Carrie's Journal

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Registered: 09-25-2007
Carrie's Journal
Tue, 01-06-2009 - 10:09pm

Hi Everyone!

I just turned 31 and am about 50 lbs overweight. I haven't always been overweight... only since my husband and I moved in together. So - it has been 8.5 years of being fat and I AM OVER IT! As a former high school athlete, I know what it feels like to be thin and strong and I WANT IT BACK! As you can see, I am really motivated... the problem is that if I fall off the wagon, it is a long hard trip back to motivated. So, wish me luck!

So, as of this morning, at 5'10", I weighed 215 lbs. My target weight (college) is 165. It was only 8 years ago... so it cannot be impossible! I'm shooting for a max of 3 lbs per week with a restricted diet and moderate exercise (starting this weekend).

Diet Rules:

1) Restricted carbs - No refined sugar or flour

2) No red meat - only chicken, eggs, and fish

3) Restricted dairy - still some occassional feta/blue cheese crumbles for salads - but nothing else

4) Small portions with acai berry juice and lots of water

So - here we go!!! I'll check back with updates on my weight and progress!!! Wish me luck!

Edited 1/6/2009 10:23 pm ET by mcjuice
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Registered: 09-25-2007
Tue, 01-06-2009 - 10:24pm
Trying to get my ticker to work...

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Registered: 12-04-2003
Wed, 01-07-2009 - 10:16am

Hi CArrie and welcome!! Looks like you

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 01-07-2009 - 11:07am
Welcome to the board Carrie--- I would second what Miranda says about aiming for 1-2lbs... though you may find that you drop more in the beginning regardless. Another thing to keep in mind is restricting your calories too much, a good site to help


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Registered: 08-29-2005
Wed, 01-07-2009 - 10:31pm
Welcome and good luck!
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Registered: 11-12-2001
Thu, 01-08-2009 - 3:33pm
Hi Carrie - Welcome to the Board. I'm betting you will see some great results with that plan! Good luck!