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Old 11-08-2010, 01:31 PM   #211
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I'm not really the one who should answer this because my metablism is extremely slow. I think it really depends on how much, how long and how "aweful" your stray was. I know some of the long timers use what they call a "refeed" and eat one meal. . once per week for a 2 to 4 hour span and they eat whatever they want. . then right back on. . (I'm not that disciplined. ) My cheat would last all day, night and into the next!. . Some of them reported big losses and some do this just to maintain. . You have to find what works for you. . . . some claim one grain of sugar or carb will knock them out of ketosis and that it takes 3 days to get back in. . . I also heard somewhere that if you eat your carbs with protein, ,the sugar absorbtion is slower and will not kick you completely out. .

I like the refeed Idea. I may try that. Just eating off plan once a week with that 2 to 4 hour time span.
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CC do you know if ketosis is just to help you not feel hungry or does it actually burn the fat also?
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UGH that chocolate from halloween is not good sitting there! I just had two pieces and OMG I can tell my tummy is like WTH are you doing??
Think the kids will notice if I just throw the candy away??
I mean if it's not in the house then I won't be tempted anymore right?


seriously, can you move it to a kid only zone where you are in that space the least amount of time? They love you and will support you when you say, I don't want to eat those so keep them away from me.
Everybody needs support.....and it's better than going it alone.

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CC do you know if ketosis is just to help you not feel hungry or does it actually burn the fat also?
Ketosis is the state your body goes into when there are no carbs present. It is the necessary condition under which weight loss is acheived on low carb/high protein diets.

Contrary to what we have been taught, the body cannot store protein or fat which is consumed. Only carbs, which are then converted to sugar then fat, can be stored in the body. As fat.

This is not IMHO but proven medical science. Since 1880!

I will again post the link to the following articles as they are a must read by any low carber. They explain the physiological science behind why we cannot lose permanently on a diet including carbs, and how the human body was never intended to consume them at all.

IMHO-

At all! In these you will find your true calling....to be a cat or dog woman. A meat eater. Yes, veggies and fruit are a nice change but meat was our primary staple, and historical evidence proves this.

Ask any diabetic about the dietary changes that saved their lives...a glimpse into the true calling af what we should be eating!

My Dad got told by his doc that the cholesterol is too high and to cut down on meat. Again, BS!! Drop the bagel and the oatmeal!

After being a vegan-yes, a vegan, for three and a half years and watchng my waistline explode I truly believe this. All that money wasted on the beleif that carnivores are cruel and all those soy, beans and grain (pure carb) meat substitutes were good for me. Baloney! (mmmmmmmmmmm)

read read read you must!

These are long read but it is a must do.

What if It's All Been a Big Fat Lie? - New York Times

The Naive Vegetarian - Second Opinions, UK

and Google the paleo diet for even more!
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Homo erectus began to appreciate the value of fire around 350,000 years ago (8) . It is true that if our ancestors had started cooking grain then, we could have evolved and adapted to it by now. However, cooking grain is not as easy as cooking meat. You cannot hang it in a chunk over the fire or lie it in the embers. To cook grain and other seeds, you need a container of some sort. The oldest known pot is only 6,800 years old. In evolutionary terms, that was only yesterday.

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The scale was kind to me today - showing a 1.5 pound loss I am ALMOST make to stats. All the bad carbs that were here in the pantry have found their way to my skinny neighbors house

Going to roll up my sleeves and get some of this housework that had been piling up DONE! The holidays will be here before I know it and then life will be a tad crazy.

I Hope everyone is having a great start to their Stillmans November.

Tomorrow is my 8 month Stillmansversary. I will weigh in and report - hoping the WHOOSH fairy comes tonight and leaves me an anniversary gift
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It is 11:30 a.m and so far I have had 5 slices of Turkey bacon, the last handful of raw almonds (thank goodness they are gone!) and a baked skinless chicken breast with lemon pepper.

I need to get OUT of the kitchen!! Which means I will be away from the computer for a while...........
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Desperately hanging on to all my motivation. .

must get sleep . . ..
must eat meat . . .
must drink water. . .
must start shopping. . . big errg. .
must avoid all temptation. . .

