Height:5'3 CW: 154 GW: 115 (lean)
Hey! I'm with you too!!!!
My names Laura, I'm 5'6, 144.6lbs and I'd like to get to 130lbs (maybe less, we'll see when I reach 130!).
@hhar12870033 Thank you for advice, however it's not a post-workout soreness (I actually like getting that one and I'm quite accustomed with it :)) I did some research and it has its own name: Shin Splints
It's exactly that as the last time I got them I was training in worn-out footwear (changing shoes made them go away immediately). Now it must be just overload from running and H.i.i.Ts. I think I just follow that article and rest for today, my compress is already cooling, then I try to strengthen shin muscles before running again.
@everyone I weighted myself today and my scale says I went down 100g -buahahaha it's hilarious, however quite normal for me I have weeks when the weight drops down 6 pounds and weeks when it doesn't change at all (with the same routine) I need to stick to logging however(I haven't for last 3 days), but it's such a pain during the weekends, how do you do it when you have dishes that include various ingredients and then you have to split it to portions? And are we doing a weight-in together next Saturday?
I'm struggling to lose the weight I gained in college. I'm 5'8" and my CW is 163.5 GW 145
@elisabetta We definitely should keep log of our weightloss journey together on saturday weigh ins.
Honestly ladies lately has been such a fail for me haha I had a stack of pancakes for breakfast and 2.5 slices of pizza.. not healthy day at all.. I wouldn't even want to look at it on a log. I did weigh myself on saturday.. I weighed
153.8 which is like barely any loss but I did feel super super bloated.. I am carrying around all this water weight I bet..
Hopefully I will see better results next week as I kick off monday with a workout and finally my monthly visitor has left..
Happy Week everyone!
Sorry I dropped out for a few days.
I was really sore from walking uphill on the treadmill 8-10 miles a day five days a week for two weeks and I needed a break.
I've been watching what I eat and I've done okay.
I walked and ran today for a few miles outside today ~30 minutes.
I'll get back into the swing of things tomorrow, but I just wanted to check in and let everyone know I didn't drop off of the face of the planet.
I missed you guys!
I'm also going downhill this week, because of those shins. Also I have a lot to deal with at moment and I got somewhat sad. But I will not stop fighting, next day will be better. And I have a zumba marathon this weekend, so I'll burn my share of calories :) What's out with the rest of you? How are you doing this week?
Well, first I gained almost three lbs last Friday.
Then my mom had a bad day with my grandfather and I was effected by this b/c My husband and I practically live with her and my sister right now.
Then hubby's little sister had her first baby.
I've been enrolling myself in bartending school.
It's been a busy week.
Also, I haven't been running b/c I get shin splints so easily and I didn't want to burn out, but I have been walking uphill so much that I seemed to have gotten them anyhow and burned myself out. I took five days off and then jogged for 30 minutes yesterday. I'm about to go to the gym and then this afternoon help my brother move some stuff from my mom's garage to his apartment.
It's kind of frustrating to gain and then to be surrounded by things happening around you that you have no control over. I seem to be sensitive to my family's emotions and then Hubby's little sister and my little brother have both had babies and he and I have chosen to wait so I get a little jealous and depressed when I am around young mothers I am close with. Then I found out that in order to meet our financial goals before this time next year, I need to make money fast... time to find a job. I could go back to waiting tables which is pretty good money, but opted for bartending school instead b/c there is the potential for more money in less time.
I don't own any game consoles (I'm currently a traveler so I don't own much of anything) to buy Zumba for at home work-outs. My sister has some workout video that she does and really likes, so maybe I can try that out to break up my walking and cut down on the burn-out factor.
I'm back down to 180 after my gain and hopefully I'll break the 180's again soon and never have to see them again!
My weight in - 141,5 ( I was 144 last time) :) Yay for 2,5 hours Zumba Marathon! It was the only real exercise I did this week (well I do move around and follow the N.E.A.T exercise advise- like taking the stairs and so on), and my shins didn't hurt at all, so I think I'll be back on track next week.
@essie87 I can tell you what I do to fight my weaknesses, they're quite obvious but I'll list them anyway:
- have only healthy choices available around you- if you don't have junk nearby you won't eat it
- always look for healthier alternative- my downfall comes when I'm at a party at somebody's else house - I would munch on everything available... doesn't matter what it is I would be eating everything near my hand, so last time at a barbecue I would decide only to eat lean meat and steer away from chips and cakes to salads and fruit, somebody brought fresh strawberries, so every time I caught myself near chips I would go to that bowl of strawberries and munch on them instead, it didn't make a difference for me really, actually I think the strawberries even tasted much better.
- before buying anything consider all pros and cons, and if you really need it. Last week I persuaded myself not to buy fast food (I really wanted to eat at Burger King) because I was short on money, and I explained myself that I had at home everything I needed to make a stir-fry with veggies and chicken breast, it will taste good as well and I don't need to spend anything. Being short on money usually helps because if I have to choose I will buy something healthier instead of a snack. I usually make a list for shopping, I shop on parameter of the shop and because I'm into clean eating i always check the ingredients list (I always look at the back of the packaging not the front) so I don't buy many things because I'm horrified what's in it- it's a really good way to persuade yourself not to buy something. Another thing is to think what you can buy with the money you would spend on junk food, like some clothes or cosmetics(or some high-quality food even) - well, with me, because I'm not good with saving money, I'll usually end up with buying something pricey first, then I'm short on money and the choices are much simpler :)
- another advise is to always serve yourself food in smaller portions. I used to make myself feasts when I was feeling hungry ( because when you're hungry you think you will eat so much), but now when I have a craving I will make myself a small portion of something, and only after I ate it I will consider if I'm still hungry and if I need to go prepare something else to eat.
