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9/3/09 10:20 P

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You can be SO PROUD of yourself that you didn't give up!! You kept going and figured out what was going wrong and fixed it! Such a great inspiration for those struggling! Keep up the great work :) emoticon emoticon

Kelly :)
"Our greatest glory consist not in never falling but rising every time we fall" - this time I will rise!

Team Leader of my SP Class team of August 30- September 5, 2009

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9/3/09 11:09 A

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I'm glad you stuck it out. It can be really hard. Kudos! :)

Nobody can go back and make a new beginning, but anybody can start today and make a new ending. ~Maria Robinson

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9/3/09 12:13 A

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It is so great to know that YOU ARE STILL HERE!!!

There is a great amount of contrasting information out there. It IS overwhelming, but you did the right thing. You did a self-assessment, changed your habits, and saw results. If only everyone realized how long they need to stick it out for!

I recently got out of a 3 week low. I got off track and decided to stay there.

Finally, I saw the angry person I had turned into and realized that I did not like her.

The happier girl that is determined to get healthy is back!!! She is excited.

Thanks for sharing your story! It really is nice hearing from others and know that we are in the right place!

Take care and good luck!

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9/2/09 5:12 P

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Can anyone honestly tell me what is the best way to lose weight? Is there such a thing as a diet plateau? What is the best workout to lose weight? Should you lose weight quickly or slowly? Nobody really can AAARRRGGHHHHHH!!! The answer to all these diet questions is yes and no!IT JUST DEPENDS ON THE PERSON.

It has taken me years to figure this out. Before I would give up easily because when I hit a roadblock I would try to figure out what I did wrong and the information I found was always so conflicting and diverse. I'd end up frustrated, overwhelmed and losing hope. Not a good mental state to be in if you need to lose weight.

The truth is, if you exercise regularly and consume less energy than you expend YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT.

I have to say this out loud like a mantra because recently I hit a small plateau. Working out a lot (Biggest Loser style) and eating a limited amount of calories. I worked so hard and after a week I was excited to step on the scale and see the results. I had gained 3 pounds and I was heartbroken. I did my normal thing: cry, mentally punch the wall and then I turned to the internet to research plateaus and try to find a reason I gained weight. As usual, I only came up with more questions and I was starting to get depressed.

I realized that this is the point where I always give up.

I will not give up this time!!

I took a deep breath and evaluated what I was doing. I decided that working out that much on such a small amount of food would not have been sustainable. If I kept going like that I would lose weight but my body would suffer. I took a day off, ate a few more calories and sat on my bum and I lost 2 pounds.... I felt like cheering and chucking my scale out the window at the same time.

I know that the body can fluctuate a lot during the day and a true plateau means you don't lose for weeks, but it is rediculously frustrating working so hard and gaining weight.

I know that everyone goes through these moments, especially when facing losing so much weight. I know that this time is different because I am able to keep myself motivated and on track and I have a place to turn to to share my experiences.

If anyone wants to share their highs and lows with me, I'd love to hear stories and offer support to anyone who is having a difficult time. I have been here before many times.

It's not the size of the dog in the fight but the fight in the dog~Mark Twain

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