View Full Version : Inspire me with your STATS....
07-22-2002, 03:36 PM
1.] Weight Loss Plan you are using
2.] Starting Date
(if you feel okay giving out this info)
I am Low Carbing on my own(similar to Atkins)
My weight loss journey website:
07-22-2002, 05:48 PM
I had 3 women who inspired me who had all done Weight Watchers, but I'm still not sure what prompted me to finally do it!
I marched into WW on 12/3/01 standing 5'10" and weighing 228 pounds. On the flip chart was written:
Success stops when you do
which became my mantra. On Day 3, I thought I would drop of starvation. Surprisingly, ;) I didn't die!
At my first weigh-in 10 days later, I had lost 4.6 pounds! I was hooked. I've had great weeks and awful weeks, but I've never quit because [see mantra above].
Over the months I've done lots of brisk walking. Over time, I became more in shape and wanted to add something to really get my blood pumping -- I add short jogging segments now when I walk! My family can't believe it. I dragged them all to a 5K Walk on the 4th of July and we're going to do another on Labor Day. I have gotten over my dislike of sweat. :bounce:
I now weigh 180 and hope to get my "50 pounds lost" magnet this Wednesday. WW says I could quit at 167 and be within their guidelines, but I'm not stopping there. I haven't done all this just to look OK. I want to look great. My personal goal is 148 which will be total loss of 80 pounds.
I've had some great experiences running into people who haven't seen me in a while and here I am wearing little jogging shorts! I've changed my hair which emphasizes how thinner my face is. I've had people not recognize me! It. is. so. fun.
A year ago, I would never have believed this was possible. I only wish I had done it years ago.
Let me know if you need any more inspiration!!! :p
07-24-2002, 01:12 PM
I started WW on 6/17 and have done well with that. Decided I wanted to lose as much as possible before going to WDW next month and am doing Atkins for at least 2 weeks. I'm 5'1" and started at 184, weighed in at 171 last night. I would like to lose at least 5 more before WDW in 2 1/2 weeks. Even when I go back on WW, it will still be low carb. I can make that work fairly well with their point system.
07-24-2002, 09:41 PM
Weight Loss Plan you are using-Weight Watchers
Don't remember the starting Date
I am 5'5" and currently wiegh 259. This is the most I have wieghed since November of last year. When I went to the Doctor November of last year I was 263. When I went to Disney in October of last yeasr I was 254.
I seem to gain motivation then loose it so I hover a lot and then gain some then loose some again. If I ever stick with it I know I can do it. Four years ago I started to play around with loosing weight and at that time I weighed 289. So I have managed to loose and keep of 30 ppounds which I am very proud of. My current goal is to be below 250 when We leave for Disney in September!!!! I just really need to find my determination again!!!!
07-25-2002, 07:16 PM
Diet Plan - a modified version of my old standby Diet Workshop/WW style diet. Plus exercise; walking, tennis.
Start Date - Sometime in February 2002.
Weights - 195/178/160-165 (my lowest weight was 137 but very hard to maintain)
Height - 5'7"
07-25-2002, 09:30 PM
I joined WW on June 27, 2001. I'm 5'2" and weighed 198 1/2, the highest ever. Getting close to 200 scared me! A couple of women at work had just joined so I decided to also. I was down to 166 by Thanksgiving. We went to WDW the beginning of December and I decided to take December off and just try to maintain (big mistake!). I gained 3 pounds and started out the year at 169.5. I've been up and down a little since then, I got down to 162.5 by our May WDW trip but then went back up a little, but this week hit my lowpoint - 162. Lowest in about 9 years. I was around 150-155 for a long time in my 20's and early 30's but starting packing it on after that. I would like to get down to my HS weight - 130. The weight maximum for my height for WW is 131. The problem I've had after the end of last year is that even though I would like to lose more, I am kinda comfortable. I bought new clothes, down to size 12 (from 16). So I'm having problems keeping motivated. I keep going to WW because I know if I didn't I would probably gain it all back. I didn't go for a couple of weeks at the end of June and could see I was eating too much because I knew I wasn't going to weigh in. Especially over 4th of July! So I got back on it and lost what I gained. Now to keep going....
