30-Somethings - 170's - Anyone else battling them?

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07-18-2011, 12:39 PM
Hey girls, I looked all over and could not find a recent 170's thread and though I would love to join the 150's thread, unfortunately I an no where near that one yet :-)

So who is with me battling the pesky 170's? I unfortunately have yo-yo'd the last year, going from 185+ down to 163 last summer, then over the winter changed my BC, which along with not being as good as I should have been on my diet shoved me up at 176 right now which seem to be unable to shake. Very frustrated. I am a low carb eater who recently decided to get back in the low carb plan.

So who is with me? Sure hope to get a good support group going here. I could use it! :D

07-18-2011, 02:32 PM
Hi! I'm at 176 too! Yay, I'm not alone! I too have been stuck in the 170's for about a year. But to be honest I have not been really trying to change my lifestyle… until now. :) I am LOVE carbs so that diet plan never worked for me. I am a calorie counter, and it always works for me. I still get some yummy snacks w/ carbs which stops me from binging.

I would join the group! I just joined so I am getting familiar with the layout of this website. Definitely not an expert on how to join groups or subscribe to stuff yet. But I'll keep a look out. Good luck! Michele :)

07-19-2011, 12:58 PM
Hi Michele! Glad to hear that I am not the only one battling these annoying 170's. Hoping to have some more people join up in this thread, but if not, its just u and me! :-)

I have decided not to weigh myself til my usual Monday weigh in. Watching the scale every day is just messing with me. But scared to death that I will either not see a loss at all next week or even a gain.

07-19-2011, 04:14 PM
I am at 177.4

I just got into the 170's and I am looking foward to the 160's! I can not imagine what it will feel like to be in the 150's, but I am looking foward to finding out. I have not been there since 1997.

07-20-2011, 11:02 AM
Was 170 lbs this morning, hope to be in the 160s soon!

07-20-2011, 11:49 AM
I am really strugging to get out of the 170's, i think once I hit 167 I will literally cry with happiness (that means the 11 stones for us in the UK, I havnt seen the 11's for a couple of years now and the older I get the further away I seem to be getting!!)

07-21-2011, 02:31 PM
Peaches5577 - I know the Almighty power of the scale! I promised to weigh myself only once per week since our weight fluctuates so much each day. But of course I weighed myself when I wasn't scheduled and I went up .4lbs. I know it doesn't sound like much but I was REALLY, REALLY depressed. It took several hours of reading inspirational stories of people reaching their goals before I snapped out of it. I try to stick to once a week weigh ins. Good Luck!

07-21-2011, 02:33 PM
Blondie 160 - I know what you mean! I have been in this 170 zone so long it will be much more of a mental victory to get into the 160's than a physical one. I have faith we can keep each other motivated! Good Luck!!

07-21-2011, 02:34 PM
I am definitely battling the 170s :( I got down to a glorious 167 a year ago, but ever since then I've been yo-yo-ing between 172-179. If I was able to get to 165 I don't think I'd have a problem with bouncing into the 170's again..and losing 7 pounds seems easy yeah? Not really :(

07-21-2011, 02:35 PM
Was 170 lbs this morning, hope to be in the 160s soon!

I hope to never see you in this 170 thread again!! In a good way of course! :D

Congrats on 170!!

07-21-2011, 05:46 PM
Dolly - Yes, its amazing what a mental hold this horrible little piece of metal has on me! You have no idea how bad I want to step on that scale though, and am afraid as heck to at the same time! Have really thought about going off of measurements alone and staying away from the scale, but honestly do not know if I could actually follow through with that one.

SummerLove - You and I are so alike! I did exactly the same thing! Even got as low as 163 this winter and was SO happy. Then with the wintertime lack of enthusiasm, wonderful nachos that my bf made all too often and a change in BC, here I am now. Lets fight these pesky 170's together!!!

07-22-2011, 11:21 AM
176.4 - Another lbs down!

07-22-2011, 02:33 PM
Nice job envelope! Well done!

07-25-2011, 12:19 PM
Well, the day of truth came and after being OP for 8 days, as well as starting the C25K program, I am up a lb. WTF?! Not impressed, completely depressed and ready to cry. So as of this morning 177.2. :-(

07-25-2011, 02:50 PM
So glad I found you all! I was 175.8 this morning,and really feel like if I could just get to 169.9, I would feel like I'm "on my way"! Does anyone else feel like your body just thinks it should be hovering around the low 170's?

07-26-2011, 11:09 AM
Well, the day of truth came and after being OP for 8 days, as well as starting the C25K program, I am up a lb. WTF?! Not impressed, completely depressed and ready to cry. So as of this morning 177.2. :-(

Peaches - I know it really sucks! Remember our bodies fluctuate A LOT due to all kinds of stuff. Keep on 'keeping on' and you will see results. Maybe you have built up muscle? Muscles weigh more and burn calories faster so that can be good! :) I too get sad when that darn scale does in the wrong direction. :?: but the fact that we are living a healthier lifestyle is a HUGE improvement!! :D I am confident you will see changes in your body. Are you just weighing yourself or are you checking your body measurements too? I know my weight has not changed too much but my body has lost a few inches, so that is another way to check to see if there is progress being made. We are here for you! Keep your head up!

07-26-2011, 11:13 AM
Well, the day of truth came and after being OP for 8 days, as well as starting the C25K program, I am up a lb. WTF?! Not impressed, completely depressed and ready to cry. So as of this morning 177.2. :-(

So glad I found you all! I was 175.8 this morning,and really feel like if I could just get to 169.9, I would feel like I'm "on my way"! Does anyone else feel like your body just thinks it should be hovering around the low 170's?

Veal 2 Steel - I love your name! Ha ha! =) I'm glad you are here too! We need all the support we can get! Getting out of 170 will be a HUGE mental victory for me too. My body doesn't seem like it really wants to leave the 170's either but I have decided that I WILL meet my goals. No more messing around and moping about how I am fat. I am finally doing something about it. =) Good Luck to you!!

07-26-2011, 11:15 AM
Okay, apparently I don't know how to quote properly yet… Still working on mastering the forum. tee hee.

07-26-2011, 01:18 PM
So I struggled this weekend. Boyfriend made a brisket and I overindulged, too much food. =( therefore this week I have been super focused. Yet, I see the effect of eating too much - I am not losing weight as quickly this week. Darn it! But the good news is that I am down 5 lbs from my starting weight. So I am pretty happy right now. :) Once I hit 170 I am treating myself to a haircut. I just started a reward system for myself - for every 5 lbs i get to do or buy something. I have never used this system before and I must admit it helps me focus on the small goals (5 pounds) instead of focusing on the nearly 50lbs I need to lose. It can be overwhelming seeing that giant number. I wish everyone a great & fit week!

07-27-2011, 02:40 PM
SMALL progress on the scale this morning. 176.0. I should be happy about that, and am, but I am SO impatient! :-)
Dolly, I hear ya, the 170's are a chore! And yes I did take my measurements when I started but wont do it again til the 1st and then plan to measure once a month. I am resorting to weighing every day again for a while so that I can get used to the daily fluctuations and hopefully start to see a problem.

07-27-2011, 02:53 PM
Hi ladies! Im here.

I have very annoying scales,
Scale 1 dial scale, is the one i started the diet on, & im around 173.
Then i got this bloody electronic thing & im around 178.
I tend to stick for a few weeks then drop 5/7lbs overnight, ive just got to keep on track in the meantime!

07-27-2011, 09:44 PM
Dolly - I do rewards too, although I have been doing them when I hit a new decade. 180's I got a life is good hat to wear while jogging. 170's I bought a tank top to wear while jogging. I like your idea and may do a hair cut for 160's!

Peaches - how is c25k going? I was shocked how much weight I was able to lose during it, so keep on going with it.

Mishflynn - changing scales in a PIA! Atleast you know you are seeing progress.

The scale really is BONKERS! I was stuck in the 177s for 5 days, went down to 176 one day then I was at the 175s for 3 days bounced up to 176.8 yesterday then dropped 3 to 173.8 today. I have no idea what tomorow will bring!

07-28-2011, 12:54 PM
Good morning ladies! Still at 176.0 again this morning but will take it. Being that its TOM for me now, I guess that could have something to do with the scale not wanting to budge!

Envelope - C2K is going well. I was supposed to do another day of it yesterday but was actually feeling a bit "off" and wasnt sure I wanted to run outside in the 95 degree heat, so I did 40 minutes on the elliptical at home instead. I feel good enough today that I might just do my C25k day tonight if I can handle it. I REALLY need to be able to get my bootie out of bed in the mornings to be able to do it then, before the heat of the day, but that seems to be easier said than done for me.

All in all I feel better though. Do not feel as heavy, bloated, etc. If I dont look in the mirror I feel as though I am making progress :-) Mirrors and Scales are both evil!

07-28-2011, 04:16 PM
I must admit the C25K sounds interesting. I think I might try it when we start to cool down a bit here in Texas. To run during coolest time of day you got to get up & run around 5am, I am dedicated but not that dedicated. I do miss running though, I always got fit the fastest when running. Oh well, elliptical will do for now. :)

I'm going camping for 3 days starting tomorrow and this will be difficult. I am bringing a lot of my own food. The group going does not understand portion control or why I say no to their food. They just keep pushing food in my face and say - "You can have some, diets shouldn't be so strict". :( I resist but I get annoyed. My diet isn't THAT strict but I'm calorie counting and I want to spend my calories wisely, I do have treats just not the ones they are pushing. But my boyfriend will be there and he is really supportive so I will have some support. don't get me wrong they are the sweetest people but they are definitely enablers with food. Wish me luck! And I hope everyone has a binge free weekend! See ya next week, I am hoping to hit 170!! Fingers Crossed!! =)

07-28-2011, 06:54 PM
Hi all,

Serious backwards steps in the last few months (just had to add 5kgs to my ticker) ... so back on track with a vengeance this week... I'm hovering on the 179.9 pound mark .. so I just make the 170s ...

