Joined August 2009
Weight History

Start Weight
245.0 lb
Lost so far: 2.0 lb

Current Weight
247.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.5 lb a week

Goal Weight
195.0 lb
Still to go: 52.0 lb
I'm older(58)and mother to one 31 yr.old son who has given me 4 grandkids 3 boys age 14 , 12, & 2 and one girl age 1 and I have been with my wonderful hubby for 36 yrs.now. I have several medical problems..my dr. says I have three things against me to lose weight..type 2 diabetes,post menopause, and HYPOthyroidism (I'll also add arthritis in my knee really bad..& a bad back....which keeps me from walking/bending or just standing much)I lost 40 lbs the year before I quit smoking (2 years ago) and since then I have gained 60 lbs which is making me miserable and almost an invalid. I MUST lose 75lbs. so I can breathe and get around easier. I've had a yo-yo weight problem for about 40 years but this is the worst ever ! I just can't seem to get started on another life change again. The quitting smoking took a lot out of me and I'm still dealing with it. Any way I sure could use some motivation and support with losing weight !! HELP !!

pudgy's Weight History

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  Drop 14lb+ by Christmas!
status: Completed
ended: 12 Dec 09
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  A Commitment To Me Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 07 Sep 09
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on diet The GI diet
last weighin: losing 0.8 lb a week Down

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wii active
OH boy, I sure wish I HAD a place to go swimming as I enjoy swimming, but I live In a VERY rural town in VT & the nearest YMCA to use is 1 & 1/2 hour drive away & the nearest pool to use here is in a health spa/gym and is VERY expensive....I don't work & hubby is on S.S....so money is limited but thanks for the suggestions....I will just keep on chair dancing & lifting weights I guess... LOL
posted 04 Sep 2009, 13:48
wii active
I have hypothyroidism and am on meds...once you go on meds then you are on them for the rest of your life to regulate this....I gained 60lbs.(4stone-4lb.) in the last two years while trying to get the right dosage for thyroid (I also quit smoking @ same time frame) I too have a bad back and bad knee (I need a total knee replacement)...I am 58 yrs old... YES I find it VERY hard to lose weight ! My DR. said I have a few strikes against me that makes weight loss harder...they are: 1. I'm post menapausal (you don't lose it as easily as when you are young), 2. I have hypothyroidism (an under active thyroid which slows metabolism), 3.I have diabetes ( blood glucose is not used properly), & 4. I'm substituting oral substance (food)in place of the cigs, so I have hard time walking,standing,bending...so is the Wii something you think I can use too?
posted 28 Aug 2009, 15:20
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I don't know the answer to your question, but I too noticed the difference...but figured I aught to go by what's on the package I have in front of me. For what it puts in here for the cal. count etc. I figure as long as it all averages out at the end of the day to be close to my actual count then all is ok.
posted 09 Aug 2009, 12:11
joining HELP !!!!!
Embarassed thak you so much....sometimes it seems I'm just frustrated over every little thing these days...there seems to be so much I can't do any more and wish I had done it earlier when I could have done it much easier...and computers are one of my biggest frustrations lol...again thank you
posted 06 Aug 2009, 01:24
joining HELP !!!!!
I am new to this site...how do I join your diabetic diet...I would like to start on fri...can't seem to change my diet..am getting awfully frustrated with this SITE !
posted 06 Aug 2009, 00:11
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