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<p><span style="font-size:14px;">I need to lose weight - 70 lbs in total to get back to my ideal weight.</span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:14px;">I was already overweight when I got pregnant, and I hoped I would lose it naturally through breastfeeding, but I ended up having a miscarriage, and now have more weight to lose.</span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:14px;">My biggest problem with losing weight is that I struggle with chronic fatigue, and I tend towards being a real homebody and don't find going out or being active comes naturally to me.</span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:14px;">I know that if I could go out for a walk everyday it would probably make a difference and help me start making changes to my diet as well.</span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:14px;">What I really need is people to hold me accountable or encourage me to keep going and get out there or exercise regularly.</span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:14px;">Can anybody help?</span></p>
 

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<p>For me personally, exercise was not enough to get rid of the weight.  I exercised consistently for almost a year and still nothing.  I think if you can get into the habit of really tracking what you eat/eating more mindfully, it's a good first step in terms of discipline.  Once you start to lose a little, that may spur you on to be more active.  You might actually want to be just because you feel lighter. </p>
 

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<p>I'm hoping it will work the other way round too - becoming more active will help me change my eating habits.</p>
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<p>I've already gone back to being vegetarian, and I think now is the time to just eat more sensibly - not to worry too much about dieting, but just eat more fresh fruit and veg and less baked food etc.</p>
 

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<p>I have found that exercising makes me want to exercise more and eat better.  Believe me, being active DOES NOT come naturally to me, either.  I forced myself to do it, and it became easier and easier.  I run outside (at night) or on my treadmill and have found that I really like running.  It's something I can do independently and not have to worry about other people .</p>
 

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<p>I've ordered some exercise dvds. It's not much but it's a start, and something I can do privately at home. Maybe later I'll have the confidence to go out to a class instead.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Lillbjorne</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1281874/looking-for-encouragement#post_16077507"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br><p>I've ordered some exercise dvds. It's not much but it's a start, and something I can do privately at home. Maybe later I'll have the confidence to go out to a class instead.</p>
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<br><img alt="wave.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wave.gif"> Lillbjorne. I'm dealing with the same issue and just got my 30 day shred video. I'll let u know when I do it. I'm under the weather right now. Baby steps. <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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