20-Somethings - So over the 180s *New*
02-17-2014, 12:10 AM
So I saw someone had made a new Get Me Out of the 190s thread and I thought I'd make a new 180s thread as well!
So welcome everyone who is working to get through the 180s!
Introduce yourself, maybe tell your story, or tell us how your journey is going right now...
My name is Stephanie, I'm a newly admitted lawyer, and last year was a tough year-- between finishing law school, studying for the bar, waiting for results, and now trying and failing at finding a job. I've been on this site on and off for a couple years. I've never been skinny or fit and every time I've tried to get healthy I have failed, until now (I hope)!
I've always been afraid of doing this on my own. I've tried to make my fiancť change with me and it hasn't worked. Finally, I've realized that I need to do this for me. So, I've been using MyFitnessPal and sticking to calories, going to Bikram Yoga 2-4 times a week, and this week I started going to the gym and trying out strength training.
Hopefully from now on I can stay motivated!
02-22-2014, 11:00 AM
I'm sad, I must be all by my lonesome in the 180s :-(
182.8 this morning so hopefully I'll be joining some others in the 170s soon.
02-27-2014, 12:46 PM
I'm almost to the 180s! So close, but I thought I'd say hey, and cheer you on!
It's really great to hear you have decided to make the change for you!
02-27-2014, 03:28 PM
Hey ..... U are not alone here... I have been in the 180s for a while now (more than 3 months which means I havent done anything about it but I am determined to this time around) and want to move out of it at the earliest possible... I am joining u too :D :D
Looks like we are pretty much around similar stage in the 180s hope we get out of it soon :D
03-02-2014, 10:47 AM
Was 189.4 this morning! Woot! Can't wait to see the 170s (I have no memories of ever being under 180) :D
03-02-2014, 12:36 PM
185.7 this morning. Ready to be in 170s
03-04-2014, 11:37 AM
Yeah, making my way there. I'm going on spring break next week and ill be home. I'm very nervous because I always gain weight when I go home. But it'll be good practice for this summer when I'm home for 3 months.
03-05-2014, 10:48 AM
I was so happy to find this thread!
I am late-20s with a remote, stressful job, which means that I work a lot of hours from home. This has been detrimental to my health - I hardly leave the house (or my desk), and my health/weight have paid the price. I am also in Chicago, and this weather has made it really difficult to get outside to get any exercise.
I am at the higher end of the 180s, but I am inspired by you all and can envision breaking out of the 180s in no time.
Cheers to a strong week!
03-05-2014, 03:25 PM
Still 185.x Ready for a drop. :)
03-06-2014, 09:27 AM
After stepping off the scale this morning, I am 187.8! I've lost 12.2 pounds in the last two weeks! Hooray :D Keep it up girls!
grinchygirl -- I am on my spring break, too. I know what you mean about going home. There are lots of temptations here. But you just gotta stick to the healthy choice. Yeah, those chips may taste good now, but are they really worth it, etc. I'm with ya in spirit!
03-06-2014, 09:29 AM
The next 3 pounds are taunting me, I want to be able to say I'm not obese and ill never be obese again. I'm so close. I know the number is probably arbitrary, I'm fit and muscular and eating clean. But I'm so done with obesity, I'm over it.
I know in two weeks ill lose those 3 pounds and it won't sink in for awhile. I still can't believe I'm under 200, I'm afraid I'm going to break my weightloss, whatever that means. Its been a struggle for me to accept that I can and will lose the weight despite having a pretty successful start.
sailor_em thanks for the kind words! There are just too many yummy things at home. I think ill be okay.
03-09-2014, 10:47 AM
03-09-2014, 10:21 PM
I've been in the low 190s the past few days and I'm impatiently waiting to find myself in the 180s. Was 190.8 this morning. Hoping to see anything below 190 tomorrow.. :)
03-10-2014, 10:03 AM
Down to 188.4 this morning. Hope my stay in the 180s is short and sweet!
03-17-2014, 12:29 PM
I was able to maintain over spring break so that's something. It would have been nice to lose but I didn't gain, so yay!
I'm ready to see the 170s, I have a few weeks to go, but I'm ready to do it!
