Greetings from Wisconsin

PRAIRIELADY (guest) - 1:36PM UTC, Jan 27th 2008

Greetings to you all,

This is Linda from Madison, Wisconsin, and I just joined CK yesterday. I'm 54, single "mother" of two cats (Hewey and Troll), and have been overweight most of my life, although I've added over 30 lbs the past three years due to a family crisis. Am tired of the spare tire so am ready to get down to my ideal weight. I look forward to getting to know all of you.

CW 210
Goal 130

LNSGUY54 - 3:44PM UTC, Apr 13th 2008

Hi Linda

I have been dieting on and off for a few yrs now. I currently weigh 205 lbs with a goal weight of 185. I know it does not seem to be much, but we all have our struggles. I have found that this website has helped discipline me to keep track of my intake of foods. Let me explain my routine and maybe you will find some of this useful. I strictly follow the daily requirement of calories, which for me is 1976. I get up everyday and do warm up exercises for about 15 minutes and then walk 2 miles at a pace of 5 mph. I also do this walking in the evening. to make it a total of 4 miles walked per day. I drink 8/8 oz glasses of water daily as well as take an antioxidant isotonic blend (OPC Factor) along with a daily dose of a probiotic for intestinal health. I also take a daily dose of Selenium and grape seed extract. I weigh in each week, but in the morning before I weigh in I do what some may think as a little odd, but a nurse friend of mine recommended it and says that this is very good for ones colon health. I take a large enema with an enema bag the morning I do my weigh in and then step on the scale about an hour after I finsih the enema. That is my routine, but everyone has their own approach to their health. The enemas are good and seem to contribute to good colon health along with the probiotic I take everyday. My friend said that enemas are not just for relief of severe constipation, but are good for routine health maintenance. Anyway, thought I would give you my approach to exercise/diet.

ELIZA - 12:44AM UTC, Feb 26th 2008


Me too... single, happy mother of 2 cats, Ginger Elvis and Annie Michele. But I am much older than you. I am 71. Retired school teacher in TEXAS. I am new to this program, but not new to dieting. I want to be healthier and look better.

KAROLUS - 11:45PM UTC, Jan 27th 2008

Hi, Linda,
Welcome to one of the tough challenges. Quitting smoking is not as tough, because you quit and that's it, but you can't quit eating. I support you in your effort. My experience is that it is best to keep coming to the group and getting both feedback, encouragement, and sharing the challenge. I was part of a actual group--as opposed to virtual--for three years and found it wonderful, but gained back most of what I'd lost...Now, I'm determined to go forward and slim down to my goal weight. I look forward to joining with you in this challenge.


Current Weight=260
Goal Weight=200
Goal for next week=258