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New 10-15 pound Weight Loss Group


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Just looking for a group of people that want to lose 10 to 15 pounds by March 26th.

I had the best group last year.  We emailed each other with our food plan for the next day, talked about events that might cause a problem and how we could make it easier to get threw, and things going on in our lives.  We have become very close and all had good success. 

We made it to our goals and now I want to go down 10 more pounds and then learn how to maintain that weight. Now I need a new group to keep me accountable and make weight loss more enjoyable.

I'm 5'6" and 146 pounds.  I am going on vacation on March 26th and would like to be at goal.
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I will definitely join this quest for thin thighs!!!! 

My biggest problem is staying motivated.  When i begin a workout program< i stick with it for a week.  If is don't see a difference, i am on the next best thing.  I want so bad to be able to stick to some plan!!!!

ikesgirl. Welcome.

When it comes to exercise, it doesn't really cause you to lose weight quickly and it takes time to build muscle and become fit, so consistency is the key. Believe me, i know it is frustrating, but you have to think of the long term benefits and the reward of knowing you are leading a healthy and fit life.

Weight loss is much more about diet than exercise, but exercise has sooo many benefits above and beyond what the scale can show you.  Stick with it, find something physical that you enjoy, try different things and believe me, it will become addictive. To see real results with regard to fat loss and muscle building, you have to continue to challenge your body, meaning you have to always work a little harder and/or a little longer. But any exercise or increased movement has health benefits. When you exercise your brain releases endorphins (pleasure hormones) and this naturally lowers your stress level and elevates your mood!

Sweat! Live it, learn it, love it!!

hello lifein! welcome to the group. I like your outlook on exercise. I think you'll help motivate us to stick to our workout routines. Things are going ok for me. Still hovering around 150 although it looks like the last 2 weeks there might be a slight upward climb going on that I need to get a hold of. I was thinking yesterday how even though my weight isn't as low as it has been in the past I would have to say I think I'm in the best shape of my adult life. And yes I realize I'm only 24 but it's like when I keep eating well and maintain my exercising I can tell I'm getting a little stronger, more fit, more healthy. It's a good feeling to know I'm heading in in the right direction. My arms are getting more defined from lifting, my abs are making slow progress (in the morning if the water weight is low I dare to say my abs are killer!). The weight is maintaining which is ok since my original goal was just to get in shape (although a lot 5 or so pounds wouldn't hurt!). So as I type I'm waiting to digest a half a bagel and attempt a long run! I woke up 'early' on a Saturday morning because yesterday it rained. It's going to be worth it though! THe entire rest of my day always feels great when I have a good morning workout.

Hope everyone is doing well!

The last two days have been BAD!  I worked yesterday from 10-9 and I didn't get a lunch break so I grazed all day on easy to grab stuff.  Today I worked from 11-6:30 with no breaks and I was starving, so I pretty much snacked the first three hours of my shift.  I had finally gotten back down to 137 again but I am sure I shot that out of the water this weekend!  The only thing that kinda saves me is my job is so active and physical.  But I don't think it is active and physical enough to over come the food that I ate!

Before this weekend things were going so well.  I went to a wedding on Friday and was able to wear this beautiful dress I bought four years ago with the hopes that I would be small enough to wear it to another wedding, which of course I wasn't.  And three complete strangers told me they loved my dress or that I looked beautiful.  It was a nice to hear.

Tuesday will be the kid's first day back to school.  I am going to make that my day back on a routine.  I went to the store tonight and bought groceries to get started.  I have a big night out next Saturday.  So my goal is to be at least 137 (but it would be nice to be lighter) by then. 

Hey everyone, Its Sept 1 and though I ate crap for the past 2 weeks and have not been to the gym still, I am still managing to maintain my 134lbs. I am so happy because I deliberately took 1 week off from the gym hoping it wouldn't change my weight and it didn't so I am glad. I will be starting back my gym routine today to resume my weight loss. My 2nd goal that I have reached my first goal is to get down to 125lbs. Which, is 9lbs away. Shouldn't be too hard I hope.

I hope everyone is doing great!

Until Next Week.

Hi all,  It's Sept 1, Labor Day, and the day before I leave for Vegas...I, unfortunately spent the entire day/night yesterday shopping with my friend and eating waaaayyyy too many calories...not to mention spending lots of money..

I tend to go on these little binges that will start with going out to eat for one meal and then continuing with overeating at home. I do not know why I do this and if there was one thing I could change about myself it would be to not go on these binges. It totally derails my weight loss efforts and sets me back a week every time. I am particularly depressed about this one because I was hoping to be a few pounds lighter when I left for vacation. Now I feel bloated and gross. I cannot even think about getting on the scale right now...Boohoo! Poor me! ;)

Well, I guess I will end my little private pitty party now and tell you all what the heck I plan to do about it! I have alot of diabetic patients to see today for education (no holidays in healthcare), so I will probably not get out of work before 5:30-6 or so, but then I will head right for the park for my usual Monday long run of 7 miles.  I am trying to stay around 1000 cals today total and eat very high fiber and low sodium to hopefully flush out some of this water weight...

