Introduce yourself, please

TMOORE1 - 10:51AM PDT, Mar 18th 2012

tmoore1

Hello all.

I'm starting this thread in hope of getting more activity in this CK group.

Those of us who have more than 100 to lose have a special considerations. Let's talk and help each other.

Use this thread to introduce yourself. Some people are more comfortable than others with revealing personal details: Go with your own comfort levels. You don't have to give your entire life story - just enough to let us know where you are in trying to get fit and healthy.

Thanks & Welcome!


HW390 CW244 GW180


TMOORE1 - 10:57AM PDT, Mar 18th 2012

tmoore1

I'll go first.

My name is Toni. I'm 53, I teach High School in Tucson. Arizona. I was normal weight as a child, but rapidly put on pounds as I settled into a sedentary adult lifestyle. I've spent most of my life (since my 20's) around 300 pounds. That was my "normal."

It crept up higher than that in the last few years. In December of 2010, the scale was nearing 400, and that just seemed impossible to face. I started working out with a personal trainer at a gym. She nagged me (insisted on it!) into keeping a food journal; something I strongly resisted at first. She was right. It works. I've lost over 150 pounds in the last 2 years.

But I'm stuck. I need to lose 50 or 60 more (which means I really should be in a group called 200+, but let's not go there...) but I haven't lost any in 6 months or so. That's why I joined CK. I need to do something different to finish my journey.

Thanks,

Toni

HW390 CW244 GW180


SDTROGDON - 2:47AM PDT, Mar 19th 2012

sdtrogdon
USA

My name is Shannon. I am a 40 years old, married with no children. I live in North Carolina.

All of my hobbies are sedentary...reading, geneaology, card making, driving around in the country. All require sitting. I have never been active. Even as a child, I always found quiet things to do.

I have battled weight my whole life. My grandparents and parents helped me to form terrible eating habits because of their food choices for me. In my early years, they gave me whatever I wanted, and NEVER made me eat healthy food. I grew up on biscuits and gravy, hot dogs, Spaghetti-Os, instant mashed potatoes, cheeseburgers, french-fries, chocolate milk, and sweets. Combine that with quiet play, and no metabolism, and you get an overweight child.

When I hit the 300 lb. mark in my early thirties, I thought I'd die. But then I got used to it. My heaviest was 358 lbs. That is when I started Calorie King. Since then my weight has fluctuated up and down around the 330 lb. mark. My last weigh in (this morning) was 317 lbs.

I seem to do good for a little while, and then I get tired of counting calories and keeping a journal, and then I quit. This process just repeats itself. I need to stay committed and worry about only one day at a time.

Shannon
HW358 CW317 GW140


DEEANN - 11:49AM PDT, Mar 19th 2012

deeann
Illinois

Hi, I'm Dee and I'm 53 years old. I live in central Illinois and am an RN, but have a desk job.

I am married and have 3 kids and 2 grandkids. I've never been athletic and my hobbies are all sedate ones - computer, reading, etc. I did run for about a year (or less), but then started putting the weight back on.

I was a normal weight as a child, but as puberty hit, my weight climbed and climbed. I was about 220 in high school and felt HUGE. Then I got a job at a gas station (full service) and did nothing but run from pump to pump all day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. There was no food at that station, just a water fountain, and I was usually by myself - so no lunch breaks. I was too tired by the time I got home to fix much to eat and would normally just have a sandwich or a bowl of soup. I wasn't a breakfast eater either and really don't remember eating anything before work.

As a result, I got down to about 140/size 10. I met my husband and married. I put on a good 5 pounds before the wedding because I was learning to eat faster; a typical meal/lunch for me by that time was a whopper jr and a small fry (remember when a small fry was SMALL, lol). Anyway, I'd eat my sandwich, then munch on the fries till I was full… well until I met DH… he'd have my fries eaten before I got that far, so I learned to eat faster.

