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Old 10-31-2011, 10:34 AM   #531
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Congrats Sparrowgrass! That's great.

I have lost 10 lb this year--a surprise, because I've been the same weight forever and wasn't trying to lose weight. I cut way back on refined sugar, processed foods, and bread. I eat more quinoa, bulgar wheat, and wild rice (well, I always ate wild rice). I rarely eat pasta. I switched from orange juice to home-squeezed veggie juice. EVOO and vinegar, S&P on salads. And, 1 8 oz glass of water with 1 T of vinegar in it 3x/day. I love protein, veggies, and fruit, and focus on that. My treat is to eat cheese. I also take 1/2 of the amount I used to take and leave 2 T (for example, if it is mashed potatoes) and use a luncheon plate instead of a dinner plate.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:53 PM   #532
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I've always been at a good wait until I had my third child. With my first two I lost the weight without even trying. With My third the weight refuse to come off. I started at 145 lbs at the start of my pregnacy and was 200 by the time I had her. Then I gain 10 more pounds after that. I was miserable....

Anyway I lost about 65 lbs and that was six years ago. I manage to keep it off until last year when I lost my oldest sister to breast cancer. Then I lost a brother this year to lung cancer. So it's been stressful to say the least. I've gained about 10 pounds back. I know i need to keep my health in check especially since cancer has taken to family members.

So I am now eating better and trying to lose the weight. You have those people who are always telling you the weight is in the "right places" so I don't need to lose...THat's bull!! No extra weight is good weight. So, I'm gonna try to eat better and exercise. I'm going to try anyway.....
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:00 PM   #533
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Just moved into a house that needs a LOT of deep cleaning before we unpack, so it makes it really hard to cook and eat healthy. Pretty much been living off ramen noodles and pizza for the last week. I'm almost done with the cleaning but then we still have to unpack. Pretty sure I've gained a few pounds already :/ I can't wait to get back to my (mostly) healthy diet. Plus, I bought Halloween candy and didn't get one trick or treator!!!
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:15 AM   #534
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Just moved into a house that needs a LOT of deep cleaning before we unpack, so it makes it really hard to cook and eat healthy. Pretty much been living off ramen noodles and pizza for the last week. I'm almost done with the cleaning but then we still have to unpack. Pretty sure I've gained a few pounds already :/ I can't wait to get back to my (mostly) healthy diet. Plus, I bought Halloween candy and didn't get one trick or treator!!!

That's why I didn't get any halloween candy this year. Last year we didn't have any trick or treaters and all that candy was left for me to finish off, lol. This year we had no trick or treaters and no candy for me to eat...
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:39 PM   #535
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most years, after the thanksgiving/christmas/new years' holidays, if i've gained less than five pounds, i feel i've done alright. i accept it, with a vague plan for getting back into shape come the new year.

i have a new plan for this holiday season. my goal is to lose 1-3 pounds by 2012. my back-up plan (simply must have one) is to hold fast--zero tolerance for a single ounce of weight gain. turkey day will be here in less than a week. i am confident i can meet my goal and still enjoy the special holiday goodies along the way....:)
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:24 AM   #536
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I have started to really watch what I eat. If I want something I will eat some but I no longer stuff myself. I do eat a lot more real food and mostly stay away from fast and processed foods. Its hard since I travel for work but the results are worth it.

Now it is harder to drop the pounds but the fat is still coming off.

Before I my pants waist size was 38 now I wear 34's and they are loose.

Me March 2010 in Pakistan @ 265lbs.


Me about two weeks ago in Cali, Colombia @ 200lbs.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:36 AM   #537
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Wow powerplantop, I'm impressed.

Look at the difference in your face! Now we can see that you are handsome and not just cute
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:40 AM   #538
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Wow powerplantop, I'm impressed.

Look at the difference in your face! Now we can see that you are handsome and not just cute
Thanks, the best part is I don't really feel like I am on a diet. I just make different choices.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:54 AM   #539
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Thanks, the best part is I don't really feel like I am on a diet. I just make different choices.

and now you are a Healthier hottie, pp!! good on you!
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and now you are a Healthier hottie, pp!! good on you!
Thanks! I feel better and sleep better.
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