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I Am Trying to Lose Weight

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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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    My Weight Loss Challenge

    Two years ago, I had a gall bladder attack. I had to have my gall bladder removed and thought, okay maybe this will help me lose weight and get back to where I was in high school. Little did I know, it was the complete OPPOSITE. I actually gained about 70 lbs after surgery...
    xHexsXsiTTeRx xHexsXsiTTeRx 22-25, F 10 Responses Oct 12, 2012

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    2 years ago at age 12 I weighed 164 pounds,

    which in so much sense, I was overweight. My cousin was staying with us at the time, and when she went back to my other cousins to stay with them, would tell them about how fat I was, so bad I looked like an oversized balloon, etc. I hated the feeling of being fat, it was...
    CastleSky4067 CastleSky4067 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    ive been trying for about 5 months now.

    .. ive made good progress. but i still want to be thinner, about 10-15 pounds skinner. that scares me a bit sometimes. i dont want to be frail, just thin
    bongripper1 bongripper1 16-17, F 7 Responses Apr 2

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    I want to help you lose 5-20 lbs in 10 days.

    Contact me at www.mypurium.com/blairandmarcus Or message me for info. This WORKS!!!
    bhart085 bhart085 26-30, F Apr 12

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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 15 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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    Not Really Trying

    Well so far I've lost 30 lbs..  I use to weigh about 230 lbs. It's not that I'm really trying to lose weight but it's just happened recently.  I've started working full time lately.  And on days I work I hardly eat anything because of my nerves are up which in return I don't...
    tngurl25 tngurl25 26-30, F 12 Responses Aug 25, 2011

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    It's Time!

    Hi my name is isabel, I am 16 and weigh 225 pounds. I am obese, and always have been. School was and still is a nightmare, the teasing, people making you feel worthless, and being pushed aside, has caused me to have very low self-esteem. I love singing and sports but never had a...
    isabelcarr isabelcarr 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    Tomorrow...

    I keep saying "tomorrow." "I'll work out tomorrow." "I'll eat better tomorrow." "Tomorrow is another day." "One day won't make a difference, I'll start again tomorrow." Truth is, tomorrow never comes. It's all about today and what you're going to do with it. I would...
    BlueMoonLuck BlueMoonLuck 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 13, 2012

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    Lost Alot, But Still Need To Lose More

    I have been over weight for most of my life, as a kid in school I would often get make fun of, this continued till about three years ago. I am 5'11" and at that time I weighted 265 pounds. Finally I said enough was enough. I changed my diet and started working out and walking...
    dash1989 dash1989 22-25, T 9 Responses Dec 20, 2010

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    I did it! Last year was an awesome year

    (weight-wise, at least). I finally lost the 60 + extra pounds I was carrying around. No, it wasn't easy and no I'm not trying to sell you anything. It was a lot of hard work and compulsive calorie counting on myfitnesspal. The good news is I LOVE working out now. It's so...
    sisyphuslove sisyphuslove 31-35 5 Responses Jan 13

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    the last time i weighed myself i was 121

    which was on sunday, so 6 days ago. next time i weigh myself i want to be around 118-116. the last time i weighed that much was probably in the 6th grade or something. but i guess i havent really grown much since then cus im only 5'2 or 5'3
    bongripper1 bongripper1 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 12

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    I'm 5 feet and 130 pounds.

    I can't stand this belly fat. I've lost 35 pounds in 8 months but I haven't been losing any weight the last month. I just cut pop out of my diet. I need to be able to lose 5-10 pounds before summer :/
    aanicole aanicole 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I've been doing workouts from Beachbody.

    com I do T25 and Turbofire. This upcoming week will be my 3rd week of working out and eating healthy. I hope I can stick to it. I don't want to give up!
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Trying To Lose Weight Is So Emotional....

    i'm a 33yr old woman with 4 kids, i recently joined a biggest loser group and i lost 10 pound in 3 weeks last week however i was ill and i gained 5 pounds its so emotionally challenging i fear i'll give up how do i keep positive????
    callyohally callyohally 31-35 16 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    I Am Seriously Overweight!

