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Downsize Me: Journal of Weight Loss

Downsize Me: Ready, Set, Go!

Follow FitSugar reader Jeannie at Downsize Me: Diet or die trying as she embarks to lose half her size. Here is her plan.

So here I am at 50 ready to embark upon the journey of a lifetime. A journey to lose half of me. It is high time to shed the extra me I have been carrying around for so long.

I'm ready! I have the mind set and the determination. I've got to muster the will power and the discipline. It is best to view this as a journey and not a diet. Diets make me think of broiled meats and tasteless veggies. Diets come with too many restrictions which may lead to overindulgence and yo-yo dieting. I know, I have been there too many times before. Well it's a given . . . with any weight loss plan one must burn off more calories than one takes in, so I have chosen to use the Weight Watchers point system and to exercise for at least 25 minutes, five times a week.


Let's get started! Shall we?

  • Decide on a plan.
  • Determine an ultimate goal weight.
  • Set a reasonable weekly goal and divide by the ultimate goal weight.
  • Plan menu for the week including snacks.
  • Cook meals in advance.
  • Decide on what type of exercise and set aside time to make it happen.
  • Keep track of points, minutes exercised, and a food log.

Follow along with me as I journey to downsize to a healthier me.

– Jeannie

Follow Jeannie's journey at Downsize Me: Diet or die trying, or start your own OnSugar blog. Maybe we'll post your story here on FitSugar!

Join The Conversation
downsizeme downsizeme 7 years
Thanks so much for the encouragement. I need it for those days when I have back sliden a bit. It helps me regain my focus and purpose for staying the course of the journey.
SFCA SFCA 7 years
Go Jeanie!!!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Good luck! I'm sure you'll do well.
TheLeenie TheLeenie 7 years
I am glad to read that you are going about your weight loss in a healthy and safe manner. What troubles me about this post is the title of "...or die trying". As someone who has an eating disorder, there are thousands of women and men who are dying to be thin. Yes, eating disorders are a disease and not a diet fad. But no one should ever die trying to acheieve "being thin".
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
Good luck! I did WW for a while and the Amy's Meals were my fav go-to products (especially the veggie loaf and Black Bean Tamale Verde). No crap ingredients, all pure.
Kellanawida Kellanawida 7 years
Wishing you the very best of luck!
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
Good luck. Sounds like you have a good game plan. I'm on WW and almost to my goal of 30 pounds. It is flexible eating program, not a diet.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Good luck!
inlove23 inlove23 7 years
You can do it! =) I wish you the best of luck!
dunnonuttin dunnonuttin 7 years
You can do it Jeannie... and keep coming here and we'll be your cheerleaders! Go Jeannie Go! :-)
rmonty82 rmonty82 7 years
Way to go!
mtiger mtiger 7 years
Good luck!
Fitness Fitness 7 years
Keep us posted on your progress. We're here to help too!
Asche Asche 7 years
Good luck, Jeannie! We'll all be rooting for you!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Good Luck! I had a lot of success with WW myself, mostly because it was very flexible and allowed me to choose what foods I wanted to include in my diet. I lost 90 lbs and have kept it off since 2001. So yeah, you can definitely do it!
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
good luck!
catsandpenguins catsandpenguins 7 years
Good luck Jeannie! I will be following you as I work on my own goal. It's sad how it just creeps up on you over the years and you wonder "What in the world happened?"
valeriekw valeriekw 7 years
I love you mom! You're doing great!
downsizeme downsizeme 7 years
Yes, I am doing weight watchers. I have found that I can stick with it better than any other plan.
lowcarber lowcarber 7 years
Congrats on starting a great new chapter in your life! You mentioned "points"-- does that mean you're doing weight watchers? -Carbless
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