I stayed at about 145 - 150 till I started having kids (3 kids in 4 years), and my weight climbed and climbed with each kid. And then I quit smoking, and my weight climbed again. I tried many times to lose, and did a few times; down 30, up 50 was the usual pattern. I'm sure I spent many years near/over 300, but avoided the scale like the plague; not to mention that scales seldom went over 300 back then.

We've been on several mission trips (1-2 weeks during vacations), and shortly after one, when DH was already talking about the next, I was so frustrated and dreading the trip. I've never had to ask for a seat belt extension on a plane, but have come close. And the seats are so cramped - especially when your over 300. So another woman (from Indy) and I decided to become accountability partners. I lost a few pounds on my own, and then stumbled across CK.

Long story short (oops! Too late, lol), I discovered the forums (they used to be right on our Today page), and really got interested in fitness, not just the numbers on the scale. So I was exercising and losing consistently. I also had good support at work and elsewhere. Once I got close to 200 or a little below I actually started running with a friend at work, and another friend was hiking with me on the weekends. (Neither is still around).

In 18 months I went from around 300 to 163 and was plugging right along. Then people started to point out how close to goal I was; I hadn't noticed. So I decided to re-do my profile and found CK was recommending fewer calories. That was a mistake for ME because I was exercising like a maniac. I think the decreased calories put me into starvation mode, because I started having little binges and putting on weight. At first, I'd say, "That's okay. I won't go over ____(the next 10 lb mark)", but I did, and I did, and I did… and here I am. Ugh!

Now, I'm back to my OLD, old habits and am yo-yoing in the wrong direction. Perhaps I can find some mojo here. Thanks for the invite.



Dee

HW 320 :bang:
SW 298 Joined 4/8/05
Lowest 163.3 (10/7/06)
GW 161

March start = 258.8

Current Pic=Vicki(LUCKDUCK2) & me during a visit summer 2006.


JPSKITTS - 1:10PM PDT, Mar 27th 2012

jpskitts
Dallas, NC

Hey Dee, Shannon, and Toni,

I live in North Carolina where we love all things home-grown and deep-fried. I work full-time drawing maps for our county government and part-time on weekends for my mom. She owns a small fishcamp…a restaurant specializing in deep-fried seafood that’s served with hushpuppies, fries, and coleslaw. My niece is the current fascination of my entire family, and she’s the little girl in my photo. She’s the only baby in the family right now and spoiled rotten.

My free time is generally spent in my garden or with my chickens. I’m a farm girl at heart and will hopefully one day live and work my own farm full-time, but first things first. My physical lifestyle is a mix of sedentary and moderately moving (but seldom aerobic) activities.

I’ve been heavy all my life and come from a family that’s big in both size and number. My heaviest was 385 lbs and I hit that mark about six years ago. I came across this website and fell in love with it last year, during a time when I was seriously considering bariatric surgery. I repeatedly stated to anyone that would listen that I finally found something that wasn’t a program to follow, but a re-programming of my relationship with food. I lost 20 lbs during that honeymoon period and then went on vacation.

While on vacation in October, I gave up the structure supporting my good eating habits and slipped back into the abandonment of eating whatever food I wanted. Food once again controlled this girl, but no more. I’m back in the fight for my life…the healthier and more buoyant one.

Wishing each of us great success in 2012.

~Leslie Fay

HW 385lbs
CW 375lbs
GW 200lbs


DEEANN - 7:31PM PDT, Mar 27th 2012

deeann
Illinois

Hi Leslie, I'm so glad you're here. Looks like you'll have some challenges with your work environment and such. But I have no doubt that you will do this... and feel awesome as you eat healthier, exercise, and feel/become healthier.

:wave1:

Dee

HW 320 :bang:
SW 298 Joined 4/8/05
Lowest 163.3 (10/7/06) :rock1:
GW 161

March start = 258.8 :rolling1:

Current Pic=Vicki(LUCKDUCK2) & me during a visit summer 2006.


JPHOWARD1 - 11:31AM PDT, Mar 28th 2012

Hi, :wave1: I'm Janice and I live in South Mississippi. I have always had a weight problem. My starting weight was 248.

