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anawhatsme
04-18-2011, 01:56 PM
i love looking at the tickers on some profiles.
i find it so inspiring.
i can't wait until i'm able to post a ticker.

so i'm wondering...how much have you lost so far?
how long have you been at it?
do you treat yourself or stay away from treats?


stacygee
04-18-2011, 02:04 PM
Lost: 86 pounds
I've been at it 100% since August 2010 , 50% commitment since January 2010.
From August through December I found it easier to not have ANY treats. Now I allow myself a treat every once in a while... but not the same type of treats. 2-3 times a week I eat a Nature valley granola Thin for a treat. It has a layer of chocolate, tastes yummy like a cookie and is only 80 calories. I had ice cream once. I had pizza once. I;ve had a couple of "cheat meals" consisting of hamburgers. Every once in a while I eat a couple of my kids tator tots. (I used to eat a meal of tator tots.)

JamiSue3916
04-18-2011, 02:06 PM
I'm down 16.4 so far, 8.8 of which are since I joined 3FC last month.

I definitely treat myself. I've learned to NEVER ignore a craving.


http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt/t/wdxHnLb/weight.png
(http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/wdxHnLb/)

“Do you choose to simply know the path, or do you choose to walk it? “

1st Mini: 5%, 277.8 (-14.6): Met 4/15/11
2nd Mini: 10%, 263.8 (-28.5)
3rd Mini: 20%, 233.9 (-58.5)
4th Mini: ONEderland, 199.9 (-92.5)
5th Mini: 100 lbs, 192.4 (-100)
Final: Goal, 175 (-117.4)

One :twirly: for every 5 lbs lost. So long suckers!!!
:twirly: :twirly: :twirly:


JamiSue3916
04-18-2011, 02:08 PM
Lost: 86 pounds
I've been at it 100% since August 2010 , 50% commitment since January 2010.

Wow Stacy! So close to 100lbs lost. That's amazing!!!! I can't wait to celebrate with you!


http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt/t/wdxHnLb/weight.png
(http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/wdxHnLb/)

“Do you choose to simply know the path, or do you choose to walk it? “

1st Mini: 5%, 277.8 (-14.6): Met 4/15/11
2nd Mini: 10%, 263.8 (-28.5)
3rd Mini: 20%, 233.9 (-58.5)
4th Mini: ONEderland, 199.9 (-92.5)
5th Mini: 100 lbs, 192.4 (-100)
Final: Goal, 175 (-117.4)

One :twirly: for every 5 lbs lost. So long suckers!!!
:twirly: :twirly: :twirly:

sweck08
04-18-2011, 02:46 PM
I cannot wait to get my ticker either! So far I've lost 41.5lbs since January 11, 2011. I do not treat myself with food, and have yet to give myself something special for what I have already accomplished. I'm thinking of a pedicure in another week or two. I do, however, have tendencies to indulge on weekends, particularly Friday's for some reason. This past weekend was horrible, but I got back on track yesterday and plan to stay committed without any "cheats" for quite some time!

jnhu72
04-18-2011, 02:50 PM
I have lost 54 lbs. since 12/13/10. I did eat "diet" treats in the beginning, but I have learned to stay away from those now. Good luck =)

Trazey34
04-18-2011, 02:53 PM
uhhhh I somehow lost 160 lbs? WTF? I keep checking the math cuz that can't be right, but it is!?! The first 50 was the hardest, after that it was just doing the same old thing day after day and the rest came off - not fast, mind you, took about 2 1/2 years total.

It's not my nature to completely revamp every single food item ~ some people are so good, and change up everything! like, no more pasta, only sauce on spaghetti squash, or they have a recipe for every sinful food to come up with a reasonable facsimile. That's not my style. I still like the good stuff, and have it once in a while. I never could get behind "diet food" with maybe the exception of diet salad dressing in a pinch. It just seems so fake and processed and not as healthy as people think. I'd rather have something delish, but 1/2 of it, rather than a frozen dinner or a 100 calorie pack that will never rot LOL

To me, Thanksgiving & Christmas dinners are worth the caloric price, so I budget for them, enjoy that meal immensely, then move on with my life. I don't make it a month-long feeding frenzy.

Mostly, I just stopped lying to myself. Stopped pretending that I was "trying" to lose, and just did it.

