I know there are already a few tall clubs going out there, but are already quite established, so I decided to start a fresh one!
Just going to edit the opening post for 2010
Im a 25 year old female, my stats are:
Height: 6 Foot 1
Starting BMI: 44
Current BMI: 24.9
If there is anyone out there who has similar stats/targets please feel to use this group to rant, share losses and sucess stories. This group was originally for people with 50-70 to lose but I have adjusted it as everyone is doing so well!!! Now anyone tall with weight to lose can join
Please note, this group promotes healthy weight loss & methods. It does not condone unhealthy practices.
This group is NOT for anyone below, or with a goal below a healthy BMI for their height.
Sharpie, my lovie! You're home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't worry about beating my time, I'm SURE you'll do it soon! I've been such a slacker at the gym but now that you're back HOPEFULLY I can get officially back on track. I'm glad you had a great time, we want details!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like your 2lb/week goal. That's so doable.
Glad you're back!
Shizz: I missed you too! I need my girls to help me lose the weight I put on over the break. Some details, I got drunk in Cabo and went on a banana boat, not the best idea, but still fun. In Puerto Vallarta we did the canopy zipline which was AWESOME! And also got to taste delicious tequila. On the actual boat, we drank at a little pub and made friends with the bartender and waiter, they were super cool, I miss them =[ But it was awesome, 14 friends, going crazy. So worth the money and the pounds! lol Once I get my camera from my sis I'll put up some pics =]]
Man oh man, I really out did myself this spring break...I gained about 8 pounds!!!! 8 POUNDS!!!
I'm hoping 5 slide right off, but Jesus, I am kind of impressed and a little disgusted. Well I am not too mad, I knew the whole time that it would be bad and now I have to get back to my routine so the number can go down fast! I went to the gym today, had a decent workout, not the most intense, but feel good now that my eating is going to be on a schedule, when I have no eating schedule, I am a beast!
I am gonna wait until about Wedneaday to make a number goal, I want to see where my weight is roughly then, I feel it will give me a better view of where I stand. We seem very quiet ladies, and I know for me when I don't post, its usually not good. Hope everyone is doing OK, and I hope to hear from everyone.
<embarrassed> hi? Hi!
Can I come back? i missed you guys! February and March for me were hell, and I totally slid into a depression. But now the sun's out and if I didn't completely dissapoint you all, may i rejoin??? You guys are doing so well and look amazing. I love the pics. I'm too embarrassed to get on the scale until another week or two, i don't want to know what I did to myself in the time "away" but I really did miss you guys, and thought about you all a lot!
My husband's son, Sean, his wife, Melissa and their two little girls are here visiting from Idaho. They've taken over the rec room/guest room, and that's okay, that's what they're for. Unfortunately, I had to move my exercise machine out of the room (didn't want the girls playing on it, falling, and getting hurt), so no workouts. Also, since they're here, I'm cooking huge breakfast's and, yep, I ate-bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs with cheese, you get the picture! I weighed in at a dismal 194.8 this morning! I'm putting my foot down, on me! I've been eating out too much, almost everyday last week, lunches, with my hubby. But I'm getting back on my under 1,400 calories a day diet, cutting the fat to under 30 g's, and some how, some way, I gotta get some workouts in!
This morning I'm going to get back into my routine, breakfast of muesli with skim milk and blueberries, my lite toast, no butter, but with sugar-free jam. I'll eat my turkey sandwiches again, with lite potato crisps, banana and fat-free fig bars. I've got Lean Cuisines in the freezer, and I'm breaking them back out. Diet! Diet! Diet!
Ofelia- Yay you are back!!! I missed you- of course you are welcome back! It sounds like you had a rough time of it, so there is no need to be embarrassed. The main thing is you are back, and you can write off the past couple of months and start afresh. Welcome back :o)
Sharpie: I'm glad you had a good time on your break, it sounds like you had loads of fun! Don't worry about the gain, most of it will be water weight and shouldn't take long to drop off.
Shizz- Yes I dropped a pound :o) I used to think "One pound- I could **** a pound" (Yes, not very ladylike I know....) but 6 weeks of plateau will make you soooooo grateful.
