First off, thank you Airprincess for your kind words!! I was only able to lose my weight because you stood by me with all of your encouragement and praise!! I love you for it. Truly I do.
To the rest of you: You have to want it badly. Badly enough that when you are about to put that donut in your mouth you can ask yourself " do I want this, or do I want to be thin and fit? ".
When you can answer honestly that you want to be thin and fit, only then can you begin your journey.
I don't want to rain on anyone's parade. I think you are all doing great, and its wonderful that you are all supporting each other. But this is more than just drinking water, or exercising. You have to make a lifetime change, a lifetime commitment. To make better choices, to be more active, to not binge. Its hard, and there are days when you will fall of the wagon, but you have to get up, dust yourself off, and get right back on the program.
You also have to realize that in all reality, if you lower your calorie intake and up your exercise you will lose
. Absolutely. But you have to be honest with yourself...no cheating ,no guessing on portions. Measure and weigh everything. Drink as much water as possible, and try to fit in a bit of movemtn teach day. I figured out when I started that what I thought was a portion of pasta was actually 3 when I measure it out!! Thats right, 3!!!!
One more thing, although I think its commendable that you want to add one more thing each week ( like drinking water or adding more veggies ) , you will not see the results you are looking for doing it like this. You need to change everything. I'm not saying doing it all at once is easy, because its not. But its do-able if you want it bad enough. Colby and I have done it, trust us, it is possible to be thin and happy, and still not feel deprived. I've cried and complained to her many a times, but I am so glad that I did it. I had some horrible days where I wanted to eat everything in sight, but I knew in my heart that for my happiness and health that I had to stick to the program and work it. And if you work it, it will work for you. I promise.
I feel so awesome now, I'm wearing my old clothes. I am full of energy. I love being thinner and healthier. Its an amazing feeling.
Once again, great job everyone!! Keep up the good work, and strive to get to your goals!! I know each and every one of you can do it, as long as you want it bad enough!!