100 lb. Club - January Newbies...introduce yourself!!




Sandi
01-02-2007, 01:14 PM
We get lots of new members during the month of January and we'd like to welcome all of you! Feel free to jump right in. You might want to check out this thread (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=76425)for more information on how the 100 lb club works.

Please introduce yourself here so that we can get a chance to get to know you!!


SkinnyScorp29
01-02-2007, 01:51 PM
Hi Sandi,
My Name Is Sheila.. I'm from Louisiana...i joined this site a couple of years back but forgot that name and email account so i started a new one LOL..Just looking for a group to keep me motivated and on track when i feel down or just BLAH
I started 250 now 230 goal is 160 i'm almost 5'10 in height so im hiding all this weight well UGH

md2ia2md
01-02-2007, 02:35 PM
Hello everyone.....I am new to this site. I am looking to loose about 60 pounds when all is said and done. I will probably be doing Weight Watchers also but like other sites as an inspiration. I lost 45 pounds about 5 years ago but I have gained it all back. I have some back problems that have restricted my exercising. I am starting out by going to an Aquacise class this evening. I am hoping to do this on Tuesday's and Thursday's.
Good Luck to everyone, we can all do this together.


108tolose
01-02-2007, 03:14 PM
Welcome Sheila and md! Sheila - I'm right there with you...height hides the pounds well, but ugh!

MaWhit
01-02-2007, 03:26 PM
A re-intro from me. I'm Whitney, single homeschooling mom to my three kids. I'm a 31-year-old college student and work-at-home mama, and I also work at the gym childcare a few times a week (and get a membership out of it). I have about 100 pounds to lose, which I plan to do within a couple years.

SuchAPrettyFace
01-02-2007, 03:43 PM
Welcome everyone!! :cheers:

BarrieMomof2
01-02-2007, 03:55 PM
Hi all, I'm Anne. I joined back in December, just ahead of the holidays. But during the holidays I saw some photos of me at my current weight and I was truely embarrased! It was an awful moment but it also motivated me to do something about it.
I've been heavy pretty much since I was a teenager. I also was in a car accident 6 1/2 years ago which limits what I can do a bit. It just makes it very uncomfortable to do any impact kind of exercises involving my hip and knee. So hubby and I decided on an exercise bike, which works good for me.
I'm starting out at 265....I had lost 5 lbs over the holidays, but then weighed myself this morning and saw it was back up to 264 :( , so not sure if its water weight or if its an actual gain, I will weigh again tomorrow and see. I just started to drink more water...up until now, its been very little water intake on my part....BAD I know. But I'm working on it.
Anyways, I would like to lose around 100lbs....but I'm trying to not worry too much about numbers, I want to be able to keep up to my 2 little ones...they are 2 and 7 months.

Well thats me! I cant wait to talk to you all and work on this together!

WeightNoMore2007
01-02-2007, 04:15 PM
Hello everyone...I would like to join in as well....my name is Raven

CrispyMama
01-02-2007, 04:23 PM
Hi all, I have been visiting this board for a few months. I love that there is somewhere I can go when I need to distract my self from eating!;)

I am a 33 year old homeschooling mom with two boys, 5 and 7. I have been overweight my whole life. I am a total sugar/chocolate addict.

My goal is 155, a loss of 100lbs, a weight I havent seen since 9th grade. I am trying to be patient, but It's hard. I enter my food into My Food Diary every day. I aim for 1lb loss a week. I am working on a regular exercise routine. I dont eat white sugar or flour, no soda or sweets. I focus on protein, whole grains, fruit and veggies (not my favorite:p must learn to like veggies!)

I'm down 23 pounds and I'm looking forward to saying good bye to many more!

MaWhit
01-02-2007, 04:26 PM
I am a 33 year old homeschooling mom with two boys, 5 and 7. I Another homeschooling mom! :) My kids will be 7 this month, 5 in March, and 3.

