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Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Sep 10 2014
14:19 (UTC)
Hello folks, anazing stories. I forgot my medifast food today so I am going on a maintenance plan for today. I do plan to eat healthy, but I can't rely on my Medifast bars all day. There is a subway at the store I am scheduled today, and I plan on splitting a foot-long into 4s, so I can eat, be satisfied, and keep my blood sugar down.

I finally started Hot Yoga and had a few things to say about it. 1) All the stretch poses are virtually pain free. 2) It is hot as hell in there. 3) Other class members are very supportive and varying in fitness level - I dont feel like the heffer or newbie in there! 4) I got sick after, very dizzy. (Will leave a note on this later). 5) I threw my electrolytes off and was tired and nauseous the entire next day.

On getting sick and dizzy - hot yoga is not recommended for people with hypotension (consistently low blood pressure). As it was, that day I had measured 86/58, which is 4 points lower than the minimum diastolic pressure you should have, and 2 under the systolic. Well, oops.
Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Sep 01 2014
19:19 (UTC)
198! I have 63 to go!
Weight Loss "25 POUNDS IN 100 DAYS" challenge! Sep 01 2014
12:53 (UTC)
198 today. It will be difficult to get 23 more pounds iny November 19. I need to focus and spend more time in the gym I guess.

I was bad yesterday for dinner with my stop through the drive thru at Wendy's. At least I ate light, with a chicken sandwich and diet Coke.

Yesterday and today the yoga studio is closed for Labor Day so it's next week. I will do it Sunday if it kills me!

So 78 days to go and 23 lb. 11 weeks amd two days. Exactly 2 lb per week, then.
Weight Loss "25 POUNDS IN 100 DAYS" challenge! Aug 30 2014
02:40 (UTC)
198.4. Yay! I just wanted to fix my date from he other day. Nove 18 my 175 day, not 11. I was off bc my husband was talking about the week of his birthday, the 13th.

In other news, i have 23.6 lb to go by Nov 19!
Weight Loss So you think you aren't losing weight? Aug 27 2014
18:54 (UTC)
Love this!

I am a victim of my own frustrations from time to time. But my graph is vastly different than yours, where since April 28 I have lost 34.6 lb. I need not look at my daily numbers to realize I am changing for the better.
Weight Loss Really disappoint! Aug 27 2014
18:38 (UTC)
Also remember that a healthy weight loss is 0.5-2.0 lb per week. Faster than that and you risk several issues. One of these is killing your metabolism. In the first week or two, as much as five pounds a week is all right, as you are releasing excess water. After that, 0.5-2.0 lb per week is sufficient. There will be weeks where there is no loss, and there will be weeks where you might drop 2.8, like I did this week.

A healthy goal is to leave a deficit of 500-1000 Calories. This means you should burn 500-1000 more Calories than you consume. So if your BMR is 2100, and you burn 200 Calories daily at the gym, cinsider the following formula:

2100-500+200. = Caloric Goal

This means, your BMR is 2100, your deficit goal is 500, and you burned an extra 200 Calories. So you wamt to eat 1800. Which is what you're doing, so great job there. Set a day or two every momth to eat AT maintenance level. I habe found that it jumpstarts your metabolism, and you can continue losing without the fear of a plateau.

Weight Loss "25 POUNDS IN 100 DAYS" challenge! Aug 27 2014
18:08 (UTC)
It has been a few days since I last posted. I had a few ucky days in a row and I wasn't in a good enough spirit to pass along my negative attitude.

But things are going better now, amd I saw a new weight low. I am now at 200.0 as of yesterday morning. Today 200.2; small potatoes, really. But that means that simce I joined I released 3.6 lb, in the first 17 days. 83 days to go! And 21.4 pounds!

By the end of my weight release plan, I intend to be at 135. But by Nov 11 I will be at 175-178.

