(Closed) Weight Loss Buddy Wanted!

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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7992 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I’ve been trying to lose weight for a long time now, with little success.

Height: 5 foot 0

Weight: 125lb

Goal weight: As low as possible

Issues: I gain muscle very easily, but hold on to fat as well. In this latter stage of my diet, now I’m on the verge of the “normal weight” range, it often feels like I’m working my arse off for nothing, because all that’s happening is that fat becomes muscle… weight stays the same, and measurements stay pretty much the same as well.

I also need to lose weight, not just fat, but weight of any kind, because I have skeletal problems. At some stage, I will need to have metal plates put in my feet due to a degenerative problem, and I will be lucky to avoid having a plate put in my left knee at this point, as well (for a different problem). My other knee isn’t in great shape either, although since I lost a lot of weight then the problems I had in my hips are much better.

Post # 4
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120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Im trying to lose weight also. I had a baby 5 months ago and need to lose all the baby weight i gained. i need  lose about 8-9 lbs plus more. Ive been wanting to lose weight since before i got pregnant with my daughter. I would like to try the jillian michaels 30 day challenge. 

Post # 5
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358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MrsMagillToBe:  I’ll play!

Personal Stats

My wedding date: November 10, 2013

My height: 5’5″

My starting weight: 151 on February 13.

My current weight: 143.2 lbs

My goal weight: 118 lbs by September 1.

My weaknesses are red wine and sweets.  I have an awful sweet tooth and only let myself eat sugar and carbs on Saturdays, and that has been working out pretty well for me.  I gave up red wine for lent, but I am going to have to figure out a similar restriction when lent ends (like maybe, only on weekends), because these days I have been drinking one to several (lol!) glasses a night.

Would love to have some progress buddies, because the two family members (MIL and sister) who originally agreed to join my fatty challenge have both not been doing anything and aren’t really interest in hearing about my successes.

Post # 6
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896 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Well I need to lose a LOT more weight than any of the PP, but I’ll join. It’s really hard for me to lose weight right now because we are on a really tight budget for food due to finances (75 dollars a week for the two of us) and it’s very difficult to eat super healthy on that kind of a budget. I’ve been trying to research healthy options on a budget but seriously, it ain’t easy!!

Height: 5’5″

Weight: 228 πŸ™

Goal: To get down to at LEAST 180 for my wedding, which is TBD date wise.

 

If anyone has good healthy inexpensive dinner options, I’d love to hear them!

Post # 7
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139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I need to lose a lot more then PP as well! 

My Stats:

Height: 5’6″

Weight: 223 (ewwww)

Goal: I would like to be 160lbs by my wedding which will be July 2014

Right now I work out 5-6 times a week 3 times with a personal trainer and 2-3 times running, also have just added yoga into the mix this as well! Eating healthy is my biggest enemy! I try and always fail so for the past month I have started making little changes instead of huge changes all at once! One week I cut out soda, the next changed cookies to apples! Hopefully this will give me the push I need!  

Post # 8
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97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Height: 5’3″

 

Starting weight : 168 (may 2011 when I started Weightwatchers)

Hit Goal Weight March of 2012 (130 lbs.)

Quit Weightwatchers because I thought I could “do it on my own” and gained 8 lbs.

Rejoined WW Dec. 1st 2012 and am now 125lbs. 

Goal weight by wedding date: 120lbs. πŸ™‚

 

If anyone wants info/advice/support for weightwatchers, let me know! I’m a huge supporter and also proof that it REALLY WORKS! 

Post # 9
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97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@shaney:  Looks like you’ve got the excercise part down! What I’ve learned through Weightwatchers is to eat that cookie ONCE A WEEK if you really want one, just not everyday πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@quierajen:  Okay, firstly, your weight loss goal is not that much more than mine, and my final weight will make me stick-thin.  I’m built very curvy (wearing a 28HH bra at the moment), and trying to reduce my breast size as much as possible so I can avoid getting a reduction.  Don’t compare yourself to other posters; we all have our own issues.

I have some suggestions about food.  Firstly, it’s cheaper to make food in large quantities and then eat the same thing for the rest of the week.  It also helps you stick to your diet.  Seems boring, but trust me; most people grossly overestimate the amount of variety in their meals and are usually cycling between a few recipes at a time anyway.  I generally do a chilli, stew, curry, or soup on Sunday and have it for the rest of the week.  (Also soups are great because they’re cheap to make, low calorie assuming they’re broth-based, and very filling).

Eat lots of beans.  You can get a big ol’ bucket of dried pinto beans from Costco for pretty cheap.  Beans are a great staple for a weight loss diet because they’re a slow burning carb (won’t spike your insulin and make you store fat), and they will fill you up.  I have a great chili recipe if you don’t have one of your own.

I also suggest considering intermittent fasting.  There is a great book on it – “Eat STOP Eat” by Brad Pilon; I have the e-book if you want a copy.  Fasting has some health benefits, like increasing your insulin response, but what I found most helpful was that a) it helps me realize how often I snack just because it’s fun, or eat when I’m not actually hungry, and b) it’s an easy way to cut calories.  In your case, fasting a couple of times a week (you shouldn’t do it more than twice) will reduce your calories by 30% and free up some of your food budget to buy healthier stuff for the days you *are* eating.

Post # 14
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6 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I really want to lose only about 3-5kg, and my wedding is ages away, but I realise that – when it comes to me and weight loss – I need to lose it with plenty of time to spare, otherwise it’s ‘faux weight loss’ and I can never sustain it!

My biggest weakness is the >6pm binge eating. I think to myself: “Oh, I’ve eaten really healthy all day, so of course I can have a few chips…” which ends up being the whole packet! 

Post # 15
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139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Today I went to yoga then session with my trainer! And did fairly well on the eating so it was pretty successful!

Happy Monday everyone!

Post # 16
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896 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Today my goal is to refuse to give in to my sweet tooth tonight. It’s baby steps, right? I’m also going to try to work on my portions this week.

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