Trazey34
01-02-2007, 05:09 PM
I joined a week or so ago, I find it fun to read the posts and see what others are going thru -- if nothing else, it keeps me from snacking for an hour or so in the evenings ;)

So many of you have such busy lives, taking care of kiddies all day (you deserve a freakin MEDAL in my opinion!!!!), and trying to lose weight as well. I have NO EXCUSES whatsoever, as I have no children, and a supportive husband who would eat a lettuce leaf for dinner if I asked him to LOL He's got weight to lose as well, but if he cuts out beer for about a month, he's down to his high school weight :mad: :mad: :mad: ergh I hate him LOL

My problem is good old fashioned LAZINESS...it's WAY easier to eat crap, sit on the couch and do nothing, and just keep on buying BIGGER CLOTHES!!! However, I recently turned 40 and it hit me like a ton of bricks that I'm not a kid anymore and I'd like to see 50!!!

My goals aren't too extreme, as in I'll NEVER do this or that again, as that's doomed me to failure a million times before. Instead, I'm making a few simple changes for a few months and see how that works out -- so far in a few weeks I've droped 11 lbs., and haven't really noticed it being difficult. The next 90...well I'm not so optimistic :) My committments so far:

1) stopped eating McDonald's
2) cut out diet coke
3) increased water
4) 4 walks a week (believe me, this is HUGE for me!!)
5) make dinner @ home, go out only 1 night every 2 weeks (big change!)
6) take lunch to work, don't buy it at the greasy spoon next door

Not too much to take on at once, and I'll increase as I go along! Good luck everyone and Happy New Year

NESunshine
01-02-2007, 05:52 PM
Hello everyone,
This is great, I just though I'd say hello to everyone. I've been posting here for a couple of months now and its great. I sit at a desk all day long so I always keep this site up in my browser so that I can be distracted from whatever office munchies march my way.
About me, I'm 26 and my starting weight was 238lbs, currently I'm at 222 and my goal is 140, which as far back as I can remember is smaller than I've ever been. I made it through the holidays with no pounds lost but none gained it was a successful maintenance of my so-far progress and I'm ok with that! Um... I'm single, and can't seem to be bothered with dating right now and I have no kids...I'm not sure if I want any either (or if I can have them for that matter but thats a horse of a different color). I live alone with my cat who insists on whacking me in the face while I do morning yoga. I just finished my masters degree so now with my newly found free time I'm concentrating on getting healthy....8 years of higher education beer an pizza has taken enough of a toll!
Well thats enough of an intro....work is over...time for the gym!
best of luck to everyone!

dollychick
01-02-2007, 06:15 PM
Hi! My name is Dolly. Today I started anew on the way of eating healthier for the rest of my life. It's been tuff. I weigh 266! I did the same thing last year at this time and lost 40#'s. In June I got down to 229. On my birthday ate crazy and from there on I have gained all but 5#s back! I have to wonder what the heck is wrong with me? I have been over 200 since the '80s. Every 5 years or so I will lose alot then slowly gain back. I always feel so good when Im thinner but I always mess up. This time I want more then anything to change for life. I'm 55 and I know if I'm gonna do it I had better get on the ball. Im here to find others to help me and I will do my best to help others.

CrispyMama
01-02-2007, 06:52 PM
Another homeschooling mom! :) My kids will be 7 this month, 5 in March, and 3.

:wave: Nice to meet you!

CrispyMama
01-02-2007, 07:04 PM
Trazey, I can relate to your goals. I miss soda! I am trying real hard to get 8 glasses of water, it's hard! I just keep trying. And the cooking at home and limiting eating out, we're trying to do alot more at home too.

Dollychick, I did the same thing last year. I lost 30lbs, then gained all but 5lbs back. I just hope I learned from the experience and will not repeat the same mistakes.

