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4/16/07 6:48 P

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Hi all,

I feel terrible that I'm lurking here...and I also tell myself that if I speak up, maybe I'll stay focused. Who knows.... As it stands, I will go great for awhile, and then I'll stop and then I'll have a day where I eat really well, but have brownies for dinner. (Um, tonight maybe?)

What am I doing here? I told myself that I'd be really hot by my 30th birthday. Last year sometime. And now I have...ten months. And, well, I'm currently hot. But there's still room for improvement.

I probably have about 15-20 lbs I'd like to lose. I don't weigh myself though, and I'm not sure that I'll start. I don't care what the number is...I'm all about the visual.

I've been doing pretty decently with exercise. I walk *a lot* -- and I do yoga and pilates. I was running, but I fell off the wagon with that. I'm looking forward to slightly better weather so that I can get outside and hike.

Anyway! I'll try to pipe up more around here. And stay on the wagon! And be really effing hot by the time I'm 30!

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4/10/07 12:32 P

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hey, i'm sexy_secretary on glitter but my name is different here!

i joined spark a number of months ago, but never really followed through with the plan. although i did start going to the gym at least 5 days a week when i started spark and have kept up with that, so yay!

i know that at least until school ends in may i will not sit down and type in all my calories here, but just getting some daily emails about exercises of the day and stuff makes me think about fitness more than i used to and helps me make some better choices.

i don't have alot of weight to lose but i would love to lose 10 pounds and be 'tighter' and more 'lean'.

so in some ways i'm here just to remind myself to follow my current fitness schedule which seems to be working in alot of ways (clothes fit much better) and to support other glitterati.

and on that note i just want to say that although i mentioned weight, i don't put that much sway into exact weights and Body Mass Indexes. Until someone explains it to me in a way I'll believe I feel that BMI does not take into account muscle weight gained. i can tell that i have not added 'fat' pounds on to my body since i've been working out and watching what i eat (without depriving myself), and i lift weights enough to know and more importantly feel the muscle i've gained. i have stayed at mostly a steady weight (although my morning weight is now lower than it used to be) but like i said, i've noticed body changes, my clothes fit waaay better, and my boyfriend says he can tell i'm more 'firm'.

so anyway, that's just my two cents about the numbers game. one thing i wish i would have done before i started working out was take my body measurements, so maybe i'll do that today. i think that is a better measure.

so, good luck everyone on your goals and one day i'll try to be a more frequent 'sparker'.
steph

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4/9/07 11:09 A

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fleshy-fleshy-flesh? are you saying i'm fat, morah?

ha! i'm glad you're here!

"That's why we call it a struggle/ You're supposed to sweat"


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MORAHT Posts: 3
4/9/07 12:42 A

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Hi all.

I'm a glitter lurker, and found my way here through my friend-in-the-fleshy-fleshy-flesh, cmightym. I'm so glad to have a smaller group within this huge site to chat with-- I'm easily overwhelmed on the interweb, so I hope it's cool that I crash the glitter party.

My weight's gone up and down since I was in high school. I'm an emotional eater and last summer I was in a situation where I gained ten pounds that had been gone for a few years. Now I'm engaged to be married and would love to get those ten pounds plus a few more off my frame-- both for the wedding and for my own general well-being.

I'm good at exercising and have little problem sweating everyday. What goes in my mouth, however, has always been the problem. I love to eat. I love it. So the challenge now will be to keep eating and keep loving it and not become obsessed with what's going in my mouth, but also to become more aware of how what goes in my mouth affects my ass.

moraht

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3/25/07 9:44 P

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After all the raving on Glitter, I came here myself. My New Year's resolution was to take care of myself, and that includes physically. Over the past year or so I've gained about 15 pounds, and that's on top of the 15-20 extra I was carrying already. I blame it on being "fat and happy," as my mom calls it - life's been good since my boyfriend and I got together at the end of 2005, and we've both widened a bit to show it.

I've been taking a dance class for several months, but I started it when the rest of my life became more stationary, so no net change. Sigh. I'm looking to add another day or two of proper exercise to my week (I'm taking a boxing class Wednesday!) in addition to starting a bit of weight training.

I hate gyms, I love classes, and I miss the way I looked when I was 17. I'm only 23, so that's not so far out of reach. I am tired of not being able to find shirts to fit over my enormous boobs. They've gotta go. I've also had a horrible time finding pants in recent months, so yes... we do have some work to do.

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3/25/07 1:07 P

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Thanks for the welcome, Kari! You and guttergirl have been pretty inspiring on LJ. I hope I can stay as motivated as you guys. Btw, you are one hot mama! emoticon

Hello and welcome to all the new ladies!

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3/24/07 10:07 P

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Yay, more cool people!

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UMSCOTTA Posts: 21
3/23/07 7:34 P

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I changed my username to make myself more recognizable. Greenbean on Glitter, used to be kitty_booboo here.

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THUNDERGIRL Posts: 307
3/22/07 10:13 P

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tehe - I thought you stopped blogging. I read until you went "off the air" a long time ago. If you resurfaced I didn't know about it, sorry I outed you!





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3/22/07 2:36 P

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I probably am *that* chickenflicken. Hee! That's funny, I didn't think any glitter people read my blog.

It's nice to hear that you (Thundergirl) had your doubts and apprehensions. I was feeling the same things, but thought I'd give it a try since I'd be "accountable" to other people. Thanks for the encouragement!

There is just one life for each of us: our own.

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THUNDERGIRL Posts: 307
3/22/07 1:51 P

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Welcome Now_Boarding and Chickenflicken (ps are you *that* chickenflicken??)

We hope you like it here, I will tell you myself that I thought that I had no willpower, was incapable of losing weight and reforming my life to be healthy and this website is absolutely unbelievable because it has busted through everything I thought was impossible and I am on my way to being lighter and healthier.

Its great to have new people along on this journey with us!





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NOW_BOARDING Posts: 2
3/22/07 1:43 P

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Hola, I'm sharbear on glitter (I'd consider myself a super-lurker/occassional poster since about 2001).

I joind this site after reading about how much you all liked it.
I've always been overweight, but at least somewhat fit.
I taught water aerobices for several years, exercised, and considered what I put in my mouth

I'd like to go back to being voluptuous rather than having to dress really carefully to perpetuate the illusion. I am going to use this site to force myself to consider and be accountable for what I eat.



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3/22/07 10:20 A

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Hi! I'm happilaff on Glitter, and just joined after posting there about making diet changes. I am not so much interested in losing a lot of weight as I am in gaining strength and stamina and being healthier. Hopefully, this will motivate me to do more for myself. :)

There is just one life for each of us: our own.

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3/19/07 11:10 A

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Welcome Xiola!!

20lbs. is a great start! (heck, I'd be happy if 20lbs. were all I lost!)

I read recently that if you're going to pick one thing to focus on first - diet or exercise - that diet is the hardest thing to change so you should focus on that first.

So, it sounds like you've got a great start and that the rest will fall into place!

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3/18/07 1:50 P

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Hey, I'm Xiola on glitter. I drank my twenties away, and have gained weight and become hopelessly out of shape. I just discovered this site via glitter, and am going to use it to motivate me to get off my butt and exercise. I might even get up early in the morning to do it.

I've been doing a modified version of the South Beach diet (closer to WorkandPlay's F*** It Diet, but with more fiber) since July and have lost around 20 pounds or so. It's helped me train myself to eat healthier and be more conscious of what I put into me. Plus, losing a pant size didn't hurt.

I keep meaning to exercise regularly - I bought Pilates and Yoga dvds with the intention of working out three days a week, but I can't seem to keep the motivation up. That's what I'm here for. I need support, dang it!

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2/16/07 12:47 P

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I'm joking-- but in that way that you laugh about things that are horrifically true!

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2/16/07 12:38 P

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I hope you were joking because I just laughed.

I have a very self deprecating sense of humour so it's right up my alley ;)

I like to tell people that I'm a member of the society of people rolling down the street.

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2/16/07 12:34 P

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Hi ladies!

I'm Pinkie on Glitter.

I am very fat and would like to die from something more romantic than my big ass. That is why I am here.

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2/9/07 11:41 A

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I'm Didds on glitter (I'm pretty sure) but I haven't posted there in a loooong time.

