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Old 04-25-2001, 08:13 PM   #46  
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Wow! I leave for a few days and come back with lots of new people

I had a 4-day mini vacation and now it's wednesday and i'm still trying to get back into the groove of things. I can say though that even through the vacation I at least continued with slimfast for breakfast and exercised one day, not including all the walking i did at the festival

Welcome aboard all the new faces. I hope you enjoy your stay here with us.

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Old 04-26-2001, 11:58 AM   #47  
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I've read the board and you guys have such positive attitudes. I am extremely depressed, I have 75 pounds to loose and don't see how that is possible at this point. I was always too skinny growing up and I didn't begin to gain weight until after I graduated from graduate school, got married and then I had my first child. I was so depressed at my weight gain that I lost about 35 pounds, exercising, Jenny Craig, supplements and low fat eating. I never reached my goal weight of 140, but I felt so much better about myself. When I hit a plateau, we started discussing having another child and I realized that I was going to gain it all back again any way, so I had my son and gained all of it plus more (not surprising).
But now my son will be 4 in 4 months and I weigh more than I did when he was born. I tried WW and those late night weight loss drugs, but I lost so little weight that I gave up. WW requires to much concentration on my weight, depressed me so much to get on that scale once a week and see 200+ that I was embarassed to even weigh in and pay money for the priviledge.
I was on medication, because I have headaches and insomnia. After about a year, my doctor happened to mentioned that I should watch what I eat because the medication could make me gain weight. I said thanks you could have told me that 30 pounds ago. I am now getting off the medicine. I have been working out since September on and off and haven't lost a pound. I am trying slimfast again in a last ditch effort to loose. In the past I always had so much gas after drinking the shakes that the people around me asked me to quit! I bought the juice drinks months ago and they have just been sitting in my cabinet. BUT this week I saw my ex-boyfriend who I haven't seen in 6 years, of course he looked the same and I looked like a human balloon, over inflated and dressed in some fat clothes. Between that and a wedding I went to in September with my sorority sisters who are all still size 6,2, or 8, I have hit bottom.
I used fuschia shorts, because I have a picture in which I have on fuschia and green shorts and a fuchsia halter top. That is me, I was 135 pounds, hair done, nails done and riding a moped around the Bahamas. That's who I want to be, her! I am a stay at home mom with 2 children, and I usually have 3 days a week when my son goes to pre-school, this is my only time to myself. (Which I usually spend cleaning the house and running errands, God forbid there should ever be a load of laundry undone.) So its easy for me not to take any time for myself and if I do, its in front of the TV(HGTV). This rude awakening and trip to the PLUS size section has sent me to my bed for the last few days. But I'm going to try something new. Does anyone have any hope to share?
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Oh Fushia Shorts WELCOME!!! I know your pain. Medicine has done the same to me. This time I KNOW you can do it. All of us here are here to help! (right guys?!) I'm right there with you girl! I know that this time will be the time for you. Everyone knows that until you REALLY want to lose the weight (I mean rock bottom REALLY) it won't budge. But sounds like you really want to this time. And I think you're going to do it. I am not giving up this time and you shouldn't either. Do it for YOU and do it for those sweet babies of yours. You can e-mail me personally if that will help you stay motivated. ([email protected]) Girl, I have lost 10 lbs (as of today!!) on this slimfast miracle. (Yes I said miracle!!!) In only 3 weeks to boot. I don't excersise nearly as much as I should (only about 20 minutes a day) and if I can do it I know you can! Welcome again, these guys here are great people and you'll find a lot of support.

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Default Thanks for your words of encouragement!

Frogger-thank you, I needed to hear I can do it today! I'm just in such a bad mental place, no energy to do anyhthing or be anybody's mom or wife. I'm trying to just put one foot in front of the other and keep moving. I did walk and do Tae Bo today, my big problem is discipline and persistance. I'm good at starting something new just not continuing. I defintely needed to hear someone say I can do it, thanks.
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I'm sorry to hear you are so down. I too was down after coming back from the trip and I couldn't seem to find the motivation I needed to get back on track, so I'm trying (I know I shouldn't say the word) a diet (it's actually a 6-day diet you do to judge your hunger.) I have to gauge how hungry I am before a meal, one hour after a meal and before bedtime. Today is the first day and so far I'm doing well.
Once this is finished (I'm reading the book that goes with it) I'll probably go back to my slimfast.

What is sounds like to me though, that might help you is to set mini goals for yourself. You're doing like what I used to do when I gave up on a diet. I always said I wanted to weigh 135 (and weighing in at 270 at the time, that seemed like a lot of weight to lose and it is!)
This time I set mini goals. Right now my goal is to get into size 24 clothing comfortable. That way I don't obsess about my scales and the weight that does or does not come off.

