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MISSMOLLYMAYHEM
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2/17/07 9:24 P

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OK, I'll spill my beans....

I was a chubby kid and went on my first real diet in the 8th grade- it was Nutrisystem, I was 5'2" (still am, I haven't grown since 6th grade) and they wanted me to weigh 96 pounds. O.o I weight 145 at the time, and I thought I was HUGE. I think I lost 20 pounds before I got sick and was hospitalized for malnutrition and dehydration. YAY Nutrisystem in the late 80's! My parents made me quit, obviously.

My weight evened out when I got to be about 16, and I weighed about 125-130. I began fighting depression/anxiety around then. At 19 I went on Depo and gained 55 pounds, topping off at 184. I went on a starvation diet with I was 21 and dropped down to a very gaunt looking 102. I had never been this unhappy in my life, but I was thin. Duh.

Anyway! I got married and was happy for a while, gained up to 135 and was comfortable. Then I got pregnant when I was 25. I gained 50 pounds with the pregnancy, but lost some when she came out, obviously. I left the hospital weighing 165.

My husband became abusive while I was pregnant. I endured him for 3 more years, using food as my shield and comfort. I'd lay on the couch for days at a time, unable to get myself up out of the depression I sank into. When I finally left (almost 3 years ago) I weighed 185 again. I dieted down to 165, fell into depression AGAIN and gained up to 195. Yikes.

So my friend showed me this site. I was at 190 at the time. I'm using the site daily now, after a sloooooow start, and have lost about 9 pounds. My goal is 125, which is in the higher end of my ideal weight range, but I know that I feel healthy at that weight. Plus I have boobs, and always will. I wore a D cup at 102, LOL. I can't wait to get down to a D cup again someday.... :)


 


SYNJARI
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1/23/07 1:07 A

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Wow a huge variety of stories and reasons for everyone's situations. It seems quite a few start similarly to mine.

I was never what one would call a skinny kid, but I know now that when I was younger all I had a problem with was a bit of baby fat on my belly. I guess due to some family genes I have a predisposition towards being a bit on the heavy side. What sucks about it is that these days, its hard not to be heavy these days. Especially in American culture. We are so weight-obsessed in general. Anyways.. So yeah.. I grew up from a little girl into a little woman (4'11") and that predisposition slowly turned into overweight. I managed to keep myself between size 16 and 18 clothing throughout high school and even past it. Marching band probably had quite a bit to do with keeping the weight somewhat in check.. and my diet consisted of Mexican food, which while isn't terribly healthy.. it isn't hugely unhealthy either on the whole.

I peaked after I moved to NJ to be with my then fiancee (He is Italian.. yeah whoa carb addicts ahoy). I went from weighing roundabouts 165.. to my peak of nearly 220 (ugh officially considered obese). We moved back to my hometown and state for about two years after we got married. That last year, tail end, I somehow ran across an ad about the South Beach Diet.

Whatever managed to pique my interest about that, I cannot remember.. but I am very thankful for it. I picked the book up after doing extensive web-research about the diet (to make sure it wasn't some unhealthy fad).. and pretty much forced my husband to try it with me. He was already at a point where he was peaking way over any of his former high points in life in terms of weighing a lot.. so he was all for trying it.

From that diet he and I both lost quite a bit of weight and we learned a lot about healthy eating habits. That book is now a staple for me to fall back on. We moved back to NJ and fell off the wagon for a good year and a half (probably more than that, my memory sucks).

My peak weight was 220, I lost down to 185 before the move back to NJ. Since being off the wagon I gained more than half of it back.. Near up to 200 lbs again. We made a pact to go on the diet and stick with it through all phases and simply change our lifestyles. I'm happy to say I am back at the point I fell off.. 185 lbs. =)

My biggest goal is for the first time ever.. to be the proper weight for my height and frame. Some other goals are to be comfortable buying clothes made of *cough* latex *grin* and looking good in them. I also would love for my body to even out a bit.. slim down on everything and maybe tighten up, slim down, and lift my breasts a bit. All the frontal weight is killer on my back and I'm in constant pain and discomfort from it. The back fat is there but it doesn't even it out by a longshot and I just want rid of it all. ;)

- Synny

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Starting SparkPeople: 190
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Its interesting to read about everyone else's lives and how they made their way to starting a healthy lifestyle. I guess I can tell my story to.

