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2/11/13 8:09 P

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Oh, Jenace1 - " I did not know if I had to throw up, pass out or poop" had me guffawing here! Thanks for that! I'm sorry you're so frustrated. Hugs to you! :)

I've tried every diet known to woman - I think that for me I have to just quit eating. It's so hard because I've never been hungrier! And - like you, I've never had such a hard time losing anything either. Come to think of it, I shall invent the Duct Tape Diet. I think it's the only thing that could work for me right now...

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1/29/13 11:21 P

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okay, my scale finally went back down - it's day 5 of my cycle which was really light and is pretty much done. So i'm convinced that just before MTOTM, regardless of what i eat or do, my weight goes us about 3-4 pounds. Now that its over, i'm back down.
But what i don't like is that next month its gonna happen all over again. I'll work hard for three weeks and if i lose 1-2 pounds, they'll pile back on when MTOTM comes.
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1/28/13 11:15 P

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I can so relate to the gals here. A couple of years ago, MTOTM starting getting weird and my belly grew. I can't believe it now, i look like a darn pickle barrel. Ugh! Nothing i do has any lasting effect. I lose a pound or two and gain it right back. And hormones don't help - usually the week before, I wanna eat everything sweet and salty in the house. I swear I have been on a roller coaster for the last 2 years. Does it end when you finally enter menopause....I'm not technically there yet...just pre-M. emoticon

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1/17/13 4:08 P

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Ok this is my first time I'm writing in. I'm 53 and going through menapause. I have never been this depressed over my weight! I have no desire to leave my house. I've always been thin the heaviest I have ever been was 133. I wish I was that again! I'm now 147lbs and climbing. I have tried everything. What use to work for me has no impact at all. It seems no matter what I do I gain a pound. If I do lose a pound or two it come right back on. I have a desk job and I try and stand up a good part of the day. I also walk 3-4 times a week sometimes more. I must admit there are times I have no will power because I'm so discouraged. However I will never give up. Everyday is a new day for me. I wish I could get some answers it just seems at our age if you dont have a whole lot of muscle we are in trouble. I work with 2 ladies my age and as soon as they started anti depressant meds they dropped a good amt of weight. That's just not my solution. Sorry if I went on and on:)

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7/1/11 12:59 P

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So this morning I got up with new resolve (not the carpet cleaner, lol) to stay on track. I feel like I'm in AA with my mantra "one day at a time". Sometimes it changes to "one moment at a time" and sometimes "one meal at a time". Losing weight was never, ever this difficult.

Back to my resolve. Yesterday I wrote that I would do wii, the step, the holahoop and running and I did them all. I also didn't have time for breakfast so I had a protein drink with a banana. I drank this right before my exercise because I was hungry. Well right after my 20 minute workout I was light headed, sweating all over my body, ready to puke and I did not know if I had to throw up, pass out or poop (sorry for the graphics but this is what I was feeling). I had to lie down for a bit then sit in a tub with the cold water running on my feet. What was that all about? I don't get it. I wonder if it was the protein drink or if I was not breathing while I was exercising or if it was too hot in the house, I don't know. Crazy episode. I hope it never happens again.

I have my 28 oz water bottle with me with some fruit floating in there and I am sipping on that. I know exactly what I am eating today so I am good there. It's nothing exciting.... salad, chicken, cottage cheese, water, fruit.....blah, blah, blah....same old boring thing.

I weighed myself this morning and I am still at 166 so since starting this I have lost 4 lbs. I'm on my thrid week. Hey, it's something right? This week has been tough for me and I don't know why. Maybe I am all in my head and not in the moment. People bother me this week.....yeah, that sounds like hormones. I just don't know.

Well if any of you have any good advice I really want to hear it.

Wu who for me because I did my exercise even though it almost killed me.

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6/30/11 8:46 P

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Ladies, it has been a tough week this week. I am bloated, I have several size 14 pants and some fall off of me and some are so tight that when I sit I need to unbuckle them. Quite uncomfortable. I am so tired of salad, fruit, chicken, water, blah, blah, blah...boring. So, what should I do? Hmmm, I just don't know. I feel really tired and I wonder if I am eating enough protein. I have not exercised once this week after my 1 week of doing 10 minutes. I really just want a nap. Hmmm, I wonder if I am hormonal or if I body is reacting to all of the healthy food and doing everything right. I just don't know. Any suggestions will be welcomed. Tomorrow when I get up I am going to do my exercise early. I do wii, the step, the holahoop (that's fun), and running. Sometimes I hurt too much to run but if I can get 10 minutes in I might feel better. I'll let you know.

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