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Weight Loss 25Pounds Gone!! Jan 18 2010
22:38 (UTC)
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So awesome!  Keep up the great work!

Weight Loss If you lost 1 pound a week, when would you reach goal weight? Jan 18 2010
22:36 (UTC)
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March 11, 2011  :)

Weight Loss Uncommon Reasons to Lose Weight Jul 09 2009
18:16 (UTC)
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Original Post by graciesmother:

To be able to wear my wedding ring.  Not to have muffin top.

 Likewise...I can shove it on my fat finger, but it drives me crazy a lot of the time because my fingers will swell and I can't stand the tight feeling. 

To stop feeling like I'm wearing a fat suit. 

To be able to take a shower again with my husband...the mb shower is on the small side...so we both don't fit comfortably.  :( 

To feel comfortable in a coach airplane seat! Took a recent trip to Italy and the overseas flight almost killed me.  :( 

The rest of my reasons are just normal everyday reasons.  :)

Foods Does microwaving veggies deplete nutrients? Jul 11 2008
17:50 (UTC)
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Interesting article Vanessa...thanks!

Motivation COUNTDOWN CLUB: AUGUST(see link to new thread) Jul 03 2008
18:48 (UTC)
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QOD July 3rd:  Yuppers...I'm nuts about nuts!  I love walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds, almonds, pistachios, etc.  I love to eat them plain, in salads, or on the top of a dessert.  :) 

Games & Challenges 20 Pounds by July 31st Challenge- Week 6 Jul 03 2008
18:45 (UTC)
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Sorry for being MIA lately...  I haven't really been weighing much.  Two weeks ago I was at 220, TOM ended and I dropped to 218.  :)  Last weekend I wasn't very good with my sodium and ended up back where I started...but I have gotten back down to 219 for the last couple of days.  The weekend should be challenging, but I'll be active as well...so hopefully that will balance some of it out.  :) 

So my total weight lost since we've started is 4lbs.  Going to get back to eating well again!

Motivation COUNTDOWN CLUB: AUGUST(see link to new thread) Jul 02 2008
22:26 (UTC)
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Olives....mmm, I love black olives.  Not as crazy about green. 

Challenges for the weekend...probably so.  I'm off to my grandma's for a big family get together.  There will be big breakfasts, a fish fry, cookout, homemade icecream...you get the drift.  I'm just going to stick to the "everything in moderation" motto for the weekend and make sure and take some walks.  :) 

Enjoy the weekend, and dare I say it?  God Bless the U.S.A!  

Motivation fell off the wagon for a while Jul 02 2008
22:08 (UTC)
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You can do it!  :)

Weight Loss Unsupportive boyfriend Jul 02 2008
20:40 (UTC)
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First of all....congratulations on your success, keep up the great work!

I completely understand where you are coming from.  About a year ago I quit going to the gym.  I just didn't want to be there anymore.  My fiancee wanted me to come back, but the more he asked me to, the more I didn't want to go.  Even though he never said as much, it made me feel like he thought I was overweight...(which I was!).  Point being, I didn't feel like doing anything until it was my decision and he finally dropped it.  You have to do this for you, it's the only thing that will truly motivate you to keep it up.  My fiancee was trying to help in his own way, but he sometimes doesn't get how to truly help me.  Normally, I just need someone to listen, not tell me what I should do or how to fix it.  I had to talk to him about what was going on and how what he said made me feel.  He wasn't trying to make me feel bad.  So, first of all, talk with him and make sure he understands how his comments make you feel.  Also, ask him to explain what he meant. 

If his behavior continues, then I would re-asses why you are with someone who doesn't treat you with respect. 

Weight Loss Starting an '200+' Group Jul 02 2008
19:06 (UTC)
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Hey all!  Welcome all newbies to the group!  Sorry I haven't been very diligent on posting lately.  Just been plugging away here.  TOM was last week and I wasn't really logging weight and such.  After it was done, I was down to 218...woot, woot...but haven't been doing very well with eating.  Back up to 219 to 220...hopefully some of it is water weight from too much sodium!  I've been really tired lately, so I'm trying to clean up my diet again and mix some things up with maybe less exercise or better sleep.  Hope I get out of my funk soon.  Looking forward to the long weekend, that's for sure!  The office is barren this week...so it's been kind of hard to convince myself to work hard, lol! 