You might come over and check out the 100+ club. We have lots of threads such as your goals, hopes, dreams, etc.

Hope this helps, and I apologize for the writer coming out in me in the little novel.
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Old 04-27-2001, 08:59 AM   #51  
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Yes, maybe mini-goals will work better than trying to loose 75 pounds all at once. It's really about taking steps and doing what I know I should. I also know I don't need another diet, I need to change my relationship with food. I always try to find the quick fix and as we all know there are no quick fixes. I've been thinking about and ignoring my weight since 94'. I've read many books, cookbooks and articles, so just like everyone else I've become an expert on what to eat and do. The problem is converting that information to behavior. But this time, I'm just going to do what I know I'm supposed to do. No fast food, junk food, candy, and high fat foods. I know these things sound drastic, but I also know that when I start eating these things, I go on a downward spiral. Work out every day with a goal of at least 5 days a week. My husband even dug out my treadmill (its been a $500 piece of Garage storage for at least 2 years).
I'm a member of Bally's, the Y and I've done Jenny Craig, Slim Fast, Metabolife etc. That doesn't include all the classes I signed up for, the diet books. But if I keep doing what I'm doing I'm not going to be where I want to be. So I appreciate your support. I also decided to stop lying to myself, making up little reasons to do what I know I shouldn't. And as you can tell I always write a reply book, not a novel.
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You sound just like me. I have to plan out everything and I get so pumped up about changing my lifestyle, but then the "new" wears off when it's time to start doing it. So I take it one day at a time. If I choose to eat a fat, juicy hamburger one day, I always ask myself if I really, really want it before eating it, knowing that it will set me back a bit for losing weight. And, if I do give in and eat it, so what. Like I said before, this is a lifestyle change for me. There's always going to be those hamburgers, pizza, mounds of mashed potatoes, etc. out there to tempt me.

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Old 05-01-2001, 09:02 PM   #53  
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I'm still here. I start back on slimfast in the morning. I did well on that 6-day thing. I lost about 5 pounds in 6 days

Just checking in with everyone.
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barbygirl what was the diet you used for your 6 day stint? I'm still doing OK on slimfast. I must admit I haven't been exercising like I should. I have had such bad allergy attacks that all I want to do in lay down and rest. (headache, upset stomach, itchy eyes). Hopefully I'll get back on track SOON.
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It was called "control hunger without drugs" and it said to go ahead and start doing the 6-day hunger diet while reading the book and so i gave it a try. I got down to the chapters that explained the "diet" and it suggested you take glycerol before each meal to control hunger. That just didn't sound drug-free to me. So I finished the 6-day plan and that's it for it. I will take the book back to the library tomorrow
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oh wow, sure doesn't sound drug free! well, hope you continue to do well on slim fast.
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Wow it sure is nice to see our little group growing. Fuscia I do understand where you are comming from. I ignored my weight gain for years. I really did not care much what others thought but when I looked in a miror I was astounded to see that I did not look like the person I think of myself as. last year when I hit over 300 And was having difficulty just walking much I decided that it was time to maKE SOME CHANGES. I did not do this all at once though because I would have quit almost immediatly. Try cutting out one thuing and replacing it with a healthy habit. When you have mastered that move on to the next. First I cut out bread and started using slimfast. Then on to the hard stuff like junk food. I do not deprive myself entirly. Once a week I enjoy a day of eating things I have been wanting all week. Yes this does slow me down a bit but God did not intend us to lead lives devoid of pleasure so why shoud we buden ourselves that way? Also it is much easier to stay with my program that way. I set small goals for myself and have met three so far. The first to get under 300 then to get under 280 and the most recen to get to 270. I am working tword 250 and eventually I hope to get to the 175 I was at 23 yrs old. It took years to put the weight on so I expect it to take years to get it off.
I have noticed that I eat less than I used to and have less desire for junk foods. This is all about training our minds to a new course of life and not just about how we look but being healthier.
Welcome to all of the new ones and don't give up. You will find that the support at this site will strenghten you to keep trying even if you hit a bad patch.
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Hi everyone. I just started using and doing the Slimfast plan. I drink 2 slimfast (morning and noon) and eat a meal in the evening. I have a fruit in the morning for snack and one in the afternoon. I also have a handful of pretzels either for the afternoon snack or in the evening. I am drinking 2 quarts of water a day. Is there any other help or tips anyone can give me.

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Just one thing to say Spring. Keep it up! You are pretty much doing what I do except that I have my regular meal for lunch because I work in the evening. I have lost over 50# so far. Also make sure to treat youreself one day a week so you don't feel deprived. That makes it easier to keep going. Even if you should slip don't give up. You can do it.
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I did not do to well this weekend. I was at a dog show all weekend and everyone goes out to eat and brings stuff to eat so I eat. But I watched what I ate so don't feel it was too bad. I am back on track now though.

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