Hope everyone has a nice day off today!  

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Hi all,  It's Sept 1, Labor Day, and the day before I leave for Vegas...I, unfortunately spent the entire day/night yesterday shopping with my friend and eating waaaayyyy too many calories...not to mention spending lots of money..

I tend to go on these little binges that will start with going out to eat for one meal and then continuing with overeating at home. I do not know why I do this and if there was one thing I could change about myself it would be to not go on these binges. It totally derails my weight loss efforts and sets me back a week every time.

 This describes me to a T.  And even though I know that I do this, it doesn't stop the cycle. 

Have a great trip to Las Vegas!  See you when you get back!

I can tell it's just before TOM...I jumped five pounds over night!!!  If that wasn't bad enough, can you guess "who's the piggy?"      &n bsp;     -->Me<-- that's who!  How many pounds can one person eat in an all out eating freenzy?  I don't remember a day this bad in at least eight months.  I ate my way threw the day and at no point did I feel full.  I am soooo mad at myself.

Hope others are having a better week.  Tomorrow probably won't be much better since we are going to the Fair after work.  They have nothing healthy there and the servings are large!  I know I will get my husband and kids to split things with me to help with some of it.

Night all.

Ok I am getting real frustrated. I need to step my game up as I  have been maintaining around 134-135 for the past 3 weeks now.

I think part of the reason why I am not doing too well is because my husband keeps not being supportive on my health and weight loss journey. He keeps telling me to eat meat and gain 30pounds. Also, he keeps calling me skinny, I dont like this because I am not skinny. I think he is doing this to me because he realize that I am becoming more attractive and more confident and so he is threatened by the amount of attention I am getting.

My relationship is stressing me out and sabotaging my progress as I feel like I have to choose between one or the other. What should I do?

Sue,

Emotional stress can be the biggest derailer when it comes to attaining weight loss or fitness goals in general.  Speaking from experience, I can tell you,  not being happy in your personal relationships can lead to depression, weight gain, self-doubt and a whole host of other health related issues.

Having said that, you have to keep in mind that you are only going to be successful long term in your efforts if you do it for yourself, not your husband or anyone else for that matter. So, try not to think too much about his little comments and focus on what makes you feel good about you.

Also, try not to focus so much on the scale and take an honest look at yourself in the mirror. If you are truely 5'7" and 135# then you are by no means overweight. Maybe you could focus a little more on building muscle in the gym to change the shape of your body to get your mind off those pesky numbers! ;)

And, for all of you in this group- Feel good about yourself, love yourself, and the love and admiration of others is sure to follow you.

BTW- Just got back from Vegas last night. The food there was awesome. We ate in many 4 star restaurants and I never counted calories....so I am not getting on the scale till next week. ;) It's back to the gym today though...

This happens a lot... in relationships weither it's with your spouce or best friend.  Usually people are their "eating buddies."  If your dieting it changes the structure of the relationship.  So they sabbotage the dieting to get their buddy back.  They feel guilty if they eat the stuff in front of you or feel like a diet is being imposed on them if they don't eat it. 

I don't know if this is the case with your husband but I have a friend that feels this way and will avoid me when I am dieting.
Hi all!  How is everything going?  I hope you are all healthy and happy!

Things are going well here!  I made it threw that summer without gaining anything.  I have started up a toning routine.  My goal is to build up some lean muscles (to take up some of the room of my looser skin from losing weight).  Plus the muscle would burn 4x what the same weight in fat would burn.

I have been really comfortable with my current weight.  I like how my clothes fit and I feel healthy.  So I have just been trying to appreciate where I am at. 

We got a new puppy who is an angel.  So the whole family has been spending lots of time outside playing with her.  Our weather has been so nice, so it's been fun being outside.  Who knows in Spokane how long that will last.  It could turn cold in a drop of a hat!

I decided that life is good and I am going to be positive!

Sorry again I disappeared for a bit.

Everything is alright, I am back on the wagon of losing 10 pounds.  Well not exactly 10 pounds.  Today the scale said 130, last week it was 126.  I guess I wasn't so good about maintenance, and summer is really the culprit to weight gain.  

I also ran out of my inhaler, so I can't do cardio without it, need to schedule a doctor's appt to get a new prescription which is so hard to fit into my schedule.  I haven't worked out in 2 weeks it's bad. 

So I would like to get back to the 122/123 I was at, so hopefully it won't be too hard once I start working out.   I was so hungover yesterday from a bachelorette party and for some odd reason wanted McDonalds :(  I had no will power.   Same with at work we have chips and chocolate everywhere, so I need to stop that.

I am going to be positive like you said chattynoel, I have all year to work on a summer body, lol :D

That is one good thing about the end of summer...we now have the next 8 months to work on next summers body! HaHa..I love that thought, Lisseth. You just made my day!