And as for treats, yes, I had a cookie every day I think. I know a lot of people can't do that or are afraid to try it, but I wanted to live my life a certain way, and I refused to be terrified of food my whole life. I didn't want it controlling me. For the first while, yes, I just plain avoided chocolate and ice cream etc. No one NEEDS that stuff to live, so I thought eliminating it entirely was the best solution. I quickly realized that treats exist everywhere, in every possible combination - the only constant in the equation was ME and MY reaction to them. So they don't scare me anymore! That's worth more to me than fitting in regular sized clothes almost!

As for rewards/treats for losing, I have a hard time getting my head around that. I mean, I ruined myself in the first place with 30 years of neglect; it's hard to accept rewards etc. for fixing what I broke in the first place.

anawhatsme
04-18-2011, 02:58 PM
thanks for sharing.
great work, all of you.

i strongly believe, for me personally, i should not deprive myself.
if i want a treat, i know i should have it.
if not, i end up feeling like i'm 'ripped off'.
then, when i do have something indulgent, i will go overboard.
it can't be a 'diet' mentality for me.
it HAS to be a healthy lifestyle change.
that includes occassional treats.
i just NEED to learn moderation.
that is always so hard for me.

OhMyDogs
04-18-2011, 02:58 PM
I started Jan'11, but had some issues (too low calories, so very limited weight loss, then the kids were ill for a month) that gave me a great excuse to not be on plan (at least in my head). I've been on plan (with the occasional treat day) for about a month, and have lost 14lbs since March 20, and a total of 25lbs. I have a long way to go, but I will be hitting my first mini-goal in juuuuuust under 5lbs.

anawhatsme
04-18-2011, 03:03 PM
trazey...i love your mindset!

Trazey34
04-18-2011, 03:06 PM
@ohmydogs, when you said "excuses not to be on plan" wow did that get my wheels spinnin!!! i had SO MANY EXCUSES it's not even funny! except that it IS kind of funny, especially reasons NOT TO WALK

I don't have the right outfit
I don't want to sweat in my jacket I wear normally
I don't have the right shoes
I don't have the right socks (yes socks)
I don't have the right music on my iPod
My iPod isn't charged, can't walk
It's too hot/cold/rainy/windy/humid/etc. Duh walk inside a mall, fool
I like this bra, I don't want to sweat on it (not kidding)

it was such a HUGE production getting out the door that first time LOL

eclipse
04-18-2011, 03:06 PM
I'm down about 127 lbs. I sort of started in September 2009, but didn't really hit full effort until January of 2010 (I decided to just have a goal of maintaining between T-day and Christmas, and I actually ended up losing a bit.) I eat plenty of "treats." I just stay within my calorie range when I do.

josey
04-18-2011, 03:24 PM
Amazing Trazey!
What kind of "diet" are you doing?
I am losing quite steadily and I am happy with it. My crucial weight will start at 194 lbs since I have never, never been below it. I can't even imagine how it will be. I just hope I won't be a total drag since so far actually I don't think it was hard. WW is very flexible and I don't see a reason to go off plan. Sometimes I would love a ton of chocolate but I can stick to one piece. As long as the scale (i.e. measurements) show that I am losing, I think I am fine.

amandie
04-18-2011, 03:38 PM
My highest weight was 242lbs so that would be 42 pounds lost so far but January 25th- I officially started doing something about it with diet and exercise. I weighed in at 226lbs so that makes it about 26lbs lost since Jan 25th, 2011. Hoping to find myself in One-derland at tomorrow's weigh-in! :crossed:

I'm also on WW like Josey- I do treat myself pretty often be it sweets or whatever. No real restrictions.

josey
04-18-2011, 03:50 PM
Hey, amandie, we should start a club. I see we post a lot on the same threads and we started around the same time and are both on WW. :-)

Clementine
04-18-2011, 03:51 PM
This is a great thread! Thanks for starting it, anawhatsme!

Trazey: I read your responses twice and they really hit home with me. Thank you for taking the time to give such helpful, interesting details.

mj5
04-18-2011, 04:37 PM
I have lost 81lbs from my highest weight, but 38lbs since I REALLY re-committed on 12/14/10.

I treat myself all the time. I have a square of dark chocolate every night.

Also, for every 10lbs I lose, I get a massage. I am getting one this Saturday and I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!



