|Weight Loss||Just starting ...||Jun 11 2007
Just want to say, be careful not to restrict yourself TOO much.
Not allowing yourself sugar or ice cream or wheat EVER is bound to make
you binge on it sometime down the road. Remember the golden
rule.. everything in moderation!
My husband and I used to have a big bowl of ice cream every night. Now, I've switched to having a fudgesicle. Only 80 cals, and it's a fixed size, so my eyes don't decide how much I should have. He now has an italian ice, which I think is even better than my fudgesicle.
|Weight Loss||Green Trend Line?||Jun 08 2007
|It won't actually start going down until the blue line goes below it. It is starting to curve downward now (slowly) so just hang in there, keep your weight below that green line, and it will follow!|
|Weight Loss||what you do when you don't know what you eat - eating out||Jun 07 2007
Counting calories is never as precise as we hope it would be. So don't stress over it too much.
Many restaurants post their nutrition facts on their website. If you can, plan ahead.
Otherwise, you just have to do the best you can. Take a small notepad with you, and write down what you eat (if you have stir fry, for example.. write down, 1 cup rice, 1/4 cup broccoli, etc). Again, this is JUST an estimate. Remember, 3 oz. of meat is the size of a deck of cards, 1/2 cup is about one hand cupped, 1 cups is two hands together. When you get home, if they don't have their nutrition facts on their web site, you'll have to go by the ingredients you wrote down. You will probably be pretty surprised by how many calories are in prepared food. Just remember that for the next time you go out, and try something healthier.
Also aim for the items on the "light" menus of the place. These are usually the ONLY items on the menu that don't have a ridiculous number of calories.
Here's some more tips:
The more surface area of the food touching the oil, the worse it is. If you take one potato and bake it, that's better than quartered potatoes, which are better than steak fries, which are better than french fries.
Try to fill up on salad and water, and take half of your entree home.
Alfredo sauce is out (this is the one I struggle with most) ;)
Get dressing on the side, and avoid creamy ones
|Weight Loss||Green Trend Line?||Jun 07 2007
The green line is the trend line. Because your weight may vary day to day, this is more like an average, it can be considered as showing how much weight you REALLY lost.
lilbory, I don't know why yours would go up unless you're way up one day, down a litle the next, way up the next, or something like that. But it should be calculating the average.
Edit: lilbory, I see your blue line is going up, and is above your green line.. that is why the green line is going up, too.
|Weight Loss||Final Results Posted Way to go Everyone!! Thanks for the Participation!!||Jun 06 2007
Team 2 - Mutiny on the Booty
This week: 177
|Weight Loss||Final Results Posted Way to go Everyone!! Thanks for the Participation!!||May 30 2007
Team 2 ... Mutiny on the Booty
Last week: 178
This week: 179
stupid Memorial Day hot dogs!
|Weight Loss||Freaking Out||May 29 2007
|First of all, don't worry, you didn't gain 4 pounds of fat. 1 lb = 3500 calories, so unless you ate a total of 14,000 calories over this weekend, you're fine! It's probably just water. You may have taken in more sodium than usual, too. Just stick to it, and that weight may be completely gone again by this time next week!|
|Weight Loss||What sizes do you wear?||May 29 2007
Pants: 16.. although I actually found a pair of size 14 shorts that fit this weekend! I suppose it's because they're shorter than my other pairs, and they fit over my big thighs better.
Shirts: I could probably wear a L, but I feel more comfortable in an XL.
|Weight Loss||nothing works.||May 29 2007
You say you do good during the day, then binge at night. Could it be you're not eating enough during the day? Try planning out your meals, evenly dividing your calories throughout the day. Remember, you need to eat at least 1200 calories per day just to keep your organs functioning.
|Motivation||hey now, what about the 170's club?!?||May 28 2007
slrobert - try zigzagging your calories. Eat 200 more one day,
200 under the next day, back and forth. That may help kick-start
Also, try adding in a new exercise. Sometimes when we do the same exercise everyday (like walking to work) it loses its effectiveness. I know it's hard to find time, but just a half hour may make a lot of difference!
|Weight Loss||where am i losing?||May 27 2007
|Everyone's body is different. And nothing you can do can make you lose weight in one area (although exercise will tone your muscles, and make you look leaner in a targeted area). Your body chooses where to take fat from. So just keep at it, and eventually, you'll see it disappear from everywhere!|
|Weight Loss||Final Results Posted Way to go Everyone!! Thanks for the Participation!!||May 23 2007
Mutiny on the Booty
Last week: 178
This week: 178
0 pounds loss.. sorry guys :/
|The Lounge||I'm getting a puppy!||May 22 2007
nancy, I played the video, and I think my puppy felt bad for yours
:) She came over, looked at the laptop, and tilted her head to
the side. If nothing else, maybe I could just play the
video when she gets wound up ;)
jules, I'll try the treat thing, thanks!
|The Lounge||I'm getting a puppy!||May 21 2007
If she's biting, and I yell ouch and walk away, she follows, and keeps
jumping up and biting. I've tried grabbing her muzzle and saying
"no bite" but she still keeps playing. The only thing that gets
her to stop is to start playing something else with her, like fetch, or
to put her in a "timeout" in her crate for a few minutes. Then
she calms down, and is good for a little while. Otherwise, once
she's wound up, she'll keep following me and biting.
