Support Groups - 100+ Ladies in their 20's Support Boat!

01-20-2005, 02:27 PM
hey girls, I hope some people join. This is a great way we can support each other. We can post our up's and down's for the week. Post your goals. :p

I'm 26, my name is Angela, I need to lose well over 100 pounds. My goals for this year are to lose weight and gain confidence.

1. Stop Overeating
2. Exercise everyday
3. Drink a lot of water
4. Eat more veggies

1-20 :(
Today wasn't too bad, i didn't exercise or drink enough water or eat enough veggies. But I didn't binge all day which is an improvement.

I'm feeling really stressed today. My eating isn't that bad so far. I post some more later. How is everyone else doing?

01-20-2005, 02:41 PM
hey, I'll join the boat, well you just help me out a little and tell me how I join? ha ha.. I still havent figured this system out yet - Mandy

01-20-2005, 02:53 PM
Just post here everyday. I'll make a new thread every week.

If you need support or are having problems or whatever just post them everybody can support everybody.

Highest Weight 336
Current Weight 275
Loss for the week
Goal Weight 125

01-20-2005, 04:43 PM
Hi, I'm Mandy - 19 yrs old. 6'0'
Highest/current weight - 260
Goal weight 175 (190 would be ok)
My goals are to:
Stop overeating
get into cute clothes(get into a 2pc bathing suit)

1-24- Today is the start of everything for me, change the way I eat, exersice and become a new person. I just got to work and so far, so good.. water and a piece of gum will keep me filled til I have my english muffin and pb. for 4 points.. then a weight watchers meal for another 4 points.. I hope I can do this, remember email me anytime I would love to have a writing buddy.. sounds weird I know, but someone to keep in touch with is always fun! Hope to hear from ya soon!

01-21-2005, 01:58 AM
Hi, I'm Lisa and I'm 26, weigh 214lbs at 5'6. I'm sorely in need of some weight loss buddies to keep me motivated. I just started my weight loss adventure today and I am bad about giving up so I need everyone's help! Please.

01-21-2005, 10:54 AM
Hi Ladies,
My name is Amy, I am (25) will be 26 in 2 weeks) 5'6'' and weight about 240. I have PCOS and am struggeling to be back to the the weight I was when I met my husband. My goal weight is to be somewhere around 160 or so. I have managed to lose from 265 to 240 in about 2-2.5months. I do not want to give up, and I am so happy to know we can help one another. Lets do it ladies, I know we can, we just have to be strong. I will do my best to keep in touch.
Hope to hear from you soon,

01-25-2005, 11:06 AM
Hey Girls, I started my WW program yesterday. I'm not attending the meetings, I'm just doing this on my own. I was allowed 28 points but only used 24. I even had this delicious peanut butter sundae cone by "smart ones" When I got on the scale this morning, I was already 2.5 lbs lighter. I know that that's mostly because I didn't eat all junk food yesterday, but It pushes me to see what the scale will be at tomorrow morning! (Should I not weight myself everyday?)

01-25-2005, 11:49 AM
Hey all I would love to join this group! I am 18 and weigh 187 but my highest weight was up around 230. i want to get around 130. I really hope this will boost my confidence, health, and motivation to succeed.

01-25-2005, 12:56 PM
I am the late 20's chick who asked for support, and forgot to check the forums for replies!! I am sorry, I am still getting used to this site.

I am so glad that we are all here!! Positive Support is very important for me in terms of weightloss--primarily because I have a hard time seeing the weightloss and also, I can get discouraged pretty easily at times.

This may sound funny, but my goal for my weightloss is to be more healthy, but also I want to wear a nice, non-maternal/grandmoter type of dress and I want to just dress all wild for my 29th birthday in Vegas. Yes, it is almost a year away, but I would like to spend my 29th in Las Vegas wearing some off the wall, maybe ballgown type of dress (after all---what happens in vegas, stays in vegas!!).

I am steadily trying to squeeze myself into my size 18 and 20 old navy summer dresses....and yes, it is a definate squeeze. I resember a sausage, but I can at least get the dress on, ya know?

I know that we can all do this if we just focus and keep our eyes on the prize.

Wishing you all the best!!

