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  • SW: 237lbs (June 25 2019) GW: 165 lbs - for now Weigh In Info CW: 228.4 lbs
  • Hi all, my name is Shauna and I’m glad to learn about this group. I have a lot of weight to lose, at least 65 lbs. I’m working through the Beck Weight Loss Solutions workbook and trying to lose this weight for good. I’m going to try the slow approach to that end. I weigh myself every day in an attempted to get over my fear…
  • @tinkerbellang83 Thanks for sharing this. I’ve been wanting a weekly check in group. I’ve just been doing it here but I like how you created new threads for every week. Thanks again!
  • @NovusDies I think you are exactly right about rigidity. I told my husband that I know how to lose weight perfectly but I don’t know how to lose it imperfectly. And that is why I always gain it back. I’m also trying to force myself to get over disappointment quickly. If I don’t, I quickly spiral and make it ten times worse…
  • As I’ve said too many times, I’m recovering from surgery this summer. For most of this time, it’s been impossible to be active, but I’m starting to make real progress now. I’ve had two pretty active days in a row (hurray!) and need to rest more today. But I do plan on going for a walk today. I’m hoping I can do my whole…
  • @NovusDies That is really interesting and seems like a great perspective for large weight loss. I’m starting to collect more data so I can analyze trends. I really do struggle with taking the scale too personally. Things are going well now but I go back to a very stressful job in a month and I’m really hoping the work I’ve…
  • @NovusDies I would be curious to learn more about your system some time. I don't really know what you mean by tracks but it's so impressive how well you know your body. Don't feel pressured to respond in any detail. You already spend so much time running the group. But I'm amazed by your data collection and knowledge.
  • @jeannalyn1227 That is so wonderful. I think losing weight that slowly is an incredible victory. I’d be so proud to say that of myself.
  • - [ ] Get under 200 lbs (28 to go) - [ ] Walk to/from work 3x a week - [ ] Ride my bike up the hill to my house without walking it : ) - [ ] Train for a 3 day backpacking trip - [ ] Get under 165 lbs - [ ] Figure out a comfortable and sustainable weight - [ ] Finish my PhD!!!!! (2 years to go)
  • I’ve been recovering from major surgery for most of this summer. I began walking a little last week. Today I went on a pretty long walk for me (2.5 miles) and it felt amazing. It’s the first time since having the surgery that I can believe I’ll be better off for having it. I’m pretty tired tonight but I’m already excited…
  • I bought the workbook on amazon.
  • I’m using the Beck Workbook and I think it’s pretty great. I’ve commented before that there’s one major flaw in my opinion, but I use this group to overcome that. The book requires you find a diet coach that you will report back to weekly or if you’re struggling. They say it can be a friend or family member but I…
  • I joined this group shortly after I had my surgery. I weighted 237 pounds. I’ve spent most of my recovery time working on creating a sustainable weight loss lifestyle and strategies for stress reduction (which triggers my binge eating). I’ve waited to weigh myself because I didn’t want that to be my focus. But I finally…
  • I think @NovusDies makes me laugh at least once a day. I wish we had a lol choice like FB does. I greatly appreciate the positivity of this group. I'm struggling with that right now. I'm 5 weeks into an 8 week (or longer) surgery recovery and keep being surprised by how slowly I'm healing. I reverted to old patterns last…
  • I am currently recovering from major surgery and mostly can only lay around. I won’t be cleared to go back to work for almost 6 more weeks! My main goal during this time is to focus on establishing eating routines that I can continue once I’m back at work. I’m also reading books on dealing with stress and stress reduction.…
  • I’ve seen other people post about one of my main problems which has been to eat “perfectly” for x amount of time, be non-perfect once and then completely fall apart. There is so much shame around being obese and it is so easy to be mean to ourselves. That one slip up must mean that I’m a failure and then, of course, I…
  • I also want extra accountability. I was wondering if we could create a weekly check in thread in addition to all the great threads we have going.
  • Thank you for the encouragement. I think you're right about focussing on slow weight loss, especially while I'm recovering. I struggle with a lot of negative self talk and I'm finding that with slower weight loss, I have more brain space for working on that, which in turn, helps me make better food choices. It's so hard…
  • I'm recovering from major surgery and had a setback in recovery 10 days ago. I'm just now able to get back to my weight loss journey. It's exciting to see so many new friends here! As I recover at home I find my biggest time to struggle is late afternoon. I'm going to try and find a better food choice or activity to help…
  • Yes! It's also another reason to lose weight slowly. You can gradually change your diet and sustain the changes.
  • I am working through the Beck Diet Solution workbook. I am a larger loser (85+ lbs). I've been dieting nearly constantly for 25 years. I'd like to make real sustainable change. I'm doing two things differently this time. I'm going to go slow (goal: 1/2 to 1 lb a week) and I'm going to do everything in this book. One of the…
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