anyone want to start a weight loss support group?

  1. I could just cry I stepped on the scale this morning and almost had a heart attack! I wasn't expecting to see Calista Flockharts weight staring back at me because I know I'm fat but just about fell over when I saw the actual number. I have 70 lbs to lose and wanted to know if anyone would like to join me. I know this is not the ideal time (I have 25 people coming to my house for Christmas dinner) but I am starting now.

    Some background. I have been on low doses of anti depressants for about 7 years and that's when the weight issue became serious (had ben chubby before, but not obese). I had my thyroid checked a little over a year ago and the doctor said it is actualy on the low end of the high scale. I took myself off my current anti depressant (Amitriptyline) because I was on it more for sleep anyway. I avioded the crash form going off the med cold turkey (I believe becasue I was no longer clinically depressed). I am hoping that now that I don't fell like a slug everyday (trade off for sleep, I guess) I can take the weight off easier.

    Now that I am off the med I get MAYBE 6 hours of sleep a night so I go to bed at 10:00 and wake up at 4:00. I will get up every morning and do at least 1 hour of exercise (I have a tredmill, eliptical and bow flex). I will not put anymore junk in my mouth (with the exception of Christmas day, although I will not go overboard that day either).

    As of today I am 214 lbs (I can't believe I admitted that) and am 5' 5" so I have 70 lbs to go. Anyone want to lose with me?
    Last edit by rn in 3 years on Dec 16, '05
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  3. by   Katnip
    Have you looked at the healthier living thread? Lots of people trying to lose weight. There's a lot of support in there.

    I'm not ready to start losing weight yet. I'm not even sure how much I have to lose, but it's a lot. I'll have to wait until after Christmas, though. I just can't manage now.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I know the feeling my friend. Well. I have been disgusted w/the amt of weight I have allowed myself to carry.

    You are welcome to join us in the healthy living thread----or if enough show up here, we can create another sticky for this one. I am open to whatever everyone wants.
  5. by   rn in 3 years
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    I know the feeling my friend. Well. I have been disgusted w/the amt of weight I have allowed myself to carry.

    You are welcome to join us in the healthy living thread----or if enough show up here, we can create another sticky for this one. I am open to whatever everyone wants.

    I cut and pasted my thread into the Healthy Living Thread so just delete this. Might as well keep all the support together
  6. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from rn in 3 years
    I cut and pasted my thread into the Healthy Living Thread so just delete this. Might as well keep all the support together
    Will gladly join you starting the first week of Jan. I have 10 lbs to lose, but trust me, they are so stubborn. I have struggled to get them off and they seem to find me
  7. by   Lisa CCU RN
    I'll join you. If I knew you all better, maybe I'd tell you what I weigh, but since I don't just keep wondering.

    Seriously, I'm taking baby steps. I am taking the stairs, parking far, far away from the store, and banning fast food. More veggies and more water are on the menu too. Actually, I don't know what ''baby'' could handle all the steps I've been taking lately.

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