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livelyupyourselff submitted:
I do not weigh myself anymore. I’ve been struggling with a binge eating disorder for quite some time now and got deep in to thought this afternoon.. You, yes you, have the choice of binging. You are in control. Your mind will lie to you and say eating makes you feel better but once you tune out those voices and truly listen to your body, your spirit- you your physical self ultimately has the decision to overeat. Endure the temporary discomfort or binge.
At the moment, would you rather feel anxious/depressed/stressed or feel anxious/depressed/stressed along with loated/regretful/guilty/ashamed?
 All eating will do is make time go by faster and leave you feeling even worse than you did before deciding to binge.
Think of all day tomorrow. How will a binge right now effect the rest of your day and your entire day tomorrow?
Think of the people currently in your life and think of all the opportunities you are given each day to encounter new people. It is impossible to strengthen relationships and grow close to anyone when feeling so ashamed of yourself. Our personalities were all designed to have light. You do not have the ability to shine that light and grow spiritually when you are at constant battle with yourself and food.
What you feel right now is emotional hunger. Your stomach is not hungry. Your soul is hungry. So no matter how many cookies you eat, no matter how much chocolate, pasta, chips, ice cream you decide to eat, believe it or not, your “stomach” will still feel empty. Physically, you’re going to feel full and bloated, but mentally and soulfully, you are still hungry. The only way to fill that emptiness is with love. Start with yourself. Not until then are you able to fully love other people/receive love from other people, which in time and patience, fills that empty void.
 Time will go by whether you decide to binge or not. It is your choice to count the days, or to make the days count. Good things come to those who wait and genuine happiness comes from loving yourself by honoring your body and spirit, rather than your mind/temporary feelings. 
I’m planning on rereading this any time I feel the urge to over eat. I’m always willing to discuss or answer questions privately http://livelyupyourselff.tumblr.com/ask

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I do not weigh myself anymore. 
I’ve been struggling with a binge eating disorder for quite some time now and got deep in to thought this afternoon.. You, yes you, have the choice of binging. You are in control. Your mind will lie to you and say eating makes you feel better but once you tune out those voices and truly listen to your body, your spirit- you your physical self ultimately has the decision to overeat. Endure the temporary discomfort or binge.


At the moment, would you rather feel anxious/depressed/stressed or feel anxious/depressed/stressed along with loated/regretful/guilty/ashamed?

All eating will do is make time go by faster and leave you feeling even worse than you did before deciding to binge.


Think of all day tomorrow. How will a binge right now effect the rest of your day and your entire day tomorrow?


Think of the people currently in your life and think of all the opportunities you are given each day to encounter new people. It is impossible to strengthen relationships and grow close to anyone when feeling so ashamed of yourself. Our personalities were all designed to have light. You do not have the ability to shine that light and grow spiritually when you are at constant battle with yourself and food.


What you feel right now is emotional hunger. Your stomach is not hungry. Your soul is hungry. So no matter how many cookies you eat, no matter how much chocolate, pasta, chips, ice cream you decide to eat, believe it or not, your “stomach” will still feel empty. Physically, you’re going to feel full and bloated, but mentally and soulfully, you are still hungry. The only way to fill that emptiness is with love. Start with yourself. Not until then are you able to fully love other people/receive love from other people, which in time and patience, fills that empty void.

 
Time will go by whether you decide to binge or not. It is your choice to count the days, or to make the days count. Good things come to those who wait and genuine happiness comes from loving yourself by honoring your body and spirit, rather than your mind/temporary feelings. 


I’m planning on rereading this any time I feel the urge to over eat. 
I’m always willing to discuss or answer questions privately http://livelyupyourselff.tumblr.com/ask