I was athletic as a kid, constantly playing sports and walking throughout the neighborhood with friends. I was bigger throughout those years but by the time I was an early teenager, I was pretty much normal sized and was having fun. Highschool got me out of organized team sports and into art and music, started to gain slowly but surely. Started drinking early on and when I started driving everywhere I stopped having to walk throughout the city everywhere, gaining more. Booze, diners, pizza, booze, diners, pizza, little activity. College brought on lots of booze, no sleep, take out meals everynight. Gain gain gain. Last year I hit rock bottom with the booze, the no sleep, and too many take out meals. Depression, weight gain. Blah. Starvation. 10 pounds loss brought back 20 pound gains. Oh it was a bad year for my health!

June I found this site. My brother's drug problems inspired me to stop living like an idiot so I stopped my own drug problems and controlled the booze the continuously was getting me in trouble phsyically and mentally. Lost over 20 lbs throughout June to August. Felt amaaazing. Went back to school and relapsed, but just a little bit. This site made me smarter and in turn I maintained the big summer weight loss without gaining it. Now, its just a matter of getting back to losing again. I have a lot more to go but I'm having fun doing it.

Since starting this site I have: I have gotten my drinking under control (well, more control than before), at least 8 glasses of water throughout the day, make sure I get 7 hours of sleep every night, get my veggies and fruits, walk to classes, do fast paced yoga, and try to laugh with friends a lot. I love it.

Life is beauty, life is pain.
Give it to me straight, touch my heart.
I'll Sing Along Forever.
-Bouncing Souls

Next Goal: out of the 210's!
Reward: much needed haircut

push * consistency * determination * drive * forward * sweat * cry * harder * strength * laugh * believe * see it * patience * feel it


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BABYPOP
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12/28/06 12:13 P

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Most of my childhood/teen/early adult years, I was skinny - even when I thought I wasn't. That all changed once I hit 22, went through a really rough breakup and other stuff, started drinking, and just not giving a ---- what I looked like.

It definitely caught up with me. Then, at 26, I was diagnosed with cancer, hit the 200 lb. mark (the biggest I'd ever been up to that point), and had surgery. After surgery recovery (late summer 2005), I joined a gym to lose weight but more importantly, to help with my post-surgery fatigue. I also started eating better.

Well, it helped with fatigue, but I kept gaining weight, and have gotten up to 232 at the highest around August 2006 (no - not muscle weight - pants sizes too)! My boyfriend bit the bullet and joined with me to keep me motivated.

Since then, I've been keeping track of what I eat in a notebook (and now, on here), even when I eat crap and go way over any reasonable amount of calories. I lost 13 lbs. between August and Thanksgiving, but have since gained back 4 (probably more, now, with Christmas junk!)

I have found that I go in fits and starts - will be really good about eating and going to the gym for weeks at a time, then just let it fall by the wayside. I think this is due to a lack of planning on my part.

So overall, yes, I would like to lose 100 lbs. (I'd settle for 80), but I also want to improve my health overall. I love baseball and want to play on a parks team at some point, and be in shape enough to do that. I also need to improve my planning - I do well when I plan, but I get caught up in other things and don't get around to it...if I could plan my menu for the week ahead of time, and prepare whatever I can at that time, it'd be such a help.

I would be really happy if I could lose 1 lb/week for 2007. 2lbs/week would be even greater, but probably a little overambitious.

Finally, it is really irritating that there is no profanity allowed on here. I don't have a pottymouth by any means, but jeez.



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COWPUNKMOM
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12/13/06 9:26 A

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Here's my story:

Out of four daughters, I am the one that had baby fat, cutely chubby as a kid. When I hit my teens, I was constantly being teased at school about my "fat ass". It became an obsession. At the height of 5'4-1/2", I weighed 125, and I thought I was a fat pig. Thankfully I never strayed into anorexia, but I was a prime candidate...I looked in the mirror and hated what I saw. As a teen, I'd diet, I'd eat too much, I'd diet...it was hopeless.

At 18 I left for university, and after two years of that hit the music scene in Vancouver, BC. I lived on the streets, near the streets, in the clubs...and all of a sudden I realized that the thing I had thought was my worst feature (my fat ass...) was the thing that was attracting the most attention from men! What??? I was complaining one day to a good male friend about the size of my butt, and how no matter what I did I couldn't reduce it...and he looked so sad. He said, "Who told you it was ugly? Trust me as a member of the opposite sex...us men have trouble keeping our hands off of your butt!"

