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Old 05-26-2014, 04:01 PM   #406
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When I went to college, I was afraid of gaining weight and began restricting my food intake. This restriction led to bingeing and I have struggled with this habit ever since (I am now 27). I gained about 15 pounds from bingeing, overeating, and long periods without exercise and since then, I have been carrying too much weight for my height and very tiny bone structure. This past fall, I tried "intuitive eating" in an effort to stop the binges. While this improved my relationship with food and allowed me to maintain for a while, I have recently gained 5 more pounds. I feel lethargic and withdrawn from certain social situations because I am embarrassed about my size. I am headed to graduate school in the fall and would really like to use the next 2 months or so to focus on dropping those extra 20 pounds so that I will feel good about myself and have one less thing to worry about!
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Old 06-17-2014, 11:38 AM   #407
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When people ask, I usually start by saying I was a chubby kid, but I recently realized that's a lie. i wasn't an athletic kid, but I certainly wasn't overweight in the slightest. One kid called me fat in the 2nd grade one time... funny how those things stick with you.

I got consistently larger from age 11 into high school, with my highest weight being 170 in my junior year of high school, edging into medically overweight and a size 12/14 (US) pants.

My senior year, I started watching my eating a bit and lost 10 lbs, then when I started college I quit sugary drinks and started watching what I ate, making healthy choices and walking more. I quickly lost 30 lbs more and went to 130 and a size 6 pants.

I've never had an eating disorder, but my mother has some seriously weird preoccupations with weight and body image, so ultimately my biggest weight loss goal is never to turn into her.

Between 2005 and 2012, I fluctuated but maintained around 130-145. In 2012, I underwent some hormone treatments that made me gain weight, winding up at 155 before I took things back in hand.

I've never managed to weigh under 130 or maintain at 130, so I don't think I'll ever be able to. My goal right now is to get back to 135-140 and then focus on getting good muscle tone and improving and maintaining my flexibility.
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:15 AM   #408
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Your story is really inspirational to me...I have a question. Did the 1200 calories per day help you? Thanks for proving this can be done! its funny bc i always thought the same thing..like there is something wrong with me that will keep me from losing weight but there isn't.
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:14 PM   #409
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Years ago, I was 159.9 lbs. I was 19 and that scared me. That was the biggest I'd ever been. I very slowly gained that weight over my teen years. Every 10 pounds, I'd say the same thing to myself...I won't let myself get to the 30's....won't let myself get to the 40's.....the 50's...and there I was, staring 160 point blank in the face. On top of that, I had just come home from a party where some jerk of a guy called me a fat-you-know-what in front of tons of people. That was my tipping point. I had to do something. I really was NOT going to let myself go any further.

It's been a slow process, but I had lost over 30 lbs. As of January, I was 128lbs. Unfortunately, these last few months I've gained 7 lbs and am up to 135 again.

My goal is to lose these 7 lbs by September and then try to lose the final 8 lbs so I'll be 120 lbs by the start of 2015.
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