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Just wondering how everyone is doing. I've lost 20 lbs in the past month and I'm feeling fantastic. Lots more to go but I'm highly motivated and am making some great lifestyle changes.

How are you doing?

Tue. Dec 13, 9:33pm

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20 lbs in a month?!?! That is NOT careful!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005, 9:37 PM

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20 lbs in a month...holy cow! I was really excited to list my progress until I saw that! I've lost 20 pounds in the past 3 months.

::Eagerly awaiting more responses::

Tuesday, December 13, 2005, 9:37 PM

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Yes, healthy...

I have a LOT of weight to lose and am doing it by eating healthy, whole food with my doctor's supervision. I am actually eating MORE than I ever ate before only now I'm eating the right kinds of food for me. It's not unusual for someone of my size to drop that kind of weight (20 lbs in the first month) when they finally start eating right. I know that my weight loss will slow down and even out. I have a good 200 lbs to lose in all and am happy for the kick-start by body has given me.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005, 9:44 PM

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I'm sorry but I have trouble believing you really lost 20 pounds in a month. What are you doing and how much do you need or want to lose? I have lost 16 pounds in almost 3 months and for me that is great. 20 pounds seems unhealthy and unlikely unless your taking something to help you or devoting all your time to exercising.

To the eagerly awaiting poster, great job! You should feel proud! Slow and steady wins the race and think how much more likely you will be in keeping it off. Just the way the original poster started this makes me ? it.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005, 9:49 PM

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hey guys, lay off....someone with ~200 lbs to lose might well have several pounds of water weight to lose, so that combined with 2-3 lbs a week can easily account for 20 lbs.

moreover, everyone is different. what is healthy for someone might be very unhealthy for someone else, and vice versa. we're here to be supportive, not to give medical advice.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005, 10:09 PM

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I'm not sure exactly how much I've lost. I refused to weigh myself at my top weight (until I'd being working out/dieting for awhile), I was probably about 190. When I first weighed myself I was 177. I'm 152 now. I dropped a good 16 lbs within 6 weeks following "Eat to Live" by Joel Furhman. Depending on how you count -- I've lost at least 25 lbs and as much as 38. I have about 24 more to go until my goal weight. Here's to 24 lbs in 6.5 months =)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005, 10:09 PM

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anyway, i had about 25 lbs to lose, and i am down 8! (5'5", from 155-147, heading for 130...and perhaps beyond!!!)

weight loss has stagnated in the last few weeks since i have not been exercising, but i haven't been gaining, so i know i can get back to losing as soon as i get my workout act together. :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005, 10:11 PM

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Congrats to you all, that's awesome! I'm down only 9 but even that bit of progress has made me feel so much better. My group is so supportive and that alone has been the key reason I've been able to stick with it.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005, 10:15 PM

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To the doubter...

You are welcome to see what I've been eating for the past month by going to my public log:

I have just started exercising by walking 10 mins a day for 5 days each week (or at least that's the goal). That's all the exercise my knees can take right now.

Congratulations to everyone who are doing so wonderful on your weight loss and fitness goals!


Tuesday, December 13, 2005, 10:45 PM

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I lost 11 lbs in less than a month (since 11/19 now its 12/13). trying to stick to a 1200 calorie diet (or more if I exercise the difference), < 50 g fat and > 50 g fiber. The first 5 came off fast, so I assume it was mostly water. Now about a lb every 1 to 2 weeks, fast enough to encourage myself, but not dropping below that 1200 cal that people mention.

Trish, I looked at your public log. Outstanding and very healthy eating. You go girl!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005, 11:17 PM

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Trish -

Your diet looks great. You may really enjoy what Joel Furhman has to say in Eat to Live. It is very very similar to your diet (in fact, I'm surprised that you are on such a similar diet). Good luck. You'll see results =)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005, 11:35 PM

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To the OP - Congratulations! That is awesome!