I was told 19 months ago I had Diabetes :cry2: and 3 months before that, :cry4: thyroid problems. I have trouble keeping my energy level up. Finding out what you can eat or not eat :bang: has been a challenge. No one gives clear good answers. I joined CK, to help me get motivated to get back to good health. It's not about getting smaller as it is to be healther. And I know as I get healther, I will get smaller.

Hope all of you have a great day!

:rock1:


TMOORE1 - 4:35PM PDT, Mar 28th 2012

tmoore1

Welcome Janice, glad to have you here

I agree: It's all about getting healthier.

Toni

HW390 CW244 GW180


COOKIEMONSTER - 4:43PM PDT, Mar 28th 2012

cookiemonster
SW Arizona

Welcome, Janice! Sorry to hear that you were diagnosed with diabetes. I've had diabetes for the past 12 years. It's a real bummer getting that bit of news. Has your doctor sent you to a diabetes nutrition class? I really learned alot about the effect of carbs and portion sizes in those classes. The good news is that some people are able to get rid of their diabetes after losing the weight. That's my personal goal. I wish you great success.

Elizabeth


DEEANN - 12:24PM PDT, Mar 29th 2012

deeann
Illinois

Hi Janice, and welcome aboard. I totally agree - it's all about health!

Dee

HW 320 :bang:
SW 298 Joined 4/8/05
Lowest 163.3 (10/7/06) :rock1:
GW 161

March start = 258.8 :rolling1:

Current Pic=Vicki(LUCKDUCK2) & me during a visit summer 2006.


SYDNEY - 12:22PM PDT, Mar 30th 2012

sydney
Ventura, California

:hi:
thank you Toni for the invite!

I'm sydney i'm 48 and live in Ventura calif.
not married, my son is 23 and just moved back home with me.

i have fought with food and weight my whole life:evil:
i've had years of therapy, inpatient for a eating disorder when i was 39.
since then i'm a total food binger....and my weight keep climbing :(

i have run millions of miles to keep my weight down
run marathons, 1/2 marathons i ran one last Nov....and prolly will be my last
i need a knee replacement which will be extra challenging to keep the weight down
and lose wight for the surgery...

so i'm looking for daily support to get healthy and lose this weight
even if i have to take it one meal at a time!!!



~ Sydney ~
**sw231~cw212**
:love: Healthy Habits :love:
231.....179....171....159.........115!
.......^......................................


DEEANN - 5:54PM PDT, Mar 30th 2012

deeann
Illinois

:wave1: Welcome to the group Sydney :thumbu2:

Dee

HW 320 :bang:
SW 298 Joined 4/8/05
Lowest 163.3 (10/7/06) :rock1:
GW 161

March start = 258.8 :rolling1:

Current Pic=Vicki(LUCKDUCK2) & me during a visit summer 2006.


SYDNEY - 6:35PM PDT, Mar 30th 2012

sydney
Ventura, California

:hi::hi: Hi Dee!
I love that picture of you and Vicki!!!



~ Sydney ~
**sw231~cw212**
:love: Healthy Habits :love:
231.....179....171....159.........115!
.......^......................................


DEEANN - 5:38PM PDT, Mar 31st 2012

deeann
Illinois

Thanks, I just love Vicki - she is so sweet. We've toyed with the idea of meeting up this summer. Last time I went to her place, and this time we're talking about meeting half way -- which is about a 5 1/2 hour drive.

Dee

HW 320 :bang:
SW 298 Joined 4/8/05
Lowest 163.3 (10/7/06) :rock1:
GW 161

March start = 258.8 :rolling1:

Current Pic=Vicki(LUCKDUCK2) & me during a visit summer 2006.


RPVWILL - 12:32PM PDT, Apr 5th 2012 View users public blog View users public diary

rpvwill
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Hi. I'm Will. I'm an alcoholic. Err, wait, wrong support group. Lemme start over. Hi, I'm Will. I love to crochet. Dang it! LOL. Will <---(clown). Hi. I'm Will. HW:375/CKHW:371/CKSW:360/CW:332/GW:205. CK is the best thing that's happened to me in a long time. It definately helps to know what I am putting in my body.

