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9/18/12 9:37 A
started at 191.. goal is to get down to 155..
Fitness Minutes: (3,130)
580 9/17/12 9:07 P
My husband used to think he was being funny when he told people I had lot 100 pounds - the same two pounds fifty times. Since I introduced him to sensitivity training he doesn't do that any more. Yoyoing was a way of life for me. The Sparkles are helping.
Fitness Minutes: (11,905)
9/17/12 8:40 P
25 pounds down=Accomplished! Yeah, baby! It's gone! 50 lbs down=Did it once, now having to do it again... :P 60 lbs down=Time for a BIG reward 70 lbs down=The knees will be sooo pleased 80 lbs down=My goal 90 lbs down=My secret goal shhhh!
You are the captain of your own ship--grab the helm!
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9/17/12 12:21 P
I started out one month ago at 220 and I'm down to 208. I would like to be at 130.I do alot of walking. Two to four miles a day. I have cut back on eating.. I like sparkpeople. Good luck everybody and hang in there.
Fitness Minutes: (3,130)
580 9/17/12 8:56 A
It's personal but I'm from the deep South so am used to personal questions. lol I need to lose at least 70 pounds. Good luck to you on your weight lose journey.
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9/16/12 4:17 P
Before I moved to my current town, I was 115 pounds. Now I'm 128. I would like to get back down to 115 again.
Every Saint has a past, Every sinner has a future.
I started on this web site on Monday at 220 lbs. My highest weight about 1 1/2 years ago was 230. I'd like to reach 150.
Fitness Minutes: (3,844)
9/12/12 5:01 P
In January I was tipping the scales at 295. Right now, I am 233. I want to get down under 200lbs for the first time since I was 16 years old. I lost the majority of the weight by diet alone, and since losing 60lbs I feel a lot better on my feet. I just started P90X (tomorrow starts week 2) and have put on a few pounds of muscle but dropped 2 pants sizes in a week! After the first goal of under 200 is achieved, I hope eventually i can get down to around 185. Im a shorter guy, but I have really broad shoulders and tree trunk legs. My BMI is like a sick joke. It tells me I should be around 160...
The only thing i have to lose is weight!
Fitness Minutes: (9,742)
1,822 9/12/12 10:55 A
I started at 215 - am now at 205 - my goal is 165.
Fitness Minutes: (714)
9/12/12 9:31 A
I started SP weighing 70kg and I have a goal weight of 58kg to achieve within six months. So far after 6 weeks, I have lost 3kg so I'm on the way. The thing I find is that I started with a lot of motivation but that seems to be waning. I have to make a concious effort every day to track my food and If I can't then I make sure I am very concious of what and how much I am eating. It is a good habit to be in but can prove to frustrating at times
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339 9/12/12 2:32 A
My highest weight was 345, by the time I started SP Iweighed 315. That weight came off without me doing anything. However, I actively began SP in June or July 2012, weighing 315 pounds. Again, I did not actively start a eating and exercise program. I've participated with reading and writing blogs. and I've read articles. I have developed a mindset to become healthy with both exercisingand eating appropiately. We belong to a club that we eat free, breakfast and/or dinner. we sometimes go several times a week. I have become concious of what and how I eat. use dessert plates for my salad which has more vegetables than lettuce and little salad dressing. My entree and those vegetables are eaten on a salad plate. I am mindful of how much I eat. I cannot eat all the food I get full and stop eating. However, I do get hungry later during the night that is a difficult time for me.
SW - 315 CW - 310.4 First goal weight 155 Second goal weight 135 - 140
I'm going to lose 50#--it will take a while. I'm at a plateau point right now...I get to the same spot and just fizzle (183ish). I know I need to take it to the next step and kick up my workouts and eat better, but I'm not ready to give 100% to that, so I'm just maintaining. I will get those 50# off but I want it to be permanent and I feel that if I rush into it right now, it's going to be a flash in the pan!
Good luck to everyone!! :)
Fitness Minutes: (19,352)
9/3/12 8:25 P
WooHoo, MommaBear! Your Point of No More and mine are the same. I stepped on the scale and saw 164.9... and said NO WAY. Did my online research and joined Sparks 3 days later.
And no! I did not hit that big round 165... I've been backing back down since the beginning of June.
