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  • I don't prelog. I find for me that it didn't fit into my life well. There are too many times where meals ended being different than planned. I do better when I make choices to keep my meals within a calorie range that I have set for that meal. I do have some meals that I do tend to eat a lot because I like them. I also…
  • I usually don't but if I have a day that I am hungry then I will eat back some of them. Listen to your body it will tell you if it needs the extra calories.
  • We camp a lot and eat the same foods we do at home. Lots of fruits, veggies and lean meats. If we are going to be in don't want to cook much situation we will precook meats so they can be heated up and I don't have to worry about the raw meat contaminating my veggies. Grilled veggies are always good. We also eat a few more…
  • For me it has not been consistent. When I was in plus sizes it was 20 pounds a size. When I was in the upper normal sizes it was a little less than 10 pounds a size. Now that I am in the smaller sizes it is a little over 10 pounds a size. I found that it was where the changes in my measurements were happening that made the…
  • To answer this yes, the pain does lessen even during exercise. I do not run because for me I hurt when I do but I can walk as fast as I want without pain. I have found that continuing to exercise keeps the pain away not only during my regular activities but also during exercising. If your joints are killing you them you…
  • I am a walker and have arthritis. It does get better, not immediately but it does get better. Most days I have very little pain and don't need to take anything, however I have found that if I miss a day I actually hurt more, so it encourages me to continue. Set up a routine that you follow but don't be afraid to change it…
  • I love walking especially first thing in the morning. I prefer to walk outside on the trails because it is always changing from day to day and it allows me that quiet time to get me mentally ready for the day. Depending the day I will walk between 3-7 miles, the difference tends to be if I have my camera bag with me and…
  • There is logic in those statements but I have found that counting calories hold me accountable for my decisions and makes me think about what I am choosing to eat. I have had to teach myself what is full, what is it that I really want to eat, am I really hungry or is it something else. One thing I know is that there is no…
  • I drink coffee for your protection. If you want to know why the dinosaurs went extinct. Well, they were stupid, they woke me up one morning with an argument before I had my coffee! My children are much smarter they know better!
  • You are young so it probably will not be a problem. I am much older than you, I am 50, I do have sagging skin mainly in my stomach, but in my previous weight loss attempts I didn't. This time I think that it is age, while it is slowly absorbing it probably won't all absorb. I have decided that I really don't care because I…
  • I have a screwed up self image, always have and probably always will. I see myself as the fattest person in the room. I know that is no longer true but that hasn't changed the image in my head so I focus on being healthy and staying that way. I started this journey over 2 years ago not to lose weight but get healthy. I was…
  • I volunteer a lot with teenagers. At a recent event I had one of the parents ask me if I ever ate because I was smaller than most of the girls there. Not sure I believe that but it felt good to hear it. I am still having problems with accepting that size 4 jeans fit instead of them being just a dream size, I was a size 26…
  • That is awesome! Congratulations!
  • Congratulations on your 10 pound loss! Going slow is the best way because you learn what works for you and make each change part of your new lifestyle.
  • I love to hike trails. I really like the ones that are a bit off the beaten path but also like urban trails as well. I love the feeling of exploring my world under my own power at my own pace.
  • I have been on this journey for over 2 years and have lost a 100+ pounds. I am doing this slow so each small change can be incorporated into my life and find out what works with my body and what doesn't. The weight loss was a bit faster at first but I have found that it ebbs and flows with the seasons but more importantly…
  • No, I am still the same goofy person I was. The only change is that I am more confident and I dress more stylishly. People treat me differently with my weight loss. I have found that when I am out and about people will pay attention to me and listen to me. Unfortunately I have also found a downside, when I am working,…
  • Make one small change at a time. All those small changes add up over time to big changes but by being small you came make them part of your life one at a time without a big shock to the system.
  • I try not to eat due to emotions or boredom. I have been teaching myself that giving into cravings and binges at these times does nothing for me. Instead I have been finding that finding something doing something creative feeds the soul much better and I physically feel better. There are times when I need to celebrate a…
  • After I have done something like this, I pick myself up, dust myself off and carry on because I am human and will have bad days and days where I will binge but I am not those days I am more than that. In the past I would allow it to derail me but this time I am accepting that I am a frail human who will have bad days and…
  • I am an emotional eater and will always have those triggers in me. I have been learning that eating does nothing but fuel the body, eating to feel better did nothing but make me fat and did nothing to make things better. Eating does not tell or show anyone I love them and their food does not show me they love me that comes…
  • That is fabulous! I still have days I want my junk food but I have noticed on those days I want a higher quality and much less of it to satisfy me and usually it is a specific junk food that I am craving not general junk food. I have noticed that once I have some of what I was craving, 1 serving or less, then I am done for…
  • Used to think this way, clean your plate because of the starving children in --- (fill in the blank). It took me a long to learn deep inside of me that I am not wasting food by throwing it away. It will not matter to those children if I throw away food because there is no way they could get the food I am not eating nor…
  • It does take a while to train yourself to what does a real portion look like. Too often many of us have gotten used to a supersize portion and think that it is a normal size. At first I always measured and weighed everything and if I wanted more I had to drink a glass of water and wait 10 minutes to see if I really wanted…
  • I have been exercising while losing weight because I am working on getting healthy not just losing weight. I am working with my body to see where it needs to be so I can live my life to the fullest instead of being on the sidelines because I am either not healthy enough or waiting for that "perfect" body. I do see myself…
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  • Yes, I do drink alcohol. I am not on a diet but am working on a healthier lifestyle. Since I like an occasional drink I am going to have one and enjoy it without guilt. If I plan to drink then I will set aside the calories for it that day. If I go over a little I am not going to worry. I drink what I like sometimes wine,…
  • That is awesome! You are an inspiration!
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