Oh and the excuses....boy oh boy........some of them included because I got out of work late (even 10 minutes...yep, too late to go to the gym), I didn't go yesterday so I don't need to go today either (I have NO idea what the logic was there...), if I was at a meeting somewhere other than my office at the end of the day..no gym because apparently my car didn't know how to find the gym or it was too far............silliness!!!

JamiSue3916
04-18-2011, 04:38 PM
I have lost 54 lbs. since 12/13/10. I did eat "diet" treats in the beginning, but I have learned to stay away from those now. Good luck =)

Wow! 54 lbs since December!?!? You are doing amazing! Keep up the good work.


http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt/t/wdxHnLb/weight.png
(http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/wdxHnLb/)

“Do you choose to simply know the path, or do you choose to walk it? “

1st Mini: 5%, 277.8 (-14.6): Met 4/15/11
2nd Mini: 10%, 263.8 (-28.5)
3rd Mini: 20%, 233.9 (-58.5)
4th Mini: ONEderland, 199.9 (-92.5)
5th Mini: 100 lbs, 192.4 (-100)
Final: Goal, 175 (-117.4)

One :twirly: for every 5 lbs lost. So long suckers!!!
:twirly: :twirly: :twirly:

CherryPie99
04-18-2011, 05:49 PM
I am down 121 pounds so far. I started changing a few things in March of 2010. I slowly started eating better and exercising more and was really into a full on lifestyle change by that September.

Treats? I guess that's in the eye of the beholder. I've never been much of a sweets person. Other then 1 piece of pie at Thanksgiving and 2 chocolate chip cookies on Xmas day, I haven't eaten any sweets.

BUT I eat things regularly that are probably off limits to other people. On the weekends I eat wheat thins or cheese popcorn or Pringles chips (all reduced fat kind and I count what I eat). At least 2 times a week I have Ore Ida french fries (baked, not fried) and I eat about 1/3 of what I used to eat. I also eat hamburger (93% lean).

For me, I definitely eat better overall, but by far it's more about portion control then changing what I eat. The only exception to that rule was soda. That I had to give up completely. The only calories I drink now is 1-2 glasses of skim milk per day.

Elladorine
04-18-2011, 06:23 PM
I'm hoping to update my ticker to 120 pounds lost soon as I'm getting pretty close now. :)

The thing with me is that I've lost very slowly throughout the past 5 years. I seem to hit a plateau every 30 or 40 pounds for various reasons but I haven't gained any of the weight back. :dizzy:

Over the past few years I've created a lot of eating habits that are much healthier than my old ways, and I'm currently working in more exercise. I don't deny myself "treats," in fact I don't ever allow myself to feel guilty over anything I eat anymore. I just do my best to use good judgment in my every day choices, especially with portion sizes and healthier alternatives. If I want that pizza, I'll go ahead and have a slice but I'll be sure to eat a salad with it. And if I want chocolate, I'll take one square of dark chocolate instead of picking up a whole candy bar to down. You know, stuff like that. I'm not absolutely perfect but that's ok . . . if I expected perfection from myself I'd have given up years ago and would probably be 400 pounds by now. :o

authentic
04-18-2011, 06:37 PM
I have lost 44 pounds since december. I am doing a combination of South Beach and Weight Watchers online. I need the flexibility of Weight Watchers but the low carbs of South Beach.

I have found that cutting out flour and sugar has really cut down on my hunger and my cravings. I have just started exercising and this is helping me with my hunger and cravings as well.

I have not put a reward system in place yet but I am thinking that that would be an excellent idea.

I am glad I just found this board as I think that getting emotional support will really help me stay on track.

Pacifica Bee
04-18-2011, 06:56 PM
My ticker is up to date as of yesterday : 158.2 pounds lost. The first 137 came off in one year. It has taken me 4and a half months to take off the last 21 pounds. It is almost like a little switch went off inside me that said "hey its been a landslide year. Let's really mess with your head and slow down to a snails pace!" Stupid jerk body...

KatMarie
04-18-2011, 08:04 PM
In ten more days it'll be a year for me and I've lost 148 pounds. I don't reward myself with food at all. I've rewarded myself with things like purses, jewelry, a visit to the hair salon, things like that. I quit smoking 2 weeks ago, too.

