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  • TRYING TO STAY MOTIVATED

    6 posts, 6 voices, 899 views, started Feb 19, 2009

    Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2009 by Smiley1962

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    • Garnett
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      I am 5‘8” tall, large frame woman.  I remember when I was young (as I am sure all of you do) and we were thin.  As the years progressed the weight came on.  Finally at my highest weight of 299 pounds and finding out I was a diabetic, my blood pressure still not under control, and having high cholesterol.  I knew I had to do something.  So I attended a diabetic class and realized why I was so heavy.  So I started exercising, and changing my eating habits.  Almost 2 years later I am 251 pounds.  Yeah for me 48 pounds gone.  I am having such a hard time.  I have been exercising and trying to watch what I eat, but I am starting to lose the motivation. Any support would be greatly appreciated.  The goal is to be 180 pounds (so another 71 pounds to go).  Then hopefully I will be able to stop taking all my medications.  Thanks for listening.



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          Cassandra Burghdorf wrote Feb 19, 2009
        • I am sorry to hear you are having a hard time, but so happy for you for the weight you have lost.  I am in the process myself of losing weight, its not easy!  Just some Ideas,,,  are you doing the same exercise??  have you increased the intensitity?  One thing i have found being a weight loss consultant, is that sometimes its the mental thing that stops progress.  Staying motivated is hard sometimes, but look at were you started and where you are, if you give up you will go back and you dont want that do you?  Keep going girl, you can do it!!!



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          Denise Richardson wrote Feb 19, 2009
        • Good for you Smiley  you go girl!!! You are doing wonderful, keep up the great work before you know it you'll be at your goal, now you are giving me some incentive to get my butt up and go!!! happy



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          Smiley1962 wrote Feb 19, 2009
        • Thank you both for your support and advice.  I never thought about the exercise part.  I exercise on the elipitcal every day.  I do anywhere between 2 to 3 miles in about 30 minutes. Or go longer on the elipitcal?  Maybe I need to do weight training now?



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Feb 19, 2009
        • Angie,
          I am so proud of you! Losing it slowly is so much better, even if it doesn’t feel that way. You are much less likely to gain it back that way. Many times all it takes is a little accountability to stay motivated. Having folks ask me how I am doing makes me want to be able to have a good answer. There are several groups on Fab40. I host one called Lean for Life. There is also a WW group. Excercising and eating low glycemic should keep your body burning fat. I figured out I was not eating often enough. So I actually added in more calories (only the right kind) before I started dropping the weight. Sometimes we plateau and have to find something different to move past that standstill.
          Don’t get discouraged! You did the right thing - look for encouragement, and keep on keeping on. Visuals are also great motivators. If you haven’t already, post pictures and words of encouragement where you’ll see them every day.



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          Twinssupermom wrote Mar 11, 2013
        • America needs to get healthy... ! Great article
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