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Old 08-08-2011, 12:57 PM   #1
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Default 22 lbs in 8 months

I just realized I have lost 22 lbs in 8 months. This may not seem like such a huge feat when compared to others but for me it's a big deal. Mainly because... I've never been able to lose more than 15-20 lbs.
I've been dealing with HUGE stress, anxiety and depression over the last 6 months.
I put weight loss on hold because I just couldn't deal with it, but I made a decision to try my best to eat healthier during this time.

I was sitting here thinking that I hadn't lost weight because I haven't been trying but really that isn't true at all. I did lose weight and I did it just by making the decision to eat healthier. This may be the slowest weight I've ever lost but it's almost 3 lbs a month and 22lbs is the equivalent to 4 5lb bags of sugar and 8 sticks of butter, it's 22 lbs that I'm not carrying with me anymore.

So I was thinking if I could do that just by making the decision to eat healthier, maybe I could make another decision. To decide to exercise more. Maybe if I exercised more, I could turn that 22 lb loss into a 44 lb loss 8 months from now.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:04 PM   #2
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You have an excellent attitude and any loss - no matter how slow -- is one more step in the direction of a healthier and happier life.

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Old 08-08-2011, 04:57 PM   #3
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You are 22 pounds closer to your goal! I think it's great that during a difficult time in your life you still made a decision to eat healthily.

The cat in your avatar is very pretty btw.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:06 PM   #4
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personally, I've never lasted more than 6 months, so I think it's GREAT that you are still working away on your plan after 8 months, and that's regardless of the amount of weight you've lost. Staying with it will be the thing that gets you there, and when you get there is less important than just getting there.

and yes, definitely try to get into more exercise - with 22 lbs gone, it will be much easier than it would have been before - just do the same thing of taking it small steps at a time, and you will get yourself there on fitness, the way you are on weight.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:51 PM   #5
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:12 PM   #6
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I think 22 pounds is a great accomplishment! Keep up the good work and you'll see continued losses. You rock!


Life style change started on Jan 13, 2011. I was going to lose 100 pounds by Christmas.
I lost 93 pounds by Oct 1, 2011 and am holding there for now. We'll see what happens.
New goal: To maintain at about 160 Final Goal: To decide if I need to lose more
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:45 PM   #7
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Keep it up, always chat to 3fc chicks, when you feel like. They will certainly motivate you. And one day, new chicks would join and follow your example.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:23 PM   #8
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A loss is a loss! Congrats!!!! Hey taking small steps is cool, your making wise choices to make you better and that's all that counts! Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare That's a great accomplishment!

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Old 08-09-2011, 12:25 AM   #9
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Congrats on the loss....I'm in the lil Angel in your Ear that says...Just imagine your life another 22 down...Keep it going and do just one more thing to make it all better for you and you'll do it again and then some!
I Lost 150lbs in 1yr 11months-maintaining for over 14months now! Calorie Counting taught me portion control - I became a Runner- It was NOT easy- A lot of sweat, blood and tears but now I run Marathons I love Running - and not just what it has done for my body but what it has done for my soul. I online coach new runners and those losing weight with a holistic approaches to healthier living!
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