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9/27/12 9:36 A

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I know exactly where you are coming from i too work full time go to college full time and am married with kids. It is crazy! We have been on a roller coaster ride of bad eating habits such as going out to eat too. I lost 66 lbs last year only to put it all back on plus two. I was so mad at myself. Anyway the approach im taking is whatever i eat it must be super nutrient filled like tons of vegetables I dont eat as much fruit but I realize I need to incorporate that. I dont watch my calories too much but I dont eat white bread sugar or pasta. My body honestly cant function when I eat that stuff. so plenty of greens, greek plain yogurt, lots of salmon. And probiotics. I also drink lots of water. I have been back at this for 8 days and have already dropped 19 lbs but I started at 315 lbs so Im sure this is alot of water weight. But before when i lost the 66lbs I dropped that in 5 months doing this. Anyway those are the tips that work for me. Dont let yourself get too hungry then you will want to pig out on crap. I would recommend making sure that you are truly ready in your mind because everyday its mind over matter. I focus on just feeling good everyday. Listen to what your body is saying to you. like if your tired you may need water or a small snack. You will learn when you are truly hungry. It is amazing how empowering it is to have control over your body. Oh I havent been excersising yet but I do have a treadmill i have been thinking about using lol. Good luck its not easy but you can do it!!!!!

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9/10/12 5:07 P

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Hello and welcome to the team, you can do it just take it slow. It is a learning process and if you try you will figure out what you need to do to get into a routine. I am working full time, rotating shifts and just started back at school. I hate cooking but with time I too will figure out what works. Remember this slow and steady wins the race.

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The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.

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9/10/12 2:44 P

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Hello my name is Alecia. I am 34 and need to lose over 100 lbs. I feel that my lack of time to do anything (I work full time, attend college, and have kids/hubby). Which leads to eating out A LOT! I worry about the habits I am teaching my kids. If anyone has quick meal, snack, exercise, etc. ideas I would be grateful. Thank you and best of luck to you all.

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