I'd like to get back to running too ... a few years ago I did the C25K ... which led to four half marathons .... but that was 20kgs ago ...

At the moment I am doing cardio on the elliptical plus a weight/interval pogramme with a trainer ...

Good luck all ...

07-28-2011, 07:05 PM
Dolly - You should totally try it! The program for C25K makes it super easy to follow and build up stamina for. And being that it asks for just three days a week its easy to follow. Its funny because on the days that I dont run I am finding myself on the elliptical or something because not running makes me feel lazy.

HMM3 - Welcome! And wow! Very cool on the C25K results! My goal is to run a 5K and do my best to run a 10K in October. We will see! Welcome to the board, always glad to have more people on board in the same boat.

07-29-2011, 02:33 AM
Peaches5577 - Good for you .. 10k by october sounds ike a great plan ...

Dolly ... Camping sounds fun ... definately not camping weather here!! .....

I've bought some scales ... my scales died and I truly think it is easier to fall off the wagon when you don't weigh yourself....

I'm going to make a list of rewards too ...

80 kg ... Eyelashes/Brows/Nails ... Done 3/8

76 kg ... (where I got to before I yoyo'd back up) ... = Hot Stone Massage

73 kg .. Facial

70 kg ... New Gym Outfit

07-29-2011, 12:18 PM
I love your goals, can I join? LOL
I havent had a massage in years!!!

I finally sat down and laid out some goals for myself too, put them in my blog but guess I should post them in my signature or something too.

07-29-2011, 12:59 PM
172.8 the scale is cooperating...I know the next mini stall will show up again, but hopefully not for a while! :0)

I love jogging. It is definately been responsible for a big portion of my weight loss.

07-29-2011, 01:59 PM
Nice job Envelope!

07-30-2011, 03:38 AM
Envelope .. that is great ... you'll be out of here in no time! ... your weightloss is inspiring .. how long have you been at it??

Peaches .. good for you ... your goals look great. Is Wallla Walla in Western Australia or America?... (it sounds like names of towns in Oz) ... forgive my ignorance ..

07-30-2011, 12:48 PM
HMM3 - I started losing weight in mid June 2009. I joined here in July 2010. I struggle with weightloss during the school year although I am determined not to gain any weight back this year...last year I gained some back. I have almost another month before I start my new position, so I am trying to lose as much as I can before having to buy new clothes. I am training for a 1/2 in Sept, and a 10 miler in Oct. so that should keep me focused into Oct. Hopefully by then it will be routine for me.

07-31-2011, 12:04 AM
Are you a teacher Envelope? I teach here in New Zealand .... we are having our winter holiday break ... and its back to school tomorrow :(.

81kg today... finally moving back in the right direction ... 178.5 pounds ...

07-31-2011, 01:51 AM
Envelope - Walla Walla is actually a town in Washington State, USA. But hey, would love to visit New Zealand :-) I always get comments about the name of the town. We are famous for wheat farming, Walla Walla sweet onions (which are amazing) and WINE!

07-31-2011, 02:43 AM
Sounds like a lovely place especially the wine .... I'm from a rural area myself ... although we are thoroughbred horse and dairy country ...

Many towns in New Zealand and Australia are similar sounding - using the indigenous languages ...

07-31-2011, 10:53 AM
Oh, I'm glad I found this thread! I'm pretty new (second time around) and weighed in yesterday at 176.8 ... my body is a big fan of the 173-176 range, so I'm bracing for a fight over the next month or so!

I used to teach, and I admire all of you for sticking to your plans during the school year -- it's SO hard.

07-31-2011, 10:47 PM
HMM3 - I am a teacher and I am working on a reading specialist certificate. So in the fall I am interning at one of my favorite local schools and taking a few night classes. Summer break ends at the end of August for me. I am excited about the new year, but I will miss having so much time to focus on me. ;)

Peaches - I have always wanted to visit Washington.

Shan - Welcome!

07-31-2011, 11:30 PM
I saw 179.8 on the scale yesterday morning and hoped I'd be here to see you guys today, but the evil scale took it back to 180.4 this morning. Sigh...

Envelope, I think we're going to pass each other again! I'm coming and you're staying 10lbs ahead of me and going. Congrats!

08-01-2011, 12:14 AM
Hi ladies!

The last two mornings have been 175.0 on the scale. Thing is, my goal is to be at or below 175.0 by tomorrow (8/1) which is my official weigh in day. I am SO freaked out that I am going to jump above that 175 mark!

08-01-2011, 12:22 AM
170...almost there!!!!

08-01-2011, 12:23 PM
Well, guess I had a reason to be freaked out. 176.0 this morning. I mean really? WTH? Not happy. So in two weeks, with it being that TOM I have only dropped 1.2 lbs. I am SO frustrated!

08-01-2011, 12:28 PM
Well, guess I had a reason to be freaked out. 176.0 this morning. I mean really? WTH? Not happy. So in two weeks, with it being that TOM I have only dropped 1.2 lbs. I am SO frustrated!

After TOM finishes you should definitely see a drop ;) It's inevitable and happens to all of us.

08-01-2011, 10:51 PM

Peaches - There are times when I have very little losses over a 2 week period...then I get a very nice woosh. I hope the woosh fairy visits you soon!

Summerlove - You are sooooo close.

BeachBreeze - You will be here soon!

08-02-2011, 12:56 PM
Envelope....thank you, I sure hope the whoosh fairy visits soon too! 175.4 as of this morning. I will take every little loss I can get at this point!

08-02-2011, 03:39 PM
Peaches .... you'll get there :) when your finished with the whoosh fairy ... send her my way ..

Envelope ... enjoy your last few weeks of summer ...

Beachbreeze .... whats a few grams between friends!!

Summerlove ... congratulations on almost graduating ...

177 lbs for me this morning ... :)

08-02-2011, 08:36 PM
Hello ladies! I am back from my camping trip. I was harder than i imagined. I think I said "No Thanks" about 200 times and everyone still tried to shove food into my mouth. =( Why don't people get it?! You are trying REALLY hard to be healthier and they seem to line up to bring you down. >=( I got really mad a few times. Eventually I stopped being nice and practically yelled NO!!! GAAAAHHHH!!!! It is super annoying having people trying to derail you every second of the day. I am still pretty upset about it.

But on the whole I did well. I think i might have gained about 1 pound but it was nearly impossible to measure the calories sometimes. And they cooked with BUTTER! I use pam = Zero calories, each dot of butter was 70 calories! I nearly fell over! I brought some food but not Pam spray or bread, even the bread was a lot.

I think I won't be camping anytime soon… I can't go through that again.

Glad to be back with my food and access to 3 Fat Chicks! I need it!
I hope you all are doing good! =)

08-03-2011, 09:33 AM
172.4 this moring. My body must like this weight, since it has been hanging out right around here for about 1 week. If this keeps up my next wooosh might bring me into the 160's. The 160's sounds so good to me.

08-03-2011, 12:13 PM
DollyMichele - I know the feeling you are having! Growing up in a family of "eaters" that is the common thing. Every time we get together its a battle. My family is quite active and fit for the most part but are used to having good food as well! Camping is especially difficult since everyone brings those lovely "camping" foods. Smores are my downfall. Just be proud of yourself for sticking to your guns and remember that they are not intentionally trying to sabatoge you, they love you just the way you are and have no idea the struggle that we face every day in this journey of weight loss :-)

Envelope....I hear you! I have been back OP for almost three weeks now and am not seeing much change in the scale. FRUSTRATING! I sure hope that "woosh" comes soon, as I am about ready to hunt it down! LOL

08-03-2011, 02:34 PM
176 lbs this morning ... :) .... haven't really been eating all that great ... just less of everything .... and exercising harder but not longer ... I'm going to commit again to healthier meals.

It feels good to have downward traction again.

Dolly Michele - I think you did great resisting!

Envelope and Peaches - Hope it does come on soon ... patience and weightloss do unfortunely need to come together!!

08-05-2011, 07:41 AM
I found the woosh fairy! I am sending her to find you all. :)


08-05-2011, 12:04 PM
Congrats Envelope! Please do send her this way. At this point the last three days I am stuck between 174.4-174.6, so I think that would be considered the "stuck fairy". She is only slightly more likable than the "upward fairy". :-)

08-05-2011, 02:16 PM

Room for one more?

08-05-2011, 02:42 PM
There is always room for more! Welcome!

08-05-2011, 03:06 PM
Somehow I lost a lb this week!

Now at 175.8

1.4 lbs in the next two weeks will put me at 15 lost for my cousin's wedding ...

08-05-2011, 07:43 PM
Envelope - Yay ... you'll be out of here soon ..

Shanhat - Well done ...

Welcome getncontrol ...

Well think it could be about 175.5 this morning ...

08-06-2011, 08:39 AM
I did it, I broke into the 160's! 168.2 this morning. I know you all will be joining me soon.

08-06-2011, 06:26 PM
Good for you envelope :carrot::carrot:

I sure hope I can join you soon ...

08-07-2011, 12:40 PM
Great job!!! :carrot: I was 176 this AM.

08-08-2011, 05:54 PM
Good job Envelope!!!

I am very frustrated. Coming off of the Depo shot is really screwing me up. That TOM has become ALL MONTH and I cannt seem to actually lose any weight. Staying OP and exercising. Beginning to get really, really frustrated. 176.2 As of this morning. Up from 174.4 last week. :-(

08-08-2011, 11:05 PM
Hi Ladies!

Congrats Envelope!! That is awesome!

Peaches - I know how frustrating it is. I have heard how the Depo shot can do some crazy stuff. My friend was on Depo & she kinda lost it mentally, not a good reaction. she had to stop taking it.

I am traveling the next 2 weeks for my new job and trying to ensure I stick to my diet & exercise plan. so far I worked out but i still ate too much. =( darn. I am trying to stick to 1100 calories a day and I ate about 1500 today. well, tomorrow is a new day. I can do this!

