Keep plugging away everybody. I am down .8lbs this week, currently at 126.6. Running a 5k tomorrow. Every day seems to be a struggle though. Love to read everyones posts. I am slacking off on the weight training. Think I have hit a wall there. Need to change my routine around so I feel like I am improving. Want to be between 125-126 by my birthday which is in about 3 weeks. Then maybe I can have my cake and eat it too, but in a small portion.
Let's keep on losing!!!!
Goal weight 117 by 2014
I'm back! I was stuck at 137 for the longest time. Now I am stuck somewhere between 129 and 132, currently 131. My lowest: 128 for about 10 minutes. I hope to be stuck at 125 lol!!! Lower than that, I might just start to look like a human shar pei (those wrinkled dogs) but who knows? As I like to say, I'll burn that bridge when I cross it!!!
Current (10/22/14): 133.6
Mini Goal: 130 by November 26, 2014
I am new to Fit Day as of today. Since Christmas, I have lost 14 pounds dropping from 160 to 146. For the past month, I have been on a 146 plateau while doing Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 program, but I did eat a little more free for spring break and Easter. I really want to reach my goal weight of 135 by June 5, 2013, which means I need to lose 11 pounds in the next 1.5 months. I am starting to get serious again about this weight loss by tracking everything I eat, consuming 1,100 calories per day, and doing Jillian Michaels 6 week six pack program.
I am going to need some encouragement to reach that goal, and hopefully this plateau will come to an end!
Welcome, losetenmore. I hear you about plateaus. I was stuck at 155 for a couple of weeks. It can be discouraging sometimes when you're doing everything (well, almost everything!) right and the weight's not coming off. But even during that plateau I was encouraged by feeling better and my clothes being loser.
I had been keeping calories under 1400/day. When I dropped it to under 1200, I finally broke through that darn 155. But who knows if that was what did it or if it would have happened anyway at that point.
You've got to lose just under 2 lbs a week to meet your goal - very do-able. You lost the first 14 - you sound very committed - you can lose that last 11.
Age 61, Height 5'9"
March 2010 145 lbs, Jan 2013 173 lbs
1st Goal 145 lbs 5/25
New goal 140
Thanks carolynnq for the encouragement. We have all had frustrating plateaus! This weekend I am traveling for three days, and my big goal is to do right all 3 days even while I am out of my routine and celebrating with friends. I want to stay at 1100 calories, and my goal is to weigh the same or less (146.8) than I did this morning! Here we go.....let's see! I am going to have to be really good as saying "no thanks".
I took my kids to an indoor waterpark this weekend and saw myself in a bathing suit. I was almost in tears when I saw my reflection in the mirror.
Inspiration and support will make this journey easier.
I am in! I lost 30 lbs in 3 months using fitday back in the fall of '09. I got to my goal weight of 170lbs and maintained that for about 18 months. Since then it has slowly crept back, and I am today at 182.5lbs. I want badly to get back to my 170lbs, however, we are trying to conceive baby #2, so the amount of time I have to loose weight really depends on that happening sooner or later! So my major goal is to get back to eating healthy portions of healthy foods and avoiding high calorie desserts, which is my downfall. I looooovvvveeee dessert! So if anyone has some great low calorie dessert ideas to satisfy my sweet tooth I would love to hear them!