Monday, November 27, 2006

New Group - Stash for Pounds

There had been so much chatting about weight on the CQ for Newbies list that it was decided to start another group, Stash4Pounds, to give those of us who are interested in losing weight a place to chat, motivate, and encourage each other in the process. Thank you, Susan! The plan isn't finalized, but the losers will receive some sort of CQ stash reward. The group just started yesterday, and there are about 15 already signed on.

I have probably lost what seems like 500 pounds in my lifetime, but inevitably gained it back. No, I don't weigh 500 pounds, but did weigh more than ever, and needed to lose 50 pounds. My report from the Health Fair at work in October wasn't the greatest, and already take cholesterol and bp meds. I've been obsessed with diets before, and always tend to tire of the plan and gain it back. I've been trying to 'watch it' since about September. What does that mean? I decided to try moderation - not a very easy thing for me! So, not eating any and everything I wanted, especially during TV time at night. Since I'm not a real breakfast person, I typically eat something between 9-10 at the office, then something around 1:00 for lunch, and dinner when I get home around 5-6. Cutting out most snacks and that late evening eating has produced a 10+ pounds loss in a couple of months.

Also during the Health Fair we were offered an opportunity to sign up for a four-week, FREE on-site fitness program with a personal trainer from the YMCA. I believe at the end of the four weeks we will be on our own, but at least it's a start. Today that program begins, and my plan is to go and see if I can incorporate it into my life. It is supposed to be things we can do without equipment and at home. I have seen some results on the guys who go to the Y and work with this trainer, and it is pretty amazing. Of course, they are on planned diets and work out about every day there with equipment. BUT, I don't care about drastic results - remember - moderation for me!


Melissa said...

Good for you! I'm all about Moderation too. But I do need to create healthy habits for myself as well. I joined Sparkpeople, because Debbie R. has lost 20 something pounds already and it's totally free and it helps you slowly create lifelong healthy habits! I love it! If you want you could join too and check it out. There are no requirements to be met and it's totally free.

NormaH said...

Charlene, this sounds like something for me. I need to lose at least 30 lbs.

Susan said...

I'm so glad you are joining me on this journey. I'd never do it alone!

JK said...

Congrats darlin on your 10lb weight loss! You are already ahead of the game! Make sure you keep us on the CQN list posted as you progress through. This is the time in our lives where we need to take better care of ourselves. As we get older and drop things, we try to figure out what else we can do while we are down there! ;)


pat winter said...

I want to join! I need encouragement to keep off what I lost and loose a few more. I just signed up. I hope you accept me!!!