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I Am Trying to Lose Weight

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    I'm so frustrated. Why do I keep eating bad

    and not working out when I am tired of the way that I look? I often cry about it and don't know what it is going to take to get me to get my life back on track.
    Dspence12 Dspence12 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 17

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    Recently I joined a challenge to win $150

    after six weeks of eating healthy and working out. Basically whoever lost the most weight wins the money....I don't know why, but I can't seem to get a on a strict diet! Any ideas or ways to help me? I don't think that I am overweight or anything but I would like to lose like 20...
    sweetsarahxo sweetsarahxo 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 2

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    This summer i really thought i could find a way

    to lose weight but instead i found myself eating junk food everyday. I guess this is my fault. Is there any smoothie recipe that i could make?
    Minniebeeb Minniebeeb 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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    Doing pretty good so far (: Except I got sick

    recently and it hurts too much to run or anything ): Just sitting on my couch... yay.
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    I am 24 and just had a baby 3 months ago.

    Im trying first to lose weight to get to my pre-pregnancy weight then lose weight to be at a healthier weight than I already was. I am using an app called my fitness pal to help track my progress and it is very helpful. One of the issues I realized that I have is I still eat the...
    sftbllstar16 sftbllstar16 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 6

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    perfect motivation lols they seemed

    so happy and can make just about anyone get up and dance with them  
    sayuriii sayuriii 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I've been trying to lose weight

    for a while. I'm exercising every day and only eating healthy foods and I'm still not losing any weight.
    Lasey94 Lasey94 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 5

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    Ennevi Ennevi 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Im 149cm, 41kg. should i lose weight?

    i feel a bit chubby but my friends said im small enough
    penscared penscared 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    Is AnyOne Willing To Help Me Lose Weight,

    I Put Loads Of Weight On And Meed Some Support To Lose It­čĺť
    JustASkinnyDream JustASkinnyDream 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    I am the heaviest I have ever been hitting the

    scale at 224. According to the BMI chart I think I'm supposed to be 130. I couldn't even imagine myself at 130 but I don't want to be 224. I should have taken the hint when my close stopped fitting. I have to admit my sweats and sweaters are quite comfy. It's not that I eat too...
    Nennie86 Nennie86 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 4

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    my average weight has always been 155.

    Always, even when I was fit, ran track and played sports every single day. After my son I was 167, but then I went on implanon. I was still exercising but kept gaining and at 175 I didn't want to look at the scale anymore so I quit looking. 2 years later, I had the implanon...
    kelly65876 kelly65876 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 25

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    I got on the scale this morning

    and I lost 7 pounds!!!!! In one week. A part of me is so happy that I am finally seeing results. The other part of me is a little worried that I may be losing too much too fast. Well I'm not going to complain lol. My goal is to lose 40 more lbs by my wedding day. Or get the body...
    lovedesi lovedesi 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 4

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    I am trying to shed a few im 17 male

    and 54 kg how much weight do you think I should loose be honest
    greatbritain1707 greatbritain1707 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 18

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    Hey everyone are in the Lawrenceville Ga area?

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    nsmoov nsmoov 18-21 1 Response Dec 6

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    I've been working out at least 3 times a week.

    I'm hoping that by spring I'll have lost a lot.
    EFairy EFairy 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    So i about 5'6 feet tall.

    My highest weight ever has been 210 pounds. that was from over a year ago. Right now I am at my lowest in a while at 175 pounds but i still want to lose more. I would like to be 145- 150 at my graduation in may. It is harder said than done because i have been up and down with my...
    kikithegreat kikithegreat 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 16

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    so my co-workers suggest the Paleo diet,

    I've been pretty much eating a lot of low to no carb food anyway...does it even work?
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    What In The HELL Is The Deal?