NESunshine, I had a cat for 18 years before she pased away. I miss her wacking me in the face! Congratulations on your degree!

rockinrobin
01-02-2007, 07:15 PM
I just want to hi and welcome to all of you. I really look forward to getting to know you guys. There are a GREAT bunch of women here at the 100lb club. Everyone is really supportive and intellilgent and helpful And we all know what each other is going through.

The first 2 -3 weeks of my lifestyle change, (gosh that sounds so corny, but that's what I call it) were really, really hard. And then I must tell you it really does get much, much easier. And even enjoyable. Yup. After the first few weeks the cravings will stop, you'll notice a drop in the scale, your clothes will feel a little looser and before you know it people will start to notice. You'll look and feel better and this will propell you to go further. And then more good stuff will start happening to you, more compliments, you'll need new clothes. Your seatbelt will fit better. And so on and so on. And before you know it the new way of life will become almost habit.

Well I wish you all a tremndous amount of luck. And I am really looking forward to getting to know you all better.

LisaMarie71
01-02-2007, 07:16 PM
Welcome, new folks! You made a great decision when you decided to start posting here!! I started in July and this site has really helped me to stay committed, and now I've lost 57 pounds! We can do this together!! :)

SkinnyScorp29
01-02-2007, 07:20 PM
Welcome Sheila and md! Sheila - I'm right there with you...height hides the pounds well, but ugh!

yep it sure does...sometimes i have people guessing my weight and they will say "well i dont want to be rude but around 180?" LMAO I WISHHHHHHHHHHHHHH i was that...it's interesting to see all us taller women want to be 160..so that's good to see....i'm not trying to be 130 or nothing like that...160 is a comfortable healthy weight for me...

Thanks everyone for the welcome..and congrats to those that have lost weight!!!

108tolose
01-02-2007, 09:34 PM
Welcome to everyone!

Mrs Quadcrew
01-02-2007, 10:28 PM
HI everyone, I will reintroduce myself in this post! I am 46 years old and tired of being tired. It 's nice to see we have a great support system here ~ and we'll do this new lifestyle together!! I am only weighing in on Fridays, and I am anxiously waiting for this first one. I am following the You on a Diet program.

132hereIcome
01-02-2007, 10:51 PM
Hi all!

I’m Erinn (yep 2 n’s ^_^). I’ve been viewing this forum for a couple of months, and reading the posts has helped me so much with my weight loss that I have made it a daily habit to view new posts. Well, I saw this thread and decided this would be the perfect time to come out of the shadows and introduce myself.

I started my weight loss journey in July 2006 at 264 pound and this morning I weighed in at 219.8. My ultimate goal is to reach 132, with many mini goals in between. My aunt is so happy that I’m losing weight that she has promised to take me on a cruise when I reach 160…so yay! But my next big goal is to reach onederland.

So I’m looking forward to this New Year and eager to hear about everyone’s progress!

CLCSC145
01-02-2007, 10:59 PM
That's so cool, Erinn! Welcome to everyone!

sk8rbug
01-02-2007, 11:43 PM
i just joined this morning and everyone on here seems to be so encouraging - i love it! i am 26 and an at home mom who home schools my 9 and 6 yr old daughters and i have a 2 yr old who also runs around my feet during the day. my husband is in the military so he is gone most of the time. I have a goal of losing 40 pounds this year. i know its possible - i lost 69 pounds in 11 months in 2005. A move to the dreariest state in the US made me gain about 35 of it back. im looking forward to the support i can get from this forum and any advice or tips i can give out as well. Good luck to all. Everyday is the first day of the rest of your life - be healthy

cinderly
01-03-2007, 12:50 AM
Hi, everyone!

I'm Cindy. I'm a newly-30 lifelong Alaskan. I work at a desk job and take evening classes toward a degree in English -- so it's VERY easy for me to schedule exercise right out of my day.

A year or so ago, the Other Human and I did the South Beach thing for a few months and I lost 34 pounds on it. Unfortunately, we dropped the diet for financial reasons (we live in the Land of the $3 Tomato) and I've regained all but 14 pounds in the intervening year.

