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From Rachel, Age 19 - 03/01/11 - IP#: 99.127.197.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 195 lb, Today: 309 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 135 lb - Hi, I'm Rachel. I hate the word "fat" and had always claimed to everyone I wasn't fat, just big-boned because I was too scared to face the truth. I really have gotten fat. I hadn't weighed myself for several years until 2 days ago, and was startled to see the weight I've gained! I eat whenever I am not occupied with something else, and lately this habit has become even worse. I am almost always eating something, usually fast food. After learning about my startling weight gain, 195 to 309, I really looked myself. I barely noticed how large my stomach has become. I can no longer fit in most chairs, and have to purchase 2 airline tickets because I cant fit in a single seat. A few weeks ago I was flying to see my grandparents, and it was so so embarrassing. I tried to fit myself into one seat, but I just couldn't! The button on my jeans (which, apparently, are too... (view more)
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From Bianca, Age 20 - 02/28/11 - IP#: 72.151.101.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 239.8 lb, Today: 186.7 lb (BMI: 32), Goal: 135 lb - so i've had some diet success and thought i would share what works for me.....
1) I eat 3 small meals a day on a six inch dessert plate----> instant portion control,and i still satisfy my need tofinish my plate.
i eat slow, enjoy what i am eating,and don't go for seconds!
2) this is kinda weird but when i first started dieting i took my bed and my sofa out my bedroom no where to be lazy and you won't be lazy i literally slept on the floor for 5 months to break me of the lazy habits. it's not coomfortable at all believe me you won't be chillin on the floor lol
3)i honestly lost all the weight up until this point without "exercising" i just move extra....when no one is looking i do little dances or stretch or tap my hands or swing my legs, it adds up i am sure cus i never had to enter a gym or step on a treadmill. the weight fell off lol
now that i am in the 180's i want to start moving and toning so my next endeavor is to run. i am starting a walk/run/jog plan that hopefully will speed up some weight loss-----> i wanna hit my goal by august!!!

From Kayla, Age 20 - 02/28/11 - IP#: 75.42.67.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 248.5 lb, Today: 224.5 lb (BMI: 39), Goal: 170 lb - Well I had my official weigh in last Thursday and I wish I could say that I am happy with my number but I'm not. I am happy that my weight is still going down but i kinda wish it would go down quicker. But I guess it just means I need to work a little harder, which I am prepared (not happy) to do. Since I am about to go into month three of my journey I am going to bump up my cardio time from 40 minutes to 45 minutes. And kind of off topic but good for you to know the new Special K Cracker Chips are delicious! Plus you get a huge serving size (27 chips!) for only 110 calories. So if you are a chip eater try them! :)
Ok, I will stop yapping, hope everyone is doing well on there journey :) Good luck!!!!!
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From Jeimi, Age 20 - 02/27/11 - IP#: 65.51.214.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 265 lb, Today: 232 lb (BMI: 42), Goal: 135 lb - So in one month i've only lost 2 pounds. It gets me very angry because i've been working really hard in the gym. Since i'm away in college it's hard to know exactly what i'm eating but i have decided to start counting calories to keep my eating in check. I really want to get out of the 200's 33 pounds to go and hopefully i can get there before June but for now i just want to keep losing even if it's only 1 pound per week. Well i hope everyone is doing well good luck this week everyone =)
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From Amanda, Age 22 - 02/23/11 - IP#: 63.135.9.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 225 lb, Today: 165 lb (BMI: 25), Goal: 150 lb - So i've decided to take a different approach. rather than trying to lose the weight as fast as possible, i'm just going to focus on 1 pound her week. That way it will come off slowly and stay off. I don't care about only losing 1 pound per week anymore. because if i think about it, i'm in college and working and trying to pay off some debts so really, just sticking to 1400 calories a day will make it easier on me, rather than constantly figuring out how i can lose 5 pounds in so many weeks or days. i'm just going to eat sensibly and wait for the weight to come off. each module for school is approximately 2-4 weeks long. so for every class i finish, i will lose between 2-4 pounds. This way i can focus on my school work and strive to finish each module knowing that by the end i will be down a few pounds. weird method but it works for me lol hope everyones doing great

From Ally13, Age 23 - 02/22/11 - IP#: 74.92.246.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 204 lb, Today: 125.6 lb (BMI: 24), Goal: 115 lb - 2 lbs. down from my previous weight, thank goodness! I swear, I feel the difference in gaining and losing a couple of pounds now. My mom always tells me that the key to successful weight-loss/maintaining is to not let it get out of hand, specifically: "you gain 5 pounds and you get it right back off". It's a good standard because it's kind of like, don't let yourself get so far out of your healthy lifestyle that you just allow the pounds to slowly start creeping back on indefinitely.
There's another 5k coming up in mid-April that I'd really like to train for. Unfortunately, as much as I loved running while I was doing it, I don't have the motivation to get out in the morning cold to start back up =(. Ahh well, I'm going to have to push past that uncomfortableness and just do it.
Hope all's well with everyone!

