Weigh in Time Ladies - page 2
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
Aug 12, '02Occupation: Part time RN in Rural Hospital; Housewife Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 36I lost 2 lbs last week, mostly fluid probably, I cut back on all my sodium filled soft drinks and hid the table salt. Got lots of healthy food at the grocery as well, here's hopin' I could stand to lose 55-60. Gosh that's a lot. Gotta long way to go.
Aug 12, '02Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 677; Likes: 35My weight is at 148 but that's down from 183 January 1st of this year. My goal is 125-130. I'm getting there. I'm 5'7" and that may be a little low to shoot for, but it will keep me striving so I don't just stop. This last chunk of weight is so hard to get off and I'm getting so many compliments now that my motivation is waining. Don't get me wrong, I love hearing it, but it really makes me slack off.
The weight thing is true. Lean muscle mass will raise anyone's resting metabolic rate. My hopes is to get back into a minimum of 4 days a week of working out. School's been kicking my butt energy and schedule-wise!
Aug 12, '02Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 41; Likes: 1I weigh 145 right now. My goal is 130. I am having trouble getting myself motivated enough to workout each day, and to not eat junk food so much. I know that 145 isn't that bad, I mostly need to tone everything up. I'm not looking for drastic changes. Maybe talking with all of you will help me to motivate myself!!
Aug 13, '02Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 3,725; Likes: 459I have lost 5 pounds so far. Started at 225 and am down to 220 now.
Goal is 160.
Aug 13, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 1,732; Likes: 1How awesome Julie! You are doing fabulous truly. Well here are my stats
My start weight was either 333 or 332
My current weight is 321
my temporary goal is 300
my ultimate goal is 150lbs.(then we will see.) I am 5.4 inches tall.
okay now it's time to get working at it. I have already exercised today. I took two days off but now I am back to it.
Aug 13, '02Occupation: RN Student Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 37Hey fellow students!:roll
I'm so proud of everyone and the success that all seem to be having.
I too am trying to loose weight:
Started at 180 went up way UP to 210 (I'm 5' 8) and now am down to 190 and holding for the past 3 months. It took 7 months to loose the first 20lbs and my ultimate goal is to get back to 160 which is what I was before my first of two children.
Stress snacking is my downfall.
Well good luck to all!:roll
Aug 13, '02Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 510; Likes: 8Bean76--you have a Bowflex...how do you like it...my DH convinced me to get one but it's not here yet.
Just don't get discouraged! It can seem a little overwhelming at first ...learning how to manipulate it and change between the differenct exercizes. I still need my DH's help everynow and then 'cause I forget how a certain exercize is supposed to be set up but once you get the hang of it, your workouts will get shorter and shorter. I started out at about 40 minutes per session because I was always looking at the pictures:roll
Anyway, even though it took us a year to get motivated, I really enjoy ours and I'm glad we bought it! I hope this helps and I hope you like yours!
Aug 13, '02Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: 10 year(s) of experience ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '00; Posts: 896; Likes: 83Hi everyone! Is there a diet support group going on here? It sounds like it. I am trying to lose weight. I have let stress get me down and I eat, eat, eat. Well, that ain't happening anymore. I am now 145 pounds. I was 135 back in March of this year. I want to lose 30 pounds by graduation and that will be May 2003. Hopefully half those pounds I want to lose will be by January 1st. I cam currently on the weight watchers point system. Now, I need to figure exercising time into my busy schedule and I gave up pop yesterday so I will probably go through a withdrawl headache for a little while. Maybe not.
Aug 13, '02Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 53Hi Everyone,
I would like to join this group. It has been difficult to focus on school and weight loss at the same time. I am determined to stick to my exercise program this last year of school and lose 20 lbs. Maybe we can encourage each other when the semester gets tough. I start back this monday and am almost dreading it. Last year was very stressful.
Current weight 155---goal 135
Aug 14, '02Occupation: Patient Safety Specialist Specialty: 13 year(s) of experience in Neuroscience ICU, CNRN, SCRN ; From: FL, US ; Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 183; Likes: 8Hey, I want to join too! I lost 20 lbs during 2001 with Weight Watchers...my daughter & I went together (she lost 30) and it was great to have a "buddy" to help motivate, but since I started school at the beginning of this year, I've let the program slide. I still try to work out 4 - 5 days a week, and stick to the program as much as I can, but as you all know, with school and a full time job, its tough.
I was going to give up my membership at the YMCA next month, since I'll have classes 3 evenings a week, and it just is really tough to drag myself out of bed at 5:30 am to make it to the gym before work...but I want to keep my energy level up, and keep fit. I'm not so worried about the weight, although I've put back on at least 10 lbs, but I feel like I'm "in training" for this new career, and need to be ready for the nursing program come next May. I'm 46, so the body ain't what she used to be! But I do get lots of motivation from all your posts...its good to know I'm not alone in my "quest" for a nursing career and some level of physical fitness.
Kudos to everyone that's losing the weight!
Aug 14, '02Occupation: I am a nurse's assistant for a hospital. Joined: May '02; Posts: 28Hey Everybody!
You know, this weight thing will haunt me for the rest of my life! I have always been large but this takes the cake! My peak weight was 225 lbs. two years ago. I lost 55 lbs in about 4 months on the Atkins diet. Well, that put me at 170. Did okay at 170 for about a year. Started nursing school.......need I say more? I am currently back at 200 lbs. Now the clencher..... I am getting married in 9 months. May 31st 2003 to be exact. Well, my eventual goal is 140 lbs. I think that 60 lbs in 9 months may be a little much but I'm shooting for it. I am on a new diet. It's not really a diet, just lots of water and sensible eating. However, there are specific times to eat and certain things to eat at those specific times. I don't live anywhere near a gym so I have one of thise Suzanne Somer's Steppers and I have a Nordiflex. I have only been using those for about 2 weeks. Anyway, enough rambling. Best of luck to every one and keep up the good work!
Aug 14, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 1,732; Likes: 1Kaleigh
AWESOME! A start is a start no matter where you currently are. It's great that you drink plenty of water. That is a must and for those of us that retain alot of fluid can I tell you something.Since I started drinking over 100oz of water a day. I usually drink nothing but water. I occasionally have a diet. caffeine free soda.(I also drink a cup of coffee once in awhile too. I have had little or no swelling. I have always had difficulty with swelling. I got my exercise in today! Good luck to everyone today.