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Old 12-05-2011, 08:26 AM   #1831
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Well I can't do this by myself, so I'm going to have to tell my story so I can get some encouragement and accountability.

I was, not really thin, but I looked good before I got pregnant with my first baby (in 2007). I gained 38 lbs with her, lost 10 when she was born and immediately gained it back. A year and a half later (doing Weight Watchers), I had lost 10 lbs. My doctor ran glucose tests, thyroid tests, everything and nothing is wrong with me. He concluded that breastfeeding was making me gain weight. I got pregnant with my second baby (my son Judah) while I was still nursing her, and gained a total of 35 lbs. After he was born I lost 20 lbs and have managed to keep it off. In January 2011 I started using caloriecount.com and I was determined to get down to my "pre-Judah" weight before our first cruise in May 2011. Well I made it!! I lost 13 lbs in four months And then over the course of July-August gained it all back plus one.

I spent August, September, October, November feeling defeated and disgusted with myself. It was so hard to force myself to go to the gym when I felt like it was useless. I just kept telling myself how much more weight would I be gaining if I wasn't working out? Then over Thanksgiving weekend, we found a great deal on a cruise at the end of January and booked it! Rather than feeling defeated, I started feeling like this was another opportunity to work towards a goal. I decided to lose 12 lbs in the 8 weeks I have left before the cruise. That will put me just 2 lbs above my "pre-Judah" weight, and I think it's a doable goal. Once I get there I will have 25 left to get all the way back down to my "pre-Katherine" weight, but I am not even considering that right now. It might never happen.

My plan: I have four nights a week I can go to the gym. I do 45-60 minutes of cardio, either on the treadmill or on the elliptical. Last week I went three times. I've decided I can miss 2 days without feeling like I've completely screwed up, but I have to go at least twice. Drink plenty of water - I now drink 16 oz of water first thing in the morning before I am allowed to have a cup of coffee or tea. I have replaced my morning coffee with tea (no creamer = less calories). When I lost weight the first time, I cut way back on the creamer. I measured it out and discovered I was eating about 600 calories a day just in Coffeemate! I cut it back so I was consuming about 200 cals a day in Coffeemate. That was one of the most discouraging things when I gained all my weight back, because I was still measuring out my creamer and being very careful about it. But now, tea instead of coffee at home. And if I do get a coffee at Starbucks (because I am a Starbucks addict!), talls instead of grandes. Continue to use caloriecount.com. Last week I missed logging my food on Friday and on Sunday. I can miss 2 days a week and not feel like I've completely screwed up.

So how has it worked? Since last Monday I have lost 3 lbs! I know a big loss to begin with is not uncommon and I will probably see a smaller loss next week. But it's great to see my efforts paying off again. I am going to start on a journal in the other forum called "12 lbs in 8 weeks" and track my progress. I feel really alone in this, so please, encouragement is very much appreciated!

11/28 - 12 lbs in 8 weeks
12/5 - 9 lbs in 7 weeks
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:45 AM   #1832
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I'd like to join.

I think I'm probably the heaviest I've ever been, except when I was pregnant. I feel like my life has stopped over the past two years because of the extra weight I've put on. I have no desire to go or do anything for myself because of the way I look. So, I'm in. I have at least 40 pounds to lose and I've started today.
Way to go. Looks like you have a trip coming up too, so that gives you more motivation to work towards your goal. Best of luck!

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Well I can't do this by myself, so I'm going to have to tell my story so I can get some encouragement and accountability.

I was, not really thin, but I looked good before I got pregnant with my first baby (in 2007). I gained 38 lbs with her, lost 10 when she was born and immediately gained it back. A year and a half later (doing Weight Watchers), I had lost 10 lbs. My doctor ran glucose tests, thyroid tests, everything and nothing is wrong with me. He concluded that breastfeeding was making me gain weight. I got pregnant with my second baby (my son Judah) while I was still nursing her, and gained a total of 35 lbs. After he was born I lost 20 lbs and have managed to keep it off. In January 2011 I started using caloriecount.com and I was determined to get down to my "pre-Judah" weight before our first cruise in May 2011. Well I made it!! I lost 13 lbs in four months And then over the course of July-August gained it all back plus one.

I spent August, September, October, November feeling defeated and disgusted with myself. It was so hard to force myself to go to the gym when I felt like it was useless. I just kept telling myself how much more weight would I be gaining if I wasn't working out? Then over Thanksgiving weekend, we found a great deal on a cruise at the end of January and booked it! Rather than feeling defeated, I started feeling like this was another opportunity to work towards a goal. I decided to lose 12 lbs in the 8 weeks I have left before the cruise. That will put me just 2 lbs above my "pre-Judah" weight, and I think it's a doable goal. Once I get there I will have 25 left to get all the way back down to my "pre-Katherine" weight, but I am not even considering that right now. It might never happen.

