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July 16, 2012 9:31 PM

Thanks SO much for the encouragement! This experience and all these wonderful people my just change my life!
I can't believe the out pouring of support already! I am going to invest in a nice lunch bag and make that my first real change...packing a lunch. : ) It's so simple! Baby steps. : )

Hon, my weight was 213 a year ago! If I CAN do this soo can you! The 8th will be a year, yay! YOU can do this! You are beautiful for sure! Its baby steps! One pound at a time! I just added you!
July 16, 2012 9:32 PM
Oh, there is a lot of great advice on here.

Let me add this one too-on season 10 of The Biggest Loser, one of the contestants had serious back problems and used that as an excuse to not be active. She was able to work through that injury and become stronger than she ever was. I found that very inspiring.

I think it is great you are here. DON'T QUIT!
July 16, 2012 9:40 PM
You can do it....don't give up...this is my second week and I love calculating it on my phone....
July 17, 2012 1:14 AM
well, you hit rock bottom now you can rock to the top! We can figure out something and work together. I also hit rock bottom and I need to get motivated to work out or walk or something. Just so I am moving some I am all good. Lets rock to the top. I have already lost 68 lbs but then I stopped logging food and didnt care, now I am almost back where I started. I know it can be done. I just have to be motivated enough to git'er done! I am glad to have found a new site and different people.
July 17, 2012 3:56 AM
We've all been at the bottom and that's why we're here. I am also tall and carry my weight well, which helped me avoid it all these years. I also just accepted myself for who I am, but inside I wanted more. Now that I am well on my way, I'm so glad I started. We can do this together!
July 17, 2012 4:00 AM

if you wish to add another friend, go ahead and add me...
July 17, 2012 4:05 AM
I can understand I'm around the same weight, but really short. I don't do a lot of exercise, but do go on the wii fit every now and then, I've reduces my calorie intake and so far I've lost 6 lbs. If I can do it then anyone can.

Good luck you can do this.

Feel free to add happy
July 17, 2012 4:14 AM
I have had two back surgeries and know how hard this is. Hang in there! My neurologist told me that walking was the best recovery/weight loss exercise for me. Be patient with yourself. Remember, the most beautiful flowers don't bloom overnight-they take a while. YOU CAN DO THIS!
July 17, 2012 4:33 AM
I did't realize that what I ate was what was making me feel so bad. Once I started eating better, I had more energy. Good luck. Feel free to add me as a friend.
July 17, 2012 4:37 AM
Same here really, I'm at 232lbs, I can't believe I've let myself get this big, and I can quite easily see how I could get even bigger. I'm giving MFP a real go this time round, using the community a lot more. It's great seeing everyone's success stories, it really spurs me on.

Good luck, you can do it, we can all do it!
July 17, 2012 4:41 AM
I am looking for some weight loss buddies.

Anyone can add me. I am friendly. I love to support others on their journey. I love looking at other people's journey.

MFP is brilliant. I have lost 12 pounds (may not sound much but it's 12 pound less than i used to be). I find I am more active, happier and I will happily experiment with new foods.

