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jendiet
06-30-2009, 08:44 AM
Unless you are really tall, or really built. 180s are never a good weight.

I have been battling the 180s for 3 years now. Considering I was down into the 160s 3 years ago...

I hate them, Yet I always seem to give up right before I break them and get back down into the 170s.

I am determined to do it this time. I know I can. I have a daily log from all the way back to 2006. And that is my motivation. I-me-myself...can do it. I've done it b4.

Anybody else in the 180s trying to break free? Come join me. Whatever WOE...I don't care. It would be nice to have some company?


jelder227
06-30-2009, 09:32 AM
Unless you're talking really tall - 180's aren't good for any female. But honest - you can do it. The 180's are where I tend to settle at my "high weight" - and it's rough to get out of them. However, as incentive - I tend to breeze right through the 170's - maybe you will to. Now I'm trying to get back to the 150's . . . sigh . . Been stuck in the 160's for AGES now!

Mrs Snark
06-30-2009, 09:34 AM
You can do it! It is highly motivating to beak into a new, lower decade! And it is great you can look at your daily log and *know* what works for you! Stick with your plan, you'll be in the 170s in no time!


Wannabeskinny
06-30-2009, 09:47 AM
Oh no don't tell me the 180's are hard to get out of. I feel like I'm stuck in the 190's and can't get out. I'm doing everything "right" - eating my healthy goal of calories, and exercising every single day. I hope the 180's aren't as bad as the 190's!

roundpeg
06-30-2009, 09:54 AM
Hi, I have been a lurker here, but this thread inspired me to register.

The 180's has been my default position for awhile, I have had some additional gain in the past couple of years. I have lost that weight and am now back in that land of 180's.

This is actually the first time that I have ever tried to do something about my weight. I started WW in the end of May and have been pleased with the program and the results.

But I am looking forward to that 179.9999!

kiramira
06-30-2009, 10:09 AM
Sometimes it isn't the NUMBER, per se, like there is something magical about the 180s that everyone has trouble with. IMHO, I think that we all have weight points that we, for some reason, find horrible but NOT so bad that we do something about! That EEEK point, which is different for everyone.

My EEEEK point was 200lbs. I have to adjust my EEK point if I want to get the weight down and keep it off. If my EEEK point is reset to 140lbs, I think I'll make it. But if I lose the weight at 200lbs is still "OK", I'll have a tough time not bouncing back up there.

Kira

jendiet
06-30-2009, 11:14 AM
Thanks jelder...Yeah..I believe i will breeze right through the 170s. I can't wait to see 179 either...last time I got to 181 and quit!

Someone made a "wow you put on a lot of weight" comment. They hadn't seen me in 4 years. I was alot skinnier then. So the fact that they couldn't even tell I'd lost weight. and commented on me putting on weight. really HURT!!!

I don't care now. I am bound and determined to lose this darn weight and KEEP IT OFF. NO matter how lovely my man thinks my squishy butt is...IT MUST GO.

i posted pics of my FAT LOSS in mini goal. I think there is a huge difference with fast 5. Fat is disappearing! Weight doesn't look dramatic, but that picture of my butt has me convinced!

CandieRae
06-30-2009, 08:15 PM
Jeez, here I am look FORWARD to the 180s! I'm currently at 193 and the 180s can't come soon enough. But before long, I'll be just like you ladies, wanting to leave them behind!

thisisnotatest
06-30-2009, 11:33 PM
Wow, I have been in the 180's for quite sometime (yrs).
I think its true about having a personal eeek point. Mine was 200 (well, 205 to be exact)and I stayed there for about a year,but then when I started paying attention to myself 20lbs flew off and I have been hovering at 185ish forever. Not great, but a world away from 205.
Just yesterday I hit 179 and I felt like I could really do this thing. It felt great, so great, I actually went and bought another scale to make sure, since mine is pretty old-both scales said 179!
I waited such a long time and it happened quick, 183 to 179.
It will happen and when it does your motivation will hit the roof! I sure hope its true about breezing through the 170's.

I am now resetting the eeeek point to 160 :)

thisisnotatest
06-30-2009, 11:36 PM
Wow, I have been in the 180's for quite sometime (yrs).
I think its true about having a personal eeek point. Mine was 200 (well, 205 to be exact)and I stayed there for about a year,but then when I started paying attention to myself 20lbs flew off and I have been hovering at 185ish forever. Not great, but a world away from 205.
Just yesterday I hit 179 and I felt like I could really do this thing. It felt great, so great, I actually went and bought another scale to make sure, since mine is pretty old-both scales said 179!
I waited such a long time and it happened quick, 183 to 179.
It will happen and when it does your motivation will hit the roof! I sure hope its true about breezing through the 170's.

