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Old 01-08-2006, 03:00 PM   #21
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Hi All,

I am new to the site. I found you by accident while doing a yahoo search.

I am trying to lose weight. I have over 100 lbs to lose. I've been struggling with weight loss the last 10 years. I went on a birth control shot last year and gained 30 lbs in about 3 months and it just ruined my body (I'm no longer on it).

So, I did a cleanse and it seems like I've been more myself. So, I'm going to give weight loss another try.

I had problems in the evening with kind of what I called food anxiety. I have a feeling it was stress building up and I would overeat. I would get this rush of energy and feel like I needed to eat regardless of if I was hungry.

I was thinking today that unfortunately I had psyched myself out and come to believe in that energy and feel like it was going to happen. I set up myself up for failure all the time and now I totally realize that I put so much negativity around losing the weight that it just snowballed into this really bad thing.

So, for this year, my goal is to be more positive about myself and losing this weight. I will no longer accept that I will have this anxiety and start reprogramming my thoughts. I will now accept that I will lose weight and exercise so I can feel better and let go of this excess weight. And, I'm not going to get down on myself if occasionally I want things that aren't normally on my diet. And I'm going to watch my portions and listen to my body and eat slower (you would think I was going to catch on fire I eat so fast).

So, thanks for sharing your struggles and triumphs and I wish that all of you will achieve your goals this year.

Thanks for listening :)
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Old 01-08-2006, 03:21 PM   #22
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I think the last time I shared my weight here I was around 210 pounds. Although we didn't exactly do it the right way (we ran out of food and were down to 1 small meal a day--don't worry, we're doing better now, and payday is in 5 days), James and I have both lost weight. I was down to 196 by New Year's. I have gained 2 pounds and weigh 198 now, but I am determined not to ever go over 200 again. Hopefully I will be able to share many more losses with you all this year.

Barbara
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Old 01-08-2006, 04:43 PM   #23
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I think the exercise part of the equation is very important- it simply makes you feel good. And feeling good is the reason we want to lose weight in the first place, isn't it? Sure, looks/vanity is a factor, too, but health is what prompted me to try.

Feeling healthy is a great feeling. If you do enough excerise to feel fit, you'll go a long ways towards feeling comfortable in your skin no matter what your weight.
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Old 01-08-2006, 08:27 PM   #24
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Nikki, I dela with the evening temptations by chowing down on Jello sugar free Jello. You can eat it all night long and not gain an ounce. Welcome to the thread, we are here for support: to give and to get.!
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Old 01-08-2006, 10:33 PM   #25
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Oh my goodness....I've read all these posts, and here's what I "get" from the words you've all written - you are all LOVELY people. I wish you all lived in my town, and I could see you every day and say hi and give you a really big hug and a wish for each day ....from me....

Kyles - I visited your recommended website and joined (3fatchicks) - thank you for the recommendation. You know what, its almost as nice as this one!

Take care everybody. Me and my 19 year old daughter are starting our official "South Beach" tomorrow. I'm 145 and hope to try to get back to 130....but you know what? The most important thing of all for me is just to be healthy and teach my girls that, too.
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:32 AM   #26
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Excellent, hope to see you there! I have lost another pound and am at 200 lbs!!! I can't wait to see 199!!!

Nikki, I have lost weight (62 lbs) by staying positive and eating a balanced diet and exercising a lot. I still eat "fun" things, just not often. I still have about the same to lose.

Being positive is the best thing, and I am so pleased that is your resolution. You will do well!!!
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Old 01-10-2006, 05:16 PM   #27
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Wow, that's great, Kyles! 62 lbs is a lot. Sounds like it won't be long til you're where you want to be.
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Old 01-10-2006, 08:01 PM   #28
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I really bit the bullet today and joined a fitness center. I've decided that for the next 3 months - that will be my JOB - working out - in the pool and the equipment that will be good for my back without hurting it. Also, I'm going to eat things that are good for me. It looks like we are off to a good start with this thread and hope we all have good results in the new year. I need to lose at least 30 lbs and hope some of my meds will be unnecessary after I've lost that. I did the water routine today and was surprised that my back was quite agile (and after a week at the farm doing much bending, etc). Good luck to all of us!
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Old 01-12-2006, 07:09 PM   #29
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Well folks, I am down to 252. My lightest in lord knows how long. My goal is to be 240 by March 11 (my 45th birthday).

After that I will be ten pounds from my goal of 230. I know that sound heavy but I am 6'2" and big of build even when lean.

When I get to 230, I will have lost 80 pounds from my peak weight.

I wish everyone the very best. Those who do not have to battle weight can not possibly understand the battle it is to loose the weight and then keep it off. Diet (and by this I mean the way you eat and what you eat, not some plan out of a book) is only part of the equation. Activity is only part of the equation. The part so many miss is the mental part: the will power, the self image, the desire.

This is what makes this thread and its sisters so important: the encouragement, the cheering on, the people that share the struggle and the experience.
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Old 01-13-2006, 12:23 AM   #30
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True- constant vigilance is the price of being thin.
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