Joined May 2017
Weight History

Start Weight
214.0 lb
Lost so far: 60.0 lb

Current Weight
154.0 lb
Performance: losing 3.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
160.0 lb
Still to go: 6.0 lb
I am 42 years old and I have an wonderful supportive husband and 2 amazing grown boys(Men). I am originally from California and now I live in Indiana. I love animals and became a Vegetarian 4 1/2 months ago. I have 2 dogs, 2 cats and a corn snake(a girl, named Hulk). I really don't like to exercise, as in weight lifting or sit ups, etc. I do love to hike and take long walks. We have a lot of very nice parks here that have wonderful trails to hike on. I do this to help me lose weight and to help clear my mind and relax. I started my journey at 250 pounds and now I am at 165! I only have 5 pounds to go until I reach my goal weight of 160. The last few pounds have taken awhile to come off, but I am not giving up. I will get there! I will stay positive!

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Thank you! KathrynZarag! So far in the 3 months I have been on my diet I have never had a cheat day! I am craving something! I only have 3 more pounds to go until I hit my first goal. I think I want to wait and then I will celebrate!
posted 12 Jun 2017, 06:51
So happy!
hank you, GamingMike!
posted 12 Jun 2017, 06:49
Is there anything special that you like to talk about? Are you having trouble with anything in particular? I am very happy that you answered. Now I have someone to talk to as well. I will tell you about me if you don't mind.My struggle with my weight started different than most. When I met my now husband I weighed about 165-170 and I was okay with that. i already had two kids from a previous marriage and I thought I was done. My husband and I tried and nothing happened. A year after we got married I had a hysterectomy due to severe endometriosis.Since I started going through menopause right away my hormones were out of whack and the weight gain started. Not a whole lot but some. The doctor didn't feel comfortable giving me pills because I had a sister that passed away from breast cancer and hormone pills can increase your risk of getting it. At this point I was about 180. A couple of years went by and at this point I became my Mother's care taker. She had a whole slew of medical problems. At first they were not bad, she just needed some extra care and help with pills and rides to doctors appointments and then little by little she got worse. Her kidneys started failing. Her heart problems became worse. Instead of dialysis 3 times a week, they wanted her to start going 4 times a week and so on. I became like her Mother and she became my child. We became co-dependent on each other. She passed away in 2012. At first I was sad and grieving like anybody would. And then things started getting worse. Mentally, i was starting go down hill. I was missing her more and more. I was become depressed. We used to do certain things on certain days of the week and if it was that day I would have to leave my house and be gone for that about of time and then go home. It was bad. I started to become physically sick. Then the nightmares/night terrors started. I would wake up in the middle of the night screaming and yelling covered in sweat. My dreams were about me trying to save my Mother. I would take her from place to place trying to hide her from the doctors and monsters trying to kill her. We would hide places. But, in the end she would always end up dying. This went on always the same dream for at least 3 months or so. Finally, January 2013 I sought help. I went to see a psychiatrist. He diagnosed me with on set Bipolar 1 and severe depression and anxiety steaming from my Mother's death. He put me on anti-depressants and anti-psychotics. In a matter of 8 months I went from 180 pounds to 250 pounds. This continued till March of this year. In between this time I saw numerous doctors and changed medications and therapists. All kinds of things just trying to get better. The strange thing is even though I wasn't really active and I ate pretty good though except for reeses peanut butter cups and diet coke. I held at 250 for almost 2 1/2 years. Well, to be honest with you I kind of cheated a little bit when I first started my diet in March. Actually I couldn't help it. It really wasn't my fault. What kick started my diet was, my husband and I were in Michigan visiting his home base of his job location because he works from home. I started getting sick the first week we were there. I didn't eat much the next week and then ended up in the hospital with a nasty bacterial infection in my intestines. My I got home I weighed myself and I had lost 12 pounds in one week. After that it continued. First I found a new psych doctor, he got me on the right meds. Found a better therapists. Started eating right. Became more positive got a better out look on life. I am happy and started exercising. I hike/walk 3-5 times a week 30 minutes to 2 hours at time. mostly on the weekends. I love it and I love my life now. I just stay positive and the biggest thing is I just simply made the choice in my mind that I no longer wanted to live like that anymore. I no longer wanted to be depressed or out of breath when I bent over to tie my shoes or get down in my closet get them. I was a 2x shirt now I a almost in a large. Only about 7 or 8 more pounds to go. I started at 250 now I am 205. I promised my son I would be 200 at his graduation. It is next Friday. I have 7 days to lose 5 pounds. I hope I can do it. it will be close. I have been losing between 4 and 5 pounds a week. What kind of diet are you on? I don't do anything special. I drink a lot of water. At least 6-8 16oz bottles a day. hardly any sugars and no soda or fried foods other than that. I love fresh fruits and Veggies you can tons of those, You can have dips, Hummus, Salsa. Yogurts Lots of protein. I don't eat meat and I still learning about protein substitutes. let me know if I can help. tell me about you. Sorry, I talk alot. That is one of my down falls. When I get super excited about stuff I talk a lot. Talk to you soon! Smile
posted 09 Jun 2017, 15:03
LavenderE, You got it! Anytime! I ma eating my lunch and to up date my food log. When I am done I will come back and tell you my story.
posted 09 Jun 2017, 14:11
Crazy Diet Fads
Not to be to personal, but the closest thing I have come to a cleanse is when I had to drink that nasty stuff for a colonoscopy I had done a couple of months ago. Yuck! I am sorry to hear you are having an off week. I can understand not wanting to cook because of the heat. I am originally from California and granted it was no where as hot as Arizona during the Summer. It did get up past the 100's for several days in a row and you didn't want to get anywhere near that stove or anything that generated heat. Can you have salads or something like that when you go out? My son and I have a bad habit of going out 2 times a week. I always try to get something in the salad family if I can. It is not easy when you see all of this really good food going by you being delivered to other people's tables.
posted 06 Jun 2017, 14:34
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Hi all! I am almost there and I cannot wait! How is everyone else doing? I want to know. Please do tell! Have a great day!

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I am back!Been so busy with work and been at a stand still with my weight still my last weigh in 2 weeks ago. So discouraged! I didn't want to give up, ...

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