Joined February 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
196.4 lb
Lost so far: 45.8 lb

Current Weight
150.6 lb
Performance: losing 1.8 lb a week

Goal Weight
145.0 lb
Still to go: 5.6 lb
I am in my mid-50s and would like to lose 40 to 50 pounds. This is the same 40 to 50 pounds I have been gaining and losing all my life. Now I'm starting to have some health problems, made worse by my weight. I really want to live an active lifestyle without pain. Losing weight and keeping it off is critical for me at this time in my life. I am on a low carb, high fiber, high protein diet of 1,500 calories or less per day. Since Jan 1st. I have averaged about 1400 calories a day and have lost 8 lbs. Glad to have a group of people with similar goals!

mariezzz's Weight History

mariezzz's Latest Member Challenges

  Lose 4lb in seven weeks
status: Completed
ended: 01 May 17
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  Lose 7 pounds in two weeks
status: Completed
ended: 10 Aug 14
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last weighin: losing 1.1 lb a week Down
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last weighin: losing 0.5 lb a week Down
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Looking for a good plan
I went to new doctors in January (general, cardiac and orthopedic). They told me blatantly that, although I do have some arthritis, my weight was causing the majority of my pain. They said, "To lose weight, concentrate on diet". They felt that the exercise could be added slowly as the weight came off. I was worried that because I could only walk slowly for a short distance that I wouldn't lose weight. But they were right! Once I controlled the diet, the weight started coming off and over time I have been able to walk farther and a little faster. In the last week I have added some light weight training too. I have a lot less pain, so I guess they were right. Good luck and hang in there!
posted 04 Jun 2017, 11:53
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
Once a week on Wednesdays. That way any inconsistencies from the weekend are gone.
posted 22 May 2017, 16:29
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
Once a week on Wednesday.
posted 13 Apr 2017, 17:43
Week 11 weigh-in...down 45 pounds!
Congratulations! Keep up the great effort!
posted 01 Apr 2017, 18:46
Breaking a habit or creating a new one?
Terrapin12, thanks! I will check out both books. I would describe myself as optimistic, but then have to admit that it doesn't take much for me to be plagued with worry, often about things I can't control.
posted 25 Mar 2017, 10:59
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26 June 2017

Saturday, 6/24/17 Steps = 19,262 Sunday, 06/25/17 Steps = 9488 Saturday was fine, Sunday was a mess. No 4 mile walk & I ate too much. Entertaining ...
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24 June 2017

Friday, 6/23/17 Steps = 20,137
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