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I need to lose weight. I am heading off to college and I want to be able to look good and share clothes, and be able to go into any store I wish and pick out an outfit, and now worry or be embarresed when I have to go to plus or not get anything at all. I also just want to look hot. It would give me a lot of self confidence.

My goals:

-No more binge or sneak eating (embarrasing to tell, but true. I have gained soo much weight from hording and sneaking food)
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I need to lose weight. I am heading off to college and I want to be able to look good and share clothes, and be able to go into any store I wish and pick out an outfit, and now worry or be embarresed when I have to go to plus or not get anything at all. I also just want to look hot. It would give me a lot of self confidence.

My goals:

-No more binge or sneak eating (embarrasing to tell, but true. I have gained soo much weight from hording and sneaking food)
-Don't drink more than 1 pop per week
-No more than one fast food meal per week
-Drink all water and like drinks
-Stop when full
-Exercise 4-6 days per week
-Know I can do this with a little bit of hard work




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DADAGINNY
7/7/2009 8:20:03 AM

Thanks for the congrats on reaching goal! To reward myself I actually went this weekend to go find some new clothes, as I've pretty much been going to Goodwill. I had $65 gift coupons since Christmas for Macy's, and I couldn't find anything I liked! But i will be getting some new clothes!



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NICOLEET
7/5/2009 2:54:04 AM

Hey there. How are things going? May I ask to where you are heading off to college? To which degree program again? I was a peer mentor, made it to grad school, have had some success despite some emotional issues, financial issues, etc. Please feel free to throw questions at me anytime!



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NICOLEET
6/21/2009 3:03:34 AM

Deep breathing really frustrates me. I become anxious at the time it takes, so it becomes a negative feedback cycle. My anxiety diagnosis is rather high, so I'm not quite to where those techniques work.

How are you feeling about starting college? Do you have any questions?



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LADY_JOSIELOT
6/20/2009 8:56:21 PM

Thanks for the compliments and encouragement on my SparkPage. I basically give my life story (lol) on my SparkPage, including my weight-loss efforts so far (how long it's taken and what I'm doing).

Basically, I started my weight loss journey on Nov. 1st, 2007 officially at 305 pounds. I know I was up a little higher, so I'm using my starting weight as 310. By May 1st, 2008, I was down to 275 pounds, but I was stuck at a nasty plateau (272-276) from May to October 2008. I must have lost and gained the same 4 pounds at least a dozen times though, lol.

Then I shifted down a few pounds, and was bouncing between 272-268 from October 2008-February 2009. During this time, I was working out at the gym doing cardio at least twice a week and strength training at least twice a week, bowling once a week, and eating 1650-1900 calories a day. Had nothing to show for it and was totally frustrated.

I then decided to Boot Camp myself. My goal was to lose 30 pounds in 3 months and weigh 238 pounds by May 15th, 2009. Obviously that did not happen, but I did go from 267 fown to 256. I had some serious health issues (still unresolved) that drastically limited my exercise, and I exercise as much as and when I can, and currently aim for at least 90 minutes of cardio a week including bowling and riding my bike, and I try to get in at least 3 SparkPeople strength training videos a week.

I continue to do my best, which is all I can do, and I'm working by the theory of everything in moderation including moderation (ie. 80% healthy food and life choices and 20% life happens). If I can do this, you can too! :)

- Josie



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GRADXY
6/20/2009 2:20:36 PM

Hi Bayernbabe,

It's taken me quite a while to lose the almost-40 lbs I've lost, but I have not consistently focused on losing quickly. I've lost the last twelve pounds in about two months. Before that, the other almost-thirty came off very gradually, because I was focusing more on healthy living than weight loss. I wasn't doing real cardio exercise, for example, but I was developing a lifestyle that involves lots of walking. I wasn't always tracking my food or cutting out high-fat or high-sugar items, but I was making more conscious and healthier choices, and eating more fruits, veggies, and whole grains.

Then, about two months ago, I made the decision that I wanted to speed things up a bit, and make my new habits a little stricter and improve my fitness in the process. So I started tracking everything I eat, getting ibn five good days of hard cardio every week, plus two to three strength training sessions. In addition to really speeding up my weight loss (I have a lot to lose, even still, so not everyone loses this quickly), I feel GREAT, am a lot more fit, and am really fueling my body with clean foods.

The new habits I've adopted are also liveable and permanent since it took me a while to adopt them. I'm sure I'll get to my goal weight eventually, and would rather it be by a sustainable process than by a quick one. Although, when I made the decision to live by those habits instead of just make an effort to incorporate them, the process has gotten quicker too.

Good luck with your goals!



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