07-25-2002, 11:11 PM
I joined Weight Watchers on April 18, 2002 and have lost 31.2 pounds as of today.
07-28-2002, 01:19 PM
I'm doing LA Weightloss. My friend gave me a copy of her diet.
Started on June 14th.
Start weight: 157
I hoping to lose a few more pounds this week since we leave for WDW on Friday...I KNOW I will gain weight at WDW...There's no way I'm giving up all those snacks while on vacation! ;)
07-30-2002, 03:22 PM
I do my own plan, cut back on portion size, eat more fruits and veggies, and eat regular food, not low or no fat food.
I started in June of last year.
I've lost 25 pounds, with 5 to 7 more to go.
07-31-2002, 02:20 PM
Today is day 1! I am finally motivated!
1) I am using my own modified plan. I am basicly decreasing my intake in total. I am increasing my veggie and fruit intake, and severly limiting my chip intake! ;) I am going to keep a food log, and submit it to my dietician. She said she would evaluate it for me and give me recommendations. This will work for me, because I hate to count points, calories etc. I want to focus on how I feel rather than attaining, cal or point goals. And by submitting it to her, it will keep me in check!
2)JULY 31st 2002! HURRAY!
3) Not ready to publicly give this out, but my goal wt is 130-135
4) 5 2 1/2
Congrats on your success!:bounce::bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc
07-31-2002, 02:55 PM
It's so encouraging to see everyone's progress! Thanks for sharing.
08-06-2002, 12:09 PM
This is a very motivating thread so I will add:
Weight loss plan I am using: Well, I am trying to limit the amount of carbs, cutting down portion size and trying to exercise!!
My start date: 08/06/02
My weight stats: 155/155/100
My height: 4'11"
I am going to give it my all - I have a wonderful family vacation coming up in November and want to be thinner and healthier by then (I know I am not going to be at my goal, but hopfully on my way there - I am going to be very realistic!!)
I am doing this for myself to be healthier and self confident, for my husband to keep the flame alive and for my DD so we can run and play together and I can get into her tunnel and hut and so she can have a role model and know what being healthy is all about!!
Wish me luck and send your "thin" prayers my way!!
Also GOOD LUCK to all of you!!
08-10-2002, 11:23 PM
I am VERY proud to say that I have made my goal!!!!:)
I have been doing Weight Watchers since February, and have lost 43 lbs.
I started out at 201 and now weigh 158.
I went from a size 18 to a 12.
My three close friends and I joined together, and keep each other motivated.
We all joined Curves as well, and LOVE it.
I feel like a new human being, and love the fact that I can buy, and fit into the clothes that I REALLY want.
My whole family's lives have become healthier due to my change in lifestyle, and i am proud of all of us.
I have just finished 2 weeks of maintenace, with 4 more to go til Lifetime.:) :) :) :)
08-11-2002, 08:23 AM
Lauren -- WOOOO HOOOO! Goal weight!!!! Stand up and twirl around for us to see!!! Good job!
08-11-2002, 11:33 PM
Thank you! I am very proud of myself. If I can do it, anyone can. Good luck to everyone:) !!!!!!
08-13-2002, 08:19 AM
laurenk: C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!! :p
That is such great news. I know how hard you must have worked being weight is so hard to get off!!
Thanks for the inspiration of knowing that we all can do it if we put our minds to it!!
08-13-2002, 08:41 AM
Thank you Lisa!
One tidbit of advice for everyone.... Make sure you set a REALISTIC goal for yourselves that you also will be able to maintain. It's wonderful to reach your goal, but then you have to mentally and physically be able to stay at it.:D
08-13-2002, 06:54 PM
I started WW in July 2000
I have lost 11.4 pounds (I had lost 20, but gained some back)
I started at 151.4 pounds and now weigh 140.
I'm 5'1" tall and my goal is 125.
I decided that no matter how long it takes me I WILL do this! I have always quit diets in the past, and I proud of myself for sticking with it, even during the gains. I WILL get my goal!!!