I started out with 55 to lose, and I've lost 25.5 (and counting) over the past 3 1/2 months!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005, 11:52 PM

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30 lbs in about 15 weeks- but only been excercising for the last 7 or 8 weeks. Gained about 5 lbs of muscle- so lost about 35 lbs water/fat. Will try to lose another 30 lbs, maybe 40. Was about an sz 18 when I started (But still trying to squeeze into a 16!) Now fitting into some 12 bottoms. The goal was to be a 10 or an 8- but 30 lbs seems a lot to lose to only go down two sizes. We'll see if I can still be a size 8 and be 155 lbs (5'6")

Wednesday, December 14, 2005, 12:04 AM

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Trish, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Making changes that last are really key.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005, 7:41 AM

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I've lost 6lbs in about 6 months, and I'm still going strong! My original goal was to lose 4lbs and get back to college weight, but, then I got there and the weight is still coming off, so now my goal is high school weight, which is another 4lbs from where I am today, for a total of 10lbs lost, before my wedding next September!

Congrats, Trish, on the huge weight loss and the big step towards healthy living!!! And to the doubters - Trish and I are good examples of how it's "easier" to lose a lot of weight quickly when you have a lot of weight to lose and a lot of bad habits to give up, and much harder and slower when you only have a few pounds to lose and already have been following a healthy plan! I'm psyched to have lost 6lbs this year, rather than the typical gain of a pound or two - even if it doesn't sound like much, it's a huge change in the long run!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005, 10:58 AM

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just 3.5 pounds in the past 2 months

Wednesday, December 14, 2005, 11:42 AM

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I've lost 19lbs since Oct 3 and have another 20 to lose.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005, 11:58 AM

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to the person who lost 19 pounds since Oct 3, could you provide some context? Male or female, what was your starting weight.

Also, what do you credit with your success- what specifica changes have you made? Are these changes permanent?

Wednesday, December 14, 2005, 12:06 PM

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19 lb loss in 2.5 months

Hi there, I'm the one who lost 19 lbs since Oct 3rd. I weighed 188 at the beginning. I'm female, 5'3" and 31 years old. I'm trying to consume 1200 net calories per day (food minus exercise.) There is some debate about whether this is too extreme or not because my calorie deficit is about 1,000 per day. Since starting on this quest I'm thinking about food more as fuel and nutrients, so I'm trying to eat more fruit, veggies and protein, something I didn't give much thought to before. For exercise I walk my dog, I'm now able to use the eliptical for 30 minutes at a stretch, and sometimes I jog for 35 minutes on the treadmill or do my Hip Hop Cardio DVD. Oh, and I also am working on getting buff arms.
My goal is to lose another 50 lbs by the end of the summer.
I do think that many of the changes will be permanent. I love to walk my dog, and I also enjoy the Hip Hop Cardio and the eliptical machine. I hope that I will continue to view food as fuel after I've achieved all my goals, not just "stuff " to fill me up. Once I fit into a size 6 again I don't ever want to buy another size 12 or 14 ever again, unless of course I'm pregnant.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005, 12:53 PM

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I've lost 120 lbs...gained 5 lbs back due to some slacking lately...aiming to lose another 15 lbs at least! :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2005, 1:58 PM

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120 lost!!!

WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO! That's fantastic!!! OK....we all want to know. How long? How did you do it? Share all your secrets!!!


Wednesday, December 14, 2005, 2:24 PM

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I am the doubter. I looked at your log and I can see how you can lose 20# in a month now. Good for you! I am sorry about my doubt and my insensitivity. I am sure you will find a ton of support here and lots of good tips. Keep up the good work!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005, 8:22 PM

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6.5 lb in 1 month

Wow. I guess all that work is paying off. Thanks for a fun thread, I'd been too scared to add it up before!

- A 5'9" female with 27.5 lbs left to lose

Wednesday, December 14, 2005, 10:57 PM

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30 pounds left to lose, 26 pounds lost in 2 .5 months, 5'6 20 yr old female

Thursday, December 15, 2005, 12:02 AM

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12lbs in 8 weeks

...half of those pounds in the last two weeks alone (started working out like a madwoman).

