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"Weighty Issues"

During discussions here, I've met a lot of people who seem to have added a few pounds here and there. Of course, this is an epidemic. We all, at one time or another, have some extra weight that suddenly appears out of nowhere! That darn dryer is shrinking clothes again! One too many glasses of wine or a pint over the limit. Extra slice of Chicago style pizza anyone? GUILTY! I lost 80 pounds through sheer will and determination. I love to cook, I love to eat, I love food and family dinners, BBQs... you get the picture. I want this group to talk about it. Share your frustrations, gain ideas from others (not lbs), get healthy recipes, new ideas for work outs, anything that is a "Weighty Issue" for you. Please help me. I continuously need the motivation and inspiration to stay healthy. I know there are others out there too.

Discussion Forum

What is your plan? 8 Replies

What are you doing right now to help win the weight battle? Food plans, diet diary. exercise, supplements? Share your thoughts with us as we are all looking for a long term solution to weight issues!

Started by Pat Ward. Last reply by Tonya Brooks-Taylor May 17, 2011.

My Journey 33 Replies

So, I originally lost about 80 pounds. Then over the last year, I got lazy. No sugar coating this. LAZY! I literally stopped everything all at the same time. Exercising, watching what I eat, drinking…Continue

Started by Marissa. Last reply by Julie Wuebbels Mar 11, 2010.

Obesity Linked to Clear-Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma 1 Reply

This may help some! If you can not get into the link below, go to and join this FREE service. The information is staggering. Well worth…Continue

Started by Mike Hinkle. Last reply by Darcy Neibaur Jan 27, 2010.

Recipes 1 Reply

I had this in another group, but I think that it would benefit here as well. Share your favorite recipes. Whether they are healthy or unhealthy. For the healthy ones...great! We can all give them a…Continue

Started by Marissa. Last reply by Marissa Jan 10, 2010.

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Comment by Pat Ward on January 4, 2012 at 12:56am

Hi Kimberly, 100 pounds in one year is very doable if you can consistently lose about 2 pounds a week, I myself am trying to lose 50 pounds in a year (one pound a week with 2 weeks of "cheats" ;) I am not a big fan of the Biggest Loser and I will tell you why. First of all it is not reality, these people are put into a bootcamp type situation where all they do is exercise all day long and their eating is monitored, this is not real life. In real life we have to work, take care of others, do chores,food shop, and get stuff done. These people only have to concentrate on losing weight as I said not reality. Second, they lose weight too fast and then usually cannot keep it off in the long term, I said usually because some do, others do not. If you revisted these biggest losers a year later I wonder how many actually kept the weight off. You have to live in the real world most of the time, that is the true test. Third pushing yourself past your limits is not a good thing. No pain no gain is a load of crap. You do what you can do and work up a good sweat and within reason, test your limits and then you BACK OFF if your body says no. To not do that would be foolhardy and will lead to injury most likely. Your plan sounds very sensible and I wish you a lot of success with it.

Comment by Kimberly Rogers on January 4, 2012 at 12:39am

Good news! I had my 3-month follow-up visit yesterday. Not only have I lost 10 lbs, but I have dropped my A1c down to 6.8 (down from 8) and 100 pts off my LDL (bad cholesterol). My HDL did go up, but still needs improvement.

This comes from: 1) getting rid of all the soda (I used to drink a 2-ltr bottle a day); 2) eating more fruits, veggies & fiber; 3) Stop eating fast food; 4) Make better choices when eating out or at family events/parties; 5) Attend diabetic education and movement "bootcamp" for six weeks; 6) Decrease stress (massage REALLY helps); 7) Walk 10,000 steps a day (I'm up to 5,000); 8) Eat sweets & drink alcohol in moderation; 9) Sleep at least 8 hours per night; 10) Take my prescribed medication daily & test my blood sugars as required; 11) Take my vitamins/supplements--and make sure my physician & pharmacist know what I am taking & discuss possible drug interactions; and most importantly 12) EAT BREAKFAST.

My hope is in 12 months to be 100 lbs lighter. My physician thinks it is possible, as long as I take it slowly. She doesn't want me to do a "Biggest Loser" type of quick weight loss--she says that the weight loss wouldn't last and the skin on my body wouldn't have the time to tone and tighten. Or worse, I would plateau and possible give up.

Tomorrow I take a "free" water aerobics class offered by our hospital's physical therapy department. If I like it, I can purchase a punch card and attend up to two sessions per week. Next week I start back at the gym offered by the hospital's Health & Wellness (Diabetic & Cardiac Care) Center. They have us weigh in, check our blood sugars (if necessary) and check our blood pressures before, 1/2 way thru the exercise routine (typically 30-60 minutes) and at the end, after a brief rest.

I also am moving my business to a new location. Yay! I also have decided to put myself and my health first, not my clients. 2011 proved to be a scarey health wake-up call for me and my family. I want 2012 to be the year of good health and well-being, not only for myself & family, but my clients as well. I hope my work at weight loss and improving my health will be inspirational to my clients. Thanks for listening!

Comment by Tonya Brooks-Taylor on June 26, 2011 at 11:09pm
I started the Dukan diet about six weeks ago. I've lost 12 pounds thusfar. The diet has three phases (Attack, Cruise, and Consolidation).  I lost 5 lbs alone during the first phase (Attack) which entailed eating pure protein (no veggies or fruits and no sweets and starches) for five days.  I am in the second phase and will be in it for the next two months. I alternated between days of pure protein and days where I can eat both proteins and veggies.  I also walk 20 minutes per day at a brisk pace. I feel great and (even though I cheat once in a while) I am loving this diet and have fallen in love with 0% Chobani Greek style yoghurt which has become a staple :-). If you want to learn more about the diet, visit
Comment by Julie Wuebbels on October 30, 2010 at 2:14pm
Congratulations to all of you for the great work you all have been doing on your weight lose I have not had the chance to weigh myself in a long time but I think I am still losing a little weight because of the way my clothes fit I have been so busy lately with trying to get my life in order and get out of debt I have not been paying attention to anything on the internet. Congratulations Marissa on the new baby and hope everything works out for you and everyone else.
Comment by Pat Ward on October 29, 2010 at 12:23pm
Thumbs up Darcy! :)
Comment by Darcy Neibaur on October 29, 2010 at 12:13pm
Had my CURVES weigh in today. Oh so excited. Lost another 5 pounds and 3 1/2 inches. Total lost 15 pounds and 12 1/2 inches. WOO HOO
Comment by Pat Ward on September 29, 2010 at 10:11pm
Congrats to you and your new addition!
Comment by Darcy Neibaur on September 29, 2010 at 8:44pm
Congratulations Marissa. Please do tell us all the details on your baby boy.
Comment by Marissa on September 29, 2010 at 6:24pm
Way to go Darcy! I can see that you are staying motivated and that is key. Had my baby boy on the 17th and re-joined Weight Watchers on Monday. I'm looking forward to getting clearance from my Dr. to start up an exercise program again!
Comment by Darcy Neibaur on September 23, 2010 at 9:16pm
Did my CURVES weigh in yesterday and had lost another 3 1/2 pounds. have lost 10 pounds and 9 inches total.

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