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Greetings [07 Sep 2005|08:12am]

Hi. I know that none of you know me, but I've been lurking in a couple of the Callahan's communities since first running across the books in January. I'm not sure how I missed them until then, but I guess I found them at the right time.

My girlfriend and I are each trying to get into better shape. My primary goals are fitness and appearance. Hers are appearance and health. My weight fluctuates a lot - when I decide I care more about my body than my taste buds I lose weight, and when I decide I care more about my taste buds I gain. I usually gain until I weigh around 225 and lose until I weigh about 190. I'm currently at 208, down from 222 at the start of the year.

Her goal is to look better. I'm having a hard time supporting her, but I'm trying. I'm very torn. On one hand, I want her to meet any goal she sets for herself, want her to be happy with herself and want her to be healthier. On the other hand, I think her body looks absolutely perfect right now, and might look better if she gained a little weight. Nevertheless, I'm trying to help her by cooking healthier meals and encouraging her to exercise with me.

I'm looking for advice in a couple of areas.

Does anybody have any advice on scales to purchase for home use? I'd like the scale to be accurate, and to have a capacity of at least 320 pounds.

I joined fitday.com after seeing another member of this community say that she used it. I've been very happy with it, and have found it to have a lot of influence over what I eat. I am worried though that I'm not eating enough right now. Does anybody have any recommendations on a minimum number of calories to eat a day?

Lastly, any advice on how to get a big beautiful woman to recognize that she's beautiful, even if she's bigger than she wants to be?
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Re-introduction [31 Jan 2005|09:42pm]

I've hung around on Callahan's for a long time under another name. I created this account so i could talk freely and honestly about weight and food issues without feeling self-conscious or worrying about what my friends thought of it. So here i am.

I weighed 110 lbs the day I graduated from High School. 115 on the day I graduated from College. I was a dancer, an athelete, and a performer. I worked my way through highschool and college. Working 40 hours a week at a high stress job while taking a full course load.

But once I started Grad. school, I didn't have to work anymore. I had a grant, and some income. And an undiagnosed thyroid disorder. Once i was able to actually get some rest, the thyroid disorder kicked in on full throttle. We know the thyroid disorder came first, but we don't know exactly how it interacted with the severe depression. But we do know they cycled. 18 months after graduating college I weighed 267 lbs.

i'm better today, but the weight is being really hard to lose. With a history of heart problems on my mother's side, and diabetes on my father's, it is now absolutely crucial to lose the rest of the weight. But there is so far to go. I'm hoping that posting here will help. Thank you for listening.
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[15 Dec 2004|07:30pm]

. Your Name: Amanda
. Age: 16
. Height: 5'3
. Current Weight: 130
. Highest weight: 140
. Lowest weight:111
. Short term goal: 115
. Long term goal:105

Hey Im new to ALL dieting sites. This is my frist time to admit that I can't do it on my own and I NEED the help. I have recently gained soo much weight because I am lazy and dont like working out. I need inspiration and something new to do everyday cause I can't do the same diet and routine every day or I will stop doing it. Im a fat ass and Im soo insecure about my body that it is affecting all my realationships. That's all Im talking about ..Im fat..im fat..someone please help and give me tips please!
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Steps up to the bar and says howdy [01 Oct 2004|12:10pm]

I don't know if I'll be welcome here since I don't actively participate in any other Callahanian communities online. My time's a little limited, and I try to make the most of what I have by focusing on places where I'm needed rather than just looking for what I need. I'm not really a social type of critter, probably because in real life, places like Callahan's and Lady Sally's mostly don't exist. Though I was once privileged to work at an establishment not too unlike Lady Sally's that actually had those books as their operations manual and made them required reading for new artists. We did the best we could in the real world, minus the spiral staircases and talking dogs. I guess that's still what I'm doing now, making the best of things even when circumstances aren't always perfect.

I've been weight lifting for the last year, working on reducing my body fat percentage and upping my muscle mass. I'm seriously questioning the gender I was born with, and while I'm not sure how ready for transition I am, I am taking positive steps to reclaim my body and to make it something I can be more comfortable living in.

My weight loss and bodybuilding issues are too weird for conventional lists, but maybe they wouldn't be too weird for a Callahan's place. What do you folks think?
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Changes [12 Apr 2004|11:54pm]

[ mood | productive ]

Due to requests of some users as well as my own (the maintainter's) discomfort, I have deleted two posts and changed the user info to be more clear.

While I would like this journal to be open in philosophy, I continue to believe - as I did when I created it - that it only fosters the kind of community we are looking for if we emphasize some Callahan's Place connection rather than blindly welcoming every user who adds us along with every other open-membership weight loss community on LiveJournal.

In addition, I have also decided (by maintainer's fiat) that no pro-anorexia or pro-bulimia posts will be tolerated. If someone comes to us seeking help on losing weight while getting away from these practices, that will be evaluated by case and almost certainly welcomed. But I do not feel that promoting these unhealthy practices is appropriate for this community.

