Who Would Like To Be Part Of The Lose Weight And Get Healthy Team?! - page 9
A few of us were commenting that we need to lose a significant amount of weight. Let's team up and cheer each other on to lose weight, exercise, and get healthy!! We can do it!! :pumpiron: We can take it 5 or 10 pounds at a... Read More
- 0Jul 26, '07 by wrobelchicQuote from llgI went to my Doctor this morning for a routine checkup -- feeling a little guilty that I have only lost 4 pounds in the last 3 months. But she is still thrilled with me as I have lost 36 pounds over the last 9 months and my blood glucose and blood pressure readings are all within normal. (I am mildly diabetic and take meds for hypertension.)
Now that I have lost a significant amount of weight, she and I agreed that the focus is on maintaining those changes in diet and exercise that I have made in the last 9 months. This is no longer a "short-term diet" it needs to be a "lifestyle I can live with for the rest of my life." I am still going to try to lose more weight (another 25 pounds or so) -- but probably at a rate of 1-2 pounds per month.
I am also focusing a little more of my exercise on toning and building muscle -- which might partly explain why I have only lost 1 pound so far this month. I need to do something about all this flab! ... and I need to find a good bra to lift these girls a bit higher!
lol, boy do I know that feeling (lifting the girls a little bit higher). Well, congrats on the weight lost and keeping it off. I think the hardest part for me is though I'm an intelligent person and KNOW it won't come off over night, I get upset that it doesn't. Then I get discouraged when I hit a plateu. I need something to keep me focused. I used to hang a sign on my refrigerator that read "Nothing Tastes As Good As Being Thin Feels" that way, when I went for a snack, I'd be smacked in the face with this sign and grab the celery instead of the cheesecake. Now, I just try to stay away from even buying stuff like that. (my poor kids and hubby, lol. It'll do them some good too).
- 0Jul 26, '07 by MulticollinearityQuote from multicollinarityA few years ago I lost 40 pounds. I never gained it back. So it IS possible to lose the wait and keep it off. I attribute this to exercise and eating few simple carbs such as white bread and sugar. I really don't crave much because if I want something I have one or two small bites. Small portions.
So I don't need to lose any weight...I'm just popping in to say it is possible and keep at it!
Here I am again. I've gained 8 lbs since I posted this last March. I got overwhelmed with taking 19 credits last semester, and I stopped going to the gym - while increasing my intake.
I weigh 136 lbs. My normal healthy weight is 128. I'm going to the gym 5 days per week. I'm upping my cardio to a full 60 minutes on the elliptical trainer and increasing my resistance training slowly.
It's so important to me that I nip this in the bud while it's a very manageable and minor 8 lbs. If I let this go further, I might feel overwhelmed.
So count me in. My goal is to lose 1.5 lbs per week for the next three weeks and then slooowly lose the last 3 lbs. I think it should work.
I come from a family of obese diabetics, and it's really important to me to not go down that path.Last edit by Multicollinearity on Jul 26, '07
- 0Jul 26, '07 by llg Guide[QUOTE=multicollinarity;2319309]Here I am again. I've gained 8 lbs since I posted this last March. I got overwhelmed with taking 19 credits last semester, and I stopped going to the gym - while increasing my intake.
I'm tempted to say, "Welcome back!" but I don't think that's really the right thing to say in this case. But of course, you ARE welcomed back, and I wish you the best of luck in your efforts.
- 0Jul 26, '07 by llg GuideQuote from multicollinarityI've had really big ones since puberty. My sister had reduction surgery and has tried to talk me into it, but I don't think it's for me -- at least not yet. Fortunately, they have shrunken a little as I have lost weight and like Don3218, I am doing some upper body work with weights and resistence that might help a little.
The talk about the girls - for the first time in years I have some voluptuous girls. I'll be sad to see them go.
Actually, I wouldn't call mine "voluptuous" any more. I think "long" is a more accurate description.
- 0Aug 8, '07 by jess123
hi, you can definately count me in if its still going on! i only joined not so long ago! hospitals here are coming down hard on staff as they think that nurses are not good examples to patients and the public as the majority of them are over weight! seems harsh! so i am well and truly in! started diet today and aim to loose at least a stone!! good luck everyone!