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Old 08-23-2004, 12:58 PM   #10
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Gretchen, Thank goodness that plateau is leaving the building. 2 pounds was fantastic!! I'm sure it was a huge relief to see the loss this week. Way to go!!

Jennifer, Water retention does indeed whack out your weight sometimes. Do you notice any visible swelling? There might be a problem if you are consistently swollen and you might need to consult a doctor and possibly seek out a water pill and rule out any other problems. Congratulations are losing two weeks in a row!!

Elle, You can get through this! Don't trick your brain every week to think that once you get past a certain problem then you will do better. I almost made that mistake when I quit smoking and knew that I was over the cravings and should not be eating the way I was. I think it could turn into a vicious cycle and before you know it you are gaining back alot of weight because there are always new issues coming up to deal with. Elle, you are doing so well. You have accomplished so much so far!! I wish I could have done it when I was your age. You are quite an inspiration for me to get under 200 pounds and stay under it. I want to be where you are at. I'm really happy that you maintained!! That was so much better than a gain for sure. Just remember we are here for you and when you are having a hard time we can help you get through it. You are not alone. You have way more strength than you know you just have to pull it from within and utilize it for your gain. Let us know how your first day of school goes. Be strong, you can do it!!

Annie-Rose, Wow!! It was your Birthday week and you still managed to lose a pound! That is awesome!

Sherry, Girl, I hear ya on the Onderland frights. I hit 201, quit smoking, and gained back 9 pounds. You and I are pretty close to the same weight and definately close on the amount gained back. I'm sure we both have alot of the same emotions going on.

Sarah, I think that the weekly challenge certainly worked in your favor. Your hard work really paid off!! I'd do the, "Go Sarah, It's your Birthday", but Amy Jo is the only one that can really pull it off. Maybe she will grace us with it the next time she is on. I'm proud of you Sarah.

I'm happy to report that I lost 2 pounds this week. I'm finally on my way back down from the nine pounds I had gained back while quitting smoking. So, a total of 3 of the 9 is gone. Only 6 more pounds to go to get back to where I was at. I'm still disgusted at the fact that I have to lose this weight that I had already taken off. It seems like such a waste of time. I know that quitting smoking was a great thing but it does not change the fact that I am upset at myself for gaining back pounds that worked so hard to take off to begin with. I think once I have lost the remaining six pounds it will be easier to get past this guilt.

You all have a wonderful week!!

If you learn from your suffering, and really come to understand the lesson you were taught, you might be able to help someone else who's now in the phase you may have just completed. Maybe that's what it's all about after all...

~ Anonymous ~

Highest weight: 261
Starting weight: 248 August 26
Current weight: 193
Current pounds lost: 55 lbs
Goal weight: 145 by August 26, 2006

Smoke Free as of July 1, 2004 (Started back smoking)
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