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7/21/10 4:03 P

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Welcome and a three pound loss is great. My niece had a similar experience when she was getting her PhD. She said it was all the sitting and writing, grabbing whatever food was close and not as much sleep as she really needed. Good luck.

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7/21/10 12:09 A

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The title is true, which is why I'm making myself post. :)

I joined SparkPeople because I've been trying to lose some weight for the past year. I was ~20 pounds over where I wanted to be and then gained another ~20 during the period leading up to my qualifying exams for my Ph.D. over a year ago. I haven't been able to get rid of them since then. I was exercising and tracking my calories but only half-heartedly and kept making excuses.

My fiance and I are getting married in less than 4 months and the breaking point came when he announced that he'd lost 8 pounds I hadn't seen the scale budge. I've committed myself to this. I know there's going to be days where I backslide and screw up, but I'm tired of being unhappy when I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror. I know my relationship with food can be complex, but I also know there's good food out there that can be healthy for me. I'm now tracking my calories in every bite and have committed to myself to do exercising six days a week. He's been incredibly supportive, not only because my commitment to cooking healthy makes his weight-loss journey easier as well!

So hello. I am working to make these changes permanent ones and I appreciate all the support and encouragement I can get! I need to be accountable to myself on this. :)

P.S. - All the weight has apparently been waiting for me to join SparkPeople before leaving me, as I've dropped 3 pounds since joining. Seeing that has been so motivating!

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