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Old 01-03-2005, 04:22 PM   #11
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kyles i can relate. i myself am about 60 pounds overweight.
i joined curves about a week before thanksgiving and already i
have lost 9 pounds. it's not alot but it is a start. i don't know what your
work schedule is but try looking into a gym of some sorts if you can.
eat moderately. that's something else i have done. i quit eating a snack
before bedtime. i cut carbs where i can. though i still crave i just don't eat as much spaghetti as i once did. good luck to you and keep us updated.
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Old 01-05-2005, 02:21 PM   #12
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Thank you all for your help and support, it means a lot to me. So far so good. I have given up the sugary drinks, and am drinking loads of water (and making many trips to the little girls room) I am just taking each day at a time. I have signed up for our weight loss group at work, which is a big step for me, and I am looking forward to it, kind of!

My big problem is stress eating. I feel a bit like the girls that are giving up smoking. Today I got really stressed and all i wanted was chocolate. I resisted, but I really need to break that cycle of, argh I'm stressed, where's the chocolate!!!!
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Old 01-05-2005, 03:30 PM   #13
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You can also do weight watchers online.

Might not apply in your area, but here WW is open 7 days a week day and evening.

There is also WW at work. Maybe you could start one at your work (you get to do it for free)
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Old 01-05-2005, 03:35 PM   #14
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i joined curves about a week before thanksgiving and already i have lost 9 pounds.
middie, they are rumored to be opening one of these joints quite near where I live soon and I may just try to get a job there. The Curves shop a little farther away is said to be quite reasonable, and not staffed by 19-year-olds wearing tight-tight-tight spandex, but rather "real" people.
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Old 01-05-2005, 03:42 PM   #15
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They seem to be popping up on every corner up here, Mud! I have a friend who belongs, along with her 70-some year old mom, and they love it. They're not rushed, they're comfortable in their shorts and long, baggy t-shirts 'cause it's what everyone else has on, and people are in all stages of fitness and weight loss. Friend says it's the first gym she's ever been comfortable in.
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Old 01-05-2005, 03:44 PM   #16
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That's what I've been hearing, too, PA. Hey - anyplace that will let me wear baggy clothes to work has to be OK!!
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Old 01-05-2005, 04:44 PM   #17
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congrats Kyles! I agree with everyone that said moderation, control your portions, and stay away from deep fried foods, junk food, soda, etc. I've heard it's best not to eat after 8pm , but I suppose if your hungry you can eat fruit or veggies. I can certainly relate about losing weight because as I have posted in here under low carbs, my daughter is trying to lose weight via the low carb diet. I finally convinced her that in the long run it's best to eat what she likes in moderation and small portions, exercise, and drink plenty of water because it tends to make us feel full. You should certainly treat yourself to something you really enjoy but only once in awhile, and so you dont feel deprived. Good luck to you!
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Old 01-05-2005, 05:49 PM   #18
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Our weight loss group at work seems really good. It runs for 10 weeks, you get a personal trainer, use of the gym facilities, one to one counselling, as well as group sessions every week. I am not sure I need all that, but it will definitely help.

The eating after 8 thing is tricky as I work 12 - 8 most days, so I have to eat after 8, but I try to keep the meal light so hopefully it will be ok. Not much choice really. I work in a call centre where breaks are very strict, so I can't cheat and eat dinner at work.

I'm going to have a treat day once a week, and have something terrible, like a piece of cake or sticky dessert. That's what I did years ago when i successfully lost weight.
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kyles eating late at night is my problem too since i also work until 8.
on the days i work i usually will only have a salad for dinner. or if i don't want salad i'll eat an orange. just something light that's not loaded with calories or carbs. again good luck to you and keep us informed
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Old 01-06-2005, 04:26 PM   #20
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Congrats on your decision! I know you'll do great.

I'll be dieting along with you...
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