Thursday, December 15, 2005, 8:23 AM

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44 lbs. lost in last 7 months

I've lost 44 pounds in the past 7 months due to exercise and making better eating choices. I call it a journey, not a diet. I'd like to lose another 56 pounds.

Thursday, December 15, 2005, 8:53 AM

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9 pounds in 3 weeks.

Thursday, December 15, 2005, 9:14 AM

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loseing weight

hi my name is cala im from louisiana everyone doing a great job on losing their weight keep up the good work i have been on a diet 1 yr and 11 days today i have lost 52 pounds so far got 83 more pounds to go my goal to lose the rest is by oct 12,06 this year .

Saturday, January 14, 2006, 12:40 PM

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I have lost 14 pounds in 3.5 weeks.... but then again, I have pretty much cut out alcohol, (which prior, was daily and heavy) and I have started looking at my calories, not only the number but also, if there is any nutrional value. And I am working out. Still have about 50 more pounds, but I am happy that I have stuck with this for more than 2 days!

Saturday, January 14, 2006, 5:15 PM

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down 8 pounds since 11/21, without anything too extreme besides being more conscientious -- pretty happy with peertrainer, it helps! 12 more to go...

Saturday, January 14, 2006, 5:20 PM

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top weight: 213

currently:189 lost 11 lbs in the last 3 months. Slow pace (it seems to me)

I'm hoping that means I'm more apt to keep it off...

Saturday, January 14, 2006, 9:51 PM

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in the last month ive lost no weight whats going on????????????

Monday, January 16, 2006, 5:01 PM

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Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, office parties, holiday parties, etc., etc., etc.....

Get back on the horse and try some more!!

If you've been very stringent for the past month and still haven't lost anything, then maybe you're being too stringent. Give yourself a break, up your calories for a few days, and then try again.

Monday, January 16, 2006, 5:28 PM

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36 in 4 months

I have lost 36.4 pounds since Sept. '05. I too like to call this a journey to a healthier lfestyle, not a diet. I consciously look at every food I put in my body now and if it doesn't do something for me nutritionaly, I don't eat it.

Thursday, January 19, 2006, 11:19 AM

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7 pounds!

Since last June.

8 more to go. Hooray!

Thursday, January 19, 2006, 11:29 AM

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Only 4 pounds so far. From 131-ish to 127 (in 3 weeks). But, I'm just getting started, and I'm thrilled with the results so far.

Thursday, January 19, 2006, 11:42 AM

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5 lbs

I've lost 5 lbs since Dec 31. I cut out all the candy and junk I was eating between Halloween (don't we just hate letting that candy our kids brought home sit around---and then if we go to the store the day after Halloween and buy the 50% off candy, we can use it at Christmas...and of course sometimes we get a choc craving and open a bag up---i can resist if the bags are sealed) and New Years! So now that the water weight is out of the way...I can get down to real fat pounds.

Thursday, January 19, 2006, 11:16 PM

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weight loss

When I graduated high school in 2001 I was tipping the scales at 225 (and I'm 5foot 2 inches) in 2003 I some how I lost at my work (the YMCA) and I got on a cross trainer - and I've beed addicted ever since! but any ways over the last 2 years I've dropped 60 pounds! I'm down to 165 and I want to lose anohter 25-30 pounds! :D

Sunday, January 29, 2006, 10:31 PM

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11 lbs in 3 weeks

Monday, January 30, 2006, 6:34 AM

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9 pounds since 13 January 2006

Monday, January 30, 2006, 8:12 AM

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i lost 3 and then i gained it back.

Monday, January 30, 2006, 9:03 AM

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I believe you Trish

I'm not even considered all that large (180lbs on 5'9") but I was put on a doctor by my diet and even though I was eating more than I was used to it was all "good food". She gave me my eating plan and sent me on my way. Incidentally I had an appt for an unrelated problem 3.5 weeks later and I had dropped 15 lbs. She was worried when she saw the drop and demanded to see my food diary (which I carried with me anyways since I had a tendency to "graze").

