Weight Loss Support--Join the new group!

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  1. susi794

    susi794Moderator Staff Member

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    :BigSmile: Hi everyone!
    Well, I formed the group and am ready for anyone who'd like to join to do so. I posted the first discussion asking for input about what we want the group to do. Please join in and post your opinion on what you'd like the group to be.

    Do the messages that we post on the group, show up under the unread posts notice?
    I envision a supportive, accountability providing, fun forum. I hope we'll exchange low cal recipes and strategies and maybe even have little cheap prized contests.

    Put your new year's resolution to work at the Lair!
     

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    I will join.
    I just gained 8 pounds since Thanksgiving and hate it.
     
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    Great idea susi!!! Me & my grams r on a diet we both lost 3 lbs in a week!!!
     
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    You can count me in, susi! :ThumbsUp: As for posting, I'm thinking that maybe the weight loss thread should be private or semi-private to members of the group only, as I'm sure some of the topics may get a little personal, especially with those of us who have medical problems.

    As for discussions, I'll leave the strictly technical diet questions to the forum that is specific to the diet I'm doing, but something that'll help me is hearing input from others here on how to keep oneself motivated when other diets have failed in the past? That's what I'm really struggling with right now; I'm having some apprehension about starting my new diet because I don't want to be disappointed like I have been with other diets I've done in the past. I totally trust my doctor...he is brilliant and has been a great support to me during my recovery from CFS, but I'm still afraid that I'll be that ONE person who won't do well on his diet. Any suggestions on how to get past those fears will be greatly appreciated!

    One thing I've seen on some weight loss sites are the little weight-loss tickers from TickerFactory.com that one can put on their signature line. It's a very visual way to track weight loss.
     
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    About the prizes...
    I once went to a slimming-group called fnuggeline in Denmark.
    We were weighed every week and if you gained 1 kilo (2 pounds) you had to pay about a dollar.
    If you gaines 2 kilo 2 dollars and so on.
    That kept you motivated and it paid for some of our expenses.
    I thought it could pay for the prizes. But it calls for honesty.
     
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    Great idea :ThumbsUp:

    I've put on so much weight since I've moved here, a combination of having 3 babies in 3 years and bad food choices. It's really affecting my health now and my self esteem is zero.

    I think that post's made in the group section don't show in new post's, but maybe Admin can make a private section?
     
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    Can't see any of the threads in the Weightloss forum now Susan.
     
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    oooohhhh oooooohhh I want to join!! where do i go? I have never seen the group section..

    Found it but I dont see where you post...... Ohh I am sooo lost..:lol:
     
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    Susi: Where did all your posts go and why cant I post anything? :Dizzy:

    Oh well Ill get an answer when I wake up. Its 1.48 am here. I better go to bed. :Sleep:
     
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    I don't know what happened--everything was good when I left and now everything but the pictures are gone. Admin pm'ed me earlier and said he had changed some of the settings, but stuff was still there then--maybe something essential got removed. I don't know--will try to fix this ASAP.
     
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    Just checked and whatever happened to my new group happened to all the other groups too--there aren't any posts visible on any of them, nor is there a place to post anything. I sent out an SOS to Admin...
     
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    All our posts have disappeared. He's made it so secret even the members can't find it.:LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
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    Sorry guys,
    Ive fixed it!:Woo:
     
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    I wish we really could all get together--I'd absolutely love to sit down with everybody and share some laughs.
     
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    You could make a Sphynx Lair video chat room... don't ask me how because that's not my thing at all but, several of my friends have them for gaming etc.
     
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    I wouldn't begin to know how to do that. Am not much of a techie. And I don't have a camera on my pc anyway. Heck, I only have a pay as you go cell phone which I never use unless I'm in an emergency. I don't even know how to use the voicemail on it.:Shok::Impish::Worn-out:
     
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    Well you can be in a room and just type or talk if you have a mic but, you can buy a camera with a built in mic on amazon for under $10. I have one and use it to chat to my family but, I'm in the same boat as you when it comes to the tech side of things as I don't know how to set up a chatroom lol!

    I'm sure we have some members that could do it though... just a thought :BigSmile:
     
  19. harley

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    :Woo:I love the idea Suzie...I think its great. i have put on over 100 lbs in the last 5 years so anything that helps me stay motivated I am for.:ThumbsUp:
     
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    Are you me? :Laugh:

    Come into groups and join in. :ThumbsUp:
     
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    I would love to join, but I'm losing weight from a medication I have to take for my sleep problem, so I don't know if it counts. I've lost 56lbs so far, but I still have about 30lbs left to go until I'm at the weight I should be and since I've lost so much already, why stop there?
     
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    No problem...come join us!
     
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    Hello Everyone!

    I just purchased Jorge Cruise's "Belly Fat Cure". Today I am going shopping for the food I need to try this out. It's all about counting carbs and sugar. The book was written in "Dick and Jane" for people like me that don't like to diet. This is a "Life style change".

    My issues started with my Thyroid which is still not where it should be. Weight gain, extremem exhaustion and poor sleep. I felt horrible but all my blood work up came back normal. I finally went to a specialist that was aware of my condition. Believe it or not I have a goiter!!! I thought only 3rd world countried have them but it turns out that I live in the goiter belt of the Midwest. OMG! I had no idea that thryoid issues where so prevelent these days. My vet was telling me that they have numerous clients that have diagnosed the thryoid cancer. What the heck is in out food? Have to love all the chemicals we have been eating!!!

    Anyway, will let you know how this "life style" change works.

    Good luck to everyone on their weigh loss journey!!!
     
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    Hi Wndrlust,

    Welcome to Sphynx Lair! :ThumbsUp: You should come join us in the Weight Loss Support Group. You can find it on the top bar under "My Quick Links", then select "Social Groups". Anyway, I, too, have thyroid problems that has contributed to my weight gain, along with adrenal fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome. After much trial and error, I finally have my thyroid levels to where they're supposed to be, so now I'm working on losing the weight. Yes, a lot of what's in our food nowadays is crap, so it's more important now than ever to eat organic. Sounds like you're on the right track by watching your carb and sugar intake.

    So do you have any bald babies? Please tell us about them in the "my sphynx tail" thread and add pics, too, if you have them! :BigSmile:
     
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      Welcome and good luck on the wonderful adventure pf weight loss!!