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Old 05-15-2019, 12:31 AM   #1  
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Just wanted to say hello! This week I've passed the two year mark since I officially began tracking my meals on my weight loss journey. I began at 400 lbs (at age of 51) and last week I was 257. My ultimate goal is 225, but who knows.. it might be kind of cool to see if 199 is even possible. That might be too much of a pipe dream, but then I wasn't sure I'd get this far, so who knows?
But for those of you who haven't started yet, I hope I can be proof and/or motivation to show you that it's never to late to start! I haven't woken up a single day in the last two years asking myself "how much longer do I have to do this?"... because I KNOW that any weight lost via deprivation is just temporary. So I feel good about myself and I just decided recently that I kind of now have a duty to start going public and share what I've learned and see if I can start helping other people in any way I can. Seems the decent thing to do.
Good luck to everyone on their journey, and happy to answer any questions!
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:39 AM   #2  
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Congratulations on your journey so far, Frank.

One and a half pounds a week average is a nice pace.
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FrankM, that's marvelous!

There is a new poster named ILoveCats1973 that sounds like she could use your encouragement. She posted recently and is going through a difficult time. Her post is located on the 100 pounds plus sub category. Could you help her?
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FrankM, that's marvelous!

There is a new poster named ILoveCats1973 that sounds like she could use your encouragement. She posted recently and is going through a difficult time. Her post is located on the 100 pounds plus sub category. Could you help her?
I posted a lengthy response to her just now. Let me know what you think. Hopefully it'll do some good.
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That's wonderful, Frank. I'm sure it will help her to know that there are people who have been where she is now. Thank you so much for taking the time to write to her!
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wow Frank - you look fantastic! Great story, and even better that you're now sharing some encouragement around!
Bet you've never woken up thinking the effort wasn't worth it either..
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Thanks so much. Completely worth it, absolutely. But in the beginning, as all of us know who've gone through the whole weight loss yo-yo thing before you're never sure. LOL. In terms of helping people I was glad to post that for that person in trouble, I hope they read it and it offers some help.

To that end, I've also in the past week started a blog where I'm posting recipes I've used, and where I'll be posting as many tips and stories about my journey as I think others might find useful. Not sure if it's appropriate to post a link to something like that here, so I think unless someone says it's ok, I probably shouldn't do so.
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Excellent, Frank. Maybe private message the admins to see if posting a blog link would be OK? I'm too new on here to know.
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You are an inspiration Frank! I just signed up on this forum today and hope we can all find the inspiration we need to keep going, keep trying!
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Frank, what you've done is amazing. You absolutely can get to 199.
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