Well I'm back.... now with 6 extra pounds on me... well I'll just have to start all over again.. But this time every night before I go to bed I ask God to give me strength and guidance to be able to over come my struggles with my weight...... I guess time will tell.....View Thread
Thanks!!! and that's the spirit!!! just take it day by day and it will happen.. Just enjoy the journey, and just take baby steps and you'll be so surprised when it all comes together without you even realizing it... Also remember losing in small increments is just as huge as if losing 10 lbs at once. it's just great that your losing instead of gaining... I lost 3 pounds this week and taking it also day by day and not making myself crazy or sick about this obsessing weight crap.. Like I said it shows that I lost 3 pounds at the gym, can't wait to see if this is true when I go back to the doctor next week and weigh myself on he's scale.. but what ever is shows I know deep down I have to keep going and not give up, because I know it's a slow and steady pace and change takes time.... Good for you and keep up that great attitude and positive feeling..I also realized that I don't need to exercise like a nut to lose the weight, and it's true because I haven't worked out this past week as much as I've done in the past and still lost 3 pounds... Have a great weekend and keep up the good job... Mamasita58View Thread
Well here I am again... I've been away for quite some time.. but here we go again. I'm 5' 4" and 185 lbs now and decided to try to lose this weight once and for all because on the fitness charts I'm obese...... In my entire life I would have never thought that this could happen to me and it has, I know it's my eating habits that are sabotaging my weight lose success. and I know it's a it's a life time commitment and healthy eating habits that I have to follow for the rest of my life if I want to stay healthy and fit... I have no problem with exercising.. I exercise one or two times a day, 5 days a week... so that's not the problem... It's my food intake and trying to be able to eat the required amount of calories each day.. Already started this week and have gone over my calorie intake the first 3 days. I'm not going to let this get me down. I'm going to start nice and fresh on Monday morning and keep and eye on my food intake. I need to lose at least 45 lbs to reach my goal, but like they say "slow and steady wins the race". Wish me luck once again, and I hope that I can count on you as I go through my weight lose journey and achieve it with the help of my Community buddies on Web MD....
I started writing down my food intake and my activity for each day, and it seems to give me and idea on what I'm doing. It seems to be going quite well..
It seems I've been going in the right direction and next week when I go back and see my doctor I will see how if it's good or bad news... wish me luck with that.. but I really don't have much faith with the scale thing. I go by the way my clothes fit me now..
I've been trying to keep a positive attitude with this weight thing and that's all I can do... Also I"m going to cut down on my exercise regime because I can feel it now on my legs.. and that's the reason I have to see the doctor next week. I'm trying to focus on my foods that I eat now and watch my portions that I eat, and try to eat smaller meals each day...
Just going to keep positive and pray for the best.. Aha sweetie your a youngin compared to me my birthday is this month and it will be the Big One for me!! "60"..
Will keep you posted on how I did after my doctor's visit..
There could be several reasons why you might think that your not losing weight.. Are you weighing yourself the same time of day? Are you weighing yourself to soon? meaning just once a week not everyday like some of us do.. Muscle weighs more than fat.. you might be gaining muscle and losing fat.... Are you keeping a journal of your food intake.. you might be around that time of the month... Are you drinking enough water during your work outs... Are you doing the same routine each day, mix it up so your body doesn't get use to the same thing, the same goes with the food you eat... I could go on but the one thing that I have stopped doing was being obsessed with that dam scale... it's your worst enemy.. Just go by the way your clothes are fitting you.. because some people lose weight with inches and not by the weight of the scale.. Don't get frustrated and take it day by day.. Your mind has to digest in what your body is trying to accomplish.... That's why the say some people will not take notice right away and to give it 2-3 months until it all clicks together... I look at this way.. How long did it take us to gain the weight that we're trying to take off now??? Besides the best way the say to lose it is SLOW because that way it doesn't come back.. So don't be discouraged and keep going it will happen... Believe me we've all been through it, but we just keep trying and it will happen, not as fast as we want back it does.. Also we all have different body types and our metabolism are different.. Good luck I hope this helped a little.. I know because I've been there and back, tried every dam diet there was alone with those dam pills, machines and etc.. Just reevaluated it all and I stopped obsessing about it and just let nature take it's course.View Thread
Thanks RetiredHuck65, I too am retired and love it.. I work out every day and take Sat and Sun off.. I try to work out at least twice a day.. I think I was working out to much, because one week ago I was doing a boot camp at my Y and injured my calf, heard it pop when I was above to do a knee high lifts.. Well their went my work outs. I tore my ligaments and tendons and now have to take it easy for 3 weeks. But I needed to do something again, and asked the doctor if it was alright that I work out the upper portion of my body and he said Yes as long as I don't do anything with my legs. I was so excited I went back today and it felt great.. but still have to take it easy.. Just staying home this first week alone I gained 5 lbs. so I needed to get back. Oh and I had my thyroids checked and all is well with them, thank goodness. But now I'm trying to eat more protein, less carbs, more veggies, and watch my fats.. It's only my first day doing this, but they say it takes little changes and it will work instead of over doing it all at once, which causes you to fail.. Believe me I've been on every diet that is out there, so my mind is set on trying to eat right and keep on exercising and I hope it all clicks and starts to work for me.. Wish me luck and I wish you the same with your weight loss adventures!! Oh and I'm trying desperately to write down in my Web journal all that I've eating every day.. which they also say it's good so you can keep a track of it.. Mamasita58View Thread
My current weight is 180 and I would like to be at 160 by Easter!! I want to be where I was a year ago!! and now I gained an extra 20 pounds!! But my actual GW: is to be at 140 by August of 2011 for my 40Th school reunion!!
Well I weighed in today and I gained a pound. But I know that's because I didn't keep a close enough attention to my calorie intake or I didn't jot down all of my foods. But I am not giving up!!! I refuse to go through all this again and not succeed!! This time it's different, because I'm now keeping a journal of all of my food in take and exercising twice a day. So that alone is a great start. I have to do this!! I don't want to feel like a failure again, so I'm determined to do this wholeheartedly. Everyone that I've talked to has told me that I should go by the way my clothes fit, and not obsess with the numbers on the scale. Is this true? and they also said that it takes time to see results maybe in a month or maybe even in two months time. So I'm going to be patience and lose it slowly and I hope everything kicks in real soon. This discussion board has also helped me to vent my feelings and also shows me that I'm not the only one going through these frustrations. But I'm going to do it this time!! Just need to keep focused on my goals!!! and I will achieve it in time. As said before "One day at a time" and "Slow and steady win the race". Have a night and thanks for listening!!!! Mamasita58View Thread
Thank you Tomato05, I have to remain this positive as I am otherwise I know I will be doomed before I reach my goal weight. But like I said I have to do this!! I didn't make it to the gym yesterday and that was okay, I do deserve a day off, but I know that I'm going today and going to work a little bit longer and harder to make up for yesterday. As long as I keep my mind set this positive things will click and it will work for me!! It's like a smoker, it has to be mind over matter to quit smoking, you have to want to quit otherwise it's not going to happen. The same concept goes with losing weight!! Have a great day and thanks for listening. Mamasita58View Thread
Hi Elizabeth, Yes this information came from my Food & Fitness Planner. I was surprised that it increased that much. But I'm going to stay with the calorie intake that I've been using, and I'm going to keep working out twice a day!! I don't think I lost any weight this week due to the fact that I've eaten frozen peanut butter yogurt twice this week. I'm going to weigh myself tonight. Will let you know how I did later when I get back from swimming. Wish me luck!! Mamasita58View Thread