Angie952

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Motivation Friday Weigh In Group Sep 15 2012
03:00 (UTC)
16

I'm making an executive decision to skip my weigh in this week.  Just too much going on to even think about counting.

I don't really see where the stress is going to let up soon so I better figure out a way to fit in time for me AND do everything else.

*sigh*

Motivation Friday Weigh In Group Sep 10 2012
02:16 (UTC)
19

Wow Agi!  You go girl! 

Nice to see a few new joiners this week!

After catching up on the posts this week I see some discussion about the importance of drinking your water every day.  I can't agree more and I'm working very hard to kick my Mountain Dew habit.  I'm down to one can a day . . . a little caffeine to jump start me in the morning . . . but I'd like to get rid of that too!

My personal goal for the week will be to get those 8 glasses of water in every day.  I'm not sure if I can let go of my one can yet . . . but that will be a goal eventually.  What is everyone else shooting for this week?

Question of the week - how long does it take to break a habit and how long does it take to form one?

 

 

Motivation Friday Weigh In Group Sep 10 2012
02:06 (UTC)
20

WK 1 - 7/20/12 SW - 207 BMI 35.5:  Starting over.  57 pounds to go.

WK 2 - 7/27/12 - 203 BMI 34.8 (-4):  Not a bad start.  Planning some meals and exercise for next week.  Maybe I'll even make it to "one-derland". :)  Will post my "starting over" pic tonight. I'm going to continue editing this same post every week so I can see everything in one frame from week to week. 4 pounds down - 53 pounds to go.

Measurements:

Neck: 14.5 Upper Arm: 14.25 Wrist: 6.25 Bust: 43.5 Waist: 41 Hip: 48 Thigh: 23.5 Calf: 17

WK 3 - 8/3/12 203 BMI 34.8 (-0): That's right . . . big fat ZERO. :(  On the bright side, I didn't gain.  Moving on.  4 pounds down - 53 pounds to go.

WK 4 - 8/10/12 202 BMI 34.7 (-1):  Feeling pretty good about the week even though I only lost a pound.  I'm refocusing my efforts on logging and tracking things better.  Maybe I'll get out for a bike ride tonight. :)  5 pounds down - 52 pounds to go.

WK 5 - 8/17/12 199.2 BMI 34.2 (-3):  Awesome week.  Made some adjustments to my calorie intake intake and exercise.  Feels so good to be back in "one"derland.  :)  8 pounds down - 49 pounds to go.

4 Week Measurements:  3.75 Inches lost this month.

Neck: 14 Upper Arm: 13 Wrist: 6.25 Bust: 43 Waist: 41 Hip: 46.5 Thigh: 23.5 Calf: 17

WK 6 - 8/24/12 197.6 BMI 33.8 (-2):  I decided to take the afternoon off and go golfing with my husband and then we stopped for lunch at Houli's after.  Baked potato soup . . . OMG *drool*.  So instead of the mini blizzard at DQ I'm using that as my Friday "treat".  I didn't realize how many calories were in it so I think I'll be biking extra this weekend! :P  Feeling pretty good about the week considering it's TOM.  Ready for a trip to the Farmers Market and the produce section.  I'm pretty much out of everything and need to restock so I can smush these cravings! 10 pounds down - 47 to go.

WK 7 - 8/31/12 193.2 BMI 33.1 (-4):  Icky week being sick.  Hoping to get back on track next week.  14 pounds down - 43 to go.

WK 8 - 9/7/12 194.4 BMI 33.4 (+1.2):  Well, I knew that was going to happen.  Trying to find our groove with the new baby in our midst.  This is the first time I've sat down all week but I did weigh in on Friday and I have a slight gain.  I'm ok with that.  This week I'll try to refocus and fit in my personal time to meal plan and bike as well as help with the grand kids. :)

Motivation Friday Weigh In Group Sep 03 2012
20:24 (UTC)
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My new grand daughter decided to make her appearance at 2:12 am on Saturday morning.  It's been a busy weekend!

My personal goal for this week will merely be not to gain.  I know things will be crazy around here for a week or 2 while everyone settles into the new schedule so I'm not going to dedicate time I won't have or set goals I can't attain.  I'm not sure I'll even get time to pack lunches let alone walk or bike.  I'll do my best though.

