57/m, married, retired early in 2011 due to major vision loss (retinitis pigmentosa) which is progressive and continuing. That and several injury problems in recent years limit my choice of activities. I have arthritis in both knees and in my neck, as well as elbow issues. My left knee may need to total replacement if I don't improve as my current treatment ends. There's another issue, probably heart related, that seems somewhat controlled by meds, but I think the meds have reduced my metabolism also.
Working on controlling snacking and keeping up with exercise. I tend to feel stressed easily and react with compulsive snacking.
I've never been pleased with my physical fitness - I don't have a lot of aptitude - I've mostly gotten past using that as an excuse, but I'm still inconsistent.
I have a 7.5 yr old and an 9 yr old. Both girls. I love being a stay at home mom, but I also work part time doing administratve work at my husbands store. I lost about 22 pounds on a clinic diet, then gained about 15 back. I love having fun. If something isn't fun or satisfying, I won't stick with it.
I'm a lot more disclipined with my diet than workouts.
I'm 35, height 5'5.5", weight was 238 lbs in March 2014.
Important milestones that I hope to cross.
To reach 224 lbs - that is 16 stone!
To reach 219 lbs - finally be under 100kg!
To reach 214 lbs - that's 10% lost!
To reach 210 lbs - 15 stone!
To reach 202 lbs - that's 15% lost!
To reach 199 lbs - onederland!
To reach 196 lbs - 14 stone.
To reach 190 lbs - that's 20% lost!
To reach 182 lbs - end of obesity, and 13 stone.
To reach 178 lbs - that's 25% lost!
To reach 168 lbs - 12 stone and close to 30% lost!
To reach 154 lbs - 11 stone.
And then: to reach 152lbs - "normal" BMI for 5'5.5" height.
Eventually reach my lowest weight of 138 lbs again (that was me in late 2007/early 2008 - that is middle of "normal" for my height, and means my clothes fit well).
I am a varsity athlete in school. I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT because it will help me run faster, perform better. A bigger goal for me to get fit is to look like a professional athlete, so it is more convincing when I promote my sport. I don't know why... I don't really want to tell people that I am losing weight. Perhaps that's because I don't want others to judge me, perhaps thats because I think this "shouldn't" be a problem amongst athletes. BUT I am one of them. Losing weight is always something in my mind, but this time, it is real. You can do it. You know it.