Joined March 2016
Weight History

Start Weight
244.0 lb
Lost so far: 17.6 lb

Current Weight
226.4 lb
Performance: gaining 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
145.0 lb
Still to go: 81.4 lb
I'm 40 and have realized that I'm not as healthy as I used to be and that I don't recover from illness or injury as quickly as I used to.

I've been okay with my weight for so long simply because it's never really prevented me from doing anything I wanted to do. I guess I've been lucky in that I've carried my weight well enough that I could still hike, swim, bike, canoe, dance, roller skate, etc. with my friends or kids whenever we wanted. And I never felt like I had to say no to any opportunity because of my weight.

But now winters are just brutal in terms of colds and illness. Each cold I get turns into a sinus infection/ear infection/bronchitis from hell. Each one leaves me knocked on my rear for a good week and costs me a month total in recovery. Really puts a damper on all those fun invitations I can't accept anymore because I'm too sick or weak to go.

So, I need to get healthy. And that starts with supporting my body and reducing the amount of work it has to do to just keep me alive.

Toumina's Weight History


Online now adefwebserver
last weighin: steady Steady
Online now jheeden
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 3.7 lb a week Down
Online now abbadabba
last weighin: losing 2.1 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 3.8 lb a week Down

Toumina's Latest Posts

Protein is the best thing I've found to stop hunger for me. I used to eat two packs of oatmeal, or one pack with a mashed banana and blueberries in it, and I'd still be hungry. But once I started adding a scoop of protein powder, or having some eggs in addition, it really helped me to feel full with less food.
posted 19 Apr 2018, 10:25
Anyone else looking for some buddies?
Hey Bonnybelle! The easiest way to send a request is this:

1. Click on the person's name you want to add.
2. When their profile comes up, look under their picture.
3. Click "+add to my buddies".

Just sent you a request. Smile
posted 29 Mar 2016, 22:24
Anyone else looking for some buddies?
Request accepted!

I hear you on the being hesitant to send requests. I'm always afraid I'm going to come across like that occasional, creepy friend request on Facebook from a complete stranger.
posted 29 Mar 2016, 14:17
Anyone else looking for some buddies?
Hi everyone! New to this site, but not to this merry-go-round of weight loss and regain. So this time I've accepted that maybe it really *is* better to have buddies to support you when you need it and call you out on your crap when you need that, too.

Problem is, I don't know anyone on here. So, if you need a buddy, let me know! Looking forward to making some new friends. Smile
posted 29 Mar 2016, 13:57
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17 May 2018

Finally bit the bullet and added in some heavy exercise this week. I've avoided it so far because I wanted to lose a little weight first to reduce the ...
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15 May 2018

Doing some mental housecleaning today. Not really seeking support, more just like thinking aloud and getting it out there for accountability purposes. ...
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