Joined April 2017
Weight History

Start Weight
199.0 lb
Lost so far: 37.0 lb

Current Weight
162.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 12.0 lb
BEGINNING: I am on the road to loosing weight. I am doing this for my well-being, taking it slowly. I want the pounds to melt steadily in a healthy manner. So far I have been in my new life style (eating better, exercising more etc.) Lost 7 lbs in my first month. Still some ways to go.

UPDATE: May 7th, 2018: I got on a plateau for several weeks. No matter that I was still counting calories and exercising. So I did an overhaul of my diet approach. This time around I stopped eating carbs and stepped up my exercise routine. It worked! and not only that. My stomach is shrinking faster as the swolleness caused by gluten it's started to dissapear.

UPDATE: October 20th: I am down to 169 lbs! I feel good about the fact that I see some real difference now. My initial size when I started this new lifestyle this year, was 10. I am now wearing my old size 8 pants! Although still fitting snug. I still have 11 more lbs. to loose and I want my pants to fit well. I want to be able to feel comfortable when I'm wearing my pants and not have button shirts opening up from being so tight! :) This is the new update from me.

UPDATE: September 22nd. Autumn Equinox: I am down to 172 lbs. I started out weighting 200 lbs! and started this virtual journal at Fatsecret when I was weighting 197 (I think). I have lost 28 lbs. 15 lbs. more to go! :)

UPDATE: August 23rd. By now I have lost 24 lbs. I'm getting closer to my weight goal with 19 lbs to go.

JULY 7th.. I started out back in March 31st of This year. From there until now i have lost a combined weight of 17 lbs.
I still need to lose 26 more lbs. Slowly but surely I'm getting there.

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No loss at all after 2 1/2 weeks
Hello LHH, first off, congratulations on your effort. Everyone that has approached weight loss is hit sooner or later with a weight plateau, or the weight is not coming off as in your case.
As per the advice of others before me, keep a food diary. It is so important as it gives you a visual of what you are really consuming. I don't know how tall you are, but calorie consumption is based on your present weight and your height. Also, age and medical conditions affect the overall diet.
Stretches work well to prepare for workout and Yoga is wonderful to help not only stretch, but also helps to loose weight over time combined with healthy eating. Ask your doctor what is the best activity for you, as you mentioned painful knees.
Another thing is drinking water. The ballpark amount for most is 32 oz per day. That's about 4 glasses of 8 oz. each. Keeps you hydrated and also helps your kidneys, liver etc.
Pay attention on how you feel when you work out. If you tire easily, then stop when you think you have enough. Little by little your body will be able to sustain a longer work out.
Sleep also is important to maintain a healthy weight. Lack of sleep makes many hungrier.
Work out at least 5 days a week, and see how you would feel about adding an extra day, later on. But 5 is a good amount and it allows you 2 rest days. Rest days can be used for gardening, (burns calories) or a slow paced walk (burns calories too).
I wish you good luck. Keep at it, patience is the main key and thinking of your weight loss as a life time change that will bring many health benefits and well being. Smile
posted 24 Aug 2017, 15:44
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
I weight myself once per week. This works for me and I am not constantly worried about how much weight. I have been doing this for about 5 months.
posted 18 Aug 2017, 20:09
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