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Sunday, February 4th, 2007
6:56 pm
[nyxks]
is this a deal group?
Looks around, this seems like a dead group now .. anyone......???????
Friday, September 22nd, 2006
1:42 am
[nyxks]
An Introduction
Name you'd like to be called: Nyx
Path you follow: pathwalker (its what my grandmother called it)
Age: 28
Height: 5'9"
Goal Weight:180 pounds
Highest Weight: 293 pounds
Current Weight: 286.4
Saturday, July 22nd, 2006
7:12 pm
[silyrabit78]
Third time is a charm - Pun Intended
I am going to try this again - I have been trying to get posts to go through and they weren't let's see if I have it right this time

Just checking to see if this is still an active community or not

Current Mood: curious
Monday, May 15th, 2006
7:35 am
[mamma_fire_bear]
Greetings and Salutations
Name you'd like to be called: Fire-Eyes
Path you follow:Ancestral
Age:32
Height:5'6"
Goal Weight:175lbs
Highest Weight:350lbs
Current Weight:324lbs

I am pregnant right now...so the weight loss should be happening after the baby is born. I just didn't want to lose this group...

Current Mood: sleepy
Saturday, October 8th, 2005
10:34 am
[wilendorfwoman]
Declaration of Freedom
I got this at my Curves.....

A declaration of independence (from a weight
obsessed world)

I, the undersigned, do hereby declare that from
this day forward, I will choose to live my life
by the following tenets:

1. I will accept my body in its natural shape and
size.
2. I will celebrate all that my body can do for
me each day.
3. I will treat my body with respect, giving it
enough rest, fueling it with a variety of food,
exercising it moderately, and listening to what
it needs.
4. I will choose to resist our society's
pressures to judge myself and others on physical
characteristics like body weight, shape, or size.
I will respect people based on the qualities of
their character and the impact of their
accomplishments.
5. I will avoid categorizing foods as either
"good" or "bad". I will not associate guilt or
shame with eating certain foods. Instead, I will
nourish my body with a balance of foods,
listening and responding to what it needs.
6. I will not use food to mask my emotional
needs.
7. I will not avoid participating in activities
that I enjoy (ie: swimming. dancing, enjoying a
meal) simply because I am self-conscious about
the way my body looks. I will recognize that I
have the right to enjoy any activity regardless
of my body shape or size.
8. I will believe that my self-esteem and
identity come from within!

Signature__________________________

Current Mood: accomplished
Thursday, September 1st, 2005
10:08 pm
[shallow_goddess]

Name you'd like to be called: Michelle
Path you follow: Pagan
Age: 26
Height: 5'8"
Goal Weight: 155 lbs for now with a final goal of 130 lbs
Highest Weight: 200 lbs
Current Weight: 165 lbs

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
11:45 am
[faeriechan]
18 to 12
Last night I went shopping with a friend of mine, and she gave me a skirt to try on.

It was a size 12...and it fit! I look really great in it too. Maybe I'll snatch my dad's cam and take a pic...

Less than a year ago I was wearing a size 18...so this is really great news for me. Granted, it was Old Navy, and their sizes tend to run larger than other stores, but it's a great self-esteem booster. ^_^
Thursday, June 30th, 2005
1:37 pm
[faeriechan]
Hello!
Name you'd like to be called: Lauren or Fae-chi
Path you follow: Solitary (for now) eclectic Pagan
Age: 20
Height: 5'5"
Goal Weight: 145
Highest Weight: 194
Current Weight: 178

I've been a bit heavier since Junior high, but never really worried about my weight very much. But the older I got, the more it starting to bug me. In highschool I was swimming 4 days a week, but I could lose any weight, in fact I was gaining weight. The summer after I graduated, I got really sick, I had gained about 15lbs, when I was eating very little, I had a massive headache for 3 weeks straight, and I was drinking about 20 bottles of water a day. They did lots of tests and I found out I was Insulin Resistant. I weighed in at about 185, and I started taking Metformin. I didn't really watch my diet or anything like I should have, and this fall I weighed in at 194. I have always sworn to never let myself reach 200, so that was really scary. I broke down and cried right there infront of my doctor.

Since then I have cut most sugar out of my diet (except for fruit, I can eat that without raising my blood sugar too dramatically). I still splurge every once in a while, by sneaking bites of cookies or brownies that my friends have, but I never have more that I bite or two. And as you can see i'm now down to 178.

I don't exercise a whole lot, as I work 10 hour days, and am very active in a service group, I rarely get home before 10pm. but I try to make sure I do little things..taking stairs instead of an elevator, walking instead of driving.

Religiously, I found wicca when I was about 13 or 14...and at about 16 dropped the term "wiccan" and am very firm in my pagan beliefs. I have been considering looking into getting involved with a coven near where I live, my friend and her mother are both active. I think I'm finally ready to explore my faith with others.

I'm the only pagan in my family, and was one of the few openly pagan people in my high school. So i've had to deal with a lot of discrimination and abuse because of my religion, which only made my faith stronger. Why would I want to convert to a religion which apparently teaches closed-mindedness, hatred, and judgement...when my faith teaches love and understanding and a wider understanding of life, earth and each other...
Sunday, June 12th, 2005
1:29 pm
[wolfwoodglomper]
Help with restricted diet
Hey all! I'm new here, and I have a question. I found out recently that I can't eat like 8 things. They are:

Wheat/wheat starch
Milk (cow)
(So therefore no cheese, yoghurt, etc. from cow milk)
Sugar (white/cane)
Spelt
Potatoes
Peanuts
Corn

I think that was it. My question is: Where do I find food that I CAN eat? I've been doing ok with meat (sorry to the vegans!), veggies, and rice (and rice noodles), but today I'm craving ice creama, and I can't find any soy ice cream that doesn't have white sugar!!!

