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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Well for the past 6 months, I've REALLY struggled with weight loss and even gained 10lbs. But for the new year, my goal is to lose 40lbs by December 2013. So far this month, I'm lost 11lbs:-) I know that my weight loss will slow down and I will plateau but I have been tracking EVERYTHING that goes into my mouth and actually pushing myself during my exercise sessions (and mixing up my routines). I'm feeling great. This morning I weighed in at 179.5. I'm so not where I thought I'd be at this point in time but I am confident that I will be at 150 by the end of the year:-) I just need to remember to push myself...It didn't take me a year to put on all of my weight and it won't take me a year to take it off..I need to remember that this is a LIFESTYLE change that I am making, not a quick fix.

One of the girls I work with is trying the military diet, which is where you starve yourself (basically) for 3 days and then eat normally for 4 days...She's thinking that she'll lose 40lbs in a month...I feel bad because I don't want to burst her bubble but I also feel bad because I want her to know that it's not a healthy way to go about weight loss. Any ideas on how I should go about this? We are semi-close as coworkers but not really friends...I just don't want her to go through this and be disappointed...
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    Glad to see you back! I just came back too :) I am SO glad to see how awesome you've done!! You look amazing! I struggled big time with my weight, gained a ton of it back that I'd lost over a year ago, but I'm back in this and down 16 lbs in my first month :) Keep it up, you are an inspiration!!!
    1770 days ago
    If you don't feel comfortable saying anything to her, I'm sure she'll figure it out soon enough!! She'll feel it if she pays attention to her body.

    Glad to see you back, good luck!!
    1823 days ago
  • GINGERRA1980
    im glad you are back..and on the grind i am doing the same... as far as your friend just be honest and tell her you arent being a mean person or negative but you care and shes gonna hurt hurt herself...just be cool about it!!

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    1823 days ago
  • MYRTLE811
    When she talks about it, you might mention there are other ways to do this, but if she is intent on her course of action, she needs to find this out herself. We need to fall into our holes and then climb out on our own ; hopefully most of us reach for a helping hand.
    Welcome back; you and I are on the same course and I too hope to finally reach the same goal as you. I too gained some back and it's hard to take it off again and again.
    You will do this now and both of us will celebrate our successes!
    1823 days ago
    Maybe you can invite her to do some classes or something together that incooperate nutrition. That could be a way for you to grow to be closer friends and then maybe hearing it from a professional would help. So many places offer classes for free that you can attend.

    What have you done to the loose the weight you are losing now?
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