I am now resetting the eeeek point to 160 :)

Idealmuse
07-01-2009, 12:02 AM
I was 186 last summer. I'd take it back in a heartbeat. :)

Melode
07-01-2009, 12:34 AM
Yep, I got out of the 180s, but then knee prolems laid me up and I am back at 180 again. Ugh.

I am looking for a buddy as well... to keep each other on track.

JustSharing83
07-01-2009, 03:42 AM
I haven't been 180 since elementary school... For me the 250's are tough, I get down there and seem to go off course and gain weight back. The lowest I've been in 5 years is 248, so that's a bit of a mini-goal at this point, especially since I am about to enter the 250's once again.

I hope you are able to overcome the 180's, best of luck!! :D

Rainbow
07-01-2009, 04:08 AM
I'd be so happy if I could get into the 180's! It has to be a lot better than the 230'2/240's - I haven't been less than the weight I am now for just over 10 years since I was pregnant with my first daughter and I always feel if I can get bellow the 230's I can do it and get back to the weight I should be.

Hope you get out the 180's soon and to a weight that you're happy with. Can't wait to get to the 180's and see what's so bad about them!

Rainbow
07-01-2009, 04:12 AM
I haven't been 180 since elementary school... For me the 250's are tough, I get down there and seem to go off course and gain weight back. The lowest I've been in 5 years is 248, so that's a bit of a mini-goal at this point, especially since I am about to enter the 250's once again.

I hope you are able to overcome the 180's, best of luck!! :D

I alway shave the same problem about 240! (similar BMI to you). The 240's are tough for me and i just got into the 230's. I always mess up about now - not this time though. We can do it this time :)

TMG2008
07-01-2009, 11:58 AM
I've had several stalling points in recent years. Definitely one was in the mid 190's and I stayed there for a while, just did enough to not gain to 200 again but not enough to lose anything. I've also had a stalling point of 170 which was my previous low about 7-8 years ago. I hit 170 and then it was like I felt I had accomplished so much (60 lb weight loss in 9 months) that I was content for that to be my ending weight. Of course I never really maintained it as I slowly creeped back to my old habits and the weight slowly came back on.

It was very exciting for me to finally see the 160's again in the last month. I haven't weighed this little since my college years (over 20 years ago). But with two big vacations in the last two months I think I will be in the 160s a little longer than I had hoped as I keep losing and gaining the same 2-3 pounds with each vacation. I hope to be close to 160 by the end of the summer.

Without a doubt this is a slow process and the only way to accomplish your goal is to stick with it and the weight loss will happen. I've only been losing a pound a week this entire year but so far that has amounted to over 25 pounds so far. It's a slow rate but I feel like I am not depriving myself and I will be better able to stay with the changes I have made in the future to maintain the weight.

ninepaw
07-01-2009, 02:55 PM
Being 5"11, I would absolutely LOVE to be 180. That's actually 10 pounds past my ticker goal... Haha. I definitely understand the plateau, though. I HATE those points in weight loss more than anything, andu ltimately I'm pretty sure that's why I've never managed to succeed. Once things stop happening, all bets are off and suddenly I've dived right back into the ice cream, and the chips, and.... Yeah. NOT GOOD.

I think, honestly, that the worst thing for me is getting the ball rolling. I mean, I started exercising two nights ago using our WiiFit, and I've felt really good from the excercise. I wasn't so thrilled, however, when i got on the scale and still got to see the lovely 240 number. I know, I know. Two days is so not even a fair time span, but it's still frustrating. I've always been an instant-gratification sort of girl, so I have a hard time dealing with the fact that weight loss is a SLOW and not always STEADY process. In theory, though, that's why I have you guys. :D

jendiet
07-01-2009, 03:06 PM
well, I have been in the 180s for 2 years. My past high weight was the 160s! I can't believe I hated the 160s at one point. I was in the 160s in 2006. I gained 10 lbs this year and my high weight was 196-198--I said forget that! So I lost 10 lbs...I have been in the 180s so long...I wonder if I CAN GET OUT...but I am doing 3 plans. CAD, ADF, and Fast-5. I have been doing mostly fast-5. I plan to do ADF when I hit a plateau. Then on a day I just have to eat, CAD. I throw in regular eating days to keep my metabolism guessing.

Well today I put on a pair of jean shorts. Usually they are snug. Today I put them on without unbuttoning them! Wow. Lemon water is a really great tool. It makes me feel really good when I am doing fast-5.

you are so tall ninepaw, 180 would look great on you! I am grateful for all of your company! thanks everyone!