Hello! My name is Lisa and I'm here to lose at least 40 pounds the good old fashioned way: By counting calories! I've tried every crazy diet, from the paleo diet to the raw food vegan diet to everything in-between and I can't seem to stick to it. Plus, I hate a lot of cooking/preparing and washing dishes and stuff. So, I'm going to do it the same way I did it before.
About ten years ago I briefly gained some weight, then lost about 40 pounds just by counting calories, and also taking green tea diet pills which helped to control my appetite. I kind of "cheated" by using frozen dinners for lunch and dinner, which made it easy to count calories, but I would add extra frozen vegetables, and have a fresh organic salad with dinner every night. I'm now stocked up on frozen dinners, extra veggies, salad, etc, and have the green tea diet pills! Last time I did it by following a 1,500 calorie a day diet, so I want to stay at least below that. I kept the weight off for several years but recently put it back on again. So I'm going to follow the same system that worked before. So far today I've only had 270 calories (the egg sandwich I had for breakfast), and I took my green tea diet pill 20 minutes before eating to help control my appetite. (Before when I used them, they really helped!)
Right now I weigh about 180 and want to get down to at least 140. (Anything below 130 would be too thin for me.) I'm looking to make friends with other people who have similar goals.