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embryonic-journey submitted:
Height: 1.70m/ 5 foot 7Before: 83kg / 182 lbCurrent: 72kg  / 158 lbGoal: 65kg / 143 lb
Hi there,
The first two photos were taken over the Summer 2013-2014 (December - February) where I was my heaviest and the second two photos were taken on holiday in Europe in July 2014.
After years of being fed up of my digestive system and what I thought to be IBS I went to a naturopath who put me on an “exclusion diet”, aka, eat basically nothing for two, then include a type of food every few days to see if they react. This was hard to do as I am a vegetarian - but I managed. I did find out, though, that I am intolerant to both gluten and dairy.
Now my diet is gluten, dairy and meat free and I feel SO much better for it! I used to eat a block of chocolate (200g) a day and lived on veggie burgers and chips. Now I live on hummus and carrot sticks, rice crackers and dark chocolate and vegan/gf choc chip biscuits. My diet isn’t perfect as I still eat hot chips and crisps and chocolate. My digestive system is thanking me for the switch and I no longer feel the constant pain and upset that I used to.
I have also lost 11 kilos so far! It has been amazing. My weight had always gone up and down in the past. At 12 years of age I went from a chubby 45kg to 37kg, back up to 69kg at 15 and down to 56kg at 17 and then up and up and up til I peaked at 83kg at the age of 20. I was sick of people saying I had “a pretty face” and feeling like a lump of lard. I was also sluggish thanks to my intolerances.
I do a little bit of exercise - but mainly it’s not eating bread (though I sometimes eat gf bread) and cheese and butter that has made me lose weight.
I aim to exercise more this coming summer after my uni semester to get fit and healthy.
I hope to be around 65kg again some day but I am not in a rush. It’ll happen.

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 submitted:

Height: 1.70m/ 5 foot 7
Before: 83kg / 182 lb
Current: 72kg  / 158 lb
Goal: 65kg / 143 lb

Hi there,

The first two photos were taken over the Summer 2013-2014 (December - February) where I was my heaviest and the second two photos were taken on holiday in Europe in July 2014.

After years of being fed up of my digestive system and what I thought to be IBS I went to a naturopath who put me on an “exclusion diet”, aka, eat basically nothing for two, then include a type of food every few days to see if they react. This was hard to do as I am a vegetarian - but I managed. I did find out, though, that I am intolerant to both gluten and dairy.

Now my diet is gluten, dairy and meat free and I feel SO much better for it! I used to eat a block of chocolate (200g) a day and lived on veggie burgers and chips. Now I live on hummus and carrot sticks, rice crackers and dark chocolate and vegan/gf choc chip biscuits. My diet isn’t perfect as I still eat hot chips and crisps and chocolate. My digestive system is thanking me for the switch and I no longer feel the constant pain and upset that I used to.

I have also lost 11 kilos so far! It has been amazing. My weight had always gone up and down in the past. At 12 years of age I went from a chubby 45kg to 37kg, back up to 69kg at 15 and down to 56kg at 17 and then up and up and up til I peaked at 83kg at the age of 20. I was sick of people saying I had “a pretty face” and feeling like a lump of lard. I was also sluggish thanks to my intolerances.

I do a little bit of exercise - but mainly it’s not eating bread (though I sometimes eat gf bread) and cheese and butter that has made me lose weight.

I aim to exercise more this coming summer after my uni semester to get fit and healthy.

I hope to be around 65kg again some day but I am not in a rush. It’ll happen.

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thekheartlife submitted:
I’ve struggled with my weight since I was a young child.
I started going on fad diets in middle school and hoped that these unhealthy trends would save me from my issues with over eating, poor food choices, and lack of exercise.  In the 7th grade I started binging and purging and continued doing this for seven years.
It took a lot of will power and patience to get to this point in my health journey. I’m not at my goal weight yet, but I’m happy with the progress I’ve made thus far.
Once upon a time I weighed 200 pounds. Now I’m at 137, and I am healthier, stronger, more energized, etc. I’ve gotten this far by making healthier choices and running 5/6 times a week in congruence with strength training 1-2 times a week. 
I’m nowhere near perfect- I have my problem areas and slip ups- but I’m finally starting to make amends with my body and I couldn’t be happier.

Wanna know more about my weight loss/health journey? thekheartlife.tumblr.com
xx

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 submitted:

I’ve struggled with my weight since I was a young child.

I started going on fad diets in middle school and hoped that these unhealthy trends would save me from my issues with over eating, poor food choices, and lack of exercise.  In the 7th grade I started binging and purging and continued doing this for seven years.

It took a lot of will power and patience to get to this point in my health journey. I’m not at my goal weight yet, but I’m happy with the progress I’ve made thus far.

Once upon a time I weighed 200 pounds. Now I’m at 137, and I am healthier, stronger, more energized, etc. I’ve gotten this far by making healthier choices and running 5/6 times a week in congruence with strength training 1-2 times a week. 

I’m nowhere near perfect- I have my problem areas and slip ups- but I’m finally starting to make amends with my body and I couldn’t be happier.

