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Weight Loss i went over ny cal limit and now im sitting here and my stomach is growling! Jul 01 2011
11:58 (UTC)

I would suggest a giant green salad with low-cal dressing or lemon juice.  Or a cup of in-season broccoli.

I might be a weirdo but broccoli in-season is so sweet it feels like dessert.

Weight Loss A Little Confusion Here - 1400 Calories and Hungry! Jun 13 2011
00:20 (UTC)

That gives me the freedom of dessert for tonight.  I'll try 1500-1700 for now.  Thanks.

*searching for fiber one bar*

Weight Loss A Little Confusion Here - 1400 Calories and Hungry! Jun 13 2011
00:16 (UTC)

As for food, my most recent salad was:

2 cups spinach

1/4 cucumber

1/4 tomato

slivers of fresh basil equalling about 5 leaves

pinch of shredded mozzarella (part skim)

pieces of sliced ham (=2 slices)

tbsp balsamic vinegar

tsp olive oil


And my soup was a full can of Progresso Healthy Request vegetable & noodle soup.

My sandwiches are jewish rye bread, fresh deli ham or turkey, provolone, and light mayo.  That is much easier to carry to work than soup or salad.

Weight Loss A Little Confusion Here - 1400 Calories and Hungry! Jun 13 2011
00:10 (UTC)

I'm 23, 203 lb currently and 5'2", and trying to get back into the wedding dress i picked out and was tailored to me, when I got engaged.  I was in the upper 160s and will be satisfied with 170 by my wedding date on October 8, 2011.

I played with the computer one more time and it asks for the following:

You should consume about 1,254 calories a day to reach your goal weight of 170 lbs by October 08, 2011.

Experts recommend weight loss at the rate of 0.5-2 lbs/week. Remember that this estimate is based on your body weight, height, age, gender, and I'activity level. It may vary slightly depending on other factors.

Generally, women should not consume any less than 1,200 calories per day, and men should not consume less than 1,500 calories per day.

But if I'm hungry, not losing weight, and need to eat 1254 Calories to lose weight, it just can't be done.

Motivation Goals for Today (Always Open!) Sep 16 2010
00:45 (UTC)

Did terribly.  I was in this hurry up and wait situation for dinner so by the time I ate I felt like I needed to eat much more to feel satisfied (I hate that low sugar/high hunger thing) and I didn't get time to take a walk.

So it was in the ballpark of 2200 Calories without a workout...


... It'll be better tomorrow.

Motivation Goals for Today (Always Open!) Sep 14 2010
20:31 (UTC)

It's high time for me to use this thread again.  I haven't set goals for today except to go out and exercise for 30 minutes (I got in 38 minutes of walking outdoors with fiance) and eat 1500 Calories this day.  I'm going to edit it because I had a few Rice Krispy Treats and am going to need to.

So for the rest of the day:

  1.  Stay standing up for the whole of my 4 1/2 hour shift at Sears.
  2.  Deficit of 750 Calories (attainable if I have the food I cooked for lunch); 1734 Calories
  3.  Eat EXACTLY when I get home, don't wait or I will have eaten too late.

Goals to start tomorrow:

  1. Log my weight
  2. Walk exact distance as yesterday, count the time with my watch.  Want to measure to see if I walk faster or slower without Jonah.
  3. Cut down to 1700 Calories and keep working on that.
Motivation Can I get into graduate school with a 2.4 undergrad GPA? May 17 2010
22:58 (UTC)
Hello sweetheart,

I just graduated Friday with a 3.14 GPA for a BA in psychology and I'm unsure with even that if I can make it to grad school. I right now have 6 months of experience at the Mental Health Association (there may be one near Hunter College - that's Downstate, right?). Back in high school I successfully began a suicide intervention program in my home town. I participated in research experience courses and did an independent study. But I didn't get called up every three minutes for an award. No summa, magna, or regular **** laude.

I say at least get your 3.0. A lot of graduate schools care much more about your psychology GPA than your overall GPA. Find out if your school does grade-replacement. Your worst courses you can take again and have the grade replaced. Take an extra semester or two of ALL easy classes. Do psychology club and be active in it. Psychology is an extremely competitive field because undergraduate courses in psychology are on the easy side.

And with a BA you can do a few things - teach, do some social work, prison jobs. It is best to get your 3.0 or more and go on to graduate school. Apply everywhere and be open to going to grad school outside of New York. If they want you they will find a way to make it work for you.

I hope this helps!
Motivation Goals for Today (Always Open!) May 02 2010
18:17 (UTC)

I've been gone for awhile but I say it's high time to restart this thread.  I have been happily living my life with Jonah (btw, we're engaged!) and not paying attention to my weight, but as I lived happily from McDonalds to Chick-Fil-A to Taco Bell (all three places highly convenient to either my college or my job), I managed to put back on most of what I've been trying to lose.

I'm back to 188.  If I can find a few others to join in as a motivator, I feel like I'll have a much greater chance at succeeding.  I'm also going to start sharing with you all my AND my fiance's goals.  He'll tell them to me, I'll type them in.  That way we both will HAVE to accomplish them because it's set in stone.

