I am aiming at losing 100 lbs if not 120lbs. Anyone else out there needing to drop a significant amount of weight? If so hit me up. I know the large amount of pounds that you're looking to shed can be overwhelming so let's stick together. Lets lose lots of pounds together.
I am with you! I need to lose almost exactly 100lbs! Ill add you as a freind and you can e mail me whenever!
I need to lose 100 lbs also! We're in it for the long haul!!! lol....I'm ready to turn my life around though.
I'm also there.
I'd love to talk to a group who have a real challenge ahead of them, I love everyone here, but I just can't seem to relate to the women can't lose those last 15lbs no matter how many times they go to they gym.
u targeted my exact goal!! ur right we need to stick together so lets do it! what things have u tried to get ur 100lbs off and how long have u been tryin?
I have to lose 100 lb. exactly. This is the most I have ever had to lose. Am a diet junky and would like to stop this terrible pattern of behaviour. I need all the support I can get. Let's get going!
YAY! Others like me to be in contact with! I also need to lose at LEAST 100lbs.(prolley more, but 100 is intimidating enough, so I'm stickin with that for now!) I am 32, 6' tall & currently weigh 308. UGH. The most I have ever weighed in my life. Overwhelming is precisely the word.
I for sure know how you feel. I had my breakdown finally on Valentine's Day this year. I couldn't believe how nice my husband is and he doesn't even act disgusted of how much I weigh now. So I started eating healthier than I had been. Than on February 23rd I picked up the book Skinny Bitch and I couldn't put it down. It was 120 pages and I finished in roughly 2 hours. It's transformed my life. It encourages you to be a vegan but more than that to think about what you put in your body. It's actually helped me a lot. I LOVE cheese and come from a family that LOVES cheese. I could eat over 1500 calories in a day just from adding cheese to something. Well now since I'm a vegan it's easier to turn away the tempting foods. I don't fill up on 1000's of calories of cheese because I've changed my lifestyle. So versus now trying to fight off temptations of the food I love they don't fall into my Vegan lifestyle. It's made it much easier for me to continue on my path to hotness. At times I get very overwhelmed with how much weight I have to lose. I'm definitely losing but the scale doesn't reflect it fast enough so I've decided I'll weigh twice a month. On the 1st and the 15th so I don't become a chronic weigher again. I have figured out the scale either makes or breaks us. If your clothes are bigger on you than I'd say you're definitely losing weight. I'm trying to focus on smaller goals because the big 100 is a huge amount of weight. So I'm a size 22 right now so I have a goal of being back in a size 18 by May 1st. Than I'll finally throw away my fat clothes for good! I'm 5'10 so I know realistically I aint ever going to show anything less than a 150 on the scale and if I do I'm not going to have sexy muscles to show off. Lets do this girls. We'll no longer be the girls with the pretty faces and great personalities that are obese. We'll be the girls that when we walk down the street everyone stares. We'll be the girls at the gym that can wear the spandex and look amazing. We'll be the girls that don't have to adjust our clothes every time we stand or sit so our pudge doesn't show. I'm talking about freedom ladies. Freedom from this torture we've put ourselves through. NOTHING tastes as good as THIN feels!!! WE can take back our lives and finally be who we were created to be. GAME ON!!!
Hey everyone! Here are my stats:
Starting Weight: 298.4
Current Weight: 254.0
Goal Weight: 178
I'm hoping to lose a total of 120 pounds and I've lost over a third of that since September. For now a goal of 178 seems reasonable, but as I get closer I'll see how I feel. I'm 5'6" and so 178 is still considered slightly overweight, but I just can't imagine being less than 200 right now.
We can totally do this!
Thanks for sharing your personal experiences jerichocheyenne. I am full of admiration for anyone who has adopted a vegan way of life. While I can give up dairy with no problem, I have tried but have failed to give up meat. Right now I am completing the Master Cleanse (day 8 out of 10 days). When I resume eating again, I am going to try practising the four rules that Paul McKenna gave on his TLC TV show last Sunday.
As I said before, I am a diet junky and I have tried them all, some at great expense, lost the weight and gained it back. I realize that my main reason for weight gain is mindless eating. Invariably I eat before the TV, read or do puzzles. At one time, I knew when I was full and could stop eating, but no more. I have to get back to that stage.