I know she's just playing, but I need her to learn to bite her toys, not people!
|The Lounge||I'm getting a puppy!||May 21 2007
I guess it's time for a puppy update, now that I've had her for 2 weeks.
Potty training is going ok.. I feel like it's more of a learning experience for me than it is for her. I take her out after eating, sleeping, long play sessions, etc, but she still goes in-between. So I'm learning to read her signs, and I have to say, I'm doing pretty good at that. She's even run to the door a few times all by herself! We've only had about 2 or 3 days without any accidents in the house, though.
The first night was hell.. she'd wake up crying every 2 hours, I'd take her outside, and she didn't know what she was supposed to do out there. After 1/2 hour in the freezing cold each time, she'd go, we go inside, then she'd cry herself to sleep. 2 hours later, repeat. But after only 3 nights of this, she started sleeping through the night, accident-free (PHEW!).
I've decided to work 1/2 days for the first few weeks. When I do go to work, I put her in the bathroom with newspapers, toys, her bed, water, and a radio, and she does pretty well with that. Some days, the papers are even dry when my husband gets home (4-5 hours after I leave). I don't know how much longer I can do that, though, because I'm getting really behind at work.
She is a very smart puppy! She can already reliably come, sit, and shake, drop the ball in my hand, and sometimes lay down. Getting her to stay is more of a problem, but hey, she's just a baby! I wouldn't want to ever stay, either.
Her biggest problem is biting. I have so many chew toys for her, which she loves, but when people play with her, she just wants to bite our hands all the time. I've read online some different things to try (scold her, walk away and ignore her, shake her by her scruff, pin her down, give her a toy instead, feed her by hand, let her feel your fingers in her mouth and whimper if she bites too hard) and I think she's just beginning to get the hint... but it's really a difficult habit to break. She also keeps trying to jump on the couch (she's still too little to make it), and doesn't seem to care if I yell "OFF!" And she chews the end tables. And the carpet. And the kitchen cabinets. And the kitchen tile. And... well.. everything!
I'll have to keep in mind about not exercising her too much. She is very active already. She'll sleep 1/2 the day, but the other half, I try to keep her busy so she's not eating the house. We play fetch, learn tricks, and even though she's only 9 weeks, we go on very short walks (down the driveway to the road, go about one house length down the road, then go back). She doesn't like going too far away and whimpers a little if we go too far, but then I'll say, "let's go home!" and she's more than happy to go running back as fast as she can!
And as for the cat.. they're getting along way better than I expected. Louie (the cat) just asserts himself, and bops her on the nose if she gets too playful with him. Most of the time, she'll walk up and lick Louie on the cheek, and he'll makes a face like, "ewww" but doesn't really mind. It's cute :)
Unfortunately, having this puppy has thrown me completely off with calorie counting. Now, instead of looking for good food to eat, I'm finding that I grab the fastest thing possible so I can get back to following her around, ready to grab her when she squats. I only have an hour here and there while she sleeps to get everything else done that I need to. So my weight loss has come to a screeching halt :(
So ends my extremely long puppy update post :)
|Weight Loss||Which weight would you count... and why is it... ?||May 17 2007
weigh yourself at the time you used to get up (8:30, right?). If
you're going to be getting up at 6:30 more regularly, maybe weigh
yourself a little earlier, and earlier, until you've worked yourself up
to that time and stick with it.
It will be just as rewarding to see that larger number go down and just know that the lower one you get from 10:30 is going down, too!
|Motivation||hey now, what about the 170's club?!?||May 16 2007
|we must be on the same boat, drjimjr.. up and down, up and down.. when will that scale stay down?!|
|Weight Loss||Final Results Posted Way to go Everyone!! Thanks for the Participation!!||May 16 2007
Mutiny on the Booty
last week: 179
this week: 178
1 pound loss
|Motivation||hey now, what about the 170's club?!?||May 11 2007
|Just checking in again.. I keep bobbing between 177 and 179. Yet somehow, these numbers don't seem as ugly as the 180s did. I'm going to have to really work to make it to my goal of 165 by my birthday, June 21. Right now, I'd be thrilled just to be in the 160s by then.|
|Weight Loss||Question about tap water||May 10 2007
I agree with mariamck. Nothing wrong with a little dirt here and there :)
I've actually read recently that babies exposed to more household dust are less likely to develop allergies and/or asthma. The bacteria in the dirt make your system tougher. Explains a lot about my husband.. his mom's a neat freak and he has terrible allergies! Meanwhile, there was plenty of dust around my house growing up, an d I'm not allergic to anything.
Who knows.. a little pipe grime might be good for ya ;)