Weight Loss Challenge
Posted Sep 28, 2009 @ 10:34 PM
My goal for the length of the season is to get to "One-derland". I started out at 328 lbs at the begining of last December and weighed in last week at 221. That means losing 22 lbs by the time this season ends and I think I can do it.
Anyone know when exactly this season will end?
Posted Sep 29, 2009 @ 1:07 AM
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Posted Sep 29, 2009 @ 9:44 AM
Wow, Dust Cover, 107 pounds in less than a year! That's pretty amazing! Good work! Welcome to the challenge, missyprissy!
Posted Sep 29, 2009 @ 6:22 PM
I want to lose 15-20lb by Dec. I am trying by exercising more and counting WW points.
I know I keep starting and not being successful but hopefully this will help keep me on track.
I have lost 3 lb in the last 2 weeks.
So far this week has been a challenge, but tomorrow is a new day!
Posted Sep 29, 2009 @ 8:14 PM
This week is going to be super challenging. Having a social life is my downfall. I'm catching up with a friend tomorrow over dinner, M. Grey is having a big birthday happy hour celebration on Thursday, and wants me to take him to his favorite restaurant (which is also my favorite) over the weekend. Ugh!
Edited by mmegrey, Sep 29, 2009 @ 8:17 PM.
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Posted Sep 29, 2009 @ 9:59 PM
I am only 5' tall, and medium boned, which might be disguised as small boned, but my shoulders are pretty wide. I am built like Shawn Johnson (although fat!)
Edited by TWoP Gadget, Sep 30, 2009 @ 8:41 AM.
Posted Sep 29, 2009 @ 10:31 PM
Posted Sep 29, 2009 @ 11:20 PM
Last Tuesday was 295.
Today 294. Considering that Friday was 295, losing 3 pounds over the weekend was not to bad.
Goal by Christmas is 270.
Final goal 180-Doctor figures about 15-20 pounds of loose skin will need to be removed bringing me down to 160. (Considering that at my heaviest I was 426, I will have a lot of loose skin). Being 5' 7" with a large frame (from the Weight Loss Issues Thread) I have a 7" wrist. It is at the higher end but my Doctor would be very pleased with that.
Good luck everyone.
Posted Sep 30, 2009 @ 12:15 AM
"What is your body frame size?
(wrap your thumb and major fingers around your smallest part of your wrist)?
Small Frame (the fingers overlap)
Medium Frame (the fingers barely touch)
Large Frame (the fingers don't touch)"
By those calculations, my frame is "Small," since my fingers easily overlap my thumb when I circle my wrist.
Anyone have any insight into the difference between those two readings? I consider myself a "medium" just based on what sweater size I used to wear at my smallest adult weight (135 lbs.).
Posted Sep 30, 2009 @ 6:12 AM
I'm 5'7'' as well, and by the wrist test, my finger overlap, so that would be small, but I'm not sure if that's right so I measured my wrist and it was 6 inches. Whatever that means.
Posted Sep 30, 2009 @ 9:18 AM
Right now I am monitoring my calorie intake on sparkpeople.com. I find that I am much more energetic, have less headaches and stomachaches since I have started eating healthier. I have also cut down on the alcohol. It's difficult being in the 20's and 30's in NYC. I don't plan on drinking until my birthday. I try to eat between 1500 and 1800 calories a day, but for some reason for the past three days, I haven't been able to eat more than 1300 calories. I cannot stick to the Biggest Loser diet of 1200 calories for women. I noticed that on both days I ate less than 150 g of carbs. I may try a low carb diet as an experiment to see if it keeps me full as it has for the past two days. I also try to go to the gym at least three times a week. I usually do strength training at home twice a week with ten pound weights, resistance bands, and squats.
I wish everyone the best on their weight loss journey.
Posted Sep 30, 2009 @ 9:45 AM
I try to keep a food diary and usually do well for a couple days then I stop usually over the weekend. I've decide to not let this stop me and just start my food diary again Monday. I do find it a useful tool. I check my total calories and ask do I really need that snack??? I try to keep my calorie intake between 1500-1800. This and exercising should give me a 1-2 lb weight loss each week, I hope.
Posted Sep 30, 2009 @ 9:48 AM
I had already decided to lose 20 lbs by Christmas, so this will give me additional motivation. And I need all the motivation I can get my hands on. And I will name my motivation George and I will hug it and pet it and squeeze it.
I weigh on Sundays:
Starting (Sept. 27) = 203
Goal by Christmas = 183 (9.85% of current weight to lose)
I'll still need to lose after this but 1 goal at a time. I only started with food this week and will start adding exercising next week. Makes me feel a little lazy as I watch the contestants on TBL.
Edited to fix my weight which is large enough without adding on another pound.
Edited by Pixelady, Sep 30, 2009 @ 7:22 PM.