July 17, 2012 4:41 AM
Oh I am so sorry - I understand how back pain can SO limit you daily activity. But you are on the right track! Everyone here to lose weight and everyone needs/can use support! My husband says the same thing to me (that he loves me) but its hard to believe it at times when I look in the mirror. So I then realized that the only person who can change how I feel about myself if me. You have my support!
Edited by jamime On July 17, 2012 4:42 AM
July 17, 2012 4:54 AM
I understand those feelings. I have a little over 100 pounds that I need to lose and it's overwhelming at times. I have started and quit so many times that it is rediculous. The feeling sad, the crying, being depressed, feeling lower than low........I'm familiar with all of those emotions. I'm tired of accepting the feelings of failure. I know I can do but I need support too. We can do this.
July 17, 2012 6:57 AM
You can do this! I had lost 79lbs gained 40 back and now since Mar. 24th of this year when I was 259lbs, I decided that I am worth caring about. You are too. I am 220.6 lbs as of this morning. I get in 15,000 steps a day and with the heat, I sometimes only get to 10,000. But you've to start somewhere, right? Don't lose faith. If you would like to be friends, I will be there if you need me. My name is celestialmoon. Contact me and we can be friends.flowerforyou
July 17, 2012 7:00 AM
I just want to say, Take it easy on yourself....
thats HUGE. now that that is out of the way you can focus on your diet, but first pat yourself on the back for that MAJOR accomplishment!~ you got this! xoxo
July 17, 2012 7:02 AM
Feel free to add me...i just started here last week. I can honestly say that everyone on this site has helped keep me on track for the last 8 days. It's about accountability, hard work, and getting into a good routine of eating healthy and exercising. Every choice you make will impacty your journey. So, just make good choices throughout the some fruit instead of chips, eat yogurt instead of ice cream, go for a walk for 30 minutes instead of watching tv...and you will get there! Feel free to add me for more support!
July 17, 2012 7:05 AM
Ahhhh sweety you will be ok. We've all been there or are there now so don't get discouraged. I know that's easier said than done but it sounds like you have good support from your loved one and that more than a lot of people have. So, cheer up, think positive and get motivated! Good luck and God bless.
July 17, 2012 7:05 AM
I've been there and done that and all of us on this "board" are happy to talk to you about it. ONE DAY AT A TIME. I joined Overeaters Anonymous over a year ago and am still working on getting it together. Haven't lost any weight but , like you, look pretty despite the over 200 pound weight. REACHING OUT IS YOUR FIRST STEP AND I AM SO SO PROUD OF YOU!
July 17, 2012 7:08 AM
Get a bag that you love to show off ;-) I am ordering one with a monogram from thirty-one. Or.....Oh! I know, get yourself a nice one as a reward to yourself for the first 5lbs or something. This is a great program, and I have seen with my own eyes how it has worked for myself and for others. One thing I will say is to plan rewards that will help you work towards your goal :-)
July 17, 2012 7:11 AM
I feel for you. You can do it, maybe with a light weight loss you can start to be a little active. I started at the gym and just walked until I was able to go faster and longer, then added just a little weight training. Anyway I get were you are coming from, my husband loves me no matter what (mind you he is not over weight by any stretch of the imagination), and I can't believe that I got to 289lb's. By admitting some of these things to ourselves and out loud to someone close, makes it much easier.
July 17, 2012 7:11 AM
We are with you. You may add me as a friend. I'm EST in upstate New York
July 17, 2012 7:12 AM
Put yourself first and plan, plan, plan....Don't let your mind quit you with thoughts of defeat...MFP has been such a positive influence and support system in my life...I joined June 9th and it has been an amazing experience. add me if you like!flowerforyou
July 17, 2012 7:12 AM
Go to your library or chapters and get/rent the book "I CAN MAKE YOU THIN" by Paul McKenna. He has studied "natural thin" people for many years and came up with 4 simple golden rules to a natural way to shed pounds.
I tried it out and it's legit.
I can eat whatever I want, when I want.
If i stick to the 4 rules:
1)Eat when you are hungry
2) Eat what you are craving
3) Eat slow and enjoy every mouthful
4) Stop when you are full

and he has a hunger you can measure your hungerness. It's just a really good book...easy read...can finish it in a few hours.

He reaches almost all touchy subjects attached to weight. Emotional eating, 'empty-plate' syndrome, etc.

But honestly...give the book a read. It'll change your life....your busy life.

OH! And I've been doing 20-25 minutes workouts at home with Jillian Michaels workout DVDs. I completed the 30 day shred in january and just started ripped in 30 yesterday (you can join this support group if you like: and I used to work out at the gym almost 5 times a week for the past year...maybe for almost 2 hours. But ever since I have been doing these DVDs..I haven't been going to the gym. and I have been seeing results like none other.

Message me if you want more info :)

Best wishes,

Edited by raycolvin On July 17, 2012 7:14 AM
July 17, 2012 7:16 AM
you just made the biggest and most difficult step of this entire process. welcome. feel free to friend me.


My husband may love me no matter what, but its extremely hard for me to love myself when I've let myself get to 236lbs!!!
I'm tall and curvy and none of my friends would EVER guess that's what I weigh but it's true!

Saying this to a bunch of strangers is my first step in what I pray is the right direction.
I've lost control because I'm tired all the time from work, don't get a break so I'm eating takeout regularly because it's quick.

I have horrible back problems and since the injury in 2003 I have not been able to be that active hence all of my weight gain. That
and being in a happy relationship (isn't that funny how that works) and quitting smoking has led be down a path of laziness, convenience when it comes to food and just "accepting" that this fat is just how I was meant to be.

I am here as a last resort. I need motivation and I want to give it in return. So please, feel free to add me and maybe together we can beat this! : )
July 17, 2012 7:20 AM

Its 80 percent diet anyway so you'll be ok. Good luck!

Agreed. Stick to a good eating plan and add some exercise and you'll see your goal in time. Good luck.


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