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"I Lost FIFTY Pounds With Diet & Exercise!"

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Don't you wish those hydroxycut commercials would cut their diet pill crap and tell you the realistic way to lose weight? Those irritate me anytime a diet pill commercial comes on. Well, it's took me April 1, 2013 - August 21, 2013 to lose exactly 50 pounds. It's not my first goal first goal is to lose 60lbs. April to late August doesn't SEEM like a long time, but it sure felt like it. I only wish I could lose another 50 by late December, but my hopes aren't high on that.
I wish I could just...abolish my social anxiety disorder and feel comfortable enough to let the skinny people at the gym watch my fat flail in the wind. You'd think I'd just be able to suck it up, but..I can't. I hate the bad rep fat people have. That they're lazy, unmotivated, and are never gonna change. There's only one thing that seems true for me there...I feel unmotivated to exercise. I wish I had someone to do it with. My family won't with best friend hates exercise. She's only 10lbs less than I am and in worse shape than I am. Blahhh. I can motivate myself to strength train usually...but cardio is the hard part. One neat thing is the nature trails at a local park called Petrifying Springs. Thing is, that place kind of creeps me out when I'm hiking there alone. LOL! Anyone else get paranoid that someone's going to kill them walking trails? (I watch too much tv - I already know).

Anyway, the important thing is, I'm not done yet. I'm not giving up on my goals. I've come this far in my journey to stop now and I know one day, it WILL be second nature. It still is hard for me. One day, it IS going to be effortless. That's what I need to work for.

Oh! I thought I'd share too...losing this 50lbs has been a great health aide that was being trained at work to do blood pressures...I had her check mine because my blood pressure medication (yes, at 23, I know. It's a bum deal) hadn't been working the greatest. It was 130/70. I've never had my second number be that low in...I don't even know how long. I almost question whether she did it right. I noted that I have a higher BP. Then I remembered the hundreds of blood pressures I've taken over time as a medical assistant back in the day and think to myself "'s really easy, you can't screw it up" Lmao! I really don't know how skilled she was though. Let's just hope it was done right and losing all that weight has paid off in more than just a size smaller pants and shirt, right?

Okay, I'm done late-night rambling! Thanks for everyone's support. I really don't think I'd be where I am without my fellow Sparkers' support, wisdom, and genuine desire to help one another. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TRESA7 9/27/2013 9:14PM

    You are awesome! Anyone who can lose fifty pounds in six months deserves a reward of some kind!

I also want to say thanks for commenting on my page. I always like seeing someone else who plays The Sims 2 or 3. I haven't uploaded much to the on-line sight lately, but let me know if you want a new house/lot built for your game(s)! I love trying to "build" Sim houses of all shapes, sizes and price ranges.

You said your Social Anxiety kept you out of the gym most of the time, but I can't think of anything that would help you more (except maybe joining a club or group).

You said, "I hate the bad rep fat people have. That they're lazy, unmotivated, and are never gonna change." However, if you do go to the gym and exercise, you will be proving them wrong!

I almost wish you didn't live in Wisconsin because I'd like to be your "exercise buddy." My advice is that you put a notice or "classified ad" on Facebook and tell people you are looking for a weight-loss buddy. I bet you would find someone quickly.

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    You have done so well. Be proud of your achievement-that is brilliant emoticon emoticon
The weight loss probably has lowered your blood pressure.
I definitely think you shouldn't do them trail walks on your own. It might seem like you are being paranoid but I do agree with you totally. I used to do similar tracks on my own where it probably wasn't that wise to do on my own.I love nature and bush walks,but I wouldn't do them on my own now. Street walks are more safer, although not as peaceful.Our safety is much more important than risking going walking alone in secluded places.
Again you have done so well emoticon

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BLOOGRL 8/25/2013 7:50PM

    Aww! Thanks everyone! This really made my day. I forgot to check on this blog. :D

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LARISSA238 8/23/2013 1:45PM

    Congrats! That is awesome! Keep up the great work!

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FITWITHIN 8/22/2013 6:51PM

    That is awesome! Keep up the great work as you continue on your journey. emoticon

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LOTUSBURGER 8/22/2013 2:46PM

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AWWWW, what a fun walk, and yeah,
I'd be a little scared alone.
You'll find someone who wants to go
someday, I hope! emoticon

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STEVEN2GO2 8/22/2013 10:25AM

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ANDREAG89 8/22/2013 9:45AM

    Congratulations! What a wonderful accomplishment! I hope you are feeling very proud of yourself for coming this far. I have to remember that you've done this over a period of time so I don't give up on myself every time I get frustrated (after every week).

Thanks very much for sharing your story!

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GOOSIEMOON 8/22/2013 9:15AM


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KCLARK89 8/22/2013 9:14AM

    Congrats on 50lbs down!!!

And yes, those commercials are ridiculous... right up there with any "magic" diet where "you can lose 14 pounds in the next week!!" yeah, right.

And YAY for a healthy bp! Sounds like you have a great NSV on your hands :)

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TEBOW415 8/22/2013 12:49AM

  That's amazing! Congratulations!

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JO88BAKO 8/22/2013 12:44AM

    Congrats!!! You should be very proud of yourself!! someday I hope to get there

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