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  • This post is me. EXACTLY. I have lost 100 pounds TWICE, 50 at least twice, and 30 pounds more times than I can remember! I started to fall off the wagon about 6 months ago, and I really struggled to maintain, but now I am about 35 pounds heavier. I am grateful I managed to stop the decline before I regained all 100 pounds,…
  • I am in the same boat and feel your pain. I have lost almost 100 pounds SEVERAL times, then the weight slowly creeps back, as I lose control and start the binge cycle again. I was so proud last year when all my clothes fit 2 years in a row. Not so this year. At least I have caught it before I gained ALL the weight back. I…
  • Feel free to add me, could use some new friends as I get started....again!
  • OP is correct, she is looking for like minded people, she doesn't need snarky "Don't you like food" or critical comments. I intermittently use Slimfast after I have been on a bad eating cycle. I lost 100 pounds 2 years ago, and use it as a reset. You DO get to eat food with it, and I also like the strictness of it. I do…
  • Thanks. I feel like it's very similar to what I have, and I have noticed a definite decline in my strength on that side. I will give your "method" a try! Thank you again for the response.
  • KUDOS on your weight loss!! I have that issue as well but I call it my fat apron! I've lost 100 pounds, and have loose skin on my thighs, upper arms, the girls are now saggy and droopy BUT I am 50 years old. I would rather have the apron, than be obese again, so I dress to camouflage it. You are young, but will still…
  • Went to the Dr with hip pain this week, weighed 7 pounds heavier, logged it. Proved to me although I was almost in maintenance, I still need to tighten up the tracking. I had gotten VERY sloppy and careless. Now I'm dealing with both left ischial and trochanteric hip bursitis I can't work out as hard, logging is crucial to…
  • Nonsense. Humans mentally judge each other; it's built into us. 1. I see no reason to give someone crap for their choice to be overfat to the point of self-destruction. 2. It doesn't make it less dangerous to be overfat. [/quote] None of those things force people to take in more calories than they burn. If you gain weight,…
  • That was a lot of celery. Lol. I didn't think of chicken soup. That would have been warm and comforting too!! Next time ( I hope not until next year at the earliest) I will keep that in mind.
  • Thank you everyone. Update: I did NOT eat the Mac and Cheese. I ate a 2 pound bag of celery!! I also made brownies, and had a small one while still warm. I walked the dog, and shoveled the walk (hubby did the major portion with the snow blower). I worked most of the day on-line, but it was a bit tough. I kept feeling like…
  • Thanks for the additional responses. I was very surprised to get them, and they are much appreciated. I am down to 155, a size 10, and am hearing the too thin remark STILL. My favorite response, depending on the person, was and still is "I see me naked, you don't and it's not pretty!" I want to get to 150, the high end of…
  • Misty, after having a bit of a binge myself last night (after a nice dinner) I completely understand where you are coming from. I am a number 5 girl myself. I will say though, I am not sure juicing for a month is an ideal solution. I find logging everything I eat helps me to keep "honest". Also, the fact you feel…
  • Age definitely is a factor. I am 50 and have lost over 100 pounds, most of it while using My Fitness Pal. I have gained and lost almost 100 pounds 3 times, and in my latest round have been obese for several years. I have loose skin on my upper thighs, a bit on my arms and I definitely have a fat/skin apron. I only want to…
  • Pizza. Definitely. With fatty meats. I'm not a girl to replace all the meats with with vegetables. Add a few veggies but not instead of meats. So, maybe once a month I have 2 slices, thin crust though!
  • They put my hysterectomy scar right over my C-section scar so I have a very large double scar and quite a large pouch. I am not vain, but if I could afford a tummy tuck I would probably do it to reward myself for my 100 pound weight loss, AFTER I kept it off for a year.
  • I've lost almost 100 pounds AGAIN! I am 50 and loose skin is a given. My boobs now look like single use wrinkled plastic grocery bags, and my pouch aka 2nd stomach hangs down to the top of my hoo hah. I don't even want to start thinking about the roadmap of stretch marks (damn you fair Irish skin) that cross cross most of…
  • Add me! Woke up, got on the scale prepared to see a 2 pound loss (didn't weigh myself last week) and NOTHING! I log pretty religiously. I am at 159 and my goal is 150. (Should be 145 but I need sustainable) I have lost 91 pounds but my body is holding on to that 10 pounds. I am going to get VERY strict for the next week. I…
  • I drink a glass of wine severeal nights a week....I have lost almost 100 pounds in the last year. I will NEVER give up my wine. Lol
  • My face is getting thinner and thinner. ☹ wish it would start to budge more in my belly!!
  • Calcium, magnesium and zinc (all in one pill), fish oil, flaxseed oil, vitamin D and B complex. Multi at night. Melatonin before bed. Knock on wood I have been VERY healthy, no colds, viruses or flus for almost 18 months since I started taking vitamins regularly.
  • This exactly. I just came back from 10 days in the Caribbean. I didn't log or "work out" for the first time in almost a year and I regret NOTHING. I'm back logging and back to the gym with wonderful memories.
  • 5'6.5" AGE 50 SW 250 1/2/2016 CW 160 11/25/2016 GW 150 maybe 145 Super excited to be nearing the 100 pound loss mark. ⭐️⭐️
  • This is me! If I don't go in the AM, I will not do it. I own my own business, have an Internet business and do my husband's books for his business. Thank goodness my kids are grown, or I would be a VERY tired 50 year old! I usually hit the gym between 6-630 depending on day. I go Monday - Thursday and sometimes Friday if I…
  • I don't want to live a life without peanut butter. It's my go to snack on rice cakes or with an apple. I've lost 85 pounds so it can clearly be part of a weight loss/maintenance life style.
  • Been there and have had that happen A few times. I actually told someone I was in the process of losing the "baby weight." Of course I didn't tell them my "baby" was 18 years old. Shake it off, and use it as motivation! Wish I could say it motivated me, but it didn't. I wasn't ready. I was finally ready almost a year ago.…
  • Um. I am the OP and am most definitely NOT padding my statistics for this forum AaronK_123. Not real thrilled someone would think that! I don't post too much, but have been experiencing this for about 2 months and was feeling a tad overwhelmed. I had a compete physical and my Dr is thrilled with my progress and my goal. I…
  • I get this from my husband too. He now tells me I'm too thin and I need to eat more! Honestly, I do carry my weight well. No one would guess I weigh 170 but it's definitely NOT too thin.
  • I NEVER talk about my weight loss journey to anyone except immediate family. It's very personal to me, as I have lost and regained the weight before. Even when asked I say as little as possible. I have been asked on multiple occasions if I had cancer, had weight loss surgery and one charming man assumed I was having an…
  • Thank you for so many good ideas, I really do appreciate it. As several people have commented, it is also interesting to me people feel comfortable discussing my weight now, but not before when I was rather portly!
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