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6/11/18 10:53 P

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It is so, so hard to get momentum going -- but once you do, it gets so much easier.

Can you commit to one day at a time - just do your best for ONE day. Try not to worry about the scale, how far you have to go, etc. -- just do ONE day. Once you've done that, try for another day - then another. Keep it up, build your confidence. Get into a groove. 100 pounds is a lot - but time passes by fast... you'll be surprised how far you can get in a month, six months, one year... just by taking things one day at a time.

I know if feels like it is beyond you - but it is not. If I can do it, anyone can. I am not superwoman, just an ordinary human who was once morbidly obese -- and I failed MANY times before I succeeded at taking (and keeping) the weight off. The only difference is I learned how to get out of my own way and just do it. You can too - I know you have it in you! :)

Starting Weight: 268 lbs. (November 2010)
Quasi-Maintenance: 165 lbs. (June 2011)
Goal Weight: 150 lbs. (reached December 8, 2011)

Size 22W to Size 4

Currently maintaining within 5 lbs. (+ or -) of goal. I weigh daily, but also use a tape measure and the fit of my clothes to guage how well I'm doing.
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6/11/18 10:47 P

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6/11/18 10:40 P

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Ignore the 100 lbs for the moment and focus on the first ten. You don't say how long it took you to lose those five pounds or how long it took them to come back, but the first thing that you should keep in mind is that your weight can, and will, fluctuate by 5 lbs per day without you gaining or losing an ounce. It's the trend of your weight over time, as in weeks and months, that is what is more important than day to day bobbles. That being said, make sure you pick one scale, try to measure yourself first thing in the morning, after you use the bathroom, but before you eat or drink anything. This will give you the most accurate weight. Also take measurements because the number on the scale is not the be all, end all thing. It's one factor among many. I'd also highly recommend finding some sort of a fitness test that you can retake as you make progress. I have one from Women's Day and it is amazing to see the progress from when I started. If you don't find a set you like, time yourself walking around the block or up a flight or two of stairs and note things like if you feel winded. These sorts of non-scale factors are excellent ways to see how far you have progressed.

Start by tracking for the next two weeks. Track as accurately as you can everything that passes your lips. Once you have an idea of where you are starting, then you can work to take out what doesn't make sense for you and to add in what does. Exercise is great for a variety of health reasons, but it is not a magic fix all for your weight. Talk to your doctor or a Registered Dietitian about what things you should be focusing on. Lose the first ten pounds and then move on to the second ten pounds. Make long term changes that you can keep up, not short term ones that you can't. This means learning a lot of new ways to do things, which is going to take time. Quick fixes tend to lead to quick regains.

-google first. ask questions later.

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6/11/18 9:59 P

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Just take it or day at a time.

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6/11/18 7:15 P

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Hi all. I have over 100 lbs to lose. I lost five lbs and was so happy but gained it back. I feel so discouraged like I am never going to get this weight off. Eating well is usually ok but exercise is a real challenge as I am very depressed and lethargic most of the time. I am diabetic and have high blood pressure so I feel like I'm under the gun to get the weight off or my health will be further compromised. Thanks for reading.

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