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Games & Challenges ** June 2011 ** Weight Loss Challenge ** Sign-ups Always Welcome Jun 22 2011
14:22 (UTC)
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Name: Lauren
Age: 27
Height & frame: 5'1" - medium
Highest weight & date: 160ish - recently
CC start wt and CC start date: Long ago.

Goal Weight (by June 29, 2011): 155

Start Weight in June 2011: 160
Week 1; 08-June: 159
Week 2; 15-June: 157
Week 3; 22-June: Prefer not to even say
Week 4; 29-June

Total monthly weight loss: 0
Average daily calories/deficit: 1200-1500 depending on activity
Add comments: I just can't seem to find motivation.  I am in such a huge slump and hating myself for it.  I can't believe I have gained so much weight.  It's really disgusting.  I need to get back on track.

Games & Challenges ** June 2011 ** Weight Loss Challenge ** Sign-ups Always Welcome Jun 16 2011
13:16 (UTC)
27

Name: Lauren
Age: 27
Height & frame: 5'1" - medium
Highest weight & date: 160ish - recently
CC start wt and CC start date: Long ago.

Goal Weight (by June 29, 2011): 155

Start Weight in June 2011: 160
Week 1; 08-June: 159
Week 2; 15-June: 157
Week 3; 22-June
Week 4; 29-June

Total monthly weight loss: 3
Average daily calories/deficit: 1200-1500 depending on activity
Add comments: Went for a nice easy 2 mile run last night.  Need to get back out there after getting into a car accident on May 24th.  Hurt my leg but its starting to feel better.  Less than 5 mos until my trip to the Dominican Republic.  Need to lose 30+ lbs.  I can do this!!

Games & Challenges ** June 2011 ** Weight Loss Challenge ** Sign-ups Always Welcome Jun 09 2011
15:51 (UTC)
46

Name: Lauren
Age: 27
Height & frame: 5'1" - medium
Highest weight & date: 160ish - recently
CC start wt and CC start date: Long ago.

Goal Weight (by June 29, 2011): 155

Start Weight in June 2011: 160
Week 1; 08-June: 159
Week 2; 15-June
Week 3; 22-June
Week 4; 29-June

Total monthly weight loss: 1
Average daily calories/deficit: 1200-1500 depending on activity
Add comments: Here I am AGAIN.  I have 5 months to lose some weight before my vacation.  I've been saying it since the end of last year and still have done nothing about it.  I am tired of being so fat and unhappy.  I need to stop this trend!

Games & Challenges ** May 2011 ** Weight Loss Challenge ** Sign-ups Always Welcome! May 16 2011
13:02 (UTC)
37

Name: Lauren
Age: 27 
Height & frame: 5'0 - medium
Highest weight & date: 160 - recently
CC start wt and CC start date: Unsure - too long ago - many years

Goal Weight (by May 29, 2011): 154 

Start Weight in May 2011: 160
Week 1; 08-May: 155
Week 2; 15-May: 155
Week 3; 22-May:
Week 4; 29-May:

Total monthly weight loss: 5 lbs

Games & Challenges ** May 2011 ** Weight Loss Challenge ** Sign-ups Always Welcome! May 06 2011
12:27 (UTC)
57

Name: Lauren
Age: 27 
Height & frame: 5'0 - medium
Highest weight & date: 160 - recently
CC start wt and CC start date: Unsure - too long ago - many years

Goal Weight (by May 29, 2011): 154 

Start Weight in May 2011: 160
Week 1; 08-May: 155
Week 2; 15-May:
Week 3; 22-May:
Week 4; 29-May:

Total monthly weight loss: 5 lbs
Average daily calories: Depends on my activity for the day.
Add comments: I wish I could lose that much every week! Haha.  It's just because I am being strict with my diet again and consistently running again.  Hopefully the lbs keep falling off (although I know the rapid pace of it won't last long).

Games & Challenges ** May 2011 ** Weight Loss Challenge ** Sign-ups Always Welcome! May 04 2011
12:54 (UTC)
62

Name: Lauren
Age: 27 
Height & frame: 5'0 - medium
Highest weight & date: 160 - recently
CC start wt and CC start date: Unsure - too long ago - many years

Goal Weight (by May 29, 2011): 154 

Start Weight in May 2011: 160
Week 1; 08-May:
Week 2; 15-May:
Week 3; 22-May:
Week 4; 29-May:

Total monthly weight loss:
Average daily calories: Depends on my activity for the day.
Add comments: Trying to get back after a major slump.  Registered for a half marathon in September.  Hope to lose about 2 lbs a week at first and maybe 1 lb a week further along.  Trying not to really set unrealistic goals.

Fitness Eating after workout? May 03 2011
16:59 (UTC)
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Original Post by davemerritt:

Carbs are important within the first 30 min. after the work to help restore glycogen stores

 ^ this

Fitness Questions about stretching before an after a training run. May 03 2011
16:57 (UTC)
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I think some of that may be a bit overkill at this point in your training.  However, each person is different.  I am at work so I didn't view the Total Body Stretch.  There are many studies to support that only dynamic stretching should be done before running (meaning brisk walk - which is also what I start out with, and nothing more) and then after, I stretch by putting one foot up on something thats about as tall at my hips, a little higher.  I carefully reach my foot and hold for 15 seconds, same thing on other leg.  Other stretch is grabbing the tip of my shoe with the opposite hand and putting it to my butt (Jillian Michaels does this for the 30 Day Shred if you've seen it) and repeat with the other leg.

I've been running for 2 years injury free and this works for me.  As I said, each body is different so find what works for you.  But - I see it all too often in running - people doing static stretches before a run when that's not a very good thing to do.

You will hear conflicting things from everyone though.  Just do your research through reliable sources.

Good luck on C25K - that's what got me into running 3 years ago.

Weight Loss Let's be Bikini Babes...10-20 down by May 1st....DAILY SUPPORT GROUP :) *CLOSED* May 03 2011
16:52 (UTC)
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Thanks Chrissy for leading the group and being such a great lady to all of us.

I registered this morning for my first half marathon on Sept 11th.  So, I have 4 months to completely transform myself.  I know I can do this and needed to actually sign up and register to get the motivation to do so.  I know it will be one of the proudest moments of my life so I definitely deserve to do this for myself.

Good luck everyone! 

Weight Loss Let's be Bikini Babes...10-20 down by May 1st....DAILY SUPPORT GROUP :) *CLOSED* May 03 2011
12:25 (UTC)
5

I'm sad because I am just starting to get my motivation back and the challenge has ended.  I guess I will have to seach for another one but they will not compare to you guys. 

The Lounge Single Girls: Do you ever go out alone? (Club, bar, etc.) Apr 28 2011
19:51 (UTC)
5
I prefer to go alone cause then I can be myself.  I can stay or go when I want. 

 ^ that

The Lounge Single Girls: Do you ever go out alone? (Club, bar, etc.) Apr 28 2011
12:43 (UTC)
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Original Post by hatamoto:

When I used to work door, we'd call hot single girls "unicorns"... because they're so rarely spotted as to be mythical.

Girls almost always travelled as part of a pack of 2+. Generally, the hotter the girl, the larger the entourage... which is probably part of the reason why hot girls never went out alone: only fuglies or social rejects would do it. I vaguely recall a particularly nasty female in high school telling another girl that "the only difference between loner and loser is one letter" (which stuck in my head, because I marvelled that the commenter had the ability to spell well enough to know that... not the brightest bulb on the tree).

That was 20 years ago in one particular corner of the world, however. Your mileage may vary.

 Hmmm, quite interesting.  I would not consider myself fugly or a social reject.  I love to socialize, probably why I do go out as often as I do.  I wouldn't necessarily call myself "hot" but others do.  So, I will now refer to myself as a unicorn, LOL.  That is definitely entertaining.

