Post # 1
Just got back from a long overdue physical. Blech.
The moment the nurse asked me step on the scale, I knew what I was in for. And you know what, numbers really don’t matter. It wasn’t that part that got me.
It was the part where I asked my doc about my ideal/healthy weight, and after some assessment, she told me that I was above the recommended weight. Sigh. That part, I wasn’t ready for.
I’ve been hitting the gym, ok maybe not as diligently as I could be, since September. And you bet your boots I’m gonna push myself extra hard now. Better eating habits (chhhooooocoooolates) more regular exercise (is there a setting on my alarm clock called “Drill Sergeant”?). Although this also happens to be the year of the wedding, this is the year I finally get over this hurtle. Who’s with me?
Post # 3
OMG me! I have my physical tomorrow and while I have lost weight in the past few weeks (yay Weight Watchers) I’m still totally not where I should be. Oh, also, when I went in for my last gyno appt (same doc for both) she basically called me out on being fat. So she pulls no punches. BUT since she just weighed me and I’ve lost weight since then, maybe I won’t get reamed as bad. Probably will, though. I hate the doctor.
Post # 4
The last time I went in for a yearly wellness exam, I was right at the top borderline of being overweight, but not quite there. There was still enough of a wake-up call for me because I’ve never been on that part of the chart before. Obesity runs in my family, so I needed to hear that, even though it sucked. I’ve been REALLy trying to watch what I eat (not just calories, but also more fruits and veggies overall) and doing my best to step it up at the gym.
Good luck, hun! You’re definitely not alone.
Post # 5
I’m sorry you got some unpleasant news at the doctor’s, but sometimes i think you just have to have someone give you hard facts for you to get that last little bit of motivation! You can do it! Little by little. Having a goal healthy range to work for gives you something tangible.
Darling Husband just recently told me his “new” post wedding weight and he’s actually overweight, too, so I’m trying to convince him to wokr out with me more, but it’s tough b/c he hasn’t had the realization HIMSELF yet, ya know?
Can you get a BMI reading? I know it’s frustrating to not watch the numbers necessarily go down, but waching your body mass index slowly go down will at least encourage you that you are indeed losing body fat, even if you haven’t reached the point you’ve lost “scale weight” yet.
You can do it!
Post # 6
Me! I am in the normal range, but I know that I am not healthy. When I work long hours and get really busy, I tend to eat less fresh food and more processed foods, which makes me feel awful and takes away any motivation I have to exercise. I miss being in shape and feeling good about myself.
I was quite overweight as a kid, and while I’ve never slipped totally back into that range, I still feel like the fat one in the room when I’m out of shape and eating poorly. Time to stop letting the excuses rule my life!
Post # 7
I’m with you! I lost about 10 pounds before the wedding, but then me and the hubs gained 14 collectivley from Christmas Eve until we got back from our honeymoon on Jan 10th! I am hoping to start my excercise routine tonight! Wii fit plus here I come!
Post # 8
I don’t have this problem, but I do monitor my weight extremely carefully. I find that weighing myself EVERY MORNING no matter what really helps me.
It’s a cop out to keep saying that “tomorrow” I will start or “tomorrow” I will eat this or do that. If you have to be accountable to yourself by seeling what number pops up every day, it really helps.
The hardest part is starting and making that commitment. It’s also knowing that if you are going to be stepping on the scale, you may not like what you see, but once you see that you are losing a little each day (I like the digital scales that include tenths of a pound), it really helps.
Oh and the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred is awesome – you can do the workout in 20 minutes in the privacy of your house and you don’t need anything. Use soup cans instead of weights.
Post # 9
I hate those charts that try to tell you where you should be depending on your height, bone structure, gender, etc.. I always walk away from those feeling so upset!!!
Good luck with your weight loss efforts! I am currently working on myself as well 🙂 It’s hard but we can do it!!!
Post # 10
My Fiance explained to me that it’s more important to get in shape than it is to lose weight. He told me a story that when he was on the water polo team, his first day was EXTREMELY tiring. That it seemed like the swim drills would never end, no matter how tired he got. He then told me that the coach made them run through the same drills every practice, and over time the drills got easier and easier. You see, the more you exercise, the more you will be able to move around, as well. My Fiance put it to me this way, as well. Which of these two girls would be more attractive? A slow moving, very lazy overweight girl, or a overweight girl that can at least move from place to place without getting tired too easily? And check this out, as you are getting in shape and setting goals for what you want to be able to do, the pounds will just drop right along with it.
Post # 11
I’m with you!! I have 20 to lose to get back to where I was before I started my desk job, I am so determined!!!!
you can do it!
Post # 12
Yes! Me too! Let’s do this, for real.
Post # 13
I know there’s some controversy about this, but I totally agree with the strategy of weighing yourself every morning. My scale is in my bathroom, and each morning, I use the restroom and then weigh myself naked (can’t have anything contributing to extra weight!). I keep track of my weight in a a spreadsheet, and while there’s certainly some fluctuations during more hormonal times, it lets me see general trends. And if that trend is upwards, I know it’s time to make some changes.
Post # 14
Oh i feel you.. except it was the ‘wii’ that was telling me I was over weight. I was crushed! However, i used that for motivation and now im in the ‘ideal’ section.. only just tho! Good luck!
Post # 15
I just had my yearly gyno appt today too. My dr. totally called me out for gaining weight. I’ve started exercising and eating better but sometimes someone unbiased telling you is exactly what you need. I also tried on some dresses Monday, not fun 🙁
Post # 16
Ladies, you can’t imagine how good it felt to read all your reponses! I’m not alone!!!
Hit the gym again this morning. 30 min run and a few workouts for the lower body. breakfast = coffee, toast, banana, yogurt. Lotsa veggies and fruit for lunch.
If it’s ok with everyone else, I might just keep updating this to keep track of what i’m doing/not doing. I encourage you all to do the same here too! Let’s do this!!