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  • be very clear about WHY you want to lose weight. Motivation comes and goes sometimes, and it is helpful to have a clear picture of your goals and reasons. 100 pounds is a lot to lose , so you need to be in for the long haul. It's not easy , but it can be done. I've lost close to 100 lbs , but it took three years. I'm not…
    in Hopeless Comment by enidite March 2018
  • SW272 CW178.4 GW135 My goal is to get to 172 to have lost 100 lbs and to be in the overweight category by Feb 15th. I also would like to fit in my Levis jeans that I bought at the beginning of this weight loss journey (sz 10 I think) I would like to join a gym.
  • I don't know who said it so I can't give credit for it, but here it is: excuses are the nails used to build the house of failure.
  • you look great, congratulations on your transformation.
  • I made my first mini goal . I have been in Onderland for the past three days. Now to 2. Make it to 275 lbs and out of the obese category and 3. Fit into my skinny sz 14 Levis jeans.
  • 1. getting back into Onderland. I am sitting right at 200.6 right now 2. after that getting below 175 lbs which will take me to 100 lbs lost and into the overweight category 3. fitting into my size 14 skinny Levis jeans
  • oh those push ups are still killing me:frown: . I do them against the window sill and still can't do that many, but hopefully that will change. Congrats on your great progress.
  • I sure will. The funny thing is , it took me a while to work up the nerve to ask someone at the gym how to use the squat rack. So when I finally had enough courage, the guy at the front desk went with me. I sheepishly pointed at the rack and said "this is the squat rack, right?". He pointed at the barbells with the little…
  • thank you so much for posting this. I just started lifting and have been so discouraged as I barely can do a few squats with the bar on my shoulder. Can't even do one single push up. When I leave the gym I sometimes think "there is no way I can do this" . You have given me hope that it is doable . I just cannot understand…
  • definitely, exercise has been my life saver. I would not necessarily focus on exercising to lose weight and/or to look better, this is a benefit that comes with the territory, but rather try to find something you enjoy. I have a lot of stress going on too and I have found that I am looking forward to my exercise time when…
  • they give you different results depending on when you've eaten last, your level of hydration etc. So I wouldn't worry too much about it. You will see the difference in the long run. I actually own this BFT monitor and it is supposed to be really good, but I still can see fluctuations. As it measures your bioelectriical…
  • Love your post; thank you so much. Would there be a way to make t a sticky (is that what they are called? Not sure if I have the right word).
  • I am so sorry that you are going through this and hope it will get better soon. Have you had your thyroid checked? As another poster said hair loss can be a symptom of many things. You might want to consider talking to your doctor if it would be ok to switch to a prenatal vitamin. This might help some too. Good luck, and…
  • I think the important thing is to do something that you really enjoy. I started with walking and built up from there. It was hard in the beginning, but as I got fitter, I starting looking forward to my walks. I am now working on the couch to 5 K and will add weight training as well. But I have also tried other things like…
  • I am so sorry for the heartache you are going through. Like others have said maybe you can get rid of trigger foods and replace them with healthy ones. I am actually a big believer in counseling. It has helped me a lot. Is there maybe a divorce support group in your area or could you find a good counselor that could help…
  • You could take a small plate and take a little bit of what you would like to try and then enjoy and eat it slowly. That way you don't feel left out and resentful. You want to live a sustainable lifestyle and one day won' t destroy all the progress you have made, as long as you hop back on the wagon right away. A small…
  • I am the same age as you, 49, have struggled with my weight all my life as well, ballooning up to 275 pounds. Not too good for a 5'4" frame. I felt like a I had tried everything , it worked for a while , and then I fell off the wagon and put more weight on. In desperation, I switched physicians and finally found one that…
  • Congratulations, what an accomplishment. This is amazing. Thanks for sharing.
  • Great thread. I love all the great ideas. Mine are portion control. I also limit processed foods and eat a lot of fresh foods. Exercise , I have found it helps me a lot especially when I feel like bingeing ( I am unfortunately an emotional eater which can be an uphill battle sometimes.). Setting realistic goals, I didn't…
  • I do not agree that it is only calories in < calories out. ( just my opinion that's what works for me ). Looking at the last few days of your diary, I wonder where your fiber is. I don't see veggies and fruits. You might want to incorporate more fresh stuff and cut out some foods that can spike your blood sugar quickly…
  • congratulations. I'm proud of you!
  • I think a lot of us struggle with this, especially if there is a lot of weight to lose. And like others have said, it takes a while for the self image to catch up with our new appearance and for the body to repair itself. You are very cute , so don't beat yourself up. I know easier said than done. My therapist said…
  • thank you for sharing.
  • fresh fruits and veggies. bananas almost every day, as well as hummus, vegetarian burgers (I love the Portobello mushroom burger for breakfast) , the flatout foldit whole wheat bread with flaxseed, mixed organic salads ( I always buy a big one for my lunches at work) with dressing, tomatoes, mixed nuts (unsalted, nit…
  • I can understand that you get tired of counting calories. But remember we are not perfect. There will be days where you may eat something you have not planned for , but that is ok , you can eat everything in moderation. Have you thought about trying to log as you eat as others have suggested? Or have you considered about…
  • I think everyone is a little different and we all have to find a way of eating that is sustainable for us. I am still navigating and learning. Doing Weight Watchers which really allows me to eat everything in moderation similar to calorie counting, but I count points. But I also lean towards more whole foods, fresh fruits…
  • congratulations, what an awesome transformation.
  • Thank you so much . I appreciate your responses and encouragement. I am so glad that I am not the only one with these issues. Yes, the weight loss comes from the eating, and it has been going well, but I really want to be all around healthy and therefore I think the strength training will have to become part of my exercise…
  • Despite of what our society says the number on the scale does not make you more or less valuable. I know that it is sometimes very difficult to love yourself, I struggle with it every day, but I believe that if you don't learn to love and accept yourself it might be very difficult to sustain your weight loss in the long…
  • Ed, so do you believe that it is a coincidence that the incidence of obesity started to rise so drastically with the advent of high fructose corn syrup in the U.S.? Do you think that we as a whole nation all the sudden decided to eat so much more and become diabetic from one day to the next? Something drastically changed…
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