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14 August 2012 @ 11:15 am
I am looking for something very simple: a friend to email my weight every morning, to hold myself accountable. We can chat and get to know each other, but I don't expect lengthy email exchanges since I'm very busy. Simply someone who can commit to an exchange of weight every single morning without fail or excuses. Weighing myself daily is one thing that keeps me on track.

Anyone here interested?
30 July 2011 @ 10:28 pm
Ok, so I hope this isn't too random of a question, but tomorrow I plan on getting my first massage.  I weigh about 240 (down from 260...I joined Weight Watchers!), and have been having some severe back pains.  It started about a month ago when I started the Couch 2 5k running program.  The doctor said I was having muscles spasms, and put me on muscle relaxants and pain killers.  She also said I should stop running, but keep moving (ie. walking).  The pain went away for awhile, but not it is back in full force.  The doctor now suggested getting a massage, but I'm SO nervous, because, like I said, I've never had one before.  I'm pretty self-conscious about my body, and I'm worried about looking like a lump of fat on the table.  Has anyone here ever had a massage?  What was your experience like?  Do I have any reason to be worried?

One more thing, is anyone doing the C25K running program?  Should I stop if my back pain is so severe?  Will it get better once I lose weight?

Thanks for your help!
28 December 2010 @ 10:10 pm
Is there such thing as a safe diet supplement? I.E; SlimQuick, Alli, Stacker2, Zantrex?
02 September 2010 @ 07:40 pm
Ok, I have something to talk about, and a request. I'm not sure if the request is even allowed on here, but I thought I'd try. First, I was on Weight Watchers a couple years ago, and was really successful. I was down about 40lbs, almost under 200. I stopped going to meetings, and since then have been up and down in my weight. I am now at my biggest (about 250lbs), and am miserable. I look in the mirror and hate myself, yet I can't find the motivation to get myself back in gear. For a couple weeks I had been using my Wii Fit everyday, but then I had to have a minor surgery on my toe, and that stopped completely. I feel discouraged, ugly, and disgusted with myself. Any suggestions about how to get my motivation back?

My request is this...I'm not successful in my weight loss, but I feel pretty successful in my job. I'm a teacher, and my students don't have much. They come from tough homes, and I try to support them as best they can. However, I'm not made of money! There is a website, www.donorschoose.org where teachers can post projects, and people from around the world can choose to donate money to buy the materials requested by teachers. Right now the fast food restaurant Sonic is funding projects that get a lot of votes. If you wouldn't mind, I'd love some help! I'm looking to fund a project for books that talk about cultural differences, bullying, being confident, and just being different than other people. Here is what you have to do:

1. Go to http://www.limeadesforlearning.com

2. On the left side, click on "find a project"

3. In the middle of the page it will say, "Add a filter". Choose "location"

4. Then choose "Minnesota"

5. My project is called, "Celebrate our Differences". A picture of kids laying down in a circle will be there, too. Once you find it, vote for it.

6. An email will be sent to your email address that you need to confirm.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!
27 August 2010 @ 03:20 pm

I haven't posted in this community for ages. I thought I would start again as I am again trying to lose weight. Originally I was up to 261 pounds and then by October 2008 was down to 148 pounds. 113 pound loss.

After that, I gained again because I got pregnant. I just had my baby July 10, 2010 and I'm now back around 195 pounds or so (haven't checked in over a week). So here I am again. I'd like to lose 55-60 pounds.
I know oatmeal is a great choice for breakfast and, with a lot of sugar-free syrup, I generally enjoy it. But then it gets boring and I'd rather have less-healthy cereal or pizza or ice cream.

On that note, I've discovered banana nut bread oatmeal:

Slice up a banana, sprinkle some crushed walnuts on top, then add instant oatmeal and water and microwave.

Two minutes to a delicious breakfast. Hell, today, I didn't even use syrup! The bananas add such a wonderful flavor/texture that really breaks up the monotony of plain oatmeal.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
11 May 2010 @ 07:49 pm
Hello all -
I do not think I've ever posted on this page but its on my friends page and I read it reguarly. It took me over a year to loose 65lbs and I'm very pleased (no alcohol, sweets/sugar, and exercizing daily). I'm less now than I was in high school (although in HS I was overweight...I still have atleast 70lbs more to go).
For the last 3months I have been loosing and gaining the same 5lbs over and over. I know I've hit a plateau and have read/researched on how to get past it, but nothing is working! I've tried eating less carbs, changing up exercise, etc etc. Any other pointers?
Current Mood: busybusy
21 April 2010 @ 09:07 pm
I joined Weight Watchers again. This is the bazillionth time I think? This time, I have to stay committed and NOT give up. I'm lucky to have my sister doing this with me. She doesn't have as much to lose as me but I'm glad for the support. Also, I decided to do WW online for now then later on maybe try meetings. So, wish me luck on this journey!
Current Mood: determineddetermined