A past QOD:  How do I stay on track?  For me it's just about every day being a new day.  I have had many days when I haven't done the best food wise, or I haven't wanted to exercise.  I just get up the next day and say today will be better!  Some days it's really difficult, but I don't have another choice unless I want to be like this for the rest of my life! 

QOD 07/02/08:  Are you incoporating more activity (exercise) into your lifestyle change or are you mostly just eating a calorie deficit without exercising? 

I could definetely just lose weight without moving more...but that's not what makes me feel good.  I've been playing on a softball team, sand volleyball, and jogging/walking 2-3 times per week.  I have gotten to the point where I have to jog a lot more to keep my heart rate in the cardio range...so I can tell I'm getting into better cardiovascular shape!  :)  Also, the more I exercise, the more I can play around with my food intake. 

Weight Loss Dumb ? , help !!!! Jul 01 2008
22:26 (UTC)
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I know this isn't what you want to hear, but depending on your body fat %, a safe rate of loss is 1% of your body weight....which for you right now is 1.87 lbs a week. 

I don't know how tall you are...but might I suggest checking out this site to find out your BMR.  http://www.phord.com/cc/  You really don't want to eat below that amount. 

For your best results, try eating as clean as you can stand.  Eat plenty of veggies, fruits, lean protein sources, and fiber.  :)  Don't forget the water.

Good luck!

Games & Challenges SUPPORT GROUP/CHALLENGE for 20-somethings! Jul 01 2008
20:57 (UTC)
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Ok...finally had some movement on the scale...basically as soon as my TOM was over there were the results...lol!

LW: 220

CW: 218

Health & Support all/nothing/anything?? Jun 27 2008
20:12 (UTC)
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Is yoga triggering for you?  I find it very calming. 

Fitness Is my lack of strength training sabotaging my weight loss? Jun 25 2008
19:19 (UTC)
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Ladyfire...I have the Polar F6 and I love it!  Almost invested in the F11, but the F6 does everything I want it to and is less expensive.  :) 

Weight Loss Sharing the good news! Jun 25 2008
18:47 (UTC)
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Woo Hoo!  Keep up the great work!  :)

Games & Challenges SUPPORT GROUP/CHALLENGE for 20-somethings! Jun 23 2008
16:24 (UTC)
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Ugh...I'm just going to take my no loss this week and move on.  I was down a pound earlier in the week...but now it's my TOM and I feel all gassy and bloated.  :( 

LW: 220

CW: 220

Weight Loss Hunger Jun 20 2008
17:18 (UTC)
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Are you eating 3 meals a day?  If so, I would recommend eating 4-6 smaller meals spaced out through your day.

Weight Loss when did people start to notice Jun 20 2008
17:07 (UTC)
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For me, it was around the 10lbs mark.  But it was some of the ladies at work who knew what I'm trying to accomplish.  :)  Don't be discouraged!  Know that you are making progress...and that is all that is important!  *hugs*

Motivation COUNTDOWN CLUB: AUGUST(see link to new thread) Jun 19 2008
21:00 (UTC)
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QOD: June 18- I love pickles :)  My grandma has always made sweet pickles and relish...yummy!  I love dill as well though.  Bread and butter are not my favs...but I can still appreciate them.  :)  I don't eat all that many pickles anymore because of their sodium content though.  :(

QOD: June 19- I'd like the "Espinaca dip & restaurant style totilla chip" diet please  :)  lol----Oh and can't forget the margaritas! 

Games & Challenges SUPPORT GROUP/CHALLENGE for 20-somethings! Jun 19 2008
17:01 (UTC)
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Katie-like everyone else, I can't get up early enough to do my running in the morning.  I save mine for evening...lately, it's been towards sunset (which I know my fiancee hates!)  I wish I could make myself get up earlier...but evening works for me. 

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