OMG, Am I really 275 lbs????

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-24-2007
OMG, Am I really 275 lbs????
Mon, 10-25-2010 - 11:59am

Wow, got on the scale today and I have officially gained 125 lbs. in the last 12 years.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Mon, 10-25-2010 - 8:38pm

Welcome to the board!

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-23-2008
Mon, 10-25-2010 - 11:15pm

Hi and Welcome to our Board!

As SJ said, it sounds like you already have something in mind to start working your way down the scale.

You can do this!

"Never run faster than your guardian angel can fly!"

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-07-2010
Wed, 10-27-2010 - 7:26pm

I had a similar realization about 6 months ago. I had gained 140 pounds in like 6 years. I started a blog about my weight loss trials and tribulations in February. Maybe you'd like that, or get some ideas? I try to take an honest and humorous approach. I'd love it if you'd check it out!

You can find it at:

We can do it!

Check out my blog:
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-26-2010
Wed, 10-27-2010 - 11:31pm

You know, they say that 'knowing is half the battle' (I think now we are supposed to chant "GI JOE!" .... cartoons have scarred me for life!!) But really, first step is that first step on the bloody scale. Want to hear something really dysmorphic, though? I weigh 270 but I honestly had no real idea what I looked like until I got my new phone and started doing face-to-face chat. I honestly had no idea I was that bloated and distorted. I think people with bee stings look less puffy!! Suffice to say, everyone's moment of truth is different, but what is important is that the truth is seen, absorbed, and decisions are made in response. I believe you will be successful, and I know you will appreciate your newer, slimmer self. And, I think you will find that it is easier to sleep the more weight you lose, as will taking care of yourself.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-2010
Thu, 11-04-2010 - 5:35pm

I share a very similar story. It sounds like you have the right mindset. Now just take action and be