Joined August 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
242.5 lb
Lost so far: 4.2 lb

Current Weight
238.3 lb
Performance: losing 0.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
176.4 lb
Still to go: 61.9 lb
I'm a tall lady and have struggled with my weight for most of my life. Many of my relatives are also overweight or obese and I guess I at some point just got used to it. But now I'm nearing thirty I feel that a change in lifestyle is in order. I want to live long and be healthy, feel good and not constantly worry about being big.

My partner of 2 years does not care about my weight much, so I have to find the motivation to lose it within myself, not other people. I have no children yet but want to in a couple of years, and it would be good to be fitter before I get pregnant.

I also grew up a Jehovah's Witness but am now an atheist/agnostic. I believe some of my lifestyle choices were heavily influenced by my upbringing.

Looking forward to finding likeminded people and hopefully a supportive and motivating community.

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posted 19 Jan 2012, 06:32
How big were you when you met your partner?
We were both lighter - I have actually gained 22 kg since then. He probably not as much but I was slimmer than him when we met. He says he doesn't mind, and in fact he is the one tempting me with fast food and treats - I am the one pushing for both of us to lose weight and become fitter.
posted 19 Jan 2012, 06:16
What do you tell people who ask how much have you lost?
Good point, I always fear that the same people who comment on me having lost weight are the kind of people who behind my back talk about how much weight I gain when that happens. I don't like how obsessed and sensationalist some people are with these things - you're right it should be private.

What also annoys me is when a slim person moans at me about having gained half a stone over Christmas - is it supposed to make me feel better? Well it doesn't because that person probably still weighs 40 kg less than me!

That said, yu should just tell your husband how you feel about what he does, he might not realize at all that you are uncomfortable with it. Men can be a bit oblivious. Wink
posted 11 Jan 2012, 07:12
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
Ditto with the obsessive part, I try hard only to do it weekly now because otherwise I tend to
posted 11 Jan 2012, 06:34
Oh man I know this feeling... I absolutely hate when I gain weight (or even stay the same) when I've been good and expect to see a weight loss on the scales. Sometimes I took this to crazy starvation levels - e.g. only eating 500 calories a whole day just out of panic over unexpected weight gain. Obviously that didn't work either! I guess patience is the key. Don't feel bad!
posted 10 Jan 2012, 18:33
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