My plan: I have four nights a week I can go to the gym. I do 45-60 minutes of cardio, either on the treadmill or on the elliptical. Last week I went three times. I've decided I can miss 2 days without feeling like I've completely screwed up, but I have to go at least twice. Drink plenty of water - I now drink 16 oz of water first thing in the morning before I am allowed to have a cup of coffee or tea. I have replaced my morning coffee with tea (no creamer = less calories). When I lost weight the first time, I cut way back on the creamer. I measured it out and discovered I was eating about 600 calories a day just in Coffeemate! I cut it back so I was consuming about 200 cals a day in Coffeemate. That was one of the most discouraging things when I gained all my weight back, because I was still measuring out my creamer and being very careful about it. But now, tea instead of coffee at home. And if I do get a coffee at Starbucks (because I am a Starbucks addict!), talls instead of grandes. Continue to use caloriecount.com. Last week I missed logging my food on Friday and on Sunday. I can miss 2 days a week and not feel like I've completely screwed up.

So how has it worked? Since last Monday I have lost 3 lbs! I know a big loss to begin with is not uncommon and I will probably see a smaller loss next week. But it's great to see my efforts paying off again. I am going to start on a journal in the other forum called "12 lbs in 8 weeks" and track my progress. I feel really alone in this, so please, encouragement is very much appreciated!

11/28 - 12 lbs in 8 weeks
12/5 - 9 lbs in 7 weeks
I've never had kids, so I can't begin to imagine what it must be like to try and get rid of the weight once it comes on while pregnant. You've got my full support hun! Hope you'll check in and let us know how things progress.


This past week was an epic failure as far as exercise is concerned. Something deterred me from it almost every day, be it drama or needing to go somewhere etc. I also ate pretty stupid towards the end of the week due to family drama. I'm starting to fall into the trap of abusing myself when there's something to be sad about. But if I stay like that then these last few pounds are NEVER going to come off Shame on me, (especially for all the soda) and back to basics!


Weigh in is today, and I'm terrified of what I'm gonna see
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:35 PM   #1833
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Post-holiday bump! How did everyone handle their time off? Me, I went a little overboard, but that's ok. Christmas gives us that excuse...or at least it's enough of one for me.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:56 PM   #1834
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I think I held pretty steady over the holiday. Back at being a better tracker for Weight Watchers. Want to bring in the new year a lot healthier!
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:19 PM   #1835
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Hi,

I was a member of WISH many years ago but stopped visiting the DIS for a while and even when I came back to DIS didn't come back to WISH. However, in recent years I have put on a lot of weight and have a number of health issues so it is time to get serious about getting back to good health. As well as improving my diet I plan to start exercising regularly again as well as making other changes to my life. I remember how supportive this board always was and hope that it still is.

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Old 01-02-2012, 02:47 PM   #1836
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Yes, please count me in on this. I have a trip coming up and want to drop some pounds before i see mickey. So where do i sign up for the biggest loser 2012 challenge
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:51 PM   #1837
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Add me to the list. I started my diet in late July 2011, I was weighing 286. I am done to 244, as of my last weigh in. I want to get done to 185, but I think I would be happy even if I only reach 200.
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:24 AM   #1838
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Hi,

I was a member of WISH many years ago but stopped visiting the DIS for a while and even when I came back to DIS didn't come back to WISH. However, in recent years I have put on a lot of weight and have a number of health issues so it is time to get serious about getting back to good health. As well as improving my diet I plan to start exercising regularly again as well as making other changes to my life. I remember how supportive this board always was and hope that it still is.

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Welcome back Sue! Be sure to keep us updated on your progress. I hope you'll stick with it so you're able to address your health issues.

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Yes, please count me in on this. I have a trip coming up and want to drop some pounds before i see mickey. So where do i sign up for the biggest loser 2012 challenge
There's no better motivator to drop weight than a park visit! I had so much more energy by the time I got there this past fall, so I wish you success!
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Add me to the list. I started my diet in late July 2011, I was weighing 286. I am done to 244, as of my last weigh in. I want to get done to 185, but I think I would be happy even if I only reach 200.
Wow that's *math* 42 pounds already!! Way to go!!


Finally got back to exercising yesterday and it felt great. I blasted through my usual workout with no real sweat. I think it might be time to look into some more intensive equipment later this year. Just as long as it can fold away nice and neat.

