30-Somethings - Going to Onederland!

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11-01-2009, 10:59 PM
On the inspirational heels of another Smart Chick, this is my motivational thread to get us out of the 200's.

Join me here to motivate each other to reach our goals! I've been messing around with the 200lb mark for 2 months now and I'm ready to leave it behind!

My plan is to get more exercise by getting up at 6 and doing it (hopefully) before anyone else gets up. I am mother of 4 and our new baby is 5mo old. I eat when I'm feeling tired and frustrated and love to bake...cookies make children smile. ;)

I only weigh once a month, because once a week is to stressful for me right now. I am nursing our baby and it's a fine line between not enough calories for both of us and just enough to be able to loose. I'm losing slow and it's frustrating looking at .2lbs lost in one weeks time. :(

So - anyone with me? Say goodbye to the dumb 'ol 200's and hello to better health!!:hug:

11-02-2009, 10:10 AM
So far so good! Got up at 6 and walked for about 35min, did some stretching...heart rate monitor said I burned 297cals! Yay! Breakfast - homemade honey flax bread and black coffee - maybe some mozz cheese to.

Adios 200!!

11-02-2009, 10:27 AM
You can do it. My babies are 15 and 12. I'm hoping to get there just after the new year. :)

11-02-2009, 11:20 AM
Thanks weebles! WE can do it!!

11-02-2009, 02:21 PM
I went to the gym (and got woozy) because I forgot to eat, I'm in a biggest loser program with my husband...he GAINED SIX POUNDS (he weighs 165). I lost five according to their scale from last week. Getting there!

11-03-2009, 10:57 AM
Yay Weebles for going to the gym!! How did DH gain or was that the point? 165 seems slim for a man, he may have the opposite problem we have. :)

I got up and walked again this morning. Though I ate waaaay to many carbs yesterday. I make our own bread and went a little overboard with it yesterday. :D

11-11-2009, 09:41 PM
Exercise on Monday...sick yesterday and today - back on the horse tomorrow!!

11-15-2009, 06:18 PM
Good Luck! I've been trying to get to onederland for a year now - I have 3 under 9 and the youngest just turned 2 - I hear you about the cookies!

11-16-2009, 03:30 PM
I am determined to get out of the 200's too!! It used to be sooooooo far off, and then it snuck up on me while I was pregnant, and I have been here ever since!!

Mortonpixie, I know you have lots of little ones, so I'm assuming you already know this, but so many people have a hard time losing while nursing! I know for some (evil) people, the baby weight just falls off while they are breast-feeding, but for me (and I know I am not alone), my body held on to every pound until my son started to eat solids and wasn't nursing quite as much. It was like my body knew I needed more calories for him- so even if I would eat less, it was as if my body just stored the food that was coming in.

Please don't think I am implying you should wean your baby early! I am all for nursing for just as long as baby and mommy want and are able to! I am just trying to say, please don't be hard on yourself!! You are doing AWESOME and you are so, so close to onderland!! I know it seems slow, but the scale is going in the right direction!! I bet that wedding ring will be on in NO time!!!

Hang in there!!! WE can do it!!! :)

11-16-2009, 04:21 PM
Well, our biggest loser contest is over today, and I've gone from 228 to 212 in 5 weeks, which is great. they are going to start up again in January. Hopefully by January I can get down to 199. :) That would be really cool!

11-16-2009, 07:06 PM
Weeble - WOW!! That's fantastic!!

Batty - Yep - I think that's me. I've been squeaking along at 1-2lbs per month for a couple of months now...baby boy is getting enough to eat, so I just need to be patient. I was counting calories, exercising and still not losing. So...I'll just be patient. :) Thanks for the kind words!

11-17-2009, 02:32 AM
I was about 5 lbs above that grand 200 marker until about 2 months ago, when I gained a few pounds back:(

I'm getting below that 200 mark by Christmas!

11-17-2009, 08:00 AM
We're the same weight :) I'm hoping to make it to Onderland this week so going all out food, exercise and drinking water wise to get there. My eyes are really on 196lb though as then I will of lost all my pregnancy weight (from my eldest daughter who is now 10 :D )

It's very hard to lose weight when you have a little baby. You will get there.

11-19-2009, 07:48 PM
Looks like we're all pretty darn close!

11-19-2009, 07:58 PM
oooo you are sooo close! you're gonna have to pull me through! Hope I stay strong through Thanksgiving, Christmas, my Anniversary, and New Year!

11-19-2009, 09:57 PM
WE are all so close!! Thanks for participating on this thread!

I added a page to my blog to put my calorie deficit in black and white for the world to see. It helped last night anyway!

Here's to leaving behind the 200's!

11-30-2009, 02:11 PM
9 pounds to go until onderland!! Maybe by the end of 2009????

11-30-2009, 03:31 PM
I'm getting there! 204.8!

11-30-2009, 04:22 PM
Weighed today at 200...gah!!! What a tease!

