'm not constantly looking for something else to eat. So my idea is to make eating lighter a way of life not a diet. I have lost 35 pounds by doing this and have been able to maintain it for 3 years now and I don't feel like I'm depriving myself of great tasting foods. So, don't give up just eat what you want, just don't eat so much of it. You'll notice that after a while you won't want to eat near as much as you used to. Good luck!
 
December 28, 2006, 12:58 pm CST

Can't Lose Those Last Five Pounds?

Quote From: debgirl27

i am 29 years old. i have had eating disorders in the past and have successfully overcome them about 4 years ago it was something that haunted me through most of my life and the more i got into them the more i gained. sure i would lose a little at first and think hey this is working then i would pack on 2 - 3 - 4 times the weight i lost. iam 5'4 and a small to med bone size, i am muscular not like a weightlifter though and i got up to 185 lbs and even though i watched myself going up on the scale i had myself convinced that i was still 140 lbs. and looking back now i realize that when i told people my imaginary weight theres no way they could have believed me. Nobody called me on it though so i continued to lie to myself thinking that i had everyone fooled. about 2 years ago i picked up a suzanne somers book on weight loss and practically burst out laughing at what she was saying would make me lose weight i thought no way will this ever work EAT fat to reduce fat. it was just funny enough that i had to give it a try. end result was that i lost 35 lbs and have kept it all off. i am very proud of myself for the work that i have put into me and i know that i did it myself for myself. so here is my problem i plateaued about 6 months ago after steady lossing ( it was faster at first then continual for a year more slowly) i have been trying to lose my last 10 - 15 lbs with no success. i have not gained any just stayed the same i am still eating pretty much the same there is a little varience i havent gone back to my old eating habits though and dont want to i just seem to be stuck and unable to move forward. i do not have an unrealistic weight in mind i am aiming for 130 which is very healthy for my height and such. if someone out there has some advice i would really appreciate if they could offer some. i am beggining to get discouraged even though i know i've done it before i am losing faith that i can finish what i started. i felt sooo energized and healthy when i was working on this. please help me through this last and what seems like the hardest hurdle.

thank you so much 

Listen, these diets only last so long. You have to make eating part of your way of life. For instance, I lost 35 pounds and have been able to keep it off for 3 years and I never go hungry and I eat whatever I want. They key is to eat what you like just don't eat so much of it. Instead of eating a hamburger, french fries, and a shake try eliminating the shake first. Then the next time take away the fries and just have the burger. You'd be surprised at how your stomach begins to shrink and you don't want to eat nearly as much. Now i pretty much eat anything i want, I just eat alot less of it. I tried other diets and they always failed. I feel that if you deprive yourself of having the things you really love the taste of, you will always be looking for something else to eat. I no longer try to completely eliminate fat, carbs, and sugar from my diet. I just simply eat less food and exercise on a regular basis. You'd be surprised at how fun exercise can be and how much more energy you will have. You just feel better all the way around, even mentally. Try it... it works!
 
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