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02-17-2004, 11:52 AM
After constantly putting off everything, I've decided to go ahead and take the plunge. I am at an all time high of 225 lb. My endocrinologist has already explained to me the importance of getting my weight down as soon as possible. I would love to weigh around 150 lb. That is my target weight according to my doctor. I know I can do this. I have a loving husband and three loving stuffed bears. It will be hard, though, because I am insulin resistant.

I will post each of my successes and my battles.
I am going to focus on exercise mostly, rather than go on Atkins or such diet. I'll eat the basic healthy foods that my doctor went over with me but exercise is the one thing that will truly make a difference.

I can't wait! We are going to WDW the week after Thanksgiving.
It will be great to not have to carry around those extra pounds!

Bring it on! ::yes::

02-17-2004, 03:05 PM
Welcome to the WISH boards!!:Pinkbounc You will find a lot of information and support here!

I am struggling with the diet thing myself. I have been good about exercising, but I can't seem to get the diet thing right yet. Right now, I am exercising with the Firm workout videos and they are great! In just 6 weeks, I have built up muscle that I haven't had for a long time. The workouts are tough, but I love the muscles that I am re-developing.

It's great that you have a loving and supportive family! Having that kind of support can make all the difference in the world!

Keep up the great attitude and again, welcome to the WISH boards!!:wave2:

02-17-2004, 03:42 PM
Welcome to the WISH Journal board! I hope you can find what works for you! I'm focused on food at the moment but really need to work in that exercise. I can't wait for warmer weather so I can walk outside!!

Do you have any idea what kind of exercise you'd be interested in?

Best of luck for whatever you try!! :sunny:

02-17-2004, 04:03 PM
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! :wave2: We are glad to have you here. Let us know if you have any specific questions or concerns. Good luck on your venture--I know you can do it! :sunny:

02-18-2004, 09:33 AM
welcome to journaling! it can be a really wonderful experience, i hope that it is for you :). good luck on your journey, can't wait to see your progress :bounce:

02-18-2004, 10:26 AM
Welcome to WISH journalling. You will find some fabulous people on this board to support you. I have PCOS, so I toohave some insulin resistance. It can be hard. If you are just starting out on exercise, I recommend the Walk away the Pounds tapes. Little $ investment, they use no space, and are easy. Oh, and you get a good workout.

Good Luck and keep us posted.

02-18-2004, 12:26 PM
Another welcome to the wonderful world of journalling! It really is great the people on WISH are supportive and encouraging. I know you will do well and reach your goal before your Disney trip.

02-18-2004, 03:59 PM
Thank you all for the wonderful welcomes and the great tips. Walking has always been my exercise of choice next to swimming and tennis. My husband is really into weight lifting so together we get a great mixture of exercise! :p

Today has been hard. I had to wake up super early to go out of town for a hearing that ended up being rescheduled to the afternoon. I had lunch with my husband. Lunch was at a greek restaurant but I kept my portions very small. It was a treat to have lunch with my husband. I just have to make sure I get my exercise.

The beginning is always so hard because the days seem to take forever. It always seems like food time around my office. And now there are king cakes everywhere! I've been good today, though. I've done absolutely no snacking!

My happy face for the day is :sunny:
because the weather is beautiful and I'm still confident!

02-18-2004, 04:39 PM
Way to stay positive. And, hey, look at it this way, if you stay away from the king cakes, you can't get the little baby and never have to buy! :) Keep it up and be happy! :sunny:

tkd lisa
02-23-2004, 01:51 PM
Welcome to WISH and journaling! I had to look at your location cause I didn't get the king cake reference.

I have a soft spot for that part of Louisiana, cause my DD was likely conceived in Lafayette LA on a trip to/from Houston.

Good luck with your plan! Lisa

02-24-2004, 06:09 AM
Just remember that you are doing this for yourself. You got this way one bite at a time and you will lose it one bite at a time. Think life style change and not diet. I am no good at diets. I am pretty good at living my life though. You can do this. Just ask all the losers around here.::yes::

02-24-2004, 10:18 AM
Way to resist those king cakes. It can be really hard to resist all those temptations. Do you take allowed snacks with you to work? It can be a life saver. Good luck today.

