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jasmineconleyjasmineconley Posts: 420Member Member Posts: 420Member Member
You read that right! I am looking for friends and partners to come with me on my 150 pound weight loss journey. I can't wait to meet you.

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  • vacation1973vacation1973 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Hi Jasmine... I'm Rose I'm in.... I just started yesterday. I need to lose 100 lbs. scared and excited at the same time.... scared it's going to take forever and excited to start wearing new clothes. I promised I would buy new clothes when id lose the weight.
  • jasmineconleyjasmineconley Posts: 420Member Member Posts: 420Member Member
    I completely understand the scared and excited at the same time business. I have jeans going down to a 12 already. I can't wait until shirts fit better.
  • concordanciaconcordancia Posts: 4,651Member Member Posts: 4,651Member Member
    For now, you just have to lose five pounds while you build up new habits that will let you do that over and over again.

    While I do have a dance party with my husband at every five pound mark, I don't actually have weightloss goals. Goals include timelines and I have no idea how long it will take me to lose my next five pounds. I am currently up two pounds due to a salty dinner two days ago, constipation as a med side effect and sore muscles caused by the constipation (it causes a pinched nerve in my degenerated discs, leading to muscle spasms).

    Instead, I set nutrition goals, such as tracking every day for a week straight or getting five fruit and veg in a day. And fitness goals. I am currently aiming for 40 minutes of yoga and 20 minutes of cardio a day.

    The holidays can be a particularly hard time to get started, so read through some of the threads about dealing with holiday parties. My husband wanted us to go back to gifting gingerbread cookies and I refused to make them because I have no control around dough and cookies. I have a rule about sitting down with a plate to eat that I practice at home so that it is second nature at parties.
  • jasmineconleyjasmineconley Posts: 420Member Member Posts: 420Member Member
    I am glad that is working for you. My biggest issue is lack of support. I can do, and have formal training in all the things I need. However, I too have medical issues that are infuriating. When you have to break for treatment it is easy to fall off. Having a gentle reminder that someone else is there for you is incredibly helpful.
  • snooky211snooky211 Posts: 64Member Member Posts: 64Member Member
    Good luck with your plans...I can really identify with clothes as a motivating factor. Just wanted to wish you luck and I'm sure you will get loads of support on this site.
  • jasmineconleyjasmineconley Posts: 420Member Member Posts: 420Member Member
    lorrpb wrote: »
    I lost 150 starting at age 59. It took 2 1/2 years and I’ve been maintaining for 2+. I’ve had goals in many areas in addition to the scale—fitness, new exercises, more weight, more reps, new recipes, new ingredients, walking steps, new routes, etc. I was always successful in a few areas at any point. I lost weight every month of my journey but not every day or every week.

    There are lots of people on here who’ve lost a lot of weight and maintained. Read the success stories and learn from others.

    Yes it’s a long hard rewarding journey. You are setting up habits for life, fo the process never really ends. Never going back to where I started. Now at 63 I’m in the best shape of my life and can do things I never even dreamed of before.


    Congratulations! That is quite a feat.
  • jasmineconleyjasmineconley Posts: 420Member Member Posts: 420Member Member
    snooky211 wrote: »
    Good luck with your plans...I can really identify with clothes as a motivating factor. Just wanted to wish you luck and I'm sure you will get loads of support on this site.

    I was doing well until I got sidelined medically. I have to find my footing again and then I'm off to the races. No more buying bigger clothes for me.
  • jasmineconleyjasmineconley Posts: 420Member Member Posts: 420Member Member
    I'm on the path myself. I'm about 290 down, with 30 to go in around 2 years. Best of luck to you!


    I can't imagine going through what you have. I'm proud of you.
  • Dakotacole13Dakotacole13 Posts: 243Member Member Posts: 243Member Member
    I would love to help you on your journey. How can I help?
  • jasmineconleyjasmineconley Posts: 420Member Member Posts: 420Member Member
    I would love to help you on your journey. How can I help?

    I really would like accountability. I lack support. People that are like minded are always welcome.
  • BMA1963BMA1963 Posts: 14Member Member Posts: 14Member Member
    You read that right! I am looking for friends and partners to come with me on my 150 pound weight loss journey. I can't wait to meet you.

    Loved your headline.....I can relate, I always say that I am carrying an extra human!
    I'm on the path myself. I'm about 290 down, with 30 to go in around 2 years. Best of luck to you!

    Remarkable!
  • reflectionofmereflectionofme Posts: 148Member Member Posts: 148Member Member
    I'm in the same boat. When I started this journey in May I was at least double the weight I should of been. So my goal is to lose half my bodyweight, 135 lbs.
  • jasmineconleyjasmineconley Posts: 420Member Member Posts: 420Member Member
    I'm in the same boat. When I started this journey in May I was at least double the weight I should of been. So my goal is to lose half my bodyweight, 135 lbs.

    I feel you. 145 is the top of my normal BMI. I'm working on it currently.
  • DawnmrxDawnmrx Posts: 1Member, Premium Member Posts: 1Member, Premium Member
    I have to lose a human too. 125 pounds. Not quite sure how I got here (actually I have a good idea) but here I am. My goal is 175. Not sure where it lies within BMI (I'm 6 feet tall) but I was there once and felt great
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