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    09-19-2013, 02:12 PM
Yay you, Hailey! And it's especially wonderful that you have achieved this success through self-care instead of self-denial, and are feeling as positive about the future as you deserve to!
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    09-24-2013, 03:11 PM
Thanks guys! I found an old pair of jeans that havent fit me in probably 8 months, and they slid on with no problem, maybe the happiest I've felt in about a year!

I just got a new puppy, so I'm going to start taking her for walks in the evening as well, just to keep myself active on the days when I can't make it to the barn.

Cowgirl Linda, I tried the Atkins diet about a year ago with my dad. I found it really really hard to stick to it. I hate having to avoid specific foods, and I find that if I try and stop myself, I end up just caving and eating much more than I should have. If I'm having a craving for something sweet, I'm not going to deny myself a cookie or two. I'd much rather eat carbs in moderation, and work out than basically live off of meat, eggs and cheese. Besides, I found that as soon as I was off Atkins, I gained all the weight back.
    09-24-2013, 03:40 PM
Just wanted to add something about the Adkins diet.... You will certainly lose weight... And quickly if done right. However it can be VERY hard on ur kidneys. I am an RN and you would be shocked at the number of MDs who advise against it for that reason alone.

But good luck regardless!! That first 20 pounds is so motivating!!! ;)
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