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Apr. 5th, 2010 | 05:28 pm
mood: anxiousanxious
posted by: ohohohmygod in weightbot

Hello :]
I'm Heather and I'm 21 years old.

I've joined this community because I've always heard that having a support group is one of the best things you can do when you decide to lose weight. So I hope that I can gain support here. We're all here to become healthy and lose weight, right? Right now I've unfortunately reached my biggest ever. I'm 330 pounds. I never thought that I would get this big. I thought 260 pounds was bad enough .....

I'm a little confused as to how to go about this. Maybe more scared than confused. I used to always think that I could find an easy way out to losing weight - that the diet pills were magic, and that the exercise equipment would change me overnight. Sadly, anything worth obtaining is never easy. I believe that I have to get my mind right before I can get my body right - and its such a challenge. America has become the most overweight country ... You know how people always post success stories - about how there was something in their life that just triggered them to get up one day, bust their butt, and change their life. Why can't that happen to everyone? If we all had that "click", I'm sure we would be in a much happier place. The best thing I've ever heard - exercise is hard work that gets easier with time.

.......Here goes nothing.

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from: bahzi
date: Apr. 6th, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
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Hello, welcome!

It is hard changing eating and exercise habits, but it certainly does get easier with time. When I first got my treadmill in Christmas of 08, I had a hard time walking 3mph for more than a few minutes, and now I can run/jog for 45 minutes, you just have to work up to it. I definitely agree that you've got to have your head in the right place before making drastic changes, or they probably won't stick. When I started on my strict diet and exercise regiment about a year ago, I was living with my ex who was on the same diet but cheating on it constantly, so it was very hard to stay focused. These things are much easier with support and accountability, so I recommend finding a buddy online or in real life who has similar goals to report to, I would have loved to have had that.

You can do it though, I didn't think I'd be able to get the extra pounds off either, but somehow I did. A bit over a year ago I was over 245 pounds, and now I'm 143lbs. I've still got another 15-20 pounds to lose, but I'm nearly there. I don't think there's anything special about my case either, if I can do it, anyone can. I know what helped me a ton was good workout music! I got a new mp3 player and loaded it up with a bunch of fast paced rock music and old dance hits, it really kept me going on the treadmill, I can't imagine having lost even 20 pounds without it!

Best of luck to you!

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