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  • Today I put on my bathing suit from last summer. It was a bit big on me. While it’s still a bigger size than I should be wearing I looked better in it than I did last summer so I am happy with the progress.
  • I am just shy of 2 months into this. I have lost 15 lbs (with 40 more to go). One person complimented me (which was nice) then listed off reasons why she can’t do it. She is busy, work, has a kid (I have 3), food budget, etc. I have the same barriers. I finally said “I understand, I am in a similar situation. I have had to…
  • I got very bogged down in the past by all of the different ways of eating. I would research something and try to comply to all of the “rules”. Then I would find I couldn’t do it 100% and quit feeling like a failure. I have finally figured this out. Well, I figured out what works for me, anyway. I was so fatigued and…
  • I love audiobooks while on the treadmill.
  • All of these reasons 👆
  • No salads required 🙂. I don’t like to feel hungry. That’s when I start making bad choices. So I load my meals with veggies but not always a salad. I started with salads a lot at first but got a bit burned out. I put lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers with some meat in a wrap, make stir fry or fajitas with tons of veggies,…
    in NOO Salads Comment by mlrtri May 2020
  • I politely decline. If they keep asking then I explain with something like: I feel better when I don’t have too much sugar. I feel better when I stay within my calories. I feel better when I don’t snack between meals. Usually they don’t push after that because they would have to urge me to feel bad. And it’s not judging (I…
  • I want to be the hot mom
  • I have lost 10 lbs and I feel great! I can tell such a difference with just 10 lbs gone (50 more to go). Then I look in the mirror and at progress pictures and you can’t see much change yet. Sigh.
  • I have been in denial for the last 5 years. I avoid pictures and don’t spend much time looking in the mirror. But now that I have been spending so much time on the computer teleconferencing I could no longer avoid it. I see my face for hours every day. I am overweight. It was a hard truth to acknowledge but I had to admit…
  • Thank you for sharing your experiences. I am up a bit today (2 lbs) but that still gives me a 3.5 lb loss (unless I go up more). I have never experienced this before.
    in Woosh???? Comment by mlrtri May 2020
  • Thank you for your reply. I am hopeful that I don’t step on the scale tomorrow to find the number back up where I was before. I have had an increase in exercise and being a woman my hormones seem to always be changing - LOL. I have never experienced this before.
    in Woosh???? Comment by mlrtri May 2020
  • I can’t do just 1. It’s easier for me to pass altogether than to stop at 1.
  • I unfortunately have had multiple “moments” in my history of yo-yo weight loss/gain. This time - I have been doing a lot of video conferencing for work (thanks Covid-19). I saw myself on the screen over and over. I realized that I was fat. I always had excuses before but this fact was indisputable on the screen. Then I got…
  • Reaching out again to celebrate our first victories. Anyone?
  • Starting Weight: 198.4 Current Weight: 197.4 Goal Weight: 140 04/27 - 196.8 (under calories/45 min treadmill) 04/28 - 197.4 (stayed under calories) 04/29 - 195.8 (under calories, 60 min treadmill) 04/30 - 196.6 (right at calories, 45 min treadmill) 05/01 - 195.4 05/02 05/03 05/04 05/05 05/06
  • Starting Weight: 198.4 Current Weight: 197.4 Goal Weight: 140 04/27 - 196.8 (under calories/45 min treadmill) 04/28 - 197.4 (stayed under calories) 04/29 - 195.8 (under calories, 60 min treadmill) 04/30 - 196.6 05/01 05/02 05/03 05/04 05/05 05/06
  • I am so glad you said that. I thought it was all in my head. I used to always have a Diet Soda with me and sipped on it all day long. I gave it up and found that I am less hungry. Snacking used to be a big problem for me and since giving up Diet Coke I rarely have the desire to snack.
  • Give me 10 days Starting Weight: 198.4 Current Weight: 197.4 Goal Weight: 140 04/27 - 196.8 (under calories/45 min treadmill) 04/28 - 197.4 (stayed under calories) 04/29 - 195.8 04/30 05/01 05/02 05/03 05/04 05/05 05/06
  • I log everything I eat - but I don’t weigh my food. I try to measure food but frequently I estimate. It keeps me going. If I am too strict with myself then I stop when I mess up. If I forget to measure I estimate and move on. It’s better, in my opinion, than not being accountable at all. Or worse, stopping altogether.
  • Starting Weight: 198.4 Current Weight: 197.4 Goal Weight: 140 04/27 - 196.8 (under calories/45 min treadmill) 04/28 - 197.4 04/29 04/30 05/01 05/02 05/03 05/04 05/05 05/06
  • I am glad. I had to be very real and harsh with myself. It wasn’t fun. But I think because I did the tough love I am in a better place to make it to the finish line this time. I am not accepting my excuses. I am not going to pretend I don’t see how big I got. But I would rather accept that I am fat and that MY choices got…
  • I understand that. I tried to do the Paleo diet. I truly love the idea behind it. But then when I tried it (multiple times) I couldn’t keep it up. I had to find recipes on Pinterest and meal planning became so hard. I enjoy cooking and never follow recipes so that was time consuming for me. So I fell off that wagon…
  • No fads over here. I crash and burn each time. I am focusing on counting my calories, upping my veggie intake, and increasing my activity level. Losing weight is hard enough without adding in other diet stipulations.
  • When I got the urge to raid my pantry yesterday I drank water and looked at before/after pics on MFP. Totally curbed my urge to break open the bag of chocolate chips. I decided my desire to lose weight trumped my desire for chocolate chips.
  • “You don’t want to be a stick”. Uhm. Well. I don’t want to be an Apple either. Perhaps somewhere in the middle?
  • I was very defeated. I have tried to shed this extra weight so many times I was certain that I just didn’t have it in me. I was doomed to be fat forever. Then I realized I could give up or I could try to figure out why my previous attempts didn’t work, stop being a victim and come up with a plan armed with the information…
  • “I am short, it doesn’t take much extra weight to make me look fat”
  • “You will always be fat” I did that one, too. But it wasn’t my fault. It was my situation or hormones or something that made me the victim of it and not the cause of it.
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