08-15-2002, 04:20 PM
I cringe to do this but working so hard at getting motivation. I get motivated than lose it. I work out but then stop and then start again. I've been lately going up a few pds than down a few pounds again sorta floating. I REALLY need to lose the weight and at least get below 140 as I have a weigh-in in two months :o The main problem I have is finding time to exercise which is hard with three kids, volunteering, working over 40 hours a week. Also I drink way too much wine every night. My major down fall is the wine because i notice when I cut back I lose a couple of pounds. I really am not a heavy eater or a big sweet eater anymore so will blame the wine and hitting 30.
1.] Controling portions of food, cutting back on wine consumption and gym at least 3x a week
2.] Today :)
168 / 168 / 125-130
4.] 5'4 (actually 5'3 and 3 quarters but I stretch ;) :p
09-02-2002, 08:43 PM
Congrats to everyone. Losing weight is one of the hardest things I've ever done, but one of the most rewarding.
1. Plan - Weight Watchers (the only thing that works for me) plus at least 2 miles of walking per day, sometimes 5, and I have a couple exercise tapes for rainy days.
2. Start date - I started on March 19, 2002
3. Stats - I've NEVER told anyone my start weight before, but here goes....
start - 216
current - 173 - I get weighed tomorrow!
goal - 148 (this is WW goal weight to be a Lifetime Member - I don't know if I can get down this low)
4. Height - 5'6"
I wore a bathing suit this summer for the first time in 10 years. I also went hiking and biking and was able to KEEP UP!
I have bought all new clothes - went from a size 20/22 to a 12/14!!!!
Unfortunately, I can feel myself getting very comfortable with my current weight. People are now saying I look good and shouldn't lose much more.
I need some motivation to keep going!!!!
09-05-2002, 10:27 AM
Hi everyone - started my "diet" Mon Labor Day. Friend had me weigh myself on a scale in front of her! Quite embarassing
At 44.5yrs Im pushing 159lbs and Im 5ft 2"
cruisin on the Disney Magic in 12wks and hoping to loose at least 15lbs by then - think I can make 20?
so far Ive been adding lots of fruits & vegs, cutting out lots of crackers, cutting down on the fat
trying to walk 3miles/day
09-05-2002, 09:19 PM
If anyone I know sees this I will say that someone used my name but:
1.] Weight Loss Plan you are using - WW
2.] Starting Date 10/3/01
start- 255.8 /current- 193.6 /goal- top 169 per WW, personal-155
4.]Height 5' 8"
I started after the last Disney Cruise saying that by the next one October 19 2002 I wanted to loose 75# I was hoping for more but I will be lucky if I make the 75 at this point but I WILL NOT QUIT!
I started at a size 22W bordering on 24W and I am now between a 14 & 16. I love not having that W after the number and shopping in the regular departments! I no longer have to wear what I used to call "fat people clothes". Does anyone notice that they all look alike? Clothes that is.
My son was married this July and I felt great because the ex came up to me an said he didn't recognize me. It was all worth it at that moment.
I am now exercising regularly. Dug out the old Richard Simmons and Jane Fonda Aerobics tapes and alternate those with the new Pilates tape I bought. I love the Pilates!!! Hate the aerobics but will suffer through to burn the Cal.
By the way-when I set the 75# goal for the cruise I didn't realize that I was 10# heavier than I thought I was so it should actually be 85# goal for the cruise but at this point not realistic.
Keep up the good work all!! For those who need to get started-it's worth it! I only wish I did it years ago.
Ted and Holly
09-07-2002, 07:29 PM
Ted and I started Weight Watchers informally on APril 1st. We count points but do not go to meetings.
As of today, Ted has lost 60 pounds. I have lost 42. Ted is almost at goal weight, I have a looooong way to go!
We just joined a gym a few weeks ago and that has really jump started the weight loss again. Great job everyone!
09-07-2002, 07:50 PM
LaurenK way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Funny this thread came up now, since I just recommitted to WW this past week.
