I fully recognize the fact that it can be so difficult NOT to obsess over weight. We want that number so badly, and often think our lives will become so much better! I am guilty, but know that that isn't necessarily true. Though I want so badly to get a bit healthier and look a bit thinner myself, I have realized that you could spend your life obsessing about that destination, and look back realizing you didn't enjoy any of it. I love the atmosphere here, and chatting with such motivating people. I think this group could be a weekly weigh-in (Say every Tuesday?), share our fun and happy times-and struggles- with weight loss, as well as inspiring or positive or fun experiences in general. Thankyou so much, and God Bless. Xo
I have changed my life since starting CC- I now fit in most of my wardrobe and it feels incredible to gain control. I like the way I look now but know I can look and feel better. My weight edged up after I quit smoking and had a baby...I've been dead last on my priority list behind my family, work, grad school, but I finally realized i can take care of myself without being selfish. Looking forward to hearing from you and anyone else!
I agree and would love to join the weekly weigh in group.
Faith- Great! Thank-you, and look forward to hearing from you Tuesday, if not before!
My weight loss has stalled for the past 10 days- I vary from 164 to 162 :( so I've upped my calories from 1200-1400 to 1500-1600. I hope this works because I'm starting to get frustrated. I think this type of group would do me some good in keeping my focus positive. Hope next week I have some progress to report. Happy Tuesday everyone!
Hey! I'd love to join. I need motivation and accountability. I am currently 6 weeks post-partum from my 1st baby. I gained 60+ gobble-momma-gobble pounds and want to lose it without letting it consume my life. I used to be fit pre-preggers and had great eating habits but I HATED being pregs so I hopped on the Pregnancy Pounds Train and took it for a 9-month ride. I am ready to start reforming my good habits though! The big thing I need to work on is portion control and consistency, hence the calorie counting.
SW: 221 on delivery date, CW 186, GW is 160 for now. My end goal weight is a little sketchy because I intend to build some hot muscles. :) I hovered from 157-165 pre-pregnancy. I am 5'7" with medium build.
Way to go so far, everyone! We can totally do this. If any of you have some post-partum weight loss tips for me, I'd love to hear them too.
It's Tuesday! And maybe some promising news from me:
This is a new low for me, so I'm hoping that it means I've broken my ever-so-frustrating 3 week plateau. The only reason I doubt is because I got a new, more accurate scale yesterday that weighs me 1.8 lbs less than my other one. So only time will tell if this is a true "new low" or attributable to my cool new scale.
Anyway, good things from this past week:
I finished a Jane Fonda workout that has been very challenging for me - I always quit somewhere around the leg workout part because I thought I would break off at the hip...but I got through it! And my body felt it everywhere.
I took off the tags and wore a pair of pants that I'd been unable to fit since I purchased them back in January. And I also fit back into a pair of Old Navy jeans, size 6! Slowly regaining my closet, one article of clothing at a time.
So, I'm really appreciating my body again. I don't feel paranoid that I'll run into someone I know out in public and feel them looking me up and down wondering what happened. Women are the worst for that - a work colleague used to look me up and down so much it made me feel violated. I pray I don't ever make someone else feel that judged.
Looking forward to hearing from you all and how your week has been :)
Good things from last week:
Pushed through the sadness and did my workouts!
Started waking with the mantra, Love what God gave you. It helps!
Wishing you all a happy Tuesday!!
Gained 3 lbs after a wonderful vacation. Hoping to get rid of it fast- staying positive!
I worked out- even at the cottage! I'm proud of myself, still. Hope you had great weeks, and hope to hear from you!
Hello! I really like the premise of this group and I've been lacking motivation lately. Do you folks mind if I join in?
My CW is 141 pounds and my GW, by the end of this month at 30th September (I'm trying to set very short-term goals) is 135. I know this is ambitious, but I've signed up to run a half-marathon early next month, so if I train hard enough and eat healthy, perhaps I can make it.
FC, just 3 lbs after a wonderful vacation really isn't shabby at all. :) Here's to getting rid of them and more, real soon. I'm really sorry about your grandfather.
Gatorgrrl, congrats on breaking through the plateau!
I would Love to join this group! I can easily get caught up in worrying about it so much, that I miss out on life! I don't want that to keep happening, I need balance c:
I struggle with binge eating, but I want to overcome in and get down to 125-130 lbs
I know I can do this, with the help of all of you!!
Thanks so much!
So is this the group or are you making a group to join?
Do we just try to post updates every tuesday?