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Patrick's Weight Loss Journey ... Ep. 1 (680 lbs)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Lost 5 pounds so far, gotta long way to go to reach my goals - but I'm staying positive and just taking baby steps.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Your video was great Patrick!! You have really nice eyes.
Good on you , you are off to a great start. How are you doing now??
Good to hear that you are staying positive-that will help alot.
Keep up the good work Patrick emoticon emoticon

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MZPEPPER 4/4/2011 2:11PM

    So glad to have found your blog. I will be following you for inspiration! You can do this. NEVER give up!

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JGRIFF148 4/2/2011 12:36AM

    emoticon emoticon Patrick you can do this , Its not easy but after you lose a little and start living again it gets easer, youll sleep, walk, everthing will get better, I rember after 200 pounds I was taking a shower and had the soap thing going and I was shocked whenI looked down and saw my feet , oh and even something else that i had not seen in years poped out lol. but no kidding just small things like being to walk up stairs, fiting in seats,sitting in your car and have a foot beween you and the wheel.

M-make short term goals
O-out with the negative thoughts
T-think of why you want it
I-imagine how you will feel
V-visualize the future you
A-acknowledge your successes
T-treat yourself with respect
I-investigate new ideas and foods
O-observe your healthy lifestyle
N-never give up and never give in

BELIEVE in your "dreams" and they "may" come true...... but believe in "yourself" and they "will" come true

All of life is a journey; which paths we take, what we look back on, and what we look forward to is up to us. We determine our destination, what kind of road we will take to get there, and how happy we are when we get there. emoticon If I can do it so can you and how did postthe vblog

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KIMBERLYJ1792 3/28/2011 12:52PM

    5 pounds! Great start! By taking these 'baby steps' you see what a huge difference it will make in how you feel, and cutting out the Mtn Dew will effect your insomnia. I feel like a different person since cutting out the Diet Pepsi. Sleep has always been an issue for me too. emoticon

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SPUNKYDUCKY 3/23/2011 12:45AM

    Hi Patrick, sounds like you are off to a good start. Take your time, it's not a race, more like a long journey. 5 minutes is a good start. Every little bit helps

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SWEETS86 3/20/2011 11:08PM

    I am glad you are focusing mainly on your food intake. I did an experiment with myself back in Nov with doing no exercise and just watching my food intake. I lost 10 lbs in a month just from that! It truly is the main part of weight loss and probably the hardest. I am glad you have found substitutes for foods you love. It is important to still like what you eat. I love to cook and have found I am more successful when I eat yummy food in a healthier manner.
Keep me posted!!

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FOTOGRAFFITI 3/20/2011 10:43PM

Thanks for adding me as a friend and congrats on taking steps in the right direction. Even if you don't aim for perfection positive changes are still positive changes. Hopefully these small steps will yield the results your looking for and push you to change a few more habits as well.
Cutting the king sized candy bars and soda are big steps and replacing soda with water is even better. Good luck and I hope that by witnessing your journey, it will help me stay on track as well.


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MT-MOONCHASER 3/20/2011 4:11PM

    I saw your vblog title on one of my friends' feeds and I clicked on the link to this. I'd like to make a suggestion -- On Spark there is a team called 'Chair Excercise' (I think that's the name, if not search that to find it). A couple of the leaders are DAWNWATERWOMAN and EMMABE1, both of whom have done great jobs of becoming more mobile and losing weight. Check it out, I think you'll be glad you did.

Good luck on your journey to a healthier life.


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    Hi Patrick!

Great video blog and I wish you much success on your weight loss journey.
*You can do it* =)


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MCCOURTT 3/18/2011 7:54PM

    Patrick, you are starting it right, by make small changes today you will see big changes tomorrow. You and I are a lot alike when it comes to pop, now a days, if I have one pop a week it's a lot. That process of shift to healthier diet took, couple of years. (Would gone quicker if I just faced by issues in the beginning) You are handling the walking the right way, 5 min today and just work your way up to 1/2 hour a day.
The best you! (Hang in there you have the right attitude to do this)

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MSCOCOPUFFS01 3/18/2011 5:17PM

    Well hello there!!! Never underestimate the power of even the smallest changes!! I think walking 5 minutes is great. I wear a bodybugg and I get up during commercials and walk around inside my house till they are over. Not long bit the minutes and calories I burn add up fast! I have burned up to 1000 extra calories a day just doing that!! Keep up the good work!

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DIANA_IS_BACK 3/18/2011 4:00PM

    Baby steps.. that is my motto! Congrats on the steps you have taken to move towards your goals.

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CRISANJA 3/18/2011 3:47PM

  I'm loving this vblog! You're going to do great!

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DIFROMWYOMING 3/18/2011 3:43PM

    Congratulations Patrick! These little steps are what it will take for you to reach your goal! With the candy thing...I learned that if I allow myself 1/2 a serving of really good dark chocolate (like Lindt 70% because the 80% is not very tasty) then I have totally satisfied any chocolate craving I get. I also do the sugar free puddings, they work!
If you haven't found this person yet on SP check out Botzz - his journey motivates me all the time and I love seeing his progress, as I will yours!

Keep moving forward, if you just refuse to quit, no matter what, you'll get there!

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TJHIERS 3/18/2011 3:27PM

    glad to hear you are doing small changes, for me that's what it took advice is to.. drink your water, count your daily calorie intake. and if you crave something, take a bite.
just don't eat the whole thing.
these tips help me on my weight loss journey.
just keep up the good work, and take it one day at a time.
you'll get there ! and we can do this !
good luck, stay focus, i'm cheering for ya ! emoticon

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TOTANGO 3/18/2011 9:44AM

    Patrick, I find it wonderful that you have set such a great goal for yourself. I shall watch your progress every time you shall post your blog because your journey will inspire me and motivate me (two things I truly need...) I find your positive and realistic approach very uplifting.

You have yourself a great day and a wonderful weekend (weekends are always hard for me...). My thoughts will be with you Patrick. You have made my day!

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DEZZIEJAMES 3/18/2011 9:28AM


You are doing WONDERFUL! Tracking your food intake is a huge step - and will help you so much. It is also wonderful that you have cut out candy bars and soda. You are so right that sugar free pudding and jello, etc will be a good "sweet" replacement for them at this stage. I support you and know you can do this. It will take time, but you can do this! I also look forward to following you on your journey! Have a great day!


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JOHNWBROCKSR777 3/18/2011 4:20AM

    Patrick,I am looking forward to watching you move towards your goal. Baby steps is the way to go. Your ability will grow as you move toward your goal. This is a journey and one that is worth traveling. I plan to add you on my friends list...Stay the course!

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