Group: Doin-it 2012!

Created: 2012/01/04, Members: 86, Messages: 92

Women who want to achieve their weight loss goal this year- 2012. We will challenge and encourage one another! If you've made up your mind to "do it!" this is the group for you!!

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doin-it
doin-it
Posts: 8
Joined: 2012/01/04
Togo
2012/01/04, 02:53 PM
I am wondering why you've decided to get into shape this year?  What is your motivation?
doin-it
doin-it
Posts: 8
Joined: 2012/01/04
Togo
2012/01/04, 04:39 PM
I am tired of knowing what I can be and not doing anything about it!  I had lost 82 lbs. in 7 months and kept it off for over 2 years...but then I started traveling and fell back into old habits and had no time to devote to exercise.  Now I am ready to lose it again and keep it off this time! I remember how great I felt!!  I want that again!!  I'm "doin-it" this time!!!
Katie252
Katie252
Posts: 6
Joined: 2012/01/05
Canada
2012/01/05, 06:50 PM
I hear ya. I lost 60 lbs a few years ago. I moved in with my boyfriend and became instant housewife overnight? How did that happen.....I work from home and boy was that a mistake. I now know why stay at home moms pack on the pounds sometimes. Its so easy.  Now I dont have the energy to even go up the stairs.  Looking for a motivation partner?
SweetPeaMama
SweetPeaMama
Posts: 1
Joined: 2012/01/06
United States
2012/01/06, 04:19 PM
I am here to get input and motivation to lose weight.  I put on 50 lbs during my pregnancy (had daughter 10/5/2011) that I want to lose and I would like to lose 15lbs in addition.  I need to be fit and healthy, for my daughter and myself!
frogmania84
frogmania84
Posts: 3
Joined: 2012/01/04
United States
2012/01/07, 05:02 PM
SweetPea, congrats!!! I am on for just encouragement. I lost about 30 pounds 8 months ago, but now because of my where I live, I do not work out as much and do not always make the right food choices. When I lost all the weight before, I did it with a group of people from my church! They were so encouraging and definitely kept me going!
plumpeachy81
plumpeachy81
Posts: 3
Joined: 2012/01/07
United States
2012/01/07, 09:14 PM
My entire life has been a roller coaster ride of up and down scale numbers. I lose large amts of weight only to gain it all back within a year or two. I had lost 50 lbs in 2008, and 6 months after losing the weight had to have a total hysterectomy at age 27. After that I packed back on 55-60lbs and have not been able to get it off. I'm a hair stylist and me and the girls I work with at the salon have decided to do a "biggest loser" challenge. I am absolutely determined to get this weight off of me. I know what I can look like and how wonderful it feels to look that way and I will get there again! I want to be healthier and more active so I can enjoy life with my two daughters who are 6 and 8. And I want to be here for a long time to come for them.
doin-it
doin-it
Posts: 8
Joined: 2012/01/04
Togo
2012/01/08, 12:07 PM
Hey Everyone!!!  I am so excited to have some partners to go the journey with...we can do it!!  It is so nice to meet all of you!  Keep writing!  I am enjoying getting to know you all!!
Bookmite
Bookmite
Posts: 2
Joined: 2012/01/08
Australia
2012/01/08, 03:59 PM
Hi there,
I am from Mackay, Australia and my goal is to lose 7kg. I am heeding the advice I read, which is a realistic goal is to lose a maximum of 10% of your body weight. I manage maybe three months of consistent exercise a year and then sit around feeling bad about not doing any exercise while I turn to jelly. So I want to make exercise a habit that I can't opt out of.
Cermakovia
Cermakovia
Posts: 86
Joined: 2011/12/31
Canada
2012/01/08, 08:12 PM
I am a stay at home Mom of 2 boys.  Q - 2 1/2 and M - 6 months.    I started off after my wedding - only 3 1/2 years ago at about 123lbs and I wasn't even working out a lot then.  I got up to about 155 ibs after having my kids. I want my sexy self back, and I'm doing it for me and only me.  I don't want to have to rifle through my closet to find something that fits - I refuse to buy clothing at my new weight!  So I end up still wearing my maternity clothes that are to big or something that is too small and I hate it!  I want to throw on clothes and not have a single self-concious thought all day.