My biggest weight loss challenges are finding time to exercise, remembering to eat so I don't gorge when I finally get to food, and eating at a reasonable hour. We're giving SBD another shot beginning this week and I'm working on a training plan to complete my first triathlon in May 2008. (First, I've got to get over my fear of running!)

My highest weight was 274. I'm 260 right now with a goal weight of 120-130. (I'll revise as I get closer.)

Good to meet you all!

Butterfly50
01-03-2007, 10:24 AM
Hello My Name is Bonnie and I have been a user for a while now. I was doing so well and then I lost it. I have three kids a 17 boy and 12 and 9 girls. They keep me going my son has Anklelosing Spondlitis( Form Of arthritis ). My 12 year old has Bowel Problems Uti's and then she has Anxiety and ADHD and Mood Disorders. So between the two we are always busy. I am 36 and I have been married for 20 years. I have two Step children and they have given me two Grandchildren. I have been over weight most of my life and I would give anything to see under 200 again . Weighed in this morning at a big 288 pounds. I have to do this I am so tired of aching knees and Backs .

So does any one mind and tell us what plann or not plan they perfer . I like the biggest loser plan I like the fact that you eat all four food groups. I love to do the Leslie Sansone Videos she is great.

I would like to say congrats to all of you who is still going since 2006 and to everyone who is starting 2007. This is a great place to share your thought and feeling and what may you.

108tolose
01-03-2007, 11:03 AM
Welcome, Bonnie! I don't adhere to any particular diet plan. I've dieted before (successful) but then when I start eating again, it all comes back plus some. Instead, I'm making a lifestyle change that includes smaller portions of whatever I want to eat, lots of water, and lots of exercise.

RebaR
01-03-2007, 12:18 PM
Hey y'all, :hug:

I've been around here reading for a week or so...and today decided to post a hello. I'm a 41 year old single- no husband, no kids.... but I would love to have both.... I work at a local elementary school as a paraprofessional. My primary job is with a wheelchair bound child, though I do lots of other things. I've been overweight for as long as I can remember. I've gone up and down the scale, my heaviest at 280... I'm currently at 255 though back in November I was at 240... I have several health problems that contribute to my difficulty in weight loss- don't you just love it when meds make you gain weight??? I know what to do to lose weight- I've done it before... it's getting that motivation back to do it... right now, I think it's there... need to get back at it now that the holidays are over.

Reba

SkinnyScorp29
01-03-2007, 12:37 PM
Hi Butter Fly..i do leslie's walk in home dvd's I LOVE THEM..and her toning dvd's are awesome too...I am a calorie counter...can you tell me more about the biggest loser diet?

wanna b thin
01-03-2007, 01:16 PM
Hi, my name is Sharon, I found this board a couple of months ago. I do a lot of reading and drop a post now & then. What inspiration and support everyone is. I joined WW the end of Jan 2006 and then joined Curves in August. As you see it has worked pretty well for me. I've been overweight all my life, I've lost 40, 50 and even as much as 70 lbs a number of different times. I'm not sure what clicked last year (maybe it was turning 50 and the fact that both of my parents died in their 50's) but my mind seems to be in the right place for a new lifestyle. I'm hoping this will be the last weight loss journey that I am on, once I reach goal it will be a maintence life style change. I'm 51, I have a very supportive husband, three adult children (which I need to be a example for, they could all benifit from loosing weight) and five beautiful grandchildren that I want to enjoy and watch grow up, unlike my mother got to do.

Good Luck to all of you who are starting a new program this year and to those of you like me are in the middle of you journey.

Butterfly50
01-03-2007, 01:53 PM
SkinnyScorp29 I have done the biggest LOser last year and I liked it. To me it is based on lots of everyday foods . I like that too Because I cannot afford to go high tech.

The plan starts off with a numbered calories that you should eat by your current weight My Calories would be 1,960 A Day.

