I don't feel like a featherweight but I have about 30 pounds to lose. I walked for 25 minutes today so hopefully I'll set aside time to do that everyday. Hopefully by reporting to ya'll I'll stay motivated. Thanks!
Hi, I am Jen. I just joined here a few days ago and have been doing alot of reading, and getting some great tips. Here is a little about me, I am a stay ah home mom. I have four children(12,10,8,6) I spent my entire 20's changing diapers and having babies. I was never heavy then, highest weight was 120(not including prego weights). I turned 30 in 2004 and was diagnosed with Lupus. I was put on steroids for a while and gained 40 pounds over two years. I have been flare free from my illness for 4 months now, and am off all meds. All my kids are now in school, I am feeling healthy so I am ready to get my weight back under control.
I did a separate post to introduce myself, but thought I would add it to this sticky if you are wondering who I am
My story is that my weight has yo-yo'd for years. Mostly between 140 and 160. In 2003, just prior to getting pregnant with my first son, I had maintained around 136 for about 4 months, which was huge for me. This was done after much sole searching and reading tons about life style changes. I then had two babies in quick succession. I now have 2 boys (3 years old and 19 months). Life is crazy at my house... I don't plan to have anymore children, so no more excuses!! I joined Weightwatchers fairly quickly after my last pregnancy, and I steadily lost weight until I reached about 140. In the past few months, I have gained a few pounds, and have held steady at 143. I am proud of this, but I just want to make that final push to the sub-140s!!
Weightwatchers has been working great for me. If I was motivated to stay in my points range, I WOULD lose those extra pounds. So I decided to come here for hopefully a little nudge to get to my goal
I excercise pretty regularily. I run, walk, lift weights. My weakness is food and drink!!
You guys seem like a great group, and I look forward to getting to know you
Welcome to 3FC, Souluvable! Featherweights are mainly people that have 5-10-15ish pounds to lose. However, you're welcome anywhere you want to be at 3FC. We have lots of groups. Just look around and jump right in anywhere you see something you like. We have some groups by ages, interests, weights, faith, and more.
We're fat chicks, not doctors. Please see your physician before taking advice found on the internet.
I have about 25 lbs to loose to be where I think I will feel good and look good. However I have been focusing more on my body measurements lately then my weight. My waist is 28 inchs, my hips are 40 inches and my thighs are 24 inches. I would like to loose 2-3 inches from each of these areas....so whatever weight that brings me to I will be happy.
I think you're me! I have almost the same measurement and the same weight goal! I'm currently at 153, with a goal of getting to 130.
I was always tiny growing up, I was a competitive gymnast and then a cheerleader in college. Then I got pregnant. I quickly went from being weighed in (and punished if my weight was even a pound too much) to having the freedom (and expectation) to eat whatever. I took full advantage. I went from 115 to 176 in 9 months. I dumped my fiance when I was 5 months pregnant, because he was cheating on me, so I ate because I was depressed. I got down to 130 after having the baby. That was 6 years ago.
After college I took a job far away from my family. I didn't cook, because I only know how to cook for a large group of people and it was just me and my 2 year old. So instead of cooking, we ate out every night. Combine that with a stressful and depressing job situation- I gained the weight back. When I quit that job (almost 2 years ago) I was at 165.
Within a month of quitting that job, and moving back in with my parents, I was down to 155. I started grad school and a full time job.
Currently I fluctuate between 150 and 155. My goal is 130. I'd like to be down to that by August, as I am in my best friend's wedding then (she just got engaged last weekend)!
My biggest problems are portion control (I love food) and working out (I'm a single mom, in grad school, and I will be student teaching starting in January). I feel guilty if I don't come straight home from work to be with my child. My Christmas Resolution (not waiting for New Years!) is to work out at least 3 times a week, and to only eat one serving at each meal.
Hi everyone, I am just starting. I have under 10lbs to lose, but they are the same 10lbs I've been yo-yoing with since the birth of my last child. (Ahem...6yrs ago!) Because I suffer from a chronic illness,hence the username, I have a hard time sticking to much of anything, I just give in to the fatigue when I know if I would just push through and build some muscle I would also build stamina!! We will be traveling for the holiday and this always hits me hard. I was doing Bikram yoga for a while for the fibromyalgia, but it is 45minutes from my house and a big pain. I've been looking into the fluidity exercise method...it doesn't look too cardiovascular and looks like it would stretch the body as well, has anyone tried it? Anyway, thanks for letting me ramble
Hi all. I'm trying to lose 6-8 pounds. I've been at this for 6 years, but constantly yoyo-ed. My main problem is compulsive eating. I plan to go on a mainly liquid diet to lose the first 3 lbs or so. Looking forward to struggling with everyone!
I'm new to this forum. I've been dieting for 5 whole days. I'm quite proud of myself since that's the longest I've ever managed! I've got about another 14lbs to lose. I'm the heaviest I've ever been and it's quite depressing! However, I'm remaining optimistic.
Well this is it (again). My "mini goal" is 20lbs, however, I would like to get down to 120-130-ish. How fondly I remember those days. I always struggled with weight, but really started gaining around my first pregnancy, then the "baby weight" never came off. I cant blame it all on being prego...I do love food and excersize (well, I cant even spell it!). So here I am, and this time I think I'm ready. I feel like I'm gonna take it day by day, and give myself goals that are not so much weight based, but change based. First step will be to move around!!