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Old 11-07-2010, 01:56 PM
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hello everyone! i just joined fit-day yesterday, looked for best ranked weight loss websites and viola! I am a 25 year old student in my final year of law school. Since I started school and even in undergrad, I always went on diets when I was "free" from school normally during summers, will lose a lot of weight, but once school stress started, would abandon my diet plans and would balloon, and gain more. I am just a lil under 5" 1 and my heaviest was 145 (yikes). I am also an hour glass, so I tend to gain the weight on my bum, thighs, hips and errrr "chest". At any rate I thought I was on a healthy track this year and joined a fitness club and started making lifestyle choice decisions as opposed to dieting. However I went on the scale yesterday and I was 130!! for a 5 foot woman that is a lot. So while I acknowledge I am not "obese" I do not feel sexy at this weight at all. I joined fit day so I could better track my calorie intake and also just be part of a weight loss community. Everyone around me are either naturally skinny or just do not have any weight to lose.

I would like to lose 12 pounds by New years (7 weeks) and I reckon that is a lot, but I am going on vacay with my partner and just want to feel good. My biggest challenge would be to stay within as dec exams approach. I am a stress eater for sure. So any students or anyone who tends to be really busy and eat more as a result of the stress, do you have any tips? Thanks
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:30 AM
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Hi! Welcome aboard! I'm a student, as well. Paralegal studies with a minor in English. Hoping to make it to law school one day *crosses fingers*

This is a very good website, great starting place!

I'm 5'4 and weigh 160 lbs. I'm down from 189 lbs (that was February 2, 2010). I need to get to 130 to be in "healthy weight".

Unfortunately, when I stress I practically starve. It's not on purpose, but when I'm stressed or experiencing anxiety I feel nauseated; and therefore cannot eat without feeling sick.

However, I eat when I'm bored. I've found a great way to help this! Drink lots of water and munch on healthy things! I prefer raw cauliflower or carrots. Usually I'm "bored" when I'm studying. And with finals creeping up, I feel like if I don't stick to veggies as my snack, I'll end up as big as a house!!
So, as for the stress eating, maybe you can do what I do, snack. Consciously think to yourself, "damn, I want a cookie. Oh well, too bad, broccoli it is!" or just pick other healthy snacks!

Good luck! Are you excited to be able to add "Esq." to the end of your name? =P
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:41 PM
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Hey! I am a student! I'm 19 and in my second year of Christian School Education with a minor in Music. So basically I'm gonna be a teacher - likely a music teacher in a elementary school!

Anyways! I currently weigh 145 lbs and I'm 5' 3". I have a problem with losing weight because I am so passionate about food. I love it. Especially ice cream. So delicious. My goal is 120 lbs by the end of January... and so far it's going alright. But it could be going better. I really need a support group to keep me motivated though because I don't have any diet buddies around here!
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mugginskate, I am totally sold on frozen yogurt and fat-free or lowfat ice cream. 100-120 calories per serving and watch the portion size and you can still have a treat and not feel deprived...though I know some folks have to give it up cold turkey. Comes in just as many flavors as regular ice cream, too; even the store brands are good, for the most part.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Sniperbaby View Post
Hi! Welcome aboard! I'm a student, as well. Paralegal studies with a minor in English. Hoping to make it to law school one day *crosses fingers*

This is a very good website, great starting place!

I'm 5'4 and weigh 160 lbs. I'm down from 189 lbs (that was February 2, 2010). I need to get to 130 to be in "healthy weight".

Unfortunately, when I stress I practically starve. It's not on purpose, but when I'm stressed or experiencing anxiety I feel nauseated; and therefore cannot eat without feeling sick.

However, I eat when I'm bored. I've found a great way to help this! Drink lots of water and munch on healthy things! I prefer raw cauliflower or carrots. Usually I'm "bored" when I'm studying. And with finals creeping up, I feel like if I don't stick to veggies as my snack, I'll end up as big as a house!!
So, as for the stress eating, maybe you can do what I do, snack. Consciously think to yourself, "damn, I want a cookie. Oh well, too bad, broccoli it is!" or just pick other healthy snacks!

Good luck! Are you excited to be able to add "Esq." to the end of your name? =P
hahaha at adding Esq. lol well I in a canadian law school so I dont know how that will work Thanks for the advice, I actually like broccoli so I can maybe sautee in some light sauce and snack on it? yum
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Originally Posted by mugginskate View Post
Hey! I am a student! I'm 19 and in my second year of Christian School Education with a minor in Music. So basically I'm gonna be a teacher - likely a music teacher in a elementary school!

Anyways! I currently weigh 145 lbs and I'm 5' 3". I have a problem with losing weight because I am so passionate about food. I love it. Especially ice cream. So delicious. My goal is 120 lbs by the end of January... and so far it's going alright. But it could be going better. I really need a support group to keep me motivated though because I don't have any diet buddies around here!
Cjohnson referred me to the women's only group, tons of support there!
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Omigosh! Yeah, frozen yogurt is totally the way to go! I definitely have that sometimes. It's a great low cal low fat alternative AND it tastes practically the same as real ice cream
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