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Old 01-05-2010, 07:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm a newbie too. I used this site around 8 years ago (it wasn't nearly this thorough back then!) to lose 35 lbs. Now I am here to lose 57 lbs and I am giving myself the year to do it in, and if I accomplish it sooner, great, and if I make some progress, that is great too. I am drinking more water, logging everything I eat, and going to the gym at least 4 times per week. I'm 46 yrs old, and find it very hard to lose any weight at this age, even though I don't eat a lot of calories normally. I'm going to try to be healthy every day this year, not over "goal" myself, and see where I end up. Glad to be here!!!!
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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If this is too personal, don't feel that you have to answer it, but I was wondering; how old people are on this site? Do we have a big range? thanks for sharing how much you want to lose. I'm very excited to be starting this journey, and feel very motivated. My best tip is to not to try to do too many new things at once. Ease into your new habits and add another one as you get comfortable. I gave up french fries, and then 2 weeks later I subsitituted water for every other diet cola I normally would drink. I'm trying to be healthy about what I chose to eat, but not fanatical. I probably won't give up drinking a glass of wine at night until I reach a plateau. stuff like this helps me out. Its a lifetime commitment so you have to ease into it.
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:38 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I am 33, will be 34 Jan. 30th.

I agree with what a prev. poster said. That we have to ease into this as a lifestyle change. At least I know that I have to. I have started eating healthy, counting the calories and I am doing well so far, day 2 - woo hoo! LOL I plan to add exercise soon. I love to use the ellipticall at the gym, wish I had one at home!!

I was also wondering, what others do - do you work full time, part time? Are you a stay at home mom (work 24hrs!) ? I am a full time, Rehab Case Manager. I work about 40-50hrs/week and am a mom to a 2 yr old, and wife to a great husband. My biggest challenge is eating on the road ( I travel locally to appt's) and finding the time to keep at the healthy eating, exercise, logging what I eat, etc. How do you find the time? Any tipe for eating on the road. Taco Bell does have a goo "fresca" menu I believe it is called, which is low cal. It is yummy.

I would love to buddy up with anyone. I need all the help I can get =) and am glad to give it as well.

Hang in there, girls!!
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:06 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If this is too personal, don't feel that you have to answer it, but I was wondering; how old people are on this site? Do we have a big range? thanks for sharing how much you want to lose. I'm very excited to be starting this journey, and feel very motivated. My best tip is to not to try to do too many new things at once. Ease into your new habits and add another one as you get comfortable. I gave up french fries, and then 2 weeks later I subsitituted water for every other diet cola I normally would drink. I'm trying to be healthy about what I chose to eat, but not fanatical. I probably won't give up drinking a glass of wine at night until I reach a plateau. stuff like this helps me out. Its a lifetime commitment so you have to ease into it.
Im 24, will be 25 in March
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:16 PM   #15 (permalink)
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im new to this website as of today. and i was wondering on tips any of you ladies can give me i just had a baby 3 months ago.
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:41 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Hi all, I am another newbie!! I am old, I think, compared to a lot of you. I am living the last year of my 40s and would like to see 50 at my goal weight!

I am prediabetic, cuz I didn't take care soon enough! Bad me! And I have high cholesterol, same story! I am a great example of what NOT to do. I have suffered with a bad sugar addiction, which I am working on. Doing well so far, on day 5!! LOL!!

For the first couple of weeks I plan to be fairly brutal with myself, maybe longer, then I will see about easing off a wee bit. If I see success I can continue, if I don't I will quit, I know myself that well.

So if anyone is looking for a diet buddy, in my age group, who wants to be pretty serious for a couple of week, I'm IN!!
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Old 01-06-2010, 05:18 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Good Luck with your weight loss. I seem to have an issue with actually eating 6 small meals, I end up eating only lunch and dinner... so today is my first day of eating multiple small meals. I woke up this morning and did about 25 minutes of working out after I dropped the kids to school and I am feeling great! As I said before I am looking to lose about 30 pounds and I am trying to be realistic and give myself till June 1st. I wish you the best and would love too share info and maybe even help motivate others too.... especially those with similar goals.... I guess I need to buy a scale, I always hated those things!