How is everyone doing and what are your goals for the week?

Motivation Friday Weigh In Group Aug 31 2012
11:17 (UTC)
37

WK 1 - 7/20/12 SW - 207 BMI 35.5:  Starting over.  57 pounds to go.

WK 2 - 7/27/12 - 203 BMI 34.8 (-4):  Not a bad start.  Planning some meals and exercise for next week.  Maybe I'll even make it to "one-derland". :)  Will post my "starting over" pic tonight. I'm going to continue editing this same post every week so I can see everything in one frame from week to week. 4 pounds down - 53 pounds to go.

Measurements:

Neck: 14.5 Upper Arm: 14.25 Wrist: 6.25 Bust: 43.5 Waist: 41 Hip: 48 Thigh: 23.5 Calf: 17

WK 3 - 8/3/12 203 BMI 34.8 (-0): That's right . . . big fat ZERO. :(  On the bright side, I didn't gain.  Moving on.  4 pounds down - 53 pounds to go.

WK 4 - 8/10/12 202 BMI 34.7 (-1):  Feeling pretty good about the week even though I only lost a pound.  I'm refocusing my efforts on logging and tracking things better.  Maybe I'll get out for a bike ride tonight. :)  5 pounds down - 52 pounds to go.

WK 5 - 8/17/12 199.2 BMI 34.2 (-3):  Awesome week.  Made some adjustments to my calorie intake intake and exercise.  Feels so good to be back in "one"derland.  :)  8 pounds down - 49 pounds to go.

4 Week Measurements:  3.75 Inches lost this month.

Neck: 14 Upper Arm: 13 Wrist: 6.25 Bust: 43 Waist: 41 Hip: 46.5 Thigh: 23.5 Calf: 17

WK 6 - 8/24/12 197.6 BMI 33.8 (-2):  I decided to take the afternoon off and go golfing with my husband and then we stopped for lunch at Houli's after.  Baked potato soup . . . OMG *drool*.  So instead of the mini blizzard at DQ I'm using that as my Friday "treat".  I didn't realize how many calories were in it so I think I'll be biking extra this weekend! :P  Feeling pretty good about the week considering it's TOM.  Ready for a trip to the Farmers Market and the produce section.  I'm pretty much out of everything and need to restock so I can smush these cravings! 10 pounds down - 47 to go.

WK 7 - 8/31/12 193.2 BMI 33.1 (-4):  Icky week being sick.  Hoping to get back on track next week.  14 pounds down - 43 to go.

Motivation Friday Weigh In Group Aug 31 2012
02:06 (UTC)
39

Well . . . I didn't eat right all week and I didn't exercise either.  Zero appetite and zero energy due to some stomach bug.  Pretty sure I'll have a better than expected loss . . . the only good thing about being sick.:P

Hope everyone's week was awesome!

Weight Loss A rant about the 1200 number! Aug 29 2012
01:42 (UTC)
17

Well said and nice to see another view expressed. :)

Weight Loss A rant about the 1200 number! Aug 28 2012
22:35 (UTC)
19

I normally don't comment on anything since I have found what works for me and I suppose that's all that matters.  I'd like to help people understand the site, but as stated earlier . . . they have the option to ignore me, which is common.  I do agree that the tools aren't clear about how to calculate what you should be eating.  It has always told me to eat 1200 calories.  (which I stuck to for maybe 3 days :P)  It took me a while to find the burn meter . . . that should really be the first tool you're directed to when you come to this site and it should include some examples about how to calculate a deficit with and without exercise.  I think it should also recommend that you recalculate every 10-15 pounds.  I think there would be less whining and more success stories that way.

Just my humble opinion. :)

Motivation Friday Weigh In Group Aug 28 2012
21:51 (UTC)
40

Welcome to the group Ywatt88!

I started out at 235 my first time around and got down to 160 from April to September before everything took a nose dive.  Having had that experience I have learned that we can't always be on top of everything.  We can't always plan and eat right.  We all know this isn't a sprint, it's a marathon because it's something we'll do for the rest of our lives.  Sometimes that seems so daunting to me . . . I just can't imagine having to do this for the rest of my life.  But then again, it may be less daunting to be 7 lbs up from 145 than it is to be 60 lbs up.  I suppose it's all in the point of view you choose to take.

