My Personal Weight Loss Journey

United States
February 21, 2007 2:04pm CST
As of today, Feb. 21, I have decided that I need a new form of accountability. I am asking that others join me in my quest, as I have been told by my doctor that I must lose 225 pounds. What I mean by joining is that I will be looking for tips, recipies, and support. This is more then difficult for me, but it's also become life threatening. I am on a very low income, so I cannot afford a gym or trainer, I must cut out all salt possible, and any type of surgery is unattainable, as my medical coverage has just ended. Right now, I am at 400 lbs, at a height of 5'7''. I know it won't happen overnight, but if I can get as much support as possible, I know that I can do it. I will try to update my status at least once every one to two days. If I am doing well, you'll know. If I mess up and eat cake, I will tell you. My family is aware of my size of course, but they are not aware of how critical it is become. So I welcome any and all that have any comments, suggestions, or thoughts.
3 responses
• United States
23 Feb 07
I am in the same boat as you. I also am diabetic. I am trying to have bariatric surgery but you have to go on the diet and exercise program for 3 months and loose 25 pounds. I just started and it does get fristrating cause I need to loose so much.
22 Feb 07
I wish you the best of luck! I've lost a substantial amount of weight this year, so I know it can be done! You'll have days where you feel awful and just want to give up, but don't! The fact you are taking it this seriously already means you will succeed :) Cake can be good in moderation, there is such a thing as healthy cake - so don't be ashamed to treat yourself a little!
@DRoddy77 (1776)
• United States
21 Feb 07
Hi there! I just started my weight loss journey on January 1st and need to lose over 100 lbs. I've lost 17 since the first of the year and plan to keep going. I have just started a blog about my weight loss journey if you would like to check it out. Maybe even start your own blog to journal everything you are doing and your progress! Feel free to send me a private message if you want to chat! Here's a link to my blog: