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Lost 25 Pounds!!!

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lauraincolumbia

Hi All,

i stepped on the scale this morning for my biweekly weigh in and am proud to say Ive lost 25 in the last three months!  I’m below 200 pounds for the first time in years.

Im so happy, that i want to shout it from the roof!

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SaraAW

Congrats!  That's exciting.  Do you have a target weight you're working towards?

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lauraincolumbia

I would like to get to 180-185.  At my height, that puts me in the healthy BMI zone.   
If i was to lose that much, i wouls need a totally new wardrobe.   I would probably be a size 8-10,  while right now Im a 14.

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SaraAW

Cool, I have a similar goal, but having a heck of time moving the needle.  I'm holding steady between 212-216, size 14 too.  At 6'2" and that weight, especially if I can keep the tone I have in some areas, I think I'll be pretty pleased.

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lauraincolumbia

Im 6’2” also, or at least used to be.    Also was a swimmer with broad shoulders,  so im hoping that as i lose weight,  I’ll lose some around the shoulders too..

might be wishful thinking though.

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Sally Stone

Congrats Laura,

 

Losing weight has so many benefits, like: making you you healthier, and it can be quite feminizing.  I happen to be 6'2" as well, must be a popular height.  I have been using Weight Watchers for several years now, and when I'm very diligent, the program is extremely effective.  I lost 40 pounds approximately 4 years ago and have managed to keep it off, although, I do fluctuate a bit.  Again, that's from not being so diligent.

 

When I lost that 40 pounds, I had to completely update my wardrobe.  That was the downside, but the upside was I got to do a lot of shopping.

 

Hugs,

 

Sally 

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SaraAW

I'm fairly lean except in my midsection, but I do have a broad skeleton.  Went hyper-masc in the gym a couple of years ago.  Really muscled up, but still couldn't get the darn belly fat to go.  I'm going to have to adjust down my caloric intake further, as I just can't get moving past the 210's, and i'm still exercising, just not as crazy as I was.  I was 230 about 1 year ago, so I've lost and kept off about 20 lbs.

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Sally Stone

Sara, what amazes me is just how few calories we need to maintain our body weight, especially as we get older.  Until I started tracking my food intake, I didn't realize how much more I was eating than I actually needed.  It's easy to see why weight loss and weight maintenance are so difficult.

 

Hugs,

 

Sally

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SaraAW

Yes, diet has way more influence on weight loss than exercise.  The formula is simple: take in fewer calories than you expend.  The execution of that is a lot easier said than done, especially if your not counting, even at a basic level.

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lauraincolumbia

Yes,

i really didn’t make many changes to exercise.  Just made sure to do something everyday.

My big change was diet.  Cut out almost all sweets, and processed foods.   I also tried to switch my snacks to fruit or vegetables.

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