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skateboy
10-12-2012, 05:58 AM
Apologies for the dramatic thread title, but this is important to me.

While living in New York City for 13 years, my weight was a more or less consistent 152 lbs. Since moving to to the San Francisco Bay Area three years ago, my weight climbed to 174 lbs. UN--acCEPTable!! So, as of this last Monday, I am on a personal plan to get back to 152 lbs. by Christmas.

I figure that if I announce this, it will give me the incentive to stick to my diet and exercise program. (Since Monday, I've already shed a few pounds.)

So thanks for putting up with my self-centered rant! I will post progress reports each week.

(If anyone else is dieting, perhaps we can inspire one another...)

nubka
10-12-2012, 06:00 AM
Go for it!!! :) :)

Marilou
10-12-2012, 06:09 AM
You can do it! :)

Buzz
10-12-2012, 06:17 AM
I'm routing for you!!! :cheer2:

skateboy
10-12-2012, 06:26 AM
Thank you.

Actually, my wanting to lose weight is not strictly for vanity (even though I aim to remain a hottie for as long as possible lol!). Every member of my family, except for me, is a type-2 diabetic (both parents, both sisters). So far I've been lucky. I'd like to keep it that way.

Smiley0884
10-12-2012, 06:37 AM
Good for you skateboy!!! I'm trying to lose 15 lbs and get back into good shape myself! You can do it! :cheer2:

LilJen
10-12-2012, 02:15 PM
Good for you!! dh also has type 2 diabetic family members and recently shed 20 lbs so that he doesn't join that club. We both found Weight Watchers really, really helpful. I'm also part of a FB "accountability and support" group--we all post nearly daily about our eating & exercising to keep each other honest.

ChelleC
10-12-2012, 02:25 PM
Best of luck to you! I'm slowly trying to lose a bunch of a weight, so thank you for posting this. You've inspired me to work harder, and to go back to my decision of not eating after 9 pm.

lulu
10-12-2012, 02:32 PM
Go Skateboy! :cheer:

attyfan
10-12-2012, 03:26 PM
Good luck to all who want to lose weight. Keep us posted.

aliceanne
10-12-2012, 04:15 PM
Just out of curiosity, what changed when you moved from NYC to SF?

Nan
10-12-2012, 04:15 PM
Having a plan is always important. Good luck. :)

Vash01
10-12-2012, 06:39 PM
Good luck to you! You can do it!

Anita18
10-12-2012, 07:07 PM
Thank you.

Actually, my wanting to lose weight is not strictly for vanity (even though I aim to remain a hottie for as long as possible lol!). Every member of my family, except for me, is a type-2 diabetic (both parents, both sisters). So far I've been lucky. I'd like to keep it that way.
That's the best reason to take care of your body. :) If you think of it as a health reason, every little bit of effort counts!

My lifting weights like crazy isn't because I want to put some mass on my underweight frame. It's so I put some bone mass on, which you can't do when you find out you're on the verge of osteoporosis, which both my grandma and my mom had fairly early on, before they turned 60. By that time it's too late! I have to start early!

That I suddenly have a :smokin: butt now is a bonus. :lol:

l'etoile
10-12-2012, 07:32 PM
Wow, good for you! I believe FSUers will be constant and kind reminder of your resolution:D

I need to watch my weight to but am procrastinating till New Year's day;)