200+ to lose

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-11-2010
200+ to lose
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Sun, 02-06-2011 - 6:33pm

Hi there. I've been reading some of the posts and discussions by all of you and decided to reach out myself. I turned 35 in January and decided to stop living in denial and do something about my health. On my 35th birthday I stepped on the scale, and was saddened- but not shocked- to see that I was only 22 pounds from the 400 pound mark.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-23-2008
Sun, 03-20-2011 - 5:20pm

Great job!

"Never run faster than your guardian angel can fly!"

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2011
Fri, 03-25-2011 - 10:35pm
I find it helpful to write the things that motivate you and review them every week (or every few days). I know it's easier when you have success and feel that momentum but some days you need more motivation than others. So, looking back at those reasons I wrote help me (like being able to run after my children and fitting in my "cool" clothes. I also started going onto a website called www.resolutionguru.com. The send you daily inspirational quotes and have some good articles on the website. It's free too.
Good luck on your journey. Believe in yourself...you are worth it!
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-11-2010
Sat, 03-26-2011 - 10:55am
Thanks for the kind words and good advice. This was a particularly rough week, and I started doing what you suggested, writing and focusing on the reasons I started all of this to begin with. It helped me get through some tough moments. I find visiting the boards helps too, since it reinforces that we aren't as alone as we often think we are. Thanks again.
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Registered: 03-11-2010
Sun, 04-03-2011 - 11:08am
Wow, what a busy couple of weeks. Spring has sprung I guess, I haven't stopped running! Have had some tiresome and busy days that haven't been great, but still on track overall. Down 27 as of last weigh in. Trying to simplify and focus on what matters.
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-23-2008
Sun, 04-03-2011 - 1:54pm

Look at you!

"Never run faster than your guardian angel can fly!"

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-29-2007
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 6:07pm

That is just amazing!! Congrats to you!! Can you feel any different at this point?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2011
Thu, 04-14-2011 - 5:55am

Congratulations fom awakening from the denial - that's your stepping stone to weight loss success.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-31-2006
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 10:36am

Thank you for posting this.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-11-2010
Thu, 04-21-2011 - 3:34pm
I'm so glad! Reading the posts of others helps me out too. We are not alone!

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