Do you think that setting a deadline to reach one's goal weight is a must? Mine is vaguely summer as it is so hard to drag around the extra weight in the hot weather. That will motivate me. I am 5'-5", 230 now and I want to get to 165 although my GW is 135. At 140, I look absolutely skeletal and find this unattractive. But who knows? Nowadays, it seems that skeletal is "in" so I don't know. Am positive though and mean to succeed.
My best wishes for success for everyone who has joined this thread. How great it will be when we can walk down the street without our legs chafing, when we see the eyes of salesples light up when they serve us, and when the other people in the restaurant do not look at us derisively when we put a forkful in our mouths!
Thanks for all the comments. I once did work at a restaurant but it's crazy I didn't judge the obese people that came into my restaurant immediately. I'd wait to see them order and if they ordered enough food for a family than it just made me mad. Or obese parents that let their children eat poorly and setting them up for a lifetime of pain. I think that was the worse. I think of it as child abuse. My son has always been thin and always will be incredibly healthy. I'm more worried about his weight than my own but as he's growing he makes the right choices and I thank God every day for that. I would never want him to go through what I've gone through during my life. Turning to food to solve my problems. and not to mention the unhealthy yo-yoing. So we can do this and just tell yourself that everyday.
I just wanted to give everyone my stats so we can get to know eachother..
I am 21 years old and just had a baby in November. It is a long story, but the pregnancy was complicated and I gained over 100 lbs during it!
So far I have been at this diet for 3 weeks and it's going pretty good! It is very hard for me to look in the mirror these days though. I am young and feel as if my youth was taken from me during this pregnancy. I will never have the body I had before. I had a c-section and have stretch marks pretty much anywhere you can have them. But I want my children to grow up healthy and I want to be a good role model for them.
It also doesnt help that I have a very critical dad and sister. My dad is a big time yo-yo dieter and always has been. So he is constantly worried about his weight. Anytime I talk to him we always end up in a conversation about how much I weigh, and how much I've lost, and if I'm sticking to the gym. My sister was 215 lbs in October of 2007. That was her all time high. She is now down to around 175 lbs. She looks great and people tell her that every day. And that has seriously gone to her head. I don't even like seeing her because she is always making rude comments to me about my weight. Most recently she said 'wow you look like I used to' and that was in front of my family. And she also asked me if I feel like people stare at me while Im working out. I just said no and asked why she asked that, she just got uncomfortable and changed the subject. I try to ingore these things, but I grew up with critical parents, so I am now very critical of myself.
I hope that we can all get to know eachother and try to have fun on this weightloss journey! And a journey it is with 100 or more pounds to lose!
This is one of the most inspiring things I've read in a while. I just signed up on here tonight after reading this post. I'm a 19 year old girl and this weight loss thing has been a HUGE struggle for me. For the past 3 years I've been trying to take off weight on and off. I took off thirty pounds in the spring by my self and now I'm just starting to get back into it. I signed up for LA weight loss, I kind of already know what I need to be eating but I just wanted some extra motivation. Ive lost about 5 pounds since I started there four weeks ago. I also started working out everyday, today was third day in a row! That stuff about the girl with the gorgeous face and great personality... who is obese COMPLETELY hit home for me. I am way excited to have people in similar situations because I'm surrounded by skinnies!
I am looking to loose 140lbs but I'd be happy with even 100lbs.. it's gunna be a work in progress for me!
So far: 10lbs lost
Everyone feel free to add me as a friend and lets support each other!