Anyway, I'm excited to have lots of like minded people here to help keep me on track! :)

Motivation Friday Weigh In Group Aug 28 2012
00:08 (UTC)
42

Welcome to the group lupacoyne! :)

According to this site I should be between 124 and 145.  I'll be shooting for the high end too.  I can't even imagine myself at 124!

Monday has been ok.  I stayed in range by 2 calories after biking 15 minutes . . . that's the best I could do today.  Yep, sho is Monday! :P

Motivation Friday Weigh In Group Aug 26 2012
23:19 (UTC)
44

Well, I didn't do too awesome with the calories this weekend.  Lunch out with my hub on Friday got me an easy 2000.  Yesterday it rained so I couldn't get out but I had that mini blizzard anyway.  The only thing that saved me was that I got up so late that breakfast was over. :P  I didn't do too bad today at 1650 or so . . . biking for 40 minutes and working on my car for 2 hours kept me in range.  Back to work tomorrow where I'll be in training with a new person all week.  I keep saying I don't have the patience level for training but they seem to think I do a good job with it.  Perhaps I should swear more. :)  I took next Friday off so I'll have a 4 day weekend for labor day.  Just starting to plan some things.  I'd like to get my windows done for fall and I think I'd like to go to the state fair and poke around a bit.  Maybe have my mom over for dinner one day.  My daughters due date is Sept. 2 so we're expecting Ms Vivianne to make her debut any day now.  We're pretty much ready and waiting.  I know my daughter is completely uncomfortable and her toes look like chubby little sausages. 

Have my weekly menu planned and hoping to get that 500 calorie deficit every day.

:)

 

Motivation Friday Weigh In Group Aug 25 2012
15:15 (UTC)
45

Here's my goal for the week.  Join me if you like or tell us what your goal is for the week. :)

Go to the Burn Meter Caluculator under the Tools Menu and determine your calorie burn at a sedentary setting.  This is roughly what your body burns just sitting still.  A 500 calorie deficit will provide a .5 to 2 lb loss per week.  (In my experience.)  Consuming more calories will produce a gain unless you are able to maintain the deficit with exercise.

Example:

I burn 1830 calories sitting still according to the Burn Meter.  My calorie intake for a day should be 1330 to maintain a 500 calorie deficit and lose weight.  But . . . I had a large helping of spaghetti for dinner bringing my calorie intake to 1600.  I then go for a half hour bike ride burning 350 calories bringing my total to 1250 which is in my calorie range.

Goal for the week:  STAY IN CALORIE RANGE BY MAINTAINING A 500+ CALORIE DEFICIT.

Hope everyone has an awesome week! :)

Motivation Friday Weigh In Group Aug 24 2012
11:18 (UTC)
53

Hi,

My name is Angie.  I'm 44, married 22 years and the grandmother of 2.  I visited CC in 2009 and had awesome success.  Then life got stressful and I put it back on again.  Now I'm back to try again and hopefully change my habits and it keep it off this time. 

I hope there are some people out there who will join me in this never ending battle!

 

WK 1 - 7/20/12 SW - 207 BMI 35.5:  Starting over.  57 pounds to go.

WK 2 - 7/27/12 - 203 BMI 34.8 (-4):  Not a bad start.  Planning some meals and exercise for next week.  Maybe I'll even make it to "one-derland". :)  Will post my "starting over" pic tonight. I'm going to continue editing this same post every week so I can see everything in one frame from week to week. 4 pounds down - 53 pounds to go.

Measurements:

Neck: 14.5

Upper Arm: 14.25

Wrist: 6.25

Bust: 43.5

Waist: 41

Hip: 48

Thigh: 23.5

Calf: 17

WK 3 - 8/3/12 203 BMI 34.8 (-0): That's right . . . big fat ZERO. :(  On the bright side, I didn't gain.  Moving on.  4 pounds down - 53 pounds to go.

WK 4 - 8/10/12 202 BMI 34.7 (-1):  Feeling pretty good about the week even though I only lost a pound.  I'm refocusing my efforts on logging and tracking things better.  Maybe I'll get out for a bike ride tonight. :)  5 pounds down - 52 pounds to go.

