Start Weight:(19 Jun 14) 173.0 lb
Current Weight:(06 Jul 15) 205.0 lb
Goal Weight:157.0 lb
following: Optifast Program
performance: gaining 14.0 lb a week

67 and at the heaviest I have ever been .I have tried diet after diet but didnt stick with it and simply kept gaining. You name the diet and I have tried it. We moved to a retirement community and there is a lot of socializing here. That is what set me off. After I started, I couldn't stop so I reached 194 lbs. On a 5'3' frame that is a lot.

Shopping with a "friend," who said, well , we don't hear much out of you and I said, I'm not seeing much I like. She said, that is because all the cute things are in smaller sizes! And later I said, I have to get a different size blouse and she said "oh, bigger?". Now that is what I call a friend. My feelings were hurt, but I couldn't stop eating.

This winter some friends were here and we went for a hike. I had bronchitis. I tried to go up the hill anyway and just couldn't. I had to stop several times. Then at the top they walked on and I couldn't keep up so I turned back. I don't know if I was more angry or hurt. My reasoning said I am fat, that is why I can't get up the hill. And I was pretty shure they were thinking the same. Anyway I sat down at the picnic tables and sketched while I waited for them to get back. I was angry for a couple hours. That hike gave me pneumonia. It also made me angry enough to change thing.

realizing I can't do it alone, I went to a weight loss clinic. I have been on his eating plan for a month now and I think I am down 10 lbs. I am not so angry. I have stopped being mad at all the people skinnier than I am. I have stopped hating myself. I still have a long way to go. My goal is 160 lbs. I will still be heavy, but that seems like a good place to re-assess. Wouldn't it be fun to get to 120 lbs!

My hobbies are painting, (Pastel and Oil) and Piano. I also sew a little. These hobbie are sedentary. I am toying with giving them up. I used to exercise a lot. Maybe that should be my hobbie.

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Older women????
silver foxx good idea i hope someone does it i will look and see how
posted 25 May 2014, 08:35
Looking for advice
Not only does the pace of weight loss slow down, but your body will work harder to hold on to your fat stores the leaner you become. We are left with a sobering fact – the ability to lose more fat decreases and it becomes even harder to do so. The most common plateaus I see for guys is first around 20-22% body fat, then around 12% body fat (for those guys looking to break into single digits).

This is a quote from builtlean.com as wellas the other reasons you already know. Mayo Clinic says you may be at a good weight for yourself. But if you are determined to lose more, re-examine your caloies in and calories out. That would be the sabotage you mentioned. Maybe a few days of less strict eating would be good so you recharge your batteries to go at it again

good luck You know what you are doing
posted 20 May 2014, 21:06
Phentermine / Duromine : Discuss ???
again there is a right way to do things and a wrong way. If you choose the wrong way you are taking risks. I have used phentremine. It really doesn't help that mcuh. I have tried using it intermittly to reduce the risk. I found out that if I was in the "zone" I didn't need phentremine as a cruch. If I was not in the 'zone" phentremine didnn't keep me from eating.
It is the same old thing with all meds----do the risks outweigh the benefits. Know the risks and stay in touch with your Dr.
posted 17 May 2014, 10:26
As simple as cutting calories
so glad I read these posts There is a right way to do things and a wrong way. The wrong way is tempting because it is fast-----but look what you are actually doing to yourself.
posted 17 May 2014, 10:19
I need advice PLEASE (Longish read but please help!!!)
The onlly suggestion I would have is to count the calories of everything you are eating.
Also it sounds like you have elemiinated simple carbs.
It is a very healthy life style.
posted 08 May 2014, 19:51
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well I am not doing low carb, I am just counting claories. I had stopped taking taking diuretics because they cause bladder spasm because with a diuretic ...
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Well I really felt good today.. I really got rest last night. I have been having A LOT of trouble with RLS. I worked all day moving furniture in the house ...
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