I'm hanging in there. . barely. . but I'll be back. . gotta work now
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By the way. .

made a bet with one of my gal/pals. .
we both have to lose 10 pounds by new years. . totally do-able for most of you. . .difficult for me. .

if we do, we are doing a girls weekend at a hotel, massage, umbrella drinks and swimming suits. . .

I really want to lose 20 but I'll take 10 right now. .
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The scale was kind to me today - showing a 1.5 pound loss I am ALMOST make to stats. All the bad carbs that were here in the pantry have found their way to my skinny neighbors house

Going to roll up my sleeves and get some of this housework that had been piling up DONE! The holidays will be here before I know it and then life will be a tad crazy.

I Hope everyone is having a great start to their Stillmans November.

Tomorrow is my 8 month Stillmansversary. I will weigh in and report - hoping the WHOOSH fairy comes tonight and leaves me an anniversary gift
Holy cow, Sharon, you are a steamroller when you put that mind to it! WTG on those whooshes! Jealous!but happy for you!

I'm thinkin' that the two mile walk/run and weight training at night is why the scale won't move, yet clothes getting baggier........well, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!
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Holy cow, Sharon, you are a steamroller when you put that mind to it! WTG on those whooshes! Jealous!but happy for you!

I'm thinkin' that the two mile walk/run and weight training at night is why the scale won't move, yet clothes getting baggier........well, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!
Well the mind over matter (food) thing works sometimes

Yes the weight training is probably making you sleeker but the weight is coming off slower. But the good news is that with all that lean muscle mass you are building maintenance will be a breeze
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By the way. .

made a bet with one of my gal/pals. .
we both have to lose 10 pounds by new years. . totally do-able for most of you. . .difficult for me. .

if we do, we are doing a girls weekend at a hotel, massage, umbrella drinks and swimming suits. . .

I really want to lose 20 but I'll take 10 right now. .

Now THAT is a great motivator!!
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Believe in yourself

1. Ditch all-or-nothing thinking. Every time that Sandra Wadsworth, 41, attempted weight loss, she'd quit at the first slipup. "But I finally lost 20 pounds when*[my weight-loss specialist] helped me see that I wasn't a bad person. Everyone makes mistakes. The key is to learn from them."

2. Start with a bang. At 315 pounds,*Feick Feick had long hidden behind her blond, waist-length hair. But when she decided to take a risk and cut it, her courage to change sparked a sense of purpose and commitment. Feick, 32, began eating healthier and walking every day. In*one year, she dropped from a size 30 to a size 4. Pounds lost: 185.

3. Seize your strength. "I stopped telling myself that I was destined to be overweight forever," says*Adrienne Sussman, 52. "I accepted that whatever was broken, I had the power to fix." To get comfortable with yourself, stand in front of a mirror completely naked every couple of weeks. Find one body part that you like*— even if it's your elbows! When*Sussman stopped berating herself, she shed 30 pounds.

4. Make a dream book. "Before I could change my body, I had to change my thinking," recalls Sonia Turner, 43. "To build my confidence, I created a scrapbook of people exercising and overcoming adversity. I included a photo of my husband's company Christmas party. I'd always stayed home because I was embarrassed, but I announced, 'Next year, we're going.'" When the holidays rolled around,*Turner had lost 135 pounds. She and her husband danced the night away.

5. See a pro. At age 50, George Trott was diagnosed with diabetes and heart disease. That news got him to trim down 40 pounds, but he needed to lose more. On the suggestion of his daughter, he visited a dietitian who helped him fine-tune his diet. He finally shed all the necessary pounds, and his subsequent blood tests improved too.

6. Be flexible. Kris Roberts' schedule didn't allow her to set up a rigid exercise routine. So Roberts, 37, took a different approach. "I did whatever was most convenient. My only goal was to do something to raise my heart rate and work up a sweat every day — even if only for*five minutes." Her flexibility kept*Roberts motivated to exercise and enjoy it. She's maintained her 50-pound weight loss for 10 years.

7. Don't blame it on age. Connie Bissonnette, 58, had given up, believing that weight gain was a normal part of aging. Her son proved her wrong. "He said, 'Just give me 10 minutes, three times a week,'"*Bissonnette recalls. "He devised a workout of exercises such as seated leg lifts and wall*push-ups that I did at home."*Bissonnette began enjoying the exercises and eventually worked her way up to a 30-minute routine. Pounds lost: 41.

