Weigh in Time Ladies - page 3

Hi everyone. I think it is best to keep this on our bb. As it may get lost on the off topic bb. things fly by so fast over there So I had a cheat day yesterday. I am back on track again today. My... Read More

  1. by   Cynthiann
    I got my exercise in today too. I feel so good after a workout! Someone told me today that it looks like I'm losing weight. He asked how much I weigh making guesses "130?" "128?" When I told him 140 he didn't believe me and made me get on the scale. I weighed 141.5. It feels good when people think I weigh less than I am.
  2. by   Scavenger'sWife
    Hey, I am not a student, but have been an RN for 3 years....do ya care if I join tho? I'd enjoy the support. I am 5'8.5" tall. Was skinny all my life til kids. (Used to weigh 135) Last Dec I weighed a horrid 214 lbs. Hubby had to go on a high-fiber diet d/t health reasons, so I did too. I have gone down to (as of yesterday) 188.5. Slow, but it's staying off. And am starting to get lots of compliments, which makes me feel more motivated. Goal is 150. I think that is pretty reasonable. I don't have a scale at home...I weigh myself maybe once a week at the hospital on the standing scales. Of course, Hubby has done even better than I...he has lost approx 40 lbs...he is 6' tall and now weighs 211. Only 11 lbs to go for him!

    Good luck to all!!!
  3. by   Hooligan
    Kaleigh...Your stats are very close to mine! I started off at 195 and I'm hoping to get to 140-145. I've been exercizing 3x/wk for about 3 wks now and dieting for almost 2. I don't know what my current weight is because DH hid the scale as I mentioned in an earlier post but I'll be allowed to weigh in at the end of next week! AAARRrRRGGGG!!! He really is doing me a favor...'cause otherwise I get discouraged! I'm such a scale junkie! Anyway, good luck!

    ~Bean
  4. by   babynursewannab
    Hey everyone!

    I need to vent. Yesterday was my one year anniversary of starting to see my boyfriend. We live together and have already talked about what we would do wedding-wise if we did get married...we've even looked at rings.

    Well, yesterday, I requested lunch at the restaurant we went to exactly one year prior...we even ended up in the same booth! He barely spoke and it was about work. I had given him an $80 softball glove he was absolutely in love with and a copy of Moby Dick (he's always wanted to read it). He gave me.... Should I repeat? He gave me.... Now don't get me wrong, I don't really care if I get stuff usually. But I felt that if he had problems talking about us just because of his guyhood, the least he could do is get me a freakin' weed off the side of the road. He KNEW it was our anniversary and also how important those things are to me. HE was the one talking weddings and reception options, who we would invite, etc... and then ZIP! Drives me NUTS!!!!:angryfire

    Anyhoo, the point is. MAN I WANNA EAT!!!! Then to top it off, I lost my inhaler and couldn't go to the gym without it today. AAARRHRHRGHHHGHGHGHGH. Why do these things happen this way? Thank heavens I have school stuff starting again next week!

    But, be proud of me. I'm NOT eating through it. I WON'T!

    I need virtual hugs here, man.

    -Alyssa
  5. by   Lausana
    I've got to lose 15 lbs...and if I'd happen to lose more I won't complain! So far I haven't lost any yet today :chuckle So I'll be back to check in...

    I need to drink more water :imbar the pop's killing me
  6. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by babynursewannab
    He KNEW it was our anniversary and also how important those things are to me. HE was the one talking weddings and reception options, who we would invite, etc... and then ZIP! Drives me NUTS!!!!:angryfire

    Anyhoo, the point is. MAN I WANNA EAT!!!! Then to top it off, I lost my inhaler and couldn't go to the gym without it today. AAARRHRHRGHHHGHGHGHGH. Why do these things happen this way? Thank heavens I have school stuff starting again next week!

