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Old 11-29-2009, 11:50 PM   #1
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Default It's been awhile (Old Timer back again).

Hi all,

It's been a long year for me. I haven't had the time to think about weight loss. Work and school and more work. It's pretty terrible. I think my priorities are all wrong so I am ready to reevaluate and start over again.

I could use a hug. Or better yet, a tried and true support system that's always ready to accept people back into the fold. Oh yeah, that's you!

So let's hear it from some old timers -- after a stint off the wagon how did you reinvigorate your plan, how did you jump-start your weight loss and get your motivation back?

Glad to be back,

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Old 11-30-2009, 12:23 AM   #2
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Hey Jessica, glad to see you again!
SIX YEARS at maintenance weight!

My very long weight loss story

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Old 11-30-2009, 02:42 AM   #3
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Hi Jessica! Good to see you back!

Argh, the jumpstart... Is there anything harder? Unfortunately, I seem to find a lot of my early motivation in the panic that surrounds nothing in my closet fitting, the horror of having gained back everything I lost and more, and feeling like crap. Why I have to reach rock bottom to realize I deserve more and need to take care of myself better, I don't know. But that's for another therapy session. Anyway, I started by coming back here. Then for me it was a matter of stringing together a few good days to remind myself what it felt like to eat well. Then I built on the fact that I clearly know what to do and hey, I'm doing it, and what do you know I feel better!

You've so impressed me over the years with your confidence and your joyful take no prisoners approach to living your life to the fullest that I know you know you deserve your own care when it comes to food and your body. I have no doubt you'll find your groove again soon!

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Old 11-30-2009, 02:48 AM   #4
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Welcome back, Jessica and good luck with your goals.

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Old 11-30-2009, 03:09 AM   #5
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Hi Jessica ~ welcome back. You can do it
One day at a time ~ never giving up!!

Nobody can force you to have a certain attitude. But life will go so much better if you will simply choose to be positive. When you wake up, choose to be happy. Choose to be grateful for the day. (Joel Osteen)

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Old 11-30-2009, 04:25 AM   #6
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Wanted to say Welcome back!! Keep going you CAN do this!!
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:54 AM   #7
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Hi there and welcome back! Certainly I have also missed your interesting posts and approach to life. As for myself, I think I am still trying to jumpstart Ah well, I can be the tortoise for a while instead of the hare.... As long as I don't turn into the elephant
one foot in front of the other

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Old 11-30-2009, 05:55 AM   #8
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I remember you! Welcome back!

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Old 11-30-2009, 07:05 AM   #9
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Hi. I'm new here; only a couple of months. I Know it's hard to start over; god knows I've done it many, many times. But, in the end what are the choices? It's human nature to believe it will be different this time. And guess what? Sometimes it really is. So, that is what motivates me. I try not to fall into Dr. Phil's category of the person who does the same thing over and over and expects different results. I hope that this time I finally realize this is not a diet but the way I'm going to eat the rest of my life. And I've designed my diet to be something I can live with in all the years to come. And, for me, not everybody, but for me, I have decided that I am not "normal" when it comes to eating, psychologically or physically, and with that curse I have to somehow go on. I had to come to terms with going on a diet and never morphing into one of the women I see on TV or in magazines. Or even in the grocery store. I have a permanent problem and when I forget that and think I can approach food like anyone else, I gain it all back. This is the only place I can go and see success and the daily trials and tribulations of trying to overcome food addiction.

"There is no use trying,"said Alice; "One can't believe impossible things." "I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

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Old 11-30-2009, 07:13 AM   #10
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Hi Jessica...I am new here...but welcome back! It sounds like you got great support from here before so I hope all of us can help you achieve those goals again!
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:22 AM   #11
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Hi Jessica and welcome back!

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.--Winston Churchill
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:04 AM   #12
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Welcome back Jessica!

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Old 11-30-2009, 09:56 AM   #13
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Hi Jessica, welcome back! I remember your smiling face very well !!! As for the jump-start, I guess coming back HERE was the best idea

Started: 323
Now: 171 - nope, 165 now!
NOPE -- 162 now! Holy crap i've lost a PERSON!
Goal: 160

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:00 AM   #14
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Well look who it is!!!

You know I have been here forever!!! I started over again 2 weeks ago. I think you just need to move it up on your priorities list. What motivates me is reading the success stories here, getting tips and readu\ing blogs of people who are doing it!

So glad to see you back!!!!

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Old 11-30-2009, 10:04 AM   #15
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You know, I still think of you and your posts about hiking and climbing whenever I start thinking I can't do something just because I'm not at goal. I never told you that back then, but you have always been an inspiration for me. It's nice to see you back.

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