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8/9/16 10:21 P

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I am not sure what makes me gain again- I often hate not eating what I want when I want.. and often things that are way to high calorie... I do not want to much attention for people about my looks... but I do want some- and sometimes I think I am just uncomfortable with the new me look... but this time I am working on having courage. This time no matter what I am putting my health first.. and not think about other things... I went to the doctor and do not have high blood pressure, diabetes, or cardiac disease- thank the Lord and I want to stay that way...I can't keep pushing the odds- I need to take action for me

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10/30/15 10:56 P

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I feel the same but there's a point where you have to do things for yourself. Hopefully by losing weight I'll have the confidence needed to stand up for myself. Either way people are going to have something to say whether you lose the weight or not.

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9/8/15 10:05 P

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Sometimes you just have to pull out the tape measure and let it tell the scale what changes you have made emoticon

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9/6/15 7:10 P

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I am not afraid of losing weight, but am afraid of the scale.

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8/3/15 10:42 P

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Good to hear you are making good choices. Lets hope that those guys have also matured or that their friends have and take care of them for you ;)

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8/3/15 10:05 P

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I'm also afraid of losing weight. I'm 29 and during my late teens/ early 20s I was much, much thinner. As a young woman I dealt with harassment from guys on a regular basis. I'm fat now so I don't really have to worry about it too much. Part of me doesn't want to lose weight because I know I'll be attracting attention from a-holes again. But- my health is important. I can not stay at this weight. So I am going to continue to lose weight and put my health first, and I suppose I may just have to give a few black eyes when I reach my goal weight ;) haha. This is for me, and I know I'm making good choices. I still struggle, and it's still hard, but I'm doing it! And you can too!!

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7/30/15 9:07 P

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I am in the same boat - was doing well a for a couple of years and then quit tracking and with that went the exercising; first regain of 15# thought I can get this under control then a couple more pounds and I just gave up ;( Took me many months of getting my mind set that I would resume SP with tracking and working out. Took me more months to decide I needed to use SP in a different way than I had before, so I started very slowly posting and looking around for teams (used SP only for tracking in the past.)

I still plateau, lose a few pounds go back up a few pounds return to the lower number, so my overall progress is slow but I am able to manage what I am doing which is important for me personally. I sometimes get hungry, like today after lunch so I drank some tea, waited 30 min and was still hungry so I had a snack. (and expect I will get more hungry in the future and will need to rely on SP friends that have figured out how to work through those hunger pains when my nutrition tracker says I have eaten all my calories,fats, proteins and etc for the day).


It was after 9pm last night and I was having a little debate with myself about going out for a walk even though I knew I was behind from my goal for cardio this week - what gave me the kick in the you know what, was I didn't want to have to say to other SP friends that I hadn't yet gotten out to walk.

I am glad that some of my words may have clicked with you and appreciate your posts. I really do believe that we are in this together and supporting each other for me has been a positive experience. I also know, that I will continue to need the support of SP as I negotiate my own journey to a healthier Me ;)

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7/30/15 2:46 P

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Thanks for sharing. I'm back after gaining my weight back. I just feel awful and trying to get through the day. I started tracking again so that is good. You inspired me to move.
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7/30/15 12:30 P

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Wow, I love the advice you gave here, Ques! I've been in such a rut for so long now, it's really frustrating and have gained most of my weight back. I had lost close to 70# here and then plateaued for so long, that I caved and have been lacking motivation ever since, and that's going on 3 years now! I have a tough time with exercise because of chronic pain, but I am just recently checking into swimming classes. I'm hoping that this can really help me to be able to move more. My Rheumatologist advised me to not walk on my feet anymore for exercise, because of them being so eroded from RA and OA. I have my recumbent bike too, that I get on too, but need to get on it more. I know that I can lose weight again, but I also know that I have to go hungry and my body fights with me about that!! I know that this will click for me one day too!

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7/28/15 6:35 A

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Thanks for the encouragement. I'm working on my motivation and I've hung up an outfit that I could wear if I lost another 5-10 pounds. Every little trick helps.

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7/27/15 11:13 P

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A little different, more that I have been at a certain weight and found it hard to maintain because of my mind set that I 'had to give up too much of the foods I really liked', had to increase exercise to lose more, was really hungry despite using the food trackers, etc.

So this time around I decided to use more of the teams/posting to find support to over come prior obstacles and learn from those who have been there and successfully achieved their goals.

Plateaus can be a teaching moment - how are you maintaining, what worked that got you to that point? Do you have a favorite outfit that is too tight or can you find a blouse/outfit/jewelry that you really like that would only fit at your 'goal weight' and that would work as your reward for achieving your goal? Or do you have a reward that you have set for every X number of pounds you lose - self incentives that are out of your norm - big or small. (I bought multiple pairs of earrings, wrapped them all and only open them when I have reached some goal - exercise, weight, points on SP earned etc)

I hope it clicks for you and that you are able to move forward in your goal of a healthier YOU!
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7/24/15 6:11 A

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I know this sounds silly, but I realized last night that part of me wants to stop and stay right here--down 22 lbs. My goal weight is still 28 pounds away but all of a sudden I seem to be having "cold feet." I guess I'm afraid of changing that much. I don't want to not wear all of my favorite clothes. This is not a rational thing. It's mostly subconscious but it is real enough. I'm at a plateau right now and I think it's because part of me is saying, "this is enough of a change." My Type II Diabetes, however, needs me to keep pushing on down to my goal. Has anyone else out there felt suddenly afraid of losing more weight?

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