Well I have not been on the scale since I went to Vegas and I know I have put on a few, but at least I am aware of it.. I took a few days off from the gym (since last Wed) because I got REALLY sore from a cardio class and abs class and 2 hr workout on Tues. We had a substitute trainer come in to cover my regular trainer and she kicked our butts! It was a really good workout but I felt literally like I was kicked repeatedly in the gut for the next 3-4 days..

Back to the gym today. Got some new music on my ipod to get me motivated. I don't know about you guys, but I love to listen to stuff like Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park (what I call "angry music") when I run or do the elyptical. I turn it up really loud on my ipod then I work harder and longer.

My favorite LB song to run to is "Break Stuff" ...

Just went to Publix and got my favorite thing, Blue Diamond Unsweetened Vanilla and Chocolate Almond Breeze (almond milk)...Mmmmm! If you guys havent tried this stuff, you have to! It is way better than skim milk and has only 40 cals per cup, and nothing artificial. You can add splenda to it if you like it sweet.   Try it!!!

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That is one good thing about the end of summer...we now have the next 8 months to work on next summers body! HaHa..I love that thought, Lisseth. You just made my day!

Well I have not been on the scale since I went to Vegas and I know I have put on a few, but at least I am aware of it.. I took a few days off from the gym (since last Wed) because I got REALLY sore from a cardio class and abs class and 2 hr workout on Tues. We had a substitute trainer come in to cover my regular trainer and she kicked our butts! It was a really good workout but I felt literally like I was kicked repeatedly in the gut for the next 3-4 days..

Back to the gym today. Got some new music on my ipod to get me motivated. I don't know about you guys, but I love to listen to stuff like Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park (what I call "angry music") when I run or do the elyptical. I turn it up really loud on my ipod then I work harder and longer.

My favorite LB song to run to is "Break Stuff" ...

Just went to Publix and got my favorite thing, Blue Diamond Unsweetened Vanilla and Chocolate Almond Breeze (almond milk)...Mmmmm! If you guys havent tried this stuff, you have to! It is way better than skim milk and has only 40 cals per cup, and nothing artificial. You can add splenda to it if you like it sweet. Try it!!!

I am happy I made your day.  

I am a rocker, so I love Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit.  I much more prefer Linkin Park, I would run like crazy to LP.   I can see getting really into Break Stuff while on the elyptical.

I miss Almond Breeze, but when I tried cutting back on Sodium I had to cut that out. 

Hello everyone! Sorry I've been MIA. Things have been going ok for me. Got a little lazy there with the working out but the weight basically stayed around 150 (which it has been for a while). I had one amazing day where the scale showed in the 147s... something I haven't seen in years! Clearly it was a freak weigh in but just knowing the scale could even go down that far is awesome!

So I'm back to running and two weeks ago I started the 100 pushup routine. Basically in 6 weeks it's supposed to help you do 100 pushups in a row. I don't think that's going to happen but the good thing is it's weekly plans, and they suggest if you struggle with a week repeat it. So after two weeks I went from 15 pushups to 22 in a row... but week three is kicking my butt! I did the workout yesterday but couldn't finish and my arms are DEAD today. I think this is a week I'm going to have to repeat!

Otherwise things are good. I'm trying to get into a new gym routine now that the undergrads are back. Oh how I loved going right after work. I just need to use the motivation I get from morning runs and push to do morning workouts. This week's weigh in is going to be iffy because I suffered a bit of a tummy issue this weekend and took some meds that well, stopped me up, and yeahh I'm thinking a little higher showing on the scale this week haha. Gross I know, sorry.

I hope everyone is doing well. Yay to taking the next 8 months to get beach ready! I'm seeing a bunch of friends for a bachelorette party in two weeks and I really want to tighten up and look all fit, sexy, and confident as we rock Ocean City MD. I have a boyfriend but it never hurts the ego to get hit on haha.

I was just up in OC, Maryland a couple mths ago! Spent more time down in Rahobeth though because the restaurants seem to be better. Do you ever go to Assateague Island? It is a great place to go hiking on the beach.

Anyway, I forced myself to get on the scale this am, and it was not pretty...136#.. Holy Crap! I gained 7# since the week before i went to Vegas. What a wakeup call. Today I will resume cal counting and stop the night eating. Back to 1200 cals per day.

Sorry I have been gone so long.  We got a new puppy and I have been spending LOTS of time trying to potty train her.  She is more stubborn than my weight!

I have also been a little embarassed to come back on here with no changes since last time!  I have been going between 137-139 depending on the day and how much salt intake I had the day before.

I have been meaning to get back on track but have just continued to maintain instead.  I have a big night out on October 25, so I am hoping to get five pounds lighter for that.  It would be just a pound a week, which should be do able if I get my act together.  I truly don't know what my problem is about just getting busy and taking the last five pounds off?!

How has everyone else been doing?  Anyone found something that has worked for them?  Anyone else experiencing any struggles?  We need to pull together and pump each other up! 

"i'm going to PUMP *makes fist in hand and points at everyone* you UP"

 

now if I can do that for myself first, lol

lol... this made my day!
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