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Old 06-01-2011, 04:55 AM   #1
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I was surfing the web & found myself here. So I decided what the heck! I have been a yo-yo loser all my life. As I have aged, losing has been more difficult, esp. since my hip replacement in 2009 & knee replacement in 2010. Before that arthritis in my knees & back problems also made losing weight a huge challenge. Then last year I quit smoking cigarettes.....March 29th marked 1 year!!!! Along with that came another 20 lbs!! The last time I lost a significant amount of weight was in 2000......I lost 70 lbs on the Atkins Diet. Eventually it all came back. I have thought about the lap band but really don't want another surgery. Anyway, I'm here so we'll see where that takes me!
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:14 PM   #2
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Penny, welcome.

Congrats on kicking the tobacco habit--well done!

Now, find an eating plan that gives you a decent daily calorie deficit but is enough food to keep you "full". Drink a bunch of water, do "some sort" of exercise every day and log everything in FitDay without fail.

That's what I do and it's worked pretty darned well.

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May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)

Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)

The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.

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Old 06-01-2011, 02:01 PM   #3
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People ask me all the time about my weight loss surgery. Only problem in answering is that I didn't have weight loss surgery, I did it on my own with diet and exercise. And if I can do this, so can you. Congrats on giving up the cigarettes, next to that losing weight should be a walk in the park.
Starting weight: 244.6 lbs. 10/01/09
Pounds lost: 80.6 lbs
Current weight: 164 lbs
Goal weight: 120 lbs
Weight to go: 44 lbs
Goal Date: 1/1/13
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