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has anyone lost weight because their relationship ended?

ok so i just got out of relationship..im done tryin to force things to work.. i cant make someone love me as much i love him back..im coming to realization that...i probably need to love myself...before i love anyone else...although it hurts so bad that its over...but i should just accept it and take it as it comes.. i cry myself to sleep and keep busy...but i think to day is the day...im done feeling sorry for myself.. i just need a little motivation...im going to start with cardio so i can get the fat off..anyone lost weight because their relationship ended...please advice would be great..and encouraging for me right now.. thanks

Thu. Mar 6, 10:16am

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start watching what you eat and exercising and then you'll be gorgeous and he'll see what he's missing out on

Thursday, March 06, 2008, 10:50 AM

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Yep, I agree with the pp 100%. You now have some GREAT motiviation to get started, not only to make yourself feel better but to be more attractive to other men. In addition to that you'll make the ex jealous as hell AND your focus on you will take your focus off of your misery with him! Good luck, you CAN do it! We're cheering for you!

Thursday, March 06, 2008, 10:59 AM

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Of course revenge can be great motivation, but to add a bit of a more "feminist" attitude to this: screw him! And the other guys. You'll feel so much better about yourself, man or not, when you exercise. Endorphins are phenomenal, and you'll feel better even before you start losing weight. If possible, take a work-out class with your girlfriends or take a new dance class to meet new people. This is a great time to reconnect with people you've lost touch with and to learn new things about yourself!

One warning, though, from someone who's been there: don't let your friends convince you that Haagen-Dazs and appletinis will make you feel better! Go out dancing or bowling or to concerts and movies instead. Nothing will make you feel healthy and sexy and fun like dancing the night away with your girl friends.

Good luck!

Thursday, March 06, 2008, 11:06 AM

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I can empathize

I went through a similar situation last year, and I definitely know how you feel. I can tell you without a doubt that it will get better. I did use my situation as motivation to lose weight (I've lost 45lbs, 30 left to go). I must say that I used this community for support as well, and they were fantastic (I'm including a link to the thread just fyi). Just keep putting one foot in front of the other, and make a point to take care of yourself. You deserve it.

~Joy44

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Thursday, March 06, 2008, 12:01 PM

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My husband and I split last summer. I lost alot of weight. I called it the separation diet. I have seen alot of people do the same. Including my husband. You deserve to feel good about yourself. Healthy diet and exercise will do that for you. Who knows you might even meet a smokin hot guy at the gym!
Good luck with your new life venture. It will all work out the way it's suppose to.

Thursday, March 06, 2008, 12:10 PM

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