I tell this story not to brag about myself (we are all beautiful, girlfriends), but because it was the point when my attitude about myself shifted. Instead of seeing myself as a blob that needed fixing, I saw myself as beautiful...maybe for the first time. I quite obsessing about my weight and just focused on being healthy. I settled into my natural weight of 130 lbs. and stayed there (plus or minus a few pounds now and then) for years.

Jump ahead to last year. I don't own a scale, but I noticed my clothes were getting too tight. I weighed myself at my mom's...135. No big deal, I waver up and down a lot. Next time I was over, I weighed myself again...137. Hmmm...139, 142...I wasn't wavering anymore. I was rising in weight and pant size. I found SparkPeople, not wanting to obsess over anything, but needing a bit of help with accountability. This place is IT! I've regained control of my eating habits without feeling like I've had to do anything difficult. I'm so thankful!

My mom was a toothpick when she was younger, 5'5" and barely 100 lbs. After her pregnancy with me, she ballooned up to 150 or 160, and has been plump ever since. (She's closer to 200 now, but she's almost 80. Let her have the darn cookie if she wants it, eh?) I saw that beginning to happen to me, and I feel like I've jumped off that path and back onto my own.

If you want something to read, check out my blog at cowpunkmom.blogspot.com


 
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11/22/06 9:48 P

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I'm 33 now and, thanks to my perfectionist mother who wouldn't tolerate a very slightly chubby daughter (I thought I was so fat how sad), I can say I've been on one diet or another for 20 years. Bluddy hell! (I said that in a really Aussie voice - go on say it - you know you want to.)

I am at my heaviest now at 158 - I'm 5'3". I haven't worried too much about it until now because I tried to just accept myself for who I am and be happy that my body was functional and damn proud it created 2 lives. But now, almost 7 months after my 2nd son was born, I am still having to wear maternity clothes and I feel like I am starting to LOOK like a typical suburban mum and it's not good!

I also have IBS and I am supposed to be on a strict diet to control it, but instead I've been using every excuse under the sun (sick babies, problems with my family etc) to just eat and eat and eat and then take medication to kill the painful cramps associated with IBS. I know it's not the right thing to do - it's not good for my body or my self-esteem - so here I am!

I have never been thin so I am just guessing a goal weight of 135 - maybe it should be lower but I'll see how I feel when I get there!

My main motivation is getting my IBS under control without medication, and then also just being able to wear cool clothes again and not feel so self-conscious about my wobbliness.

I have a total needle phobia but I LOVE tattoos so I wish I had an awesome motivation like that! (I suppose not being in chronic pain isn't poor motivation.)

mummabetty xxx

"Then you have no fear any more. You're completely free." V for Vendetta


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MICHELLESHOCKED
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11/22/06 12:29 P

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Hey you guys are making me fel like an unorganized oaf. Heh really, I guess I need to get on some better goals worked out. More than that I need to measure myself. I never do but it may be better because the scale is not my friend lately. I have worked so hard this last week, and nothing. I ate 2 salads and just fruit yesterday and gained 2lbs. I hope I'm not prego..TMI I know but I can't figure out what my body is doing lately.
Michelle

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WILLDOITPOWER
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11/22/06 11:06 A

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Here are my December goals
1. 1000 cardio minutes for December (this may change depending on how many I end up with this month)
2. 1200 crunches
3. walk 40 miles
4. Loose 10 pounds






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CANDYCIGARETTE
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11/21/06 10:14 P

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Height: 5'7"-5'8" ?
Weight: 182lbs
Body fat: 33.44%
Lean body weight: 121.14
Lbs of body fat: 60.86
Clothing size: 16 (pants/skirts) L (tops)

Measurements:
Neck: 13"
Bust: 36"
Waist: 31"
Hips: 42"
Thigh: 28"
Lower thigh(above knee):19"
Calf: 14"

Those are my starting stats as of Nov. 19th
I tend to be an all or nothing person, in fact i have joined some great groups here but am now realizing that they all have slightly different takes on wt. loss and i am becoming overwhelmed and confused and afraid i wont make any goals. so i am just going to keep going slowly and do new goals each week. this week it is to drink 2 extra 20oz bottles of water over my usual, do 15 min of stretching each morning and eat breakfast within one hour of waking. so far, so good.

also, on Thanksgiving i will be walking for 30min. after dinner.

those are my goals for now. stay tuned for more.


