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Old 07-20-2011, 05:20 PM   #1  
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Smile I'm new!! 57 pounds down and halfway to goal!!

After lurking for a while and really liking the honest support I'm seeing, I thought it's time I join in the fun. I have lost 57 pounds so far since this March. I did it the highly unglamorous and old fashioned way of restricting my calories, staying away from bad carbs, getting lots of protein and, of course, exercise, exercise, exercise (2 hours cario and weight per day, 6 days per week). I still have a ways to go and the weight loss is getting stubbornly slow now. I'm hovering over 200 pounds at the moment (and like Lady Gaga, I'm on the Edge of Glory) but I'm hoping I'll get in the 100s someday soon.

I don't ever want to go back to the way I was before. Life was just one big humiliating, painful mess, from which the only "joy" I ever got was stuffing myself with food, food and more garbagey food. I have a lot of sob stories about the misery my excess weight caused me and you would think these experiences would have motivated me to lose weight sooner. But nooo...it took me a while to gather up the courage to finally stick to a weight loss plan. But I guess we all make the decision that enough is enough when we're ready. It's hard though, to start out and see a huge mountain ahead of you, so I truly emphathize with those who are starting out, especially those with a lot to lose. But now that I'm halfway there, I'm so happy I'm on my way. It was worth the (temporary) pain and (also, temporary) feelings of being overwhelmed in the beginning. If you're reading this and just starting out - don't give up! Your future self in 6 months will thank you (just as I am thanking my 6 month ago self) for sticking to it and getting the momentum going.

Anyways, I hope to get to know all of you better as we venture on our weight loss journeys together!!

P.S. one thing I wanted to add is that I have PCOS, insulin resistance and hypothyroidism - a triple whammy! These things are sure making my weight loss harder, but not impossible.

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Old 07-20-2011, 05:28 PM   #2  
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On your 57 Lbs loss!! You are doing great and keep up the great work!!
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:30 PM   #3  
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Smile Im new too

I have been on the SBD since Monday. So far it hasn't been as hard as I thought it would be. Staying away from bread & pastas is way easier than I thought. I have decided not to weigh myself until the end of phase 1. Hope to have lost 13 pounds

Congrats on your 57 pounds lost!! That is sooooo awsome!!
I can totally relate to how you used to feel. I am currently feeling the same way & I hate it. But I know with hard work & dedication, I will accomplish my goal!!

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Old 07-20-2011, 10:20 PM   #4  
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Thank you so much Liliann and tinac806!!!!
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:41 PM   #5  
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Welcome to 3FC and congrats on making those amazing changes
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:43 PM   #6  
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That was very hopeful, thank you for your encouragement.
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:45 PM   #7  
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Congrats on your loss! You have done so well!
Looks like we struggle with some of the same issues...PCOS, Thyroid, Insulin Resistance, I'm right above 200 too. One good choice at a time, it wont be long till Onederland!
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