OhMyDogs
04-18-2011, 08:24 PM
@ohmydogs, when you said "excuses not to be on plan" wow did that get my wheels spinnin!!! i had SO MANY EXCUSES it's not even funny! except that it IS kind of funny, especially reasons NOT TO WALK

I don't have the right outfit
I don't want to sweat in my jacket I wear normally
I don't have the right shoes
I don't have the right socks (yes socks)
I don't have the right music on my iPod
My iPod isn't charged, can't walk
It's too hot/cold/rainy/windy/humid/etc. Duh walk inside a mall, fool
I like this bra, I don't want to sweat on it (not kidding)

it was such a HUGE production getting out the door that first time LOL


I have sort of been making excuses not to walk the last few days. The first 2 it was legitimately too cold and miserable out (I'm not in a city, so there's no buildings for protection), but rather than find something else to do, I did nothing. Then the last 3 or so days have just been a good excuse to not get off my arse and do it. I WAS walking 3 miles a day when we got hit with some horrible weather (I'm talking -15C with the wind). It's still not nice (but perfectly tolerable) so I have been using that to convince myself not to go. I'll walk tomorrow, no matter what!!

NorthernExposure
04-18-2011, 09:49 PM
Down 94 lbs, started January of 2010.

I cheat all the time. I'm a calorie counter and while I've greatly improved the quality of my food compared to the way I used to eat, nothing is "off limits", so long as it fits in my calories. I have some sort of chocolate every day.

I also have some "off plan" weekends or events where I try to eat intuitively portion-wise, but let myself eat whatever I want. Sometimes I pay with a gain on the scale if I go a little too crazy, but I ALWAYS get back on track and get it back off.

Sure, I could have probably lost more by now had I always been 100% on plan, but this "plan" is for life. Part of my life plan is allowing myself to go OFF plan once in a while :)

I'm the opposite of Trazey in that my first 50 lbs were the easiest (they came off quick...took me from January-May of last year.) The second 50 is taking twice that long. But it's not a race. As long as I keep doing what I'm doing, I'll get there eventually!

fatferretfanatic
04-18-2011, 10:51 PM
I'm proud to say that I've lost 22 pounds since march 7th. So, one month 11 days, and it's really starting to come naturally. All of it has been lost since I have been on 3fc. It helps keep me on track

Nola Celeste
04-18-2011, 10:52 PM
I'm slower than a lot of the folks listed here. I've lost 35 pounds, but it's taken me since the end of October 2010 to do it.

Sometimes that makes me feel apologetic somehow, as though I'm "doing it wrong" or something, even though logically I know I'm not. Other times it makes me very proud because I haven't had a single off-plan day since I started on October 19th. Not even Thanksgiving. Not even Christmas. Those were higher-calorie days, but every bite was planned.

I could probably lose more quickly if I got more restrictive, worked out more often, and were more scrupulous about taking brief exercise breaks from my very sedentary work. But I find that 1500 calories a day is something I can easily handle without any sense of deprivation and...well, I'd rather lose at my own pace and keep it off than go with some drastic plan that turns me into a ***** and shaves a dozen pounds off of me before I go bat-crap crazy and gain fifteen.

I'm envious of faster losers, but I know that that route doesn't work for me. So I'm keepin' on keepin' on with my slow loss. It's not like I'm suffering--lunch was a homemade chicken enchilada and dinner is a veggie-laden pizza, yum!--so it doesn't matter how long it takes. :)

JamiSue3916
04-19-2011, 12:44 AM
...nothing is "off limits", so long as it fits in my calories...

I like the way you think! This is something I think is VERY important. If I try to eliminate anything from my diet...that's the only thing I want from there on out! :cbg:


http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt/t/wdxHnLb/weight.png
(http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/wdxHnLb/)

“Do you choose to simply know the path, or do you choose to walk it? “

1st Mini: 5%, 277.8 (-14.6): Met 4/15/11
2nd Mini: 10%, 263.8 (-28.5)
3rd Mini: 20%, 233.9 (-58.5)
4th Mini: ONEderland, 199.9 (-92.5)
5th Mini: 100 lbs, 192.4 (-100)
Final: Goal, 175 (-117.4)

One :twirly: for every 5 lbs lost. So long suckers!!!
:twirly: :twirly: :twirly:

jitterfish
04-19-2011, 05:06 AM
I started losing weight (again) in Jan. 12 weeks on Monday and I was at 40lbs lost. Which makes me super happy because I met my goal of being at that weight by tomorrow (my birthday woot). Time to work out my next goal yay.

