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    My big announcement!

    Apologies for the dramatic thread title, but this is important to me.

    While living in New York City for 13 years, my weight was a more or less consistent 152 lbs. Since moving to to the San Francisco Bay Area three years ago, my weight climbed to 174 lbs. UN--acCEPTable!! So, as of this last Monday, I am on a personal plan to get back to 152 lbs. by Christmas.

    I figure that if I announce this, it will give me the incentive to stick to my diet and exercise program. (Since Monday, I've already shed a few pounds.)

    So thanks for putting up with my self-centered rant! I will post progress reports each week.

    (If anyone else is dieting, perhaps we can inspire one another...)
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    Go for it!!!
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    You can do it!

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    I'm routing for you!!!

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    Thank you.

    Actually, my wanting to lose weight is not strictly for vanity (even though I aim to remain a hottie for as long as possible lol!). Every member of my family, except for me, is a type-2 diabetic (both parents, both sisters). So far I've been lucky. I'd like to keep it that way.
    "I hit him with my shoes... if he had given me the medal like I told him to, I wouldn't have had to hit him!" -- 8-year-old Rhoda Penmark in "The Bad Seed"

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    Good for you skateboy!!! I'm trying to lose 15 lbs and get back into good shape myself! You can do it!

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    Good for you!! dh also has type 2 diabetic family members and recently shed 20 lbs so that he doesn't join that club. We both found Weight Watchers really, really helpful. I'm also part of a FB "accountability and support" group--we all post nearly daily about our eating & exercising to keep each other honest.
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    Best of luck to you! I'm slowly trying to lose a bunch of a weight, so thank you for posting this. You've inspired me to work harder, and to go back to my decision of not eating after 9 pm.
    'Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.'--John Wayne

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    Go Skateboy!

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    Good luck to all who want to lose weight. Keep us posted.

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    Just out of curiosity, what changed when you moved from NYC to SF?

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    Having a plan is always important. Good luck.
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    Good luck to you! You can do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateboy View Post
    Thank you.

    Actually, my wanting to lose weight is not strictly for vanity (even though I aim to remain a hottie for as long as possible lol!). Every member of my family, except for me, is a type-2 diabetic (both parents, both sisters). So far I've been lucky. I'd like to keep it that way.
    That's the best reason to take care of your body. If you think of it as a health reason, every little bit of effort counts!

    My lifting weights like crazy isn't because I want to put some mass on my underweight frame. It's so I put some bone mass on, which you can't do when you find out you're on the verge of osteoporosis, which both my grandma and my mom had fairly early on, before they turned 60. By that time it's too late! I have to start early!

    That I suddenly have a butt now is a bonus.

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    Wow, good for you! I believe FSUers will be constant and kind reminder of your resolution

    I need to watch my weight to but am procrastinating till New Year's day

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    Quote Originally Posted by LilJen View Post
    I'm also part of a FB "accountability and support" group--we all post nearly daily about our eating & exercising to keep each other honest.
    They sound great! I need to find them!
    Team Peeps!

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    woohoo, best reason to lose weight is to be HEALTHY. You can do it!!!!

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    Good luck - you can do it!
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    Good luck to all!

    I've lost 42 pounds. I recently received an arthritis diagnosis. I'm doing PT. My weight loss has slowed, but not stopped.

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    Good luck!!! You can do this!!

    I'm at 154lbs right now but before my son's birth back in 2007 I was around 133lbs on a consistent basis since I was in 8th grade (many many many moons ago). I don't know what weight or goal is right for me yet but I need to try something.

    I just got an iphone and I'm doing some Nike exercises and taken walks the past couple days. To put it mildly I'm soooo not fit >.< I would love to join this little FSU motivation thing!!

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