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Motivation What are your reasons for wanting to lose weight? Aug 13 2008
04:15 (UTC)
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I have already lost quite a bit of weight but I need to lose another 40 lbs before i get to my goal weight. I want to feel beautiful....all the time. I want to know that if I throw on a pair of jeans and a t and a baseball hat I look cute and girl next-doorsy and not like I am trying to hide...I want to be able to wear a swimsuit I that LOVE not one that I just am okay with. I want to get oogled by guys...I was walking through the Dallas Fort Worth airport Sunday afternoon and there was a group of 6 or so soldiers that were all checking me out and I felt damn good! I want to have the confidence to go up to a guy and start a conversation...I want to feel beautiful in my own skin! I want to belive it when someone tells me that I am beautiful!!!

Weight Loss starting over Aug 13 2008
02:28 (UTC)
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Good luck to everyone!

I want this thread to be a very positive enviroment...no drama! But if you are having a bad day or a tough time resisting the chocolate doughnuts post it! We are all here to help each other!

I'll post my stats-

cw- 173

gw- 135

ht-5'7

age-19

I want to lose the weight by my 20th birthday which is January 30th...I want to start my "adult" life off healthy, confident and ready to take on the world!

Weight Loss starting over Aug 12 2008
19:46 (UTC)
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luck to you too!

Young Calorie Counters Favorite And Least Favorite? Aug 12 2008
19:09 (UTC)
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favorite: my boobs *they are big and I love them and they look right on my body!* my butt *I love being curvy!* the curves of my hips and how I have a small waist, my eyes *because they are beautiful brown and expressive and as a very good friend told me, mesmorizing and could make men fall in love with me* my face because I have been told that I am very pretty and that I should be a model and I am just now starting to believe it.

My least favorite: my stomach, it has a pooch and I hate it, but I am working on it, and it is a lot smaller than it used to be, my knee's...I swear they are the only part of my body where I haven't lost weight! I HAVE FAT KNEE'S!!! haha!

Motivation Why Should I Even Bother? Aug 07 2008
18:57 (UTC)
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Original Post by nessaisthebest:

Original Post by daughtry_jovi_girl:

because I was tired of being overweight, out of shape and having no confidence! After losing 50 lbs and being in the best shape of my life I am meeting people that I never thought I would meet, and doing things I never thought I would do. I have become friends with people I never thought I could be friends with...I am friends with an amazing band...I saw them live a month ago and I got to hang out with them and go out to breakfast with them and just had the time of my life! It was the best night of my life, and I would have NEVER had to confidence to meet them 50 lbs ago! The bass player told me that I had the most amazing confidence he had ever seen and it was awesome since I am so young and most girls my age are so self conscious and worried about what everyone else thinks. When I told him that a year ago I would never had had the confidence to meet him or that if I had accidentally made eye contact with him I would have immediately looked away he told me that I was kickin his ass in eye contact and that he was glad that I lost the 50 lbs because that means that he got to meet me! Awww so sweet!Not once when I was with them did I worry about what they thought of my body (hello I am lookin FINE why should I?) Haha! I love having this confidence!

 I really like ur story, and i dont wanna get off topic, but did this band happen 2 be DAUGHTRY?!?!?!?!?!

 nope...not Daughtry, this band is called Small Town Sleeper...but I did get to meet Joey and Steely from Daughtry when I saw them in April!

Motivation Why Should I Even Bother? Aug 07 2008
15:09 (UTC)
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because I was tired of being overweight, out of shape and having no confidence! After losing 50 lbs and being in the best shape of my life I am meeting people that I never thought I would meet, and doing things I never thought I would do. I have become friends with people I never thought I could be friends with...I am friends with an amazing band...I saw them live a month ago and I got to hang out with them and go out to breakfast with them and just had the time of my life! It was the best night of my life, and I would have NEVER had to confidence to meet them 50 lbs ago! The bass player told me that I had the most amazing confidence he had ever seen and it was awesome since I am so young and most girls my age are so self conscious and worried about what everyone else thinks. When I told him that a year ago I would never had had the confidence to meet him or that if I had accidentally made eye contact with him I would have immediately looked away he told me that I was kickin his ass in eye contact and that he was glad that I lost the 50 lbs because that means that he got to meet me! Awww so sweet!Not once when I was with them did I worry about what they thought of my body (hello I am lookin FINE why should I?) Haha! I love having this confidence!