I am not on a strict diet, I eat chocolate probably once a week but its a normal person serving not a whole family serving! Its been about healthy options not crap food. I can still have McD, I have a burger by itself though not fries and soda etc. And of course getting my *** off the couch and moving. Its not that I'm not serious about losing weight, its just that I am on a "liveit" not a "diet", this is how I want to be for the rest of my life not just until I drop the weight.

sept15lija
04-19-2011, 10:32 AM
Overall, since I began in 2007 (had a couple of pregnancies thrown in there) I've lost about 150 pounds. This time, I started full force in June 2010, and have lost 95 pounds since then. I've never been this "small" as an adult. I do have treats, within my caloric budget. I am a slave to my calorie count. At first, I had more treats, but I quickly realized they are not worth it mostly, and fitting into my clothes is so much more fun than any fleeting happiness a cookie could bestow on me. So while I still do have treats occasionally, I have also learned to say no. I say no a lot.

lottie63
04-19-2011, 10:43 AM
I've lost 64 lbs, and I've lost about 52 of it in the last 6 months.

I don't have 'cheat days'. I work everything in, and if I go over one day (I think I"ve gone over 3 times but never by more than 200-400 cals) I compensate the next day.

For me, a cheat meal too easily turns into a cheat day, then a cheat week and before I know it I've regained all the weight I've lost. Why would I schedule that in for myself? Why would I want to make life more difficult? ha. Speaking only for myself here though.

Jo Kittibuck
04-19-2011, 10:45 AM
Lost : 89 lbs.
Since : March 2009

Do I stay away from treats? : Yes and no. I can't have sweets anymore, at all. They lead to me binging. But aside from trying to get enough protein and nutritional shakes to keep my health up, I don't restrict my food choices. I still eat the occasional pizza, burger, fried chicken. It's all about reaching the right amount of calories for me. I've given up restaurant dining, though, because 1. it's simply too high cal, and 2. often it's difficult to confirm the calories.

Ky30
04-19-2011, 10:48 AM
It has been almost 7 months on my weight loss journey I started at the end of September of 2010 I have lost 80 pounds so far. I do allow myself treats such as skinny cow ice cream, sugar free pudding, etc. within my calories everyday.

DLSquared
04-19-2011, 11:55 AM
All these stories have been sooooo inspiring. Thanks, everyone, for sharing.

Donna

Riesz
04-19-2011, 01:20 PM
I've lost 88 lbs since November 2010. I began with simple substitutions (fruit for candy, grilled for fried, etc) and slowly began exercising however I could manage.

I don't feel the urge to cheat because I think about how hard I work to burn calories (3 mph 1 hr walk = 300ish calories burned) and suddenly that 200-300 cal brownie doesn't seem worth it. :)

I also try to remind myself that later I'll be proud I didn't cave to a weak moment where I want to binge or skip exercise. Tomorrow I'll be happy I didn't go off plan today, next week I'll be happy I stayed on plan all week, next month I'll feel phenomenal for doing such a great job! That keeps me motivated every minute of the day. I think about how I'll feel in a month, 3 months, 6 months! I hope to be at goal in 6 months so every day counts. :)

anawhatsme
04-19-2011, 01:20 PM
wow!!!
you are all soooo inspiring.
you show that reaching a goal of losing 100+ pounds IS attainable.
for those that count calories, is that all you count?
where would find my daily allowance of calories?

i'm not counting anything...yet.
i am focussing on the food guide and making conscious efforts to get in more water, fruits and veggies, while getting in less grains (i realized i eat quite a few).
i am also doing regular exercise, which is very new to me at this point.

but once i get into the groove, i may want to count calories.
but being a former weight watcher, i wonder, is it just calories you guys count?
the weight watcher formula is so involved (fat, fibre, carbs protein) that i wonder if calories will be all i need to count?

any insight?

kallismom
04-19-2011, 02:51 PM
You guys have all done amazingly well. I have been finding excuses to overeat and not done nearly as well as I should be.

Trazey You are one of my weight loss HEROES! You have the coolest attitude and it shines in all of your posts.