Go me!
Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Aug 14 2014
22:06 (UTC)

Hi NickSlat1961!  I would totally count the first handful of pounds, even if it is water weight.  Technically you are releasing that weight!  So good job with that first 9 pounds!  I look forward to hearing your successes and challenges.  Hopefully this time around it'll work for you.  Let me know if the weight release helps your knees out!

Weight Loss "25 POUNDS IN 100 DAYS" challenge! Aug 14 2014
07:28 (UTC)

Nice to see you back, Amber!

Start date: 8/11/14

Current date: 8/14/14

Weight Release Amount: .8

24.2 pounds and 97 days to go!

Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Aug 14 2014
07:25 (UTC)

Welcome to the group, WookieLover.  My biggest advice for you is to stay positive.  You've had a long and bumpy road getting you to where you are today, and when you wake up every morning, smile to yourself and say you are beautiful, no matter what size you are.  Then tell yourself, "I can release this weight."

So I got on Calorie Count in the middle of the night because I can't sleep.  Again.  I woke up at around 2:30, rolled around for about half an hour, then got up to use the bathroom and mess with Calorie Count and Facebook.  At some point I will go back to sleep, and likely that will be at 5:30, 15 minutes before my alarm goes off.  It's just been these kinds of nights the past week.  I will have to figure out a new regimen, to try methods to get to sleep that I haven't previously tried.  I will monitor my caffeine intake (which, to my knowledge, isn't too bad), water intake, when I last ate and exercised, and anything else that I think of.

On the other hand, I checked my weight when I got up and I'm proud to say I'm 204.2 at the moment, fully clothed.  Hopefully I'll see 203 again and then some long term, significant loss by the end of the weekend.

Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Aug 12 2014
13:36 (UTC)
Paw - amazing! What did you do to lose 100 pounds?

So my nutritionist meeting went as planned. I got reprimanded for my poor choices with alcohol on Sunday, but my official totals according to the nutritionist is 28 lb although I had lower weight before my vodka binge. But I am behaving from now on.
Weight Loss "25 POUNDS IN 100 DAYS" challenge! Aug 12 2014
13:30 (UTC)
99 days and 24.8 pounds to go.
Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Aug 11 2014
18:39 (UTC)
Good luck Megan! I look forward to hearing your successes and challenges!

I am an hour away from my nutritionist meeting. Im a little worried because I drank a bunch yesterday and they prefer I limit my alcohol consumption. So we will see. I will update today or tomorrow.
Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Aug 11 2014
16:02 (UTC)

Hi csau, let me know how that cleanse works!  I look forward to hearing about it.

I made a post earlier but, like usual, my phone decided to eat it.  So I will recap as well as I can, now that I'm on the computer.

I did well this past week, having gotten all the way down to 203.6, although this morning I was up again, to 205, because I drank a bunch yesterday.  My good friend and I made a nice slushie, with vodka, cranberry juice, and orange juice.  We each had about a full pitcher.  It was delicious.  Hopefully I will have gotten all that out of my system before my Medifast meeting today.

I did Couch to 5K twice last week and did pretty well - for 20 minutes, I did 60 seconds of jogging, then 90 seconds of walking, interval workout.  I also used two of the arm-workout weight machines and stretched for 20 minutes.  It felt pretty good.

I was going to try Hot Yoga this week, but I read up on it, and they now require new people to go in on Sundays for an orientation.  So I'll have to wait till the beginning of next week.

So between now and next Monday I intend to get down to 203, and hopefully 200 by the end of the month.  Wish me luck!

Weight Loss "25 POUNDS IN 100 DAYS" challenge! Aug 11 2014
13:59 (UTC)
Good morning! (That is, if you are in the US, CA, north america)

I am Joanne Potts, or leopardrayne, whichever you prefer to call me. 100 days from now is Nov 21, and I intend on following this challenge through the next 100 days. I am currently at 205, and I would have been 203 had I not binge-drank yesterday (My work day off was spent with an amazing friend who brought a giant bottle of vodka over, and we made slushies with vodka, cranberry juice, and OJ).

But for all seriousness, I also have a forum of 100-pounds to lose, and I have lost 30 of it in the past 4 months, and now that I now how easy it is to follow a healthy lifestyle and weight loss plan, I will commit to 25 more (hopefully 30 more so I can see 175 as well).

My weight release program is part Medifast based and part Calorie Count, so, as monitored by a dietitian, I can safely eat around 900-1200 Calories in a given day, which in any other fitness plan would be too few.

I like the support of a forum to keep me up and running.

So to recap: Highest weight on CC: 234.6 Current/Starting Weight in forum: 205 Goal in 100 Days: 180 FLEX goal: 175.

Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Aug 07 2014
14:47 (UTC)
Hey folks,

After a full week of what I would call "phantom bloating" (retaining water without a probable cause), I am finally losing weight again, and I am at 203.6, meaning the first 30 pounds are over. I am almost 1/3 of the way there, having lost exactly 31 and still having 68 to go.

I am on a break at work, enjoying my "me time" in my car, music on in the car, posting to Calorie Count. I do wish I had my laptop on me so I could work on my book. I am entirely too far behind from my goal of 2 pages a day. I just haven't had good things to type, and when I have, I've been busy.

I am working on a Couch to 5K and that alongside my other fun gym things, like freeweights amd stretching, I've been out of time to do what I like.
Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Jul 30 2014
23:37 (UTC)

Hi everyone!

I swear I had posted recently, but I'm not sure what happened...

Everyone who posts, I am happy for your input.

So I am totally excited to have gotten to 205.6 today, which is just about where I was when I transferred colleges in 2007.  As I watch my countdown, I can feel myself going in time, as odd as it sounds.  In 12/2007, I was dating a great guy, and while he was happy with my size overall, he was also supportive of my weight loss, which I started in the beginning of 2008.  So in the first six months of 2008, with the help of Calorie Count, I got down to 158, so this feels like a milestone.  When I get to 158, 46 pounds from now, I will see if I really get all the way down to 135, because I was happy with the way I looked at 158.  Although... a healthy weight would be great.  135? We'll see.  70 pounds to go!

Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Jun 27 2014
16:35 (UTC)

Hi Coach K - Thanks for helping us out!

Got a joke for you, but you have to read to the end to get the punchline:  What do you call someone with no body and a nose?

Browneyes 6809 - sorry to hear about your liver problems.  Within reason, have you changed up your diet a little?  Sometimes you need a day or a few days to stimulate your metabolism, which can be done in a variety of ways.  You could have a "cheat" day, for example, or you could raise your calories for a few days while still eating healthily, or you could try a high intensity interval workout one day, if you are able.  It's good to meet you and see you here in the group!

212.2!  I am so happy to have gotten down just a little bit more!  Total sustained weight loss: 22.6.  82 to go!

In case you all have noticed, I don't think of this as weight loss - we aren't losers! We're winners!  I think of this as weight release - it's a much lighter, healthier feeling when you put it this way.  I am releasing weight, not losing it.  Losing my keys, on the other hand, is a completely different story.

Punchline?  Nobody knows.

Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Jun 25 2014
16:39 (UTC)
Wickedgirl - I have the same question as Cailynn. Are you currently 270? If so, you are very welcome to this group. Amd how is that ankle going? I hope it feels better! Give us updates when you can!

I got drowsy and napped in my car during my lunch. I almost didnt get back clocked in on time! Oopsie!
Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Jun 25 2014
14:27 (UTC)
Good Morning! It's so nice to see new people! I got to see a new low of 212.4, which puts my weight release at 22.2. I am proud!

I am surprised to see a loss because last night I grabbed a bag of easter candy out of the cabinet and vegged on the couch with about half of the bag,mindlessly unwrapping them. Not the proudest of moments, surely, but I behaved the rest of the day so I feel I have done well.