tried everything and failed ---literally

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Registered: 11-13-2004
tried everything and failed ---literally
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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 5:35pm

Hello SJ and LIZ and company,


It's good to see familiar people.


I am back after trying food journal---failed


weight watchers -- failed


weight loss mentor/coach----failed


this is just to name a few.

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Mon, 02-22-2010 - 9:11pm

Hi Maryanne,


I am new here so I really don't have advice to offer but I can offer my support.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2004
Tue, 02-23-2010 - 9:45am

if anyone has advice please tell me

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-2005
Tue, 02-23-2010 - 2:17pm

When you say you failed.....do you mean you followed the plans and they didn't work?

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Registered: 07-05-2006
Tue, 02-23-2010 - 10:25pm
I totally understand the 'failed everything' concept. I've tried weight watchers, exercising, different kinds of dieting and I've never had success. I've lost a few pounds here and there, but never stuck with anything and I always gain it all back. Recently I've kind of had a turn around though. The thing is: If you don't try something drastic, something life changing, then you'll never experience sustained weight loss. Keep trying and never give up!!! I've realized that if I want to turn my life around, I really need to make some changes. I've started to analyze everything about my life. Why do I eat the way I do? Why do I feel depressed? Why do I hate exercising? I've definitely learned some really surprising things and I've finally...FINALLY had some movement on the scale. I've lost 10 pounds in 3 weeks and I've done it through drastic changes. I eat extremely healthy. I include as many vegetables and fruits as I can possibly stand to eat. I've also been going to the gym almost every day. I don't do anything really strenuous, the treadmill and the elliptical machine and I can only stand to be on each machine for 15 minutes before something starts hurting. But I'm doing it and I'm definitely noticing changes and it's making me want to keep doing it. I LOVE seeing the scale go down! It is an addicting feeling!


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Registered: 01-18-2003
Sat, 02-27-2010 - 1:43pm

HI Maryanne...I sure understand what you're saying and my heart goes out to you. One thing you Can't do is give up trying.


For me, I stopped "Dieting" . I watch portions and

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Registered: 06-20-2007
Sun, 02-28-2010 - 8:50pm
It's hard not to look at each pound gained as a failure, but as long as you're in the game you haven't failed.
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-05-2009
Tue, 03-02-2010 - 11:06pm

Maryanne,


I'm glad to see that you are still here.


I am no "expert" in weight loss.


But!!!

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Wed, 03-03-2010 - 7:51am

Hi Maryanne, I took your situation to our health, diet, and wellness expert, Dr. Madelyn Fernstrom and she has some advice for you. You can find it here: http://messageboards.ivillage.com/n/mb/message.asp?webtag=iv-fbmadelyn&msg=173.2&x=y


Good luck and I hope it helps!

Karla
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Registered: 01-18-2003
Wed, 03-03-2010 - 2:00pm

Liz, you wrote...


"(I don't have a good husband/wife relationship so I will eat a bag of Doritos to make up for it)"


That really hit home with me.

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Registered: 05-05-2009
Wed, 03-03-2010 - 9:16pm

Hi Fran,


Glad that brought something to mind for you to consider.

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