I'm here to try and lose weight and get back to my pre-depo provera weight and then some. I gained 30 lbs over the course of 2 years and my self esteem slid to crap. I actually think that spark people is going to help me in a different way though.

Over the past year I've noticed some dangerous behavior in myself that I could just barely keep in check. I mean like, not wanting to eat when I was hungry because I didn't want the calories, weighing myself multiple times a day, OBSESSING over what I was eating, crying over what I was eating. I didn't want to eat a single meal over 300 calories or I felt that I was failing miserably. So basically, I almost always felt like I was failing miserably.

Anyway, I managed to lose 10 lbs on my own. Then on Friday I joined a gym and I decided to take sparkpeople more seriously (I would only occasionally glance at it and never log all the food I ate, only some). I started to track my workouts and ALL the food I eat and it is seriously helping me reign in my negativity and cynicism. Like, take yesterday for example. I thought I ate a million calories worth of homemade banana bread, carrots, hummus, pickles, salad, salad DRESSING (yum), and an arizona iced tea. I was filling my negative bucket and thinking that at this rate I was never going to make my goal. I entered everything into sparkpeople and... it turns out I was just BARELY over 1200 for the day.

makes me wonder how long I was beating myself up over nothing for...

Anyway, I'm glad to be in this team because I've seen you ladies be all hella supportive and awesome all the time.

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2/8/07 11:18 P

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hey, i got a postcard from your lovefest! thanks!

"That's why we call it a struggle/ You're supposed to sweat"


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SARAHPOCKETS Posts: 1
2/8/07 6:40 P

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Hi. I'm thinkgeek on glitter. I wanted to join in when this group first started, but I was in Amsterdam on a lovefest & couldn't be bothered. I'm back now & ready to get in shape.


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2/8/07 6:35 P

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bump to ask new peeps to tell us who they are?

who are you, new peeps?

"That's why we call it a struggle/ You're supposed to sweat"


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1/30/07 2:20 P

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I'm guttergrrl over on the boards. I was doing well on a loose program of working out and WW for a while, lost about 50 lbs and promptly stopped doing everything that was working for me. I've put some back on, and I'm trying to stop myself from backsliding further.

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1/24/07 10:33 A

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i'm iscoolster on glitter. (:

i've always had this problem where i feel like the fat girl. in high school, i'd buy plus sized clothes to wear when really, i was maybe an eight on top and a twelve on bottom. i used to think that i was so huge that i couldn't fit in a school desk or theatre seat, and i felt like a blob compared to my tiny friends. that problem stopped when i discovered cute clothes that fit well. i learned my sizes and decided that if i could loose that little pooch on my belly, i'd be fine.

i never did loose that pooch, but i was okay with that.

then, this past year happened, and i gained about forty five pounds without really noticing. i'm an emotional eater. and this year, i'd eat because the boy was away and i was sad about it or because my parents are horrible people or because my dog died or because i had a hard time at school. the size thing is back, especially at work, where i work with these tiny five foot tall girls.

so, now i know i need to loose weight, but it's very hard to convince others of that. my friend john doesn't think i look any different now than i did a year ago when we met. my boy only thinks i look slightly chubbier and that that'd go away after ten pounds.

but i know what i need, and i'm going to do what it takes.

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SOPHETE Posts: 64
1/24/07 1:58 A

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aaaaaaaand here's live oak.

"If anyone can tell me if drunken dancing on Friday night counts as cardio exercise, it would be much appreciated as well."

i was just gonna say... that dancing most certainly cancels out any booze i drink, in my head, which is good enough for me.

i'm currently on the rag, which i've decided makes me pretty much exempt from my plan.

i've generally been sticking to my goals like gum to a sidewalk, though. they're small goals, so far. but i'm still proud.

glad glitter's here : )


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1/18/07 2:19 A

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Yay, Tamie!!!

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1/18/07 2:01 A

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I also have not posted to glitter for a while but I am still friends with some of you on LJ.
I was funkychicken7 on glitter back in the good old days. Some of you may know me from my website, roxycraft.com.
I'm here to lose my Mama weight. I lost about 75lbs in 2004-2005 and I gained it all back with my pregnancy. My son is a year old now, and after several failed attempts this year, I am ready to give it another go...hopefully this one is the winner!
I have a short term goal of 50lbs. I'm heading into day 4 now.