Motivation Personal Reward System for reaching goals Aug 07 2008
03:40 (UTC)
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I have lost 50 lbs so far so my reward is that I am getting my nose peirced! Once i get to my goal weight I am getting a tattoo!

Motivation Hey! Is anyone out there feeling good about their body?? Aug 04 2008
14:43 (UTC)
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Original Post by gypsierose:

daughtry , wow, and he's still a friend? I'd have to keep him! my hub just say keep working on it. When I was down to a size 10 he said keep working it and I was in my 40's then. Just because I was 97 lbs when we got married doesn't mean I'll be that forever and two kids later. I dont' say anything about his bald head or not going to the dentist. But I'm the ugly one, Mmmm , interesting.  I have great hair and not a wrinkle and my own perfect teeth and my 30 yr old sons have been mistaken for bf and hubs. I'll drop this 40lbs and then they can ask if he's my father. I'm in a bad mood today. I don't expect to be 120lbs any more just healthy, and fit whatever size that ends up.

 Sadly yea he is still just a friend....I know that we both like each other there are just a few strange circumstances that prevent us from being together...he isn't married or anything like that...he is a little older than me...like slightly older than what is considered socally acceptable, and well I don't get to see him much because of his job...but I might get to see him this weekend when we will both be in TX!!!!!

Motivation Hey! Is anyone out there feeling good about their body?? Aug 03 2008
23:01 (UTC)
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I am feeling better about my body...I have gotten to the point where I appreciate what it has done for me, but I still wish it would look a little better. I have lost 50 lbs...that is an amazing feat right there...Knowing how great I feel now I feel horrible for putting my body through what I did when I was overweight. I love the curves I have and if I get to a point where I start losing my curves, I am going to stop my weight loss and start maintaining.

I was hanging out with some guy friends a couple of weeks ago and one of them who I have a HUGE crush on was tickling me and we were wrestling around and he stopped, pinned me down on the ground and procceeded to tell me every part that he loves about me..He told me that he loves my curves,  how my hips are round and loves my butt and my boobs, and my waist and most of all how I fit into him when I hug him. Needless to say that made me feel pretty damn awesome and of course it was pretty much required that I kiss him! Eee!!!

Motivation What is your Future Focus Vision? Aug 03 2008
14:40 (UTC)
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1. Lose the last 30 lbs....

2. Exercise daily for me not for weight loss

3. Have a body that I can be proud of...i.e strong but still curvy...

4. Stop focusing on how I look but focusing on if I am proud of the person that I am becoming

5. Help others with nutrition and weight loss in my desired career (nutritionist)

6. keep up my postive thoughts about my curves.

I seem to be in the minority for my age... I am 19 and I have curves and I love them...every other girl my age that I meet doesn't like them...they don't like their hips or their butt or something...I love mine...I love how I have round hips and a butt and how I have boobs....what is up with young girls hating their curves?

Weight Loss Problems with weight loss! Is this true. Jul 30 2008
01:39 (UTC)
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Hi...feels like reading my own friggin story...stats are just different....I too am 19..and I too work in a daycare. I know what you mean about being surrounded by food...it sucks...the kids get all the good food! My stats are 174 lbs and 5'7".  Also, I know what you mean about going home starving...not cool! I normally bring my lunch and eat around 12-12:30 and on the days I work all day I either go home around 3 or I close at 5:45. If I close I am going home starved and wanting whatever it was that the kids ate for afternoon snack. Sometimes even when I am not hungry I start craving what the kids had for snack and the crazing gets so bad that eventually I cave and go buy it. I don't really have any advice for you because I too struggle with it.