08-13-2011, 01:27 AM
Well ... not much movement up or down! But feeling invigorated this week .... a new programme at the gym ...

How's everyone else doing?

08-15-2011, 10:11 AM
Hi everyone! I am so excited to join you here! The 180s stuck around WAY too long. Here's to hoping my stay here will be shorter.

08-15-2011, 10:56 AM
I have been going back and forth between 169.5 and 170 for 2 weeks now,
I feel like smacking my head with the scale to be quite honest.. lol

I mean I LOOK BETTER. My pants are falling off, my stomach is flattening out like crazy but yet, that stupid scale wont budge...


08-15-2011, 02:58 PM
I am still stuck. Didnt even weigh myself this morning because I am so tired of seeing one or two pounds gone only to see them reappear again. At this point I think I am just going to keep plugging away and sticking to my plan and only weighing when I feel the need. Otherwise I just keep getting bummed out!

08-15-2011, 03:21 PM
I have been going back and forth between 169.5 and 170 for 2 weeks now,
I feel like smacking my head with the scale to be quite honest.. lol

I mean I LOOK BETTER. My pants are falling off, my stomach is flattening out like crazy but yet, that stupid scale wont budge...


Maybe you're putting on muscle while you're losing fat.

08-20-2011, 01:17 AM
Back from HOLIDAYS and I was 176 this AM. So major victory!! :cb:I did not gain a single pound while I was gone.

08-20-2011, 04:29 AM
Me!! I have been stuck in the 170s for several months now. I'm at 172. I am still amazed that I see a "1" in front, lol, but would really like to see a lower second number! ;)

08-20-2011, 08:44 AM
I have a big reward waiting for me at 169.9 ... it's my WW 10 percent *and* I get those lovely earrings I have in my avatar.

Despite eating and drinking everything in sight for my first anniversary last weekend, I dropped 1.6. So am currently at 173.6 .... just 3.7 more lbs! I can't wait.

08-21-2011, 11:07 AM
I've been on a nice whoosh lately and hit 175 this morning! YAY! That is officially my halfway point. Last year I lost down to 185 and then gained back to 215, so this year's loss is 40lbs, not 50 but I am keeping a cumulative total since I've been on 3FC. I am very psyched about seeing this progress. I know I will NEVER go back to where I was. It's not worth it.

08-22-2011, 02:05 PM
Nice losses guys ...

Me I'm battling to stay in the 170s ....

I got snowed in for two days after flying in for a 3 hour meeting and totally lost the plot foodwise!!

08-22-2011, 11:04 PM

09-10-2011, 01:46 PM
Anyone else still hanging out in the 170's? The 180's were very reluctant to let me go, but then I've experienced a wonderful whoosh and am already down to 176. 4 more pounds and I will have lost 1/2 of myself!

I went shopping last week and bought a skirt - size LARGE. Yes, you heard me right - not 4X, not even 2X or XL. It was a large - bought on the "normal" not plus side of Fashion Bug. It was almost surreal.

09-10-2011, 07:21 PM
The 170's feel like high school...just never ending and really awkward.

I was in the 160's for a bit and did weigh-in at 167.2 at my WW meeting, but I'm not going to go in search of the 160's forum yet because I feel like if I drink a glass of water I'll get ousted from the group! I've lost and gained the same 10lbs (between 165 and 175) so many times over the last year. And I've been working at it.

Any advice for lengthy plateaus?

09-11-2011, 04:59 AM
Hi everyone

So I'm just starting out from around 170 (we do kilograms here, so the lb thing is new to me!). I've been trying to just eat more healthily the last few weeks to get some of these pounds off, but it doesn't seem to be working, so I'll have to try something a bit more drastic. I hate that all my bras are too tight!! Hoping to stop popping out soon!

09-13-2011, 12:28 PM
First post in the 170's for me. I'm at 175.4 this morning, and am so eager to get out of the 170's and on to 169- the weight I need to be at a normal BMI. Hoping my stay here is short, as is everyone else's.

Getting Right
09-18-2011, 01:44 PM
Hello All! I'm gonna jump in here! I just hit 179 this morning. Like the rest of you I would like my stay on this thread to be very short! I haven't seen the 160's since 2006! Hoping to get there by Halloween!

11-17-2011, 02:10 AM
179 as of today!

11-21-2011, 03:06 PM
I'm officially out of the 180's and into the 170's :) Yay, I'm hoping to be out of here by the end of January!

12-12-2011, 04:48 PM
Sounds like me! 165 last summer and 173 this morning! Grr... We can do this weight loss even if at "one day at a time"...

12-26-2011, 03:29 PM
I'm finally nearing the end of the 170s ... 172 this morning :)... anyone starting up a battle to get to the 160s and beyond after Christmas?

12-29-2011, 05:31 PM
I'm new around here and this thread seems like a perfect place to start:) I'm not sure how much I weigh right now but it's in the 170's for sure. I estimate it at 176/80kg. I actually planned to start a new healthy life on January 1st, but I had to start early as it resulted in an "All you can eat" December and I was piling on extra weight on my already extra weight. So here I am...with high hopes, determined to get rid of it!

12-29-2011, 09:35 PM
Hey ... Glad your here ... I usually work in kilos too... But it is nice to convert every now and then.... It's easier to lose a pound than a kilo!!! Slovenia ... Is it pretty cold there at this time of year?

01-01-2012, 12:29 AM
176, and hoping to continue good momentum into the new year!

01-04-2012, 12:07 AM
171 this morning .... maybe I'll get to te 160s before too long .... :) ....

Hope the momentum is with us all ...

01-09-2012, 07:13 PM
Happy to be IN the 170's!! 177 this morning. I started at about 183-184 in december to 180 january 1st, so it feels good to be under that 180 number!

01-12-2012, 02:57 AM
Hey Franimal ....... congratulations on your weight loss :carrot::carrot: ... that's a great loss over the holiday period ...

I'm hovering at about 170 I think .... not absolutely ready to call it 169 just yet ...

Are you on a plan?

fat 2 fabulous
01-12-2012, 11:09 PM
I started the new year at 181.4 and weighed in this morning at 176.8
Feels great to be out of the 180's!!!:carrot:

01-20-2012, 10:31 AM
Congrats, fat 2 fabulous! That's wonderful.

I've been hanging out at 173 for about the past month, so while I was happy to see 172.6 this morning, I don't really believe it. I saw it last Friday too and it didn't stick. Le sigh.

01-26-2012, 01:16 PM
Hey ladies, I am just getting back on board after maintaining 180 for many months. I weighed myself this morning and saw 176. YAY it feels good to be back in the 170s but I am very eager to get out of them. I haven't been below 170 since I was like 18. I am looking forward to new lows!

Congrats to those who are so close to leaving the group and I look forward to progressing with those who are just joining or in the middle of the pack.

01-27-2012, 10:00 PM
I'm in at 175 today. I'm hoping to get out of the 170s and back into the 160s soon. I had lost 28 pounds then gained 10 back, so this set of 10 pounds feels like a repeat for me. I've got 8 more to lose before I get back to where I was in November. I've been posting on the alternachicks forum in one long thread (so you can find my story there), but thought I'd chime in here, too. :)

01-28-2012, 01:41 AM
I'm quite consistently at 67kg for the last week = 167.5 pounds ... so I think I've made it out of the 170s ... but there is no 160s thread so I'll just double up and stay here until I'm 150 something ....... hard to believe I'm anywhere near 160 ...

Congratulations to everyone who is losing ....

01-28-2012, 01:18 PM
Neon- I am in the same boat and recently gained back 10 although I haven't been in the 160's in years so getting past this 170 mark is big for me.

Congrats HMM3!!

175 for me today!!! 1 lb at a time. :carrot:

01-28-2012, 01:42 PM
Thanks Kay .... congrats ... one pound at a time is a good philosophy ... I often say to myself .... "I have to lose one pound before I can lose 20 " ....

02-03-2012, 07:04 PM
Hello all, I've been on hiatus from the site and any attempt at weight loss while I adjusted to a new job. It's past time I kicked myself in the pants and got back into the swing of things.

I've got a 5k planned on April Fools and am starting back up with zumba once a week and hot yoga every other.

How is everyone hanging in there after the start of the year?

02-03-2012, 07:14 PM
Spinach- what do you think of the hot yoga? I want to try it but I am intimidated by it so I haven't gone yet.

02-03-2012, 10:50 PM
Hi KayNicole!

I adore hot yoga. I've been going off an on for the last 10 years, whenever I could scrape up the class fee, and if I couldn't, the studio I went to had a community day where you paid what you could into a can as a donation.
I especially like Bikram, because it's always the same. You show up for class, 90 minutes, and the 26 asanas (poses) are in the exact same order each time. You slowly learn the series of poses, each one done twice in a row so you can correct or push yourself harder (you can also make a 1/2 class for yourself by sitting during the first or second set of each asana).

It seems really intimidating with all these beautiful people doing pretzel balance things with expensive looking mats, aluminum bpa free water bottles and hemp ankle bracelets. In reality it's a bunch of sweaty and sometimes smelly people wobbling as they try to find their center in the mirror and they could care less about you and what you are doing because your yoga practice is about you and you alone.

Go do it!!! You will feel sweaty and sore and exhausted and like you really accomplished something!!
I did find that yoga tightened up my legs while training for my 5k, so keep in mind you may need to do some extra stretching or walking warm up if you are a runner.:D

02-04-2012, 05:46 PM
Thanks for the tips Spinach! I think I will do it. I saw a woman walking out of Bikram the other day and she looked like she just ran a marathon... dazed and drenched from head to toe. LOL Also, you described the scene so perfectly.

02-04-2012, 06:29 PM
I'd love to try yoga too .... although I don't think there is a hot yoga place anywhere near me ....