    But, be proud of me. I'm NOT eating through it. I WON'T!
    ((((Alyssa)))) I'm sorry to hear about your day...that just plain sucks I am an emotional eater too...and it's hard to fight the urges! You did good! Vent your anger at him at the gym today or maybe give him a couple good swings with his new softball glove :chuckle Let's hope he'll make up for it or hey, he's asking for what he gets!
  7. by   RNIAM
    babynursewannab
    I just got on and read your post. i am so sorry about your anniversary. It is tough when what you dream about does not mesh with the reality of what you really get. I wonder if it might be time for a talk. Maybe he just has cold feet?But here is your ((((hug)))) anyways. I hope your feeling better and not eating!

    regnursein99
    Hi and welcome. Anyone that has a common weight loss goal is welcome. It sounds like our on your way! Good luck.


    Now as for me it's another two pounds down. I know I really shouldn't be weighing myself that often but I can't help it.I try to do it every other day. At this point it works for me. As long as I keep on losing. So I now weigh 319 pounds...I love it!
  8. by   babynursewannab
    Leslie and Rhona, Thanks. I did succumb to a twix cookie, but nothing more than that.

    I have lost 2.5 lbs this week, though. Yay!

    -Alyssa
  9. by   JailRN
    Thank God I'm not a student anymore!! But hubby is, poor dear. As for the diets. Good luck to us all-I started 12-26 at 308 with gastric bypass surgery (I'm 5'5" and very small boned) Now, my stomach is the size of my thumb, if I eat too much fat or too many carbs, I get dumping syndrome, start to shake, sweat, and heart tachs. Drink lots of h2o and eat very little. Now weigh 191. from size 32 to 16, goal is 120-140. we'll see.

    Good luck to all of you in Nursing School.
  10. by   RNIAM
    JailRN
    If you had to do it over again would you? I thought about having the surgery but to be honest it scared me to death.
  11. by   delirium
    How much weight do you have to lose, Rhona?

    I'd only opt for surgery if nothing else has worked, only because I've had so many surgeries for other things, and because there is always a risk involved.

    I have a few friends who have had the gastric bypass done and had major, life-threatening complications. I know this isn't the norm, but I would encourage people who think about this kind of surgery to really and seriously investigate the risks involved.

    I try to stay out from under the knife as much as humanly possible.
  12. by   RNIAM
    MsPurp
    I have to lose close to 200lbs. give or take. I'd be happy around 150. Right now I weigh 319.
  13. by   Cynthiann
    I just wanted to point out something that I constantly see on this thread. Many of you are aware that it is not a good thing to constantly get on the scale. This is a very easy way to get yourself discouraged. Your weight is made up of lean mass and fat. Lean mass being everything else other than fat (bones, muscles, water, etc.). I personally can easily flucuate up to 7 lbs within 1 day. I doesn't necessarily mean that I've gain 7 lbs of fat. I would have to eat 24,500 excess calories to gain that much fat. This usually happens to me when I've consistently eaten low sodium foods for awhile and drink lots of water. Then the next day I drink a little bit of water and eat high sodium foods I would gain a lot of water weight.

    Another reason a number on a scale does not mean anything to me is because while I've lost 2 sizes in the past few months the scale hasn't budged. So many times I've heard others say that they've lost weight but haven't gone down in size. More than likely that person has lost water weight and muscle with very little fat loss. Another point I want to stress is the importance of muscle. If your body feels deprived and starts to burn your muscle for energy, this may look good on a scale because you lost weight but the end result will be disasterous. Loss of muscle means loss of metabolism. So your body will need less energy to maintain itself. So in turn you have to eat even less to maintain.

    Okay, I'll step off my soapbox now. If I didn't make any sense somewhere please ask me and I'll be more than happy to answer. If I never decided to go into nursing I would of gone towards something like a major in exercise physiology or be a nutritionist. Being healthy (mind, body and soul) is very important to me and something I'm very passionate about. Thanks for listening (reading).

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