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Post by Kristen on Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:53 am

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So I've been thinking. It's really hard to try losing weight or even just do better about eating healthy or exercising on your own. So I was wondering if anyone would be interested in joining the getting healthy challenge. Maybe you don't want to lose weight, but you just want to exercise more- here's the place to share. I've always been the type of person to worry about everybody else, I don't say no to people, so I'll do whatever I can for others and I put my own stuff on the back burner. I'm so busy all the time and it's easiest to forget about me. Well now I think I need to start being a little selfish and getting that me time. I've hit my all time high in weight, and I'm so self confident about the way I look and feel. There are too many health issues in my family to ignore and I want to be around to see my baby and future babies grow up. On top of that I'm in a wedding in Oct. well I just found out in May we're going to be fitted. There are 4 bridesmaids and I'm the "fat" one outweighing the others by a lot. I'm so embarrassed I let my self get like this and I want to make a change!! Since I came back to work I'm down $400 a month because of how they figure out salaries and I'd rather not spend the extra $ to join Weight Watchers or something- that money could be used for doing family things. So I thought maybe we could use this thread to weigh in every Sunday morning (if you're up for the weight loss part) and then use it to talk out any issues or emotions we're feeling during the week. If you don't want to put your weight you don't have to. But I found from WW in the past that it is better to have to be accountable for my weight and have someone else weigh me in. So you can just post if you had any changes that week in weight or your weight it's up to you. What do you think? If no one is interested, that's fine, I just know it helps to have someone else to talk about these things with. Anyone interested?
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Post by jessijennings on Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:42 pm

well im trying to loose 100 lbs this year before kit turn's one we are doing mommy baby yoga and got a pedometer for the stroller.. i also have subed tofo in for meat in some stir frys and hubby hasn't figured it out yet
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Post by mythreesons on Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:29 pm

Kristen-I'll join ya! I lost 50lbs being preggo until now.I dont want to gain anymore and i want to keep losing more.I hate having to pay more for clothes because I'm bigger.
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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:07 pm

I am hoping to lose also I'll post my weight also if I remember to on sunday's I am no where near proud of it whatsoever but in all honesty other than my dh once in awhile knowing my weight I tell no one what it is even during pregnancy I never told about my weight to anyone as far as how much I was I would only mention if I had gained a pound or lost a pound or whatever..Besides me posting my weight helps you other lady's not feel so horrible because it lets you know you are not alone being plus sized..

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Post by Kristen on Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:28 pm

Ok ladies- so hopefully you weighed in this morning, or will sometime early this week and jotted down your weights. Don't feel like you have to post the number here, that's a scary thing to do! I've got mine jotted down, and although I was so depressed about the number, I felt happy because I am ready to say good-bye to it! I made sure to drink lots of water today and watched my portion size. My goal is to walk at least three times this week. Which is going to be hard because it's a busy week before school vacation!
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Post by tweetie462 on Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:12 pm

I'll try to join in - I am so not happy with myself these days! Everything I lost during pregnancy and right after delivery is back (and I hope not more, but afraid it might be). Maybe this will motivate me to watch what I eat - make me more accountable! I primarily drink water, so maybe if I just go for a bottle (or glass) of water rather than food, it'll help!
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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:24 am

Well I gained some of mine back too Elise so don't beat yourself up about it you are not alone...although I am a bit apprehensive about my weight esp regarding the actual number... I will post as I said I would I am at 254... And my primary drink also is usually water... and I only eat usually twice a day and its not junk so I think I just have to get out and walk or something..kinda hard when this weather is straddling the fence between hot and cold constantly....but as soon as it warms up I am outside walking...