Young Calorie Counters whats the strangest thing you find attractive in the other sex? Jul 21 2008
16:59 (UTC)
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Original Post by decarswell:

Greenmonkey - Haha. I pluck, but only because I really enjoy having 2 distinct eyebrows instead of a unibrow. :D

I've got a few things that do it for me.

A prominent nose. I like it. I'm not even sure why, maybe I feel like the girl is more approachable or something. I believe this goes along with the whole I like a girl who is a bit flawed. Not completely perfect, like an odd mole or dimple or something.

Shoulders. Going to a formal and seeing all the dresses that show smooth skinned shoulders is just amazing for me. I love girls shoulders so much. It really attracts me to a girl.

Being beaten by a cute girl. It makes me appreciate them more and I get turned on by feeling like their my equal or better. It makes me want to try harder. It makes me envious of them a bit and want them. It makes them worth having.

Their taste in music. When a cute girl listens to music I like she becomes instantly gorgeous and makes me long to talk to her and be with her. I've heard its cheesy and predictable to ask what someones favourite type of music is but I do it because if they like the same bands as I do they have attained instant hotness and respect. I put a hell of a lot of stock into music.

Ankles. I find a nice, slightly bony ankle really sexy. It's so lovely and rounded and just wicked.

 WOOOHOOO For guys who like being beaten by girls! I love beating guys! Sooo fun! Most of the time it is just all in good fun, like if I am playing football with a bunch of guys...we all get something out of it..I get to play footabll (yay!! )and I also get to tackle all the hotties (double yay!) and the guys get to attempt to tackle me...but I am a fast little sh@#! The guys also get to see me in shorts and well...I have nice legs...but sometimes if a guy is getting cocky I just gotta put him in his place...totally kick his ass in whatever we are doing...let him know that he is not "the man"

I love a strong guy...not like lives in the gym doing bicep curls in front of the mirror strong, but a guy who is nicely built...again going back to football (I am a football fanatic!!) I love it when we are playing and a guy picks me up and throws me over his shoulder!

I love a little bit of body hair...not too much...but some....Chest hair...SEXY but not like he is wearing a sweater...not cool! And the tummy hair...umm....a treasure trail...Yup love it!

Big...strong...hands....when a guy has strong hands you just feel so safe when he is holding you!!

 

Young Calorie Counters How old were you when you had your first kiss? Jul 21 2008
03:52 (UTC)
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First kiss was in 7th grade with my then boyfriend...we ended up going out for 9 months....

but my most memorable kiss was just  about a month ago with a really awesome guy...it was the most memorable because I had liked him for a long time and didn't think he had any feelings for me and he just looked me straight in the eyes, and asked me when I was going to kiss him...so I did...and it was amazing...it was one of those music plays (ok there was already music playing) and you feel like you are floating and you never want it to stop but you have to to make sure that it is real...kisses....he kissed me a few more times that night too...that night...that moment is when I have felt the most beautiful....

Motivation Do you use revenge as motivation? Share! Jul 20 2008
21:54 (UTC)
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I wouldn't call it revenge, more like showing my stregnth....ok here is my story...

Growing up my father was very abusive in almost every way...okay everyway....he never touched me sexually that I can remember, but he did make sexual remarks....for 13 years I was subjected to that abuse...Imagine the very worst things a father could say to his daughter...about everything from her personality to her looks and body to her existance in general...I heard it all, every day, several times a day. Eventually that wore me down. I had been called fat so many times, even when I wasn't overweight. In middle school, I really started to believe the **** that he said to me and I becamse what he called me. I got to the point where I was overweight and I pulled away from everyone and pushed everyone away. When I turned 13 my mom filed for divorce and it was the greatest birthday present ever. It has been 6 years now since the divorce was final but I still struggle every day with the things he said. By the time he moved out, I had no self confidence...I have just now gotten to the point where I have confidence...I am just now starting to love myself, and my body...I have become a people person....I told a friend that I just recently met that if I had met him while I was still in high school I wouldn't have looked him in the eyes and if I had by accident made eye contact with him I would have looked away. He just laughed at me and said I was beating the **** out of him in eye contact....he then told me that I had mesmorizing eyes...then he kissed me! EEEE!!!

