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6/24/11 9:03 P

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Know have you feel as I was on steroids for about 5 months last year - forget losing weight, I'm starving! Hang in there!

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6/21/11 3:42 P

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you can do it my friend it is a long hard journey but the end will be so worth it !!!

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6/20/11 11:59 A

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Congratulations Sara on the 9 lbs that you LOST. The key word being,"LOST"!! That is fantastic any way you look at it. Just take it one day at a time. Don't worry about yesterday. It is done and gone and you can't change it. Do your best to make today successful. Don't worry about tomorrow. Because when you get there it will be today. Be proud of yourself for the 9 lbs you LOST. YOU did it! Not somebody else. YOU did it so you know you can. Next thing you know you will say I lost 18lbs You lost 9 lbs so set your next goal for another 9 lbs. You can do it. I know you can. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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6/10/11 9:49 P

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6/1/11 7:53 A

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9lbs is good going.....hang in there and keep tracking and eating healthy and the pounds will eventually go....

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5/31/11 3:51 P

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9 pounds is nothing to sneeze at!!! congratulations- remember SLOW and STEADY wins the race

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5/29/11 9:26 P

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You're not alone, as you can tell by the responses! I've been on meds that affect my weight since I was 17 years old...and now I'm 61... so I do understand the frustration. When we're taking meds like these we need to be more in tune with knowing we are doing the right things and less concerned with that evil scale! Persist!
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5/28/11 5:17 P

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I understand completely. I'm on a handful of medications and some of them do cause weight gain. They also cause moodiness and other nice things. I am so cranky right now that I could slap somebody.

Losing weight is enough of a challenge without having to fight medications.

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5/28/11 8:30 A

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I know exactly how you feel. Due to health conditions, from time to time I have to take steroids, and when I'm on them, I FIND lots of weight. However I try to focus on the positive instead of the negative. So even though I gain weight while on the steroids, I love the energy I get from eating right and exercising. Hang in there. emoticon

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5/28/11 3:05 A

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Know that you are a strong and powerful woman and no matter what, you CAN do it! ABBY-JOY, I agree with you that looking at smaller successes sometimes makes it easier. I too set my tracker to reflect my 1st weight loss goal (23 pounds) as opposed to my overall goal (77 pounds). I found that looking at that ticker barely moving (when set to 77 pounds) was more depressing than encouraging but seeing it ticking right along on the smaller goal has given me great hope. I know that once I reach my 1st goal I will be totally amped to keep going. We can all do this together!

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5/28/11 12:08 A

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5/27/11 8:43 P

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Good luck to you! Has the medicine helped you?
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5/27/11 8:16 P

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I understand how you feel. My doctor put me on 3 different medications, one after the other and they all made me put on weight. It was so frustrating! It's finally all sorted now, and regular weight loss has resumed. Is it possible for your doctor to give you a different medication to try that has the same benefits?

It's so great that you've still lost 9 pounds, even with such a big challenge. The important thing is not to give up!
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5/27/11 7:17 P

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Yes it can be very hard when you are on some meds the lovely side affects Hang in there emoticon

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5/27/11 5:40 P

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Hi Sara, don't lose heart and don't give up. Wow, 9 lbs. What a great start. And, remember this team is the slowest loser for a reason as we all have different obstacles to slow us down.
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Losing weight is difficult enough without having things like meds standing against us. The thing I see in what you share is that despite that struggle you have LOST 9 LBS!!!! That is awesome. When facing a challenge like you have, the thing we must do is take our eyes off the weight we need to lose and keep them on the progress we are making. You have LOST 9 LBS. What other things have you progressed in? Write it out so you can see it.

I recently changed my tracker because looking at all I need to do is overwhelming. I have an upcoming event the end of Sept for which I would like to be under 160, so I set a goal to reflect that desire and I set my tracker to show a number of pounds I want to lose by then. That is a smaller bite. It makes it easier to feel a sense of it being reachable.

You can do this. Your meds may make it a slower progress for you, but it is doable. Set your focus on smaller goals and on the progress you have already made. You will do well.

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5/27/11 2:22 P

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Keep trying - don't give up!

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i'm on depo shot. it makes it very difficult to lose weight, but I have prevailed, you can too.
i have lost 22lbs and 2 pants sizes in the last 2 1/2 months. i had to increase my cardio workout harder, eat better, eat less and be active in general.
keep a positive attitude, you lost 9lbs that is great!!!!

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I can relate. I am taking a very low dose of Amitryptaline (sp?), which I hear causes weight gain. I am losing, but very, very slowly. At times I feel like I can't lose another ounce. Try to make your focus be getting healthy instead of losing weight. It will happen slowly. Keep up the good work.

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5/27/11 1:45 P

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Be proud of your 9 pounds keep at it keeping off the 9 on the meds is a success! You will take more off. I understand to how you feel. I have been there myself I would love to tell you I was as successful as you have been. I am now off my meds and working on getting rid of what they helped to put on.

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You should be very proud of yourself. emoticon

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It is really hard,be patient,stay positive. Track your meals and exercise,focus on your health and don't be discouraged.

You have lost nine pounds that is fantastic!

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I totally understand where you are coming from. Congratulation on staying focus no matter what !

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I was on meds for a while that caused you to gain weight. Bummer!!

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It really is difficult when your body will not cooperate with you.

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I am on a medication that makes it VERY hard to loose weight and VERY easy to gain it! I've been trying REALLY hard to loose this weight and I've lost about 9lbs so far. I'm SO ready to change!

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