Why did you come to the conclusion to lose weight?
Simple! Can’t keep up with my kids anymore lol.4
I slowly allowed any weight to dictate every single aspect of my life. And it's time for change.
Also, I run a business with my two older sisters who are 7+ years older than me, and a lot of clients now think I'm the oldest sister due to my size. I was a lot small a couple years back but due to my commitment to studying to obtain my research degree... I ended my gaining alot of weight, whilst my sisters lost weight as a result of being busy mothers
I fell in love with Aerial Dance, but to be good, it requires you to be strong. So I started getting stronger and losing body fat (which is more important to me than weight) and I've never felt better. Lowest weight since I hit puberty and the happiest I've ever been with my body. (FYI, I'm only 120 lbs and 4'11" so it's not a crazy low weight, lol.)4
My 15 year old nephew and I were sharing seats at a theme park Attraction. They had to delay the ride while they rearranged seating since we were both overweight and the bar wouldn't close. To top it off there was a huge audience of people waiting, it was evident by their gestures they felt bad for us. We didn't say anything but it was clearly an embarrassing moment for both of us). Next time I saw him he had lost about 20lb... Then I asked him if the theme park incident was the reason for his new found healthy eating and drinking whatever instead of soda. He replied yes, and I realized this 15 year old kid saw a problem and fixed it all on his own. Then I started right after. He has lost about 50lb and I've lost around 32lb.31
When I saw the scale hit 311 and all I could do was cry, besides that having no neck just chins is scary.5
The mirror, my ankles, my knees, having to stop tying my shoes to breathe, my kids, being single, having no energy, being an insomniac... MY HEALTH (mental and physical)
My best friend asked if I wanted to be her gym buddy. I said yes and I've lost 108 lbs so far. Hopefully another 4 to 9 lbs to go.17
I have been overweight for most of my life, so there are many things that have happened to me that made me realize I need to lose weight. Still, I had kind of just accepted that I was a fat person and would probably always be that way.
Now that I'm older and have a daughter looking up to me, though...my outlook has changed.
I want to be able to fit in the seats on carnival rides.
I'm tired of struggling when I have to tie my shoes.
I resent that I don't enjoy sex as much as I should.
My husband deserves to have a hot wife.3
I’m just starting today! I’ve been thinking about making a lifestyle change for awhile and am tired of being tired and weighed down all of the time. I woke up last night with terrible indigestion from over eating yesterday and it kept me awake for most of the night. I have plenty of weight to lose but mostly I just want to feel healthy again.5
After regaining the majority of the 50 pounds I lost 4 years ago, I realized I needed help to do this. I feel that I have found the doctor to help me do this and finally keep it off before I destroy my knees and to reduce my risk of adult onset diabetes which runs in my family.3
After regaining the majority of the 50 pounds I lost 4 years ago, I realized I needed help to do this. I feel that I have found the doctor to help me do this and finally keep it off before I destroy my knees and to reduce my risk of adult onset diabetes which runs in my family.
My knees are an issue too. And Type 2. Good luck with your journey!
I was always feeling lazy. Too lazy to get dolled up, too lazy to clean, too lazy to cook, too lazy to have sex, too lazy to get up. I was always LAZY. I was tired of it; can't believe I have only lost close to 5 pounds and already I feel so much energy and a big boost of confidence. Cant imagine what my goal weight will feel like.11
I was fat!7
I made a bet with my best friend on NYE. I told him if he can quit smoking ( somethign he's been trying to do for years ) then this upcoming NYE I'll buy him a steak dinner.
He said if I can get back in shape ( I was 280 at the time ) then he'll buy me a steak dinner on NYE.
I have faith in him, but I also know he also suggested teh weight thing to me, because we both used to be around 190-210 ( A great weight for 6'2 considering we worked out together, played street hockey together and lived together. Also us being the same height helped ) and he wants me to get back the confidence, swagger and iron will I had when I was healthy.
That and I can play sports again ( Pool, hockey, Football(soccer), baseball, jogging etc)
I'm down to 253, and I can taste that steak dinner already.. lol
I've been trying to lose weight for years and the thing that is helping me stick to the diet is the Europe trip I'll be taking in 20193
I let myself go for the past three years and gained thirty pounds within that timeframe. Once I've hit that number on the weighing scale, I figured it was time to change my lifestyle.0
The first time, it was a lot of things. I had been skinny for a long time and still saw myself like that after gaining about 12-13 kgs. I was heavier than my (too) thin boyfriend with just as much. Looking at pictures from parties and going "wait that's not MEEEE?!". Hearing "you're pretty, too bad for that big *kitten*!" on the street from a taxi driver. Picking pants 2 sizes too small for the cabin while shopping and embarrassingly changing them for the bigger ones. My dad's comments. Looking at older pictures. Eventually, all this clicked together in a big "Do it! Start now!".3
A lot of little things started to add up really.
I know what had made me overeat. I realised that by eating the issues would not go away, but by getting rid of the after effect I potentially could address the issues.
Basically my work was stressing me out, or rather a restructuring which left me with a manager who was less than capable at his job. I was noticing clothes did not for well anymore and that getting up to our bedroom (3rd floor) was hard on my breathing (I have asthma).
The turning point was when I had to adjust my favourite sewing pattern yet again and I just could not reason it away on the fabric. With tears in my eyes I finished that piece of clothing. It was also the first one to be thrown out.
I full well knew that what I was doing was trying to eat away the stress and that I was sabotaging myself if I wanted to leave my place of work as my self confidence was not at it's best. I decided that I could not control the work situation If HR was not going to do anything, despite the whole team complaining (which they did not) then I had to get out on my terms. The first was to get to a point where I felt confident in my body again. I knew that nay form of tracking food always worked well for me Searched on line for a modern version of a notebook and found MFP9
lois1231 Posts: 328 MemberLots of reasons: I have always struggled with my weight while having 3 skinny to normal size siblings and one who is overweight like me. I am going to Europe in June and don't want the questions from people mostly from other cultures about why I am overweight like the last time I went and to be able to keep up with others because there is a lot of walking on these tours. I also want to lose weight to help with joint injuries, to look better, to feel better, to have more energy, to have more choices in what I wear, to look better in pictures and tolerate pictures of me better. I am 55 now and it is time to take better care of myself. I have tried before, been on numerous diets, had the surgery and still struggle but am determined this time it will be different. I may be a lot of things but I am not a quitter.6
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