Saying GOODBYE to 100lbs or more!!!

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  • Natshell62

    5 years ago


    Welcome Ucantimagine and Doin'it4me!! An awakening is a very good way to describe it. You might also want to watch Forks Over Knives and Food, Inc just to add to your knowledge base and your convictions. Especially Forks Over Knives. Who doesn't know someone who has died from either heart disease or cancer? And it is really unnecessary! It is not inevitable! MORE THAN 50% of American deaths are from heart disease and cancer. Dr. Alejandro Junger from Forks Over Knives has a book called Clean and I got this quote from him. (I love making memes so if you get sick of them just let me know;o)




  • Dee Dee

    5 years ago

    I watched Forks Over Knives last night. I've also seen Food Inc, Food Matters and I can't even remember what else. Oh I just watched one earlier on youtube called "Breakthrough (An Inspiring Raw Food Documentary)" It was great. I've always loved documentaries so it's not like I didn't know better. We just aren't ready until we're ready. :)

  • prishaynes

    5 years ago


    Hi, I found some of my favorite FF friends! I hope it's okay that I joined the group! :)

  • Doin'it4me

    5 years ago


    Here for encouragement. I am 32 and 273 lbs. I am a mom of 3 and a military wife. I am tired of waking up feeling tired, having the aches and pains of being over weight. My mom had me watch FS&ND this morning, and I am convinced! To the point I joined the site, and tonight I am buying a juicer. I have 120 lbs to lose to be where the doctors say I should be. Im ready!

  • Dee Dee

    5 years ago


    Hi Groupies! I've decided to start a Juice Feast on Nov 1. I've lost 25 pounds over the last few months with Dr Oz recommended supplements and now I'm ready to take the next step. I'm so glad I found the documentaries Vegucated and FS&ND. I experienced an awakening and I can tell it's going to last. I lost 50 pounds when I stopped eating beef and pork about 10 years ago, but gained half of it back in the years after. I currently weigh 305. At my heaviest I was 360. I'm 5'9" and 39 years young. I am most looking forward to enjoying the zest of life and doing away with a sedentary lifestyle. Oh, I live in Southern New Jersey.

  • Natshell62

    5 years ago


    HEATHIE - I was just talking about wanting to go to an amusement park and ride a rollercoaster again with my kids. LOL I promised them that when I'm under 200, we'll go to Silver Dollar City in Branson:)

  • Mishmashy

    5 years ago

    I want to go too..love love love rollercoasters, this summer at Santa Cruz I had to leave 2 rides cause of my size...the first time this happened to me I was so mortified, but this year I just shrugged..still sucks though!

  • heathiedeann

    5 years ago


    Thank you for including me Natalie, and your daughters are beautiful!



    Katie, you are so right. I haven't been to Six Flags in many years b/c 50 pounds ago I barely fit into some of the rides. I think that will be my celebration when I get under 200. I'll take the kids. I just can't imagine waiting in the long line, finally getting on the ride, and then having to get off b/c I'm too big. I've seen it happen to people and my heart goes out. I know that I would be one of them right now. And when I watch the kids at school, the other adults sit in the little chairs with the kids. I stand. I'm pretty sure I would break the kids chair.

  • Finnegan1

    5 years ago

    Hi Heathie,

    I just joined this group tonight. I saw FSND a week ago and determined at that time that I wanted to commit to this lifestyle change and improve myself and my health. I scanned through some of the postings and yours resonates with me because I stopped going to amusement parks after having to leave a ride - with 2 people trying to close the secure bar and being unable to. I was mortified and that's putting it mildly. That was 5 years ago. I'm long overdue to make the necessary changes to improve my self, my health, and my outlook. And the first thing I will do once I reach a weight loss of 60 pounds (I needs to lose 120) is to go and ride that same ride I walked away from 5 years ago. I committed to the juicer this evening and will be going shopping next week. My intent is to commit to a 30 days fast initially - and if I can stretch it out to 60 or more that would be great. I wish I had seen that documentary 2 months ago so I wouldn't be trying to do all of this in the middle of the holidays. My son will be home from college for thanksgiving as well as for Christmas and I can't even imagine how I will stay committed to this while he is here and wanting all the holiday standards. Time will tell but I'm committed to changing - that much I know.

