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8/12/12 11:01 A


One thing that helped me when I'd start to freak out / get overwhelmed about it all:
When I'd look in the mirror, still seeing the obvious of how far I had to go, I'd tell myself, "I'm not where I want to be YET, but I'm getting there! I'm getting there!!"

Silly, perhaps, but it was enough of a pep talk to get me over the edge and keep it going.

Don't focus on how *lucky* you imagine those other skinny people to be. Trust me, they have their own issues. Weight gain may or may not be one of them NOW, but we all have things we struggle with.

Lastly, time is going to march on, regardless of whether you develop a healthy lifestyle or not! A week from now...six months from now....a year from now....what do you want to be: fatter, thinner or the same? Act accordingly.

You'll get there if you don't quit - I promise!! You don't lose weight to get healthy; you develop a healthy lifestyle and the weight comes off (took me forever to figure that one out!).

Good luck!!!

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8/12/12 10:27 A

thanks everyone for the support and advice
i really love using this forum
taking it one day at a time!

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8/12/12 9:45 A

We`ve all been there, and you are now among friends who totally understand.
It can be a helpless and overwhelming feeling - when you look at the "end number" and it seems so far away and so out of reach. But you CAN do it. Just take each day as it comes, reward your efforts with a pat on the back, don`t beat yourself up over little setbacks. Get back on the path quickly and keep on walking.
No, it won`t happen overnight, but the hard work and effort as you start to see results will be SO rewarding.
Good Luck.

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8/12/12 6:53 A


This is not the Biggest Loser. While we'd all love for the weight to be gone overnight, those types of dramatic weekly weight losses are just not typical. There are no magic pills, gimics or quick fixes. Weight loss really is a slow steady process that takes time. You didn't gain the weight overnight, it's not coming off overnight.

Don't look at weight loss with an all or nothing mentality. If the only healthy thing you were to do for yourself today was to drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction. Start with some simple changes you can stick with. Don't try to do everything at once or you will end up frustrated.

One small change is all it takes to change your life. Because one small change will lead to another and another and another.... before you know it, all those small changes add up into one BIG accomplishment.

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8/12/12 12:10 A

Keep yourself mindful. When you find yourself thinking of food try to figure out what other emotions are going on. Help yourself realize there's more to it and work on feeding the real void. You did right by posting.

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8/11/12 8:33 P


None of us became overweight overnight, and we won't become thin overnight as well. But as the old Japanese proverb reads, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" consider this day the first step of your journey. You can do this. Just know that it takes time, determination and perseverance. You can lose the weight, but don't give up. Hang in there!

Coach Nancy

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8/11/12 8:21 P

i hate being fat
i hate that every minute of my day i think about food and think about choosing to act healthier
i hate not seeing results as quickly as i'd like
i wish i were one of those skinny people who didn't have to worry about what they ate; who ate just when they were hungry; and had a healthy relationship with food.
i keep getting frustrated that despite my best efforts, my weight never budges.
and i hate that i am venting on a saturday night!

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