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YEAH! 201.8 lbs -- I've met my halfway goal and have lost 28.2 lbs!!!!!

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annability
Jun. 8th, 2010 03:10 am (UTC)
Surprisingly, just about 8 weeks. My original plan has me reaching the low 200s mid-August! I'm still thinking it'll take until November or December to get down to 174 (the original goal being mid-December), what with all I hear about plateaus and weight loss slowing down and all.
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annability
Jun. 8th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
It is! I literally did nothing but controlled diet and exercise. The first few weeks I just did a lot of walking and more activity in my day-to-day stuff, and then I started bringing in some stints on the elliptical machine and swimming.

It's really kind of disturbing how quickly the weight has gone away, though. I asked in the weight comm, and most people said it's because I started with a pretty large size - but I really didn't expect it to be so fast!
mollya
Jun. 7th, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
Yay, you!
oneonthefence
Jun. 7th, 2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
Congrats! Since I'm new - how long did it take to lose the 28.2? Diet change, light exercise?

Just wondering how to get the last 20 pounds off my body, lol - so any secrets you have would be great (remembering I'm barely mobile, though, so most exercise is unfortunately out for me...)

Go you!
annability
Jun. 7th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks!!

I've been trying to eat better since, well, early March -- but started "officially" with my Eating Well Plan on April 10 when I weighed 230lbs. I started with a food diary and making very selective choices and small, frequent portions. After a few weeks I worked in some light exercises (at most, half an hour on the elliptical or swimming) and I try to be a lot more active everywhere else.

I know the active part will be difficult for you! It does seem that I feel a lot better when I make sure to eat every two or three hours, rather than forbidding myself certain foods, and it gives me a more steady energy level throughout the day. I know you've mentioned in the past that food is something you have an issue with -- if you can control it, you feel empowered. I'd say a good way to use that psychology for good (rather than for starvation) is to control the portions, instead of controlling how little you can eat!

Are you able to take neighborhood walks at all? Like in the dusk or later evening hours so the sunlight doesn't give you trouble?
oneonthefence
Jun. 7th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
WOW - you lost that weight pretty quickly! That's impressive. You must really be sticking to it. I can't seem to drop these last 15-20 pounds (I'm stuck at 147 pounds, after having dropped from 190 pounds in January...)

A food diary makes sense. I should do that; I have to eat 1000 calories a day (doctor's orders, gah), and with gluten-free foods, it can be hard to find stuff that's healthy and safe (especially since I don't really eat meat), but I'm sure I can find a way, and break meals into small portions (since weight loss is, as you know, such a mental issue for me...) so that I do it the "right way."

It is the activity that's going to be my issue. I can't walk well because of the botched spinal tap and paralysis issues in the other leg (they sometimes randomly hit) but if Toby went with me, we may be able to walk down the street a bit. My rheumy has also recommended doing light yoga stretches in bed when someone is here, so I can try that, too. I really need to tone what I've lost; I'm flabby looking because of dropping 45 pounds but not being able to even lift 3-pound weights.

Thanks for the tips (and remembering I'm a vampire and can't go out until the night, haha). And again, congrats to you. You are rocking this thing!
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