8. Step away from the scale. By the time Kym Hubert's weight reached 245, the 41-year-old was checking her scale three times a day. Desperate to help, her husband smashed the scale. "It was depressing having my 'addiction' taken away," she says. But she started focusing on a new weight loss interest: walking. When*Hubert finally weighed herself a year later, she'd lost 80 pounds.

9. Personalize your plan. Dozens of weight loss plans had failed Lisa Douglass, 29, so she created her own. "I decided to be responsible for my choices," she says.*Douglass scoured exercise and nutrition materials, chose the best advice, and developed her own program. She went from 280 pounds to 160 over a two-year period. "Even though I still make bad choices occasionally, I like the fact that I'm making them," she says.

Set the right goals

10. Build on success. More than 10 years ago, Marlene Dropp, 54, took her first walk around the block in an effort to lose some of her 200 pounds. She set a goal of*five miles a day. When she achieved that landmark within*two months, she came up with a new goal: to cover a mile in 13 minutes. She did that easily and lost 50 pounds in two years. Then*Dropp began entering racewalking competitions*— and had the thrill of completing a marathon for her 51st birthday.

11. Use a symbol. Dinah Burnette, 38, hung an expensive black dress on her closet door. At 245 pounds, she couldn't even pull it over her hips. "I tried it on every*four weeks. When I eventually got in it, the buttons were*four feet apart!" she laughs. One year later and 100 pounds lighter, she fit into the size 12 with room to spare. Ten years later,*Burnette still keeps her size 24 dress in the closet as a reminder.

Eat more

12. Move to eat. Rick Myers' choice was this: Eat fewer calories, or burn more with exercise. He chose the latter and took off more than 50 pounds. In the beginning, Myers, 46, could barely walk for 15 minutes at a time.*Now he runs about one hour every day, covering roughly seven miles. "I switched from walking to running to burn even more calories," he says.

13. Fill up. A 50-year battle of the bulge ended when Helen Stein, 73, admitted her love of eating. Instead of cutting down, she eats large salads, big pink grapefruits, whole cantaloupes, and big chunks of watermelon. These make her feel full without the fat or calories piling up. And*Stein hasn't regained an ounce of the 38 pounds that she lost 15 years ago.

14. Seduce your taste buds. When Alice Layne, 42, traded in pizza for international cuisine, she lost 67 pounds and four dress sizes. "The new tastes transformed my palate."

15. Get it fresh. Carla Tuckerton, 44, stopped having headaches and lost 20 pounds when she gave up highly processed foods. "Almost everything I ate was processed and loaded with artificial sweeteners or salt. I was practically living on frozen dinners, diet sodas, and sugar-free desserts."

Now*Tuckerton buys fish and chicken from a farmers market, shops for organically grown fruits and veggies, and cooks her own meals. Spring water with a slice of lemon has replaced colas, and she drinks her tea unsweetened.

16. Don't start empty. Susan Carlson, 42, always chose an extra 15 minutes of sleep over a bowl of cereal, until her slim friends advised her to eat breakfast. She started slowly with a slice of toast and a cup of coffee, gradually adding a bowl of cold or hot cereal. Her lunches got smaller, and she stopped snacking on cookies and chips in the afternoon. Pounds lost: 36.

17. Earmark "occasion" foods. Rosemary Chiaverini, 50, lost 87 pounds when she began linking eating to special events. She eats hamburgers and hot dogs only at picnics, popcorn only at the movies, and pasta only on theater nights. "I tie my eating to the ambience of what I'm doing. It gives the food extra meaning," she says. It also gives*Chiaverini license to indulge without going overboard.

18. Snack on cereal. Teresa Pucsek's weight loss stalled because of her apple streudel, a favorite treat that reminded her of her childhood in Hungary. "I had to figure out a way to eat differently but still get that familiar 'old home' feeling," says the 80-year-old. Her solution: sweetened cereal. The sugar satisfies her sweet tooth, and the milk reminds her of her childhood. This satisfying, lower-calorie snack has helped her maintain an 86-pound weight loss for 24 years.

