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Old 05-24-2010, 12:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got started here on Fitday about a week ago. I am currently 5' 9" 222 pounds. My goal is to get to 175. I have given myself 6 months to get there. I will try my hardest to make it. hopefully there are others that are fighting the good fight on weight loss like I am.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good luck, you can do it. Just keep checking in here at fitday, log your food, ask questions, get your workout in, and pretty soon you'll see some results.
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yup, you sure can do it.
One thing that helps lots of us is breaking a big challenge into several smaller challenges. So, the first goal is to see a "1" in the left had position on the scale. That's all you need to focus on right now.

When that happens take a big old breath of relief. Give yourself a little bit of time to get used to that weight and then on to the next goal.

I am one of those people that has to do a "maintenance" break after 20 or 30 pounds. So I took a couple of weeks to eat at about my break-even calorie load of 1900 before starting the reduced calorie diet again. My doc says this helps reset the "starting point" and reduces the plateau effect.

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Old 05-26-2010, 07:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I am one of those people that has to do a "maintenance" break after 20 or 30 pounds. So I took a couple of weeks to eat at about my break-even calorie load of 1900 before starting the reduced calorie diet again. My doc says this helps reset the "starting point" and reduces the plateau effect.
That is a great idea! I never even thought of that... but it will certainly help me psychologically to break this up into several smaller goals. Thanks!
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I am one of those people that has to do a "maintenance" break after 20 or 30 pounds. So I took a couple of weeks to eat at about my break-even calorie load of 1900 before starting the reduced calorie diet again. My doc says this helps reset the "starting point" and reduces the plateau effect.



I am so glad to see someone else doing maintenance breaks. Reading through other comments I was beginning to feel to slow in my progress. I too need to reset the starting point every 20 pounds or so.
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