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Hi everyone. 35 year old single mom.

PeggyJeanGreyPeggyJeanGrey Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
Ive been up and down my whole life. More thick than fat, but I'm bigger now than ever and I'm having trouble losing it. I'm lonely and depressed and I don't have a great support system. But I booked a cruise this November to hopefully motivate me.

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  • brtglbrtgl Posts: 91Member Member Posts: 91Member Member
    This is a great first step. Find a program and stick with it... and don't quit during those low times. We all get discouraged. Wishing you all the best...

    What cruise line, by the way?
  • PeggyJeanGreyPeggyJeanGrey Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    Carnival Dream. Ive never seen the ocean. I'm excited and nervous.
  • brtglbrtgl Posts: 91Member Member Posts: 91Member Member
    You’ll love it. Nothing to fear at all...
  • mbmacintyrembmacintyre Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Once you get started and see the weigh start coming off you will get motivated to lose. I try to be honest log everything I eat and work to stay below my goal of calories. Good luck I been battling weight most of my life as well!
  • PeggyJeanGreyPeggyJeanGrey Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    I've been eating 1200 or less per day for 2 years but I'm not seeing much come off unless I eat less than 1000. I'm only 5ft 2in. I'm wondering if I should go to a Dr to see if anything is wrong.
  • karlpmkarlpm Posts: 76Member, Premium Member Posts: 76Member, Premium Member
    Doubt anything is wrong, do you do much training?

    Make sure you measure your food with a scale to ensure you log correctly.

  • PeggyJeanGreyPeggyJeanGrey Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    I do 3 hours of cardio per week but I have a bad Achilles tendon so I have to be careful. I do some yoga for back pain as well.
  • Slivnfree1982Slivnfree1982 Posts: 118Member Member Posts: 118Member Member
    Don't drop below 1200 a day. Also cardio is good, bit you can't just do cardio workouts. Add in resistance training, free weights, strength training. I see your height, but no weight, so hard to say where you are at. Also your food has a lot to do with it. I have a open dairy, log daily, self motivated, and workout daily (Minus rest day). You can add me if you want! Good luck!
  • makinseyvallejofitnessmakinseyvallejofitness Posts: 14Member Member Posts: 14Member Member
    @PeggyJeanGrey
    Hey! My name is Makinsey...
    I'm a mother of 3- ages 6, 3 and 9 months. I have lost 25 pounds since I had my baby. I'm looking to lose another 15 and tone.
    Where is your cruise at? ...The ocean is beautiful! I have a trip to Hawaii in June so I seriously can't wait to visit family again. (More motivation to lose some weight too!)
    That's awesome that you are taking the steps to start your journey. I'll send you a friend request (=
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