Anyone that is looking to have someone to "buddy up" with in working to their goals just let me know....

Good Luck Everyone, we are all beautiful!
Hi Tami,
I've tried the 6 small meals and it was working well until I got lazy...it will work but remember to plan ahead and have those small snack like meals available I was thrilled by the fact I didn't feel hungry using this diet. I'm getting back on the diet wagon Best of Luck to all of us
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:40 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I am 46, just remarried last August to a wonderful guy. I have an 18 year old son off at college. I have a full time job as an elementary school psychologist. I "work" 91/2 months per year, so I will have plenty of time this summer to exercise, even if I try to get a part time job. I've just been too sedentary for too long, and need to get active. I have always averaged around 1500-1700 calories a day, which doesn't seem like a lot to me, but at this age I guess if I dont' get moving, no weight will come off! LOL I personally don't want to start off "hard core", I am just doing this one day at a time (for the year) and seeing how healthy I can get myself. Of course this is just the best route for me.
Regarding baby weight, when I had my son, I had a C-section, so I was in pain and was sedentary for a while. If I had to do it over again, I would have started doing situps or whatever after I returned to work (8 wks later) because that tummy has never firmed back up again!
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:07 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I am 33, will be 34 Jan. 30th.

I agree with what a prev. poster said. That we have to ease into this as a lifestyle change. At least I know that I have to. I have started eating healthy, counting the calories and I am doing well so far, day 2 - woo hoo! LOL I plan to add exercise soon. I love to use the ellipticall at the gym, wish I had one at home!!

I was also wondering, what others do - do you work full time, part time? Are you a stay at home mom (work 24hrs!) ? I am a full time, Rehab Case Manager. I work about 40-50hrs/week and am a mom to a 2 yr old, and wife to a great husband. My biggest challenge is eating on the road ( I travel locally to appt's) and finding the time to keep at the healthy eating, exercise, logging what I eat, etc. How do you find the time? Any tipe for eating on the road. Taco Bell does have a goo "fresca" menu I believe it is called, which is low cal. It is yummy.

I would love to buddy up with anyone. I need all the help I can get =) and am glad to give it as well.

Hang in there, girls!!
I work full time as a Children's Mental Health Case Manager (so I travel a lot for my job as well) and work Sundays at a part time job. I have four children (18, 16, 12, 8) that are ALL involved in sports so my evenings and saturdays are always busy. I need to start eating better while on the run as well! Now I stock my car/purse with fruit, cheese sticks, wheat crackers (100 cal. packs) and if we do order fast food (which is alot of the times) I order off the kids menu! That way my portions are way smaller yet I can still eat out with the kids! I have started exercising, we are lucky enough to get a half hour at work to exercise, and I cut out carbonated beverages. WE ARE ON OUR WAY!
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:51 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Hi all!

I'm 35 years old, turning 36 in a month. I've struggled with my weight all my life, but it's been really hard the last 6 years when I was undergoing fertility treatments to get pregnant. I'm thrilled to have a wonderful 3 year old son, but not thrilled with all this extra weight and the pre-diabetic condition that came with it.

I have a significant amount of weight to lose....more than 50 pounds but less than 100...and I know from previous experiences that slow and steady wins the race. I am a former Weight Watcher member and have been successful in the past with that, but I am not sure if I want to rejoin them again because this time around I am also focused on more natural eating and cutting out artificial additives and harmful chemicals. I lost a lot of weight on that plan by using a lot of their products which are loaded with the very things I'm trying to stay away from this time.

I am primarily a SAHM mom right now. My background is in the historical musuem & research field and hope to get back into that once the economy turns around. I do work out of my home as a Wildtree All Natural & Peanut Free Foods Consultant and really believe in trying to eat less processed foods and get back to eating more "whole" & natural foods--again, hence the hesitatation to go back to Weight Watcher's. I love to cook and try new recipes, so I'm always looking to share food tips & recipes!

I really love this website and I'm hoping it to find some great support pals along on the same journey..and to be a great support to others!

Good luck to everyone on their journey!
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