Wanna know more about my weight loss/health journey? thekheartlife.tumblr.com

xx

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scarletfireignited submitted:
Hi there
This has been my progress over the last year:
Height: 1.7m
SW: 89kg
CW: 81kg
GW: 65kg
I am all about clean eating and moderate exercise 4-5 days a week.
Follow my progress and get some awesome motivation! HERE

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 submitted:

Hi there

This has been my progress over the last year:

Height: 1.7m

SW: 89kg

CW: 81kg

GW: 65kg

I am all about clean eating and moderate exercise 4-5 days a week.

Follow my progress and get some awesome motivation! HERE

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unslowly submitted:
Hey guys, I’m Carley. I’m 19 years old and 5’3. The before pictures were taken February 18, 2014 and the during ones were taken August 13, 2014.
I’ve spent most of my life yo-yo dieting and trying to find a fast fix to my weight. But it took a lot of time and failed attempts for me to realize that changes don’t happen overnight and you can’t lose sight of the big picture. You need to change your entire lifestyle in order to change yourself — not go on a “diet”. It’s so important to FEEL healthy on the inside in order for it to show on the outside. I’m so proud of myself and can’t wait to continue on my fitness journey.
Major things that I did to lose the weight were: cut out pop, cut down majorly on fast food/candy/refined carbs such as sugar and white bread, drank TONS of water every day, and ate lots of veggies and fruit and more lean proteins such as fish and chicken. For exercise I didn’t do anything too crazy… I did some days of insanity here and there, walked a lot and eventually started jogging. Remember that weight loss is mostly diet — if you work out every day and eat like shit you won’t see the results you want.
Believe in yourself — If I can do it, so can you.
My fitness blog is: healthycarley.tumblr.com

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Hey guys, I’m Carley. I’m 19 years old and 5’3. The before pictures were taken February 18, 2014 and the during ones were taken August 13, 2014.

I’ve spent most of my life yo-yo dieting and trying to find a fast fix to my weight. But it took a lot of time and failed attempts for me to realize that changes don’t happen overnight and you can’t lose sight of the big picture. You need to change your entire lifestyle in order to change yourself — not go on a “diet”. It’s so important to FEEL healthy on the inside in order for it to show on the outside. I’m so proud of myself and can’t wait to continue on my fitness journey.

Major things that I did to lose the weight were: cut out pop, cut down majorly on fast food/candy/refined carbs such as sugar and white bread, drank TONS of water every day, and ate lots of veggies and fruit and more lean proteins such as fish and chicken. For exercise I didn’t do anything too crazy… I did some days of insanity here and there, walked a lot and eventually started jogging. Remember that weight loss is mostly diet — if you work out every day and eat like shit you won’t see the results you want.

Believe in yourself — If I can do it, so can you.

My fitness blog is: healthycarley.tumblr.com

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Height: 5’4 Start weight: 202 Current weight: 165 Goal weight: 135 Pounds lost so far: 37 Weight still to lose: 30
Have been on my weight loss journey for almost 4 months. I only drink water and lots of it! I eat clean and small meals several times a day, my daily calorie goal is 1,200. I work out 6 days a week and weight train 4. I have recently found a love for running and hope that helps be shed the last 30! I also have one cheat day a week where I eat my favorite carb filled food and then do a more intense cardio workout the following day! It fuels me up and I also get to eat my favorite foods which helps for the cravings I get.

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Height: 5’4
Start weight: 202
Current weight: 165
Goal weight: 135
Pounds lost so far: 37
Weight still to lose: 30

Have been on my weight loss journey for almost 4 months. I only drink water and lots of it! I eat clean and small meals several times a day, my daily calorie goal is 1,200. I work out 6 days a week and weight train 4. I have recently found a love for running and hope that helps be shed the last 30! I also have one cheat day a week where I eat my favorite carb filled food and then do a more intense cardio workout the following day! It fuels me up and I also get to eat my favorite foods which helps for the cravings I get.

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thelaststar-fighter submitted:
One-year anniversary of the before pics on top. I let myself go for awhile but I did a complete overhaul of my eating and fitness over the last year. 190-150lbs. Feel free to ask me questions :)
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One-year anniversary of the before pics on top. I let myself go for awhile but I did a complete overhaul of my eating and fitness over the last year. 190-150lbs. Feel free to ask me questions :)

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ridye13 submitted:
Whenever I’m having a bad day, I look back through my old pictures and realize how far I’ve come. That left picture was me in May of 2013, 45 pounds heavier, and that picture on the far right, was me yesterday. Sometimes it seems like those daily tasks won’t do anything, but looking back now it definitely does. Work hard. Keep on going. Don’t let anything stop you. I’m proof that those teeny little steps pay off.