03-01-2004, 01:57 PM
Hope all is well and you haven't forgotten your journal. :D

If you're having a tough time, it's OK to come back here - we've all been there and done that! :rolleyes: We'll be happy to help you get back in the groove.

03-18-2004, 12:41 PM
Hey I see your from BR too! Welcome to the Wish Boards! It seems you have a great attitude. I'm also watching what I'm eating and exercising as my diet plan.

Looking forward to seeing you around!!



05-24-2004, 01:23 PM
Y'all have been way too kind! ;)
Okay, I've been slacking and I think I gained five pounds.

But it is time to truly get serious. I just wish I wasn't so tired when I get home from work :o

But I am committed to helping myself and being the best wife and mama bear I can be. (Especially since I now have thirteen little bears to care for--in case you are wondering--my DH and I are have a life goal of taking in all stray Cinders the Beanie Buddy stuffed toys--we have thirteen and yes they all have names and personalities! ) :p [and yes they'll come to WDW with us!]

This is Day ONE. And the struggle begins.
My smiley for the day is :Pinkbounc because I need to start exercising!

I weigh 230 lbs and need to get down to 150 lbs or I'll never get off my medication or be healthy enough to have a child. That's a long and winding road ahead of me and here goes the first step!

Take care, everyone!

05-24-2004, 04:07 PM
BPR- Don't worry- we have all had false starts- just commit to a plan and do your best to stick with it. I have the same line of thinking as you- I can't do Atkins or South Beach... I just know I wouldn't be successful. So I am walking on the treadmill and I have been using the weight watchers plan as a guideline for how much I should be eating. It is great and they even have a little room built in for cheating. (That is a must for me.) I have lost about 13 pounds in 6 weeks.
Good luck-

05-24-2004, 04:07 PM
Oh- if you want I can email you some ww info.
If interested PM me and I will send it off.

05-25-2004, 10:23 PM
I didn't work a full day today. I had to go to the ENT for an allergy shot. I've been quite sluggish today. The smiley for today is thus an appropriate :o

But I hope to feel much better tomorrow. I WILL SUCCEED AT BEING A BIG LOSER!!! :cool:

Besides, It is very difficult to face 26 little bear eyes and one pair of DH eyes when I come home and decide to slack off :crazy:

Hopefully my ears won't hurt so bad tomorrow. I think I'll go for a long walk with DH and discuss plans for our Thanksgiving WDW trip.

Take care eveyone and have a wonderful night!

05-26-2004, 07:59 AM
Welcome back!:wave:
This weight loss journey that we are all on can be a challenge at times. What helps me get through is the amazing support that you will find here on the WISH boards. Just take it step by step and day by day and you will succeed!

Have a great day!


05-26-2004, 01:04 PM
Today is a better day...at least I feel healthier.

It is a VERY busy work day, though. I'll be running around all afternoon too I suppose. At least it's exercise :)

But today's smiley has to be :faint: because I'm going to be so busy today.

But there is more good news: Today our backyard should be sodded with new grass! That will allow me to exercise in the backyard without getting all dusty or muddy. Gardening is one my favorite forms of exercise.

Take care everyone and have a great afternoon! :wave2:
I'm going to try and go for a nice long walk with DH when I get home from work for today's exercise.

05-26-2004, 03:39 PM
You sound like you're getting back in the groove! If you truly want to lose weight without dieting per se, just give up or seriously limit anything made with white flour or sugar. That alone should help you immensely.

Don't forget to drink your water - 8-10 glasses a day! That helps too!

Walking is great exercise! I know my DH and I always enjoy walks together - it's a great way to spend time with each other, chatting about our days, our plans & dreams, etc.

Treat yourself healthy today, OK?? :sunny:

05-27-2004, 02:01 PM
Losing weight to have a child should help keep you on track. I can tell you I was overweight with my second child, and it was a much harder pregnancy. I had blood pressure problems due to the weight. Even if you can get down to 180, you would be much healthier to get pregnant. You can eat healthy while pregnant and keep your weight gain down.
Good luck!!!


