Merna baker's Journal, 21 February 2018

I started two months ago at 261.lbs I have lost 18 pounds so far. My Doctor has me on a 1200 calorie daily diet. I have had some rough days and even a few over but I am trying not to get discouraged. I work out 3 times a week at the YMCA. Cycling is my exercise of choice.

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Great loss. I always struggled with calorie restriction. I don't have the willpower. One of these days I need to get serious about working out too. I guess I'm just a hot mess. :P 
21 Feb 18 by member: dryphtyr
1200 calories a day plus walking did it for me. Lost 50 pounds in 4 months. 
21 Feb 18 by member: pylesw
Dryphtr, that's just as well, since calorie restriction is so harmful to our metabolism. Since eating tons of good fats I am experiencing a first for me, I actually have energy to work out now!  
21 Feb 18 by member: lon dunk
@ion dunk me too! I used to hit the snooze alarm and go back to sleep- now I wake up every day & do Yoga for 30 minuets & love it - then I do Yoga in the evenings 3 x a week for 1 - 1.5 hours - I finally have the energy 
21 Feb 18 by member: ekgood
I read cycling as crying at first and I was so sad for you, but then I re-read it and realized I'm an idiot! Lol. welcome to the group!! I try to keep my calories around 1200 but there are days I go grossly over. never over 2000 though so I am proud of that. 
21 Feb 18 by member: Klynn82
girl, do it slow and it will stay off. i have lost 15 since 01/01. I had to change my diet due to gastric issues. this helps me count calories/nutrients. It helps me. keep track and make sure I am getting the calories I need.  
21 Feb 18 by member: gotham01
A way to Go. 
21 Feb 18 by member: Diamond Quarters
Haha, at first read I thought you'd said "crying" is your exercise of choice!!! Glad to see it's something more uplifting! :) Sounds like you're doing great. Keep it up -- you'll forget all about the hard days as the losses add up! 
21 Feb 18 by member: allinthistogether
Klynn82 and I have the same reading disorder. :) 
21 Feb 18 by member: allinthistogether
great job.. keep it up you will so happy you did! you can do it :) 
21 Feb 18 by member: cherik1
Sounds like you are doing gets easier as you get in the habit of eating less. Hang in there! 
21 Feb 18 by member: Gingerk65
Awesome!!! Hang in there! 
21 Feb 18 by member: Emmakate Ostrom
That's amazing! Good for you, you've already made some nice progress.  
21 Feb 18 by member: Becc@
You are doing very well - be proud of your hard work. It will not go away fast - think how long it takes! 
21 Feb 18 by member: HCB
Sounds like a great plan! And it is working for you! Congratulations! 
21 Feb 18 by member: Horseshu1
If u really want this, stick to ur plan...n when u slip (cause we all do) learn to get back on the horse 💪🏼 u can do this 
21 Feb 18 by member: rosio19
i also did 1200 calories a day plus 1 hour of walking 5 days a week to lose 45 pounds in 4 months. u can do it ! the best thing was my stomach organ shrunk so now i feel fuller quicker than i did when i was overweight. so now i just listen to when my stomach says its full and i stop eating. i have kept the weight off for 2 years and dont have to count calories anymore, i just listen to my stomach. 
21 Feb 18 by member: wantprebabysize
Great job. 
21 Feb 18 by member: Draglist
YAHOO!!!!! You go Merns 
21 Feb 18 by member: johnwentzville
gOOd job! 
22 Feb 18 by member: marshakanady


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