I'm a Newbie!

GDML - 4:59PM PST, Jan 26th 2011

I guess I just took the first step - I joied CK and then this group. I know it isn't going to be easy, but I'm ready to stop with the excuses of why I can't lose the excess 40 lbs that I'm lugging around. I feel terrible about myself and that's getting me depressed. Not what I wanted in my retirement years!

I retired at the end of October 2010 and that was going to be the start of a healthier lifstyle for me. That didn't happen. I want to do this for me - right now, that's what all this is about - me. I want to be around to see my daughter graduate from University; see my children settled in their own lives; see my dogs live to their golden years.

So, I'm looking to you for support! Wish me luck!


OKIELADY32 - 5:04PM PST, Jan 26th 2011

okielady32
Oklahoma

I just got back to CK today. I retired in June 2010 and a healthier lifestyle is my goal also. I so identify with you. I am lugging around plenty of extra pounds. I currently weigh 172 and constantly yo-yo between 175 and 169. Just can't seem to break the 169 mark and go below that. I am ready to buy some nice clothes but would like to get back to my old size of 130-140. Since retiring, I have no more excuses. Good luck on your journey. We can enter it together as the retirees!!!!


GDML - 5:14PM PST, Jan 26th 2011

Thanks!! I skidded over the 200 mark and am so not happy about that. It's the biggest I've ever been in my life!

Congratulations on your retirement. I hope you are enjoying it as much as I intend to:)


MECHDONNA2 - 9:24AM PST, Feb 3rd 2011

mechdonna2
Virginia

Hi,

I got close to 200 several years ago. I have dropped some lbs. but I find it difficult to get down further than 185.

Welcome to the group! Let's keep each other posted.

Donna


GDML - 7:43AM PST, Feb 4th 2011

Talk about luck - the first day I joined CK, my computer crashed! I just got it back today, so hopefully, I'll do better now. I didn't lose a bundle, but I didn't go up either, so that's a good thing. Now I have another motivator - my husband decided we're going on vacation in April - so now I really have to crack down:)

On that note, I am now off for a walk on this wonderful sunny (but very cold) day with my two beautiful dogs.

Cheers!
D


AUNTMOO - 7:24AM PST, Mar 9th 2011

auntmoo

Hi-i'm NOTHER NEWBIE nd reallly need some help. i,m not the best on a computer, so bear with me on these posts. I recently had a heart attack and my Dr. said to loose at least 30 pounds. have no idea how to do this. i joined CK yesterday and hopefully can get the help and motivation to do this. I live in Wisconsin, so it is pretty cold to be out walking. I dug out some old exercise tapes and am going to do these until the weather warms up and i can get outside. other then that, i guess i just try to keep my calories in check and track them every day. any other suggestions. i'll appreciate any help i can get!


AUNTMOO - 7:24AM PST, Mar 9th 2011

auntmoo

Hi-i'm NOTHER NEWBIE nd reallly need some help. i,m not the best on a computer, so bear with me on these posts. I recently had a heart attack and my Dr. said to loose at least 30 pounds. have no idea how to do this. i joined CK yesterday and hopefully can get the help and motivation to do this. I live in Wisconsin, so it is pretty cold to be out walking. I dug out some old exercise tapes and am going to do these until the weather warms up and i can get outside. other then that, i guess i just try to keep my calories in check and track them every day. any other suggestions. i'll appreciate any help i can get!


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