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IWANT2DOTHIS1X
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4/16/14 8:01 P

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Yesterday my husband finally noticed! I know it is harder for him, because he sees me all the time, but it really made me feel great.


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4/11/14 9:15 P

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Today THREE people said something to me! emoticon I think it matters what you wear LOL

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4/8/14 11:59 P

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Not yet. But I' weigh (it's different from before - I have very little muscle so I am just...fluffy - I think this time it will take longer for anyone to notice. I'm back to a 16 in pants, but I don't have any so I'm either squeezed into a 14 or swimming in a 18.

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SUREUCAN
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Someone(s) have noticed--my co workers have commented on my pants have slack. I'm feeling better and some of my 'stashed 'til size' clothing is fitting. O Yeah!

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4/1/14 12:07 P

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A sweet friend noticed my weight loss and also noticed I was still wearing 2-3 sizes too big. I have boxes of yoyo clothing, but nothing fun. I'd rather wear my fat clothes until they almost drop off of me to avoid buying clothes but I also didn't realize how much weight I had lost. She brought over a whole bunch of "in between" temp pants last year. Was a blessing because not long after that, I was diagnosed with br. cancer and stopped dieting (without gaining!) due to all the stress these past 6 months. I've been doing better & looking for cute clothes to make me feel better about my "new" body. I still get comments from friends even when I'm not losing weight. Maybe it's the clothes? Maybe it's the smaller foobs? Who knows, but I'm back on track with my diet and waiting for the next wave of positive comments. :)

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3/31/14 11:07 A

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I had a friend notice my weight loss this weekend. I'm down almost 13 lbs. and that acknowledgement felt great. Love that positive reinforcement! I just decided to join my fourth 28 day challenge for the year.

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3/30/14 3:17 P

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Ive only lost 5 lbs nobody has noticed yet but I can see it on my face its already getting less full.

Treat every day as if it were your last.


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FRESHBEGINNINGS
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3/25/14 1:10 P

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Dapple3, That is such a great story! They DEFINITELY noticed!


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3/25/14 1:04 P

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Hi All. I've lost about 16 pounds and for the first time last week, 2 people at work noticed. It felt really good although I have to admit I feel shy and uncomfortable to discuss the "what are you doing?" question at work. Also a little pet peeve--please don't call me skinny-we all know I've got a way to go.... emoticon

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I've only lost 7 lbs so did not expect anyone to notice the weight loss but........ a conversation with my colleagues(I work in a school) teasing me went like this:

Co-worker #1: Something is different about you but I just can't pin point it! Did you colour your hair?
Me: Well, I ......
Co-worker #2: I know what you mean, it's like she's gained this confidence - walks taller, voices her opinion more and is definitely dressing to impress! Did you get a new wardrobe?
Me: Well, actually I've been....
Co-worker #1: I think she's in love lol
Co-worker #2: Really???
Me: Of course not a new love..... I already have the best guy! But I've been....
Brrrrrrrrrriiiiiiing...
Co-worker #1 & #2:Darn, bell already?!?!? See you at recess!!
Co-worker $3: (On our way out the staff room door): They're right Denise, whatever you are doing, it's look great on you!!

So, read it whatever way you want but I take this as THEY NOTICED!!!!!


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KHUFSTETLER
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3/25/14 3:56 A

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AWWW Thank you!

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3/25/14 1:11 A

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KHUFSTETLER - I look at the smiling face on your profile and you are such a cutie that I know he is going to keep noticing a lot of good things.


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3/23/14 7:59 P

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Live in bf said my face is getting thinner. emoticon

looking for friends to connect with, get to know, and encourage each other along this journey. :-)


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FRESHBEGINNINGS
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3/23/14 12:08 A

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I am laughing, because the relative who told me, "You really have to go on a diet" last week - told me today that next time I go to the store, I need to try my shirt a size smaller, because it doesn't look flattering the way I wear it.

LOL! "That is because I am losing weight" is what I did not say. I laugh, because this relative has done things in the past like bake me 2 dozen cookies and buy 2 gallons of ice cream to go with them and leave a box of open chocolates on my bed when I lost weight in the past.

She doesn't know what she wants from me is what I am concluding from the back and forth, but all the directions are "negative focus" directions. This time, I don't feel negatively affected by it at all. I love her and she loves me, but she has an "unkind eye" and I am not going to listen to that perspective. She needs to see me through the love of God and let Him heal me.


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3/22/14 8:53 P

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I wish I could be COMPLETELY without soda. I've lapsed a few times in the past couple weeks, but I'm back on the wagon again. Anywho, my Sunday School Teacher and a lot of people in my SS class noticed. I just got use to wearing skinnier jeans (20's) and now I have to buy smaller pants. It's funny... you get overweight and have to spend more money to buy BIGGER clothes. THEN you LOSE said weight and, if you don't have any skinnier clothes from BEFORE, you've got to spend more money. Uggggghhhhh! Anyways, I'm taking a break for a couple days. I'm spent.


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IWANNAGOAT
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3/18/14 9:11 P

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Hairdresser noticed! Haven't seen her since before the holidays. emoticon

If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got.

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FRESHBEGINNINGS
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3/18/14 12:30 A

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Thank you TMNORD, I can see you understand.

Most of the people around me who are heavy have gotten derailed and gained 50 pounds by things like that. It is as if people are working so hard to keep their hope and not give up and people who do not understand that just plain are not helpful.

Almost everybody that I have met who is heavy comes from hard backgrounds - either abuse or loss or bullying and overcoming the emotion of those things is already challenging enough without having verbal or emotional abuse continue into our adulthood.

Being older has helped, because I understand my triggers more than I used to. Honestly, 5 years ago, it may have caused me to give up and gain the weight back plus 20.

I know that my resolve is different this time, too. I am feeling less ashamed - maybe even just having a supportive on-line community has helped more this time than every other thing I have tried. Maybe, because, I see person after person succeeding with simple principles and it is like I finally believe that I can succeed. I am not there yet, but it is new to believe it.

I am not sure it will be this easy all the way down, but I have decided to be nice to myself and to be careful around the people who are insensitive.


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TMNORD
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3/13/14 3:28 P

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FRESH - So glad you aren't letting that horrible comment derail you. To be honest, it probably would have derailed me. I don't know. Maybe not. My resolve is pretty strong right now. But I had an in-law tell a thin version of me (90 pounds ago) that I was a "big girl." He went on to say, "Boy, you are going to breed some serious football players." I was so devastated by his comment that I gained 90 pounds in a matter of 6.5 years. Here I was at my skinniest that I'd been in years, and he's tell me I'm big. His comments still haunt me, but I'm trying my hardest to keep them at bay while I'm on this quest to lose weight. I'm glad you aren't letting your relative's comment haunt you.




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FRESHBEGINNINGS
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3/13/14 12:52 A

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I was just talking about this topic on a blog and, honestly, at least until I am much thinner, I prefer to not hear comments, because they tend to derail me.

However, I heard the opposite of a compliment. My relative (who didn't notice the 22 pounds that I lost and the fact that I am eating so much better and going to the gym every day and have lost 6 inches off my waist and hips....) said, "You really need to go on a diet."

It didn't bother me this time, but in the past it might have thrown me off of a diet, if I was on one. I am doing a lifestyle and don't want other people's comments to push me into dieting or stopping.

I think once I drop enough weight it might not matter, but I know someone who had lost 80 pounds and had a doctor say the same, "You have to go on a diet, because you are really obese" comment and it derailed her and she did stop and probably gained it back, plus 20.

I know the stopping is from a change of focus. It is like someone strapped concrete shoes on us. Once discouragement about results sets in it gets harder and it starts feeling like it isn't working or like it never will work and the thought like "I failed every time I tried this" kicks in.

At that point wanting to sleep in or eat for comfort are so easy to turn to.

That is not happening this time, but it took all these years to get strong enough emotionally that nobody else is toppling me.

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2/26/14 1:03 P

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no one has noticed but I just started back to losing weight and have only lost 1 #. emoticon


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TMNORD
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2/26/14 12:41 P

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That big smile is well deserved, SKIMBRO. Way to go!




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2/25/14 3:44 P

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My hubby, daughter and a friend of my daughter noticed emoticon


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TMNORD
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2/10/14 3:14 P

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Great job, Majormom and Sunset! That is awesome! I'm stuck at 10 after not being oh so great this weekend (not bad but not great). I hope to change that this week. I can hear my scale ticking down. :)




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30 pounds, oh, emoticon emoticon


 
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2/6/14 8:49 A

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Thank you

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IWANNAGOAT
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2/5/14 11:26 A

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emoticon

If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got.

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2/5/14 11:24 A

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I get to come here and tell all of you YES a teacher I see on a daily bases ask me if I had lost weight so I got to say I lost 15 lbs last month. emoticon

I will have SUCCESS


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MOMTOCONNOR2003
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2/5/14 10:35 A

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Sadly not yet


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RI23CH
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2/1/14 1:49 P

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Took a while but people started to notice a while ago. Always feels good to hear the comments and then know that the hard work is paying off.


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IWANNAGOAT
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my son and my BFF said something, but they both know I'm trying. No one else yet.

If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got.

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A co-worker did, today. Yay! ;-)

Diagonally parked in a parallel universe.


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Co-worker noticed today that I'm looking slimmer. I'm not sure it really shows, yet, but I am feeling a little better and dressed up nicely. Head is held high. That will make anyone look better. Proud of myself@

I can do it!


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Finally someone at the office noticed! Woo Hoo!

Come on 1750!


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First my husband - he can't help it, I kind of wake him up when I get ready for my morning swim everyday so he has to check if my hard work is paying off. emoticon Then my parents, who were concerned about my blood sugar levels and other health implications when I was heavier (they're doctors. ) Then recently, my co-workers. They hadn't seen me in two weeks and remarked about it when I get back to work today. emoticon


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SHERRI_LEE
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1/3/14 7:08 P

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My ex-husband noticed that I lost a little weight. That was before I started Sparkpeople and really started to lose weight. That felt really good because when we were together, he would never pay me any compliments!





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6.3" and have gone from 299.9 lbs to 264 and not a mention. I don't see it my staff haven't noticed and meh the friends not even a second glance. I don't know if its my height or what but I don't show my weight loss easy, which I find at times to be a little discouraging.


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Yep...lots of haters...

U NO ME TWO
1 Corinthians 13…The Greatest Gift
…and now abide FAITH, HOPE, LOVE, these three; but the greatest of these is LOVE.


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CHANGE4FIT
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Folks at work are really starting to notice. They all want to know the secret-there is no secret-eat right, sweat a bit more, drink water, relax, enjoy-make it happen!


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A couple of people on my job said it. A lady at my church said that I lost weight and I look nice. My daughter told me I look smaller.



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My husband says he can see it, and one of my co-workers said my pants are starting to look baggy, but I don't see it yet. I think they're just being nice!

"When going through Hell, just keep going" - Sir Winston Churchill


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Saw an old friend I hadn't see in a while last week....Her comment was "Oh my girl! Your wasting away to nothing"

My thought was NOT exactly I still have a long way to go...BUT I must admit it felt really good to hear someone say that :)

Small Changes.....BIG rewards!!!!

Keep Sparking!


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I don't talk much about it so it's refreshing when the weigh lose is noticed! Oh, emoticon emoticon


 
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Oh, emoticon one of my girlfriend's keep telling me she didn't know I had weight to lose! emoticon


 
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since i switched jobs. everytime i go to my old department they notice. Relization stress is a major cause of me not being able to lose weight.

If you can, help others; if you can not do that, at least do not harm them. ~ his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.



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A lady (I think she's a fitness instructor) stopped me as I was leaving the gym today, and said I looked fantastic. emoticon

Melissa


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9/15/13 10:11 P

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One of the ladies who works upstairs from me noticed and made sure to mention it to me.

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
--Bill Cosby


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Another mom at church commented on how good I looked. The way she said it, I had the idea she was sure something was different, but not exactly how. :)


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Yes, Everybody's noticing and commenting! I'm down 23 lbs. and feeling much better! emoticon

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The boyfriend finally noticed that I had lost some weight and was "smaller."

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My husband has commented several times. He's quite the encourager. He still called me beautiful at my top weight. Also, a friend who I hadn't seen in about 2 months could tell from across the room & looked shocked.

Some people are just observant, others are not. I'd have to say I'm in the "not" category, unless it's drastic. If you've gained/lost 100lbs....I would probably notice. lol

"In order to change we must be sick & tired of being sick & tired." Unknown


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Yes, a coworker said she can tell already. She said she could tell in my upper neck and chest and said my clothes were fitting me better. Yea!



"Transformation isn't a future event, it's a present day activity." ~ Jillian Michaels

"My strength doesn't come from what I can do, it comes from conquering what I couldn't."

"The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach." ~ Benjamin Mays

"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not."


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MZANUT
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8/4/13 9:49 A

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I am down 10 - 12 lbs. My neighbor said something yesterday about it. And a co-worker said he noticed it in my face earlier in the week.

Initial Goals:
1. Get back into my previous weight loss jeans.

2. Meet my fiber requirements 5 days a week.

Now that I am finally exercising for the first time in 23 years I have decided to set these weekly exercise goals.

1. Walk or go to the gym 3 - 4 days a week.
2. Strength training 2 - 3 times a week


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EFAIRCHILD7
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7/22/13 9:38 A

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You are on here, so that's a great place to start. I've just started too and kinda got off to a slow start. Diet for two day and then back to my old habits for several, but now that I've lost a whopping total of four pounds I am excited and super motivated! Don't eat that cheesecake! emoticon Sigh.... I love cheesecake.


Psalm 139:14
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.


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7/22/13 8:58 A

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My super fit coworker noticed that I'm smaller today, and asked me what I was doing. It was super sweet of her. Encouragement from my work family is wonderful and makes me very happy and proud to call them friends.

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My favourite affirmations.....this week :D

I am worth the effort.
I am a fighter and I will succeed!
I'm happy today and tomorrow will bring even greater joy!


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7/18/13 9:54 P

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Today, one of the administrative assistants noticed that I had lost weight! WooHoo!


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7/16/13 9:54 P

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A colleague I haven't seen in a few weeks (she gets the summers off) notices that I had lost weight! WooHoo!


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KATHYG1010
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7/11/13 7:56 P

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emoticon Today a good friend pulled me aside and said "You are looking good. I can tell you are losing weight." What a nice feeling!

Kathy
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Oh, emoticon


 
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I've only lost 5 lbs since starting SP (8 since starting to "watch it"), so I wouldn't expect anyone to notice yet - but today I noticed that a top that was a bit snug is now hanging properly and not straining in all the wrong places!

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Edited by: CINDYM1963 at: 7/8/2013 (10:48)

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FINALLY, Someone noticed. I never hear from my husband or children, but my mom and a sweet lady that was in the same chemo area as Mom said something today! I look forward to the day my husband says something.

I am thankful Mom and Cathy noticed emoticon

Joyfully Serving Jesus!
Romans 12:1-2


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EMCQUE
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6/26/13 10:12 A

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A waiter in a local diner where I have lunch a few times a month noticed and asked the other day. He's been a big part of it, too, because he remembers that I want wheat toast instead of the roll on my sandwich and swaps out my fries for the vegetable of the day :)


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MELISSIMAUS
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6/12/13 7:18 P

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I saw my childhood best friend this weekend—she lives 3500 miles away, so it was the first time I've seen her in two years. She said I looked "tiny!" She was being sweet, but at least she noticed. :D I hadn't said anything about losing weight.

Melissa


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ZENWOLF
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6/7/13 8:55 A

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40+ pounds gone and someone finally noticed. Unfortunately, everyone in town now thinks I don't drive because they always see me walking.

Turn your face to the moon and let your heart be your guide.


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KIMMIE709
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6/2/13 7:31 A

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my daughter's friend's Mom noticed yesterday. It felt nice b/c although the scale has not moved in some time, I have been exercising regularly (so my excuse, in my mind so I don't give up, is that I'm "gaining" muscle...)

