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Danalynn55

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Recently I was talking to a friend about losing weight.  I told her how much I hoped to lose and she reached out and gave me a huge hug and asked what she could do to help.  I told her to be kind and cheer me on when I started questioning why I was doing this.  She said not a problem but she also told me  the biggest challenge in losing a large amount of weight is the mental work.  It's really not about the food or nutrition as much as the life and eating habits.   I thought about her words and realized, for me, that is so true.   I have been able to lose to a certain weight range many times but for some reason once I get to that range I let all sorts of thoughts creep in and I never get out of that range.  

 

Basically once I get there I mentally give up but this time around I am not going to let my thoughts defeat me!  How do I know that my thoughts won't defeat me this time?  Because I figured out what I was afraid of and decided to conquer those fears so that I could live a healthy lifestyle and first step to living a healthy lifestyle means losing all this weight.  I realize this is going to be hard work and I need to be positive about the out come.  One thing I'm doing, I'm mentally picturing myself at my goal.  I've set out outfits that I am going to wear as the weight goes down and I've got a terrific support group.  It's been a long time since I have felt confident and happy with my choices and I know with out a doubt that I will succeed this time. 

 

Life is good!
 

 

 

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Sounds awesome!  Add a signature with your starting weight, current weight and goal - It helps us know where you are in your journey. I would also carry a 3x5 card around and read it 3x/day -on why you want to lose weight.   This program is inspiring. And one way I know I succeeded was by going to JCC every week  - good weeks and bad. Just keep doing this... and I am not quitting. So for me it takes action every day to keep the weight off (Or to lose it). 

 

So you got this.. Sondus like it may take a while  - so just keep reading the response card and showing up each week. I may not have lost  it fast (1-2 lbs/week). But I am thin. Highest weight was 246.25 - and highest on Jenny was 207.8. So yes it takes a while - but it is so worth it. And whether I a, on lower calories and losing or more calories and maintaining with more treats or extra food... it's still all the same. Still practicing portion control and for me counting my JC exchanges or in my case calories in MY Fitness Pal. This  program works. Here's to an amazing year for you!

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It's so true that the mental challenge is the biggest one when losing weight! Something that has helped me (and that @missbumble recommended, thank you!) is the book "The Beck Diet Solution." It's not really a diet, but it's meant to be the mental / psychological complement to any diet. I only read a couple of chapters a few months ago (because I thought "I got this!" with just Jenny), but after seeing how I struggled during the holidays without Jenny I'm thinking of committing to reading the whole book and follow all of the recommendations, as well as recommitting to JC). 

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Thanks ladies for all the great advice.  I have not been on the site for a bit because work has been crazy and lo and behold I have been ill.  Seems like everybody at work is sick.  

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