shonan5282 wrote: »
I am new to MFP but not new to trying to lose weight. I’ve struggled with obesity since my teens, yo yo-ing up & down. I’m not approaching my 40’s and am tired of living my life in pain. My knee has been giving me problems for over a year now, my feet and ankles ache all the time and the back pain is so bad sometimes I can hardly stand it. The excessive weight has got to go before my body gives out beneath me.
I set a modest goal for myself of just 3 or 4 lbs per week because in the past I have had high expectations for rapid weight loss and/ or compared my successes to the successes of others which often left me discouraged and led to me giving up entirely. But not this time! This time I will remind myself (over & over if necessary) that it is a process, it took many years to get here and may take many years to get to where I want to be. And I also want to focus on my success without comparing to anyone else. Every single pound is that much less stress on my joints, every single step is one step closer to feeling better. Slow & steady!
Good luck everybody!!
STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 315 lbs on January 21
CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 308.6
March Goal: 304
April Goal: 301
May Goal: 297
Challenge weight loss goal: lose 11.6 lbs
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