I would have set "laundry" and "lawn mowing" to my goals today but I have them completed already.

Jonah's not here right now (he's at work), so I'll just go ahead and place mine here.

My Goals 05.02.10:

  1. Do !2! response summaries (of 10 remaining between now and May 10)
  2. Study where I'm lacking on my nutrition report (today it looks like protein and fiber.  A bowl of cereal for dinner it is!  With an extra glass of skim milk!)
  3. Eat light for dinner - possibly the same as lunch? 400 calories or so, assuming i drink water and not soda like I'm craving.
  4. Work from 5 - 9:30 - go the extra mile and find stuff.
Motivation Goals for Today (Always Open!) Dec 08 2009
15:56 (UTC)

165 two days in a row, and then back to 168 - 170.  Oh well, I'll sit down and really figure out where I can improve.

In about half hour I have a presentation that I never really got that prepared for, but I can manage.  I just don't have enough energy to study right now.  I'm glad the semester is nearly over.  After today, I only have a test in PSY311 on December 14.  The rest of the time I will be working, I hope.  I seriously need to get over 25 hours per week or I won't be able to afford life.  This week was 7.25 + 5 + 4.25 + 5 = 21 1/2.  It's close.  If my manager could just squeeze me in one more day per week I'd be ecstatic.  Last week was 22 - 23 as well, but that was because I covered for Olevia.  Time to really get down to the bare essentials.  I have food to last me till after I move out, so that's a good start.  I will start rearranging the leftover Thanksgiving food so none of it spoils (putting things in different containers, sticking stuff I'm not eating right away in the freezer).

Considering I don't exactly know how many Andes Candies I had for breakfast, I'm going to otherwise keep my Calorie Intake at 1300.  That can range my overall intake between 1400 and 1700, so I'll take a much smaller deficit than usual.

So today's goals are as follows:

  1. 1300 documented Calorie intake.
  2. Shower at 1:30
  3. Clean up massively for two hours
  4. Journal Entries
  5. Dye hair again.
  6. Squeeze in time to see Jonah.
Motivation Goals for Today (Always Open!) Dec 04 2009
21:26 (UTC)

Thanks for the luck... I didn't get to study as much as I had hoped.

I'm happy to announce that 165 was in my midst this morning.  I may have screwed it up because I didn't eat until just now.  Just not hungry today!  Maybe too tired to be hungry?

I indulged in alcohol and sex last night, so I don't know where that 165 came from.  And I had a date this morning... AWKWARD explaining alcohol on my breath at 7 a.m. for breakfast (anybody who has never tried a breakfast date - it is GREAT for people with busy lives).  Since I had to be at my internship at 12, and he had to be at work at 12, we spent the morning together with my half-hungover, every achy self.

But last night I did have fun.  My ex invited me out with the guys, which is great, because I haven't had a night out with the guys in awhile.  I am always the only girl but it's always fun.  Last night it got a little too fun, as my friend (who I call "Drunk Guy" as a joke) was so drunk that he tried to pull a certain extremity out of my shirt.

You should be happy with all your weight loss.  Do not expect to lost more than 1 - 2 pounds per week if you want to lose successfully and healthily. 

Motivation Goals for Today (Always Open!) Dec 03 2009
04:35 (UTC)

Hello all, I didn't get time to get back to this last night OR this morning.  But I did my essay that was due, made it to both my classes AND stayed awake.  I didn't get to meet my friend at 5 because I did #4.  Then I studied a little and wasted time on facebook for a few hours.  I slept well and ate food in fridge.  In fact, when I was heating up sauce for whole wheat pasta, I dropped the sauce all over the place... on the floor, on roommate's rug, on some clothes, on bags, all over the front of the fridge...  Yeah, an epic mess.  I still feel guilty.

I had a 500 deficit today.  It wasn't terrible.  I was definitely sick after my Subway sandwich.  Sorry Jared, but Soggy Sandwich Shop is not my thing.  It killed my deficit.  I could have had an 800 deficit or so.

Anyways, for tomorrow, ya'll wish me luck on my tests.  I'll eat well, because I'm too broke not to.


Motivation Goals for Today (Always Open!) Dec 01 2009
16:20 (UTC)

Hello all! I'm happy to see a partner in this continuing adventure towards better health!

Considering I deleted my old weights, and set it for November 24 as my start date, I can manage my week-by-week weight loss.  On Tuesday, November 24, I was proud to say that I made it to 168.0 lb, when I can recall my highest weight since returning to CC in September was 178.8.  Ten pounds since September is a slow move but I'm happy to see any weight loss at all.  Today is December 1, a week after Nov 24, and I saw 166.8, giving me a comfortable, healthy weight loss of 1.2 lb this week.  What an accomplishment, when Thanksgiving was right in the middle of that!  I'll give myself a pat on the back for that one.

From now on, whenever I post on the Goals Topic I will post my weight at the end, and immediately below it, a sustained weight loss.  I still have 30.8 pounds to go before I can safely say I am the "BMI standard" of a healthy weight, but if I can seep below 150 pounds (16.8 pounds from now) I will be happy with that accomplishment.