One way they suggest to break up your meals in 5 a day is,

Breakfast
1/2 Protein serving ( Every whole Serving is either 8 Ounces Or 1 Cup)
1 whole grain
1 fruit

Snack
1/2 Protein
1 fruit

Lunch
1 Protein
1/2 whole Grain
1 Vegetable

Snack
1/2 Protein
1 Fruit

Dinner
1/2 Protein
1/2 Whole Grains
2 Vegetables

As your weight goes down you adjust your calorie level down so you will have more of a weight loss and be less objected to a platau. They have some of the best recipes too. They motivated me sooo much. I am going shopping tonight and I will be on full plan tomorrow.
I usually do about 1 to 2 hrs of leslie a day . She makes Me feel good.Then I usually walk about 2 to 4 miles a day. If you would like to know more let me know.

hapkat430
01-03-2007, 07:54 PM
Hi I am Kathy and I am from the great state of Texas! Actually from Chicago originally but was blessed to end up here in this wonderful state! Eating is a big thing here and portions are never what they should be! Everything is Texas sized if you know what I mean!! I am really going to work hard this year ( along with my husband ) to eat wiser, exercise more, and to just love myself even when I blow it! I am 44 and now weigh in at 306! I would like to lose at least 100 pounds but more would be nice! PLEASE drop me a note and let;s help one another! I am committed are you? Best to you all!!

GirlyGirlSebas
01-03-2007, 08:01 PM
Hi Newbies and welcome! I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and providing mutual support and encouragement.

108tolose
01-03-2007, 08:25 PM
Welcome everyone!

okiechick
01-03-2007, 08:58 PM
Hi, my name is Jen, I have been lurking around for a few weeks and last weekend I finally started posting. I am a middle school teacher. I have dedicated to finding and taking care of the real me. Not at the expense of my son but for his benefit too. I am a single mom of a 15(going on 30) year old sweetheart of a gentleman. I have set myself aside for several years now and it is time to focus on my health physically and spiritually.
I followed weight watchers last year and went from 250 to 220. Medical reasons stopped me from intense exercising for a few months and I used it as an excuse to stop exercising all together, and while I was at it, the food plan went out too. So I am back up to 239 and starting again. I will be tracking calories, etc on fitday and exercising again. I will see where that leads me.

IwannaLoseIt
01-03-2007, 09:14 PM
Hello everyone! A little about me: I'm 22,from PA and I've always been big but I've come to the realization that I need to lose weight if I want to stay on this earth for a while. I had joined this site about a year ago and forgot about it,but this time I am committed to losing weight and I came here for encouragement and support. It is inspiring to see all the weight-loss success stories,etc. My goal is to one day be a success story myself! I plan on reaching onederland in the future.I started a blog where I am documenting my journey.Check it out in my siggy! Nice to meet everyone and good luck!:D

jtammy
01-03-2007, 11:15 PM
Welcome to you all. This is a great forum. I look forward to reading more posts from all of you.

hapkat430
01-03-2007, 11:25 PM
Hi everyone.. I am Kathy and I am new to this site. I hope this makes it where you all can see it and hopefully write back! I live in the great state of Texas and as you all know things in Texas come large, like in portion sizes!! Well, I am doing my best to make some changes this new year and I am focusing on my health this time around and not the thought of being "skinny and sexy"! I am 44 , married ( my hubby is on this journey with me ) and I need to lose 100+ pounds and WILL do it ONE POUND AT A TIME!!! All the best to each and every one of you!!!

carcharodonna
01-03-2007, 11:30 PM
Hi, I followed a weight tracker from my friend's website over here, I've come here before and I think you 3FC are awesome! I'm looking to lose 50 or so pounds, went to the gym tonight, but haven't really bitten the bullet (so to speak) and started dieting. I'm going to be searching to see what is working for people. I did WW once and did well on it, did Atkins another time and did well on it. Tried to go back to Atkins to prepare for my wedding and was not able to stay on it. Maybe stress? Anyway - want to be fit and feel better. You guys (newbies) all sound cool. This place is great!

