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Bump up for new users. 
Be sure and start reading from the last page. You'll get a few chuckles out of this which is always good for you.  
 
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Hurstk,

Feel better soon!

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Okay------------the reason you all have not heard from me is because, get this, I have been VERY busy losing 7 lbs in TWO days!!!

My secret?---an absolutely HORRIBLE tummy bug.  One of those that you don't know which end to hang over the toilet.  Actually, while you sit on the john, you have a trashcan under your chin!

Not a recommended weight loss plan, but, DAMN I look good! Wink
From the neck down, of course.  My eyes have dark baggy rings underneath and I feel so WEAK.  I am just now feeling human again!  A temporary state of affairs, I am afraid, as I have resumed my voracious food consumption again!!!  OH WELL... Blush

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HA!!!too funny! Eat as many pretzels as you want, get rid of the chips. I totally understand. I have been thin my whole life size 6-8. Now I am a size 10-12. I have NEVER weighed over 130; and being 5'3" under 130 is a good weight for me. We need to hold it where it is and after the first year it will start coming off. I am resolved not to gain any more weight. The metabolism slowing, I know it is natural to gain some, but 20 pounds kind of floored me..could it have been the pounds of chocolate covered raisins I ate will lieing in bed at night watching tv??? I mean, raisins are good for you???? I wonder? It is worth it to gain a few pounds in order to get this addiction out of our lives.

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Ex-Slave:
BTW---I love the name!  The diet is not working simply because I cheat at every opportunity!  I am strong in my quit and I have decided that is where I need to concentrate right now.  Next year I will arrange to have gastric bypass surgery if neccessary---I'm joking............I have gained around 20 lbs and gone up a size in my clothes, but to hear me tell it I am grossly obese and that is not true.  My body is so..........different............and I don't like it.  Ex-slave, my meals are pre-planned.  Then I hide somewhere and eat mints, sunflower seeds, potato chips, pretzels, etc...  and when confronted---I deny everything and demand proof!

Smile   As long as I am honest with my quit; that's what's important.  *sigh* I'll work on the weight, seriously, later on!  Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...I think I smell pizza Smile

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hurstk,
I have gained 20 pounds also. i have never weighed this much in my life! Your diet sounds soooo minimal, I don't see why you are not losing weight. Are the lean cuisine, or healthy choice full of sodium? I've heard that can work against you when trying to lose. I think that is why diet soda does not help either. I'm just concentrating on eating my straws and not everything in sight. We will lose it, don't worry.

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Aug 01, 2006 (12:50 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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I can't help with the weight issues as I'm still trying to get motivated to deal with my own.  (but i've enjoyed the humor in this thread! *lol*)

chickstarr...
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of lung diseases that cause swelling of the airways.  Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the most common forms of COPD.

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Hi all

I read a study done once about survivors of the Nazi war camps. Some army guys volunteered to be starved slowly to see the reactions of the body and how best to initiate recovery (to work out how to best help the survivors). These poor guys were put on starvation rations of 1200 calories a day.
Unheard of! lol  Moral of the story? Diets suck.

From lots of stuff I've read (too much probably) I think best is to steer clear of anything processed and eat good & fresh fruit & veges and anything else you fancy as long as it's not bucket loads. Poor nutritional calories don't satisfy the inner me! Over the past 2 weeks I've been cutting back on a lot of processed things except for occasional treats & I've lost 6 pounds. YAYHOO. I've also lost my insatiable appetite which had caused me to gain 15 pounds in 7 weeks. Is that a record? Smile

I've also heard that artificial sweeteners actually cause the body to crave sugar more. But I'm afraid I can't remember where I read it. And fat is what satisfies our appetite the quickest. Just not loads of it. Too much is too much for any food.

Cheers to all

BTW sorry, but what is COPD? I understand its a health prob but I don't recognise the abbreviation. Take care

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"...I'm going to keep my chin up!  BOTH of them! "

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You guys are great and really cheer me up!  I am going to eat healthy but I'm not going to become fanatical about it yet.  And, as Nascarfan suggested, I'm going to keep my chin up!  BOTH of them! Smile

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Jul 30, 2006 (06:36 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Well, I feel like a great big, fat, pig.  So, I totally understand.  And my problem  since I quit smoking, is that I want to EAT. I've been a competitive bodybuilder, I know more about nutrition and losing body fat than I'd care to admit at the moment. The problem isn't knowing what to eat or not to eat, its sticking to the darn diet.  Arg.. I'm trying not to let the wieght get me down, but I feel like the blueberry girl in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  (figures, I think about a movie about FOOD ;-).

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Well, I don't weigh myself and I don't count calories ever, due to a small problem I had with Anorexia when I was younger, but I have been working on the exercise...  Here's what my doctor advised...  ANY activity which raises your heart rate is good exercise so long as it is for 30 minutes minimum a day...  Now that can be brisk walking or running your ass off on an exercise machine...  You choose...  FOr me I prefer the brisk walking.  My way of making sure I have no pennies tempting me to spend them on ciggies is to walk everywhere I want to go...  Even if that is the 3 mile hike to and from the city centre to go to the bank (I don't drive and would need cash to pay for the bus) Playful Wink

Do any exercise that you feel comfortable with and don't listen to these people who tell you that you MUST do a lot of cardio to lose weight....

Good luck..

Krissie

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Jul 30, 2006 (05:11 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Wow - these people are tough.  ROFL

You're doing just fine, hon.  I happen to think that walking 2 miles a day with COPD is amazing.. keep it up.  I know you must be horrified by the weight gain, but I asure you that your metabolism will regulate itself like Shevie said, so please don't stress.

Buy some new outfits that are flattering to the new busty figure you have, and just let it go.  You're doing everything you can.

The only other thing that i could possibly suggest is to drink tons and tons of water.

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If you can't do cardio because of the COPD, do yoga classes and an hour of weight/resistance training instead of the cardio.  The yoga classes concentrate on breathing and while the class gives you a workout, it is relaxing as well.

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Jul 30, 2006 (11:16 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hurst,

You made me laugh and cry! Members have suggested that you work with one addiction at a time.  Once you are completely comfortable with your quit, then you can take steps towards helping your weight.

There are many things that you can start out with now!  You are already on the right track with your walking and this is great exercise for your body.  Also check with your doctor to come up with a plan that is right for you.  We all have different body types, so what works for one may not work for the other.

Take your time and really focus at the task at hand.  You are doing fine and we are here to help.

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