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Old 06-14-2008, 01:26 AM   #1  
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Hey everyone! I'm 25 years old and borderline overweight, and if that didn't bum me out enough, my body fat is at 31% and my cholesterol (even though I don't eat meat) is higher than it should be.

I'm afraid because not only do I gain weight rapidly (I've gained 10 lbs in the 5 months since my wedding alone, and I've gained 40 lbs. overall in 6 years), but most of the people in my family are morbidly obese and I've seen the horrors of diabetes and heart disease firsthand. I want to nip this thing in the bud and get back to 120 lbs and stay there. Not only will I look better, but hopefully my 34DDD's will shrink a little, my cholesterol will go down, and I'm have a fit physique with much less body fat.

So, now it's 25 lbs. to go, and I'm hoping you guys can help keep me on track. My biggest obstacles, however, will be my voracious appetite and love of junk food as well as my "scarcity syndrome," whereby I subconsciously eat as much as possible in one sitting because of some sub-conscious fear that it will ruin soon or not be around -- so I end up eating even when full, or I'll eat half my groceries right after I buy them. Millions of years of evolution is hard to beat.

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Old 06-14-2008, 10:01 AM   #2  
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:08 PM   #3  
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Bravo for nipping it in the bud while you are young. I wish I had. What plan were you thinking of following?
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Old 06-14-2008, 08:40 PM   #4  
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Bravo for nipping it in the bud while you are young. I wish I had. What plan were you thinking of following?
Yeah, it amazes me how easy it is to gain weight, how it just sneaks up. As for a plan, right now I'm sticking to counting 1,200 calories/day, 70 grams of protein and no more than 150 grams of carbs, plus 45 min. of cardio 5 days/week and 3 days/week of 20 min. at Curves. So far, it seems to be working, down 1 lb. in 3 days, hopefully in two weeks I'll start noticing even more of a difference. I do feel better at the end of the day though, the major challenge is that I get the urge to overcompensate for calories burned during exercise.

I'm also about to go off hormonal birth control (to a non-hormonal IUD) which I've been on for 9 years. I have a feeling that will make things a little easier, as when I went on it I gained 15 lbs. in the first two months alone.
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Old 06-15-2008, 12:40 PM   #5  
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Come join us in calorie counters! Calorie counting and exercise really works.

BTW - I'm have a Mirena...which reminds me I'm due to have it replaced.
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Old 06-15-2008, 01:00 PM   #6  
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hey Chica, also said hello to you in the Alternachicks Am glad you have joined us here and I'm SURE with all of the great support around here you will definitely reach your goals!!
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This is to Rocker_Chick...I couldn't pm you because I'm new...Thank You for your support and advise...Because of work, it's so hard to eat right...So I did what you suggested. I bought healthy snacks and I'm not freaking out about changing my lifestyle...(well, maybe just a lil..but not as bad) lol Thanks again.....Cyn
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This is to Rocker_Chick...I couldn't pm you because I'm new...Thank You for your support and advise...Because of work, it's so hard to eat right...So I did what you suggested. I bought healthy snacks and I'm not freaking out about changing my lifestyle...(well, maybe just a lil..but not as bad) lol Thanks again.....Cyn
No problem! Yeah, I can't wait until my "new" trial period is over, too.
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HI welcome

I lost 55 lbs & I will NEVER let my weight go up again

LOL Good for you!
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