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Goal date: was sept 29, 2011
My favourite saying
"If you drop an egg, you don't say, 'Oh, shoot' and drop the other 11, do you?"
-Source unknown, but obviously brilliant
Okay, I know I said that since I just got back on track Tuesday that I would wait. But I just weeighed and I have lost!! YEA ME!!!!! So,
My name is Dawn. I would love to be your buddy. I started at 309 2 weeks ago. I am 301 today and have decided that instead of "dieting", I am making a huge lifestyle change. I joined a gym, and am eating alot better.
Let's follow eachother?
Sure. I just joined 1/3/11. My top weight was 304. Had a gastric bypass years and years ago and lost about 100, but didn't keep it off and gradually went back up because I didn't change my lifestyle, which is what I have to do this time. I started out so good and lost 11# the first 2 weeks, but gained 2# today even though I watched everything I ate. I know it might be water gain, but still it is a gain.
Hurray for you for joining a gym. I did that in the past but getting me to go is like having to go to work. I hate exercising and I know that I have to exercise to lose. I was walking my 2 Yorkies 4-5 x a week and lost without dieting, but quit because of the cold weather (IA). Now if I can just get back into walking it is bound to help.
Hi, Dawn. That works for me. I am not dieting either. I am simply using the food log on the site. I have been lacking in the exercising area. I guess I have been using the weather as an excuse. I have a walk park across the street from my house. But I am joining a 24 hour gym. I have to have commitment to a gym. The lifestyle change is hard though. I find myself wanting things that I don't normally eat. But I have been really good with the water. I get at least six glasses a day.
Yay more joining! That is great! Welcome, let's all get this weight off!
This wee is better than last week for me with a loss of 1.6 pounds! Hoping for atleast 2 lb loss next Friday!
Height: 5'6" Medium frame
Good for you. I expect after this week I expect about 2lbs a week. Once AI break the 300lbs mark I feel like I will be able to stay on task because that would be my first goal.
Good Morning everyone!!
I want to join in on this group!!! Since the begining of January I have lost 4.5 lbs.
My height: 5' 9"
Weight: 286.6 starting now 284.4
I am excited to join this group because so many of the replys sound like me. I think it was Brandy who said she isn't working out or wasn't but kept busy/moving around the house. That was totally me.
I started working out mildly by going to our local park and walking and doing hill workouts. I am using the calorie counter as a guide but I do have to say I am not the best at logging.
Using this site to track my food and activity holds me accountable. I have to be better at logging.
About 2 years a go or so I had lost about 40 pounds and due to a devesating situation I had given all that up because I went into a deep depression and forgot about working out. Hence I gained the weight back.
Now I am ready to commit again!!!!!!HELP!!
Daily I keep saying that I am making a lifestyle change. I repeat it over and over to myself. My struggle with weightloss is not moving. I may eat a burger and fries but for the most part I eat 1/2 of it on a normal basis. Usually my husband and I split meals when we go out but the choices of what we eat are not the best.
I am choosing to not disclose to my husband my current weight because I want to keep it to myself and my new online support group. I guess it is something very very private that I would like to keep to myself. He is very supportive and does not pry so I am very thankful for that.
I could go on!! I will check in a gain with you all!!
Thanks for being here!!
Original Post by cmm9200:
I would love to join this group. I will be 21 in March, and I've been heavy all of my life. I also struggle with PCOS, so if anybody knows how to deal with it please let me know. I just found out through my doctor, and it was a big blow to me.
CW: 321 lbs.Hello, I just joined this group and I saw your post. I hope you are doing great on this life change for yourself.
GW: 175 lbs.
Date: I want to lose most of this (if not all) by May of 2012. I graduate college then. It'd be a nice present to myself.
Gethealthy, welcome. We all have some of the same issues so, don't feel bad. I have found that logging is the best thing. When you see what you are eating you really see how much you are eating. But for me, I find myself using it like an online game, I'm always trying to get a better "score" than I did the last time. I really make sure to check the analysis after I log my meals to make sure I am on track and not going over in areas. So, I totally understand. And I understand not telling your husband how much you weigh. I never did, even when I was 170lbs. Why does he need to know? Anywho, it's a tool, so use it. I fell off a few weeks ago and got back on track. Just be honest with YOURSELF. I am learning that.
Welcome to all the new faces. I am looking forward to getting to know you better in the coming weeks and months.
Here are my results. Not a huge drop but I slightly exceeded my goal of losing two pounds.
Next weeks goal 264.2 (for a total of 15+lbs lost)
Good luck everyone!
I would love to join this group as well.
My name is Joy. I am 33 , large framed, i way 270lbs. My goal weight is 160. I am married and have 4 kids. I have been overweight since childhood and an absolute yo-yo for most of my life.... My physician has referred me to a weight management and internal medicine clinic. I have just started this week... I am trying very hard to do things differently this time.
Well, I've gained about 30 lbs in the last 6 months, I'd blame it on moving out of my parent's house for the first time and college... but I like food. Lol. So I'm just starting. I want to feel healthy again! :)
Woo Hoo! Today is my weigh in day, and I have a GREAT start for the week!
SW: 264.4 lbs
CW: 255.6 lbs
UGW: 164 (by 1/15/12)
Down 8.8 lbs! I know that seems like a lot, however I'm following all the guidelines. I have a 1000 calorie defecit. I think the huge weight lost is water weight, plus my body reacting to such a strict schedule, since I used to eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted.
Hoping for 2 more next week!
Hello Everyone. I recently joined CC a few days ago and I'm loving all the support. My goal is to lose 100 lbs this year but I'll honestly take anything I can get. Losing weight is hard work and any loss is a good one!
SW (July 2010): 354
Big breaks during this stretch. Was off from late Oct to Late Dec.
SW (Jan. 5th, 2011): 325.5
CW (Jan 24th): 320.6
STGW: under 300 by June
LTGW: under 200 then we'll see from there.
I look forward to getting to know you all and enjoying the support we have to offer each other.
Hello - I'd like to join this group as well. I'm 33 and about 4 years ago I weighed 360lbs and was a size 30. I managed to lose 75lbs in the last 4 years but just gradually becoming more active, eating better and changing my life in a positive direction. I'm happy to say I have never gained even a pound back.
However now at 285lbs (January 1st 2011) I want to make a serious effort at losing weight. I've bought a digital kitchen scale, found this website about a week ago and have been calorie counting since. I also bought myself a Concept 2 rower which is arriving this week - as in the winter I tend to not exercise at all. Once the warm weather hits, I love to hike and garden - but I need a way to stay active in the winter.
Since the beginning of the month I have lost 7lbs - but I know the first month is always the biggest weight loss, so I am trying to psyche myself up to keep going strong.
Hi -- Is it too late to join this forum? I started working out in August 2009, lost weight through August 2010 (in frustrating fits and starts I have to say) and then took a break from August 2010 through last week, but proudly only gained approximately 2 pounds during that time.
Height: 5' 6"
If someone could confirm that weigh-ins are on Friday, I would appreciate it!
Oh thats to bad that you gained the weight back. What happens when you get that surgery and then gain the weight back? Sorry I do not know too much about it.
I would NEVER tell my husband how much I weight lol. I am afraid of what he would think. He is amazing and says I am fine the way I am but I just keep thinking I was 100 lighter when he met 14 years ago so he must notice a difference.
Thank god love is blind lol