VickyEltonGreen wrote: »
Angie, I took a look at your food intake and am probably no the best person to ask as not always sure my choices are balanced but I also eat rice cakes and whole wheat bread daily for starch.
Yesterday I went way over ( Jamaican Black Cake) but today pressed reset. I think one thing I have learned form all the supportive posts here it really is a process and a journey.
Its not not much about the falling down but the power in the getting back up
meggypooh wrote: »
About 4, maybe 5 years ago, I was able to lose about 100 pounds and have since gained all of that weight back (even though I said I never would). I have struggled in these past few years to even get the motivation to start back up again, but finally at the beginning of December, I decided to go for it and not wait for the new year, because who knew if I would still have the motivation to start?! The holidays were tough but I made far more better choices than I expected of myself, especially just starting out! I lost 15 pounds in the first two and a hlaf weeks, however, I have kind of stalled out and not lost any weight in the last week and a half or so, so that has been kind of discouraging.
I want to continue to workout consisitently and eventually be able to workout for longer periods, right now only doing 30 minutes of various cardio DVDs.
I also want to work on my eating habits, which has always been incredibly difficult to me..I am a picky eater and dont really love to try new things. When I try to think of healthy food ideas my mind goes blank (what is healthy food?!) I sometimes dont eat after waking up until about 5 or 6 hours later, which I think really hinders my weight loss, so I really want to work on that as well!!
Good Luck to all in the new year!
asiaict wrote: »
Let me be honest, 2020 was rough. But my weight gain started while I was complacent and discontent with myself, then worsened into depression and the complete destruction of my confidence during the decline of my 6+ year relationship with my ex.
I started my current fitness journey on November 12, with expectations of reaching my goal weight by 10/31/2021. What really pushed me to take it seriously is I'm 29 now, and I do not want to enter my 30's in my current state of unhappiness and unhealthiness. Also, with COVID-19 still an issue I kind of see this is as my 'last window' of opportunity to get my *kitten* straight before 'normal' life resumes and travelling/events start back up.
11/13/2020 starting weight: 291.4 (this was technically Day 2 and my highest weight overall)
01/03/2021 current weight: 269.6
10/31/2021 goal weight: 199.90
Ultimate Goal Weight? Not sure about the number, but I want my body-fat percentage to be 33% or less.
- Gain back the rest of my confidence
- Get off my high blood pressure medicine
- Reduce overall weight significantly
- I used a body weight planner to give me information about my caloric intake and physical activity to lose a certain amount by each date listed. By the end of January I should be at 266.4. But since I am ahead of 'schedule' I would like to hit an even 260 by the end of the month.
- Stay under my net calories each day
- Walk 10 miles this week
- Drink more water (ATLEAST 64 oz a day starting today)
I know you don't lose weight overnight, and I'm restricting myself, but not to the point that I will fall off the wagon. I'm thinking that by having all of the data that the body weight planner provides, I can see the small changes every day and will stay motivated, even if it's just .1 pounds lol. If anyone is interested I used expert mode on https://www.niddk.nih.gov/bwp for my weight loss daily data.
Thank you so much for starting this accountability group!💛
DianaWordNerd wrote: »
Hello! I'm Diana from Indiana
Highest Weight: 270
I have multiple health issues and I hope losing weight will help with some of those. Although those health issues also make losing weight difficult. My goal is to meal plan weekly, eat what I planned, and exercise as I am able. My goal weight is 175. So I would need to lose 1.5 pounds per week to meet that by next January. That seems reasonable.
Angief05 wrote: »
I am new to this group.
Angie 57 yrs old
SW 265 lbs
GW 165 lbs then will evaluate.
I don't want to set monthly weight goals, as that has sabotaged me in the past.
I did lose 70lbs back in 2017 it took me not quite a year. I worked out everyday, sometimes twice a day to the point I was obsessed with it. Well, I pushed too hard and injured my shoulder and leg. It took almost a year for my shoulder to heal, and during that time I went back to old habits and the weight started creeping back on. I gained it all back and now so angry with myself.
I need to get healthy again, my knees ache from the weight, my calves, ankles and feet are swollen by end of the day.
So, for January my goals are
- drink my water( something I struggle with)
- log all my food
- start exercising at least 4-5days a week( slowly at first)
- eat healthy, no more junk food
- cut out alcohol
If anyone wants to add me as a friend I would sure like that.
I know I need to motivation and encouragement, and it sounds like this group will be perfect for that.
2021 is our year!
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