But I consider my weight loss a show of stregnth rather than revenge, because I want nothing to do with my father, and don't give a flying rats as$ what he thinks of me....but it just shows how strong I really am, that not only can I overcome his abuse, but I can be a better person because of it. Btw...I have lost 50 lbs, have 25 lbs to go, and I am feeling better than I have ever felt before...I have more confidence that I ever knew I could have, and I am meeting people I never thought I would meet....I am finally living my life the wqay I want to! 

The Lounge worst insult you ever got because of your weight.... Jul 19 2008
23:18 (UTC)
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Original Post by direwolf689:

 I've been called horrible names my whole life, but I'd have to say the worst thing ever said was by my doctor.

I admit, i may have some issues with food, and when I went to see a doctor because I was concerned about my weird relationship with food she merely said:

'You're HARDLY anorexic, You're MUCH too big to have a problem with food,' and then went to poke my stomach.

To this day I can't stand to sit down without having something to cover my stomach, and purposefully try and hide my figure by any means necessary.

 

Not only is that mean...that is terribly unprofessional on her part!

Fitness Getting annoyed... Jul 16 2008
13:22 (UTC)
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Original Post by ainla:

sometimes we want things more than the other person does - just a thought. it seems you are really driven and are making good choices for yourself but maybe she is not there yet. could you have felt disappointed too that she opted out of exercising last night to go party and then bailed today too? 

 

It sounds like you are running and maybe that is too difficult for her. It also sounds like you might resent slowing down to meet her needs? 

It's pretty rough when you need to protect yourself from a friend and their actions but I guess I agree with everyone else: don't make a pretzel out of yourself to accommodate her. I would still try to compromise with her. I also agree that you should reclaim the time when she flakes and make the most of it.

Good luck with everything!

 She is the one who came to me and asked if I would help her. She has already started to make good choices for herself and she likes when we go working out. It doesn't bother me that she went and decided to party...it isn't my lifestyle but it is her choice. What bothers me is that she broke plans, and didn't let me know. There are days that I don't feel like working out....sometimes I push myself to workout, other days I just let my body have a rest....

Like I said several times before, we go at her pace, and I am fine with that. I know what it was like to not be able to run or do whatever kind of physcial activity for very long. If we do run...it is for short bouts, and she is normally the one who suggests it. I do not expect her to be able to do the same things that I am able to do, and in no way do I resent slowing down.  

We made a plan to go walking every night (I said 3 nights a week, she wanted every night) but that it is cool if the other person bails....just as long as we let each other know.

Young Calorie Counters Rewards! Jul 16 2008
02:58 (UTC)
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sw: 215 CW: 166 GW: 140 Reward when I get to my goal weight....my first tattoo...but a mini reward when I get to 150...getting my nose peirced!

Young Calorie Counters New outlook on things Jul 15 2008
15:14 (UTC)
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I want to lose another 25 pounds...I want to have a "flat" stomach, but do not want to do anything to lose my curves...I am proud of my curves...I love them! I have the kind of curves that can stop traffic...I want to wear a bikini to somewhere on spring break...even if it is just to a hotel in Des Moines with a few friends.....I don't just want to wear the bikini...I want to look bangin in it...I want the kind of body that would make Gisele jealous (and no I am not talking super skinny...just some really killer curves!). I want to be proud of my body...I want a body that makes guy stop in their tracks...I want to know what it feels like to be wanted...

Motivation Couch-To-5k Motivational Thread Jul 15 2008
14:46 (UTC)
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going to attempt to run tonight w/ a friend...will see how it goes....

Motivation Couch-To-5k Motivational Thread Jul 14 2008
22:59 (UTC)
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So I AM going to start on Wednesday...hell I might even go out before work....I really want to be able to run...it is something that I have always wanted to do, and now that I have lost quite a bit of weight, I think that it is something that I can do....I think I might have the confidence to do it!

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