Hit Goal #1

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Registered: 11-13-2004
Hit Goal #1
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Sat, 12-11-2010 - 12:26pm

Well I finally

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Registered: 05-08-2006
In reply to: mc52877
Tue, 12-14-2010 - 10:45pm

Maryanne,

I am glad that you are having success!

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Registered: 08-23-2008
In reply to: mc52877
Mon, 12-13-2010 - 8:28pm

Hi Judy,

Welcome to our board!

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

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Registered: 12-12-2010
In reply to: mc52877
Mon, 12-13-2010 - 1:35am

Hello,I too am trying to loose weight,in the last 6 years I have gained about 100 pounds,I would like to have someone,who like me,needs to loose alot of pounds,if you are interested let me know........................A new friend Judy

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Registered: 12-12-2010
In reply to: mc52877
Mon, 12-13-2010 - 1:27am

Hello,I am new to ivillage,if you don't mind my asking how did you go about loosing the weight?I have tried so many times to loose weight,which I do,but then gain

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Registered: 08-23-2008
In reply to: mc52877
Sun, 12-12-2010 - 2:38pm

Hi and welcome to our board!

As Misty said, I think it is best to set small, achievable goals.

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

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Registered: 08-23-2008
In reply to: mc52877
Sun, 12-12-2010 - 2:24pm

No problem Misty!

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

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Registered: 01-06-2010
In reply to: mc52877
Sun, 12-12-2010 - 2:13am
Hey Liz!

I feel so silly pointing this out, mainly because I didn't notice it until now. But do you realize you spelled "guardian" wrong in your signature? Please, please, please don't be offended by my saying so. My mom calls me the human spellchecker and I'm afraid it's incurable.

~Misty
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Registered: 01-06-2010
In reply to: mc52877
Sun, 12-12-2010 - 2:09am

Kudos to you Maryanne! GREAT JOB!

As for weight loss goals, I've always been told to set each small goal at 5% of your body weight. Personally, I keep several goals at hand - 1) The minor goal (5%), 2) The next milestone (right now this is to get out of the 300's) and 3) The big target goal (160 lbs). Cutting out fast food is a great start! One of the first things I did was cut soda out of my daily life and replaced it with water. Now I have a cup of coffee and a small glass of o.j. with breakfast, and green tea with dinner. The rest of the day is nothing but water and it really does help quite a bit with the first stages of weight loss. The first bit of weight you lose is "water weight", water stored in those annoying fat cells. The more water you ingest, the more it circulates the water weight out. Sure, you have to go to the bathroom a lot which is incovenient, but no more so than the extra pounds you carry day to day.

Are you doing any exercising or just trying to change the eating habits right now? Either way, good luck to you! The holidays can be very difficult for those of us trying to change our lives for the better.

~Misty

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Registered: 08-23-2008
In reply to: mc52877
Sat, 12-11-2010 - 7:33pm

Maryanne - YOU ROCK!!!!!!

Way to go!!!!

I am so proud of you!

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

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Registered: 12-09-2010
In reply to: mc52877
Sat, 12-11-2010 - 3:05pm

Maybe we can work together? I need someone to go through it with me! My ultimate goal is 150. Right now I'm around 260. I've heard the best way is to set small goals for yourself, instead of huge ones that feel like you're never getting close to your dream weight. So, since you seem to be doing a good job so far (congratulations on your loss!), what would you recommend? Incriments of 15-30, maybe? I want to eliminate fast food starting now, but I don't plan to start on the actual dieting and exercise itself until January 1. I would love to have someone as support who's going through it too, even if it is only online support!