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7/15/12 3:58 P

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1. When did your weight troubles start?
I was very thin as a kid and all through my teens. Before I had kids I was 110 pounds and a size 3. When I was 21 I started having babies... Every year, I got heavier and heavier. After my second baby I was able to lose a lot of my weight. I got back down to a size 5. And then it started again.... year after year, I gained more and more weight. Now, here I am in my mid 30's as big as ever...

2. What still holds you back from losing the weight?
I think I am my own worst enemy. I self sabotage, I say mean things to myself, and I don't hold myself accountable for any of it. I am also full of excuses. (I will eat what I want now and start dieting on Monday.) This is a weekly conversation in my head.

3. Are you losing weight for any particular reason? What made you want to start losing?
There are a few reasons. I want my self respect back, I am left here with self loathing.
Me and my husband of 17 years are planning on officially tying the knot. I want to have bridal pictures done... The person that shows up in my pictures now is not me... In my mind I don't see myself as this big fatty so when I see pictures of myself it really upsets me.
I just want to be happy.

I am going to shed this fat suit and find myself :)

Edited by: LUVKARLA at: 7/15/2012 (16:00)
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6/28/12 4:57 A

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1. When did your weight troubles start?

My parents separated when I was 18 months. I'm guessing that had some effect. From the age of 4 until 10 my dad wouldn't make his visits on quite a few occasions and leave me waiting and looking for him. He would call to cancel way past the pick-up time and I would feel so bad. My mother would try to help ease my feelings buy taking me out for anything and everything after a no-show. I remember rides where we would get a whopper from BK drive-through, then get onion rings from Jack, fries from McD's and a nacho bell grande plus some kind of dessert from who knows where..all in one trip..It was a great time..for a child who didn't know any better but no way to live. My nick name was Fats (My dad) or Gordita in Spanish (my mom). After the age of 12 on there was no comeback.

2. What still holds you back from losing the weight?

My mind is what holds me back. I am my own worst enemy at times.

3. Are you losing weight for any particular reason? What made you want to start losing?

I have never been height and weight proportionate..I have never been under 250lbs in my adult life (14-34) even after hundreds of pounds up and down and I really want to see what it's like to feel complete in my own skin.

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6/5/12 7:48 P

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1. When did your weight troubles start? Even as a child when I wasn't over weight I was always told I was over weight and after awhile I saw myself as over weight and figured it was how I was meant to be.

2. What still holds you back from losing the weight? Nothing I am losing it just gets slow off and on but hey I have lost 111 pounds!

3. Are you losing weight for any particular reason? What made you want to start losing? I first wanted to lose weight because I wanted to have another baby but now it's that and I want to be healthy for my kids, I don't wanna miss anything!




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6/2/12 8:12 P

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1. When did your weight troubles start?

They started when I was 8 years old. My mother had married an abusive man and we had moved about 3 times before finally ending up in a camper behind my grandparents house. Very rough time.

2. What still holds you back from losing the weight?

Laziness. I've gotten complacent and lazy over the years thinking "well, if they don't like me I'll just eat some more and just wish I were thin." Not practical or helpful.

3. Are you losing weight for any particular reason? What made you want to start losing?

I want to be healthy for 1. For 2, I want to look fantastic in a wedding dress. And 3, I have so many places I want to go and things I want to do that are just impossible at my current size and health.



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6/2/12 3:57 A

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1) I had a false perception starting when I was 9. I was a bean pole and tall and thought I was fat. I was then fondled by a much older boy. I starved myself for him to like me. After he didnt want me anymore I went the other way. It wasnt till I was in my mid 20's that I really started to put on wt.
2)I hold myself back. I am my worst enemy. I used to workout and then go home and binge. Defeating my whole purpose for working out.
3)I am currently making plans for my 10year anniversary and wedding vow renewal. I want to have to take in my original dress. Also, I have my 15year class reunion a month later! BIG plans of laying in a bathing suit in Hawaii for my honeymoon!
I am also under the care of a Cardiologist for my heart and he says that if I dont get the wt off then I will be looking at a triple bypass if I make it to the hospital! emoticon

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5/20/12 4:40 P

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Dears, here are my answers... Difficult but true...