01-25-2005, 01:10 PM
snoppy, I know how you feel about wanting to wear off the wall odd clothes. I'm a big girl, but because I'm so tall, my body distrubtes it very well. But I still have fat and I still have pudge that makes me want to wear clothes that are instyle. I dont want to wear the grandma/maternity stuff either.. I have some and it's kinda embaressing for me. I hope everything goes good for you. I'm sure though that with the 51lb lost your already feeling better! way to go!!

01-25-2005, 01:16 PM
I wanted to thank you for your support!! It means a lot to me. Yes, I am tired of wearing my slightly butch-esque boring clothes. I want to dress sexier, but I must admit that I just don't find myself sexy when I am wearing short dresses that show off the cellulite in my calves (how the heck did I get cellulite there?!?!?).

I really want to wear a pretty Rockabilly dress and be very sexy for a change instead of just having a "pretty" face. If every chick who had "such a pretty face" was a model, we would have a primarily heavy group of super models!!

Wishing everyone all the best!!

01-25-2005, 02:45 PM
Hey, If someone could help me Id appreciate it. I made a weightloss ticker to have like everyone else, but how do i get it to show up at the bottom of my posts? This site is a little confusing to me! UGH

01-25-2005, 06:16 PM
When you go to the ticker site, it has some codes, copy and paste the 2nd code into the signature area of the USER CP section of your account. The 2nd code is for bulletin boards and it will put the ticker into your signature.

01-26-2005, 09:18 AM
Thank you, I figured out how to work the ticker! Thanks for all the help.. Does anyone need to talk? I'm a little bored at work...........UGH being bored is not good, because then I want to eat.. :devil:

01-27-2005, 11:00 AM
Hi ladies, my name is Hope and I need to join this group to keep my motivation up!!! I can feel myself wanting to give up these last couple of days (that old "I want it now!! Why isn't it happening now??? I can't do it!! type-thing). I'm starting to slide in my foods, not too much, but I can tell when I stop entering them on fitday it means I don't want to know! I didn't work out yesterday, either.

But today is a new day, right?

Okay, here are the things that motivate me:
I want to be smaller for the summer...heat + fat = irritation and unhappiness!
I want to be fit to play with my son as he grows up (he's 5.5 mos. now)
I want shopping to be fun for the first time in my life!!!!
I want to wear a bathing suit and not feel like I have a neon sign flashing "stare at me" over my head
I want to be able to walk up the million flights of stairs in our house and not feel like I need to lay down
I want to look the way I know I can!!!! :^:

Here's my deal:
I'm 28, married for 2 years, mom to Leo (Leonardo!), living in MN.
I need to lose around 80-90 lbs.
I haven't weighed myself in 3 weeks, and I really don't know how much I have lost since I've started here.
I want to have another baby in the next year, and I sure as **** don't want to be overweight for that again. It makes it so much harder!

Okay, that's all for now. Thanks for all of you coming together here, it helps to be around others who have the same goals and struggles!

I hope you all are making good choices today, and I hope I do too!

01-27-2005, 04:10 PM
Glad to see this group is going. I'm 26 and have 100+ to lose. Live in CO with my supportive and awesome lifepartner. No kids, no cats. Teach english, write poetry, like punk rock. Tired of having boobs be only sexy body part :) Will post more soon -- am off now to work. Just wanted to say hi!

01-27-2005, 07:27 PM
Hi Everyone!!

I just wanted to check in and say hi to everyone and that I hope all is going well with their diets (or better way of eating!). My new way of eating is going pretty good. I am stressing a bit over finances but am trying to keep myself focused on the task at hand---paying all my bills and losing weight.

I hope everyone is doing good!!

01-29-2005, 08:13 AM
Hi, I really like this thread! Count me in...I'm 26, 5'6", 315 lbs. I need to lose weight badly. I have pcos and am trying to lose it so I can have a baby someday. My goals are:

Stop overeating (stop when I'm full)
Control cravings
Drink more water
Stop eating chocolate

My goal weight is 120, I have a long way to go.

