My name is Sarah and I'm a 27 year old mommy of one 2 year old little boy. I work as a receptionist for an insurance company in Louisiana. So here are the things I have working against me:
9 hours a day of sitting on my butt
Rarely any time to exercise
I live in the fattest state in the nation surrounded by delicious food all the time (I just got offered homemade biscuits and gravy for breakfast by one of the women who works here! Turned it down, though. By the hardest.)
I don't have a whole lot of friends outside of work, so no one to hold me to what I'm doing here.
I currently am 5'6" and I weigh 232 lbs. I started trying to lose weight on February 24th of this year, putting myself on a full week of a detox diet (Less than 1000 calories a day, with no fat intake, mostly vegetables and 2 gallons of water a day) and in that week I went from 247 lbs to 240 lbs. On Monday March 2, I started using calorie count and I'm down to 232 lbs, doing 20 minutes of calisthenics a day, and increasing my calorie intake slowly from 1000 calories on Sunday, March 1 to 1800 calories a day by Sunday, March 8. I am seeing, and loving my results so far, but the problem is I would LOVE to have a partner in all this.
My boyfriend is trying to GAIN weight. He eats voraciously, a 4,000 calorie diet a day (bodybuilding diet) and 3 days a week does 2 hours of resistance training. So, asking for his open ears is out of the question, because I'm jealous of his tuna steaks and sweet potatoes and tons of rice and multiple eggs and low sodium bacon eating! On top of this, he can't cook, so I'm the one preparing all of it for him. You see how this is a recipe for disaster. Pun intended.
I think I'm doing alright so far, I've been resisting temptations left and right and I'm completely honest with myself when I DO cheat which I only did ONCE last night for the whole week and still didn't go over my calorie intake!
I'd love it if anyone on here in my same weight range with the same amount to lose could hold me accountable, check on me, give me tips and motivation. I'll do the same for you! If you're in or around Lafayette, LA that would be great, too. : )
I am similar to you, i'm 28, 5'4", 232lbs...no kids but 2 dogs, who i swear are just as demanding and worrisome!
I don't live in LA, in fact not the US at all....Australia in fact, I hope the recent movie didn't turn you off! It made me dislike Aus, and thats pretty hard!
My bf is not trying to gain, but I swear he's going to.....me being the cook, (also ex-chef) he has lost his satisfylingly fatty meals that I used to make, so now he fills the gaps with donuts, chocolate, ice cream and asorted ****!
i am also looking for weight loss buddy/accountability partner, i have answereed several but nobody picks me ...((sniff)) bloody highschool sports all over again.....
just jokes! lol
I would LOVE to be your partner! My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
High school sports were a nightmare for me, as well. :)
I'll be accountable with you. I am 5'5" 170ish lbs (I don't own a scale as it sends me into a depression.) I am actually moving out your way in a few months. Going to fort polk LA. Don't know if thats close, but its closer then El Paso.
Are you or a significant other in the Army? That's the only real reason I've ever known anyone to intentionally move out to Fort Polk. :P And sure, let's be accountable together! The more the merrier.
And thanks for raising my hopes about moving to the swamp!!!!
Tonight my boyfriend and I went to Logan's Roadhouse for dinner. I ate 10 peanuts before dinner, ordered the six ounce sirloin, and for my 2 sides I had dinner salad and vegetable skewer. For the salad, I asked them to remove cheese and bacon and I had honey mustard dressing on the side, of which I ate about 1/4 tbsp. For the steak, I cut it in half the second it got there and put it in a to-go box. At the end of the meal, we're now home, I feel stuffed to my neck! And I still haven't hit the 1850 calories a day yet.
So, if your man insists on going out for steak and fatty things (of all goddarned things he ordered a loaded baked potato and french fries, and ate two yeast rolls loaded with butter RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME, as I'm NIBBLING ON PEANUTS) know that you have options! It was tough not to steal any of his french fries but I didn't!
How did dinner go for you two ladies?
wow good restraint! I pretty much have to sit on my hands to not steal chips.....i LOVE chips...
well.....i stayed up just about all bloody night last night posting on here so I went to bed late and got up at 4pm......was STARVING when I woke up so I microwaved a weight watchers beef hotpot! I think it was about 300cals. So that was breakfast....then I had lunch at 6pm....we had ravioli in cream/tomato sauce. I put as little sauce in mine as I could, and put in some smoked chicken (100cals)and a cup of spinach as well to bulk it up. About 1.5 cups of ravioli I think. Hang on I 'm just going to look at the kj amount on the packet....
oh dear. that pasta was about 500cals! The sauce about 60cals...And I had a weight watchers choclate ice cream cup afterwards as well....125 cals. So almost 1200. Not bad for 2 hours work!
Sounds like you're doing great today!
We stayed up pretty late last night, too. Around 1 am this morning I was eating a 100 calorie bowl of popcorn. >.> And sometime during the night I wobbled out of bed and ate 1 tsp of raw cookie dough. MOMENT OF WEAKNESS :O
This morning though I'm eating 1/4 c lowfat yogurt and an apple with a bottle of water and a multivitamin for breakfast. I have to go grocery shopping today so I think lunch will be something small, or some leftovers that I have in the fridge.
That ravioli sounds DELICIOUS! You can cook for me, any day.
it was pretty good....
not a good start today! I think I underate yesterday, and stuffed up my sleep pattern too much. I'm up to about 800 cals already and its not even lunchtime...I feel like going out and getting a huge serving of chips....I wont though but can seem to face eating salad or vegies!
I did a stupid thing this morning, I had baked beans and cheese in a tortilla and was so damnn greedy I burnt the roof of my mouth....it really hurts but is probably the only thing stopping me from going on a binge right now!
On top of that we have a rental inspection next week and I'm supposed to be cleaning the house, but I'm on here now, and have been lying in bed reading all morning. The dogs need a walk, theres laundry to be done....but I have no energy whatsoever. I might go down to the video shop and get out some movies....god I'm lazy!
It is sunday though so I suppose is you're going to do nothing, sunday is the day thats allowed right?!
Yeah, Sunday is a day of rest! Try drinking a cup of cold coffee. That should get you energized at least a little!
Hi sarahc09 hows it been? Have you been good? I have....sort of. very stressful time at the moment, so have not been having much of a deficit....barely making maintennace actually! We went out to ajapanese restaurant yesterday, I tried to not eat the rice but had some anyway. plus i had a kebab for lunch, about 500 cals...god it was good though....been drinking less, which always helps to keep the cals down, as my only hangover cure that works is chips and gravy!
It's been great, lost 3 lbs last week! And got the family eating healthier, too, so that helps. :)
Hope things start looking up for you!