The Lounge Single Girls: Do you ever go out alone? (Club, bar, etc.) Apr 27 2011
19:35 (UTC)
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Wow, I never realized how much of the minority I was!  Wow.  I guess it never really occured to me even when I am out that I am the only woman alone.

Hmmm.  Well, I have always gone out alone if nobody's up for hanging out.  I go to bars, clubs, movies, concerts, you name it.  Quite often I prefer to go out alone and just chill.  No obligations, no responsibility for your drunk friend - just you.

I am just still astounded that it's so far and few.

Weight Loss Let's be Bikini Babes...10-20 down by May 1st....DAILY SUPPORT GROUP :) *CLOSED* Apr 21 2011
18:03 (UTC)
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Hey ladies.  Sorry I've been MIA.  Been checking in but with nothing positive to say.  I am on day 8 of this horrible cold and although its not an infection (everything is clear), I've had HORRIBLE head congestion that has made me not want to do anything.  Last night was the first time I had any energy so I cleaned the house, vacuumed and all that.

Today is a softball practice for my daughter so that's always a good workout for me since I am a coach.  Our first game is on Tuesday so hopefully it will be a nice, hard practice tonight.  We have great weather so that helps too!

I hope that by Monday I am 100% better and I can start getting back to 30 Day Shred again.  I was feeling so great and then got sick. 

I am trying to do well with my eating despite feeling so crappy.  I went grocery shopping yesterday and didn't buy anything bad.  I am just starting to love Almond Milk which I was really scared to try and got it with a coupon I had and LOVE it.  I haven't tried it in anything besides just sipping a cup here and there and taking my vitamins.

Nothing much else is going on.  Struggling with my self-image and lack of weight loss.  I had my girlie-doctor appointment this morning.  For the first time in my life, I requested to not know my weight and turned my back on the scale.  I told her I was attempting to lose weight and seeing it would probably just discourage me even more.  I HATE going to that kind of doctor to begin with and I get so worked up, I didn't need anything else to ruin my day.

So, my grandmother (dad's mom) is in hospice and going to pass away very soon.  Me and my daughter are going to visit her tomorrow after work and I am pretty sure it will be the last time we see her alive.  So, that's got me a bit sad but it's been a long time coming so we're all pretty prepared.

On a lighter note, I do feel so much better last night and today than I have in a week due to this cold so I am quite peppy and full of energy.  I feel soooooo much better that I got cleaning done yesterday (makes me feel organized and happier).  This weekend is the ONLY weekend for the next couple months where I don't have any set plans - I love it!  I can actually do what I want to do.  They are calling for rain so I dont think I will get any runs in outdoors but hope to make my way over to the gym.

Sorry so long-winded.  I am sorry I am not a positive contributor to the group.  I promise I will try harder.  I am glad you are all doing so well and it is definitely encouraging me reading all your great stories. Keep up the good work ladies.  =)

Weight Loss Let's be Bikini Babes...10-20 down by May 1st....DAILY SUPPORT GROUP :) *CLOSED* Apr 14 2011
19:40 (UTC)
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I've been doing so well getting back on track and don't you know I woke up this morning with a horrible head cold.  I am soooo congested, I feel like my head is going to explode.  Grrrrr.  I have many events this weekend, some where control will be no issue and others, well, its going to take willpower.  Maybe this head cold isnt such a bad thing. Maybe I will be less inclined to indulge. 

Sunday is the annual March of Dimes walk I take part in though - so that's exercise.  =)  I won't be able to run tomorrow like I normally would so at least that gets me out of the house and moving.

 

Weight Loss Let's be Bikini Babes...10-20 down by May 1st....DAILY SUPPORT GROUP :) *CLOSED* Apr 12 2011
13:19 (UTC)
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Chrissy - I didn't run yesterday morning.  I started doing my daily 30 Day Shred work out at 5:30 and still running Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.  I couldn't run yesterday because we had a softball practice but we will only have a couple of those.  I plan on going for a nice run tomorrow.  Hopefully the weather is nice - I prefer that over the gym anytime.  