    First, way back when, I was about 130 and wanted to lose weight.  Then I broke my stupid foot.   I couldn't get around very well and my weight shot up  35 lbs. over the course of about 3  months. My goal is to lose 65 lbs.  I'm not sure how long...
    Licorice Licorice 31-35, F 11 Responses Dec 13, 2007

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    My progress so far ! Just from eating mess

    carbs ! Please anybody all tips are appreciated , need that beach body and I have to get it !!
    mynamesmia mynamesmia 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 16

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    I've lost about 8kilo

    and now my clothes are getting baggy on me !!
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    im 160lbs and i joint the gym a week back abd

    havent lost a kg can somebody help me
    krisha9002 krisha9002 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 18

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    So far I've been doing great I weighed 280 in

    August and now I weigh 220. After my football injury in September, which I'm still recovering from, i realized I needed to make a change! I am determined and set a goal to weigh 180 by this coming august. It's been challenging and I've got a long way to go but I'm certain I will...
    Extaminty365 Extaminty365 16-17, M Apr 10

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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 9 Responses Sep 27, 2013

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    I've Been Trying To Get On Track Once Again..

    Where do i begin. I have been fighting this weight lose battle for about 6 years i lose weight then gain it again. The highest i have ever been is 350 and not i am at 290 i was doing really well down to 275 and i started to stress out and gained weight all over again. This is my...
    EvaMag EvaMag 22-25, F 7 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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    jayhaus5509 jayhaus5509 16-17, M Apr 12

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    I feel pretty good. I've noticed quite a few

    differences in myself since beginning this diet. I feel more awake during the day. I feel like I need to take a nap or lay down or anything like before. My cravings have NOT totally gone away but they're not as strong as before. I do occasionally yearn for a soft baked oatmeal...
    Lapoeta2nv Lapoeta2nv 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Ah...yes..being fat..

    .always have been. Never known how it felt to be smaller, but I'm on the road towards a healthy weight. Ive learned to laugh about being a fatty pants and how to modify clothes so they look how I want them to because after all a girl should look good while trying to lose tha...
    RadRen RadRen 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 25

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    I was a chubby kid, a skeletal teenager,

    at a healthy weight as a college student, and am now a morbidly obese adult. Twice in my adult life I have lost large amounts of weight (75 pounds in '97 and 140 in '09). Each time, I swore never to put the weight back on, but I always did. I am a very emotional eater. So here...
    amazonwoman16 amazonwoman16 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I Just Want To Help Those Who Not Only Need But Also Want It!!

    I just wanted to say that I have read so many success stories that has made me cry and happy, and this is why I do what I do I use to work in the medical field till one day some one approached me with Body By Vi (ViSalus) I joined in after I researched it and all its ingredients...
    rubia30 rubia30 31-35, F 8 Responses Sep 6, 2012

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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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    just tried green tea,

    not to bad actually, lets see if it works
    sarah3232 sarah3232 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    Thick Girl Slim, A Teenagers Story On Weight Loss

    *******DISCLAIMER********THIS STORY MAY BE LONG BUT ITS NOT BORING********PLEASE READ! All my life I have been on the thick side and in middle school i was at my heaviest. I thought i was the only teen girl afraid to step on the scale at the doctors office because i thought in...
    myteenlyfe98 myteenlyfe98 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    Hey everyone, I am trying to lose weight!

    I have lost a total of 15 lbs so far, but need to lose 20 more lbs. I am 5'2" I weight 140 but with my height I should he 120 or 115. Is anyone going through the same thing? Having to lose weight and are being successful but not as fast as they'd like it to be? I am working out...
    katie415 katie415 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    It Is Time...

    I was not fat as a kid. My parents were over weight, but I swore I wasn't going to be. Now, 5 kids later, here I am. I tried for a long time to keep the weight down (after I had gained 60 pounds with my first baby). After my third, I had post-partum depression that was...
    ldsgirl923 ldsgirl923 46-50, F 17 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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    sarah3232 sarah3232 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    i use to be 115lb now i'm 135lb.

    i got on the depo shot in october 2013. before then i was at then gym and around october i was like 125lb. but since then it's gotten me up to 145lb. i lost 10 pounds recently. i go to the gym 3-5 times a week. i do an hour of cardio and then weights. i asked my sister about it...
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    Damaged And Crazy I Don't Think So

    I'd like to thank all of you for your wonderful stories.  I would like to share my story with you.Bipolar is a cycle it affects those we love as well as our health and relationships.  I have had a life fraught with ultra highs and lows.  I have bipolar 1 and it has affected...
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday 56-60, F 3 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    Since January 2011....

    Since January 2011, I have lost 20 lbs. I feel great too. I still need to lose 21 lbs to be within the normal weight range for my height. To get to my goal weight, I need to lose 29 lbs. If I keep going at the pace I am now, then I should be at or very close to my goal weight by...
    hikerchick2011 hikerchick2011 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    getting updates from my challengers.

    ... i LIGHT UP when i read these: "I am half way done with 21 day fix. I am down about 5 pounds and about 25 pounds in 2 1/2 months. It feels great." u say u've tried everything? no u haven't! eating right, working out, and me supporting u.... that u haven't tried! do urself a...
    felismina felismina 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    Andromeday Andromeday 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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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 143 Responses Jun 16, 2008

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    I weight 290 14 year old boy.

    I just want to lose weight. How can I lose weight and see improvement in a week
    warfire23 warfire23 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 12

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    I've managed to lose around 15kgs

    or 33lbs in the past 10 months, taking me down to what I consider a healthy weight. I still want to lose a little more though. My concern and something which gives me no confidence is that when I put weight on (depression and broken bones) quickly I developed stretch marks...
    Fabulousboy91 Fabulousboy91 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Still trying to figure this whole weight loss

    thing out. I'm scared of the scale, looking at it just makes me depressed. I don't have money to pay for the gym or personal trainer or fancy meal plans. I know for sure I need to lose 50 lbs by next year. I'm not completely sure how I'm going to do that.
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I am on day 5 of stage 2 hcg diet.

    My start weight was 165 lbs. I had tried dieting before and was unsuccessful. I have already lost 8 lbs and very happy. I decided to walk on the treadmill for 15 minutes per day as well since I am not active. I work at home and the fridge is my BFF. I have not cheated and am...
    Susy1963 Susy1963 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    i lost 24 lbs in 6 mos i noticed

    that i haven't been losing weight lately . what should i do to lose more weight?
    sheshka sheshka 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 2

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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+, M 5 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    Is it just me or is everything regarding health

    and weight loss on the internet a f*cking contradiction ? #feelingfedup
    anamsaor anamsaor 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    Support System

    I have been thin my entire life only occasionally gaining ten or fifteen pounds and then losing them. Well 5 years ago I got married and was very unhappy. I think I over ate to compensated for what was wrong. I weighed 160 ( I'm 5' 9") when I met my husband. By the time we split...
    Soultryst Soultryst 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 21, 2011

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    On My Way Down, But Keep Getting Stuck.

      I joined weightwatchers last July, and topped the scales at my heaviest. I was shocked. 357lbs. I have lost 40lbs since then which is excellent. The problem is that in the past 2 months I have yoyo'd, and have a net loss of 2lbs. I am still sticking within my points. I...
    bigessexgirl bigessexgirl 41-45, F 10 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    Battle Of Weight Loss

    About 2 years ago I decided enough was enough. I weighed 315 pounds and had a waist size of 52. I had let myself go and I was not sure how to get back on the right track . Then one day I looked in the mirror and truly saw myself. I knew I had to make changes if I wanted to be...
    redhead7200 redhead7200 31-35, M 7 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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    Actually always.... On diet.

    Will be on diet tomorrow. YES LAST YEAR I HAVE SWORE THAT I LOSE THE WEOGHT. Then now again
    JasminaMacky JasminaMacky 22-25, F 1 day ago

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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 4 Responses Apr 2

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    Brown rice is disgusting.

    ...just saying.
    kelgurl kelgurl 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 11

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    I seem to always struggle with this,

    It's my third post on this experience in 5 years. glad this site is still here. So much has changed around me, even my eating habits because I'm in nursing school and my nutrition class is really making me realize just what the hell I'm eating. I'm on the diet path again, just...
    XioBlue XioBlue 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I'm always trying to lose weight.

    I've been like this since I was very young. At this point, I am about a 100lbs. I would still like to skinnier, yes.. I'm about 5'2, but wish I was shorter.. I have been cutting down my eating more lately. I hope when I get older I will still be skinny. This is something I'm...
    majesticmaddy majesticmaddy 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I started this "diet" four days ago

    and so far I lost 4 pounds.... which brings me down to 339. That's the heaviest weight I've seen on here and it's also the heaviest I have ever been. I've never been thin or even just thick. I've always been overweight but I've finally had enough. It's so strange to think that a...
    Lapoeta2nv Lapoeta2nv 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 31

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    Omg............

    What i feared somewhat the most has actually happened to me. I BECAME FAT!!! omg.......... !!!  dang!! i use to be so skinny . Right now i'm not like overloading with fat all  over my body but i am getting  quite chubby. I just recently weighed my self and i really...
    London182 London182 16-18, F 6 Responses Jan 1, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I've been trying, and it's been working out so far. I've been trying to lose weight. I'm not doing it because of all the pressure society presses against us, with their under...
    tommorowisgoingtobeevenbetter tommorowisgoingtobeevenbetter 16-17, F Mar 21

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