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2/12/17 5:35 P

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Weigh in tomarrow

I can do all things thru Christ . I'm leaning on Psalms 23. I'm taking one day at a time. And God is bringing me thru


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2/12/17 5:30 P

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Won't it be awesome to get under 300 I want it bad. It's not far away either. Keep on keepin on girl. We got this. 4 my girls and me. emoticon

Edited by: ZOIESMOM3 at: 2/12/2017 (17:34)
I can do all things thru Christ . I'm leaning on Psalms 23. I'm taking one day at a time. And God is bringing me thru


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2/12/17 3:08 P

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Emily,

I am so sorry you had such a rough start in life....

We do have to reach a point where we look at where we "are" and at "where" we
are going......

I am so glad you have come to that point. Let me know when you need someone to
listen to you....I can't fix things, but I can listen.

You can do this.....it will take time, it's a whole change of attitude and behavior, but
we are here to help each other.

Wishing you the very best. Love and prayers,

"Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice." Phil. 4:4


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2/10/17 7:20 P

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Looking back i was a healthy at the very start of my childhood but when my dad died when i was 7 years old of alcoholic liver failure is when i started packing on the pounds and never looked back.. i buried my feeling with food and soon it just became the norm in my life. When my mom started dating again a few years later i ballooned in my weight!! i couldn't help but feel like she was trying to forget about my dad and it was my job alone to keep his memory alive so he would never be forgotten.
At 16 i was diagnosed with PCOS which has made it even harder to lose weight. Now at 27 im tired of making excuses for myself and eating my emotions because i was to scared to just feel them. My biggest wake up call was 2 years ago when i had to have back surgery with 2 herniated disks in my back and they were hesitant to do the surgery because of my weight.
I finally am determined to take control of my life and not o it for anyone else but to prove to myself that i can do this. My biggest accomplishment will be when i can go to the doctor and not hear " morbidly obese " come out of their mouth. Im 2 months in and lost 20 lbs im taking it one step at a time and trying not to focus to much on what i have to lose but how much i have lost.

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1/19/17 8:30 A

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If I lived in your town and met you in the grocery store, and we decided to go out for a
cup of coffee (how unnatural that sounds, no one knows how much I want to say a Coke)
anyhow, coffee....and we sat and chatted.... what are three things I would find I really
liked about you?



Edited by: PROVERBS3128 at: 2/1/2017 (19:00)
"Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice." Phil. 4:4


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1/19/17 6:43 A

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I got stuck in the vicious circle of I binge ate because I was depressed and I got depressed because I was binge eating. Feeling like less of a person because I was not thin like my mother, sisters, and cousins. I had a lot of self-esteem issues that also lead to my weight gain. And if I am honest there is some laziness as well.

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1/14/17 8:30 A

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I am so sorry DarkOrange, that can be so hard.

Again I think losing weight just becomes so overwhelming at times we just turn around
and eat to make up for not being able to lose and it becomes a vicious cycle.

I would guess we all have some issues that are the same, I hope and pray we
can hang in there together and help each other to do this. Some will be able to
stay scheduled, some will not lose as much, but if we can just keep encourage
each other.

I am here for you when I am capable. I just wish I could be a better example to
everyone, and have my own eating under control, but, I am who I am and have to
fight this like everyone else.....but I sure am going to keep cheering everyone along.

Congratulations on your progress!

Love and prayers,

"Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice." Phil. 4:4


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1/14/17 12:13 A

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I was 240. The lowest n so long and going down, then I started to get depressed n disappointed in life as my younger sister's wedding approached. She was getting married and I was still "single" altho Ive been w my partner for 17 years now. (We went through a lot of hard years following a car accident that left him w nerve damage and financial ruin). I ate n ate until I reached 315 n then I stopped looking. I felt aweful. Im still working to lose that weight again. Maybe its age or PCOS but it just seems like my body wants to hang on to it regardless of exercising. So Zi need to track. That is where I can keep myself honest.

My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far Iíve finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already. - Dave Barry


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1/2/17 10:17 A

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I know, it does make you wonder!!!

As we have started this 1 lb a week challenge I would like us to "watch out" for
each other, encourage each other.

Many times in a group we can still feel alone. Then slowly not take part as much,
and slowly fade away. I could easily see myself doing that. Not because I didn't
want to be around people, etc. but because I gave up on myself, or I was ashamed
of myself, etc. If we can get this going, we need to not just care about OUR weight
loss, but those around us.

A couple times I have contacted people through their Sparks email to ask where they
were out, and the one in particular ended up coming back, she had given up but after
talking decided to try it again.

To me, once I give up on myself, I feed that failure mode and that's when I gain.
Lots of other reasons, too.

Food is still my safety net, I need to get away from that, I hope. :-)

I am hoping I can do this, but I am even more excited for everyone else, wishing
all success!

"Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice." Phil. 4:4


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1/2/17 9:55 A

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I really don't know - I lost almost 100 lbs about 4 years ago but gained it all back. I didn't do it through healthy eating habits though, so I can't even say that maintaining those would have helped. Keeping up with my level of exercise would have made a difference for sure. And learning some healthy eating habits to maintain the weight loss.

Great question - I've actually been thinking about this because I'd like to make positive changes stick this time!

Starting to take care of this weight, 1 lb at a time!


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1/1/17 8:30 P

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This is a great question that I don't have an answer for. I'm going to spend some time reflecting on this. Thanks for posing the question.

~Gretchen

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Phil.4:13

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12/28/16 2:29 P

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QUESTION -

WHAT DO YOU THINK WOULD HAVE KEPT YOU FROM GAINING THE WEIGHT?

OR WHAT WOULD HAVE KEPT YOU FROM GAINING THE WEIGHT BACK ONCE
HAVING LOST IT?

2017 IS COMING ---------- HOW ARE WE GOING TO CHANGE THINGS?

Edited by: PROVERBS3128 at: 4/23/2017 (21:01)
"Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice." Phil. 4:4


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