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Post by Kristen on Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:46 am

Elise and Joy- I am the same way! I lost my 19 lbs I gained while pregnant within the first two weeks. I thought wow with breastfeeding I'm not that hungry. Then before you know it, I was eating a ton and gained 17 lbs back! It's so frustrating! My biggest thing is portion control. I am good throughout the day but when I get home at night I'm starving and eat a ton at dinner. Then I stay up too late and eat a snack right before bed.
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Post by mythreesons on Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:00 am

I seem to be stuck at 252...I don't go up or down...I guess its good I'm not going up but I want to go down...Oh and my scale is broken. LOL it said I was 215 and I KNOW that's definetly not right...So will still keep in touch on here but won't be able to weigh in...
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Post by mythreesons on Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:04 am

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ok so the first pic is a before pic.No he never wears his hear like that it's just more to show how long and crazy it is.He puts it down like that sometimes and puts his hands up like a monster to get my Dane to bark at him.I tell him he's gonna get bit but it'd be his fault.Sorry that he's flipping the camera off in the second one but I made a snotty comment and so thats the reaction I got.Anyway so theres a big difference.
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Post by tweetie462 on Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:05 am

I haven't weighed myself in a while, but last weight was 240 and I was 245 when I found out I was pregnant with Logan. My guess, based on how my clothes are fitting, I'm back up there, if not a bit more!
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Post by mythreesons on Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:53 am

LOL I meant to post those pics of DH on the April Showers thread...
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Post by Kristen on Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:59 am

Wow- Shannon- what a great donation that must have been for the cancer society (I think that's where you said it was going).

So when I weighed myself in I was 245. My pre-preggo weight was 228.5, hoping to go way lower than both of those. That was rough writing it, nobody knows this except the lady that weighed me in at that last challenge.
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Post by MichelleL on Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:09 pm

I've decided I am going to go back on the GD diet but I just haven't made the commitment to actually start. It really wasn't that bad while I was doing it, I actually felt "cleaner", and I only gained 3lbs during the last trimester for a total of 21lbs for the entire pregnancy. With Dawson I gained almost 70. I weigh myself every Friday so I'll watch what I eat on the weekends. LOL! But I'll happily move it to Sunday. Last Friday I weighed 238 but 2 weeks ago I weighed 225. I know my weight is flunctuating like this because of my menstrual issues. Once I get that taken care of (I go to the specialist on Monday) hopefully it will get better. I am almost certain when I bleed and it's not period time that my insulin resistance is acting up which is causing my weight to act up. Nonetheless I need to lose atleast 50lbs (bare minimum) or I'm going to end up a 40 year old diabetic with a heart attack around the corner.....which I do not want. I'm with Kristen....NO ONE knows my weight except me and the nurse until now. I love you guys and I trust you.....we can all do this together!
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Post by tweetie462 on Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:44 pm

I don't even let DH see me get on the scale! But, I know that I can tell the truth here because I am not alone in this battle.

Michelle-I've thought about going back on the GD diet as well - that was how I lost weight this past pregnancy, but I just can't seem to get the carbs in check! I love proteins, so that part is easy...a lot of my problem is portion control and i'm a stress eater and lately, there has been too much stress so i've been eating even when i'm not hungry and eating too much too often too -- it's been horrible!
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Post by ladydy on Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:38 pm

I'll join in...hopefully it will help me stick to something. DH an I decided to start on south beach this coming Monday after the holiday. He's tall and thin except for his stomach, he's gained about 20 #'s while I was prego.
I lost about 50 #'s about 8 years ago watching carbs and sugars but I'm like Elise and having a tough time getting those carbs in check. I was at 240 a few days ago. I am comfortable with myself at 185 so that is my goal, 55 #'s.
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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:24 am

Shannon- I want a scale like that!!!! The before and after pictures look way different..its weird how more hair(or less in this matter) can make someone look so totally different like not even the same person...I know my dh had a untamed moustache for like ever since he was 18 or so and a few months a go he shaved it off because I complained that when he kissed me it would pick my nose for me(talk about gross!). He seriously looked like Luigi off of Mario Brothers with the stache and without it now he looks so different.