So after the long plateau I'm officially 210, lets hope it doesn't take another 6 weeks to drop the next pound!
The reason I've been quiet over the past few days is that I have been at a friends for a long weekend. Much alcohol consumed (usual story) but a fair amount of walking around and not too much bad food. I had a really good time, had a dance, a flirt with some boys ;o) and a good catch up with my friend.
I will check in later!
Awww Ofelia, of course we take you back!!! I know when I am not doing well I tend to stay away, but its good to see you're back. You'll get back into it and don't worry about the scale. The good thing is it is not permanent, you'll make it move again.
MrsD: I feel you on family being a barrier to working out. When I visit my dad, or have visitors, I am not able to go on with my routine. I am soooo back into my routine, I am also watching my calories and just keeping motivated. Keep your head in it, whatever plateaus you have been having, don't let it get to you. You got this babe =]
Laura: Congrats on the one pounds, we do take that one pound for granted sometimes. I'm sure the next pound will not take 6 weeks, you got this. Stay motivated.
Well since yesterday, I've lost 2 pounds, so I am pretty sure those 8 pounds, now 6, will go away withint the next week and a half for sure. I had a great workout at the gym, high intensity, and got a great sweat. Tonight, I feel like I may have overeaten for dinner, not too much, but more than I would like. We'll see how it comes out tomorrow. I think Friday I am going to make my weekly goal. I still plan on weighing in on Wednesdays still, so tomorrow will be my first since my trip. It'll be higher, but I am sure it will be better next week.
Last night I did my 4 miles on the elliptical, 100 crunches and some weights so I'm back in! This morning the sun was out (finally!!!) and I jogged to the store. Yes jogged. I found out that the elliptical and jogging uses two sets of completely different muscles and my body didn't like it at all. But my brain did and it put me in a good mood until I picked up Miss Cranky from kindergarten.
I'm planting my balcony tonight with lots of herbs and flowers, so that in a month or two everything will start blooming nicely. (if I don't forget to water them as usual)
I'm still nervous about getting on the scale, I must have gained a pound or two because I was eating cake everyday and I don't even like cake.
Thanks all for being so welcoming!
Ofelia dear, welcome HOME! Of course you can always come back to us. Glad you're back so strongly on the horse, you too Sharpie!
Sharpie, I'm so proud of you...all I've done since I've been home is lose and regain the same 2lbs...although I've also had some REALLY good food and not enough exercise...
My motivation is just about shot. Work's been really tough the last few weeks. Basically the owners sold our office and the new owners are to put it mildly, raging @&*!*(. The old owners have made room for me at a different office but putting up with these women for the next week is draining my strength. Everyday another one of my coworkers is fired and it hurts more than I thought it would. I pretty much cry every day, AT the office which is humiliating enough and I eat lunch out almost everyday and usually hit the bar after work.
I'm also REALLY scared because now I have to find another gym. It's not possible for me to workout at this gym and commute to the new office....and speaking of commuting, I hate it, so that means I'll be moving again as well. Boohoo, poor Dawn :(
Shizzi: I am so sorry to hear about your work situation. I cannot even begin to understand since I don't have a "real" job, but I could imagine how it would hurt my family if my dad lost his job. Things are pretty scary right now and your work adjustment sucks, but it is good that you still have your job. Life happens and we can't control everything that comes to us. Way to not just gain weight, even staying where you're at is impressive. Try to not let your emotions get the best of you, in regards to eating. Take out your frustration by jogging around your neighborhood or some form of exercise if possible. Aww shizz, commuting does suck, I live in LA, worst traffic EVER! But you'll get by, this will all pass.
Ofelia: Way to jumpstart your exercise regiment! Start fast, but don't slow down. Exercise can make one feel so good.
Today is my weigh-in and I am at 245.8, so 3.5 from Monday, which is great! Water weight, I suppose. I was not gonna workout today cuz the gym is so packed! At the beginning of evry school quarter everyone starts going to the gym, but later in the quarter they eventually stop lol I feel like I own the gym and have more of a right, but I know I don't lol Well just gonna have to wait for machines, etc until the rush dies down. I did 45-minutes of cardio and just worked out my thighs today. All the leg machines are broken! WtF? Oh well, lets hope thy fix everything and people stop going to the gym soon :P
Let's hope I am under 243 by Friday!!! I need to keep it up =]
Well, today I finally convinced myself to get on the scale even though I'm in the middle of TOM, and I'm still at 209!!! Even gorging myself on a box of cookies last week and eating cake two times a week I didn't gain. Ok, I didn't lose either, but two months of not working out I was expecting far worse.