ChrissyBean
04-19-2011, 04:00 PM
I guess whatever my ticker says. I'm a slow and steady loser, and I do indulge now and then. I allow myself potato chips once a month and I don't beat myself up if I have a chocolate or two, you know?

I'd be at goal weight and beyond by now if I did, though. LOL

nelie
04-19-2011, 04:26 PM
I've never been a calorie counter but I've been calorie 'aware' :) Honestly, I haven't lost a pound in the last 3 years.

At my lowest point, I had lost 163 lbs, now I'm at about 150 lbs lost. I lost in various spurts and I started May 2004 until December 2007. Since December, 2007, I've mostly maintained with some bouncing down and up (I've seen 202/201 so many times, I've lost count).

I also have a mental barrier with the 200 point :) I've also not been as strict with myself as I could've been. I'm happy with where I'm at but yes, yet again, I've decided to lose weight again and hopefully break the 200 barrier that has alluded me for so long.

jitterfish
04-20-2011, 05:48 AM
Anawhatsme - its hard to decide on a calorie budget. Depending on your size and level of activity etc you will have a calorie budget and a good way to work that out it fitday.com Then start eating around that level of calories and if you aren't losing weight decrease it. It is better to start with too many calories than too few.

As well as calories, you could look at carbs or fats depending what path you want to go down. Personally I pay attention to fat levels but ignore carbs because I love my carbs and couldn't do low carb -LOL-

anawhatsme
04-23-2011, 01:54 AM
thanks, jitterfish!

Resolute
04-23-2011, 02:28 AM
I'm down 177 as of today, took about 1.5 years, with the bulk being in the last year.

Personally i had to wipe away my relationship with food and relearn a balanced approach, i knew i would never be able to restrict myself from what i desired so i haven't, if i want it i eat it, counting every calorie that i take in, never going crazy, never over indulging in any one thing, everything is in moderation with a healthy variety.

I walk, it was about all i could do to start with and not even very well at that, yesterday i bought a bicycle and today for the first time in literally a decade or more i rode, i never thought i would ever be able to feel this again in my life at one point, it's been easy at times and utterly gruelling at others, through it all i've stayed true to myself, i've had ups and downs but continue to stay with my new lifestyle, it works for me.

Lyn2007
04-23-2011, 02:07 PM
Well I *had* lost 103 pounds but gained back a bit, so now it's about 96. I still want to drop 30 or so.

fitkristi
04-23-2011, 02:23 PM
I'm down 116lbs since May 2010 - and yes, I still indulge! I don't think I would have made it this far if I didn't allow myself some freedom.

AZ Sunrises
04-23-2011, 02:34 PM
:joker: A better question for me would be "How much have you lost and KEPT off so far?"

I started at 334 today I'm 286. When I pee off the TOM water weight, I'll be at 283-284...TMI, but darn it those pounds matter to me. So...50 pounds maintained after an almost 70 lb loss.

:) I just got back on the wagon, so those numbers should improve very, very soon.

JessLess
04-23-2011, 05:54 PM
Hi-

I've lost 54 lbs. in a little under a year. I've been calorie counting for about 2 months and I work out in small group personal training with weight-training and cardio 3x a week. I am also doing the C25K program as weather and my hips permit.

I very rarely cheat. I do allow myself foods that I do not binge on when my calories allow. Some of the treats I do eat are Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches, fat-free frozen yogurt and fat-free cool whip. I also drink drinks with artificial sweetener. I like Sobe Life Water. But I try totally avoid the calories laden foods that make me want to overeat like nuts, french fries, etc.

supergir111
04-23-2011, 06:54 PM
I have lost 54 pounds (so excited to say that!) I count calories and stay under 1230 and walk lots. I started in oct 10 and was low carbing it for a couple of weeks before I started cc :)

Charms
04-24-2011, 11:20 AM
I started right around the same time as supergirl and have lost 51 pounds. My plan is calorie counting and includes free meals occasionally :)

anawhatsme
04-26-2011, 08:31 PM
wow.
i LOVE reading how successful you all are.
it really gives me hope.
a million thanks for sharing!