03-17-2014, 03:43 PM
182.5... Man this is like taking me for ever to move out.. any tips please please please....
03-18-2014, 11:37 AM
nlauah Maybe change up what you're doing a little bit? I noticed that when I go on my clean-eating kick for the week my weight drops and then stalls by the end of the week. But my cheat day kicks it into gear again and, when I think I'm sabotaging myself, I manage to drop some more. (And I don't really go crazy on my cheat day, it's more like a cheat meal and it's still somewhat healthy.)
Down to 185.6 this morning. VERY excited! I was hoping to be down to 185 by the end of the month but I think I might surpass that goal. About 3 more lbs until I complete my first mini-goal. :)
03-18-2014, 11:17 PM
I've been hanging around 181 to 182 the last 3 months. Got to get moving again. I just restarted using myfitness pal on Saturday. I hope to hit 170's by the end of the month.
03-19-2014, 09:02 AM
Hey MrsDeenz thanks for that tip!! I guess I should try and do it once... I am still shuttling between 182 and 184.. I see a number very much in the range every morning.. :D
03-19-2014, 11:09 AM
hi ladies! I'm here back in the 180's unsure where exactly..Last I seen was 189.6. That was 2 days ago and I have been doing well so I doubt its higher! Getting batteries for the scale this evening..so I can weight in the morning!
I reached 176 pre Thanksgiving and then had some health issues with deteriorated
my spirit. SO now Im back at it to reach my goal of 165. Im currently at 1356 calories and 60p/20/20 for my macro intake and its going well!
03-19-2014, 07:22 PM
03-20-2014, 09:52 AM
lisa34t, Welcome, Welcome! Sorry to hear about the health issues :hug:, but it sounds like you have a solid plan at will get to goal soon enough :)!
DrivenByAmbition Yay on your progress! :carrot:
I'm at 185.8 this morning, so less than a pound until I'm no longer obese. So ready to be there!
03-20-2014, 06:51 PM
Thanks, everyone is doing well, let's conquer this decade!
03-21-2014, 01:44 PM
Hey gals, I am joining in as well. Hovering in the mid 180s since eternity. Was careless for a couple of days and up to 187.6 this morning. Can't wait to be out of the 180s for sure
03-21-2014, 06:22 PM
Ugh I was hovering around 185 for a few days and then I jumped up to 187. This number needs to start moving in the opposite direction :(
03-22-2014, 05:24 AM
Down to 186.5 today......hope the downward trend continues..fingers crossed
03-22-2014, 02:49 PM
Been stuck at 196.2 for a few days. I just want a little progress!
03-23-2014, 12:32 AM
grinchygirl : over 30 lbs in just 80 days is plain awesome!! you go girl
Down to 185.6 today!! Deja vu..this has happened like 3-4 times already. I reach around 185 lbs and then then slip up, and go back to around 187!! Not this time, I won't let it happen!! Hope all you girls help me stay strong
03-23-2014, 11:30 AM
appyfizz Thank you for the encouragement, I hadn't even really thought about how far I've come. I really needed that! You can keep the numbers going down, and you will!
03-24-2014, 05:17 AM
Iím pleased to inform you that I hit the 180s today after the longest plateau in my life. Iím so happy to be here. :D
03-24-2014, 12:02 PM
I'm restarting today at 183 lbs - first time on this site for a while. I've just got home for the easter break so there are a whole set of challenges surrounding. However, my mum also wants to lose weight so I guess we can spur each other on! Hopefully I'll see the 170s very soon!
Good Luck everyone :D
03-24-2014, 12:55 PM
I'm at 188 this morning. OPPOSITE DIRECTION, SCALE! :(
And to top it all off I've been having back pain and hip pain for almost a week so my workouts aren't what they used to be.
03-25-2014, 12:33 AM
grinchygirl : thanks to you as well :) I believe I can do it but sometimes it just becomes difficult to stick to that belief.
