It has been since last summer that I have visited this site...I guess now that bathing suit season is rapidly approaching I am ready to come back and get support to lose the 10 pounds I have gained over the winter!! I have struggled with food issues/body image issues and am now at a weight I am uncomfortable with. I would like to lose a few pounds healthily and be satisfied once I am at my goal weight!! Anyone care to join me??
Stats: 5 ft 7
Current weight: 131.6
Goal Weight: 122-125
2 lb/week is really hard if you're already in a healthy BMI. I doubt it would be mostly fat burning either. 3lb in 3 weeks is amazing though! Be proud that you've stuck with it for so long and that you're seeing results!
Thanks, josielynn! I really appreciate the encouragement!
Hey all. I know its been a few days if not a week since I've posted, but I've been really busy with the end of finals and all of that. But nonetheless, I've started back up on working out again... not that it should have taken a break.
I jumped on the scale on Sunday and ended up at 170.6 pounds. Not the highlight of my week, but good considering that I probably made a million poor food choices to fuel late night study sessions in the library on campus. : ( I walked out with a good GPA this semester, so its quite fine. I'm back on track and I have ABSOLUTELY nothing else to do but workout and pack up my apartment.
I hate to sound depressing, because I think there should be more happy spirits and whatnot in this thread, but my grandma told me that my grandfather formed two sores on the bottom of his foot. He is diabetic, and the whole family is really concerned that there might be something very aggressive to fix the issue down the road. I dont want that to happen to my grandpa.
So when I found out that news two days ago, I decided that I wanted to jog a mile for those who couldn't do it. I dedicated my first two miles to him... and I did it in under 25 minutes. I felt so proud. When I got to the point where I thought I couldnt do it, I thought of him, and I kept going. My grandpa is a good man, and he served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force. I love him.
Anyway, I ALSO found out that my dad has decided to quit smoking, which makes me happy. He has smoked forever. I sent him a text telling him that I havent had a soda in 135 days, and he told me he hadn't had a cigarette in 137 hours! : ) I know how hard those first few days are, and I know he has the strength to make it. He is going to get my next two miles. : )
Anyway, I haven't had time to read all of the posts up until now, but I will go back later today and read them. If any of you ladies would like me to jog a mile for you, please let me know. This motivates me, and you all are in my life one way or another [which I KNOW sounds creepy, but we ARE connected by this thread.]
Anoxiasan, thanks for sharing about your grandpa and dad. Running for them is awesome!
I've been working out 5 days a week and the scale is moving up and down, up and down. I'm trying not to get discouraged. I know it's just water weight and it's impossible to lose or gain 2 lbs. in a day.
Current Weight: 123.5
Goal Weight: 115
Don't give up, ladies!! :)
Weigh in day!
I weighed in at 152.0 which is lower than my last official weigh in, but it's higher than the 149.8 I saw last week. I've had a lot of high sodium foods the past two days, so my guess is that it's related to that.
I'm starting to lose motivation. I'm not in the pants that were my goal yet, but I feel like I've come so far and just want to let up a bit. I knew this would happen after 2 weeks off though. I maintained Fri-Sun and that's helped. Lets just hope I keep it up for these last few lbs!
You can do it, josielynn!
Hi, Ladies, and welcome to anoxiasan. Thanks for sharing your story about your father and grandpa; it's very touching what you did. What a great way to show your support for your loved ones. :-)
Josie, hang in there, girl!! You're just caught in doldrums but i'm sure you'll find your way out soon enough. You're doing great, you're almost there!!
I missed my weigh-in day yesterday. My parents are in town from Indonesia and staying with my in-laws, so i've been living with them as well and eating mostly what they eat (meaning, more carbs than i'd prefer). My period finally came and i shed the 1.5lbs of water weight right away, but i'm not lighter than before my PMS started.
Anyway, to the actual weigh-in:
SW: 139.4 lbs
Last week: 137.2 lbs
This week: 136.5 lbs
So that's a meager 0.7 lb for this week, but i'm still losing overall so i'm happy. I hope i can at least maintain while my parents are in town!!
Hello, everyone! It seems the thread is dying, but here I am. :(
Don't give up! We can do it!
149.6 this morning and I've been doing lots of exorcise the past few days. I saw 148.0 the other day too :)
GW: somewhere between 140 and 145 (SO CLOSE)
I just went on a first date with a boy this weekend (and a second) and he's a keeper, so Hopefully the "dating game" won't be too hard to maintain on!
Great job, josielynn! Good luck with the boy! :)
149.something this am, but I saw 147.2 yesterday...damn rice for dinner!!