  • fezziwig

    5 years ago


    Nat, your daughters are gorgeous! BMI, pshawwwww!!!!!!!!!

  • Natshell62

    5 years ago


    FIT2BEME - Welcome to our group:) 53 lbs since January 17 is amazing!!! Starting a juicefast right now is probably the best way in the world to keep yourself motivated and losing. As you go along, weight loss can slow down and you KNOW that juice fast will kickstart it right back into high gear. I have been eating solids for the last few weeks but I'm going back to just juice tomorrow. Not sure how long I'll go this time but I love being on juice fast so who knows? LOL

  • fittobeme

    5 years ago

    Thank you!

  • Natshell62

    5 years ago


    KATIE I am SO glad you joined! You are SUCH a huge inspiration for me and I know others who join this group will feel the same. No kicking anyone out! That's why I said have OR HAD 100 lbs:)

  • Natshell62

    5 years ago


    You know, I used to think that "morbidly obese" was SUCH a stigma to put on someone but the truth is, it is accurate. Like it or not, when you get to a certain point in being overweight, the morbidity rate goes waaaay up. My first huge celebration on weight loss will be when my BMI no longer qualifies as "morbidly obese." Morbid Obesity is defined as having a BMI of over 40. That being said, I don't put a lot of stock in BMI as a good measure for "ideal" weight. I have 4 daughters. Bonni has large bone structure, Gini and Cheyenne have medium bone structure and Harmoni has off the charts large bone structure (and is 6'3" tall!). I'm going to post a pic of Bonni and Cheyenne together. Neither really overweight at all and yet according to BMI Bonni (the darker brunette on the left) is significantly overweight because she outweighs Cheyenne by about 40 lbs! DON'T GO JUST BY BMI! It kinda infuriates me that insurance companies and employers can go by BMI to determine if someone is healthy weight or not too but I'll step off my soap box for now;o)




  • Johnathan

    5 years ago

    I love the post! Thanks for sharing. Might I throw one caution to the wind. I too used to really hold the BMI scale up on a pedestal until my neighbor moved in. This guy is 5' 8", maybe 9" tall and stacked, more like ripped! Body fat, probably 6%, maybe more, but something low. However, being stacked means he weighs about 210. He is considered obese on the BMI scale. I was 252 and yes, most of mine was fat. At only 5' 10" when I started, I knew I was bigger and it wasn't muscle. I started a juice fast with no end date in sight. I simply wanted better overall health. For me to get to a "healthy bmi (24)" I need to hit 166 lbs. If I then tone up and get stronger (I'm not looking to be a body builder, I am a Husband, Father, Dad). I just want to be fit and healthy for myself, my family and to help move forward with a healthier life.

    With that said, simply saying that as good as the BMI is, it probably needs to be revised. The main focus is overall better health and to determine this, I am focused more on body fat percentage and how my clothes fit. The scale is nice and mean. But the fat percentage tells me more. Your daughters all have varying body types, I believe that the BMI can assist, but it should be used as a tool. Looking up my BMR was huge as it told me how many calories my body burns a day, just simply living (when I calculate it as having a sedentary lifestyle). I elect to compute it on this, so I can get a caloric burn base and then I can go from there.

    I hope this comes across well. It is almost midnight, and I'm tired. But I have a huge desire to pay things forward and help others be healthier.

    Johnathan

    I am one of Reboot With Joe Success Stories. – They featured my weight loss story.
    You can see the photo here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151671458455452&set=pb.215671830451.-2207520000.1368466710 and read the story here: http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/johnathan-success-story
    They linked to my blog: http://www.84lbs84days.blogspot.com

  • SinAz

    5 years ago

    Wow Natshell those girls are both beautiful.

  • Erika D

    5 years ago

    they are absolutely gorgeous

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