It motivated me so much that after dropping Ruby off at kindergarten, I went swimming at the pool down the street instead of parking my butt at a cafe. Now I'm sore.
Shizz, I'm sorry to hear about work. I remember when that happened at my office a couple years ago in NYC and the %^%*&^that came in made life hell for months. It eventually calmed down. I was drinking a liter of red wine a day until it did though, and my stomach had a huge ball of lead in it. Keep your head up, and try real hard not to be too emotional at the office. It sucks, but be calm even though they are &^%%$*& up your life as you know it.
Sharpi-Good job! Your vacation sounded great. good for you for working out even though people were there. I was lucky that the pool was empty today except for old people, luckily they were NOT in my lane, Germany usually doesn't do the fast, med, slow thing and normally I get stuck behind frogs that talk to each other.
Laura- where can I find the interview you did for here? Congrats on that! You deserve it.
OK, ladies, check in later!
Ofelia- The success stories can be found in the 'blog' section on the toolbar and then under 'success stories'. There are a few others now- and are really good! They emailed me before Christmas and asked if I would do the interview and I said yes. Though they didn't publish it til' a few weeks ago. It's a little bit embarrassing with all the comments, but if it helps people at all then I'm happy!
A quick link!
Have a good day :o)
I weighed in yesterday at 241.2. I don't remember how much I was last week, but I think that is down almost 3 pounds. I am going really hardcore for the last week of my biggest loser contest at work. Our final weigh in is next Wednesday, so I have one week to make it happen.
Laura-Thanks so much for the tips. I haven't been eating any starchy carbs or adding salt to my food. I have not had caffeine or alcohol and I'm even going to skip my "cheat day" this Friday so I can have that little extra to hopefully put me in first place. Like I said, I want that money! :)
Sharpdust-I'm so glad your vacation was fun. I'm still trying to figure out what I am going to do this summer. All of my friends are flaking out on me and I'm getting a little panicked. I MUST go to the ocean at least once a year. It keeps me sane. It may not happen this summer, but I'm hopint it will work out some way. I'm curious about the whole cruise thing, since I've never been. I drink ALOT on vacation, so I've always done all inclusive, but I think a cruise sounds like a lot of fun. I'm just scared it would be too expensive.
Talk to everyone soon.
Laura, wow! You really inspired a lot of people, judging by the comments. Don't be embarrassed by them, it's great how one person's story can really hit you at the right moment. Of course we always knew you were inspiring! I'll be in the studio all day and have a concert tomorrow, so I'll check in Monday!
Ofelia, thanks for the words of encouragement/support.
Laura, your interview was extremely inspiring. You're my thinspiration.
Sharpie, I know exactly what you mean about the people taking over your gym. For us it's Monday/Tuesday...wtf, I can't use MY machine because you finally decided "what the heck...let me try this today"
Sarah, well done on a good week.
Okay ladies: SIX FREAKING POUNDS IN ONE WEEK. I am up SIX lbs as a result of the new owners making me crazy. That and because I'm leaving this office EVERYONE keeps taking me out to lunch AND dinner.
Next week will be better. I decided a couple of days that I have to fight for ME and my size 12 pants. I can and will do this!
Shizz: Those 6 pounds are going to come right off, hello I gained 8 in one week! The stress about your job must be killing you, but soon enough things will work themselves out. Kudos to not liking having to share OUR gym. BUt then I think, I was that person once...I hope I was not as annoying to someone else! lol
Laura: You're so awesome! Random story, I was walking home from the gym two days ago and was thinking to myself what I would look like thin, like a size 9. And I was like that would be nice. And then I was like, that is going to happen. I have been dreaming of being a size 9 since I was 13. I'll be damned if I go through my whole life and never get to that point. One life to live and I am going to get what I want. I then smiled the rest of the walk home. You inspire me because I am sure you had the same feelings, and even though you're not at your final goal, I'm sure you used to imagine how it would be to be size Y. I know I am amazed how I fit into my old "skinny" jeans, but now I hate them, they're my "fat" jeans now. I know I just kind of went on a tangent, but whatevs lol. Way to go Laura.
