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Old 07-31-2012, 11:24 PM   #761
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I really need to take the step and join the gym down the street. I need to get this last bit if weight off. I dream of being "slim" again, not skinny, but for clothes to look great on me again. It seems that when I get down to a medium shirt, almost everything that I try on looks good. Right now I stick to patterned shirts to help hide the lumpiness that is my torso I must be doing something right because people can't believe that I weigh as much as I do.

I know that I'll get my energy back when I start working out again, just getting the energy to do it after 8 hours on my feet......
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:35 PM   #762
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been eating better and going to the gym for almost 3 weeks with 6 pounds lost!

I am finally at the point of working out where I have more energy and look forward to going to the gym! I am going 5 days a week every work day after work!

I had a physical yesterday and the only number out of whack is my LDL, I told him that I didn't want a prescription, and I would come back in 6 months and we could check it again, the more weight I get off and the more my body gets used to exercise, I'm willing to bet that the number will go down, it has in the past when I've lost a lot of weight. I just don't care for the side effects of statins, and I want to avoid medication if I can.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:44 PM   #763
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DW and I recently started up on the Sonoma diet. Tomorrow, it will be two weeks. In that short time, I've already lost 17 pounds and Kellie has lost 9. I just can't figure out why. It sure seems like we are eating a LOT of food - neither of us feels hungry.

Not that I'm not complaining.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:51 PM   #764
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I'm at the end of my weight loss, so it will come off slower, already down 75 pounds over the last couple of years! The first 70 or so pounds was without exercise. I want to see what it feels like to be "fit"

I've lost lots of weight before, but have never been fit or truly healthy. I am determined more than ever to make the weight loss "stick" this time!
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:42 PM   #765
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I hate dieting. I just love food so much... I was a little over 120 (which is nearing the top of my healthy weight range for my height. Yes I'm short, shut up lol), and I watched my diet for a couple weeks and got down to right around 117, then maintained for awhile. I've been watching what I eat again, and now I'm around 114-115. My goal is to get, and stay under 110. 95 lb is the bottom of my healthy range. With starting school comes a gym membership, so maybe I can even convince myself to work out a little. It would be good for my back to do some kind of exercise other than carrying around heavy trays at work (always on the left side).
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:27 PM   #766
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I hate dieting. I just love food so much... I was a little over 120 (which is nearing the top of my healthy weight range for my height. Yes I'm short, shut up lol), and I watched my diet for a couple weeks and got down to right around 117, then maintained for awhile. I've been watching what I eat again, and now I'm around 114-115. My goal is to get, and stay under 110. 95 lb is the bottom of my healthy range. With starting school comes a gym membership, so maybe I can even convince myself to work out a little. It would be good for my back to do some kind of exercise other than carrying around heavy trays at work (always on the left side).
First I think that the correct term is "vertically challenged"

Yeah dieting stinks. Luckily I eat fairly well, I just had to eat a bit less to lose weight. Once I'm at my maintain point, I'll be able to get back to my regular eating. I have maintained the same weight for about a year and it wasn't all that hard now that I eat better.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:31 AM   #767
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I'm 6'2" & was 220 age 16-this year.Turn 24 in a few days.I am down to 208 now.No strict diet & barely workout.I cut down ALLOT on processed foods & pop.I now drink water regularly,use to not drink it often.I switched out refined sugar & salt to organic sugar & himalayan salt.I actually been eating more then I used to eat.I have a big red romaine with baby kale & watercress salad for lunch with a wild blueberry smoothie everyday for lunch.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:59 AM   #768
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I'm 6'2" & was 220 age 16-this year.Turn 24 in a few days.I am down to 208 now.No strict diet & barely workout.I cut down ALLOT on processed foods & pop.I now drink water regularly,use to not drink it often.I switched out refined sugar & salt to organic sugar & himalayan salt.I actually been eating more then I used to eat.I have a big red romaine with baby kale & watercress salad for lunch with a wild blueberry smoothie everyday for lunch.
Keep all that up and you will have to change your name to Skinny! Good work.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:22 PM   #769
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i started a one month trial on the medifast diet two weeks ago. medifast is a diet created by physicians at johns hopkins about 30 years ago. it is fully loaded with nutrients, requires no exercise and is jump-started with a menu of low carb-low fat, low sugar foods. like atkins, medifast is restrictive, allowing no fruits whatever during its initial stage. unlike atkins, fats are very limited on medifast and portion control is stressed. that said, you are eating every two hours all day long, so hunger is not ever really a problem. in just over two weeks time i lost 15 pounds. i'm sure this weight is easily regained when the diet is over without proper follow through. i am very pleased with this diet so far, but am so ready to be done with it too. i very much miss the foods i love, the foods we talk about every day on discussing cooking. what i need now is a good reentry plan, so that my lost pounds stay gone....
but for a surprisingly easy loss of 20-25 pounds in one month's time, i don't think one can do much better than this nutritionally sound medifast diet.
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:50 PM   #770
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How many of you go on a maintenance diet once you reach your desired weight? I commend all of you for wanting to get that extra weight off. But keeping it off is the real hard part. You not only have to lose the weight, but develop a whole new attitude toward food. You are not on a diet, but eating healthy. The way you should be doing.

I am not one to talk. I have been overweight for far too long. And being diabetic only makes my weight problem more pressing. Good luck to all of you on your quest to get rid of those extra pounds.
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