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vdarling has lost 50 pounds since Dec 31st

I love her logs, and in her notes today she notes that she is down 50 pounds. That is amazing. Way to go!!!!


Fri. Mar 9, 7:34am

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congratulations. hey vdarling, How did you keep your motivation up? It was easy when I started but around feb 1, I began to slack.

Friday, March 09, 2007, 8:24 AM

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vdarling is out of town and out of touch for the weekend. You might want to ask her again later.

Shis is one amazing woman

Friday, March 09, 2007, 11:44 AM

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50 pounds in 10 weeks? That seems like an extreme amount of weight and unsafe at that. I checked the log and I see hardly any exercise so i am wondering if this person has had surgery or a lap band. Does anyone know? I guess I also find myself wondering how someone can lose 50 pounds in just 10 weeks without exercise, surgery or pills? Can anyone help me understand this?

Friday, March 09, 2007, 1:27 PM

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50 pounds in less than 3 months? My doctor told me I should never allow myself to lose more than 2 lbs of fat a week and anything more than that would most likely be water and muscle. I hope she doesn't get gallstones and hopefully her doctor is monitoring this.

Friday, March 09, 2007, 5:39 PM

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the diet she is following looks like a bodybuilers diet that they use right before competion..ive done it and you lose alot but as soon as you start eating again the weight comes back on really fast

Friday, March 09, 2007, 11:02 PM

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She started out at more than 300 lbs and that is why 50 lbs in 10 weeks sounds so drastic. When you are that overweight, slight diet changes and exercise really add up because her body would require more calories to stay at that weight and would burn more calories than someone who weighs 150 lbs. Her weight loss will slow down as she gets close to her goal.

She has been working very hard and doing this very healthfully.
Congratulations vdarling!

Friday, March 09, 2007, 11:59 PM

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She is eating very healthful whole foods, and she does indeed workout. She runs, walks, lifts weights, dances, deliberately eats scientific combinations of food to fire up her metabolism. She is very health conscious and is in tune with what her body is saying to her, much better than I am. She actively searches for ways to build activity into her daily life.

She won't go back to eating "normally" as the poster above was concerned about, because she has changed her whole relationship with food, movement, and her lifestyle. She is eating now much as she always will eat, and when she is the correct weight for her, it will support and maintain her. I am not only one of her teammates, but also am in personal contact with her as a friend. She is doing great, she had a lot of weight to lose, and as the above poster pointed out, when you have a lot to go, it goes faster at the beginneing.

She is doing fine. I am very happy for her.

Saturday, March 10, 2007, 6:12 AM

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Oh, I forgot to say, her practitioner is overseeing this.

The only reason I can think of for one of the above posters to not see her exercise is if that poster only read that 1 log and does not read them regularly.. vdarling was deep in preparation for her weekend trip (survival training, of all things!) both at work and at home, and so, no workout at that moment. I have watched her exercise and food changes for 3 months now. She is far more active than most people 1/2 her weight. My partner is a runner, and he is in a running challenge with her.

Saturday, March 10, 2007, 6:19 AM

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this "new" diet that she started on march 3rd is the one i was talking about that boby builders use and there is no way you can maintain it long trem. also she is eating like 1000-1200 calories which is not healthy if you weight that much. i cant not believe she is doing this with a DR? but if she is and she can keep it off for over a year when she gets down to her goal i would give her much credit. for me taking the bulk of my weight off has never been the issue..its always the last 20 lbs and then keeping it off for any amount of time where i fail misrebly

Saturday, March 10, 2007, 8:17 AM

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Thanks for posting that link OP. I loved reading vdarling's log and I will certainly keep up with her progress.

I am really inspired!

Saturday, March 10, 2007, 11:44 AM

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