This is me at my heaviest weight at 250 pounds 1/1/08
Me at 50 pounds lost!
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Hello, I'm a 28 year old, married female and I am looking to lose weight in hopes of getting pregnant in the future. I am living with PCOS. I have lost weight successfully following the Weight Watchers plan and now I am hoping to use SparkPeople to keep the weight off and lose a little bit more. I enjoy a lot out outdoor fitness activities such as biking, hiking, walking, jogging and swimming. I also enjoy trying new healthy recipes.
My goal is to control my PCOS through diet and exercise and hopefully become a mommy someday! I also want to continue to improve my fitness.
I have followed weight watchers for the past three years and I plan to continue to use their principals, but really focus on improving the types of carbs I eat and increasing vegetables.
I am from Bowling Geen, Ohio but I currently live in Dayton, Ohio. I am an adolescent mental health therapist and I love it!
"If food isn't the problem, then food isn't the answer" -Unknown
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| Pounds lost: 55.6
Hello are you still using insulite? If so how is it working for you?
2280 days ago
Welcome to the Done Girls team. Good luck with your goals.
2449 days ago
Glad you joined the DONE GIRLS Team!! Just stay with it and DON'T QUIT. 59# released is fantastic!!!!
I'm reading the BECK DIET SOLUTION, which isn't a "diet" but she teaches how to THINK like a THIN person. (Got a copy from the library.) I recommend it to everyone. (We have a support team here at Sparks.)
BECK Diet Solution WEIGHT LOSS ADVANTAGES:
1. I’ll look better.
2. I’ll be more attractive.
3. I’ll be able to wear a smaller size.
4. I’ll be able to wear nicer clothes.
5. I’ll like what I see in the mirror.
6. I won’t feel so self-conscious.
7. I’ll be healthier.
8. I’ll be able to exercise without discomfort.
9. I’ll live longer.
10. I’ll feel better.
11. I’ll have more energy.
12. I’ll be fitter.
13. I may actually have romance in my life!
14. I’ll like myself more.
15. I’ll feel like I’ve achieved something important.
16. I’ll be MORE CONFIDENT.
17. I’ll have more self-esteem.
18. I’ll be less self-critical.
19. I’ll be more outgoing.
20. I’ll do more things!
21. I won’t have to listen to anyone commenting on what I’m eating.
22. I won’t have anybody bugging me re: my weight.
23. It might help my career.
24. I might make friends in the vicinity.
25. I might get a new love life.
26. My back won’t hurt any more.
27. People won’t make snide comments behind my back.
Cravings are usually more emotional and physiologically intense than hunger. The moment I decide I will ABSOLUTELY NOT EAT cravings will diminish.
When I experience a craving my attention gets fixated on food. It is important to remember that the experience of eating goes far beyond the actual time that food is in my mouth - It includes everything that happens afterward: feeling weak, guilty and out of control and gaining weight. In the past when I tried to diet, I gave into cravings, and I felt upset with myself.
I know I don't care at this moment, but pretty soon I'm going to feel really bad that I ate this. When I get on the scale, I'm going to care very much. If I don't learn to resist eating food I'm not suppose to have, I'll never be able to keep off the weight I lose.
I have to become an expert at resisting all food that I haven't planned to eat. If I want to lose weight and keep it off, I just can't eat what I want unless it is on my plan.
I am choosing to say NO CHOICE.
If I want to lose weight, I have to do what I need to do, not what I feel like doing.
Successful dieters and maintainers stay successful because they don't eat whatever they want, whenever they want it. They stick to their plans.
It is true that I don't care at this moment. But if I eat this unplanned food, I'm going to care quite a lot in a few minutes. I know I'll feel really bad if I give in now, but I'll feel really terrific in a few minutes if I resist. I need to do something else!
2449 days ago
(='.'=) Welcome to the DONE Girls Team!
2451 days ago
Hi! Welcome to the Done Being the Fat Girl team.. This truly is a great team...lots of laughs and lots of "Wow! Now I get it" moments..Glad to see you and hope you post a lot...Come on to the threads and have some fun...somebody is always around.
Peace my lettuce leaf,
"THE Sexxy Strapless Strawberry"
2451 days ago