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5/24/10 8:03 P

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I agree with Kiwi, taking baby steps is how I got motivated to stay on it.

You can totally do this, immerse yourself in the sparkpeople. Write blogs, read peoples blogs, leave comments, they will comment on yours in return. And you will eventually make friends that hold you accountable.

I have a similar story to you, lost a bunch of weight, had a baby, gained a little... then gained a whole lot more. It sucked, and I was in denial for years about it. I tried a few times, and nothing stuck until this time. Just make sure you keep coming back and eventually it will happen!

You can do it this time :) I believe in you!

Zenthae


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5/24/10 10:51 A

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Thanks, guys! Kiwifish, that's great advice. Small steps make it less overwhelming. I have such difficulty remembering to track foods. I'll try to make more of an effort to do it!

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5/24/10 10:19 A

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Congrats on taking the first step! emoticon

Peace, Love, and Happiness to all of my friends!

Melissa


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5/24/10 8:01 A

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Hi and welcome to the team~

I think my first suggestion would be to not try and change everything all at once. That works for some people who prefer to just go cold turkey and charge forward, but for most people it helps to just make a few changes at a time.

THe Fast Break goals are a great way to start. Drink your water, track what you eat (even if some days it's not the BEST food... track it anyway and then you can see where changes need made - if skipping breakfast leads to overeating later, if lack of quick finger foods results in unhealthy choices, etc.)

And try to just get in 10 - 15 minutes cardio a day. That can be anything from a walk, to heavy cleaning to dancing around your living room.

Go from there - focus on only losing 10 pounds or so at a time. When that 10 is gone, focus on losing another 10.

Onward!

KiwiFish goes rawr.


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5/24/10 12:24 A

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I'm not sure if I've introduced myself before. I keep coming to SparkPeople but I don't stick around. I'm so frustrated with myself right now. I am tired of being so very overweight, I'm tired of feeling tired, sore, and disappointed in myself.

I weigh about 281 lbs right now. I've lost four pounds. 285 is the highest I've ever been, but I've been overweight for a great deal of my life. When I was about 20 years old I managed to start losing weight. I lost the first 20 lbs in an unhealthy way, severely restricting, but also walking quite a bit. Then I realized I was being very unhealthy, and started eating more, but was able to eat properly and healthily. Over the next two years I managed to lose quite a bit more weight by walking about an hour a day, I stopped drinking pop and drank mostly water, with a little bit of milk or orange juice here and there. I was eating a lot more fruits and veggies, and almost no junk food or fast food. I went from about 265 to 180 in about two years. Then I got pregnant, I moved in with my boyfriend, and I started eating a lot of junk food and fast food again. It was convenient and around me all the time. I gained 85 lbs while I was pregnant, then lost 20... and then I gained back that 20 plus another 60 over the following two years. And here I am.

I am frustrated, I feel overwhelmed, and I just don't know how to start or how to keep myself doing the things I need to do to lose this weight and keep it off.

I hope I can find the help I need here.

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