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Thread: Did you lose weight in 2012?

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    Did you lose weight in 2012?

    I lost 29 pounds since May, 2012. Have maintained through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years! Am planning to resume my change of eating style next week. It was hard at first but through the work, I don't want to go back where I was before the eating style change or regain the weight. My goal for 2013 is to lose another 25-30 pounds and I am going to concentrate on the next 5 pounds to begin with...

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    Congratulations on a job well done! Keep up the good work! We will all try to follow your great example....starting tomorrow. LOL

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    I have lost about 50 lbs over the last 13 months. I am very happy. Have more to go but will continue working on it
    There is a weight loss thread on here for all that want to participate!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/general...e-t209719.html


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    Happy New Year! I started my weight loss June 1, 2012. I have since lost 33 pounds I gained two pounds back in December. But working now to get back on track. I only have 8 pounds to reach my goal.

    4 years ago I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea at age 40 and I weighed 155 @ that time. But ended up weighing 162 june, 2012. I decided I didn't want to spend the next 40 years strapped to the machine. When I lose this next 8 pounds I hope to be down to 120 and get another sleep study done. Although my doctor doesn't feel hopeful I can get off it. She thinks its my genetic makeup. But I'm going to still try! She does think if my apneas are down I might qualify for a mouth piece instead of the machine....I'll take that! Lol

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    Due to a change in diet for medical reasons I lost approx. 20 lbs. in 2012. Had lost approx. 7 lbs. in 2011. Love the "new" clothes I found in an upstairs closet that fit once again! And now I actually enjoy clothes shopping once again!

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    I lost 110 pounds last year w/o surgery ---just diet and exercise . I started on New years day. I have 30 more to go. That's why I'm up at 4:30 a.m. and headed the gym. Keeping it off is just as hard as losing it. I have rheumatoid arthritis and the diet change has been a god send. Good luck to all who will try ( and succeed!!) this year. You CAN do it.

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    WOW Ladyjanedoe....good job! I have lost about 25 lbs since August...and need to loss a lot more. I have the confidence that we will ALL be weight lost winners this year.
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    I lost 51 pounds and have reached my goal. Sometimes I still feel like I'm still heavy, I kept some of my old clothes and put them on just to see how much better I look.


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    good for you!! I lost weight due to gall bladder and pancreas problems but do hope to keep it off.

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    I don't know if I lost any weight this year, but I probably have. I have been slowly losing weight the past few years, because I wanted to become healthy. But this summer was the first time I stepped on a scale in years. I didn't want to get on the scale during my weight loss, because I was afraid it would become all about the numbers instead of how healthy I was or how I felt.

    Anyway, I found out that I'm at a normal, healthy weight for the first time in my life. I feel good for the most part, but my self-esteem still hasn't caught up yet. So that's what I'm working on now.

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    Congrats to everyone! Wow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladyjanedoe View Post
    I lost 110 pounds last year w/o surgery ---just diet and exercise . I started on New years day. I have 30 more to go. That's why I'm up at 4:30 a.m. and headed the gym. Keeping it off is just as hard as losing it. I have rheumatoid arthritis and the diet change has been a god send. Good luck to all who will try ( and succeed!!) this year. You CAN do it.

    WOW!!! This is fantastic!!!! I wish I could have lost that much! Having had knee, then foot surgery, I had not been able to walk in a long time. I can get around for what I need to do fine now but really need to get to walking for exercise!!!!


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    You go girls! I have a lot to lose and you are inspiring! I am very happy for you all.
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    Didn't lose, but sure FOUND a whole bunch more. Congrats to all of you that have been successful! One tip I just learned is to LIMIT your sugar intake to 15 grams a day - this includes fruit!! That was a surprise to me (maybe that is the reason I never lose) and also drink water, water, water, and keep a journal....wonder if I can do it????

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    congrats!!! i lost 20 pounds prior to the holidays and put 5 back on. now i'm ready to start on another 20
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    Congrats to all! I lost my 30 pounds in 2007 and have been able to maintain the loss within a fluctuation of five pounds. I did read a book recently that said we should think about releasing the weight because at a subconcious level when we lose something we want to find it again. I've done a lot of studying of nutrition so that I can maintain my loss. What I've learned is fat loss is 75-80% what we eat and the rest is exercise. What I've discovered is that what all diet plans seem to have in common, whether raw, primal/paleo etc., is the elimination of sugar and processed foods and the inclusion of nutrient dense real, whole foods. And the other side of the coin is making sure your gut health is good so that you absorb all the nutrients from the real food you eat.
    I wish everyone great success in 2013 in releasing all the fat you desire.
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    lost 24( started in fall of 2011) and maintained for a year. Found about 10 of it and it doesn't want to leave. Hubby goes out of town the end of January for a week will put serious efforts into losing some of it again! When hubby is home I cook and eat too much... without him there I eat regularly scheduled meals but not near as much.

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    Congrats to all of you ... this is inspiring... need to get back on track... lost 30 but then got off track... put 10 back on.. Anyone have suggestions for better control of snacking?

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    Gained 30 - 35 pounds earlier this year when my husband was dying of bladder cancer. Never left his side - ate everything that wasn't nailed down. He died May 5 - followed by a rough summer. Getting my act together now and have lost 12 of those pounds. Just came back from the dr. - he was pretty happy with the loss - lowered my A1c (diabetes) and lowered by glucose number.

    Hoping 2013 will make me a healthier & thinner person.

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    Only when I got that nasty stomach flu that was going around I lost 10lbs, but have gained half back
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    Congratulations on your weight loss!! I know how much work it takes as I have been on Weight Watchers since March 1st, 2012. I have lost 44 lbs. and have only 4 lbs. to go before I reach my goal. Sure the holidays set me back just a little bit, but I mostly stayed on track and only gained back one pound.
    Back in January 2012, I decided that it was going to be a year of change for me. I was turning 60 in June and did not want to be a 'fat old lady'.....so I took the steps to create my support group of family and friends. I let them know what I was planning and that I'd appreciate them not telling me "you've lost enough", "have a cookie", or "would you like a drink"....I needed them all to understand that all those things would be my choices and please understand this was a most difficult mission for me as I didn't feel I had any willpower!! Well, I sure surprised myself!! I'm nearly there!!
    Another thing I did was put my fear of heights aside - hell, if I could step on that scale every week, I surely could jump off a mountain on a ZIPLINE!!! My dh and I conquered Hunter Mountain's Sky Rider zipline tour......TWICE!!! It's 3,300 feet across and 600 feet high!! Now I'm looking to go para-sailing when I go to Florida in two weeks!!
    Treat yourself well - you are worth it!!

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    Take care of yourself, bearland53, I'm sorry for your loss. I lost my husband in Aug 2011 and had no appetite for about 9 months, so I've lost my weight (35 lbs), and so far have kept it all off. I just eat healthy and walk a lot. Glad your A1c number is lower. All these gains (our weight loss & your A1c number) were just too too hard to get, so lets keep being healthy in 2013.
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    Now that I have developed spinal stenosis, have some problems breathing also, I'll be a candidate for losing weight in 2013. Good luck to all of us. With all of the traveling and eating I did during the Holidays, I did not gain any weight so I'm that far ahead. Losing 50 pounds will take me a LONG time, I am afraid, but I'm gonna give it my best try.

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