Joined November 2009
Weight History

Start Weight
160.0 lb
Lost so far: 0 lb

Current Weight
160.0 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
125.0 lb
Still to go: 35.0 lb

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Avoid Negativity
I get discouraged easily by negative people. I came here wanting help, and every post I've made, someone has come in trashing it and saying I'm wrong.

I had the opposite problem on Spark People. They were too encouraging, never made a reasonable recommendation at all.

I think I'm just going to do this thing by myself. The negativity here is just making me want to go eat more, and I'm not going to let that happen.

Be nice to each other. We all have our own issues, so either give constructive criticism, or just stay off the boards and don't offer your opinion.

Good luck to everyone!
posted 19 Dec 2012, 22:28
Back again
I'm not going on a crash diet. I'm eating between 1200 and 1500 calories a day, drinking 10 glases of water (half my body weight) and exercising. I just have a goal. If I don't reach it, I don't reach it, but don't tell me it's impossible to eat healthy and still reach that goal, because I don't believe in impossibilities.

Honestly, a size 8 would be great, but I'd settle for a size 10 without a fat belly that sticks out. I really want to concentrate on getting in shape more than losing weight, although of course, I want to lose weight too.
posted 19 Dec 2012, 22:12
Starting slow, but really cranking it up.
Chris Em wrote:
Brisk walking is one of the few forms of excersize requiring that you use every muscle. (roller blading, ice skating, cross country skiing, roller skating, and swimming are the others) It also helps with your circulatory (heart) system and breathing.
Four miles of brisk walking might be a bit ambitious -- how about if you got a couple of 2 pound dumb bells so that you could brisk walk for 1.5 -2.0 miles and give your upper body a work out at the same time? (I think you'll be surprised at the effect it will have on your abdomen!!) Maybe after a couple of weeks add some ankle weights to work out your legs on your trek?
Biking is good -- but it's all lower body work. When you get your bike you could alternate the 2 mile walk with a 4 mile bike ride. Variety is good and will help keep you motivated!

PS If your bum is bumming you out you might want to avoid the stair-master.

Thanks for the tips. I'm way far from 4 miles, and I wouldn't be doing it all in one stretch. I was going to walk to the grocery store at a brisk pace, do my shopping, then walk back at a moderate pace.

I have 3 lb. weights and ankle weights, but I have back and knee problems, so I was told not to walk in ankle weights.

I won't be using a stair master because of arthritis in my knees. Honestly, I can't do a lot of exercises. Walking and biking is about it. No trampoline, no jogging, nothing that bothers my joints. I can swim, but can't afford a Y membership right now. Honeatly, it's just me, my body weight, a couple of exercise bands and a pair of 3 lb. and 5 lb. dumbbells.
posted 19 Dec 2012, 22:09
Starting slow, but really cranking it up.
markkislich wrote:
Heya I would look at the diet in the main. The simplest thing to do is to replace all carbohydrates with cruciferous vegetables: cauliflower, Brussles sprouts, broccoli, etc.

Here is a post I wrote with some guidelines in that regard:

Good Luck! Smile


I can't eat cruciferous vegetables because they are groitrogenic. Thanks anyway, though.
posted 19 Dec 2012, 21:59
My ups and downs...
Wow! You look great!
posted 18 Dec 2012, 22:10
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Walked 1.5 miles today. Upped my Acetyl-L-Carnitine to 500 mg 2x day. Trying to stick to 1200 calories a day.
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