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We share a long journey.
January 1, 2009
is coming ... IS HERE !
we'll make ... WE'VE MADE !
~ THE 2008 300+ COUNTDOWN CLUB ~
Counting down to JAN 1, 2009!
1. Post your 1st of month weigh in.
2. Check your updated number below.
3. Let me know of any corrections.
.......................... GROUP WEIGHT LOSS ..........................
SW: 320.0 JAN 1st 2009 185.0 Lost 135.0 bigbrett22
SW: 340.0 JAN 1st 2009 173.0 Lost 167.0 danielle_20077
SW: 343.0 JAN 1st 2009 275.0 Lost 68.0 denise07
SW: 326.0 JAN 1st 2009 280.0 Lost 38.0 freethrowtommy
SW: 354.0 JAN 1st 2009 328.0 Lost 26.0 humorpam
SW: 329.0 JAN 1st 2009 295.0 Lost 34.0 korali
SW: 329.0 JAN 1st 2009 221.0 Lost 108.0 laurabow
SW: 370.0 JAN 1st 2009 286.0 Lost 84.0 mnic
SW: 442.2 JAN 1st 2009 392.0 Lost 50.2 mwiowa
SW: 325.0 JAN 1st 2009 267.0 Lost 58.0 punkrockriot
SW: 315.0 JAN 1st 2009 226.0 Lost 100.0 renaer14
SW: 317.0 JAN 1st 2009 311.0 Lost 6.0 shnitzel (tracy)
SW: 465.0 JAN 1st 2009 220.8 Lost 244.0 sun123
SW: 385.0 JAN 1st 2009 336.8 Lost 52.0 sunnyone24
SW: 305.0 JAN 1st 2009 234.5 Lost 70.5 Tina_4792
SW: 367.0 JAN 1st 2009 299.0 Lost 69.4 topeze
SW: 576.0 JAN 1st 2009 447.0 Lost 129.0 velvetkiss
SW: 325.0 JAN 1st 2009 255.0 Lost 70.0 watchmeshine82
SW: 355.0 JAN 1st 2009 287.0 Lost 68.0 wobbley
Reason: **EDIT: Updated members
I eat an average of 1829 calorie per day, I cycle my calories:
I also take a free day in place of the 2800 cal day every 2 weeks and get right back to normal the next day.
I do cardio and strength training 3 or 4 days a week, sometimes less. As I lose more weight I plan to increase my cardio/activity but I am NOT going to lower my calories. I will still eat the same amount and take it slower.
I believe people should eat at or close to their TARGET weight maintenance calories, get plenty of exercise, and eventually, gradually, they will get to where they want to be.
I love my diet. I eat everything that I like in moderation. Deprivation and restrition lead to failure and bineging -- that's why I don't try to lose in a way that I can't live with anymore. I plan to stay on this for the rest of my life because I REALLY enjoy it and don't feel deprived at all.
I enjoy myself at holidays and special occasions; I don't count calories on those days or worry about them. It's all part of life and I am happy and healthier than ever before!
I started 2 weeks ago.......415 lbs......BMI....69.1
Yesterday I was at.............392 lbs.....BMI.....65.2
My long term goal is 150. My short term goal is 300.
I am on a doctor prescribed and supervised diet of 1cup of food, 5 times per day and am taking Phentermine.
405 ------ start weight in 8/1/07
341 ------ current weight 12/6/07
299 ------ b-day goal   ;3/14/07
200 ------ goal weight 1/1/09
Ive been up and down in these first four months o dieting. But losing 65 lbs feels great and finally being under 350 is awesome. Under 300 will be a very good day for me. Im 21, male, from cali... Loving life.
I started at 406 and hit 327 this week for a loss of 79 pounds in 4 months and one week. The most I will accept weight wise long term is 225, I'd like to be about 180 but I'm not sure I can do that.
I've been lax about the gym for the last two weeks only going 2 times instead of the 3-5 times. I've discovered I have a social life again and tend to let going out and staying out late get in the way of excercise.
I normally keep the calories in the 1500 range. My weight is excessive and my approach is a little on the drastic side but it is the less of two evils for me.
I'd really like to get enough weight off that I can go biking again like long ago. Skydiving would be fun and I think I'll do that when I get to 250 as a reward.
Original Post by mollymouser:
Wow. I just don't think I could do a VLCD (very low calorie diet) again. I tried it once years ago, most of my hair fell out, and I ended up just regaining all my weight... and then some. This time, my goal is to learn about nutrition and to embrace a forever lifestyle.
How long will you stay on the 5 cups of food per day? How often does your doctor see you? Do you take lots of vitamins and supplements?
I go back to the doctor that put me on that December 12th. I am hoping that is the end of it. I am trying to make sure I get at least 1200 calories per day, but that is still 1400+ deficit with no exercise.
No vitamins or supplements. He sees me monthly.
If my hair starts to fall out, I'm done. But it does scare me that I will gain the weight back b/c of doing very low calorie and the pills to lose it. However, if I gain better eating habits, portion control, learn to count calories, etc........then would I still gain just b/c I up my calories or stopped taking the pills?
I eat more now, (@1800 calories) because it's winter and my health stats (bp, pulse, etc.) are in such good shape that there is no longer a serious rush to get the lbs off so I'm losing 3-4 lb a week now. I still walk around 60 min a day and do weights 3 times a week. Over time I've upped the amount of resistance and increased the number of exercises, so it's fun to go back and look at my old charts and see how far I've come in that way too.
The best thing is that over time I've learned to not obsess as much about portions and such. I can eyeball most things I eat to get the right portion and I know that in most cases, a fun sized candy bar won't kill me. This has made it so the diet part of my life can sink back into the background and not be the main goal of my life. I do log my food, especially if I've noticed a gain (like when I had my broken foot and couldn't walk for exercise)
I weigh in every Saturday and that keeps me honest so if I see
the scale not moving in the right direction, I can adjust my plan. That was the mistake I made with the broken foot is I didn't weigh in during that period.
When I weighed in at 406 in July of this year, I basically begged my doctor to help me. He put me on phentermine-short term- to jump start my weight loss. I started working out daily, sometimes twice a day, doing the elliptical machine and weights at my gym, and then swimming laps in my pool at night.
It's been 20 weeks and I've lost 60lbs, so now I weigh 346. I'm shooting for 330 by the end of the month and hope to under 300 (for the first time in more than 8 years) by the end of February. I am no longer on the phentermine and thankfully, going it alone hasn't been as hard as I thought it would be. I used the drug as a jump start and it worked and now I have the knowledge and motivation to press forward on my own.
Good luck! Everyone who has responded to this post has motivated me even more. So thanks for the pick me up!
Wow - this thread is inspiring and depressing at the same time! Inspiring, because you all have done so well, and depressing, because my loss seems to have stalled and I am getting discouraged!
I started in April 07 at 343 and am now at 280. I hit 280 at the end of October, and I am still here! This past week I have been slacking off some, but before that I was doing all the same things with no results. I am getting back on track after finals, nothing to do but keep on.
Thanks Molly - funny you should say that. I have not exercised for the past week due to late night study nights, finishing assignments, etc... I had to choose between exercise and sleep and there is not a lot of choice there, but before that I was exercising about 5 days/week so I have inadvertently given myself a break from that. I was also eating more during this past week, and as far as I can tell I have maintained my weight. So maybe now when I get back on track I will lose again.. crossing fingers, and back to the gym today!