Laffalot
04-26-2011, 09:33 PM
:) Hi Everyone - I've lost 17lbs so far. Have quite aways to go but I take it one day at a time. I'm on the WW Points + & really like it. You all give me lots of motivation. THANK YOU!! Gotta' go - I'm cleaning carpets & want to finish before dinner. BFN :wave:

walterplans
04-26-2011, 09:44 PM
Lost: 86 pounds
I've been at it 100% since August 2010 , 50% commitment since January 2010.
From August through December I found it easier to not have ANY treats. Now I allow myself a treat every once in a while... but not the same type of treats. 2-3 times a week I eat a Nature valley granola Thin for a treat. It has a layer of chocolate, tastes yummy like a cookie and is only 80 calories. I had ice cream once. I had pizza once. I;ve had a couple of "cheat meals" consisting of hamburgers. Every once in a while I eat a couple of my kids tator tots. (I used to eat a meal of tator tots.)

Wow! Is this true? You're Amazing Stacy...

MrsMomOrtiz
04-26-2011, 10:23 PM
I'm totally with you there! I LOVE looking at the tickers and seeing the success other women are having with their weight loss; particularly those women who started out weighing about what I do now. It motivates me and I tell myself, "See, you can do it too!"
I feel official today. Day 20 and just made my ticker. haha Yay! 18 lbs down so far! Yay!

anawhatsme
04-27-2011, 12:21 AM
mrsmomortiz...
i can't wait until i can have a ticker!!
9 more days!

LaMariposa
04-29-2011, 11:06 PM
I've lost over 30 pounds since December 2010. Most of the weight has come off my stomach though and my legs. I want to lose some in my face and arms! lol

ilbnej
04-29-2011, 11:31 PM
24 pounds (as of today) since Jan 10. A little less than 130 left to go. I'm calorie counting (1800 cal target now, down to 1500 later on) with moderate exercise (lap swimming) the equivalent of at least 3 half hours per week. I track with my own homemade spreadsheets. So far so good!

reptogirl
04-30-2011, 01:18 AM
25 pounds since jan 23 i started with calorie counting and didn't have much success on it, i have been on low carb the past month and have done better, and i have had more than my fair share of cheat meals.

Rainbowgirl
04-30-2011, 04:16 AM
I started on April 10, and I'm down 11 pounds so far. :)

Josie83
04-30-2011, 03:11 PM
Down 13 lbs. my first month, since April 1st. Looking forward to adding more to that total by the end of May!

konfyoozed
04-30-2011, 03:39 PM
end of april weigh in has me down 24lbs since i started mid march. the first two weeks i lost about 12lbs of mostly water weight i'm assuming because it came off so quickly, and the month of april i lost the other 12.

111 to go!

shannonmb
04-30-2011, 09:48 PM
Hi everyone, great job to all of us!!

I've lost 102lbs since May 25th last year, so about 11 months. I started off by really revamping my whole way of eating. NO pizza, fast food, sweets, anything fried. Watching portions and going VERY easy on the refined carbs. I was amazed that going heavy on the protein and veggies and cutting out sweets made the whole thing very doable - I have been very satisfied with my day to day eating.

I started getting into the mindset that one sweet treat would completely bring all the cravings back, and if/when I indulged in the first few months I did notice I was much hungrier/less satisfied by my new normal food. So I was VERY careful not to have ANY sweets. But for about the past month or so my daughter and I have been getting a scoop of ice cream every Friday - we take turns who gets to pick the place since for some reason we have a lot of great ice cream shops in our area. I have been pleased to discover that not only has it not affected my weight loss in any way I can tell, but I've been able to stay on my plan just fine after my weekly splurge. :carrot:

This whole thing has been a big learning/trial and error experience for me. An exciting adventure, really! And I just keep gettin' smaller and smaller. I feel pretty confident that I am really changing my lifestyle -- and I LOVE my lifestyle now. Amazing to me that I am still morbidly obese since I feel about a million times better, and I simply cannot WAIT to just keep on doing what I'm doing so I can see what it feels like to actually be thin. I'm getting there, will get there. Not much doubt left in me on that. I am concerned about maintenance and whether it will throw me off (?), but I'll cross that bridge when I get there.

Well done, everyone! :D

authentic
05-01-2011, 01:12 PM
I have lost 53 pounds since December. I am eating a low carb, high fiber diet and have finally gotten to the point where I can work out a bit without huffing and puffing. I have a long way to go, but if I can keep this pace going, I will be at my goal this time next year.