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Old 09-19-2013, 01:49 PM   #1
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I have been dieting on and off for at least half of my life. I always get "You have such a pretty face if only you would lose some weight." Pfft, I know I am not the only one to get that one! I lose a lot of weight by restricting myself and then I cave and gain it back plus some. It is so easy to gain but not easy to lose.
About six months ago I came to the realization I was going about it ALL WRONG! In order to reach my ultimate goal it has to be a lifestyle change. I came up with a nutrition plan that works for me, I don't beat myself up for minor slip ups here and there, and if I do slip up I get right back to it.
So far I have lost a total of 35 lbs. I constantly get people asking me how I did it expecting a miracle product to be involved. Don't we all wish! It has taken me plenty of sweat and even tears to get where I am and I refuse to stop now. I hope to gain support and encouragement from this group along my journey but I know I WILL get where I want to be!
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:46 PM   #2
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Your way is how I've been doing it as well. Under General Diet Plans header in the forum there is a thread called Intuitive Eating that you might find interesting. As a former binge eater and failed serial dieter I can say that a lifestyle change is the only thing that has worked like this for me thus far.



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Old 09-19-2013, 03:37 PM   #3
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I hope you find what you're looking for here. It's a great place to seek and offer support -- the folks here are wonderful. Congratulations on your progress so far! Sounds like a reasonable and sensible approach you're using!
Back in August 2013, I convinced myself to give my plan a shot until October 31, 2013. I told myself then that, when that date came, I would be grateful I had committed myself to losing weight. Sure enough, when October 31, 2013 came, I was deeply grateful and pleased with my progress. It's been 19 months and over 115 lbs lost, and I remain deeply grateful every day. There are no words to explain how worth it the hard work is.
Reached onederland 31.12.2013!
Became 'overweight' (BMI of 29.7) on July 29, 2014!

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Old 09-19-2013, 03:47 PM   #4
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Welcome! I am new here as well but find this place very supportive... Keep going and hope you get what u need from here
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:39 AM   #5
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Hi OnMyOwn! Congrats on the 35 lbs gone! It sounds like you've found the key to your weight loss success, so keep going! You'll find lots of support here. Good luck!
Current Attempt (Slow Carb Diet, started July 19, 2013) <> Previous Attempt (Calorie-Counting, 2009)

= 10 lbs lost; = 5 lbs lost:
1. 196 lbs = "Overweight" BMI of 29.8 MET GOAL!!
2. 178 lbs = Lowest Weight in 13 years, BMI of 27.1 MET GOAL!!
3. 164 lbs = "Normal Weight" BMI of 24.9
4. 145 lbs = Goal Weight BMI of 22.0
Stay between 145 lbs and 155 lbs
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:54 PM   #6
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Just now seeing your intro post!! I'm glad you signed up here You've been doing an amazing job and I am so proud of you!
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