So it has been two weeks since my first post here. I have been logging my food every day, been in the gym 3x a week, and trying to drink lots of water. I definitely feel better. I can tell a difference in my clothes. I don't get winded walking up one flight of stairs and I have a ton more energy. When I first posted on 5/4 I was 359. Today I am 355. I truly was hoping for a bigger drop but I am really pleased with how I feel. My intake has fluctuated from 1300 - 2000 calories/day. However, usually I am right around 1500/day. So there were a couple bad days. I have quickly learned to let the bad days go and not dwell on them.
My first goal is to be down to 300 by January. It looks as though I am well on my way even though the scale hasn't dropped a lot so far.
Mike, so glad to see you met your goals! Hope you find some quiet moments to congratulate yourself.
My update: I have been at the doctor finding out why I'm so tired, have been going for about five walks a week (a big improvement for me) and have been getting more consistent about my food logging. I haven't resolved the old repetitive lunch problem yet. This week I'm going to try to get more vegetables. I have read that moms need to eat 5-7 servings of vegetables a day to prevent depletion; I currently only manage about 3. Life continues to be high-stress, with a big move coming up in two months, lots of time in close quarters with MIL, and medical challenges for every member of my family. However, formerly I would eat from stress, but now I am resorting more to getting out for walks to calm my mind.
Hope everyone has a healthy weekend!
Current: 258 (5/25/12)
Start Weight: 271 lbs (4/14/12)
June 15 Goal: 259 lbs - met
Aug. 15 Goal: 247 lbs
Long Term Goal: Back in the "ones" by 8/15/13
Ultimate goal: Good health at whatever weight; maintain weight lost without yo-yoing!
I'm 13, 5' 8", and 219.4!! So wouldn't you agree that I need to lose at least 100??
Welcome! Yup, I'd say you're in the ballpark but losing a full 100 pounds might put you underweight. You should really consult your parents and family doctor and/or a nutritionist before you set your ultimate weight goal.
I was at least that in Jr. High so I know how hard it is. I'm glad you've decided to do something about it now, it gets more and more difficult as you get older.
You've got a great chance to go back to school a lot slimmer if you commit to it. I hope you use FitDay and check into the forums from time to time.
47 M 5'8"
May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)
Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)
The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.
Last edited by mecompco; 05-30-2012 at 05:44 PM.
Reason: Remove some ambiguity
I am not one of the people who was always heavy. All through high school I was frustrated because I was so skinny. Couldn't I gain a little weight so I would be better at sports and the girls would like me? Careful what you wish for. I graduated from high school at 124 lbs. By the time I was 30 I had burst through the 200 pound mark. In early April I went on a short hike with my kids in Shenandoah National Park. Hiking is my favorite thing to do and thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail is my life goal. I couldn't make the hike. I was too fat. On the morning of April 13, 2012 I hopped on the scales I'd been avoiding. 298.6 pound. Geez. I was probably 300 the night before. I was wearing stretch size 48 pants and 3X shirts. I had actually just bought my first 4X. Time to do something.
Both of my kids run cross country. (my freshman daughter weighs in at a whopping 93 pounds). My son is runs, too. He takes after me, however and eats what I eat. He's a little bit overweight, but I don't want him to face obesity like I have.
I needed a goal and motivation and a way to lose this weight.
Goal. I want to weigh 170 pounds which would put me firmly in the healthy range for my 5' 11" weight and have me at my college weight where I felt the healthiest.
Motivation. Cross Country coach told me he is probably going to retire this year. I will apply for the job if I can run a 5K without walking and weigh under 200 pounds when the job comes open.
Method. I am a sweet freak. I am going cold turkey off of sugar. No potatoes and no white breads. I will log my food and keep myself under 1800 calories a day. I started running around May 13.
Progress so far. Well, it's June 2. I've been at this for 51 days and I just weighed this morning. 261.6 pounds. 37 pounds gone. Size 44 pants. 2X shirts.
I feel better. I'm still only able to run for 1 minute intervals with 1 minute of walking in between, but I intend to run a 5K without walking before November. It's still a little daunting to look at 91.6 more pounds to get back to that 170 weight so I'm thinking in little increments.
Obviously, trying to drop the tens' digit in my weight is a goal (I can't weight to see 250 something on the scale). Also dropping one full number in the BMI is a good short term goal.
Slightly longer goal is 222. My sleep apnea seems to stop and start like someone flipped a switch when I hit that weight. I'd love to put that machine in garbage.
Thinking about adding Alli to my plan. Any thoughts on it?