Well done bebe2011 - thats a great achievment :) x
Im late as well my weigh in for 8/3/2011 is 249.6
loss of 9.2 lbs since 7/24/2011
I couldn't agree more about losing weight slowly !
I lost over 65 pounds starting in July of '07 and it took me 9 months and this is the first "big" weight loss that I have kept off for the long haul. Like many folks on here, I have tried (and SUCCEEDED, I might add !) every diet known to womankind ! In the past, I have never made it past a year or a year-and-a-half of keeping the weight off.
I believe THIS time was different, though, because I did NOT diet AND, I lost the weight with both diet AND exercise AND I lost the weight slowly.
I have 10 pounds now to take off NOW because my "bad knee" is at it's worst and my workout intensity is NOT what it used to be. In fact, I was scheduled to have a total knee replacement this past Thursday, but it was canceled :(
Losing is much harder, however, because I would MUCH rather lose by exercising. I do *NOT* believe in "dieting," lol. I did not diet to lose the last time and I am fighting like crazy to lose with exercise again.
Good luck to you and HANG IN THERE ! Studies have shown that people who have a support group do MUCH better than "lone rangers." Stick around !
Looks like I will be down 2 pounds for the month of July. Have been hovering between 191 and 192 all week. Maybe August will be more a more productive month, if the humidity ever goes away. A comforting thought - my PA told me at my med checkup last week that it's not a bad thing to be losing so slowly because people who lose weight slowly tend to keep it off, so not to get discouraged. Hope that offers a little encouragement to someone else who is in the same boat that I am.
I was up 2 pounds today. Normally I would beel terribly discouraged about that, however I was recently out of town for 12 days and before that I had company for 3 weeks. I also have no AC in my house and it is currently up to 87 in here and I honestly believe I am retaining water.
I am walking over an hour around 5:30 in the mornings and going to the Y most weekdays, so we'll see if I can make any progress in the weight loss department.
excuse all my typos in the last post :(
I have lost 8lbs in the alst 7 days on the Fat Loss for Idiots diet...
I started 1st of May at 206lbs - today I am 179lbs - and VERY VERY happy - fianal goal is 150lbs :)