Dieting "behind closed doors" is absolutely not the way to stay on track. If you really want to stay accountable, get vocal. I told my friends via a blog at work that I wanted to lose 100 pounds and let them know I had joined the company's version of the Biggest Loser. Then, I blogged and talked to everyone I know. I really thought only my friends would read my blog, but more than 20K people read my blog and more than 300 people sent email messages or commented. Scary, but keeps you on track.
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I told people how much weight I wanted to lose and they all laughed at me. I also told them I wanted to be a strong woman not a wimpy skinny person. They laughed and didn't believe I could do it. Well I'm 1/3 of the way there and going strong. they are all seeing that I'm doing it and... well now, they're a little jealous! Keep it up people, not only for other people, but to also prove to yourself that you can do it!
I have been on a weight loss journey for 4 years. In that time, I have received "helpful" hints from folks...during that time, people have basically insulted me or disregarded all of the work I have done to lose all of the weight I have lost...In pursuit of my goals I always make sure to tell people to do what works for them...not what works for me...have faith, don't give up and be proud of who you are. Don't waste your time trying to be someone else.
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