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Motivation Schmooze & Lose 2013 (10-week group) [SIGN-UPS CLOSED] Feb 01 2013
08:24 (UTC)
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START:   Dec 20 - 22:    229
Week 1.   Dec 27 - 29: scale was broke
Week 2.   Jan 03 - 05: 238.8 New Scale, digital, oh well, just means I have more to lose than I thought. It has been showing a loss this week and that is what counts!
Week 3.   Jan 10 - 12: 237.9
Week 4.   Jan 17 - 19: 236.9
Week 5.   Jan 24 - 26: 233.8
Week 6.   Jan 31 - Feb 02: 232.4
Week 7.   Feb 07 - 09:
Week 8.   Feb 14 - 16:
Week 9.   Feb 21 - 23:
FINISH: Feb 28 - Mar 02:

I have to keep reminding myself that a good consistent weight loss is what I want.  I have a trip planned right at the end of the challenge, gonna see a friend I haven't seen in years, and would love to be on the otherside of 225. But it would suck to mess myself up trying to 'fix it' oh well!!

Motivation Schmooze & Lose 2013 (10-week group) [SIGN-UPS CLOSED] Feb 01 2013
08:20 (UTC)
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Original Post by shanasedai:

WEEK 6 CHALLENGE -- WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOURSELF?

A while ago someone in the group had posted about working to improve their internal dialogue.  Often we are harder on ourselves than we are on others, sometimes we're downright cruel. Let's flip that around!  Let's be as kind to ourselves as we are to others.

What do you love about yourself?  What do you really value and are truly grateful for?


 

I love that I have a great relationship with my daughters. I am not their friend right now, I am their mom, but they know they can talk to me about anything, and they do. 

Weight Loss 5' to 5'3 Jan 27 2013
10:22 (UTC)
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I am 5ft 1.5 inches and my goal weight is ANYTHING under 150 :D I will reevaluate when I get down there.  To be honest I don't remember ever being less than 150, I mean I know I must have been, but well, no clue!

Weight Loss Peanut Butter: to eat or not to eat? Jan 27 2013
10:15 (UTC)
32

also beware of the "no stirring needed" so called natural kinds. They add palm oil!

Motivation Schmooze & Lose 2013 (10-week group) [SIGN-UPS CLOSED] Jan 25 2013
14:47 (UTC)
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Original Post by shanasedai:

WEEK 5 CHALLENGE -- SO WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS?

tmoo162540349 was the inspiration for this week's challenge!

Tmoo asked: What kind of planning do you do for trips?  Make a list of places to eat and what can be eaten at these places BESIDES Fast Food.

My question: Putting trip planning aside... when you're home and you have full control of your schedule, do you meal plan?  Do you figure out what you're going to eat and then stick to it, or do you go with the flow? Does your approach work for you?


I used to be a go with the flow type of person, and it didn't work for me at all, I have been steadily putting on weight for the last 14 years. I am doing it a bit different this time.  I am planning out every meal.  If I go out I check online for the menu and plan my eating accordingly. I have gone so far as to establish a routine for myself that I am finding very livable. I don't mind eating the same things everyday so its working nicely for me.

Motivation Schmooze & Lose 2013 (10-week group) [SIGN-UPS CLOSED] Jan 25 2013
14:37 (UTC)
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i have been out of the loop online because of simply busy life. My ex just left for basic for the Army reserves and much of my time has been spent keeping my daughter from going nuts and dealing with all the things he thought we would like to have. (his roommate smoked and my mom is an asthmatic that is very sensitive to smoke, getting things cleaned up because my daughters couldn't live without them wasn't fun). the good news is its all taken care of and while much of my life was going nuts and I wasn't getting any exercise I was at least eating good and my weight has been slowly dropping down. I did start getting back into the gym finally on Wed and its a great stress buster, let me tell you!!! 