I don't lie about my food intake (there's no point, my a** will give me away one way or another) and there was nothing wrong with the amounts I was eating. It was just that I had been eating SO badly before and was now eating healthy and being active (it was summer and GORGEOUS outside at all times) that my body was just melting off excess goo. My weight loss slowed after another week to a more respectable 1.5 lbs a week but sometimes our bodies are just weird like that when it comes to weight loss.

Don't be critical if you don't know all the facts. Ask nicely for more information if you're concerned but realize that even if there WAS a problem with her eating habits/weight loss there is only so much you can do.

Monday, January 30, 2006, 1:19 PM

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I lost 205 pounds in 13 months between July 01 and Aug 02 and then 10 or so pounds after that. I have kept the weight off for 3.5 years. That is the hardest part.


Monday, January 30, 2006, 2:44 PM

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Hi everybody! I have lost 25 lbs. i am 5'8 and 1/2. And now i weigh 125. I am very happy now. And to the person who started it, you are doing great keep up the good work, i know how it feels to be criticised about what you are doing with your life or body so just be proud and keep going.

Monday, January 30, 2006, 2:57 PM

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Whoa! 125 and 5'8"??? That sounds extremely underweight. I'm 5'2" and just under 125, and I think I look great!

Monday, January 30, 2006, 2:59 PM

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To Dario

So how did you lose that 205 lbs over 13 months? That's incredible!

I'm down 32 lbs in 2 months now and lots more to go but feeling great about it.


Monday, January 30, 2006, 4:17 PM

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To: I believe you Trish Poster

"I was put on a doctor by my diet"

As long as I can pick him I want to be on YOUR diet! LOL!!!

Trish ;-)

Monday, January 30, 2006, 4:19 PM

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I lost 30 pounds a few years ago and have kept it off (except when I was pregnant). I was 5'5" (still am!) and 155. I got down to my goal weight of 125. Got pregnant, and weighed about 130 about 4 months after the baby was born. Since then, I have lost another 10 pounds through a running program and healthy eating.

I am currently just trying to maintain. I actually lost another 4-5 pounds recently, but I know those will come back (it was due to illness). I find that i have more endurance while running when I am at a bit higher weight.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006, 4:30 PM

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I'm almost a size 10P!!!! Started at 18P Jan. 2006!!!! Just another half inch off my waist and hips and I'll be in the 10s!!!! I've lost about 20 lbs. on the scale - but it's being fickle right now because I'm lifting weights.

Blozzom :-)

Way to go, TRISH!!! I'm soooo proud of you!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006, 6:45 PM

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I've lost 30 lbs since Jan 1st of this yr!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006, 6:49 PM

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To the OP. That's awesome!! Keep up the great work! It is normal to have that much loss if you have a lot to lose. It usually starts off fast and then slows. Way to go!

Thursday, March 30, 2006, 3:36 PM

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I've only lost 5 lbs since January 1st.
however, I've lost many inches, so I think my body is re-distributing the muscle and fat. :-)

I was hoping to lose 35 more by July 1st, but not sure that is actually doable. However, if I'm building lean muscle and the fat is gone, I will settle for whatever weight will get me to my goal in size (closer to a 10 or 12) My "good" weight used to be about 138, and I'm at about 173.2 right now.

Thursday, March 30, 2006, 10:53 PM

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60 pounds in 15 months on WW

Friday, March 31, 2006, 10:55 AM

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96 pounds in 20 months. First year by myself and then the rest on weight watchers. I have 6 more to go.

Friday, March 31, 2006, 6:59 PM

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Been on my diet since March 1st and I am almost down 50lbs :)

Wednesday, July 05, 2006, 12:56 PM

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75 pounds in nine months, and still going strong!

Thursday, July 06, 2006, 8:24 AM

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OP here...

Thanks to all the great support I get from my PT team mates I'm down 63 lbs now since last November. My determination brightens and fades but I'm blessed to have found such great people here that even when I'm feeling pretty dim there is always someone out there shining their light brightly to bring me back to safety.

