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November 30, 2013 12:01 PM
My name is Val. I'm 30 and have at least 200 lbs to lose. Wow...it's so hard to type that.

But!

I'm not wasting another day waiting for Monday/New Years/etc. I'm starting TODAY. Right now I'm going for a walk. I already tracked my lunch. I'm starting off my New Year's feeling *good*, not depressingly writing resolutions I know will be broken.

I'd LOVE all the motivation and friends I can get :D Here's to us, starting great habits!!
November 30, 2013 12:06 PM
Sounds like you are off to a good start with your plan. Good luck with everything.
November 30, 2013 12:07 PM
Awesome!!! Welcome!! (:
November 30, 2013 12:07 PM
I'm also 30, and just got back on here. I finally have a gym buddy, and slowly I'm learning how to eat right! I'll send you a request smile
November 30, 2013 12:08 PM
Welcome to MFP! You will do great here! flowerforyou
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November 30, 2013 12:09 PM
No time like the present! You can do this!!!
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November 30, 2013 12:09 PM
Fantastic way to succeed!!! Not waiting for a future date, is the best way to get where you want to be!!! Congratulations on your first step to your new life!!! :-)
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November 30, 2013 12:11 PM
Hi Val, Today is the best day to start. Take it slow and dont rush the process. Start out eating a decent amount of calories but at a deficit of what you burn and you will lose. Exercise as well.

If you are following the MFP method, eat most of the cals you burn during exercise as that is how this system is designed.

If you have not already bought them, get measuring cups and a food scale to REALLY see what and how much you are eating.

Good luck to you.
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November 30, 2013 12:19 PM
You know you're serious about this when you refuse to wait for a "special day" or new year to begin. There's no time like the present and you'll feel even better when 2014 begins and you've already got some good habits established. Good luck, you can do it!
November 30, 2013 1:31 PM
Hi Val !
Love the post and new determination. you CAN do this. one day at a time. You're right, today IS a GREAT day to start. Mark it down. November 30, 2013. The first day that started to change Everything.
November 30, 2013 1:34 PM
smile Good 4 you! You can do thisbigsmile . For me I am starting dec 1st. The 1st to jan 3rd I am going to work on my eating habits and make them better then after I will work on my exercise.
I am 37 working on being 38 and being healthy.
November 30, 2013 2:05 PM
Welcome and good luck. You may want to consider joining the 100+ Plus Pounds to lose group for others who are on a similar path. Here's to a healthier 2014! smile
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November 30, 2013 2:14 PM
QUOTE:

You know you're serious about this when you refuse to wait for a "special day" or new year to begin. There's no time like the present and you'll feel even better when 2014 begins and you've already got some good habits established. Good luck, you can do it!

^This :)
November 30, 2013 2:27 PM
Welcome to mfp, and feel free to add me. There is no time like the present. I started here July 1 at 305lbs so I know what it's like when u have a lot to lose. Take it one lb at a time and in the end u will reach your goals.
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November 30, 2013 7:40 PM
im not waiting either.im startin dec.1.i started this in feb of 2013.but i havent lost much so starting now im getting seriour since i have no friends and my kids will be in school for 3 houts 4 days a week.gotta do something with my life.and the way i choose is by getting health.im 25.
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November 30, 2013 7:47 PM
You can do this! Just take it one day at a time and focus on that. Don't let the amount you have to lose discourage you. You'll lose it the same way people with 20 pounds to lose do- 1 day at a time of making good choices. :)
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November 30, 2013 7:58 PM
Great attitude to have, welcome!
November 30, 2013 8:01 PM
Exactly the right attitude you need to give those 200 the boot and be the person you'd like to be! I have 80 to go and will be with you every step of the way, if you like.
November 30, 2013 8:06 PM
No time like the present !

Make healthy choices at each meal ....... move more each day ..... and log everything !

Best of luck to you drinker
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November 30, 2013 8:08 PM
Hi Val, sounds like you have the motivation it takes to do this. I believe you can. I believe I can too. I am hoping to get about 50 pounds off my body. I don't know how long it will take me, but I need to. I am sending you a friend request.smile
December 2, 2013 12:26 PM
I hear ya !!! Started this, got really into it then broke my phone which resulted in me slacking abit on the counting side of things, still exercised and stuff but I know just from getting a general idea of cals in things from using this that I was going over my daily goal. Thought oh well, it's nearly Christmas, there's no point in properly starting again then realised what a pathetic thing that was to say. Christmas is 23days away and also only ONE day so no, I'm back to logging and measuring etc and I will not be derailed !!!

Feel free to add me as a friend if you need more support :)
December 2, 2013 12:30 PM
just think how REALLY happy your new year will be when you can already claim the lbs lost b/f other have even gotten started glasses
December 2, 2013 12:34 PM
Feel free to add me, I am not doing a diet as such I am making a mental and physical change using MFP....I have tried diets in the past and either they are too expensive to maintain financially or they are too restrictive... for me this is working I have what i want within reason as long as its within my calories amount for the day and if i want anything on top of that i excercise more that day....

I have set myself 4 goals i am 1lb away from my 1st one of 25lb loss....

one step at a time one day at a time, and we will succeed!
December 2, 2013 2:13 PM
QUOTE:

My name is Val. I'm 30 and have at least 200 lbs to lose. Wow...it's so hard to type that.

But!

I'm not wasting another day waiting for Monday/New Years/etc. I'm starting TODAY. Right now I'm going for a walk. I already tracked my lunch. I'm starting off my New Year's feeling *good*, not depressingly writing resolutions I know will be broken.

I'd LOVE all the motivation and friends I can get :D Here's to us, starting great habits!!


Awwww...here we go!! You said "I'm not WASTING another day...I'm starting TODAY." Val, do you know what you just DID?? You made a DECISION!! AND THEN followed up with a declaration! You just set in motion the wheels of CHANGE!! You are about to blow this thing out of the WATER! I am in your corner, as well as countless others. We are all working toward the same thing: a better, healthier life! We are WITH you all the way!! I can't WAIT to see how your story progresses!
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December 2, 2013 2:20 PM
good luck, kick some a$$

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