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  • @jjlewey I realize your post was a few days ago, but I haven't been keeping up with the group very well this last week. You are not alone in your frustration. I seem to always be retaining water (I judge this by how my wedding ring fits), and it's always worse on weigh in day. It's so hard to tell yourself that it's just…
  • Good luck with your surgery, I will be praying everything goes smoothly. This is something I worry about a lot, especially with about 150 lbs to lose. That is part of why I want to incorporate exercise, and why I know taking it slow is best. I also know that it is pretty much inevitable that I will deal with it at least to…
  • This is such a great topic. I know I find myself struggling with this debate. I am doing my best to change how I live my life and how I think about food. I will never be a purely "eat to live" kind of person. I love food and I want to enjoy all the amazing stuff out there. I'm trying to teach myself moderation, and always…
  • I haven't been able to really post anything about weight loss for the last couple of weeks because I always seem to retain more water on weigh-in day than any other. I limited my salt yesterday, but it still didn't help. The only good thing is that there was finally some tiny movement on the scale this morning. It was only…
  • I think the biggest thing for me is just remembering that I don't have to be perfect all the time and it's ok if I go over a little sometimes. I'm pretty sure even on my worst day in the last month I still haven't eaten as much as I used to. I haven't been feeling super great the last couple of weeks so I haven't been…
  • Hi Nichole. This is a great group with a lot of great insight and advice. I have found it very helpful so far (3 weeks in). My stats are almost exactly the same as yours, so hopefully we can be a good resource for each other. Even though everyone is very helpful, I think having someone with such similar goals can help even…
  • I'm not an expert, but I'm sure most of that is water weight. I know I retain water very easily. I think it's like 3,500 calories equal a pound of fat, so that would mean you consumed 14,000 calories over the weekend, and I highly doubt that. Maybe drink some tea and see if you can get some of the water out of your body.…
  • Reheated chicken is not so great, I agree. I think it's the worst meats to reheat. How do you usually cook your fish? I am kind of picky about my seafood and fish, but I do like some types as long as it's real mild. I don't know what sous vide is... I will have to Google that. My favorite way to have it (mostly halibut or…
  • I'm so sorry you are having a rough day :( This makes me very sad for you. I know you already bought the shoes, so do you have something else in your closet that they will match with? Maybe you will happen upon good shoes that will match your original outfit at a later date. Everyone has crummy days, it's just life…
  • I'm loving seeing everyone's goals. And I'm glad that they're all realistic and totally doable. @Dhiammarath, I get what you mean about reaching your goal and feeling like you have nothing else to look forward to. I think the need to have excitement and accomplishment is a good driving force behind losing weight. But…
  • That is super amazing! Congratulations on your loss so far. You may not be at your goal yet, but getting 2/3 of the way there is still incredible. You should be really proud of yourself (as I'm sure you are). For what it's worth, I'm very proud of you! You are definitely an inspiration, and I look forward to sharing my…
  • I completely agree with all of the above. People who have never been morbidly obese don't know what it's like. I wish I only had 20 lbs to lose, but that is not the case. It's really hard to completely change the way you eat, but also the way you think about food/eating. Novusdies, part of what helps so much for me is your…
  • My favorite chips are flamin' hot funyuns (I really like the regular ones too) and they are a good portion air much like cheese puffs. In some ways I like that because it means the whole bag is "only" like 750 calories, so I can make room for it a little easier than a bag that's 1,600. There are times I would have eaten…
  • Chips are my biggest weakness. There was a time, I'm very ashamed to admit, that I was eating a bag of chips almost every day. And there were times when I'd eat 2 (of my medium size bag, not the big one thankfully). I don't want to cut them out completely because I know that will lead to a major binge, but I have cut back…
  • I know I'm a little late to this discussion, but I would like to join in. I have been doing Zumba videos on Youtube for my workouts. They are pretty intense so I can only do a portion, but I'm working on it. One of my mini goals is to be able to do the whole 20 min video, and then to be able to actually do all of the…
  • Thank you NovusDies for the welcome. I do understand that the numbers on the scale are not the most important thing in my journey. Being completely honest, I can't help that it matters to me. I wish I knew how to genuinely not care about the number, but I'm not sure that will happen (at least now, in the beginning). Having…
  • Hello all. This is probably my 10th time getting back at this, but I feel very motivated this time. My husband and I are going to Jamaica in December for a very delayed honeymoon and I'd like to lose as much weight as possible before then. I'm also just tired of being overweight. I have a lot of self esteem issues, and…
  • You can add me if you'd like
  • I'm in the same boat as all of you. This is my 2nd time attempting this, but about the 3rd time within that 2nd time :/ It's a struggle, but any of you can feel free to add me if you like. It's much easier to do with friends.
  • Best of luck to you! I'm back at this again, and it definitely helps to have others supporting you. Try making small changes to start with, that should make it easier to stick with. For me, I'm working on eating less right now instead of cutting out all "bad" food right from the start. Once I can get that under control, I…
  • Hi there! I'm back at this as well and would love some friends to keep me motivated. Having done this before, I know how important it is having friends to motivate you. Feel free to add me and hopefully we can do this together!
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