I went a little crazy this weekend but I'm going to stay on top of my exercize this week. These last couple pounds are so hard!
The rest of you are quite quiet...are you all doing well?
Good news: I broke my plateau weight wise....I was steadily weighing in at 126 the past two weeks. This afternoon I weighed in at 124. I realize it could be a fluctuation, but I haven't weighed in that low since last summer.
Bad news: I haven't lost any inches, at least not any in the spots I measure (bust, waist, lower tummy, hip/butt, thigh).
I'm starting a cardio dvd in addition to my weekly yoga & strength training, so that should help.
Current weight: 124
Goal weight: 122
Hi All, I need some motivation, Im horrible at dieting!
I just had my 3rd and final baby 5 months ago and have decided to take my body back over! I just started calorie counting yesterday while also reducing my carbs and drinking more water. Im constantly moving with 3 kids under 4, but have a hard time keeping my fingers off the kids food/snacks!
OK, i'm back!! The past 3 weeks have been very trying. My parents were in town for graduation and stayed for three weeks, and on top of it hubby and i are moving in with the in-laws. The move itself was very trying and dragged on for 8 days, during which i had a hard time sticking to my eating habit, but even on days when we were not moving things to the new place, my MIL was always pushing me to eat this and that—things that i have sworn off like corn and rice. :-(
So that's why i haven't been weighing in. I've kept my daily weigh-in when i can, but i just couldn't find the time to log on CC. At some point while my parents were in town i saw 139.1 on the scale—pretty much my starting weight on CC—but now i've managed to bring it back down to 137.1 this morning. I'm hoping i'd find my rhythm again in choosing and buying food and cooking for myself, despite living with the in-laws.
Josie, I'm excited for you and the new boy!! Hope things have been going great!! And congrats to OrangeApples for breaking plateau; i myself have been stuck in 136-138 for weeks!!! And welcome to our newcomers!!!!
I skipped last week's weigh in because i put on 0.1 lbs... Basically a stagnant week. BUT!!!! This week i've been on a losing streak, weighing in at 135.1 this morning!! So not only i've been losing, i've actually broken my plateau! Woot woot!!!
I've finally found some sort of normalcy with my new living situation... We are living with hubby's parents for the summer before we move to Indonesia in September. It was challenging to maintain my eating habit when eating with family, especially when mom keeps pushing this and that food on my plate!! But she's finally backed down and let me eat what i need to eat...
Hope everyone's doing well!! The thread is slowing down, but i hope everyone's just too busy to update, but still on track with the weight loss!!
So frustrated with myself! I took a day off because it was my daughters birthday party day and managed to keep my weight of 137, but then I didnt go back on my diet today like I should have, so Im scared of what my scale is going to say tomorrow!!!
Great Job on breaking your plateau!!!! Thats a huge motivator for you Im sure!
I saw 144 Sunday, and have been up since then from water weight(lots of salty food).
I was maintaining, but restricting this week since i'll be in a bathing suit in front of my boyfriend this weekend! Woke up this am to 155.8 :)
I'm glad to hear things are going well for you, skinnyshobster. And there's always a fresh start jjac :)
hi jjac, hope you're back on track with the diet lifestyle change. It's ok to get thrown off the wagon once in a while, just remember to hop back on!!!
Josie, how did your bathing suit weekend go? I'm sure you looked stunning!!!! On a side note, totally crazy how much weight can fluctuate with water weight, huh?!
OK, so i didn't weigh in yesterday, but today i am 134.1 (last week's: 135.1). It's hard to say if it's a true 1-lb loss though, since my weight has been going up-and-down-and-up-and-down pretty much every day this week. My only consolation is that every time it comes back down, it seems to hit a new low. So maybe i _am_ losing? *shrugs* I have a dreadful feeling that i might be stuck on a new plateau, between 134-136... Can't wait to break 134!!!
The boyfriend was quite smitten with me in my bathing suit, though there was a lot of rain so we didn't spend much time on the beach. I ate terribly, and am working on reversing the damage this week.
I saw 148.2 on the scale this am :( Now that I've dropped down to a more maintenance-like eating routine (not logging anymore, just keeping a running rough estimate and weighing in daily) CC trend line has given my my first "gaining" trend line today. I will fix that though! Also I'm guessing that the trend line is more sensitive than i might want it to be :-\
I haven't been logging either!!!! But i think i've been pretty good at eyeballing what i eat, erring on the side of undereating when in doubt... Hope you're seeing some progress!! Keep up the spirit!!