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3/26/10 6:04 P

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I personally think that losing weight slow like a turtle is better in the long run - than fast like a rabbit. I know we all tend to be impatient at times, believe me, I am about as impatient as they come. But, I can honestly say that as slow as my weight loss has been, it seems to be necessary if you are truly going to "keep it off." When it comes off fast, changes are it will come right back on fast and perhaps bring a few buddies along with it. And see-sawing back and forth can be bad for your health too. So as bad as it seems, let's do all we can to curb our impatience and just look back after six months or a year, and see what our accomplishments have been. Chances are we will see something to be proud of.

Trying to find the silver lining in all the clouds!

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3/26/10 4:06 A

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Striving to improve our health is a good place to start. If it starts with lower blood pressure, better ratings on the sugar level, and lower cholesteral that is great. Weight loss is where I need to focus too because I am extremely overweight and slowly losing. I will get there even if it is like the turtle, I am working on getting to the finish line as we all are. Thank you all for your encouragment.

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3/20/10 12:16 P

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I'm having a hard time getting my weight down. It's so slow or non-existent. On the plus side, I drink at least 8 glasses of water daily, eat more fruits & vegetables, less fat and salt. I'm living healthier and have seen my blood pressure come down a bit.

The first step in getting somewhere is by deciding not to stay where you're at.


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3/15/10 5:06 P

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I am also 5'2", and small boned. I am happy to eat healthier, and lose slowly, or stay at the weight I'm at. I really don't get discouraged because I'm on a mission to live a healthier lifestyle.

About 8 years ago my weight was up to 174. I slowly got it down to what it is now (152). I did weight watchers, and changed my eating habits. I'm not complaining because I know I'm a slow loser. I love all the support and friendship here on SP.

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3/15/10 12:40 P

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Good Morning Everyone!

Rosy, for years (about 12) my weight remained about the same after going up to a high of around 150 to 155. It varied back and forth within that range. I was married at the time and my husband did not think I looked bad. I didn't really try to diet and we ate very well. After he died there was a few periods of time that were especially stressful and I think my weight topped out at 162 at one time.

Two years ago I joined SP and s-l-o-w-l-y my weight began to level off at lower numbers. Seemed that it took forever to make it out of the 150's, but it did make it from the high 150's into the mid-range and finally to the lower range. Then, miraculously, I found myself in those coveted 140 numbers! It has still been very slow, but a few times I've hit the 143 range (not now though -- it's during the "up" time). Perhaps there is some little obstacle that you are not seeing, or like you said, this might be the weight your body wants to be. You see I'm only 5'2 and small boned, so perhaps 152 is the correct weight for you -- and like you said, our age figures into it also.

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3/15/10 6:48 A

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Good Morning,

I welcome the time change because here in Massachusetts the winter seems to last forever. At least with daylight savings time, we have longer daylight hours. At least that's if the sun is shining, which it hasn't been since the change over. It's been cold, rainy, and windy. Oh well, spring is on the way, isn't it?

My weight has been at a standstill for more than a year. I've been doing exercise, and eating healthy, but it just won't budge. I've even had a day where I ate more to trick my metabolism, but nothing works.

I think maybe at my age now, that I might be better off to accept what my weight is now. I am sorta comfortable where I am on the scale, but it's always that last few pounds that might make it better. Oh well, I'm happy knowing I'm making better choices, and living a healthier lifestyle.

Be happy everyone

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3/14/10 3:50 P

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Arizona is one of the very few states that does not go along with the time change. We never do the spring forward, fall back with our clocks! It is fine with me. During most of our winter months I am 1 hour ahead of my sister in Seattle, 1 hour ahead of my girlfriend in San Diego, and 1 hour ahead of my daughter in Las Vegas. Now finally, for all of the summer months we will again be at the "same time" and I like that. I'd be just as happy if no one ever changed -- but it does, so we just go with the flow as Dee said! Better that than trying to fight it and get stressed out.

My weight has been doing so badly that I would rather think about anything except that. I can't understand why either, I'm exercising more than I normally do, and think I'm eating about the same.

Trying to find the silver lining in all the clouds!

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3/14/10 3:30 P

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Thanks for the positive thought about time change. You are right. I can use the time change (which I don't really see the need for, living in an agricultural community where the sun is our time guide) as a positive focus for change for the better in my own life.

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3/14/10 3:10 P

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Hello All
well time change something that we have no say in or choice! Sign of the times!!! We know who is in control!! It is time for me to "change" myself inwardly and outwardly that is something we do have control over! Today is the first day of my "changeover" Be safe and take care of you!
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