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2018 will be the last full year that I will be in my thirties since I will turn 40 in July of 2019. I am currently at the second heaviest weight of my entire life weighing currently at 240 lbs. My BMI is 40 which is considered extremely obese. I am in a size 20-22 pants depending on the brand and 2X in tops. I can't shop in normal stores or the regular section at any clothing store. I have to shop solely in the plus sized section, which at 99% of the stores means fat, old lady clothes that wouldn't flatter a soul. In order to find a simple pair of cute jeans that actually go passed my hips, I have to either pay an arm and a leg at a specialty store or search and wait till I finally find a pair at a thrift store. I'm tired when I wake up, no matter how much sleep I've had. It hurts to get out of bed, it hurts to stay in bed. I have no energy, no motivation and have become a complete and total hermit. I'm self conscious every where I go. I hate what I see in the mirror and I am humiliated that I have allowed myself to become this person. I have high blood pressure and as of last year n my cholesterol and blood sugar were starting to go up. I get winded just bending over to tie my own damn shoes. I cannot continue on this way as it is not living but only existing. Everyone keeps saying 40s are the best years for women but won't be for me if I continue on this way. So I have made a promise to myself that by my 40th birthday I will not just lose weight but I will be healthiest I have been in my adult life. This is my journey to get there.

Member Since: 7/19/2012

Fitness Minutes: 5,927

My Goals:
To get down to at least 175, preferably 150. Short term goal is to just get under 200 again.

My Program:
Getting ready to just trying to start out small this time, 10 mins of exercise at least 5 days a week and making healthier food choices. Maybe it will actually stick this time if I do that instead of trying to go full force right outta the gate

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I am from Oregon. I just moved to Omaha in.june of 2011. I spent the first part of my life in Northern Oregon and then moved to Southern Oregon when I was 12 and that's where Ive stayed until moving here.

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    1312 days ago
  • v TURTLE69
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    1350 days ago
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    1357 days ago
  • v FIT4MEIN2013
    Write down why you want to lose weight. List all the reasons why those extra pounds are burdensome. That is your motivation. Post them by your phone, in your car, on the bathroom mirror, next to the kitchen sink....

    Part 2 is determining whether wanting to reach that goal is worth the effort needed to do so. If you do not think it is worth it, nobody else can help you to get there. If you DO think it is worth the trouble and hard work, nothing can stop you! We can encourage you, we can help you through the temptations and hard spots, but we cannot give you the motivation to do something that you do not want to do.

    Part 3 is your plan. How do you plan to lose the weight that you have decided is worth the effort to lose? Will it be dieting? How? Calories? How many? Atkins? Weight Watchers? What kind of exercise and how much are you prepared to do at this point? If you don't have a plan, you will continue doing the same thing you are doing now and that isn't helping you to get to where you want to be..... which brings us to step 4...

    Part 4- What is your goal? You can set an ultimate goal, but 50# is a lot to look at. You need to set smaller measurable goals. Not all of them should or have to do with weight. Perhaps it is to move for 10 minutes straight. That movement might be walking, dancing, jogging or marching in place. You might want to get below a certain milestone number (those over 200# tend to strive for ONE-derland). Or look at a 5% weightloss. YOU decide the goals.

    Now put these all together and get this plan in motion.

    MEASURE YOU SERVINGS! Our minds are sneaky and we vastly underestimate what we are eating.
    TRACK EVERYTHING THAT GOES IN YOUR MOUTH! If you write it down, it is real. Don't try to remember at the end of the day. DO it immediately after you eat if not before.
    MOVE! It probably won't be much at first. 15 minutes on the bike was hard for me at first and I had to ice my knee afterward. After several week I tried the elliptical trainer. I couldn't do a minute. Now I can do an hour without any problem.

    The fact is, you CAN do this! I am proof of it.
    1358 days ago
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    1427 days ago
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