rsa722
01-04-2007, 12:42 AM
Hi to everyone! I am spanking new to this board or any board for that matter. It seems I have alot to learn (jargon, icons, computer skills in general!!)but I have managed to register and write this "my first post". I am just beginning on this intimidating journey back to the real me. I have been numbing myself with food for about the last 3 years and it is time to dig myself out of this pit. I lost around 80 lbs. about 15 yrs. ago and managed to maintain my 160 lb. figure until just recently. I had my beautiful babies back to back (11 months apart) and my marriage hit quite a rocky road but I am hoping that this year will be my comeback!! I have absoulutely no time for myself and surfing the net is a luxury I don't generally get to enjoy, but tonite something grabbed hold of me and said "you need some support/accountability if your going to do this". I fumbled around with the computer and thank god I ended up here!!!

I hope this is the start of something onederful for me. New friendships? A support system? Encouragement? Motivation? I'm looking forward to it all!!

So glad I found you! Great to meet you.:cb:

KnitALisa
01-04-2007, 01:00 AM
I hope this is the start of something onederful for me. New friendships? A support system? Encouragement? Motivation? I'm looking forward to it all!!

You'll find all that and more here! I'm conviced that the three secrets to weight loss are diet, exercise, and 3FCs. I don't know what I would do without the awesome people here!

Amers1972
01-04-2007, 10:35 AM
Hi Everyone. I am new to this website and Weight Watchers (joined last night). Good luck to everyone with their goals! It will be nice to chat with people who are in the same boat as I am :)

kaclimer
01-04-2007, 10:52 AM
I am new--again. I have finally accepted the fact that if I don't do something, I am going to slowly kill myself. My motivation this time is when I saw myself in a full lenth mirror. I also went out of town and stayed with a friend. The only place she had for me to sleep was on an air mattress. I had a very hard time getting up from the floor. I don't want to be this way ANYMORE! :( I have a long term goal of 125 pounds but have decided to set mini goals to make it easier to achieve.

Kim

boaterswife
01-04-2007, 11:39 AM
Wecome, everyone! There are so many newbies on here this week, I wish you all the best of luck. Keep coming back, the encouragement is infectious and the NSV's inspiring! I'm looking forward to hearing from all of you often, and to reading YOUR success stories!

ChrisnAmy02
01-07-2007, 12:35 PM
Hi everyone! I am new to the site & very new to 100lb club (Just found it about 10 minutes ago.).

I have been heavy my whole life, but now that I am in my 30's, I realize that I have to change. I am married to a wonderful (most days) husband. I love him dearly and want to live long enough to grow old with him. :love: So, my goal is to loose 120+ pounds. My husband has also decided that he needs to loose 40 pounds, so we get to help each other out, at least for a while. :kickbutt:

I look forward to getting to know everyone!

LondonJulz
01-07-2007, 12:48 PM
Hello from Tulsa, Oklahoma! My name is Julie and I'm needing/wanting to lose 100 pounds. I found this site about 2 years ago (hence my join date being in 2005!), but haven't been on here since then. I'm back (2 kids later) and ready to do it! I love this site and ALL of the support for all of the different categories of women, diet, sizes, etc.... it's awesome! I have before pictures taken, but won't post them until I start losing some weight....

Good to meet you all!

Julie:cheers:

desperate2lose
01-07-2007, 06:42 PM
Hey everyone, i'm new to this site as well. I actually just came across it a few days ago and thought it was such a great idea. Already i've been in contact with a couple of people and i feel more motivated. I have alot of weight to lose, and nothing has really worked for me. So i would love to hear from all of you about how you've lost some pounds and kept it off. i'm inspired by all the success stories on this site. Hope to talk to you all soon!

