I'm new to this forum. While my counter says my goal is in the 170's, to get to an ideal weight I need to drop over 100lbs. I was just scared of actually writing down "150" or less. A mental block, I think. I'll get over it!
Anyway, I found this forum two days ago after deciding it was time to take action and lose the weight in a safe and gentle manner. I've lost weight yo-yo dieting before and it only shoots back up, but this time I've been calorie counting, carb counting and finding healthier alternatives to some of my favourite foods (or eating less of them - I'm amazed at how big my portions were before I started paying attention!) I've been exercising fairly consistently for a while now, but it's done nothing because my intake has been too much. So this week has been less intake, same amount of exercise.
Today I stepped on the scale and am happy to report a 2.4lb weight loss over four days!! I'm SO thrilled! This is my first amount lost and while I know I may not lose that much in such a short period again, it's a great start. I'm feeling motivated and determined to stick to my plan. I look forward to participating in this forum and working with all of you towards our 100+ weight loss goals