To conclude fight with mindless eating and really consider your choices.I hope it will help you.
Hey can I join in on the fun? I'm starting another challenge too but I figure the more people I'm accountable too the better!
I would love to do weekly weigh-ins, any day is fine with me!
I'm 164 lbs right now, 5' 6", my ultimate goal would be between 120-130 (not sure yet, depends on how much muscle I manage to gain/maintain)
@science_chick Our day to weigh in is Saturday, but we come in and vent whenever too.
About 4 or 5pm on Friday, my CC accountability was a wash for the weekend. I stopped logging before dinner and didn't weigh or log all weekend.
I did measure everything I ate and I tried to make good decisions about what went in my mouth all weekend, but I left no record...
Today I weighed myself, got back on CC and I'm heading out to the gym in a few...
I think that this is just me getting momentum... I have ADD and I know that I am on an attention/energy down swing right now so I just have to muscle through it. ...It seems to me that I've only been at this (logging diet and regular exercise) for three weeks and that it has been mostly false starts. But I haven't given up and I haven't binged all of my efforts away. In fact, I'm a lb down from three weeks ago and 3+ lbs down from a month ago so I'm just going to keep trying to make a steady go of this.
I resolve to keep trying until it sticks.
Isn't that what weight loss is all about anyways? I think we just have to keep punching, essie!
@madamebones I think you're right. Lifestyle is not about all or nothing, it's about every decision one makes. Even if you mess up one time, you should try to do better next meal, and gradually change your habits. Every small step counts.
I appreciate your support and today I weighed in almost two lbs lighter than yesterday. It would seem that even if I fumbled a bit, getting right back in the game paid off!
I hope that two months from now I can say that I may have benched myself a couple of times, but that most of the time I got out there and scored as much as I possibly could (hopefully by then I will have at least a -10lb point card on the board!) And that I learned some good new (thin) habits!
I got on the scales this morning (like I do almost every morning) and I had to get off and get back on five times before I believed the read-out!
When I joined this thread I happened to be on a very low day that week @ 179.2lbs. Two weeks later my new low is today's 178.6lbs!
Yaya! I may not really weight that little currently, but a new low means that I am on the right track. I can't wait until I'm back in my usual 145-150lb area, but I really want to get lower. I've been bulimia free and binge free for so long I deserve to loose weight and keep it off the healthy way!
I've been bigger than 190lb and lost to 150lbs and then got to 130-135lb by doing really horrible things to my body. I want to get below 135lbs doing really good things to my body. I can do it, I will do it!
Today helps me to see it, even if I get on the scale tomorrow or Monday and I see 183lb I know I'll keep going b/c a gain when I'm exercising and eating less is only temporary. When I got up to 182lb last week it was only for one day and now look! Amazing what persistence and a positive attitude can do.
@madamebones Good Job!
But where are everybody? essie?
I'm doing weighting tomorrow, been away all weekend.quite scared I didn't exercise really, but I walk about 15 km on Saturday, got to love sightseeing I don't know why my font changed....
it looks right after posting ( it was all weird before) oh whatever...
I got back to 144, not too surprised as I didn't really work too hard last week, I'm glad it didn't go up higher. But I'm getting back on track, today (as I'm here anyway) I started logging again, it really helps to keep focus. Never stop fighting. (you can't lose if you won't stop fighting you know).
I'm waiting to hear from the rest of you, we should all keep tracking every week.
I'm under impression that you weight yourself everyday, is that true? Are you sure that's a good idea? I mean body weight fluctuates a lot, and it might either discourage you or make you obsessed. I weight myself only now and then just as a guideline if I'm going in right direction...
I've noticed that we seem to be alone here too now.
I weight myself most days, not every. I like it, but it's probably not for everyone. I like the idea of getting in tune with my fluctuations.
That's why I was so excited Saturday b/c it was a new low. Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down. I feel like I get a good idea of where I'm at if I weigh myself a few times a week rather than once a week or once everyday, kind of in between the two extremes.
I used to obsess a little, I think, but I cured myself of that by not caring for a while.
I try to just enjoy my food and enjoy my body but count calories and nutrition so I can get my weight back down to a healthy one which for me is about 140, but If I can I'd like to see 130 or below eventually, but if I spent the rest of my life at 140 I don't think I'd cry about it.
I was glad to see a new low Saturday, I didn't weigh myself all weekend and I weighed today. I wasn't sad to see a higher number today, b/c I know since I don't work out on Sunday and generally eat about maintenance that Monday is a heavier day for me so it was really what I expected.
134,2 -yeah I know, or I don't.... how did that happen ?! It's 10 pounds since last week, and I still haven't started seriously exercising again (I'm trying to overcome something else in my life, so I'm focusing on that thing), although I try to move around N.E.A.T.- wise. I was a bit more conscious about the food I eat but it wasn't that spectacular really.... My body keeps surprising me... It might be a fluctuation, but I have no reason to be dehydrated... Anyway I'm so happy, it's a new low for me, I haven't been below 135 for a couple of years now. And I do feel slimmer, my husband told me today that I'm getting a beach-body :) YAY for me!!! I hope it will stay...
@madamebones how about you? Did you manage to keep your new low?
THe only advise I can give right know is to keep being positive, I've been hooked on Gitomer's audiobooks since last week and maybe that's the thing that helped me with everything. You can do it! :)