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Posted: 21 May 2012, 08:11
Today, I am starting a new chapter in my life.

I have decided, based on my weight, my looks, my level of feel-good, that it's time to put down the calorie counter and (almost) put away the scale.

I feel that I have the experience, and the tools to simply eat healthy most of the time, and to maintain my current weight.

So for the future I will no longer count calories, I wil simply eat like I'm supposed to eat. I will simply do good most of the time.

I will eat when I'm hungry. I will eat what my body tells me that I need/want to eat. I will do this consciously and when I am satisfied/full, then I will stop.

I feel that I am in a place where I can accomplish this. Please wish me luck on my next part of the journey.

For thoses of you that I know will ask:
I am NOT leaving fatsecret.

I love you guys, and I am forever in debt to everyone here for saving my life - literally. I believe in paying it forward, and my focus on Fatsecret will be doing just that - paying it forward.

I will do my daily journal, I will read my buddies journals, I will be active in the forums, I will guide people doing the Indulgence Day Diet or calorie counting.

I can do this! Life is good!

Visit my website: www.tabdig.info

"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

I went from morbidly obese to being the owner of TABDIG - a weight loss coaching service that helps people worldwide losing weight. It's been an amazing journey. From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, living healthy and helping people to reach the very same goals. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier! If you feel that you need help losing weight, don't hesitate to send me an inbox message.

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Posted: 21 May 2012, 08:39
Awesome, Keld - I know I am in good company when I say that I wish you the best of luck in this new chapter of life, even though I know you don't need it.. So glad to hear you're not leaving FS - can't wait to keep following your journey..

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Posted: 21 May 2012, 08:56
Good luck King... don't forget to have fun along the way.

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Posted: 21 May 2012, 08:56
So happy for you! You have inspired me more then you will ever know! (Today is my Indulgence Day.) Good luck and I am glad you are not leaving FS. Smile

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Posted: 21 May 2012, 09:00
That's awsome! Good Luck!

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Posted: 21 May 2012, 09:42
You've had an amazing journey and it's great the you are comfortable enough to keep going without counting. Good luck!!
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Do 20 consecutive push-ups
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Get one mile pace under 11 mins.
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Posted: 21 May 2012, 10:21
Great job and good luck!

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Posted: 21 May 2012, 11:17
I'm glad you aren't leaving us. Your journey is an inspiration to us all. I know that luck won't be a part of this chapter of you life. You've got this.
I'm thinner today than I was yesterday but not as thin as I will be tomorrow. One day at a time.


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Posted: 21 May 2012, 11:51
You have done amazing....and quite an inspiration!!

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Posted: 21 May 2012, 12:01
Good Luck Pal! I wish you the best in your new phases. You have inspired me and offered me much support.

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Posted: 21 May 2012, 13:45
First time I have heard your story...love it!
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Posted: 21 May 2012, 20:47
Best of luck. We've never corresponded, but you have been an inspiration to me on many occasions. I am glad to hear that you don't plan on leaving us.

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Posted: 22 May 2012, 02:13
Good luck Kingkeld.. Glad you are not leaving us - as we need to know how you get on in your surgery and how much that excess skin weighs etc, etc Smile
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Posted: 22 May 2012, 08:23
I'm pretty new to the site, but I have noticed you around. You are an inspiring example and a positive influence.

I congratulate you on your weight loss success and wish you continued luck and good health in the future.

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Posted: 22 May 2012, 12:22
I am glad you are staying with fatsecret as your experience, strength and hope will help all of us newcomers.

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Posted: 22 May 2012, 12:40
Hey Buddy - today really IS a new day! I am walking into this new mindset of being free rather slowly - but I am moving in a forward direction!

I have for many years, and a WIDE variety of reasons...struggled with emotional eating. And I picked up on a key question while recently listening to P.M. - asking myself "What do I "REALLY" want?" before eating something?

Do I want to eat from hunger? Of course, if I do... then that is a most appropriate response. But my triggers typically do not coincide with hunger. What I really want.. is a hug. Or a good cry. Or to go upstairs and take a long hot shower and escape the craziness of my stressed out life!!! What I really want... is to resolve unresolved issues. To have peace in my life. So when that peace is interrupted by the wear and tear of everyday life - I far too often gave in to the stress points... and self-medicated with food.

Even low carb food.

So, I am on a journey to untangle these emotions. And to begin to get this right for me. For my 'mental' health, as well as my physical.

I also, have always known about myself, that I eat tooooo fast!!! Always the first one done at the dinner table. Always. Well, I am learning to slow it down. WAAAAAYYYYY DOWN! And actually enjoy whatever it is I choose to eat. One bite... and I refuse to move on until I have gotten every single solitary YUM out of it I can!!! Wink

These two things alone should keep me preoccupied for awhile!!!

You got this my friend! YOU can do this! And thanks for being here and paying it forward, as you're additions to this site are helping even old timers like me!!!

Much Love.
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Posted: 22 May 2012, 13:11
love u keld! i havent even listened to the tapes or watched much of the videos but i have started to slow down eating and leaving food on my plate whn i am full.good luck on this newest part of ur journey.i know u will succeed.

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Posted: 22 May 2012, 14:16
With you all the way buddy! You ARE ready for this new frontier! Go thin man, go!
** You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it. –Albert Einstein **

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Posted: 22 May 2012, 14:30
What a great note to end calorie counting on. On to the next chapter! Congrats KELD. Shine on you crazy diamond! Razz
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Posted: 22 May 2012, 14:36
Right on, brother, congrats on achieving this goal of yours!
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