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Whenever I’m having a bad day, I look back through my old pictures and realize how far I’ve come. That left picture was me in May of 2013, 45 pounds heavier, and that picture on the far right, was me yesterday. Sometimes it seems like those daily tasks won’t do anything, but looking back now it definitely does. Work hard. Keep on going. Don’t let anything stop you. I’m proof that those teeny little steps pay off.

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rachhdahl submitted:
Height: 5’ 7”
SW: 245
CW: 167
GW: 145
Took about 5 months with a low calorie, clean eating, vegetarian diet! And a lot of cardio at the beginning but now I’m incorporating weight training as well.
Follow me on instagram to see my journey @rachhdahl :)

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 submitted:

Height: 5’ 7”

SW: 245

CW: 167

GW: 145

Took about 5 months with a low calorie, clean eating, vegetarian diet! And a lot of cardio at the beginning but now I’m incorporating weight training as well.

Follow me on instagram to see my journey @rachhdahl :)

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maynder submitted:
The picture on the left is from 2012, I was 22 years old and probably at my heaviest weight ever. Binge drinking and eating whatever I wanted throughout college, and hardly ever exercising definitely caught up to me. I was so unhappy with the way I looked but I didn’t even know where to start to get back on track.
In May of 2013, I met my boyfriend right before graduating, I was so shocked he showed any interest in me, as I was so unhealthy and unhappy with myself. He could see my pain and how self conscious I was around him and politely suggested I join him at the gym. He was the exact motivation I needed to kick start my weight loss journey. We began going to the gym January 2014 Monday-Saturday for about an hour a day; I changed my diet and cut out all soda and nearly all junk foods, started eating smaller portions, and just became more aware of what I was putting in my body. 
There were some days I dreaded going to the gym, some days I made up excuses, faked injuries, secretly binge ate junk food, but when I started to personally see my physical results and started having friends and family take notice, that’s when I knew that the harder I work, the more it will pay off.
The picture on the right is from this year (2014), I am 23 years old, my current weight is 158, I’m 5’2 and still working on where I want to be.

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The picture on the left is from 2012, I was 22 years old and probably at my heaviest weight ever. Binge drinking and eating whatever I wanted throughout college, and hardly ever exercising definitely caught up to me. I was so unhappy with the way I looked but I didn’t even know where to start to get back on track.

In May of 2013, I met my boyfriend right before graduating, I was so shocked he showed any interest in me, as I was so unhealthy and unhappy with myself. He could see my pain and how self conscious I was around him and politely suggested I join him at the gym. He was the exact motivation I needed to kick start my weight loss journey. We began going to the gym January 2014 Monday-Saturday for about an hour a day; I changed my diet and cut out all soda and nearly all junk foods, started eating smaller portions, and just became more aware of what I was putting in my body. 

There were some days I dreaded going to the gym, some days I made up excuses, faked injuries, secretly binge ate junk food, but when I started to personally see my physical results and started having friends and family take notice, that’s when I knew that the harder I work, the more it will pay off.

The picture on the right is from this year (2014), I am 23 years old, my current weight is 158, I’m 5’2 and still working on where I want to be.

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shaaaronn submitted:
Sometimes I feel like I haven’t made a change and just need a friendly reminder. I’ve remained the same weight this past month as I haven’t gone for my walks like the previous months. 
On may 1, 2014, I decided to make a change. Picture on the right was taken August 16, 2014, less 25 lbs. 
Last year was my highest at 227lbs. Currently 190lbs. 

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Sometimes I feel like I haven’t made a change and just need a friendly reminder. I’ve remained the same weight this past month as I haven’t gone for my walks like the previous months. 

On may 1, 2014, I decided to make a change. Picture on the right was taken August 16, 2014, less 25 lbs. 

Last year was my highest at 227lbs. Currently 190lbs. 

