I'm new to this board but I spend a lot of time on the 50-100 Lbs Community and lost 28 pounds so far. I have 51 more pounds to go to get to healthy goal weight.
I am planning to lose my next 25. Then keep going from there. I hope to find kindred spirits here.
I started a year ago by going from a couch potato to walking 5 minutes a day. I started yesterday walking briskly 4 miles each day, which is quite an increase from my original daily 1 mile slow, then 2 mile moderate walk.
I ate terrible for about 10 years (suffered from untreated severe hypothyroidism), otherwise was healthy in childhood and early adulthood. When I ate poorly I simply ate too many calories and many of them were empty calories.
But last year I made a change. I started with an added serving of bagged spinach daily, then gradually added, another vegetable, then a couple fruits, then rolled oats, then brown rice, lean protein in salmon or beans, etc. all along the way tweaking my daily calorie amount.
Before my recent increase in walking I had started a few weeks earlier to reduce my daily unhealthy calories. Took me a long time to do these things gradually and steadily to get where I am today.
My overall motivation is to be healthy and at healthy weight.
How is everyone else doing here today? LauraView Thread
I am sorry for your struggles. No matter the challenges I know you can do this. Baby steps, trial and error, staying with the board for support and ideas will all help in your journey! You can do this! View Thread
Hi jackie, I have been hypothyroid for ten years. The first years were toughest as the medicine, synthroid, took time to regulate in my body. Not only did I gain weight, but I was extremely tired.View Thread
Welcome! Thanks for posting how you feel. I find that once I start moving I start to feel a little more confident again. It immediately makes me feel good from the endorphins. But I know how you feel. When I don't move I spend my time feeling bad about myself. That then self fulfills that process. So it is a choice. I am trying to make the healthy choice one day at a time. And when I slip I've been getting back up on that horse with the help of these weight loss boards.View Thread