Guess what I have a background in fitness - Surprise!    I then went through school for Massage therapy, but realized it wasn't for me and continued on in a new field. After school I lived in Toronto and walked EVERYWHERE and couldn't afford junk food lol.  I was about 118lbs and loved my body. After leaving the city I got back to fitness and started working at a Curves.  The people owned 2 locations and liked me, so when they opened the 3rd location, I managed it for 2 years.  I loved being the person people could come to when they needed motivation and it motivated me.  When they needed a workout partner I would be their buddy and between that and teaching the circut I was fit and about 18% body fat. I even taught the weight management program there.  When I met my husband, we decide to buy a house together and moved to another town.  I started working at Goodlife .  A very motivating environment as most of the clientel are regulars, fit and love working out.  And hey - a free membership! But the constant sales goals and the marketing "machine" that is Goodlife, didn't didn't mesh with my outlook. So I left and ended up with a customer service desk job at another company.  Stike one - sit in a chair all day! Stike 2 - get a little older and see your metabolism slow down before your eyes. 

Despite my history I am not a gym rat, I don't like working out, I don't get a rush.  I would love to sit my fanny on a couch and read a good book. But, I love how it makes me look and working in the industry surrounded by faboulous looking people kept me motivated.

How the heck did she end up needing to lose thirty pounds if she has the knowlegge and tools to lose it you ask?  Willpower for one - I lost it somewhere when I was pregnant for the second time and it got worse after I gave birth.  I think I was exhausted and had very little time.  Instead of getting meals in when I should, I was taking care of everyone else.  By the time I realized I was hungry I was starving and my body was craving some instant fuel - chocolate for example. 

So my will power is back and I hope to keep it.  If you'll keep me accountable I'll do the same for all of you.
I don't have extensive fitness background, but I know more then than the average bear & will help whenever I can if you wish.  My hubby is a genuine Gym-rat and has willpower of titanium.  Just standing next to him motivates me, because our bodies used to be a matching set...He has a wealth of knowlege as well so I can always pick his brain too.
By the way, I'm long-winded if you couldn't guess.
hibarra82
hibarra82
Posts: 6
Joined: 2012/02/01
United States
2012/02/01, 07:37 PM
Well Ladies I am here because I need all the support I can get. I have struggled with my weight my whole life. I was thin from about 14 to 19 but suffered from anorexia, bullemia, and finally weight loss supplement abuse. I got married at 19 and had my first child at 20. Since I had to get over my eating disorders to have a healthy pregancy the pounds piled on fast, I gained 80 pounds during my pregnancy. After I delivered I began the atkins diet and had great success. I lost 60 pounds in about 4 months and then I failed, I put 95 pounds back on in about 4 months...YIKES! I tried to just diet and excercise but with very success. I did curves for a while and lost 25 pounds then I had two discs in my lower back rupture and had to have immediate surgery, steriods, ect...gained 40lbs back during recovery. Then I had two more children within 16 months from each other, another 40 pounds. After having my daughter I tried yet again to get in shape. Being a former dancer in high school Zumba was right up my ally. I joined the gym and began working out and doing Zumba 3 times a week. I got my diet together and began to losse weight...very slowly...I lost about 12 pounds over the course of 4 months. I then became pregnant with my fourth and last child. I kept working out but around week ten of my pregnancy the worst happened, I was having a lot of morning sickeness and during one my episodes I felt an intense pop in my lower back followed by a bone crushing pain in my right leg. The pain in my leg was so awful I couldn't even feel my back. I ruptured the same L4 L5 disc that I had surgery on before. I was pregnant and nothing could be done other than pain medicine, which I tried to avoid.  The nerve in my leg running into my foot was crushed from the presure of the disc and went numb. I could not move my right foot, it would just hang and was diagnosed with a dropped foot. Picture me 27 years old getting around with a walker, I had to use the walker for about a year due to constant falls. I did have a healthy baby boy and God gave me the strength and faith to overcome that very difficult pregnancy. I was told by a Neurologist, Pain Specialist, and Neurosurgeon that I would never have use of my right foot again, the nerve was dead. I can proudly say that they were wrong, it has been a long 2 year recovery but my nerve has returned to about 70% at this point. I finally am physically able to began working out again.

Three weeks ago my whole family made a lifestyle change and I am happy to repot there is no unhealthy food in my house. I joined a gym and began doing Zumba at home (I can't move quite fast enough to join a class). I have about 160 pounds to loose and am determined to make it happen in a healthy way. My body is sore all the time, I have little to no energy, and am genreally discusted with my health and appearance. I am here because I know that I need the support and knowledge of others and am very greatful for any help I can get on my journey.
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