01-29-2005, 04:05 PM
Hello all! My name is Christina, I am 23 (24 in apr) 5'4 and 163lbs. I may not seem like I have a lot of weight to lose...but I'm in the military and am way over my weight limit!! I am married to a wonderful man who doesn't understand what its like to be not much support there. I spend lots of my free time just playing with my 14mo daughter...she's my world! I am a curves member and have lost over 8 inches since Oct no lbs though. Food is my enemy!!!! :devil: I have a really bad sweet tooth and tend to eat when I am bored. I hate to work out alone, and can't find a workout buddy(anyone in colorado springs?)
My husband is going to Korea for over a year in March and I will be a single Mommy :?: I'm really nervous about it, but at the same tme I think it will be easier to get rid of all the junk in the house. I want my husband to walk by me in a year and not recognize me. I was 125lbs when we got married. And I can't blame it on the baby case I was 160 wen I got pregnant.
Anyway I really need a support group that I can count on and I hope someone will benifit from my motivation.
I'd like to go on a 12oo calorie diet...I don't know where to start though...any help?

01-31-2005, 09:18 AM
Please help me! I want to update my ticker.. but how do I do that with out having to re-make the whole thing over again?? Please help me!!

01-31-2005, 12:46 PM
I know it is a hassle, but you have to redo it completely to update it.

01-31-2005, 01:21 PM
So already today is not going that great. I tried to eat 1/2 cup cottage cheese with some strawberries for breakfast...yuk. Cottage cheese tastes sooooooo bad!!! I think I'll stick to yogurt! So since I didn't eat all the cheese I had 1/2 piece of toast. I hope the rest of the day is better!!

02-01-2005, 01:30 PM
Tekylla - hang in there... What kind of diet are you trying to do?? Yesterday was a really rough day for me - Well the last few days were bad eating days for me, so today is a little tougher. I told myself that If I do good this week - I'll treat myself to a tanning package or something that I know I'll enjoy. I'm doing weight watchers, forgot my lunch yesterday, ate a piece of pizza that was in left over from a lunchon we had last week, and a bag of chips - that's horrible, but it was right there. Acutally, I have a lunch today but a bag of chips(sun chips) sound really good, but I have to keep telling myself that is it worth it? No probably not. I know last week I was so proud of myself for having the self-disipline I needed to keep going and to eat right.. Good luck..

I don't want to have to re-do my ticker every time - ugh what a pain in the butt!! Thank you though for the help!

02-01-2005, 06:54 PM
Hi everybody! I'm new here and trying to feel my way around here. This seems like a very nice support group here. :)
A little about myself: My name is Sherri and I'm 26 years old. I'm 5'9" and weigh 188. My highest weight was 260. I've been struggling with my weight since 2001, but I've been steadily losing even though it feels like I've been on stuck in the 180's forever. I want to get to 145 where I'll be comfortably in a healthy weight. My mini goal is to be 175 by March 9th when I go back to Indiana to visit my family.

I wish everybody luck on their weight loss goals! :)

02-04-2005, 09:52 AM
Well let me just say - I feel fat. This week has been horrible. I was so proud of myself for doing so good and losing 7 pounds like that! I haven't even been trying to watch what I eat this week or even try to count my points.. What is wrong with me!! I'm so angry.. and my friends want to go to an all you can eat buffet tonight for dinner - why take a fat b*tch to an all you can eat buffet when they know I'm "watching" my points!! AHHH I hope I get my act in gear next week..

02-04-2005, 12:45 PM
Awww, I'm sorry to hear you are having a bad week. I know how you feel. This week hasn't been good for me either. I can understand the friend thing. I have friends that always want to go to places that I can't eat...and they know it. Then they get all huffy at me when I say I rather eat someplace else. Anyways, you just got to take care of you.

I hope next week is a better week for you. :)

02-11-2005, 03:47 PM
Well for those of you who still check this site - I've totally fallin off the boat - this is horrible.. I need some help..

04-06-2005, 05:29 PM
Hello all, I am a new member and am looking to find not just weightloss friends but friends in general. My name is Viana and iM 26 almost 27 years old and I weigh 275lbs. I would love to loose 150lbs or so and Am looking to find friends in the same boat as i am. I live in Seattle and am looking for a support group to chat with every day.. Ladies are you all still here or is the forum sunk????????? anyone please feel free to pm me. hope to hear soon...

04-13-2005, 10:27 AM
I like the boat metaphor. :)

Anyhow, I read some of your posts and thought it would be neat to hang out here. Who else is still on board?

Oh, a quick intro - I'm 23, a band director in Texas, doing Weight Watchers to lose about a hundred pounds. I'm 235 right now, 5' 5". I wonder if Mandy is still out there somewhere......

See you lighter!