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Old 05-11-2010, 11:24 AM   #2
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Join Date: Nov 2009
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Height: 5'4.5"


Having the pressure of being in the military has to be really difficult with regards to weight. They're much less forgiving than the average employer.

I always feel like I need to speak up on this issue, to be heard, because most people are not like me, but surely there's someone else out there who is!! LOL!

This weight did NOT sneak up on me. Not at all. I watched every pound pack itself on. Weight loss has not been easy and I have not taken it lieing down. I had to educate myself about PCOS and insulin resistance. I had to learn about calories in vs. calories out. I had to learn about exercise. I had to learn the right combination for all that and then I had to learn that patience, above all else, would be my personal key.

What makes it different this time is that I have given myself a time goal instead of a poundage goal. I have made a commitment to be on plan for one full year, no matter what. That is the one reason why I am still here and the only reason I have lost 49 lbs.

I had to learn that success is measured in ways outside of attaining a goal weight. Just because I don't make it to goal does NOT mean I have not been successful. I have successfully lost 49 pounds and that 49 pound loss IS worth maintaining.
Long term goal: To still be calorie counting 11/9/2010
mini goals: ~211-10% lost;12/24/09 ~203 class I obesity 1/28/10; ~199 Onederland/15% 2/19/10; ~188-20%; ~185 half way 5/14/10; 179-bye 180's 6/12/10; ~174 overweight 7/3/2010;169-bye 170's 8/13/10;~164-30% 10/23/2010159-bye 160's~11/1/10; 153-35%~12/23/10; 149-bye 150's~2/11/11; 145 normal~2/14/2011; ~141-40%; 139-bye 140's ~135 GOAL! (129-45%; 117.5-50%)

My "goal" story:
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