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I have succeeded and failed on every diet I've ever encountered (Succeeded in losing some weight, failed by gaining it all back and more... RAPIDLY!). I had WLS 12 years ago and was in pure hell for eight years before finally having that strap of satan yanked out. I will lose this weight and do it the "right way" and prove all the asshats wrong that insist that Lap-Band is the only way to go.

If and when my children struggle with their weight, I want to be able to say to them that it is hard, but worth it because it WORKS. And I will be the proof.

I'd really like to connect with other gals (or guys?) on here that are struggling and succeeding but am a bit shy to initiate. If you have something to say, please do!

SW - 262 (Highest weight, including pregs)
GW - 172 (Abitrary number, but that's 90 lbs!)

Friday Weigh- Ins
5/2/11 - 262
5/9 - 254 (-8) Started South Beach Diet...
5/18 - 255 (+1) Bye SBD. Hi water weight.
5/29 - 252 (-3) Counting calories
Total loss in May - 10 pounds!

6/3 - 253 (+1) Sister's b-party & wedding. grr
6/11 - 251 (-2)
6/17 - 247 (-4) Hells to the YEAH!
6/24 - 247 (0) BALLS. I tried really hard.
6/30 - 243 (-4) F yeah!
Total loss in June - 9 pounds!

7/1 - 243 (0)
7/8 - 242 (-1)
7/15 - 240 (-2)
7/22 - 237 (-3) Twenty-five pounds down!
7/29 -

Total loss since May 2, 2011 - 25 lbs!

Member Since: 5/15/2011

Fitness Minutes: 789

My Goals:
I want to *feel* better and look better. I want to see myself as the sexy woman that my husband sees. *AND* I would like to weigh LESS than my tall husband.

Starting BMI - 42.4
Current BMI - 38.3 (7/23/11)

Scale Goals:

5% - 249 - Reached 6/17!!
240 - Pre-baby #2 Reached 7/15!
10% - 236 (less than husband!)
10% - 212
205 - Pre-baby #1 weight
10% - 191
185 - Celebrate "Overweight"
10% - 172 Whoa. Impossible!
154 - Celebrate "Normal!" What would I even look like? Maybe someday...

My Program:
I'm counting calories (1250-1600) and trying to move-it, move-it regularly. The tracking is working, but apparently I HATE exercise? Where's the koolaid that will make me love it?!?

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    You are too kind! I'm sure some of blogs are deadly boring, but I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate the support I receive here. It's like a miracle.

    I'm sorry you had such a bad experience with WLS. I literally wrote a book about life after WLS (I write about surgery, I haven't had it) and I was shocked when I did the research on adjustable gastric bands. Something like 95% of all patients weigh more ten years after surgery than they do on the day of surgery. They never seem to tell anyone that!!!
    2451 days ago
    HI -- I like adding "friends" who have started at around the same weight as me, and are headed to about the same place... you fit the bill! I started Weight Watchers in 1/2009 at my highest weight of 246 -- I've taken off about 50 lbs (Slooowwly) since then. I'm doing this the long-term way, super slowly, and I already can tell this is the way to go for me. Even when I'm "off program" (for months in some cases) my weight has only risen about 8 lbs from my lowest weight, so I can tell I've learned some good habits.

    I saw your comment about HATING exercise, and I'm in this boat. However, I do have some things I love, such as yoga (start with a class -- it's the way to go), and I've recently starting doing cardio (step class or Zumba) regularly at my gym. It's half fun, half torture, but what keeps me going is I get to log Weight Watchers Activity Points, and that means I can eat more! Yep, that's what it takes for me!

    I wish you luck on your journey, and maybe we can help each other out!
    2451 days ago
    Hey, thanks for adding me as a friend. I'm adding you back. :)
    2454 days ago
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    Hey, thanks for the add. I try and fail alot too, right now I keep hanging on bc I am so tired of giving up on me.
    2455 days ago
    Hey, thanks for adding me as a friend! I'm adding you too. emoticon

    Hope your week is off to a fabulously healthy start! emoticon
    2455 days ago
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