I sent you a private message as well. I just wa nt you to know that I am very proud of you & hope that you can be proud of yourself. Don't be self-conscious. Keep being brave!!! You did it one time, you can do it again! Let's be friends. Stormybelle56 aka Gail
Update: Its been a month since I started in this gym. I have 123 pounds to lose. I have lost 24 pounds using the treadmill for an hour 3-4 times a week. I am running into a lot of people I know now and I don't care!
Nancy--don't be jealous----I always lose quickly when I buckle down and watch my eating and exercise--plus its the first week. Next week I'll be lucky to lose 3 pounds. I stay under 1200 cals--I aim for 1000 and have a 200 cal allowance if I need it for evening snacks (and I do).
I lead a sedate life too I can't wait to lay down after exercising.
In the evening I get hungrier and hungrier as the night goes on-normally--and this is my worst problem-snacking at night.
I bought a small Ninja processor and am making smoothies or slushies using as a base 30 cal/cup almond milk/Sugarfree choclolate syrup or diet cranberry gingerale. Its filling when you add lots of ice.
I need to buy a dress for my son's wedding in late September so I am re-motivated because of that.......but I am going down to my goal which should take until December.
Pounds lost: 109.0
Fitness Minutes: (410) Posts: 19 7/12/13 8:09 P
9 lbs!!! I'm jealous! I've only lost 7lbs in two weeks. I need to exercise more but I'm very out of shape physically. Never exercise a very, very sedate life. A hour cardio, I'd have a heart attack! Good for you! Keep it up! I'm slowly exercising my strength back. I didn't lose it overnight or gain my weight overnite either so I guess I can't expect it back overnight either.
Thanks for your responses. So I went Tuesday and Wednesday during off hours. Yesterday I went later at 5:30 when it was busy. It wasn't so bad. No one stared at me. So far I have only run into 2 people I know, and I have decided I don't care about that anymore. I have been using the cardio machines for an hour. I started at 283 pounds on Monday and today I weighed 274. Its working. I decided I will try to go everyday; as my metabolism needs exercise "jump-starting". I have been sticking to my eating plan too.
Mynumberone dream--I was the fattest person there too and I only felt more motivated to get skinny like the other ladies on the machines. Everyone was running on the treadmill except me. I will be able to run and walk in intervals soon if I keep this up.
Pounds lost: 109.0
Fitness Minutes: (410) Posts: 19 7/12/13 2:52 A
Good for you!! I know how you feel, after my knee replacement I joined a gym. I tried to go when there weren't many people there. But I always felt uncomfortable. I was the only extremely overweight person there. Mostly people 20 -35 years old there. Most of the females were very thin and fit. I always felt like they were all watching me. Needless to say I didn't have your courage and after a couple months, I quit. I'm glad you are sticking it out. It will be worth your effort. If any of your co-workers see you they are probably "patting you on the back". This is my second week with SP, so I'm new here too. But this site has really motivated me. I'm here for you.
I work for a company that provides a large state of the art fitness facility on site. I initially joined and got set up when they opened 2 years ago, but never actually went for a work out. I usually do home videos and outside walking. Now I've regained 120 pounds in 2 years, and am so ashamed of someone seeing me in there from my office. I could not see letting someone see me in fitness clothes. My legs are huge, like treetrunks. I am so embarrassed and stressed with steadily increasing weight. I found some longish loose capris to wear. Today I went for a fitness assessment when hardly anyone was there. It was 2:15. The instructor lead me through some exercises and I was surprised to see I had not lost all of my muscle strength. I think even the instructor was surprised at my stamina. I did not see anyone I know, and the few that were there hardly glanced at me. I am now going to use the facility to help me get thin. What I was doing wasn't working, besides my head is in the right place to also eat properly. At 55 I shouldn't feel self conscious but I do.
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