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  • Need to lose weight, what's the best way to start and stay on track...

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    4 posts, 4 voices, 1041 views, started Apr 19, 2009

    Posted on Sunday, April 19, 2009 by Hbrose


    • Sapphire

      Over that last 10 years I’ve put on about 25 pounds. I’d like to lose at least 15 pounds but have never been good about following through, one excuse after another. I work full-time, I’m stressed out most of the time at work (and at home lately for that matter). At home I manage the household with a husband who’s been suffering from depression for the last year, and two extremely active teenage boys, and now my daughter is temporary living with us with her newborn twin babies (husbands in the military overseas). With all this I stay crazy busy and exhausted - so when I’m not “doing something” I find it hard to motivate myself to exercise and diet so I can lose weight to feel better, physically, mentally and emotionally.

      What’s the best way to start and stay on track?

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          Smiley1962 wrote Apr 27, 2009
        • You do have a hectic life.  I found that I made time for me.  I make sure that I have at least 30 minutes every day to take care of me.  So I go walking with a friend 3 times a week for one hour, and the other days I try and walk on my ellipitcal.  I started out doing 15 minutes 3 times a week and then slowly added onto that time.  It has taken me two years to lose 51 pounds and I still have 66 more pounds to go, but remember to put yourself first and you will succeed. GOOD LUCK and stay postiive.  Keep Smiling (Angie)

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          Monkish wrote Jun 16, 2009
        • Honey, you need to read my post or go to my website.  I have been doing this for years!  25 lbs isnt much but it will be if you dont stop the weight gain I know I just lost 50lbs.
          My friend just sent this.  I had to edit out a personal item so as not to hurt feelings.

          Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 08:44:29 -0700
          Subject: Re: website/pics
          To: [Link Removed]

          WOW!! Hasn’t it only been a couple of months since we saw each other last? This sounds like a good program.
          Your pictures are so small it was hard to see you but I could tell you look great.
          God bless, Neda
          --- On Fri, 6/12/09, Elaine Leithiser wrote:

              From: Elaine Leithiser

          Monkish, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.

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          Linda Binns wrote Jun 16, 2009
        • After turning 40 I gained weight. My weight went up by 40lbs and nothing I did helped. I am very active (I play tennis and work out at the gym), even with increased activity the weight would not come off. I’ve worked on my health - getting my hormones in balance, etc., which everyone told me would help me lose weight - it didn’t.

          Finally, I’ve found something that has helped. I just started using it in April and have lost 17lbs so far. The only thing I have changed is that on the days when I’m particularly active, I’m eating more. It’s the bodybugg. If you haven’t seen it, go to It measures calories burned during the day. I just have to make sure I burn 500 calories more than I consume. It’s so easy, I have not changed anything about my diet (which is pretty healthy anyway). I highly recommend it. It’s the only thing that has worked for me.

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