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Hello everyone. About 3 three ago I weighed over 200lbs. I lost 30lbs and have kept it off but my problem is I can't seem to lose anymore. I've excerised and ate well and saw no result and lost my energy to keep going. So today I decided to search out new ways to keep me motivated. Any tips and ideas please pass them on.
Hello everyone. About 3 three ago I weighed over 200lbs. I lost 30lbs and have kept it off but my problem is I can't seem to lose anymore. I've excerised and ate well and saw no result and lost my energy to keep going. So today I decided to search out new ways to keep me motivated. Any tips and ideas please pass them on.




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Member Since: 6/16/2006

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My goals in my life is to have a life. To one day not think about what I'm gonna eat and how bad it is for me. I want just live and be happy about who I am and how I look. My focus is to appreciate this body that I have and only improve it. I want to run with my daughter and not give up. I want climb that mountain without falling apart. I want to live this life to the fullest and not look back and think I could of done that if only I wasn't so heavy.

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That's my gym. I love to do home videos and walk on the tredmill while watching tv. Also, I use my total gym machine after every workout. It's been two full months that I haven't put much effort into working out. THIS IS DAY 5

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ANDREWS_MOM
8/31/2010 10:00:17 PM

Hi there!
Just stopping by to wish my beautiful friend a relaxing night & a great start to the morning- and the brand new month!
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ANDREWS_MOM
8/28/2010 9:49:35 PM

Hi!
It was nice to see your smiling face pop up on my page! emoticon
Sorry it took so long to respond; I've been really sick (still am) and go back to the doctor's hopefully Monday plus my little man starts preschool this coming week so things have been crazy here. emoticon

Honestly, I don't know what *it* was that made me finally stick to it. I've yo-yo dieted my entire life. I was super skinny in school until I graduated & a few yrs later got my first sit down /office job--- then the weight piled on and on and on...and thus my yo-yo dieting and exercise patterns.

After I had my son I didn't go back to work- I'm a stay at home mom and honestly, after having him - something clicked and finally locked in- the weight was really super easy to lose- once it became habit it just melted off until I got about 10 pounds from goal- then I had to fight for every last ounce.

To lose the weight tho', i did not follow any diet plan, did not count calories, did not exercise like a maniac (although I was running after a very active infant/toddler and burning tons of calories).

I simply did what I advocate to anyone who asks:

Diets don't work. I don't believe in dieting- because I lose interest and burn out quickly esp. when results stop.
Diets may help you lose a little weight but then when you try to go back to normal life, most often you gain it back.
I believe completely in a total lifestyle change which means - yes the weight will come off more slowly but you'll prob. keep it off.
I believe there are no bad/ off limit foods. Everything in moderation. I don't keep anything off limits- it's 100% about portion control and moderation.
If you do occassional overindulge, be prepared to make it up w/ extra workouts/activity and a lower cal day to offset the high day.
Keep in mind, I'm also vegetarian, so for the most part I get alot of food for the calories too.

I hope this helps. This is just what I did and not every plan is right for everyone. You have to find what works for you; but it's a good place to start :)
You need to believe you are worth it and make the time to make you a priority- which is very hard for us mom's and wives/girlfriends/daughters/caregivers/etc - but we have to do it.
It's up to us to make the change & get healthy for ourselves and our families. We don't want to end up cheating ourselves or our families out of many years we would have had by getting health problems which are many times preventable, right? :) You Can Do This!!

We're all in this together!
You are a priority!
You are worth it!
You can do it!
You will do it!!

Wishing you a great night & a beautiful Sunday my friend!
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ANDREWS_MOM
8/9/2010 10:16:29 PM

Hi!
Just checking in and seeing how you're doing?
Haven't seen you on in awhile.
You're missed & thought about often!
Hope all is well with you & that you're enjoying your summer!
Have a terrific on-track sparked week!

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ANDREWS_MOM
7/15/2010 7:51:05 AM

Hi & thanks for stopping by!
It was nice to hear from you & you were missed! Glad to see you back on!
And, yes Today is a NEW day full of opportunities to start anew!!
Wishing you the very best today and on your journey!!
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ANDREWS_MOM
6/28/2010 12:39:16 PM

Good Morning!
Hope your Monday is off to a great start & wishing you a new sparked week that's right on-track ; bringing us 1 step closer to our goals! emoticon
Make it a great day my friend!
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