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Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Oct 30 2014
14:08 (UTC)
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Thanks Sarah Rip!  I just need to slow down and be patient.

Good job at losing 32 pounds, ICY HEART!

 

How is everyone else doing?

Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Oct 28 2014
17:25 (UTC)
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Hi new people!  And veterans to the group!

I am at a plateau after having reached 187 two weeks ago.  I've been floating around 190 the past week, when last week I was at 189.  So things are not moving in the right direction!  Some of what I'm doing differently is reverse dieting, so I am going up 100-calories a week until I can reach my BMR, and then adjusting from there.  It is supposed to fix my metabolism.  On the other hand, I am working out more times per week and working two jobs, which are standing/walking intensive.

Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Oct 22 2014
02:52 (UTC)
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Hey folks - great dialogue; sorry I've missed it.  I've been super busy.

But I'm down to 188.2, so I am super stoked to see lower numbers on the scale.

Except for a low fat ice cream sandwich, I was great on my foods today.  I did have an extra Medifast bar today, but I was hungry... all day...

Health & Support Severe Low Energy on Period Oct 15 2014
22:18 (UTC)
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Hi Krayola Blue 91 -

I normally eat the Medifast Diet, modified to account for more Calories because I work out a lot and have two jobs.

As for a doctor, my tests were good in the end of May when I had my full blood work done, with an iron level of 17 (which is somewhere in that "good" range).  But I have been on the Medifast diet for almost 6 months now, so some of it may have changed.  The only thing I needed to work on was my HDLs, so I have a lot of omega 3 items like olive oil (every meal and fish (once or twice a week) now.

Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Oct 15 2014
10:21 (UTC)
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I'm glad you have the professionals to help.

189.8 again today, but happy with the changes.  I mean, here I am, first day of my monthly, and weighing the same I did yesterday, the lowest I've been since the beginning of this journey.  On the other hand... I'm on my monthly.  I could barely get out of bed with the crampy and uncomfortables (the way I describe it, it doesn't sound so bad but it's...omg... please kill me).  And the pounding headache and ZERO ENERGY.

Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Oct 15 2014
02:57 (UTC)
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Kaytee, be careful with the Hydroxycut.  I trust GNC for the most part but my husband's liver toxicity was up for a little while after he'd been taking the men's VitaPak for a month.  So be careful and talk to your doctor.

In other news... Sorry I haven't been on in a few days... OMG WORK.  I have 38 hours this week at one job and 32 at the other.  And the same for next week.  Well, next week might be different because hopefully I'll be teaching by then

I wanted to share that I am at 189.8 as of this morning, which means I've lost 44.8 pounds.  That means I am almost halfway there!  I also have changed my gym regimen, and I offer plenty of advice for people who are trying to get on track with the gym.

3-4 days a week I am doing almost strictly cardio, with 2-4 fitness machines.  2-3 days are strictly strength workouts, with a little bit of cardio.  And one rest day.  Which was last night.  So that means I am going to the gym every day this week now.

Fitness October 2014 Fitness Group All Are Welcome!!!! Oct 07 2014
00:04 (UTC)
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So I was supposed to do a 5K, as promised, but I managed only 2.8K.  This was NOT what I had in mind, but I know what I did wrong.  I wanted so badly to outdo Friday's 40-minute 5K that I ran the first half in only 16 minutes, and was completely out of energy for the rest.  I was exhausted.

I did, however, give myself enough energy to hit the weights, like I wanted, and did 40-pounds on two different machines (one is usually 35 and the other is 45, but 40 was my goal today).

Today, since I worked so hard, I intend on doing a slow 5K tomorrow, no matter what speed.  I will not watch the clock.  I REPEAT, I WILL NOT WATCH THE CLOCK.

 

Fitness Sticky What's your Non Scale Victory ( Brag away ) Oct 06 2014
18:47 (UTC)
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On Friday i had an abundance of extra energy even after having worked until 9:30. So i wemt to the gym, pushed the 5K button on the treadmill and went to town. This was my first 5K in a year and my first RUNNING 5K in 8 years. 40 minutes. I intend on doing a 5K everyday i don't work 2 jobs until i can get back to running the whole time. Then i will work on speed and hills so i can do 5Ks for charity again by spring and help coach cross country at the local high school i am about to work at, in the fall
Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Oct 06 2014
18:42 (UTC)
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No problem Peg2010! I forgot yesterday to count my water but it was a cheat day. I had tacos and a sub fron Subway. I probably had 5-6 glassss of water and a lot of diet coke. Today much better. 8 waters (4 bottles of h2o) and one diet coke. And i didn't eat at Subway even though i was sitting in one on my lunch break.
Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Oct 06 2014
17:07 (UTC)
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Peg 2010,

Don't worry about 3 pounds. Sometimes it is water retention and bloating from various factors, such as salt intake or your monthly. Watch your sodium intake, drink more water, reweigh in 2 days.
Fitness October 2014 Fitness Group All Are Welcome!!!! Oct 06 2014
17:03 (UTC)
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Good day to all! While I am not new to Calorie Count (member since 2007), I am, however, new to the Fitness Forum. This one caught my attention specifically because it is not all about "What kinds of workouts will lose the most weight without bulking up?" Those kinds of questions are one of my pet peeves.

But I am big on motivation forums, like this Fitness October 2014.

I work two jobs, so I have already set the goal to hit the gym any time I am not working both jobs. So far it mostly works, although I can sometimes feel the burnout if I work both jobs immediately the next day after a good workout.

This week I only work both jobs Wednesday and Thursday, and for Wednesday it is a very short shift on one of them. So I have the opportunity to work out 5 times this week.

Monday: - 3.1 miles in 40 minutes or less (last time it was 40:01) - 2 Fitness machines (upper body)

Tuesday: - Interval workout with three minutes high intensity running, two minutes walking for 30 minutes.

Wednesday (optional): - 3.1 miles running in under 40 minutes. - Active Stretching

Thursday: - off

Friday: - 3.1 miles in 40 minutes or less. - lower body and core machines.

Saturday: - 3.1 miles in 38 minutes or less. - 4 machines of my choosing.

Sunday: - 3.1 miles in 38 minutes or less. - Active Stretching Day
Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Oct 06 2014
16:31 (UTC)
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Hi guys,

It's been a little while but I have a second job now and haven't been too motivated to do much of anything. Good news is my weight dropping slowly but surely. I am at 193.2 as of yesterday and haven't hope my weigh in at the nutritionist goes well.

Good to hear from new folks.
Weight Loss Find your twin on CC! Oct 06 2014
16:05 (UTC)
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This is super awesome!

A little about me:

Height: 5'' 2 1/2" (the half is important when you're short!) Current Weight: 193.2 Goal weight: 135 Age 26 (27 in January) Build: mediumish Shape: Hourglass (48" hips, 38" waist, 40DD breast size)

Details: - Grammar Nazi: I correct poor grammar on a regular basis. I also try my best to adhere to proper grammar rules when I type or write my book. - Ambitious: I work two jobs. One of them is walking intensive, and the other is standing, bending, and lifting intensive. I am also writing an urban fiction (vampire) novel. - Goal oriented: I try to set goals for myself every week. This week my weight release goal is 1.6 lb. In order to do this, I intend on working out every night that I am not working both jobs. - I listen to Heavy Metal and alternative music. Currently my favorite band is Halestorm, but my favorite two songs are by Nine Inch Nails ("Closer) and Lindsey Stirling ("Roundtable Rival"). - I have a bachelor's degree in psychology that I don't use. It has been a struggle staying on a Calorie Count plan with a lack of reliable employment. - I drink a lot of water, more than the standard 8 glasses a day. I have already finished 8 glasses and it is only noon! - April 2015 is my ultimate deadline for my goal weight.
Weight Loss "25 POUNDS IN 100 DAYS" challenge! Sep 23 2014
12:59 (UTC)
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I have 57 days left to release 19.2 pounds. This gives me 8 weeks to step up my game and lose an average of 2.0 pounds per week.

I can do it! I was lucky this week to release 5.2 pounds after gaining 2 the week before (very bad habits snuck back into my days). I am at 194 and want to be 175 by Nov 19!
Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Sep 23 2014
11:08 (UTC)
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You can do it! I have faith in you!

194.2 this morning. Officially 40 lb down :-)
Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Sep 23 2014
01:43 (UTC)
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Original Post by mlleeuphrasie:

I'm wanting to lose almost 100 pounds, so I hope it's okay to reply here :) I'm about 240 right now. I could have gained or lost a few pounds though. My final goal is anywhere from 140-160, but I really don't care about the number. Just the feeling. I'm 5'5". I have a short term goal of 20 pounds in two months. And a slightly longer term goal of graduating high school under (hopefully well under) 200 pounds. I'm a senior now, and I graduate in April 2015. I'd like to be close to my final goal weight in about a year, but I know that these things take time. Sorry if this doesn't make sense. It's 2am and I can't sleep.