I weighed in last night too (had avoided it the past 2 weeks), and I actually have 7 pounds left to go. That added 2 1/2 pounds is thanks to all the extra snacks and holiday goodies.
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:47 PM   #1839
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Hi everyone!

I would love to join in. I think I did join once before, but my will power didn't last, unfortunately. Moving on from that -- I'm back, and I'm VERY committed!

I've been low-carb/Atkins for about 8 days now (also keeping it to mostly lean proteins -- not eating 10 pounds of bacon for breakfast or anything ). I feel pretty energetic, which is very nice, and like I said, super committed to stick to this. Having the support of others who are trying to get healthy will be a huge help
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:30 PM   #1840
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Hi Guys

I would like some support to put myself first a bit more and to lose weight for my upcomming cruise.

I have Fibromyalgia which complicates things. Strenuous exersize is out and often my body has a mind of its own gaining up to 50lbs then losing up to 20lbs with no changes in behavior or meals

I want to try this now because I'm in a pain cycle which means I'll most likely lose some weight (5-10lbs just due to the FMS) I would like to help it along though and lose 30lbs by June since I usually have about 6 months before I cycle out to my fatigue mode.

I have also not been taking very good care of myself in regards to taking my suppliments and exersizing when able. Seems my kids and husband ALWAYS come first. DH is in graduate school and not home much. He is insisting I take better care of myself so here I am.

Currently I am down 20lbs from the 232 I was in May. I would like to get to the 180 I was in May of 2010. Preferable to the 135 I was pre Fibro.

My goals are

-to exersize using 360 Kinect, Pilates machine or wii fit 5 days a week at least 10 min a day preferably 30+

-get my suppliments set up and remember to take them daily

-lose 30lbs by my 45 birthday in May or our trip June 1st.

- get in a few very low carb weeks. Low carb works best for me but its hard to find something low carb that is quick to eat especially when a fruit or veggy just doesnt set well on my empty stomach.

right now I have exersized for a week and have found a good free ap to track my progress on my droid.

Anyone else use Kinect for exersize (havent got through much of the tread yet)

Any support is greatly apprecdiated! I'm a sympathetic ear too
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:33 PM   #1841
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WOW how have I never seen this before?

Been a member of DIS for a few years and have never seen this section. I am SOOOOO in!
Been doing WW for about a yr now...have really fallen off the wagon over the past 3 mths and am up 10lbs really needing to get back on track 24/7!
We do WW at work so my weeks are pretty good...it is the weekends when I clear our everything in our kitchen that kills me...no willpower here...

My goal: idealy 30lbs, gym at least 3 days a week, want to be in pictures with my family...
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:08 PM   #1842
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Well I'm weighing in.

Down 4lbs . Exercised 3 days but for 30+ so thats not bad .We helped friends move which was very taxing and did big grocery shopping so that should count for an hour of walking right?

Still haven't got my suppliments up and going and did binge a bit yesterday so mixed week.

How is everyone doing?
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:14 AM   #1843
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Aaargh! I've been doing awesome up until Christmas and this past month. I've only got 6.5 more lbs to go and for some reason I'm not as motivated to get there as I was when I first started. I think the problem is that I feel 'ok' but not 'fabulous'.

So time to set a new goal starting now. I want to lose the rest of this weight by April 13th, which is the start of convention season! I'll be heading to Chicago for C2E2 on that weekend and it wouldn't hurt to look and feel a bit better than I do now. 125lbs is a reasonable goal. By August 16th I'd like to be down to 120lbs, but I'll need to see how comfortable I would feel at that weight first. None of it matters if you don't feel healthy.

Hope everyone is doing alright with their goals. I'm glad I posted again. It always gets me more focused when I do.
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Anyone else use Kinect for exersize (havent got through much of the tread yet)
I was thinking of picking up the MMA/UFC trainer game that goes with the Kinect just so I can get in some different training (kickboxing gyms down in my neighborhood are SO EXPENSIVE), but wasn't sure how it would work.

Do you find that the Kinect tracks you well? Or does it not matter if you're getting the workout?
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I was thinking of picking up the MMA/UFC trainer game that goes with the Kinect just so I can get in some different training (kickboxing gyms down in my neighborhood are SO EXPENSIVE), but wasn't sure how it would work.

Do you find that the Kinect tracks you well? Or does it not matter if you're getting the workout?
Yes it generally works well. It ocastionally misses my effort with Active program but I kinda expected a few glitches. It even can tell who just stepped into game on some titles. Dance 3 seems to provide the most bang for the energy buck. Sweat points are divided by 4.2 to get calories. So fun seems easier than active.
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