Just started

HDCRAZY - 11:45PM UTC, Mar 18th 2010


Hi there, I am 51 and just started calorie king last Sunday. my husband and I joined a gym the last week in December and I have lost 10 pounds in 3 months. it seems really slow..... and when I heard about Calorie King I thought this may be what I need. I am hypo thyroid and on medication, quite smoking a couple years ago and am peri meniposal... so all those stacked against me but I am determined to not gain anymore weight. I was 25 pounds over weight and have 15 more to go. I am hoping talking with others will help keep me going.:$

PLBCLARK - 3:23AM UTC, Apr 27th 2010

Obviously, I'm back to my old pattern. I need to get back to it! A fellow BVIer will help. I'm down a whopping 1/2 pound!:bang:

SCHMIDTD7 - 12:35AM UTC, Mar 29th 2010


Hey Florida, good for you on the initial loss. I wasn't sure either when I started if the calories CK gave me was the right amount, but I have been losing every week. Keep on keeping on. :smile1:

FLORIDATREASURE - 2:50PM UTC, Mar 27th 2010 View users public blog


hi everyone!! i'm new to ck as of a wk ago & i lost 3 of the 125 i need to lose the first wk!! i was happy for that since my cal target was 2000 cal. i thought i wdnt lose anything but obviously i was consuming well over that!!! i have begun walking everyday ( just had both hips replaced from arthritis in the last 6 months) which has been a real struggle but with my last surgery only a month ago i'm proud of myself for just the 15 - 25 min i can walk at a time now!!! lmao!!! reading all ur successes makes it easier to stay focused for me soo thanx to all of u hard workers & ur constant motivation!!!! peace to all!!

:eyebrows::p.s. if there r any choco-holics out there besides me chocolate cheerios with 1/2 c skim milk is under 150 cal. & r gr8.....if i really need a choc fix i add 1 tbsp choc syrup & still at 205 calories!!! best of luck to all!!!!!

BJHERE - 2:40PM UTC, Mar 26th 2010

Somewhere out there

GWALTNEY153 good for you, Your first step in getting off yours med. I hope you can get off the rest soon.
Studies have shown that walking can make your blood vessels more elastic so the blood can flow easier. Which this can help lower your blood pressure.

EX Minutes 115/230
Calories burn 591/1024
Wt 196/201/222(preCK)
Miles 5.2

HDCRAZY - 2:20AM UTC, Mar 25th 2010


Hi PIBClark. You can do it! I too am going to BVI this year and have been trying to get back to "me" for the trip. I am only in my 2nd week of calorie king but am liking it because it does make you watch what you are doing.

PLBCLARK - 11:58PM UTC, Mar 24th 2010

Hi, I'm nearly 51 and new to actually using the program. Started about a year ago and didn't really use it. I have to now! Many life-changing (and photo opportunities!) coming soon. My son graduates from high school in May, my daughter is getting married in June, I am going on a trip to the British Virgin Islands in July with my fiance (and we may decide to get married then.) Bottom line! I don't want to be fat! I've always been small, but have really gained weight this past year. I'm 5' and weigh 140 lbs due to my habit of drinking red wine every night and not exercising. Plus, the perimenopause thing. Look forward to having folks hold me accountable!

HDCRAZY - 3:39AM UTC, Mar 23rd 2010


thanks you guys, your encouragement is great. crossin my fingers for a good weigh in this week.

TENACITY - 7:02PM UTC, Mar 21st 2010

Ontario Canada

"Stacked against me"....Heck girl....think of them as the challenges that only a woman could overcome....I do, and I have knocked off most of my weight also! But even better than that, we are changing the universal perception about Menopause and women over 50!!!
Congrats on your successes and on all your future successes!!
Tenacity...aka Sheila

Stay Well, Stay Fit, Stay Focused

SW / 159 CW / 136 GW / 130

SCHMIDTD7 - 1:19AM UTC, Mar 20th 2010


GW that's awesome that you might be able to go off your blood pressure med. One reason I started to eat right and get healthy is I'm trying not to go on cholesterol medication. My Dr said she would give me 3 months to get my cholesterol down. If it isn't down when I go back she will make me go on medication. Hope i don't have to

GWALTNEY153 - 12:18AM UTC, Mar 20th 2010


Welcome HDC, You are in the right place. I was able to lose 20 lbs over the last 2 and 1/2 months. Even more important are the concrete improvements to my overall health. My Dr is now considering taking me off of blood pressure medication and reducing others. You will get a lot of support and information on these forums. That's been my experience. Anyway, just wanted to say hello to a fellow 50 something.

March Green Check Challenge 16/31
HW 210
CKSW 197
CW 175
GW 155

SCHMIDTD7 - 8:26PM UTC, Mar 19th 2010


you are doing great. I love CK so far. I have been on it for 2 1/2 weeks and have been steadily losing. You will get there and if you work the program you will see results. I too am hypo thyroid and peri menopausal so can relate.

Hang in there :wave1: