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7/21/10 5:37 P

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7/19/10 8:29 P

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If you are a SLOW poke like most of us, come on over and join the TURTLES team!

We ALL go through the same things you are experiencing . BUT, we pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and start all over again....AND come here daily!!!!!

MY NEW saying: (borrowed from Delila)

"If you want to do something, you'll find a way, if you don't, you'll find an excuse."

 current weight: 145.5 
7/19/10 7:55 P

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Welcome. Pick some small things you can do to change your habits. This is something positive like drinking water, snacking on veggies once a day and adding them to your meals once a day, walking ten minutes. Do these things for a couple of weeks and add some new goals.

Remember to reward your behavior and not the weight loss.

Track your intake. If you "bite it, write it." Don't worry about how much it is for a few days as you need to see what you are really eating.

A pound is 3,500 calories. Reducing your intake 500 calories a day will get you a pound a week. It took a while to get to where you are. It will take a while to get to where you want to be.

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde

You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
Charles Bruxton

 Pounds lost: 12.2 
STEPHANIE950001 Posts: 5
7/19/10 7:32 P

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I'm excited for you that you're making an effort. I've been really discouraged about slow progress until just recently I hit a goal (not my goal weight, but a goal) and realized I've been losing about three-quarters of a pound a week. It doesn't sound like much, but it adds up. Stay encouraged! It can be done!

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7/19/10 6:46 P

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Hi and welcome.... I think it's great that you've made this committment to yourself. I know that 5-6 years ago I was 70+ lbs heavier than I am now and when I thought about losing weight it just too daunting. I couldn't imagine the end.

What helped me was not thinking about the end. I started working out at Curves 3 days a week & eating healthier. In two years I'd lost only 17 lbs... but I felt better and was more flexible. That's when I decided to join a gym and Weight Watchers. It was slow for me and I'm still 10 - 12 lbs from my goal. I'm not perfect everyday and I get frustrated when I gain and lose the same 3-4 lbs... BUT I'm not 200 ++ lbs anymore.

Weight Watchers breaks down goals into smaller chunks and I think that's smart. Instead of having to lose 75 lbs, my first goal was 21 lbs... 10% of my weight. And when you reach that.. another 10%. Now I'm at the 5% goal. I know I'll get to my goal because it's been years and I've maintained a 60 + loss.

What I've learned is that this isn't hard, it isn't rock science.. what it is... it's a lifestyle... healthy, active, and happy. Stay focused and the longer you keep at it, the easier... yes easier it gets. Good luck to you.

"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of." Benjamin Franklin

 Pounds lost: 8.0 
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7/19/10 6:44 P

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Edited by: HONEYBUNCH24 at: 7/21/2010 (18:13)

"Moving forward, not looking back"

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ANGEL_UNA's Photo ANGEL_UNA Posts: 15
7/19/10 6:26 P

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Hi all, and congrats to ye all on your fabulous journeys so far. I am finding it all a bit overwhelming to be honest - I have such a big hill to climb and beat myself up when I slip up (which is very frequently Im afraid!). I am pleased that my mindset is starting to change, but it's a slow process (but then so was the process of getting this heavy in the firstplace!

Is anyone else in the same boat as me, and finding it a little hard to see beyond the massive journey? I have never been light so I am struggling to see an end point as I have nothing to aim for. I am just a little disheartened at the moment, and would love to find someone who is feeling the same way to help motivate me a little!

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