11-30-2009, 04:30 PM
don't you need to tinkle or something? :)

11-30-2009, 09:22 PM
He, he...or feed that baby - sheesh - think I have at least a pound strapped to my chest. :eyeroll:

12-01-2009, 09:17 PM
I am with you on getting out of the 200's. I have been working out about an hour per day and watching everything I put in my mouyth but I have still only lost about 2 pounds per month. I am seeing a significant change in my body but the scale is moving ohhh sooooo slow. I started this lifetstyle change in September at 229 pounds.:)

12-02-2009, 12:13 AM
An NSV! I had to put away my wedding ring! I was probably about 235 or so when I got married, my ring was too loose for me now, so I am now wearing my high school class ring (it's kinda solitaire-ish and hubby is being all cute-ish and not wanting me to go bare) on my ring finger until I can pick up some cheap ring in the same size as my HS class ring to wear until I get to my goal. Cool, eh?

12-04-2009, 06:35 PM
I just wanted to say , you can do it! You can do it! You can do it!:carrot::carrot::carrot: I am still far off from getting closer to 199 but when I do I will be...........:cb::broc::jig:

12-07-2009, 09:28 AM
:carrot:Weighed this morning and am safely in Onderland at 198lbs!!:carrot:

Only 13 more pounds till I am back to pre-baby #4 weight! That's my next mini-goal. I am taking in 2000 calories and trying to exercise at least 3 days a week. One week at a time, baby. I can do it!

12-07-2009, 09:47 AM

ooo ooo 185/4 is my BMI "just overweight" mini-goal - start a thread and I'll be there with you in a few days....I am about to blow 200 out of the water too!

12-07-2009, 06:37 PM
WOOO I got 200.4 today! I wish there was some detachable part of your body. :) I'd love to see that number!

12-07-2009, 06:50 PM
No kiddin' weebles - couldn't ya cut your hair and re-weigh?? :)

Think I'll start an Obese to Overweight Thread...then we can spur each other on to that 185 mark!!

12-07-2009, 07:48 PM
Totally! I'd love that. :)

12-08-2009, 01:50 AM
Congrats Mortonpixie!! :)

Man, SOOOOO CLOSE Weebles... tomorrow, eh?

12-08-2009, 07:18 PM
Wow!!!! Great job everyone!!!! So happy for you!!!! I am still at 208/9 because I went off plan for my son's 1st birthday- we did Disneyland and then a party too. I am back to healthy eating and didn't lose a thing this week- but at least I didn't gain!!

Doubtful that I will lose 8 more pounds by the end of the year, but one can dream!

Onederland- I will get there soon!!! And then it will be on to 185! And then 165 and then 150. Finally back to wedding day weight! Maybe by our next anniversary!

Btw, has anyone else had the discouragement that no one is really noticing your weight loss? I have lost almost 30 pounds and only one person has said something! Does that mean that I am still so heavy that they can't tell? Or that they don't want me to stop losing yet? Or that they didn't know quite how big I was to start? Hmmm... The only person who has mentioned it was my brother's fiancÚ, who is kind of a b@tch! She actually said (and I quote): "Have you lost a little weight? Your face is much less round. You look.... better."

Wow! Talk about a back-handed compliment! She couldn't bring herself to say "you look good", because to her I am still the most disgusting and obese thing imaginable. (Just to give you some background info, she is 5'7" and weighs 95 lbs, no joke; she also put my 6'3" brother on a diet because he hit 200 pounds!!) YIKES! I know I shouldn't let her get to me, but geez! It is easy to just want to give up when someone says something like that (and when no one else says anything at all!) Ugh.

Thanks for letting me vent!!!!!!!!

02-04-2010, 09:32 PM
hee heee I finally made it today. How about the rest of you?

02-05-2010, 10:42 AM
still dreaming of Onederland here......

02-05-2010, 10:43 AM
Weebleswobble: Congrats! :bravo:

Welcome to Onderland! :balloons:

Squeak: Hang in there :hug: ...you'll be here before you know it! :coach:

02-08-2010, 12:28 PM
Weebleswobble: CONGRATS! WOOHOO!! YEAH!! :bravo:

02-08-2010, 06:48 PM
Yeah, weebles, awesome job!! It seems like this thread is being revived by a new group of waiting for Onderlanders. What's up with the 185# thing? That is a goal of mine but for personal reasons. Is that the obese mark?

02-09-2010, 12:50 PM
yes, for 5'6", 185 is "just overweight" - LOL. :)

02-09-2010, 08:20 PM
omg!!! That's cool! I can't weight to be just "over weight." :D

02-09-2010, 08:50 PM
I started a new thread for 185. :) I can't believe that 185 is only 13 pounds away. :)

02-10-2010, 02:24 AM
Let's revive this thread and get to Onederland. Anyone want to join me? ;)

02-11-2010, 06:27 PM
Let's revive this thread and get to Onederland. Anyone want to join me? ;)

I'm a newbie here but I would love to join you! :D

02-12-2010, 11:14 AM
:welcome: Jamleigh!