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Post by Kristen on Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:16 am

I'm with you ladies on the stress eating! I've been so busy at work and home that I just haven't cared by the time I got home. But now I need to make myself accountable. It's baby steps- I want to be able to eat what I want but know when to stop. It's hard though! I know I can do it- just 5 years ago I weighed 160 (which back then I thought I was really overweight). I've always been one to fluctuate. But when I began working full time and taking full time Master degree classes, I let things get out of hand. Now it seems like there is so much to lose and it stinks. It's nice to be able to have people I can trust to talk to on here!
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Post by eileen bauer on Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:46 pm

okay so started preg at 260, topped out at 320 (yikes i konw) and am now 5 months later 270. so if i could lose 90 pounds this year i woudl love life but realisticly i am looking at like 50 pounds, i have a gym that i haven't been to in weeks i keep gettign behind on school, but i figure do school mon and tuesday and work out wed thurs dan fri in teh mornign before i go home. I am a size 24, was a 22 prior to pregnancy so i want to be a 14 or 16 idealy. ug depressing to think about. i majorly have blown ti this week eated fast foos breakfast 2 days fast food dinner 2 nights. somebody slap me!!! anyways back on teh band wagon next week since everythign goes back to normal next week with school and work adn stuff.
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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:55 am

I am so with you Eileen I would love to be 180ish even though that is over the "ideal weight" for my height and age etc I loved my body and was comfortable with it at that size... I was a size 10/12 then...now I am(depending on the brand and type they are) between and 18 and 22.... I know I have had three kids and all but I don't blame it on that because thats just an easy way to say its not my fault and the weight and size I am IS my fault. I would love to lose about 70lbs and I would be good if I lost a bit more great but I so do not wanna be a sickly skinny size 2 ever.... I agree with Kristen also that it is nice to be able to have you group of ladies to tell stuff to and be able to trust you guys with it...

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Post by mythreesons on Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:44 am

I figure if I'm 250 I'd like to lose about 100lbs but would be satisfied losing 75lbs. Actually at this point I'd be happy not to have to buy "plus sized" clothes. I bought a size 22 pants after I had Lucas and they were and are still big on me.My biggest problem is that my belly isn't flat like it used to be so things fit weird. Now that I've hit -2(I tell my age in celsius since I have a hard time saying my true age) I know that I'm not a kid anymore and need to get in better shape before it gets to be too difficult. I too am a stress eater/boredom eater.I have problems with portion control.When I was preggo with Lucas I couldn't eat large amounts of anything but now I feel like Im STARVING sometimes. My blood levels tested fine(was tested for diabetes due to family history)and I was concerned because of being thirsty all the time(turns out its because I'm nursing).I guess I should be happy that I'm still down 50 lbs from when I got preggo but it's still not enough.Oh and as for the carbs-guilty! I love making homemade bread and rolls!I've started my veggie garden so plan on eating alot more veggies when they're ready.I do pretty well with that but could always be better.I just don't ever see myself being one of those women who eats just a salad for a meal.KWIM?
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Post by jessijennings on Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:35 pm

i stocked up on healthy munches like i bought the celery and went ahead and cut it up and cleaned it into a container with water in it and so on.. carrot sticks. Now i know your only suppose to eat so many carrots but i figure a bag of baby carrots has got to be healthily then a bag of bbq lays right?
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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:59 am

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Post by MichelleL on Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:51 am

Alot of my weight is my PCOS. I can tell something is going on right now because my Dr. had to up my blood pressure meds, my hair on my head is falling out, the extra hair no one wants is a forest, my weight isn't moving at all...up or down, and I am extrememly emotional. This is what happens when my insulin resistance starts acting up. I just wonder if all of this is tied to the extreme bleeding I've been having. Something is definately up. Anyway, I too, feel good about 170/180. I am 5'6" so that weight is still considered overweight but I don't care. I feel good at a size 12 or 14....I've never been a 2 like my sister! I'm going back to a modified version of the GD diet on Monday. I've got everything planned out for meals & snacks. If I can do that diet pregnant without dying I can do it now! LOL! My goal is this.....I wanna be able to buy a pink Nike shirt in the WOMEN'S department. I don't care if it's a XL but I want to be able to put it on and it fit without stretching it out of shape and making it look stupid.
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Post by tweetie462 on Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:13 am

I was 175 when i got married and was happy at that weight - by the time i got pg the 1st time, i was 206lbs - and have just increased from there! it's so depressing! my big issues are stress eating and portion control - it's something i try to work on, but then i tend to self-sabatoge (don't know if i spelled that word correctly - my mind is mush right now).....if i was only one of those people who don't eat during stressful times, i'd be thinner for sure! Smile
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