I just got done working out! yay! So march madness week 3 is up to 99/180. I got a really amazing sandwich at the cafeteria, and instead of getting chips, I got veggie sticks instead! I'm so proud of myself. I just kepy going back and forth between the sunchips which had 10 grams of fat and 210 calories, and the pretzels that has 2 grams of fat and 230 calories... after looking at the baked lays... I was like, "screw this... I can do better!" I also got a little bit of avacado... it was like melt in my mouth orgazmo...
fallon: It's different for everyone, but I would say if you're reaching over a 1000 calorie deficit a day, that's a bit much. So I would say that eating 2000 calories and burning off 500 is fine. you could also just go down to 1750, that way your deficit is like 750 for the day (this is all based off the 2000 calorie average... if your burn meter says more, then you should adapt it to that). I normally stay at 1500, but my sediary is really low. I try and up it a bit if I know I'm going to be working super hard. I think if you were eating 2500 calories and worked out depending on the 2000 calories average, you would be maintanence.
watchme: that's a lovely bit of self observation. It's good that you're coming closer to accepting yourself, and still keep working even if you don't see results all the time. I was thinking about zigzagging, thanks for the pep and advice!
new bras: it's coming, things that used to keep me in place, are kinda losening up. bla, I was doing jumping jacks, and the sport I usually wear was making me wobble all over the place. I know that Fashion Bug has some pretty decent priced bras, if you don't have one near you, you should check it out online.
intervol timer: I can't find one anywhere in town! I'm going to have to get one online. In other news, I spent the money I had for it, and went to the lao market, and made nick and I a great asian dinner with chow mein and eggrolls. Tofu me me, steak for him.
so even the 1600 that i aim for but never hit is too low? this is crazy. i am normally full around 1100 calories. the only times i go over is when there is a bday. i told ya'll that i am normally cramming food in my mouth that i dont want just cuz i need to eat at least 1200 calories. oh lord now i have to figure out how to cram another 600 calories in my day? oh goodness
fallon, you do have the option of exercising less instead of eating more.
i just wanted to amend what dalma said slightly. a person can lose up to 1% of their body weight per week or 2 lbs per week (whichever is higher) and still be considered to be doing it healthy. but, your overall food intake should not fall below 1200 calories no matter what or else your body will go into starvation mode.
so, technically, you can be aiming for 2.x lbs. x being i'm not sure since i forget how much you weigh fallon. if you weigh like 250 something lbs, you can lose 2.5 lbs a week. so, 2.5 lbs x3500 calories/1 lb = 8750 calories that you can burn/create a deficit of per week healthily. that is more like 1250 calories a day in deficits or burn.
thanks for the well wishes everyone :) i am super happy.
ana- Grats on the dress! I totally want to see pics, also!!
chris- Thanks for info on the video(s). I keep thinking I need to try a video. I'm never sure if I'm pushing myself enough on my own, but I at least get the heart-rate up, the blood pumping, and break a sweat. It's something. ;)
shapie- You're mighty quiet today. Hope you get your stuff done.
muppet- Better watch out, girl. I'm so catching you (if I can) before the end of the month... But no worries. As soon as I catch up to your 248, you'll have another of your 3-5 lbs "magic drops" and I'll be behind again. Wench. I think diet tea is an excellent water replacement. The caffeine is absorbed a bit differently then what's in soda or coffee and come on. It IS water... With some herbs seeped into it. :) I think you're safe, and if it's easier to drink then straight water, I'd say go for it. And I'm sure you'll be brilliant at your interview... If the job is something you're (truly) interested in, anyway.
akasha- I NEED new shoes. Our stores here aren't so swell, so trying to wait until I can get up to the Capital. I really want a pair of classic Van's. Not because they were trendy back-in-the-day but because they're hella comfortable. And they aren't Nike. *lol* I'm really anti-Nike for a variety of reasons. I've tried and tried to find some decent (inexpensive) shoes at various places and have zero luck. And I have such a hard time with shoes (anyway) that I don't really want to order a pair on-line... Although I will do if we can't get this thing together, SOON, because I bloody NEED them. For work, especially. OMG. I just read your reply to muppet re tea. Great minds. I'm leaving what I said in. So funny. *lol* Also excited for Friday. Let's get it, girl!!
dalma- So proud of you for trying to help your mom. I hope she listens. She HAS to see how far you've come, etc. and that you know what you're talking about. I'd have LOVED to have had you for my Diet Coach when I first started. Maybe it wouldn't have taken me an entire year to try and get my ish together.
gyros- Too funny. Totally made chicken gyros on Monday. So good, and surprisingly low calorie. And easy-ish. Yum. And an excuse to make my kick-butt Greek Salad that I'm so fond of. :)
fay- Thanks, girl. Hope it's going good for you. :) I feel your vacation pain. Although mine's more of a "traveling overseas" pain. It's been 11 years and I'm not going anywhere, anytime soon. Too depressing to even think about. I'm homesick for London.
gym horror stories- Totally scary stuff. Main reason I've been dragging my feet about joining. I'm not totally lacking in self-confidence, but doesn't mean I could handle it well if some frat-boy or gym-bunny looked at me and said something like "Why does a cow like you want to join a gym, anyway? It won't do you any good." I'm a wimp in some ways, and I think that would totally make me fall to pieces.