START:   Dec 20 - 22:    229
Week 1.   Dec 27 - 29: scale was broke
Week 2.   Jan 03 - 05: 238.8 New Scale, digital, oh well, just means I have more to lose than I thought. It has been showing a loss this week and that is what counts!
Week 3.   Jan 10 - 12: 237.9
Week 4.   Jan 17 - 19: 236.9
Week 5.   Jan 24 - 26: 233.8
Week 6.   Jan 31 - Feb 02:
Week 7.   Feb 07 - 09:
Week 8.   Feb 14 - 16:
Week 9.   Feb 21 - 23:
FINISH: Feb 28 - Mar 02:

Motivation Schmooze & Lose 2013 (10-week group) [SIGN-UPS CLOSED] Jan 04 2013
13:25 (UTC)
237

START:   Dec 20 - 22:    229
Week 1.   Dec 27 - 29: scale was broke
Week 2.   Jan 03 - 05: 238.8 New Scale, digital, oh well, just means I have more to lose than I thought. It has been showing a loss this week and that is what counts!
Week 3.   Jan 10 - 12:
Week 4.   Jan 17 - 19:
Week 5.   Jan 24 - 26:
Week 6.   Jan 31 - Feb 02:
Week 7.   Feb 07 - 09:
Week 8.   Feb 14 - 16:
Week 9.   Feb 21 - 23:
FINISH: Feb 28 - Mar 02:

Motivation Schmooze & Lose 2013 (10-week group) [SIGN-UPS CLOSED] Jan 02 2013
08:31 (UTC)
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Original Post by shanasedai:

WEEK 2: RECREATING SUCCESS!!

Think back to a time when you achieved a goal.  It can be a fitness or weight loss goal, but it can also be something completely unrelated.  Think about what you did to succeed, and borrow from your own wisdom to recreate success now.

So my scale broke. Suddenly was weighing me in at 300 lbs, which since my pants still fit was obviously BS.  So for Christmas I got a Fitbit Aria scale and have started using that. The thing is I think my scale was broken for way longer than I thought. The other scale has me SIGNIFICANTLY higher. Which is a bummer. Oh well, I will get that trend line going back down.

Things that help me succeed, though I am not always good at them:

Small Goals: I set 3 weekly goals. A life goal, a work goal, and a diet goal. I like to work towards a life balance :D not always good at getting them done, but it gives me a place to start and a direction to work towards.

Find reasons to be happy: The little things in life is what keep me going. I actively seek them out and cherish them. Something as simple as sitting in front of the electric fire place with good music playing and a book in my hand is enough. Look at the moment and say "I AM HAPPY!"

Motivation Schmooze & Lose 2013 (10-week group) [SIGN-UPS CLOSED] Dec 24 2012
08:49 (UTC)
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Original Post by shanasedai:

Now it's your turn to tell us about things that you feel are the most important for keeping a good frame of mind, especially when things aren't going the way you planned.  What does your mental "pep talk" sound like?

Let's get PSYCHED to do this!!!

 

I need to buckle down, I let too many "tomorrow is a new day" happen. So I am working on  having a routine. If I know what I am going to eat ahead of time I will have fewer pit falls.  

That being said I am telling myself that weight is just a number, how do I FEEL? Are my jeans tight? do the girls fit better into the bra? and most of all anything that is determined by how many times I have have been to the bathroom is bull****! all I want is a downward trend!! Which I am getting. 

Motivation Schmooze & Lose 2013 (10-week group) [SIGN-UPS CLOSED] Dec 22 2012
11:20 (UTC)
344

START:   Dec 20 - 22:    229 (yay out of the 230s!!!)
Week 1.   Dec 27 - 29:
Week 2.   Jan 03 - 05:
Week 3.   Jan 10 - 12:
Week 4.   Jan 17 - 19:
Week 5.   Jan 24 - 26:
Week 6.   Jan 31 - Feb 02:
Week 7.   Feb 07 - 09:
Week 8.   Feb 14 - 16:
Week 9.   Feb 21 - 23:
FINISH: Feb 28 - Mar 02:

I will take any loss I can get this week. Its been rough and some bad choices were made.  This next week is gonna be interesting, but all I can do is stick to my guns and do the best. I'm lucky, my girls want spaghetti and meatballs for dinner Christmas Eve. Though we are doing a big breakfast Christmas morning. I made it to the gym 3 times this week. Next week my goal is 4. Getting that 4th workout in is HARD.