05-28-2004, 11:02 AM
Have a nice holiday weekend, but don't overindulge too much, OK?? :sunny:

05-28-2004, 02:55 PM
What can I say? I find that reading you all's posts and journals really helps me to get motivated if I start to get a little depressed. Things are starting to settle down for DH and me, so I find that it will be easier to focus on improving our health. We discovered last night that DH is starting to break the seams of his pants :eek: He'll be joining me in our Quest for Health and Proper Fitting Pants :p

The smiley for today is :bounce: because we're off on Memorial Day! Yay! An extra day to spend with my DH!

The hardest part right now is just working out what food to eat and when. But I've already gotten great tips from my fellow DISers. Thank you!

05-29-2004, 01:25 AM
I'm so happy to read that your DH is going to join you. Without my DH's support (and all his great cooking) I couldn't stay on plan (atkins) or get in my daily walk.

It really helps if you both are committed to healthy living - eating right (not competition eating) and being active. If he's bringing home the chips - and eating them too - it's just way too easy to join him. It works the other way too - DH and I have our best conversations when we walk together.

Welcome to WISH!


(Oh, I just love gardening too! Weeding - well maybe not as much as planting something new and watching it grow. But weeding is great exercise!)

10-07-2004, 10:57 AM
Here we go...Diet version 3.0

Today I am crying my eyes out over phrases such "insulin resistance" and "PCOS".

It is unfair to be told before I even start that the odds are so stacked against me.

I almost don't want to try anymore...ALMOST.
I am a Taurus so here we go!

My DH is sticking by me. I really can conquer this weight problem and my health problems. It's time to put those concerns first.
And it is time to stop crying!!!

My smilie for the day is: :sad:

10-07-2004, 11:25 AM
Welcome Back:wave:

We all have ups and downs. I have myself just been diagnosed with PCOS. I have been trying for over a year to have our second child. After many doctor appointments and many mis diagnosis' that is the verdict PCOS. So If the good lord wants me to have another child, I will. So I am with you on that struggle. Also with the weight struggle. I am now doing weight watchers, and I feel pretty good, although this is just my first week.

Well I just wanted to welcome you back and wish you good luck. You will find lots of support and encouragement here,

Have a wonderful day.

Princess Michelle
10-07-2004, 12:36 PM
Welcome back! Can I just change your smiley for today to <a href='*******************************************ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_1_203.gif' alt='Sunshine' border=0></a>, please? I don't like to see crying, sad smilies, we want you to be happy! You're on your way to a new life of better health and hopefully a sweet baby! That's something to smile about! :)

10-08-2004, 09:46 AM
I do feel better today. It will not be easy but it is not impossible!
After all, I feel like admitting my health and weight are not what they should be is half the battle.

The rain here is no fun, though, because October is my favorite month and I'd love to get out and go for a walk.

But I'll let my smilie for the day be :sunny: because I know the sun will shine again and things will get easier.

10-08-2004, 10:01 AM
Yea, it sure is going to be an icky rainy weekend here.

Looks like I'll be hitting the gym hot and heavy this weekend since there doesn't seem to be any let up on this rain until next week!

((HUGS)) to you and you are on the right track! :wave2:

10-13-2004, 04:05 PM
The weather is fantastic here today. I just hope I have the energy to go for a walk after work. I am really going to hate it when the days get shorter. I won't get home from work until dark on those days! I really enjoy walking around the neighborhood with my husband.

Today's smilie is: :sunny: for the weather and the joy it makes me feel!

Princess Michelle
10-13-2004, 09:26 PM
I'm glad you had nice weather and I love seeing those :sunny: as your smilies of the day! I hope you were able to go on your walk and enjoy the beautiful weather. :)

10-18-2004, 12:42 PM
My husband and I really enjoyed walking the last few days. Unfortunately, the temps have gone back up. We worked in the yard this weekend. I had the pleasure of pushing the lawn mower all around. That is hard work!! But it was great exercise.

Today my smilie is :tilt: because my lunch is cold fruit, cold yogurt and cold veggies. Brrr!

10-18-2004, 01:18 PM
Now that the days are getting chillier, I'm starting to drink more of my beloved decaf green tea - it warms me right up! I sweeten it with a packet of Splenda. Besides, green tea has lots of healthy anti-oxidents! ::yes:: My favorite flavor at the moment is mandarin orange - reminds me of Florida & WDW! :p

I'm recommitting also, since my "big" pants are snug. I hope you and your husband have much success! ::yes::