Hey Mlleeuphrasie:

I am so excited to hear about your fitness goals!  You started just about where I did, and with the same stats.  I was 234.6 on 28 April, and with it I wanted to lose exactly 100 pounds, to 134.6).  You're a little taller than me, but that's okay.  I'm 26.

Since you're 17, you haven't had much of a chance to destroy your metabolism for good yet.  What I would suggest is taking the healthful approach.  When I lost 40 pounds in college, I ate approximately 1500 Calories a day and worked out 3 times a week with a mix of cardio and strength training (Mondays were Cardio, Wednesdays were Strength, and Fridays were a little of both).  And as cliche as it sounds, stay away from bread, rice, and pasta.  Screw the "whole grain" approach, because it didn't work for me.  I stuck to lean proteins and vegetables.

As for your goals, I can see it definitely working.  I would amend your 20-in-2-months to 20-in-10-weeks, which will give you a more healthy weight loss of two pounds a week.  I myself lose on average 1.8 pounds a week, which I am happy with.

I also want to assure you that if you stick to your guns, you will be under 200 before April.  As it is, I lost 39 pounds in 5 months.  And you have 7 months.

Good luck darling!

Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Sep 23 2014
01:32 (UTC)
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Original Post by zzjeg:

Hi, I'm extremely unhealthy and weigh about 310lbs. I am 5"6. I am 45 years old and believe I am on a mission to save my life. I find it hard to do any cardio as I get what feels like esophageal pain once my heart rate gets raised. I had a stress test last year that was normal, said I was just fat and out of shape. I was told to slow down my exercise when I get the pain though. I'm not taking any chances. I'm just gonna take it slow until enough weight comes off that I can comfortable push myself again. I just joined a gym with my husband and I'm scared to exercise but scared if I don't. I've got a long road ahead of me!!

Hi ZZJeg,

I have never been in the situation where I was too unhealthy to exercise, but if I could, I would suggest that you start by walking 2.8-3.3 mph on a treadmill (slow to moderate pace) for however long you feel comfortable, whether it be 5, 10, or 20 minutes.  This will be your baseline, which you will use as your MINIMUM goal for every time you hit the gym.  So if you are on the treadmill for 13 minutes on your first day, set your second day's goal for 13 minutes again.  Then on the third day, if you think you can go further, try 15 minutes.  But keep it slow until the pain goes away.

In addition, it might be a good idea to hire a personal trainer.  He or she will be able to figure out your limits and make sure you do not go overboard. A personal trainer will also give you an estimate of BMI (which sucks), body fat percentage, and overall fitness level.  I learned a lot from my personal trainer in college.  A fitness trainer is WELL worth the money.

Take care, and keep us posted on how everything goes!

Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Sep 23 2014
01:23 (UTC)
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Hi New People!  Good to see you join in!

Sorry I haven't been online - I just picked up a second job, and it's interfering with my social networking (A.K.A. Facebook and Calorie Count Forums).  While it is interfering with my ability to post, it has actually made my workouts easier.  I decided that every day that I am NOT working both jobs (except weekends, which are my lazy days), I will work out.  So this week that means Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri.  I work this week at one job Monday thru Thursday, and the other job Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  So needless to say, I'll be at work more than at home.  Good news, and this is completely off subject from the Calorie Forum, but if I continue working with my second job at least into April, I will have paid off all my credit cards (Currently owe about $2700), and I'll be able to focus more on my student loans (which are scary).

The other reason I mention the payoff times on my credit cards is because it will coincide with when I am scheduled to meet my fitness goal of 135 LB.  If I average 1.8 pounds a week (which has been the case thus far), I will be 135 by the end of April.  I'm super excited.

That said, I hit 195.4 on Saturday (I'm 195.8 today).  So needless to say, super stoked.

I did a perfect interval workout today for 20 minutes, splitting between 90 seconds running and 60 seconds running.  I realized that while my legs felt like jello after the run, I was able to still use 3 of the fitness machines.  And when I was done with the fitness machines, I was almost in the mood to get back on the treadmill for another 10-20 minutes.  The only reason I didn't was that I walked to the gym (1/2 mile, not far) and I didn't want to be too tired to walk home.

So today was a super productive day, and I look forward to the scale tomorrow!

Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Sep 10 2014
14:19 (UTC)
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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)
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198! I have 63 to go!
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