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Joined: Jun 13
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Posted: 25 Jun 2013, 17:27
I haven't been on this site long and enjoy the fact I can record a journal.

I'm 44 yrs old, 4 kids, married Have always been heavy. As I get older things get much harder. Thankfully I don't have diabetes but its in my family so you never know I could develop it. I do have high blood pressure, also in my family so I want to get a handle on that. Taking Cilazapril to help keep it down.

Weight loss has always been a mental thing for me, not just physical. My head has usually got to be in the right place to do it and finally I think it is.

I know its about portion size, what I eat. I'm learning about calories so that I can get myself to a point where I'm not actively watching it, but doing it automatically. I'm working on increasing my exercise regime.. I have enough dvd's that I've bought over the years to give myself variety and there are plenty of other activities I know I can do.

My goal.. is pretty high and normally I'd think it was completely out of my ability to achieve, but I've decided to stick to that goal and work towards it.

I would appreciate anyone that wanted to buddy up or work to keep each other motivated. The more the merrier I say. Very Happy

Joined: Jun 13
Posts: 8

Posted: 29 Jun 2013, 08:12
Absolutely..the more the merrier. I am here, let's do this.


Joined: Nov 12
Posts: 84

Posted: 07 Jul 2013, 14:15
Reitoa, you sound like you are about in the same condition of many of us here. My wife (Kildayan) and I started getting serious (and signed up here) in November. My current goal is to get down to 250 lbs. Seems daunting since that is still 62 pounds away. Then again I've lost 52 lbs so far. (My long term goal is actually to get under 220... but I decided to use one more obtainable while still hard.)

I've had ups and downs but (clearly) there have been more losses than gains. My week-to-week goal is just "lose some weight" so even though I hope to see 1.5 - 2.5 loss, if it is only a fraction of a pound I've accomplished my goal for the week.

Kildayan and I recorded every bit of food we ate for the first six months or so. Now we have a much better idea of what proper serving sizes are and which foods are "high cost" dietary while offering little nutrition. Fortunately, the healthier foods are also foods you can eat more of... I don't have to feel hungry all the time.

Welcome to the group!