 
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WILLDOITPOWER
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11/20/06 11:56 A

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Here is a link to the place I am doing my vampire wedding
http://www.gothicweddings.com/vampiresfly.html





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MICHELLESHOCKED
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11/16/06 5:49 P

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Ha my motivation is my quarter sleeve I am planning. I don't want to get them before and have them merge into each other. Yeah my bf and I are a bit too comfy as well. AT least I'm not alone he gains with me and loses with me as well..hehe I think I do that to him..but we will call it "him supporting me" :P

"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials."


 
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THICKY_THICK
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11/15/06 7:29 P

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throughout my childhood i was always super thin. some of my old pictures i looked so frail. but i was a tomboy all the way.
my parents got divorced when i was 5. it was hard, especially with the new people going in and out of my life and having to share my rents attention. i was raised with the clean your plate mentality. bad idea. when i hit about puberty i started gaining weight. by the time i got to high school i was 135 5'6" and thought i was fat. i tried all these gimmicks to drop it but it never left. when i got to college i gained big. the way i saw it, i had to go through technically two freshman years. so i gained the freshman 15 x 2. i was able to get down by the end of my second year in college. i was at about 145-150 by then. then i met my boyfriend. i felt so comfortable with him and so depressed about other things (having to leave university, moving back in with my grandparents, having no job or life or money) that i gained a lot of weight. i maxed out about a year ago at 201. for a now 5'7" height, that's pretty bad. i sought comfort in food. it made me happy when i was feeling like crappy. well, that and heinous munchies did me in. now i'm trying to lose this weight for good. my boyfriend lost about 30 lbs last year and i hope to do it this year and some of next. it's about time for the hot sexy candice to reemerge from the fat rolls and take back her body.
plus, i really want a tat, too. and i worry about it warping really bad also. i want to get down to 135 since i can't hide behind the "big-boned" bs. i have a tiny build and just too much weight on it. i'm constantly in pain (my back because of my giant rack, and carrying around an extra 50 pounds). i get winded walking up stairs. it's just a bad scene. i got fed up and now i'm doing something about it.

if it was easy, everyone would be thin
~*~Candice~*~




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ROCKRGIRL
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11/14/06 5:49 P

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MICHELLESHOCKED,

it is tough, but it will be worth it i think. the pt test isn't really too tough, and your weight is diffrent for your hieght so the taller you are, the more you can weigh. i'm just vertically challenged. i like japan. i have been here since april 2005 and i will be leaving around april 2007. i am in a very rural area, in the very south west of japan, so it's not like toyko or anything. the food is great, the people are nice (alot of japan there is resentment toward americans, but not the area i am in), and the scenery is beautiful. i am a sucker for scenic views, it believe it's nature showing off her glory and it should be stopped and admired. but i really like it. when i go back to the US i won't be able to eat rice, and i am sure i will miss eating with hashi (chopsticks) as funny as that sounds...


 
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MICHELLESHOCKED
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11/14/06 12:28 P

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ck this out Chass

This site rocks...
http://www.vivalasvegasweddings.com/rockabilly_and_elvis_theme_wedding.htm

"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials."


 
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THATGRLCHASS
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11/14/06 12:08 P

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aww michelle you and your man sound like me and mine. we have never had an argument also..and yeah we just work!

yeah i have seen the dresses! we were totally going to go to vegas but i decided against it so that we could have family there, i have never been close to my parrents until recently and my dad isnt in that great of health and i wanted him to be able to give me away.. and they still didnt want to pay for my wedding after telling them why i didnt want to go to vegas LOL...but they are working with me now..if they wouldnt have i would definitally be in vegas :)

what doesnt kill you makes you stronger


 
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MICHELLESHOCKED
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11/14/06 12:00 P

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Chass,
I bet you will totally be able to fit into any gown you want in a year. I'm stoked for you. Have you seen any of the rad gowns on PRD that girls have posted for their weddings? I think I would go with something rockabilly myself. I'm obsessed with cherries so I would prolly end up getting one from pinup girl clothing and getting married in Vegas, if I have it my way that is.
We have no plans on getting married. My current bf and I have taken everything super slow. I dated him for 6 months before I even let him meet my son. I think we both knew that we were in it for the long haul so everything else just fell into place. Going on 2 years now. We have never even had an argument. We disagree and talk it out, but never has he even raised his voice to me. He's great, we just work...Anyway enough of the random bragging heh.

