100 lb. Club - Room for a (not so) little one?!
03-02-2005, 04:08 PM
I only found this site recently and I LOVE it!!
I´m feeling really motivated at the moment but there´s no such thing as too much support!! I have a long way to go but i plan to get to my goal weight one day! I´ve decided on a goal weight of 160lbs, although I expect this is still higher than the charts ideal weight for my height (5´6"). Still, I´ll worry about that when I get to 160!!!
Can´t wait to get to know you all!!
03-02-2005, 04:11 PM
Welcome, Verity! I too love it here and look forward to getting to know you. Congrats on the weight you've lost to-date!
03-02-2005, 04:14 PM
Glad you are here...you are right about the support. You can never have enough and the support and encouragement here is fabulous.
03-02-2005, 04:20 PM
Verity welcome to 100 Club. Your going to love it here! =)
03-02-2005, 06:57 PM
Welcome and good luck on your journey! :)
03-02-2005, 10:29 PM
Hi and welcome. I'm sure you'll fit in here.
03-03-2005, 03:24 AM
Wow! Thanks for the warm welcome ladies!!!
I´m going for a run/wobble/cardiac arrest on my Mum´s treadmill then I´m off to get my hair done. My BF arrives tonight for the weekend so I´ve got loads to do today but I´ll check back in later and have a proper nosey around then!
03-03-2005, 10:41 AM
Glad you could join us. I look forward to seeing you around.
03-03-2005, 12:05 PM
:wave: Hi, Verity. Nice to see you here.
03-03-2005, 12:52 PM
Welcome! My goal is 160 too (I'm 5'7".) The way I look at it is even if it is above the "normal" weight on charts, it's a whole lot healthier than the weight we're at now. I wish you well on your weight loss and new lifestyle!
03-03-2005, 01:12 PM
Welcome To the 100 pounds forum.....Many ladies here (and a few gents) who bring great support.....:)
03-03-2005, 02:08 PM
Thanks for the welcome Howie. WoW! Tou´ve lost so much weight!!! How long has it taken you? Are you using any specific eating plan or just eating healthily and exercising? I´d love to hear any hints and tips you could throw my way!!! I´d say you´re an expert!!!
03-03-2005, 02:11 PM
Thank you Marge!!!
03-03-2005, 02:15 PM
Thanks for the welcome. I know exactly what you mean about having 160lbs as a goal, even if it´s considered above 'healthy'! I´m sure my body would prefer me to be 160lbs than to stay as I am lol!!!
03-03-2005, 02:18 PM
Thank you for your welcome post! It seems like a really supportive and friendly board here, from what I´ve seen! I can´t wait to get involved here and start shifting some more weight too!! :)
03-03-2005, 02:40 PM
It has taken me 14 years to lose the amount in my signature. I lost 190 lbs from 1991 to 1992 only to put 120 back on when I injured my back in 1994. I just started seriously again last April and have taken off 103.
As for tips it's just good old stick to it and keep going. Even if you screw up you have to look at it like it's part of life and keep going. Don’t let anything or anyone get in your way of being healthy. During the past year I have had 3 gains of 8 to 10 lbs each. But I just kept going. I just decided that if I’m going to do this I couldn’t let a little setback get me down. You just have to keep pushing through no matter what.
As for diet I count calories 1800 a day and follow the American Heart Association guidelines. I did not do any exercise until this past month. I was just too heavy and hurt too much. So after I got to a more manageable weight I started going to the YMCA and swimming.
03-04-2005, 01:35 PM
Just wanted tp pop in and say WELCOME to our little group!! Hope to hear more from you!! :D
03-07-2005, 05:33 AM
[QUOTE=howie6267]As for tips it's just good old stick to it and keep going. Even if you screw up you have to look at it like it's part of life and keep going. Don’t let anything or anyone get in your way of being healthy. During the past year I have had 3 gains of 8 to 10 lbs each. But I just kept going. I just decided that if I’m going to do this I couldn’t let a little setback get me down. You just have to keep pushing through no matter what.QUOTE]
You are so right here...I really have to learn to be more consistant. In the past I´ve had a nasty habit of becoming very enthusiastic (possibly even a little obsessive) about loosing weight but the novelty soon wears off and I´m heavier than when I started. This time I´m making a conscious effort to take things one small step at a time! Thanks for the advice!!
03-07-2005, 05:38 AM
Thanks for the welcome Sandi!
I just read your promise to Jacob! You had me blubbing (NOT a pretty sight lol!) and it was beautiful!!! Very inspirational. I have a daughter who will be five in June and I am very conscious that I am one of the larger Mum´s in the playground. Hopefully not for much longer though!