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Old 09-11-2013, 06:27 PM   #1
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It's with an enormous amount of apprehension that I even post here. I am wracked with so many feelings, not the smallest of which is that I am doing something wrong, that I don't belong and that I will somehow screw up something. What? I have no idea. Just turning over.

I am stuck with this sense of "How do I even get started?" I guess I would love some kind of guidance on this? How do I take the first step? What even IS the first step?
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:53 PM   #2
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This is such a learning process. Many of us started out feeling confused, and many people start with that sentiment. The good news is that there is no way to screw up. We build this up in our minds so much, but it's really a trial process. Try one thing, try another, see what works and what doesn't...

Step 1 may be to figure out a diet approach that works for you. Some folks count calories, some do weight watchers, certain kinds of eating plans, etc. Sometimes taking a browse through the different subforums can help give an idea of possible approaches.

Sometimes folks start by deciding on 1 thing they'd like to change, perhaps add to their diet or eliminate from their diet. Sometimes that 1 thing is water, sometimes it's not even about diet but about exercise, etc.

I know it can feel really overwhelming to jump feet first into something you don't feel all that familiar with. I feel that way with my work, so what I did was categorized it and created different goals. Ex in this case: diet goals, water goals, exercise goals, and so on. This way, I was taking a comprehensive approach and doing my best.

Whatever you decide, do know that you can do it! Good luck!!
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 09-13-2013, 01:15 AM   #3
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Thank you for the advice and warm welcome

I know that my diet needs to be changed ASAP. I have been feeling HORRIBLE lately and I know it is what I'm eating. I eat nothing good, tons of fast food and junk food. I am a serious food addict and it's so hard to give this stuff up!
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:25 PM   #4
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How are you doing today? What diet and exercise plan did you choose? How is it all going?


Started my weight loss journey for the 2nd time on Jan. 16th 2014

We are never truly defeated until we stop trying! ~ lookin2lose

I'm ONE YEAR into my weight loss journey
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