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My Failure At Weight Loss -- Slim Fast, Weight Watchers

by Robbi
(Angleton, TX)

I have been on so many diets over my life-long battle with fat. By now at the age of 46 there have been so many diet attempts I cannot put a number to all of them.

Soup diet, low calorie diet, low carb diet. Teachers, friends and family members all thought they knew the best way for me to lose weight.

Here are a couple of my experiences, one that was the worst and one that seemed to work well, until my own shortcomings put me in the failure column again.

The first was the Slim Fast liquid diet. Basically I felt like, "How could I fail at this?" I was in my early 20's and I felt like I would be guaranteed to drop the pounds quickly.

But I was not prepared to be so emotional at not being able to eat food. I was alternately mad and sad. Angry at not getting to eat and sad to the point of crying.

Needless to say, Slim Fast did NOT last long.

A second attempt came later when I was around 28. My mom convinced me to join Weight Watchers. I was somewhat nervous at weighing in front of everyone, but found a certain amount of success with a plan that was balanced.

If I remember correctly I lost around 40 pounds. And with my success came a confidence that lead me to believe that I did not need to attend WW regularly, and eventually I quit attending all together.

And without the group support and weigh ins to keep me honest, I fell back to my old ways and regained my weight.

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Hard for me too!!
by: Belle

I am also having a hard time losing weight. I have always been a little overweight but after my 2nd child I just haven't been able to lose any weight.

I bought a halloween outfit last year and swore I would fit into it this year. So far its not looking so good. But I will not give up!!

Your not alone
by: Amber

As bad as this sounds it is refreshing to hear that I am not the only one who has struggled with their weight loss in my early 20's. I was at a pretty decent weight before I had my kids and it all seemed to go down hill after my youngest child was born.

My first attempt at losing all the pounds was after my oldest was 4 months old, my husband had just left for Iraq and I wanted to look good when he got back. I tried slim fast and I tell you what, it worked for a bit (of course going to the gym helped.) But once I stopped I gained it all back.

Fast forward and I am in my late 20's and nothing has changed and I have ttied everything under the sun. I will drop here and there but nothing to make me feel better. It's worse now that I have had a hysterectomy. I say keep trying and do not look at the pounds but the activity level. Do it for fun not to look better. Good Luck:)

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