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7/28/08 12:09 P

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Weight doesn't always come off steadily. One can not lose a pound for over 3 weeks and then lose 3 pounds in one week without a change in habits. You have to understand that the body is a complex machine. There are many articles on Sparks that talk about the difficulties in weight loss.

Maintenance range. 127 to 132.

LIfe should not only be lived, it should be celebrated! (Osho)


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7/27/08 4:11 P

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Glad to see you here and just by joining Spark People you have made the first step. You need to read a lot about what is important for your body and how many calories a day you need to maintain a good weight (and to lose of course). I do believe we need to modify it a bit for us smaller folks but you need to eat or your body will go into starvation mode and won't let you lose anything!!! It's totally counterproductive!!

I really wish you well. You can do this, I have total faith that you will. Just hang on and take it one day at a time. You will succeed!

The longest journey starts with one step.


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SGLANVIL Posts: 6,895
7/24/08 4:04 P

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Yeah, I agree with you. It does seem harder for short people to lose weight.

Serenity Prayer:
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference"

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13

"He who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world" (I John 4:4)

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7/24/08 4:02 P

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Hello & welcome!
I think it is harder for us short people to lose weight & it is temping to skip meals but I know from years of messing up that it doesn't work.
Anyway if you have any questions you can send me mail & I'll try to help.
Becki

John 3:16

."For God so loved the world he gave his only son , so that who so ever believes in him will not perish but have ever lasting life."


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7/23/08 8:00 P

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In reading your original post, sounds like you have already taken a step toward a healthier life by getting rid of your first husband. Anyone who tells you that you are fat when you weigh only 99 lbs has got to go. You do need to eat. I had a hard time with that too. I try to eat at least 1400 calories a day, but don't go over 1500. Along with exercise, it will work.

Life is like a box of chocolates.......


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7/23/08 4:17 P

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It really makes sense and by being accountable you are in control. Not what anyone else ever said or what your mind lets creep in.

Jill/"Write today's worries in sand. Chisel yesterday's victories in stone." - Max Lucado
Courage is a door that is only opened from the inside.
"To coach" comes from the root meaning "to bring a person from where they are to where they want to be."
-- David Cottrell


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7/23/08 3:45 P

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Thank you so much for your encouragement. I am glad I am not the only one that feels like that about food, etc.

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7/23/08 3:20 P

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YOU HAVE TO EAT! Really. For so many reasons and the damage you put on your organs and rest of your body is incredible when you don't treat your body the way it was designed to be treated. If you have to quit thinking so much and just use your nutrition tracker. Make eating a math problem. I assure you the weight will come off, you will have energy, and you will be so proud of yourself for taking charge of your health. You really can't go wrong typing things in and making sure you stay in that range - not too high and not too low! Glad you are here!

Tammie

If satan can't make you sin he will make you busy.

What we dwell on is what we become.
Dwell on the positive.

Who I am really keeps surprising me.

The one who leads the orchestra must turn her back to the crowd.


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7/23/08 3:16 P

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How do you keep from feeling so guilty about eating. I think about what I need to eat and it seems like such an immense about.

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SGLANVIL Posts: 6,895
7/23/08 3:11 P

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Thank you. That helps.

Serenity Prayer:
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference"

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13

"He who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world" (I John 4:4)

Suzanne Glanville

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7/23/08 3:03 P

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emoticon emoticon DYNASU and SGLANVIL.
I am also afraid of eating too much, I always had this problem, therefore after I stared gaining weight, it was hard to lose. I have learned to eat at least the minimum calories for the day and only after that I saw weight loss.
Stick to the calorie intake for the day, do your best and you will see results, good luck with all. emoticon

"Optimism is the foundation of courage."
- Nicholas Murray Butler

"A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step."

-Butler Janet Oberholtzer

Live simply. Love generously.
Care deeply. Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God. :)

Happiness keeps You Sweet,
Trials keep You Strong,
Sorrows keep You Human,
Failures keep You Humble,
Success keeps You Glowing,
But Only God keeps You Going!
Amen!!


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SGLANVIL Posts: 6,895
7/23/08 2:50 P

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Hi, and welcome to the team. I am also new to the team.

Serenity Prayer:
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference"

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13

"He who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world" (I John 4:4)

Suzanne Glanville

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7/23/08 2:44 P

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If you don't eat enough you will not lose weight either, your body will go into starvation mode and shut down burning calories

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7/23/08 2:27 P

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I am glad that I found your team. I am 5'3" and weigh in at 174lbs. I cannot believe that there is a team for us shorties. I have been teased all my life about my height. That I don't mind, but since I have gained weight I think I look more like the blueberry girl on Willie Wonka. All round and rollie.
I do have a question. I know you have to eat a certain number of calories to lose weight, but my first instinct is to run from eating to lose weight. I was not diagnosed with, but believe I was, anorexic when married to my first husband. Now I have a terrible guilt feeling about eating what looks to me like an awful lot of food in one day. My normal eating habits were maybe one meal a day. I weighted 99 lbs and my husband still said I needed to lose weight. I still have the guilt and can't seem to get rid of it. Is there anyone else that feels this way and, if so, how do you get past the food reaction?


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