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I am sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. I will lose this weight and I will keep it off!

  1. It's like Déjà Vu, All Over Again

    by , November 30th, 2016 at 07:39 PM (Losing Weight -- Gaining Life!)
    Oh look -- I'm right back where I started. And I'm not all that shocked by this outcome. I wish I could feign surprise, supply myself with valid excuses ... but that's not the case. I simply stopped trying. And if anyone thinks that weight-loss can be maintained without supreme, daily, effort -- they are deluding themselves.

    I wasn't delusional.

    I was just lazy.

    I remember the first bad decision I made. October 13, 2015. Free Popcorn at the ...
  2. Slowly but surely... losing the weight I lost, and found, and lost, and found...

    I never thought I'd be a human yo-yo. All though my childhood; I watched my Dad balloon up to 300# and then drop to a 160# (looking like a survivor of a work camp)... and then do it all over again.

    "I would rather just be fat than go through that misery.", I remember thinking to myself.

    And so I was fat... all through my teens and my 20's... and I did very little to try and remedy the situation.

    But here I am. I finally found a great way ...
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  3. Gained back 50 # -- The Avalanche (much more than a backslide).

    by , March 23rd, 2013 at 08:03 PM (Losing Weight -- Gaining Life!)
    Sooo... I have been trying to blog about this for at least a month now... but I've been way too embarrassed.

    I don't even know where to begin -- and that is part of the problem. I stopped paying attention. I stopped weighing myself every day... and then when I did weigh myself and see the numbers creeping up... I would lose 2 or 3 of the five pounds gained and call it good. And then when I couldn't get the other 2 or 3 pounds off, I just let is slide. And it would have been ...
  4. Just under 200 pounds and I can do it all! (Don't wait until you're a twig to live.)

    When I weighed nearly 300 pounds -- I often felt completely defeated. There didn't seem to be any point in try to lose the weight, because my "goal weight" (according to height/weight charts) of 127 pounds felt completely unattainable. I was constantly exhausted -- the thought of doing any physical activity (even just walking around the neighborhood with friends) was distressing to me because I knew I would get too tired too quickly. But again, what was the point of trying? There was ...

    Updated May 5th, 2012 at 07:48 AM by rockbottom

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  5. Long time, No Blog. I'm alive -- and gaining back 20 pounds didn't kill me....

    by , February 23rd, 2012 at 05:27 PM (Losing Weight -- Gaining Life!)
    I jumped off the wagon at Christmas time. I would like to say that I "fell off the wagon" -- because it sounds so much more like an accident... but I knew exactly what I was doing when I did it.

    Christmas Eve I decided I would eat whatever I wanted through until the day after Christmas. I had been a rock-star at this whole dieting thing for the the entire rest of the year... and I was fed up.

    But Christmas Eve/Christmas Day came and went ... and so did ...

    Updated February 25th, 2012 at 12:02 PM by rockbottom

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  6. *Pictures* 90 Pounds Lost. NINETY! I hardly recognize myself.

    by , November 29th, 2011 at 11:57 PM (Losing Weight -- Gaining Life!)
    I write a Christmas letter thingy for my family every year. I've been doing it for 5+ years and I always start out by going through all of the digital pictures from January through "now". This helps me to remember big events -- and I put some pictures in the letter too.

    I haven't had any reason to look at pictures from early this year before now -- and I was shocked.

    How on earth did I let myself walk around looking like that for the past 10+ years of ...
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  7. R3/P2 -- The scale says 200# on the nose. (77.4 Pounds Lost!!)

    by , November 9th, 2011 at 02:43 PM (Losing Weight -- Gaining Life!)
    And I sincerely hope that this is the LAST time that I ever see a number that starts with a 2 in front of my weight. I am so excited!!!

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    I am trying not to get my hopes up though. My weight has been all over the board on this particular P2 because of the cold that I had last week. Down 3 pounds, Up 1.6, Down 1.0, Up .08. Ugh. I am super glad that the scale didn't say 199.8 this morning or something. That would have bummed me out. ...

    Updated November 9th, 2011 at 02:47 PM by rockbottom

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  8. How to do Phase 2 with a Cold Virus.

    by , November 8th, 2011 at 04:50 PM (Losing Weight -- Gaining Life!)
    Or should I call this -- how NOT to do Phase 2 with a cold virus?

    I don't know. I managed it. But wowser. It was tough business.

    I started my HCG injections on Saturday October 29th -- Loaded the 29th and 30th - and then started VLCD on the 31st of October. Everything was going great. This is my 3rd Round -- I'm pretty 'in the groove' about what to do. Then Monday night I started feeling ridiculously sleepy. I just figured it was because I've been staying ...
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  9. Round 3 -- here we go again. VLCD Day #2

    by , November 1st, 2011 at 11:39 AM (Losing Weight -- Gaining Life!)
    I've been off the grid since early September as I entered into Phase4 and had nothing new to report. I did well in Phase 3... LIW was 210 and I spent most of Phase 3 at 206-208..... which was lovely. Then my younger and oldest sister came home in mid-October for our other sister's wedding. Ugh. We ate like cows. Seriously. It was bad. I kept thinking, "I'm going to do Round 3 right after the wedding... so who cares?"

    I should have cared! The thing about eating ...
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  10. Losing weight has not solved all of my other problems in life.

    by , September 6th, 2011 at 12:49 PM (Losing Weight -- Gaining Life!)
    Being overweight my entire life has always afforded me with a built in excuse for everything.

    I didn't go out for the sports teams in high school because I was too fat.

    I didn't join the military to pay for schooling like my siblings because I could never have done boot camp (too fat).

    I didn't go to college because I didn't have money because I didn't join the military... because I was too fat.

    I have never had boyfriends because guys
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