Hi MUSTANGALLIE99 and Losingfat! Welcome to the board.
MUSTANGALLIE99 I know what you mean about the tops making you look fat. When I was nursing I was a 36DD and I always said it doesn't matter how skinny your waist is, you can never look thin because everything balloons out from your chest. It helps to have more fitted shirts and to wear them with belts. Then you have a more centered appearance, rather than a top down look.
Kelly, thanks for the welcome! I'm with you on the weekend thing... I keep a journal tracking food and cals, and there is certainly a rise on the weekend. I think if we are prone to nibbling, then let's not fight it all at once.. just make sure your nibbles are healthy, like an apple, some almonds, etc. I have been on a healthy eating plan since May, and it has taken me this long to lose 15 lbs. But, remember, it is healthier to lose 3-5lbs per month! Just keep reminding yourself, your skin will shrink with you, whereas when you lose weight quickly, you will have more sag. Even if you just lose 4lbs per month, by spring you will be 20 lbs lighter... hey, that's not too bad! :-) Better than putting it on! Don't get discouraged!
Fitness Minutes: (285) Posts: 93 11/4/06 9:17 A
I'm just in my second week and the scale is a frightening thing to me. I dread getting on it and I've only had to weigh once so far. I don't think it is moving as fast as it should be but I guess it took me more than a few months to pack the pounds on so it will take a little long to work them off.
The weekends are the hardest for me. I have way too much time on my hands and tend to nibble throughout the day. I've set a schedule for today to keep me really busy so hopefully that will keep me out of the kitchen. It is getting cold so not much to do outside which makes it even harder at times.
Have a great day everyone.
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Hi! I am a newbie here as well. It is nice to see a group for people of a shorter stature. I am 5 ft 2, and I have gained 60 lbs since nineteen. I have a great boyfriend that I have lived with for almost 10 yrs, and he has seen the continual rise in weight... (never a fall, I have never yoyo'd, only gained)... and I cannot say that it has not strained our relationship. Still, my #1 reason to lose weight is to get healthy, as I have problems with my gall bladder and kidneys. I hope that I can be of some use in this group as well, as I have lost 15lbs since May... might not seem like a lot, but it is huge to me!
Wendy, don't get discouraged, sometimes the scales lie and the clothes tell the truth! The past is the past, don't let it colour your tomorrow... just stick to your healthy eating!
Fitness Minutes: (546) Posts: 616 11/4/06 4:05 A
I started the week feeling quite down as after a party buffet and a snack size chocolate bar, I had put on 5 pounds again, but on sorting out my clothes, I found a 36D burgundy satin bustier and some size 12 jeans I'd never worn and they fit perfectly now . I'd become so used to wearing my 38D bras that I hadn't noticed how loose they'd become. At my biggest, I was 42D and measured 46" around my bust. I'm so pleased to be heading back to smaller sizes again, it has really cheered me up.
Don''t give up, losing weight is like walking downhill and carrying a lighter load as you go. After a while, fill a carrier bag with the weight you have lost and feel good about yourself when you put it down. Eating healthy and drinking lots of water gives you beautiful skin and takes years off you.
Fitness Minutes: (100) Posts: 730 11/4/06 2:43 A
Nice to meet you! Welcome! I am 4'11 and the bust size here is a 38D so I certainly understand. Be encouraged that as our bodies lose weight, our busts do change!!! I was bigger there before. I am VERY apple shaped. I cary pretty much no weight in the legs. It's deff there below the belly-button, (the bulge) but mostly in the stomach. So anyway, welcome to our group! The ladies here are all very nice!!!
Mustangallie99, It good to have you with us. I love the points system too. I think of them as a mini-goal. My scale isn't descending as quickly as I would like so meeting my points goals, changing fit of my clothes act as positive motivation. I don't have any idea how you manage with your generous bust. I am quite the pear-shaped person. I would undoubtedly be prone to falling! Rest assured that there are others on this team who will identify with you. Good luck to us all.
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Hi, I'm 5'2" weighed 206 this morning, and I love SP! I am totally addicted to the points, even though I haven't "won" anything but the points thing gets to me. Since I started SP, I have lost 9lbs. (Actually it's more since I had been on it for about 10 days before I bought a scale) Just saying hi to everybody and thanks for the tips on clothing. That is tough because I am a 42DD (yes, and this short!) and very short waisted. Most tops make me look fatter than I am. :( Well, no one ever said life was fair.
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