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20 hours ago, KikyL said:

Congrats Libby! Felicidades @karakent. Lost 61.2 pounds since my surgery, feel amazing, have drop two sizes of clothes (mayf8b296bb-831f-405b-85c1-3905345a8448.thumb.jpg.63a23293111f83b0a2c347cb7237632f.jpgbe more from a size 28-30 to 26-24 comfortably, 22 snuggly). The surgeon cleared me for exercise, but haven't started yet, for me that's the difficult part. Hospital where I work has a 50% discount for employees in a Wellness Center, I will contact human resources for them to do the enrollment thing, after that comes from my paycheck I´ll force myself to go and think in the other amenities they have, like the sauna.

One of the things that hurts the most is losing hair, so I dye it and cut it, been drinking a lot of s... for Hair loss and applying a lot of hair products, but I know it is part of the process and that hair grows back. I can´t believe those pictures are 4 months apart, my eyes have been always big, now they are like look like big big, my face is losing "the fat", I was afraid to look older, but I like what I see in the mirror.

You look great, and not at all older. That haircut and color also looks good on you.


I'm thinking of cutting my hair too, and maybe getting some highlights. I too worry about looking older and since I have wavy hair, I also worry that shorter hair will look like an old lady perm. But hopefully my results will be as good as yours.

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My stall FINALLY broke and I am under 300!!!!!!!!!!!

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My stall FINALLY broke and I am under 300!!!!!!!!!!!

Omg!!! That's amazing, congrats!!!!!,,[emoji3060][emoji3060][emoji3060][emoji3060][emoji3060][emoji3060][emoji3060][emoji3060]

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You look great, and not at all older. That haircut and color also looks good on you.

I'm thinking of cutting my hair too, and maybe getting some highlights. I too worry about looking older and since I have wavy hair, I also worry that shorter hair will look like an old lady perm. But hopefully my results will be as good as yours.
Come to Dominican Republic, I'll introduce you to my hairstylist!!![emoji6]

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On 11/22/2022 at 7:12 AM, AliceFD said:

Good for you! That's quite a milestone. I've lost nearly 40, it seems to follow 5 pounds, then a stall, repeat. I'd like to have lost more, but I don't have as much to lose as many people, so I have to factor that in.

Yep! This is totally me too. I'll stall and then drop. My surgery team says not only is this normal but very healthy for our bodies. It gives it time to adjust and catch up. So I am not worrying about these little stalls anymore and know that slow and steady is WINNING the race! One thing I have added to my week are green smoothies with a really good veggie powder. There's no possible way I could eat all the veggies I need to meet nutrient requirements, so a good veggie powder in my smoothie has helped me a lot. I try to eat a salad at lunchtime with oil and balsamic vinegar.

Another thing I have been doing is 18:6 intermittent fasting to help keep insulin spikes down. I try to get all my eating done within the six-hour window, and I'm finding I'm not hungry and doing really well on it. Fasting is also very good for helping loose skin through autophagy,

I recently got Covid and that hasn't been helpful, but it makes you less hungry for a few days. 🤣

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Hey August Buddies! I'm looking to see if anyone is interested in being an Exercise Accountability Buddy. I have been exercising but not enough to be consistent, and I need more motivation. Does anyone have the FitBit app and might want to try sharing fitness and exercise plans?

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20 hours ago, I Am Enough! said:

Hey August Buddies! I'm looking to see if anyone is interested in being an Exercise Accountability Buddy. I have been exercising but not enough to be consistent, and I need more motivation. Does anyone have the FitBit app and might want to try sharing fitness and exercise plans?

I don't use the fitbit app.. or I gladly would.

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20 hours ago, I Am Enough! said:

Hey August Buddies! I'm looking to see if anyone is interested in being an Exercise Accountability Buddy. I have been exercising but not enough to be consistent, and I need more motivation. Does anyone have the FitBit app and might want to try sharing fitness and exercise plans?

I have a Samsung galaxy watch but not a Fitbit. But I'm in if a group wants to be started to push each other!

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On 12/02/2022 at 11:06, SHORTY_ said:






I have a Samsung galaxy watch but not a Fitbit. But I'm in if a group wants to be started to push each other!


I have an Apple Watch but I would also be down to do this. This might be exactly the motivation that I need. I guess maybe we could find a third-party app that we can use on all of our phones with our individual trackers?

