Introductions Introduce yourselves and make new friends!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-27-2015, 01:39 PM   #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
kristip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: NC mountains
Posts: 580

S/C/G: 152/104/102

Height: 5'2"

Default Officially unlurking!

Hi!

I'm a pushing 40 year old office worker who never had any trouble with weight until after my 8th child was born a few years ago. Ever since then, I've gone from creeping to leaping! I had a tubal ligation and I know my hormones are wacky and the fact that I'm so short doesn't help either!

I have been at this for about 6 weeks so far and have definitely been tweaking what works and what doesn't- at least for me. Being a shortie, 1200 calories is WAY too much for me to lose without being discouraged and the creeping downward of the scale. I've found that I count around 900-950 calories a day and then don't sweat the calories in oils that I cook in, etc, or the skim milk in my unsweetened hot tea. I have had to ban all sugar. I didn't realize I was such an addict! I have had to ban alcohol. It just SITS on my middle as soon as I drink it! I have had to do body weight exercise and not cardio- cardio makes me HUNGRY!!!

Every calorie counts- eggs for breakfast, greek yogurt for morning snack, beef jerky and soup makes a great lunch, an apple for afternoon snack, and half my "normal" balanced dinner. Good, quality vitamin supplements as well. So far so good!

I was 90 lbs when I conceived my first child and gained about 5 lbs per child overall until my weight was at 130 after my last child was born, then the ballooning started. Time to nip it in the bud before the big 4-0.

Thanks for listening and HI!!!
kristip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2015, 02:57 PM   #2  
Proverbs 31:10-31
 
SenseAndSensibility's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 355

S/C/G: 200/146/120

Height: 5'1"

Default

Welcome and good luck on your journey!!! I can relate to being short and finding I have to eat less than taller people... fortunately for me my body is pretty comfortable between 1200-1400 calories for loosing, and was good with 1600-1800 in the beginning.

You've already made a great start and I have no doubt you can reach your goals!
SenseAndSensibility is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:53 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.