ally- I don't know what the hell's up with the weekends. I'm already planning for Saturday... Last band night in God-knows how long, so I'm sure it's going to be a bit wild. But going to TRY and keep it around maintenance. My beer consumption last week was totally reasonable, but that's before co-workers started buying me shots. *lol* I'm not a liquor girl, but damn. It WAS fun, and it's the last time I'll be going out for awhile, so I'm not going to be miserable, whatever happens. And Sunday we're taking my Mom out for her birthday. And I have to make brownies for her, because she asked me to. But ally, girl, we can DO this thing. I know we can. We're STRONG ladies. We've got to break the cycle, somewhere. (And I totally had to look up what the hell a MILF was. I about snorted water out of my nose. Thanks for that! *lol*)
watchme: Glad you're feeling optimistic. Haven't lost my "get it" feeling, yet, and that just makes EVERYTHING so much easier!! :)
timid- Way to make it to work early! I love it when time is actually on my side. That doesn't happen, often, but it's sure nice when it does.
msn has been mia for too frigging long!
kathleen- Hang in there, girl. Small steps is the best way to get back into it. Take a week to work on getting your water in. Following week eat a bit cleaner while still getting your water in, etc. etc. Makes it a bit less overwhelming, sometimes. Although, for me, personally, I seem to be a sort of all-or-nothing kind of person. Which is cool on some levels (when I'm doing well, I'm doing bloody brilliant) and not so hot when I'm not. Because when I'm not, I'm REALLY not. *lol*
working out... Still need to. Feeling so sore today. Yesterday totally kicked my butt, but I'm getting to the point where I feel kinda gross if I don't do SOMETHING every day... Even if it's just a 30 minute walk. Which is (yet another) awesome milestone for me. I just don't get why it's taken me this long to get motivated to exercise. Or why it doesn't feel like such a "chore" anymore. (Not that I'm complaining, mind.)
breaking dawn- Am totally sick of waiting for it to come out in paperback. One of you ladies (shapie?) said you had an electronic file of it that I could "borrow"? Or did I dream that? *lol*
Hey all - it's been awhile. I've been UBER busy.
Tomorrow is the last weigh in for the BL competition at work. I'm not doing the most healthy things today to try to have a low weigh in tomorrow (to win $195...) so I'm cranky.
But I'm doing pretty well. Still a little sick. Can't seem to get over this wheeze.
Nothing much else. I'll check in this weekend - once Spring Break starts and I'll be able to breathe. Ugh.
Walked on both breaks- it's so beautiful here in North County San Diego :D I think I will go walk on the beach after work!
March Madness: 56/210
Just keepin place! Having a nice night. Had a little sexy time, am planning on watching Shear Genius...had 1770 calories today. Took a big deuce. Feeling generally good. Almost Thursday, ladies!!
akela I do have it in a pdf form. PM me your email and I'll send it to you :)
I am so exhausted. I didn't get to the gym today and I was a little over in my calories because we wound up at the Outback. I mean, not dramatically, only by 200 calories, so I was still under maintenance but super sleepy.
And hey ladies, say hi to my sister julibean! She's pretty awesome if I do say so myself.
Hi, I'm Julibean! I'm 21 years old, 5'3" and 216 pounds. I heard from my sister shapie that you guys we're a lot of fun, so here I am! I'm recently engaged, planning my wedding for January 2012. I quit law school after realizing it was terrible, and now I'm studying to be a pastry chef. Thank God I got out of there while I still could!
My goal is to get back to my sexy high school self at around a size 10 and 160ish pounds. So hi!
I am 25 and I weigh 220 lbs 5'2. I first started at exactly 258. I went down to 168 and Im back to this size. I want to be 130 ( because of my height ) It is frustrating to stay fit. I am the kind of person that needs to be held accountable. This site helped me drop those lbs the first time and today I decided to recommit. So hi everyone! I am back to the gym at 3 days per week right now.
now it time to be with my sexy little Reed. rerun or not, i love him.
Geez you girls have been busy. I have to catch up.
Fallon are you talking about Criminal Minds? You better stop playing...that's MY MAN!!!! We're gonna have to fight LOL
hi julibean!!!!! and eve!
Omg! SO I'm completely freaking out! Only a month until my wedding and I can barely fit into my dress because I've gained so much weight back! :( I've gotta lose about 10lbs in order to fit into it. I've been stressing so much about the wedding and the fact that I'm yet again unemployed. Not only this but my fiance's hours got cut so bad at his job that we are BARELY surviving.... Its been so rough... I just hope I can find a good job... anyways... I need some definite support on this one!
start weight: 245.00
end weight: 235.00
I REALLY NEED TO DO THIS!
Hi julibean and eve!!! Welcome and I hope you guys the best of luck!
Got some nice wedding color combos. I will post pictures and add a link so you guyz can see.
Well ok the pictures weren't turning out right and the links aren't working right.
Here is my first color combo:
1. aruba pink (on this page) http://www.ralphlaurenhome.com/products/paint /Lifestyle_Colors/items.aspx?haid=83
bright amethyst (this page) http://www.ralphlaurenhome.com/products/paint /Lifestyle_Colors/items.aspx?haid=83
i'm not sure which colors were the ones you picked b/c of the links dutchess, but all the colors look gorgeous.
I listed the names you have to look at the page and find them. It wont let me click on the page and open a different tab.