I've always been a big girl and no one ever believes me when I tell them I weigh 300 pounds (or theyre just trying to be nice). But I was working a remodel at my store and a coworker took my picture. I teared up. I couldn't believe how large I had let myself get.
So as of June 27 I weighed in at 314. Today, June 30 I am 308.4. With no supporters on my profile. Someone please help motivate me to my goal of 180!
Great start! Keep going, you'll get there eventually.
I am sure you'll succeed! Keep going! 5.4 pounds is amazing :)
That's a phenomenal amount of weight to loose in three days! You must be doing something right...so, 5.4 down, only 94.6 to go :) It's a shame nobody has supported you as yet, but I find the more vocal you are on the site the quicker you get intergrated into the community. I really have found a lot of suppport, and more surprisingly and importantly, a lot of caring. Well, good luck on your journey :)
Hey girl, welcome to Calorie Count!
You can totally do this! How do I know? Because I've done it and, believe me, if I can do it, anyone can. For years I ate as a way of life. I ate when I was happy. I ate when I was sad. I ate when I was bored. I ate when I was doing something. I ate because the food was there. I ate because the food wasn't there. You name it, I ate it. I ate good food, lousy food, food I liked and even food I didn't like. Eating was just what I did. All the time. I got fat and that was depressing, so I ate some more. You get the idea.
Calorie Count is terrific because you'll find lots of information, lots of friends, and absolutely no blaming. We ALL have food issues; that's why we're here. So welcome to the club.
Start easy. Just record whatever goes into your mouth. That's a revelation in itself.
Give yourself plenty of time. It took awhile to get here, and it will take awhile to walk back. A year from now you'll either be fatter, thinner, or the same. You choose.
And don't forget to give yourself LOTS of credit. You're here! You're checking out alternatives! You're making changes!
You're on your way!!!
You're doing great! I just joined the site today and think it's great that we can all support each other. I have always eaten as a way of dealing with my problems. According to this site I have 41 lbs to lose. I hope that I can do as well as you in my first week! Keep up the good work!
I don't usually post in the forums (I'm shy *bats eyelashes*) but you sound exactly like me - same age and everything! :P
My breaking point was looking in the mirror and seeing my face was finally starting to show how heavy I was. I've had MANY failed attempts at losing weight before, but this is finally it. It's now or never. Considering you've lost so much already and you've just started, I know you can do it. :) You just have to remember the reason why you're doing this, and never give up on that goal.
I hope you will get there....
Hi Kat! You've come to the right place. Calorie Count is just about the best place ever for support, and we're in it for the long haul. Congrats on losing your first 5.4 lbs! I'm 27 and trying to lose 30lbs in a year (yeah, I'm slow, lol).
I just want to encourage you and let you know that you CAN do this! The year (or two or three) is going to pass you by anyway, so you may as well be doing something good for your health. That's what I always tell myself when I get frustrated that things are taking too long. Be gentle and be patient with yourself. If you have questions along the way, ask away! That's what these forums are for.
I want to leave you with a story about MY biggest inspiration: my mom. She always struggled with her weight when I was growing up. At her highest point, she was 250 lbs at 5' 2" About 4 years ago, she decided to get serious about her health and losing weight. She's down almost 100 lbs just by exercising and logging her food (she uses a different site, though). She looks younger at 51 than she did at 33 - I've have the pictures to prove it! She started out slowly, walking little bit by little bit. Now she's power walking for miles and weight-lifting several times a week. AND she did it while going through a wretched divorce and a terrible financial crisis. We can SO do this!
What do you think?
That could do it.
Or you could have taken it before/after eating. Or drinking fluids. Or dressed/undressed. Or the phase of the moon.
My point is that many, many factors influence the bathroom scale. Try not to get too focused on the scale. Use your clothing as a better guide to how you're doing so far. You'll be surprised how much better you look in your clothes as you continue to lose weight. One of the first things I noticed is that my buttons weren't straining across my front as much. Then my pants fit a tiny bit looser.
Keep up the great work and, before you know it, you'll be shopping for new clothes!
Down 12.4 pounds! =O)
Let me start by saying congrats on your 12 pounds! That is such a great achievement and you are doing well!
I'll offer you some advice that helped me a lot, and also prevented me from going insane :). Try weighing in just once a week, at most. Sometimes, water retention, how much food you ate, and other factors are at play that can affect your weight even from morning til night.
What I do is, weigh myself every Monday morning about 10am, and I always eat the same thing on Saturday/Sunday for consistency.
But I figured it up that if I lose 3 pounds a week I'll make it to 180 in less then a year!
I'm new here as well - I have been counting my calories elsewhere and I've lost 52kgs in 2 1/2 years. I'm 43 years old and I have never seriously dieted before. I have these last stubborn 10kgs to lose, but I will have to track calories every day forever (I just got tired of my other site - cals were off by a lot, had to do too much adjusting.)
Katelyn, others are right to say not to weigh yourself every day. If you live and die by daily scale movements, you'll lose motivation. For every happy day that you lose an amazing amount of weight, you'll have 10 sad days where it goes up or stays flat. Once a week smooths out the bumps.
Stick to your calorie counting, make small changes, and take your measurements. Sometimes your measurements will change when the scale won't!
You're gonna rock this out. I'm excited for you- you're still young, you're gonna start feeling GREAT, and you're on the road to a healthy life. Please feel free to contact me for support. I haven't been in the exact same boat, but I've been through life struggles that are different, and I think the same rules can be applied to most.
Through it all, remember: you are beautiful, you are human, you are an individual with control over your life. Get it, girl!!