A few years ago I did BodyBalance which had a yoga section in it but I've never tried it as a pure exercise ....

I'm consistently jogging and going to the gym which I love .... but I feel the muscles getting tighter and tighter!!

How's everyone doing .... my calculation put me at 165.3 pounds today ... :carrot::carrot:

02-05-2012, 12:31 AM
At 173, but am traveling for several weeks and am worried that not being in my regular routine will make me stall, or even worse, gain. Cross your fingers for me.

02-05-2012, 02:19 PM
Good luck Jazzfan ..... I will have my finger crossed

Had rather a terrible takeaway last night and feeling ill this morning as a result ... staying away from the scale ... but I know it will be up ....

02-13-2012, 01:30 PM
Hi everyone !! I've been gone for a few months but finally managed to leave the 170's - at 169 for 2 weeks. so it seems it has stuck. Good luck ladies! I hope to see you on the way down to our goal weights!! =)

02-17-2012, 02:10 PM
I'm going to take HMM3's word (I adore bodybalance!) for it that there isn't a 160 thread. Here I stay. :)

My Thursday weigh-in was 168 this week. My body seems to have developed a new pattern of holding steady for two or three weeks and then giving me a nice woosh. It's a little nervewracking for me because my weight loss used to be so much more linear. Just when you think you've got your patterns figured out your body switches things up on you.

fat 2 fabulous
02-18-2012, 11:19 PM
Holding steady to, 172! I so want to be in the 160's.... :D

Iron Law
02-22-2012, 01:32 PM
Hi All,

I'm new to this site, but it seems great. I bought my first pair of spanx a few months ago and at that moment I decided that I need to make a change. My weight has steadily increased over the past few years and now I'm tipping the scales at the heaviest weight of my life: 171. A woman stopped me on the subway two weeks ago and asked me if I am pregnant. :(

I guess that wouldn't have been so traumatizing if I hadn't been dieting and working out like a nut. It's been one month and I haven't lost a pound, though I feel great, and have been running 35 minutes a night on the elliptical trainer and doing cross fit workouts. I have completely changed my diet and am wondering if I have restricted too much. I didn't really watch what I ate in the past, but working in NYC often led to sandwiches, pizza, burgers, or other delicious food truck fare. I now eat only salad for lunch and have a juice for breakfast (my fav. is fresh-pressed greens with ginger and lemon). Sometimes I will eat tofu and quinoa. I feel so healthy from eating so "clean."

Am in in the situation where my fat is turning to muscle and therefore the scale doesn't reflect my progress? In 2008 I was 145 lbs. and looked great but wasn't very strong. I'm stronger now, but HEAVY.

Any thoughts lovely ladies of 3FC?


02-22-2012, 02:08 PM
Welcome and congrats on getting a plan and sticking to it!

It seems the only real rule of weight loss is that there is no one way of weight loss... smiles.

You say that you are only eating salads, are you calorie counting? If you aren't, use one of the calculators online to calculate what you should be eating each day and then track every single thing that goes on your mouth for a few weeks (I have an app on my phone that even scans barcodes). You may not be eating enough, you may be eating healthy things that are calorie packed.
Also remember that your body needs a balanced diet, I found the last time around that if I had no fat in my diet I would stall. Fat is necessary for your body to function (the counter I use keeps track of fat, sodium, carbs as well as calories to make sure I'm keeping balanced)

If you are training hard, you may want to track inches instead of pounds. In the end, weight doesn't matter if your clothes fit nicely. Don't get your head wrapped around the scale. I'm "only" about 19 pounds heavier than I was last year, but I lost all my tone and my middle has gone all squishy. I regret that more than the weight.

Keep us posted on your progress!

02-22-2012, 03:36 PM
Iron- I agree with what spinach says and stress can be a factor too. Keep up the good work!

Well ladies, I haven't been posting because I am all over the place. I have been showing anywhere between 176 and 179 so I am not sure if I am gaining, losing or maintaining. lol Anyway I am starting my hot yoga today (wish me luck, I am so nervous) and I am hoping that it will help be break through these pesky 170s I am so tired of.

Iron Law
02-23-2012, 12:50 PM
Spinach, thanks so much for the reply and the warm welcome! I have started keeping a diary of what I eat, so that should help me ensure I'm getting enough calories. My assessment after yesterday's calculation is that I'm probably under my requirement by a bit. I ate roughly 1000 calories yesterday (and what I ate is on par with my usual diet). I am going to take some measurements so I can gauge my progress without being a slave to the scale (which I'm starting to believe is meaningless as I see my new shape emerge :) ).

KayNicole, thanks! I'm not certain how to cut stress out of my life (if anyone knows please do share), especially with two teenage daughters and my deadline-driven job.

I will keep you all posted with progress. Thanks again for your responses; this support forum is unbelievable and will surely be a major tool on my road to success!


02-23-2012, 07:28 PM
How was yoga? Inquiring minds want to know... smiles

Iron Law
1000 calories is way too low. My bottom level (and I'm shorter than you) is 1350 if I'm not exercising. I like yogurt, beans and berries for 150 to 300 calories "adds" to my day. They're easy to incorporate in whatever I've already planned.

As for myself, I'm hanging in there. My fella and I wear the same size shoes (weird, right?) and he got a pair of Vibram toe shoes. He's not liking them much so passed them on to me to try out. I think I'm headed out in a bit for a run around the lake. Weight is up and down, but that's to be expected with starting to run again.

02-23-2012, 07:58 PM
OMG Spinach it was sooooo much harder than I thought. I didn't even make it the entire time. I came so close to getting sick when I left the room and again when I was driving home. It took me an hour and a half to start feeling normal again. I made it about 55 minutes into the hour and a half session. I only did about 4 moves and spent the rest of the time on the floor trying to get my breathing under control. I am going to go back because they tell you it's normal and will get better. I sure hope so because I am not a fan of getting sick after workouts! :)

Iron- I struggle with the stress aspect too.

Iron Law
02-24-2012, 01:07 PM

I LOVE my FiveFingers! I am so sad that it's winter and I cannot wear them constantly. I wear them when I work out in my home gym. If you haven't run in them before, I'll warn you to start slowly and work into them. Minimalist running uses different muscles and your foot strike will likely change (read: correct itself!), so don't go too hard the first few times you wear the VFFs. Please let me know how you like the VFFs.

I know 1000 calories is too low. I cut out alcohol from my diet (beer, specifically), and I'm learning how to supplement those calories with healthy stuff. I have been eating a primarily vegan diet lately (which makes me feel unbelievably great) but it's hard to consume enough (I mean how much salad can one actually eat?). The diary I've started has helped (I am a visual learner, lol) and yesterday I ate 1200 calories. I am not a saint, and I definitely eat more (and non-vegan stuff) on the weekends and indulge in the occasional beer or three :D

I really appreciate your advice. I think I was in a rut and this has really helped me to maintain a positive outlook. My friends are insisting I am skinny and am nuts for obsessing over this, but I think I need to feel it myself. I am proud to share that I have lost 5 pounds as of this morning (I'm at 168 - I hope you don't kick me off of the 170s thread). My shape and the scale are starting to reconcile :)


That is so awesome that you signed up for a 1.5 hour yoga class! It's something I've always wanted to try (I incorporate planks into my strength workout). I am training for a 5K Rebel Race this summer, so I've been doing the Tough Mudder workout (let me know if you want the link) after I do an interval run. Do you feel like the bikram yoga helps you sweat out the toxins in your body? I used to abhor sweating and now I try to sweat daily because I feel so clean afterwards (after I shower, of course :smug:). I pushed so hard last night it made me puke; I haven't hit it that hard since playing softball in college. It was very rewarding.

I'm anxious to hear how the yoga classes go. It sounds like you are doing great!

02-24-2012, 02:12 PM
Spinach- I have wanted to try the fivefingers but I haven't been running in like a year now! If this yoga thing doesn't work out I might have to go back to it. :) I live in healthy outdoorsy communities so I see people with them or totally barefoot all the time. I have bone spurs though so I have never tried them. :(

Iron- I would love the link! I have wanted to do the warrior dash for a couple years now but I can never get anyone to sign up with me and it wont be as fun if I don't have a friend or two with me! You should totally try the hot yoga. I don't think there is anything you don't sweat out in that class. I mean I knew I would be pouring sweat but I just had no concept of actually POURING sweat. Many people in the class agreed that the first classes are so hard because you are sweating out so many toxins. I am more nervous for today's class than I was earlier in the week. I hate getting sick and am really worried I will be. CONGRATS ON THE LOSS!!

Update: the second Bikram class went so much better! I was terrified and thought for sure I was going to fail again and probably puke but I never felt like leaving and made it through!! I probably only did 7 or 8 of the 26 moves total but I made it! Now I am feeling much better about it.

Iron Law
02-27-2012, 11:19 AM
Hey Kay!

Congrats on the Bikram accomplishment. Like all forms of exercise, I presume it gets easier each time. I am getting really antsy hearing about your class, as now I want to go to a yoga class in a serious way.

Here are some links (I modified them because I am blocked from linking):

This is the race I'm joining: rebelrace[dot]com/. I don't think they have anything out west but if you want to come to NY in July and run on Team Toxic Avengers, you are more than welcome ;)

This is the workout that I do after I complete my interval run (I've been doing 30 minutes forward on the elliptical - 2 min. jog, 1.5 min. sprint - on a course with varying resistance - and then 5-10 minutes backwards on a steady resistance (going backwards is really tough, but it works my legs!)): toughmudder[dot]com/training-prep/ (or go straight to the pdf - toughmudder[dot]com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/TrainingPrep.pdf).

I'm still building the strength to be able to actually do a chin up, LOL. For now, I hang from a bar and do lower ab crunches (pull my knees to my chest). You would think that doing the workout so quickly (60 seconds max per exercise) would not really do anything, but I am gaining so much strength (and the rapid pace keeps my heart rate up). I am up to 12 TM pushups (exercise #1)!

