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something about me

Monday, August 23, 2010

I've always been on the heavy side but when I got on the scale and realized I weighed as much as I did when I was pregnant 2 years earlier, I knew I needed to take action.

I started SP Nov of 2009. The only thing I did initially was chart my food. By the second day I was embarrased by everything I was putting in my mouth. That's when I actually started making smarter choices with portion size. I still ate whatever I wanted by just in much smaller amounts. I kept this up until Jan 13th and managed to lose 20 pounds - - - I actually lost over Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Unfortunately, my support system at home became less and less supportive so I stopped using SP but still watched my portions and managed to maintain my 20 lb loss for 5.5 months! The summer got stressful and I gained 10 pounds back and told my family that I was going to do SP and they needed to realize I wasn't going to back down this time. I lost 2.5 pounds my first week back!!

I guess my point is, don't try to change everything at once as it can be very overwhelming. Take small steps and don't be discouraged if you have a bad day.

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    Wow, I can relate to what you are saying. I am finding that I am losing weight since I joined on, but I know it might be short term. My husband has lost a lot of weight this year and I expected him to be supportive of me trying to lose the pounds too. I'm not seeing the support though. I see him trying to undermine my efforts occasionally instead. I don't know if it's on purpose or not, but it sure feels that way.

    I saw on the Christmas challenge that we're pretty close on our current weights and pretty close on our goals. I hope we both make it! Good luck!!
    2807 days ago
    Yep yep, this is for you. Congratulations on the weight loss. Keep it up!
    2830 days ago
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