I am back on track with my eating.  Cutting out the alcohol as much as possible.  Just trying to stay focused.  I have 29 weeks until Punta Cana - I have let 7 weeks slip by and have only gained so I really need to get on track.  30 lbs to lose and 29 weeks.  It probably won't happen just because I know how SLOW the loss goes toward the end but if I can get anywhere near it, I will be happy.  I've been so unhappy for so long and just cant be this unhappy with myself anymore.

I am not posting numbers because I am ashamed - so if you want to xxx mine out again, that's fine. 

Thanks for the encouraging words ladies. 

Weight Loss Let's be Bikini Babes...10-20 down by May 1st....DAILY SUPPORT GROUP :) *CLOSED* Apr 11 2011
19:15 (UTC)
105

Hey ladies.  I am still trying to get focused.  I really dont have a choice...I am just too unhappy with this crap.

So, I woke up this morning at 5:30 and worked out (for the first time in a LONG time).  It felt great.  Got softball practice tonight with the kiddo (first outside practice - weather is over 80).  Then back to my running schedule. 

Hope everyone is doing well.

Weight Loss Let's be Bikini Babes...10-20 down by May 1st....DAILY SUPPORT GROUP :) *CLOSED* Apr 04 2011
13:05 (UTC)
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Original Post by stacy21397:

Lauren how was your run on Sunday?

 Thanks for asking...horrible though.  Don't really even want to talk about it.  I am having a really hard time right now and that did me in too.  I am done racing for a while.

I dont want to bring anyone down with my crappy attitude and posts so I will just leave it at that. Sorry ladies.

Weight Loss Let's be Bikini Babes...10-20 down by May 1st....DAILY SUPPORT GROUP :) *CLOSED* Mar 30 2011
20:37 (UTC)
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Original Post by lcuconley:

Oh, Lauren - don't be so hard on yourself! We are all here to cheer you on for eating right and getting out on that running trail. Focus on your best 5k possible Sunday...really, really no one will be judging you. (especially those that finish behind you because you've been preparing!)

Since you know what to do and have not been executing, you need to figure out your biggest temptations and deal with those specifically. We are in your corner!

 Im not worried about what others think of me running, I hate it myself. I hate how I feel in the my clothes, I hate how I jiggle.  I enjoy running (and running races), I just hate how I feel.  I can't dress the way I want to because I can't fit into certain clothes.  Grrrr.

Thanks for the support all.  If I were you guys, I would tell me to quit complaining already and do something about it or shut up, lol.

Weight Loss Let's be Bikini Babes...10-20 down by May 1st....DAILY SUPPORT GROUP :) *CLOSED* Mar 30 2011
19:04 (UTC)
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Original Post by annakoschka:

Lauren hon, so sorry to hear you're discouraged. You are gorgeous in all your pictures no matter what your weight, and I know how easy it is to stop seeing that and beat yourself up because you're looking too hard at yourself. And you should never feel embarrassed about running...even when I see someone running who's downright obese (and you definitely aren't), I think "good for them, I am so glad to see them getting some fresh air and enjoying movement." Anyone who looks at you and judges is a big pile of crap whose opinion doesn't matter anyway.

The only thing I could think of that might help you out is maybe a bigger calorie deficit in your diet. I don't remember what yours is right now, but I keep seeing that Time magazine article reposted everywhere about how exercise can actually make you GAIN weight if you are not filling up with healthy low-cal food afterwards. I know that exercise has been virtually useless in helping me lose weight if I'm not keeping a pretty strict count on my calories.

 I know what my calories are supposed to be...but doing it is another story.  It's funny too because I don't eat much thats bad for me but the stuff I do eat, I eat over 1,200 calories and obviously thats too much for me.  It's like I have 1,201 and I gain weight.  it's so stupid. 

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