I'm not aiming to ever see 125 again, the weight around which I bounced for decades. But 135 would be nice, enshallah (if God wills it!) and with a little work on my part, by next spring. If you look at my Sparkpage, you'll see a photo of me doing the splits back last decade. I wonder if I'll be able to duplicate that photo in this one. Well, baby steps on the food intake, baby steps on the exercise and stretching... it just might happen.
So far, so good!
Life is a Journey, not a Destination. Plan the trip wisely! Central Floridian since 1989
I started out at 266 in April of 2012...last week at the doctor's office is was 251. At my age (78) I'm not really thinking I should go crazy with weight loss....a little bit at a time will satisfy me. AND, my doc was really surprised and pleased. Of course, he would like to see 100 pounds, but we know that's a way down the road.
My problem is that I have had varicose veins almost all my life...now have edema due to high blood pressure, and the knees are arthritic....I find it so difficult to exercise. I also feel guilty because there are so many people who seem to be in worse physical shape than me and they're chugging right along.
I'm not depressed....I actually have a very happy state of mind, but I want to do better. Right now, my ankles have been so swollen that I spent 2 days in bed with my legs raised and increased my lasix so that I lost lots of fluid (which feels great!!!)
This morning, I'm down to 248, which tells me that there's probably some more fluid in there. I don't want to spend my life in bed..."I have things to do and places to go!"
Anyone help me with a few suggestions about just what I could do as far as exercising??
Edited by: EWL978 at: 9/18/2012 (11:04)
LIVE FOR EACH MOMENT... TODAY well lived makes every YESTERDAY a memory of happiness and every TOMORROW a vision of hope!!
ELAINE... (Originally of Boston, MA now living in Boynton Beach, FL)
8/31/12 6:24 P
I am starting out at 192 not quiet my heaviest but not my smallest either! I am 5'4 and would love to be between 135 and 145 before next August.
I am currently at 221 from a high of 237. I want to reach 148.
Lynda 10 pounds at a time
Fitness Minutes: (80,835)
43,160 8/23/12 8:15 P
I want to lose at least another 10kg.
Maggie from Auckland the City of Sails in New Zealand.
"Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, and move on." Henry Rollins.
Fitness Minutes: (5,630)
8/23/12 7:23 P
I'm 29 and my real goal for birthday in May is to be fit in my 30’s… I am 5 foot tall and am currently 212lbs and at my highest weight I was 325lbs….
Fitness Minutes: (163,000)
3,973 8/23/12 3:58 A
Start: 146 - way too much for 5' tall. One year later: 102. Still not toned enough, still not done. But thanks, Spark People!
ï¿½Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to youï¿½ (Matthew 7:7, NLT)
Fitness Minutes: (589)
8/15/12 5:09 P
I am 203 the biggest i was, was 253 before i had my son. I am really trying to get down to what i youst to be 140-150
8/15/12 4:22 P
i am around 175 - i haven't been weighed in a few weeks. i'm trying to get down to 135.
8/7/12 4:28 A
Goal weight: Ideally I'd like to bet back into the 120s. However, I think realistically being in the 130s right now would make me feel good and healthy again. I say realistically because I have two small toddlers and a husband who works 24-hr shifts rotating over a 9-day cycle which makes it harder for me to maintain some consistency in my life, particularly in attending classes on a regular basis. I'm finding the SparkPeople fitness videos very helpful though. Thanks SparkPeople who work on that! Love it.
Nothing changes until you make a decision.
Fitness Minutes: (6,960)
8/6/12 3:53 P
I started at 256 pounds about 5 years ago. I am currently at about 160. My goal weight is 115 pounds, but that is just an estimate. I will re-evaluate once I get closer.
My goal is 160 or less. I started at 218 but have not made much progress. I am learning a lot which I am putting into practice slowly.
Fitness Minutes: (106,413)
8/3/12 5:11 P
I am trying to lose 36 pounds total but would be fine with 20 to 25. I would put me a much healthier weight range. I have lost 7 so far so I feel I am off to a good start and have started enjoying working out again, especially when the end result is my pants are getting looser again!
I can do it!! Spark People are the best!
