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Aug. 17th, 2004 @ 12:31 pm My first post!
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I'm Julie, just turned 22 last week. I'm about 275 pounds at 6'1".

My immediate goal is to get just to 250. Just 25 pounds with my height will be a significant improvement. I've always been a big person, even if I were 180 pounds, I'd be big. I am not ashamed of my looks, but I am definately not healthy and want to be, so I can do more with my day and not be so tired!

My first week of exercising (again) is just 10 minutes a day walking with some arm exercises and crunches. I don't have a scale yet, so I won't be able to keep very close track, but the scale won't tell me if I have more energy either. ^_^ So, I'm just going to "self-monitor" for now.

Today I went grocery shopping. It's so hard to pick the right foods when you only have $40 for two weeks of food! I ended up getting sugared cereals, pasta in a box, and sandwich materials. All high-carb. @_@ Don't worry, I'm definately not a low-carb gal. It seems the Atkins thing is a big sham. I know it's worked for some people, but it just doesn't seem natural or healthy to me. Really, the important thing for me is to watch how MUCH I eat, not neccessarily WHAT I eat. For now. Small steps!

I'm sure you'll see lots of my ramblings and comments since I'm a writer by heart :D
Glad to be here!

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From:yummi_cosmos
Date:August 17th, 2004 12:59 pm (UTC)
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Boy, we have a lot in common. Except for the fact that I dont exercise LOL. My thoughts on weight is screw the scale...its about inches and how baggy your clothes are on ya. I know someone who did south beach and lost so much visible weight...but claimed the scale number stayed the same...go figure. Either way, dont get discouraged when you see the scale after youve been working hard.

Its definetly hard to do good shopping when ur on a tight budget. Its hard for me not to spend less than 40 bucks for one weeks worth of shopping!

Try buying the small heads of romaine lettuce for a buck, whole fresh fruits and veggies are cheaper than boxed and frozen. It may take more time to cook and stuff, but it has better benefits!
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From:zeromus7
Date:August 17th, 2004 01:15 pm (UTC)
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I'm so terrible about veggies and fruits. The best I can do is bananas, apples, green beans, carrots, peas, and corn. I usually get canned veggies to have with pasta or potatoes. I don't like salad, but eventaully I'll have to get used to healthier foods. For now, I'll just cut back on cheese and chocolate, and that should help. :)

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From:yummi_cosmos
Date:August 17th, 2004 01:33 pm (UTC)
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definelty cut back on the cheese and chocolate...not only does it save calories but it also saves money. Also, what do u mean ur terrible at fruits and veggies? u dont like them or u dont like making them?
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From:zeromus7
Date:August 17th, 2004 01:38 pm (UTC)
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I don't really like them :/ Those I listed are about all I can stand.
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From:snickersaddict
Date:August 17th, 2004 01:32 pm (UTC)
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"its about inches and how baggy your clothes are on ya"

exactly. because especially if you start toning up, you might not notice a drop in weight, but will definitely notice a change in how clothes fit