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Monday, November 21, 2011

To become "overweight" and not be "obese" according to the BMI calculator I have to lose almost 50 pounds...

We can do this right?
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  • YIGOBUTTERFLY
    Yes, you can! You have made a good start. Just keep at it.

    Jane
    2432 days ago
  • LUVPOETESS
    One thing certain - if you follow SP's plan, you'll lose it faster than you gained it. Also, you don't have to concern yourself with losing 50 lbs. Just do what it takes to burn xxx number of calories per day. The numbers will change as a result..

    I've lost half that much to get into the overweight category, but I have to lose that much more to get into a healthy range. "By the inch it's a cinch. By the mile it's a trial."

    Let's enjoy the process as we keep the ultimate goal in mind.


    2433 days ago
  • HELLO_KITTY_
    Right!
    2434 days ago
  • MARTA_M
    Yes, you can! One good decision at a time!
    2435 days ago
  • ILIKETOZUMBA
    Don't think about how far you have to go. Break it down into smaller, more manageable goals. Instead of thinking "I have to lose 50 pounds," think "Maybe I could lose 5 pounds to start with." Just dropping 5 pounds means positive things for your health. Weight loss doesn't have to be an all-or-nothing situation. I've found that if I focus on and celebrate the smaller achievements (losing a pound the previous week, staying within my calorie range, having a good workout), it gives me enough motivation to keep going so that I can eventually see the numbers on the scale decrease. And then I can reflect upon my weight loss success so far, and turn THAT into additional motivation. My goal is to lose 100 pounds. That seemed wildly unattainable when I started...but I've lost 75 or a little more at this point. Just keep going, and be sure to congratulate yourself for every step forward, no matter how small you think it might be. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way! You can TOTALLY do it. :)
    2435 days ago
  • CRISSA1669
    Yep, you sure can!!! Eat less, move more, if you hit a bump in the road, get up and keep moving forward. A bunch of small good choices will add up to some BIG changes, you'll see...I would have never thought starting back in March of this year that I would be down 50 pounds....and I've still got that much more..and a couple more than that, to go...

    Keep going, even when it's hard...and I am saying right at this very moment when it is 9:55pm CST and I have a workout waiting for me in the garage AND I do NOT feel like going out there and doing it....but guess what...in 1 hour(more like 65 minutes) you can check my fitness tracker and you will see that I did it anyway, even when I REALLY REALLY REALLY did not feel like it...but I already know I'll feel better for doing it!! And that completing this workout will put me another step closer to those 50+ pounds I've got to get off. So.......DO IT!! :)
    2435 days ago
  • no profile photo ALICEART2010
    inch by inch it's a cinch! good luck
    2435 days ago
  • MONTEJULIE
    When I started out I had to lose over 75 pounds to be "only overweight" and now I'm only slightly overweight so hang in there!
    2435 days ago
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