100 lb. Club - How many people started this journey on a "milestone" date?

09-24-2007, 06:54 PM
I started the day after my birthday. I just wondered if anyone else got jump-started by a milestone date.

09-24-2007, 07:04 PM
You know, Laurie, I never consciously though about it, but I started a couple of weeks before my birthday. Betcha that looming milestone prodded me into getting serious about it before I got any older!

09-24-2007, 07:05 PM
I started two days after my birthday too. I wanted to start before but my wonderful co-workers had already planned 2 birthday lunches for me. We really like to eat at our office, hence the weight issue to begin with.

09-24-2007, 07:06 PM
I started shortly after my birthday also!

09-24-2007, 07:17 PM
Wow, seems like lots of you started close to your birthday's. My birthday was exactly the four month mark since beginning my journey. Oh, but I just started. I saw my starting weight on the scale, became very nervous and just started.

09-24-2007, 07:34 PM
For me, it was right after the summer. Labor day in fact. I had just had yet yet another miserable summer due to my weight. It was time.

Although, it actually is my husband's birthday. But that was just a coincidence. Everytime someone talks to him about my weightloss, he always says, "It was her birthday present to me." I'm glad he thinks so ;) .

09-24-2007, 08:04 PM
Oh, Robin that sounds like me... I had such a horrible, hot, nasty summer and I couldn't find a thing to wear and it was so miserable hauling these extra 130 pounds around during these 100 degree, 90% humidity days. I finally bought a spinning dial scale during August because I wanted to know where I was.... it was around the first of September that I got on the scale and realized that I spun the dial around SO FAR that I could actually see the ZERO back in the window again. I sat down, had a good cry, then purged my kitchen of temptation and sat down to write out some menus. I did a lot of research, found my support group, and here I go.

09-24-2007, 08:22 PM
I started at New Years....I know, not very original!
We spent the evening with another couple, and we each made a New Year's resolution, wrote it on a piece of paper, and put them into a vase in my china cabinet....to be opened when we get together this New years eve. My resolution is to loose 60 lbs. 20 more to go!!

09-24-2007, 08:24 PM
I gave up on significante dates after the 40th try LOL, i just committed on a wednesday i think? the fear of my clothes for fall/winter not fitting gave me the jumpstart!

09-24-2007, 08:24 PM
Marseille -- boy I know how that feels with the dial scales. That is why I have a digital scale! Plus it's just easier for me to figure out what I actually weigh because the dial ones have a tendency to be "off" (i.e. 0 lbs actually shows up as 10lbs, etc).

As for me, no milestone, just tired of getting fatter, tired of the way I feel about myself, tired of how people treated me, tired of eating too much food and then feeling terrible about it, and then doing the same thing the next day. TIRED of it all.

09-24-2007, 09:39 PM
I started right after a Doctor's appointment. No milestone..just an old fashioned kick in the pants!

09-24-2007, 10:20 PM
This was my New Year's resolution.....to lose weight. I've succeeded!:D

09-25-2007, 01:11 AM
I started after my 40th birthday party - technically, two months before the actual birthday (part of the key to surprising me - and boy was I!). Looking at a photo album my mother put together for me really made me realize a few things.

09-25-2007, 02:36 AM
Rachel! I just got back from running, and I was thinking about you. I just recently made it a goal to run more regularly, and I kept thinking about that contest that you had won. I am still amazed at that kind of dedication. I haven't seen you post for a little while, and I was thinking that you had to be pretty close to goal if you weren't there already. Looks like you've got one pound to go. Congrats! That's incredible!

09-25-2007, 02:51 AM
I started to exercise after I hit 49 this year, then I said what the **** I might as well lose the weight too while I'm at it. I have no desire to be 50, totally out of shape and fat next year that would be too unbearable :) (Triple whammy...no thanks) LOL

09-25-2007, 04:57 AM
January 2nd 2007 :)

09-25-2007, 07:55 AM
I started right after a Doctor's appointment. No milestone..just an old fashioned kick in the pants!

Tricia, that was me, EXACTLY! I started the same day my doctor kicked me in the pants. After that eyeopening office visit I decided I was determined to be healthy by the time I turned the big 4-0....and it looks like that is happening, the magic b-day will be here in December. So I started with a doctor and a goal date in mind rather than a magic start date!

09-25-2007, 08:34 AM
My initial journey was started based on a couple things. I made a New Years resolution that I would diet, and the second was that a girl and I were organizing a 20 year grade school reunion. I needed to lose weight FAST (I had 5 months!) I did go from 510 to 480lbs for that reunion. I was diagnosed type 2 Diabetes on 6/1/06. I was released from the hospital 6/6/6 (nice devilish number) and started my current program that date.

As for milestones, I chronicle those in my blog. I have several "goals" I'd like to accomplish. My next milestone is to get to 241lbs (I weigh 248 now). At 241lbs, I would have lost more weight percentage-wise then Erik of New York (he lost the most on the Biggest Loser, more then anyone in USA/AU). I have already lost more weight then he had (he lost 214lbs), but at 52.74% that would make me a bigger loser then he.

Mrs Quadcrew
09-25-2007, 10:00 AM
Mine was Dec. 29th 2006. I DIDN'T want it to be another New Year's resolution - those never seem to really hold any weight for me! I wanted to loose the weight, not for a date, but for ME.

09-25-2007, 01:29 PM
I started on a random Tuesday in July of 2006. I started in the summer partly because I wanted to lose some weight before school started again, but mostly it was just because it was TIME. I've never had that much luck when I start on milestone dates, but I think I just wasn't ready until this time anyway. I remember really wanting to lose 55 pounds by my birthday, December 12, because it would put me halfway to goal, and I accomplished that. I also wanted to lose at least 100 pounds by my one-year anniversary of weight loss, and I accomplished that too! Now if I could just get to goal...

09-25-2007, 06:08 PM
No milestone date for me. I just woke up on June 30, 2007 and decided today was the day to change my life and I did... and very happy that I did.

09-25-2007, 11:12 PM
I just realized today is my 5 month since starting my life change! Awesome!

09-26-2007, 01:09 AM
New years here too. I made it til about May, fell off the wagon, got back on track July 9.