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Journey to Hope
07-27-2015, 08:34 PM
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RE: journals
LOL!!! Well, here goes!

My weight loss journey began 20 years ago...I had been overweight my entire childhood and teenage years and by the time I hit my senior year I was fed up. I went to one of those weight loss centers, counted calories (starting at 1800 and then eventually stopping at 1200) and lost 60 lbs.

College, marriage, 5 kids (the last two being TWINS), a couple of autoimmune diseases later....and I weigh more than I did back in high school. For the last 10 years I've been on and off every possible diet. The most recent "successful" one being Medifast, which included eating 800-1000 cals a day. It worked great for 8 months, I lost about 50 lbs....but it all came back, despite still trying to eat under 1000 cals a day.

So, here I am. I tried this once before but allowed the weight gain during the reset to scare me away. I started a week ago tomorrow, just trying to hit 1200 cals the first couple of days....It was SCARY! (My TDEE is 2600.) The next few days I ate at 1500, I still felt a little gross....but by yesterday I was feeling more comfortable with 1500 cals...and HUNGRY!!!

Today, I started the lifting program for beginners from the website, and by the time I'll have had my snack, I will have logged 1800 cals!!!

And guess what, today is the first day in over a year, maybe two, that I've had energy ALL DAY....without a PM coffee. Fatigue has been a major part of my life since my autoimmune diseases began....it's unusual for me to get through the day without some type of nap...some days I physically can't get out of bed until 11. Today, I've been busy AND had energy. Almost unheard of for me.

The only "negative" physical feeling is a burning in my stomach...wondering if that's from my body trying to adjust to more food.

I don't want to get ahead of myself...I know I have a loooong road ahead bc of 10 years of yo-yo dieting and 5 years of severely undereating, but I have hope. My 84 lbs will not come off overnight, or any time soon, but I'm working towards more than that. I want to FEEL better.
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Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 07-27-2015, 05:09 PM
RE: journals - kmac1196 - 07-27-2015, 05:50 PM
RE: journals - MaryJo - 07-27-2015, 08:25 PM
RE: journals - mjj79 - 07-27-2015 08:34 PM
RE: journals - KatiAuchinleck - 07-27-2015, 08:42 PM
RE: journals - Tipularia - 07-27-2015, 08:43 PM
RE: journals - AnitraSoto - 07-27-2015, 09:43 PM
RE: journals - mrsukyankee - 07-28-2015, 05:19 AM
RE: journals - mjj79 - 07-28-2015, 02:11 PM
RE: journals - AnitraSoto - 07-28-2015, 07:45 PM
Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 07-28-2015, 08:10 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 07-28-2015, 09:01 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 07-28-2015, 09:10 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 07-28-2015, 09:16 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 07-30-2015, 11:35 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mrsukyankee - 07-30-2015, 11:47 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 07-30-2015, 01:08 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-02-2015, 12:30 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - MaryJo - 08-02-2015, 12:53 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - Tipularia - 08-02-2015, 07:28 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mrsukyankee - 08-02-2015, 10:16 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mrsukyankee - 08-02-2015, 10:21 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-02-2015, 12:40 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-02-2015, 11:35 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - MaryJo - 08-03-2015, 12:09 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - KatiAuchinleck - 08-03-2015, 07:47 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-03-2015, 09:55 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-03-2015, 10:14 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-04-2015, 11:36 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-05-2015, 12:30 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-05-2015, 02:32 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-05-2015, 03:57 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-11-2015, 10:48 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mrsukyankee - 08-12-2015, 04:42 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-12-2015, 08:09 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-12-2015, 06:55 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-16-2015, 07:44 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-16-2015, 08:48 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-20-2015, 08:33 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - West - 08-21-2015, 02:08 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-20-2015, 09:40 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-20-2015, 09:48 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-20-2015, 09:49 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mrsukyankee - 08-21-2015, 08:29 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - KatiAuchinleck - 08-21-2015, 01:10 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-25-2015, 09:13 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-25-2015, 09:20 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mrsukyankee - 08-25-2015, 11:56 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-25-2015, 12:02 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-25-2015, 09:47 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 09-07-2015, 09:06 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 09-08-2015, 07:02 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 09-08-2015, 09:42 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 09-23-2015, 12:30 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mrsukyankee - 09-23-2015, 12:35 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 09-23-2015, 08:25 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 10-02-2015, 08:01 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - tillymonstar - 12-07-2015, 06:25 PM

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