Let me know if you are going to give it a try. I would enjoy having a workout buddy (albeit on a different coast).

Down to 167!


02-27-2012, 12:24 PM
Iron- Congrats on continuing to go down on that scale! Thanks for the links I will definitely check them out. I am actually going to miss yoga tonight since my alarm didn't go off and I woke up an hour and 10 mins late! :( I didn't get a chance to grab all my stuff and I have to stay late at work since I got in late. I am really pretty bummed about it. It was going to be my first class going alone, my friend can't make it tonight, and I was looking forward to getting over that fear. But I will be going Wednesday and will give you more updates then. :)

I have come in at 176 for 3 days now. It is kind of nice to not be all over the place for once.

02-27-2012, 12:31 PM
I havent been able to get out of the 170's for what feels like 10 years. 2 years ago, I got down to 167 but I stayed there for maybe a week or two.

So frustrating. :(

Iron Law
02-27-2012, 02:16 PM

That is a bummer! My friend is a workout nut and she said that it takes about a month of maintaining a schedule to make it a habit. I have passed my one-month mark and believe what she said is true. I didn't run yesterday ( :( ) and I was really upset about it! I think that just having the drive to go to the class alone shows that you are in it to win it. It's so frustrating when life gets in the way of working out! Keep me posted.


Hang in there, girl. I felt like I was stuck for a long time, which was actually the impetus for me joining this site. I can't tell you how helpful the advice and support on this site has been for me. I am training for the Rebel Race 5K in July; having a goal to work towards has given me an extra boost of motivation to run at night.

My mantra has become: work hard, work harder. The results will come!


02-29-2012, 11:47 AM
Still coming in at 176 but I go into bikram tonight and I have been using myfitnesspal pretty religiously this week so I am looking forward to changes soon!

03-01-2012, 11:26 AM
Yay it worked, I weighed myself after yoga last night and it said 175. I never weigh less in the evening so I was hopeful that this morning would be good. This morning the scale reads 173! Yay! I have broken free of 176.
Yoga went great. The instructor is hard which I find funny because the class is always the same moves no matter who teaches it but there is something about her voice and the way she guides you that makes you push harder. This class was hard but I only sat out for about 7 or 8 positions this time.

Iron Law
03-01-2012, 01:37 PM
Kay, that's so awesome! Congrats on not only the LOSS :D but also the yoga achievements! I need positive news like this to keep myself on track. Did you go to class alone or was your friend with you?

I have been training super hard, and setting all sorts of goals for myself, but have sort of derailed with my diet. I am afraid to weigh myself because I feel so guilty about eating.

My partner and I both had to work late on Tuesday and did not feel like cooking when we got home. We took the kids out to eat and got mexican food. I was horrified by the menu (it was authentic mex and everything on the menu is cooked in lard :(). Yesterday, I ate a sandwich for the first time in 2 months, which was delicious yet riddled me with guilt. I need to ease up on my obsessiveness, but am struggling. Bread will most likely not kill me, but stress might.

Please keep me posted with the yoga progress. It sounds like you are kicking @$$!


03-01-2012, 04:50 PM
Iron- My friend did show up but I didn't talk to her all day and when I got there I started getting ready even though she wasn't there yet and I didn't really know if she was coming. I am confident I wouldn't have a problem going alone now. She showed up right before we started and I ran into an old friend at the class I hadn't seen in forever. The instructor gave me tips on moves I couldn't quite do and how to work up to them. I think I am in love actually. I really think this is something I can stick with now. Seeing how much it burns really helped me see the value even though my body isn't quite believing me yet. I love it since yoga days are almost free days. I always have extra calories! Yesterday I had a huge cupcake and still came over 1,000 calories under goal and had a loss. Not that I am going to go crazy with the diet. I love seeing that deficit when I know I didn't deprive myself at all.
I totally understand those days when you just aren't in the mood to cook. I try to have frozen meals or casseroles on hand. Especially with yoga lately. I have been STARVING when I get home and just don't have the energy to cook. We are allowed to indulge from time to time so don't feel too bad.

03-01-2012, 10:19 PM
I feel like the 170's will last forever. It's been a tuff day for me and I'm trying to find a balance in my life. I can't get out of the 170's because I'm having trouble following my plan. Stuck being my own enemy. Grrrr. Glad I found a great place to vent and find support!

Here's to getting out of the 170's sooner rather than later!

03-02-2012, 01:11 PM
Welcome Kira!

I don't know whats up with me. Yesterday I was 173 today I am 179. :( I am hoping its water weight that I will lose at yoga tonight but I don't know. I am so inconsistent on the scale!

Iron Law
03-06-2012, 11:31 AM
Hey Kira; welcome!


Water wreaks havoc on me. I’m actually at the point where I need to take a step back. I’m still holding steady at 167, which is great because I didn’t gain, but sucks because I’ve been training so hard and it’s discouraging to not see any results. I made a deal with myself during my run last night that I am not going to weigh or measure myself for two weeks. I want instantaneous results, so I’ve been obsessing every day. Frankly, it’s making me crazy so I just need to stop. I mean, I almost called my parents to yell at them for giving me poor genetics. That’s loony bin kinda stuff.

Hang in there; I’m sure all the yoga is going to do wonders for you. I am sure you sweat out 5 lbs no problem :)

You are on a great path; keep it up!


03-06-2012, 01:32 PM
Thanks Iron. I am still at 179. I don't know what happened. I am hoping my body is just gearing up for TOM but I don't know. Today is the first day I have noticed any PMS symptoms (I am an emotional wreck today!) and usually the scale issues don't start this early. BUT I start yoga 3 days a week soon so I wont worry about the scale for now.

03-06-2012, 02:50 PM
Hi guys, I'm back! Messed up a bit, but hey, it happens. I changed my starting weight, because honestly I dont' have a reliable number. The doctors scale was off, and I was without a scale for several months. So I'm starting over at 174.

Today I hit 171.0!

Looks like I wont be here too long :P

ETA: is there any way to favorite threads? I have a few I frequent and I dont' want to get confused and forget about some. X_X

03-06-2012, 03:06 PM
4 more pounds and hopefully I can beat the 170s for good!!! by far the hardest number to get out of :(

03-13-2012, 01:00 PM
Can I join you guys??? I am still kinda new here but I just reached 177 and I couldn't be happier.

03-17-2012, 06:18 PM
I don't see why not, Keri :) Great job, btw!

Today I'm at 170.4.

Iron Law
03-29-2012, 05:18 PM
Hey Kay! I wanted to pop in and see how yoga is going. I've been frequenting the 160s room, as I'm now at 163. The diet and exercise routine took some tweaking, but I think what I'm doing now is working. Hope all is well :)


04-11-2012, 12:43 AM
I'm going to join, too. I was looking for a new challenge, but found this thread.

I gained weight last year and I have been stuck right around my heaviest (177) ever since. Soooo... here's to seeing 160anything sometime soon!

04-14-2012, 09:35 PM
Hi chicks. I'm between 170-174 at the moment and getting daily variation depending on hydration levels. Today, I'm at 174. I'm hoping to get down to 165 for mini-goal 1, but right now I've got crazy academic deadlines and work, so I'm finding very little time to exercise and way too much opportunity to eat badly (excuses!). I plan to get back to the gym on Monday afternoon and then twice more during the week. I like the idea of checking in here, so I hope you guys will have me. :)

04-14-2012, 09:41 PM
Yay is this a 170's thread?? I soo need this these dang 170's are killing me!

04-17-2012, 10:29 PM
This morning I was 174.5. I'm travelling this week plus have a dinner this weekend so hopefully goes ok.. I can't wait to get it of the 170's. Ok well really my next goal is 150 but 170 would be great progress.

04-18-2012, 07:59 PM
Hi everyone. This morning, the scale at the gym said 158, so I'm guessing it's about 10-12 pounds off. I don't feel smaller than 170, but I might be somewhere between 168-174 now.

Today, I ran 5 miles and lifted weights for about 40 minutes. It felt pretty good. I've been staying on track on my diet, too. I'm hoping that if I can keep this up every day for the next two weeks, I might get out of the 170s and into the 160s!

Wishing all of you lots of luck and energy.

04-22-2012, 03:46 PM
Tuesday morning 4/17 I was down from 176.5 to 174.5. I was traveling and was pretty good day 1, but not good day 2 or 3. Then returned Friday but went out for lunch and dinner.. So the scale went back up to 176.5.
Today (Sunday) I'm back to 174.5, so I really yo-yo'd this week but could have done a lot worse. This week will be better. I have two meals/events to watch out for so I'll try to be good.

04-24-2012, 05:41 PM
I cant seem to get out of the 170s either its annoying me like crazy trying to loose my baby weight is harder then it was before I got pregnant wow never did I think this would be the case :(

04-24-2012, 09:29 PM
This morning I was down a pound, to 173.5. I want to be down to at least 172 for Monday..(4/30)

04-26-2012, 09:00 PM
This morning I was down another pound, to 172.5. Wish me luck for the weekend ! (a bit worried..)

04-27-2012, 01:10 AM
Hey guys!

May I join? I was getting quite comfortable in the 180s thread.. all the nice chicks there :) I didn't really want to leave, so I'm sticking in both.

I made it to my monthly goal of 176 today. I feel I'm well in the 170s to go ahead and join the club!!

have a great day everyone!!

04-27-2012, 09:44 PM
I am at 175.... I can't wait to get to the 160's....when I get to the 160's I will feel like this diet is really working! Although, my clothes are getting loose on me!! :)

04-30-2012, 06:17 PM
Plan is to reach 160's within 2 weeks

05-02-2012, 10:12 PM
176, up one pound, but 174 on scale after workout. I know that won't stick, but it was sure nice seeing that number for a little bit at least :)

out of all the numbers I have gone through, I'm really excited and can't wait to get out of 170s...

have a great day guys!