Thanks for getting the ball rolling TMOORE1.


TMOORE1 - 12:43PM PDT, Apr 5th 2012

tmoore1

Great to see you here, Will. I really believe that those of us with over 100 to lose (over 200 in my case, gack) have special concerns, and that it helps to share with others in the same position.

Welcome.

Toni

"I can do it. I will do it."
HW390 CW238 GW180

Last Edited: 12:44pm PDT, April 5th 2012

SYDNEY - 1:18PM PDT, Apr 5th 2012

sydney
Ventura, California

:hi::hi::hi: Hi Will and welcome!




~ Sydney ~
**sw231~cw212**
:love: Healthy Habits :love:
231.....179....171....159.........115!
.......^......................................


DEEANN - 1:32PM PDT, Apr 5th 2012

deeann
Illinois

:wave1: Hi Will, welcome aboard.

I love your sense of humor!!! :laugh5:

It makes me think of things I thought before, like, "Hi, I'm Dee, and I have a hand to mouth disorder" And similar things. I'm sure skinny people must be so confused as to why I can't stop putting food in my mouth, lol. :dork2:


Dee

HW 320 :bang:
SW 298 Joined 4/8/05
Lowest 163.3 (10/7/06) :rock1:
GW 161

April start = 264.5 :rolling1:

Current Pic=Vicki(LUCKDUCK2) & me during a visit summer 2006.


COOKIEMONSTER - 3:13PM PDT, Apr 5th 2012

cookiemonster
SW Arizona

Hi, Will. :hi: Stick around. I love your sense of humor.

Elizabeth


JPSKITTS - 4:39PM PDT, Apr 5th 2012

jpskitts
Dallas, NC

Shout-out to Toni for reaching out and getting this group a-moving! Thanks girl...the goodness you send out will re-visit your doorstep every time.

Woo hoo...glad to have you here, Will and Janice!

~Leslie Fay
HW:385
CW:371
Gw:200

Last Edited: 4:41pm PDT, April 5th 2012

TMOORE1 - 6:44PM PDT, Apr 5th 2012

tmoore1

Thanks, Leslie. My pleasure. I knew I needed the support, so I stirred some up. :-)

Toni

"I can do it. I will do it."
HW390 CW238 GW180


IAVET - 5:49PM PDT, Apr 22nd 2012

iavet
Newton, Ia

Hi everyone I'm Bob. 61 years old . I am a retired (22 years) Military vet with type 2 diabetes. I have used CK since Feb 2008 when I started low carb diet.

I am married to my best friend. have 13 grandchildren and 4 Kids (1 girl,3 boys). (Notice How grandkids came first, I love them,(IT'S THEIR PARENTS THAT IRRITATE ME) just saying. I home school my 4 year granddaughter. Next year I have her sister who is 3.
I love to cook and tweak recipes. An average day meal plan for me is,

Breakfast: 4 egg cheese-veggie omelet and 4 strips of bacon or milled flax pancakes with sugar free syrup and 4 strips of bacon.

Lunch is some type of wheat/flax pita sandwich with turkey/chicken or ham with mayo and lettuce with a huge dill pickle or broiled fish with salad.

Supper I force myself to eat a huge salad with hard boiled eggs and my home made sugar free Italian dressing.

For snacks I will make a Muffin in a mug or eat some Breyers carb smart Ice cream with pecans and sugar free caramel coffee flavoring.

I will usually do at least 40 minutes on my Gazelle or treadmill. I have real bad knees( I was a Paratrooper), so mostly it's the gazelle.

Anyway nice to be in the 100+ group, and look forward to reading your blogs and forums.