So I am 184.7 today..the lowest weight I have reached since starting this journey. This thread is lucky for me I guess
03-25-2014, 07:36 AM
Had a mostly good day yesterday. Made a yummy leek and carrot soup for lunch and then a veg stir fry for dinner. All very good food, although I'm going to make sure I get a decent amount of protein in today. I ended up being pretty peckish though and had a slice of toast (fair enough) and then pigged out around midnight with squirty cream (that a vice of anyone elses?) and chocolate biscuits....already self sabotaging on day 1. Ah well, onwards and downwards!
Appyfax - Congrats, that must be a super amazing feeling!
03-25-2014, 03:53 PM
181.2 this morning after seeing 180.8... It's alright, come on 170s, TOM almost over so lets hope!
03-26-2014, 01:41 AM
angelicus : Thanks, it sure is!! And hey, you did well considering it being your first day. Takes time to get back on track. Good luck :)
Scale didn't move today, so still at 184.7.
03-26-2014, 09:03 AM
Hey.. I am still in here.. Still hovering between 182-184.. made a trip to NY and it definitely did not help with the weight loss though I walked a lot!!! I am still in the same place I was a week before... Gotto beat this :(
03-26-2014, 06:22 PM
So after a spike to the 187/188 range over the past few days I'm back down to 186. This is the lb that wont quit! (Also happens to be the pound between "obese" and "overweight" for me, grrrr!)
I'm going to try to be really good for the week :)
03-27-2014, 01:12 AM
03-27-2014, 09:37 AM
appyfizz That little bump up is nothing, it'll be back down tomorrow! You've got this.
So I finally hit Goal #2 : No longer obese! I'm so, so, SO happy. I was at 184.4 this morning! yay. Finally.
03-27-2014, 04:26 PM
After seeing the same number on the scale repeatedly I got discourage and somewhat sabotaged myself. Was at 189 this morning. I REFUSE to get back into the 190s so back on the wagon I go.
03-27-2014, 07:22 PM
Still holding at 181.2
03-28-2014, 07:52 AM
DrivenByAmbition Almost there! It sucks to stall, but you will move through just like every other pound you have lost!
183.8 this morning, I think I'm finally moving steady in the right direction. here I come 170s
03-30-2014, 01:12 AM
grinchygirl : wow, congratulations on reaching the mini-goal. You go girl!!
So 184.5 today :-)
03-30-2014, 02:22 AM
180.8 this morning... Sure I'll be back to 181 in the morning.
03-30-2014, 09:17 AM
appyfizz Thank you. Also, YAY the scale is moving in the right direction :D
DrivenbyAmbition Maybe it will, maybe it won't. But it's not a gain, and that's something :cheer3: Stay Strong, I'm rooting for you
I was at 182.8 this morning. :)
03-30-2014, 02:27 PM
186.4 this morning. Happy the scale is finally going the right way :D
03-30-2014, 09:20 PM
Hi ladies I'd like to join! I've been holding pretty steady at 188-189 for the last two weeks, and with how slowly I've been losing I'll be here for a while. Yesterday's official weigh in was 188.5. Hoping to at least get to the lower 180's soon!
03-31-2014, 07:23 AM
:welcome2: the more the merrier. I bounced around the upper 180s for a month, so I feel you on that, but I made it through. You've got this!
03-31-2014, 12:14 PM
180 today on the scales. So excited! Can't wait to meet the 170s sometime this week :)
03-31-2014, 02:54 PM
Ahh lucky you! :D
03-31-2014, 06:43 PM
180.2 Getting closer in seeing a 7 on the scale.
03-31-2014, 07:14 PM
Ahhhh! Seaurchin and angelicus wait for me! Just kidding, congrats. I'm at 182, so I'm a week away (fingers crossed) from the 170s.
04-01-2014, 10:15 AM
185 today, thanks to a stomach virus yesterday.. I guess it was good for something!
04-03-2014, 11:43 AM
I fell off the wagon and hit the ground hard. 3 lb spike in two days. I feel crummy for eating poorly too, I'm going to take a few days to detox (lots of veggies, raw foods, no prepared junk, no pastries) and I'm sure the 3 lbs will fall off, but I'm mad at myself because the past three days could have been spent working on loss, not backtracking.
04-05-2014, 09:33 AM
Was crazy busy at work this week, didn't follow any diet nor exercised. Was damn scared to face the scale. Surprisingly, no gain. Staying put at 184.5!!
