always giving in!!!!

By phatgirl Latest Reply 2015-12-28 12:11:06 -0600
Started 2009-08-26 21:30:51 -0500

i really,really need to lose weight! im 5'3 and 390-400 lbs. i can barely walk. and i have ALOT of health lungs and heart cant take much more.(really) i hold fluid BAD. but i love salt. and i drink ALOT of diet coke.

17 replies

GrammieMags 2015-12-28 12:11:06 -0600 Report

I suggest you take the Coke elimination slowly. Make it into lemon cola or cherry cola. Make up the Crystal light and mix it half and half with the Coke. The main taste will be there. You will get less caffeine and just might feel good about yourself. As you realize that you need less caffeine than before, you can have fewer of the mixed drinks.

I also do this with fruit juices. I like drinking a lot of juice at one sitting. Mixing the juice with a sugar free flavored drink helps the juice go farther.

Jipwhip 2009-08-28 16:59:02 -0500 Report

Another thing is to try Mrs. Dash. They have very many different blends without salt in them, but the add flavor to your food without the salt. Like I said before just start out small and work your way up. Like many others have said try, try, try, try again you will make it. And feel free to come howl with me anytime. LOL

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-28 09:46:37 -0500 Report

For a hot drink in the morn, I have used sugar-free jello. Just put about 1/2 of the pkg in a cup, add the cup of hot water, and who-la, it is real tasty and nourishing. I have had to drink many a cup when I was having so much trouble with diverticulitis and couldn't stand food, it hurt my colon so badly, that and potato water and rice water, sounds yucky now, but mighty tasty when that was all I could handle.

I LOVED salt too, would eat it by the handfuls, small hands—-but started by just not adding salt to any foods, potatoes was the hardest, but now pot. are a no-no- anyway. GRADUALLY I learned to get by with less salt, and now it often tastes like too much salt in some things, so those I try to avoid. No chips, but dip and crackers STILL grabs me—-really have to IGNORE! Re-training our taste buds is a life time challenge, but it gets easier, and this coming from a person who did NOT EVER want to be a diabetic, No ONe is going to dictate to Me what I EAT> I have been too hungry in my earlier years, but NOW I FEEL BETTER with less, so I CHOOSE to eat less and better—as I will do most anything to avoid tummyaches—the lowered BS is just another asset for me>. Pat roth

P2putt 2009-08-28 06:12:11 -0500 Report

I concur with the Soda suggestion. Cut back if you can't do without right now. Also try your store brand form of Crystal Light. Sugar free Jello and Puddings are a good treat.Make small changes as others have suggested. Start with what will be easy for you then move on from there. Good Luck Pete

Harlen 2009-08-27 13:17:37 -0500 Report

Boy do I know how you feal
For me it was one thing at a time I had to give up the pop that was hard for me
But I did it It was a slow slow thing for me now I only drinl water and diet pop then I had to cut the carbs way down this was hareder then the pop lol
take your time and dont set your self up too quit "Its to hard "just one little step at a time
It was the only way I was able to do it
I wish you the best of luck
please keep intuch

hbkunkel 2009-08-27 05:51:22 -0500 Report

I agree - lose the coke ASAP. After that for a week, then walk more - baby steps at first and keep a journal of how far you walk daily so you can see if getting farther and farther. I agree that you can walk in your house from point A to point B and increase the numer of times ou do that. Again after another week, carefully look at your intake of food and subsitute a salad plate for your regular plate so you are forced to eat less at each meal. Lastly, hank in there. We are here to support you. Keep us posted.
Hugs, Betsie

Judimar 2009-08-27 01:21:06 -0500 Report

Hey hon!

Have you considered swapping from regular table salt to sea salt for you meals. There are a few things I still use regular table salt for.. cooking pasta and I put it on watermelon.

I use to be a big Coca Cola Classic drinker. When I was told I was diabetic I stopped drinking sodas for a long time. I switched to ice tea or water. I hated the taste of diet sodas until I found Coke Zero and Cherry Coke Zero. Now I have maybe 1 when I eat popcorn or chips and usually I pick up one on Fridays at the grocery check out stand.



GrammieMags 2015-12-28 12:03:51 -0600 Report

Hi. I grew up in the middle-western area of Michigan. Watermelon tasted like water. Salt added taste. Moved to lower-western Michigan and was surprised that watermelon has a taste! It is a good taste.

Antique-Dave 2009-08-27 08:23:13 -0500 Report

HAR! salt on melon! I've been doing that all my life and have no idea how I got that started but its the only way I'll eat it. My kids think I'm an alien pod person because of it.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-27 19:17:07 -0500 Report

Salt on melon, is a laughing matter?? Hmm, not in this part of the country—they go hand in hand around here, but sadly, if you have high BP! I find it interesting as to what is considered OK in different parts of the country—-! My hubby puts sugar on tomatoes, and I thought that weird until I tried it, then learned that I was diabetic and couldn't eat it anyway!! Oh, my— ha Pat Roth

phatgirl 2009-08-27 22:56:35 -0500 Report

i did change to sea salt, and when i told my dietician she said its still salt! i have heard it was better also. but… i also tried the NO SALT brand and she said its worse than regular salt.i think its going to be harder to give up the diet coke than the salt. but im going to try. THANKS!!!

Jipwhip 2009-08-27 00:58:55 -0500 Report

Start out small. Change one thing you do right now. I would start by cutting back on the diet coke and drink water more often. If you don't like the taste of plain water add Crystal Light to it. Just start out slowly then change another thing you do. See how many times you can walk back and forth from your kitchen to your living room, then increase by adding 2 or 3 trips extra weekly. Just keep on trying, I know it's hard at first but it does get easier. Take one day at a time and you will make it.

2009-08-27 10:54:45 -0500 Report

This is good advice. Also, when I started trying to loose weight, I quit buying chips and dip, chocolate, regular soda, etc. It was hard, but I have now lost over 100 pounds. Eventually, you will get into the habit of eating this way and to not buying the "comfort" food. Best of luck to you.