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Old 06-23-06, 10:54 AM   #1
 
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Default I would like to lose fifty pounds.

My weight has always fluctuated and been part of the reason I haven't been happy with myself. I would like to lose fifty pounds and keep it off, but it is SO difficult for me to stop eating junk food! I've had many false starts, but I intend to do it once and for all.

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Old 06-23-06, 11:42 AM   #2
 
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Now we're talking....I just lost 30+ pounds that were much easier to put on than take off.

The heavier I got, the more depressed I became. One day, a Saturday in March 2005, I just laid in my bed and cried. I had no energy and was so upset with the way that I looked that crying seemed to be the only way.

Mad as hell at myself, that evening I called weight planning place (knowing full well they'd be closed!). They called back Monday, I went in and while that's a whole other story about the way the lady took advantage of my depression, I found my old self returning after about 3 months.

Since then, I have been SO much happier and healthier (I didn't say happy and healthy...I said "er)...and it was worth it. I had been wanting to do it for 3 years and now, a year+ later, I can't believe I did wait that long.

I'll be happy to be your encourager and supporter in this. I GUARANTEE that you will feel better.

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Old 06-23-06, 12:57 PM   #3
 
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Default Congrats!

Wow, 30+ pounds! That's some accomplishment, irishred. How exactly did you do it?

I'm on my way... I opted not to put cream cheese on my bagel this morning and I'm about to chow down on a salad for lunch. Of course, the salad is loaded with avocado dressing, but baby steps, you know? :)

I also plan on joining a gym next week, though something about commuting fourty five minutes round trip to work out for a half hour turns me off.

I know what you mean about the weight loss making a difference. I mentioned that I've fluctuated, and the world was like a different place when I was in shape. Aside from feeling different, people just treat you differently. The opposite sex aside, if I'm standing and having a conversation with a group of men, they look at one another as they speak but don't seem to bother to make eye contact with me or ask me anything - it's as if I'm a nonentity. When I was in shape, though... it was a far different story. When speaking in groups, people would always look at me as they spoke as if they were seeking my approval for some reason or concerned with my thoughts.

I don't know. I feel like being in good shape says "apha male", while being overweight says "dumpster"- at least I feel like one when I walk around and see "attractive" men, men I've been taught to aspire to look like.

Anyhow, back to that salad :P.
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Old 06-23-06, 01:05 PM   #4
 
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I doubt this will help but i lost 50 lbs belly dancing. An hour a day for a year. :)
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Old 06-23-06, 01:15 PM   #5
 
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I suppose if I lost the weight by belly dancing, I'd not only have fitness to look forward to, but a trip around the talk show circuit as the male belly dancing weight loss guy as well :)

Just kidding. I think I recall hearing that some gyms have belly dancing classes, and I wouldn't be surpised if a guy or two participated.

Being as how I try to respect the feelings of others, though, I won't subject anyone to watching me belly dance!

That's great that you lost so much weight, Shaydar. Did it change things for you (aside from clothing size)?

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Old 06-23-06, 01:57 PM   #6
 
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Well not really. I felt better about myself for awhile. Now I'm 120 lbs and sometimes I still feel fat. I've always had that problem though. When I was younger I stopped eating to lose weight because my agent said I was too fat. I did notice people treated me alot different. Women were actually nicer to me with weight and as I lost it I couldn't for the life of me keep one woman as a friend.
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Old 06-23-06, 04:58 PM   #7
 
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Default Belly dancing, Shaydar and Chris

Wow - I missed a whole chapter this afternoon! Shaydar, congrats on the belly dancing weight loss. I have a friend doing that and she loves it. Ah..I know what you mean about not having women friends if your weight dips below theirs - it is definitely a struggle (but the men are such a lot less sparse when we are thinner!).

Chris, how was the salad? Don't starve yourself. How did I do it? Uh...after spending almost $2000 (because I was depressed and stupid and I'm still paying on it), it came down to...ta da...the BASICS. I eat 3 proteins a day, 3 veggies, 3 fruits and a serving of fat (nuts), along with the tons of water. I work out 45 min a day (30 when I'm lazy) and do not eat sugar, white bread, or anything fried. I have found that I do not even want them now. I eat pizza - but only thin crust veggie, which I've come to love. As I said, it is the basics - and being consistent. Sometimes I splurge and I have learned to live with that; I just get back on the wagon the next day.

I went to LA Weight Loss, and unfortunately got hooked up with two women salespeople who were fired two weeks after I started. They were ripping people off (double charging and selling unneeded products). The remainder of my year there was fine. I actually liked and needed the "accountability" thing...someone to shake their finger at me.

As for working out, I agree, a 45 min drive will not put you in the mood to work out. Look for a different way if there's not a gym near you. Do the home videos and definitely GO OUTSIDE everyday for 30 minutes and move your body (walk, run, rollerblade, etc). Just get started with that until you come to terms with the gym thing. I started by doing the outside stuff until I knew I was committed to paying money for a gym. I had to start giving piano lessons to pay for it, but it was worth it. Anyway, tomorrow....15 min outside at least....just 15, but you can make me proud by doing 30:)

Hope that helps. I think I'm going to join a belly dance class and see if Shaydar is right.

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Old 06-23-06, 05:30 PM   #8
 
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Default belly dancing

Shaydar, I knew you were a belly dancer! So was I. Ever check into tribal belly dance? Its fantastic! As soon as I have an extra $10 bucks come into my pocket every week, I'm starting lessons.

I have more than 100 lbs to lose. My fat is emotional. I got this way because I ate emotionally. I joined a website called Sparkspeople.com. It helps you manage your food, your exercise, even your nutrition and water intake. It has dozens of support groups to sustain you. I recommend it.
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Old 06-23-06, 06:49 PM   #9
 
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I started with DVD's at home. After I lost most of my weight I would go to the gypsy camps set up at the SCA (like a Ren fair kinda) and dance. It was a ton of fun. I want to learn scarf dancing next :D
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Old 06-23-06, 08:51 PM   #10
 
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shay - i'm going to try the dvd route. maybe it'll work?

thanks for the tip. good luck on your new dancing adventures.
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