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Jul. 21st, 2009

06:48 pm - Newbie

Hi! My name is Amanda and I am getting married in March of '10. I used to be on weight watchers and lost 30 pounds to reach 195, but now I am back to 225 again after a full year of graduate school, sitting on my butt reading books and articles and writing papers, so I am ready to get back on the band wagon. I have plans to rejoin weight watchers once the school year starts and I have some financial aid to work with, but for now I would be happy to just get some daily exercise in and lower my calorie intake to about 1800 a day.

I haven't found a dress yet, but I can tell you that trying them on is no fun at my size. I'm wearing a size 16 pant right now and nothing zips up in the back to give me a good idea of how it would look. I'd really like to try to get at least 10 pounds off before I start seriously looking again (or at least get back to a size 14 pant by exercising and losing inches).

I'm keeping track of what I am eating and how much I am working out in my personal journal, but I wanted to share my successes and challenges with a community that seemed to be nice, and this looked like the place! Here goes something!

Jun. 1st, 2009

02:55 am - Hi, I'm new.

I can't ever say that i've been a thin girl. Even in the 5th grade, I weighed a140lbs. My main size throught highschool was a size 16-18, and once I graduated I was considerably less active. No more dance team, nomore marching band, and I have a lot more time on my hands to eat and snack, and my freshman year in college, I met my fiance. I was even less active and a whole lot more stressed due to certain things happening in life. Then in 2005, I was a size 16-18, I got pregnant, and lost the baby at 23 weeks, 2 days. After this, I went into a greater depression, alongside just having moved to a city 100 plus miles away from my family, never having been away from home or my mother for more than 3 weeks vacation.
Over the years, I have gotten use to being a big girl, even proud of my voluptuousness, but still when I looked at my naked self in the mirror, I was disgusted at what I saw. Now, as brought up in this post, http://community.livejournal.com/100pounds2lose/5322479.html?style=mine, my fiance has given me (as of a couple of months ago) an ultimatum to lose about 100lbs before our August 14, 2010 wedding. I knew being overweight was bad for my health, and blood pressure/cholesterol issues as well as heart problems run well within my family. Now I have a support group of a lot of ladies at a community called 100pounds2lose who have given me not only good advice, but hope that I can do lose the weight to the best of my abilities, and that my fiance saying that he wanted me to lose the weight because of my health and because he was "tired of my gut flapping around." That hurt to hear, and every time he talks about my weight, it brings me to tears and I feel so unloved its unbelivable, but maybe it's just what I need to get going...maybe. At this point, I want to do this for me, but for him even more. I want him to be happy with me, not just me with myself...I'm stuck and so topsy turvy on this. Since I just got a new job, I guess the first thing i'll do is join a gym, and find a weight loss plan.

May. 6th, 2007

11:05 pm

Hey everyone! This is kinda bittersweet, but I was looking at my LJ info page and realized that i'm in a couple wedding planning type communities that i probably don't belong to. i guess it's about time that i leave these communities, since we've been married almost a year now..  i sincerely wish the best for all of you! don't hesitate to keep in touch or friend me on my personal journal.... <3


Oct. 21st, 2006

02:43 pm - I Know This Probably Isn't Allowed, But...

I just wanted to invite everyone (including the maintainers) to come on over to my new community journeyofmany and read about it and maybe join if you like it. If you are on a healthy weight loss journey and want to have some new friends and real, sincere support in your healthy journey, you will fit in perfectly at my community. I hope to see you soon!!


Sep. 14th, 2006

10:13 pm - Do you like to cook?

hey. I thought this might be something that us newly married and soon to be married people would enjoy!!

i'm doing this recipe tree thing where you get a letter and you send your favorite recipe to the person who's address is on the back of the letter, and then you send the letter to 8 people and you end up getting 64 recipes in the mail.. it's really fun.

anyway, i'm sending my letters out tomorrow, and it's more fun to get recipes from people all around, so i thought i'd see if any of you would be interested. if you want to join, send me a message and i'll include you!

Sep. 9th, 2006

04:13 pm

Jess (my fiance) got a new camera so we have some pictures for you guys!

Lurve!Collapse )


Current Location: My dorm
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Soundtrack

Aug. 21st, 2006

04:17 pm - Working Out - Day 1

I worked out at the Leach Center for the first time today. Ten minute walk to the center and a good 30 minute spinning session. Good for a start. I also bought a bottle of Trimspa to see how that works, starting tomorrow. Wednesday, another 35 minutes worth of spinning. Up the time by 5 minutes every time until I go for an hour and a half. In a month, I'll start encorporating weight training.

So...yay! And Jesse came with me which was nice.

I'm off.


Aug. 15th, 2006

10:20 pm - Teh_Bride Info!

Hey everyone! I'm new here and I just wanted to check in, give you the basic info. First, my name is Kate and I've been engaged since Dec. 20 to my perfect man. The rest you can find on my LJ. So here's my basic info...

Basic Stats: 222 lbs, 5'6", 43:40:50
Goals: Long Term - 145 lbs
Wedding Date: June 7, 2008

I've struggled with my weight my entire life, but the only time I've ever had it under control is when I was on LJ, so I'm back. I was my smallest last January, at 211 lbs. I haven't been that small since 5th grade. (I'm a second year at Florida State University)

So, here I am, ready to start the fight again. Wish me luck!


Current Location: My bedroom
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: Watching Reno 911

Aug. 14th, 2006

12:03 pm - New Member

Hi! New bride-to-be starting out a fitness/diet routine here... Just wanted to post a little hello to the community. My wedding is on April 21, 2007 and I'm trying not to lose too much because I've already ordered my dress and I don't want to pay $50 in alterations. So! I look forward to joining you all in a great journey! Thanks!

Jul. 28th, 2006

02:15 pm - Wow, have *I* been gone!

Yikes! My wedding came and went a year and a half ago, and I practically forgot about here. I'm *SO* sorry to have left you guys without an attainable mod, and I really hope no pro-ed stuff slipped through, and no OT ads, either. I promise to be more active around here lately. Still on my own weight loss journey after all :)

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