Eat smart

19. Dine alone. Debbee Sereduck, 38, dropped an astounding 234 pounds when, after preparing dinner for her family, she started taking hers into the living room and didn't return until everything in the kitchen was completely put away. "This kept me from taking extra helpings or finishing the kids' uneaten food," says Sereduck. "It also gave me a little quiet time."

20. Create "The End." Linda O'Hanlon, 30, never got the "full" signal that makes most people push away their plates. "When I sat down for a spaghetti dinner, I didn't get up until every last strand was gone," she says. Instead of relying on her stomach,*O’Hanlon decided to start measuring her portions. After her brain took charge, she proceeded to drop three pants sizes. Two years later, O’Hanlon's holding steady at 151 pounds and now can eyeball her portions.

21. Read the box. Phyllis Barbour, 70, ate all the right weight loss foods, worked out three or four times a week, and was on her feet constantly. So she was puzzled when her clothes started feeling a bit snug. Then*Barbour picked up a package of her beloved bagels and read the nutrition label. One of those big, doughy delectables equaled four servings of bread. When she checked other labels, she found more of the same. "I saw an immediate difference when I started paying closer attention to serving sizes," she says. Pounds lost: 7.

22. Check your fluids. For Lent, Jim Gorman, 33, substituted water and club soda for sugary beverages and alcohol. By Easter, 40 days later, he was 20 pounds lighter.

23. Switch your plate. Eating less wasn't easy for Gretchen Harvey, 32, until she substituted a salad plate for a dinner plate. (The former holds only about 60 percent of the amount of food.) "I was still seeing a full plate of food, so psychologically it didn't seem that I was denying myself anything," she says.*Harvey lost 30 pounds.

Get moving

24. Use nervous energy. When you're under stress, your body releases adrenaline in anticipation of either fighting or fleeing. But in combating everyday stress, that biological response can urge you to eat. When Robert Kim, 36, took up running to deal with pressure, he lost 45 pounds.

25. Breathe, don't gasp. LisaKay Wojcik, 33, was so overweight and out of shape that*two minutes' worth of low-impact aerobics left her so breathless that she called 911. A doctor at the hospital told her that she was breathing incorrectly. "He told me to breathe in through my nose and out through my mouth while exercising, and to exhale harder to force a deeper inhale. This sends more oxygen to the muscles." Two years later,*Wojcik had lost 215 pounds and gone from a size 36 to a size 2.

26. Catch up to reading. Books on tape helped Rebecca Harding, 49, run off 68 pounds and keep it off for 15 years. "I played the tapes only when I was running," she says. "Recently, when I ran to a tape of "The Horse Whisperer," I went almost*nine miles up a steep hill in the rain!"

27. Stretch out. At 220 pounds, Melissa MacKinnon, 33, decided to try yoga. "It looked so relaxing and easy, so perfect for my imperfect body," she says. MacKinnon's energy level soared, and as she became more attuned to her body, she began to crave vegetables, not chocolate. She replaced refined sugars with whole grains. "As yoga rewired my mind, I learned to take better care of my body," she says. MacKinnon's held to her 60-pound weight loss for*seven years.

28. Get out. Sharon Evans, 38, got involved in orienteering (a sport where you find your way using only a compass and a map) to improve her navigational skills for backpacking. Being out in the fresh air replaced eating in front of the TV. As her orienteering skills grew, her waistline shrank. Pounds lost: 20.

29. Phone-ercise. When Jeri Jefferis, now 57, left her job as a phys ed instructor, she worried about regaining the 30 pounds she had lost earlier. With two small children, she was hard-pressed to find time to work out. Then she realized that chatting with friends, listening to phone solicitations, even being put on hold were opportunities to keep in shape. "Sometimes I'd simply pace the floor. Other times, I'd do squats or leg lifts. If I hadn't started doing that, I know I'd have a weight problem today."

30. Act out. Kirie Pedersen's job was making her fat. "Virtually every day for*six years, I was glued to a chair," says the 48-year-old.*Pedersen began stretching in the morning. She swung her arms vigorously when she walked. "I'd also set a timer to go off every hour," she says. "That was my cue: For 15 minutes, I'd squat, skip, wiggle, dance*— whatever I felt like doing*— just like kids do." A year later,*Pedersen was 40 pounds slimmer, wearing a size*six instead of a 14.