Bob " Smile and the whole world will smile with you or think you're crazy and leave you along"=D

SW 365 CW235.6 GW 195

Last Edited: 5:50pm PDT, April 22nd 2012

DEEANN - 4:28PM PDT, Apr 28th 2012

deeann
Illinois

Wow Bob, Sounds like you have an awesome plan!

Welcome to the group. :rock1:

Dee

HW 320 :bang:
SW 298 Joined 4/8/05
Lowest 163.3 (10/7/06) :rock1:
GW 161

April start = 264.5 :rolling1:

Current Pic=Vicki(LUCKDUCK2) & me during a visit summer 2006.


TUBBSTINA - 6:55PM PDT, Apr 28th 2012

tubbstina

Hi Everyone! :hi: I'm Tina and just joined CK. I have one busy teenage daughter and am always on the go with her. I was an athlete in college and love food. Unfortunately my love for food did not stop when my athletic career stopped.I currently weigh about 350. Can't tell for sure since the scale doesn't go above 330. My goal weight is 180.

I'm looking forward to getting healthy for both of us and hearing about other successes for motivation and learning experiences. I don't really know what to cook for variety of meals and looking forward to reading the forums for ideas.

Here's to the beginning of the journey!


TMOORE1 - 6:56AM PDT, Apr 29th 2012

tmoore1

Tina! Welcome. I'm so glad you found your way over to the 100+ group!!

I used to be even heavier than you currently are, so I know what it's like for you. You hang in there, stay focused, and you CAN do this. It's all worth it.

Hey, my goal weight is the same as yours, 180. Meet you there!

Toni

"You are what you repeated do."
HW390 CW238 GW180


DEEANN - 4:59PM PDT, Apr 29th 2012

deeann
Illinois

Welcome Tina and welcome aboard! :hi:

I used to be about 320 (maybe more... I didn't have a scale that went very far either). With the use of CK, I made it down to 164, but I am now about 258 (down from a relapse high of about 269.)

I'm glad you're here! :rock1:



Dee

HW 320 :bang:
SW 298 Joined 4/8/05
Lowest 163.3 (10/7/06) :rock1:
GW 161

April start = 264.5 :rolling1:

Current Pic=Vicki(LUCKDUCK2) & me during a visit summer 2006.


CDIANECHAVEZ - 8:30PM PDT, Apr 29th 2012

Hi everyone my name is Diane and I joined CK 4 years ago. I joined Dr Oz's Transformation Nation in September of last year and lost 22lbs but now that it's over I am starting to gain again. I want to belong to a group that is as:help: determined as I am to lose this weight once and for all. I used to belong to the Century Club but I guess no one is on there anymore. I've been away from CK for awhile but I'm back and would like to join your group.:help:

Diane

"Stop living life for what's around the corner and start enjoying the walk down the street.
-Grant L. Miller

SW 245
CW 224
GW 150


DEEANN - 5:32AM PDT, Apr 30th 2012

deeann
Illinois

Hi Diane and welcome aboard. I'm so glad you're here.

I have a conference out of town and will probably not be back online untill the weekend, but Toni is usually around, along with a few others.

:wave1:

Dee

HW 320 :bang:
SW 298 Joined 4/8/05
Lowest 163.3 (10/7/06) :rock1:
GW 161

April start = 264.5 :rolling1:

Current Pic=Vicki(LUCKDUCK2) & me during a visit summer 2006.


CAMPRMAN - 9:51AM PDT, May 7th 2012

camprman
Iowa

Hi everybody!

I am James, I have been on CK a few times over, and I am losing the same weight I have lost many times before.

Let's kick some fat to the curb!

-James

SW: 473 :sad2:
CW:
GW: 199

Down Pounds since 5/1/12!!!!


Failure is not an option!


TMOORE1 - 10:11AM PDT, May 7th 2012

tmoore1

Hi James! Glad to have you here!

Looks like you and I can join the 200+ club together... my ultimate goal weight would be more than 50% of my high, also. Where are you at now? Your current weight is not showing.

Let's both make this the last trip down.

Toni

"You are what you repeatedly do."
HW390 CW238 GW180


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