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Old 04-17-2010, 12:41 PM   #8
Tammy
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With the exercise that you are doing, are you noticing a difference in the way your clothes fit? I don't know your bone structure, but being 5'9", 170 shouldn't look bad. I am 5'8" and was 175 when I got married (almost 29 years ago), and I looked pretty good because I was exercising.

My doctor keeps telling me to quit watching the scales. I am a much healthier person because of the exercises that I am doing. Even with not staying totally on program all the time, I still feel better than I did a few years ago. I'm in my 50's, so my story is different than yours. All my bloodwork that I've had done is WAY better than it was just a few years ago.

Don't beat yourself up over the number on the scales! It's hard to get into a routine after being off of it. As for the cheats, don't go crazy and eat a pint of ice cream or something big. If you save for a small treat each day or every other day, that can give you something to look forward to. Journal your food intake, drink water.

I'm going to quit because I am rambling!
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