100 lb. Club - Looking for a diet pal




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Cajunlady165
05-15-2012, 08:56 PM
Hey anybody want to be a diet pal. Someone that I can post my feeling and thoughts, ups and downs of this weight journey with. Maybe get new ideas and tips. I really want to lose this weight and could use a pal.


lottie63
05-15-2012, 09:33 PM
Sure! My email is somethingshiny99 at gmail dot com if you care to contact me through email.

Brandis
05-15-2012, 09:34 PM
I am an old forum member doing this for the 100th time. You can pm me if you want. I am on here every day, so you can check in whenever you need to!


Cajunlady165
05-16-2012, 10:24 AM
Thank you lottie63 and brandis. A little bit about myself. I'm 51 and have been overweight about 28 years. Lots of yo yo diets. Only to gain back more than I lost. Then one day I had heard about a person that had lost 100 lbs on dukan diet. I told my husband about and he said let's go out and get the book. He had been after me for years to lose the weight (in a nice way). It is lots of meats which I'm a meat eater so I started it and really like the diet for the first time in my life. But to back up a bit. Last year my heaviest weight was 281 with high blood pressure and high colostrol. My sugar was borderline. Size 26 jeans. Way tight. Busting out of them. Went to doctor and asked him for help. He gave me appetite suppressor for 1 month and the next month I took alli. I rotated them every other month. Managed to lose about 40 lbs and drop a size along with my hair. Alli no longer worked and stopped it all. Gained back about 17 lbs. That's when I started dukan. Best thing that ever happened to me. I exercise more now than I have ever in my life. I want this so bad. I'm at 226. Size 20. That's my story. It's very hard sometimes when we camp which we do often. I'm so scared I will get comfortable with my new size and the compliments and backslide.

Cajunlady165
05-16-2012, 10:27 AM
I also had to reduce half my blood pressure and colostrol meds. Hoping to get off all together. Dr said my blood work has never look better than now. Yay.

Daimere
05-16-2012, 10:53 AM
I'd love to be your pal! I'm 244 right now. Would you like to do email, pms or what?

Cajunlady165
05-16-2012, 11:11 AM
Daimere posting on here is ok with me. Would love to hear more about your hole hoop. Sounds like fun.

lottie63
05-16-2012, 05:18 PM
That's funny, I do a vegan diet. I love it. Never was much of a meat eater (Except wings) but what do I like about wings? The sauce! So, I put it on other things now.

Anyhow...last year I lost 80 lbs, I regained 50 of it on this stupid birth control. I am now off the seasonique and have lost 10 lbs already. Back on portia.

I know what you mean, I got a little too comfortable at 220 lbs myself, and then I started seasonique and it was all downhill from there!

I walk and ride a recumbent and do yoga. It is good for my chronic pain. (I have fibromyalgia) which is a challenge in itself.

linJber
05-16-2012, 05:30 PM
Cajunlady - you'll have lots of diet pals in here - everyone who posts helps carry each and every one of us along. I'm staying here because I like this group so much and it feels like home - more than the maintenance group does.

Start a challenge - to stay on plan for X days, or to lose Y pounds by z date. Or whatever you feel will help you stay on track. People will join in - lots of diet pals. You've going to like this group - you will get support and a kick in the butt - whatever is needed - just like loving family members do. Hope to see more of you in all the threads.

Lin

Daimere
05-17-2012, 10:32 AM
Daimere posting on here is ok with me. Would love to hear more about your hole hoop. Sounds like fun.
I'm Shannon. I've been hooping for a year. It's changed my life. To be honest, I feel like I'm losing the weight more for the hoop than myself because at a better fitness level/thinner body, I could do such amazing things inside the hoop! But really it's given me the confidence that I can do this and nothing has to be perfect. It's exercise but it's fun! And I can be a dancer that I've always wanted to be. I absolutely love hooping and it's completely changed the world for me. And it makes me crave activity. I'm going to two hooping/movement retreats this summer!

Right now I'm trying a split with yoga DVDs, barre DVDS, and 100 minutes of hooping a week.

Cajunlady165
05-18-2012, 09:09 AM
Daimere- I think I will have to get me one of those to change my routine up a bit. What areas have you noticed that the hoop works out the most?