    You so-called proponents of 'healthy' lifestyles: I'm not sure, but I kind of think that the main reason a person might be sharing their struggle on this site, with their appearance and in particular, weight loss, is so that they can express themselves in a place that is non...
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 6, 2013

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    I just had my son 7 months ago

    and went from 135- 220. I'm down to 160 but want to get back to normal. Been working on cardio, cutting soda, and toning.
    RjMommy245 RjMommy245 22-25, F 9 Responses Jun 18

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    I am a freshman in college

    and I am starting to feel the freshman 15 :/ I was never thin person but I was never this heavy before. I heard about Fit Tea and Tiny Tea. They are tea that help you lose weight in 14 days. Has any of you ever used it before? I'm thinking about getting one of them; but before...
    MAELLEA MAELLEA 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 19

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    The Christmas Season

    and New Years is fast approaching. You are no doubt busy shopping for loved ones and eating all the wrong foods as the cold winter and holidays approach... I just wanted to remind you that eating right (loads of fruit and vegetables and smaller portions of meat and carbs) will...
    Marathoner Marathoner 31-35, M Dec 7

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    I have always been overweight.

    Since the time I was 3 or 4, at least. My parents weren't really aware of the impact of food and exercise on your overall health. They are still surprised when I tell them some things now. So, I know that they weren't aware, not just uncaring. However, about 4 years ago, I...
    BlueMoonLuck BlueMoonLuck 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 15

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    Had to giggle last night.

    My hubby and I took a brisk walk and he was "done" before I was even close. He said "man I'm outta shape, I need to start working out with you". It will be nice to have a workout partner.
    rosebud4ever rosebud4ever 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 14

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    I've been overweight

    for most of my life. I think I've finally come to the point where I'm so fed up with the way that I look that it's given me the motivation to start this journey. Two months ago I decided I was going to eat healthy and join a gym. I've lost 17.5 lbs. I can't see a difference...
    leeleemarie88 leeleemarie88 26-30, F 11 Responses Jun 20

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    im . well im having a h hard time with food lol.

    and keeping the habit if excercise. depression plays a big role in it, with no motivation. i eat my feelings. omg i gained 50 or 60 lbs!!!!. first i gained it when i was dating this jerk. i swear he fed me to make me gain it. Because he was always suspicious of me, when i looked...
    Jacqueline779 Jacqueline779 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 1

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    I have a program that promises quick results

    and done the healthy way. Please msg me for details. I have lost 9lbs and 11.75 inches and built muscle in such a short period of time. Together we have this!! I truly believe in this program :)
    dawnfriedrich dawnfriedrich 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I'm 5ft 4in tall and weight 136

    and I've got a lot of work to do! Any suggestions on weight loss? I'm an avid runner but eating right is kicking my tail-end!
    Lizabethjoycee Lizabethjoycee 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    There goes another fail diet .

    I am my worse enemy, it's like I purposely break my diets to stay fat.... I hate myself so much I've no self control....
    rootasic rootasic 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 28

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    unp12 unp12 31-35, M 4 Responses Nov 27

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    Trying is not even the word,

    I have been working my but off to lose weight..... its not fair I seem to be gaining weight instead of losing it... I don't understand over the last 4 months I have gained 2 stones instead of losing it... I feel so worthless and horrible I can't even look at myself in the...
    rootasic rootasic 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 12

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    physatics physatics 18-21 3 Responses Nov 19

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    Loose weight gain weight loose weight gain

    weight I can't keep up! The scales don't lie!
    AnOtHaJaZzYDrEaMeR AnOtHaJaZzYDrEaMeR 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 4

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    And I plan on doing so,

    for me and not for any other reason. Even with anxiety, depression and some I refuse to sit around and gain one more pound, Join Me.
    TPLove TPLove 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    I'm excited to start today on my new

    and improved weightloss journey. Day 1 let's go!! :)
    stellag23 stellag23 22-25, F 10 Responses Jun 23

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    You know, green tea speeds your metabolism,

    and so does oolong tea. I drink it about an hour after every meal, and I keep myself hydrated by drink water throughout the day. Sometimes exercising can be something we don't want to put effort into. But once you do it you feel better. Controlling your portions can be a huge...
    tsukiyodesu tsukiyodesu 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 17

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    I'm 5'4 and I'm at my highest weight (really

    scary for me) which is 190. People tell me I'm not big big, but you know how YOU start to notice the changes in your body and your mind? Yeah well I'm done with that!! I'm not saying I wanna look thin thin, but I do wanna be healthier and feel better. I know it'll be hard, but I...
    darxox darxox 22-25, F 7 Responses Nov 14

