me at about 160, I'm about 135 now

the one on the right is mine; he's lost 11 lbs by making me take him to the woods

It's not like I actually use that ball for exercise though......


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I'm 49, from Montreal and have decided that I'm going to shed the weight that I've been carrying for 20 years. I quit drinking when the scale read 178, and have lost 19 lbs already in only 8 weeks. No alcohol, plenty of walking in the woods and a complete change of eating habits seems to be working wonders, so I guess I will just sit back and wait for the results.......

Update: Well that worked and I went down to 158 then started drinking again.....crap

Weight went up about 30 lbs in 6 months, mostly because I eat decidedly UNHEALTHILY when I am in a drinking, I don't give a s***

Caught hold of myself at 50, quit again on March 7th 2009 and went from 186 to 136 in about 7 months. Sobriety is the only way for me; it keeps me interested in life, it gets me out walking and it leaves energy to actually shop for food, prepare it, and research food and nutriton. I am working on the last 5 lbs by changing my diet to low carb with plenty of fruit, vegetables, nuts, yogurt, meat and such. I actually prefer eating this way, but it does involve a bit more cooking since I can't just make a turkey sandwich......damn

Now that the walking and diet have taken off 50 lbs, I'm actually enjoying (sort of) weight training because I can see the results right away....WooHoo!

Member Since: 12/27/2007

Fitness Minutes: 2,305

My Goals:
I'd like to reach 154 lbs by the end of Feb and set a new goal of 144 by the beginning of May. I'd like to join the tennis club that I walk by in the summer and have always said would be fun to join. I plan on amusing myself by shopping for clothes and actually enjoying it!!!

Update on Oct 28th 2009: Never joined the tennis club, but did join the Y for weight training. Surprisingly I don't enjoy clothes shopping even though I am a size 8 these days. I need everything from bras to work sweaters to winter clothes but I just can't get into it. I think I'm going to have to surrender my chick

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Goals I set on Dec. 5th 2007
*No alcohol period!l
*Walk 5X a week for 1 hour
*No sweets except cereal
*Less carbs per meal
*Small meals only
*Eat nuts when hungry
*Every few days eat more than usual so my metabolism doesn't slow down
*I aim for about 1500 calories a day, but don't weigh or measure anything and don't fret if I go over which I do frequently.

Updated Oct 28th 2009: Everything is the same except I've eliminated cereal and bread, I've added dark chocolate everyday and got more serious about eliminating grains. Small amounts of brown rice or a few wedges of roasted potato have been known to appear on my plate a couple of times a week.....hehe

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    I liked your comment too on "damage control". I feel lots better eating less carbs. Thanks for your post.
    3132 days ago
  • v WHEELS54
    Regarding damage control, I totally agree with you about the carbs. Eating refined carbs just make me want to eat more refined carbs so I avoid them (most of the time!) Atkins kind of gave lo carb eating a bad name but protein and healthy fat and fiber really keeps me from feeling hungry and grazing. It has obviously worked for you!!
    3132 days ago
    Great job on loosing the weight....just cruzing by...thought I's say emoticon and emoticon emoticon
    3155 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my "before" picture. It looks like your program is working great for you. Keep up the good work!!! emoticon emoticon
    3157 days ago
    THANK YOU for the awesome comment on my (old) blog posting! I had some silly posts back then. I'll try be wittier now! :)

    I would LOVE to write articles for any magazine...would that it could be so! :) I appreciate the support.

    I'm sure you'll reach your weight loss goals--with style! You're in the right place mentally--and that's 85% of the battle!!! I'm off to eat some fruit myself right now............... :)
    3238 days ago