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  • Yeah, these first few days, maybe first week, are a nightmare. And having a lousy sleeping schedule doesn't help either since my willpower really wanes when I'm tired. But I am on my third night now, I think, and I'm hanging in there. You're right. It will get easier if I stick to it. Thsmanks for taking the time to post.…
  • I wish it was that easy but I appreciate the thought. Unfortunately I am a live-in caregiver for my grandparents and they eat soon many sweets. And I don't get to just leave them out of sight since I usually get them their food. Still, just posting here and seeing the supportive responses has helped some with motivation. I…
  • I know it can be crushing to realise how much your weight is holding you back, but you should never give in to the idea that it somehow determines your worth. Above all you have to remember that you are definitely worth the effort to try. Now, how do you start? You start with figuring out where you are. Maybe start logging…
  • Honestly, at this point I'm just hoping to keep steady at my 110lb weight loss over christmas until I kind of renew my efforts to lose in January. I had fallen off track slightly, but I'm back in the groove. It is so hard to bake christmas cookies without accidentally eating a few. But most of the season's baking is over…
  • I cut out most sugar from my diet in January. Now we're in pumpkin spice everything season and headed for the holidays. I make substitutions, but it has definitely been hard to think about all of the lovely things I would have been satisfying my pumpkin tooth with if I wasn't restricted. *sad jack-o-lantern face*
  • I only have about 5 more pounds before I finally reach 100 lbs lost. I have been stalled out for a while, but I think I am back on track. I am hoping to get there during the month of October. Fingers crossed!
  • I have started getting 3x shirts. In January I was in 5x. I often still wear my 5x tees because they are very loose and comfortable, but when I wear the new ones, I can really see the difference in my shape when I walk past the mirror. I feel like I must seem really vain, checking my progress out every time I walk past a…
  • I went to see the Lion King last night and my butt fit comfortably in the movie theater seat without the armrests pinching me! I also wore a favorite shirt that I haven't been able to fit in for a long time. It was a good evening.
  • When I was starting out my diet I considered trying to follow along with a Tai Chi video for exercise, but had found it too difficult.Today I decided to give it another shot and while I wasn't graceful, I made it though the entire ten minute video. I know it doesn't sound like much, but I couldn't even stand for 10 mins in…
  • I am so happy for you! That must make you want to jump for joy. :heart:
  • dang, what a difference! You're doing great! I bet everyone you know is patting you on the back with a transformation like that.
  • You look so gorgeous in that wedding picture, not that you weren't beautiful before. I have had the same experience though. It is easy to get so wrapped up in the end goal that you forget to look at where you're at. I myself was getting discouraged that I'm neither looking nor feeling as good as I did the last time I lost…
  • I have a long history of trying to make up those calories the next day by eating lighter, but invariably it just ends up with me overeating again because I feel so depressed and restricted. Allow yourself to enjoy the little splurge you had and just start back in tomorrow at your usual calories. Allow yourself to be proud…
  • Absolutely. I have always had massive, nagging food cravings all my life and I never knew why. It has ruined every diet I have ever tried and at my heaviest I was over 500 lbs. I was able to lose some weight over the past few years since then but it has been in a yo-yo fashion where I would lose some and gain some and it…
  • I try to stick to a general schedule (or at least a guideline of a certain amount of time between meals), but if I am not scheduled to eat for a while and my stomach is persistently begging for food, I will sometimes relent and have something that is light on calories and filling. My go-to faves are almond milk iced…
  • Honestly, cutting out sugar does wonders for me as well. It just cuts down the food cravings so much. When I eat sugar I just cannot stop being hungry, even when I am incredibly full. Over my last several attempts at weight loss I had noticed that one little (or rather large but brief) binge on sugar could completely make…
  • I am fully transitioned from 5x into 4x, I was also finally able to fit in some compression socks to get my lymphedema swelling under some semblance of control, and was able to go from huge, specially made custom shoes to some simple extra wide ones from walmart. Basically means I have had to buy several complete new…
  • I have hit a few goals recently. I have lost over 50 lbs this year so far, I am a full hundred lbs down from my heaviest weight over the last few years, and I am finally in a 4x (down from 6x at my largest). My next goal is to lose the last 8-9bs that will get me under 400. I'm hoping to hit that within the next few weeks.
  • I look forward to the day when I can participate in activities without having to wonder whether my weight will hinder me.
  • I am in the camp of weighing every day. I find that if I am doing well, I like the affirmation of seeing it on the scale every day. If I am not doing so well, it is not as crushing to see a little fluctuation every day as it is to see 5 lbs come on over a week. I used to weigh weekly, but the pain of working my butt off…
  • The biggest mistake in your thinking is that you are presuming that hypothyroidism is just "my thyroid doesn't work right, but everything else does". Instead the thyroid affects all other systems in the body. Look at some of the lists of symptoms in the above posts. Your body is not functioning at optimal levels. That…
  • I know it has been a few days, but I was watching youtube this morning and I saw a video that made me think of this topic. It had what I feel is some great advice on how to go about watching your sugar intake. I thought I would post it here in case the OP is interested.…
  • This thread seems to have turned more into a debate on whether you should cut sugars rather than insight on how to do so. And as someone who came to the conclusion that I needed to cut sugar from my diet "before it was cool", I feel like I can add to both. First of all, while added sugar has been generally recognised as…
  • I feel like lately my only successes have been of the non-scale variety, but hey, an NSV is still a V, right? So even though the scale hasn't been moving for me I tried on my size smaller pants that I have been trying to get into and they are fitting even better. They were too snug before, now I am just about ready to wear…
  • I know the feeling all too well. Honestly, when I have a lot of sugar in my diet, nothing satisfies it for me. I binge all the time and can never be satisfied. It is a terrible trigger for me. It is the craving that begets all other cravings. I have tried many of the above suggestions to tame this compulsion and found that…
  • We've all been there. Just remember that if you did it once, you can do it again. I have had large weight losses and gained them back more times than I can count. It hurts to feel like you're doing the same work over again, but in the end, it is all part of the journey. I would take this opportunity to reflect and ask…
  • As someone who addressed it in my post, I am just going to say that I have rarely seen people talk about body positivity without conflating the two topics. I can't imagine what reason one might have to disagree with the concept of body positivity without bringing up being anti-fat-acceptance. And I have only rarely seen…
  • I have struggled with sugar for years. well before I even knew what the issue was. I have now switched to sugar free drinks, sweets, and the like. When I have dieted in the past, I would naturally cut down the sugar just by eating less calories, but the first few days I would literally break down and cry. my family could…
  • I guess it depends on your definition of innocent. I do indulge in the occasional sugar-free candy, pudding, or ice cream, but I also love to have a slice of breakfast ham and swiss cheese. I find it to be nice and filling and only 130 calories all together. It's pretty delicious and tastes even better if you stick it in…
  • Welcome, welcome! In January I was just about the same weight as you, and at my heaviest i was 509, so I absolutely feel your struggle. I think it's great that you are giving it a go. Congrats. I think subway for a week is a great way to get started. It is tasty and can easily fit into a low calorie diet. It's definitely…
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