Any ideas???
Wednesday, June 8th, 2005
2:50 am
[kylitafifi]
Just joined at 2:50 am!!
Name to call me: Kylita
Path: Eclectic
Height: 5'5"
Weight current: 218
Highest weight: 233 (in May)
Goal weight: 160 or less

I also just joined "Food Loggers" and posted there and then realized how to join here. I am also new to livejournal as of 6/2/05 so bear with me and thank you for this opportunity.

With Highest Blessings
Honoring you all....

KLH - Keep Laughing Honey

Current Mood: sleepy
Monday, May 30th, 2005
11:26 pm
[shallowgothgirl]
I made a community for my friends and weight loss buddies if they are interested in doing the Sacred Heart diet with me on June 6th.

sacredheartclub

Come join me.
1:21 pm
[shallowgothgirl]
Some tips for better eating would be...

1. At least 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.

2. Drink a minimum of 64 oz of water a day.

3. Cut out the sodas. You'll loss 5 pounds just by doing this!

4. Switch from refined complex cards to whole grains. Whole wheat bread is better than white and multi grain is better than wheat!

5. If you eat meat watch the types you eat. beef is fattier than chicken and pork is fattier than beef. Hot dogs and sausages are just fillers(read lips and assholes).

6. Start a food journal where you write down EVERYTHING you eat and drink each day. Include calories and fat grams. If you can't be honest with yourself on paper you won't lose the weight.

7. Don't starve yourself. Your body will store all the extra calories you eat and cause you to pack on the pounds.
Monday, May 16th, 2005
11:15 pm
[sieramari]
My Intro
Name you'd like to be called: Siera
Path you follow: eclectic
Age: 33
Height: 5' 2"
Goal Weight: 120
Highest Weight: 240 pregnant with dd
Current Weight: 190

I'm not very good at keeping up with my diaries, but I am trying. I'm currently doing the flex points at home with one of my gf's but it's hard...I've ready blown it today thanks to AF visiting...Maybe next week will be better.

Current Mood: tired
Saturday, May 14th, 2005
1:32 pm
[shallowgothgirl]
Food Logging
I know a lot of us like to post our food logs in the community. But seeing as it isn't allowed here I started a community just for posting our food! food_loggers Here we can post our intake and be accountable to the community!
Wednesday, May 4th, 2005
12:25 pm
[shallowgothgirl]
SELF Challenge
Because of sinstosee I joined the SELF Challenge to get a bikini body. It's free and you get a two month free membership to Bally's. There is a food log and an exercise log. Every week/month there is a new challenge that helps keep the weight peeling off. If anyone else wants to join the challenge give me your email addy and I'll send you the link.

x-posted
Friday, April 1st, 2005
1:29 pm
[shallowgothgirl]
Plans
I was wondering how everyone was trying to acheive their weightloss goals. Are you on a certain diet or fitness plan? Do you have a rewards system when you reach mini goals?

Just to start this off here is my plan...
My weightloss plan is healthy low calorie eating. I've cut out the junk food and sugar. I try to eat a vegan/raw foods diet but sometimes slip and eat a bit of chicken. I also have a gym membership but sometimes work prevents me from going. When this happens I have a bunch of fitness videos on my computer and VHS tapes I can do hen I get off set.
Thursday, March 31st, 2005
1:44 am
[beyondindigo]
New
I saw this in a friends journal. It can't hurt, eh?

Name you'd like to be called: Tessa
Path you follow: Pagan
Age: 24
Height: 5'5
Goal Weight: 180
Highest Weight: 240
Current Weight: 230
Wednesday, March 30th, 2005
9:42 pm
[xnightvixenx]
Introduction
Name you'd like to be called: Rhiannon
Path you follow: Celtic Paganism
Age: 28
Height: 6ft0inches
Goal Weight: 170
Highest Weight: 254
Current Weight:229

Im currently with a personal trainer and have lost a total of 15 inches in two months. I would like to get into a size 10-12 jean by the summer! look foward to getting to know everyone here.

Current Mood: accomplished
Tuesday, March 29th, 2005
11:59 am
[goddess_with_me]
Not a weight loss question but still on-topic...

My s.o. has decided that if our housemate, Jeremy, can't be respectful to me in any way and resolve this "disagreement" that they are having(about parking in the garage) then Jeremy has to move out. My s.o. is having trouble dealing with this loss of his "friend" and housemate.

Now, my question is, is it wrong of me to do a spell to speed this along and help ease the pain and loss for my s.o? I want this to be near painless for him.

I also want to do a major house cleansing once this is over. Any recommendations for this? I've done smaller/simple cleansings, but this is a much bigger job(Jeremy is a negative person who has our cats scared of him and the house drops atleast 10 degrees when he comes in).

x-posted
Monday, March 28th, 2005
1:44 pm
[fionnulaharp]
Hi there!
First Post:

Name you'd like to be called: Fionnula
Path you follow: Bardic Eclectic
Age: 47 -- Yeah, I know, I'm OLD
Height: 5'7"
Goal Weight: 200
Highest Weight: 312
Current Weight: 254

I've been on the South Beach Diet since May 2004 and have lost 58 pounds. I also do Irish stepdancing here in Colorado, as well as play the harp and sing.
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