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[10 Mar 2004|03:19pm]

Do you know where I can find a good, authoritative site that tells me how much is too much saturated fat and sodium each day, and how much "good" fat I need?
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[29 Sep 2003|01:17pm]

[ mood | determined ]

Hi everyone.. now that I've got the membership thing sorted out (I started a new journal for weight loss, and had to sort out which was logged in and such.. confusing anyway) I've decided to start actively trying to get rid of some of this excess fat of mine. I joined www.fitday.com to keep track of stuff, and I'm going to do my best to keep up with things. Including more walking, and fewer unhealthy snacks.

Anyway, here I am, and here's hoping we can all pull through to do what we need to do.

be well,


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Resolutions [22 Sep 2003|08:10pm]

[ mood | determined ]

cross-posted to my own journal

I've been putting more weight on recently, so I really need to up the amount of exercise that I do. Yesterday was the first time in ages that I've done a good exercise session without either giving up half-way through the cross-trainer program or spending more time in the sauna than actually swimming.

On Sunday, I went to the gym and did quite a lot of exercise. Firstly I did the whole 28-minute weight-loss program on the cross-trainer, followed by some weights. Then I got changed and went into the pool area. As Sunday mornings is family swimming, the pool was full of children messing about, so I went in the sauna for ten minutes and came out as the families were leaving the pool. The aqua-aerobics instructor was a bit late, so I had time to swim 10 lengths before the class started.

Today, I can really feel it in my shoulders and whatever those those muscles are that run from your shoulders down to the top of your breasts (from the weights), and in my calf-muscles (from aqua-aerobics).

New Year's Season's Exercise Resolutions
1) Wednesday after work* - gym (weights & cardio workout), swimming - 50 lengths
2) Saturday morning - gym (weights & cardio workout), swimming - 50 lengths
3) Sunday morning** - gym (weights & cardio workout), aqua-aerobics, swimming - 25 lengths

* Not this week as I'm cat-sitting so I have to go and feed/stroke/play with the cats after work.
** If I am going out for Sunday lunch, then I won't be able to fit in swimming or aqua-aerobics. But that happens once a month at the very most.


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Will-Power [02 Sep 2003|05:23pm]

Lack of will-power is my downfall and always has been. The one time I got down to a borderline size 12 (UK sizing), was after a period when I just didn't feel like eating, so there was no will-power involved.

Has anyone ever tried hypnosis, or those relaxation CDs that say they'll help with weight-loss? Do they work?

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Cartoon Link [21 Aug 2003|02:36pm]

I thought this was appropriate for us.
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Just The Facts [21 Aug 2003|05:20am]

[ mood | busy ]

Anyone who would like some extra motivation to avoid that fast food- or would just like some clean, hard facts about what they're putting in their body- can request a copy of the publication "Fast Food Facts" from the Minnesota Attorney General's office. The brochure is free and they will send it to anyone, regardless of whether or not you live in Minnesota. There is also a link you can follow if you want to get a look at a certain restaurant or dish online.

https://www.ag.state.mn.us/Publications/order.htm - To order
http://www.ag.state.mn.us/consumer/health/FFF.asp - View online

I probably should have waited until after my move to open this community- but rest assured, as soon as I get a free day I have ideas waiting to kick this community and all of us in the pants.

I appreciate all of you who are hanging in there while this forum is "under construction". Good things are to come!

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First Post [18 Aug 2003|07:48am]

[ mood | accomplished ]

Welcome to the Callahan's Place weight loss community. As the name states, this forum is for members of the Callahan's online communities to support each other in our weight loss and fitness goals, body acceptance and encouragement on the way to those goals, and maintenance once our goals are reached.

Ground rules:

1. Be respectful. Have courtesy. Any posts or comments containing sniping, flaming, or personal attacks against other community members will be reprimanded and, if necessary, removed. Repeat behavior will lead to screening, removal of posting abilities, or removal from the community.

2. Off-topic posts will be tolerated to some extent (yet to be determined), especially if they contain puns. However, an effort to remain on-topic is highly appreciated. On-topic posts include (but are not limited to) those related to weight loss, diet, exercise, advice and motivation, requests for advice and motivation, clothing, food and recipes, body issues, goals, as well as occasional news related to Spider or the Callahan's books. Please, NO quiz results or non-weight-related memes or lists.

3. As our user information states, while this has been left as an open community for the time being, this community is intended only for members of the online Callahan's Place communities. This is for the comfort levels of the participants as well as familiarity and an understanding of the ideals within the books. If you are not a member of #callahans, alt.callahans, callahanians, the Delphi forum, or any other Callahan's place community, and you have not read any of the Callahan's Crosstime Saloon books, you may be better suited to one of the many other open weight loss communities on LiveJournal.

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