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1/18/07 1:44 A

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I haven't posted to Glitter in awhile, but I post on Getcrafty and LJ as yardenxanthe. I'm the editor of CROQ zine (a crafty zine - there was an article on Supernaturale about us a few months back), and I had a baby 6 months ago.

Short Term Goal: 200 by April 30
Long Term Goal: 170 by December 24, 2007

After that, I'd like to lose 20 more. We'll see what happens after that.

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LJHEALEY Posts: 38
1/16/07 9:27 A

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I'm silverfish2007 over on glitter.

I joined this a long time ago (almost a year) and never ever used it. Most of the communities have like thousands of members and millions of posts and I don't have the patience to wade through that, so I'm looking forward to having this smaller more familiar group!

I have been on a "new lifestyle" plan since November of last year when I joined my gym and started working with a personal trainer. I've lost 26 pounds so far and I feel really great. I am trying to focus less on a number and more on how I feel. I really want to get into really good shape. My fitness goal is to run a 5k in September, which I think I'm pretty well on track to do.

As far as my diet, I eat a pescatarian low-carb low-fat diet. Tons of veggies, fruit, try to eat only good carbs, low-fat dairy, beans, nuts, legumes, etc.

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1/15/07 11:37 P

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I'm moonunit 55 from glitter. I uniformly weighted 135-140 for years and years and I felt great right there until I graduated college. I was still working out still eating the same, I just feel like my metabolism has slowed down and I am stuck right at 150.

Until three months ago I worked out regularly and also with a trainer. Unfortuntely law school got in the way and I hadn't seen the inside of a gym for three months until last week. I tried a pilates class today and I had no core strength whatsoever whereas before I could do pilates rollups easily. So I got my ass handed to me on a platter and I felt embarrassed.

Losing weight would be great but I want to feel good through eating nutritious food and finding time to work out again. I have class at 10:30 two days a week so I think I am going to go to the gym at 8AM those days so there is two trips and if I can get two more in I'm gold.

Good luck everyone, I am glad that there is a support group.





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1/12/07 11:11 P

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hey all,

i've tried sites like this before, but never with other people, so i'm hoping that doing this in tangent with all you glitter ladies will kick my ass in gear.

i've been heavy since puberty hit, with bouts of skinniness here and there, usually after a spell of calorie counting and incorporating exercise into my daily routine in some inavoidable way (joining a sports team or having to walk somewhere regularly). in high school i got up to 220 or so, at about which time i started to feel the weight and it sucked. after a trip to japan and gallbladder surgery, i had lost 30 pounds within a month, and kept losing from there, until i hit 180. for me, that was a good weight. i had a lot of muscle, was fit, and had a decent realtionship with food.

since having sebastian, emotional out-of-control eating has become a problem again. i haven't been able to drop the preganacy weight, and i'm flabbier than i have ever been. i feel rolly and generally bad in my own skin. so yeah, i want to get back to my fighting weight, so to speak, so i can feel comfortable again.

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Oh no!

I have a bad haircut that I'm trying to grow out and its totally not flattering. I feel ya.


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1/12/07 6:25 P

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doods, i just got a haircut that makes my face look 2x the size it did this morning when i woke up.

now, which do you think will happen faster: my hair grows out or i actually lose some of my second chin? anyone care to take bets?

xo,

cbigfacem

"That's why we call it a struggle/ You're supposed to sweat"


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1/12/07 6:03 P

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Hi all! It's figwit from glitter. I'm here mainly because I used to be super super tiny (85lbs, 5'2") up until 10th grade, when I grew 8 inches and gained 60lbs in 1 year! Ever since then, I've always felt really fat, even though my BMI is low, so I'm on here to not only lose the *fat* i've had on me since then, but to also tone up, exercise more, etc. Also, their meal plans are sooo bland, so I'm excited, because I probably only eat about 20 things! hehe. I think this is going to be pretty fun!

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1/12/07 4:40 P

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Oh, drunken dancing totally counts as excercise. I plan on dancing off my booze calories.

I started tracking fiber, iron, and calcium too. I am surprised that my bones haven't snapped, I'm not really anemic, and that I ever poo with how little of those nutrients I've apparently been getting.

