Joined June 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
302.0 lb
Lost so far: 35.0 lb

Current Weight
267.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
160.0 lb
Still to go: 107.0 lb

My name is Amanda and I had my daughter in March 2010. I have always struggled to control my weight since a young age I have always been a little heavier than recommend but nothing to major it was just a few pounds. But never to this point, It seems like after I meet my husband the weight started to pack on and I haven't been able to get back down to my premarital weight. I am at the point in my life where I would like to become much healthier for my family and most importantly my self. I know that I can do this I just want to get a little support from fellow members. I went into this weight loss mode knowing it will be a rough one due to health issues that complicate the weight loss progress(Hormone problems)but i have faith that I can do this.

Start weight: 280

First Step: 240 by: October
Second Step: 200 by: December
Third Step: 180 by: March
Fourth Step: 145-150 July 2011

Then I will try my best to keep the weight off for ever!

skeley's Weight History


last weighin: losing 1.4 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 0.0 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 0.1 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 2.5 lb a week Down

skeley's Cookbook

cals: 176kcal | fat: 4.12g | carbs: 12.28g | prot: 24.08g
Spanish Chicken Skillet
Red pepper flakes and paprika give this gorgeous chicken dish a little kick.
cals: 188kcal | fat: 2.33g | carbs: 10.20g | prot: 28.54g
Oven Baked Fried Chicken
Easy to make scrumptious alternative to traditional fried chicken.
cals: 187kcal | fat: 7.21g | carbs: 16.57g | prot: 24.98g
Rosemary Lemon Chicken
Boneless skinless baked chicken breast flavored with rosemary and lemon.
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skeley's Latest Posts

Depo-provera Shot and increased appetite
I was on the shot for a couple of year's because of (PCOS). It helped control everything if you know what I mean! The only down side is that I gained about 100lbs on it. Not because it makes you gain it. So I was taking off of it for various reason. Until now I am taking a stand to loose the weight. I wouldn't recommend using this form of Birth control unless you have no other option like me. I have HB so the other ones were out of the question. Everyone I know that has been or is on the depo has gained a bunch of weight because of the hunger!
posted 11 Aug 2010, 22:38
losing weight before get pregnant
I recently had my daughter five months ago and wish that I had lost more weight before getting pregnant. I was at 240-250 when I started and like 280-290 after. I was so miserable but then again my daughter was huge. It was hard because I was so big I couldn't hardly move around. My advise to you is try to lose as much as you can before getting pregnant and when you do get pregnant be healthy and don't gain to much stay with in the recommend gain It would be easier to get off afterwords. "If your pre-pregnancy weight was in the healthy range for your height (a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9), you should gain between 25 and 35 pounds, gaining 1 to 5 pounds in the first trimester and about 1 pound per week for the rest of your pregnancy for the optimal growth of your baby. If you were underweight for your height at conception (a BMI below 18.5), you should gain 28 to 40 pounds. If you were overweight for your height (a BMI of 25 to 29.9), you should gain 15 to 25 pounds. If you were obese (a BMI of 30 or higher), you should gain between 11 and 20 pounds. If you're having twins, you should gain 37 to 54 pounds if you started at a healthy weight, 31 to 50 pounds if you were overweight, and 25 to 42 pounds if you were obese."

I would recommend talking with you doctor about this. I wish I would have lost more weight but I didn't and my daughter came as a surprise! There are a bunch of cool web sites you can visit that talk about pregnancy and what to expect. Here is a web site I visit frequently about common issues of being a parent! I hope it can answer questions you have; and or provide great information to you. I wish you the best of luck!
posted 11 Aug 2010, 22:26
parking signs
Okay, see I wish they had those spots when I was pregnant and now for that matter. I could hardly walk while pregnant, my daughter was a very large baby. I had a bunch of complications so I had a bunch of restrictions. So when I went shopping I needed a electric cart, which sometimes I couldn't get because there were none. (One time some (maybe 145lbs Small) guy had the nerve to tell me that I was too fat and that I shouldn't be using the electric carts (Me at 9 months pregnant) "Let's just say I'm not aloud at that specific store anymore." Anyways I wish they had parking for mom's with small children at the stores I go to. My daughter is about 30lb + diaper bag/car set so getting her in an out of the car and walking from the end of the parking lot is hard. What I find very annoying is that there are a bunch of empty handicap parking spot at the front of the store and I have to park at the end of the parking lot and walk carrying 30+ pounds. I don't leave my child in the car just to take the cart back, and I'm not going to pack her back to the front of the store either, so I find a different place close to the car that isn't in the way; depending on how close we are to a basket return. I agree with you (demomof2) Morbidly obese people shouldn't AUTOMATICALLY be given handicapped tags, get off your DUFF and walk and you wouldn't need them, sorry. I hate it in stores when these 500+(maybe exaggerating, but not usually) are using the little electric carts because they're too LAZY TO WALK! ONLY USE THEM IF NEEDED, SAME THEM FOR PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY NEED THEM!!! Before my daughter I parked at the very last spot and will go back to it with out complaint when my daughter can't be carried in her car seat.
posted 08 Aug 2010, 01:10
I need a buddy that needs to lose more than 100LBS!
Thank's for add guy's it means a lot to know that I have people that do want to support me. I am here for you as well.
posted 07 Aug 2010, 16:58
I need a buddy that needs to lose more than 100LBS!
Help, I am a 22 year old stay at home mom that needs to lose about 120lbs. I am looking for a Buddie that can give me the support I need to get trough this. I am at 270lbs and would like to get down to 150 or lower if possible. So for right now my goal weight is 240! (wanted to start with 40lbs each trip) I don't want to be just added I want to be talked to, (helped).
posted 06 Aug 2010, 12:05
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