A group that has a goal like mine. My goal is to lose at least a hundred lbs.. I have lost 17 so far, since late nov. It has been hard, though to say the least. I lost my only sibling, my sister, and my last immediate family member in oct. to heart attack. she was the pic. of health and at 47 looked like a 29 year old, at 105 lbs, beautiful inside and out. only 2 yrs before we lost an uncle 46, also to a heart attack. I have just reached my 41st birthday. folllowing the death of my sister, only a few days after her funeral an old back injury that I have dealt with for over 18 yrs culminated in a dibilatating episode in which I was down for several weeks, then when the sciatic nerve pinched I was in agony. Luckily I was able to see a chiropractor that could get me into a surgeon in houston in only a few weeks ( it is usually 3ms. to see an specialist). I have had the surgery now--I am 6 wks post surgery, and still have some pinching but the dr. expects over time that it will diminish. only 2 days after major fusion he told me to walk an hr a day. I pushed myself to do this. within a few days I was walking a mile back and forth in my house. 6 weeks after surgery I am up to 2 miles on track,, in an hr and walking more in the house also. &nbs p; My dr. told me after surgery I should go get a lap band,because even though he fixed one back area with a fusion, that I had many other bad discs and if I didn't get the weight off that I would wind up having more pain and more surgeries in the future. I told him that I don' t want to do the lap band, because I didn't want any more surgery. He said he had only had one person in all the years of practicing that had the will power to stick to the weight loss program and lose everything he told them to lose. I told him that you still have to have will pwer even with the lap band, because you can cheat and get around it and many I have known have wound up gaining everything back by doing this. he was pleased with my 17 lbs weight loss, which amounts to a lb a week or so, but told me he wants me to work up to 5 milles walking a day and 1500 or less calories so I can take it off faster. I am worried about losing it too fast, but I know that he wants me to get it off my back so to speak as soon as possible. I am with you girls my start weight was 267, but at my highest maybe a year ago I was 280. Iam currently at 250. my goal is about 170 ( the chart said 140- but I am being realistic- do they take into consideration women that have DDD chest that weight 7lbs or more each??? Good luck to all you brave beautiful women.. Let s do it... I look forward to heaing updates from you all. lonestarpenny
Yay! I'm excited for everyone. It seems as though we are all needing to lose the weight for many different reasons but we all want to be healthy. I'm looking forward to shedding inches with all y'all. I encourage all of you to try something new. Last night I went to a spinning class for the very first time and woo baby was it intense. Of course, It was just my luck I had the hardest instructor. There were times I had to stay seated instead of being up like everyone else but you know what it's ok. I'm one day closer to being the rockstar of the class. I have never sweated like that in my life. Kicked my butt and was free at my gym. WAY cheaper than a trainer. I would've had to pay like 60 bucks if I had a trainer do that. It was very hard but I'm going to stick with it. It worked my whole body. So try something new even if you have to go it alone and feel akward the first time. I have found I can't rely on anyone else to achieve my goals. Like Nike says, " Just Do It ". Let me know of all the fun and difficult new things y'all try!
Ugh,, i want to lose 100 lbs at least and feel sick when I think about it. I really like this web site and find that counting my calories, etc, helps so much.
I began on Monday of this week and so far have not been doing as well as I would ike. I am eating better than before but still no where near perfect. i need to weigh myself to see if i have had any success.
I am in desperate need of a buddy to keep me motivated!
I am 19 years old, 5'5" and 210 pounds.
my goal weight is to be around 120 or 125. Obesity runs in both sides of my family and I want it to end with me. I know that I can get down to my target weight if I watch what I eat and exercise regularly. In high school I was on the dance team and played basketball and a ton of other sports and was in really good shape. Then when I graduated, all of my exercise stopped but I kept eating like I had in high school when I was exercising regularly and now I can't seem to stop gaining weight.
My sister and I just started going to the gym about 5 weeks ago. I initially lost 10 pounds but have since gained 8 back! I am so discouraged...but I am determined not to give up. This website is amazing and I have gotten so much encouragement just today (I signed up this morning).
You can all add me as a friend! I would love to be a part of this group and help to encourage each of you. I know that you can all get down to your target weights if you stay determined and don't give up. :)
I am 54 and starting menopause. I know it is going to be slow. It took me six months to lose what I have managed to lose so far. But at my age, the price of the extra weight is becoming very clear. If I don't want to be stuck in a chair barely able to walk taking medications for all kinds of problems, I have to lose it now. The clock is running out.
I'm two weeks shy of 49, and I need to lose around 130 pounds (more by this sites calculations, but I disagree! At 6'1" with a 38" inseam - my bones may be thin but they are long - I wouldn't say I have a small frame!) I've been trying half-heartedly, but now I'm determined to do it. I have a couple things against me - I talk meds to help me sleep (slows metabolism), I'm post-menopausal, I have arthritis in my leg joints and hands plus fibromyalgia (limits exercise) and the one thing truly under my control - some very bad eating habits! I belong to a gym, I spend 20-30 minutes on the exercycle, then 35-45 minutes doing weights. I listed all the major muscle groups and one day work the top half, the next the bottom. I'm trying to go at least 3X a week - I've been averaging only once a week. I also am forcing myself to eat something for breakfast. I usually have yogurt because I like it and I have zero appetite in the morning. I also have been putting everything I eat in a diet program and trying to keep balanced. I just joined this site hoping to share stories and tips.