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9/18/12 9:37 A
started at 191.. goal is to get down to 155..
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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.
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9/17/12 8:40 P
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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.
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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.
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.
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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...
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1,822 9/12/12 10:55 A
I started at 215 - am now at 205 - my goal is 165.
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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.
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)
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.
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47,641 8/23/12 8:15 P
I want to lose at least another 10kg.
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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: (210,762)
4,388 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!
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.
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.
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!
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)
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: (19,513)
126 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!
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).
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?
Fitness Minutes: (72,152)
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.
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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