Build muscle

31. Be an active sitter. Lynn Oatman, 48, doesn't relax when she sits down. She hoists a pair of dumbbells up and down for about half an hour while watching TV. "I've gone from somebody who could barely lift a 10-pound bag of potatoes to bench-pressing 75 pounds. It makes me feel powerful," she boasts.*Oatman has dropped 60 pounds in*two years.

32. Shape a new body. Watching a bodybuilding competition on TV 20 years ago spurred Sharon Turrentine*— who had not exercised in years*— to head for the gym. "Five pounds was the most that I could lift when I started," recalls Turrentine, 55. "Now I bench-press more than 100 pounds."

Within*three years,*Turrentine dropped four dress sizes. The person who'd once undressed in her closet decided to show off her 5-foot-2-inch,109-pound body in competition. Over the years, she's brought home 15 trophies.

Binge-proof your life

33. Pop in some inspiration. Marcia Carter, 41, avoided temptations*— and lost 35 pounds*— by keeping motivational tapes and books handy. "If I was near a fast-food drive-through, I'd pop a tape into my car stereo," she says. "The pep talk helped me to stay on track. It also helped when I'd slip and eat something that I shouldn't."

34. Feel what's gone. Whenever Pat Beyer, 41, gets the urge to splurge, she picks up a 5-pound bag of sugar. "I've taken off the equivalent of five bags of sugar in weight, and I don't want them back," she proclaims.

35. Please your dentist. Thirty-five-year-old Lisa Gardiner's downfall was after-dinner noshing, so she fell back on an old college trick: "I brush my teeth immediately after dinner. It's my signal that eating is over for the day." (Toothpaste also alters the flavor of food, so it doesn't taste good.) Pounds lost: 25.

36. Turn in instead of giving in. Cheryl Lachenmayer's weight loss resolve dissolved each evening. To beat her cravings, the 39-year-old went to bed, sometimes as early as 9:00. She also went from 170 pounds to a slim 130.

37. Steep into evening. Feeling tired after work and anticipating the evening's chores made Jeanette Green, 60, anxious and tense. At 300 pounds, she'd head straight for the refrigerator to soothe herself.

"But then I remembered something from Overeaters Anonymous: 'If you get your head straight, your body will follow.'" The next day,*Lachenmayer brewed a cup of herbal tea as soon as she walked through the door. Then she curled up to relax and recharge. Her teatime became a treasured ritual and stopped the munchies. She took off 140 pounds and has maintained her weight loss for more than 18 years.
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38. Grab a magazine. When the fridge calls Cynthia Herrmann, 48, she picks up a magazine or newspaper. "If I still feel hungry after reading for 15 minutes, I eat. But I often get so absorbed that 30 minutes fly by, and the craving's gone," she says. Pounds lost: 90.

39. Follow the beat. Bingeing was Mark Maron's way to deal with a work crisis, a fight with a loved one, or anything else that made him feel bad.

One day, Maron, 36, decided to skip his usual fast-food place and head for the music store. "I picked out two CDs, including one featuring my favorite song, 'Born to Be Alive,'" he recalls. He got so pumped up that he forgot about food and headed for the gym. That habit eventually erased 25 pounds.

Talk yourself thin

40. Carry a pen. "I was tired of compliments that stopped at my face," says Juanita Dillard, a 37-year-old makeup artist who weighed 274 pounds. "I was constantly surrounded by thin, gorgeous models, and I wanted to be like them."

Dillard started writing about her stress instead of feeding it. Within a year and a half, she dropped from a size 24 to a size 6. One time, halfway through a binge brought on by the stress of losing her pet, Dillard reached into her purse and felt her journal. Out it came, and she started writing. After putting her feelings down on paper, her desire to eat was gone. "Journalizing has become my no-cal stress buster," she says.