Posted Sep 30, 2009 @ 10:31 AM
I usually weigh in on Mondays. So last check in I was 239.6 - I'm not little by any means, but people are usually surprised when they see the actual number.
I'm 5'5" and have a 7" wrist, which puts me in the large boned category.
Posted Sep 30, 2009 @ 10:38 AM
I weigh in on Saturdays at WW, so my starting weight is 177.4
I would like to get down to 159 by the end of the season. This seemed more reasonable before I gained 2 lbs last week ...
That thread about frame size was really interesting! I also have a 7" wrist and never even considered that I could have a large frame just shy of 5'5
Posted Sep 30, 2009 @ 11:02 AM
I'm starting at 181, and by the end of the season, I'd like to be at 165. I'm 5'4", post-menopausal and an apple, with a medium frame. Since last December, I've lost almost 40 pounds going from a 22W pant to a 16 regular, and I'm kinda at the halfway mark. I'm also exercising 4-5 times a week (elliptical, lots of walking and dragging a shopping cart full of groceries)
So, count me in!
Posted Sep 30, 2009 @ 12:16 PM
I'm 5'8" and currently fluctuate between 165 and 167 (started at 186). I'd like to eventually end up at 150, which is where I was 10 years ago when I was in my best shape at 24. People are sometimes surprised that I weigh that much as I tend to carry it fairly well - spread out rather than in one place I guess! I currently wear size 8 - 10 pants (depending on the store) and I'd like to be firmly in the comfortable size 8 category.
For me the key is diet as I do exercise quite hard and fairly regularly (I ran 10K on Sunday and did a 75 min spin class and weights last night). However, I eat out too much and I love chips! Anyway, I'm trying to bring lunch to work and cook dinner at home and I'm tracking my diet and exercise with the Lose It! application for iPhone. If any of you have an iPhone and don't have this yet - get it - it is great.
Good luck everyone!
Posted Sep 30, 2009 @ 12:53 PM
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Posted Sep 30, 2009 @ 2:39 PM
Looks like most of us are aiming for a 20 lbs. loss by mid-December. That's my goal too. Starting at 239, as of this a.m. I was 259 last summer, at my highest-ever weight. I'd like to be 219 by Christmas.
Definite hour-glass here, 13" difference bust-to-waist-to-hips. When I tested my waist to hip ratio on some site, it said "Looks like you are doing fine, keep it up!" because the ratio was good. Well, obviously I need to get the absolute numbers down, ratio regardless.
For me, it's a question of getting enough exercise. I've been keeping a food journal, going by recommendations at the Mypyramid.gov site, and my eating habits are fine. I just need to make sure to get one hour of intense exercise in every day, or my weight loss completely stalls.
I am following some of the meal plans in "The Flat-Belly Diet." I like the overall concept of including nuts, olive oil, and other mono-unsaturated fats at every meal. Their plan keeps me satisfied and includes all the basic food groups in reasonable proportions, so it seems a healthy way to eat.
Posted Sep 30, 2009 @ 10:36 PM
And on a sad note, people think I am pregnant on the metro, and try to give me their seat. It is pretty embarrassing.
When I first realized that was what was happening I said "no" and the person was really insistent. Finally I was like, I am just fat.
And then burst into tears.
I have to keep remembering that to keep me motivated.
Although I haven't been super great about exercising, I am making a real effort to walk alot.
I get off at the furthest metro stop I can in the AM (that will still let me be on time for work!) And I take a 1/2 hour-45 min walk around at lunch. I can't go too fast because I don't want to get all sweaty. But now that the cooler weather is coming that will be better.
Posted Sep 30, 2009 @ 11:09 PM
Let's go for it!
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Posted Oct 1, 2009 @ 12:14 PM
I don't know why but I'm finding this season totally more motivating than other seasons. I don't know if it's my mindset but at exercise class I'm pushing myself more this year because of the show.
Posted Oct 1, 2009 @ 12:19 PM
I had a baby in June and would like to lose my baby weight and then some. My main goal is to be able to wear my pre-pregnancy clothes.
Also, my dad passed away in January from a heart attack. I would really like to change my eating habits to have better heart health. I love greasy, fried foods, and I'm an apple shape, which is not a good combination.
My other problem is that I would much rather be curled up in bed with a good book or tv show than work out. I've heard exercise releases enorphins, I've just not found them yet.
I am 5'9 and according to the guidelines posted previously, I am a small frame. I currently weigh 165 and am still wearing my maternity pants and tops most of the time. I would like to be back in my regular clothes (size 8 to 10) by December.
Posted Oct 2, 2009 @ 8:25 AM
One thing Daniel said in the first episode has stayed in mind. He said something like "I'm happy now" or "now I can be happy. So I'd like to ask those of you who've lost weight if you are happier now. I have to say that I am, but it's not just because I've lost weight.