Welcome. I have about the same amount of weight to lose also and I had also resigned to being obese, untiul I saw Joe's film, and saw hope... I feel so much better and have lost 12 pounds as of yesterday. Today is Day 10 for me juicing only.... no bites...... You might also like our group, Midwest Juicers &/or 100+ pounds to Lose.... JUICE ON! Baby Boomer
- About: I'm a mom to a wonderful son, a teacher, and love laughing, decorating, shopping for amazing deals, and am a documentary and foreign film addict.
- Why I've Joined Reboot with Joe: I gained weight about 20 years ago during a difficult time in my life and when I was pregnant (eating for two - and then some!). Sixteen years after having my son, I still have the "baby weight. Since gaining weight I have had to have surgery on both of my feet and have needed full knee replacements on both of my knees. While genetics definitely factored into these problems, my weight certainly hasn't helped. Right now, I need to lose about 120 lbs.! The statistics for keeping weight off after a "diet" left me feeling defeated before I would even start. Although unhappy with feeling tired, depressed, and embarrassed about my body, I had resigned myself to living my life as an obese person. About a year ago I watched "Forks Over Knives" and started thinking about adopting a plant-based diet. It seemed like an ideal that I couldn't realistically see myself being able to achieve. BUT... I watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead this evening and, within hours, have ordered my juicer, completed my grocery list, and am ready to change my life! The movie "spoke to me" and I believe this is the lifestyle that will work for me to become the best I can be. I need the support of Reboot with Joe because I don't believe that I have a support system in my life that will encourage my efforts. I will need to lean on the community here A LOT for encouragement, advice, and understanding.
- Favorite Juice? I'm not sure yet...
- Food temptation? Cinnabon! Ugh!
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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!