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8/25/15 9:55 P

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Congratulations on your measurement changes - it is a good reminder that exercise can build muscle and with that our figures change but not always our weight.
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8/24/15 6:45 A

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Has an extremely stressful week. Still managed to exercise but did not track and ate out numerous times. Swam every other day instead of in a row. Swam two days and did taebo 2 days

Starting weight : 269.7
Week number: 3
Weight lost this week: -0.5
Total weight loss: 5.5 lbs
Current weight: 264.3 lbs

What worked: Still exercised

What did not work: Ate out and over ate at restaurants. Lots of chinese

Measurements: 43-39-47

Whoo hoo I did not realise I lost another inch on both my bust and waist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a great week guys!




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8/15/15 4:35 A

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Woo hoo my dr is proud of me and says I do not need BP meds. Just keep resting and exercising and doing what I am doing.

Starting weight : 269.7
Week number: 2
Weight lost this week: 3.5
Total weight loss: 6 lbs
Current weight: 263.7 lbs

What worked: Hmm what worked lots of water and coconut water. Lots of swimming. I tracked food some days!

What did not work: ate out three times this week at restaurants. Had a burger and fries last night

I am proud that I lost 2 inches on my waist and 1 inch on my bust. Starting to see definition on my arms again!

Measurements: 44-40-47



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8/11/15 11:36 P

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Congratulations on your weight reduction and on your commitment to exercise and yourself. I also need that accountability that tracking food brings - sometimes it for me is more about realizing how much and exactly what it was that I ate over the course of the day.

Glad you are making positive changes.
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8/7/15 10:54 P

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Wow I was doing so well but then my Mom died and I let that get to me for 3 yrs and forty pounds...

So my dr wanting to put me on meds got me going again

I have not tracked food but I did exercise 6 times this week. 5 times swimming and 1 day Taebo!

Starting weight : 269.7
Week number: 1
Weight lost this week: 2.5
Total weight loss: 2.5 lbs
Current weight: 267.2 lbs

What worked: Hmm what worked lots of water and coconut water. Lots of swimming.

What did not work:no tracking of food!

I am proud that I lost 2.5 lbs!

Measurements: 45-42-47

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5/23/15 11:34 P

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Pluggin away at ~ 1# a week and sometimes 2 emoticon

Welcome Elizabeth and what an experience you have been through for the past 2.5 years! Congratulations on your body's healing and being able to get off the medications.


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5/23/15 11:50 A

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Hi All,

I am new to this team. I have a goal of losing 64 pounds. I have been on chemotherapy for the past 2 1/2 years for Multiple Myeloma cancer. I gained much weight gain, especially from the steroid, Dexamethasone. My oncologist at Dana Farber pulled me off of all my chemo drugs a few weeks ago, since all of my blood numbers have been excellent. My head is clearer and I am detoxing the body now.

I am with you all!

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Starting weight: 198
Current weight: 198
Week number: 1
Weight loss this week: 0
Total weight loss: 0

Just starting this. I need help so bad and am hoping this will get me to get serious!!

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5/18/15 3:39 P

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Starting weight: 205
Current weight: 205
Week number: 0
Weight loss this week: 0
Total weight loss: 0

Just starting out again. Love this goal!
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4/24/15 8:30 P

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I am on the 1-2# per week plan (according to my body!)

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4/16/15 7:58 P

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I like this! I have lost 2 this week emoticon emoticon

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3/10/15 8:32 P

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Agree smaller amounts are more manageable and give a sense of achievement towards the big goals! emoticon

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This may be a better way of thinking for me because when I think of 70 lbs to go it just too overwhelming.

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6/18/14 7:10 A

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Starting weight: 200
Current weight: 193.4
Week number: 5
Weight loss this week: 1.6
Total weight loss: 6.6


God is not finished with me yet. Philippians 1:6


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I am new here and would like to join this challenge. Here is my info

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4/19/14 3:07 A

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Starting weight:240.3lb
Week one: 3.3lb lost
Current weight: 237lb

What worked-doing my exercise and enjoying, not starving myself and enjoying little treats

What didn't work- cutting out all of my favorite foods. Starvation and deprivation never works for me.

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I cant seem to find my post but I stayed the same for week 2

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3/19/14 7:27 P

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ok. Going to try this. Seems the goal is more attainable then thinking a whole 63 lb.

Starting weight: 198
Week number: 0
Weight lost this week: 0
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Current weight: 198

I'll just keep updating this one as the weeks go by.

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2/14/14 7:18 A

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2/14/14 2:48 A

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Hey All. Just joined this team and want to join the loose a pound a week challenge....

Starting weight 198.5 lbs

I love reading through all these posts and hope to gain a few grains of wisdom on what works for all of you and what doesn't. I am so excited to be back on Sparks after a 2 year's absence. I really need the support. I will be checking in next week to let you know how it goes.

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9/3/13 1:49 P

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Starting weight: 219
Week number: 2
Weight lost this week: 2
Total weight lost: 8 lb
Current weight: 210.8

What worked: Drinking water, as much as I hate it. Selectively choosing my daily treat. Small rice krispie treats are working well. Eating more vegetables and some fruits without any significant digestive consequences. Limiting trips to coffee shop to once per week, enjoying every sip.

What didn't work: Still struggling with lunches. If they're worth eating and enough to fill me up, they end up being over 500 calories, leaving me little or nothing for dinner! Also, the first few pounds came off so easily, and it's hard to confront them slowing down, even though I recognize that it was inevitable. Over the weekend I gained a pound, but lost it, and a half pound to go with it, so on balance, it was small, but okay. Also, scheduling exercise. Saturday I treaded water for an hour, so I'm hoping that was enough to burn off the junk food I ate (which honestly wasn't that much). Also, still struggling with my addiction to pop.

Goals/Rewards:

180 - Pedicure
170 - Weekend getaway with husband
162 - New workout clothes
150 - New pair of jeans
146 - Massage
132 - New professional wardrobe
130 - Tummy tuck


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9/1/13 8:29 P

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Starting weight: 208
Week number: 0
Weight lost this week: 0
Total weight lost: 0
Current weight: 208

I too wish I started long ago but this is my time I can feel it.

Joining this site helps keep me motivated and you lovely people help to keep me accountable..

I'm just so excited because I have a plan and I can actually visualize into my future and see this weight falling off of my body!

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8/28/13 2:04 P

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I, too, wish I had started a year ago. No, that's not entirely accurate. I did start a year ago. And a year before that, and four months before that. I just wish I had KEPT UP with it for the past year+. Now, I find myself at my heaviest weight EVER (including the day I gave birth to my 8-pound child), and with nothing to show for it (except, of course, for the 20 pounds in bounceback weight gain after every failure).

This time is going to be different. I'm going to just suck it up and do it. So, here goes:

Starting weight: 219
Week number: 1
Weight lost this week: 6
Total weight lost: 6 lb
Current weight: 213

What worked: Cut out my morning trip to Dunkin Donuts. Mostly cut out my morning trips to a different coffee shop. Limiting myself to one per week. Also eating way more vegetables than I care to think about and forcing myself to drink tons of water (I loathe water and literally have to choke it down).

What didn't work: I've been tinkering with my lunches. A lean cuisine doesn't fill me up. I spend the rest of the day with a growly stomach and a surly disposition. So I tried adding a side salad, but that ends up putting my lunches into the 500-600 calorie range! That's outrageous! I could have a cheeseburger or something and actually enjoy it. Also, because of circumstances, we have to eat out tonight. I'm already pretty short on calories for the rest of the day and there's just no way I can eat anything of substance at dinner and not go over. Sad to see the impending day's failure at only 2pm! Makes me way to say "screw it" and gorge on something unhealthy.

Also, a lot of the weight loss is attributable to water weight, you ladies know what I mean. So next week is sure to be a let down, no matter how well I do. Trying to prepare myself for that ahead of time.

Goals/Rewards:

180 - Pedicure
170 - Weekend getaway with husband
162 - New workout clothes
150 - New pair of jeans
146 - Massage
132 - New professional wardrobe
130 - Tummy tuck


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8/17/13 9:19 P

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Sound like we have the same plan! I'm trying to lose 50 pound in 12 months. I figure if I lose 1 pound a week I will reach my goal with out burning myself out. If I lose more, then yay me!!!

Bringing Sexy Back One Day At A Time!!! :)


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Quick update from me! Still on prednisone, but at a vastly reduced dose.

I have lost 2 pounds of the 11 prednisone pounds I put on since January, but I can't complain - I got my vision back! YAY!

My tracker will not be showing that 11 lbs, lol, but I am feeling good enough to get back in the game!

Here Comes the Sun!


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6/15/13 5:32 A

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Hi guys,

nice to see everyone going! I was in a serious depression after my Mom died in Oct 2012. That is why I disappeared. I am trying to snap out of it now that I have gained all the weight I lost and kept going up! I have now hit 244. Sigh.


A year from now you may wish you had started today. ~Karen Lamb


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Measurements:the measurements are not awful considering how heavy I am right now! 46 hips 37 waist 41 bust!

What didn't work eating everything in sight, no exercise and working long hours. Allowing myself to get depressed.

What worked, giving myself a kick in the butt to get moving again!

See you guys next Saturday.


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4/8/13 7:06 A

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Hello Everyone

My first post here. As someone noted, I "wish I had started this LAST year"!!
Well, we will begin from the "now" and go forward. My goal is a bright red dress (it is hanging in my closet) for Christmas!! So far, I have lost 12 lbs, and what works for me is no excuses for not going to the park with my dog, and enjoying her happiness as we walk together for 30 minutes daily. Also, enjoying bread once a week as a treat, instead of 4 or 5 times every day. I am a sandwich fanatic. Now I have a very low -cal, good tasting whole wheat bread, that I have on Sundays..

It's rewarding pull out the old clothes, and get closer to getting back in those jeans!! Slow and steady this time, instead of starvation and re-gain!! Whole new way of LIFE

Good luck to everyone. Will see y'all soon

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3/17/13 9:48 A

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Starting weight 223.4
Week number 8
Total weight lost 16.8 lbs
Weight lost this week 1.4 lbs
Current weight 206.8

What works sticking to my calorie allotment, measuring my food, and hitting the gym as often as I can.

A positive for me this morning. I was digging through some clothes and found a pair of capris that I bought last summer that ended up being way too tight. I never did return them. Tried them on this morning, and they fit!!! I can button them with no problem!! Now if the weather will get warm sometime I will get a chance to wear them before they come too big!! emoticon

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2/1/13 11:02 A

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Starting weight: 215
Week number:
Weight lost this week: -1.1 lbs
Total weight lost: .4 lbs
Current weight: 214.6

What didn't work: Not getting in my exercise or water (still a work in progress)

What worked: Starting my day off with Breakfast smoothie and fruit.

Measurements: Will monitor monthly

I've got to work harder at getting in my water and exercise in order to reach my goal of being at 207lb by the end of the month.




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2/1/13 12:49 A

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Starting Weight: 258.8
Weight Lost This Week: 2.2 LBS
Total Weight Lost: 6.2 LBS
Current Weight: 252.6

What didn't work: waiting until later in the day to workout, it's better in the morning

What worked: measuring all my food

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JUMPUP - will be praying that your sight gets fully restored and there's no permanent damage done.

made a little progress this past week!

Starting weight: 215
Week number:
Weight lost this week: .7 lbs
Total weight lost: 1.5 lbs
Current weight: 213.5

What didn't work: Not getting in my exercise or water (still a work in progress)

What worked: Starting my day off with Breakfast smoothie and fruit.

Measurements: Will monitor monthly

I've got to work harder at getting in my water and exercise in order to reach my goal of being at 210lb by the end of the month.



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Big set back to plan - and life. Developed an 'infiltrative psuedoturmor" behind my eye that has interferred with my vision. (and brain, and facial nerves). Being treated for that with high dose steroids and have seen some improvement. Dont know where it will end. It has really thown me for a loop, but I am determined to figure out how to get my eating back in line and a way to get some exercise in. Right now I am still bathing myself in comfort food and sitting in a curled up ball, contemplating the way my life will change if I cant get my vision back completely. Must break out of this.

will do housework today. that will get me moving. Also need to assess the food situation and develop a plan to consume it with out damaging myself!

Life is what happens while you are making other plans.

Here Comes the Sun!


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I made a little progress this past week!

Starting weight: 215
Week number: 7
Weight lost this week: .6 lbs
Total weight lost: .6 lbs
Current weight: 214.2

What didn't work: Not getting in my exercise or water (still a work in progress)

What worked: Starting my day off with Breakfast smoothie and fruit.

Measurements: Will monitor monthly

I've got to work harder at getting in my water and exercise in order to reach my goal of being at 210lb by the end of the month.




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Making some progress. Not as much as I would have like but will take whatever I can get!

Starting weight: 215
Week number: 6
Weight lost this week: -.2 lbs
Total weight lost: .2 lbs
Current weight: 214.8

What didn't work: The Butter Pecan Milkshake and not getting in my exercise or water.

What worked: I'm back at square one.

Measurements: Right back where I started.

I've got to work harder at getting in my water and exercise in.



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Ok, the Christmas Holidays messed me up, so I'm asking for a do-over! emoticon

Starting weight: 215
Week number: 5
Weight lost this week: +3.4 lbs
Total weight lost: 0 lbs
Current weight: 215

What didn't work: The Christmas Hollidays and I got laxed on getting my daily water goals in.

What worked: I'm back at square one.

Measurements: Right back where I started.

As this is a new year, I'm starting the year off right so time to get the scale headed back in the right direction!

Erica in Houston, TX CST

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Starting weight: 215
Week number: 3
Weight lost this week: 1.4 lbs
Total weight lost: 3.4 lbs
Current weight: 211.6

What didn't work: Got laxed on getting my daily water goals in.

What worked: Being more active throughout the day.

Measurements: My measurements were down anywhere from .5 - 1 inch. Finally a step in the right direction.

Haven't completely mastered the 8 oz water for every 20 lbs of weight but trying to get there.


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Starting weight: 215
Week number: 2
Weight lost this week: 2 lbs
Total weight lost: 2 lbs
Current weight: 213.0

What didn't work: Christmas Party at Kirby's Steakhouse and that sinfully delicious cheesecake! Followed by a Christmas Kid's Santa Party at Itz with their delicous pasta & chili cheese dogs for dinner!

What worked: Being more active throughout the day. When I go to the bathroom, I make a lap completely around the floor. Also started walking down a flight of stairs to floor below, walk around to the other stairwell and then walk back up to my floor. Alternating between the two throughout the day made a big difference. Also started doing bicycles and leg lifts before getting out of bed at 3 sets of 15 reps each.

Measurements: My measurements were up but I used a tape measure this time so feel their more accurate. Hopefully next Monday will show more progress!

Wow not 215 but still exactly on target for 1 pound a week! My HealthyRoads counsellor suggested that I drink an 8 oz glass of water for every 20 lbs that I way daily. Didn't do it everyday last week but will definitely focus on doing it this week!

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Ok, the desk is cleared. The temp job is over, I am back from a two week visit with my daughter while my second grandchild was born, and I came back LIGHTER than I went!

I am so excited to be below the 200 lb mark again! (60 lbs to go.)

Time to get back into the groove; working out, watching intake and LOOKING FOR WORK.

December will be MY month.

Here Comes the Sun!


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As I need the extra incentive and push, I'd like to join this challenge. I usually weigh-in on Sundays and will try to post either Sunday or Monday.

Starting weight: 215
Week number: 1

We hae a program at work called HealthyRoad and the counselor recently told me that for every 20 lbs I weigh I need to have 8 oz of water. At my current weight, that's a total of 10 - 11 8 oz glasses of water per day (86 oz total per day). Will give it a try for a week and see what a difference it makes!

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i lost 2.4 lbs. this week. thanks to working out. watching what you eat. emoticon

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My body is changing and I like it!!! I have lost only 12 pounds but the inches are dropping off and I have lost a dress size. Turns out I am changing fat into muscle so my weight shouldn't measure my success. I have 36 days left till my bday and I am pushing hard!!!! emoticon

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10/25/12 5:50 A

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I am stuck. As soon as the siege at work is over, I will get back to the gym. - Another two weeks!


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10/24/12 6:42 P

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2 POUNDS THIS WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!

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10/18/12 4:10 P

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There is no start or finish date for this goal.

In the last 4 weeks I have only lost 2 pounds. But I am excited since you can see my body composition changing thanks to the weight lifting.

I feel great and I hope you all feel the same!