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right - Mary Kay Ash


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NOURISH1
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6/2/13 1:11 A

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My oldest daughter noticed and said something to me about it. Makes me feel good that someone besdes myself has noticed all of my hard work & effort!



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5/30/13 8:19 P

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I think so ...sort of. They knew who I was when I picked up my meds without asking...at almost 50 it made me feel good. LOL


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TXPATRIOT
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5/7/13 12:39 A

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Friends and people from church are really starting to notice now. Even though I still have over 40 lbs. to lose, everyone is saying that I look "great!"


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LOSIN_IT4GOOD
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5/5/13 8:23 P

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No weight loss today, but I had posted my fitness to Facebook and that got noticed! Yay!


~~~~~~~~~~Jody~~~~~~~~~~

Be who you are and say what you feel...
Because those who mind don't matter...
And those who matter don't mind.
~Dr. Suess~


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FELICIAKS
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I haven't lost any yet. Letting other priorities get in the way of taking care of me. Sprained my ankle four weeks ago and am just getting back on my exercise bike this week. Weather is finally better today so will be able to start walking also. Pool league banquet to prepare for tomorrow afternoon/night, so will be making cheesecakes and baking cookies tonite, then by noon tomorrow have to pack up two vehicles and be on the way to start grilling, etc.


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LISSAFROG
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4/13/13 2:29 A

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Had both great comments and snide ones from coworkers about my weight loss. I'm okay with it. After losing 55 pounds, and almost at goal, I tell myself that the insensitive people are jealous and the others don't count. I choose to celebrate the good ones. They are my real friends and I forgive the rest. I am happy for me!


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NEWME1027
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4/3/13 10:45 P

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Yes a co-worker. Sound like a good thing right. Well...not sure. I am sensitive about my weight. I guess that might go without saying but anyway. This worker said havent you lost weight what about 50-60 lbs because you were really big!!!. I was like Thanks (I think).

"To grow, you must be willing to let your present and future be totally unlike your past. Your history is not your destiny." ~ Alan Cohen


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TXPATRIOT
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Family and friends are really starting to notice. Feels good, but I still have a ways to go.


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No one has noticed yet. I've lost 20 pounds, but I'm really big, so I know that it will take more. I'm kind of torn about it. I wonder how long and how much weight it will take to be noticeable, but I'm not really sure that I want people to comment on it. I don't really see a difference yet, but my clothing is looser, and I definitely feel better. That's enough for now, I guess.

Beth
from Central NYS


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ZUMBAOBSESSED
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3/19/13 7:06 A

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my zumba instructor told me the other day how great I look and that I am really slimming down. Also, last week my husband was staring at me while I was making lunch. I said, "why are you looking at me?" He said, "your looking good". I'll take it.

You are what you repeatedly do.

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3/17/13 12:34 P

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no one has noticed yet but I feel great when I am eating healthy and getting exercise in. Its my first week and I have lost 6.8 pounds. I have noticed that my mood is more jovial!


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SOFT_VAL67
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3/17/13 11:48 A

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Did someone notice my weight loss??? Yes...ME!!! I had some pics taken the other day from the side view and hadnt really noticed my own weight loss...of course many people come up to me and say you look so good, etc, you;ve lost so much weight, etc....
But myself, I guess since I am still carrying so much tummy fat, I just focus on what I havent lost.
But Thursday when I posted those pics, I realized, I have indeed lost weight and I really dont look obese and I am beginning to look..."normal".....
I look forward to seeing more pics as I continue to lose weight, for the first time in 20 years I dont mind having my picture taken.



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3/9/13 10:58 A

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I have had lots of people from church notice my weight loss which is exciting to a point. My real problem is that I know I have needed smaller pants but not shirts yet, so I am having a hard time seeing what everyone else sees.

Jesus is the way!


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ZENANDNOW
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I went to apply for a REAL job yesterday. I used to work there back in the late 90s. The owner's wife was at the counter when I arrived...she notice me right away, greeted me, and commented that I'd lost a lot of weight! That, of course, made me feel good. emoticon


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VPRYSOCK
