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Old Sun, Aug-06-06, 17:09
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Plan: gen'l low carb
Stats: 164.5/150.5/120 Female 5'4"
BF:29%
Progress: 31%
Location: los angeles
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1. i hate having gained 50 pounds from taking anti-depressants for 10 years. i bought into thinking that i needed them, when all i needed was to take a b supplement and NOT eat sugar and refined carbs and and *poof* my depression is gone.

2. i hate having lost the past 10 years of my life because i was overweight. i was embarrassed to go places, never bought new clothes because they always looked awful and stopped dating. now, i'm 41 and never got married because i was fat when i should have been out there meeting someone.

3. i hate not being able to wear a short sleeve shirt or tank tops because my upper arms are HUGE. i have to hunt to find 3/4 sleeve tops for summer and i hate them.

4. i hate all of my thin friends constantly trying to get me to go to yoga with them. i make excuses, but the real reason is that i feel too embarrassed at this weight to do it.

5. i hate having to wear skirts all the time because my thighs are so big. i can't wait until i lose enough weight to buy a pair of jeans!! yippee! i haven't worn jeans in 10 years!!

6. i hate having to duck out of the way when people are taking pictures. the only photo i have allowed in years is the before photo in my profile. and when i saw it, i started my LC diet the next day because i was so horrified by how puffy my face was. i don't even recognize myself.

7. i hate having to hide when i see someone in public who i haven't seen in a while. it's happened several times when i said hello to someone and they didn't recognize me because of my weight gain.

thanks, i feel a lot better!!

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Old Tue, Aug-08-06, 19:29
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Plan: Meat & Egg fast
Stats: 240/159/120 Female 5'4 inches
BF:27%
Progress: 68%
Location: oregon
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well I will add my 2 cents here maybe it will put me in a better mood today .

my #1 reason I hate being fat is my husband not being attracted to me anymore,
#2, I feel ugly like no man would ever want me until I lose this weight.
#3 ,my neibor lady asked me is I was pregnant one day I was honest and said no I am just fat.
#4, people in public acting as if I am invisable.
#5, not being able to wear whatever I want and look good.
#6, I get tired real easy, and feel old
#7, I hate not feeling sexy anymore
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Old Tue, Aug-08-06, 19:37
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Plan: Meat & Egg fast
Stats: 240/159/120 Female 5'4 inches
BF:27%
Progress: 68%
Location: oregon
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oh I forgot a few!.

Stretch marks!
once you lose the weight:
saggy breasts!
and loose skin on tummy!.
trying to figure out how to save $8K for plastic surgery due to all the loose skin.
still its better to be thin and have loose skin which you can cover quite well with some clothes, then to continue to be overweight.
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Old Wed, Aug-09-06, 05:56
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Posts: 323
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 260.5/246/199 Male 67 inches
BF:
Progress: 24%
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1. P
2. I
3. C
4. T
5. U
6. R
7. E
8. S
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Old Wed, Aug-09-06, 12:48
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Plan: my own lowcarb
Stats: 158/143/130 Female 5'4
BF:notasmuchasidid
Progress: 54%
Location: CA
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#1 reason for me is "when is your baby due?" AGHHHHHHHHH
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Old Wed, Aug-09-06, 13:14
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 260.5/246/199 Male 67 inches
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Progress: 24%
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the next time someone asks you that, tell them "9 months after my husband/boyfriend gets me pregnant."
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Old Thu, Aug-10-06, 21:36
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 240.2/227.4/164 Female 69 inches
BF:mini goal 225
Progress: 17%
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or 9 months after I get pregnant...no reference to bf/dh
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Old Wed, Sep-13-06, 04:38
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Plan: BP Diet/Wahls Paleo
Stats: 265/215/165 Female 175 centimeters
BF:53/46.8/21
Progress: 50%
Location: Oslo, Norway
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When I was about ten or so, and a fat child, my family went to a restaurant sometime close to christmas. Julebord, it's a tradition here in Norway, but I don't know what it's called elsewhere or if it's traditional elsewhere.

Anyway, the restaurant staff thought it would be GREAT FUN for the kids to be weighed before they ate, and then afterwards to see how much they had "gained" after stuffing themselves, and they gave us a "diploma" with before/after weights. My brother didn't particularly mind, I don't think, he's always been skinny, but I was mortified... Shy as I was, I didn't dare say no, either.

