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Tell your weight-loss story here!  Share your daily successes and failures to help educate and inspire others as they take on losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle! Discover and explore what people are doing today to lose weight. 

Jul
09

Obesity Hurts

I must have heard it a thousand times... "You must feel a lot better!"

After losing 130 pounds, I didn't really think much about it, but yes, I do feel a lot better. I no longer have knee problems, I don't wake up with nocturnal leg pains and I don't suffer from headaches. I never realized when I was obese that being fat really does hurt physically (and of course emotionally too).

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Congratulations Rich - you're a role model for anyone looking to get healthy - not just for those looking to lose weight! You've ... Read More
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Jul
01

Was This Picture Really Me?

Sometimes I need a reminder. I was looking at pictures the other day and came across a picture from May, 2010. What a difference a few years make!

I cannot believe how fat I looked. When I saw the picture, it reminded me how far I came. It reminded me why I do 10,000 steps a day. It reminded me on why I eat healthy every day.

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Jun
15

No Wonder We're the Fattest Nation!

How about a Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe? Or maybe you'd like a Dunkin Donuts Bacon Doughnut Sandwich? And this really is over the top... how about a hands-free Whopper?

A hands free Whopper for those of you who are too lazy to pick up your burger and eat it. And Burger King also makes a bacon sundae, something that Homer Simpson would love to devour.

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Jun
08

Another Weight Loss Success Story Without Surgery!

I read this in the news the other day. Stories like this make me proud... it's nice to see people losing weight with just diet and exercise. Papa Joe Aviance proves you can lose weight without spending too much money on groceries. He also shed the weight without resorting to surgery. 

Papa Joe Aviance basically did what I did... threw out the candy, gave up the soda and ate better food. He also started a walking routine. You might remember that I lost weight with walking myself. I still to this day walk 10,000 steps every day. This story proves that walking is a great form of exercise.

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May
22

How Fat Was I?

I still find it hard to believe that people think of me as "slim". I know I'm not fat anymore but somehow, hearing names like "Hey Slim", or "wow, you're skinny", I think to myself, they can't be talking about me!

It's hard to get used to it. Most people were kind over the years and never really came right out and said I was fat back when I was obese. There were different things I would hear like "you're a big guy, you're gonna need a car with more room" (car salesman) or "Are you sure you're not diabetic?" (eye doctor).

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