Sandi
01-08-2007, 01:54 PM
*bump*

melissalaurel
01-08-2007, 09:17 PM
Hi! I'm Melissa and the mom of three little boys. I never lost the baby weight after my first child (almost 8 years ago!) and my weight has only gone up from there. I am on a mission to loose the weight and be a healthier, more energetic mom. I also would like to have one more child and would prefer to loost at least 30-50lbs before we start trying.
My hubby of 7 years is a full time firefighter and we live in Maine.

Chunky Teacher
01-08-2007, 09:46 PM
Hello all! I am Shelly from Missouri. Been reading and minimally posting for a week. I find myself at my highest weight ever of 287, I am 5'8 or 9" and NOT able to hide it. My loving husband just tells me that I am beautiful just the way I am, but I sure don't feel beautiful.

I am a 2nd grade teacher and am having time keeping up with my 23 kiddos. I also have RA and Acid Reflux. I have just been tested for diabetes and gall stones (get those results Thursday). I am run down and grumpy. These are all results of unhealthy eating, I know they are and I am finally going to do something about it!

I started the No Flour No Sugar Diet on Thursday and already have seen a difference in the reflux issue. I also have had more energy. I am afraid to weigh, I'll let you all know on Thursday my weight. I know I have peed about 82 thousand times so I must have at least lost some water weight.

I have gotten much inspiration from the posts on this site. I will be needing MORE as I lose almost 1/2 my weight! So....Thanks in advance!

joblair
01-09-2007, 01:50 PM
Hi everyone! I'd love to join in here! My name is Joannah, and I'm a stay at home mom to my beautiful 3 boys! I've always been overweight, but finally decided it's time to get something done about it. Not getting any younger I suppose!
I've been on and off every diet imaginable since jr high... but this time I'm just gonna do the good old "stop eating junk and get more exercise" plan!

Looking forward to getting to know you all!

KnitALisa
01-09-2007, 01:56 PM
but this time I'm just gonna do the good old "stop eating junk and get more exercise" plan!
Hmm.. I think I've heard of that one. It's supposed to be a total fad though! ;)

Farseashore
01-10-2007, 07:58 AM
Hello. I'm 42 years old, married for two years. I've been overweight since puberty, and I have gained and lost many times.

In 2003, I lost 82 pounds. Since I got married, I've gained back 58 pounds :( My husband has also put on a lot of weight since then, so we're losing (winning ;) ) together!

When I lost the weight in 2003, I plateaued at 190 for 3+ months, which was very discouraging. As well, it was the first time I had lost a significant amount of weight since my 20s. The way my metabolism/body/skin reacted to weight loss at 40, compared with 26, was also discouraging, as well as a shock.

However, I once again feel tired all of the time, and out of breath after climbing stairs. My blood pressure is creeping up, and my last blood sugar test was borderline. Not to mention that the bargain clothes shopping I did after Christmas was another size up.

So... here I am! :D

disappearingchick
01-10-2007, 11:47 AM
Hi Everyone!

I came across this website a few days ago and am excited to join and be a part of it. It seems to be a very encouraging bunch of people here!

My name is Holly and I live in Minnesota. I started fresh with my weight loss endeavor at the beginning of January. I've weighed over 200 pounds since I graduated from high school and that amount has increased year by year. Last year I was successful at losing about 30 pounds, but after getting married and keeping up with my husband in the eating arena, I put it back on. I want to get rid of all the excess weight once and for all. In addition, we would like to start our family this year, and I know that my chances of getting pregnant, as well as having a healthy pregnancy will be so much greater if I am at a healthy weight.

On day 1 I weighed in at 265.5 pounds. I'm currently down 10 pounds (yeah!) as of my weigh-in this morning. My husband and I are losing weight together - we both have a total of about 100 pounds to lose - our household will be 200 pounds lighter when it is all said and done! We are doing the South Beach Diet, but using that as a catalyst to total change for our food lifestyle. Right now we are in Day 10 of the 'strict phase' which is tough, but getting easier and easier with each passing day.

I look forward to getting to you all here and being able to encourage you on your journey as you are encouraging me on mine!