Motivation Schmooze & Lose 2013 (10-week group) [SIGN-UPS CLOSED] Dec 18 2012
12:27 (UTC)
392

Count me in! Thank you!

Calorie Count Accounting for Dietary Philosphies Dec 06 2012
12:49 (UTC)
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I believe if you go into account setting (the gear up at the top) then account settings, and select Nutrition from the sub menu it will let you set your own percents and offers some examples of popular diets.

Weight Loss 10 Pounds!! Dec 05 2012
15:13 (UTC)
18

Grats!!! That is sooooo awesome!! you rock!! Keep up the good work!!!

Fitness Teaching burns how many calories? Dec 05 2012
15:12 (UTC)
1

http://www.health-calc.com/diet/energy-expend iture-advanced

Maybe this will help? put in your stats and then add in the hours you spend standing and your sleep and see what kind of difference it makes. 

If you set your burn at sedentary then you need to log it separate, I believe. 

Weight Loss Following diet/exercise Guidelines, don't understand why I'm not losing weight. Dec 03 2012
08:58 (UTC)
1

Total Energy Expenditure lists your BMR at 2172, make sure you are eating at least that much every day.  If you get 8 hrs of sleep a night and just sitting the rest of time you burn 2844 a day (aprox).

From what you posted it sounds like you couldn't lose weight because you weren't eating enough. Make sure you always eat AT LEAST your BMR each day!

Hope this helps!!

Weight Loss Weight loss forum for adults only Nov 27 2012
10:36 (UTC)
6

/agree 

Games & Challenges 50 Pounds by May Challenge Nov 27 2012
10:33 (UTC)
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Hi! I would love to join in! I'm 37 yo, 235 lbs, and 5'1.5 (that half inch makes all the difference!!)

Having some people in the same boat as I would be nice :D we can check in on each other and help each other over the bumps.

I have been struggling with my weight for years and years, but I KNOW this time is going to make a difference. 

My plan is simple: 1800-2000 calories a day (to be adjusted as the weight comes off) body weight work outs 4 days a week, 30 -60 mins of cardio 4 days a week (on upper body days and days that I don't do a body weight work out) with a rest day. I got the "You are your own gym" book and app (I have been fascinated with the concept of body weight exercise for a long time) and did my first workout yesterday. My arms are killing me and I didn't even push it that hard. I am locking up my scale and not looking at it for the next 4 weeks because I end up frustrated so easy. And BEFORE I get on the scale I am going to go try on a pair of jeans that didn't fit last week but were close. I know I won't drop a pant size every 4 weeks, but these were close. If they fit I'm buying them!!! 

Foods What do you do with YOUR oatmeal? Nov 19 2012
10:35 (UTC)
3

I make tea and then cook the oatmeal in it. I cook steel cut oats.  Really good with Chia or vanilla carmel, or just about any tea you like.

Weight Loss happy holidays? Nov 13 2012
15:46 (UTC)
2

I would suggest making sure you are drinking enough water, keep yourself hydrated and make sure you don't mistake thirst for hunger. 

Try to keep portions under control. As much as possible stick to your lean meats and healthy veggie choices and then fill in around the edges with small portions of your treats. About 20 minutes before sitting down to eat drink a large glass of water or eat an apple. Both will help avoid over eating.

Try to avoid drinking to many of your calories, those sneak up on you really fast!

I am planning on enjoying myself this holiday season by making good choices and then keeping my treats reasonable.

Motivation we all seem to be on the wrong Calorie Count program :) Nov 13 2012
10:35 (UTC)
2

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