I started out in 2006 at 400 pounds and hating my life. I have lost over 100lbs and I need to lose another 120 to get to my goal of 170. I want to be skinnier than my little brother for once in my life!
I am following the weight watchers program with points and daily food journals. Right now, I am working at the fitness center across the street on the elliptical machine and I am also doing commerical exercises. This is where when you are watching tv and a commercial comes on you have to do exercises. I increase my elliptical time and add one more commercial exercise everyday.
My name is Nichole, I am from NY but recently moved with my life partner and best friend to Metro Detroit Mich.
Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. You should really take a look at the resources that are available here. You're not kidding when you say you need to lay off the junk! It's a struggle for everyone, but you shouldn't use SP casually. Get involved in the community. Earn your spark points. TRACK, TRACK, TRACK! When you SEE how much you're eating and how much time you spend moving your body, it might put it all in perspective for you. But really, you have to be at the point where you're fed up and determined. That place is different for everyone and comes at a different point for everyone. The ass that cracked the toilet seat was mine! Good luck!
I sat on my toilet lid to put lotion on my feet and cracked it. That was when I decided to be GUNGHO about tracking and going out for walks/runs. I weigh 322 and I KNOW how hard it is to be unmotivated. I KNOW how hard it is to be in a new place and lonely. Honey, I KNOW! So the question is.... is it worth doing things you hate to avoid breaking things you love? (OK, so I don't love the toilet, but I bet if I broke the whole thing, I would say that I loved it....)
Hey friends! Thanks for the comments, its a long road for all of us, and it seems lately it just keeps getting longer for me, BUT I just keep going, pick myself up and try again! Cookinmama, I didnt realize this! You are right, this second half is going to show me what I really got, who I really am, and what I am totally capable of that I never thought I was. Thanks All!