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    My New Year's resolution was to lose weight

    and be a healthier me this year. I was 206lbs in December. I started a 1500 calorie diet and stopped drinking soda completely. This helped me lose 10lbs in one month. In Feb I started looking for a good workout program to help me stay on track to reach my goal of 140lbs. I...
    rosebud4ever rosebud4ever 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 6

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    So, I finally started to lose weight a few days

    ago, and I felt more confident than ever. Until yesterday. My sister is giving birth any day now, and yesterday she had a doctors appointment at the hospital. I went with her to keep her companied in the waiting room. When we got there, 2 old ladies started staring at us, and...
    LillithMeiwes LillithMeiwes 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    forthemoments forthemoments 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    Right now I'm at 170 lbs,

    which is my heaviest ever. For 5 foot 2, I don't look very obese, but zero clothes fit, not even my stretchy underwear, I have inflamed skin fold rashes in the making, and it just feels disgusting. My normal for all the rest of my life up to 2012 is 120 to 135lbs. (mental...
    EternalWeirdo EternalWeirdo 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    I'm just ******* frustrated.

    This is not who I am. I'm such a strong and determined person but somehow I cannot kick this addiction. Especially now that I'm gluten and lactose intolerant, I really need to completely change my diet. I'm not the one in charge of cooking or shopping in my house and I end up...
    GoddessAirmid GoddessAirmid 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 14

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    Teen Looking For Some Help

    Hi my name is Megan im 17 and i am trying to lose weight. i dont like talking about my weight because i always feel people are judging me by it. like when i meet someone the first thing i think they see is a "fat girl". this has really hurt me when trying to make friends (this...
    micmegan micmegan 18-21, F 146 Responses Jun 16, 2008

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    I am very excited today.

    In November of 2013 I weighed 335lbs. As of October of 2014 I now weigh 213lbs. So in less than a year I have lost 122lbs. Its been a lot of hard work but I'm so happy to see these changes and I'm starting to gain my confidence back.
    zooloothe1st zooloothe1st 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 2

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    30 lbs left to get to my goal!

    Just trying to stay focused and consistent.
    alycia12 alycia12 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 14

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    Counting Calories Made Easy! & The Great Seventeen Week Diet!

     Counting Calories Made Easy!  1] When you stick a Calorie in your Mouth, you count ONE! 2] When you stick another Calorie in your Mouth, you count TWO! 3] When you stick one more Calorie in your Mouth, you count THREE! 4] Continue counting each Calorie you shove into...
    TH1NKf1rst TH1NKf1rst 70+ 6 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    Working On Weight Loss

    Alright so this is very personal for me and embarrassing to say the least. I'm a 20 year old male and have a weight issue. I'm well aware I am not alone in this area, but I am ashamed that my weight has gotten so out of hand. In July, after I met a guy, I decided that I wanted...
    jbar291 jbar291 18-21, M 10 Responses Sep 27, 2013

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    I need advice like I have a bad habit of

    starting a diet but quitting because I cant give up my favorite foods or because I suddenly lose motivation and it sucks because I start good losing at least 5-10lbs within two weeks but its no point when I gain it all back or even more like the real question is how do you...
    sayuriii sayuriii 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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    yet i can't resist those temptation especially

    at night!! If only losing weight is as easy as gaining weight
    MCHIYO MCHIYO 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 9

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    I can't lose weight. I try

    so hard, but I am on medications that prevent me from losing anything more than a few pounds. I am trying to exercise, but my injuries make it difficult to do anything that really makes it worth my while. I walk, but it's not cutting it. I'm incredibly frustrated and I hate the...
    kimmahboo kimmahboo 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 10

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    Since the beginning of this month,

    I am averaging over 74 grams of sugar a day :/However, the last two days I've had 39 and 33 grams of sugar, so posting about my shameful behavior a couple of days ago definitely kept me more honest! So...thank you, EP!I actually had one day where I ate One Hundred and Eighty...
    thalimar thalimar 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    I'm always say to myself ''that's it,

    I'm going to make a change and start to get healthy''. But then I'll never commit to it. I'm an emotional eater, and a boredom eater, I know that! My living situation at the moment (still living at home but hopefully moving out soon - fingers crossed) means that I do tend to...