I've realized that I can't do this alone. I need the help of my doctor, family, friends, and PT team mates to succeed. I'm learning to call out for help as soon as I need it rather than just shy away and hope that things will turn around.

Wishing you all the best on your journey down the scale!

(Need some motivation? Got some to spare? Visit The Motivation Station team to get the shot in the arm you may need.)

Thursday, July 06, 2006, 9:42 AM

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How to lose

Hello all.....I am going to be joining weight watchers in 2 weeks when the new program starts at my work. It is held during our lunch hour. Anybody have any suggestions as to help me curb my appetite? Snacks.


Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 6:53 PM

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Trish- You are an inspiration.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 6:59 PM

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As of today--20 lbs!

I joined PT in November. I lost a few pounds but then gained them back over the holidays. I started getting back on track in March and have now lost a total of 20lbs as of this morning's weigh-in!

Thursday, July 13, 2006, 4:23 PM

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Exactly 20 lbs since I started PT Nov 2005.

Thursday, July 13, 2006, 6:04 PM

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25 pounds in just over a year.

Friday, February 09, 2007, 12:27 PM

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I'm down 13 lbs. since October (from 168 to 155) and I'm 5'-7". I've hit a plateau since December 23, but I'm ready to break through it as of today. Feeling very movivated, especially after seeing this post! Only 15 more lbs. to go!

Friday, February 09, 2007, 2:32 PM

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lost 65 in 1 1/2 years the since august gained back im down 5 so i guess im right about at 50lbs gone..i just have 2 more to go

Friday, February 09, 2007, 2:41 PM

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I've lost 20lbs since July and need to lose 10 more to reach my ultimate goal weight!

Friday, February 09, 2007, 4:05 PM

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since january 1 2005 i have lost...drumroll please......129 pounds!

Saturday, February 10, 2007, 1:41 PM

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stayed the same

Saturday, February 10, 2007, 3:25 PM

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I started in 12/06 and have lost 13 lbs so far! 57 more to go! Good luck to everyone!

Sunday, February 11, 2007, 2:48 PM

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Between the south beach diet and WW (mostly WW) I have lost 44 lbs so far.

Sunday, February 11, 2007, 9:06 PM

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You can lose 20 lbs and still be healthy. It's all your food intake and how much you exercise. I've lost that in a month before when I very serious about losing weight. I didn't strave myself, I just cut out all the excessive go girl!

Friday, June 08, 2007, 2:21 PM

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70 pounds gone since March 2006, and 20 to go for me.

Friday, June 08, 2007, 3:10 PM

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Just over 50 since January.
20 in May when I started to diet seriously.
1000 calories a day.
Before, I was sick and nauseous all the time. Good jump start.

Friday, June 08, 2007, 3:49 PM

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4 in the last 2 1/2 weeks. I have about 25-30 to lose overall.

Friday, June 08, 2007, 3:58 PM

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I started out at 370 pounds. I lost about a 165 and kept if off for going on 6 years now.. now I'm starting the rest of My weight loss journey.. today I broke 200. I started [T in March weighing 220.I am now 198.8 pounds. I am determined to meet My goal.. I want to be 145. I am 5"6 1/2 latina mix.. so it would fit My body well I think. all the curves in the right places.

I have read eat to live and need to start lowering My meat and dairy intake and I will get there easier. it just takes determine and a dream to reach your goal.

good luck to all of you..

Friday, June 08, 2007, 4:32 PM

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Well I'm very happy for all of you, it's so good to see others working just as hard and crazy such as myself, determined to become healthy and lose the extra pounds. A good exercise, you should try is Billy Blank's Tae Bo, it's worked wonders for me, on the first week, no kidding. It's also fun, but it can very hard on newcomers, I'm just now starting to get it all down. Well good luck to you all.

Sunday, October 28, 2007, 4:18 PM

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I have lost 11 lbs since June... its hard work! 15 more to go!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 10:46 AM

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I've lost 69 lbs. since May 1st with diet and exercise. I'm now 195, was 264. Feeling great!

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