I am under 243 on this Friday!
I went out drinking yesterday and was good, and when I came home, at some peanuts, not too many, something to satisfy that salty craving, and this morning I am 242.8! I am about 1.5 pounds away from my weight pre-cruise =] I'm so happy it did not take me most of the month of april to get this weight off. The only dilemma I have today is gym or no gym...I've gone hard the last 4 days...but then again, I am drinking this weekend, so I should...hmmm we'll see how this works itself out lol
Next Friday, I hope to be under 240 again! I am going to work so hard for that. I need to get back to where I was and reach an all-time low again.
Hello tall girls!! :) It's so great to be around girls that are taller than 5'4" and don't have a goal clothing size of 2!! ha
I am brand new to CalorieCount. I joined last night. My stats:
39 years old (and holding like you wouldn't believe!) lol
I've dropped 4.5 in the first 2 1/2 weeks. Working out everyday ("off day" is a slow walk). Vary the routine with dancing, jogging, running and workout DVDs. My weakness is nighttime snacking but I'm getting better!
Looking forward to getting to know you! :)
ooh tall girls club. i'm in. i haven't been on caloriecount for a while, so i guess i can say i'm somewhat new. here are my stats:
21 years old
5'10 1/2 or 5'11? not quite sure.
cw: same as start weight
i've recently switched over to a vegetarian/almost vegan based diet, and have been doing well without meat, eggs or dairy. i get a lot of my calories from whole grains, beans, fruits and veggies. but since switching to a more vegan based diet [for health and personal choices] i've found myself eating more than i should [and more sweets too]. so basically, i just have to go back to keeping track of what i'm putting in my mouth, and start working out again, at least walking daily. since the weather is getting nicer [sort of. can't keep track with chicago's weather] then i will start to take my dogs out for longer walks =) good luck to all of us!
oh and if anyone's interested in checking out my foodblog, do so!
Chibipanda and Tallgal, WELCOME!
I've been wanting to try a veggie diet for a few weeks, mostly to see how it makes me feel. Definitely don't want it as a lifestyle, but cutting back on meat would be awesome, for the environment and my health. haha notice how I did not mention the animals :P I'll be checking out your foodblog, I do not have ANY veggie meals at all, I was raised on lots of meat (and it shows lol) Good to have you on board Chibi.
Tallgal: Yay for tall girls. We serioulsy are our own class of women. Size 2??? HA! You seem to have had some great progress, I'm sure you'll keep it up =]
My weekend was not too bad eating wise. I did not gorge on bad food, but I did drink a bit. I don't consider this weekend a failure though, yay! We'll see what the scale says tomorrow. I plan on having another intense gym week, 5 days this week! My eating is back on track, I feel structured and think this week I will be able to get under 240 again. My sister is having a Toga Party on the 25th, I would love to be at or around 237-8 by then.
Mini-goal of the week:
Under 240 by Friday 4/10
Get excited ladies, we're losing weight!
Sharpdust - Thanks for the welcome! :)
I can't believe I'm taking today off. I've worked out every day for almost 3 weeks! I'm planning to swing dance the next 2 nights and then walk/run/weights the rest of the week.
Have a great week! :)
Well, well, well Little Miss Sharpie...aren't we just a hottie mcnaughty in that LITTLE black dress?!?! You look AWESOME! And I'm totally on board with you this week as far as gyming HARD and eating properly!
Tallgal and Chibi, welcome to the group! We're very glad to have you.
Okay girls, the truth of the matter is I haven't counted/watched anything since about this time ONE MONTH AGO! So here I go, I'm officially back. I went to the grocery store yesterday, bought all of my "reguarly scheduled items" and feel good to go! I did 30 minutes elliptical, 15 min run/walk, weights and 15 minute of stretching. I was sweating like a piggy and it felt GREAT!
I hope yall have good week.