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need to lose 150 but

Postby Missjules » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:09 pm

Realistically, I've set my short term goal at 65 pounds which is 20% of my body weight. To lose it I've begun keeping track of every morsel that passes my lips and recording it at nutritiondata.com... then it analyzes all my foods and tells me how many calories I've consumed and how many vitamins, etc.

For exercise I've been doing the Biggest Loser work outs, Walking 5 miles per day and going on long hikes on the weekends.

I had a previous early loss but before it happened my obgyn told me that he fully supported me losing a modest amount of weight even during pregnancy as long as I kept the exercise low impact, and coordinated with his nutritionist.

I'm 316 now, but my all time high was 340... I've never been motivated like this before. I am FIRED UP!

Any other severely obese women out there also working to lose it?
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Postby MegsRemainsHopeful » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:08 pm

Congrats on such motivation!!!! :-) That's what it takes... I need to loose quite a bit and am finding myself all the more motivated as well this go at it! DH and I started the South Beach Diet Phase 1 yesterday and I started doing a minimum of 20 min on the Eliptical every AM and feel great knowing I"m doing something to not only achieve better health for myself but hopefully that baby we've been wa iting for so very long.... :-)
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Postby wistfulgirl » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:57 pm

I'm right there with you. I'm currently about 270lbs, never been pg and don't O on my own. DH and I just started back walking 2 miles a day but I have some severe problems with my ankles that prevent me from being able to walk very easily some days. I've seen an orthopeadic surgeon about the issues and he thinks it is a combination of gout and degenerative arthritis. His suggestion was to lose weight, which was also my OB/GYN's suggestion. I really want to do this, but its difficult when my ankles swell and hurt to the point of being almost unable to walk.

Thank you for that web address. I think I'm going to try it and see if it can help me some!
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Postby bluenoser76 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:05 am

Hi wow you guys are motivated! I'm working down from 220lbs and that's the heaviest that I've ever been. I blame some of it on taking hormone medication for endometriosis over the last few yrs. Some of that is warranted & some of it is just me gaining weight... :oops:

I was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea and before that it took close to 7 months to lose 15 lbs! To be fair, I couldn't get out and exercise that much because I was sick with extreme pain, had endo excision surgery (where they cut it out) & then had to recover....now it's "suddenly" Oct!

I was finally allowed to exercise end of August/early Sept! I have been doing 20-30 minutes of walking at least every 2 days and have been working around the house trying to get it in ship-shape since the summer of relaxing and getting better.

Since I have been treated for sleep apnea--I have to wear this machine at night--I've lost 5lbs in the last month! Nuts.

I too am trying for overall health but also for fertility. On months that I'm feeling down or rather those days--it's for "me" but most of the time I'll admit it's for a baby!

I've lost and gained a ton of weight in the past but never actually kept it off! So any tips are good! If you have them.
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Postby Catherine_Joy » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:17 am

I am trying to lose weight too ... my best friend is pregnant right now (she just told me last night ) and we were TTC together. She did it so quickly !! I feel like my weight will hold me back from chring this experience with her.

She keeps telling me that my weight is not that bad, but nobody really knows hpw much I weigh. Not even my DH. I am a little over 300lbs. I have been on a diet pretty much my whole life (haha) and am now just REALLY wanting it to work so I can be cute pregnant like everybody else ...
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Postby bluenoser76 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:49 pm

Hi Catherine! You can do it! I slowly SLOWLY lost 20lbs just by changing how I eat, eating more veggies and lesser portions of fatty stuff.

8) I just became pregnant and I'm not sure how (honestly). Just a long time of changing things around or maybe just luck or maybe one of my prayers finally worked. I don't know.

GL to you all! :wink:
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Postby Missjules » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:43 am

ok, I've been working dilligently spending 2 hours a day at the gym and eating a very healthy mediterrainan diet... and I'm only down 9 pounds from last time I posted here... I'm at 307 now. I am going to ask my doctor to refer me to an endocronologist because my calories out waaaaaay exceeds my calories in and the weight is barely coming off....

The good news is that the exercise and healthy eating seem to be helping my cycles and I've had shorter cycles and o'd two months in a row! And my fitness is way way up. I recently completed a mega push workout where I did interval training for 20 minutes (run at 5.2 mph for 60 seconds, walk at 3.0 mph for 90 seconds, repeat over and over and over for 20 minutes) then I walked at 3.5 mph on an 8 incline for 40 minutes, the did the eliptical for 30 minutes, then did the recumbant bike for 15 miles (about an hour)... oh then I did all my resistance training! I usually try to work out harder like this one day a week (typically on Sunday) and then the rest of the week is just a regular 2 hour workout... So anyway, I'm thrilled that I'm feeling more fit and healthy, but concerned that I might have some health problem that is keeping the weight on.
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Postby scara28 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:02 pm

wistfulgirl - maybe cycling or swimming will help you with your ankle problems. They are both low impact exercises that burn a lot of calories. The bonus to swimming is that it will help to sooth the swelling in your joints! Good luck to you all!
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Postby Missjules » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:12 pm

scara is so right about the cycling wistful girl... you may want to try the recumbant bike.. it's much easier on your rear since it has a big fat seat kind of like a chair.. ALSO, the eliptical can be good since you don't put any shock on your joints, but it's still somewhat weight bearing.. Just a matter of what you tolerate!

ALSO, you might want to consider checking craigslist for a used healthrider.. they're kind of silly looking, but work well if you have an injury.
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