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TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,067
8/15/12 3:16 P

honestly, I don't know how. How do you do it and I'll be glad to?

I just searched yahoo and it's the renaissance women photos I'm speaking about. They are usually naked and they have wide hips and big thighs, like me! Kinda like the Adam and Eve photos that I'm sure you've seen. LOL!! amytoday1

Edited by: TURTLESDOVE at: 8/15/2012 (16:10)
8/15/12 1:25 P

yes, Yes, YES, post pics!

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8/15/12 12:42 P

No. Probably best to send pics.

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,067
8/15/12 12:41 P

Right on the money KJ!!! My hubby sometimes tells me that I am just fine the way I am, and although I appreciate that, I am still not happy with what I see in front of the mirror naked. I look like one of them women on those old pictures wearing those ribbon things over their unmentionables. I don't know if you know what I'm talking about.

8/15/12 11:18 A


pure un-cut China white vanity is the only way to go. you have to make it personal, it can't be about being "healthy", it can't be about your "family", it can't be anything else except for vanity. Oh, you can SAY it's for others and the greater good, by all means, say that out loud, people like to hear that but to yourself? look in the mirror, have an idea of you want to look like and DON'T SETTLE FOR ANYTHING LESS THAN AWESOME! Don't short change yourself by thinking oh, I just wanna be a bit smaller to fit into a size 24 or 42, go for size 4 or waist 32.

Go-FOR-IT!!!! Keep focused. Doing it for others sucks and motivation lost quickly. Goals, set your goals. Go for numbers: 16" biceps, 32 waist, 48" chest 25" thighs, a ROUND BUTT!!!!

Go for this:
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NHOYLE1 Posts: 351
8/15/12 7:50 A

When my willpower is really feeling low, I ask for support from those I love. I ask that they help distract me and get me doing something that will get me away from that food. I pack a healthy snack to go with it.

That being said, this weekend my GF wants to go to the fair, so we will see how the willpower holds out over the weekend.

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,067
8/14/12 11:05 A

I find my will power lacking when hunger takes a toll on me. The only thing that really helps is to eat filling foods, and to me that would be beans and eggs, and oh, just recently I found that plain nonfat greek yogurt helps with appetite. I wish you the best of luck.

"nothing tastes as good as thin feels"

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8/14/12 10:39 A

Good question. It depends, of course. What's really helped me is tracking everything. If I have to track it, I can't ignore the results of giving in.

What's working for you in those moments?

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8/14/12 10:39 A

A few things to mention based on my experience. First, will power doesn't really last without meaningful goals. The will power to resist something can only occur when the downsides consistently outweigh the upsides. For example, if you have set a goal to run a 5K this fall, eating like a pig and neglecting your training will put that goal in jeopardy. If it's easy to abandon that goal, your goal sucked (for you).

Second, I think it's important to set aside room your calorie budget for indulgences. It does a couple of things, first, it quells some of the psychological naggings and second, a day at calorie equilibrium could help metabolic slowdown that can occur when on extended calorie restriction. The key is to manage both. Setting reasonable, attainable and MEANINGFUL goals and having part of that plan include the occasional indulgence.

(note: I want to lose 50 pounds is NOT a meaningful goal, it's a byproduct of real goals)

Just my two cents.

JWILEY40 Posts: 36
8/14/12 8:07 A

I am wondering: what do you do when your will-power wanes? I'm hangin' in there but there are times I want to inhale popcorn with tons of butter!! How do you control it?

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