Joined August 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
236.0 lb
Lost so far: 41.5 lb

Current Weight
277.5 lb
Performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
155.0 lb
Still to go: 122.5 lb
For as long as I can remember, I've been overweight. It's sad to say that the lowest weight I can remember being at is 185 my sophomore year of high school. I was blessed in that I looked 160, at most, but the scale didn't lie. I wore a size 16 jean and when I look at pictures of myself then I can't help but think how skinny I look. Ironic how I would now kill to have that body, but back then I had really low self-esteem all because of my weight.

Come high school graduation, I weighed 210 lbs. Flash forward to college, where I mysteriously quit having my period and gained another 33 lbs. When I looked on the scale and saw 243 staring back at me, I jumped into action by working out too much and eating too little. I lost 20lbs in a month.

Flash forward to a year ago and I'm at my heaviest: 265lbs. I go to the doctor to see why I haven't menstrated in 3 years and it turns out I have a whole slew of weight-related health issues. I'm incredibly close to being a type-2 diabetic, I am insulin resistant, I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, etc. Long story short, I needed to lose weight or risk never being able to have children and be a slave to food my whole life. So, after seeing a nutritionist, I lost 14 lbs within the first month. And for some reason, that wasn’t enough and I stopped the plan. I’ve kept most of it off and weigh 248 today.

I have a wonderful bf of 5+ years and we've been putting off getting married so I can lose some weight and look beautiful in my wedding pictures. I also want to be a mother more than anything in the world, so I have to lose weight to lessen the symptoms of my PCOS, which will make conception possible.

So that's my story in the world's largest nutshell. I'm here because I have to be. I'm doing it for me and everything else I've always wanted. What better reason is there than that?

Rebby816's Weight History

Rebby816's Latest Member Challenges

  The Biggest Loser, Slim by June challenge
status: Completed
ended: 23 May 11
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  8 Cups a Day
status: Completed
ended: 29 Aug 10
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last weighin: losing 4.2 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.0 lb a week Down
on diet Atkins
last weighin: gaining 0.1 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 0.4 lb a week Down

Rebby816's Cookbook

cals: 360kcal | fat: 18.87g | carbs: 17.10g | prot: 31.73g
Fiesta Lime Chicken with Zucchini
Chicken breast cutlet sauteed with lime with a side of zucchini and yellow squash.
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Need to Rant!!!
Definitely! I find myself getting disappointed when I lose something like 0.5 lbs a week, but I eventually remember that it's a loss that counts. Biggest Loser is such an inspirational show and I do love it, but it's completely unrealistic. Sure, I could drop 15 lbs a week too if I had a nutritionist lay out my meals and professional trainer that busted my butt until I burned 800+ calories a day just working out.

One thing I have noticed (I'd always heard it before, but never experienced it) is that the weight you work hard at getting off, stays off longer than the quick weight drop. I did a crash diet once and lost 12 pounds within the first 2 weeks. I was thrilled, of course, but within the next month of my one-day-on-the-diet, one-day-cheating, it was all back on AND THEN SOME! After going to a doctor and discussing nutritional issues, I worked really hard and lost 20 lbs. Although I went back to my old ways shortly after that, it's been a year and a half and I haven't gained that all back. That's only proof that when you lose it too rapidly, you're not really getting rid of the fat.

I love this site. I've just found it but everyone on here seems so friendly and I love talking to people who have had success.
posted 12 Aug 2010, 20:12
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08 April 2013

Well, week one is down and I've lost 1 pound exactly. I was really hoping for more because I worked out for an hour two times and for the first three ...
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15 August 2010

Slowly but surely, it's coming off!
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