05-03-2012, 10:35 PM
Ugh. Stuck at the same weeks for days and days

05-08-2012, 08:53 AM
Hi everyone! I can't wait to get to this thread. I'm still in the 180's, but hopefully I'll be here by the end of the month!

05-16-2012, 09:01 PM
I got so frustrated that the scale didn't budge at all for seven days, so then I broke down and went off plan gained 5 pounds. So I went from 172.5 to 177.5. Drat. Now I'm back to 173 today. Need to get out of the 170's because I was doing well for 6-8 weeks but stuck in the 170's since February. Not cool.

05-17-2012, 10:10 PM
I'm back on the forum again needing some support. I've got to shake out of the apathetic outlook I've got right now about food.
I'm working out, but not with any intent or purpose and my food choices are crappy... and I'm most def the type that only loses with decent nutritious balanced food.

so hi everyone!

05-18-2012, 09:31 AM
Welcome, Spinach

I love that user name!

05-19-2012, 02:36 PM
Really need to be good at the restaurant tonight. I'm at 170.5
So close!!!

05-19-2012, 08:20 PM
oh I feel you Happy Holiday!!!
I'm so desperate to get out of the 170s and I keep backsliding just a tiny little bit, that it's still close, and I can taste it! :) yet so far away :(

Here's hoping for 160s by Monday...

05-20-2012, 12:34 AM
Hello Ladies! Even though the scale says 171 I feel like I may be here awhile. I haven't gotten below 170 in about 10 years. Breaking through to the 160's (and not bouncing right back up again) is going to be hard.

05-20-2012, 05:46 PM
I just got back from a retreat this weekend... three of the gals are starting one of those super worrisome shot/calorie restrictive diets this week and were "fat loading" as part of the first stage. There was sooo much junk food it was like being in a convenience store with all the packages open and up for grabs.
I did a cold run through the dunes and onto the beach this morning in the drizzle... didn't get very far but had a lot of head wind to work against.

Thanks for the welcome HappyHoliday!

05-22-2012, 08:33 AM
I just hit 179 this morning! Although I'm super excited to be out of the 180s, now I have the 170's to battle. Bring it on. =)

05-22-2012, 01:42 PM
Hurrah! Way to go oppscdaizy!

05-22-2012, 02:15 PM
I slacked off a bit because I had a very busy, stressful, and hectic month, and now I'm back up to 178. :( Regained and now I'm hoping to re-lose. I'll be really happy when I get down to the 160s, but right now, I'm just trying to increase exercise each week and stick to my calorie budget every day for the slow, but sustainable change of habits thing...

05-24-2012, 06:57 PM

05-24-2012, 08:07 PM
^ yay for 170. I was 178.5 yesterday. Hoping my end of week weigh in is 177.5. BUT I think that's pushing it. I'll be happy with 178.

05-25-2012, 08:49 AM

Meet you all in the 160's thread..

05-27-2012, 05:09 AM
Down to 174 ... lowest I've been in years :) Looking forward to loosing the last few more to make me in the 160s

05-28-2012, 12:29 AM
Woot! Go Eruanna! you'll be joining HappyHoliday in the 160's before you know it!

05-29-2012, 07:25 AM
Hi everyone! May I join your group? I'm officially in the 170's now. I'm at179.4 today. I need lots of support to stay motivated to get through this weight decade.

05-29-2012, 10:02 AM
Scale bumped 169.5 this morning..but settled (well..went back and forth from) 170-171. Usually when that happens the next day it settles on the 'tease' number. :P
So close I tell you!

05-29-2012, 12:22 PM
TexaninItaly of course you can join in!

Yomp well done and congratulations, I'm sure you'll have the news you want and be completely "outta here" by the end of the week.

05-29-2012, 01:40 PM
Looks like I'm at 177 today. I'm being careful with the calorie counting and walking twice a day (total of 2 hours because I go for one hour in the morning and one in the evening). I need to increase my exercise. I'm traveling soon, but when I return, I will be trying the 30 day shred for a month. I hope to be in the 160s by then. Getting out of the 170s is always very hard for my body; whenever I've tried to lose weight, this is the 10 pound bracket that never seems to want to budge easily.

05-30-2012, 07:10 AM
Good morning, everyone. I'm down to 178.8 today. I didn't excercise this morning because a jogger ran into me and broke my ear phone wire. I had my iphone on my arm and he smashed into me and the wire broke off. I couldn't imagine going to the park for two hours to ride a bike/jog with no music so I came home and went back to sleep instead. I better go buy another set or I'll use that as an excuse tomorrow too.

05-30-2012, 02:41 PM
I have been stuck at 171 for a month, the scale will not budge no matter what I do lol All I want it to do is say 169, and I swear I would be the happiest girl in the world. It is so frustrating. I quit soda, sweets, fast food and I switched to whole grain, veggies and fruits and I have cut my eating down tremdously and that scale will not move.

Soooo, frustrating lol

05-30-2012, 02:49 PM
Great job on getting back to losing neon_zephyr, can you do any jogging? If so, adding a 10 minute jog in the middle of your walks would up your activity. The shred is supposed to be a killer workout!

TexaninItaly sorry about your wire! I keep a spare set of earbuds in my car in case something goes wrong with my bluetooth set. If you can, look at those. No wires yanking on your ears and pulling out at odd times.

katy929 you will get through this plateau soon, I'm sure. Are you calorie cycling? How long have you been on the reduced calories and how low are you? You may need to go up to shake your system up a bit.

As for me, I'm down again this morning to 178.2, I've been gaining and losing the same pound for a month now... sighs.

05-31-2012, 10:14 AM
I spoke too soon, I weighed myself this morning and I am now 169 exactly....WHOO HOO...I actually for 2 days atE what ever I wanted and then exercised..how that happened I have no idea..haha..back to my strict diet though YAYYYYYYY

06-07-2012, 06:00 AM
Hey guys. Where did everyone go? You must have all already made it to the160's thread and left me here all alone. :tantrum:

I'm at 175.6 today. My Paris trip is next Thursday to take my daughter to Disneyland for her birthday. I'll be so happy if I could get to 15% minigoal of 173 by then.

Hope everyone is doing well.

06-07-2012, 05:42 PM
I'm still here. I was at 177.5 this morning, but I never believe it until it "sticks" for a few days.
I've added in some weight training to my running/yoga. I've been bouncing around 179 for a long time so I'm hoping this will be the kickstart.
Forget 169, I'm gunning for 175... smiles.

Congrats on getting close to your mini goal!

06-09-2012, 10:39 PM
Wow! I am new here and I love these group challenges! I just left the 180s yesterday (finally). Now I can't wait to get OUT of the 170s. I am praying to hopefully get to the 130s :D

06-10-2012, 12:21 PM
Hi there losingweightforgood2. Hopefully your stay in the 170's thread will be short, but sweet!

I'm down again this morning to 177. After months of bouncing around, things are looking up! And I ran/walked a 5k yesterday. Hills... so many hills...

06-10-2012, 07:11 PM
I'm at 180 so I'm joining this group today.....this week I'm getting back on track after having a baby in February. I have 5 kids and I'm finally done! I know once I stop drinking soda, I'll go down. I have a wedding in October to be in and a 15 year class reunion in September. I need to lose something. As long as I'm at least 20 lbs lighter by then, I'll be ok. I would like to be 30 lighter though (or more ;)). Just wanted to say hi! I'm looking for encouragement and accountability.

06-13-2012, 12:38 PM
Why in the world am I still lounging around in the 170s:( Do I love it here or something??:?:

06-28-2012, 11:19 AM
Hey everyone! I am at 170.8 today. I hope to be able to join the 160's thread next week.

06-29-2012, 07:30 PM
:( still in the 170s, almost July:?:

Working hard though now! :smug:

07-02-2012, 09:19 PM
I think I'm done with weight. For months now I've been bouncing between 177 and 179, I hit 176.4 this morning. I know the 160's are hard... so having so much trouble in the 170's is really disheartening.
I think I'm going to focus on fitness goals for a while, I did 12 miles + on foot last month and am going to increase to a goal of 15 this month and add 5 miles on bike (I live in a crazy hilly town, so I need to ease into it) and bump my yoga up to twice a week. I'm also keeping my one race a month (3k this month as a rest instead of a 5k)
I can already see a difference in my body as all the fat is redistributing and next weekend I'm going closet diving to see what I fit into again.

I'm still going to weigh, but it's not going to be my measure, it's just not working for me right now.

07-05-2012, 01:07 PM
I think I'm done with weight. For months now I've been bouncing between 177 and 179, I hit 176.4 this morning. I know the 160's are hard... so having so much trouble in the 170's is really disheartening.
I think I'm going to focus on fitness goals for a while, I did 12 miles + on foot last month and am going to increase to a goal of 15 this month and add 5 miles on bike (I live in a crazy hilly town, so I need to ease into it) and bump my yoga up to twice a week. I'm also keeping my one race a month (3k this month as a rest instead of a 5k)
I can already see a difference in my body as all the fat is redistributing and next weekend I'm going closet diving to see what I fit into again.

I'm still going to weigh, but it's not going to be my measure, it's just not working for me right now.

I wanna say I was exactly where you are and was on the verge of giving up. I got tired of bouncing from the same and not getting out of the 170s! So I just switched up my diet/exercises and now 173, I know by the beginning of next week I will be able to join the 160s group:carrot:

So, just hang in there, don't give up, you may need to just change something, it can work. And gosh I know how EASY it is to pile it on and quickly and very HARD to get it off:(

07-05-2012, 08:30 PM
I wanna say I was exactly where you are and was on the verge of giving up. I got tired of bouncing from the same and not getting out of the 170s! So I just switched up my diet/exercises and now 173, I know by the beginning of next week I will be able to join the 160s group:carrot:

So, just hang in there, don't give up, you may need to just change something, it can work. And gosh I know how EASY it is to pile it on and quickly and very HARD to get it off:(

Woot! Congrats! :carrot::hug::carrot:

And that's exactly what I'm doing. I'm not giving up, just regrouping (again again again) and and going at it from a different angle.

