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Old 04-15-2013, 07:13 AM   #1
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In October, I was PO'D...today I'm calling 6 months...

Back in October, I returned here after a long absence at 355 lbs, as angry as heck and hoping to get some support for being back on the wagon.

At the time, my thread was great--people supported me and with that encouragement, I soldiered on EVERY DAY and blogged my progress. My thread was moved to the blog section and I stopped sharing on this part of the forum.

Today I'm calling the six month mark at day 182. I thought I'd come back to the main lobby to say hi and remind everyone that I'm still here and I have blogged every single day in six months. When I weighed in last (Thursday) I was 309 lbs. I've lost 46 lbs!

Perhaps I haven't done as well as others, but this is working for me and I intend to keep my promise to blog every day for a year. At the 365 day mark, I'm hoping to have lost close to 100 lbs.

Thanks to everyone here who supported and continues to support me. It sounds really hokey, but I REALLY could not have done it without you!

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Old 04-15-2013, 07:17 AM   #2
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Congratulations! It's ok if it's slower than some other people, you are still almost 50 pounds lighter than 6 months ago, and that is huge.

I can't wait to hear about your accomplishments at your one year mark.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:23 AM   #3
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You are doing great!
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:25 AM   #4
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:28 AM   #5
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That's Awesome! I'll admit I have never checked the blogs but i'll check yours out. Kutgw! And don't worry if your loss is slower You will get there! I have to tell myself that a Lot!
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:42 AM   #6
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OMG...so glad you posted...happy 6 month anniversary. You seem to be doing well so kutgw. Post Whenever you feel the need or want so we can encourage you or get encouragement from you.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:42 AM   #7
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Congrats, you are doing great! I really didn't even know there was a blog section! I will definitely check it out!
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:57 AM   #8
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I check your blog fairly frequently and always enjoy it. You have a wonderful feisty spirit that I know I can turn to when I need a boost.

46 pounds in 6 months is amazing and I doubt you will have any problem making your 100 pound goal. Congratulations!
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:00 AM   #9
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:48 AM   #10
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Hi!

I remember your original post, but I have to confess that I didn't realize that you'd been moved to the blog section . . . or, um, that we even have a blog section. But I'm so glad to hear that you've been hanging in there and that you're having such great success. Congratulations!
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:55 AM   #11
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:57 AM   #12
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:40 AM   #13
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so happy for you! I know you're going to see this all the way through! Congratulations!
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:14 AM   #14
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:43 PM   #15
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I've been checking your blog pretty regularly, and have been really encouraged by your progress! Keep up the fight!
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:57 PM   #16
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:20 PM   #17
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You're doing great and 45 lbs in 6 months is AWESOME!!! It took me a year to lose that much and 22 months in I've lost just 60 lbs.

Personally, I think slower is better for so many reasons. It has solidified this as a WAY OF LIFE, not a diet. I won't be so tempted to give up my healthy eating approach, knowing how hard I've worked for EVERY ounce I lost. If it happened quickly, I surely would not appreciate it as much as I do now. I'm eating now the way I intend to eat the REST of my life, no big plans about "when I get to goal I'm going to . . . ". The reality is that I may never get to goal, but I am enjoying where I am too much to give up. I know this is sustainable for the rest of my life. I don't feel deprived, I feel energized and grateful.

If you ever need a boost, go to the pet food store and look for a 50lb sack of dog food. That's just 5 lbs more than you've lost so far. Imagine carrying that around, all day, every day. That's what you used to do. It really helps me put it into perspective when I think about that--I used to carry THAT around in my body every day??? OMG. Or, as someone once said here on the forum, I've lost a toddler (at that time), by this time an elementary school kid!
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:16 PM   #18
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:36 PM   #19
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If you ever need a boost, go to the pet food store and look for a 50lb sack of dog food. That's just 5 lbs more than you've lost so far. Imagine carrying that around, all day, every day. That's what you used to do. It really helps me put it into perspective when I think about that--I used to carry THAT around in my body every day??? OMG. Or, as someone once said here on the forum, I've lost a toddler (at that time), by this time an elementary school kid!
I know somebody who bought a can of Crisco every time she lost 3 pounds (or however many pounds in a can of Crisco)...She said that the physical representation of what she used to carry around was a huge motivator when she was tempted to cheat.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:42 PM   #20
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:54 AM   #21
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You are doing a great job, thanks for sharing!!! I am another slow loser. Plus, right now my body is stuck at 140. No matter what I do it just will not budge. I feel the slower I lose though, the more likely I am to keep it off and adjust
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:54 AM   #22
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Thank you to everyone who posted on this thread to give me encouragement!

I hate to call myself a slow loser, but I guess I am. As long as I'm still losing, I'm happy with that! I'd rather lose slowly than not lose at all!

THe 50lb dog food idea is a great one! I'm going to do that! LOL

I would like to invite everyone to visit my blog on the blog board---it's called "PO'D and Back with a Vengeance" and there is also a link in my signature.

Onward and forward and a to me!
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:32 PM   #23
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:04 PM   #24
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Hi Millie!
You inspired me to start my own journal on this forum. I remember thinking " I'll never see day 100" but thanks to you I too have soldiered on. So happy for your success. Keep it up
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:20 AM   #26
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I remember thinking " I'll never see day 100" but thanks to you I too have soldiered on.
Wow...that's probably one of the greatest things I've ever heard. I like knowing that my resolve has helped someone else!

Good for you!

Keep on blogging! It REALLY helps, doesn't it?
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:57 AM   #27
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