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7/11/11 12:02 P

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Welcome Marlen!

I am also 26 years old and our current weight and goal weight is about the same. Maybe we should become buddies!

Start out by setting small goals and by tracking those goals. That's what I have gotten out of the people and blogs who have been successful at losing weight as well as the articles not just on this site but in magazines and other websites too.

Best of luck!!

Janelle

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7/11/11 11:07 A

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I hear you. It was like a switch flipped in my head, this time. I made the decision on 28 May that by that time next year, I wanted to be down 40-ish pounds, and what's more, I wanted to have more energy. So, here I am, swimming away and while I'm not depriving myself, I AM paying attention to what I eat and trying to eat more produce.

Set yourself some small goals. For instance, when I first started, I just wanted to be able to swim continuously for 600 meters. Now, I'm doing it for 1000-1500, although I'm not very fast. Also, it might help to join one of the team goals, like the 2000 meters/week goal. You may not make it right away, but don't let that get you down. Remember, right now, progress is what you're looking for, not necessarily REACHING those goals.

You can do it!

Tracy

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7/11/11 10:46 A

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My name is Marlen Avila. I am 26 years old and today my new life begins!!!!!!! I am currently at 210 and want to get down to 150!!!!! I hope you guys can give me some tips on how to do it and also lots of motivation!!!!! Ive tried this many times before but this time feels way different i hope that i can succeed this time with the help of everyone out there....

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