07-10-2012, 11:56 AM
I just weighed in at 179.5 this morning, so this is my new home for a while! :)

The 170s are apparently where I am most comfortable since I have been there for most of the past 10 years, but I don't want to get too comfy... I'm headed for the 130s (I'm a shorty).

Hoping for mid-August to blast through the floor and into the 160s, if my losses continue to be ~2 lbs per week.

My gosh I LOVE the big milestones!!


07-10-2012, 12:05 PM
I just got into the 170's like two days ago! today my weight was 177.8! im hoping I wont be here too long though!

07-10-2012, 12:11 PM
Congrats KatieBug! We got this. ;)

07-10-2012, 02:33 PM
Hello everyone, I didn't read all the posts above me but I'm here to say I've been here before!!

I was at goal of 141 2 summers ago, and slowly gained almost all of it back. I'm somewhere in the 170's, last time I checked I was 175 but I've been afraid of the scale. Its time for a change... I'm tired of being overweight!!

I hope to join you all for a short while, and then move on to the 160s with everyone!!


07-12-2012, 10:27 AM
Hello all! I'm stuck at 180 (thanks to 4 days of yard work and painting in 100+ temps, lol..) but I weighed in at 179 last week.. So here I am! :)

Looking to not be in the 170's long, although, I'm a very.slow.loser. so I'll be here as long as it takes. In all honesty, though, I'd love to be 170 by 8/25.. so fingers crossed! :crossed:

I'm Katie. I'm 30. Married, no kids. 3 cats that are mine, and 1 loud dog that belongs to DH. :D I run & elliptical every day and take Zumba twice a week.

07-15-2012, 08:48 PM
I am at 180 the last time I weighed, so I am officially going to focus here since there is no way I am not losing more.

I am a 32 year old single mom to twin 9 1/2 yr old girls. I have PCOS and insulin resistance, on medications. Using the Couch to 5K program, only in week one. Signed up for a time trial Spartan Race in November at Fenway Park in Boston. Need to kick up everything a whole heap of notches if I want to survive even a measley little time trial.

160s here we come!

07-17-2012, 11:51 AM
Another 2 pounds down - Woohoo!

This is a different scale though, I'm on vacation visiting family. But I think it's pretty accurate because when I first got here it was 5 pounds higher than it is now, after a travel day which almost always makes me retain water for a day or so. And I've been super good on plan and all.

07-17-2012, 09:19 PM
awesome! I will be weighing on friday

07-28-2012, 09:37 PM
175.5 today... was stalled for 9 days but not perfectly on plan after vacation either. So I was super careful on plan for ONE DAY and boom, I saw a loss. Also saw a friend today who was surprised at how much I've lost since I saw her in early June, so I am prrretttttyyyy much on top of the world today. :)

07-30-2012, 11:43 AM
I'm not up after the weekend, which is SUCH a good sign! :carrot:

Usually I'm up on Monday and Tuesday after the weekend from the sodium.. But not today! Hopefully I'll be to 175 this week. :crossed:


Mer du Japon
07-31-2012, 07:16 PM
178 for the past 5 days or so... Very eager to get the scale moving and get out of the 170's!

08-02-2012, 10:39 AM
crickets... LOL.

Weighed in, FINALLY, at 176.6 this morning. So.. WOO! I wanted to be 175 by my family reunion this weekend and that juuuuust might happen, :crossed: ... we shall see! :D

Keep going everyone!!

08-03-2012, 09:11 AM
ONE SEVENTY FIVE POINT TWO!!! I made it to my original goal weight. :carrot:

Only 15 lbs to go, lol... maybe... :lol:

08-10-2012, 12:44 PM
I'm here to join you lovely 170 ladies.

I had a gorgeous baby boy four weeks ago, and I currently weigh in at 178lbs. I'm nursing so I can't concentrate too hard at shifting all these extra pounds, but 1-2lbs a week should be okay.

08-11-2012, 07:46 PM
Yay Kate! And congratulations, Crow... such a sweet time, getting to meet your new baby. I'm down a bit also, 173.5... hoping for 171 soon, that will be the 30 pound mark.

08-13-2012, 11:40 AM
Thanks amy! And I'm still at 175. Apparently my body likes this weight, but.. hey. I'm down another pants size, so that's cool. LOL.


08-16-2012, 04:01 PM
I'm here to join you all. 173 as of this morning. Took a lot of work to get to 173 but it is well worth it to me.

09-02-2012, 06:22 PM
Weighed in at 174 today. Was at 166 six months ago then fell off the wagon for various reasons (sigh), gained an amount of weight I don't know because I was too embarrassed to weigh myself (sigh), and have been working for about a month to lose some weight. Now I'm back to trying to be accountable on the scale.

I was exercising about 3x/week, but now that's up to 4-5x and I'm feeling good about it! I hope I can maintain this routine!

09-04-2012, 02:56 PM
I made it - today I hit 169, 32 pounds down. Getting close to my halfway mark of 35, and to the obese/overweight divide a couple of pounds after that. Feeling pretty motivated with all these milestones clustered together!

09-05-2012, 09:39 PM
I made it - today I hit 169, 32 pounds down. Getting close to my halfway mark of 35, and to the obese/overweight divide a couple of pounds after that. Feeling pretty motivated with all these milestones clustered together!

Yay congrats on the 160s!

09-09-2012, 05:34 PM
Down to 173... looks like I'm losing about a pound a week. I would like to lose more but I'd have to be more aggressive about calorie counting and restriction to do more and I am not sure I have the mental energy to do more than kind of "watch" what I eat. Being exact about food always foils me.

Have been doing less weight lifting than I would like but am pretty regular on my cardio.

09-15-2012, 06:50 PM
172... slowly creeping down. Have been exercising 3-4x / week, less than I want to be but hey, I'm still fairly consistent. Hopefully I can try to be good this week about food.

10-02-2012, 04:20 PM
Crossing my fingers!

Hope to join you guys this week, my group weigh in is Thursday:-)

10-04-2012, 08:04 AM
made it barely......179.8

onward to the 160s.....

01-04-2013, 01:51 PM
I was laid off and stopped my diet and exercise. Gained 12.5 pounds over the holidays, so I am now doing the 170s over again!

Some differences besides my weight:

-resting heart rate was 70, is now 78
-waist was 37.5, is now 40
-having intermittent heartburn (this was completely gone before)

I want to get back to where I was and beyond... I know it will happen if I stay on plan.

01-04-2013, 04:29 PM
I just joined your group. I am finally (after a 6 month plateau!) out of the 180's and into the 170's. I am currently 177.8 (haha). I'm very excited to have finally busted that plateau. I'm going to hang with you all until we can bust through to the 160's! :)

01-04-2013, 05:01 PM
Hi! Yeah, I'm back in the 170s after a regain. Hopefully it's a quick stay. 170 was my "panic - you need to stop the regain" weight. And I passed it and go to 173 but am back to 171. Fingers crossed it will be gone next week and back to 160s.

It's such an odd "decade." Kind of bleh. The 190s were cool because it was Onederland and then the 180s were good because it felt like I was really making progress after that, but now - I'm so far away from anything else that it's just meh. For me, I need to see 150s (where I was when I started to regain) to feel like I'm going again. I swear this whole thing is so mental because when I started it, I would have LOVED to be in the 170s.

01-05-2013, 04:20 PM
Well, that was a short stay - I hope! I clocked in this morning at 169.6. Does that count? It still "rounds up" and could be a bounce for tomorrow, but I am going to use it as motivation to eat really well today and exercise! I want to stay in the 160s for tomorrow's weigh-in!

01-08-2013, 11:53 AM
Congratulations on the 160s Annie!!! :carrot:

I've lost a couple of pounds, moving a little more slowly than I did the first time I did this diet, but that's ok. I should be good for a pound or two a week.

01-08-2013, 01:28 PM
Thanks! 168 today. I'm so motivated to eat well and exercise to keep them!! You'll get there. I remember some of the decades I zoomed through and others seemed to l-i-n-g-e-r until I was ready to scream! I swear I danced on the 200/199 line for what seemed like a lifetime. And then camped at 193. But the beginning 200s went fast and the 180s went fast. It's all a mystery to me. I think there are "weight loss gods" sometimes and we all do these ridiculous things just to appease them hoping to be granted a lower scale reading. lol

01-09-2013, 09:03 PM
Haha @ weight loss gods!! What do you guys want? Sacrifice a goat? You want my first born? :P

I'm down 3.5. I really, really want back in the 160s. Really.

01-12-2013, 03:49 PM
I'm firmly back into the 170's...I was 149lbs in Nov 2011 and I can't believe I let this happen again! :(

It's so easy to gain 30lbs and having to lose it again, plus another 30lbs...feeling very disheartened.

01-13-2013, 02:07 PM
Hi all, my name is Amy and I hit the 170's this morning yippee! although I'm still beating myself up for a HUGE weight gain (this time last year I was 145) I am happy that I am back at it. I started out at 185.5. I'm hoping I can keep moving those numbers on the scale in the right direction with good eating and exercise. Hope everyone is having a great day!

01-21-2013, 11:25 AM
Checking in - my loss has been slower than it was the first time I did this diet, because I cheat more frequently. Not big cheats, but definitely a small cheat every couple of days.

Anyway, I'm down 5.5 lbs and my waist is an inch smaller. Getting ready to add exercise back into the mix TODAY. Heading to look for an accountability thread for that. Next big goal is the 30-pound loss mark (again) - 3 pounds to go and I want to hit it by Feb 1!

