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July 27, 2005, 8:59 am CDT

Im new to site, looking for encouragement

Quote From: jmhawaii

Hi!

I've lost 67.2 pounds with Weight Watchers and have just 4.6 more to go to get to goal. One of the things that's helped me alot to stay on track is to break the larger goal down in to a series of smaller goals.

I started out at 207.8 pounds with a goal of 71.8 pounds to lose to get to 136. Although I have always been aware of the total I needed to lose during my journey, I didn't focus on that. I focusted on small things.

The first goal was to lose enough to be weigh in under 205. I didn't care if is was 204.8 - it didn't matter how small the amount was to get under 205 - as long as it was under 205, I'd met my goal. So, each weight-loss goal was small. And alot of small goals add up.

The other goal I set for myself was to concentrate on changing my behavior so when I do get to goal, I'll be able to deal with not gaining the weight back. I've been focusing on doing things that don't involve eating and on enjoying making healthy choices when I do eat. And to be able to eat anything, including sweets (my former "downfall") in moderation.

I also had to realize that in the past, I didn't want to give up overeating - I got too much pleasure out of it. So I had to be willing to give up the overeating; waht was the use of making the time and effort of losing that much weight if I really didn't want to give up the behavior that got me fat?

Jeanne

 

Hi there,

 

I lost 41 lbs, (weight watchers without the meetings) gained back about 10, and was stabilized there. (137) I have been off work 14 months, and have had 5 surgeries- two of them on my foot. I have gained weight and now weigh in at 173. The best weight for me is 120-125. I am not quite 5'  2" losing 48-53 pounds at age 45 is scary, and I agree about the small goals.

 

I didn't do any exercise last time, and now I am so out of shape I am concerned about the ability to do my job. I am getting ready to go and walk a track near my house now that the heat has broken. I am thinking of trying Pilates and lifting free weights too. I have 6 weeks to get fit enough to work a 40 hour week in a factory,which I will have not done in 16 months!!!!!

ANY tips would be appriciated!!!!

                                                              Lisa

 
July 27, 2005, 9:03 am CDT

Staying Motivated

Hi everyone,

I am new to posting, and I posted this as a reply to someone, then realized I could get ideas from others if I just posted in general.

 

I lost 41 lbs, (weight watchers without the meetings) gained back about 10, and was stabilized there. (137) I have been off work 14 months, and have had 5 surgeries- two of them on my foot. I have gained weight and now weigh in at 173. The best weight for me is 120-125. I am not quite 5'  2" losing 48-53 pounds at age 45 is scary, and I agree about the small goals.

 

I didn't do any exercise last time, and now I am so out of shape I am concerned about the ability to do my job. I am getting ready to go and walk a track near my house now that the heat has broken. I am thinking of trying Pilates and lifting free weights too. I have 6 weeks to get fit enough to work a 40 hour week in a factory,which I will have not done in 16 months!!!!!

ANY tips would be appriciated!!!!

                                                              Lisa

 

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