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Hello fellow sleevers,

just thought I would start a thread for all those who want to get to goal in 2012, regardless of where we are in the process.

I posted it the 'Slow Loser' thread, because that is what I am!! (I am not complaining by the way, just pleased to be a loser...lol)

For me to get there, I know that at 18mths out I need to be strict, accountable and have support from those in the same 'place', who understand that the sleeve isn't a miracle but a tool.

I have done well so far, but the weight hasn't 'melted' off me and since 6mths post op I have had to fight for each and every pound. At first it made me a little bitter, frustrated and I started to get into a 'dark place' about it, now the scale victory tastes sooooo sweet!

I have taken the month of December 'off'... I needed to rest from the constant worry of food, cals, Water, carbs and protein... my head was spinning and I was starting to feel very frustrated and overwhelmed at not being at goal again. I needed time out!

I have thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas period and I have eaten what I wanted and when I wanted it; this includes ALL foods, no food was off limit and I let my sleeve do its job! The quantity was low but I still enjoyed every mouthful. Interestingly, I found that my cravings were satisified very quickly... 1 or 2 biscuits/sweets, and so on, hit the spot, instead of 5,6,7,... you get the picture. Subconscious damage limitation? I don't know but I like it!

I have learnt a lot by doing this. I now know that I can eat a little more if I 'try'... I know that I can enjoy food again without feeling guilty and I know that food doesn't have to be the enemy. So, with all that, what was the outcome? Yep, I have gained 2lbs above my personal bounce! Oops!

I am not, in the slightest, worried about this because I KNOW what is the cause... sugar and salt! And this time, I am sure it will come off as quick as it went on!

So, what is the plan?

Per my surgeon's instructions: I am going back to basics... yep that ole one...lol

  • 3 meals a day - no snacking.
  • Weighing my meals between 6-8oz depending on what is on the plate.
  • Protein first, followed by veggies.
  • Plenty of water.
  • A limit of 1000 cals a day.
  • Continue with my exercise - boxing twice a week, gym in work 1-2 times a week (depending on work load) and walking my dog (just over a 2 mile circuit). The exercise is the only thing that I have stuck to in December... I actually enjoy it now!!

As a side note, and I ain't sure if my American friends can get this, but here in the Uk, on SKY there are a few fitness channels. I have recorded some aerobic workouts that are really good... they're free and can be done at home... this is saving me some money on classes and DVDs and if I don't like the workout I can delete and look for another!! Bonus!!

Ok, who is ready to join me on the final stretch to goal... hope on board and enjoy the ride my friends...

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I am with you my friend!!!! SO WITH YOU!

I am much like you in the slow loser boat and the final stretch to goal has at times seemed impossible. And if I am going to go all out and be truthful here it may just be impossible for me. But that WILL NOT discourage me from trying. I will not go down without a fight and I will continue on my journey no matter how long it takes to get to goal.

Here's to 2012...we are on our way!!!

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This is for us M2G... we ARE going to do this, if it takes all bloody year... we NEED it!!!!

Lets do it!!

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I'm totally with you!! I have slacked big time over the past two weeks of feasting and snacking and eating all sorts LOL. So I'm back right on the wagon from tomorrow morning, I do so much better when I'm at work anyhow. I will also go to the gym three times a week and walk to work as often as possible. LET'S DO THIS THING!!

:)

ETA: I got to my xmas goal of 70kg a few days before xmas, but I'm pretty sure I'm back up to 71 or 72 by now...so gotta get back down to where I was, then down to 65!!

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I agree, it's time to get back to basic, especially since I am feeling a little guilty for eating things I shouldn't have. It's the goal results I wanted. Yes, I have reached goal, no longer diabetic, blood work up looks fantastic but need to get my additional lbs off now. I would like to get down to 140 lbs, but I'm not sure that's realistic or not. I'm 5'6". I just bought size medium's from Victoria's Secret and am afraid to try them on because they might be too small. Bahhhh this is a constant battle. Thanks, I love this. Happy New Year! ;)

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Great to have you on board Swizzly and dorrie... don't know about you, but I need all the support I can get and this place is such a good place to start!

I don't want that goal thing to taunt me anymore... I am gonna kick its ass...lol!!

Well, I'll try to anyhoo...blush5.gif

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Coops, I'm in too. I really want to get to goal.

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Me, too! The big thing for me is exercise, which I have not done outside of my fairly physically involved job.

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Glad to see you can join us too... yey!!

The first day back to basics and I am on track! Low carbs, no bread or treats, plenty of Protein, three meals and a 2 mile walk!

I think my biggest demon will be staying positive... so I apologise in advance if I use this thread to vent or just journal!!

Onwards and downwards my friends! =]

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Hey..I'm in too..I'm a very slow loser hoping to get to goal by my one year anniversary..August.2012..My problem is I'm only 4'9..so Im a little thing .My starting weight was 202.5 / now I'm 149..My goal weight is 120...So please count me in..

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I don't consider myself a slow looser but I really need to get off these last 10 lbs and perhaps more if I can. My goal was 150 but I'm thinking maybe 140 or 145. 150 puts me at the higher end of the BMI. ALSO I want plastics. I would love to get it all done but I need a Tummy Tuck bad!

My first goal is to lay off the sweets.

Second is to start working out, building muscle

Third is to get my butt in gear on plastics so I can be healed by summer time (I go to music festivals and it would be miserable with a binder on).

Here's to us girlies!

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I'm so in! I haven't been a slow loser when doing what I'm supposed to but these last thirty pounds seemed to have geeked me out and I've been off program since Thanksgiving. But, I'm ready now! Let's do this. :)

Amanda

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So I walked to work, even though it's crappy and rainy and grey here today. And I went to the gym and did 30 mins on the elliptical. I will be protein-heavy and carb-light today for sure. I need to get all the holiday wine and bubbly out of my system!!

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Ok, so day two has been good... up on the Protein, low on the carbs and under 1000 cals. No real exercise today as I had to do a ton of marking ready for school tomorrow.

Feeling pretty good.

I pray that these positive thoughts stay with me for a long time...

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I'm so in! I have been eating way more calories due to the holidays. I want to get to goal this year. I need to get back to making exercise a priority and I must start tracking every bite that goes into my mouth. WE can do this! : )

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