I have tried it in the past and had some success but I regained when my appetite went through the roof in April when I began a very serious weight training program to help with a pinched nerve I have in my arm due to osteoarthritis in my neck. No weight loss, but 2 inches came off my waist and a half inch off each thigh. My trainer says if I add aerobics I'll burn the fat right off, but aerobics has never been my favorite, so I'm procrastinating.
People swear I've lost weight, but I haven't I've gained muscle.....I'm 140 at 4' 11'' and I hope to lose 20 pounds by January, and another 10 after that.
For those of you doing Weight Watchers....there is an e-tools option online that you should ask your leader about if you haven't already. There's an electronic journal online as well as a weight loss graph and support boards.
And the part I love best is their Recipe points finder. You can put the ingredients in for any recipe and the number of servings and it will tell you how many points per serving!:D
And if you don't go to weight watchers meetings you can join the online group for $14.95 per month, which is way less than the meetings cost, but for a lot of people it may not be as effective.
I've made a lot of friends there and we broke off and formed our own group, and I love it. My most inspiring friend on the board lost 105 pounds on weight watchers, and now it is a way of life for her......I know if you work the plan the plan works!
1.] Weight Loss Plan you are using - I am doing Atkins
2.] Starting Date july 26, 2001
(if you feel okay giving out this info)
4.]Height 5 feet
I have been off the diet for 5 months, and just went on it again last Thuesday. I would like to make it to 125 by Thanksgiving.
09-09-2002, 02:38 PM
Hi , new to this board.
I started my own plan of smaller portion sizes, more fruit and less junk food on August 11th, 2002.
I work out every day to one of Richard Simmons tapes. I like them because they have "real" people in them.
I need to lose 120 pounds.
Lost 11 pounds so far.
09-09-2002, 08:09 PM
I just have to say that you guys are keeping me on track! I never thought I would be commited to exercise but I rush home from work to put in either the aerobics tape or the Pilates tape. I couldn't work out yesterday and felt a little guilty but you should take one day off per week. Alternating makes it easier.
For those who say they hate exercise I always said the same thing until I started losing and then realized that I got to a point in the weight loss that I needed to exercise to firm up whats left and continue losing.
Keep up the good work everyone!
09-09-2002, 09:36 PM
I'm jumping in on the weight loss bandwagon!!
1.] Weight Loss Plan you are using
Diet: cutting fat, watching carbs, upping protein
Exercise: kickboxing 2x a week (Kwando at Bally's), urban rebounding 1x a week, walking my dogs more, and occasionally doing exercise video tapes with weights
2.] Starting Date: July
157/147/between 115 & 125 (we'll see how I feel when I get there - I'm more concerned about how I feel and look than the stats)
I know that I have actually lost more fat than my weightloss would suggest. My body tone is remarkably different at only 10 pounds of weightloss. My goal is to feel totally comfortable in a swimsuit before my trip to Florida next July. I have NEVER felt comfortable in a swimsuit, even when I was at my lowest adult weight (118). My body responds well to muscle development, so I definitely am trying to achieve an athletic look.
4.]Height 5 feet 2 inches
Good Luck to Everyone!!
09-14-2002, 06:53 PM
I'm now down 43 pounds on Weight Watchers since 4/18/02
09-25-2002, 07:59 AM
09-25-2002, 07:59 AM
I don't like 'weight loss plan' or 'diet'.....the way I am working on staying healthy is watching portions and exercising with a buddy. I eat what I want, but know when to stop. I also exercise 5 times a week (2 days of Tae-bo, 1 day of Firming Video, 1 day of 4 mile walking and 1 day of 30 minute biking).
I don't know when I started....I just decided to exercise and it started coming off...I think it was 9 yrs ago.
My highest weight was 160, senior in high school.
My current weight is 120.
My goat weight is 116, which is the lowest I have ever been.
I have fluctuated over the years. From 160 I went down to 140. I stayed there for a while, then down to 125. Then met DH and back up to 143. From 143 I went down to 116. Since then I 2 DDs and have fluctuated inbetween having them. I can maintain 125 easily, but want to be healthier at 116.
I am 5' 00".....if only you could add inches up instead of around:rolleyes:
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