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The Moment you KNEW You Had To Change!

I've been reflecting with my friends over our healthy changes in diet and activity level.
We all "knew" for a while that we had to change, but did nothing. Then there seemed to be that one moment where it actually clicked and we KNEW for REAL we had to make a change and make it stick.

For me, and this is so strange, that moment was putting on a favorite sweater and feeling in disbelief how tight the upper arms were. That was the straw that broke the camel's back. Ever since then I've been on the right path.

Anyone else here have a Moment of Truth?

Wed. Apr 16, 10:54am

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the day i stepped on the scale and it read 200 pounds. i'm now 45 pounds lighter and much happier!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 11:06 AM

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I've also known for a while that I am overweight and needed to change. But even after the doctor told me I needed to lose weight because I was borderline type 2 diabetic, I still did nothing. Why do we do that to ourselves? Then a couple of weeks ago, when I put on my jeans, which are a size 16, and the thighs were TIGHT, I decided that I'd had enough. I absolutely refuse to buy another size of clothes unless it's smaller! I'm tired of always wearing jeans and a t shirt because nothing that's in style, or cute looks good on me. I think in my case, I was just too lazy to change. Now that I am doing what's right for my health, I have more energy and I've lost some weight. Here's to never going back!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 11:25 AM

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I went to the doctor for the first time in a few years. I'm 22 and she told me my BP was on the high end of average. I knew that any higher was a place I didn't want to go. I signed up for the local gym a few hours after my appointment.

So here I am — 7 months later, 84 lbs lighter. I had another check up last week and my blood pressure was right where it needed to be.. What an amazing feeling!

I am thankful for that "moment of truth" every day.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 11:32 AM

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When I hoped on a scale after Christmas and a three digit number starting with a 2 flashed back at me! I hadn't weighed myself in a while, and I found out I had gained 35 pounds in about 8 months. Scary reality check! I've lost about ten pounds so far, slowly but surely. PP, Dothezonk you are an inspiration!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 11:58 AM

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coming back to Europe...

an realizing that I used to be able to wear whatever I wanted to wear and could buy all the cute designer clothes. when I came back a few months ago I realized I no longer could shop at my favorite boutiques because they don't sell anything bigger than an here I am 6 weeks later, 9 lbs lighter and my size 10s are practically falling off me...time to go shopping soon!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 12:07 PM

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84 lbs in 7 mnths congrats to you. it took me several yrs to lose 80 lbs and keep it off until i got pregnant then i gained every lb back so now i am 3 lbs away from my prepregnancy weight and hope to be under 200 by 1/1/09

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 1:18 PM

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Getting ready to turn 40 and knowing that it really isn't going to get any easier when I cross the threshold.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 1:19 PM

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i dont know fro mee if i had an exact aha moment but i do remeber seeing a picture of me about 5 yrs ago and saying omg who is that. because it cant be me. then i weighed myself and i topped in at 315 my heaviest ever and from then on i vowed never to let my self see the 300s again

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 1:20 PM

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I think that is the cutoff for a lot of people. So, I went to the doctor and the scale read 200. Mind you I had all of my clothes on except my shoes. But anyway, 200 WAY too much, fully clothed or stark naked. Sine then I have lost 17 pounds and hope to loose another 13 before swimsuit season.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 1:30 PM

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My boyfriend comparing me to another girl as in "you know, she is a bigger girl, like you". He totally didn't mean it as an insult but that stuck with me. I weighed myself for the first time in years, calculated my BMI and saw I was "overweight". I started working out 5-6 days a week after that and started watching my diet 1 month after that. Now he has me show off my muscles to his friends.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 1:41 PM

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