How do these idiots come up with these things?!
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Old Wed, Sep-13-06, 10:33
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Plan: Lo Gi (Gallop)/Atkins-ish
Stats: 381/347/299 Female 5'10"
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Progress: 41%
Location: Hayward, CA
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OMG!!! Equinox! I would have LOST MY MIND! That sounds horrible!!!

It's amazing what we have to go through.

Thank you for sharing an obviously VERY painful memory.

Hugs
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Old Wed, Jan-03-07, 16:55
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Plan: Vegetaian Low Carb
Stats: 318/294.6/115 Female 64
BF:Over 65%
Progress: 12%
Location: Indiana
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I saw this and HAD to add to it....

1. The PAIN of trying to do anything physical! Standing even long enough to wash dishes is agony!

2. Not being able to wear jeans because I can't sit down without feeling cut in half.

3. Actually over hearing other women talk about "..how BIG she is" and then seeing the embarassed looks on their faces when I walk by seconds later.

4. Have a complete male stranger tell you that "you're FAT" and he's georgous.

5. Being out of breath just getting in and out of a car.

6. Be self-conscious when you go to eat and someone picks the "all you can eat" buffet.

7. Not being able to squeeze between the tables and chairs at restaurants.

8. Having to make sure you spray all the "fat rolls" with deodorant so you dont' smell.

9. Sweating anyway and worrying that the above mentioned deodorant doesn't work.

10. Not being able to wear a swimsuit AT ALL because of saggy skin on your arms, boobs and inner thighs.

11. Wanting to go to the gym and being too embarassed because everyone there is already thin.

12. Wishing I was somewhere different and sometimes someone different.

13. Having my b/f tell me that he wishes I was more self confident and not appearing to understand all the emotional issues of being fat most of my life.

14. The terrible aloneness because you're not confident enough to go on dates.

15. Wanting to have someone love you even though you're fat.
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Old Wed, Jan-03-07, 19:36
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Plan: atkins/hcg
Stats: 228/162/135 Female 65
BF:
Progress: 71%
Location: North Dakota
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Saphhirex - A BIG HUG!! It'll get better!
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Old Fri, Jan-05-07, 14:13
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Plan: Atkins OWL
Stats: 220/195.5/180 Male 67 inches
BF:
Progress: 61%
Location: Centennial, CO
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SaphhireX
4. Have a complete male stranger tell you that "you're FAT" and he's georgous.


How can you find a guy like that to be georgous? That's just plain rude and that guy doesn't have an ounce of manners.
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Old Fri, Jan-05-07, 18:12
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Plan: Vegetaian Low Carb
Stats: 318/294.6/115 Female 64
BF:Over 65%
Progress: 12%
Location: Indiana
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It was his physical appearance that was georgeous, not his inner self. My head told me he was a jerk, but it still hurt. I know that men like that are not someone I would be interested in but it still hurts to be judged by my appearance without being given a chance for someone to get to know me.
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Old Fri, Jan-05-07, 21:23
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Plan: Low carb and clean eating
Stats: 355/277/180 Male 5'11"
BF:
Progress: 45%
Location: Worcester, MA
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Going low carb, losing weight, and failing over and over again, winding up back where I was.

Going to the beach with my friends, and each step sinking past my ankles in the sand.
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Old Sat, Jan-06-07, 13:26
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Plan: ATKINS
Stats: 249.4/227.0/165 Female 5'6"
BF:
Progress: 27%
Location: CAMDEN,NJ
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1. Not feeling comfortable in my own skin.
2. Being called a Big Girl.
3. Gaining and losing the same weight year after year.
4. Having an ex boyfriend (that I traveled from the US to Jamaica to visit) say, "You were sexier in highschool."
5. Not feeling like I'm good enough.
6. Not wanting to date until I reach a certain weight.
7. Not being able to shop in the stores that I love.
8. Having people say to me, "At one point, weren't you losing weight."
9. Having people stare at every piece of food that I put in my mouth.
10. Worrying more about what "people" think. I need to forget what people think and make a change for ME.
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