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1/12/07 3:32 P

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Hi there! I'm medusa over on Glitter and I'm new there too, I've been a lurker, but glad to have found all of y'all and to have this group here.

I've always been heavy, chubby, fat whatever you call it....I lost a lot of weight in college (50+lbs) and then have gained it steadily over the years. I really need to get it together and live like a grown-up with regular healthy meals and exercise. I tend to graze and snack my way through meals at home and I am a classic emotional eater. I eat when I'm angry, upset, lonely etc...and then end up all those things because I eat. The vicious cycle.

So I'm here so I don't have to be doing this all alone.


Goal 1- 10% - 232 lbs
Goal 2 -10% - 209 lbs
Goal 3 - 10% - 188 lbs


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1/12/07 3:01 P

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I've been fat my whole entire life. I honestly don't remember when I haven't been under 200 pounds, but it must have been in grade school. I know that when I was in grade 9 I weighed 223.

I can eat healthy & excercise no problem, but the thing I'm trying to work on most this time around is my mental relationship with food. My father is getting Gastric Bypass Surgery soon & I just never, ever want to have a doctor tell me that drastic surgery is my best option.

My knees *ache* ALL the time, my feet hurt, I find myself opting to stay in instead of going out because I'm embarassed by my own body. A horrible feeling, and one that is uncharictaristic of me.

I'm *SO* glad we have this little group - there's so many people on this website that I think it'd be pretty tough to form a glittery-esque bond with them. I feel like you guys know me & I think that's really going to help.

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1/12/07 2:56 P

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WorkAndPlay reporting for duty!

Like neurochic, I'm not that focused on losing weight (although I wouldn't mind losing about two kilos). Rather, I would like to keep track of my diet. I am sort of winging it, and while I think I am doing alright, I'm interested to see how balanced my diet really is, and would like to become aware of what exactly is in the stuff that I shuffle into my maul.

But mainly, I need to start moving. I do all my work behind my computer or on the couch, so if I don't plan time for exercise I remain on my ass for approximately 99.5% of my awake time. And that needs to change.

If anyone can tell me if drunken dancing on Friday night counts as cardio exercise, it would be much appreciated as well.

Good luck ladies! I am looking forward to getting in shape with all of you!

"Option paralysis: The tendency, when given unlimited choices, to make none." (Douglas Coupland, Generation X)
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I had a big thing typed out and lost it.

Short story, I've always been overweight, I grew up with sh*t eating habits, and I guess I had average activity levels for a kid.

Up until about 5 years ago I didn't give a rip about my weight - until a doctor just said to me "You're fat, you need to lose weight." I started walking that night and within 5 months had dropped 35lbs. And could run!

Things were good for a couple of years until my life changed a lot, lost my best friend and my cat died of cancer, moved into a home in the suburbs surrounded by happy married couples and I was "too far" for any of my friends to even bother thinking about me WHICH led to a wonderful bout of depression.

Which lead to eating copious amounts of doritos while laying on the couch. Always good for the flab.

Last year I joined WW and lost 15lbs. and then lost interest. Went through some more stressful sh*t and gained those 15 back (most of it in TWO months! Ack!)


So here I am, giving it another shot.

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Hi, it's greenbean.

I'm here because my eating and exercise habits are crap but I have been completely unmotivated to change them. Basically I want to be kicked in the ass by the internet. I've gained about 10 pounds in the last year and I'd like to take them off again. My body doesn't feel like it moves as easily as it used to, and I'm slightly dissatisfied with the way I look. This is the first time I've ever been overweight in my life, so I'm new to all of this, but I want to nip it in the bud before it snowballs.

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I'm so glad I've got all of you here to keep me accountable. I used to tell myself, "Make sure you drink 8 glasses of water today," or other things I should do to stay healthy, but I just never did them. This is making it a lot easier to stay on track.




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1/12/07 1:00 P

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Hey ladies. I'm Alexia on Glitter.

The past 6 years I've gained & lost the same 50 pounds 3 times. I'm an emotional eater, and I really dislike exercise. My healthiest was my senior year in High School - i was 140, but very fit - I was training for my black belt in Tae Kwon Do. I could pretty much do anything.

