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Forum: 100 lb. Club 02-09-2012, 10:49 PM
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Posted By rakel
Picture time!!! I found this photo on my computer...

Picture time!!! I found this photo on my computer from May 2000 when I was 14 and a freshman in high school. I think I weighed around 180-200, but I'm not sure because I didn't weigh often.

*sigh*...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 02-09-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By rakel
This describes me to a T. When I look back at...

This describes me to a T. When I look back at photos from my freshman year of high school, I actually looked pretty good. I was around 200lbs and wore a size 13/15 (I was always the weird odd sizes)....
Forum: 100 lb. Club 02-09-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 20,966
Posted By rakel
Today I had weakness... I recently worked on a...

Today I had weakness... I recently worked on a pretty intense project and our client sent a box of insanely good individually wrapped brownies and cookies as a thank you. I had one today. Then, after...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 02-08-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By rakel
I think everyone's skin elacsticity is a bit...

I think everyone's skin elacsticity is a bit different, and it also depends on how much you have to lose. Some people get really bad saggy skin, while others don't. I don't think there is anything...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 02-08-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 20,966
Posted By rakel
Ugh, just did my calories and I am 500 over :(...

Ugh, just did my calories and I am 500 over :( and I'm still so hungry.... Maybe I should just go to bed right now. Lol.

And it doesn't help that hubby is watching Take Home Chef while I am...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 02-08-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 20,966
Posted By rakel
Man, I'm not sure I will be able to keep up with...

Man, I'm not sure I will be able to keep up with everyone, but I'm sure I will get to you know all better in time.

I haven't logged my food for today yet, but I'm about to do so now. I think I did...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 02-08-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 20,966
Posted By rakel
I gained about 15lbs over the holidays (2mo) and...

I gained about 15lbs over the holidays (2mo) and am slowly working on getting back on track... This is not my first time around the regain barn, but I am happy I nipped this in the bud before 2...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 02-08-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,820
Posted By rakel
I know what you mean. I do have an ultimate goal...

I know what you mean. I do have an ultimate goal of under 200 (don't much care how much under, we'll see when I get there), but for now I am focusing on losing 50lbs. Seeing a ticker with 160lbs to...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 02-07-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,247
Posted By rakel
I think there are some healthy options at fast...

I think there are some healthy options at fast food places, but no where near as yummy as food you prepared yourself (like salads, but beware those can have more calories than the burgers!). Your...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 02-07-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By rakel
I am beautiful :)

I am beautiful :)
Forum: 100 lb. Club 02-07-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,406
Posted By rakel
Hmmm, tough one. Aside from having a heart to...

Hmmm, tough one. Aside from having a heart to heart, I would continue to decline until she gets tired of asking, and don't offer too much information about what you're doing... Just let your results...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 02-07-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By rakel
Oh dear, it looks like I'm a mixture of several,...

Oh dear, it looks like I'm a mixture of several, no wonder :P
Forum: 100 lb. Club 02-07-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 22,043
Posted By rakel
Lately I've been exercising while watching an...

Lately I've been exercising while watching an episode of Heavy on Netflix. If that's not solid motivation for losing weight I don't know what is! I working along with 'em! Today my food wasn't too...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 02-07-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,820
Posted By rakel
It all depends on perspective. Plus, there is a...

It all depends on perspective. Plus, there is a lot of self loathing involved, which really has nothing to do with you, it's just how they feel about themselves. When I was 170lbs I thought I was...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 02-06-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 22,043
Posted By rakel
Beverly- I'm sure you will do great post-op :)...

Beverly- I'm sure you will do great post-op :) I'm not sure how it effects your exercise regimen at all, but hang in there! We know you can do it!
Forum: 100 lb. Club 02-06-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 22,043
Posted By rakel
Hey guys, I'm back again. You ladies are so...

Hey guys, I'm back again. You ladies are so consistent. It's comforting that you are always here, kicking butt as usual.

Unfortunately over the holidays I gained back some of the weight I lost,...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 02-06-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By rakel
I am so in the same boat as you. No matter how...

I am so in the same boat as you. No matter how many times I've failed in the past I can't afford to give up...so I will keep going as long as it takes. I think I get easily discouraged and tend to do...
Forum: General chatter 07-28-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By rakel
Fortunately, DH and I don't have any student...

Fortunately, DH and I don't have any student loans, but we were not making much money for awhile and accrued some debt. Since we've been married we've eliminated at least 60% of our credit card debt,...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 07-28-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By rakel
Nice! Keep it up! I love it when clothes start...

Nice! Keep it up! I love it when clothes start feeling looser... partly because it means I get to go clothes shopping soon :P What can I say, I'm a typical girl in that sense!
Forum: 300+ Club 07-28-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,354
Posted By rakel
I can totally relate to you. I have not tried...

I can totally relate to you. I have not tried getting pregnant yet, but I really want to and that is one of the primary reasons why I want to lose the weight this time. While you can have a perfectly...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 07-28-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,307
Posted By rakel
Also, hello! Mj, congrats on the size 12!!!! ...

Also, hello! Mj, congrats on the size 12!!!!

DixC--- congrats on the bonus too. Every bit helps! :)
Forum: 300+ Club 07-27-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By rakel
Are you eating a lot of preserved/processed foods...

Are you eating a lot of preserved/processed foods or eating out? That can tend to make you sodium jump through the roof.

I have to be honest I don't check for sodium... right now it's all I can do...
Forum: 300+ Club 07-27-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By rakel
Jess, the important thing is that you keep...

Jess, the important thing is that you keep getting back on it. I've been trying to lose weight for bout 4 years and have only managed to shave around 35lbs off... and that's after going up and down...
Forum: 300+ Club 07-27-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,055
Posted By rakel
Ugh, I can so relate. I struggle with this too......

Ugh, I can so relate. I struggle with this too... I just have to keep telling myself that if I make the right decisions the scale will have no choice but to go down eventually. Hang in there and...
Forum: 300+ Club 07-27-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,939
Posted By rakel
Congrats on the 63lbs gone.. that is awesome! I...

Congrats on the 63lbs gone.. that is awesome! I can definitely tell a difference from the most recent pictures and the first pictures. Keep it up!!! You are melting it off!!!
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