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9/21/12 8:21 A

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Is it too late for me to do the 1 pound a week challenge. I think it will be a big help for me to have a doable goal. emoticon

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So far this week, down 3, up 1, net loss of 2. Dont understand it, but I'll take it! Ofiicial weigh in is tomorrow, plan to work out today - 20 minutes of cardio plus lower, upper nad core strength training.

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9/20/12 4:01 P

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Ok...I am early, but the scale read 179 today! Felt good to see some results. 3 weeks gone since I started the gym and with 6 pounds gone that means I have lost 2 pounds a week. Slow and steady right? Plus, week 3 is not finished til Saturday. I wasn't supposed to weigh myself today, but I wanted to see if my results would change if I took away the weight training. It did. I think I will hold off on heavy weight training until I am around 150.

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9/18/12 6:39 P

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You can do it orange81! I'm going to do it too. I hope that you love the skin you're in while you lose your weight. I hate that society leads us to think that we're unattractive when we're overweight. I'm focusing on 1-2 lbs a week and am going to be very satisfied with 1 if that's all I get. I did not gain this weight at 4-5 lbs a week because if I did, I would have freaked out and dieted as I gained. Losing is going to be slow & I'm ok with that emoticon

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9/18/12 5:43 P

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I lost 1.4 pound again this week and I sometimes wish it was 4-5 pounds a week but I need to go slow and really learn to have a healthy lifestyle because I am sick of throwing it all away and gaining it back. I have not figured out why I do that and I want this to be the last time to take off the pounds. I don't want to be 5 foot 3 and 200 pounds of yuck. I want to get to 140 then see from there about going down to a lower weight. I just read and try to journal and find out why I think I am to good to count calories, eat healthy and crave junk junk junk! I have seen so many others take it off and work to keep it off. This time I can do it

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9/18/12 4:29 P

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I forgot to check in on Monday. I gained two pounds back. My trainer said it was muscle and not to be discouraged as I am losing inches. I guess.....but I must admit it is still a buzz kill. My plan this week is to just focus on cardio.

Here is to this week!!!

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Great job on walking 3-4 days a week! I've got to get my bootie out there and do some walking. I'm trying to focus on healthy eating habits first.

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9/12/12 3:18 P

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Hi everyone! Good job making healthy choices for yourselves.

Even if all you do for this week is come here for some support, that at least maintains your motivation to keep going forward. That alone is more than most of us had before starting! Keys to success. :)

I have maintained my weight this past week. No loss.

I'm trying not to lose weight so that I do not even accidentally lose muscle before surgery, or flux my blood sugar, or change how my medications work. Monday, 9/17, is the big day and then I will have a solid 6-9 months of limited activity.

All I've been doing is staying at the upper end of my calorie intake rather than lower and have maintained well. Still walking 3-4 days a week, but that's also limited due to the injury. I can't wait to be on to fitness again!

Keep up the good work y'all. I'll check back as I can, but you guys and your continued success will be in my thoughts!


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9/10/12 7:02 A

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I am a returning member, realizing that I need some kind of support, boost, accountability to get me back on track!

One of my goals is to get my waist down to 35". That's 10" to lose. That's a lot of poundage.

My weight has ballooned up to 211.5. I am eating better, but I am fighting medication weight gain. I have not been logging my food intake. I have not been getting my exercise in.

I have not, I have not, I have not.....

Well, that's gotta change to I HAVE.

One of the tools that I KNOW works is SparkPeople, so here I am again, with high hopes of losing that pound a week. I am ready to start now!

I will post my progress (or lack thereof - but that's not gonna happen) on Mondays, starting today.

Starting weight: 211.5
Starting waist: 45"

Wish me luck, and I will see you around the boards!


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9/9/12 12:13 P

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Thanks Turtle Avenger!

Great job avoiding the pizza Tokye emoticon emoticon

After my first 5 days at the gym, I lost 5 pounds!!! The trainer told me that the goal of 140 may not be healthy for me. WTF? I can not imagine why. I have 123 pounds of lean muscle mass. his recommendation is 150. I don't see the difference. Oh well, I may get a second opinion or re evaluate when I get to 165.

I started off this week 185. I am ending it at 180.

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Holy Moly I kicked the pizza's booty tonight. Had a low fat sub with no cheese and lots of veggies. num num

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