40-Somethings - Over 40 always been large and more than 100 lbs to loose or lost.

05-21-2007, 10:11 PM
Hi folks!

I recently found this site and haven't found a thread that quite addresses me so I figured i'd start one.

I am over 40 always been large (since about 4th grade) and have more than 100 lbs to loose.

137 to be exact.

I have never done it. maybe 35 at a time and then gained back even more.

Joined WW at least 10 times, done south beach, 6wkBM 3 times. (found it too restrictive. to stay on more than a few weeks,)

So I have moved on to volumetrics and found this site and the fit record site.

But - and isn't there always???

I have never done it and don't know its possible. I have read success stories and they haven't transfered.

its so hard to believe and keep trying in the face of failure.

But - again - my doc showed me a graph of my weight over the last decade. and I have gained 100 lbs!!!! he said hey it was just one lb per month!

There are reasons physical and psycological but I have dealt with a lot of them and the psycological remains.

Anyone else out there????

I'd love to chat with you all!


05-21-2007, 10:22 PM
Go to support groups there you will find 100 pound club.

05-21-2007, 10:28 PM
I looked there and it seemed to be 100lbs lost club - its not???

05-21-2007, 10:35 PM
I think it is for those who want to lose 100 pounds. I know newbies are welcome.Check it out, it won't committ you to anything, if you think it is not for you.

05-21-2007, 10:48 PM
The 100 pound club is a good one or this one too, specifically for over 40.



05-21-2007, 11:02 PM
i have lost over 110 pounds yes i have gain around 37 back i did it on my on i am trying trying so hard to get off what i have gain cant seem to do it but i look back from where i came from and thank God that i know it could be done. one day @ a time. pray

05-21-2007, 11:46 PM
Thanks ladies!!! Its hard to find where to go here.

I am so greatful to have found this site!!!

yes everyone one day at a time to the lady who said that (I hope you loose the 30 odd you are trying for!!!)

- I will go try the link the other lady gave me - I am bad at names so I will learn....

Thanks for everything!


One Fluffy Chick
05-22-2007, 01:41 AM
Hi Susan...
like you, I'm new here too. I'm not quite 40, but I swear it's right around the corner waiting for me to poke my head out. I have over 100lbs to lose, but since I've never been thin, probably not even average, I find it hard to look at such a huge goal. I'm working on my weight in small doses. Once I reach 250lbs, from 286lbs (my highest), I'm making several small steps of 25lbs each.

Much luck and strength on your journey.


05-22-2007, 02:07 PM
To the new ladies, do whatever works for you. It is ok to experiment til you find the right plan for you.

Janny O
05-24-2007, 04:47 PM
46 and aiming for 131 lbs lost. I am doing it 10lbs a month-much less daunting, and less stressful. Both the 100lb and 40 somethings clubs are wonderful!
PS: Karen-everytime I see your location- I laugh my butt off.
Shortythick: You can do it!!!!