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Losing weight is one of the hardest things I've ever done
Hey biz, It took me 2 years to accomplish my initial weight loss, but I've maintained it (more or less) for the past 3 years. I'm 52 now, and as I get older, it does seem like it takes less food, more exercise, and more time for the pounds to come off. I think 9 pounds in 3 months is good progress. Anyone will tell you that slow weight loss is more permanent. Best of luck to you!
by 40togo (submitted 2 years ago)
Looking for buddies to help and support :)
Welcome, and good luck to you. You can do this...it's not easy, but it is doable!
by 40togo (submitted 2 years ago)
Group of One?
I'm 52, been on this site for 5 years. I've kept off 70 of the 80 pounds I lost. It's a daily battle, but I think I will eventually meet my goal. I have found that the weeks I actually stick to a workout schedule, and CAN SLEEP (!), I lose more. That, and consciously drinking more water. Good luck to you!
by 40togo (submitted 2 years ago)
Body Image
Pam-U-La, I know exactly what you mean. After losing a lot of weight, even with exercise, we all have loose, hanging stuff. My stomach refuses to be flat. Aside from tummy tuck surgery, which I won't do, I just keep at it and also I wear Lee Instantly Slims You jeans. They do a pretty good job firming things up. Most of all, I look at what I've accomplished and don't worry so much about the residuial flesh. Best of health to you!
by 40togo (submitted 3 years ago)
Low Calories Intake vs. Low Carbs
I have found that cutting carbs too low results in poor energy levels. I have always watched calorie counts, boosted protein and fiber, and I drink a lot of water. Good luck to you.
by 40togo (submitted 3 years ago)
Heat Warning
This heat can be dangerous. I'm back to working out in the basement, and the treadmill for walking. Feels like winter...why do we live in the Midwest again?? :)
by 40togo (submitted 3 years ago)
Not Fast Enough
It is a sometimes painfully slow process. Stay with it,you're doing well! This is the first time in my life I've maintained my weight (I'm 50),and I'd like to lose 10-15 more pounds. However, it took a couple of years to lose what I've lost so far. From the beginning, I lost about a pound a week. It's MUCH slower now, but I've decided if I can continue to maintain where I am, that's good too. Good luck to you!
by 40togo (submitted 3 years ago)
4 years!
I just realized I joined FS almost 4 years ago at almost 240 lbs. I'm down to 160 for the past couple of years. I set a goal of 150 for myself ( I should really be 135-140 for my height and frame ) If you look at my weight history, you will see small ups and downs, which I think we all have. But, I would love to see the last 10 or 15 pounds go before I get too old to care! Here's the thing : I know if I worked out more it would help, but am I the only one who gets hungrier the more I work out? People tell me I should be happy I gone from a size 20 to a 10, and I am. But there's still that self imposed goal...
by 40togo (submitted 3 years ago)
Discouraged?
Hello to everyone, I wanted to share what I did when I was feeling discouraged...you know the feeling, you've been following your plan well, exercising, blah, blah, blah...and the scale doesn't change. I went back to my profile here, and read all my journal entries ( I signed up in July ). When I see where I was, and where I am now, I feel a whole lot better. Hope this helps someone get through a lousy stretch!( and we all have them )
by 40togo (submitted 7 years ago)
LOOKING FOR NEW JEANS FOR THE SMALLER YOU??
Thanks Pking! ( I am now banned from the JCPenney dressing room for doing a happy dance in the big mirror, but who cares?! ):lol:
by 40togo (submitted 7 years ago)
LOOKING FOR NEW JEANS FOR THE SMALLER YOU??
Just wanted to share this. I dropped another size in jeans ( started in a 20, now down to a 14, yoo-hoo!!) Anyway, I was in JCPenney and I tried on like 17 different pairs of jeans. The BEST of the bunch are called Levi's "Perfectly Slimming". These pants are wonderful, and really comfortable. Plus, they were on sale!It's amazing how much better it feels to wear clothes that fit. Even if I keep donating them when I drop sizes, it's well worth it.:d
by 40togo (submitted 7 years ago)
What have you noticed since losing weight?
BONES! Collarbone, sternum, ribcage...it's been so long, I guess I'd forgotten I even had so many bones. Also, when I carry laundry up from the basement, I'm no longer winded. And the last time I went to see a movie, I fit much better in the seat! All cool discoveries!
by 40togo (submitted 7 years ago)
How often should I weigh-in?
I weigh every morning, but post a weigh-in about once a week. I think it helps me stay focused to see the numbers ( so I'm either aggravated or elated for the day ):)Good luck!
by 40togo (submitted 7 years ago)
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