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12/01/2022 02:17 PM, I Am Enough! said:



Hey August Buddies! I'm looking to see if anyone is interested in being an Exercise Accountability Buddy. I have been exercising but not enough to be consistent, and I need more motivation. Does anyone have the FitBit app and might want to try sharing fitness and exercise plans?






I meant to reply to you but replied to @SHORTY_ instead. Lol. Anyway, this is what I said:

I have an Apple Watch but I would also be down to do this. This might be exactly the motivation that I need. I guess maybe we could find a third-party app that we can use on all of our phones with our individual trackers?

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Hmmm.... seems like none of us have a similar fitness tracker or app that we use. Perhaps it is where we choose a day once a week to add our exercise minutes and share what we are doing in our workouts. Everyone is at a different stage and will be doing different kinds of challenges. Some prefer walking, others want to do strength training. Maybe we can create an accountability group and check in here on this forum instead. Totally open to other suggestions! :D

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22 minutes ago, I Am Enough! said:

Hmmm.... seems like none of us have a similar fitness tracker or app that we use. Perhaps it is where we choose a day once a week to add our exercise minutes and share what we are doing in our workouts. Everyone is at a different stage and will be doing different kinds of challenges. Some prefer walking, others want to do strength training. Maybe we can create an accountability group and check in here on this forum instead. Totally open to other suggestions! :D

I am open to joining an accountability group. It's cold and I don't even want to go for walks. I think it would be helpful to motivate each other. I would like to start some weight training because I've heard it can help some with loose skin. My batwings are getting really bad and now other parts are getting super jiggly. At least when I was heavier the jiggle was firmer. Now it is just all loose like Jello that hasn't set properly. Don't even get my started on my boobs...

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20 minutes ago, LibbyAbby said:

I am open to joining an accountability group. It's cold and I don't even want to go for walks. I think it would be helpful to motivate each other. I would like to start some weight training because I've heard it can help some with loose skin. My batwings are getting really bad and now other parts are getting super jiggly. At least when I was heavier the jiggle was firmer. Now it is just all loose like Jello that hasn't set properly. Don't even get my started on my boobs...

Girl same here! I just started doing a little weight training, i kept fighting PT cause they just wanted me walking and I was finally like well I'm doing it so you can either help me or Idk what to tell you.

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49 minutes ago, I Am Enough! said:

Hmmm.... seems like none of us have a similar fitness tracker or app that we use. Perhaps it is where we choose a day once a week to add our exercise minutes and share what we are doing in our workouts. Everyone is at a different stage and will be doing different kinds of challenges. Some prefer walking, others want to do strength training. Maybe we can create an accountability group and check in here on this forum instead. Totally open to other suggestions! :D

Do we want to start an open Forum here or a private one? I can get it going and we can "start" Sunday. Maybe account for

5 days a week workout min

can only miss one weekend day

10k steps at least 6 days a week

Any other options are welcome of course. That just seems to be the base of what my PT gives me every time. Check-ins on Sundays &/or Monday's. I know it would be hard for me to get on daily personally.

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I'm good with an accountability check-in on Sundays. I have a different workout program that I complete that also includes yoga, VR Super Natural workouts, snow side-walk shoveling (LOL!), and personal trainer time. I think each person should write out what works for them and then hold themselves accountable on our Sunday posts. Did I TRULY make 10K steps for six days? Maybe not, but how many days did I reach my goal? We want this to be positive and uplifting as opposed to listing out what I did not get done. :) Being kind to ourselves is the utmost importance!

So perhaps my routine could look something like this:

Sunday - Rest day

Monday Goal - 15 min treadmill, Body Groove Dancing 30 min, 15 min yoga stretch, mindful meditation

Tuesday Goal - 15 min treadmill, Personal Trainer (1 hour), 35 min treadmill, mindful meditation

Wednesday Goal - 10 min Les Mills upper body stretch, 30 min VR workout, Svelte workout, mindful meditation

Thursday Goal - 15 min treadmill, Personal Trainer (1 hour), 35 min treadmill, mindful meditation

Friday Goal - 15 min yoga stretch, Body Groove Dancing 30 min, QiQuong Yoga, mindful meditation

Saturday Goal - 30 min bike, Body Groove Dancing 30 min, 10 min Les Mills upper body stretch, mindful meditation

Each one of us will have a different plan for what we want to accomplish, and we can check in on Sunday and review what we were able to get accomplished! :)

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