Metal Queen,
Omg I can't even imagine having to pass those tests 2x a year. Heh that may actually make me accountable though. It must be super rough to be injured in the military too. Its not like you can just take a break from it.
Nice job on the weigh in btw. Must be scary with only one more fail to go. I am bad at sit-ups but ok with crunches, they seem easier to me. I can do pushups, and I love to swim but I wouldn't pass the weight in even though I am 5'9.
So you are in Japan? How long have you been there? I have always wanted to go. Lucky arse!!!!!
Good luck on the test tomorrow.
Michelle

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ROCKRGIRL
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11/13/06 11:43 P

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STORY TIME!!!

i have always been a bit of a chunky monkey. i got a foot injury back in june, and i had to stop running. i went from my already fluffy 165 to 178 when i realized if i didn't kick it in the tail, my career would be over. in the military you have bianuual fitness tests and if you fail 3 then they boot you out. i have 2 failures on my record from previous injuries and me trying to "suck it up and try anyway" one more failure and i will be booted, a 22 year old with no college or real-world expirience since i enlisted at 17. i wouldn't want to move back in with my parents after being on my own for so long and i wouldn't be able to make enough to support my self on just a HSD.

so i began calorie counting and got down to 173 when i joined spark. today i wieghed in at 153 and passed the wieght portion of my fitness test (you have to be 152 for my hieght or under 33% body fat and i was at 30% so part one done. whew!). the actual test is on thursday, and i have to do at least 58 sit ups in 2 minutes (which i suck at...) at least 21 pushups in 2 minutes (shouldn't be a problem) and swim 450 meters in less than 13:05 (i have been averging around 12:15-12:30, so i shouldn't have a problem). i have to swim since i still cannot run.

my goal wieght is 130 because it's said to be "ideal" for my hieght (which is 5'3) but i am going to go until i am happy and comfortable with myself, be it 145 or 120. we will see...

my motivations are obviously my career, but also my friends, family, and myself. i want to expand the tribal across my shoulder blades to full-blown wings, and can't do that until i get rid of the "love handles" on my back (i hate those the most...) when i transfer from japan i want to look good when i go to my next station (wherever that may be...) i don't want to have to struggle with my weight for awhile before the fitness test every 6 months and worry if i will get kicked out. and i want my significant other to come back from deployment and have his jaw drop (when he left i was still in the 170's... he hasn't seen me since and i don't know when he will be back. i find motivation everywhere and in everything, but it's hard to keep it in mind when i am hungry for snacks and want to go to the fridge...


 
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THATGRLCHASS
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11/13/06 9:40 A

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eek! weight stories! LOL

nah i too have always been a chunkster, but getting into the party/rave scene i got down to 135( way to skinny for my build and it wasnt a healthy way to loose weight) when i met my soon to be husband i was about 140-145. and being in that comfortable relationship i started gaining weight and then got double pnemonia and was in the hospital for 1 month and when i got out i wasnt allowed to work and definitally not work out for 3-6 months. at that time i got to 197 pounds. i am 5'4 by the way so that weight doesnt look to good on me. i went to the gym and dieted and got to 150! i was comfortable in my own skin for once, it took a lot of hard work. well then i didnt gain weight for about 3 months( eatting whatever i wanted) and then BAM I had gained it all back and now i am back at 200 pounds! LOL. i just joined the gym again and am looking forward to getting back down to about 150 i was comfortable there, my first goal is 165! i am getting married in one year so thats my motivation is having to squeez into a dress :/

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11/13/06 4:42 A

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thanks michelle emoticon
it must be extra hard to lose as a mum when you've obviously got less time than people without kids, like me!

that's my total feeling with the tattoos...i don't wanna get something amazing done and have it warp on me , then have to pay for it to be re-done or even worse...removed completely! that would suck




 
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MICHELLESHOCKED
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11/12/06 10:22 A

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Charming,
OOOO very nissse! You have to tell us all about it.

Michelle

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CHARMING_GIRL
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11/12/06 12:26 A

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Hola,

Well, he called me and told me he would like to come over tomorrow! Whoohoo. I'm making sure my house is clean, i.e. last minute dishes and vacuuming.

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MICHELLESHOCKED
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11/11/06 10:36 P

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Charming,
I think we have all bloody lost and gained. I lost the same ammount of weight about5 years ago and put it all back on due to drinking every weekend, and picking back up smoking. It was hard to wake up on a Sunday and do my hour long walk/runs with the smell of the night before on my breath.
I stopped drinking last year and started to get healthy again. I lost 60 pounds and have put back on 20..ugh anyway I am not going to let it all creep back up on me this time, so that is why we need to pester each other into being accountable.
I am super stoked about your date..Thats pretty awesome..Do tell..WHen is it?
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Here's my story...

