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I am overweight and very unhappy about it. I don't like shopping anymore because none of the clothes I like fit and the clothes that fit.....I don't like. I sometimes feel guilty or slightly depressed when I eat. It's like I can actually feel the pounds packing on whenever I swallow something. I don't like to look in the mirror anymore because I do not feel beautiful. I am sooo tired of this. I hate feeling like this. I seriously want and need to lose some weight. I want my confidence back and most importantly I want my "old" body back. I haven't always been a big girl. Over the last 4-5 years I have gained a significantly about of weight. This year is my year to lose weight. I am eating healthier and exercising more. I started walking and doing zumba with a friend. I absolutely love it.  I haven't seen any changes yet, but people tell me that I look like I have lost some weight. I simply smile and say thank you. Although I can't see it yet, I MUST keep going. I MUST not give up. I MUST stay encouraged and give it my all. I MUST reach my goal and lose 50 pounds by the end of the year. 
DeeDee912 DeeDee912 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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just think positive,<br />
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keep yourself active by doing something in your spare time.<br />
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CUT THE SUGAR/SALT in the food you eat.<br />
order a salt free meal and add little before you eat.<br />
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drink natural juices and avoid concentrates they are full of sugar.<br />
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if you can afford buy from your drug store a detoxification treatment and it will clean your large intestine from bad acids they build up and clog the walls with bad feeling.<br />
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try a simple habit drink a glass of water every morning before you brush your teeth...before you brush your teeth,<br />
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let me know how you feel,, the bottom line is your fat puts a big load on your heart.<br />
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its like a car filled with a big big load but a small engine so change your food habits..

Thanks for the encouragement and the tips. I just have one question....why do I have to drink a glass of water before I brush my teeth? What difference would it make if I drank it after I brush my teeth? Well, that's was two questions lol

the reason you drink a glass of water before you brush your teeth is the saliva in your mouth acts as n anti oxidant agent which helps to clean your stomach...think back to dates where there was no toothpaste these important properties are now just throw away

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I was a very heavy woman in 2007, I was desperate to loose weight, I started taking CLA, and Borage oil, My eating habits didnt chance the first week however after the first 3 days i felt different. I started watching my Carb intake, i stopped drinking pop and started liking water ( now i drink a gallon of water a day) , i kept my carb count below 10 g of carbs a day, and stay away from processed foods and salt. 13 months later i lost 100 lbs. I was a size 18 plus pants and now i am 3-4 Junior pants. I never exercised durring my diet. I fluxuate about 5 lbs now. You can Loose the weight, I know you can, just keep your head up high......:)

WOW!!!! That's amazing. Great job and congrats on losing the weight. Thanks for sharing that with me. Also thanks for the encouragement :-)

Always remember that losing weight is more diet than exercise. Exercise just helps along with the process. I have seen plenty of people give up because they exercise, build muscle, but do not trim fat. So remember you need to diet properly.<br />
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Also doing the Zumba is good. However, you should lift weights too. Lifting weight builds muscle. More muscle means your body burns more calories. Burning more calories means quicker weight loss.

Thanks for all the info. I will definitely take your advice. I like doing Zumba because I like dancing, and I really get a workout. I want to start lifting weights, but I have to work my way up to that.

The way you work your way up to lifting weights is simple, start lifting them. Regardless of whether you are lifting the 5 lbs weights or the 50 lbs weights. I can promise you that only doing Zumba and walking will never get you ready to lift weights.

Well, I actually lift weights while doing Zumba. I use weights instead of the Zumba sticks. 2 lbs in each hand. Does that count for anything? Lol

It does help... but.. you should really do some actual weight training. That will actually build and grow your muscle.

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