41. Announce your intentions. "The support that I got was unbelievable," says Irma Toce, 42. "Clients and coworkers told me how wonderful I looked. A friend who had always baked cookies agreed to prepare just one special chocolate chip cookie a week for me. On days when I didn't feel like exercising, my eldest stepdaughter would encourage me. And when the weather got cold, my husband bought me a treadmill." With all that support, Toce easily lost 70 pounds.

42. Dial a friend. Freelance writer Carol Kennedy, 45, curbed cravings and lost 20 pounds when she and a couple of friends developed a telephone support group. "When I craved ice cream, I'd call one of my friends. She'd talk me through it and help me stick to my plan," Kennedy explains.

43. Stay focused. When David Zimmerman arrived home after a year overseas, he didn't recognize his wife, Hope: She'd lost 121 pounds. "Aiming to shock him had been a big motivator," says Hope, 31. But a snide comment ("She's not as thin as your brother's girlfriend") threatened her success. "I was devastated by the remark," she recalls, "but I let go of it by focusing on the kindness that I received from others."

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44. Revisit the pits. When Beth Linden, who'd lost 100 pounds, slipped back to her old habits and regained 15 pounds, she pulled out the audiotape that documented the worst moment of her life. "I could hear my voice quiver as I described meeting my daughter's friend, who said, 'I didn't know your mommy was fat.' I hated putting my daughter in such an awkward situation; I felt lonely and empty. I was embarrassed to shop for clothes. I hated myself back then and didn't want to go back there," recalls Linden, 39. The tape turned her around and has kept her on the weight loss track for more than five years.

45. Schedule nudges. Bevan Brooks, 22, used a calendar full of motivational "carrots" to shed 20 pounds. "I would remind myself of parties, trips, sporting events, visitors from out of town, and weddings in the weeks and months ahead," she says. "Every time I'd consider bagging a workout or eating pepperoni pizza, I'd remind myself of an upcoming event. How I looked meant more to me than any piece of pizza."

46. Take a time-out. "I relaxed my strict dietary rules on weekends, and I stopped feeling deprived," says Helene Gullaksen, 35. "When a craving hits during the week, I tell myself, 'This isn't the last time I can eat this food,' and it helps me walk away from whatever is tempting me." Pounds lost: 50.

47. Be blunt (with yourself). Oprah Winfrey and her personal trainer, Bob Greene, inspired 300-pound Tawni Gomes to start exercising when the 34-year-old met Greene at a book signing. "I heard another woman ask him how she was supposed to find time to exercise with four kids, a house, and a full-time job," recalls Gomes. "Bob looked her straight in the eye and said, 'You're not ready to lose weight.' I was shocked, but realized that I was making identical excuses.

"Everybody has the same number of hours in a day. If people busier than I can find time to exercise, so can I." The next morning, Gomes got up early to walk. It was the start of what would become a daily ritual. Pounds lost: 125.

48. Cover the clock. Some nights, Mitch Lipka, 34, could barely look at his stationary bike, let alone ride it. Then he developed the diversionary tactic of throwing a towel or T-shirt over the timer to concentrate on something else. He'd get so lost in thought that the time was up before he even knew it. Now he never misses a session. Pounds lost: 200.

49. Do 10, then switch. Whenever Cheryl Allard, 50, goes to the gym, she uses one machine for 10 minutes, then moves on to something else. This boredom-beating strategy worked so well that Allard started going to the gym six days a week. Within a year, she took off 100 pounds.

50. Showcase "before" photos. Both Julia Ferraro, 37, and her mother, Adelaide, were 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighed 205 pounds. A family picture brought them to tears. "You can know that you're getting bigger, but it doesn't hit you until you look at a picture of yourself," says Julia. Instead of stashing the photo out of sight, they agreed to display it prominently for weight loss motivation. Since that shot was taken, the two have lost a combined 90 pounds and five dress sizes — and they've added a new, beaming mother/daughter photo to their tabletop gallery.

51. Be your own coach. Jeanann Pock, 29, had trouble getting up early to walk until she read a quote from legendary football coach Vince Lombardi: "Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all-the-time thing." Says Pock, "I realized that I had to win every little battle along the way — including the skirmishes with my alarm clock. I had to think like a winner to become one." Now, Pock throws off the covers every morning. Pounds lost: 85.

