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I Am Trying to Lose Weight

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I want to avoid sugar,

    but I find myself forgetting to pack a lunch and then having to snack on crappy foods. And then I get cravings for chocolate way more often. I need to get back my summer motivation! I'm down ~35 lbs from the beginning of the year and don't want to back slide!
    thalimar thalimar 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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    In 2009 I weighed over 330 pounds.

    Now I weigh 180 pounds. I recently ran a 100 km Ultra Marathon and Completed a Triathlon. I accomplished this by eating clean and exercising and running a fair bit. No supplements, plans or other gimmicks. Control what you eat and drink and transform yourself. All your...
    Marathoner Marathoner 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 7

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    I'm a 22 year old woman

    who weighs 300lbs. That just isn't good I hope I can find some encouragement on here and fine some people to keep me accountable!!!
    KJVgirl92 KJVgirl92 22-25, F 16 Responses Jul 14

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    Its Lunch break and I through out my sandwich

    been skipping lunch for a week now I hate my disgusting body havent been finishing my dinner either been giving it to my teenage boy when my wife isnt looking but I think shes catching on she bought a bag of sweet and spicy doritos and baked thoughs damn apple muffins with LOVE...
    itsjustme3684 itsjustme3684 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 8

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    I'm hoping to lose 50 pounds.

    I'm really tall and people dont think im that fat but i am. I'm 5'10 and I wanna be 140lbs
    EvaLolita EvaLolita 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 4

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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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    forthemoments forthemoments 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1

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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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    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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    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 have a tendency to tie my weight in to

    whatever emotional issue I go through, so I look at food, exercise, and being healthy as either punishments or rewards. Right now, I'm in a somewhat healthy relationship with all three, but seeing that I suffer from PTSD, Anxiety, & occasional depression, that could change...
    AlexTheWordSmith AlexTheWordSmith 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    Got another workout in tonight!

    But I don't feel like I pushed myself enough :(
    tenderheart92 tenderheart92 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1

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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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    I work out too much at one time

    and limit my food. The next week I don't work out and binge eat. I can't seem to get on a balanced healthy diet because I always go to the extremes.
    sbarry5 sbarry5 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 28

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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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    It's really hard to stay motivated.

    How do you guys get/stay motivated?
    nessa8a nessa8a 22-25, F 10 Responses Oct 28

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    physatics physatics 18-21 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Woohoo!

    After being almost 300 pounds, I'm glad to say that I'm down to 232 this morning!! I have stopped drinking cow's milk and switched to soy, I eat a piece of fruit with my breakfast, and I run at least 5 miles every other day on the elliptical. I started out only being able to do 1...
    biggrrl biggrrl 26-30, F 17 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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    RasinBoy RasinBoy 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 11

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    Excuses, excuses. About three years ago I

    suddenly put on a huge amount of weight over the space of two months, going from 86kg to 122kg. That's like Luke Skywalker turning into Jabba the Hutt. It didn't do a lot for my already fragile self-esteem, especially since I'd had weight problems through adolescence and I had...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 28

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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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    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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    I have just started my weight loss process

    and im just finding it hard to continue without a little encouragement. i must be completely honest the whole reason i started working on a better me is because i feel like me being healthy will open more doors not only professionally but personally also. anyways im just hoping...
    deondra704 deondra704 26-30, F 25 Responses Jun 23

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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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    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 started my 30 day squat challenge yesterday!

    This is my first time trying this, and I'm anticipating the end result!
    xxvee xxvee 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 30

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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 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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...
    NOTtheMessiah NOTtheMessiah 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 13

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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+ 5 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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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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    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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    I struggled with an eating disorder from ages

    12-15 and thankfully got through it. Five years later and I've been trying to lose the weight I've gained, but safely! Seven pounds down and I feel good. :D
    Wildmoonchildd Wildmoonchildd 18-21, F Oct 30

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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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    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 1 Response Nov 13

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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 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's been a month and a half on my LCHF diet.

    It's going great for me. Especially now because I'd recently found out about the High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) which is a workout that apparently is most efficient when on the LCHF diet! So yeah! I'm pumped! Losing weight quicker!
    physatics physatics 18-21 3 Responses Nov 3

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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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    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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    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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    Is AnyOne Willing To Help Me Lose Weight,

    I Put Loads Of Weight On And Meed Some Support To Lose It💜
    JustASkinnyDream JustASkinnyDream 13-15, F 5 days ago

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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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    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'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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    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 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 7 Responses Nov 6

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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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    Six More Inches

    Well, I started losing last March, and I've dropped about 80 pounds so far, I just need to drop another forty or so to reach my goal, and then I just have to keep it off.
    Satsujinkyou Satsujinkyou 26-30, M 14 Responses Feb 26, 2008

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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 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