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4 hours ago, gabybab said:

Congrats! So nice to feel better and not being recognized, that is amazing!!! Goody, did you have surgery on 2-25? That was my date.

4 hours ago, gabybab said:

Congrats! So nice to feel better and not being recognized, that is amazing!!! Goody, did you have surgery on 2-25? That was my date.

We are surgery twins!

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Okay. Just had another NSV.

I’m at my local spa waiting for a massage to try to work these kinks of my lower back.
I go to this spa about 3-4 times per year.
Anyway, they have 2 sets of ladies robes: normal and plus size and they are on different sides of the locker area.
I learned this once to my dismay a couple of years ago when I showed up for a treatment and they were running low on plus size robes.
Until then I’d had no idea they had always led me to one side for a specific reason.
Needless to say, it was humiliating to be told (kindly) that they were waiting for a robe my size.

This time around after I checked in, they took me to the side with the “normal” size robes.

Progress

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7 hours ago, Sheribear68 said:

Okay. Just had another NSV.

I’m at my local spa waiting for a massage to try to work these kinks of my lower back.
I go to this spa about 3-4 times per year.
Anyway, they have 2 sets of ladies robes: normal and plus size and they are on different sides of the locker area.
I learned this once to my dismay a couple of years ago when I showed up for a treatment and they were running low on plus size robes.
Until then I’d had no idea they had always led me to one side for a specific reason.
Needless to say, it was humiliating to be told (kindly) that they were waiting for a robe my size.

This time around after I checked in, they took me to the side with the “normal” size robes.

Progress

Great progress! I need to use a gift card I have to get a massage. I used to get monthly massages at Massage Envy but had to cancel my membership when we moved overseas for a few years. I wonder how a massage will feel now that I'm 50-plus lbs thinner. I need to make an appointment soon! Congrats on moving to the normal-sized robes!

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Ok, I have finally realised that I need to start doing exercise. I think my weight loss has stalled and that's probably it now until I actually start to move this lump of a body around haha. Can anyone give me some pointers as to what excercise and how much to do per week to see some poundage loss?

I have access to a gym - I'm not a lover of walking outside... it's just too hot for my limey skin and I get bored.

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On 07/29/2019 at 16:05, froufrou said:



Ok, I have finally realised that I need to start doing exercise. I think my weight loss has stalled and that's probably it now until I actually start to move this lump of a body around haha. Can anyone give me some pointers as to what excercise and how much to do per week to see some poundage loss?




I have access to a gym - I'm not a lover of walking outside... it's just too hot for my limey skin and I get bored.


This is going to sound overly simplistic, but find something you like to do and do it.
I’ve discovered a love for Pilates (had never done a single class until March) and because I love it, I do it several times weekly.

Look for different kinds of fitness classes (or maybe even something sporty) and try it out and see if it “sticks” for you.

For example, I hate hate hate walking/running outside, but on the treadmill it’s kind of okay.
I don’t love it like I love Pilates, but I love how I feel after putting in 2-3 miles.

In fact, right before I broke my toes, I was about to start interval running.... I’d had a goal of weighing under 180 set before I was going to take off and run because I was being conservative and didn’t want to run until I was within 25 pounds of goal weight.

So the hope is that sometime mid-August I can give it a shot.
Fingers crossed.

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Try to incorporate both cardio and some strength training. I do several things - at least 10,000 steps a day, flights of stairs, wall pushups, light weights for upper body/arms, and just started leg exercises. I also have an elliptical machine that I use intermittently. In a bit I will add in some stretching/yoga. I can see muscle definition in my arms and my legs are pretty strong from the stairs. It's good to see some results and I know that every bit of muscle that is built increases my metabolism, so it is really worth the effort for long term success.

Everything I have read and heard, however, does not say that exercise actually takes off the pounds. Diet is what does that. Increased muscle mass helps metabolism and burns more calories than fat, but it's pretty hard to exercise off the weight. It is a very good addition for health and certainly aids weight loss when the proper diet is in place, but it doesn't do a lot by itself to move the scale.

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7 hours ago, ldawn said:

Onederland!!!! Finally

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CONGRATULATIONS, that must feel awesome!

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On 07/30/2019 at 16:03, Goody222 said:





CONGRATULATIONS, that must feel awesome!


It does! Been on cloud 9 all day

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10 hours ago, ldawn said:

Onederland!!!! Finally

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Congratulations!

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So today guys I finally hit go weight #1.
For over 20 years I convinced myself that I’d be so happy if I could only see 175 again.
Then once I started on this project last year (can’t believe it’s now been over a year since I went in for my first consult) I realized that not only was 175 possible, but that 155 was also possible. I’ll be honest and admit that I was starting to lose hope that I was going to hit first goal weight by 6 months post-surgery (August 6) but I’m sooooooooo freaking excited that I actually hit a goal in the timeline I’d set for it.
This seriously marks just the second time since surgery where I’ve hit a mini-goal in time and it feels great.

Omg. Less than 20 pounds to go til goal weight #2! Can I do it by my 51st birthday? October 16 will be the date to “beat”.

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14 hours ago, gabybab said:

Congratulations!

14 hours ago, gabybab said:

Congratulations!

14 hours ago, gabybab said:

Congratulations!

1 hour ago, Sheribear68 said:

So today guys I finally hit go weight #1.
For over 20 years I convinced myself that I’d be so happy if I could only see 175 again.
Then once I started on this project last year (can’t believe it’s now been over a year since I went in for my first consult) I realized that not only was 175 possible, but that 155 was also possible. I’ll be honest and admit that I was starting to lose hope that I was going to hit first goal weight by 6 months post-surgery (August 6) but I’m sooooooooo freaking excited that I actually hit a goal in the timeline I’d set for it.
This seriously marks just the second time since surgery where I’ve hit a mini-goal in time and it feels great.

Omg. Less than 20 pounds to go til goal weight #2! Can I do it by my 51st birthday? October 16 will be the date to “beat”.

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Fantastic job sherribear. 51 is going to be fabulous for you!

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On 7/31/2019 at 5:49 AM, Sheribear68 said:

So today guys I finally hit go weight #1.
For over 20 years I convinced myself that I’d be so happy if I could only see 175 again.
Then once I started on this project last year (can’t believe it’s now been over a year since I went in for my first consult) I realized that not only was 175 possible, but that 155 was also possible. I’ll be honest and admit that I was starting to lose hope that I was going to hit first goal weight by 6 months post-surgery (August 6) but I’m sooooooooo freaking excited that I actually hit a goal in the timeline I’d set for it.
This seriously marks just the second time since surgery where I’ve hit a mini-goal in time and it feels great.

Omg. Less than 20 pounds to go til goal weight #2! Can I do it by my 51st birthday? October 16 will be the date to “beat”.

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Congrats to you!!!🎉💕

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Has anyone actually tried picking up a couple dumbbells or weights that equal their weight loss? I grabbed two 45lbs plates at the gym today in either arm and couldn’t believe I was carrying 90 extra lbs around not even 6 months ago

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Ldawn, what app is that?

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