From Kayla, Age 20 - 02/21/11 - IP#: 75.42.94.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 248.5 lb, Today: 227 lb (BMI: 39), Goal: 170 lb - Well the last two days have been awful for me. Although life happened and I didn't count my calorie intake I didn't let that get me down. Instead, I used my carelessness as motivation to do super today! I added some lunges, crunches, and some dumbbell exercises to my routine 40 minutes on the elliptical. I watched everything that entered my mouth very closely. I feel very proud of myself today and I hope the motivation that I feel today(which I haven't felt in a while) lasts a while longer. I am 1/3 of the way through my "time frame" in which I hope to reach my goal. Although I know the chances of actually losing 57 pounds in 100 days is not very high but we all can hope and strive for something great. All in all I will be very happy just to be in ONE-derland :) Good luck to everyone, this week will bring you one more week closer to your goal :)

From Jill, Age 18 - 02/21/11 - IP#: 24.121.164.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 281 lb, Today: 275 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 125 lb - Whoa whoa whoa, this is the first time I've ever posted in the 18+ board. I just turned 18 on the 12th so... here I am. I thought it would be interesting to post here instead of the teens board. I haven't really been to this site in awhile and I have not been eating healthy at all lately or exercising. But I did just have a really good workout... I'm hoping to get back on track with eating well and exercising consistently. Let's hope I can do it. I'm sick of being obese. Good luck everyone! (:
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From Elisea, Age 18 - 02/20/11 - IP#: 216.227.51.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 200 lb, Today: 200 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 130 lb - Hello. I used to come to this website when I was younger and today I was filling really discouraged so I decided to look it up again. My mom and my sister are both tall and skinny and they both have been pressuring me to losse weight ans I want to do it myself so I can be healthy. Their so called support is not helping. Im going off to college in about six months and I hoping to reach my goal. I would just like some help from those who know what how I fill. Please everyone fill free to leave me advice on how to reach my goal. Thanks.
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From Lizz, Age 21 - 02/19/11 - IP#: 113.199.117.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 170 lb, Today: 125 lb (BMI: 22), Goal: 115 lb - Weighed in today ( I weigh myself every Saturday) down three more pounds. I changed my focus of my workouts to target my midsection as well as I changed my workout times up to 40 minutes. It is an 8 week program. I need more cardio though its hard because I live in Korea right now so the temperature isn't warm enough to jog yet but when it does i'll start doing that too. Lets go week 5 of my weightloss journey.

From lish, Age 21 - 02/18/11 - IP#: 108.106.134.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 255.2 lb, Today: 247.4 lb (BMI: 39), Goal: 170 lb - So I had a whole 7 days of eating whatever I wanted to eat and all I did was gain weight and waste money. So... I got back on track today. Wish me luck and I wish u all the best on ur goals!!
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From Kayla, Age 20 - 02/18/11 - IP#: 75.42.94.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 248.5 lb, Today: 227 lb (BMI: 39), Goal: 170 lb - Well going down 2 pounds is better than nothing! I hope everyone is doing great :) Like my Mom always tells me, no one can change you but you!

From Bridget, Age 19 - 02/16/11 - IP#: 69.120.33.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 202 lb, Today: 197 lb (BMI %tile: 95), Goal: 130 lb - I used to come on this site when I was about 14, and just rediscovered it today. I've recently become terribly ashamed over my weight, as I just stepped over the 200 lbs mark about a month ago. I've been overweight for the majority of my life, and I feel like it just holds me back immensely. I'm ready to finally get control over my life, and lose about 70 lbs to do so. I am 19 now, technically an adult, so I feel like it is time to become the person I want to be, and that starts with losing weight and gaining confidence.

From Ally13, Age 23 - 02/16/11 - IP#: 74.92.246.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 204 lb, Today: 127.6 lb (BMI: 24), Goal: 115 lb - This was what I weighed this morning =(. It's such a shame when I've been steadily losing to start going back up again. Totally my fault though - my exercise regimen is non-existent and I've been eating what I want, when I want (which is a recipe for disaster, lol).
The upside to having to lose these pounds again is that it's hit me more than it ever has that this is a lifetime lifestyle I need to maintain. I can't just get down near my goal weight and suddenly start eating Ben & Jerry's pints of ice cream or having that extra helping at dinner, etc. and expect to stay slim.
I've re-prioritized and I'm going to start incorporating more of my previous methods back into daily life - mainly portion control, exercise and water intake.
It's nice to see everyone on here refusing to give up when a bad day/week comes your way. Makes me feel like I can be that strong too =).
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From Kayla, Age 20 - 02/15/11 - IP#: 75.42.79.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 248.5 lb, Today: 229 lb (BMI: 39), Goal: 170 lb - As I am reading through I noticed I am not the only one struggling lately! It has been really hard to get up to exercise and eat only until full for about the last week. I need to get a fire under my butt again to get moving. I am really getting angry with myself for not doing/working as hard as I should/can. Well as I get myself going again, I want to wish everyone luck on getting back on track and congrats to those who are still going strong :)
Reply from Lizz, Age 21 - 02/19/11  - IP#: 113.199.117.xxx

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