Introduce Yourself & Frequently Asked Questions

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  • suelivesey1964
    suelivesey1964 Posts: 12 Member
    Hi everyone, I'm Sue and I'm from the UK. I want to lose 25lb, Fri 17th will be my 1st weigh day, I'm 53 and menopausal and the weight is just piling on, hopefully joining this group will give me the motivation I need, my starting weight is 10st 7lb and I hope to lose about 25lb x
  • tinkerbellang83
    tinkerbellang83 Posts: 9,056 Member
    Welcome @suelivesey1964 I'm also from the UK but living in Ireland. Good luck with your weight loss journey. There is some great info that I've pilfered from the main forums and some tips/strategies from our own experiences on the other threads.
  • tinkerbellang83
    tinkerbellang83 Posts: 9,056 Member
    edited March 2017
    If anyone wants to monitor their own weight loss trend, I've an excel template in my Onedrive public folder, you can download it from here: ONEDRIVE LINK


    Just pop your weights in column B each week and it will update on the chart.
    If you need to tweak the weights at the axis but aren't sure how to do it, give me a shout and I'll let you know how.
  • tinkerbellang83
    tinkerbellang83 Posts: 9,056 Member
    I've a few new blog posts kicking about uf anyone is interested, just a few musings, rants and observations http://www.myfitnesspal.com/blog/tinkerbellang83
  • Sarahsthirdtime
    Sarahsthirdtime Posts: 7 Member
    hi everyone, hope it is ok if I join in with your weekly weigh ins. I have tried dieting in the past but haven't had much willpower. i'm currently 155 lbs and would like to be around 134. I am 10 pounds heavier than when I last used mfp this time last year which has really shocked me as I haven't weighed myself till now. I have a very physical job 3 evenings a week and I also live in the lake district and walk my dog on the fells a lot. I always think that I don't need to watch what I eat and drink because I burn so much off...but obviously that is no longer true and I need to cut back on the wine, sausage rolls, crisps etc. Hoping being part of a group will help keep me on the straight and narrow...
  • shakenbake57
    shakenbake57 Posts: 313 Member
    Welcome @Sarahsthirdtime - I've found the weekly weigh-ins help me be accountable... to me!
  • jfrancis89
    jfrancis89 Posts: 13 Member
    Hi everyone. I'm Joe. Add me if you want. At my highest weight I was 367lbs. I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes and after that I dropped nearly 50 lbs. Over the last three years I've been in the 305 to 325 range. As of joining I'm at 290 with the hope to hit 230 and maybe lower. Thanks. Good luck all.
  • shakenbake57
    shakenbake57 Posts: 313 Member
    Wecone @jfrancis89!
  • Yourrealgem
    Yourrealgem Posts: 18 Member
    LW 213lbs
    TW 212lbs
  • tinkerbellang83
    tinkerbellang83 Posts: 9,056 Member
    Been stuck in a scale rut the last 2 weeks, mostly down to eating out whilst travelling and not getting my strength training in I think, but I've finally started to move under 105kg again :smiley: Yay! Also started couch to 5km too. May is going to be my *kitten*!
  • Elsiebeane
    Elsiebeane Posts: 97 Member
    I'm Elsie. I started at 315.I am currently 307.8. I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I would love the support from others trying to lose weight. I could use some friends too!
  • qpmomma1
    qpmomma1 Posts: 218 Member
    Hello! I am Christina. I want to lose 50lbs. I weighed myself today and so far I have lost 2lbs in 3 weeks. It is my TOM so some of what I'm seeing might be water weight.
  • tinkerbellang83
    tinkerbellang83 Posts: 9,056 Member
    qpmomma1 wrote: »
    Hello! I am Christina. I want to lose 50lbs. I weighed myself today and so far I have lost 2lbs in 3 weeks. It is my TOM so some of what I'm seeing might be water weight.

    2lb is pretty good going in 3 weeks :smile: Welcome!
  • Morgaen73
    Morgaen73 Posts: 2,818 Member
    Hey :) Sorry that I haven been participating. We went away on holiday and then I was on Study leave. I'll log my weight on Friday :)
  • tinkerbellang83
    tinkerbellang83 Posts: 9,056 Member
    Morgaen73 wrote: »
    Hey :) Sorry that I haven been participating. We went away on holiday and then I was on Study leave. I'll log my weight on Friday :)

    People come and go a lot don't worry, I still keep the old data in the sheet and just move the row back up as people come back.
  • shakenbake57
    shakenbake57 Posts: 313 Member
    @tinkerbellang83 I'm looking forward to hearing how you're doing with c25k. Do you have any knee issues? Mine come and go. Much better overall with the weight loss. In the past I've had horrible shin splints when trying to run. Yet, I've been thinking about trying it when I get below 190#. Please keep us posted! You go girl!
  • tinkerbellang83
    tinkerbellang83 Posts: 9,056 Member
    @tinkerbellang83 I'm looking forward to hearing how you're doing with c25k. Do you have any knee issues? Mine come and go. Much better overall with the weight loss. In the past I've had horrible shin splints when trying to run. Yet, I've been thinking about trying it when I get below 190#. Please keep us posted! You go girl!

    @shakenbake57 No specific knee problems, they get a bit achey after running but I suppose I would too if I was carrying 230lb lol I started Week 3 last week, missed a day because of being out of town and not getting back until quite late so the conundrum now is whether to just head on into Week 4.
  • mehlsf
    mehlsf Posts: 11 Member
    Hello, I'm Michelle! I've gained 14 lbs over the last 2 years, and I don't like it one bit. About to hit 45 so really time to turn it back around. I walk to work (3mi round-trip each day), try Orange Theory 1-2 days per week which I prob have to increase. I eat pretty healthy but weekend eating and cocktails derails me. Hope this helps!
  • aily_paily
    aily_paily Posts: 22 Member
    Hi, I am Aileen, this is probably attempt 100 at getting myself under control, I have a big event in May next year and want to lose minimum 70lbs. I hope this weekly weigh in will keep me focused.