Fitness Minutes: (4,160)
8/3/12 1:14 P
I started out at 220. Today I am at 136.I have 26 lbs. to reach my goal. I am taking it slow. I am incorporating every thing I have learned to be successful and stay successful. I am 5'2, small boned and looking forward to being the best weight for my body.
Edited by: JEWELMOTI at: 8/3/2012 (13:15)
With Love and Hope for a bright Future. Caty G
Fitness Minutes: (8,611)
8/3/12 11:10 A
I currently don't know my actual weight ( I go by the way my clothes fit, and my size 10 jeans are tight). I would guess around 165, which is heavy for me. My goal is 140. I have been working out for about 3 months now and haven't lost any weight. Actually I've gotten bigger. Not sure if it's muscle gain or not, but it's very discouraging. I can only hope that if I stay with this I will start to loose the weight...
Fitness Minutes: (12,426)
121 8/3/12 5:04 A
My heaviest was 277.7 lbs. Couldn't breathe any more. I hated myself. I joined SP in January 2012 for the first time but hanged around only for a couple of days. Long enough to realize how great it is. I re-joined it on 22 June and in 43 days I am 22 lbs down. My eating and cooking habits have changed enormously and in spite of some knee problems (due to my heavy weight!) I do find time to exercise at least three times a week and no longer crave sweets, chocolate and fast food. I am 5.6 feet tall and of pretty strong constitution so my ideal weight would be between 176-187 lbs. And for the first time in my life I believe this is really really possible!
Edited by: JENNIEQKA at: 8/3/2012 (05:05)
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. (E.Roosevelt)
My heaviest was 240 in 2001. With Weight Watchers, I lost 53 pounds. Quit in 2003. Weigh went up to 221. I tried Weight Watchers two more times and even tried E-Diets. Started with Spark and TOPS in January 2010. I am down to 203 (was 200 last week, boo hoo).
I want to be around 170.
Life is not waiting for the storms to pass..it's learning to dance in the rain.
"The only disability in life is a bad attitude." - Scott Hamilton
My heavyist was 200. I am 191 now. I want to be at 154.
7/30/12 6:52 P
I think the BMI scale needs to be re-evaluated. There is way to much importance put upon it when it's just not reality. And for some of us our bodies aren't ment to be in that range. I had gotten to healthy BMI and my body completely shut down production of certain things in my body. I think you have to do you and what your body is telling you.
Fitness Minutes: (1,058)
7/28/12 11:18 A
Too vague.... LOL! Thanks for your input and just in case I will keep that in mind. I just want to look and feel better in my own skin!
My goal weight is a moving target. When I started, it was smack dab in the middle of a healthy BMI, or 130 pounds. However, about six months ago, I realized that with strength training, my lean muscle mass was now 133 pounds! That means, that even if I got my body fat down to 15%, my BMI would still show me as overweight.
So, I've dropped BMI as a measure of what I should be. Right now, my goals are to get my waist line down to 30" and my waist-to-hip ratio below 0.80. Whatever my weight happens to be at that point will be my maintenance weight.
For the purpose of putting a goal into SP, my goal weight right now is 150 pounds.
How's that for a vague answer?
What is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. --Anna Quindlen
Fitness Minutes: (59,694)
7/28/12 12:33 A
I started July 1, 2011 at 169, and my goal weight was 130. I made my goal by May 1, 2012, and now just trying to maintain.
If you haven't failed, you haven't lived !
Laugh, and the world laughs with you !!
7/27/12 9:26 P
You can do this! It becomes fun seeing how creative you can be with exercise and eating health :) And even though progress is slow..feeling better seems to be instant! After every work out it just feels GOOD!!
Fitness Minutes: (8,312)
7/27/12 8:56 P
my goal is 150. I started at 282 2 years ago, and am hoping that with SP I can lose the remaining 100 before my 67th birthday.
Hi there! This time last year I was up around 160 - heaviest I've ever been! Around October/November I signed up for SparkPeople for the first time and lost about 15 pounds through diet and exercise. Then I hit a slump. I started up again with SP at the end of June at 142 pounds with an aim for 125. Since then I'm down to 136.6 and counting!
Fitness Minutes: (1,058)
7/26/12 11:24 A
How much are you try to lose? What is your goal weight? I am 165lbs, the heaviest I have been EVER even at my most pregnant. I am trying to get down to 125 again. Lost 2 lbs out of 40!
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