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  1. I eat a lot of the same foods I did before, but much smaller portions. I can't eat a lot of red meat, other than hamburger, it is just too tough. But, if I want some chips, for example, I'll eat maybe 10 of them and am satisfied. Before I would eat an entire bag. I've kept my weight off for over a year now, so this approach seems to be working for me. I agree it is an individual thing though.
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    The closer I get to my goal, the less motivation I seem to have. I've continued to work out and am eating WAY less than I did before. However, I'm not making the same good food choices I was. I'm sure part of it is my SAD and hopefully my new meds will help with this, but has anyone else gone through this? Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get through this? thanks
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    BodyMedia BW

    I have a Body Media arm band and I love it!
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    I usually have 2 hardboiled eggs and 6 slices of apple.
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    Disappointed in ME

    I'm on meds now, but have to start a little extra anti-depressent this time of year. I start getting really depressed when the weather changes and there isn't as much sunlight. I know I've been eating like crap lately and, even though I've been working out, am not moving more than I absolutely have to. Once the meds kick in, I know it will really help. It does help to get moving, but if you think you might need meds, please check it out.
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    ~*~ Workout Challenge and Chat Thread ~*~

    I have seen sites where you can map out a route in a specific city or area, but nothing like your describing. That would be pretty neat to have though.
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    ~*~ Workout Challenge and Chat Thread ~*~

    Holy cow! You are really on a roll! That is great that you are back into the 16's again! I have to admit I"m a bit jealous though. I didn't get into the 16's until I was under 200. I bet you look awesome! I've been running 3 miles once a week, 1 mile or so once or twice a week and keeping up on the weights. I ran a little over 3 yesterday and am having trouble with my good knee. It is just on the outside of my knee, right below my knee cap. I'll ice it tonight and do the bike and upper arms tomorrow and see how it goes. Unfortunately, I've also been into the Halloween candy that the kids got, so I need to run more than ever!:sad: I really need to rededicate myself to this and start eating better instead of just relying on exercise to lose weight. I've done that before and as soon as I cut back on the exercise a little bit I blow up again. You are really inspiring me LilMiss! Thanks for coming on here so I can see someone else is doing so well!:hi:
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    ~*~ Workout Challenge and Chat Thread ~*~

    Thank you! I want to lose another 10, but the Dr. thought that this was a good place to stop, so I'm happy. You did great! I'm impressed you can walk that much at work on your lunch break. You walk a lot faster than I do. You ae doing awesome for beimg off for awhile too. You'll be back where you were before you know it. :smile: Tomorrow is my day to sleep in an extra hour and I'm really looking forward to it! I am so tired! I was supposed to go to a Girl Scout Leader meeting tonight and I'm even skipping that. I would rather stay home and watch Hannah Montana Forever with my daughter. LOL I will be back at the Y again on Thursday and hopefully will be able to repeat the 3 miles again. Keep up the great work!
  9. I was really worried about telling some people in my family. For a long time only my husband and a good friend knew. When I finally told some of my family members they were much more supportive than I thought they would be.
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    I usually eat a burger with no bun, but last weekend we were at McDonald's and I had a cheeseburger with the bun and it was really good! I only ate half of it, but it definitely helped my craving.
  11. Not having the shorts ride up and my necklaces fit better--I don't need to use the chain extenders anymore!
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    ~*~ Workout Challenge and Chat Thread ~*~

    Thanks! I did a mile today and was really dragging, so I'll take a break from running for a few days. :plane: It is SO hard to go back to it when I've taken just a couple of days off. I really have to drag myself back. I completely understand. To me, it is almost harder when you stop and try to go back again, than it is just to get started. I'm sure you will do great tonight on the elliptical! Did you have a nice walk?
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    Workout Music... Suggestions?

    I like to finish up with REM, Everybody Hurts.
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    ~*~ Workout Challenge and Chat Thread ~*~

    Hi, Everyone! How did it go LilMiss with the cardio and the increased workouts? That is great that you are walking 2 miles or more! My big news is that I ran 3 miles yesterday! I ran on Tuesday for 40 mins and did 2.87 miles, so I figured I would just run another 40 minutes yesterday. I went a bit faster and did 3 miles--I was so excited I had to call my husband as soon as I got to work. Now I have to get something so I can walk again. My heels are killing me and I don't know if it is my shoes, which I haven't worn that much, or if I just need some kind of cushion in them. I'm going to the running store tomorrow to check it out. My new goal is to be able to run 3x/wk instead of just 2.
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    My parents saw a picture of me the other day and called me to congratulate me and tell me how good I looked, etc. All I could think of, the whole time they were telling me how good I look now, was of high school when I was the same weight and wearing smaller clothes. All I ever heard from them was how fat I was. They were constantly putting me on crazy diets (the all Pasta diet, the fast 3x a week diet, etc.) and making me exercise above and beyond my 2x daily swim team practices, because I was so fat. I've spent years trying to get over feeling like a complete failure if I'm not a size 6. I thought I was past it until they started complimenting me. I didn't say anything about the past, because the past is past and it is on me to get over it. It just frustrates me that after years of working on this, it all comes back in a couple of minutes.
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    My goal is actually my Dr's goal. I would like to be 10-15 lbs under that. I think that the bigger problem I have, and it is my problem, is that I have trouble accepting that my parents can be so encouraging now and were the opposite when I was younger. In fact, it probably made me focus on my weight more than I would have. Anyway, thanks for letting me vent.
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    ~*~ Workout Challenge and Chat Thread ~*~

    I was so happy today--I was able to run for 23 minutes! I know it doesn't sound like much, but it was an accomplishment for me. I wasn't totally miserable and my knee didn't hurt and I got in a good workout.
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    I'm glad to know I'm not the only one going through this. My mom told me she was so happy that she could see my "pretty" face now. I hope you did this surgery for yourself and not for vanity reasons, because, you got it going on already" That is a great thing to say.
  19. I was talking to my Dr. about how often I should come in, after the first year of monthly visits. According to her, over 90% of the people they've operated on don't go back after they reach their goal weight. If you've reached your goal already, are you still seeing your surgeon periodically for check ups or anything?
  20. I'm doing that same thing. There will be NO chocolate in my house! Especially no Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. :laugh:
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    Personal Trainer

    I had a pt and it was really great to have someone show me different things to do. I was getting stuck in a rut and she showed me a lot of different weight lifting routines, stretches, cardio, and general toning exercises. I had 8 30 minutes sessions with her and then work out on my own the rest of the time. I'm planning on getting another trainer in a couple of months to get some different routines and exercises.
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    What kind of exercise are you doing?

    I have a good friend who raves about Zumba and I would definitely like to try it sometime. Right now I do the elliptical, an arc trainer, walk, swim and weights. Not all in the same day of course. :thumbup:

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