04-07-2014, 12:20 AM
04-08-2014, 12:05 AM
Where is everyone?
04-08-2014, 08:57 AM
181.2 yesterday and back to 183 today :( not sure what is happening with me.. COuld it be the bloat Or the water weight.. hope it comes off and I move on to the 170s.. been here too long
04-08-2014, 09:12 AM
183.8 today - YAY! Going out to dinner with a friend tonight. Let's hope I have enough willpower to make a smart meal choice tonight.. It's my first time eating out since I started eating better.
04-08-2014, 11:30 AM
Back to 182.6 today, almost to my all time low of 182. I'm determined to shake the 180s in the next ten days, I've spent far too long here, time to get back on track. :)
4/9/14 update: Still at 182.6, tomorrow's going to be good!
04-09-2014, 10:50 AM
183.6 this morning. Come on 170s!
04-10-2014, 03:13 AM
MrsDeenz: I guess you did make a very good choice while eating out..NSV!! Congratulations
04-10-2014, 08:51 AM
Ahhh I wish I could take credit but my friend never made it that day because something was wrong with the trains. I ended up coming home and eating lol We'll see how it goes next week when we have our raincheck. :)
04-10-2014, 08:57 AM
I am upto 183.6 again in 2 days from being 181.2 on Monday I dont understand whats going on Tomorrow is my official weigh in day... I don think I should hope much
04-10-2014, 10:28 AM
Sorry to hear you are bouncing, nlaugh, that's really frustrating.
Finally back to 182, now it's time to see some new numbers!
04-11-2014, 01:44 AM
04-11-2014, 08:45 AM
181.8 this morning.. Hope that I'm nearing the end of my stay in the 180s :)
04-11-2014, 01:58 PM
180.8! So close!!!!
04-13-2014, 09:29 AM
Down to 180.8 thanks to a wedding yesterday. Was too busy rushing around getting beautified so didn't have much of an opportunity to really eat and then dancing all night… So excited! Hope to see the 170s soon :)
04-13-2014, 03:11 PM
Been in the 170s for a few days (178.8 this morning) I just wanted to thank you all on this forum for all the support. See you in the 170s forum soon!
04-14-2014, 10:02 AM
grinchygirl : Woohoo!!! Awesome, girl!! Hope to see you soon there
MrsDeenz : you are so gonna be next to follow grinchygirl :)
04-14-2014, 11:05 AM
Shot up to 181.6 today but the 2.5 slices of pizza I had yesterday were totally worth it.. lol Eating better today so I hope I see some loss tomorrow.
appyfizz Looks like we'll be ditching the 180s together! Can't wait to see us both in the 170s :)
04-15-2014, 07:41 AM
179.8 today! (I'll probably bounce back in here tomorrow though so I'm not leaving quite yet..) :)
04-15-2014, 08:37 AM
I am still hanging around.. now mostly weighing in between 181 and 183 lbs almost everyday... Cant seem to go to the 170s... Probably my body needs somethign to do that which I am missing.. Still trying to figure out
04-17-2014, 02:18 PM
Ugh I had that 179.8 and then went up to 180.8 and today at 181.8.. I'm sensing a pattern. If I get up tomorrow and I'm 182.8, I may just have a cow. I haven't been active these past two days really. My little one is on spring break and the weather has been crappy (it snowed a day after we had 70-degree weather, wth?!).
This weekend we're going down to Pennsylvania with my cousin and her kids so I'll definitely be a lot more active. Going to try to eat as healthy as possible while we're down there as well. Hope to see the 170s by early next week.
06-16-2014, 07:30 AM
For the longest time I was stuck right at 170 (like 2 years) Then I met someone 4 months ago and the scale has slowly went up to a wonderful 185 pounds! The last 4 months I gained 15 pounds and here I was complaining about always seeing 170. :(
So here I am, ready to get my health back in check. I can't figure out for the life of me why it's so hard this time around. This is my last year in my 20's and I want to make it count.
06-22-2014, 09:20 AM
EllO! Can I join? been stuck at the 180's and can't seem to get out.