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sushiskinrolls submitted:
I always thought I was 5’4 but it turns out I’m 5’5. Thanks to straightening up and working out, my postures given me an extra inch!
I used to weigh around 203lbs, but ze scale now tells me I’m 141lbs. Every journey is different; I loved hearing of all these different fitness transformations so I went and got myself one. 
It took me just over a year to lose 62 lbs. I did it by calculating my calorie deficit and sticking to it, alongside youtube and dvd workouts. 

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I always thought I was 5’4 but it turns out I’m 5’5. Thanks to straightening up and working out, my postures given me an extra inch!

I used to weigh around 203lbs, but ze scale now tells me I’m 141lbs. 

Every journey is different; I loved hearing of all these different fitness transformations so I went and got myself one. 

It took me just over a year to lose 62 lbs. I did it by calculating my calorie deficit and sticking to it, alongside youtube and dvd workouts. 

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 keto-kitten submitted:
A lot of skin showing.. I know and I’m sorry about that.
But..
I walked by the mirror and had to do a double take of my body, seriously can’t believe I look like this. I still look in the mirror expecting to see the girl I was a couple of months ago. I got a long way to go but heck I’m proud of myself! (Excuse the messy bed, I literally just woke up)
End of February and today
I’m 5’5” and I don’t pay any mind to the scale. 

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A lot of skin showing.. I know and I’m sorry about that.

But..

I walked by the mirror and had to do a double take of my body, seriously can’t believe I look like this. I still look in the mirror expecting to see the girl I was a couple of months ago. I got a long way to go but heck I’m proud of myself! (Excuse the messy bed, I literally just woke up)

End of February and today

I’m 5’5” and I don’t pay any mind to the scale. 

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im-bey0nd-suave submitted:
Hi Guys! This is me :)
My age :17 yo
My height is - 5’5” ft
On the left photo I was like 75+ kg and that is me now on the right photo which my weight is now 57 kg :)
And i started dieting since around August 2013 and i was 16 yo that time :) 
Now i’m in my ideal weight! :) Now i’m planning to tone my body to grow some muscles (But not too much muscles :p)
and now I can’t believe how i came through those hardwork :) and telling to myself that i did a good job :) there were times when i lost some weight and sometimes that i gained weight again but i tell to myself “I should never give up cuz i came through those hardwork, And Must keep moving forward”
 This is how i lost weight.
I cut out all the unhealthy foods like junk food and soda drinks(I stopped drinking soda 4 like a year) and I exercised 4 like 3 or 5 days a week and I started eating healthy foods and I always add more veggies on my plate and some good fats and fruits :) And I drink plenty of water :) 
After I lost some of the weight, I grow more confident, active, brave and mature :) This is what i am now :) and I’m proud of what i accomplished. :)   

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 submitted:

Hi Guys! This is me :)

My age :17 yo

My height is - 5’5” ft

On the left photo I was like 75+ kg and that is me now on the right photo which my weight is now 57 kg :)

And i started dieting since around August 2013 and i was 16 yo that time :) 

Now i’m in my ideal weight! :) Now i’m planning to tone my body to grow some muscles (But not too much muscles :p)

and now I can’t believe how i came through those hardwork :) and telling to myself that i did a good job :) there were times when i lost some weight and sometimes that i gained weight again but i tell to myself “I should never give up cuz i came through those hardwork, And Must keep moving forward”

 This is how i lost weight.

I cut out all the unhealthy foods like junk food and soda drinks(I stopped drinking soda 4 like a year) and I exercised 4 like 3 or 5 days a week and I started eating healthy foods and I always add more veggies on my plate and some good fats and fruits :) And I drink plenty of water :) 

After I lost some of the weight, I grow more confident, active, brave and mature :) This is what i am now :) and I’m proud of what i accomplished. :)   

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5’2”, 35 yr old.  160 to 146 over 1.5 years.  I gained 55 pounds with my second child and have been working out 3-5x a week doing bootcamp and some running while trying to eat clean. There are definitely days that I eat poorly, but I always go back to lots of water, protein and veggies.  I have about 15 pounds to go.  I’m currently a size 8 and hope to return to my size 4 clothes! 

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5’2”, 35 yr old.  160 to 146 over 1.5 years.  I gained 55 pounds with my second child and have been working out 3-5x a week doing bootcamp and some running while trying to eat clean. There are definitely days that I eat poorly, but I always go back to lots of water, protein and veggies.  I have about 15 pounds to go.  I’m currently a size 8 and hope to return to my size 4 clothes! 

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