WK 5- 8/17/12 199.2 BMI 34.2 (-3):  Awesome week.  Made some adjustments to my calorie intake intake and exercise.  Feels so good to be back in "one"derland.  :)  8 pounds down - 49 pounds to go.

4 Week Measurements:  3.75 Inches lost this month.

Neck: 14

Upper Arm: 13

Wrist: 6.25

Bust: 43

Waist: 41

Hip: 46.5

Thigh: 23.5

Calf: 17

WK 6- 8/24/12 197.6 BMI 33.8 (-2):  I decided to take the afternoon off and go golfing with my husband and then we stopped for lunch at Houli's after.  Baked potato soup . . . OMG *drool*.  So instead of the mini blizzard at DQ I'm using that as my Friday "treat".  I didn't realize how many calories were in it so I think I'll be biking extra this weekend! :P  Feeling pretty good about the week considering it's TOM.  Ready for a trip to the Farmers Market and the produce section.  I'm pretty much out of everything and need to restock so I can smush these cravings! 10 pounds down - 47 to go.

Motivation Friday Weigh In Group Aug 23 2012
20:45 (UTC)
54

Hi shehuntszombies!

Glad you decided to join . . . just in time for our first "official" weigh in tomorrow.

I'm planning to start throwing out some challenges weekly for whoever wants to participate.  Sometimes I find that having to "report back" helps me stay on the straight and narrow too!

For everyone . . . please feel free to post during the week about anything you wish.  Weight loss is only a small part of our lives and dependent on so many other things.  If you're having a bad day, let's hear it.  If you've had an epiphany, share your insight.  If everything is going great . . . shout it out!! :)

Motivation Friday Weigh In Group Aug 23 2012
10:43 (UTC)
56

Well ladies . . . tomorrow is weigh day.  Keep your sodium down, get your exercise in and good luck!! 

WE CAN DO THIS! :)

Motivation Returning for another go. Aug 22 2012
20:50 (UTC)
20

Same thing happened to me.  In 2009 down to 160 from 235.  Today . . . 198. :P  I'm back for a second round as well.

I started a post in this forum for Friday Weigh Ins.  Just a place to track and keep in touch with others sharing our boat.  Feel free to join!

Welcome back to the battle! :)

Motivation Friday Weigh In Group Aug 22 2012
20:09 (UTC)
57

Hi l2dance,

Welcome to the group! :)

I have those days too . . . pretty often. :P  I have found that if I have a decent weigh in on Friday I can let myself splurge a little and then I don't feel so deprived of all those things.  Congrats on your first 10 pounds lost!

Motivation Friday Weigh In Group Aug 22 2012
01:49 (UTC)
59

Thanks for joining us Julia!

You're not alone . . . I was down to 160 in 2009 and feeling great.  Then everything fell apart and I gained it all back.  Sometimes things happen . . . you aren't able to spend the time you need to do it right or your mind set just isn't there.  The important thing is that you're thinking about it and trying!  Changing habits is hard.  We can all do it with some effort and a few friends to help keep us on track. :) 

I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone!

Motivation Friday Weigh In Group Aug 21 2012
20:16 (UTC)
61

Welcome to you both!  Looking forward to a good group of people to keep in touch with. :) 

Tuesday was ok for me.  I got on the bike and rode 6 miles yesterday . . . kept in my calorie range and still didn't see a drop this morning.  I'm pretty sure it was my sodium so I'm hoping tomorrow will be better.  Work was a beast today and I still have to babysit until 8:30 tonight so I'm opting for a short rest instead of exercise.

Question of the day:

What is the one vice or habit you have that holds you back when it comes to weight loss?

Motivation Friday Weigh In Group Aug 20 2012
20:54 (UTC)
64

Hmmm I guess no one likes to weigh in on Friday.  That's ok . . . it's not the first time I've done something on my own.  I'm sure it won't be the last.

Great day today . . . for a Monday that is.  Got in a good long bike ride which burns off my bad attitude from work as well as the calories.  Thinking about walking the lake this evening.  I won't be able to count that though since walking with a 2 year old is pretty leisurely. :P  I'm ok with that.

I'm battling with my arch nemisis today.  (Pop)  It IS NOT going to win!

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