Hey everybody I just wanted to tell you all. I had some health challenges early part of the year. So I wasn't doing any cakes hardly. But I started get my strength back thank God. But how many know how it is when you keep saying your going to get back in shape and lose weight. I start and stop with the exercise till finally I've been working out for over a month. Lost 6 inches besides I have a wedding at the end of May that I need to get in this dress. But today I see and feel the pay off. I have a wedding cake for this weekend and a specialty cake for tomorrow and I've been working 10 hrs and I feel great and strong. Feet a little tired but my back doesn't bother me like usually working on the abs help. So if you can it will do your body good if you workout often and right now I'm just doing Walk away the pounds. Just wanted to share.
Congrats on your new fitness and inch loss, I bet you look fabulous in your frock
Good for you!!! I can not tell you how many monday's I have in a week saying I am going to get in shape and shed these extra pounds. Thanks for the insperation. But I have to say the hardest part of sticking to a diet is when I bake a new cake I have not made before. I just have to try it. Keep up the good work.
Congrats on your weight loss! You are sooooo right. Being in good health is half the battle in this game of life. You only get one body so its best that you treat it right
Congratulations!! I recently lost 15 lbs on weight watcher as well and feel good. Like you say. I feel like I could do more things. Keep on walking
Losing weight can make a difference in how you feel, not just physically but also mentally. I am more happier now that I have lost weight, and like you said it is easier to do things.
Congratulations!! I need to get on this band wagon! I'm one of those that always says i need to lose weight and get myself in better shape but I always come up with an excuse to not do it. Need somebody to light a fire under my butt
Those of you that are ready to lose but just need some help and support can find it on the Chunky Monkey Weight Loss thread. We are just a group of average people with busy lives working our way into skinner pants the realistic way.
Thanks everybody. I will say for those who say to themselves I need to don't give up it's never to late to start. Congrats to you GGFan. Oh crazymomof4 I'm still going to taste my cakes but I will just make adjustments. I don't believe in deny yourself of all the sweet treats. Balance I say.
Congrats! Hope everything continues to go well. I too would like to jump on the bandwagon - I am not currently trying to lose weight, but I did stop smoking. I have smoked for 25 years and have been smoke free for 16 days! This is one of the hardest things I have ever done. So to everyone out there trying to get healthy - keep on striving to reach your heath goals.
I am doing walking away the pounds too, and I love it!! Started it about 2 months ago and I feel a huge difference! Love It! Keep up the good work!
I agree completely! In June of 2009 I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. After years of being mostly sedentary following a knee injury, I got off my (HUGE) butt and started to move.
I've lost 89lbs (so far) and have gone from a size 26-28 to a loose 16 (so far). I can work all day without getting too tired.
I have energy and stamina. I sleep better. I exercise for 20 mins after each meal, either a walk in my neighborhood or ride my stationary bike while I watch TV. My labs are all normal now and I am not on any meds. I am healthier than I have been in years.
Bonus is that my couch potato husband also walks with me and rides the bike, too.
That is great reganlyn and sugarfrosted I love to hear success stories. We sugar artist keep it moving!!!!
This thread is good timing. I want to lose weight so I can look great in the photos for my son's wedding this coming October. Even tho' I was doing a LOT of walking on campus this past semester, I'm still feeling stiff and achey when I get up in the morning. This extra weight is not doing my arthritis any good at all. I've been thinking of joining Weigh Watchers, but I know that "thinking" ain't "doing"!
Your story is motivating!
I have gained 31 pounds since last year. My granddaughter will be one year old June 13TH and when she was born I wore a size 2 jeans. Today I don't even know what size I wear becaue all I wear is capri stretch pants. I am depressed over this weight gain and I've got to make some changes. I'm very short so a size 2 isn't skinny for me but a good healthy size. I'll be 50 in December and my goal is to be back in the jeans that I wore to the hospital the day my granddaughter was born.
To the op...so happy to hear that you're health is better and that you're on a better path. I need the inspiriation so thanks for sharing.
Indy, Mamawrobin, and anyone else looking to lose weight, come join us!
There is alot of great advice on the thread if you have time to go back and read through parts of it.
Thank you Texas I need all of the support I can get. I live in a house full of skinny people
Darn those naturally skinny people!
The Chunky Monkeys can totally relate to eating/dieting struggles when naturally thin people don't always understand.
I love the Walk Away the Pounds videos. They are nice and low impact, but still a good workout. I've also had really good luck with www.sparkpeople.com for losing weight (I think someone on here actually recommended it). It has everything you need and is FREE.