I love your energy! Glad you are here - and hope you join us on the threads. Some are languishing - but I promise we'll jump right back in if they fit you at the moment.
There are some very fine older posts/threads by Novus Dies - definitely worth reading for inspiration and a bit of "bit" weightloss wisdom.
I've personally spent the last year gaining back a chunk of the 115 pounds I lost after an okay year of maintenance. I'm on my way down again because I really really didn't like how that weight felt.
I too have always been an active overweight person. Being active is so much easier when you are lighter. Especially when you add a few years. I'm 59 (60 next week) and the knees like to remind me of every pound.1
Welcome Bethany! Looking forward to having you join us. We’re in various stages of our weight loss. All of us have lost or are losing daunting amounts of weight. It can be done!
Hi I am Naz
I am 141 kg. This is the highest of my weight. I am so mad at myself for not being on track. One year and all my progress gone. I am an emotional eater. I had some big changes in my life over the last 1 year. I couldnt handle it and let myself find comfort in food. I know how to do it but I am disappointed at myself for giving in.
Welcome Naz! We’ve all been there once or twice or many times. You’ve done it once and hopefully have learned some things about your emotional eating. Read through some older post and stick with us. We’re here to help. 😊1
Your are taking the first steps back onto the path to a lighter healthier you. It is very very hard to get over the disappointment. But it can be done. For me I had to stop looking at my scale weight and focus on a new goal. Friend and I challenged each other to lose ten pounds in a month and that ten pounds became my focus for awhile. That was enough to get me back on track - and steer my eyes/attention away from my new weight which was just unbearable to acknowledge.
Sending you positive energy. Once you get back on track for a bit - you'll catch that high and it will be easier.2
Hello Everyone! I am Julie and I turned the big 50 this year. Sadly it's at the highest weight I have ever been. I've never been a small girl but for the first time in my life, my weight is hindering how I want to live. My BP is no longer controlled and I started Metformin today. Being diabetic is something I said I was never going to allow to happen. I've lost and gained weight my entire adult life and I'm really tired of the vicious cycle. I hate the way I look and I hate the way I feel. I'm ready to make some positive changes and take back my life.4
Welcome Genesis! We’ve all been there and sometimes repeatedly. But losing weight is doable - I’ve lost about 100 pounds. The real success is being able to keep it off.
You might want to look at some older posts which have a lot of wisdom and experience.
I think the key for me was accepting that I’d have to learn new habits and lifestyle changes. Dieting lasts only as long as you’re losing weight or as long as you can stand it. New habits and knowledge last a lifetime. Start making some easy changes can live with forever. Log and measure carefully to start.