Reward yourself

52. Celebrate every victory. Susan DeFusco ultimately managed to shed 100 pounds, but day-to-day, she focused on losing just the next 5. Each time she accomplished one of those baby steps, she would reward herself with a bubble bath or an exercise tape. "You need to look at each 5-pound loss as something worth celebrating," advises the 38-year-old.
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Just thought I'd post a little inspiration. .plus I wanted to save it so I could refer back. . hope it motivates one of you. .

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Thank you for posting those IM!! I love reading them! What great motivation!!

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It is 11:30 a.m and so far I have had 5 slices of Turkey bacon, the last handful of raw almonds (thank goodness they are gone!) and a baked skinless chicken breast with lemon pepper.

I need to get OUT of the kitchen!! Which means I will be away from the computer for a while...........
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made a bet with one of my gal/pals. .
we both have to lose 10 pounds by new years. . totally do-able for most of you. . .difficult for me. .

if we do, we are doing a girls weekend at a hotel, massage, umbrella drinks and swimming suits. . .

I really want to lose 20 but I'll take 10 right now. .
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Bwaaaaaaahahaha, but can you pick us up at the ATL airport?Sharon, you are enabling me.......DH goes nuts when I look at shoes or clothes online, like it's porn

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Well the mind over matter (food) thing works sometimes

Yes the weight training is probably making you sleeker but the weight is coming off slower. But the good news is that with all that lean muscle mass you are building maintenance will be a breeze
OMG I hope you're right.....I'm beginning to think because the scale is stuck I will be eating eggs and chicken for life

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Im those are wonderful, thank you!
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Gals! I need a drink. . seriously and really. I Need one. . do you think I have a drinking problem? Perhaps I better have a drink just to be sure. .

I did do well today. . no cheating. .OK.. well I did smell the hot chocolate but i don't think any absorbed through my nostril hair. .They had pizza delivered to work today. . I skipped it. . home made apple pie and cookies. .What is up with everyone. .I hope they all get fat!!!!

Had a terrible day at work so I dont' want to bring anyone down. . I'm going to drown my sorrows.. I'll be back in my game in the morning. Cheers to you.
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CC - me and the redneck limo (i.e. pick up truck) would happily meet you at the airport
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Sorry you had a bad day at work IM, but KUDOS to you for not eating that junk!!!!

I was REALLY good today with my eating and drinking my water! I am hoping tomorrow's weigh in will be exciting!

Have a good night ladies! HUGS!!!!!
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Work.. sherk... .I can lick it..

Drinks are not making me feel better but I think I better have another just to be sure.. .

I'll check in when I'm more even kilter.. lol
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Today is my 8 month Stillmansverdsary

The scale showed that I was back at stats That means I have lost 60 pounds. But REALLY I have lost like 100 pounds if you count all the gains and then losses

I will admit that I was really counting on more at this point but the last 2 months have been hard emotionally so I am VERY happy that I did not go down my normal well worn road of stress eating too badly.

I have really struggled the last 2 weeks to get back into the Stillmans groove but I think I am there now. Just taking it 1 hour at a time.

To all of you who are going well - congratulations! Keep with it - Stillmans works

To those of you who are struggling - I am right there with you Just remember that we are in a better place than when we first started, we are strong and we CAN live a healthier lifestyle and LIVE life
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Gals! I need a drink. . seriously and really. I Need one. . do you think I have a drinking problem? Perhaps I better have a drink just to be sure. .

I did do well today. . no cheating. .OK.. well I did smell the hot chocolate but i don't think any absorbed through my nostril hair. .They had pizza delivered to work today. . I skipped it. . home made apple pie and cookies. .What is up with everyone. .I hope they all get fat!!!!

Had a terrible day at work so I dont' want to bring anyone down. . I'm going to drown my sorrows.. I'll be back in my game in the morning. Cheers to you.
cheers, darlin'........you don't have a drinking problem, you have a sobriety problem!
OMG pizza, pie and cookies.......I see people with that stuff and the thoughts that run through my head.......like it's so bad for you and not meant for human consumption.then I thank the good doctors Stillman and Taubes for showing me the way!

