Skinny Emmy This is my favorite blog for weight loss, because Emmy has a really long journey ahead of her and behind her: she started at 455 pounds, is now at 342, and has 142 others to go! It is such an inspiration, and his contributions are always interesting. Dennis, with a lot of help from me, had reached his highest weight ever, and I had packed at 17 pounds since Weight Watcher left in May (a whopping 27 pounds since that time last year!). I know it`s awesome, but I`d rather impress with weight loss than win, thank you very much! With this contract, we pay ourselves to lose weight! The money we would have spent on Weight Watchers (that`s about $50 per month per person) goes each month to an online savings account, automatically deposited, just as the WW payment would have been automatically withdrawn. We will continue these monthly deposits until we both reach our target weights, and that`s where we`ll use it to buy a new TV! (What we have is the first thing we ever bought together, thirteen years ago, and the screen has displayed a faded image for the last eight. Then a new one would be nice!) If one of us makes his destination first, then the $50 goes each month to them rather than to the savings account, and they can use it to adapt to what they want as long as they keep their weight. I find for myself that so much of my problem is to eat unnecessarily… at this time of year. This year, I`m going to focus on staying focused every time I put something in my mouth. I kept most of the weight I lost when I started WW first, but some of them slipped. I go back to meetings and I lose again.
I would like to keep the money I spend each month for myself instead of giving it to the WW. Maybe someday. Go to a realistic goal! That`s probably my biggest problem. I always want to go back to a weight I haven`t had since college, when I was able to eat a lot less food than I need today. 3 fat chicks on a diet! This page has tons of useful articles on diets, fitness, food, lifestyle and plus size. A great resource for anyone who tries to lose weight. And can I just say that I`m so proud of myself because I put a weight of 140 pounds? For some reason, I have this idea that 130 is the magic number, even though I haven`t seen it all my adult life, unless I`ve had type 1 diabetes without knowing it and I`ve dropped 50 pounds in three months. I feel pretty good when I`m 150 and really great when I`m 140, and I know that for 130, it would require the kind of deprivation and movement for life that I could never commit to. I was at 140 and I think it is do-able for a long time when I take it slowly and I get used to eating less on a gradient. So yay me for realistic this time! 🙂 For months, we talked about an idea we had brewed, an incentive plan to help us lose weight together, which does not include paying someone else for their help. So when we finally got comfortable with so much indignation against ourselves that even fries and cheesecakes couldn`t reassure our food-poor souls, we deposited everything in writing and signed it all. That`s what I should do! Have a lot of weight to lose 🙁 The former Fat Guy Rob also had a long weight loss journey, once with a weight of 475 pounds, but he finished and now entertains a muscular and healthy body.
Check out his blog for interesting posts on health, nutrition, recipes, muscle building, and weight loss.