I just started using this web site today. I weigh 200 lbs. and would like to get down to 150 lbs. as well. I also get discouraged very easily and find it hard to keep on track. My husband loves me for me which doesn't help my motivation in the weight area.
I'm starting to track my food also and trying to do some exercise. I would like to lose the weight slowly but keep it off for good.
LilSouthernBell...I think that you have a realistic goal that you would like to attain. I wish you the best and maybe we call all go on this journey together.View Thread
I think I posted this in the wrong community previously so I've posted it again here.
I am a 41 year old mother of one and recently retired. All of my life I have constantly struggled with my weight. My husband accepts me for who I am but I think that also enables me to continue gaining the weight. I am 5'5" and weigh 200 lbs. This is what I weighed when I was pregnant 17 years ago. My goal weight is 150 lbs. I am an emotional eater and definitely crave carbs. Since I've retired last March I have gained even more weight. I have the time now to exercise and eat healthy but I also have the time to snack more. Sometimes I just need someone to talk to. I've been to a nutritionist so I know what I'm supposed to do. I've tried exercising but everything time I try something new my body hurts.
If anyone would like to struggle through this journey with me or give me some tips to succeed I would really appreciate it.View Thread
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