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    You can do it girl!!! We have all been at our there and we are all here for you! You just gotta stay motivated and believe in yourself!!!! You can do it!!! Motivation is all you need!!!!
    2996 days ago
    Hey, I saw your post on the message boards, and just wanted to stop in and say hey. One of two things is going to happen: You will either A.) Gain more weight and the current weight you're at won't be the highest and look so bad OR B.) Your weight will surely go down if you keep motivated. I started trying to lose weight at 178 pounds, that was my highest. Then I actually GAINED weight and got up to about 185. But I've been working hard for about 2 months now, and I'm down to 163, which is the lightest I've been since I was 15.

    But really, that's enough about me. How about you. I know it's hard to stay motivated sometimes, ESPECIALLY when you've reached your highest point. My advice to you is to believe that your weight will go down. Just think about it for about a week. Don't worry about calorie restrictions, and do not for any reason weigh yourself. The next week, try cutting out foods you don't need. You do need things like bread and pasta. They give you energy and help you feel fuller and more satisfied, especially if you get things high in fiber. Fruits and vegetables are also great. If you get hungry between meals, Have a Fiber One bar with Tea or Coffee, it'll keep you feeling full until lunch or dinner.

    From what I can see, it looks like you're having a little bit of trouble getting motivated, which makes getting to the gym seem less like a doable feat and more like an extravagant quest. Find something you can do at home. Exercise videos are alright if you're into that. Personally, I put on a nice pair of stilletto heels and exercise with my weighted aerobics hula hoop. It sounds ridiculous, but the heels are a workout on my legs and the hula hoop is a great workout on my hips and waist. Find something that's not too hard to do that you will enjoy doing until you reach your goal weight. Also, make time for play. You're only 21 once, so make the best of it! For me, going out with friends more often was a huge motivation to get fit. It distracted me from urges to just snack. Beware of drinks like Baileys, Kahlua, any liquers can set you back, but it all really depends on how your body handles it.

    I'm sorry that was so long, but I'm always here to help if you need it. Best wishes!
    2997 days ago
    I was just checking in on you since your recent message board post.
    My heart really went out to you because I used to feel very out of control when it came to food.
    Taking control was a long process for me, but I did it and you can do it, too.
    Take baby steps, but keep going. I've been at Spark for quite a while and I have had amazing success - and still, every new goal I set is broken down into baby steps.
    I take one step at a time, and then celebrate each step as if it were a huge victory - because each step IS a huge victory.
    I remind myself that every single healthy choice I make is a victory. With each bit of progress, I am reminded that I am in control.
    Every victory gives me a little more motivation, a little more momentum.
    It might be what works for you as well.
    Try new ways, try new things and learn what does work for you, and then do it!
    You are at Spark! Nothing can stop you now!
    2997 days ago
    I just added you as a friend. I hope I can be here to encourage you. I certainly don't have all the answers myself, as I am still struggling with my weight and eating issues, but one thing I noticed is that you have to cut out the "stinkin' thinkin'". I had to learn that negative thoughts do nothing to get you closer to your goals, as a matter of fact, they have a tendency to put you in the opposite direction. You are a special and wonderful person, so start thinking that way! If you ever need to talk or anything, just leave me a message and I'll get right back to you as I am on here every day. Please take care of yourself and keep your chin up, as they say!
    2998 days ago
    Welcome back & I wish you the best of luck w/ your goals. You can do it! emoticon
    3025 days ago