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  • Back when I lived on the weight roller coaster I would frequently try something extreme in order to lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time. Sometimes going up to 60 days on a VLCD. I would sometimes lose quite a bit, but inevitably lead it would lead to a big backslide and I'd gain everything back. More recently…
  • Great contributions everyone, thank you for your responses. I absolutely agree with not allowing a day to become a week or a month, and prioritizing time with family over food, and managing our choices. Last year I learned a tactic for preparing for a holiday of cutting daily carbs and/or fat in the days preceding the…
  • The inherent problem with nearly all diet and weight loss plans is that they fail to address the underlying neural, emotional, psychological, and/or behavioral patterns that created the problem, to begin with. Our new behaviors are like a hiking trail that's only been walked a few times and is not easily traveled. Our old…
  • @imastar2 Derrick, Just so I understand: you were down to the 300 area and maintained that for over five years, but recently (?) despite tracking/weighing daily you have gained back up to 355? Is that correct? I am admittedly not familiar with WW and their teachings/practices, but I'd ask you: What changed when the gain…
  • Sure @minimyzeme! I'll take Thursdays this month. :)
  • Rude is a pretty subjective term, but I'd say any advice that's given when it's not asked for is not helpful. I find it's always better to ask questions and refrain from giving advice unless someone has specifically asked for it. Here's the hierarchy of advice as I've learned it. From worst to best: 4.…
  • I hit 150 lbs released this week! Celebrate with me, my friends!
  • Exercise is huge for me at this point in my journey. I do Orange Theory Fitness 4-5 times a week. An increased activity level raises my maintenance calories and enables me to eat more and still burn fat (huge bonus!). I hit 150 pounds lost this week and have about 30 to go for my "goal weight" at that point I'll evaluate…
  • Here! how's everyone doing?!
  • I like that concept a lot. It's small shifts like this that make the changes easier.
  • Present! Just broke into the 220's this morning for the first time in probably 15 years. I expect I'll hit the 150lbs lost mark in the next week or so, too!
  • 1. As far as the mechanics of it not really. I suppose there are tips/tricks/hacks or whatever you want to call them to make this process easier, but the bottom line is a person has to be in a caloric deficit to lose weight. 2. To maintain or gain (like in the case of someone trying to bulk) is just a variation on the…
  • spot on @minimyzeme... the numbers are subjective, of course, but I've definitely found that no matter what I want to accomplish in life mindset is the most important thing. Put another way I've found if I have a strong enough WHY then HOW takes care of itself. What I find so interesting is that people seem to know this…
  • @countcurt absolutely. Excuses are progress killers and don't serve anyone.
  • @minimyzeme the short version is I struggled with weight for most of my life, then I hit a threshold where I just couldn't live that way anymore. So I spent a couple of years of my life surrounding myself with amazing people and learning exactly what it takes to make a huge change in life and make it permanent. What I…
  • Thanks for the welcome guys! @Al_Howard yes, I’m currently down 146 lbs and making new lows all the time. 💪🏻😎
  • Here! My name is Kal and I'm relatively new to the group so feel free to add me!
  • Congratulations on deciding to make a change. If you truly commit to the change then your success is guaranteed, no other outcome is possible. Make it a must. You've got this, getting started is the hardest part. <3
  • Congratulations on hitting that threshold and deciding to take action! The hardest part is over. It's all mindset from here, brother. You've got this.
  • Hi Rae! I'm not close to your age, but I've lost close to 150 lbs and I would be happy to support you. It always helps to start with WHY... Why MUST you make this change now?
  • Hi Sophia! I'm down over 140 pounds. It's a journey, but it's all about the little shifts in mindset that make a huge difference. Everyone can feel free to add me. I'd love to support you. It CAN be done.
  • Santd, if you're looking to break the patterns and create lasting change in your life rock bottom is a great place to be. It's in those moments when everything seems darkest that we are two millimeters from victory. One of my core beliefs is that everything in life happens for our benefit. If that's true then rock bottom…
  • Lots of great advice in this post, but I have to disagree with you on this one part, Bex. We can only discipline/force ourselves to do anything for so long before it's too much. That's why so many of us have yoyo'd up and down so many times over the course of our lifetimes. But when we connect with WHY we really must…
  • Lizzie your story is all too familiar. I can tell you from experience that 99% of people that need to make a big change in any area their life experience the exact same thing. We all have a story about why it's ok and why it's not our fault and we tell ourselves that story until one day the pain of staying the same finally…
  • Congrats to all of you on deciding to get started. That is one of the most difficult parts. I had 180+ to lose when I started and now working on the last 40 or so and would love to help/support all of you in any way I can. This thing is 80% mindset and only 20% mechanics. You CAN do this! :)
  • Absolutely!! Know where you want to go, but never forget to celebrate how far you've come! Great work so far, keep it up. People will start to notice before long!
  • Hi Nikki! We can push ourselves to do something we don't like for a period of time, but usually not for long enough for the long-term success we desire. This is why so of us start a new program, have success for a while, but ultimately quit and gain back all the weight they lost or more! Staying on 'the wagon' is all about…
  • Hello everyone! I'm Kal, I'm 38 and thanks to some minor changes in my mindset I've radically transformed my life and my body. Down 140 lbs so far and currently in the best shape of my life. I've realized over the course of my journey that my purpose in life is to conquer my weight issues and to help/support others to do…
  • Hi Susan! You've taken an amazing first step by recognizing the issue and asking for support. Getting healthy is 80% mindset 15% diet and 5% exercise. When you condition your mind for success properly the changes become easy to maintain and then it's just a matter of time. :) Best of luck, and feel free to contact me…
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