Saying GOODBYE to 100lbs or more!!! Created By Natshell62
06/27/2017 01:42 PM
This group is inspired by all the amazing people I have met in this community who, like me, have or had 100 lbs or more to lose when starting this journey with our wonderful Joe Cross:) There are special challenges in this world for those of us who are "morbidly obese" and there are some incredibly inspirational people around here conquering those challenges every day. Come be inspired and inspiring!
Saying GOODBYE to 100lbs or more!!!
Saying GOODBYE to 100lbs or more!!! Created By Natshell62
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hello, this is the 5th day. First day I feel in the zone, went for a long bike ride, it was glorious. Feel beautiful. Watched fsnd for inspiration. Thanks for your words of encouragement!
Keep it up, Leatherfeet!
(Day 4 of 10 day Challenge) Good day folks.
~Yeager, Right on! 271. I be right back up to you soon.lol Give me a few weeks,
~Leatherfeet, WELCOME. Cant wait to see your success! Oh yes everyone that sticks here has great success! Trick is sticking still.
I have been back into 4.5 mile walks for last couple days. Finally stretching is working. Very very sore after stretching, but the benefit is I can do some lite jogging for a few spirts as I walk the 4.5. That is a great improvement than the first time I waddled back in January.
mind as finally stopped craving and I can settle into simply eating when I am suppose to of Veggies and fruit blends.
Very sore, but better to be sore from healthy living than sore from unfit lifestyle.
Day 31 of Phase 3
Over the halfway point of this Phase. My journey continues. It is really great seeing a new BMI number. 4 pounds away from my lowest of 267 in 2015.
Hi, just to introduce myself, my name is leatherfeet, and I read some of the posts in this thread, not to mention I think I fall into your 100 lb club, and think I'd like to go through this journey with you all. I'll tell you a bit about my journey.
First, I did a juice detox about 8 years ago in South Korea with the guidance of a doctor. It was because I had had 2 isthemic strokes (TIA-prestroke). No damage, however, but it scared the living day lights out of me to the point where I got myself together, and managed to lose 80 lbs. I then did a juice fast for 40 days with the guidance of a doctor. I kept the weight off in the beginning, but I put it back on. It took 7 years, but it happened.
So here I am, back where I started. I'm not sure how I put it back on. What I can tell you is that when I'm alone and not near family or people I know, it's easier to lose the weight and keep it off. When I'm near family, it's harder. It's like an alcoholic hanging out with a bunch of alcoholics! If one wants to go to the bar, it's pretty hard to not go with. But the alcoholic in recovery will choose not to.
It's harder with food cuz we all gotta eat. So, it's not like you can just say, ok, I'm not going to eat while you pig out. You have to eat, so it becomes about choices, what do I want to put in my body, and what is truly loving myself?
I lived overseas for close to 10 years, and in other countries, they don't have the same chemicals in the food. When you go out to eat here, you can almost taste the chemicals. Food overseas in restaurants is not the same, at least, not in the countries I've been in. I think that in order to eat healthy in the USA, a person has to eat fresh, live food and prepare it yourself. And the going out to eat- seriously, a very distant cousin you only meet time to time, at least that's what I think. I've been going out to eat with family WAY MORE than I want to be.
Certain members of my family love to go out to eat. Most of my family, at least 95% of them, are seriously overweight. The whole generation above me, every single one of them (father, mother, aunts, grandma, etc), all have diabetes. They love food, we are "foodies". And that's what people do in the USA- go out to eat and a movie. I've already figured out what I'm going to do first. When I hang out with family, and the question, "Do you want to go out to eat?" the response, not today, how about a hike?
About 2 months ago, I started working out- 1 hour a day, 5 days a week. I didn't lose any weight, in fact, I think I gained (probably muscle gain). I've been thinking about doing this juice fast like I did before, and now I've started.
Remarkably, in 3 days, I've lost 11 lbs. I'm not kidding. At least, I used the same scale. That's how much water and crap I retained. It's been hard to continue the exercise, but I think it's mostly because I've just felt sick (detoxing). I intend to start up the exercise when I'm feeling better.
For me the question is, what is holding me back and preventing me from real change? I've told people my resolve and gone back on it so many times (in the last year), I hate to tell people my intentions. Either I'm sabotaging myself, and if so, why? Or I want to be liked by others. I don't want to stand out, or for things to be "uncomfortable" - (IE, everyone is eating cheeseburgers while I'm eating a salad, or everyone is eating the whole plate, but I'm eating 1/3 of it).
I feel like I could do more damage than good if I go on this fast and don't change my ways, or my thinking... in the sense that I know that if I do the fast, and go back to my old ways, i'll just gain it back. I'm well aware of this. I'm hoping that during this fast I can come to some insights and get a backbone. I need to make permanent change for me, not for anyone else. I don't know why I don't want to be the odd one out- I have NEVER fit in, I don't know what makes me think I'll fit in now.
Leatherfeet, you are so smart. I agree that permanently changing our ways is critical to keep the weight off and staying healthy after the juice only reboot. However, it can be done. I did a 100 day juice only reboot, lost over 80 pounds and have kept it off by keeping my metabolism high. Are you open to keeping a journal? Writing daily on this website to your fellow reboot friends, or by writing in a personal private journal, will help you identify some unhealthy ways and help you stay true to you. Keep up the great work, and I look forward to your next update.