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CC - me and the redneck limo (i.e. pick up truck) would happily meet you at the airport
BWAAAAHAHAHA I tell people the GMC on the front of mine stands for Goddess Melanie Cassandra

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Sorry you had a bad day at work IM, but KUDOS to you for not eating that junk!!!!

I was REALLY good today with my eating and drinking my water! I am hoping tomorrow's weigh in will be exciting!

Have a good night ladies! HUGS!!!!!
here's to a good day!!!!!!Go you!

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Work.. sherk... .I can lick it..

Drinks are not making me feel better but I think I better have another just to be sure.. .

I'll check in when I'm more even kilter.. lol
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Today is my 8 month Stillmansverdsary

The scale showed that I was back at stats That means I have lost 60 pounds. But REALLY I have lost like 100 pounds if you count all the gains and then losses

I will admit that I was really counting on more at this point but the last 2 months have been hard emotionally so I am VERY happy that I did not go down my normal well worn road of stress eating too badly.

I have really struggled the last 2 weeks to get back into the Stillmans groove but I think I am there now. Just taking it 1 hour at a time.

To all of you who are going well - congratulations! Keep with it - Stillmans works

To those of you who are struggling - I am right there with you Just remember that we are in a better place than when we first started, we are strong and we CAN live a healthier lifestyle and LIVE life
we are in a better place than when we first started, we are strong and we CAN live a healthier lifestyle and LIVE life

no truer words were ever spoken! Sharon, your journey is da bomb and inspiring to all. I hope I can do 60 in one year.......Happy Anniversary!
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Sharon, your journey is da bomb and inspiring to all. I hope I can do 60 in one year.......Happy Anniversary!
Thank you. I am HOPING that if I stick to my guns that when I weigh in on my ONE year Stillmansversary I will see at least 80 pounds gone FOREVER!!

I LOVE turkey so Thanksgiving is going to be great! Turkey is on sale NOW at our local Kroger.....$0.69/pound I am going to stock up. Can't wait for turkey soup on a COLD winter evening....YUM!
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CC - I am looking for a cute boot - brown, LOW heel, wide calf, to the knee - and not too expensive - any suggestions??? Permission to look at shoe porn
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Thank you. I am HOPING that if I stick to my guns that when I weigh in on my ONE year Stillmansversary I will see at least 80 pounds gone FOREVER!!

I LOVE turkey so Thanksgiving is going to be great! Turkey is on sale NOW at our local Kroger.....$0.69/pound I am going to stock up. Can't wait for turkey soup on a COLD winter evening....YUM!
O cab't WAIT until it goes on sale here.......with lows in the 30s I can throw a cooler out on the back porch and keep themredneck fridge!

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OMG you know I live to serve.......

macys.com extra 15 percent off online with coupon code VETSDAY free shipping on orders over one hundred dollars hassle free prepaid returns; or print your savings pass and shop in stores for extra savings.

My quick picks for under one hundred, none are pleather. I'm nt a real fan of the Karen Scott or Bare Traps line BUT they are well made and good quality for the price.

Karen Scott Shoes, Cassidy Wide Calf Dress Boots
Reg. $79.00
Sale $39.99



G by Guess Shoes, Horizan Boots
Reg. $59.00
Sale $41.30



Buy More, Save More
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NEW! Bare Traps Shoes, Clarinda Boots
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Sale $59.40



Nine West Vintage America Shoes, Cookin' Boots
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Sharon please tell me your size for ebay picks, I got my 250.00 Lauren Sera flat riding boots for 112.00.
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also at macy's...these look like the Laurens.

Alfani Shoes, Wide Calf Becka Boots
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the look........I'm not likin' the big coat but here's a taste of how to wear them.

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My quick picks for under one hundred, none are pleather. I'm nt a real fan of the Karen Scott or Bare Traps line BUT they are well made and good quality for the price.

Karen Scott Shoes, Cassidy Wide Calf Dress Boots
Reg. $79.00
Sale $39.99

Sharon please tell me your size for ebay picks, I got my 250.00 Lauren Sera flat riding boots for 112.00.
CC- You ROCK! I really like these - the heel may be a little high for me but there is a Macy's close by so I can see if they have them in stock AND ... I have a gift card that I have been waiting to use

I wear 8 sometimes, depending on the style I need a wide foot

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