Daimere
05-18-2012, 10:42 AM
Daimere- I think I will have to get me one of those to change my routine up a bit. What areas have you noticed that the hoop works out the most?
Make sure you get a proper adult sized hoop. Walmart or most places don't sell proper hoops. Places like hoopnotica, bodyhoops and etsy are great places to get a hoop unless you have a local hoop maker. Or you can make your own!

Depending on how far you go with hooping, total body. Even just waist hooping will work the muscles of the legs (try hooping after overdosing on major squats...it hurts). Once you get below the waist, it can work more muscles in the pelvis and hamstrings/quads. Once you go above the chest, it can help the back muscles and what not. Off body can work the triceps and what not. It just depends on what you do and what you learn. But it's fun! And most hoopers are super duper nice!

Cajunlady165
05-18-2012, 01:13 PM
That will be a problem. Finding a hoop. Maybe academy sports might have them.

Daimere
05-18-2012, 07:42 PM
Just make sure it's not a heavy hoop. No one needs a 5 pound hoop. I think 2 pound and under is a good recommendation. If you are a larger lady, go larger. A lot of people start with 42" hoops. I needed a larger hoop. Most mine are like 55".

Cemommster
05-18-2012, 08:38 PM
I need pals too. I am 38 and weight 263. I just need support and friendship.

Cajunlady165
05-20-2012, 09:33 PM
Cemommster - welcome.. Would love to be your pal too. We all need plenty of support. Sometimes my days are easy other days I feel like the devil is after me..that would be this weekend. I had 4 graduation parties to attend. The 4 th party was an all day party out of town. Finger foods.. Impossible to stay on tract. I had a very good week and feel like I ruined eveything I worked so hard for all week this weekend. :(. I have to weigh in Tuesday and I have a feeling it's not going to be good.

Daimere
05-21-2012, 06:28 AM
Cemommster - welcome.. Would love to be your pal too. We all need plenty of support. Sometimes my days are easy other days I feel like the devil is after me..that would be this weekend. I had 4 graduation parties to attend. The 4 th party was an all day party out of town. Finger foods.. Impossible to stay on tract. I had a very good week and feel like I ruined eveything I worked so hard for all week this weekend. :(. I have to weigh in Tuesday and I have a feeling it's not going to be good.

My favorite system is Beck Diet solution. She has tips like, "always eat sitting down." A lot of times if I'm at a party with finger foods, I'll usually be standing, right? So if there's a lot of finger food, I'd have to search out a chair just to eat it. A lot of time, I will think it's more of a waste to go find a seat than to eat something I know I shouldn't eat. And also, just keep going. It's okay. I ate McDonalds all weekend long cause of my training!

Cajunlady165
05-21-2012, 09:06 AM
That's a good tip. Will have to remember that. I also brought cake home for husband. Husband didn't want it so son was going to eat it last night after I went to bed. I woke up this morning and still on cabinet. So I threw it in garbage. That is my weakness. I usually do ok with sweets but lately they are bothering me. I think it's due to the carbs I took in this weekend. The doctors always say that the more carbs you take in the more you crave. Never thought that was true. But now that I have been on this diet I really believe it. Just hope I can get back on track. I do well on weekdays but my weekends are sabotaging me..I weigh in on Tuesday's so we will see what tomorrow brings.

Cajunlady165
05-22-2012, 09:34 AM
Good morning pals. Today I'm down 1.5 lbs. Not too bad considering the bad weekend I've had. I will not let this weekend sabotage me.

Beachplum
05-22-2012, 09:49 AM
Hey CajunLady...Would love to be a pal too. We could have a nice little group going. I have been on and off diets most of my life. (I just turned 50 in March) I finally took the bulls by the horn and have been steadily loosing weight since January. It has been slow going but I have lost almost 30lbs. by mostly walking (briskly) and counting calories. I only started counting calories because I noticed that whenever I would get stuck at plateau it was because I wasn't eating enough (believe it or not!) :) So, if it's ok, I would love to join you to give and receive support.

ps. Congrats on you 1.5 weight loss...slow and steady wins the race.

Cajunlady165
05-22-2012, 01:34 PM
Welcome beach plum. I was 51 a few weeks ago. I'm on this diet since February 14. I'm down 33.5 lbs. I had lost some last year. My total is 56.5. Also went from a 26 to 20's. I can't wait for the teen sizes. My weekends have been difficult. I will not give up. Got to keep fighting. I would love to average 10 lbs a month.