How much are you going to lose?

Old 03-14-2010, 01:16 AM
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I'm a 42 year-old mother of two. I'm almost 5'3" and 152 pounds. This is the heaviest I've ever been except for when I was 9.5 months pregnant with my first child, and could barely move at 164.

My goal is to lose 30 pounds and to get a lot more fit. I tried to run to get out of the rain, and discovered I couldn't even run a few yards without getting completely winded and feeling like my feet were 10-ton weight slamming into the ground. I'm sitting here right now, aware of how heavy I feel in my chair, and the rolls of fat on my back and around my middle. Aside from how unattractive it is, it's physically very uncomfortable. I finally got the courage to measure my waist for the first time in over a year, and it's 36 inches around the smallest bit (which isn't where a waistband would sit.)

I'm looking forward to being able to wear something other than my husband's pants. Last year I wanted to buy some clothes, so I looked at a size chart to see what size to order. I discovered that I was like a 12 around the hips but a 20 around the waist. So, hopefully after I lose this weight, I'll be able to fit an actual size! (That's not a guarantee, since my skin never bounced back after my c-section, but we'll see.)

Sorry for being so long-winded. Nice to be here!
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:39 AM
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Talking A long way to go ....

I have been working on losing weight for the last 3 week.
I have lost 3.5 lbs so far. I am down to 181.5 lbs.
I'm 5ft 1in and need to get down to 130 lbs. I have set a goal for this time next year.

I just joined this site today... I am very excited about my progress so far.
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:11 PM
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1-2 lbs a week is a good rate for sustainable loss, so sounds like you're on the right track. Welcome to the club!
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:26 PM
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I just recently discovered FitDay googling for calorie counters. The one on this site is really helpful,
so I bookmarked it.

I recently started my weight loss journey a little over 3 weeks ago. My starting weight was 263.0
and my current weight is 252.4. My goal is 180, so I have a ways to go. I am 5' 9" tall.

I count calories and grams of protein. If I don't get enough protein I have uncontrollable food cravings.
One other important thing I'm doing is abstaining from alcohol.

Best wishes to everyone.
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:43 PM
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I joined fitday on the last day of december last year. I just now realised there were forums! lol

For the past 3 years I have been going in and out of my Dr's telling him that I couldn't understand why I couldn't loose weight and started gaining. He did a barrage of lab tests only to reveal nothing. I really thought I wasn't eating that bad until I started writing down everything on this site. I didn't realise how much I was sabotaging myself by eating that spoonful of ice cream or that last cookie in the bag etc.... I started my "lifestyle change" on January 1st when I got on the scale and saw that I was tipping it at 218lbs! I'd never been that big unless 8months pg with my HUGE boy. I began by making myself small goal in short terms. This way I wouldn't be so discouraged. Today I am finally below 200lbs!!! I have more energy and I feel great! I have 5 children so I need to be able to keep up with them and with more progress it will get easier every day! I'm so glad to have found this site
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:35 AM
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I joined about a week and a half ago. My starting weight was 91kg and my first goal is 65kg, i may decide to go lower when i get to 65kg, but i don't really know what it feels like, so we'll see. I started eating healthier on the 25th Feb and i've lost 2kg already and i've been eating really well I'm very excited about this. I've tried to lose weight SO many times but something feels really different this time. I can't remember EVER eating this well.

I'm female and 19 from Aus btw

And i am doing the Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle program by Tom Venuto
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Old 03-16-2010, 04:08 AM
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OK...totally new to the whole posting and joining thing
But it is great to see I have some things in common with some of you...42...a Mom...full time worker...5'5 and weigh 160...the most I have ever weighed
But have started again today with an upbeat attitude and looking forward to using this site and connecting with others stuggling too. My goal is 135....what I weighed a few years ago....and in a bikini....
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Old 03-16-2010, 04:18 AM
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Default day 1 to the site, posting etc.
I am currently 160 and my goal is 135....5'5 and used to weigh this a couple of years ago so totally do-able.
I am looking forward to connecting/ sharing with others with the same struggles
I have the world's biggest sweet tooth and can eat at my desk at work...not a good
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Old 03-16-2010, 04:36 AM
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Default Hi, L...

I am a 42-year-old mom also; I'm self-employed. Glad to have you. I am shooting for my first bikini EVER this summer. Your goals sound very reasonable and healthy.

Check out the Women's Corner category of posts if you haven't already...we are all about sharing struggles and successes, as well as great ideas to get through the rough times .
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:00 PM
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I'm new so here goes:

28 yrs old
Currently at 207.8lbs (3.14.10)
Goal weight is 150lbs (10.17.10)

Good luck to everyone on their journey.
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