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My co-workers & one of my daughters have noticed that I am losing weight. Plus I have noticed myself by how my clothes are starting to fit different. That is just another motivation to keep going in the right direction.


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Co-workers are noticing my weight loss and although on some level I am tickled they are noticing, I really wanted to keep my success and failure to myself for now. When people weren't noticing, then I wasn't always being asked what I was doing or why I was doing it. Now, facing watchful eyes when food is present in the faculty lounge just makes me feel like the impudent child in the cookie jar. I feel as though I am under a microscope. I know that at this point I should have lost more weight than I have and I know that I have a lot to figure out yet, but having people constantly ask me WHY I have decided to start losing weight has only seemed to make the process even more difficult. I know many just want to be encouraging, but most of these people have never struggled with weight loss and their comments only raise my level of frustration as the scale continues to fight my efforts to reduce.
I'd like to see the scale reward me more, care less about what people think, and be happy on my return journey to good health.
Any thoughts on how to stay positive as I continue to fall short of my goals while the world watches on?


Fight hard, Live Strong, and Lead with your Heart.


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KIMMIE709
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My Mom and Aunt noticed - and this morning, I noticed that my double chin is now only about a chin and a half. emoticon

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right - Mary Kay Ash


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EMCQUE
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2/15/13 9:51 A

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My tailor actually noticed my weight loss this week. I brought a new pair of pants to her for hemming and she said, "I'll reinforce the seat again, too, but I can see that I won't have to let these out. Bring the other pants back and I'll take them in again."


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BROWNIET
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Yes! Me, my mom, brother & fiance. I work from home, but tomorrow I have to go into the office so I will see if anyone notices. Although I know the most important person to notice is me, I still want others to be able to tell too. I cant wait til I'm the stage when people look at me & say "Whoa, you've lost weight haven't you? How much have you lost?"

NO EXCUSES ONLY RESULTS!


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NEWLEAF2013
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2 co-workers noticed...particularly when I turned to the side! I just need to remember it's only a small goal and I have more small goals to hit. :)

Amy :)

"You can't lose confidence in yourself, or you've lost already.When you get knocked down, you've got to keep getting back up." ~Tim Tebow


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JENKOP11
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More than a few people have noticed, though I am a little surprised by that. I was happy that they noticed, but also had to fight a little demon of evil about it. It's funny, I am happy that people are noticing, and I will walk around a little bit brighter because of it, but then, when I go into a situation where people don't know me, they are just going to think I am an out-of-control, overweight woman. Sigh.

Goals:

1. Get into the teens
2. Lose the Xs
3. Run a 5k
4. 20% reduction
5. 40% reduction
6. GGGOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL,

Actions reflect priorities.


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2BTHIN4ME
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2/2/13 10:15 P

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My best friend and co-worker noticed my weight loss, and it inspires me to keep eating right, moving and losing :-)

In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. -- Prov 3:6


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NESSAGIRL67
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My co-workers and my boss noticed my weight loss because I have not gone shopping yet so my clothes are too big. They all said I look awesome! This definitely helps to keep me motivated and to push harder.


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1/30/13 7:59 A

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Oh my goodness yes and it is a great feeling. It gives me motivation to stay on track as this is a hard road to travel. But I am determined and the positive comments give me that extra push! Keep up the good work everyone.



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HELENWLMS
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1/28/13 9:24 P

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I saw my family this weekend. I haven't seen them since Christmas. They were all impressed!

Small steps get us where we need to go!


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DSWILSON67
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1/27/13 11:37 A

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One of my past patients told me that I look great and that it looks like I have lost some weight.

The first step is always the hardest.


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Yes, I am posting progress pictures on Facebook, and it is so wonderful the comments I am getting. One of my friends said that I am the most amazing weight transformation she has ever seen. I have been motivating a lot of my Facebook friends to start their own weight loss and fitness journey. It is really an incredible feeling. I love how I look and feel, and I wish everyone could experience the same amount of joy I feel every day from doing healthy things for myself!

Sweet, senstive, Purple Dolphin losing some weight!

So. California - Pacific Standard Time


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