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Old 01-24-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
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Default Hello - Newbie joined today! :-)

Hi All..
My name is Helen-
Im in Virginia.. and I am starting a reducing plan a.k.a. (Diet) today

The site says I am (obese) at 50 pounds overweight- hmm?
thought of myself as (overweight)... (obese) sounds harsh..
but whatever it takes! I am tired of being unfit.. I am an active young 47.
I workout 5+ times a week- Outdoors gal doing lots of things, Kayak, Swim, Bike, Hike, Camp, SnowSki, rollerblade, rollercoasters you name it! But, I packed on an extra 17 pounds in the past year- which has made everything
tight or unwearable..

I was wearing a size 16 nicely- now edging back up to 18- (Not acceptable) especially since I got rid of them all in 2009' swearing to continue to drop to a 12 or 14..

So, Im here doing some (Drastic) losing in the next 30 days.. for a Ski Trip Feb 28. to Utah... (*Cant fit in my expensive Ski Pants comfortably without losing 10-15 pounds) Asap..

But for the long run- I want the #50 off for good!

I am doing my own plan... consits of (Slimfast, Juicing, Fruit/nuts during the day -- and Healthy low-fat Dinners, Salads) Keeping calories < 1500
and Exercise 6 days a week- (ZUMBA, Elyptical, Treadmill, Bike, Weights)
30-45 min cardio in the gym-- or Zumba 1hr class.

So, any comments, suggestions, encouragers, buddies all of the above welcome!! Im gonna need it... THANKS for reading!!
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:54 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, you're gonna love it here. You sound a lot like me, only I let 50 become much more, YIKES!!! It's far better to attack 50 extra pounds then to wage war on 124, trust me on this one. You can do it, fitday is a great tool - if you use it. Skiing by the way is a great workout. You might want to check out the 7-Day Motivational thread, a bunch of us make goals on Monday and then post our progress all week. The thread is started over every week, so if the last list didn't go so well, it's all new come Monday morning.
Starting weight: 244.6 lbs. 10/01/09
Pounds lost: 80.6 lbs
Current weight: 164 lbs
Goal weight: 120 lbs
Weight to go: 44 lbs
Goal Date: 1/1/13
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:11 AM   #3
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Helen, welcome to FitDay--if you work your plan, it sounds like you'll make your goal.

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.

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Old 01-25-2011, 03:20 AM   #4
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Hi everyone,
I'm Kim and I joined today also. I'm 42, and have two wonderful children and a husband of 23 years. I also have about 30 pounds that I have kept on since I had my kids that I haven't been able to get rid of for 14 years... have tried many different things with different degrees of (mostly non-) success. I have always suspected that I am eating more than I think I am, so I am trying this site out to calculate every single bite I take. We shall see what happens.
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Old 01-25-2011, 04:04 AM   #5
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Welcome to FitDay...to both of you!

I call logging my food...playing with my food!
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Old 01-25-2011, 04:11 AM   #6
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welcome aboard Helen & Kim. If you have any questions, just ask.
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