Hey Guys, Here to check in... Just a reminder: I'm 23yo, 5'2 and as of tuesday morning 184.8... well I'm proud to tell u that this number has gone doooown.. I am now 181.2.....
I am ecstatic right now, I can't believe i lost 3.6pounds in 3DAYS!!!!! I wasn't aiming for those results but oh well...And i didn't starve myself, I start eating each meal (i used to eat 1 big meal a day), I drunk a loooot of water(btw 10-12 glasses a day) but i just worked out wednesday and thursday (45min at the gym and 30 min at the pool)
Well, I just started so i guess those were the easy pounds to lose... But now i have to stick with it until i reach my goal..
Anyway, I'm so glad to share with ppl who go through the same thing... Thank u guys!!!
Good luck FlorianeI just had a great first week too and lost 4 pounds, I'll take it!
hey all! Down 5 lbs! woo hoo! Of course, as a lifelong dieter, Im perfectly aware that that 5 lbs can come back on with a sandwich, but still ...
It feels soooooo good to be headed in the right direction.
Now. Off to Curves.
Based in London and going the personal trainer route if anyone needs local support. thanks for putting this up there- looks like we're all in the same boat.
Im 5'5" and was 187 last Saturday and 183.6 as of today. Almost 4 lbs! I know the firs tfew weeks you lose more water weight... but I am hoping to maintain at least 2.5 lbs per week!
I promise you aren't as old as I am and we KNOW that it takes longer to lose weight so it can be very discouraging. But we can do it with lots of good support. Just one pound at a time. I know it will take me a year or longer to lose the 40 lbs that will have me at a healthy weight, but swapping unhealthy eating for healthy eating can only be a benefit.
Glad you're here.
isn't it just so awful to hate the way one looks and feels? I found that I was not accepting certain invitations because I didn't want to be the fat woman at the party. That's when I decided I had to take some action.
Maybe you can do some upper body strengthening & work on tightening your "core?" And maybe just like 5 mins a day for a week?
Stay with us. We can do this. And that means you too.
I'm 21, 5'6", and 180...My goal is 150 by the end of summer. According to my physician I'm pretty healthy overall, but I've gained 30 pounds over the winter...I know! I'm shaking my head too!! But I would definitely love to support you and gain support from some of the other more experienced memebers of CC. Self-Motivation is one of my biggest problems, but I know we can do it!!!
I am also at 185 lbs, 5'5" - I will turn 60 in June, and I know it's going to take time, but I really need the encouragement that this site gives me to stay the course! Any tips for older women - post-menopausal, carrying most of my extra weight in the upper half of my body? I guess I'm probably one of the older members on here, but that's ok - I still want to look and feel better. I would love to be at 160 by my 60th birthday on June 11! Is that even possible? Thanks, guys!
It's possible but even if you lose most of it, you will feel so much better you will be amazed.
I'm saying this cuz I'm 65 and I've just lost 7 lbs on my way to a 40 lbs loss. ( so hah! Now it's only a 33 lbs loss!) And even though I don't have my waist back, I've already got a renewed feeling of self-confidence that is incredibly motivating.
I'm perfectly aware that this is going to take more than a year and that I can never go back to my old slovenly way of eating ... but I really think I'm ok with that.
By June 11 you may not have lost the entire 25 lbs, but if you stick with it, you'll be buttoning those slacks and feeling like dancing and be totally motivated to keep on keeping on.
Thanks, fidlechik! What are you doing to lose the pounds? All advice is more than welcome!! I'm feeling motivated already!
Well, the nice thing about this forum is that it truly advocates moderation. That said, I am not being really moderate at this time. As I said in a previous post, my so-called moderation has caused me to need to lose 40 lbs instead of 30 lbs.
So I am -- on my doctor's recommendation - following Dr. Furhman's Eat to Live diet. It is a strict vegan diet and I'm committed to following it for 6 weeks. Seriously, it's no animal products at all, no oil, no sugar, no salt and no eating between meals. Yoiks! But I've just finished week 1 and I feel wonderful and have lost 7 lbs. (you know, those lbs that you can put back on with one good italian sub.) I'm also going to Curves 3x a week and have joined a walking challenge at work.
The weight is important to me -- but mostly because the weight is causing so many health issues: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, pre-diabetic blood sugar readings.
Well, that and I can't fit into most of my clothes and I am NOT GOING TO BUY ANY MORE FAT CLOTHES!!!
Also, I like being really cute. And don't any of you think you can't be really cute at age 65.
Ok, I'm going to be checking out the Eat to Live diet. The exercise part for me is not too much of a problem - it's the eating part! I may be looking to you for some motivation on the vegan thing - of course, 7 pounds in one week is very good motivation! And I totally agree - I'm a cutie myself!!
well google the eat to live site & you can get the info. I'd talked to my doctor about how difficult it has been for me to lose weight at my age & how discouraged I felt. She very casually said, "well you might try the vegetable diet. It's worked for quite a few of my patients."
Now I'm not one who believes you can diet and not be hungry. That just doesn't make sense. But here's the weird part ... I eat this g'normous salad for lunch and I am NOT hungry for 5 or 6 hours. And even then, I'm not starving nor feeling deprived. I feel like I'm training myself to understand the difference between wanting to eat and truly being hungry. With all that nutrient-rich food, I don't worry that I'm not eating enough and the simple fact that I-don't-eat-between-meals simplifies everything. No more worrying about how many almonds is too many or whether it's time for my laughing cow wedge.
But. And ya'll who are on this thread hear this: I am not advocating this diet. I'm just saying it's what's working for me at this time.