1. When did your weight troubles start?
emoticon to my ealiest memories, it started when I was 8, when my parent divorced... I started eating my emotions. It really became an issue when I became adolescent, around age 15...

2. What still holds you back from losing the weight?
emoticon I don't realize that if I decide to change my habits, I have to accept this is a whole life package. I want to see results quick without thinking of the long term committment.
I am working to persuade my mind of this. I think this is the only way I can succeed!

3. Are you losing weight for any particular reason? What made you want to start losing?
emoticon I want to be free. I want to be healthy and to have child. I had two options: continue as I was doing and eventually die or take control of my life and fight for it because it is worth. Of course, I chose second option.

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1/24/12 11:46 P

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1. When did your weight troubles start? Before I can even remember, Growing up in grade school I was over weight, and since my parents packed my lunches I am not sure what started it because we ate fairly healthy.

2. What still holds you back from losing the weight? This is a hard one, I have a hard time figuring out where I need to be for calories and workout. I don't eat enough so my motabilsim is probably low but then there are times where I am starving too. So I need to find the happy medium for everything and then it will happen although I am making progress kind of it has been fairly consistent of up 2 one week then down 3 the next. So overall I have lost about 2 pounds that I gained in November.

3. Are you losing weight for any particular reason? What made you want to start losing? I want to lose weight so I can lead a long healthy life. I am also considering going back to school to become a dietitian or trainer and think I would be able to do a lot more in either field with less weight.


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1/24/12 8:07 P

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1. When did your weight troubles start? My weight troubles really started in elementary school. My dad started driving a dairy truck. He delivered ice-cream to grocery stores, convenience stores, and such. I had an unlimited supply of the it. I think that really got the ball rolling for me gaining weight. I was always a little on the heavy side, but not exactly chubby. My weight really started to take off after I graduated high school.

2. What still holds you back from losing the weight? I think it's all mental for me. I do not have confidence in myself and I let that lack of confidence gets the best of me. For some strange reason, I am almost afraid to lose the weight. I don't know what to expect. Keeping the weight is almost safe for me.

3. Are you losing weight for any particular reason? What made you want to start losing? I am losing weight mostly because I am so unhappy with the way I look and feel. I am so big and heavy. I have no energy and feel really self-conscious. I started my weight loss journey in October because I just got sick and tired of feeling that way. I am 34 and single with no confidence to start dating again. I was hurt really bad in my relationship with my daughter's dad and my weight was always an issue for him. That really took all my confidence. I am a wonderful person and I really want to get my confidence back. When I look good, I feel good.

I know, heavy stuff right. It really feels good to let it out so that I can get to the bottom of my issues. I have fallen off the wagon many times since October, but I am 25lbs lighter than I was when I started. I refuse to stop working on finally losing the weight for good, regardless of how long it takes.

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1/24/12 11:22 A

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1. When did your weight troubles start? My weight trouble started when my thyroid started going bad but the doctors didn't look at it, they just put me on antidepressants to help my panic attacks.

2. What still holds you back from losing the weight? I'm not really sure. Not sure if i'm afraid to be thin again or not.

3. Are you losing weight for any particular reason? What made you want to start losing? Ineed to lose weight for my health.

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1/24/12 12:04 A

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I'm borrowing this from Elaine, one of the former captains of the Purple Panthers BLC Team, who was inspired by The Biggest Loser. She posed the following questions to the team:

It is always good to know why we started gaining weight. What happened in your life? What are we doing now to correct it? These are all good questions to answer to help us get that much closer to becoming the new you. Take a few moments to answer the questions below:


1. When did your weight troubles start?

2. What still holds you back from losing the weight?

3. Are you losing weight for any particular reason? What made you want to start losing?


You don't have to answer these on this thread... but do think about them. The WHY is so important to know so you can change for good.

-Audra (from Northern California)

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If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything, is ready, we shall never begin. -Ivan Turgenev

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