Today's Goals:

  1. Finish essay that's due in 2 hours 48 minutes.
  2. Make it to 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. classes.
  3. Find out if I can meet special someone somewhere at 5.
  4. If #3 is a no, take a nap till 7.
  5. After nap, prioritize the following:
    1. PSY433 Essay Due Monday
    2. PSY472 Presentation Due Monday
    3. PSY311 Test Thursday
    4. Practice bowling so I can do well on Wednesday
  6. Get a good nights' sleep
  7. Eat food in fridge so don't have to spend money - also easy to count calories.
  8. Keep Deficit around 850.
Motivation Goals for Today (Always Open!) Nov 23 2009
15:58 (UTC)

Well, good news is, I didn't eat the rolls when they were out of the oven.  I haven't actually eaten them yet.  I might have one with jelly shortly for breakfast.  I didn't eat anything too terrible over the weekend, and i saw 168.0 and a drop in pants size.  I'm wearing a pair of Dickies work pants that I had bought as a goal pair of pants the last time I was trying to lose weight.  They're a size 10 and I was 158 - 162 last time I wore them.  It's good to be able to wear them because they show off my butt...  And my butt is a great ass-et, pun intended.

I'm going to wear them to work today and hope my coworker/friend/crush notices.  This morning I blamed 32 fl oz of Diet Coke and 3 tacos on my 169.8 lb but it's probably water (diet-coke) weight mostly.  Mmm... Mexican food.  Craving more Mexican.  I guess I'll see tomorrow if it's water weight or not when I measure myself.

Goals for today:

  1. Plan out eating times:
    1. Eat at 11 a.m. 500 Cal
    2. Snack at 2 p.m.
    3. Eat at 4 p.m. 700 Cal
    4. Eat at 9:30 p.m. 500 Cal
  2. As you can see, 1900 Calories allowed today.  Working from 5 - 9:15, and that burns an extra 400 Calories that I wouldn't have burned otherwise.  Planning on minor interval training in gym after 9:30 meal.
  3. Work out after work
  4. Don't let myself starve.
  5. Enjoy date.
Motivation Goals for Today (Always Open!) Nov 21 2009
03:54 (UTC)

I dont' remember about those goals.

Anyways, I didn't do well with eating because I was in a hurry.  I had chinese, candy, cookies, a hot dog, more cookies...

I might have one of these rolls when they get out of the oven.

Motivation Goals for Today (Always Open!) Nov 17 2009
16:13 (UTC)

Goals for 11/17/09

  1. Try to squeeze in meals today
  2. Work from 5:30 - 9:15
  3. Keep fiber above 20
  4. More later... not thinking well right now
Motivation Goals for Today (Always Open!) Nov 13 2009
05:49 (UTC)

11/12/09's LOG

Calories:  1431
Grade:  B-

Fat - 25.2% (41 grams)
Protein - 12.6% (46 grams)
Carbohydrates - 62.2% (225 grams)

Daily Sodium Intake - 2,951 mg
Daily Sugar Intake - 55 grams
Daily Cholesterol Intake - 58 mg
Daily Saturated Fat Intake - 13 grams
Daily Fiber Intake - 16 grams

That wasn't too bad.  I could have eaten better for my evening meal (not to be confused with dinner, which happens around 4 in the afternoon - evening meal happens between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m.).  I had a waffle with apples, caramel, and pecans on top.  The rest of my meals were decent.

Tomorrow I will do better.  I should really make food tonight for tomorrow, so I can save time.  But it's 12:30 already and I'm tired.  If I get up before 9, I'll cook myself lunch and reheat it at my internship.

171.8 this morning.

Goals for 11/13/09 (Friday the 13th!)

  1. Remember that I parked near the snakeberry bush in the dirt lot.
  2. Eat what I like but don't over do it.
  3. Extra protein - Chick Fil-A chargrilled sandwich, plain?  What else can I get?
  4. 750 Deficit - eat 2000 Calories.
Motivation Goals for Today (Always Open!) Nov 12 2009
04:57 (UTC)

1.  Nope.  2.  18 g.  3. Bowled from 6:30 - 9:00. 4.  Spent some time with family.  5.  Nope.

Yeah, I had about 2000 calories today because pizza is GREAT.  I'll work on eating better tomorrow.  Starting with Fiber One toaster pastries.  Why do I eat less when I should be eating more and eating more when I should be eating less?  Today I burned less calories than yesterday, and I went over by 500 today and yesterday under by 300.

Motivation Goals for Today (Always Open!) Nov 11 2009
18:26 (UTC)

Today my parents are supposed to come into town for the day, and I'm glad that I had no lab today or I would not have gotten to see them.  So far I've done nothing but veg and play computer games.  My parents will be here at 1:30 or so.

172.4 Today

  1. Eat 1500 Calories today
  2. Double my fiber (11 yesterday)
  3. Bowling from 6:20 - 8:30
  4. Spend "quality" time with family.
  5. Show Family the nicer side of town
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