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Hello All,

 

My name is Sam and I have 3 mo this until my 30th birthday. I want to look and feel good about myself. I have about 100 pounds to lose so I won't make my goal by the time my birthday comes but I hope to be on my way. Hoping the forums and app helps me through the tough times to come. I'm on day three. It's exhausting but I like the feeling of accomplishment. I want a life style change not a diet so I'm not going extreme. Ive cut soda and added veggies. Real food not fast food. It's hard. Last time I lost 70-80 pounds I was 6 yrs younger and used boxed meals to control my portions, but that didn't last forever. Learning to cook real food and exercising is my goa this time.

Hope to hear from you all. Good luck on your C25k.

Sam

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Glad you finally made the leap to a healthier person. I am myself on the same journey. I gained 40 lbs in the last 2 years. I would like to lose 35 of those. I am on week 4 now and loving it, even though I hated it in the start. Keep going, pace yourself, start off slower and I found that disciplining myself to not eat after 6 pm has helped me shed 5 pounds in these 4 weeks without any other diet change. I also do my runs at night so that might help. Drink tons of water to control appetite and don't give up. 

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Go, Sam! I feel such a difference eating fast food versus 'real food.' I feel more satisfied after eating, stay satiated longer, and have more energy. The biggest bonus is not being sick all the time (colds and flu). 

 

Big props to you for cooking! Cooking is stressful for me and takes a lot of energy out of me. So, to help myself eat healthier, I have found frozen foods with meat and veggies and no preservatives/modified starches/hydrogenated oils/etc. that I can toss into the oven or simmer on the stove. These have been a lifesaver when I'm tired, hungry and just can't muster up the strength to cook.

 

Let us know how your session went!

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Thank you all for your replies. I've done well this week so far. When presented with sugary treats instead of denying myself I would eat a smaller portion than normal. I've had more salads and veggies and haven't used the snack store in our office once, which used to be my main source of food. I've done week one of the app four times and out of fear of pushing it too much to fast I'm just going to go walk outside. Give my knees a break. My first big hurdle is coming up. The weekend. Not only that but going to my parents house for the weekend could pose a threat. I'm bring my workout clothes and plan to keep up my momentum. Thanks you all for the support!!

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