02-20-2013, 07:17 PM
Hey everyone! Hope I can join in. I am 177 right now after ballooning up from 150 a couple of years ago. I am 29 so I hope its ok to post in here.
I am a sahm with a special needs daughter. My biggest problem is comfort eating. I have a lot of bad days and go to food to make me feel better. But I am sick of feeling fat and uncomfortable and miss my old body.
I am working out everyday and calorie counting.
Looking to lose a few before a March Wedding.
Good luck everyone!

03-01-2013, 11:51 AM
I'm back in the 170s after rising as far as 186 again. This time I'm determined and focused, though, and the 9lbs I've lost haven't been too difficult.

Today I'm at 177.5, and hopefully I'll tippy-toe down through the 170s over the next month or two.

03-07-2013, 06:21 AM
175 today and half-way through the 170s! I'm starting to feel like the end is in sight, maybe sometime in April.

03-07-2013, 01:42 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

I'm new to the 170's. I haven't been here in my entire adult life.
Pretty excited. I'd like to hang a here a big if that's ok? I'm getting married June 22nd, so hope to be in the 160's by then. :)

03-09-2013, 07:34 AM
Welcome to the 170s beachluvr, and congratulations on your wedding in June! What an exciting time for you -- and judging from your ticker I don't think you'll have much trouble hitting the 160s by then. Looks like your working really hard.

I can hear the sweet voice of the 160s thread calling us both. Bet we'll be over there before long.

03-11-2013, 02:51 PM
177.3 this morning. :) Haven't been able to walk much on the treadmill this weekend. Too much going on, but plan to get back on it tonight! :) Gotta get my 270k steps by Sunday!!

03-14-2013, 09:38 AM
176.4 at my official weigh in this morning. I was starting to lose momentum, but I think this gave me a kick start. :)

03-14-2013, 01:21 PM
Fantastic progress, beachluvr!

I was 173.5 on Tuesday. I can't weigh properly on days I'm working early but I'm hoping to be another half pound down by Sunday.

03-14-2013, 04:55 PM
Hello all! I seem to be stuck at 174 this week. Hopefully I will see 173 on Monday :P I have been doing so good with exercise and eating. I feel so good. I used to get so caught up in losing as fast as I could then burned out. But this time around my goal is next Jan for my 30th. I want to get to my prepreggie weight by then.
keep going ladies!

03-14-2013, 08:42 PM
Crow - .5 lbs by sunday? You got that girl! :carrot:

Hi Sun :wave: Welcome!!

So I'm starting to get nervous about reaching goal and maintaining. What's to keep me from gaining it all back? Will I have to be as obsessed as I have been about eating and exercise? This has been a HARD and emotional journey. Lately it has seemed like there is a light at the end of the tunnel, but will I always have to be this diligent? I feel like I need a physical and emotional break at the end, but can I afford to do that?

Just thinking out loud. :)

03-14-2013, 08:57 PM
beachluvr maybe seeing your smoking hot bod in the mirror will help you maintain? hehe

03-14-2013, 09:16 PM
haha.. if only that were true.

03-14-2013, 09:31 PM
no I am serious :) Before I had my kid I used to love love love my body, Seeing it would encourage me to execise and skip a dessert or two. but i know its not that simple.

03-17-2013, 09:40 AM
Made my 173 today :D -- Sun,hope you join me here tomorrow. At this rate all three of us will burst into the 160s together!!

beachluvr I lost 50lbs for my wedding in 2008 but didn't maintain and it all crept back on pound by pound. This time I'm trying to change my eating patterns to something I can live with longer term in the hopes that maintenance will be easier that way.

03-17-2013, 10:01 AM
I just got out! I was hovering at 170-72 for weeks, it drove me nuts. (Mind you, I was mostly just relieved to be out of my technically obese 80s.) Then all of a sudden, whoosh, started peeing a lot (sorry TMI) and now at 165. Oh does that feel good. Good enough so that now I'm itching to ditch the 60s! Oh the joys of crossing over into a new "decade"....

03-17-2013, 10:45 AM
Crow - yes, gotta be something we can live with forever. I just get a little tired counting points. But maybe that's the only way for me.

You guys are so close!! I'm gonna miss you when you're gone!!! :) Hopefully i won't be to far behind. Today is the last day of my step challenge, so I'll need to set another one. By the end of that one I hope to be in the 160's.

Hope you are all having an amazing beautiful (at least here) weekend!!!

Angelic Fruitcake
03-18-2013, 02:35 PM
Hello everyone! I was wondering if I could join you all?

I just beat the 180s and weighed in at 178 this morning. I'm hoping to get out of the 170s by mid-May at the latest!

03-18-2013, 09:57 PM
Hi Angelic - Welcome!! So exciting to be in a new decade.

03-19-2013, 04:22 AM
Angelic, welcome to the 170s!! Mid-May's a very realistic deadline for getting through the decade, I hope we'll all have joined Joan in the 160s by then.

03-20-2013, 09:16 AM
I weighed in this morning at 173.4. I had a few drinks last night and didn't eat dinner, so I know I'm just dehydrated. My official weigh in is tomorrow, but it was really nice to see that number on the scale. :)

03-20-2013, 11:29 AM
Beachluvr, you're smoking through the 170s! At this rate you'll be keeping the 160s warm for the rest of us!!

I saw 171.5 this morning and I've got that next decade in my sights now. Not too much longer I hope.

03-23-2013, 01:41 PM
170.5 this morning -- so close!! How's everyone else doing?

03-23-2013, 02:26 PM
I have weighed 179 for 2 weeks in a row so I think the 170's stuck. I would like to see the 160's by June 6th. I have 11 weeks.

Joan - I'd love to pee out 5-7lbs! Well done!

03-23-2013, 03:20 PM
Welcome to the 170s, KTB! I think your goal of 160s by June 6th is very doable. What's your weight loss plan?

Looks like you and I also have very similar heights and starting weights, I hope we end up looking svelte and gorgeous together too. ;)

03-29-2013, 10:39 AM
I saw 169.5 this morning, and I'm so excited to finally get out of this decade. I'll see all of you over in the 160s thread very soon!!

04-01-2013, 01:30 PM
SO close to joining you ladies- I saw 179 this morning, but I'll wait another day or so to make it offical :)

04-02-2013, 02:51 PM
Welcome to the 170s, KTB! I think your goal of 160s by June 6th is very doable. What's your weight loss plan?

Looks like you and I also have very similar heights and starting weights, I hope we end up looking svelte and gorgeous together too. ;)

Yes, petite ladies unite!! I am counting calories and exercising. However I am using a healthy meal delivery service 2-3 weeks a month. Y tu?

Angelic Fruitcake
04-02-2013, 04:05 PM
Hi everyone, especially my fellow shorties! :)

I only lost 0.2 this week :( it's that TOM so it's not surprising but it still sucks! I hope to be 175 next week!

04-03-2013, 01:13 PM
I can offically be here :) It's so amazing to finally be back in this "decade" ~ I haven't been here in a while.

179 the last 3 days :)

Now for 169!

04-04-2013, 02:23 PM
SO close to joining you ladies- I saw 179 this morning, but I'll wait another day or so to make it offical :)

Hey angiemama! I think I'm waiting until my official weigh in on Saturday but I'm stalking this thread just the same! Can't wait to see you here!

04-04-2013, 02:33 PM
YAYA! Chickieboom! I'm offically here (4 days at 179)

I'm excited to see you over here so quick too :) I can't wait till Ross and Coffee join too :) And any other ladies I missed. Beachluvr is already here (and almost out!)

04-06-2013, 07:39 PM
Where is everyone? :)

Ran today and it felt awesome! Still pushing 179. I hope by Monday I will see 178. Though I'd like it EVEN more if I saw 177 :)

04-07-2013, 10:49 AM
So, I'm starting to stalk you ladies, ChickieBoom and angiemama, lol. And, beachluvr - I miss you! You're doing so well!

Today was 182.2, but I'm thinking it's TOM/PMS water retention. Anyways, I'm working hard to get these last 3 pounds off.

Keep up the good work ladies! See ya soon :)

04-07-2013, 08:57 PM
Hey everyone. What a long day! I'm exhausted and it's not even 8pm. This weekend has really flown by. I'm not ready to go back to work tomorrow :( but I need to get back to running so...

04-08-2013, 01:49 AM
Yay coffee! I can't wait for you to get here:) you and Ross are so close!

Chickieboom- I hear ya! This weekend flew by in a flash for me too. I ran yesterday and plan on going again tomorrow. I really have grown to love it. I had to make myself go every time before and there are still days I don't want to go, but for the most part I really look forward to it now - who would have thought?!

04-08-2013, 10:30 AM
Yay coffee! I can't wait for you to get here:) you and Ross are so close!

Agreed! You are soooo close!

04-09-2013, 05:08 PM
I am officially able to join this post :carrot:

It has been a long and hard battle, watching my weight go from it's heaviest of 195 to staying steady at 165 for years.

When it finally went below 165 it went quick and to the lowest I'd been since my teens. Took me 6mths to drop 30 pounds and be at a happy 135 :) Some of it was so easy, I broke up wth the father of my daughters and watched the pounds just melt off.

Over the last 3 years it has quietly snuck back up and I was very depressed to see 185 on the scale when I went to the doctors. I knew I had gained weight but that much, I wanted to go in the corner and cry!!!

I am on the start of getting it off and finally keeping it off!!!! I will not be like this anymore!

Sorry for venting, but wanted to give everyone a back ground on my ups and downs this way I can finally get to the down and no more ups!!!! :D

04-09-2013, 10:28 PM
I bought size 12 pants tonight!!! Thrilled.

04-10-2013, 01:09 AM
What?!?what?!? Go chickieboom! Whoop whoop :)
I have been to nervous to go shopping, but I would be thrilled at size 12!

jen welcome! You can get it off- just take it little by little. I like these groups because then I just focus on those ten pounds first :)

Still chugging along at 179 - I know I haven't been on it enough and I need to get my butt in gear NOW. No excuses ;) run tomorrow! Or else big trouble!