(Day 3 of 10 day Challenge) Good day folks! Body is still coming online. More from intestinal side. I weighed in this morning at 305. This afternoon I weighed in at 298. I did not even know I could retain that much liquid and crap. Extremely tired. My guess is detoxing from Sugars and chemicals. Yeager how is your plan working out? We loose Tammy and Maddo?:( Going to kick out some exercise. Good luck Everyone!
SDHandler, good job staying true and completing Day 3. Yes, we do hold onto fluids within our cells and the potassium from the juices helps push it out. A high junk food diet adds too much sodium to our bodies, and the sodium gets into the cells and does harm and damage. The high potassium in the juices pushes the sodium out of the cells and all the fluid / bloating it is holding onto. Keep up the good work.
(Day 2 of 10 day Challenge) Great visual Yeager. Map & Compass. I got back into watching the different documentaries again. Stretching seems to be very challenging. Muscles are extremely stiff. Eating just Fruit and Veggies is getting easier today. Will take time for tastebuds to adjust. Just waiting for magic to happen!
Glad to hear that it is helping. Sounds like the nutrition is doing its job and getting you back on the healthy track. Stay the course and keep the healthy groove going!
(Day 1 of 10 day challenge) (298) Good afternoon folks! Gained back 17 pounds and several health issues returned.
Finally got my mind back in the game, restocked the fridge, and back into exercise.
I still wonder how I went from great success here before to completely returning to a life of miserable eating and no fitness. Clarity of mind left and slowly life turned miserable fast.
So for those that are wondering if this new way of life is really worth it...I can give my personal seal of approval that what we are doing here is what real life is all about. Out there eating that crap was nothing more than be a food zombie hooked on chemicals and loosing so much.
Great to be back!
Good to see you back Gyrene! We never get off track by taking a big step. It always starts with a little step and keeps going from there. I was watching FSND again yesterday. Keeping that in the forefront of the mind helps a lot. I reviewed my juice recipe for Mean Green. I found I had added too much other ingredients to it. When you did Map and Compass work, you were always referring to your map. Do the same thing here. You got this, my friend!
I have to lose 40 pounds. I have already dropped five and am down to having to lose 35 more pounds. I'm doing a 40-day fast, and I am on day 7. I would really be grateful for your support.
KG - I'm standing where you want to be, and I'm telling you that you can do it. I put up a brick wall in my mind about cheating. It was so non-negotiable, I never even considered it. As the pounds fall off, use that as inspiration to continue. Also try putting an article of clothing in a donate bag as a reward when you need it, and if you come off the fast, you have to put all those overweight clothes back in the closet because, well, you'll be wearing them! Thirdly, Gina P used this phrase when she wanted to cheat: "I love myself enough to stick to my plan." Fourthly, the days go by slowly, but when you've done it, it seems like what it really was - a mere 40 days out of 365. Barely anything! Fifth, re-watch FS&ND to keep up your determination. Sixth, remember the first 2 or even 3 weeks are the worst. It does get easier. Don't obsess about the scale, do not let the scale weaken your resolve. JUICE ON, Kelly!
This is great advice. You can do it...
im currently on my 21st day i lost 39lbs already. i have to say the hardest day of my fast wast the 7th day by that time i was craving alot and imagining food that arent really there. just try to toughen it out and remember your goal and the good start that you have. good luck!
I have 100 pounds to lose and get my health back. Looking forward to your help.
Hi Chris. You've come to a good place to start! See my advice above for Kelly. I had about 110 lbs to lose, now I'm down to 50. Make the commitment, and you will succeed! If you're unsure at all, definitely check out the guided reboot for weight loss. You'll be giving yourself the best possible chance of making it to the finish line that way. Good luck, Chris!
Down to 279 lbs on Phase 3. Numbers. Let's throw down some numbers.
Highest weight in 2015: 355+ lbs. (My scale didn't go any higher and it would not give me a reading.)
Highest weight in 2017: 339 lbs
Current weight in 2017: 279 lbs
Total lost in 2017: 60 lbs
2015 Blood pressure: 155/99 (WAY TOO HIGH)
2017 Blood pressure: 90/60 (Much more better)
2017 Highest Blood pressure: 122/79
Pants size in 2015: Size 50 jeans and they were TIGHT!
Pants size currently: 44 or 46 depending on the cut
Shoe size dropped back 9.5
Shirt size in 2015: XXXL
Shirt size currently: XL
BMI 2015: 48+
BMI 2017: 38 and dropping
Those are numbers . They measure stuff. Do the numbers define us? It is a perception that they do. The numbers are not who we are. They limit so much of what we do. I can't ride a lot of roller coasters because of my weight. To go from Morbidly Obese to Obese may not sound like a big thing, but it is. To go to Overweight is a dream right now. Losing over 75+ pounds sounds incredible. The reality is that I have another 89 lbs to go to back to a regular weight. Depressing? Not in the least. The day I can say I have lost 100 pounds will be impressive and humbling. If my math is correct, that will mean that I will have lost over 10 inches off my waist. When I get down 120 pounds, I will have to be careful that people don't think I got a divorce! She married me when I was 285 and I lost weight for the wedding. Now, she is getting a fitter husband. Don't let the numbers define you. Define the numbers to who you are!
Those are some pretty fantastic stats! Keep up the great work!
hey thats a good job! keep doing what your doing!