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Old Wed, Aug-27-03, 13:52
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Posts: 533
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 260/255/160 Male 6'0
BF:YES!
Progress: 5%
Location: Peachtree City, GA
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Hi DaRockman! Welcome to the forum... this is a great place to keep your enthusiasm and confidence up. Let me know if I can help in anyway during your first few days and weeks! mad
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Old Wed, Aug-27-03, 13:59
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 277/248/170 Female 70 inches
BF:
Progress: 27%
Location: baltimore, md
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End of last summer went to Six Flags with my family, after waiting in line forever, for this rollercoaster, I couldn't get the belt around me. Of course I held up the ride for a minute or two while I tried, and then my slightly scared daughter had to ride it herself. I was so embarassed and humilated, I swore I would do better this summer. And over the past year have lost 35 pounds, and I rode that ride with my daughter last month!!

Now I want to be able to ride on the swings, next summer!!

Susan
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Old Wed, Aug-27-03, 15:18
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Posts: 126
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 190/140/140 Male 5'11"
BF:
Progress: 100%
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The clothes they have in the "plus sizes" department. I just can't look at them anymore.

Do they INTENTIONALLY want us to look even worse??? I mean, they are INCREDIBLY ugly.

AGRHHHHRRRR!!!!!
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Old Wed, Aug-27-03, 15:43
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 155/103/110 Female 5'6
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Progress: 116%
Location: Alabama
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When I broke up with my boyfriend, he said, I think out of anger, "It doesn't matter, its not like it was easy for me to date you anyway. I got sick of hearing all my friends talk about how fat you are." I finally realized what a jerk this guy really was and was so excited to be breaking up with him, but at the same time, it hurt. I didn't do anything about it then, even after more and more insults about how big my butt was from friends. I separated myself from those people and got on my own and thats when I could finally start to lose weight, because I was doing it for myself and no one else.
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Old Wed, Aug-27-03, 15:52
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Posts: 1,664
 
Plan: VLC/Moderate Protein
Stats: 291/251.4/150 Female 63.25"
BF:72%/62.5%/26%
Progress: 28%
Location: NW Louisiana
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My moment came in July. I have been suffering from a form of psoriasis that had been getting progressively worse, along with my weight, over the last two years. I didn't care that I was fat. My bloodwork has only been slightly elevated and my blood pressure is perfectly fine. But the psoriasis...that's a different story...While on vacation in June, my symptoms had temporarily abated. While on the road I drank tons of water (wasn't really hungry at all), ate salads and nuts. When I got back from the trip, the psoriasis flared back up with a vengeance!!! It got so bad my socks were bloody. That's when I decided. It wasn't the weight that lead me here initially. It was the devastating attack of refined carbs upon my feet and hands...probably candidiasis as many of my other "problems" seem to have abated as well: no more bloating, no more hunger, less weight to carry on tender feet, no more swollen ankles..and so on. Since the Low Carb WOE takes away the food of the candida, maybe now I can heal and lose the weight. Oh yeah. And no more excuses.
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Old Wed, Aug-27-03, 15:53
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Posts: 68
 
Plan: atkins
Stats: 236/127/130 Female 5'6
BF:98.7%/46.8%/36.8%/
Progress: 103%
Location: Ma
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I had a firbord removed and the only risk factor i had was i was over wait. that was it. The other main thing was i woke up after haveing that done and reilized i was in a fat person hopialt gown that they had two sizes and i need the fat person size. I vowed right then to do something about it i did. That was over 80lbs ago.
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Old Wed, Aug-27-03, 16:01
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Plan: low carb & Atkins
Stats: 318/215/185 Male 5' 11"
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Progress: 77%
Location: Northern California
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well, three years ago we were redoing our website, and we needed updated pictures of us for it.. We brought a professional photographer, and they spent 2 days taking pictures.. I ask them to make sure they take my picture so it will minimize my weight (they have angles and tricks to do it)... and they did.
a week later we get the pictures and I was horrified to see my self.. I was so fat... of course we used my old picture.... But it did get my a$$ in gear. I started low carb (my own version) and started working out for the first time in my life...

Click here see "the picture that did it" and what I look like 32 months later.
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Old Wed, Aug-27-03, 16:27
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Posts: 327
 
Plan: atkins
Stats: 230/165/165 Male 72
BF:some
Progress: 100%
Location: utah
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I think it was when I had to order xxl work shirts instead of xl


now I'm almost to a medium, woot woot
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Old Wed, Aug-27-03, 16:48
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 210/155/155 Female 5'10
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Progress: 100%
Location: tampa florida
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last haloween i dressed up as a nun for work, and somebody there said "you cant be the flying nun, youre to heavy" ughh... i felt my heart break..
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Old Wed, Aug-27-03, 16:53
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Plan: Modified Ketogenic
Stats: 182/180/145 Female 5 feet 6 inches
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Progress: 5%
Location: Texas
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My ex-husband said in marriage counseling that he was no longer attracted to me because of my weight gain.
It hurt, especially since he never encouraged me to lose or ever mentioned it! I feel like I never had the opportunity to fix it!! So it's too late for him, but it's never too late for myself!
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Old Wed, Aug-27-03, 17:01
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Plan: low carb & Atkins
Stats: 318/215/185 Male 5' 11"
BF:
Progress: 77%
Location: Northern California
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My ex-husband said in marriage counseling that he was no longer attracted to me because of my weight gain.
It hurt, especially since he never encouraged me to lose or ever mentioned it! I feel like I never had the opportunity to fix it!! So it's too late for him, but it's never too late for myself!



I saw your picture... too late, and too bad for him.. you look.. GOOD!
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Old Wed, Aug-27-03, 17:11
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Plan: Modified Ketogenic
Stats: 182/180/145 Female 5 feet 6 inches
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Progress: 5%
Location: Texas
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Thanks for the compliment!!
That pic is pretty recent. I didn't look as good at 193 pounds!!! And I didn't FEEL as good either.
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Old Wed, Aug-27-03, 17:25
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Posts: 588
 
Plan: General LC
Stats: 253/233.0/195 Female  5'5 3/4
BF:My hubs
Progress: 34%
Location: Caligirl livin n Arkansas
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Ok, my turn.....

In April of this year I watched my aunt die from her addiction. Although hers was very different than mine.... I realized I have a serious carb addiction. Not a food addiction, but cabs and junk. So here I am.

deb~

In ontario CA too!
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Old Wed, Aug-27-03, 17:29
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Posts: 5,546
 
Plan: Atkins/Duodenal Switch
Stats: 344/165/148 Female 65"  (inches) 5'5"
BF:falllingfast
Progress: 91%
Location: Michigan
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I catch my reflection and feel physically ILL!

the clincher though was being in the ER recently and having to tell the nurse my weight in front of my Father in law...I still want to die thinking about it!!! *sigh* well, at least I am on the right track now.
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Old Wed, Aug-27-03, 17:42
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 258/218/190 Male 72
BF:
Progress: 59%
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I overheard someone refer to me as Meatloaf. Enough said.
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