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Old 09-24-2012, 11:20 AM   #1
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My partner and I will often have a conversation that goes like this:

"Remember when we used to have fishsticks, macaroni and cheese, and mashed potatoes for dinner?"

"Good lord, yes. Remember when I had to ask you to help me tie my shoes?"


And the list goes on. What are some things that you remember from before your journey that you either can't believe you did or are glad you don't have to deal with anymore?
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:31 AM   #2
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I can't believe how much I used to drink!
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:37 AM   #3
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So funny you should post this, I was just thinking about this last night as I was watching Supersize Vs. Superskinny.

I definitely don't miss having to wear maternity pants WAY past the acceptable period in which one should wear maternity pants, post-pregnancy.

The amount of food that I could eat really turns my stomach to think about! There have been a couple times, in the past few months, I have really overeaten -- but NOTHING compared to what I would have regularly eaten and not have batted an eye. But the few times I have eaten way too much, reminds me of the often painful fullness that I felt almost all the time back then. It's absolutely miserable.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:39 AM   #4
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I calculated the calories from a normal day and it was over 4,000!

I used to look forward to things like family get togethers for the food. Now I look forward to spending time with people.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:02 PM   #5
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I remember it fondly. I for one enjoyed every bite of my three bowls of Reeses Peanut Butter Puffs I had for breakfast...eating a whole box of Annie's mac & cheese for dinner...cooking a big pot of gnocchi and eating it with prefab tomato sauce...ahhh, those were the days.

Still worth it to wear single-digit pants sizes.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:19 PM   #6
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Yeah, I can't believe either the amount of crap I was able to eat, both in quantity and, uhm, shall I dare call it 'quality'? Right now, if I were to eat it again, I'd probably explode and die on the spot (well, at least my intestines would).
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:32 PM   #7
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I just remembered yesterday when I was in the shop that a few years ago I used to regularly buy (in my bingey days) a big loaf of thick white bread, real butter and koka noodles (chicken flavour, ooh yeah). What a shitty meal. Also that stuffed pasta stuff, I'd buy a pack of that and eat the whole thing with just a jar of sauce stirred in. For dessert I could have a pack of plain digestive biscuits and some chocolate spread. It all sounds crap but it was totally delicious at the time. If I ate that now I'm sure I'd just feel really shitty and bloated.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:38 PM   #8
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Shopping. I remember going to Catherine's and being in denial that I couldn't fit the size 22 skirt. I remember going to Express with a friend and getting earrings because that's all I could fit.

Wow, I actually forgot those days...
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:39 PM   #9
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I can only say I didn't get to 300 lbs by accident ...
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:00 PM   #10
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How much soda I used to drink (which is cool to say since I haven't had one in over 3 months) and how little exercise or movement in general outside of day to day routine that I would get. It was ridiculous! Now I cannot imagine not having exercise incorporated into my daily routine, even if it's just a short walk and a few jumping jacks, I have to keep moving!
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:23 PM   #11
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I remember it fondly. I for one enjoyed every bite of my three bowls of Reeses Peanut Butter Puffs I had for breakfast...eating a whole box of Annie's mac & cheese for dinner...cooking a big pot of gnocchi and eating it with prefab tomato sauce...ahhh, those were the days.

Still worth it to wear single-digit pants sizes.
Yum! gnocchi! I think I could possibly manage about 6 of them now, versus about 40 before LOL!!!
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:28 PM   #12
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I haven't lost much weight but just one year ago I smoked every day, whenever I got a chance. I drank diet soda like it was going out of style. I almost never drank water. I drank crazy amounts of calories when I would drink alcohol because we usually drank our hard alcohol with lots of non-diet soda. I ate frozen food for dinner and lunch, like pizza rolls. I'd buy single serving things of pizza rolls for lunches and big dinner packages to have at the house! Some days I'd have pizza rolls for both lunch and dinner, after having a hot pocket for breakfast?!

I also would eat candy for snacks whenever I could. Chips too.

The past year I really upped my veggies and fruits, started buying healthier foods and learned how to cook. My biggest problem is even after eating healthier I'd eat too much still. That's the problem I'm tackling now.

About two months ago I started having trouble tying my shoelaces. And not like I can't do it, but I get all breathless after bending over to tie them and I've started sitting down to do it. I never realized how much I took small things like that for granted! I want to tie my shoes without getting breathless! And I will.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:59 PM   #13
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I use to drink 4 of my favorite martini's just about every Saturday night. Each martini has 500 calories. So I was drinking the amount of calories I'm eating per day these days! That's not including the food I ate earlier in the day and the greasy food I ate when the night was over.

Don't let me get started on ice cream. I could polish off an entire box of ice cream in 2 days by myself! Mind you I work from home so it was very easy to do.

I never counted calories, I drank like 2 cans cokes per day, never worked out - I could go on and on...

Wow this is so eye-opening for me, but I am very thankful to be in control now!
I'm impressed - 4 martini's and even when I could drink A LOT - I'd still be under the table
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:04 PM   #14
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at my highest weight (220) id sometimes eat an entire bag of peanut M&Ms in one day.. the 1lb bag...
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:08 PM   #15
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Some pretty yummy food, drinks and smokes passing by here!!! Those were the days...

Before I started on my journey, I was totally sedentary. I have started to walk, and keeping this up as well as adding other forms of exercise is going to be my greatest challenge.
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