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The Fat Lens

Monday, July 19, 2010

My older sister just returned back to her home from vacationing with us here in Fernley, and she was gracious enough to send me an e-mail attaching the pics she took on her visit here. I showed them to my husband, and his comment was that we sure did look bigger in the pics, than we actually "are". I just laughed and told him that "no" the pictures do not lie, and "yes" we are actually that big. When we view ourselves in the mirror, there is a certain amount of denial that is in play, but the reality of the photograph is all too real. He just shook his head and walked away while mumbling to himself that "Sis must've taken the pictures with the FAT LENS."

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NEVADAPP 7/20/2010 8:27AM

    OMG!! The fat lens...Now that's funny! I would return the camera! There has to be a camera with a skinny lens on it! I love it!

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MARYELLEN301 7/19/2010 11:19PM

    It was pictures of me that motivated me to "lose the middle". I'm now down 20 pounds+/-, and just reurned from a trip with a group of friends. I can TELL I am down those 20 pounds in the new pictures. Still have 30 to go, but I'm looking much better. I guess that's why it's so important to get a "fat" picture, even if you don't want to face the camera. You need that as motivation.

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JUSGETTENBY42 7/19/2010 11:11PM

    yes pictures do tell the unvarnished truth.

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BRITTVFAN 7/19/2010 11:05PM

    We all wish it could only be a fat lens.

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Moving forward

Friday, May 21, 2010

I have had many ups and downs since joining. I continued not to lose weight. Although I would track my food intake throughout the day, I found that shortly after dinner all bets were off, and of course I never tracked the food that I had not previously accounted for that day. Also, forget about exercise or activities. My primary activity was making up excuses for why I did not exercise, which apparently was not a good weight control strategy. What I did do fairly consistently was check in on an almost daily basis, read other blogs, read recipes, comment on recipes, and try out many recipes. I have never been known as a very good cook, but hubby noticed that he enjoyed the recipes I was trying, and proclaimed that I have become an excellent cook. A few weeks ago we went on vacation, and I told him that I was not happy at my current weight. He told me that he could stand to lose his belly. We agreed to work on weight control together. He chooses to work on his weight control, by not eating during the day and then eat dinner and snack throughout the evening. I on the other hand, chose to continue tracking food to the best of my ability, and eat regular meals throughout the day. We both agreed to walk daily. So far, we are walking together, but we have not reached the daily walking goal, as of yet. So, I am feeling more positive about what I am doing now, and when I checked in with the doctor a week and half ago, I found that finally I have lost 5 pounds!!

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NEVADAPP 5/21/2010 11:43PM

    Wow! That's AWESOME news about losing your first 5 pounds! Congratulations!

Set a small (obtainable) goal...like walking for 15 minutes one direction then turn around and walk back. That would probably equate to a mile! Start doing that a few times a week. Having a walking partner helps the time pass. before you realize it you are walking for an hour!

You are doing great!

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50 pounds to lose

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Actually, 50 pounds is just a start, but it seems daunting enough just to say 50 pounds. You name it and have tried it when it comes to healthy eating and losing weight. Likely, at this point I could easily write a book on what not to eat, but nobody would buy it because my before and after picture would look the same. I try not to get discouraged, but come on now something should be happening! Found this site by accident, and giving it a try, because it is not all about losing weight, but rather it appears to be community, activities, and common interests. I guess hope springs eternal, so here it goes----Again.