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wishing for my old self
January 25, 2005
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lostinthismess
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I was just sitting here thinking about how my life was 7 years ago I was thin confident and pretty. Independent and cheerful were almost wlays used to describe me but now i am overweight and depressed. 7 years ago I weighed about 179lbs at 5'9" now I am Bout 218lbs. I need to get thin again but I can't seem to stick to any weight loss plans. CAn anyone help? Or am I destine to be misserable and unloved for ever?

January 25, 2005
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It is so easy to get caught up in the then, when. 7 years ago I was much thinner, not as confident, but softer hearted, and I am still pretty. ha.:-)But if youare depressed, you made just need counseling. Weight gain is a result of depression...I know because I have gained like 25 lbs in 2 months, and all my blood tests are normal, so can you get yourself turned around? Who you are is still in there on the inside.

January 25, 2005
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Of course you're not destined to be unloved and miserable for ever. But it does sound like you need to find ways to make yourself happier and feel better about yourelf. You don't say how you put on the weight- usually a change in habits and lifestyle. Maybe look at that and see what you can change. I put on a lot of weight when I was working 2 jobs plus my side business AND going to school at night. I would eat in between work and work and school and then eat to be able to go to sleep. Maybe start w/ just a new hairstyle? Or a dif color of nailpolish? Just lil hints to remind you you're trying to improve yourself. And of course you know all about the eating right and exercise part but I think the mental prep is the most impt. Good luck! SD

January 25, 2005
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lostinthismess,

Hi!. I'm not sure how I want to begin other than to say that I am getting ready to start trying to lose weight and if you would like we can be support to each other. TS is also going to be of support to me.

My health took a turn for the worse 2 1/2 years ago and I gained 80 lbs in less than 2 months. It's maintained w/n 10 lb range since. Also, I am insulin resistant which means it's gonna be really hard for me to lose weight, but some really wonderful folks here are helping me and I know I will get this weight back off.

Anyway, just wanted to give you an invite for support.

January 25, 2005
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mama
Thank you so much I would love to join you in the effort. most of my weight gain is a result of pregnancy. Then the following " this isn't my life" depression. I am desperate to make this change I would love to give and recieve the support with you!!

January 25, 2005
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I just started reading this book called "Think Yourself Thin". Can't remember the name of the author cause I have it in the car but so far it's made a difference in what I've been choosing to eat and I just bought it on Monday.

January 25, 2005
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That's great. Glad you will join me lost. You are welcome to shy. My mom bought me the Dr. Phil packet. His book, calorie counting book, cookbook. I am not far in it yet.
Since it's not really a codependency thing I will start a thread in liberation and anyone that would like to be of support and give support and trade ideas on weight loss is welcome to join us. It'll be started in a day or so. I am so excited.

January 25, 2005
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hi,

I gained a lot of pregnancy weight also, my children were born twelve months apart, I weighed 60 kilo when I became pregnant with my first and went to 99 kilo when I was pregnant with my second.

I tried to keep my sense of humour, because it was hard not to get depressed, I have lost more than half the weight I gained, but it has taken me more than a year to do it.

try not to be hard on yourself, when I was depressed none of my weight came off, because I didn't really want to go anywhere, didn't want people to see me etc, but now with my children being more active, I find the weight is coming off more than before.

don't loose hope, and never think you will not be loved.

wish you happiness

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January 25, 2005
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hi lostinthismess, 2 years ago i wieghed 265 and i am 5'6". i have lost 95 lbs. what worked for me was changing the way i looked at food. i now thing of food as fuel for the body just as you would fuel up your car.it took several monthes to change my way of thinking. dieting to me is setting yourself up for failure. when i diet all i think of is food and what i want to eat and what i cant eat. good luck and dont give up.

January 26, 2005
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I tank you all somuch for the support it is really important to me to dothis. I am going to take it slow and try my best to beat this. I have overcome worse and am slowly gaining confidence in myself to help fight this battle.

January 26, 2005
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aren't we all in some way wishing for our old self? but think about it when we were all young and thin and perfect, were we out enjoying it or were we stressing about some guy, some job, some school, some friends, some something? I mean what are we doing now if we are going to sit around and relive the glory days. We need to stop this trend and think every morning - I am not perfect, but I am wonderful and I deserve the best. Each moment is a gift and we should enjoy every last one of them.

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