Thanks!

Holly

GirlyGirlSebas
01-10-2007, 12:18 PM
Welcome Newbies! Looking forward to getting to know you.

Holly - My husband is also doing this with me...we both have 100lbs to lose and we are both doing Southbeach. We are also in Phase 1 and you're right...it is tough!

Casey4
01-10-2007, 01:58 PM
I have been lurking for the past week, but have decided that I need the give and take of support so I have delurked. I am a SAHM of 4 girls under 10 and have lost and gained many pounds over the years. I think I am at my all time high now and this year I am focusing my energy and resolving that. I have been on a "diet" since I was about 6 years old. My entire family struggles with obesity and I do not want to pass that legacy on to my girls. I have lost big in the past with liquid diets, Atkins, Jenny Craig etc. I have always lost to get pregnant or for my wedding or some other reason. This time I just want to get healthy. I am a binge eater so until I get better control of that I am eliminating sugar and white flour from my diet. Perhaps some day I may be able to do "all foods in moderation" but that is not now. My other plans are to stay with leaner proteins, lots of veggies and fruits. I also plan to move more and progress to an exercise program. Finally, I am journaling every bite I put in my mouth. I have been on plan for 8 days with little craving and am feeling better already.:carrot:

I have really enjoyed all the profiles of both the newbies and the pro's. There are so many things I can relate to! What a great group of people!

RitzyFritz
01-10-2007, 03:23 PM
Since I have 111 lbs total to lose, I suppose I fit in this forum. However, I am focusing only on 65 lbs to lose for 2007 so I don't get too bogged down with the overall picture (which I tend to do and thus get discouraged). So...in January 2008, I will see where I am at that point, re-adjust my goals accordingly, and finish losing the rest of the weight to be down to my wedding weight of 150 sometime in 2008.

I look forward to getting to know each of you as we embark on this rewarding (but sometimes daunting) journey! Together we can offer the support needed to reach each of our goals. Here's wishing us all a very successful 2007 and beyond!!

famograham
01-10-2007, 05:58 PM
Hey everybody :) :wave:

I just finished reading this thread and wanted to offer some extra encouragement.

We're ten days into January now, and I know the shine is starting to wear off for some of you ;)

I hope that you will all continue to post...EVEN if you have not done perfectly!
I have been off plan for over a year now, and gained all of my loss back plus almost ten pounds. BUT, I never left...and I'll never give up on myself, I'm nowhere near the end of this fight...and I'll continue to fight until I win.

The people here are my friends...some of them know me better than my real life friends...because I can express here, things I can't with people I know.
My friends here, KNOW how I feel..what I struggle with every day. They also know that we are wonderful people regardless of the number on the scale.

SO...my point is this: Nobody's perfect ;) Please stick around even if you've had a nibble, or an all out binge-O-rama..we're here for each other and we just have to keep on keeping on!!! :cheer2: As the saying goes...."We don't fail by falling down, we fail by staying down"

xoxoxo
:hug:
Linda

Angy Pangy
01-23-2014, 02:21 PM
Hi I'm Andrea
47yrs old, married and have 5 children, and 4 grandchildren.
I live in the UK.

I'm sick of yoyo dieting and need to get to my goal weight and stay there.
I would love to make some good friends here, so that we can support each other along the way .

Calypso214
01-23-2014, 07:07 PM
Hi everyone! I just joined in Jan...and live in Texas and Mexico. I have ( ugh!) 100 lbs to lose...but, this time around...Am going to make it. After so many quick fixes, 50 lb weight losses (again and again), I wasn't to be fit, healthy, and have energy to do anything I want to do. I have an aversion to exercise...so, that's my biggest challenge. This time, after losing 3 close friends, I am seriously committed. Good luck to you all!

flowergarden
01-25-2014, 04:27 PM
Hello, everyone!
I have already lost 100 pounds (since December 2012) and am looking to lose about 60 more. Glad to be here. :carrot:

Jessica