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Stephanie W., aka Forever Me, has been a Diet.com member for several years, and began blogging with us in October 2008. With a starting weight of 280lbs, Stephanie had a goal of losing 100 lbs. Now down 90lbs (so far!), she's well on her way to a new life - emotionally and physically!
Soon after she began blogging in fall 2008, Stephanie decided to give yoga a try, and recruited her sister to be her workout buddy.
"My sister and I are really starting to get the hang of yoga," she reported in one of her first Diet.com blogs. "I still think it's really hard, but it helps with the stress and it gives me peace of mind. After every class we both have big smiles on our faces. It is hard but it's all worth it."
Stephanie began losing weight slowly - and that was just fine with her! "I lost 2 more pounds this week," she wrote in one Diet.com blog back in 2008. "I guess everything is falling into its place."
With skewed weight loss expectations common nowadays due to television shows like The Biggest Loser, some dieters might be discouraged by losing 2 lbs in 7 days. But not Stephanie, who was excited to see pounds coming off, 2 lbs per week at a time. As one of her fellow Diet.com members told her, "That's 2 lbs less than you weighed last week!"
In January of 2009, her brother even got in on the family weight loss action, joining his two sisters in their workouts. Seeing her brother drop 10 lbs quickly was both infuriating and motivating for Stephanie, and in one Diet.com blog she wrote, "It has now turned into a contest to see who can lose the most weight. It's fun and it gives us something to do." She concluded, "It's nice to have your family to workout with."
Stephanie's fantastic attitude and "slow and steady wins the race" mentality has proven over time to be a brilliant strategy for her. In one of her most inspiring blogs, Stephanie wrote:
"When we first started our diet we thought we would see results overnight and when we didn't we would give up. Now we know this is a 'rest of your life' thing; if you want to stay healthy and in shape you have ... Continue
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