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Old 09-25-2017, 08:03 AM   #226  
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Hi Natasha! Nobody will mind...it's pretty quiet in here as well Congratulations on your success so far!

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Old 01-03-2018, 08:10 AM   #227  
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Not sure if anyone is lurking this page still...

I've had a rough few months. I was firmly in the low 240s for a while, but my binge eating got the best of me just like that the 250s sneaked up on me. I was 257 at my highest, and have seemed to level out at 253. I stopped bingeing about 2-3 months ago, though I do still have my occasional day. I thought if I stopped bingeing I would drop back to where I was, and I am resentful that I didn't. None of my clothes fit, and I cringe at full body photos right now. I just keep thinking of all the outfits I'll have if I can drop 15lbs. All the outfits I have in storage if I can drop 20-25 by summer.

I have PCOS, so I have been struggling with weight for my of my life. Losing weight with PCOS is super slow going and frustrating, but if I want to get pregnant, then I have to push myself to start losing. I have not been working on any lifestyle change at the moment, but I am starting to feel the motivation come back. I do especially well with meal plans, but haven't found many online that don't require a whole lot of expensive groceries.

Work has been overwhelmingly stressful, and I haven't gotten paid in 3 weeks, eating healthy vs. paying bills is a hard choice to make.

Hope everyone had a great holiday season, onward and downward!
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Old 01-15-2018, 08:49 AM   #228  
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So I downloaded the app: LoseIt!, I've never been great at recording my food. I hate on apps when it asks how many ounces of chips I've had. Who knows that? This seems to be a bit more comprehensive than other apps I've used. It lets you choose "pieces" or "slices" for certain things. It also has a beta function where you can snap a picture of your food and they will identify what it is. I set a goal to get to 190. I know I'll still need to lose beyond that, but it would be nice to get out of the 200's. With the suggested calorie intake for losing roughly 2lbs a week, I should be at that weight in September. We'll see how it goes. I have been doing it for a week and a half, and have had 4 days over calories, but overall for this last week I was under my weekly calories.

I am still not exercising. I need to find that motivation. Wish it were warmer out.

Anyone else around?
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Old 02-18-2018, 12:15 PM   #229  
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Hi - I'm not sure if there's anyone out there still in the 260s and 250s, but here I am!

My story is that I've gained 80 pounds in the past two years due to a combination of depression + emotional eating and my anti-anxiety/depression medications (which are notorious for causing weight gain). I now have my depression and anxiety well under control, but the weight remains. I just started taking my diet seriously a couple of days ago, so I'm truly at the beginning of my journey, but I'm excited. I've already shed a couple of pounds of water weight! Now, I just need to take exercising seriously, haha.

I'm at 253.8 right now, and cannot wait to get down to the 240s. To anyone out there reading this, WE CAN DO IT!
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Old 02-21-2018, 01:55 PM   #230  
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I'm getting closer! 252.2 lbs. at weigh-in today. So excited! I'm looking forward to getting back into the 240s. That will be a minor achievement for me, as I have not been in the 240s for about four or five months.

I started something new yesterday - it's called Rising Heroes and is part of Nerd Fitness. I'm really hoping that participating in this program that I can establish the habits that I need in order to get my weight loss to continue. It's only a little tough for me right now, but I know that I can have lazy days which turn into lazy weeks and lazy months... I need this accountability. Has anyone else tried any fitness / accountability programs? How have you gotten your healthier habits to stick?
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Old 02-23-2018, 09:52 AM   #231  
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Well... I had a bit of a bump up to 252.8. And this time I was only in my underwear instead of my jammy pants. DARN! I'm probably just retaining water, but it's still a bummer. I was hoping to see 251.X.

Anyway, it's less than a pound. I'm sure it'll be gone soon enough.

I did something crazy - I signed up for a Spartan race in December. HOLY CRAP. I'm going to have to get down to the 170s by December. EEEP! I'm going to need to be committed, but I think it's do-able. It's basically 2 pounds lost per week until the race. 240s, let's start with you!

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Old 02-28-2018, 10:47 AM   #232  
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I'm down to 250.8! I can't wait to get to 249.9!
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Old 03-14-2018, 06:15 PM   #233  
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I've finally made it into this new decade. Weighed in at 268.7 today! I'm so excited. Hope someone else slips in here. I'll be here until the next!
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Old 03-29-2018, 06:49 PM   #234  
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I'm in the 260's and would like to join in! I won't be weighing myself until mid-April, but hopefully I'll be closer to the 250's when I do!

Nice to meet you all!
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Old 04-23-2018, 12:18 PM   #235  
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Down in a new decade that I haven't seen in over 5 years! 258.8 today! Hope more people sneak in here!
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:56 AM   #236  
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Hey kidlets. It has been quite awhile since I have been here. Quick background. Six years ago,gastric sleeve got down to 210. Two years ago Knee replacement then had the other done. I was off work for the whole year. Then decided to leave work and be caregiver for my 95 year old mum. Since then have gained 50+ pounds. I worked in a factory and was on my feet walking 8-10 hrs a day. Mum has a little dementia and gets a little emotional now if I leave her alone for any length of time. I do try to get her out walking with her walker but know I need to get moving more. I am looking joining a local gym. I miss the one went to. Went to a bellydance show that featured some of the ladies I used to dance with. It made me see how much I miss it. So it is time for a change. Putting on some music and digging out the old hipscarves. I can do that and keep an eye on mum. It will be hard but hoping the muscle memory comes back. Gotta lose 60+ pounds. Glad to be here.

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Old 06-19-2018, 12:19 PM   #237  
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Hi everyone! It's been a while since I've posted on one of the decade threads (last time was getting out of the 280s & 270s this time last year). Just the cliffs notes version of my story: I've been "overweight" for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid I was always off the height/weight chart (mostly due to my height). I played sports all through school, up until my senior year of high school. I never dropped my calorie intake or payed attention to nutrition when my activity level changed and then started a series of crash diets and yo-yo-ing over the last 10 years or so.

I started the keto diet back in the beginning of May (seriously re-committed to losing weight back in January) and have lost 10lbs since keto, 25lbs so far this year. My weight hasn't caused any health problems (yet), but I know my genetic predisposition to certain disease processes and would like to try and nip that in the bud now before it wreaks havoc down the road.

My ultimate goal is a total loss of 130 pounds (105 left!), and my goal for June is to make it to 261 (CW: 266.1).







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Hey kidlets. It has been quite awhile since I have been here. Quick background. Six years ago,gastric sleeve got down to 210. Two years ago Knee replacement then had the other done. I was off work for the whole year. Then decided to leave work and be caregiver for my 95 year old mum. ... Mum has a little dementia and gets a little emotional now if I leave her alone for any length of time. ... So it is time for a change. Putting on some music and digging out the old hipscarves. I can do that and keep an eye on mum. It will be hard but hoping the muscle memory comes back. Gotta lose 60+ pounds. Glad to be here.
sueBhoney: Kudos to you being there for your mom, that's wonderful! The role of caregiver is not easy, but very rewarding. And how lucky she is to have you taking care of her! It's awesome that you're able to bring a workout home and do it while being able to care for your mom.

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