I wasn't a thin little arm candy girl. As a teen I was about 5'2", size 6, and never please with my body. I would starve myself then beinge. Not the best for my body and to be honest a really lame way to view myself when I should've been happy with the beautiful body I did have. Amazing how our human nature makes us pick on ourselves. Sort of that view of the grass is greener on the other side philosophy.

Anyway, I was a pregnant teen and gained weight, it was a lot of weight for me at the time, but I did manage to get most of it off, however I wasn't back to the old me. However this time around I have a lot more confidence and didn't mind the extra few pounds. Instead of being a size 6 I was now a size 10.

As time when on I had another child but was placed on bedrest the entire pregnancy. Match that with depression due to a failing marriage and so on... well I gained a lot of weight. Currently I'm at 250 pounds. Not what I had planned and for being as active as I am I'm surprised I'm still at this weight. I do a lot but have been lacking in the food intake. I should be watching more of what I eat but I'm pleased with my exercise. I swim about two to three times weekly, I belly dance, walk, and take my son skating. I was hard on myself and ready to give up on losing weight but then a surprise hit me. My swim instructor asked me on a date! With that I totally want to get in shape for him. So I'm totally excited about that!

Whoohoo! So my philosophy is it will all work itself out. Just do the best that you can. I'm slowly getting there and I'm oh so happy that I had the courage to sign up for swimming because if I didn't I wouldn't be having a date!

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11/11/06 4:49 P

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Heh I am 5'9 and still 210 is a lot. You should be proud of yourself for what you have lost so far. Good stuff sista.
I am planning a quarter sleeve myself and I keep putting it off because I can't decide on placement and my artist says it would be better to wait on the inside of my arms since I am still losing. Not to mention I need to tone them up a bit to. I could go ahead and do it, but they are for life and I don't want them distorted if my arms lose after. I think it is great motivation for losing, if you really want the ink it will push you to be proud to display it when you get it. emoticon

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Well I guess I can include my own damn story if I'm begging for yours. I have always been a bit of a chubble butt I guess. I can say I wasn't completely devastated I was a chubby girl growing up. I knew I wasn't skinny but I felt I had enough redeeming qualities to help even it out. I have always been a bit alternative, extreme, and funny if you will.
I have always wanted to be smaller but went about the wrong way. I have pretty much settled into almost every eating disorder there is. Not in an obsessive way, just a familiar quick fix and guilt helper. It's still hard not to purge when I know I have cheated. When I get motivated to lose weight it all comes back for some reason, I have to remind myself I am doing it this time the healthy way, not looking for the quick fix because I have done that so many times and I know it will come back if I go that route.
I was at 270ish then I lost down to 211. I took a little time to focus on school and ended up gaining. So currently I am back on board and back at 230. I want to get down to 150, but for now I am focused on 200, then will breakdown my goal in 25's. 200-175-150. Seems more attainable that way for some reason. I have a 3 year old son so I want to be healthier for him. Who wants to be the fat mom ya know? I also want to get into taking some plus pinup style photos for fun. Raise your hands if you have corsets and heels dying to be worn? *oooooo me, I do I do!!!!*

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woops...double post haha sorry

Edited by: KEEPPUNKELITE at: 11/11/2006 (16:28)

 
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hmm weight story...here goes.
I've always been a little overweight, until I was 14 it was between 10 and 20 lb's so not completely terrible. Then I got pretty depressed about all sorts of crap that was happening in my life and food was my numbing drug of choice. I finally hit rock bottom at 210 lb's, which at only 5'1 is a hell of a lot of fat on a little person!
I'd always tried to lose the weight before, but I convinced myself it didn't matter. I think the original motivating factor was breaking up with my boyfriend last year, I just decided I needed to change. So a year later I've lost 42 lb's through eating healthily and exercising - no major loss, but it's a start.
I'd like to get down to 113 ideally, that's my completely healthy weight and I've never been that small before (well not for a looooooong time). My motivating factor is the thought of getting tattoos in places that I'll want to show off because I'm confident about my body. Is that completely lame? haha. Also buying clothes that i'd really like, that makes a difference.
I guess that's my very long story....lol


 
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11/11/06 1:50 P

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You can post your weight story here. It is a little more user friendly than just the stats on your page.
What weight did you start at?
Where are you now?
Where do you want to be?
What is your weight loss motivation (what keeps you going)?


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