Now, I'm back at my highest weight ever. I really need to have a better relationship with food and get off my butt. Hubs wants to as well, so he's behind me. unfortunately our plans to walk at lunch time are always thwarted when he goes to sleep at 5am... silly boys.

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1/12/07 10:50 A

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hey all, it's righteous...

i, too, have always been the heavy one in my family...but i've always been athletic, so it's a double-edged sword. i'm healthy in the sense that my cardiovascular system is good, but unhealthy in the fact that i hold way too much extra weight.

diabetes and high blood pressure are problems in my family, and i want to tackle this, before i start feeling the effects of these health issues.

my biggest challenge is my eating habits. i can so easily succumb to my cravings for sweets and salty things. so, i'm hoping the by tracking my eating, i'll be able to drop 50 lbs. in the next year.

i've decided to run another half marathon in mid-may, so that's keeping me motivated to keep running and stay on track with my exercising.

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Hi! I'm nap on Glitter.

I'm here because I've put on almost 50 pounds in the past few years. I don't want to loose that much because I know my body shape has changed and it would be unrealistic to maintain that weight. I would like to be healthier, I would like to not be out of breath going up more than 1 flight of stairs and I would like my self confidence back.

I'm in the "best years" of my life right now and I'm too out of shape to enjoy them.


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Great idea C!

I had almost always been a fairly small person. My weight would fluctuate a bit, but the biggest I ever got was 140, which was still in a healthy range. Almost two years ago, I quit smoking, which was great, but since then I have gained a whopping 50 pounds.

In addition to the fact that I don't like the way I look now, and I hate how my clothes fit and look, and that I am having a really hard time mentally adjusting to the fact that I'm no longer thin, I have started to notice adverse health effects. Like problems in my joints, limbs falling asleep really easily, more trouble sleeping, and just general difficulty moving around.

I'm sick and tired of feeling and looking this way. I want to be healthy, and I think it's probably easier to do it now than it will be in a few years.




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1/12/07 10:26 A

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hey, it's neurochic.

I don't really want to lose weight per se but I was in a car accident and am now trying to recover from my injuries so I can get back to my real life. I need to make sure I do all my PT exercises and get as much other non-painful exercise as I can. And it wouldn't kill me to eat better since my diet is crap. Total crap. I figure if I start now I'll have better habits for when my metabolism slows down.

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Hello! I'm Mavis on Glitter. I'm here because I need to loose a lot of weight. I've always been the fat girl. I've gained and lost the same 15 pounds for the past 12 years and I'm really tired of it. I'm turning 30 in June and I'd like to be healthier. I need to stop comforting myself with food and exercise more. The first goal I set for myself is 30 pounds by the time I turn 30.


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hi it's me arabella. good idea cmightym.

since moving back to the US from T'stan I've become increasingly un-fit and unhealthy and I want to reverse that trend. As I'm getting older (turning 33 this year!) I want to make sure I do exercises to help build my bone mass and all that. also, I want to increase my cardio ability so when I go diving I'm efficient at using air.

I'd also like to focus on just healthy eating - getting lots of fresh fruits and veggies instead of just frozen veggie burgers.



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i wanted to reply to chubbyknees's and vikarious's sort of "weight loss introductions" in the food thread without taking that thread on a further tangent. it seems like we need a little re-introduction to one another in this new venue... like who we are as weight loss people as opposed to glitter people. so here's my deal:

this whole weight loss thing really freaks me out. the only times i've ever lost weight in the past i've been 1) engaging in horribly disordered eating habits, 2) clinically depressed, or 3) both. so my initial reaction when i lose weight, even when i mean to and do it healthfully, is to resist the weight loss. to me weight loss = sadness and doom, and i'm really happy with myself the way i am, so it's hard to find the motivation to lose weight and the courage to keep it off.

BUT my back hurts constantly, i get winded more easily than i'd like, i'm consistently out of energy by early evening when i still have things i'd like to do, i have problems sleeping, and i'm easily irritated ALL THE TIME. when i do eat well and exercise these things are somewhat alleviated, but the minute i start losing weight i overcompensate by eating more and exercising. hopefully with you ladies around i can actually work to become healthier and stay that way.

Edited by: CMIGHTYM at: 1/11/2007 (19:05)
"That's why we call it a struggle/ You're supposed to sweat"


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